LIVING LA VIDA YOGA

June 23


Booksigning and lecture on Philip's new book, The Life of Yogananda, FREE, 1:00–2:30.

LIVING LA VIDA YOGA: Practical Tips from the Yoga Tradition for Every Spiritual Path 3-5 pm

$25


The principles and practices of Yoga are not just for Hindus. They have enriched the spiritual lives of Christians, Jews, Muslims and others, including none-of-the-aboves, for centuries. This practical course draws from core texts such as the Yoga Sutras and Bhagavad Gita, as well as the work of leading gurus and yoga masters and the lived experience of practitioners. We will correct common misunderstandings and see how yogic precepts and methods can help everyone, regardless of path or tradition, live a deep, authentic spirituality in the modern world. The emphasis is on transformation, not dogma; on individuality, not one-size-fits-all solutions. We’ll learn practices from the four yoga pathways: bhakti (devotion), karma (selfless service), jnana (mental), raja (psychophysical discipline). We’ll explore the Eight Limbs (ashtanga) of Classical Yoga, including the yamas and niyamas (ethical guidelines), asana (posture), pranayama (breathing), dharana and dhyana(concentration and meditation), all of which enhance our ability to sustain the true goal of yoga, Divine Union. As challenges arise in integrating yogic teachings into our lives, we’ll also look at issues around desire and attachment, work and money, love and sex, spiritual authorities and institutions, and more.

Philip Goldberg is the author or co-author of numerous books; a public speaker and workshop leader; a spiritual counselor, meditation teacher and ordained Interfaith Minister. A Los Angeles resident, he cohosts the Spirit Matters podcast, leads American Veda Tours and blogs regularly on Elephant Journal and Spirituality & Health.

Learn more about Philip Goldberg at his site http://philipgoldberg.com/