Asheville Yoga Center
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Asheville Yoga Center is one of the most popular yoga schools in the Southeast. Our foundational programs are designed to enhance your personal knowledge, deepen your practice and provide you with the confidence and skills necessary to safely experience or teach yoga.

We offer three types of event:

  • Yoga workshops (non-certification events) 
  • 200 Hour RYT  training courses
  • 300 Hour certified training courses (Advanced Study and Therapeutically-Oriented)

The Bhagavad Gita: Moral Philosophy for Modern Yoga Practitioners

The Bhagavad Gita: Moral Philosophy for Modern Yoga Practitioners
Michael Johnson
Asheville Yoga Center
January 19, 2018
12:00 am - 12:00 am

January 19 - 21, 2018
300-hour YA credit
All Levels Welcome


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($300 after December 8, 2017)

Friday, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Saturday, 9:00am – 12:00pm | 1:30 – 5:30pm
Sunday, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Moral philosophy is the very foundation of the eight limbs of yoga. Join us for a weekend of practice and reflection on one of the greatest yoga texts of all time: महभरतम् Mahābhāratam (Great India) and it's famous section: भगवद् गत Bhagavad Gītā (Song of the Divine). This epic story of two families has been a source of inspiration and wisdom for nearly two millennia. In addition to an overview of the Gītās 18 chapters and it's greatest quotes, we will explore the current debate on the new science of morality:http://www.edge.org/events/the-new-science-of-morality

Learn about the difference between liberal and conservative moral channels, automatic vs. manual morality, the moral landscape, willpower and the false dichotomy between emotion and reason so that you can better communicate to your audience. Learn several inspirational stories that you can share in your classes to help make the world a better place.

Required Reading: (please bring to class)
Bhagavad Gita by Stephen Mitchell

Recommended Reading:
The Moral Landscape by Sam Harris
Jaya by Devdutt Patanaik
The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt
The Yoga Handbook by Stephanie Keach

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More Info: The Bhagavad Gita & 300 Hour Advanced Studies 

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200 Hour (200 RYT)
Yoga Teacher Training

Become a Yoga Teacher — Our 200 Hour program is lead by an expert faculty who inspire future yoga instructors and those simply looking to deepen their practice. Gain skills, knowledge and experience to be great yoga teacher.

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300 Hour (500 RYT)
Advanced Teacher Training

Begin Anytime – 11 Required Modules (mostly weekends). Our most popular and flexible program: you have several years to pick and choose your courses to most enhance your own teaching style.

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Therapeutically Oriented 
Teacher Training

10+ Weekends over 9 months – This course is geared mostly towards working one-on-one in private yoga sessions that contain strong therapeutic elements, with each weekend building upon the next.