The Yoga Psychology of the Sūtras – A Weekend Workshop with Rami Sivan


1-2 August 2020

Saturday 1st 2-5pm
Sunday 2nd 11am-2pm



$180 incl. GST


Rami Sivan

Book Course

A Workshop exploring the Yoga Psychology of Patanjali’s Sūtras

We feel honoured and are excited to welcome back Rami Sivan to North Sydney Yoga for a Weekend Workshop of Yoga philosophy.

This workshop focuses on the basic concepts of Yoga psychology.

We will be learning about the structure of mind and the cognitive processes and be discussing the pursuit of happiness and how a knowledge of Yoga psychology helps us in our Yoga practice, facilitate our meditation and how to deal with the vicissitudes of life.

About Rami Sivan

Sydney based Acharya Ram Sivan (ordained as Sri Rama Ramanuja Achari), was born in South Africa. He was baptised as a Christian and formally converted to Hinduism at the age of 15. In 1969 he emigrated to Israel where he spent a decade studying  Judaism, Christianity and Islam as well as training to be a registered nurse.  He also spent 3 years in India undertaking formal study in Yoga-Vedanta philosophy, Logic, Hermeneutics, Sanskrit, and Astrology, as well as specialising in Vedic and Tantric ritual. He studied in the traditional gurukula system in highly respected centres of spiritual and Scriptural learning in Rishikesh, Varanasi, Tirupati and Chennai.

In 1982 he emigrated to Australia. He has practiced as a Hindu Priest and teacher of Yoga-Vedanta philosophy for over 40 years, and has travelled extensively to spread the Dharma, including in USA, South Africa and Bali. He was inducted as a preceptor (Acharya) into the South Indian Srivaishnava (Iyengar) lineage in 1990, with full rights of initiating others, teaching philosophy and Scripture, and conducting all the Hindu ceremonial and sacramental rites (pertaining to temples, and domestic life cycles).

Acharya Sivan is one of the founding members and the current public relations officer of the Australian Council of Hindu Clergy. He has participated in the consecration of a number of Australian and American Hindu temples, tutored other priests, and is the published author of a number of  books on Hindu subjects.

The acharya is much in demand as a domestic priest and as a Dharma teacher in a number of Yoga schools conducting classes of philosophy as well as workshops in USA, Australia and Bali. He also  plays an active  pastoral role in counselling members of the Hindu community on their social and personal problems. He is also very active in conducting training sessions at various Sydney Hospitals in Hindu attitudes towards death and dying. Ram Sivan is fluent in English, Sanskrit, Hindi, Hebrew and conversational Arabic and Tamil.