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Connecting with the Inner Goddess – Workshop w/ Ram Vakkalanka
September 2, 2023 @ 11:00 am - September 3, 2023 @ 4:00 pm$195.00
Saturday Sep 2 & Sunday Sep 3: 11-1 pm & 2-4 pm each day
Connecting with the Inner Goddess – the Tantric way
In view of the auspicious Devi Navaratri festival coming up, Vichara Yoga is offering a series of workshops to honor the Cosmic Feminine according to authentic Tantric tradition.
Tantra is a both a celebratory philosophy as well as a system of practices. It combines the beauty of existence with the sublimity of Divine Essence. Tantra is also a transformational ritualistic science that leads to spontaneous expressions of our inner Divinity. Tantra focuses on connecting the practitioner with the sacred Energies in Nature (the Adhi Bhautika) and eventually transform the individual into the Divinity they seek. In this sense, Tantra is non-dualistic in its approach.
This course taught by Ram Vakkalanka focuses on Durga, the Goddess of protection and nourishment. Goddess Durga can be fiery as well as compassionate at the same time. Those who seek peace and harmony in relationships, direction and stability in life and protection from negativity will benefit a lot from invoking the benign energy of Goddess Durga.
In this series of workshops, Ram will share various powerful Kerala tantric practices and rituals that will transform the practitioner so as to embody the energy of Goddess Durga by transcending the limitations of human existence. Please note that the Tantric method of Mantra sadhana is very different from the Vedic/Bhakti Yoga way that many people of familiar with and come with the proverbial empty cup of a mind. Ram will teach various Mudras, Mantras, Meditations and Tantra (a ritualistic activity) that elevate the practitioner to be an embodiment of Goddess Durga’s energy. Many ritualistic practices including Anga Nyasa, Kara Nyasa, Ayudha-Bhushana Nyasas will be taught in this workshop. Principles of Sanskrit pronunciation will be offered as necessary.
Those interested are advised to ideally attend all the four sessions. Only serious seekers, please. Bring a note book and pen. No other external tools required. Dress comfortably…in yellow clothes, if possible.
ABOUT RAM VAKKALANKA:
Ram Vakkalanka is an internationally recognized master of Yoga philosophy, Nada Yoga, Meditation and Sanskrit. He was born and brought up in India in a Yogic lifestyle. He grew up studying the Sanskrit language, ancient scriptures such as Upanishads and practicing Mantra-chanting and Meditation since childhood. In his teens, Ram started studying music through the Sitar, which eventually blossomed into Nada Yoga. Simultaneous to Yogic education, Ram also pursued mundane education, amassed a few qualifications in Finance and worked in the upper echelons of Management in the corporate world in Singapore, Africa, USA and Canada.
It was in Canada, Ram met his spiritual Guru and that meeting changed his life completely. In 2010, Ram quit the corporate world and dedicated his life to spreading the sublime philosophy of Veda and Vedic sciences such as Astrology and Ayurveda.
Ram shares his deep knowledge of the Yoga philosophy, Sanskrit, Nada Yoga as well as Vedic sciences such as Ayurveda and Astrology with a global audience through workshops, Retreats, Podcasts as well as one-on-one sessions. He is often described as ‘a gift to the global Yoga community’, given the breadth and depth of his wisdom as well as the authenticity, humility and passion with which he shares it. His teaching style is direct and simple but profound, filled with current examples and humour.
Ram’s creations so far include 22 CDs in three languages, one DVD and an online course about the origin and evolution of Yoga.
For more about Ram, visit www.ramvakkalanka.com, listen to his podcasts on Apple Podcasts and Spotify or connect with him on the social media (FB: Ram Vakkalanka, IG: ram_vakkalanka)