Wednesday afternoon 6-week course
5:30 start – 1.5 – 2 h
Start Wednesday 12. 5 – 16. 6
Deities, Yoga flows, Mantra & Meditation
Shiva, Ganesha, Hanuman, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Durga, and Kali! Who are these deities from India and how are they relevant to Western yoga practice?
If you are a yoga practitioner and/or teacher, you may have chanted or heard sacred mantras that invoke these deities and their characteristics. These deities are broadly in three categories: Lord Shiva, the deity of yoga. Lord Vishnu, the deity of preservation. And his human avatars like kings Krishna and Rama. Divine Mother manifestations such as Kali, Durga, Lakshmi, and Saraswati.
This 8 – week online course is a brief immersion into the mythology, attributes, mantras, and relevant teachings of the most popular Hindu gods and goddesses.
These deities are powerful living mythological entities and archetypes energies that have inspired India for thousands of years.
Deity mantras can deepen the heart and mind connection to these gods and goddesses of yoga deities and their corresponding powers within our own being, both dormant and/ or awakening. The power of the Sanskrit sounds, repeating mantras to these deities all enrich our Bhakti/devotion and yoga journey.
This course brings these sacred deity teachings and mantras in an accessible way to yoga practitioners in the West.
Each class will include an intro to the deity, Yoga flows with silent repetition of the mantra to invoke the corresponding power. The ending of the class will be a guided meditation to deepen the heart-mind connection.