Essence of Yoga with Dr. Graham Schweig

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$55.00 Essence of Yoga with Dr. Graham Schweig
$35.00 Essence of Yoga with Dr. Graham Schweig - morning session only
$35.00 Essence of Yoga with Dr. Graham Schweig - afternoon session only

Both sessions - $55 / One session - $35

Explore the Heart of Sanskrit and the Yoga Sutra, Sunday 10 am – 1 pm

Sounding, Pronouncing, and Reciting Sanskrit - Build your confidence and skill in correctly pronouncing the various asanas, as well as sutra texts and verses in sacred yoga writings. Learn about the power of mantra and the actual pronunciation of the most powerful bija mantra, OM

Releasing Energy of the Heart: The Yoga Sutra -Yoga practice boils down to the way we feel when we commit to a life of Yoga. How Yoga teachings bring everything ultimately to the level of the heart, attaining extraordinary levels of love, giving, and sensitivity to all beings and the earth. Pranidhana Yoga is about moving deeply into the space within the heart. We shall explore what that means. 

The Bhagavad Gita, Sunday 2 – 5 pm

From Hopelessness to Boundless Happiness: Bhagavad Gita - In this first half of the afternoon, you will grasp the basics of the Gita and its powerful teachings for the Yoga practitioner. This sacred text shows the very human heartfelt side of Yoga that goes beyond mere discipline and repetition.

Secret Teachings of the Gita and the Sutra -In this second half, you will be exposed to deeper parts of the teachings that all too often remain hidden to most practitioners. Even the Gita speaks of "great secret," "the greater secret," and "the greatest secret of all." In this workshop, we will review the nature of this secrecy in these advanced stages of Yoga. 

Graham Schweig

Graham M. Schweig, Ph.D., E-RYT500, YACEP, has been a student of many traditional teachers of Yoga. He has traveled to India fourteen times and has been a practitioner of meditational and heart-centered Yoga for over 50 years since he was a young teen. Alongside his personal Yoga practice, Graham earned two master's degrees and a doctorate from Harvard University in comparative religion, with a specialization in sacred Sanskrit literature focusing on Yoga and Bhakti. Graham has been conducting yoga workshops and offering seminars and lectures around the US and Europe for over 25 years, and has been an invited speaker several times at the Yoga Journal Conferences. Over the past 14 years, Graham has been invited by the Smithsonian Institution to deliver over three dozen lectures on religion and yoga at its museum complex in Washington, DC. Among his over 100 publications of articles and chapters of books including several books, his translation of the Bhagavad Gita, published by Harper Collins, has been widely used in yoga teacher trainings around the country as well as at schools and university courses. Additionally, in a couple of years, Yale University Press will be publishing Graham’s translation of and commentary on Patañjali’s Yoga Sutra.

He is presently Professor of Philosophy and Religion, and Director of Studies in Religion, at Christopher Newport University, Virginia. He is also Distinguished Teaching and Research Faculty at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, where he offers seminars and guides doctoral students.

Graham, along with his life-partner and wife, Catherine, is co-founder of The Secret Yoga®, for which he teaches workshops on the Yoga of deep study of sacred Yoga texts, philosophical foundations of Yoga, exploring deeper dimensions of meditation, Sanskrit for Yoga, the Upanishads, the Yoga Sutra, the Bhagavad Gita, and workshops on many other important themes.

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