A Lotus in the Desert: Yoga and the Monastic Life
Tuesday, October 3- Friday, October 6, 2017
Led by David Robles, E-RYT
Join us for an in-depth discussion of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, a cornerstone text in yogic asceticism and meditation, with an eye towards similar traditions in the west. Explore not only the background of the yoga tradition but the origins of western monasticism as we compare the teachings of Patanjali with the Desert Fathers, uncovering their commonalities and differences. Open to all, this retreat also provides the necessary 10 contact hours for yoga teachers looking to meet their continuing education requirements. This retreat also provides the necessary 10 contact hours for yoga teachers looking to meet their continuing education requirements.
David Robles is the co-owner of Liberation Yoga and Wellness Center in Mahopac NY. With a life-long interest in yoga and spirituality, he has taught numerous workshops and teacher trainings in the New York area. David enjoys making classical texts accessible to modern practitioners and sharing his love of philosophy with his students. Believing in the universality of religious experience, he emphasizes a comparative, humanistic and psychological approach to the subject matter.
Cost: $350, deposit: $80