These lectures are part of a 50 hour training over 5 days with Bess, Tahl and guest faculty Carlos Pomeda. This is the link to sign up to attend ONLY Carlos Pomeda's philosophy lectures over 4 days (Module 2). If you wish to attend the whole 50 hour training, please see the enrolment option above titled "50 hour Advanced Teacher Training - Philosophy".
Module 2: The Radiant Manifestations of Yoga Devas (4 days)
The “Shining Ones”, the devas or so-called deities of the various Yoga traditions encode within their forms profound and powerful teachings about the nature and applications of Yoga in our daily lives. Throughout history, they have spoken loud and clear, inspiring generation after generation of seekers and practitioners. Bridging a gap of centuries and continents, this workshop will be a fascinating exploration of several key archetypes, delving into the power of symbols, helping us uncover layers of meaning as well as applications to enrich our own modern lives. It will combine informed
and engaging discussions and presentations with asana practice, contemplation, group discussion and meditation sessions. Our goal is to demystify, to inform and, above all, to inspire.
About Carlos Pomeda
Originally from Madrid, Spain, Carlos has been steeped in all aspects of the yoga tradition during more than 40 years of practice and study. He spent 18 of those years as a monk of the Saraswati order, under the name Swami Gitananda, including 9 years of traditional training and practice in India. During this time he learned the various systems of Indian Philosophy and immersed himself in the practice of yoga, becoming one of the senior monks of the tradition and teaching meditation and philosophy to tens of thousands of students around the world. He combines this experience and traditional training with his academic background, which includes two Masters Degrees: one in Sanskrit, from U.C. Berkeley (where he has taught) and another one, in Religious Studies, from U.C. Santa Barbara. He is currently working on a book on the topic of “Karma and the Journey of the Soul”, as well as a new translation of the Śivasūtra, an important Tantric text of the Kashmiri tradition . Carlos currently lives in the US, and travels extensively around the world conducting a variety of retreats, courses, seminars, workshops and lectures on the Wisdom of Yoga and related subjects. As a teacher, Carlos is renowned for the breadth of his knowledge and the clarity with which he conveys it. His great love of the Indian yoga traditions, his insight, his humor and his deep connection with his audiences give him the ability to transmit the deepest scriptural teachings in a way that is clear, meaningful and applicable. Studying with Carlos is an enjoyable and transformative experience.
Sunday July 28, 12.30-3.30pm
Monday July 29 - Wednesday July 31, 11.30-2.30pm
(Please note these dates and times are CORRECT, the course title at the top only shows the start date, and a time slot that makes our booking system happy)
This course is part of the Creature Yoga 300 hour Advanced Teacher Training pathway. Students will be eligible to receive 12 hours of Continuing Education Units with Yoga Alliance. If you wish to receive the 300 hour training hours you must complete the whole 50 hour training.
The Myths and Gods of India, by Alain Daniélou (please purchase and read prior to course, and bring to course)
Cost: $300 (10% member discount, 10% early bird until 30 April)