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November 22–25, 2015 Sunday–Wednesday 3 nights
Continuing Education Credits

The Yoga of Devotion: 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. A Kripalu Yoga teacher, Bhavani has practiced and led meditation for more than 40 years,…
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Program Details

For all levels.

The season of gratitude is the ideal time to explore a practice of bhakti, or devotional, yoga. Travel to the mystical realms of Sanskrit mantra and Vedic ceremony, and 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 stories held in the Sanskrit alphabet
  • The archetypal energies represented by Hindu deities
  • 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.

Take home resources for developing your own bhakti practice, including mantras designed for your specific life situation.

Recommended reading Thomas Ashley-Farrand, Healing Mantras.

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

CE Credits
This program is eligible for
  • 15 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $30 additional charge
  • 15 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $30 additional charge