For over 200 years, India’s gurus and yoga masters have been transforming American lives. In this workshop, Sherri Baptiste and Philip Goldberg will blend knowledge, practice, and narrative into a sublime experience of yogic teachings.
Through meditation, yoga asanas, breathwork, chanting, and other methodologies, we will explore the Himalayan silence and transcendent awareness that sages have sung about for thousands of years. Through the magic of multimedia, we will bask in the inspiring presence of revered teachers including Yogananda, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Satchidananda, Muktananda, and others who have profoundly impacted our culture, as well as the gifted Westerners — the Beatles, Walt Baptiste, Ram Dass, Allen Ginsberg, and more — who transmitted India’s wisdom in unique and masterful ways. We will give special attention to the history of Esalen, the human potential movement, and the San Francisco Renaissance. Participants can take home a deeper and more expanded vision of the Vedic legacy and its adaptation to America; a fresh perspective on our collective spiritual evolution; and a repertoire of new transformative practices to accelerate progress to higher self realization. Please bring a yoga mat.