Fear. Anxiety. Anticipation. Longing. Love. Frustration. Hope.
Whatever you are holding, carrying, or feeling, I invite to bring it all. Every emotion is fuel for the practices of bhakti. We put them in the gas tank as fuel, to nourish our deeper intentions. So, let’s gather together, face in one direction (inward) together, and call to our infinite capacity of love, grace, fierceness, diligence.
Bhakti can be a solace and a window into the clarity so many of us are craving during this time.
Bring alive and learn the ancient mantras, purāṇas (myths),and deities all while chanting from the heart.
The practices of bhakti are the practices of loving what is, embracing it fully (even if our impulse toward it is one of aversion) and transmuting it—grief, ugliness, passion, grasping, joy—into a force for presence and being with what is.
The course includes over 6 weeks of guided study and practice that include:
Each week, a new module of training content will be released. You can view the materials at your own pace during the week and watch them again and again.
Teachers receive 30 hours of Yoga Alliance Continuing Education credit. This program also counts as an elective for Janet’s teacher training programs.
Janet’s studentship began at 17 under the meditation teachings of Prem Rawat. His reverence for simplicity and finding joy in the rise and fall of life live on in her practice and teaching today. In 1996, she traveled to India, the birthplace of her grandfather, and became dedicated to the path of yoga. Janet blends the alchemy of her own practice with decades of studentship. She aspires not to teach but to allow the practice to emanate from her, letting awareness blend with movement and breath. Based in Bali and San Francisco, she leads immersions, retreats, workshops and more.
Girish is an eclectic artist with roots in jazz, world, and sacred music. His musical talents find expression in a wide array of instruments – including tablas, world percussion, guitar, harmonium, and voice. For as long as he can remember, Girish has created rhythm to accompany life. When he was eight years old, his parents gave him a little red snare drum as a bargaining tool to stop him from banging on everything else in the house.
Sita Devi is a yogini, kirtan artist, and ecstatic dance facilitator in service to the divine. She holds a BFA in dance from the University of California Santa Barbara, completed her 500 hours of training in Kona, Hawaii in 2007, and has been teaching yoga for 10 years most exclusively at Namaste Yoga + Wellness in Oakland, Yoga Tree in Berkeley, Bhakti Yoga Shala in Santa Monica, and at festivals and conferences worldwide. She teaches various modalities of Yoga including Vinyasa Flow, Bhakti Vinyasa Flow, and Restorative Yin. In 2015, Sita filmed a complete Bhakti Yin series for Udaya Yoga Online in Sofia, Bulgaria.
San Francisco based yoga teacher, world music recording artist and devoted student of yoga, Nat Kendall shares his wisdom of the teachings in a heartfelt and grounded way that will easily awaken beginners and re-inspire long time practitioners. Instantly accessible and relevant to our modern times, the grace of Nat’s teachings pour through in tangible practices, tools, techniques and insights that are sure to enlighten your spiritual path and yogic journey.