Join us for this outdoor community event, limited to 12 persons for proper distancing, held every Sunday evening, 5 to 6pm, for a lively discussion and practicum based on Shri Shri Paramhansa Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi- the book that introduced Yoga and Kriya Yoga to the west. Perhaps the only book you may need to self-realize. Come find your true Self as it contains the science of “how to live”. We will focus on understanding the deeper meanings and practices and relationship to the Vedic tradition. Each session will include: chapter highlights/open discussion/Q&A followed by meditation and practicum relevant to the chapter. Sessions will be hosted by Ashwin Kumar, Doctor of Ayurveda and Vedic Sciences and third generation Kriyaban.

Topics may include:

-Question and answers to your specific health/wellness challenges, personal practice, or any other questions important to you

-Yoga, Pranayama, and Meditation practices

-What are the preliminary steps for an effective Kriya Yoga practice

-Ayurvedic Nutrition and art of self-healing thru nutrition

-Healing emotional, psychological trauma, and mental disorders

-Overcoming addictions, fear, attachment, anxiety, etc…

-Healing complex imbalances & diseases with Ayurveda and Panchakarma, Yoga, and other Vedic practices

-Underlying practices both in Vedas and Autobiography of a Yogi

-Overview of the Vedas and related ancient sanskrit texts

-Basics of Sanskritam

-Art of Vastu, energy balancing for home and interior spaces

-Jyotisha- Vedic/Indian astrology

The Vedic tradition is referenced throughout the Autobiography of a Yogi. The Vedic tradition is rooted in the eternal Vedas, and other supporting ancient works such as the Upanishads. The Vedic tradition includes Ayurveda, Yoga, Tantra, Vastu, Astrology and more. We will also explore the origin and practices of Yoga, Kriya Yoga and different lineages to date as well as the Guru-Parampara (teacher-disciple relationship).

We typically cover one chapter per week. Join in the discussion or just listen and enjoy. This group is only for those who are committed to attending and participating – please register only if you are truly committed to attending regularly and space is limited to 12.

This outdoor event will be held in Glendale at the park immediately behind the Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St, Glendale CA. Plenty of free parking. In addition, there is Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation class immediately following, welcome to attend. All levels welcomed.

For more information, please call or email us with any questions at ashwin@ashwinayurveda.com or 323 702-1211. Visit us at ashwinayurveda.com or IG: @ashwinayurveda