The Bhagavad Gita: A Closer Look

Location: Yoga Madre, Sierra Madre, CA
Address: 16 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017
Time: 1:00PM – 4:00PM

Contact: or Call 626-355-2010


Workshop Details

The Bhagavad Gita is considered one of the most treasured scriptures in India, to Hindu yogis and non-yogis, alike. To the untrained student, it appears to be a remarkable story documenting the struggles of battle in one of the greatest wars in history. To the yogi, it is a story of how to reign in the mind and open the heart to the limitless love from the Divine.Come join Jeanne in a study of the Bhagavad Gita where you will learn about the incidents that led to this great battle and how the fight in the story applies to the combat in our mind. We will read passages, translating metaphors and hidden meanings, and apply lessons from thousands of years ago to our present condition. You will leave with a greater understanding of this remarkable scripture and a new way of seeing how to practice yoga in the middle of our busy lives.

Note: We will be using the version by Stephen Mitchell. Students are invited to bring their own translations, although it is not required for the workshop.

Jeanne Heileman, M.A, E-RYT 500 is a Level II Certified ParaYoga teacher, initiated in Sri Vidya, a living lineage that includes Swami Rama and the Masters in the Himalayan Mountains. She is a long-time student of Rod Stryker, assists him in his workshops, and has studied with him since 2000. Based in Los Angeles, California, she is a senior YogaWorks Teacher Trainer and Mentor who teaches trainings, workshops and lectures all around the globe. Jeanne has been practicing yoga for 30 years and has been teaching for 19 years. She has studied closely with Erich Shiffman, Gary Kraftsow, Tias Little, Kofi Busia, Elise Miller, Lisa Walford, Desiree Rumbaugh, John Friend, Annie Carpenter, Shiva Rea, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, and Sally Kempton. She is grateful to every single teacher who speaks through her and to the graceful wisdom from the teachings.


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