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Bhakti Shakti & The Dance of Divine Love

June 2 @ 12:00 pm - June 30 @ 1:30 pm EDT


Four Classes: June 2, 9, 23, and 30
Dive into the enchanting realm of bhakti-yoga with this workshop designed for spiritual explorers eager to unravel the mysteries of divine power and devotion. Over four immersive sessions, we’ll embark on a journey guided by the essence of two powerful Goddesses, each representing their unique shakti and the interplay between illusion and enlightenment.

In the initial sessions, we’ll delve into the sacred narratives of these Goddesses, each the embodiment of their own shakti, and see how they create worlds that either conceal or illuminate our true identities. We’ll also discuss the preeminence of the Goddess in the devotional yoga tradition and place the idea of developing a relationship with the “feminine divine” in the context of a modern contemplative practice. In the later sessions, we’ll transition to the captivating tale of the Rasa Lila – Krishna’s moonlit dance with the milkmaids of Vrindavan. Drawing on the insights gleaned from our earlier explorations of the nuances of divine energy, we’ll dive into the esoteric aspects of this intricate story of the soul’s intimate relationship with the soul of all souls.

Each 90-minute session will illuminate the transformative power of spiritual devotion. Here’s what we’ll cover:

• The two primary Goddesses as Divine Energies
• How the Goddesses reign over their respective realms
• Spirituality, Feminist Spirituality, and Gender Identity
• Divine Energy and the Divine Energetic
• An Introduction to the Rasa Lila of Krishna and the Gopis
• Five types of relationships between the soul and God
• The Bewildering power of Yogamaya
• Breaking Barriers in Devotional Yoga
• The Re-enchantment of the World

Throughout our journey, we’ll draw upon two illuminating texts: “Bhakti Shakti” by Pranada Comtois and “The Dance of Divine Love” by Graham M. Schweig. By the course’s end, participants will emerge with a deepened understanding of the Feminine Divine’s pivotal role in the Krishna Bhakti tradition.

This course will be recorded – if you can’t be there live, you can watch the replay. Members of Yoga Alliance can receive 6 hours of CE credit.



June 2 @ 12:00 pm EDT
June 30 @ 1:30 pm EDT