March 24 – May 12, 2021
Narada's Way of Divine Love: Theory and Practice of Bhakti Yoga
8 WEEKLY SESSIONS, Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30pm ET
“Narada Bhakti Sutra is considered the best authority on the Bhakti Marga, the path of Divine Love. For sincere devotees who are in need of practical spiritual instructions, in a very short compass, there is no better scripture than Narada Bhakti Sutra.” (Swami Sivananda)
Open your heart and experience Divine Love through the study and practice of Bhakti Yoga – the yoga of Devotion. In this transformative 8-week journey you will deepen your connection to the Divine and to your True Self, gain mastery over your mind, learn how to manage your lower emotions and transform them into higher emotions such as love, compassion and joy.
The course includes in-depth study of The Narada Bhakti Sutra, an ancient vedic text on Bhakti Yoga. Explore the birth, growth, development, unfoldment, and expression of Divine Love and learn how to practice it in your daily life.
Learn the 9 practices of Bhakti Yoga including listening to stories, singing kirtan, performing puja (rituals), japa (repetition of the Divine Name) and others. Receive guidance on how to arrange a special place for your practice including an altar. Benefit from personal guidance that will be offered to you during these 8 weeks (in classes and in between classes) to help you establish a steady and constant practice of Bhakti Yoga.
Transform your life and receive inspiration for practice and for your daily life.
What you will learn:
Offered as 8 weekly sessions on Wednesdays, Mar 24, 31, Apr 7, 14, 21, 28 & May 5, 12 7:00-8:30pm 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.
Requirements and Recommendations:
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.