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The Eight Limbs of Yoga- Experiencing the Self- Haida Gwaii


Experiencing the Self

with Jay Suttonbrown, ERYT-500, YACEAP

Join us as we explore various elements of yoga practice and technology, diving into what it means to engage sustainable practices that lead to deep experiences of Self. The Eight Limbs of Yoga offers 50 hours of deep inquiry into the practices of the yamas and niyamas; experience kriya, mantra, pranayama, and meditation; and study of the ancient sutras and Kundalini philosophy. We will investigate the emotions as important energy forces that guide healing and transformation. The ultimate goal of yogic practice is generally often labeled unity, samadhi, shunia, and others. The Eight Limbs of Yoga are the road map to this inner space. In simplest phrasing our practice is “a return home within the self.” How do we foster this return? Which practices serve us best? What gets in our way of this unified experience?

Utilizing powerful yogic technology uncover your deep connection to YOURSELF, embracing the self just as you are, and learn how to navigate your daily life with these profound tools. This is open to all interested Yogis. We'll explore within the wheel of the Eight Limbs, with moments of inspiration, deep meditation, challenge and integration.

We will Explore:

  • The excavation of your personal practice to uncover your inner connection to Self. Our work will remove the layers of conditioned reactions so you can delight in BEING YOU.

  • Deepening our understanding of the lineage and application of the Eightfold Path through the lens of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, and Hatha yoga practices.

  • Learn how different mudras, mantras, kriyas and meditations produce different functional effects.

  • Learn to work with the vibrational effects of the sacred sound current.

  • Explore and practice the truly integrated practice of the Eight Limbs Yoga with:

    • Kundalini Kriya: Deepen the experience with Tapas and Surrender

    • Meditation: The Journey from Pratyhar to Samadhi

    • Mantra and Bhakti: Open your heart and your voice in a practice of surrender, empowerment, and the Self.

    • Asana & Alignment: Come to the physical practice as a means to awakening, liberation, and compassion.

    • Pranayama: Connect with breath and the subtle body to nourish your life force

  • Ethics: Get real with the yamas and niyamas, which are tools for an integrated life

  • Find your voice: Work with others to apply what you are learning to your practice, teaching, sharing and life. 

This course is open to both yoga practitioners and Yoga Teachers. Those Teachers who complete the training will be eligible for 50 hours of Yoga Alliance Credit.



Sun Studio, Haida Gwaii


November 7-11, 2019

  • Thursday 7:30am-5:00pm

  • Friday 7:30am-5:00pm

  • Saturday 11:30am-7:30am

  • Sunday 7:30am-5:00pm

  • Monday 6am-3:00pm (Holiday Monday)


  • Manual

  • 50 hours of Instruction, Experience and Integration

  • Community Sadhana

  • 50 Hours of Continuing Educations Units with Yoga Alliance (for Yoga Teachers)


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I get there? If you are travelling to Haida Gwaii, you want to take the flight to Sandpit, Haida Gwaii. There is one flight per day. This means you will need to fly up on Wednesday November 6th and plan a return on Tuesday the 12th. The Eagle Transit shuttle will pick you up directly at the airport, and bring you to Charlotte to your choice of residence. You WILL need a reservation. Call call them directly to book your spot: Eagle Transit Haida Gwaii: Phone(250) 559-4461

  2. Do I need a car? You do not need a car. The town of Charlotte can be walked with ease. You WILL need a good pair of walking boots, waterproof coat, and perhaps a rain cover for a back-pack (or good umbrella). There is space to store your supplies at the yoga studio. However, if you would like a car, you can rent one.

  3. Where should I stay? There are many good places to stay. I recommend Spruce Point Lodge as it is an easy walk to the Sun Yoga Studio. However you can check out a variety of Bed and Breakfasts as well. Be clear that they are within walking distance of the Sun Studio if you are not renting a car. The Spruce Point Lodge rooms come with a fully stocked kitchenette (pots/pans/dishes) so you can make your own food. Many rooms have two beds. If you are interested in sharing a room, email us at, and we will put you in contact with other participants seeking to room-share. You can contact Nancy Hett at Spruce Point Lodge directly by email: to reserve a room.

  4. What about food? There is a local grocery store and Isabelle Creek Natural Foods within walking distance for shopping. Again, a sturdy back-pack will serve you on Haida Gwaii. There are a few restaurants as well, if you do not want to cook. You will want to have provisions to pack a lunch, as our breaks will not be long enough to walk to and from a cafe. (Restaurant hours can fluctuation in November based on weather, so shopping is recommended).

  5. I live in Haida Gwaii and am interested in applying for a grant from the Gwaii Trust Society, can you help? Of course. You will need to contact The Gwaii Trust Society directly at 250-559-8883 or you can check out their website here:

  6. Can you provide us with documentation for the grant? We can provide documentation as needed. Please let us know what is required and we will email to you directly.

  7. More questions? email us at and we will be happy to help!


Tuition: $1100

Two Month Payment Plan

*Available until October 7th, 2019

Click here to Register for Payment Plan Option

Earlier Event: October 18
Fall Kundalini Yoga Retreat
Later Event: January 10
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training