September 8-10, 2017
September 15-17, 2017
Fridays 6:30-9:30 pm
Saturdays noon-5:30 pm/ 7-9:30 pm
Sundays noon-4 pm
Our Time Together:
Can this ancient text of the Yoga Sutras be applied to our modern lives in a practical way?
The answer, according to us at Gaea Yoga, is a resounding YES.
Let's face it: picking up a copy of the Yoga Sutras and just reading it on your own can be intimidating. Beyond that, the comprehension of such a text is daunting and often confusing. But this is also what makes the Yoga Sutras so mysterious and appealing. So let's explore the text as a group with a guide, Kate Smith, who has been diving deeper into this subject matter with the help of her own skilled teachers. Let's allow Kate, with the wisdom of her own teachers at her side, to usher us through the insights of these ancient words.
In this 30-hour training we will dive DEEP into the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. First, we will set the stage by exploring and understanding Samkhya Philosophy, which was the philosophic tone at the time in which the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali were written. Understanding Samkyha as a foundation for our further discussions, we will then take on each of the four padas or "feet" (sections, chapters) of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and glean what knowledge we can by exploring the entire work one verse at a time. Kate Smith has trained with Paul Grilley extensively in this subject matter and has been preparing for this training for months. It promises to be a BIG training full of insights and transformational exploration.
You may pay the $150 training deposit online here. There will be a 3% charge for online credit card transactions. If you would prefer to pay cash or check, please simply drop payments off at the studio or feel free to mail checks to our mailing address.
Gaea Yoga School ~ 730 Coleman Blvd, Suite M ~ Mount Pleasant SC 29464
Please Note: All deposits and payments for this training are non-refundable after August 1, 2017.
Yoga and the Luminous: Patanjali's Spiritual Path to Freedom by Christopher Key Chapple
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Edwin F. Bryant
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Swami Satchidanada
The Wisdom of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras: A New Translation and Guide by Ravi Ravindra
Please note: these books are recommended and not required.
Kate Smith, Lead Trainer/Soul Diver:
Kate is an E-RYT 500 teacher and has completed well over 1000 hours of comprehensive yoga training and over 500 hours of Yin Yoga Teacher Training specifically with foremost yoga anatomist, Paul Grilley. Kate has also been studying with Erich Schiffmann since 2002 and has completed two of his advanced 10-day trainings and numerous weekend trainings with Erich. Kate adds Gil Hedley to her resume, having completed a 3-week intensive human cadaver dissection with Gil in April of 2014. Kate returned to dissect with Gil in June of 2015 - this time with "unfixed" tissues (meaning the corpses had not been embalmed). She also dissected again with Gil in November 2015. In May of 2015, Kate traveled to Greece for an 80-hour Intensive study with Sarah Powers. Most recently, Kate traveled to Rishikesh, India in February 2016 to complete the 100-hour FLY & Bhakti Flow Training with Dana Flynn of NYC's Laughing Lotus. In March 2016, Kate attended a 100-hour Bhakti Veda training with the cosmic Saul David Raye.
Kate has been studying Chinese Medicine for over a decade with Gaea Yoga’s resident acupuncturist and herbalist, Sally Robinson, Founder of White Pine Acupuncture in Asheville, NC. Through Kate's daily study of energy medicine, she has developed a keen interest in the healing capabilities of essential oils and has completed two trainings with Peter Holmes of Snow Lotus Aromatherapy.
To watch Kate teach a Gaea Grounded® class online, please join her on YogaAnytime.com and check out her series titled "Get A Backbone".