During this module we will examine various classical Buddhist & Yogic sutras, and their relevance to our contemporary world.

Sutras covered during this training:

  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, including the 8 Limbs of Yoga (Ashtanga), Yogic action (Kriya), and the Yamas & Niyamas

  • Anapanasati Sutra (Breath Mindfulness Discourse)

  • Prajnaparamitahrdaya Sutra (Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom)

  • Dhammacakkappavattana Sutra (Setting in motion of the wheel of the Dharma) including the 4 Noble Truths, the Middle Way & the Noble Eightfold Path

What to Expect::

All practices and teachings offered in this module are influenced by the teachings and personal discourses of social peace activist, Thich Nhat Hanh, the father of applied Mindfulness as loving kindness.  Nina Be has had the honor of sitting in the presence of Thich Nhat Hanh and his teachings for several decades and is deeply grateful to be able to share these gifts of greater understanding and compassion. Discourses on the Yoga Sutras are translated through the teachings of Dharma Mittra, Patty Townsend and Sri Tiganait.

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Module:: $325 Specialization:: $500


  • How do we interpret the classical teachings to apply to our contemporary lives?

  • What can we do in our day-to-day life to build skillful compassion?

  • How do we apply the transformative power of classical wisdom into a personal practice of study, so as to be most effective in the world?

  • Learning the skills of understanding, deep listening & forgiveness for ourselves and others.

  • Understanding 3 keys to happiness: Smrti (mindfulness), Samadhi (concentration) & Prajna (insight)

  • Touching security and Trust built on the 4 elements of true love: Maitri (loving kindness), Karuna (compassion), Mudita (joy) & Upeksha (equanimity) 

Required resources::

The Art of Power - Thich Nhat Hanh (for sale @global breath studio)

The Heart of Understanding-Thich Nhat Hanh (for sale @global breath studio)

The Yoga Sutras - translated by Alistair Cook (for sale @global breath studio)

''Centering' cd - nina be

Meet Your Teachers:

Nina Be

Nina Be

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Global Breath Studio
Durham, NC


Fri: 2-5 pm;
Sat: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sun: 7:30 am - 6:30 pm


May 17-19, 2019

*You must pre-register for modules 2 weeks in advance (space permitting).