Yoga has flowed like a life-giving river from the depths of ancient India to the modern west. Its journey has been meandering and wide-ranging, nourishing countless hearts and souls along the way. Today, it’s easy to take this ancient precious gift for granted, sever it from its roots and claim it as our own. But surely when we do this we lose some of the richness and depth that draws us to yoga to begin with.
In this series of Sunday workshops, we will explore some of the texts that record and reflect yoga’s roots and history. We will discover Sri Aurobindo’s illuminating teachings on the Rig Veda that are highly relevant to our modern lives, bask in the depth and beauty of India’s “adi kavya” or first poem, and listen to the “divine song” that synthesizes centuries of yogic wisdom into a battlefield treatise. Our exploration will include pre-readings, discussion, mantra, kirtan, and meditation as we seek to experience the essence of these texts rather than just understand or interpret them with the mind.