Yoga means “yoking” and teaches one how to yoke finite consciousness to infinite consciousness. Kabbalah teaches how to receive the divine flow of intuitive insights and revelations and to achieve balance on the tree of life. Workshop participants will experience practices from both ancient traditions to refine their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual awareness. Together we will create a sacred container to hold divine energy, explore gentle Hatha Yoga asanas that increase the flow of energy and breathing practices that refine consciousness.
Also practiced will be meditations and visualizations on sacred names and power symbols that enhance connection with the one’s highest Self, singing of chants that transform and uplift emotion and consciousness, and tell stories. All this while learning from sacred texts from both wisdom traditions and expanding our skills to receive your own personal wisdom here and now.
This program flowed with love —a most comfortable workshop. — P. Briggs
Blew me away. I really didn’t know what to expect and Prahaladan blew me away. —A.K.
Perfect combination of exploring my Judaic roots and opening up my new-found love of yoga. —Anon.
Exceeded my expectations! The opportunity to experience the Ashram environment as I learn more about my Jewish roots was fantastic. — P.S.
Most refreshing to further my own Jewish renewal in the context of the yogic tradition. —A.H.
Prahaladan is an amazing storyteller . He brings the spritiual teachings of the Kabbalah alive.—S.C.
Prahaladan (Philip) Mandelkorn, a former US Navy Seal Team Platoon Commander, Time Magazine Correspondent and Sen. Robert Kennedy Speechwriter, served later as Director of Teacher Training at Satchidananda Ashram and collaborated with Sri Swami Satchidananda on the books To Know Your Self and The Living Gita. He also collaborated with Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shelomi on the book Fragments of a Future Scroll, a collection of Hassidic wisdom for contemporary readers.
Ariel Lippman graduated from Kol Zimra Chant Leaders Institute, as well as Rabbi Nadya Gross’ Kabbalah Wisdom School. She leads chant circles, Sabbath and holiday services, workshops and retreats in the Charlottesville and the DC areas. She is a Reiki and Jewish Energy Healing practitioner, as well as a Senior Research Scientist at Child Trends, a non-profit in Bethesda, MD, where she specializes in indicators of child well-being. She has published books, chapters, and articles on flourishing and spirituality among youth.