Dive Deep into Yoga Wisdom Beyond Postures!

Without having to travel to a retreat-based Yoga training

  • Incorporate more Yoga into your daily life off the mat

  • Confidently weave gems of wisdom into your classes, coaching sessions or retreats

  • Tap into a vast storehouse of life-changing wisdom that is barely touched on in most Yoga classes

Namaste!

I’m Chétana Jessica Torrens – long-time Akhanda Yoga Teacher Trainer and co-founder of The Akhanda Approach. I’ve been teaching Yoga Wisdom for twenty years and have helped thousands of Yogis/inis and Yoga teachers connect the dots between the eras of Yoga history and today’s modern-era practice.

You’ll feel as if you’re in the room with Chétana as she guides inner contemplations and shares insights on the Yoga teachings.

  • Gain insight into the Veda’s Shamanic roots

  • Savour ecstatic poetry of the Upanishads

  • Connect with the most treasured verses of the Bhagavad Gita

  • Glimpse into the Yoga Upanishads of the Common Era

Kat Kamalika Mills (Canada)

“Very informative, thorough and experiential. Chétana offered an in-depth look at ancient texts and seamlessly linked them to current practices of Yoga.”

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the Course!

    • Welcome!

    • Akhanda Teaching and Learning Agreements

    • Akhanda Yoga Waiver for Virtual Courses and Notice of Recording

    • Introduction to the Course

    • Introduction to the Course

    • Introduction to the Course - Lecture Notes

    • Course Syllabus

    • From Insight to Revelation – Vedic and Upanishadic Wisdom Course Book

    • Works Cited During the Videos and in the Following Lecture Notes

    • Zoom details for all live sessions.

  • 2

    Week 1 Zoom Circle – Sunday April 25th, 11 – 12:30 pm Pacific Time

    • Circle 1 Discussion

  • 3

    Week 1 Recorded Talks

    • 1: An Overview of the History of Yoga - Class Description

    • 1: An Overview of the History of Yoga

    • 1: An Overview of the History of Yoga – Lecture Notes

    • Class 1 Quiz

    • 2: Vedic Wisdom – Aims of Life or the Purusharthas - Class Description

    • 2: Vedic Wisdom – Aims of Life or the Purushartha

    • 2: The Purusharthas: Aims of Life – Lecture Notes

    • Class 2 Quiz

    • 3: Vedic Wisdom – The Ashramas – Stages of Life – Class Description

    • 3: Vedic Wisdom – The Ashramas – Stages of Life

    • 3: The Ashramas: Stages of Life – Lecture Notes

    • Class 3 Quiz

    • 4i: Vedic Wisdom – Agni, Indra, Soma – Class Description

    • 4i: Vedic Wisdom – Agni, Indra, Soma

    • 4i: Vedic Wisdom – Agni, Indra, Soma – Lecture Notes

    • 4ii: Vedic Wisdom – What is a Fire Ritual – Class Description

    • 4ii: Vedic Wisdom – What is a Fire Ritual

    • 4ii: Vedic Wisdom – What is a Fire Ritual? – Lecture Notes

    • Class 4 Quiz

    • 5: Readings from the Vedas – Universal wisdom – Class Description

    • 5: Readings from the Vedas – Universal wisdom

    • 5: Readings from the Vedas – Lecture Notes

    • Class 5 Quiz

  • 4

    Week 2 Zoom Circle – Sunday May 2nd, 11 – 12:30 pm Pacific Time

    • Circle 2 Discussion

  • 5

    Week 2 Recorded Talks

    • 6: Vedic Mantra Practice – Jyoti and Gāyatrī Mantra (half mala) – Class Description

    • 6: Vedic Mantra Practice – Jyoti and Gāyatrī Mantra (half mala)

    • 6: Vedic Mantra: Jyoti and Gāyatrī – Lecture Notes

    • Class 6 Quiz

    • 7: Vedic Mantra Practice – Healing and Akhanda Mantra (half mala) – Class Description

    • 7: Vedic Mantra Practice – Healing and Akhanda Mantra (half mala)

    • 7: Vedic Mantra: Mahāmṛtyuṃjaya and Akhanda – Text

    • Class 7 Quiz

    • 8: Vedic Ancestral Water Puja – Class Description

    • 8: Vedic Ancestral Water Puja

    • 8: Vedic Ancestral Water Puja – Lecture Notes

    • Class 8 Quiz

    • 9: An Introduction to the Upanishadic Wisdom – Class Description

    • 9: An Introduction to the Upanishadic Wisdom

    • 9: Introduction to the Upanishads – Lecture Notes

    • Class 9 Quiz

    • 10: The Early Upanishads – Class Description

    • 10: The Early Upanishads

    • 10: The Early Upanishads – Lecture Notes

    • Class 10 Quiz

    • 11: Descriptions of Om in the Upanishads – Class Description

    • 11: Descriptions of Om in the Upanishads

    • 11: Om as Described in the Upanishads – Lecture Notes

    • Class 11 Quiz

  • 6

    Week 3 Zoom Circle – Sunday May 9th, 11 – 12:30 pm Pacific Time

    • Circle 3 Discussion

  • 7

    Week 3 Recorded Talks

    • 12: The Later Upanishads – Class Description

    • 12: The Later Upanishads

    • 12: The Later Upanishads – Lecture Notes

    • Class 12 Quiz

    • 13: The Wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 1: The Battlefield – Class Description

    • 13: The Wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 1: The Battlefield

    • 13: Introduction to the Bhagavad Gita – Lecture Notes

    • Class 13 Quiz

    • 14: The Wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 2: Jnana Yoga and its practices – Class Description

    • 14: The Wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 2: Jnana Yoga and its practices

    • 14: Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2 – The Yoga of Insight – Lecture Notes

    • Class 14 Quiz

    • 15: The Wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 3 and 4: Karma Yoga – Class Description

    • 15: The Wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 3 and 4: Karma Yoga

    • 15: Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 and 4 – The Yoga of Action – Lecture Notes

    • Class 15 Quiz

    • 16: The Wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita –– Chapter 5 and 6: Karma Sannyas – Class Description

    • 16: The Wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita –– Chapter 5 and 6: Karma Sannyas

    • 16: Bhagavad Gita Chapter 5 and 6 – Karma Sannyas – Lecture Notes

    • Class 16 Quiz

    • 17: The Wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 7 – 9: Meditation, Wisdom and Realization – Class Description

    • 17: The Wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 7 – 9: Meditation, Wisdom and Realization

    • 17: The Wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 7 – 9: Meditation, Wisdom and Realization – Lecture Notes

    • Class 17 Quiz

  • 8

    Week 4 Zoom Circle – Sunday May 16th, 11 – 12:30 pm Pacific Time

    • Circle 4 Discussion

  • 9

    Week 4 Recorded Talks

    • 18: The Wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita – Chapters 10 – 12: Bhakti Yog – Class Description

    • 18: The Wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita – Chapters 10 – 12: Bhakti Yog

    • 18: The Wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita – Chapters 10 – 12: Bhakti Yog – Lecture Notes

    • Class 18 Quiz

    • 19: The Wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita – Chapters 13 – 18: The Gunas – Class Description

    • 19: The Wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita – Chapters 13 – 18: The Gunas

    • 19: The Wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita – Chapters 13 – 18: The Gunas – Lecture Notes

    • Class 19 Quiz

    • 20: The Yoga Upanishads and the Practices of Vedanta – Class Description

    • 20: The Yoga Upanishads and the Practices of Vedanta

    • 20: The Yoga Upanishads and the Practices of Vedanta – Lecture Notes

    • Class 20 Quiz

    • 21: Shankaracharya and the Lineages of Sannyas – Class Description

    • 21: Shankaracharya and the Lineages of Sannyas

    • 21: Shankaracharya and the Lineages of Sannyas – Lecture Notes

    • Class 21 Quiz

  • 10

    Final Zoom Circle – Sunday May 23rd, 11 – 12:30 pm Pacific Time

    • Circle 5 Discussion

    • Circle 5 Recording

  • 11

    Next Steps!

    • Congratulations on Completing the Course

    • Congratulations on Completing the Course – Lecture Notes

This self-paced 25-hour learning experience contains:

  • 10 hours of recorded talks divided into manageable 20-30-minute lessons

  • An intimate personal talk that references Yoga texts and masters

  • Meaningful personal reflection questions

  • Meditations, mantras, contemplations and rituals that link Wisdom to your Yoga practice

  • A 100-page downloadable course book

  • Simple comprehension quizzes

Start your journey today!

Gain insight into this early wisdom that still resonates for many of us today.

You can grow your understanding of the Yoga tradition, unpack the symbolism and poetry of ancient teachings and practice contemplation and meditation with a seasoned Yoga Wisdom teacher all from the comfort of your own home.