Yoga Philosophy: A workshop on the Bhagavad Gita
Join me for an evening of exploring yoga philosophy centred around the story, ideas and practices of the Bhagavad Gita, one of the most important texts in Yoga.
What is the Bhagavad Gita?
Bhagavad Gita can be translated to mean the “Song of the Spirit”. This book details a human being in the midst of crisis and the wisdom offered to help him through. The warrior Arjuna finds himself on the battlefield torn between his duty and his heart. He seeks guidance from his charioteer, the god Krishna. The story is a metaphor for the inner struggles that we all experience and teaches us many life affirming yoga concepts and constructs.
Ghandi referred to the Gita as his “spiritual dictionary”, and as “Mother Gita,” saying that “when doubt haunts me, when disappointments stare me in the face, and when I see not one ray of light on the horizon, I turn to the Bhagavad-Gîtâ, and find a verse to comfort me, and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow.”
What to expect from this workshop?
This workshop will be held in circle form. We will start by getting comfortable with a warm drink before diving into the Gita. You can expect discussion, meditation and time for self reflection - questions are readily welcomed.
Who is this workshop for?
Anyone with a curious mind, those wanting to know more about the background to their contempory practice, teachers and student teachers. No previous knowledge of the text is necessary but if you have a copy bring it along.
Venue and booking Yoga Mila, Godalming