The key to
happiness is understanding and recognizing our gifts and how they
are meant to be shared to live with a spiritual embodiment of the
essence of what makes us feel whole and authentic. This course
focuses on the Bhagavad Gita’s theme that everything in the
universe has an ultimate purpose and living in accord to your
divine design is required for authentic happiness and wellbeing.
The workshop explores our role and purpose in life and includes
writing a life mission statement, exploring what it is to discover
and live one’s dharma, and how dharma is viewed in a spiritual
context.WE will explore dharma in both the classic and contemporary
view, and consider social dharma, personal dharma, adharma and
This course is open to anyone interested in yoga philosophy, but does offer CEU's for yoga teachers seeking ongoing studies. Philosophy 1 is a required unit for the Heartwood RYT-300 program and it is a prerequisite for our upcoming IAYT yoga therapy 800 hour program. This course is a prerequisite for sequential yoga philosophy studies. Philosophy 2 will be offered in the spring and includes 20 hours focused on the Bhagavad Gita. Philosophy 3 is devoted to the Upanishads and the Dhammapada. These three courses combine to establish a foundation of understanding of yoga as a system of integration of mind, body and spirit.