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Stories of the Moonlight Goddess with Dr. Douglas Brooks

Friday, November 16 - Sunday, November 18
with Dr. Douglas Brooks at North


The rich mythologies of the Great Goddess are fertile ground for deep self-reflection about our mortal human life.  Where we stand in the natural world, how we live in society and in relationships of intimacy and within the complexities of the everyday, and, at last, how we imagine ourselves and nurture our identity.

There are a series of goddesses from deep South India that embody a kind of sweet ferocity, appearing as it were in forms that mean to charm and soothe us even as they hold within them a fire and ferocity that cuts to the core of our human situation.  These goddesses embody nature, connect to relationships of love, teach us about care and terror, courage and fear, and the important narratives that create a life of contemplation and reflection. Each one of them has a story, an image, and a teaching that enriches and transforms our self-understanding and invites us to alchemize our innermost being.  We will study them each as individuals and put them together to create a coherent whole. This means that you can come to any one session or, better yet, come to all and see the rich connections and complexities that emerge. You are every character in every story and in each of these stories you'll see yourself and the world around you. Never has an ancient teaching been so relevant and useful for today's world.

NO previous knowledge is expected or required.  Everything you need to learn you already possess. Bring an open mind and a willing heart.  The teachings here are about living in the familiar worlds we all inhabit.


Friday, November 16
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Minakshi, The Fish Eyed Goddess

Finding her home in the Honey City that is today called Madurai, Minakshi is a warrior princess with a fascinating and beautiful story of emergence, battles with demons outside and in, and a complex marriage to the Beautiful Lord Shiva. Her story is about discovering our roots, turning to our gifts, and nurturing our creativity.

Cost $40 ($45 after Oct 16)


Saturday, November 17
10:00am - 12:30pm
Kali and Mariyamman

Many students of yoga will recognize the images of Kali and Durga, who are usually presented as a pair, and find their roots in the oldest known sources for the study of goddess in the Sanskrit language. We will take up the essential Kali myths as resources for understanding the depths of passion, ferocity, and love that permeate the strange traditions of the Great Mother. In addition, we will turn to a local formulation from the Tamil tradition, the great Mariyamman, the Mother of the Rains who in folk traditions takes on many of the same Kali forms and attributes but draws us even further into the primal and essential stories of life, death, love, sex, food, and self-creativity.

Cost $45 ($55 after Oct 16)


Saturday, November 17
2:00pm - 4:30pm
Sivakamasundari and Kamaski

The goddess called the Beautiful One of Shiva's Desire is Sivakamasundari, who appears as the consort of the famous Dancer, Shiva Nataraja. Her story is one of mature relationships that define us through our most essential needs. Her myth draws us into the complexities of life as a 'dance' that invites us to graceful movement in the midst of tumultuous realities. Kamaski is literally the one whose Eyes Are Desire. She too has a remarkable story of love and loss and reclamation and a presence that includes many of the rich esoteric teachings of the Tantra. We will explore both of these great goddesses in ways that allow us to find beneficence in the fury of the everyday world.

Cost $45 ($55 after Oct 16)


Sunday, November 18
10:00am -12:30pm
Akhilandesvar, the Crocodile Goddess

Akhilandesvari, the Crocodile Goddess, is 'never not broken,' the Unbroken Goddess who has as her 'vehicle' the Crocodile. This great goddess keeps the company of Shiva as Jambukesvara, the Lord of the Jambu Tree that is nothing less than the universe itself. Here we discover a rich symbolism and conversation about elemental desires, hopes, dreams, and terrors. From this goddess we learn to break ourselves so that we might break into ourselves to discover a more complex self of empowered possibilities.

Cost $45 ($55 after Oct 16)


Full Program:  $165 ($185 after Oct 16)



ABOUT DR. DOUGLAS BROOKS

Douglas Brooks is a scholar of Hinduism, south Asian languages, and the comparative study of religions.   He lived in India with his teacher, Dr. Gopala Aiyar Sundaramoorthy, for many years studying and practicing Srividya, Auspicious Wisdom, and the modern traditions of goddess-centered Tantra.  Currently Professor of Religion at the University of Rochester, he holds both Masters and his doctoral degrees from Harvard University.


ADVANCED TRAINING

This course is an elective course in Yoga Yoga’s 500-hour Teacher Training program. 
If you are a 500-hour Teacher Training student and want to receive elective credit for this course, you must register for the full weekend, not individual segments.
You can enroll online by selecting “TT CREDIT” during checkout. Credit hours will automatically apply. You must meet attendance and any other course specific requirements in order to receive credit hours.

Have questions about our 500-hour Teacher Training program and want to speak to an Admissions Counselor? Schedule a phone, video or in-person consult here, or call our office, 512-326-2273. You can also reach us via email, training@yogayoga.com.

Read more about our 500-hour teacher training program.

 


 

YOGA YOGA EVENT & YOGA PLUS CANCELLATION POLICY

If you find yourself unable to attend an event, please alert us as soon as possible.

  • Cancellations 21 or more days prior to start of an event will receive a full refund.
  • Cancellations 8-20 days prior to start of an event can receive a partial refund or credit (20% penalty).
  • No refunds or transfers are available for no shows or cancellations within 7 days of the start of the event.

Please contact the studio manager where the event is being hosted or the Events Department at 512-707-YOGA events@yogayoga.com to initiate a cancellation.

Yoga Yoga reserves the right to cancel any program at any time. If this is necessary, we will issue a full refund.

 

11.16

date & time

Friday, November 16 - Sunday, November 18
with Dr. Douglas Brooks at North


The rich mythologies of the Great Goddess are fertile ground for deep self-reflection about our mortal human life….

location

Yoga Yoga North - 2167 W Anderson Ln Austin, TX 78757

price

full program: $165 ($185 after Oct 16)

contact

For 500-hour credit: call (512) 326-2273 or email training@yogayoga.com

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11.16

date & time

11/16/18 6:30pm — 8:30pm

location

Yoga Yoga North - 2167 W Anderson Ln Austin, TX 78757

price

full program: $165 ($185 after Oct 16)

Friday, November 16 - Sunday, November 18
with Dr. Douglas Brooks at North


The rich mythologies of the Great Goddess are fertile ground for deep self-reflection about our mortal human life.  Where we stand in the natural world, how we live in society and in relationships of intimacy and within the complexities of the everyday, and, at last, how we imagine ourselves and nurture our identity.

There are a series of goddesses from deep South India that embody a kind of sweet ferocity, appearing as it were in forms that mean to charm and soothe us even as they hold within them a fire and ferocity that cuts to the core of our human situation.  These goddesses embody nature, connect to relationships of love, teach us about care and terror, courage and fear, and the important narratives that create a life of contemplation and reflection. Each one of them has a story, an image, and a teaching that enriches and transforms our self-understanding and invites us to alchemize our innermost being.  We will study them each as individuals and put them together to create a coherent whole. This means that you can come to any one session or, better yet, come to all and see the rich connections and complexities that emerge. You are every character in every story and in each of these stories you'll see yourself and the world around you. Never has an ancient teaching been so relevant and useful for today's world.

NO previous knowledge is expected or required.  Everything you need to learn you already possess. Bring an open mind and a willing heart.  The teachings here are about living in the familiar worlds we all inhabit.


Friday, November 16
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Minakshi, The Fish Eyed Goddess

Finding her home in the Honey City that is today called Madurai, Minakshi is a warrior princess with a fascinating and beautiful story of emergence, battles with demons outside and in, and a complex marriage to the Beautiful Lord Shiva. Her story is about discovering our roots, turning to our gifts, and nurturing our creativity.

Cost $40 ($45 after Oct 16)


Saturday, November 17
10:00am - 12:30pm
Kali and Mariyamman

Many students of yoga will recognize the images of Kali and Durga, who are usually presented as a pair, and find their roots in the oldest known sources for the study of goddess in the Sanskrit language. We will take up the essential Kali myths as resources for understanding the depths of passion, ferocity, and love that permeate the strange traditions of the Great Mother. In addition, we will turn to a local formulation from the Tamil tradition, the great Mariyamman, the Mother of the Rains who in folk traditions takes on many of the same Kali forms and attributes but draws us even further into the primal and essential stories of life, death, love, sex, food, and self-creativity.

Cost $45 ($55 after Oct 16)


Saturday, November 17
2:00pm - 4:30pm
Sivakamasundari and Kamaski

The goddess called the Beautiful One of Shiva's Desire is Sivakamasundari, who appears as the consort of the famous Dancer, Shiva Nataraja. Her story is one of mature relationships that define us through our most essential needs. Her myth draws us into the complexities of life as a 'dance' that invites us to graceful movement in the midst of tumultuous realities. Kamaski is literally the one whose Eyes Are Desire. She too has a remarkable story of love and loss and reclamation and a presence that includes many of the rich esoteric teachings of the Tantra. We will explore both of these great goddesses in ways that allow us to find beneficence in the fury of the everyday world.

Cost $45 ($55 after Oct 16)


Sunday, November 18
10:00am -12:30pm
Akhilandesvar, the Crocodile Goddess

Akhilandesvari, the Crocodile Goddess, is 'never not broken,' the Unbroken Goddess who has as her 'vehicle' the Crocodile. This great goddess keeps the company of Shiva as Jambukesvara, the Lord of the Jambu Tree that is nothing less than the universe itself. Here we discover a rich symbolism and conversation about elemental desires, hopes, dreams, and terrors. From this goddess we learn to break ourselves so that we might break into ourselves to discover a more complex self of empowered possibilities.

Cost $45 ($55 after Oct 16)


Full Program:  $165 ($185 after Oct 16)



ABOUT DR. DOUGLAS BROOKS

Douglas Brooks is a scholar of Hinduism, south Asian languages, and the comparative study of religions.   He lived in India with his teacher, Dr. Gopala Aiyar Sundaramoorthy, for many years studying and practicing Srividya, Auspicious Wisdom, and the modern traditions of goddess-centered Tantra.  Currently Professor of Religion at the University of Rochester, he holds both Masters and his doctoral degrees from Harvard University.


ADVANCED TRAINING

This course is an elective course in Yoga Yoga’s 500-hour Teacher Training program. 
If you are a 500-hour Teacher Training student and want to receive elective credit for this course, you must register for the full weekend, not individual segments.
You can enroll online by selecting “TT CREDIT” during checkout. Credit hours will automatically apply. You must meet attendance and any other course specific requirements in order to receive credit hours.

Have questions about our 500-hour Teacher Training program and want to speak to an Admissions Counselor? Schedule a phone, video or in-person consult here, or call our office, 512-326-2273. You can also reach us via email, training@yogayoga.com.

Read more about our 500-hour teacher training program.

 


 

YOGA YOGA EVENT & YOGA PLUS CANCELLATION POLICY

If you find yourself unable to attend an event, please alert us as soon as possible.

  • Cancellations 21 or more days prior to start of an event will receive a full refund.
  • Cancellations 8-20 days prior to start of an event can receive a partial refund or credit (20% penalty).
  • No refunds or transfers are available for no shows or cancellations within 7 days of the start of the event.

Please contact the studio manager where the event is being hosted or the Events Department at 512-707-YOGA events@yogayoga.com to initiate a cancellation.

Yoga Yoga reserves the right to cancel any program at any time. If this is necessary, we will issue a full refund.

 

contact

For 500-hour credit: call (512) 326-2273 or email training@yogayoga.com

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