BHAKTI YOGA MASTERCLASS
Incorporate Bhakti Yoga practices into your daily life
to create mindfulness
Join Abhidheya Devi Dasi in a one day workshop
Sunday 30th of August 2020 | 11:15am - 4:15pm
Botannix Yoga Studio | 25 Swinbourne Street, Botany, Sydney
The Ganesha Garden Studio
Investment $80 Members | $100 Non-members
Early Bird $80 bookings by 30th June
Limited spaces so bookings are essential.
The Sanskrit word Bhakti comes from the root ‘bhaj', which means 'to adore or worship The Divine.’ Bhakti
yoga has been called 'love for love's sake' and 'union through love and devotion'. Bhakti yoga, like any other form of yoga, is a path to self-realisation, to having an experience of connection to the Divine.
These days most of us are suffering some kind of stress, anxiety or overwhelm. Bhakti Yoga practices are effective in helping with these difficulties and connecting you more deeply to your Spirit-Soul. Bhakti Yoga are ancient practices for the modern age and were prescribed in the ancient scriptures as the yoga that is most effective for the present age.
In this one day masterclass you will be guided in yoga philosophy, mythology as well as have a hands on experience of Bhakti Yoga practices. During our day together we will:
- Understand the history of some of the major figures of Bhakti Yoga (Saints) and their impact on modern yoga
- Understand and practice ‘kirtan’ or call and response chanting which is a main element of Bhakti Yoga
- Learn ‘japa’ meditation which is a form of mantra meditation (the practice of chanting on beads) which you can incorporate in your life with magical results.
Abhidheya Devi Dasi top tips to incorporate Bhakti Yoga practices into your daily life to create mindfulness:
- Utilise powerful chanting techniques for calming the mind and directing it towards Higher Self and away from the lower self.
- Focus on the importance of who you spend time with as an influence in your life. The yoga community supports your spiritual growth.
- Emphasise the value of what you listen to and suggest that hearing is one of your most important senses. For example listening to uplifting music (kirtan), or podcasts which have spiritual content. (We ‘consume’ through our senses and becoming mindful about these choices is key to Bhakti Yoga).
- Encouragement to be mindful about the food you consume. You are what you eat after all. If you want to create a sweet and healthy environment in your body you need to cultivate that through what you put on your plate.
- Awareness of connecting to your breath, breathing slowly and deeply so you can connect to your inner body to feel, calm your nervous system and stay calm in your body and mind.
Participants will be given handouts and a set of mala beads.