Patanjali Yoga for Resilience, Happiness and Ease with Dearbhla Kelly
Replay Available (was Live Saturday, October 10th)
Written around 500 CE, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras contain some remarkable psychological and behavioral insights that are applicable for today’s yogi. How do you practice mental hygiene to reduce suffering and foster wellbeing? Can you use your mind to reshape your brain? What does that even mean?
Our starting position will be that of asana practitioners, those yogis on the path trying to understand how yoga philosophy relates to our physical practice and our lives off the mat. We will look at how Patanjali’s teachings on psychology and the nature of mind overlap with neuroscience and discuss how to use philosophical ideas to improve your life.
Dublin native Dearbhla Kelly M.A. came to the US in 2001 to earn a Ph.D in analytic philosophy. She began teaching yoga in 2003 and has taught nationally and internationally at festivals and conferences, in teacher trainings and retreats as well as studios and private clientele. She skillfully marries the more esoteric teachings of yoga with modern scientific insights and the practicalities of everyday life and weaves the philosophical aspects of yoga into her asana teaching. Dearbhla has extensive experience working with a diverse population including prisoners, Navy Seals and veterans with PTSD, as well as severely physically disabled children. She loves people and that love is reflected in her teaching, which is accented by her warmth and keen intelligence combined with dynamic sequencing and attention to breath. A dedicated ashtanga practitioner, her lilting Irish accent and Dublin wit make her classes uniquely enjoyable.