Self Study or Svadaya in Sanskrit, refers to the practice of introspection and the ‘study of the self’. It encourages one to practice awareness and self-reflection. The goal of these programs, if there were one, would be to know our true/authentic self; the part beyond personality, thoughts, body or emotions.
My intention as facilitator is bring in alignment various yoga (therapy) practices and cosmic forces to create optimal conditions for expanded self-awareness. Transformation, healing, or enlightenment are also possible side effects.
The location for this program has been a gathering place for astrologers and Vedic scholars from around the world for decades. It’s a spiritual place. Although I understand and use the Vedic system myself, these programs mostly focus on the outer planets, which are not recognized in the Eastern system. Ergo, I welcome all to come, learn, practice, and grow. More and more information will be posted as we closer to the time.
The chart on the right shows our curriculum for the weekend. I’ll be sending out tweets, pictures, posts and pages to keep you informed of what we’ll be covering. For starters go here:
Experiential portions of this program include: Asana, pranayama, mudra, yoga nidra, meditation, chant, integrative breathwork (optional, depending on content) art, journaling, expressive movement, dyads & storytelling. Hatha yoga and experience with astrology is not necessary. The practices will be gentle & challenging at the same time. Experiences and insights that stimulate the mind-body-spirit connection can be profoundly transformational. Inner space explorations of outer space can at times stir up the unconscious and help us to see places we don’t often visit consciously.
PROGRAM COST: Super Early-Bird Registration $100. ends June 21. $195 after that. Registration for program is here. Contact Ida with questions. Group Rates Apply. Scholarships Available.
Participants make their own reservations for lodging/boarding. I recommend that you stay at the Gurukulum rather than seek off-campus accomodations. (Prices vary. Call and ask for Vimala)