An Introduction to the Yoga Sutras and Yoga Philosophy

Date and Time: Sat., Oct. 7, 2023

1pm-4pm PDT

Location: In person and online 

Asta Yoga, 417, 14th street, San Francisco, CA

Cost : $10

Registration link (video link will be provided for online participants)



In this short introduction to Yoga philosophy we will get an introduction to the fundamentals of Yoga Philosophy, as enumerated in the two main Pramanas (authoritative scriptures) of Yoga - the Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita . We will study some of the important sutras and shlokas and chant them in the traditional meters. It will be an interactive presentation. The slides will be sent to the participants in advance. 

This will be especially useful for Yoga teachers as well as for those curious about the yoga philosophy

More details about the presenter, Ganesh Balachandran, Ph.D., can be found here along with his bio.


1) A study in comparison of the two main scriptures on Yoga

2) Yoga Sutra study series

3) Who is a Yogi (slides and recording) ?

4) Yoga Arudam- Establishing in Yoga (slides, recording)

The Yoga Sutras compiled by Rishi Patanjali

The Bhagavad Gita, considered one of the three pillars of Sanatana Dharma