Yoga Vacation Program
May 12 — 14, 2022

From Darkness to Light

The Need for a Spiritual Teacher

Rukmini Chaitanya

It is said that the only way to light a candle is with another candle; this is the relationship of the student and teacher. The spiritual teacher, or Guru, is the dispeller of darkness, the bringer of light. These talks will include teachings and stories on this important aspect of the spiritual path. We will discuss how to find a teacher, how to make ourselves ready and open to having a teacher, and how to cultivate love, devotion, and service toward our teacher.

Offered as three satsangs.

Rukmini Chaitanya is a senior staff member of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Bahamas, and the personal assistant to Swami Swaroopananda, the Acharya, or spiritual director of the Ashram. She regularly teaches the Bhagavad Gita during the Sivananda Yoga Teacher training as well as other courses on the Bhagavad Gita, Vedanta, positive thinking, meditation, and yoga philosophy.

Rukmini Chaitanya is known for her enthusiastic and inspiring teaching style as well as for her devotion to the lineage and the scriptures. She is dedicated to each of her students and has an innate desire to share knowledge with them. She brings a great deal of clarity to every topic and is highly appreciated for her capacity to unfold complicated topics and present them in a coherent and pure way.

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