Yoga Philosophy & Chanting with Kacey Davy
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
$15 Drop-In or Use Your Current Membership
Deepen your practice with an understanding of the philosophy of Yoga as defined in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. By studying the sutras, the practice of Yoga becomes a method for transforming the way we think, communicate, and act by teaching us how to direct our attention inward in order to cultivate contentment, clarity, and peace of mind. In this monthly class, we will chant the sutras in the Sanskrit language and discuss the meaning of the concepts found in this ancient text. Chanting in Sanskrit helps to open the voice and lungs and improves memory and listening skills. Chanting and memorization of sutras turns understanding into revelation helping us to apply this knowledge in everyday life. No previous experience required. Texts provided.
Kacey Davy is a teacher with the American Sanskrit Institute and also teaches Ashtanga & Sanskrit classes at Tahoe Yoga Shala in South Lake Tahoe. She was initially drawn to the language by the desire to chant which was inspired by her teacher Zoe Mai. She enjoys chanting from traditional texts such as the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali as well as the study of grammar and philosophy found within. As she dives deeper into her studies and practices ASI’s sanyama meditation, she is learning to engage the power of the language for use in self inquiry. The results of that effort have been transformative in her life and she hopes to inspire others to pursue Sanskrit and meditation as part of their yoga practice.