Our December retreat, “Deconstructing Yoga: Liberating Consciousness,” will take place at my dhuni in Goa from December. After the retreat, I will take a small group on a pilgrimage to Mookambika Shakti Pith in Karnataka.
I put the focus on the syllables, “liberating consciousness,” because this is the only reason to deconstruct yoga. We will examine our own narratives about yoga, spirituality, mysticism, & self-knowledge, and we will use that, as well as our own innate structures and conditioning, to understand ourselves and the world around us with much greater clarity. I will encourage you to bring any texts you wish examined, deconstructed as it were. We will also look at sadhanas and practices.
Twice daily, we will perform arati and puja in our small Temple next to the dhuni, with explanation and instruction for participants to do this later in their own homes. On Dattatreya Jayanti, , we will have a Homa performed by Brahmin purohits, invoking Guru Dattatreya. I will teach the “protocols of knowledge” as a basis for tradition and sadhana.