SUPERSOUL LIGHT ON WISDOM TRAINING
Take Your Knowledge of Yoga to the Next Level

with RAGHUNATH, KAUSTUBHA & DOYAL GAURANGA
SPECIAL GUEST RADHANATH SWAMI

India, December 30, 2019 - January 25, 2020

FLEXIBLE PAYMENT STRUCTURE:
$1,000 USD base rate
+
$1,000-$3,000 recommended donation

*Final payment deadline is December 1, 2019.


This is a one-of-a-kind immersion into the wisdom literature and philosophy of Bhakti Yoga


Announcing Supersoul Light on Wisdom School -- a residential program in India for 3 consecutive weeks
Immerse yourself in the rich wisdom literature of yoga in a peaceful, lush, and healing environment.

This course is perfect for a yoga teacher who wants to dramatically improve their ability to present yoga wisdom to their students. It’s also well-suited for anyone with an interest in learning more about the philosophy and practice of Bhakti-yoga.

The combination of outstanding teachers, the spiritual tranquility of the setting, and having time in seclusion to explore important yoga texts make this course a game-changer. Students and teachers will come together daily, to systematically learn how to understand and present yoga wisdom with clarity and confidence. 

Our teachers have decades of experience and teach in a way that is easy to understand. Cutting through the hazy or unclear, they show how these texts are relevant to a modern-day yogi. Our teachers really care about their students, making the atmosphere not only traditional and authentic, but also kind and open. If you ever wanted to have time away from the daily grind to learn in-depth and have all of your questions answered in a supportive environment, this is your chance.


A DEEPER DIVE INTO YOGA

The learning will take place in three formats:

  1. MORNING & EVENING DHARMA TALKS WITH RAGHUNATH

Considered a teacher's teacher, Raghunath is a gifted speaker and educator of self-transformation & spirituality. He has been changing people's life since he was a teenager, when he got into yoga and clean healthy living. Raghunath extracts the essential lessons from texts like the Bhagavad-gita, Ramayana, and Mahabharata and, with an amazing sense of humor, shows how they are relevant in today’s world.

2. SYSTEMATIC STUDIES WITH KAUSTUBHA DAS & DOYAL GAURANGA

Each day we will immerse ourselves in the following studies:

i. Bhagavad-Gita for Yogis with Kaustubha Das

The Bhagavad-Gita is arguably the yoga tradition’s most important text, exploring the integration of the elements of meditation, wisdom, action and devotion. Students will gain a clear idea of how classical yoga thought and practices can be applied in a modern urban environment in order to transform one’s life.
Topics include…

• The 4 Paths of Yoga
• Karma
• Even-Mindedness
• Purusha & Prakriti (spiritual & material energy)
• Goodness, Passion & Ignorance (the Gunas)
• Sacrifice
• Conceptions of God / Seeing God Everywhere
• Renunciation

Kaustubha Das has a special way of making the teachings and practices of yoga very approachable and relevant. He serves as Senior Educator of The Bhakti Center in New York City. Between the ages of 21 and 34 he lived as a Vaishnava monk, traveling and studying in ashrams in India and America. He teaches Bhakti-yoga philosophy and meditation, which he has practiced for over 30 years in the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition.

"Kaustubha is not only incredibly literate in all Vedic literature but he has imbibed them and lives them making his presentation both authoritative and heartfelt." Raghunath Cappo


ii. Understanding Bhakti-yoga through the works of Rupa Goswami with Doyal Gauranga

The writings of the Bhakti scholar and saint Rupa Goswami are revered for their depth and clarity. Spending time with these teachings will help takes students’ understanding of Bhakti from a sentimental understanding to a firm grasp of the science of how Bhakti-yoga really works.

We will be exploring two of Rupa Goswami’s texts:

The Nectar of Devotion – Srila Prabhupada’s summary study of Rupa Goswami’s Bhakti-rasamrita-sindhu, considered within the tradition an essential analysis of the path of Bhakti-yoga.
Topics include…

  • The definition of Bhakti (it’s primary & secondary features)

  • The six characteristics of pure devotion

  • The qualifications for practicing Bhakti

  • The two types of Sadhana-Bhakti 

  • The role of renunciation in Bhakti

  • The 64 prominent devotional practices (and which are most essential)

The Nectar of Instruction - the essence of all Bhakti philosophy, expertly summarized and poetized in 11 verses.
Topics include…

  • Six activities which spoil Bhakti practice

  • Six principles favorable for Bhakti practice

  • Six symptoms of love shared by Bhakti-yogis

  • How to honor Bhakti-yogis

  • The awakening of taste in chanting

  • The glories of Vrindavan

iii. Sacred Songs with Doyal Gauranga

Compliment your studies by learning the devotional songs and poetry of the Bhakti yoga masters, singing in call and response each day of the training.

Doyal Gauranga is a lover of music and kirtan who finds his deepest spiritual connections through musical prayer.  Having spent 10 years living in ashrams on both the East and West coasts of the United States, he now lives in NYC with his wife and serves at The Bhakti Center as the Director of Kirtan.  During his time as a monk Doyal had the opportunity to dive into Bhakti practices and study Bhakti texts and philosophy on a deep level.  In 2017 he completed his 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Supersoul Yoga. Alongside his services, he studies Psychology and Mental Health Counseling at Hunter College.

3. WISDOM STORIES WITH RADHANATH SWAMI

A highlight of the Light on Wisdom training is the opportunity to meet and hear from Radhanath Swami, an expert story-teller of the timeless wisdom of the Bhakti tradition.

Radhanath Swami is a Vaishnava sanyassi (a monk in a Krishna-bhakti lineage) and teacher of the devotional path of Bhakti-yoga. He is author of The Journey Home, a memoir of his search for spiritual truth, and the New York Times Bestseller The Journey Within – Exploring the Path of Bhakti. His teachings draw from the sacred texts of India such as The Bhagavad-gita, Srimad Bhagavatam, and Ramayana, and aim to reveal the practical application of the sacred traditions, while focusing on the shared essence which unites apparently disparate religious or spiritual paths.

This program is is open to all, you are not required to have a 200-hour certification.


Your Presenters

RAGHUNATH
Supersoul Director
Daily Satsangs

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Raghunath has been transforming people's life since he was a teenager, when he got into yoga and clean healthy living from a young age. He was the lead singer and songwriter of two internationally-acclaimed bands that toured the world in the punk/hardcore music community. Although the music was abrasive, it was filled with positive uplifting and spiritual lyrics that transformed tens of thousands of fans' lives espousing vegetarianism, karma, positive mental attitude and a drug-free life. Considered a teacher's teacher, Raghunath is a gifted speaker and educator of self-transformation & spirituality. He travels internationally, leads teacher trainings, annual sold-out pilgrimages to India, and has been living the life of a yogi for 28 years. At 22 he went to India and lived in a Krishna Bhakti ashram as a monk. He studied deeply sacred literature, music, cooking and deeper facets of yogic culture. Presently, he's married with 5 children and is co-creating Supersoul Farm, an educational center in Canaan NY, with his wife Brij Cappo.

 

RADHANATH SWAMI
Spiritual Guide & Dharma Lectures

Radhanath Swami is a Vaishnava sanyassin (a monk in a Krishna-bhakti lineage) and teacher of the devotional path of Bhakti-yoga. He is author of The Journey Home, a memoir of his search for spiritual truth. His teachings draw from the sacred texts of India such as The Bhagavad-gita, Srimad Bhagavatam, and Ramayana, and aim to reveal the practical application of the sacred traditions, while focusing on the shared essence which unites apparently disparate religious or spiritual paths.

 

KAUSTUBHA DAS
Sacred Texts & Philosophy

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Kaustubha Das has a special way of making the teachings and practices of yoga very approachable and relevant. He serves as Senior Educator of The Bhakti Center in New York City. Between the ages of 21 and 34 he lived as a Vaishnava monk, traveling and studying in ashrams in India and America. He teaches Bhakti-yoga philosophy and meditation, which he has practiced for over 30 years in the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition. Kaustubha Das also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for The Broome Street Temple.

"Kaustubha is not only incredibly literate in all Vedic literature but he has imbibed them and lives them making his presentation both authoritative and heartfelt." Raghunath Cappo

 

DOYAL GAURANGA
Bhakti Philosophy & Song Guide

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Doyal Gauranga is a lover of music and kirtan who finds his deepest spiritual connections through musical prayer.  Having spent 10 years living in ashrams on both the East and West coasts of the United States, he now lives in NYC with his wife and serves at The Bhakti Center as the Director of Kirtan.  During his time as a monk Doyal had the opportunity to dive into Bhakti practices and study Bhakti texts and philosophy on a deep level.  In 2017 he completed his 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Supersoul Yoga. Alongside his services, he studies Psychology and Mental Health Counseling at Hunter College.

 

ALEXANDRA MOGA
Training Coordinator

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Alexandra's yoga journey began in her childhood, when during summer breaks in Romania she would meditate alongside her aunt who taught her practices in forgiveness, focused breathing, and energetic visualization. In her teens she took her first yoga asana class and was hooked, finding the practice perfectly suited her passion for movement and dedication to spirituality. After four years of university in Paris, she returned to New York where she immersed herself in the yogic path with over 1,000 hours of training and teaching various communities since 2010. She is honored to share and facilitate the experience of Bhakti yoga, a path which she believes offers invaluable remedies for the dis-eases of modern life. She bows to the many teachers who have guided her ever-closer to understanding yoga, the divine, and how to be of service; namely: her mother and aunt, Raghunath, Dhanurdhara Swami, His Holiness Radhanath Swami, and His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.


Daily Schedule

*subject to slight modifications

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5:30-7am Morning Satsang with Raghunath
7-8:30am Group Asana Practice (optional)
8:30-9:30am Breakfast
10-1:30am Morning Session(s)
1:30-2:30pm Lunch
3-5pm Afternoon Session(s)
6-7:30pm Evening Satsang with Raghunath or Radhanath Swami & special guests
7:30pm Dinner

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Facilities & Tuition

We will stay at the award-winning Govardhan Eco Village, a 70-acre sustainable farming community and retreat center on the foothills of the Sahyadhri Mountains, 108km north of Mumbai, created and directed by the monk disciples of Radhanath Swami.

When you visit GEV, you will experience a community that is a successful fusion between ancient Vedic wisdom and modern sustainability science.

The focus at GEV is learning how to live in harmony with the environment, developing a ‘spiritual ecology’ that can bring about tangible, positive changes within ourselves – and how we interact with the planet.

The GEV community is comprised of monks (in the Krishna Bhakti tradition) and residents who have created a sustainable center to host yoga and wellness retreats as well as seminars. This cutting-edge, environmentally savvy village implements green technologies like permaculture farming, water harvesting, cob buildings, rammed earth buildings, gray water treatment, solar power and bio-fuel energy systems. Ours hosts provide all the accommodations, beddings and meals prepared with vegan and gluten free options -- and cooked with love.


Tuition Investment

We are offering this program under the following payment structure:

Final payment deadline is December 1, 2019.

Tuition includes: 
- Bus ride to Eco Village from the The LaLiT Mumbai hotel (students must arrive on exact day, otherwise a taxi can be arranged for approx. $75 USD)
- Accommodations at Govardhan Eco Village, in dorm-style single private rooms and shared cottages; simple, natural, green accommodations. 
- 3 Vegetarian/Vegan meals per day
- Supersoul Yoga 100-hour module study guide/note book
- Lap pool on Eco Village grounds
- AC bus back to Mumbai the day of the flower festival*
- WiFi in dorm areas
- Supersoul Certification (Yoga Alliance 100-hr)

Does NOT include:
- Spa treatments; an Ayurvedic spa is on the premises with services for an additional cost
- Laundry services
- Your flight r/t to Mumbai (BOM)
- Books (list provided upon registration)
- Hotel in Mumbai the night after the flower festival*

*The Flower Festival is an incredible yearly festival taking place at the Mumbai Radha Gopinath temple. A bus will be provided to Mumbai the morning of the flower festival but students are responsible for their car to the airport (which can be booked through Uber or our local aids). 


Behavior During the Training 

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We treat this training in alignment with traditional ashram / pilgrimage standards while also remaining respectful of the culture and the local village lifestyle in rural India. For the 3 weeks we ask the students to abstain from meat, fish or eggs, intoxicants or smoking, and sexual promiscuity.

We also ask people refrain from gossip, and reckless criticism and fault-finding. 

 

Payment Options

All credit card payments via PayPal subject to 3.5% fee

Or pay by check (no fee). Checks should be made out to Supersoul and mailed to:
Alexandra Moga
65 South 11th St, 5H
Brooklyn, NY 11249

 

Questions? Email Alexandra at ytt@supersoulcollective.com


Refund Policy

Deposits are only refunded if your application is not accepted. Otherwise, deposit/application fee is non-refundable. 

In cases where a student has paid tuition and cannot attend, full tuition minus your deposit/application fee is refundable up to 1 month prior to the start of the training.
75 % of tuition minus your deposit/application fee is refundable in the final month prior to the start of the training.
Once the training starts, tuition is non-refundable.