When you balance it wisely with inner fulfillment, your choices grow clearer, life is relaxed, and your heart finds joy and peace every day. Would you like to connect with your inner core of contentment? Let go of the yoke of desires that trouble you? Increase your life satisfaction from within? Then this program is for you.
A. G. Mohan and Indra Mohan will guide you in deep yogic insights and accessible practices. You will discover the why and how of desire and of growing tranquil non-attachment, inner fulfillment, and peace.
Learn wisdom from the Yoga Sutra, Samkhya, Bhagavad Gita, stories from ancient texts, life experiences, and practices with feeling and visualization (bhavana), mantra, pranayama, ritual, reflections and more.
- What are feelings and emotions?
- How we may understand desire through the lens of yoga.
- How desire is connected to anger.
- Contentment as a key to balancing desire.
- The nature and experience of contentment.
- Practicing contentment: reflection, bhavana, and pranayama.
- The need for possessions and its result.
- The importance of watching over our desires.
- Desires for what we have not experienced, and what we already have.
- The cycle of happiness and unhappiness vs. happiness and peace.
- Practicing bhavanas of being free of desire, connecting with the mind of those who are at peace.
- Desire as a natural part of life—moderating, not fighting.
- The difference between raga and kama in ancient wisdom.
- Why we are impelled by desire—insights from Samkhya, yoga, and the Bhagavad Gita.
- Practicing mantra and ritual to manage problem desires.
- The connections between desire and other feelings.
- The states and stages of desire.
- The fire of desire, as described in ancient wisdom.
- Reflections and narrations from the classical texts.
- Deepening the practices.
Interactive session for Q&A, clarifications, and assorted related topics and practices.
Dates and Time (Indian Standard Time)
Session 1: Saturday, 19 June 2021, 6:30-7:45 PM
Session 2: Sunday, 20 June 2021, 11:00 AM-12:15 PM
Session 3: Saturday, 26 June 2021, 6:30-7:45 PM
Session 4: Sunday, 27 June 2021, 11:00 AM-12:15 PM
Session 5: Saturday, 03 July 2021, 6:30-7:45 PM
Indian Standard Time: 6:30 PM = Los Angeles: 06:00 AM | New York: 09:00 AM | London: 02:00 PM | Amsterdam: 03:00 PM | Singapore: 9:00 PM | Perth: 9:00 PM
Indian Standard Time: 11:00 AM = London: 06:30 AM | Amsterdam: 07:30 AM | Singapore: 1:30 PM | Perth 1:30 PM | Sydney: 3:30 PM | Auckland: 5:30 PM
Recordings will be made available soon after the live sessions for you to re-watch or in case you are unable to attend the live sessions.
A. G. Mohan is one of the foremost yoga masters in this era. He began his yoga journey in 1971, spending nearly two decades as a personal student of the legendary yogi Sri Krishnamacharya. Then he immersed himself in further wide-ranging studies of ayurveda, samkhya, tantra, ancient India dramatics, jyotisha, and more over decades. He is the author of several books on yoga, including Yoga for Body, Breath, and Mind, Yoga Therapy, and Krishnamacharya: His Life and Teachings.
Indra Mohan began her yoga studies along with her husband, A.G. Mohan, in 1971. She is one of few people to receive a post-graduate diploma in yoga from Sri Krishnamacharya. She is appreciated by students not only for her extensive knowledge and clear teachings, but also for her wisdom and calm presence. She has guided many thousands of students over five decades to increase their wellbeing, manage their health problems, and find personal and spiritual transformation.
Dr. Ganesh Mohan, son of A. G. Mohan and Indra Mohan, was trained from childhood in yoga and other related traditional studies. He is a doctor, having trained in both modern medicine and Ayurveda. He is the co-author of Yoga Therapy, Krishnamacharya, and Yoga Reminder. He directs the Svastha Yoga Therapy and Teacher Training programs as well as other trainings internationally.
Nitya Mohan, daughter of A. G. Mohan and Indra Mohan, was trained in yoga from a young age. She also holds a degree in music and is an exponent of Vedic chanting, having conducted numerous seminars and given concerts internationally. A skilled and experienced teacher, she has been running the Svastha training programs in Singapore for two decades.
When can I access the materials in the course?
This is a live course spread over 5 sessions. Please review the dates and times to schedule your attendance. Recordings will be uploaded to the course after the live sessions.
How can I join the live sessions?
Zoom meeting links to each live session will be available inside the course and sent to you by email on the day before each session. Further instructions are detailed in the introductory lesson, and you can email us for help or information.
I missed the live session, what do I do?
The recordings of the live sessions will be uploaded to the course and you can watch the replays at your convenience
How long can I access the course?
You have access to the course for one year from the date of your enrollment.
How physically challenging are the practices in the course?
You can do the practices in this course while seated on a chair. All levels are welcome.
Is the course mainly lecture or practice?
The course contains both. The vision of Svastha and the Mohans is that one should always develop understanding along with practices. That is the way to empower yourself for lifelong wellbeing. That was also the traditional way of teaching and learning.
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