"Meditation can take place when you are sitting in a bus or walking in the woods full of light and shadow, or listening to the singing of birds or looking at the face of your wife or child."
Swami Dr. Dharmakeerti an Indian psychiatrist and mother of four, is a wonderful teacher: a warm-hearted integration of the philosopher, psychologist, householder and yogi. She expands the lessons on yoga with extraordinary insights into the large philosophical heritage shared by us universally, from which yoga has grown; she has inspired several Indianapolis householders to take their Yoga beyond the mat and into their lives! Her radiance and loving acceptance stem from her deep understanding of the source of stillness that is our divine potential. In her words, "�To yoke the human soul with the divine in practice unites us with the totality of being. Our body is part of the body of the universe. The universe will never let you down."
She has worked for over twenty years as a psychiatrist with psychologically disturbed patients at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience, Bangalore, India. Dharmakeerti received her Yoga training at the Bihar School of Yoga, one of India's most highly regarded therapeutic yoga institutions, where a great deal of medical research has been conducted on the benefits of yoga. She has traveled throughout India teaching yoga at schools, colleges, temples, churches and corporate groups, in addition to authoring a book and numerous articles for journals. She was a visiting professor at Youngstown State University, Ohio in 1988 - 1989. She returned to present a lecture series in various locations throughout the US in 1999, 2000, 2002 & 2003.
We have been fortunate to host her in Indianapolis every year from 1999 to 2002, and many years after. She led a week-long seminar on Patanjali's Yoga Sutra, well attended by most yoga teachers in town. She has addressed students at the Julian Center, Indiana Women's prison, Indiana Purdue University, Ball State, Westminster Presbyterian Church, and in our yoga studios and our homes. She brings a gentle presence and profound spiritual insights with continuing mentorship to many in the Indianapolis area.
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