Yoga

योग

Yoga

The word “yoga” has many meanings, one of which is an alignment of various aspects of our self (body, breath, mind, emotions, relationships etc.). The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali are the basis of Yoga and they are a delightful confluence of philosophy and practice. It has been an extraordinary guidepost for seekers over millenia and is full of wisdom that is urgently needed in our quest for a more humane and compassionate way of life. The central ideas of Yoga (like dhyāna, prānāyāma, avidyā, etc.) have influenced the entire body of inner exploration of our sages (Antaranga Yoga). There is no area of spiritual sādhana that is not influenced by the essential principles of Yoga. 

Ritambhara offers many programs based on the ancient text of Yoga Sutra compiled by Maharshi Patanjali. Each program has a unique flavour and approach and is anchored in the Ritambhara way of Antaranga Yoga. Yoga is actually one of the 6 darshana in the Indian tradition. The word darshana means “to see” or “that which enables us to see.” The programs listed here offer a mirror for participants to begin to see their life, aspirations, disappointments, compulsions, patterns and so on a little more clearly. One begins to see how we are entrenched in our habituated thought processes. Seeing this enables transformation from within. One is then able to live a life with better choices with fullness and meaning (i.e. with rasa).

These programs are designed to enable people to take a dip into the world of Yoga and Sankhya depending on where they are in their life. For e.g. The family retreat is an invitation to experience the wisdom that Yoga has to offer for families, the Sacred Quest is a program for youths, Inner Work Through Yoga (IWTY) and Yoga Sutra Study for someone wanting to commit to a longer and deeper journey with the Yoga Sutra.  Each program enables one to look within for answers, revealing layers and thereby moving towards deeper alignment.

We invite you to explore the various programs and see what draws you in, based on your current life-situation.

What We Offer
Yoga Samvād

Dialogues on Yoga   Yoga Samvād – Dialogues on Yoga is a series we started as part of the ‘Peace & Sustainability Through Yoga’ initiative during International Yoga Day 2020. This series features experts from diverse fields engage in insightful dialogues on yoga. In our next dialogue we have the dynamic monk from Chinmaya Mission, …

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SaptaSwara

Path of Karma Yogi Each of us is on a journey, a quest for a deeper meaning to our existence and higher truth to be understood that reveals the nature of life. The nature of reality is too vast and incomprehensible to be fathomed by the limited brain and sense organs. The practice of Asana …

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Peace & Sustainability Through Yoga

Peace & Sustainability Through Yoga Exploring Maitri & Karuna Through Yoga International Online Yoga Festival 18th – 20th June, 2020   The celebration of war has been dominating human history for the last few millennia. It has given us nuclear war. It has brought us to the brink of Climate disaster. It has created the …

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Inner Work Through Yoga: An Introduction

This online, self-paced, 6-video course, listed at Udemy is an introduction to working with the Yoga Sutra. If you have questions about yourself, life & if you’re interested in understanding the nature of human mind & transforming it, then this course would be an exciting beginning. In this course Shri Raghu Ananthanarayanan speaks about what …

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Inner Work Through Yoga (IWTY)

The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, a delightful confluence of philosophy and practice, is the foundation upon which all of Yoga resides. It offers many paths that can lead one from a state of duHkha, i.e. a disturbed state of mind, meaning and actions, towards a state of viveka, a more lucid and clear way of …

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Yoga Sutra Study

The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali are the basis of yoga and they are a delightful confluence of philosophy and practice. The insights into human processes that are contained in the Yoga Sutra are fascinating. At Ritambhara, we believe that Yoga Sutra of Patanjali is not meant to be studied academically as a moral compass or …

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Family Retreat

Our families are the foundation of our aspirations, explorations and successes. Today, we live in a context where the health and well-being of a family space is being challenged in many ways. Over time, families could accumulate wear and tear, breed functional and dysfunctional parts. Therefore, just as creating anything beautiful requires our time and …

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