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Check out our Yoga Sutra Workshop for an excellent in-depth (4 weekends) analysis of this key sanskrit text.

Haṭhapradīpikā?  (Svami Svātmārāma, ~1350 CE)

The Haṭha(yoga)pradīpikā? is the most important text on the "physical" practices and describes kriya, asana, Prāṇāyāma, mudra techniques that are meant to support the inner Yoga practices as described in the Yoga sutra.

It must be considered as the immediate source of almost all popular Yoga systems/traditions today.

You'll be surprised how little of it is practiced in these today.

Yoga Sutra (Patanjali, between 200 BCE - 400 CE)

One of the most central scriptures on Yoga was composed by a legendary sage named Patanjali most likely about 2000-2200 years ago. The "philosophical psychology" which is expounded in the "Yoga Sutra" is the key for understanding what was originally meant by "Yoga".

Although Yoga techniques must have existed long time before Patanjali, It is the oldest text known summarizing the various aspects and practices of Yoga in a systematic yet extremely abstract way.

It is written in an extremely condensed form and requires intense studies and the guidance of a teachers to untangle the links hidden in the original Sanskrit text.

In this course we will give an overview of the key aspects of this text.

Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita is another extremely important scripture dealing with the various aspects - or forms - of Yoga.

It is a wonderful lyrical composition that places our daily worries in relation to a truly mind blowing struggle of the famous hero Arjuna on a battle field. And even his struggle is neglectable to the complexity of Krishna's duty as the maintainer of the laws that govern the universe.

We shall act with a pure heart (free from ego!) and accept all results of our actions as a gift from the universe - or "the lord" if you prefer.

Veda, Upanishads...

Yoga Sutra and Bhagavad Gita is just the - relatively accessible - tip of the iceberg.


Ask our teachers and/or check out our library for more highly interesting text leading to an understand of the actual meaning of Yoga.

About Grischa

Grischa has been teaching Ashtanga Yoga since 2002 and is the founder of Ashtanga Yoga Berlin in 2004.

With his main teacher Richard Freeman he has been studying since 2004 and has twice attended Richard's month long teacher intensive as well as some of his advanced teacher intensives and other workshops.

Grischa has also attended many workshops and teacher intensives with senior Ashtanga teachers like Chuck Miller, Maty Ezraty, Ron Reid und Marla Meenakshi, Nancy Gilgoff, John Scott, Dena Kingsburg, Rolf Naujokat, Petri Räisänen, Manju Jois, Sharath Rangaswami und Pattabhi Jois. He studied Vedanta in India with Swami Dayananda.