Gitte Bechsgaard | Chanting Sādhanā and Lecture: Patañjali’s Map of Yoga

Do you ever wonder how the asana and pranayama we practice in Iyengar yoga are connected to the philosophy? In this weekend, Gitte Bechsgaard will show you how the philosophy from the Sūtras is interwoven on all levels of practice in Iyengar yoga.

Gitte Bechsgaard, PhD, wrote the book ‘The Gift of Consciousness’  about the Yoga Sūtras. With her knowledge as a psychotherapist from a Western perspective and also her years-long studies in Iyengar yoga and Yoga philosophy, Sanskrit, Jyotish and contemplative practices, she brings a unique mix to the table.

We’re happy to announce that this January, she will visit the Netherlands for a weekend with lectures and chanting sessions that are open to all!

On Thursday 10 January, in Yogaschool Amsterdam, and on Friday 11 January at iYoga Utrecht, she will lead a chanting session followed by a lecture. The chanting session will be about learning to chant the first chapter of the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali. This is the traditional way of learning, and a powerful tool in spiritual development, as well as a method for contemplation. Additionally she will lead the participants through various mantras. No experience needed!

The two lectures will be themed around the map of yoga that Patañjali wrote, which  can be – and has been – followed by many practitioners throughout the past millennia. The lectures will be different and can be followed independently or of course, both. Suited for everybody with an interest in yoga.

You can follow the chanting sessions and the lectures separately, or one after the other.

On Saturday 12 January and Sunday 13 January there will be additional sessions. Read about them here.

Patañjali’s Map of Yoga and Chanting Sādhanā
Thursday 10 jan Amsterdam
17.00-18.00 Chanting
18.30-21.00 Lecture

Friday 11 jan Utrecht
17.00-18.00 Chanting
18.30-21.00 Lecture

Themes in Iyengar Yoga & Patañjali’s Philosophy: An Exploration of Precision, Alignment, Sequencing & Timing

Saturday 12 jan Utrecht
10.00-13.00 Asana (Hiske)
14.00-17.00 Lecture (Gitte)

Sunday 13 jan Utrecht
10.00-13.00 Asana (Kerry)
14.00-17.00 Lecture (Gitte) 


all sessions package deal €140  (limited availability!)
all sessions with Gitte (no morning asana sessions) €110

Thursday / Friday 10 & 11 jan
Chanting session - €15
Chanting plus lecture – €35
Lecture alone – €25

Saturday / Sunday 12 & 13 jan
Saturday + Sunday all sessions - €110
Saturday or Sunday all day - €80
Saturday or Sunday lecture alone – €40

Sign up via MindBody
Note: if you enroll via Mindbody you can’t pay online – to secure your booking, choose ‘Enroll as Unpaid’, finish your registration and transfer the required amount to NL44 TRIO 0197 7933 04. Mention your name and ‘Gitte Bechsgaard 2019’. 

Venue Utrecht: iYoga Utrecht – Amsterdamsestraatweg 227, 3551 CC Utrecht,
Venue Amsterdam: YogaSchool Amsterdam – Baarsjesweg 277, 1058 AD Amsterdam,