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February 13 – May 1, 2022

Japa Meditation and Bhakti Immersion: Calm your Mind and Open Your Heart

Rukmini Chaitanya

12 WEEKLY SESSIONS, Sundays, 11:00am-1:00pm ET 

Course Description:

Do you desire to live a more heart-centered and intuitively-guided life?

Do you find yourself wishing to spend more time in your heart and less in your head? 

Do you aspire to look at yourself, the world, and those around you through a more loving lens? 

This 12-week course is designed to be highly practical and transformational, drawing from the tools of Bhakti Yoga (the yogic path of devotion), specifically Japa Meditation ― the repetition of the name of the Divine.

The practice of Bhakti Yoga calms the mind and cultivates love deep within the heart, which are necessary ingredients to successfully navigate challenging times. When you raise your own vibration through Bhakti Yoga, you elevate yourself and those around you. 

This carefully-curated course is designed to help you experience deep transformation within yourself through the nine modes of Bhakti Yoga. Each of these modes, in their own way, forges the path for the highest successes and spiritual attainments. 

As you continue to deepen your divine love and devotion, this creates a powerful type of focus. This centered focus creates the fertile ground from which you can grow and blossom to your full potential of a meaningful, fulfilling, and loving life.

If you have been shielding your heart, or if your heart needs healing, Bhakti Yoga can help you to gently open it to Divine love. If you’re already leading your life with an open heart, these practices will help you expand and experience even deeper transformation. 

Join us for a practical, transformative, and devotion-filled experience. 

All levels are welcome. No experience necessary. 

What people are saying about Rukmini Chaitanya

“This was a great course.  Rukmini Chaitanya is a great teacher.  I was very impressed with her knowledge of Bhakti and her easy way of presenting it.”

– Susan Bushe

“Rukmini was my yoga philosophy teacher, meditation instructor, and karma yoga supervisor for three months. I cannot say enough good things about her teachings and her worldview. Take the course. You owe it to yourself and to the world.”

– Christopher Holvenstot

“Rukmini Chaitanya is so smart and so sweet and a very good teacher. I enjoyed myself very much.”

– Jasmin Cromwell

“I have always wanted to understand the Gita and Rukmini made it so easy and fun to learn.”

– Victoria Montanino Ortiz

“Rukmini Chaitanya is very knowledgeable and even if you don’t know much about the topic, she will transmit her passion and engagement to you.”

– Rita Rapella (Omkari)

“Rukmini absolutely surpasses any expectation we could ever have! I take these courses back to back because of the value it adds to my personal life!”

– Courtney Steadman
“The Japa Meditation class taught by Rukmini Chaitanya helped me to establish a regular meditation practice with purpose. Rukmini is a gifted and passionate instructor who truly cares about student understanding and progress. The online community of my classmates was also very supportive and instructive. I enjoyed this course immensely.”
– Pia Bonaparte
“I felt more committed to my Japa meditation after this course.”
– Victoria
“Rukmini is such a knowledgeable, enthusiastic, engaging, clear, and loving teacher. She went out of her way to bring in absolutely incredible guest presenters. It is a real privilege to take her classes. I am so very grateful and will continue joyfully to take more of her classes!”
– Jill Rapperport Reiss (Vidya Devi)
“The teachings were practical and easy to incorporate into my busy daily life. Another great Japa course. Interesting and clear information from Rukmini and a range of different speakers. The group meditations
were potent and the group dynamic uplifting. Very helpful in keeping up with sadhana.”
– Debica
“Very valuable course.”
“I love the beginning meditations and learned so much about intention and having a good posture improves concentration and helps to quiet my mind. I have improved and even increased the hours I dedicate to Sadhana. Thank you!”
– Sattva (Susan) Daniel
“The Japa Meditation course was informative and inspiring. Rukmini Chaitanya is an excellent teacher. I really learned a lot and benefitted from the course.”
– Mark Aaron
“It was a great course, deep and understandable at the same time. Rukmini lead us to profound meditation, always starting with the basics and guiding us towards light and understanding… Thanks a lot for this amazing experience!”
– Fabiola Lopez

Additional Information:

Offered as 12 weekly sessions on Sundays, Feb 13, 20, 27, Mar 6, 13, 20, 27, Apr 3, 10 & 17, 24, May 1 11:00am-1:00pm ET

This program is offered live through Zoom webinar with the availability for students to interact through Q&A with the presenter.

For enrolled students, a video recording will be available after each class in the event you miss a class or would like to review the content.

It is possible to register and take the course at any time. You can catch up on any classes you miss with the recordings.

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Rukmini Chaitanya

Rukmini Chaitanya is a senior staff member of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Bahamas, and the personal assistant to Swami Swaroopananda, the Acharya, or spiritual director of the Ashram. She regularly teaches the Bhagavad Gita during the Sivananda Yoga Teacher training as well as other courses on the Bhagavad Gita, Vedanta, positive thinking, meditation, and yoga philosophy.

Rukmini Chaitanya is known for her enthusiastic and inspiring teaching style as well as for her devotion to the lineage and the scriptures. She is dedicated to each of her students and has an innate desire to share knowledge with them. She brings a great deal of clarity to every topic and is highly appreciated for her capacity to unfold complicated topics and present them in a coherent and pure way.

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