Bhakti Yoga and the Divine Feminine


Graham M. Schweig (Garuda Das)

Graham M. Schweig (Garuda das), E-RYT 500, has been practicing various forms of yoga under the guidance of traditional teachers for over forty years. With his partner Krishna Kanta, Graham is the co-founder and teacher of The Secret Yoga Seminars, which focus on a heart-centered vision and practice that draws directly from ancient sacred writings on Yoga. Graham is an internationally sought out scholar and university professor who earned his doctorate from Harvard University in comparative religion, the spiritual traditions of Yoga, and Sanskrit. In the academic setting, he has received recognition and awards for his teaching and mentoring. He is author-translator of Bhagavad Gita: The Beloved Lord's Secret Love Song (Harper 2007). He is also author of Dance of Divine Love (Princeton 2005), which presents a translation of the most exalted portions of the Bhagavata text that present the greatest exemplars of Yoga. He is currently preparing his treatments and translations of The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali and The Bhakti Sutra of Narada for publication, and regularly contributes articles to periodicals on Yoga. Graham has traveled to India many times, once living there for a year, to conduct research and pursue his personal practice of Yoga. He is regularly invited to speak at the Smithsonian Institution in Washtington, DC, and holds intensive workshops for yoga students and teachers at major yoga centers and conferences.

Karnamrita Dasi

Blessed to be raised from birth in an Ashram community of music, sanskrit, kirtan, japa meditation and a vegetarian lifestyle, Dasi Karnamrita was raised in West Virginia’s Appalachia mountains, surrounded by and practicing Vedic teachings. Dasi studied the grace of Indian Classical Music under the tutelage of Pandit Vidur Mallick and his main disciple Tarun Krsna Das for over 10 years in Vrindaban India. For the last 12 years, she has been invited worldwide to sing and offer the blessings handed down to her by her teachers. She therefore tries to incorporate the meaning of her name Karn (ear) Amrita (nectar) (the nectar of sound to the ear) as her life’s purpose.