Floyd Yoga Jam is a joyful weekend of heartfelt kirtan and yogic celebration! There will be classes on yoga asana, yoga nidra and meditation. Sumati Govinda will be teaching lighthearted and inspiring classes on Raja Yoga, Meditation and Mantram. Join us in idilic Floyd Virginia!
Are you tired of being dragged through your life by your thoughts, emotions and physical sensations? Join me for an introduction to the ancient yogic art and science of Raja Yoga. Explore the eight branches of yogic practice (one of which is asana). Discover simple methods for turning negative thoughts, feelings or experiences into POSITIVE ones! Learn how to deal with difficult situations in ways that will help you maintain your naturally peaceful state of mind. Rejoice in realizing the power of the yogic practices to enliven and enrich your life. Hope to see you there!
Would you like to try meditation, but don’t know where to start? Join us for a bit of lighthearted and joyful practice aimed at developing and expanding your experience. Try several different types of meditation and choose the one which best suits your personality, taste, temperament and lifestyle. Discover the spiritual, psychological and medical benefits of meditation. Learn what to expect from your daily practice. Come experience the peace and joy of meditation. Hope to see you there!
Sound has the power to heal. On the physical level, Physical Therapists use ultrasound to treat pain, Nephrologists use lithotripsy to break-up kidney stones and now Neurologists in Australia are using ultrasound to help treat Alzheimers. Most of us have felt the healing power of sound while listening to music that opens our hearts to embrace whatever it is that we are feeling. Mantras are ancient and powerful sound combinations that sometimes have specific meanings (and sometimes don’t), but either way they can be beneficial. During this workshop we will practice a few sanskrit mantras together in a call and response style, so that we might feel the healing effects of mantras and to also help establish them in our minds. We will learn mantras for peace, joy, love, and balancing the energetic forces that are present in all that is manifest. We will also chant mantras for enlightenment and for healing, which are much longer and will require practice at home to master the pronunciation and memorization. Mantras are wonderful tools in our yogic tool kit to help us live fuller, happier and healthier lives. Join us for this beautiful opportunity to enrich your life through the power of mantra.