It has become the norm to fill our lives with so much activity that we hardly recognize how driven we are, how stressful our lives have become, and how our busy-ness affects us. In today’s society, our sense of self-esteem is often so closely associated with what we accomplish that we sacrifice our well-being for creating an image of “success.”
In this workshop, we will examine the root causes of busy-ness and the tendency to value how much we do rather than the quality of what we do, or how we feel in doing it. We will explore a few practical tools for slowing down, relieving stress, and being present to what we are doing. We will discuss strategies to set and maintain priorities in our lives, to make decisions that reflect what we truly value, and to create balance between the various roles that we play.
Satsang begins with 30 minutes of silent meditation (with guidance to lead you in) and chanting. Please join us afterwards for some hearty, vegetarian soup.
Pictured are Swami Satchidananda and Swami Vishnudevananda, both disciples of Swami Sivananda.
Swami Ramananda served as the president of the Integral Yoga Institute in New York City for more than a decade and is a greatly respected senior teacher in the Integral Yoga tradition. He has been practicing Yoga for over 30 years. Through his affinity for and devoted study of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Ramananda offers practical methods for integrating the teachings of Yoga into daily life and coping with stress, depression, and anger. He leads advanced-level Yoga teacher training programs in New York City and a variety of workshops in many locations around the country. He is a founding board member of the Yoga Alliance, a national registry that supports and promotes Yoga teachers as professionals, and he is currently the president of the San Francisco Integral Yoga Institute.