The Bhagavad Gita appears in the 6th Book of the Hindu Epic Mahabharata. Written somewhere between the 5th and 2nd centuries B.C., the Gita has long been considered one of the most influential texts in the World. In a conversation between Prince Arjuna and his charioteer Krishna, universal themes such as renunciation vs. action, proof vs. faith, and seen vs. unseen are explored in depth along with the concepts of Karma, Dharma, Bhakti and Yoga.
The text has had international influence, informing the writing of American authors like Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau and Walt Whitman. Mahatma Ghandi turned to the Gita for consolation during his campaign for Indian Independence, and many other prominent politicians, philosophers, psychologists and leaders have lauded both its beauty and its message for centuries. For Yoga Practitioners world-wide, understanding the Gita has become an essential part of discovering the philosophical premise that underscores the practice.
Join Sheila, former Professor of Writing and Literature and Owner of Johns Creek Yoga and Duluth Yoga for this weekend introduction to the Bhagavad Gita. Explore the main themes of the text, learn about its historical context and background, and discover how its ideas can enrich your life.
Session 1: Introduction, Background and Context
Session 2: Understanding Dharma, Karma and How to realize the Nature of the True Self through Yoga
Session 3: Ishvara and Bhakti: What the Gita teaches about the Nature of God and the Worship of God
Session 4: Gunas and Atman: What the Bhagavad Gita teaches about the Nature of the Universe.
Full Training: $250
**This training counts for 1 required module in the RYS300 Program and for 15 Continuing Education Hours with Yoga Alliance
In light of the current pandemic and continued advice of experts to minimize the length of social contact, we have modified the schedule for this training, and all sessions will take place online with a short written assignment at the end.
June 20: 9am-1pm (Zoom link will be sent after registration)
June 25- July 23, Thursdays, 6:30pm-8:30 pm (Zoom link sent after registration)
NOTE: There will be no class Thursday, July 9.