Bhagavad Gita

A philosophy and discussion weekend


Next offering: April 2020

Fri 5-8PM • Sat 9-4:30PM • Sun 9-4:30PM

Location: Calgary, AB


Mahatma Gandhi had only 4 possessions, of which the Bhagavad Gita, yoga’s most beloved texts, was one of them. This story is an epic tale of a young warrior prince who faces a major predicament – to fight, or not to fight. Unfolding on the battle field, the Bhagavad Gita is an allegory of the struggle between good and evil and the dilemmas we face in our lives. It delves into the philosophies of yoga and big life questions such as, “who am I?”, “what is my purpose?” and “why am I here?”. Join us for a weekend that deepens your own personal inquiry and brings traditional teachings to the relevance of your modern life.

Key Concepts

Bhagavad Gita: Living Yoga is a timeless metaphor for life and practice. This influential text has an encompassing reach that has influenced many people through the ages and around the world. This ancient Sanskrit scripture is loved by many simply because its narration is insightful.
In this workshop, you will be given the opportunity to study as a group and engage in discussions about the three main paths of yoga: knowledge, action and devotion.
We will explore:
• The history of the Bhagavad Gita, Hinduism and Indian society
• Overview of the Bhagavad Gita: central theme, plot and main characters
• Metaphors of the Bhagavad Gita
• Key terms: Dharma (duty to attain self-realization), Sva-dharma (duty to attain our path), Karma (Samsaric cycle of birth and death), Karma Yoga (spiritual activism), Bhakti Yoga (devotion), Adhikara (authority in action), Sanyasa (formal vow of renunciation)

What Will You Gain From This Workshop

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With this Bhagavad Gita: Living Yoga workshop, you will dive into the overarching themes and characters that speak to the human experience. Glean the rich teachings of the Bhagavad Gita that you can share and inspire your students with. Confidently offer these metaphors to your own students so that they may live their yoga on and off of the mat. You will receive:
• 18 classroom instruction hours, including daily asana practice
• Course notes
• Continued Education (CE) credits with Yoga Alliance
• Insight about the central concepts and themes of the Bhagavad Gita
• Inquiry and insight into your yoga journey
• A community of like-minded seekers to share your path with
• Access to a shared drive with literature and multimedia for further studies

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Course Information

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Location: Journey Yoga, Calgary, AB
Dates: April 5-7, 2019
Class Times: Friday 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Faculty: Erin Macaig
Tuition Options:
• full weekend immersion $365
• Tuition for all 5 Yoga Studies weekends for $1799
• Bhagavad Gita Studies Option: Sat & Sun 9:30 am-12:30pm $149
• Asana Studies Option: Sat & Sun 1:30-4:30pm $129


*This program is a part of our 200HR Yoga Teacher Training and can be taken on its own or towards a certification.

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Secure your place

  • $365

    Full Weekend

    Fri 5-8pm, Sat & Sun 9am-4:30pm
  • This immersion can be taken on its own for continuing education credits, or as part of our 200hr training.
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  • $149

    Bhagavad Gita Studies

    9am-12:30pm Sat & Sun
  • Learn more about the rich history & traditions of yoga.
  • Purchase
  • $129

    Asana Studies

    1:30pm-4:30pm Sat & Sun
  • Practice and unpack key yoga poses, including alignment and variations.
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