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Astanga Yoga Practice & Philosophy

We're very happy to have Eddie Stern back at Delight Yoga, teaching a morning of Astanga Yoga Practice and Philosophy.

Eddie will offer a Mysore class on Friday morning from 06.30u - 09.45u*. The philosophy class from 10.00u - 12.00u will include chanting, pranayama, and stories about Sri Lakshmi from the ancient Hindu texts.

*starting time in between 6.15 and 8.15, you will receive more information on your start time closer to date.

The Goddess Lakshmi: Infinite Creativity and Spiritual Prosperity
The fall season in the Hindu calendar celebrates two very important festivals dedicated to the Goddess, one of which is Deepavali, the festival of lights, that falls in mid-October. During Deepavali, the illustriousness of Sri, or the Goddess Lakshmi, is celebrated and worshipped.

This two-hour class will be In honor of the fall Goddess season, and we will focus on chanting mantras that are energy manifestations of the Goddess. During the first hour, we will chant the mantras associated with the Divine Mothers that manifest as sound vibrations on each of the petals of the seven chakras. During the second hour, we will chant the Lakshmi Ashtakam, eight verses in praise of the Goddess Lakshmi. These eight verses can be chanted daily as a devotional practice, and they invoke Sri Lakshmi as the basis of all wealth, abundance, beauty, fearlessness, essence of mantras, and the One who is born of Yoga.

The class will include chanting, pranayama, and stories about Sri Lakshmi from the ancient Hindu texts.

siddhi buddhi prade devi
bhukti mukti pradāyini |
mantra mūrte sadā devi
mahālakṣmi namo ‌’stu te ||

Oh great Goddess, who gives success and intelligence,
who generously gives enjoyment and liberation,
who is the form of the mantra,
Goddess Lakshmi, salutations to you.

While the 10:00-12:00 is open to everybody, you need to be familiar already with Astanga Yoga in the Mysore style of practicing to join the morning Mysore session. If in doubt please contact Lidewij Severins via lidewij | delightyoga ! nl with your questions and concerns.

Eddie Stern will offer more teachings at the Inner Peace Conference on the weekend 7-8 October. To find out more, please visit www.innerpeaceconference.org

You can register for this workshop via the ticket link above :)

For international students
If you are coming from abroad and you do not have a Dutch bank account, you will not be able to register online. Please send your registration request via email to info | delightyoga ! nl you will then receive further instructions to complete your registration via bank transfer.

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