Bhagavad Gita: Exploring Paths To Truth

Date/Time

May 19, 2019
10:30 AM until 04:30 PM

Description

With Lisa Rockenmacher

The Bhagavad Gita is one of the oldest and most well-known texts regarding the path of yoga. It contains wisdom and guidance that offers insight to all seekers from all backgrounds. The story of Arjuna and Krishna reflects the relationship between limited and expansive consciousness and provides instructions on how each of us might expand our awareness through dedicated practice.

In this one-day retreat, we will explore the wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita with a special focus on what it teaches us about yoga and our approach to yoga practice. We will have an opportunity to identify and clarify our current yogic path and to clear the way for a deeper potency in our practice. We will review the history of the Bhagavad Gita, its cultural context and continued relevancy, and the general structure of the text. Through short lecture, guided practice, discussion, and meditation- we will each identify and garner the guidance and wisdom that is most resonant for our current needs.

A traditional, nurturing, vegetarian yogic lunch will be provided along with homemade chai and golden milk.

This workshop is open to all. No prior experience is needed.

In our time together, we will:

  • Review the five paths of yoga and each identify and/or clarify our own.
  • Learn the history, context, and story of the Bhagavad Gita.
  • Follow the conversation between Arjuna and Krishna- finding the wisdom that most resonates for each of us.
  • Highlight the instructions that Krishna reveals regarding yogic practice and note how this relates to our own yogic path.
  • Practice a guided bhakti/devotional flow illuminating the energy of Krishna’s guidance.
  • Experience meditation according to the guidance provided in the Gita.
  • Share in partnership and group discussion our own insights, questions, and connections regarding the text.
  • Conclude the day with a personal intention of how we will integrate what we have learned and experienced during the day-long retreat.

Yoga Instructors: 5 Yoga Alliance CEU's available 

Lisa Rockenmacher, M.A.T., ERYT- 500 and YACEP, is a senior faculty member for the YogaLifeNH teacher training program. Lisa is dedicated to encouraging others to share their gifts through helping them discern and embody their unique wisdom. Her yoga certifications include Classical Yoga E-RYT 500, Kundalini Yoga (including 120 hours of Level 2 training), and 300 hours of Comprehensive Yoga Therapy education. Lisa’s love of exploring energy and consciousness is an integral part of her work not only as a yoga teacher, but also as an intuitive healer and Reiki master teacher; she is certified in Usui-Tibetan as well as Karuna Reiki. Lisa’s teaching invites self- inquiry, spontaneity, and the opportunity for her students to be receptive to awareness of mind, body, and breath as a path to inner wisdom.

Cost

$160 ($144 when you register by April 14 )

Location

View map Yogalife Institute of NH
6 Chestnut Street
Lower Level
Exeter, NH

Additional Information

Sponsor

YogaLife Institute of NH

Phone

603-867-3969

Contact name

Alice Bentley

Contact email

alice@yogalifenh.com

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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