Gitte Bechsgaard | Themes in Iyengar Yoga & Patañjali’s Philosophy

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 Saturday 12 January and Sunday 13 January Gitte will lecture on how the themes Precision, Alignment, Sequencing and Timing are interwoven both in Iyengar Yoga and in Patañjali’s Sūtras. These 2 lectures are part of our In-Depth Course, but we have opened them up for other participants as well. These lectures are open to everybody with some experience in Iyengar yoga.

In the mornings, there will be the possibility to join an Asana session with Hiske van der Meulen (Saturday) or Kerry Reinking (Sunday). Limited availability!

On Thursday 10 January and Friday 11 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,