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Bhakti Yoga:
Communicating with the Divine

Taught by Swami VashistanandaFriday, February 24 – Sunday, February 26, 2017Tuition : $55.00
plus accommodations (see below for prices)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Description

The term Bhakti comes from the root 'Bhaj', which means 'to be attached to God'. Bhakti is love for love's sake.  The path of Bhakti appeals particularly to a those of an emotional nature. The Bhakti Yogi is motivated chiefly by the power of love and sees God as the embodiment of love. Through prayer, worship and ritual the devotee surrenders to God, channeling and transmuting his/her emotions into unconditional love or devotion. Chanting or singing the praises of God form a substantial part of Bhakti Yoga.

The course offers you a foundation in the philosophy and techniques of this ancient and heart-based tradition.  You will be supported in cultivating your capacity to be a joy-filled vessel of Divine wisdom.  The program is an invitation to nurture your own bhakti yoga practice share the blessings of this devotional path in a loving and supportive community.

Daily Schedule

6-8am        Satsang: Silent meditation, chanting and lecture
8-10am     Beginners Yoga Class
10am         Brunch
11am         Karma Yoga
1-2:30pm  Bhakti Workshop
3-4pm        Free Time and Nature walks
4-6pm        Open Yoga Class
6pm           Dinner
7-8pm        Chantig / Free Time
8-10pm      Satsang: meditation, chanting and lecture

Pre-requisite

There are no prerequisites other than a sincere desire to learn classical yoga.

Arrival and Departure

Arrival: The course will begin at 7pm on the first Date of the course with an Ashram Orientation followed by Satsang at 8pm.  You are welcome to arrive earlier for yoga class and dinner.

Departure: The course will conclude at 2pm on the Final date.

You are always welcome and encouraged to extend your stay to any length before or after the course. Please indicate your desired arrival and departure dates on your registration form.

What to Bring

Other:  slip on shoes, loose comfortable clothing, writing materials, meditation shawl or blanket, yoga mat, flashlight. 

All books and materials are available in our boutique.

Registration

To Register for this course click the "Register" Button.

◻ STEP 1 - CREATE ONLINE USER ID AND PASSWORD
◻ STEP 2 - FILL OUT ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS
◻ STEP 3 - WILL ANYBODY JOIN YOU?
◻ STEP 4 - CHOOSE ACCOMMODATION OPTION
◻ STEP 5 - MAKE DEPOSIT AND PAY ONLINE WITH PAYPAL OR CREDIT CARD

Accommodation Prices and Photos

Tenting: $50/night

Om Cabins
 - Dorm: $65/night per person
 - Double: $85/night per person
 - Single: $130/night

Siva Cabins
 - Double: $120/night per person
 - Single: $170/night

Deluxe Shanti Cabins 
- Triple: $120/night per person
- Double: $160/night per person
- Single: $240/night
- Family of two: $280/night per family
- Family of three: $320/night per family

Accommodation Discounts: Seniors (60+) 10% & Students 10%

Click here for detailed information on accommodations

 


 

Swami Vashistananda

Swami Vashistananda comes from the Namboodri lineage in Southern India, Kerala. He was the personal priest of Swami Vishnudevananda and has been a long-time teacher of bhakti and vedanta in the Sivananda organization ever since. He has been at the Yoga farm since October 2014.