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The Many Faces of the Bhagavad-Gita

  • NoDa Yoga 3201 North Davidson Street Charlotte, NC, 28205 United States (map)

**Please note this workshop is held at our NoDa Yoga Annex. Check your email following registration for more information.**

Date: Sunday, December 2

Time: 9:30AM-4:30PM (Lunch 12-1)

The Bhagavad-Gita (“Song of God”) is a two-thousand year old Indian classic that has been translated into 50+ languages. In this workshop, our discussion of the text will be framed by several questions:

  • What is the eternal message(s) of the Bhagavad-Gita?

  • Does it inspire devotion to God and self-realization?

  • Or castism/racism and sexism?

  • Or holy war and divinely sanctioned violence?

  • Is there a single, correct interpretation?

Join Marcy Goldstein, Ph.D. and Carey Sims E-RYT for a fascinating exploration of the many faces of the Bhagavad-Gita. Includes analysis of the text and art, chanting, and a Bhagavad-Gita-inspired asana practice.

No prior knowledge is required, but for a richer experience, read a translation (or two) in advance.

Please bring a journal, yoga mat, and open mind/heart.

This workshop provides 6 Hours of CEUs from Yoga Alliance.

Suggested translations: Bhagavad Gita: The Beloved Lord's Secret Love Song by Graham Schweig, The Bhagavad-Gita: Krishna's Counsel in Time of War by Barbara Stoler-Miller, The Bhagavad Gita According to Gandhi, Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation by Stephen Mitchell

Investment: $110 OR $99 Early Bird Pricing (Ends 11/25) 

Meet your Instructors:

Marcy Braverman Goldstein, Ph.D. received doctoral training at University of California, Santa Barbara and in India and has taught at UC Riverside, Davidson College, UNC Charlotte, and the Center for Peace and Social Justice at Queens University of Charlotte. As founder of Sanskrit Revolution, she teaches Sanskrit, yogic speech, history, and philosophy at yoga studios and festivals nationally. Drawing upon her academic background and yoga practice, Marcy creates classes that illuminate the language and culture of yoga, deepen people’s knowledge, and inspire personal growth.

Carey Sims RYT500, E-RYT200 has degrees in Psychology from Winthrop University and Religious Studies from UNC Charlotte. He teaches at NoDa Yoga and offers Chair Yoga at various senior living centers in the Charlotte area. He is a student of Adaptive Yoga pioneer Matthew Sanford at Mind Body Solutions. Carey’s mission is to use Yoga to help students explore their bodies in an accepting and non-judgmental way.