We are honoured to host renowned Indian teachers and Sanskrit scholars Dr M.A. Jayashree and Professor M.A. Narasimha here in Copenhagen.
Based in Mysore India they teach chanting and and philosophy to students from all over the world coming to study Astanga Yoga at its source.
Jayashree teaches the traditional call-and-response method of chanting the yoga sutras of Patanjali, called ‘Sruti Parampara’. Narasimhan offers lectures and discussion on yoga philosophy, providing an engaging and stimulating way to connect with the deeper aspects of the yoga practice.
I addition to the Yoga Sutra there will be one evening dedicated to learning the amazing Gayatri Mantra.
Their teachings represent a unique opportunity for all yoga students and teachers to enrich their understanding of the philosophical framework of yoga, directly from such a clear and authoritative source You learn and understand the original script of yoga, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – by chanting the verses, folloved by lecture and discussion on meaning of them. In this way you will gain insight and knowledge into the roots and origins of yoga and deepen your own expirence and knowledge.
This is a unique opportunity to be taught by some of the most respected and experienced masters in this field of knowledge.
‘Srutiparamparaa’ call and response method, is a traditional and effective method for pronunciation, memorization, and study of Sanskrit language and texts. The method is available for all and itself is a traditional and transformational yoga practice.
Dr. M. A. Jayashree's recitation of Sri Pantajali's Yoga Sutras is superior. Not only is her intonation and pronunciation impeccable, as one would expect from a Sanskrit scholar, but her sincere and genuine connection to the text shines through unquestionably. If you are interested deepening your experience of these universal teachings, whether as a yoga teacher, yoga aspirant, or language scholar, this recording is a must-have.
Friday 1 November. 18.00 – 20.00
Saturday 2 November. 11.00 – 15.00
Sunday 3 November. 11.00 – 15.00
Monday 4 November. 18.00 – 20.30
Tuesday 5 November. 18.00 – 20.30
Friday 1 November 18.00 - 20.00
Presentation of Jayashree and Narasimhan. Introduction to Sanskrit, the language of Sacred Scriptures and introduction to Indian thought and to Patanjali Yoga Sutra.
Saturday 2 November
11.00 – 12.30
Chapter 1 of Yoga Sutras: Concentration, Samadhi Pada (selected sutras from 1st chapter)
13.00 – 15.00
The definition of Yoga according to Patanjali's Yoga Sutra and selected topics from chapter 1. Practice and non-attachment, types of concentration, efforts and commitment, obstacles and solutions, stabilizing and clearing the mind. Time for questions and answers at the end.
Sunday 3 November
11.00 – 12.30:
Chapter 2 of Yoga Sutras: Practice, Sadhana Pada (selected sutras from 2nd chapter)
13.00 – 15.00
Selected topics from chapter 2. The 8 legs and discrimination. Understanding the Yamas and Niyamas, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara. Time for Questions and Answers at the end.
Monday 4 November 18.00 – 20.30
Presentation and learning the powerful and auspicious Gayatri Mantra. Learn the correct pronunciation, invocation, meaning and significance and how to use (chant) it. Time for Questions and Answers at the end.
Tuesday 5 November 18.00 – 20.30
Chapter 2 of Yoga Sutras: Practice, Sadhana Pada (selected sutras from 2nd chapter). Progressing, Dharana, Dhyana, and Samadhi the last legs of Astanga Yoga. And time for Questions and Answers at the end. Repetition and sharing experience of chanting the Gayatri Mantra.
Dr. M.A. Jayashree, Professor of Sanskrit, Mysore, Karnataka has been teaching all aspects of Sanskrit for the last 30 years. She holds a doctorate in Sanskrit from Bangalore University on the topic, "Concept of Mind in Indian Philosophy."
She has authored many books in the fields of Sanskrit, Ancient Sciences, Indian history, Indian Culture and Music. She has presented papers on Sanskrit, Indian knowledge systems and culture in many national and international fora. She has also conducted a number of workshops in India and abroad. Her workshops are generally in the fields of Sanskrit language and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.
She is a multifaceted personality, a musician with a melodious voice, an accomplished artist of the Mysore school of Painting, delivers discourses on Puranas, Tiruppavai & Philosophy. She is a great teacher of spoken Sanskrit. She has given performances in classical music in the Karanatic style all over South India.
She is also the editor of 'Itihasa Rashmi', a journal on Indian History in Kannada. Jayashree was featured in the movie “Guru” about Ashtanga guru Sri K Pattabhi Jois. She is also the editor of 'Itihasa Rashmi', a journal in Kannada on re-writing Indian History, and conducts classes on Indian vegetarian cooking (yogic food).
As a proponent of the 'Srutiparampara', she has produced many CDs in the field of Sanskrit learning along with the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali and Bhagavad Gita. The CDs are designed as teaching aids to help people learn the chanting and memorization of the important Sanskrit texts of ancient Indian culture.
She has a large following of overseas students engaged in studies of ancient lore of India mainly Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Bhagavad Gita and the Sanskrit language.
She has presented a paper on a music topic at the 13th World Sanskrit Conference held at Edinburgh. She has been awarded as a ‘South East Asian scholar’ of merit by the American Academy of Religions, and to participate and present a paper in their Annual Meet Nov.2008 in Chicago.
M. A. Narasimhan Director of the Anantha Research Foundation in Mysore, is a science graduate holding Masters in Education with specialization in advanced psychology and research methodology, and also in Sanskrit.
He has specialized in the Indian philosophical systems and the various practices of yoga, and is a disciple of His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. He is a teacher of Transcendental Meditation, having taught the TM technique to more than 20,000 people and trained more than 1,000 teachers of Transcendental Meditation.
He has held many responsible posts in the then Mahrishi Institute of Creative Intelligence. As the director for the TM operation in the entire south India, he had more than 600 teachers helping him to spread the message of TM. He was instrumental in opening small-scale industries and many schools in different parts of India. He has been a Siddha practitioner, reaping the benefits of advanced techniques.
He is a research scholar specializing in the fields of Indian culture and the Sciences of ancient India. With a considerable number of books, monographs, and papers in the fields of Indian history, Science, Sanskrit and philosophy to his credit, he is also the editor of journals such as Ithihasa samachar, Ithihasa Rashmi.
Currently he is engaged in the investigation of "Supa saastra” in Indian tradition (the food tradition of India)" with INSA, 'History and geographical information in the Puranas' with Bharateeya Itihasa Sankalana Yojana, and preparing a critical edition of Patanjali's Yogasutra with all the available commentaries and their English translation with Asian classics Input Project, New York and also on 'Cosmology in ancient Indian Texts.