Often revered as one of the most ancient and powerful mantras, each syllable of the Gayatri mantra from the Rig Veda has specific significance. Chanting the Gayatri mantra is said to proffer great wisdom and peace, and has lived through the oral traditions for thousands of years. The story has hues of mysticism to being a part of many sociopolitical movements. We will listen to the stories, revel in the sacred sounds and learn how to chant this potent mantra together.
Story telling and chanting are powerful aspects of Yoga teachings, connecting esoteric concepts to everyday living. This offering is thus for all levels of yoga practitioners. There will also be space for questions and reflection.
A recording will be made available to registrants for two weeks following the workshop.
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Anjali Rao, E-RYT 500, YACEP, offers insight into the yoga stories and histories that have been obscured by heteropatriarchy and colonization. She brings an intersectional lens to integrating yoga philosophy and history, with storytelling, imagery, and poetry.
Anjali is an Indian American immigrant and a cancer survivor, and she believes that a dedicated practice of yoga in all its expansiveness can alchemize and heal the world by creating ripples of change within and around us. An aspiring writer, Anjali is currently president of the board of directors of Accessible Yoga, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing the teachings and benefits of yoga with those who have been marginalized.