John Campbell, Ph.D., has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga for the past 30 years. He studied directly with Pattabhi Jois from 1992 until his passing in 2009 and was Certified by his late teacher in 2002. A scholar of Sanskrit, he is co-founder of the Contemplative Sciences Center at the University of Virginia, where he served as professor until 2017 before joining the Asian Legacy Library.
10 Days of Recorded Teaching
Certificate of Completion
20 CEUs Upon Completion
Learn what yogis have practiced for millennia to become happier, healthier, and more peaceful.
The Yoga Sutra is the essential text on yoga philosophy. Written approximately 1800 years ago, its wisdom has proved timeless In a world filled with distractions and social pressures, practitioners use this text as a clear guide on the path out of pain and suffering, a tool for mastering the mind, and a clarifier for understanding the true nature of reality.
Why learn with the Yoga Studies Institute?
We do yoga different. If you've taken our other courses and classes, then you already know that! Practice based in original yogic wisdom feels different.
We source our material from over 2 million pages of classic Asian texts which have been preserved and digitized by our partners at the Asian Legacy Library. Together, our teams have taken painstaking measures to translate, understand, and apply the original yogic texts so that we could share them with you in the most clear and easy-to-apply ways.
Having a lineage of authentic wisdom is important. But we believe this information needs to be integrated through years of practice and meditative contemplation. Many of our instructors have completed over 1000 days of silent meditation retreat practicing yoga and synthesizing this knowledge into experiential wisdom.
Learn from Master Teacher Michael Roach
Michael Roach is the first American to complete the “Geshe” degree after 25 years of study. of India. At the same time, he helped found Andin International Diamond Corporation in New York City, where he used yogic principles to help it grow from a small investment to $250 million USD in annual sales. Andin was ultimately purchased in 2009 by super-investor Warren Buffet. Geshe Michael’s profits from the sale were used almost entirely to create and support several charitable organizations, one of which was an input project that has now digitized over 2 million pages of Asia's classic philosophical texts.
Get the essence of the essence of the most essential text in yoga philosophy.
Michael has tirelessly studied and translated the great ideas of yogic philosophy for over 50 years. A master of both Sanskrit and Tibetan, he uses the 100,000+ books in the ALL textual database to ensure the accuracy of his translations. This truly unique translation project of the Yoga Sutra was completed from within the depth and clarity of his 3 year 3 month 3 day silent meditation retreat. This is why YSI does yoga different.
What: Geshe Michael Roach taught the second chapter of Master Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra over 10 days. Classes are recorded from a Zoom webinar with a panel of YSI instructors and other students as Participants. All registrants will be provided homeworks, quizzes, and a final exam, the completion of which is required for certification of completion.
In addition to Geshe Michael's teaching, there will are daily meditations, yoga asana, 30-minute Sanskrit classes, and homework discussion groups. All recorded for you to watch as needed whenever you can
All teachings are in English. If you'd like to take the course in a different language, please find a YSI distributor for your language and purchase a registration with them. Contact [email protected] to find a Distributor in your language.
Where: Recorded accessible through the YSI Kajabi Platform
When: Self paced, Listen to the teachings at your own time and own needs.
How: 10 days of recordings. Asana classes, meditations, lecture, Q&A and Sanskrit. Take the time to have a personal retreat or watch as needed customizing to your needs
Teachers: Earn 20 Continuing Education Credits
Yoga Alliance requires all yoga teachers to earn at least 30 hours of continuing education every three years, 20 of which may be online.
Bring a new level of depth and richness to your instruction while completing your Yoga Alliance CE requirement.
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Give the Gift of Sponsorship
Would you love to empower YSI to share more teachings? Would you like to join the YSI Instructor Panel in preparing special teachings based on GMR’s classes.
Plant the powerful seeds of making teachings possible for more people. Also, enjoy the opportunity to fortify what you've learned by joining YSI’s instructors in small groups to prepare special teachings based on GMR’s presentation. This opportunity will only be available in English.