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4 Paths of Yoga: Bhagavad Gita Immersion

Join Palo Santo Wellness Boutique owner & sought after Philadelphia-based yoga teacher Daniel Cordua for a special afternoon of yoga philosophy and timeless spiritual thought. Daniel will present a fun, captivating, down-to-earth, succinct & digestible 4 hour introduction to the main yoga text & most-translated book in human history, The Bhagavad Gita. Learning & discussing important themes of perennial yogic wisdom from this illuminating book, this immersion will invoke a spiritual intelligence that can be directly applied to our everyday lives - teaching us how to live a more connected existence - and, if we are yogis or yoga teachers, how we can apply this connection to our practice and our own teaching.

What really IS this thing we do and call “Yoga?” This immersion will simplify & make clear the fundamental teachings of yoga by exploring 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.

Saturday February 9th from 2-5:30pm