Dimensions of Yoga:
Jnana Yoga

27 Oct – 8 Dec 2020
6 weeks

Get to know yourself

Chapter 13 to 15 of Bhagavad Gita


Jnana Yoga is a sadhana for cutting through to the simple and true. It is a way of discerning what is essential, (viveka). It involves perceiving one’s self, others, and place in the universe, with harmony and balance (related to vairagya and samatwam).

Bhakti Yoga, Karma Yoga, Hatha, and Raja Yoga aren’t diminished in Jnana Yoga, on the contrary, each of these dimensions of yoga plays a significant role on this spiritual journey. These next three chapters from Bhagavad Gita support a continuation of the unfolding beauty. The Bhakti doesn’t stop with chapter 12.

Jnana Yoga is a kind of cure for those who overburden themselves with thoughts and seek to solve everything with their minds. In certain periods of our life this could describe us all. An experience of clarity replaces confusion and understanding replaces a desperate search for meaning. Instead of being entangled in life, learn to tread lightly. Like all yoga sadhanas, Jnana Yoga begins simply, where we are, and with the quest for self-understanding. Step by step, a journey begins, becoming a practice, a sadhana, a lifestyle, and then, each moment becomes an experience to be immersed in.

Experience truth, bliss and awareness, beyond the light of the sun, beyond the light of the moon, yet it is also the flame that dwells in the hearts of all.

New lectures, practical class and tutorial each week.
Comprehensive unique manual.
Learning management website: audio, video and learning resources.
5-10 hours a week (flexible)

Entry by application – experienced students only


Dimensions of Yoga:
Karma Yoga

Now fully online
Commencing Tuesday 2 Feb 2021

5-10 hours a week (flexible)



Equanimity and Karma Yoga

Chapters 1 to 6 of Bhagavad Gita
How to act with evenness of mind when faced with life’s difficulties.

Live lectures, practical class and tutorial each week. Comprehensive unique manual, learning management website: audio, video and learning resources

Dimensions of Yoga:
Bhakti Yoga

12 weeks fully online
5-10 hours a week (flexible)
Commencing mid year 2021

Chapter 7 to 12 of Bhagavad Gita
interwoven with essential aspects of Bhakti Yoga sadhana

Bhagavad Gita
at the centre of each day

The three new standalone Dimensions of Yoga modules, Karma Yoga Sadhana, Bhakti Yoga Sadhana and Jnana Yoga Sadhana, provide insight into the potential of living a simple balanced life amidst the complexities of the contemporary world.

Yoga in this approach is a way to live that is balanced, just, and in harmony with one’s essential nature, undisturbed by the complications of life. Each branch of yoga springs to life through an exploration of the Bhagavad Gita based on practice and self reflection in one’s own life.

“Peace is attained when all desires enter like waters into the ocean.

The ocean, when filled from all sides, remains unmoved…”

from Chap 2 sutra 70

Personal practice, self reflection and investigation

Each module:
12 weeks home prac and study

These three new modules are designed to complement the existing Hatha Yoga and Raja Yoga modules. They are independent of the Yoga Instructor qualification but provide essential deepening of knowledge for any aspiring Yoga practitioner.

These courses have no prerequisites, they may be done standalone or in any order, theory is presented with a light touch, and practices are structured to cater for a range of capacities. It is not an academic or dry journey, it is an experience to be immersed in, to soak up, to be transformed and live by. It is suitable for anyone who wants to drink in the beauty and breadth of Yoga, as expressed systematically in the Bhagavad Gita.

Understanding emerges, step by step, through personal engagement and ongoing reflection.

This is the result of a decades long development process emerging from course developer Swami Vimalratna’s personal sadhana. There is a combination of residential alongside home study and practice. Supporting texts on each branch of yoga will add richness and Swami Sivananda’s ideas, writings and enthusiasm for yoga will be integrated into this course.