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Vinayachandra Banavathy

Dr. Vinayachandra Banavathy is the Director of Indica Yoga, a platform that offers authentic, immersive and transformative yoga experiences across the world. He holds a PhD on psychological insights in the Vedas from Pondicherry University, besides Masters in Sanskrit, English, Yogic Science and Applied Psychology. Previously he has worked as Senior Consultant at the Committee to Draft National Education Policy; Director, Veda Vijnana Shodha Samsthanam, Bangalore; Research Fellow at Development Foundation; Head, Centre for Indian Psychology, Jain University and Research Associate, Karnataka Knowledge Commission, Govt. of Karnataka.

Vinayachandra is a dedicated teacher who travels across the world conducting courses, lectures and workshops on a unique blend of Yoga, Psychology and Sanskrit. As a Visiting Faculty, he teaches courses at a few Universities in Europe including Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium; SRH Hochschule, Heidelberg, Germany and Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Zurich, Switzerland. His publications include a report on Standardisation of Yoga Terminologies for WHO; a book co-edited with Dr. Anuradha Choudry titled ‘Perspectives on Indian Psychology’, published by Jain University Press, another book co-authored titled ‘Happiness: Indic Perspectives’, published by Development Foundation, besides a few articles, and papers on Yoga, Indian Psychology, Culture and Spirituality.

Session

A1 Ekatattva-abhyasa: Practices to Anchor Oneself (ZOOM)
Date: Friday 29 Apr 2022 Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra lists several challenges that come in the way of a beginner in the path of yoga and offers ways of overcoming them.

This set of practices known as ‘Ekatattva-abhyasa’ or single-principled practice is one of the most beautiful and powerful sections of the Yogasutra laying out timeless wisdom and universal practice that could help any individual to connect to a deeper anchor within. This talk and discussion will explore select important concepts and practices from this section.

Please note this is a hybrid session taught in-person and also via Zoom.

The Zoom link and recording can be found under your Account once you have completed your purchase.

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A1 Ekatattva-abhyasa: Practices to Anchor Oneself
Date: Friday 29 Apr 2022 Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra lists several challenges that come in the way of a beginner in the path of yoga and offers ways of overcoming them.

This set of practices known as ‘Ekatattva-abhyasa’ or single-principled practice is one of the most beautiful and powerful sections of the Yogasutra laying out timeless wisdom and universal practice that could help any individual to connect to a deeper anchor within. This talk and discussion will explore select important concepts and practices from this section.

Please note this is a hybrid session taught in-person and also via Zoom.

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B1 Yoga Psychology: Exploring The Inner Landscape Of Being
Date: Friday 29 Apr 2022 Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

A co-taught session by Dr Anuradha Choudry and Vinayachandra Banavathy.

Psychology evolved as science for the study of human behaviour and mental processes.

The different schools of psychology present us with different models of human nature that offer corresponding solutions to help an individual manage their inner and outer life-circumstances.

The yoga traditions evolved as a result of deep self-enquiry in an attempt to find answers to existential questions.

Promoted and practised widely today, primarily as techniques for physical well-being, the scope of the different streams of yoga allows us a much bigger arena for self-discovery.

It provides us with systematic methods to map our inner landscape with great precision so that we can navigate through life’s journey in the best way possible.

This session is based on an exploration of that inner landscape to cultivate therein seeds of joy and wisdom for a more enlightened living.

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H1 Kriya Yoga: A master-key for transformation
Date: Saturday 30 Apr 2022 Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Our ways of being and behaving are often governed by unconscious patterns of the mind called as ‘Klesas’.  Patanjali offers Kriya Yoga as one of the most effective tools in cleansing these patterns. This talk and discussion will explore the functioning of the Klesas and ways to overcome them.

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