((Yoga to Life)), A Saith Yoga Sanctuary:
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Saith Yoga and Sedona Yoga Festival
Are delighted to invite you to join us at the Inaugural Event
Yoga to Life: Discover the YOGA of Yoga
At The Saith Sedona Yoga Sanctuary
June 21-23, 2013
The Evolution of Yoga in our culture has arrived at an exciting shift moment and this Inaugural Event celebrates and embodies an emergent breakthrough to a deeper encounter with the classical roots of Yoga brought to maturity for our life and times in our global age.
Yoga, in wide ranging forms, has emerged in our culture in remarkable ways in recent decades, all to the good. But importing, transplanting and even creatively adapting “yoga” into our cultural setting naturally faces enormous challenges. For we know that the heart and essence of classical yoga involves a profound shift from an “egocentric” or “egomental” form of life into a transformed and evolved Awakened Life which enters the Unified Field of Reality – The Space of AUM – where Life flows in the Holistic Zone that leaves behind the chronic fragmentation, polarization and dysfunctions of everyday egomental life. The classical technology of Yoga teaches us how to let go of the egomental structures deeply ingrained within everyday cultural life and advance to an integral and holistic form of Life where we flourish as Whole Persons, awaken our Bodies, mature into our MindBody and live in the higher Literacy of the AUM Script.
Herein lies the challenge: since our everyday culture is so deeply entrenched within egomental patterns of life and experience how is it possible to truly encounter authentic Yoga and bring Yoga to this awakened and transformed Life? Is it possible to bring authentic Yoga into our egomental cultures? Can we truly tap the transformative and healing Power of Yoga when it is inserted into our daily lives which are dominated and saturated with egomental patterns and chronic fragmentation? Can we truly encounter the YOGA of Yoga and Bring YOGA to LIFE? Are the forms of “Yoga” we are now experiencing truly getting to the heart and essence of YOGA? Are we able in our cultural setting to mature into the Living Script of AUM, to Discover our Yoga Bodies? Our dilated, awaken MindBody? Can we truly renovate our lives and mature into the YOGA LIFE? Can we bring YOGA to LIFE?
Join us in this Inaugural Adventure at the Saith Yoga Sanctuary in beautiful Sedona. Your two guides are Saith (Nathan Gangadean) experienced YOGA teacher, gifted musician and performing shift artist, and his father Ashok Gangadean, Ph.D., world renowned global philosopher, teacher, author, speaker and seasoned Yoga Life Coach. Each has developed his own teaching artform and they have worked independently. But this Inaugural Event marks a first time they now combine their complementary Yoga Coaching Artforms in birthing this Saith Sedona Yoga Sanctuary.
Experience them directly yourself by visiting sedonayogafestival.com or www.saithyoga.com. There you will find several short videos introducing you to Saith Yoga and to Ashok’s call to discovering the depth of Yoga Wisdom and Technology. You will see that each is a creative pioneer in tapping and bringing forth the classical power of YOGA for our Global Age. They are both passionate about bringing YOGA to LIFE, of discovering the YOGA of Yoga and Liberating YOGA from being encased and downsized within egomental cultural spaces.
This Inaugural Event opens a new evolutionary frontier and dilates exciting possibilities for all participants. Experienced Yoga Teachers will find that this unique and unprecedented Sanctuary Intensive will further amplify and accelerate their pathways into their Yoga practice and teaching effectiveness. At the same time this Intensive is designed to introduce newcomers to the awakening and transformative power of YOGA for all aspects of their lives. And this event marks the first of an ongoing commitment to hold such follow up Yoga Sanctuary Intensives into the future. So all are welcome to join us.
Learn more about Saith at the saithyoga website. You will see that Saith is a gifted, seasoned and innovative teacher of Yoga and has lived his life cultivating the Yoga Script and Literacy in all aspects of his life. He is a gifted musician and performing artist and also a spiritual guide on the sacred Nature trails of Sedona. Saith has pioneered subtle pathways to awaken the AUM Script into heartmind as we discover and awaken our YOGA Bodies, our Integral MindBody and dilate the Yoga Mat into the living spaces of daily life.
Nathan (Saith) Gangadean is a local musician, singer, music producer, yoga teacher, and spiritual hike guide living in Sedona, AZ as well as the creator of the Saith Yoga style. He comes from a lineage of Yoga teachers including his grandfather Dewan Gangadean who pioneered Yoga in the United States since the early 1950's.
Näthan began teaching yoga at age 19 having absorbed Yoga philosophy throughout his life and topped it off with an official certification in Ashtanga Vinyasa through It’s Yoga in San Francisco. Beginning his teaching career in his own studio (Devi Yoga, opened with his two siblings Devan and Sonali) Näthan had the freedom to immediately begin exploring the primal power of Yoga outside of the confines of any established school or approach.
Through countless hours of teaching and years of pushing the boundaries, Näthan developed a unique and liberating approach to the practice of Yoga called ‘Saith Yoga’. In addition, as a Fellow of the Global Dialogue institute, Haverford College, Näthan has extensive experience in cultivating the art of Deep Dialogue across worlds and traditions. This training was enriched by years of exploring diverse philosophical and spiritual texts situating Saith Yoga in a Global light for a Global age.
Ashok Gangadean, Ph.D. is the distinguished Margaret Gest Professor of Global Philosophy at Haverford College (Haverford, PA) where he has been teaching global philosophy for the past 45 years. Ashok has published several books pioneering the frontier of global wisdom, global consciousness and enlightenment, and has been teaching and coaching students and participants to tap the power of Global Wisdom and Yoga, to enter the dilated literacy of awakened life, also passionate about bringing YOGA to Life. Learn more about Ashok at www.awakeningmind.org
Naturally, Saith was raised all his life in the rich setting of awakened consciousness and global wisdom taught by his father. But Saith took his own independent journey in his spiritual quest into Yoga, in following his heart calling to a life in Awakening Music and his passionate calling to work with others as a spiritual guide as his own unique artform matured.
But this Inaugural Event marks the first time they will bring their diverse yet complementary ArtForms together to dilate space in the Sanctuary to encounter, explore and liberate the classical technology of Yoga, bringing YOGA to LIFE. In the Spirit of Nada Yoga (Yoga of Sound) Saith will perform a concert of his shift, awakening music with Ashok making links to our great wisdom and enlightenment traditions. This “Musical Yoga” evening will be an integral aspect of the Yoga Sanctuary experience designed to dilate and deepen our encounter with YOGA. We hope you will join us