Meditation Within Asana: Integration and Practice based on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
Meditation is an essential practice for clarity of mind and maintaining one’s balance amidst the multitude of life’s challenges. Rama Jyoti offers a unique integration of finding the Meditation “seat” in the midst of all Asanas. The emphasis is upon using the breath to find stillness within the physical practice which can be carried into life’s actions and interactions Her approach to Asana, pranayama, and concentration is for those wishing to develop a meditation practice or to augment an existing one.
Keynote: Creating Peace, Individual to Global
Rama Jyoti has traveled extensively on missions of citizen diplomacy, mediation and healing on a global level. She will share stories from her vast background, and speak on the spiritual principles of resolving conflict in our lives and in our world. She has developed a system for healing the individual as well as nations,demonstrating how individual and international conflicts can be overcome through our own inner transformation.
Rama Jyoti Vernon began her interest in metaphysics and mysticism as a child, with parents who were pioneers in holistic health. Ultimately, she became one of America’s first Yoga teachers, and was instrumental in bringing many great teachers from India to the U.S. She co-founded the Yoga Journal and developing organizations such as Unity in Yoga, to unite all lineages of Yoga. As a housewife, mother and Yoga teacher, Rama began applying Yoga philosophy in a whole new arena, international peacemaking. During the 1980s she made dozens of trips to the U.S.S.R, and founded the Center for International Dialogue, based on the idea that people can join together to initiate solutions for political, economic, ecological, humanitarian and cultural conflicts.