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Yoga is much more than simply putting your body into certain positions.
It is an ancient and ever evolving way of being and understanding life.

Join Bhāvani, author of The Yogi's Roadmap:
The Patañjali Yoga Sūtra as a Journey to Self Realization
to weave a practical modern approach to Yoga's perennial insights into your life.

In this live classroom we explore how Yoga philosophy applies to modern life and its potential to extract the nectar of being to lead healthier, happier, more harmonious lives. The Yoga Sūtra are considered to be the map of the yogic experience and journey. Unveiling the deeper underlying nature of our being, these teachings help us proceed with confidence, clarity and efficacy. Bhāvani delivers the key concepts and teachings of the Yoga Sūtra in these relatable and easy to understand live online classes. Her unique and contemporary insights into the Patañjali Yoga Sutra reveals that deep personal inquiry through Yoga is a path toward your unique true spiritual awakening.


Anyone who wants to learn more about the roots of Yoga
Anyone who desires to understand the psychological benefits of Yoga on a deeper level
Those interested in what Yoga is on a deeper level, and not just the physical postures
All levels, from experienced yogī, to those who are curious about Yoga and have never taken a class.
Email Bhāvani with questions at: [email protected]

Embrace a Heart-to-Heart Tradition

Learn to chant the Sūtra
Expand understanding of Self
Access key insights towards personal breakthrough experiences
Practical application in Yoga practice, personal psychology and relationships
Points of inquiry to explore personal growth
Shift belief systems and attitudes
Leverage your talents and discover hidden gifts
Maximize personal experience and expression
Revitalize your personal practice and classes

"It would be hard to overstate the lifeline that the Yoga Sūtra mentorship has been for me during the past year and a half. What a source of fellowship, enlightenment and what a powerful underpinning for a physical Yoga practice. I’m not really sure how I got by before, without the Sūtra reverberating in me and more-or-less on the tip of my tongue. I find myself saying “There’s a Sūtra for that!”  with the same happy incredulity that people use for “There’s an app for that!”  The bottom line is that the Sūtra are useful and life-giving. I deeply appreciate Bhāvani's opening them up to us with so much heart, humor and insight." - Andrea D. 



Each week we unpack a Sūtra live, choose to sign up for the full year long course, choose a mini series to join or explore her 10 class series "Patañjali's Essential Pearls of Wisdom" designed for teacher trainings.

 With each course you gain access to the a weekly live class, as well as a video and audio recordings, a study sheet with points of reflection to source your own wisdom and a soundbite of the Sūtra chanted.

Access to recordings is valid for 2 weeks after end of live sessions.

Live class sessions have time for breakout rooms to share, and time for group discussion with our vital community that spans the globe.

All Courses have Yoga Alliance CEUS available

Explore the options below....  
Current Sūtra Wisdom Series (Live Online Classroom)

Rites of Passage & Rescue Portals

Sūtra 1.30-39, 10 class series, live thru Jul 6 on Wednesdays, 10 - 11 AM HI
Investment: $215, live online & recording access

The path of the peaceful warrior is strewn with roadside attractions, detours, hazards, off ramps, and critical moments. After all, an epic journey would not be complete without the adventure of high stakes, and the risk of peril.
As we become more seasoned, and advance on our lifelong expedition, the path becomes narrower and the drop-off steeper, with less room to err. Edified through practical experience and much trial and error,
these trials forge within us the power to rise to any occasion and trust in Self.
Receive downloads of Yoga Sūtra study sheets with insights for self-inquiry,
mindfulness exercises along with soundbites for chanting.
10 hours of Yoga Alliance CEUs
Register Now
10 Discourse Series

Patañjali's Essential Pearls of Wisdom

19 Sūtra, 10 discourses, study sheets & soundbites, 12 week access
Investment: $250

While the techniques of Yoga are well expounded upon in the West, little guidance has been offered to integrate these practices with our emotions and psychology. Traditionally, the Patañjali Yoga Stra is recognized as the definitive guide, offering perennial wisdom in navigating life’s challenges through the cultivation of viveka khyti, discriminating wisdom.
In this 10 part video series of
Bhvani Maki offers unique, contemporary insights into the Yoga Stra, revealing that deep,
personal inquiry is both the means and the experience, of embodying our true spiritual awakening.

Gain practical and perennial wisdom into the science and art of Yoga
and how to extract the nectar of practice and live a life that is both profound, rewarding and meaningful.
Receive downloads of Yoga Sūtra study sheets with insights for self-inquiry along with soundbites for chanting.
Receive 10 hours of Yoga Alliance CEUs
Register Now
Full Samādhi Pāda Sūtra (Live Online Classroom & Videos)

The Deep Dive: The Samādhi Pāda

Full 51 class course, live on Wednesdays, 10 - 11 AM HI
Investment: $900, Payment plan available, email to inquiry

Includes free book The Yogi's Roadmap & a private 20 minute session with Bhāvani

The Samādhi Pāda chapter of the Yoga Sūtra is the most esteemed guide that clarifies the process of Yoga, the possibilities of consciousness, how to recognize the challenges that we invariably face as opportunities for breakthrough experience. You will receive recordings of the classes along with a study sheet and points of self-inquiry and a soundbite to practice chanting.

There are 51 Sūtra and we will take a week off approximately every 12 weeks
Receive access to recordings for 8 weeks post live sessions and 51 hours of Yoga Alliance CEUs

Register Now
Access to Videos of Class Recordings

Yoga Sūtra Sādhana Pāda Class Library 

Access to library of class recordings for all 55 classes 
Investment: $950, payment plan available, email to inquiry
Includes a 20 min private with Bhavani, & a free copy of her book The Yogī's Roadmap (1 time offer)

The Sādhana Pāda is the most pragmatic chapter of the Yoga Sūtra that elucidates how Yoga works to skillfully resolve involuntary states of mind and emotion. Key insights clarify how to develop a functional Yoga practice with breakthrough insights on āsana practice, prānāyāma,
as well as the Yama and Niyama, or yogik code of how to live in a sacred and noble way. 

Access class recordings along with downloads of a study sheet including points of self-inquiry
and a soundbite to practice chanting for each of the 55 Sūtra. Receive 55 hours of Yoga Alliance CEUs

Register Now
Sūtra Wisdom Series 

Initiation ~ How Yoga Works: 

Sūtra I.1-11 / 11 class series
Investment: $195

Patañjali emphasizes core insights and attitudes that elevate the execution of practices into Yoga as
a sacred path of profound psycho-spiritual discovery. When we understand the technology of consciousness,
we galvanize practice to experience tremendous growth!

Unfold the possibilities of consciousness, how to utilize our intelligence for breakthrough insights and to experience unparalleled freedom and joy in the world without getting hung up.

Receive downloads of Yoga Sūtra study sheets with insights for self-inquiry along with soundbites for chanting.
Receive 11 hours of Yoga Alliance CEUs
Register Now
Sūtra Wisdom Series 

The Hero's Path: Attitudes & Inspirations 

Sūtra I.12 - 20 / 9 class series
Investment: $190

Patañjali paves the path of transforming a life of confusion into one of profound reward and inspired adventure.
Sage advice prompts us to take heart in the journey of coming home to ourself. We are reminded that although we are not obligated to take the adventure of self--realization, life does not permit us to ignore it. Patañjali's sage insights inspire and encourage you to walk the hero's path and take up the reigns of our destiny as a joyful process of discovery.

Receive downloads of Yoga Sūtra study sheets with insights for self-inquiry along with soundbites for chanting.
Receive 9 hours of Yoga Alliance CEUs
Register Now

"Bhāvani's teachings of the Yoga Sūtra have profoundly impacted my life and supported me through a time of great transition.  I’ve had the great opportunity to study her advanced teaching with her both in person in Kaua'i, in workshops in Bend and Portland, OR, and continue to work with her weekly in her online mentorship program. Deepening my understanding of the Sūtra has absolutely been a form of therapy for me, as it gives me insight into my habits and patterned behavior and shows me what I can modify and what needs to be released. The healing that has happened with Bhāvani as a guide has been the greatest gift to me!"

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Many can’t take time off to advance their learning, deepen and refine their skills.
If you're managing multiple commitments and responsibilities,
the flexibility of online learning offers you options to study when it works for you.



Watch the video lectures and classes as many times as you like during your time of access.


Rewatch the videos and take time to fully understand the content.
Receive downloads of study sheets with points of self-inquiry and soundbites of Sūtra chanted. 

All Courses have Yoga Alliance CEUS available