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Illuminating Yoga Practice with the Wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita

For all levels; min. 6 months yoga experience recommended; for guests 18 and older.

The Bhagavad Gita offers the metaphor of the “spiritual battle,” and presents the yoga path as having three aspects that must be balanced: action, knowledge, and devotion. Swami Kripalu also believed that the Gita detailed both the willful and surrender paths of hatha yoga. He wrote that every sincere practitioner would someday need to ask a teacher the same questions Arjuna asks Krishna on the mythological battlefield.

Each session of this retreat includes a teaching from the Gita that adds insight asana and pranayama. The daily schedule includes

  • Early-morning internal practices
  • Late-morning pranayama and energy-raising practices
  • An integrative afternoon practice.

Learn to use an active practice that raises the questions, allows you to apply the teaching, and helps you move beyond the obstacles of fear and doubt.

Special Savings!

Take this program with Yoga and the Path of No Regret, December 28–30, for a 10 percent tuition discount for each program.

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Yoga Experience
All levels
Suitable For
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Yoganand Michael Carroll, E-RYT 500, senior faculty member for the Kripalu School of Yoga, has a profound ability to distill and interpret esoteric yoga texts and techniques.

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