Vidya Institute Presents
The Navaratri Festival: In Celebration of
The 9 Nights of The Goddess
Lectures & Guided Mantra with Gitte Bechsgaard
Asana & Pranayama with Gloria Goldberg
“Where women are respected, there gods dwell. Where they are disregarded, there all deeds go in vain”
– Manusmrti lll.55
Navaratri is an inspirational celebration in honor of the Feminine Divine.
The principle of femininity – or as its often referred to in Sanskrit, “Devi, “The Shining One”, “The Mother of The Universe” – is a central theme within the sacred texts.
Yet Navaratri most typically celebrates Durga’s Divine victory over the demon Mahisha.
The victory of light over darkness.
This year, our time together will include a unique selection of mantra-sadhanas and Wisdom Teachings from the Tantric text of the Chandi Path.
The foundation section on Mantras will cover introductory theory on Navaratri and the Goddess, and practice instructions for the festival that are appropriate for someone who has not participated in it before or who would like a refresher.
The advanced section on Mantras will cover more in-depth theory and practice options for this divine celebration of the Goddess. This year there will be a focus on Mantra Sadhanas for the Feminine Divine particularly relevant for the upcoming astrological time (starting in April 2023). There will also be a special focus on selected verses from the Chandi Path.
The Asana session will focus on Women’s practices and the many ways in which women can use Asana sadhana to achieve optimal health. The classes will also focus on the devotional aspect of sadhana where asana is used to prepare for one’s mantras.
- You will also receive a video recording of the live session which you can review later, and have access to for 14 days after the completion of the class.