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Yoga Philosophy & Meditation with Carlos Pomeda

Yoga Philosophy & Meditation with Carlos Pomeda

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  • Fri 12 Oct ’18, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Sat 13 Oct ’18, 12:00pm – 2:30pm
  • Sat 13 Oct ’18, 3:30pm – 6:00pm
  • Sun 14 Oct ’18, 10:30am – 1:30pm
  • Sun 14 Oct ’18, 2:30pm – 5:30pm


Grassroots Yoga & Health, 3 Garlands Road, Christchurch


Adults Only

Ticket Information:

  • Full weekend: $295.00

Join us for an unforgettable weekend with Carlos Pomeda, internationally renown teacher of Yoga Philosophy and Meditation. Bringing you a weekend of 5 sessions to expand your awareness and understanding of how to live your yoga.

"Session 1: Integrating Yoga into Daily Life" an exploration of how we make our entire life into a yoga practice, so we can grow in self-awareness and fulfilment? Learn helpful, practical guidance to do just that.

"Session 2 & 3: The inherent joy of life - Tantric reading of the Bhagavad Gita" asks - Where can we draw inspiration for our yoga practice? And where can we turn to for advice? In India, these questions have often been answered in the form of the Bhagavad Gita, one of the foundational texts of the yoga tradition.

Written in a simple style, yet profound; inspiring, yet practical, the Gita has shown for generations and generations of yogis and seekers the key to the integration of yoga into our daily lives. In its pages we will find how love, knowledge and action can be the very means by which we access the highest experience.

By offering various approaches, the Gita shows how to infuse with meaning, depth and joy not only our practice, but the rest of our lives as well. In this seminar we will tap into the vitality of this classic, and we will do so by drawing from a unique tantric understanding, guided by the masterful commentary of Abhinavagupta, the foremost exponent of Kashmiri Tantra.

Even if you have read or studied the Gita before, the insights contained in this commentary are unique. Carlos is a world renown scholar of the Gita.

"Session 4 Shakti Shiva" The male and female archetypes, powerful images of yoga mythology offer insights, inspiration and guidance for the central goal of yoga: the expansion of our awareness.

In a lively and engaging format, this workshop seeks to ground these powerful archetypes through the use of traditional story-telling, visualizations, asana and meditations. Asana will be all levels accessible yoga guided by Veronica King.

"Session 5: Sex, Love & Yoga" Sexuality occupies a very important part of our lives, yet mature discussions of its connection to yoga are often lacking. Simply put: What happens to sexuality on the path of yoga? What is the role of sexual energy? How can we use sexuality as a way to revitalize body and soul, instead of depleting them?

Similarly, the topic of love is everywhere in our culture, yet often treated superficially, or as a matter of gratification. But, what is love, truly? And how can we connect we our heart; how can we fully experience the infinite ocean of love that dweels in every human heart? How can we fill our lives with love and let it grow?

These and other questions will be the focal point of our exploration. Drawing amply from the depths of traditional yoga sources, as well as our own modern experience, we will learn to avoid the pitfalls of jealousy, guilt and narcissism, among others, while learning how to nurture the fullness of the heart.

As a teacher, Carlos is renowned for the breadth of his knowledge and the clarity with which he conveys it. His great love of the Indian yoga traditions, his insight, humor and deep connection with his audiences give him the ability to transmit the deepest scriptural teachings in a way that is clear, meaningful and applicable.

Carlos has been steeped in all aspects of the yoga tradition during more than 40 years of practice and study, 18 of those years as a monk of the Saraswati order, under the name Swami Gitananda, including 9 years of traditional training and practice in India, becoming one of the senior monks of the tradition and teaching meditation and philosophy to tens of thousands of students around the world.

He combines this experience and traditional training with his academic background, which includes two Masters Degrees: one in Sanskrit, from U.C. Berkeley and another one, in Religious Studies, from U.C. Santa Barbara.

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