The making of a Yogi 
(Using asanas as a gateway to a Yogic lifestyle

as described in the scriptures on Yoga) 

Date and time : Sunday, May 19, 2024. 8am-10:00am PDT

Workshop will be recorded. For privacy reasons, only registrants will receive the recording.

Venue: Online and in-person in Sunnyvale 

There are limited seats for the in-person option available on a first-come first-served basis

Format (suitable for all levels of asana practitioners): Interactive workshop where we will practice asanas in the style of traditional hatha yoga with explanation of asana concepts through demonstrations. Material from the classical Yoga scriptures will be used to explain what all constitute a yogic lifestyle.

 In the scriptures that talk about yoga, the term "yogi" is used to refer to a man or woman who follows a certain regimented lifestyle, not for self-mortification, but because such a lifestyle brings higher pleasures that can be found only through yoga and not from the sense-objects (sight, touch, smell, etc).

This workshop will introduce the participant to the concept of these refined pleasures using asana practice as a gateway and highlighting certain aspects of lifestyle that are needed to experience these sublime pleasures. Such a lifestyle could include, for example, waking up in the wee hours of the morning to practice asanas and meditate and adopting a light and moderate diet. This lifestyle where mundane comforts (like sleeping-in) are sacrificed for a higher pleasure and purpose, is followed by many many yogis around the world.

In the Bhagavad Gita, Bhagavan Krishna portrays a Yogi as a rockstar of not just all spiritual aspirants, but as someone even greater than people performing great actions and greater than scholars. 

Slides (from a similar workshop done last year)

Cost : $20 for the 2-hour workshop If you are from a different country than the USA, please just pay what you would nominally pay for a yoga class in your country and send me a note. If you have financial difficulty or wish to pay a different amount, you may contact me with a well thought through email explaining why you are interested and I will accept your payment. 

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Registration Link 

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