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Unveil Deeper Dimensions of Mind, Body, Spirit with Yoga Master in Weekend Workshop

Mar 1, 2024 at 6:00 PM EST - Mar 3, 2024 at 5:00 PM EST

$20.00 - $130.00

Event Details

Unveil deeper dimensions of the mind, body, and spirit with yoga master Swami Asokananda. Join us at Yoga Haven from March 1st- March 3rd for a weekend workshop!

Workshops include:

Gentle Yoga (Slow, Still, Deep)

This gentle hatha yoga class includes music to support a relaxed, indrawn awareness, while at the same time revitalizing the body and mind.

Yoga Class Level II

-In this multilevel Integral Yoga Hatha class, we will move slowly with awareness, allowing time for the body to fully release, generating both strength and flexibility. (This class is not recommended to someone completely new to yoga.)

Talk on Demystifying Meditation: Making Friends with Your Mind

-In this workshop we will explore:

  • Is there a more effective way to practice than trying to stop the thoughts?
  • Can the practice help me to understand and deepen the connection to myself?
  • Can I keep my practice enjoyable and inspiring year in and year out?

-Swami Asokananda will introduce a simple three-step approach to meditation that has kept his meditation interesting, meaningful, and rejuvenating for 50 years.

Talk on Bhakti Yoga-The Path of Devotion

-Bringing the Heart into our Spiritual Life

-In our attempts to achieve more peace, fulfillment, joy, and freedom in our lives our intelligence, will, and self-effort can only take us so far. The efficacy of the path of devotion—Bhakti Yoga—is that it brings our heart, not just our head, into our spiritual life. This path helps us to form a living relationship with the Divine, no matter what religious or spiritual tradition we follow. Through this connection we open ourselves up to the great Power that resides at our core, beneath the waves of the mind. And through that Power our deeply ingrained mental patterns and conditioning are transformed.

In this workshop Swami Asokananda will be exploring how to:

  • Form a relationship with the Divine
  • Develop our faith and surrender
  • Use of Mantras to elevate our consciousness
  • Expand our love and express that love through service

Talk on Jnana Yoga

-Will My Real Self Please Stand Up

-Discovering Our Authentic Being Through Jnana Yoga

While most of us experience ourselves to be the body, mind, and individual ego, Jnana Yoga teaches that this perception is not accurate. We are the owner of the body, mind, and ego. The path of Jnana Yoga uses our clear, awakened intelligence to dis-cover the Owner—the True Self.

In this workshop, we will explore:

  • Using Jnana Yoga to transcend self-limiting beliefs
  • Making the present moment our friend on the spiritual path
  • Practical ways to begin a Jnana Yoga practice

Talk On the Signs of a Sincere Spiritual Seeker

-16 Ways to Become More Attuned to Your Soul’s Aspiration

It’s not easy to be a sincere seeker. It’s hard to even determine the level of our sincerity. There are things we do to make progress, and there are also things we do to hold ourselves back. In this workshop, Swami Asokananda will share his observations of how we can become more earnest on the path, and ways that we can refrain from digging in our heels due to laziness or fear.

Talk On the Bhagavad Gita

-An introduction to one of the most important texts of Yoga

We do not see the world as it is. Each of us sees a different version of the world due to the different conditioning of the mind. All these separate versions of reality create conflict. Yoga provides us with the tools to see clearly and live in harmony. The Bhagavad Gita, one of the essential scriptures of Yoga, teaches us how to live in clarity and peace, so when it comes time to leave this world we feel prepared to move onto the next phase of our journey.

Mahatma Gandhi: “When doubts haunt me, when disappointments stare me in the face, and I see not one ray of hope on the horizon, I turn to the Bhagavad Gita and find a verse to comfort me; and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow. Those who meditate on the Gita will derive fresh joy and new meaning from it every day.

Talk on How to live like a yogi

Simple lifestyle tips for an easeful body, a peaceful mind, and a useful life

You don’t need to do anything extraordinary to be a good yogi. It is not necessary to have an extreme practice—it can actually be counterproductive. What is needed is to gradually develop a lifestyle that nourishes your body, mind, and soul.

In this workshop Swami Asokananda will share what a day in the life of a yogi looks like:

· How does a yogi approach sleep

· What are some simple guidelines to keep our digestive fire bright

· How to find a balance between work and self-care

We offer pricing packages for single classes to the entire weekend. Packages include:

a. One class for $20;

b. Two classes for $35

c. Four classes for $60

d. All nine classes for $130

Sign up on our website www.winterhavenyoga.com

Venue Information

Yoga Haven
1511 6th Street Southeast
Winter Haven, FL 33880

Organizer Information

Shannon Potter!

100 Lake Morton Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801

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