Yoga: A Path of Healing and Transformation
A mini weekend retreat on the practical application of authentic yoga
Part I - Friday March 31st 7-9pm (Introductory Talk 7-8pm; Kirtan 8-9pm)
Part II - Saturday April 1st 10am-12pm (Asana Class & Discussion)
Optional Private Meetings with Prem Prakash - Saturday 12pm+
If you are a human being -- no matter how successful, no matter how cool -- it is inevitable that some tension will build in your body and some anxiety will build in your mind. This is not the result of personal flaw; it is simply the impact of Nature, like tarter building on your teeth. In order to live a life of peace and vitality, though, we need to attend to tension and stress in a realistic manner.
Yoga is an authentic path of healing and transformation. The practices of yoga have been proven effective over millenia. This is a workshop in the understanding and the practical application of authentic yoga.
Part of our time with Prem Prakash will include the practice of Kirtan. Kirtan is the yoga practice of using music as a means of transforming consciousness. It is a tribal experience of cultivating bhava samadhi, communion through emotions. It creates a shamanic doorway between worlds, invoking beings of higher consciousness and evoking our own divinity. In kirtan there is a circle of connection with no authoritarian leader. Without performer or audience, we are free to join in samadhi and realize our shared divine identity. Bring your musical instruments, every soul is welcome to play and sing in the Kailash Jungle Band.
Prem Prakash was born and raised in Philadelphia and, like most young men, spent his youth thinking about little more than sports and sex. Through the guidance of his gurus, he has bumbled blindly backwards into some degree of spiritual development. Prem Prakash has had a daily practice of meditation and yoga since 1979. In 1990, his yoga guru, Baba Hari dass, gave him permission to teach others. In 1991, Prem Prakash established the Green Mountain School of Yoga, based in Middlebury, VT. Prem Prakash was initated by his yoga guru and has studied formally with several other teachers in authentic lineages. In 2007, Prem Prakash was recognized by The Institute of the Himalayan Tradition as a “Yogi Raj,” a Master of Yoga. He is one of only a few Americans to be so acknowledged. In 2008, The Institute honored him with their "Annual Award for Service to Humanity." Prem Prakash is the author of numerous essays and poems, and has four critically acclaimed books in print. These include, “The Yoga of Spiritual Devotion,” which has been translated into German; “Yoga American Style,” which won an Eric Hoffer Award for Excellence; "Three Paths of Devotion: Goddess, God and Guru,” and “The Universal Yoga: The Bhagavad Gita for Modern Times.”
Visit Prem Prakash’s website for more information. www.gmsy.org