Practice – Chant – Study

Practice – Chant – Study
with Linda Spackman
Yoga Practice and Philosophy Immersion

Next Offering TBD
12-Hours offered for Yoga Alliance Certification and an Elective Module in the Vista Yoga 300-Hour Teacher Training


For curious students and teachers – discover inspiration that brings dimension and depth to your yoga experience through study of the Bhagavad Gita and Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the most widely read classical texts of yoga philosophy.

As students of yoga, studying the Sutras and the Gita encourages us to expand, refine and deepen our relationship to practice.

As teachers, we can begin to introduce philosophy in practical and applicable way that invites our students to explore the profound effects of yoga practice.

Classes include chanting, asana, pranayama, readings, and reflection, and are appropriate for inquiring teachers and students of all levels.

Come to deepen your understanding and expand your awareness of this most ancient path!


The Yoga-s of the Bhagavad Gita
Friday, 2:00-4:30p, and 5:30-7:30p

The Bhagavad Gita or “Divine Song” presents several definitions of yoga and invites reflection on the purpose of our practice. These beautiful and poetic verses have a lovely melody for chant. In these two classes, we will study and learn to chant unique selections from this famous dialogue between Krishna and Arjuna.


The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Saturday, 10:00a-12:30p and 2:00-4:30p
and Sunday, 10:00a-12:30p

The Yoga Sutras define the subject of yoga and describe in detail the potential effects of on-going practice. This rich and illuminative text is inspiring to students and teachers alike in its thorough compilation of the vast subject of yoga.

In these three classes, we will chant and study a section from the first chapter in which Patanjali lists obstacles that distract and agitate our minds, explains the symptoms that accompany these obstacles and offers a wide variety of suggestions for how to move away from the obstacles and toward clarity and yoga.

No prior experience with these texts is necessary. For a list of recommended translations visit

Material will build on previous sessions, so it is best to take the whole workshop or the whole section.

Preference will be given to those attending the entire workshop. Drop-ins for individual classes available only if space permits.