BHAKTI YOGA IMMERSION: A PATH OF HEART
with Luna Ray
This is a concise write up for what can be offered in a 500 Hr. YTT Bhakti Module Weekend.
These modules can also be used as one single workshop idea which can also be used for a 200 Hr. YTT.
Bhakti is devotion and surrender to what is- To this embodiment, To each moment, To the ever-changing nature around and within. We chant and surrender to the pure essence of the mantra, the source, the sound, each other, and then slowly but inevitably, to every moment of our life. Sustained bliss is what reveals itself.
In this immersion, we will delve in to accessible techniques, theory and practice to ignite our hearts, and experience the power of connection that bhakti reveals.
Friday PM (2 hours)
BHAKTI IN MOTION
An Alive Asana and Mantra Practice combined (title idea)
In this 2 hour, heart opening practice, we will guide you through a wise sequence of asanas, while Luna leads mantras and music that support and accompany the movement. The sound and vibration, along with the movement, will leave you vibrating sweetly and connecting to your hearts call.
SAT AM (3 hours)
THE POWER OF MANTRA
Mantra literally means "to protect and purify the mind". In this workshop we will explore the in's and out's of mantra, from the language of, to the history of, to the science of, to the psychology of. We will learn about different types of mantras, and different Bhakti oriented techniques for how to effectively and accessibly use mantras, including Japa, ritual, and chant.
SAT PM (3 hours)
THE SOUL OF VOICE AND THE BLISS OF KIRTAN
Within each of us is a unique and powerful voice. In this workshop, we will cultivate a safe space to explore and empower our relationship to our own voice (5th chakra-Vishuddi). We will use the practice of kirtan, call and response singing and chanting, to allow our voices to emerge, and understand the powerful connection that our intentions, our songs, our words and our prayers have to our heart. This session will conclude with a kirtan and guest musicians.
SUN AM (3 hours)
DEEPENING IN TO MANTRA-DEEPENING IN TO PRACTICE
In this workshop, will delve in to the study of specific mantras. We will look at energetic effects of the mantra, and how the mythology, stories, and symbolism can serve us in our daily lives and practices. We will then explore practical tools to cultivate a personal mantra practice, and/or a practice of sharing mantra with your students (if you are already a yoga teacher).
We will have harmoniums available for participants to learn about, play and lead chant with.
SUN PM (4 hours)
BHAKTI YOGA- CULTIVATING A LIFE OF DEVOTION
This workshop will begin with a heart revealing restorative yoga practice led by a wise teacher accompanied by music and mantra from Luna Ray. We will conclude the session through deep exploration of the power and essence of Bhakti Yoga, and how we can effectively integrate it in to our everyday, ordinary lives.