As Vedanta the goal of Raja Yoga is liberation from ignorance through Self-knowledge. The yoga path to Self-knowledge is quieting the mind through Abhyasa (discrimination, self-discipline, and meditation) and Vairagya (detachment from Klesha or distraction and suffering). We will focus on the Niyamas as a progressive path to Self-knowledge, Concentration and self-mastery. We will examine the practical teachings of the Yoga Sutras to help guide us through the the path of Self-knowledge.
In this 2 part workshop we will discuss:
-Yogas chitta vritti nirodhah – Yoga is transcendence of the dualistic mind through silencing thought.
-Self-knowledge is the only thought that does not bring suffering.
-Klesha, vasana and karma.
-Purusha and Prakriti – the Knower and the field.
Who should take this course – If you are practicing Yoga and want to see some of the connections between Yoga and Vedanta; or if you are studying Vedanta philosophy and would like to incorporate a yoga practice to support your understanding of Vedanta; or if you are interested in a philosophical overview of Raja Yoga please join us for this exploration.
Sat, Feb 27 & Sun, Feb 28 | 1 pm – 2:30 pm EST (both days)
Streamed Live on Zoom. Once you register, you will receive the connection info. Recording is available to those who register.
Director of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch and Acharya (senior teacher) in the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers organization, Srinivasan has dedicated his life to the propagation of the classical teachings of Yoga. An internationally recognized teacher of Raja Yoga and Hatha Yoga, Srinivasan served and studied with his guru and Yoga master, Swami Vishnudevananda, and now teaches around the world, continuing to carry the teachings as a direct disciple. As acharya, Srinivasan leads our team of teachers, conducts morning satsangs at the ashram, and leads workshops on various aspects of yoga philosophy and practice. He also leads the ashram’s move toward Earth Care and sustainability, finding an effortless union between Permaculture and Yoga. He is a knowledgeable and compassionate teacher whose life mission is empowering all with the peace and wisdom of Yoga.