Are you interested in yoga philosophy? In this course you will learn how the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are embedded in Iyengar Yoga, and how you can digest and apply these deep philosophical concepts to your asana practice and daily life.

Dates: 6 March, 3 April, 29 May, 25 September, 23 October, 13 November (Fridays) and 12 – 13 December (weekend) 2020

Times: 16:00 – 21:30 (on Fridays) and 9:30 – 15:00 (at the weekend)

Lector: Helena Kubrychtová Bártová (Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher INTERMEDIATE SENIOR II)


What can you expect from this course?

You will be immersed in yoga philosophy, studying relevant parts of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Bhagavad Gita and Hatha Yoga Pradipika and embedding them into a daily routine. You will learn how to chant part of the Yoga Sutras and how to make chanting a part of your practice. You will discover how the philosophy is connected to and reflected in an Iyengar yoga practice. And you can expect to go much deeper and find more meaning in your yoga practice involving philosophy, reciting of sutras, chanting mantras, and connect with a community of like-minded people.

‘Live’ Gatherings combined with Distance Learning Course

On a practical level, this program will consist of 6 intensive Friday gatherings (5.5 hours) and 1 weekend (11 hours) over the course. Each lesson will consist of a theoretical part and a follow-up asana practice related to the relevant theme. In preparation of these gatherings, you will participate in an online course developed by Gitte Bechsgaard. This Distance Learning Course includes recorded audio lectures, exclusively written reading material and recorded chanting in a call-and-response format. All of these are available for you to download and work with for yourself at home for USD 350 (to be paid separately online).

·       Chant the first part of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and other relevant mantras or invocations as a group;

·       Practice asana and pranayama in a way that ties in with the theme of the relevant course module, and will allow you to reflect on the philosophical concepts in an asana context;

·       Discuss what you have listened to and read in the Distance Learning Course in a group setting;

·       Increase the ability to sit quietly and work on more contemplative practices.

Is this course for you?

This course is for you if you are interested in yoga philosophy. It is open to all levels of practitioners and to people from other traditions but we do ask that you have at least 1 year of experience in regularly taking Iyengar yoga classes. If you have less or different experience please contact us to see if this course is a good fit.


CZK 20,800 (with the option to pay in 3 instalments 3 x  6,933 CZK)

CZK 19,760 for TTC and Mentorship students (both former and current) – (with the option to pay in 3 instalments 3 x 6,587 CZK)

CZK 18,720 special price at 10% discount, if you pay the full amount by 31 December 2019

CZK 17,680 special price at 15% discount (for TTC and Mentorship students), if you pay the full amount by 31 December 2019

What to do in order to register for the course:

1.) Fill in the application online at, register and pay in time – the number of students is limited

2.) Request a link to the e-learning course (at, register (recommending teacher Helena Kubrychtova/Prague group) and pay, then let us know that you have done so.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us by mail at or by phone at +420 777 237 982 (Lucie Převrátilová)

We look forward to seeing you at the course!

Yours IYIP