online book group

START DATE: January 4th, 2025

SATURDAYS: 8:30AM – 9:30 USA (PT) / 16:30 -17:30 PORTUGAL
/ 18:30 – 19:30 ISRAEL TIME

Live Weekly Discussions & Teachings

Expand your knowledge of yoga and integrate yogic techniques and principles into everyday life. This international book group focuses on understanding, cultivating and supporting noble qualities as we delve into the lived study of Yoga.

Drawing from his personal experiences of yoga and knowledge into ancient Sanskrit texts, Dr. Shankaranarayana Jois connects yogic philosophy to how we approach food, work, education, relationships, and other conscious lifestyle choices to support our deepest longings for happiness, peace, and balance.

"Dr. Jois makes these teachings accessible and appealing” - Edwin Bryant, author of “The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali”


  • 6-month book group starting January 4th – June 28th (approximately 26 weekly meetings, 1 hour each)
  • Meeting times: Saturdays 8:30am PT, US / 16:30h Portugal / 18:30 Israel ST
  • An in depth study of The Sacred Tradition of Yoga, with weekly reading and group discussions.
  • Recorded Talks from Dr. Jois, Ācārya. Weekly presentations with senior BYD, and SVF teachers.
  • Weekly handouts for personal enrichment include key terms, questions and points of reflection.
  • A course booklet.
  • By Donation – Suggested donation, €20-€50/$30-$60 per month

For any questions, contact us at: [email protected]

From Participants

"I loved the insights and points of view from all the different participants. If I had read the Sacred Tradition of Yoga, on my own, I wouldn't have gotten nearly as much out of it." - Jill
"To be in communication and connection with a global community of practitioners is incredibly supportive to well-being and practice." - Griffin
"All parts of the class provided support. The small group discussions felt most supportive as they reflected back to the readings and presentations so each one built upon the other." - Marcia

Dr. Shankaranarayana Jois

A teacher with vast knowledge and yogic experience, Dr. Jois (Acharya) explains and illuminates how our lifestyle lies at the heart of finding yogic achievement and Self-Realization.


Jivana Yoga Classes include:

Āsana – A unique sequence of āsana, accessible to all ages, forms a foundation for deeper practice.

Prāṇāyāma – Breathing techniques that vitalize the body and focus the mind inward.

Meditation – Silence practice to build one’s capacity to experience inner joy and Self-Realization.

Online Class Schedule

Monday 8:30-10:00 am PDT in the US

Wednesday 8:00-9:30 am Portugal time 

Thursday 9:00-10:30 am PDT in the US

Sunday 8:00-9:30 am Portugal time

Personalized instruction is available in āsana, prāṇāyāma and meditation.

To join a class or schedule one-on-one instruction, email Kristin or Lior: [email protected]

Offered by donation