sunday sutras 

Sunday’s 10am - 1pm

June 17  / July 8  / Aug 5th  - chapter  1

Sept 9th  / Oct 14th  / Nov 11th - chapter   2 


what are the sutras?

Every day, millions of people enjoy group Asana classes. And yet, to fully understand YOGA’S true power, purpose, and potential, we must turn our attention to its foundation text, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. Presented in succinct, multilayered aphorisms, the Sutras explore the nature of consciousness, reality and the human mind. Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras is widely regarded as the single-most important text on Yoga and widely accepted as the world’s most important Yogic text, the Sutras offer a wealth of highly adaptable tools and techniques for optimal well-being and more sustained joy. Compiled over 2,300 years ago, the Yoga Sutras pre-vision the contemporary sciences of Positive Psychology, Epigenetics and Quantum Mechanics. Studying the Sutras with a knowledgeable teacher with whom one resonates can be a reflective, highly illuminating journey into our own hearts and minds. An ongoing relationship with the Yoga Sutras is beneficial for anyone seeking more meaning and joy in their lives and a prerequisite for any authentic teacher of Yoga.  This STUDY will present Yoga’s profound, wisdom teachings in a meaningful, contemporary context. Join us and learn each chapter’s Key Sutras and core principles along with their practical, transformational applications.

free intro, sutras lecture may 23rd 5:30pm - 6:30pm @Evoke Yoga


the teacher

Robert Birnberg has been a student of the Yoga Sutras for over four decades, he has studied the Sutras, as well as the entire scope of Yoga theory and practice with renowned teacher, TKV Desikachar and senior students in the lineage of T. Krishnamacharya for over 25 years. He has interned at the KYM, a world-renowned center for Yoga education and therapy. In 2006, he was
certified by the late TKV Desikachar to train Yoga teachers.

Robert currently teaches private, therapeutic Yoga, presents ongoing Yoga Sutras Study Courses, and trains Yoga teachers and therapists in the U.S. and abroad. He has been on the faculty of Loyola Marymount’s Yoga Therapy
Program since its inception. Having observed the parallels between the teachings in the Yoga Sutras and the burgeoning field of Positive Psychology, he became a certified Positive Psychology Coach. He has just co-written a book, ‘Why Yoga Works, and How It Can Work For You’
a comprehensive text on the theory and practice of Yoga, which will be published in May of 2018

pricing: drop in rate, $45  ///// all six sessions, $250

for more information or to sign up call or text 213-375-5528,