Vinyasa krama & the yoga sutras: A weekend with Whit Hornsberger
Vinyasa Krama (movement and sequence methodology) as expounded by the legend-ary father of modern yoga, Sri T. Krishnamacharya is considered the most comprehen-sive representation of Krishnamacharya’s teachings of yogasana. Built upon the founda-tion and existential wisdom of Patañjali’s Yoga-Sūtras, Vinyasa Krama is thus consid-ered a classical form of yoga.
The Yoga-Sūtras are the systematization of thousands of years of liberation-seeking inquiry practiced upon the Indian subcontinent. A compendium of wisdom, the Yoga-Sūtras are a detailed psychosomatic methodology which promises to reveal and then extinguish the limitations of the conditioned mind, not through blind faith, but through direct personal experience.
Over the course of the two 2-hour workshops, we will explore the extensive sequencing of the Vinyasa Krama method of Krishnamacharya, dissect the psychological framework of the Classical Yoga tradition, and apply the most relevant and potent of Patañjali’s sūtras for mental well-being to an extensive, full-spectrum vinyasa practice (asana - pranayama - meditation).
The intention of this journey together is not to indoctrinate, for ultimate truth is beyond words and techniques. We gather instead to engage with ancient tools and practices capable of revealing the inherent wisdom within the gift of consciousness, providing a reference point from which our own innate intelligence can contemplate, discern and investigate the existential query which has driven the tradition of yoga for centuries:
Who am I?
ABOUT WHIT HORNSBERGER
Based in Vancouver, Canada, Whit is a student and teacher of the wisdom traditions of Classical Yoga and Theravada Buddhism. A former athlete, Whit found the path as a result of a career ending knee injury and the subsequent emotional and mental suffering inherent in losing one’s (supposed) self- identity and self-worth.
His daily practice and teaching methods stem from the traditional practices of Vinyasa Krama (Krishnamacharya) and Buddhist meditation (Mahasi Sayadaw). A passionate advocate of traditional teachings, Whit expounds the ancient wisdom of these lineages in a relevant manner, making them readily accessible to students at every stage of the path.
A lover of surf, travel and nature, Whit teaches internationally, offering classes, international workshops, retreats and trainings.
The tradition of Classical Yoga is a contemplative, meditative path, guiding courageous and curious seekers towards the true nature of their enigmatic human existence, giving rise to transformative wisdom and leaving in its wake the fetters of physical and mental suffering.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This intensive is created for and accessible to all levels of practitioners and geared specifically towards those individuals with an insatiable curiosity for the enigmatic nature of human existence and a passion to evolve beyond the limitations of the conditioned mind.
TIME & LOCATION
FRIDAY MAY 10th 6:00 - 9:00 PM
SATURDAY MAY 11th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$45 for one day, $75 for both workshops