what to expect

  • informal setting where questions are welcomed
  • expert teacher makes yoga philosophy clear and simple
  • the 3 hours will fly right by / you won’t be bored
  • group size approx. 15-25 people
  • walk away with a better understanding of yoga
  • printed handouts and notes

Kaustubha Das has a special way of making the teachings and practices of yoga very approachable and relevant. He serves as Senior Educator & Creative Director of The Bhakti Center. Between the ages of 21 and 34 he lived as a Vaishnava monk, traveling and studying in ashrams in India and America. He teaches bhakti-yoga philosophy and meditation, which he has practiced for over 30 years in the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition.

Kaustubha is not only incredibly literate in yoga teachings and practice, but he has imbibed them and lives them making his presentation both authoritative and heartfelt. – Raghunath Cappo


with Kaustubha Das

this course will be offered twice in july – choose between

  • saturday july 22 – 10:00am – 1:00pm / room 3w
  • monday july 24 – 6:30 – 9:30pm / room 5E

location: the bhakti center

suggested donation $20 – 30  (see donation policy below)

Students must register and donate online.

Register and donate here.

This very practical class will explain the four common yoga paths – Karma-yoga, Jnana Yoga, Ashtanga-yoga & Bhakti-yoga, clarifying what separates and what unites them, how it all relates to asana practice, as well as which elements of these paths are most practical for deepening one’s own yoga practice in today’s world.

Students will be be better prepared to interpret yoga teachings for themselves by gaining an understanding of the most fundamental concepts of yoga through the Bhagavad-gita, yoga’s most essential text.

Subjects to be covered:

  • Ashtanga-yoga / Meditation
  • Jnana-Yoga / Renunciation
  • Karma-yoga / Action
  • Bhakti-yoga / Devotion
  • Karma
  • Time
  • The modes of nature (gunas)
  • The relation between the mind, intelligence, ego, and self.
  • The relevance of asana practice in yoga.

The Bhakti Centers Donation Policy

The principle of bhakti is to do for others without motive. In yoga’s spiritual culture a teacher shares the wisdom of the sacred texts as an act of devotion rather than for profit. This is especially important in the Bhakti tradition where teaching and learning are essential ways bhakti is exchanged in daily life. It also keeps affordable for all this most important activity, sharing knowledge for upliftment.

At The Bhakti Center we honor these important principles of education: that teaching is done purely out of love, and that it is kept affordable. Therefore, for all of our classes on the sacred texts we don’t charge a set price.

So how do teachers survive? The answer is that pure teachers depend on God and good students honor that by sharing a donation from the heart and according to their means. Gratitude and generosity from student to teacher is also part of the yoga tradition.

For the class “The 4 Paths of Yoga with Kaustubha Das” we suggest a donation between $20 and $30, although all donations will be welcomed.

All students must be registered online for this class.