The Bhagavad Gita: Our Daily Practice On & Off The Mat
May 12 @ 8:30 am - May 14 @ 5:00 pm
Saturday May 12 – Sunday May 13th: We will explore the major themes of the Gita: Karma Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Raja Yoga.
Day 1: Saturday May 12
Morning Session: Karma Yoga – The Path of Spiritual Action
Why is Action a Necessary Part of the Path to Liberation?
We start with a yang asana practice and followed by looking at how we can incorporate Karma yoga into our daily practice through a lecture and discussion.
Afternoon Session: Jnana Yoga – The Path of Wisdom
Wisdom in the context of Yoga is so much more than just collecting information, it is the wisdom that comes from knowing the Self. A slower Yin practice will lead us through ways to tap into that inner wisdom followed by a lecture and discussion.
Day 2: Sunday May 13
Morning Session: Bhakti Yoga – The Path of Devotion
Faith and total surrender to the Divine are considered to be important aspects of Bhakti Yoga. We start with a Yang asana practice followed by kirtan (devotional singing) and a discussion on how we can bring in the devotional aspect into our daily practice.
Afternoon Session: Raja Yoga – The Royal Path
Krishna named it the Royal Path because it was practiced by great kings (raja) in ancient times. Some of us might be familiar with this as Patanjali systemized it in the Yoga Sutras. We will start with a lecture and move into a Yin practice followed by meditation and conclude the session with a discussion and Q&A.
Day 3: Monday May 14
We will look at basic Sanskrit to enhance our understanding and chanting of important verses in the Gita.
Morning Session: Basic Sanskrit and Mantra Purusha
We will start with a short asana practice focusing on the Vishuddha (throat) Chakra followed by an introduction to basic Sanskrit on the five mouth placements and how they correlate to the transliteration system from Devanāgarī (Sanskrit) script to the Roman letters, so you can begin to attune to accurately Sanskrit pronunciation and enhance your Mantra Yoga practice. You will also be taught introduced to the Mantra Purusha – the Cosmic Being or Person (Purusha) made of mantra, as a meditative tool to enhance your sadhana (daily practice)
Afternoon Session: We will practice the Mantra Purusha followed by chanting essential verses of the Bhagavad Gita and end this session with meditation.
Please note that once paid, no refund will be offered on trainings and workshops.
About Nora Lim
Nora is a Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher ERYT 500hrs, YA Continuing Edu. Provider (YACEP) certified Advance Jivamukti, Advance Yin Yoga, Hatha Yoga and Ayurveda Specialist (YAS), Pre/Post Natal Yoga, and Anti-Gravity Yoga teacher as well as Level III Reiki Tummo practitioner presently based in Chennai, India. She continues her studies in Yoga philosophy and Sanskrit at the Sri Aurobindo Society in Pondicherry. Nora draws instinctive parallels between the practice on and off the mat and works with the physical, energetic and philosophical aspects of Yoga to align ourselves with the our Divine Self, finding balance and harmony as we awaken our true nature of bliss and happiness. With humility and gratitude, Nora shares her practice to serve and to uplift all beings.
Lokah samstah sukhino bhavantu