Lindsay Sanwald – Harvard Divinity scholar and ISHTA Yoga teacher–hosts this fun, festive, and philosophical workshop based on the Taittirīya Upaniṣad (c.6th century BCE). This ancient Vedic tale–foundational to yoga–offers elaborate meditations on brahman, bodies, bliss, and most memorably, food. In this story’s poetic teaching, the world comes into being because it is hungry to breathe, speak, and eat. Hunger is the impulse to live. It is the empty stomach rumbling for creation to fill its cavity.
So bring a snack, your spiritual appetite, and relax into this celebratory reading with ISHTA friends far and wide. Together we will chart the course of creation through the path of breath, the song of OM, and the feast of being alive.
Open to all lovers of food and wisdom! No prior knowledge necessary. Expect a little gentle movement to help digest and relax into the body, pranayama to balance the breath, and a mantra meditation to warm us all up.
“I am food! I am food!
I am food!I eat food! I eat food! I eat food!
I set the rhythm! I set the rhythm! I set the rhythm!
I am the first-born of truth,
born before the gods,
in the navel of the immortal.
The one who gives me will indeed eat me.”
-Taittirīya Upaniṣad 3.10.6
Sunday, December 27th, 2020 | 12:30 – 2 pm est
$25 Early Bird / $30 Day Of / 50% off Regular Rate for ISHTA Members
Link to live stream will arrive the day of the workshop. To sign up with Member pricing, email firstname.lastname@example.org