With Niranjana Kushler E-RYT200, RYT 500
Ananda minister, lightbearer and teacher
Saturday, May 11, 10:30 – 5 pm
Living a life with three bodies! This sounds rather supernatural. But it is nothing of the sort. We have each come into this world with three bodies; a causal, an astral body and a physical body. The physical body gets a lot of attention, but living a life identified with the physical body results in continual relapses of misery and perpetual suffering.
This workshop is offered as an experiential exploration of truths about living a dynamic life in authentic happiness.
Authentic happiness is not that which arises from outward rewards or desires being met, but instead one that arises from being present with our highest nature, unconditioned by outward circumstance. Imagine understanding how to better work with the human condition.
Did you know that there IS an owner’s manual?! It is the path of Yoga – not simply asana practice, but the all-encompassing path of royal (raja) yoga. In this series we will explore the wisdom and guidance that the yoga Master, Paramhansa Yogananda, brought to the West. Living a life with three bodies! This sounds rather supernatural. But it is nothing of the sort. We have each come into this world with three bodies; a causal, an astral body and a physical body. The physical body gets a lot of attention, but living a life identified with the physical body results in continual relapses of misery and perpetual suffering. By better understanding the nature of our creation, we can learn how to work with all three bodies and ultimately retrace our steps back to our source: the journey of Self-realization.
In this all-day workshop, we will explore the three bodies with an emphasis on the aspects of the astral body (responsible for all perception and action in this world) and the link between the body and “mind.” We will explore how the practices of yoga-asana, energization exercises (Yogananda’s unique contribution to the path of yoga) and the meditation technique of Hong Sau relate to the three bodies. This workshop will be relaxed and deeply interactive. Introspective exercises will relate the teachings to your personal life and inspire conversation and sharing.
Whether you are a disciple of Yogananda and a practitioner of his techniques, or whether you are simply curious about what Yogananda contributed to the yogic science, this workshop will both inform and inspire. This will be an experiential class and is open to any sincere seeker.
Cost: $110 / Early Bird discount $95 if registered by May 9
Light vegetarian lunch included
Niranjana Kushler E-RYT200, RYT 500
Niranjana is an Ananda minister and Lightbearer. She has lived in Ananda communities, founded on the teachings of Paramhanasa Yogananda, for 23 years. Throughout this period she has practiced the teachings of Yogananda and has shared the techniques through various classes and immersion programs.
A teacher at heart, Niranjana shares the insights gained from her personal practice and from the wisdom disseminated through the Ananda lineage of Avatars.
Niranjana’s teaching style is lighthearted and dynamic. Put your notepads down as she asks you to discover and feel that which you already know. You will find yourself relaxing, and sinking into a place of understanding that transcends the intellect. Niranjana is compassionate to the human experience. In her teaching and counseling she focuses on gently guiding souls from body-bound consciousness to an understanding of their innate wholeness and divine nature. An adjunct to the science of yoga, Niranjana has studied Ayurveda and applies this wisdom science to life style and Hatha yoga practices.