The Grateful Monkey: The Essence of Kali Natha Yoga

Saturday, June 1 · 1:00 pm — 2:30 pm with Ganga Devi Zinnes

In 2011, Ganga Devi wrote Ma and asked her which of all the Kali Natha Yoga asanas carried the essence of her yogic teachings. Ma wrote back to say, “The Grateful Monkey is the asana that holds and embodies the totality of Kali Natha Yoga.” Ma continued, offering that The Grateful Monkey sequence “expands the heart to feel gratitude”. At times playful and vigorous, at others heart-opening and full of devotion, The Grateful Monkey sequence honors the God, Hanuman, an avatar of Shiva manifested in monkey form to teach others about humility and devotion. Hanuman is the main character featured in a range of sacred texts, folk tales and even contemporary Indian pop culture, and we’ll explore stories of his endearingly sweet, superheroic self as we practice. Just in time to get your heart tuned up for the June Immersion devoted to Hanuman, this workshop features the asana sequence as Ma handed it to her students, and will end with her special meditation practice called The Hanuman Journey Breath. You’ll be grateful you came!


  • $25
  • $20 with registration by May 25
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