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Study of Devi Mahatmayam: Awaken The Voice of Divine Feminine 

Study of Devi Mahatmayam: Awaken The Voice of Divine Feminine
with Indu Arora

Now is the time to study and honor the Goddess! We will explore the mantra, the story, and symbolic meaning of Goddess Durga, and how it relates to Yoga and our everyday life from the text Devi Mahatmyam. Every day shall include teachings, important verses, and special practices that shall allow the participants to unfold the practical meaning behind the text. Learn how to apply these scriptures to sadhana and embrace this opportunity to awaken the goddess shakti within. Don’t miss!

Study of Devi Mahatmayam: Awaken The Voice of Divine Feminine
with Indu Arora

LIVE In Person + Virtual. Zoom details will be sent out a day before the workshop.
COVID POLICY:
Students who wish to attend live must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination card.

Dates: Fri-Sun, Feb 18-20, 2022
Times: 10am-6pm daily with 1.5 hour lunch break
CEs with Yoga Alliance, IAYT, NAMA: 19.5
Cost: $499; $550 after Dec 18, 2021

Audio & Video Recordings: Cost includes access to the video recordings of the training for two weeks (14) days once the training is complete. After two weeks, the audio recording will be available for purchase for those who were registered for the training/workshop. Audio recording for attendees can be purchased after the event.

Please read our Cancellation Policy below before registering.

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Details & Description

Weekend Description

Devi Mahatmya also known as Chandi path or Durga Saptashati is the detailed exploration and celebration of the Goddess Durga in her tamasic, rajasic and sattvic form. It is an ancient Shakta text which gives us symbolic as well direct teachings to rise from challenging situations, usher growth, and prepare for renewal. Respond to this call and embrace and celebrate the spirit of women. Cultivate a connection with your divine feminine and our sacred roots with the study of the Devi Mahatmayam.

We will explore the mantra, the story, and symbolic meaning of Goddess Durga, and how it relates to Yoga and our everyday life from the text Devi Mahatmyam. Important verses from the text will be provided to the participants. Every day shall include teachings and special practices that shall allow the participants to unfold the practical meaning behind the text. Learn how to apply these scriptures to sadhana and embrace this opportunity to awaken the goddess shakti within. To take a look at the takeaways!

Be a part of the study of the most important chapters and episodes from the 13 chapters of the Devi Mahatmyam (a part of Markandeya Purana).

Day 1: Prathama Charitra: Introduction to the text, Meaning and The story of Yoga Nidra and Tamas
Day 2: Madhyama Charitra: The Story and rising of Rajas
Day 3: Antim Charitra: The Story and rising of Sattva


Overall learning objectives:

  • What is the meaning of Devi, Shakti, Mahamaya and Prakrti
  • History and reference of Devi Mahatmyam
  • Why is the text called Durga Saptashati and Chandi Path
  • Guptavalli: The secret meaning of the text
  • Connection of the text with Samkhya Darshan
  • 3 Levels of Understanding the Devi Mahatmyam
  • The 3 Charitras of the text
  • The story of the Goddess Yoga Nidra
  • The 8 Siddhis as the forms of Devi
  • Learn Kundalini Pranayama
  • How to apply Marma Kavach
  • Learn and recite Ratri Suktam
  • Beeja Mantra recitation of Five elements
  • The use of Simha Mudra, Ashwini Mudra to awaken Shakti
  • Japa of Navarana Mantra
  • Gayatri Pranayama
  • The recitation of Narayanti Stuti/ Devi Stui
  • The mediation on the nirguna from of Devi
  • The drawing back of the Shakti
  • Shavasana and Shav-yatra
  • Application of Devi Mahatmyam in everyday life

Takeways:

  • Important verses of the text as pdf.
  • Handouts for each day of the training
  • Review sheets and Quizzes
  • CEU’s from Yoga Alliance
  • Certificate from Indu Arora
  • Audio recordings at a nominal price (Optional)
  • Video replay (limited time – see notes above in registration info)

Tools:

Japa Mala, meditation mat, any props as needed, journaling notebook, comfortable place to practice and study.

Required Reading

  • Mudra: The Sacred Secret by Indu Arora (Yogsadhna.com)
  • Yoga: Ancient Heritage Tomorrow’s Vision (www.yogsadhna.com)
  • Devi Mahatmyam by Swami Jagdiswarananda

RequirementS:

Open to all Yoga practitioners, Mediation practitioners of different lineages, Ayurveda professionals, Yoga Students. No prior experience needed.

Policies for All Students

  • “No shows” will receive no credit and forfeit full payment
  • Fees, once paid, can neither be refunded nor transferred
  • No verbal commitments will hold your spot.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds. Cancellations received 14 days prior to the start of the session will receive studio credit less $100 cancellation fee. Cancellations received within 14 days of the session start date will receive no credit.

Cancellation must be received by Devanadi by phone or email

Program Teachers

Indu Arora

Ayurveda and Yoga Therapist