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Secrets of the Sutras: Light on Self-Mastery – A ParaYoga Master Training with Mary Johnston-Coursey

Mary Johnston-Coursey | November 6, 2019 - November 11, 2019

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This training counts fully toward the ParaYoga Master Training program.
Led by Level 3 Certified ParaYoga Teacher Mary Johnston-Coursey

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Your supreme potential unfolds in the state of yoga. Yoga is the revelation of perfect clarity, limitless intelligence, lasting peace, and freedom in action. Yoga practice – culminating in the heights of wisdom and compassion – can be defined as those processes that enable us to become what in our heart of hearts we aspire to be. Written in 200 B.C., Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra is the singular text that illumines the path of yoga more clearly and systematically than anything before or after.

The transcendent wisdom of the Sutras integrates the sciences of awakening body, mind, breath, soul, spirit, and creator. The word ‘Sutra’ means “thread.”  The text is called the Yoga Sutra because it threads together all the diverse teachings of yoga into a single body of knowledge. While the Sutras are intended to be practical, its scope and precision requires the guidance of the highest kind of teacher to reveal its subtle and hidden power. Study of the Sutras accelerates the journey of personal growth as it deepens understanding of the Divine potential of Yoga and life. By illuminating the practices, challenges, purpose and potential of yoga as a spiritual journey, the Sutras map the path to realizing life’s most precious treasures.

This Master Training, led by renowned ParaYoga® Level 3 teacher Mary Johnston-Coursey, is open to all interested students.  Designed to enrich dedicated practitioners, aspiring teachers, or those already teaching.

In this training, asana practices are devoted to unfolding a particular teaching of the Yoga Sutras. Emphasizing direct experience these sessions survey the most relevant and powerful themes of the Sutras by weaving together dynamic Asana, Vinyasa, Pranayama, and meditation practices.

Deepen your exploration through lectures, additional practices, and Q & A sessions. Our focus is to outline yoga’s path toward self-mastery, and how yoga can, if properly understood and practiced, remove those things that keep us from experiencing our highest aspirations. As a whole, the Training aims to exalt teachers and non-teachers alike by providing a vision to see oneself and one’s practice (and/or one’s students’ practice) with sublime understanding, compassion, and crystal-like clarity.


Recommended Reading

THE SECRET OF THE YOGA SUTRA by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait

Note: In order to receive credit toward ParaYoga certification and Yoga Alliance RYT programs, as well as your certificate of completion for this training, you must complete a short google form quiz for this book, submitting it to us within six weeks following the completion of the training. You will not receive credit for submissions after the deadline; there are no make-up assignments. The google form will be sent out the month the training takes place and you can also find it right here:


CEs for RYTs: 40

Fee: $745
Early Bird: $695, paid by November 6th (use promo code YOGA15),
Repeat 300 Hour students: 30% discount (use promo code REPEAT)

Registration & Cancellation Policies:

  • The $100 non-refundable deposit is due at time of registration. When you register, you may pay in full or only pay the deposit; the option to pay only the deposit appears at the final payment screen. Any remaining balance is due by the start date.

  • Early bird rate requires all tuition costs to be paid in full no later than the Early Bird date above. If total costs are not paid in full by this date, participant is no longer eligible for the early bird discount, and course fees will revert to the regular (higher) cost.

  • Any cancellations done 30 days or more prior to event start: The deposit of $100.00 is non-refundable and non-transferable. The balance (total cost minus the deposit) is fully refundable.

  • Any cancellations done 29 days or less prior to event start: The deposit of $100.00 is non-refundable and non-transferable. The balance (total cost minus the deposit) is not refundable, but it is transferable to future events.


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Salt Lake City, UT 84121 United States
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Daily Schedule

Wednesday 3:00-6:30
Thursday -Monday 9:00-5:30