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November 9–11, 2014 Sunday–Tuesday 2 nights
Continuing Education Credits

Transformation Through the Yoga of Devotion: Exploring Mantra Meditation and Vedic Ceremony

Bill Barry (Bharata), Gretchen Carmel (Rajeshwari), and Bhavani Lorraine Nelson
Bill Barry (Bharata)

Bill Barry (Bharata), MEd, MBA, is a teacher of mantra. In 2010, he was ordained as a Vedic priest in Sanatana Dharma Satsang by Namadeva Acharya (Thomas Ashley-Farrand), its cofounder. He has been a student…
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Gretchen Carmel (Rajeshwari)

Gretchen Carmel (Rajeshwari) is a yoga and mantra teacher, dancer, yoga therapist, Usui Reiki master, and ordained Vedic pujari/priest. After a career in dance, Gretchen became a Kripalu Yoga teacher in 1993. In 2006, she…
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Bhavani Lorraine Nelson

Bhavani Lorraine Nelson leads workshops in meditation and mindfulness, stress reduction, and her primary work, the power of the voice. Bhavani is a Kripalu Yoga teacher and has practiced and led meditation for more than…
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Program Details

For all levels.

Travel to the mystical realms of Sanskrit mantra and Vedic ceremony, two foundational practices of bhakti, or devotional, yoga. In this workshop, you learn to amplify your connection to Source as you tap into yogic secrets of profound transformation.

Join three talented and experienced teachers to explore

  • The role of a home altar in devotional practice
  • The wonders of the Sanskrit alphabet
  • The archetypal energies represented by Hindu deities
  • How these energies feel in your body during mantra meditation practice
  • The community-building power of chanting
  • How to perform a simple Vedic arati ceremony
  • The flow of devotion within yoga postures and free-form movement.

Discover a clear intention and the necessary resources for a personal bhakti practice.

Recommended reading Thomas Ashley-Farrand, Healing Mantras (Ballantine Wellspring).

Note Tuition includes a CD. Bring a notebook; dress comfortably for meditation and movement.

CE Credits
This program is eligible for
  • 9 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $30 additional charge