- November 1, 2016
- 6:15 pm to 9:15 pm
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Bhakti yoga (the yoga of transforming emotion into devotion) and mantra yoga (the yoga of chanting and repetition of mantras) are scientific and universal approaches to divine love that can be applied to our relationships in our daily life, whether you are religious or not.
It is through the experience of pure, selfless, and divine love that all our emotional wounds and unhappiness are healed. We are usually not consciously aware of all our emotional habits nor of the power of healing that comes from divine love and divine name. Swami Sitaramananda will guide you in meditation on how to develop spiritual love in our relationships, and how to transform our emotions into devotion through the nine classical methods of bhakti and mantra chanting.
A gifted speaker and teacher of yoga and meditation, Swami Sitaramananda, PhD, has been serving for more than 35 years worldwide in the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres (SYVC). For more than 20 years she has directed the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in Grass Valley CA. She leads the daily satsang sessions (meditation, chanting, and lecture) and personally instructs and coaches resident students while at the ashram. She has been the main teacher of the yoga teacher training course at the Yoga Farm or many years. Swami Sitaramananda was ordained in 1985 as a sannyasin in the lineage of Saraswati, one of the 10 classical monastic orders founded in India. She is a direct disciple of Swami Vishnu-devananda, who is the disciple of Master Sivananda. She is an internationally respected teacher who presents intricate yoga philosophy and practice in a simple, down-to-earth, and humorous manner. Her lectures are based on the four classical paths of yoga as well as the five points of health. She is an expert in teaching positive thinking and how to deal with the mind and the emotions.