what to expect

  • 10-30 participants
  • presentation by Joshua Greene, followed by group discussion
  • relaxed environment where questions and answers are welcome
  • light snacks provided

Joshua M. Greene (Yogesvara Das) was the Bhakti instructor at Jivamukti Yoga for nine years and has taught time management seminars at Microsoft, Bank of New York, and MBA courses. He was adjunct professor (ret.) of religious studies, Hofstra University, and is author of several books on spiritual journeys, including the Amazon bestseller Here Comes the Sun: The Spiritual and Musical Journey of George Harrison, Gita Wisdom: An Introduction to India’s Essential Yoga Text, and Swami in a Strange Land,” a biography of Srila Prabhupada.


with Joshua Greene

date – saturday, october 28

time – 2:00 – 5:00pm

location – the bhakti center / room 2w

admission – $25

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In his workshop Relationships in Bhakti-yoga Joshua Greene explores questions regarding the intersection of human relationships and the demands of a dedicated spiritual practice. Does yoga practice—in particular Bhakti—enhance the odds of healthy partnerships? How do we reconcile a desire for spiritual progress with work, family and friends?

Joshua will be  joined by Cristina Casanova, an adjunct instructor in the Department of Applied Psychology at New York University who specializes in trauma resolution and Family Constellations. Together they will share from psychoanalyst Martha Friedman’s best-selling book Overcoming the Fear of Success, discussing  how it applies to yoga. Participants will hear about real-life cases of fractured and restored relationships, and the unconscious causes of damaged relationships will be pinpointed. The definition of “personalism” will be discussed and its role in spiritually grounded relationships. Practical exercises for strengthening bonds between family and friends from the Bhagavad-gita will be shared and students will have the opportunity to exchange realizations with fellow yogis.