The link between the mind and the different organs/systems of the body is well researched and documented in Ayurveda. Now the progressive field of psychotherapy has related our instincts to our reptilian stem, our emotional to the limbic, and the rational to our neo-cortex. In Ayurveda, however, the mind begins in the heart, reaches downwards into the gut and upwards into the brain. The connections are easy to see. Therefore, all our instincts and our rational thinking revolve around our emotional state. When our emotional state is one of creativity, innocence and joy, we see beauty, feel compassion and instinctually open to universal waves of loving. However, when our emotions are dominated by fear, anger and grief, we become susceptible to the 6 enemies of the mind: lust, rage, greed, jealousy, arrogance and delusion. And our thinking and functionality begins to operate from these states. In Ayurveda, it is also said that if you wish to conquer these six enemies, there is no better pathway than that of yoga. After years of study and teaching on the relationship of the emotional body to our health and our peace of mind, this year Arun brings us clear, succinct information on the use of these yogic tools and then an actual practice to show their effectiveness in transforming fear, anger and grief into creativity, innocence and joy.
6-7:30am Satsang: Silent meditation, chanting and lecture
8-10am Beginners Yoga Class
10:45am Karma Yoga
12-3pm Emotional Intelligence Workshop
4-6pm Open Yoga Class
8-9:30pm Satsang: Talks with Arun
Friday Evening Satsang 8:30 - 9:30 pm
Foundational aspects of Ayurveda and Yoga and where they intersect in therapy.
Saturday 12:00 - 3:00 pm
Understanding the tools of yoga in emotional therapy. We will examine the roles of kriya, vinyasa, asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha, japa, dharana and dhyana. That is cleansing breathing, sequencing to place in intelligent postures, awareness breathing, external and internal symbolization, internal locks, chanting, becoming aware through breath and body and finally sitting in awareness.
Saturday Evening Satsang 8:30 - 9:30 pm
Connecting satva (clarity) rajas (restlessness) and tamas (inertia) to our individual natures of vata, pitta and kapha: personalizing our emotional healing.
Sunday 12:00 - 3:00 pm
Practical Session that will utilize all the yogic tools we speak about on Saturday so we can actualize the experience of emotional stability. A short talk will close out any additional needed explanations at the end. All levels of healthy practitioners are welcome. If you have special injuries or needs you may also observe the practice. It can be just as powerful.
Arrival and Departure
Arrival: The course will begin at 7pm on Friday with an Ashram Orientation followed by Satsang at 8pm.
Departure: The course will conclude at 3pm on the Final date.
We encourage you to arrive by 4pm on Day 1, making the most out of the afternoon by joining us for the Asana class and dinner.
What to Bring
Slip on shoes, loose comfortable clothing, writing materials, meditation shawl or blanket, yoga mat, flashlight. All books and materials are available in our boutique.
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- Dorm: $65/night per person
- Double: $85/night per person
- Single: $130/night
- 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%
Arun Deva, DASc, AYT, RYT
Arun Deva is a senior practitioner of Yoga and Ayurveda, living in Los Angeles. Having started his studies as a child growing up in India, he has made his home in Los Angeles for the past 40 years. Arun travels the world to teach, is faculty for yogic studies at Loyola Marymount University, writes articles for different publications and also runs his clinic for yoga and Ayurveda in West Hollywood. He currently chairs the National Association of Ayurvedic Medicine (NAMA) Committee for Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy (AYT). Arun has also presented for the Symposium on Yoga Therapy And Research (SYTAR) on the links between yoga and Ayurveda. He has been a friend of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm for the past six years, where he has presented his Emotional Intelligence Workshops since 2011 and recently presented also at the Vedic Integration Forum 2014.