Come explore why this ageless poem has been a guide for much of the world in how to attain true happiness and live a life in accordance with a loving, all-powerful God by your side. We will dive into the main concepts set forth in the Gita as guiding principles to live by. The Bhagavad Gita is the quintessential text on yoga–not Hatha yoga, the yoga of postures–but Bhakti yoga, the yoga of love. All yoga practices rest on the foundation of this fearless love and how to attain it, set forth in this scripture. All interested yogis and yoga teachers should be familiar with its origins and essential teachings.
All this may sound “heady” but our time together will be lively, interactive, and stimulating and will include movement. The principles set forth hit the core of our belief systems and challenge us about what we imagine the nature of reality is. What is the purpose of living? How do I find my dharma/purpose? How do I live a “Godly “ life? How can I find happiness and contentment in this crazy world? Where do I go when I die? How do I guide myself every day through difficulty? All good questions that make for a very rabble-rousing, and possibly life-altering, conversation.
No specific props are necessary, just have room to move and any props you might need. Feel free to have your copy/copies of the Bhagavad Gita available; if you don't have one, Devarshi will talk about all the different options available and how to choose one.
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Devarshi Steven Hartman, ERYT, Founder of Pranotthan Yoga School, former dean of the Kripalu School of Yoga, and former Director of Professional Trainings at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Devarshi has been a yoga student and teacher for over 40 years and is a former longtime Kripalu Ashram resident where he lived for nearly a decade living, studying, and teaching yoga. Devarshi is the creator of two best-selling audio series called, “The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita,” and “Satori--Simple Secrets to Inner Peace,” produced by Nightingale-Conant. Devarshi leads workshops and retreats around the country, teaches Pranotthan Yoga Teacher Trainings at the 200-hour, 500-hour, and advanced levels. Devarshi has studied and trained with almost every leading yoga teacher in the country and world due to his position at Kripalu, where the best of the best came to him. He is the founder of The Acharya Intensive–a 12-person yearlong transformational program which he coleads with Jovinna Chan. He is the creator of the PranaKosha Facilitation Methodology for personal transformation and trauma recovery. His most recent years have been dedicated to bringing yoga and mindfulness tools to the realm of drug and alcohol addiction.