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Sri Srivatsa Ramaswami
Yoga Master from Chennnai, India
September 15 - 17, 2017


Samkhya is one of the six systems of orthodox Vedic philosophies. It is one of the three nivrittie sastras, or philosophies of liberation—liberation from the repeated cycles of birth. The other two philosophies are Yoga and Vedanta. Smkhya Karika, written by Iswarakrishna, is perhaps the most authentic text on this subject. It is considered to be the theoretical basis for Yoga darsana, and hence, many yogis, including my Guru Krishnamacharya, would urge study of this text in addition to Patanjali's Yoga. It consists of 72 slokas, or verses, and is considered one of the great Sanskrit works. The author, some consider to be the avatara of the great Sanskrit poet and philosopher Kalidasa. All the slokas will be gone through verse by verse in this program.

Friday, Sept. 15 6:00 - 9:00 pm $90
Saturday, Sept. 16 12 Noon - 6:00 pm $170
Sunday, Sept. 17 12 Noon - 6:00 pm $170
The discounted cost of the workshop for the entire weekend $350

Srivatsa Ramaswami (78) was a student of the legendary yogi Sri T. Krishnamacharya for over 30 years. He studied Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Krama, chanting of several chapters of the Yajur Veda, and Sanskrit philosophical texts like the Upanishad Vidyas from Taittiriya, Mandukya, Mundaka, Chandogya, Brihadaranyaka and others including Yoga Sutras and Samkhya Karika.

He has published four books: Yoga for the Three Stages of Life; Yoga Beneath the Surface (with David Hurwitz); Basic Tenets of Patanjala Yoga; and The Complete Book of Vinyasa Yoga.

In addition published more than 100 yoga related articles, released through "Sangeetha" about 30 CD's on Sanskrit chants including Yoga Sutras, Surya Namaskara. Has uploaded about 60 videos on chants, Vinyasa Krama talks on YouTube. Has been teaching for the last 30 years—about 20 years at Kalakshetra in India and for about 10 years teaching a 200-hour Vinyasakrama Teacher Training Summer Program at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, apart from several shorter programs in Chicago, UK, Canada, Mexico, India and other places.

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For Students from out of town we suggest EARLY room reservation.
Chicago gets very busy at certain times.
(Most about 25 minutes walking distance or more).

Chicago Getaway Hostel,, 773-929-5380
Inn at Lincoln Park,, 866-774-7275; 773-348-2810
Days Inn Lincoln Park,,
888-576-3297, 773-525-7010
City Suites Hotel,, 773-404-3400
The Willows Hotel,, 773-528-8400
Old Chicago Inn,, 773-472-2278
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All classes will be held at the Chicago Yoga Center.

Class size is limited, please sign up early.

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Sri Srivatsa Ramaswami :: SAMKHYA KARIKA

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