Program Type: Online Course
Date & Time: Offered as 5 weekly sessions on Wednesdays, Oct 28, Nov 4, 11,18 & 25, 7:00-8:30pm EDT
Hours: 7.5 hours
What You’ll Learn:
Yoga has an answer to all of life’s problems. A lack of self-acceptance is a common discouragement experienced by many. I am not good enough, I am not smart enough, If only I could be better. The ego causes these problems within us because the ego is self-centric. We subconsciously believe that we are at the center of our own universe and this causes suffering. One way to move past this suffering and dissolve self-judgment and negative thoughts is to focus outwardly, directing our attention towards others through yogic practices of Karma Yoga and Bhakti Yoga, and by bringing more sattva into our systems through proper diet and proper exercise (Asana).
We can also bypass the conditioned conscious mind by tapping into the subconscious with the Positive Thinking technique of autosuggestion. When we are in an alpha brainwave state, we use affirmations to change brain patterns that have mistakenly convinced us to judge ourselves, and change those thought patterns into that of self-acceptance.
Learn powerful techniques to help jumpstart your practice or move you into the next phase of your spiritual path. Once you have developed self-acceptance and can focus love and compassion towards yourself, this radiates outward and shifts your entire life experience.
This program is offered live through Zoom webinar with the availability for students to interact through Q&A with the presenter.
For enrolled students, a video recording will be available after each class in the event you miss a class or would like to review the content.
It is possible to register and take the course at any time. You can catch up on any classes you miss with the recordings.
Requirements & Recommendations:
Rukmini Chaitanya is a senior staff member of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Bahamas. She is also the personal assistant to Swami Swaroopananda, the Acharya, or spiritual director of the Ashram. She is a knowledgeable and experienced teacher and practitioner of yoga and Vedanta. She teaches courses online and at the ashram on a variety of topics including yoga, meditation, positive thinking, and scriptures of yoga and Vedanta. She regularly teaches the Bhagavad Gita during the Sivananda Yoga Teacher training as well as other advanced courses on the Bhagavad Gita, scriptures 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 also known for her dedication to each of her students and her 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.
At the ashram, she is in charge of programming, marketing and fundraising and assists Swami Swaroopananda with his administrative responsibilities both locally and internationally.