Inner Work Through Yoga (IWTY)

Inner Work Through Yoga (IWTY)

Inner Work Through Yoga (IWTY) is one of the Yoga-based offerings at Ritambhara and brings the wisdom of Yoga Sutra in a contemporary and contemplative way. It invites participants to engage in a self-reflective manner to understand their own life, actions, relationships and choices.

The word Yoga usually brings up an image of someone doing asana-pranayama or someone sitting for meditation. asana and  pranayama brings mastery over our body and breath. Meditation happens as a result of the process of clearing the mind and focusing it on a specific object. A key component of Yoga that is often missed out between these two aspects is that of “inner work” i.e. clearing the mind. This is also referred to as antaranga sadhana

This program offers a practical and community approach to inner work that is very much the need of present times. It creates a reflective, non-didactical, dialogic and transformatory space for the facilitators and the participants to engage in inner work. Key ideas from the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, a timeless text of the human psyche, are used as a basis for this process of inner work. 

Meeting with a committed group of individuals week after week creates a sangha that supports each other to internalise this practice of inner work. Participants step away from habitual patterns of reactions into a space of listening and observing . This continuous and long-term weekly practice of observing and listening creates a bonding with each other, and also deepens and spills over into other aspects of their life, enabling one to listen to oneself, others and the context with more clarity. 

The next program starts on 5th March 2022. Every Saturday 7 to 9 AM IST. 

Next IWTY program starts on 5th March 2022. Weekly every Saturday 7 to 9 AM IST for 30 weeks. If you wish to be part of this program fill in the form here or email


  • 30 Weeks
  • 2 Hour sessions
  • A centering practice
  •  Watching a video by Shri Raghu Anantanarayanan on a specific theme from the Yoga sutra of Patanjali
  • Self-reflective activities both individually and as a group.
  • Contemplative conversation in a group
  • Reflective art & sharing

This program is open for anyone who is interested in:

  • understanding the patterns of one’s mind and psyche – those that enliven us and deplete us
  • exploring the question of ‘why’ suffering.
  • improving one’s relationships with others
  • understanding how one is a part of the problem and can become a part of the solution. 
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