Who is a Yogi ?
(as defined in the scriptures on yoga)
Date and time : Part-1 Monday, September 4, 2023. 8am-10:10am PDT
Part-2: Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023. 2pm-4pm PDT
Venue: Online and in-person at a home in Sunnyvale
There are limited seats for the in-person option available on a first-come first-served basis;
Format : Interactive workshop where we will practice asanas in the style of traditional Hatha Yoga with explanation of concepts through demonstrations and using material from the classical Yoga scriptures. This will be followed by an interactive slide presentation of the definition of a Yogi from the Yoga Shastras.
Cost: $15 per class
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There is a lot of confusion today about what yoga is. Of late, people seem to add the name yoga to any "woo-woo" sounding practice.
In this workshop, we will practice asanas in the traditional Hatha Yoga style for 90 minutes and do a deep dive into what characterizes a Yogi. We will use the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras as the primary material.
In the Bhagavad Gita, Bhagavan Krishna portrays a Yogi as a rockstar of not just all spiritual aspirants, but even greater than people performing renowned actions. Even though people have come to associate the word yoga with physical postures or asanas, it is much more.