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The 4 Paths of Yoga with Kaustubha Das
Tue, March 21, 2017, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
THE 4 PATHS OF YOGA
with Kaustubha Das
this course will be offered twice in march. Choose between:
saturday march 11 10:00am – 1:00pm / room 3w
tuesday march 14 6:00 – 9:00pm / room 5e
location - the bhakti center
admission – by donation (see donation policy below)
Students must register and donate online.
This very practical class will explain the four common yoga paths – Karma-yoga, Jnana Yoga, Ashtanga-yoga & Bhakti-yoga, clarifying what separates and what unites them, how it all relates to asana practice, as well as which elements of these paths are most practical for deepening one’s own yoga practice in today’s world.
Students will be be better prepared to interpret yoga teachings for themselves by gaining an understanding of the most fundamental concepts of yoga through the Bhagavad-gita, yoga’s most essential text.
Subjects to be covered:
- Ashtanga-yoga / Meditation
- Jnana-Yoga / Renunciation
- Karma-yoga / Action
- Bhakti-yoga / Devotion
- The modes of nature (gunas)
- The relation between the mind, intelligence, ego, and self.
- The relevance of asana practice in yoga.
The Bhakti Centers Donation Policy
The principle of bhakti is to do for others without motive. In yoga’s spiritual culture a teacher shares the wisdom of the sacred texts as an act of devotion rather than for profit. This is especially important in the Bhakti tradition where teaching and learning are essential ways bhakti is exchanged in daily life. It also keeps affordable for all this most important activity, sharing knowledge for upliftment.
At The Bhakti Center we honor these important principles of education: that teaching is done purely out of love, and that it is kept affordable. Therefore, for all of our classes on the sacred texts we don’t charge a set price.
So how do teachers survive? The answer is that pure teachers depend on God and good students honor that by sharing a donation from the heart and according to their means. Gratitude and generosity from student to teacher is also part of the yoga tradition.
For the class “The 4 Paths of Yoga with Kaustubha Das” we suggest a donation between $20 and $30, although all donations will be welcomed.
All students must be registered online for this class.