Yoga Philosophy and Sanskrit Study


Yoga isn’t just something you do on your floppy mat a couple of times a week. It is a practice that has the capability of transforming your life so you can be happy and free. Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, and many of the ancient yogic texts, are maps that can guide you to living your life fully.
Join our ‘Cup of Tea Yoga Philosophy Book Club’ as we explore some of the ancient yogic texts to help guide us on this inner journey. We will be studying the history and philosophy of yoga, as well the Sacred Sanskrit language. This self-study is a process of uncovering the layers to our inner nature.

As we study the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali we will discover this intriguing philosophy and psychology of yoga that teaches the ethics of nonviolence, honesty, patience and respect. We will also delve into the two thousand year old spiritual classic called the Bhagavad Gita, a timeless dialogue between the fable archer, Arjuna, and his divine mentor, Krishna. We will contemplate on how this story is relevant in our day and how it can help guide us on our own journey in discovering our true calling in life- what spiritual teachers call dharma. As we study this rich tradition it will add depth to your practice on and off the mat.


  • 10 Sunday afternoon gathering (1-5pm): Sept 17/2017, Oct 15, Nov 19, Dec 10, Jan 14/2018, Feb 11, Mar 18, April 15, May 12, June 10
  • Sanskrit Study and Chanting with Hugh Peacock  Date TBA
  • Philosophy Lecture with Ram Vakkalanaka with optional lunch after at Signatures Indian Restaurant  Date TBA
  • Visit Devi Mandir Hindu Temple, Pickering Sunday April 15th 10am
  • Optional Trip India Festival on Centre Island July 2018
  • Optional Trip to Little India, Toronto, for Diwali November 2018
  • Attend 2 Kirtans

Cost: $500 plus HST

  • $65 required when registered ($25 non refundable)
  • remaining can be paid on September 17/2017 (post-dated payments are accepted)

Who can attend:

  • This module is suitable for anyone who has a desire to deepen their yoga practice of this psychology of yoga- self study and inner inquiry.
  • If you are already a Yoga Teacher (RYT200) then these 60 hours will go towards your 300 hour training. Certified with Canadian Yoga Alliance.

To register: