Patanjali tells us that the Sadhaka (student) will encounter the Antarayas or obstacles as they proceed in practice. The obstacles to practice are named as disease, inertia, doubt, heedlessness, laziness, indiscipline of the senses, erroneous views, lack of perseverance and backsliding.
Antarayas Intensive focuses on practice (Sadhana) as a means of overcoming obstacles (Antarayas).
It is essential to develop a practice in addition to attending taught classes. Geeta Iyengar explains: “No teacher can give you the secrets, it is your own practice that can give you secrets.”