April 8,2021- Workshop Series: Yoga Philosophy by Carlos Pomeda

Carlos Pomeda, a world-renowned authority of Eastern philosophy, will be offering online classes. Carlos, an expert of Sanskrit language, tours the globe teaching his yoga knowledge and wisdom with courses, seminars, workshops and lectures.

    Instructor: Carlos Pomeda
    Language: English with Japanese Interpreter(Yoko Tokumoto)
    Teaching Platform: via Zoom online
    Course Fee for 3 Classes: 69,000 yen (includes tax)

・Exploring the Heart of Tantra: The Paramarthasara – 6 hours
Drawing from an 11th c. masterful summation of Tantra by its top authority, the great sage Abhinavagupta, we will be able to delve into the most important teachings and practices of Tantric Yoga. We will explore these sublimely inspiring view of the world and human existence and how to integrate it into all aspects of our lives: the heart, the intellect, the body and the environment. Includes Tantric meditation practices.
In this 11th c masterpiece, the great Siddha Abhinavagupta gives us what he considers the most essential understandings of Tantra. These are insights to navigate life and the intricacies of the quest for enlightenment. In an easy to understand tone, he lays out the dynamics of karma, human evolution and the various layers of the human being and the universe we live in.
The text also implies powerful meditational approaches. Join us and be inspired by the greatest exponent of Tantra.

    Date: Apr.8th (Thursday), Apr.13th (Tuesday) each 10:00-13:00
    Level: Advanced to Expert Level (For 200 ETT Be Yoga graduates. This course counts towards 500 ATT Be Yoga credit.)
    Fees: 23,760yen (includes tax)

・Mantra -3hrs
Carlos will teach and explain mantras used in ISHTA yoga.

    Date: Apr.15th (Thursday) 10:00-13:00
    Level: All levels welcome
    Fees: 11,880yen(includes tax)

・The Inherent Joy of Life:Tantric Reading of Bhagavad Gita – 9 hrs
Where can we draw inspiration for our yoga practice? And where can we turn to for advice?
In India, these questions have often been answered in the form of the Bhagavad Gita, one of the foundational texts of the yoga tradition. Written in a simple style, yet profound; inspiring, yet practical, the Gita has shown for generations and generations of yogis and seekers the key to the integration of yoga into our daily lives.
In its pages we will find how love, knowledge and action can be the very means by which we access the highest experience. By offering various approaches, the Gita shows how to infuse with meaning, depth and joy not only our practice, but the rest of our lives as well.
In this seminar we will tap into the vitality of this classic, and we will do so by drawing from a unique tantric understanding, guided by the masterful commentary of Abhinavagupta, the foremost exponent of Kashmiri Tantra. Even if you have read or studied the Gita before, the insights contained in this commentary are unique.

    Date: Apr.20th (Tuesday), Apr.22nd (Thursday), Apr.27th (Tuesday) each 10:00-13:00
    Level: All levels welcome
    Fees: 35,640yen (tax included)


Carlos Pomeda
Carlos Pomeda

“Here’s a man who can be trusted to cut through the usual window- dressing of yoga and give me the real goods… a heavyweight… without being heavy, he has a jaw-dropping range of knowledge.”
Richard Rosen, Senior Reviewer, Yoga Journal

“What impresses me as much as his clarity and depth of knowledge is his embodiment of the teachings. He teaches with a contagious humility and graciousness that encourages learning and draws you into your own process of discovery and love of the tradition.”
Leela Miller, Director of Yoga at Triyoga (London)

Originally from Madrid, Spain, Carlos has been steeped in all aspects of the yoga tradition during more than 40 years of practice and study. He spent 18 of those years as a monk of the Saraswati order, under the name Swami Gitananda, including 9 years of traditional training and practice in India.

During this time he learned the various systems of Indian Philosophy and immersed himself in the practice of yoga, becoming one of the senior monks of the tradition and teaching meditation and philosophy to tens of thousands of students around the world. He combines this experience and traditional training with his academic background, which includes two Masters Degrees: one in Sanskrit, from U.C. Berkeley (where he has taught) and another one, in Religious Studies, from U.C. Santa Barbara. He is currently working on a book on the topic of “Karma and the Journey of the Soul”, as well as a new translation of the Śivasūtra, an important Tantric text of the Kashmiri tradition .
Carlos currently lives in the US, and travels extensively around the world conducting a variety of retreats, courses, seminars, workshops and lectures on the Wisdom of Yoga and related subjects.
As a teacher, Carlos is renowned for the breadth of his knowledge and the clarity with which he conveys it. His great love of the Indian yoga traditions, his insight, his humor and his deep connection with his audiences give him the ability to transmit the deepest scriptural teachings in a way that is clear, meaningful and applicable. Studying with Carlos is an enjoyable and transformative experience.

For information on his DVD series “The Wisdom of Yoga” and other forthcoming titles, visit www.pomeda.com

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