Living the Bhagavad Gita - a 10HR On-Line Training
“Life offers no fiercer battle than this war within.” — Eknath Easwaran
10HR On-line course with Theresa Pauline 桃子老师
Eligible For Yoga Alliance C.E
What is this training and why should I join?
In this time of re-awakening can we commit to the true cause of our practice? To live in a state of connection to the divine?
Whatever you do, make it an offering to me – the food you eat, the sacrifices you make, the help you give, even your suffering. In this way you will be freed from the bondage of karma and its results both pleasant and painful. 9:27-28
It is important to acknowledge that the Bhagavad Gita is one of the most influential and important texts established within Hindu tradition. As a yoga practitioner or teacher you may have heard it briefly touched on in a training or class, or you may have already read it! While the Gita itself could be studied for a lifetime, we felt that by compiling a 10HR study, it would be enough to “dip your toes” into this incredibly deep and powerful epic.
It is the story of the warrior Arjuna and his charioteer Lord Krishna (the Supreme Godhead personified). As Arjuna approaches a battle against his own family he finds himself reluctant and questioning many of life’s deepest questions. A dialog ensues that wanders to various and FACINATING subjects including renunciation, the cycles of energy, the importance of meditation, the fluctuations of time, karma, and even describing in detail how to die and find eternal bliss and peace.
For any yogi or spiritual aspirant, this course will give you the chance to explore these themes with an experienced teacher and life practitioner of these topics. We welcome you to think of this as a book club un-like any you’ve experienced before with practical guidance on how to access and experience a connection to your deepest self.
In this 8 week course participants will read through the text The Bhagavad Gita by Eknath Easwaran and together we will move through chapter by chapter, touching on the most important and applicable verses. Each week we will also meditate and find opportunities for self-reflection and personal practice.
WEEK 1 Introduction to the Gita Ch. 1,2
The War Withen and Self-Realization - how can a person fulfil social obligations while trying to attain the highest spiritual goals?
WEEK 2 Karma Yoga and Connection Ch. 3,4,5
The State of the World and Ego - The solution is in action: actions determine our destiny, why must we take action at all? Sannyasa-renunciation of worldly attachments
WEEK 3 Meditation and Atman Ch. 6
Moderation and the middle path- reshaping and utilizing the power of the will and learning to see with an “equal eye”
WEEK 4 Wisdom from Realization Ch. 7,8
Intimate wisdom, Cosmic Laws and how to die… the Union of the 2 eternal forces Prakriti and Purusha and seeing past maya
WEEK 5 The Royal Path Ch. 9,10,11
Bhakti yoga and defining God – The Royal Secret is REVEALED! Can we LIVE every moment in alignment with God’s will? Becoming a sadu
WEEK 6 The Royal Path Ch. 12,13,14
Love, The Knower and the forces of Evolution
WEEK 7 Reinforcement of Samkhya Ch.15,16
The Supreme Self and the 2 Paths
WEEK 8 Gunas and Devotion (again!) Ch. 17,18
The Power of Faith and Ultimate Freedom! Shraddha- faith that is placed in the heart, a person is what his shraddha is
*For students who would like to receive 10HRS of CEUs with Yoga Alliance a 500-1000 word essay will be due explaining your insight from the readings, as well as a worksheet defining some important key terms from the text.
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Theresa 桃子老师 is Founder of Taozi Tree Yoga. In Beijing she is well known for establishing the city’s most thriving yoga community through Yoga in the Park and the seasonal 200HR Yoga Teacher Trainings she leads. She is a 500 E-RYT and has been teaching, and continuously studying for over a decade. She has been featured in Yoga Journal, Yoga Digest, City Weekend, CCTV and more. With thousands of hours of teaching experience and certified with 1000+ hours of the highest quality Yoga Alliance trainings. Theresa loves simply sharing her love of yoga and views the practice as a bridge, connecting its practitioners together with love and feel-good vibes so together we can pass it on to others, helping to make the world a better place.
桃子老师是500 E-RYT 教师，教瑜伽超过10年了。她有超过1000小时的瑜伽教学经历和超过100小时的教师培训经验。她的故事曾经登上过Yoga Journal, Yoga Digest, City Weekend, CCTV 等等媒体。她将用自己全部的学习、教学体验来带领桃子树200小时教培，因为桃子树对于她来说就是家。她喜欢分享自己对瑜伽的爱，她将体式练习看作桥梁，帮每一位练习者与爱和好的感受紧密连接，然后从每一位练习者身上将这份感受分享出去，让世界更美。
DATES / TIMES
8 weeks- 75 min. classes
Every Friday Evening, Starting April 17th in North America / Every Saturday Morning, Starting April 18th in Asia
WHAT IF THE TIMING DOES NOT WORK FOR ME OR IF I MISS A CLASS?
All classes will be recorded and sent via e-mail so if the time is a problem for you, or if you miss a class or two you can easily make it up. You are welcome to take the entire course following the recorded videos, you'll still be eligible for the 10HRS of CEUs with Yoga Alliance.
HOW TO REGISTER
1) Fill out the form on ZOOM
2) Go to your preferred payment APP (WeChat, PayPal or Venmo) and pay the registration Fee
3) Once Registration Form is completed and Fee is received, you'll be receiving a confirmation e-mail from Zoom with a link to download the app & password for joining the "meeting" (which is our training).
120USD or 850RMB (30% off for Taozi ytts 85USD or 600RMB)
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PLEASE HELP US TO SHARE
This is the first time Theresa has ever offered an on-line course, please help get the word out by sharing this invitation with any yogis, friends, or family members who may benefit from this most important journey.
All our Love,
The Taozi Tree Yoga Team