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Register for Introduction to the Bhagavad Gita, a four-week on demand workshop guided by Anusha Wijeyakumar, author of Meditation with Intention.

Workshop Description

In the process of finding your dharma? For centuries, the Bhagavad Gita has been a rich source of wisdom and inspiration for spiritual seekers following their life’s purpose. It’s also been widely misappropriated in pop culture and mainstream yoga classes. If you’re called to learn the true essence of the Gita, join Anusha Wijeyakumar—author of Meditation with Intention and a South Asian teacher raised in the philosophy of Sanatana Dharma, or Hinduism—for a four-week online course that will infuse your life and practice with spiritual enlightenment and meaning.

What You’ll Cover

The Gita, which inspired modern artists and thinkers, is one of the greatest and most popular texts in history. How it’s taught, and who teaches it, helps preserve its cultural and traditional teachings that make it a spiritual gem. In this workshop, you’ll explore how this sacred text relates to modern times, from a contemporary feminist perspective, embracing the text’s authentic philosophy. You’ll take this newfound knowledge off your mat and into your daily life to impact real lasting change and live the wisdom of the Gita now.

This training is suitable for all levels of practitioners, and for yoga students and teachers looking to expand their knowledge of yoga philosophy from a South Asian teacher.

The Introduction to the Bhagavad Gita is a live interactive 4-part series.


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Session 1: Overview of the Bhagavad Gita as an excerpt of the Mahabharata, Vedanta philosophy and Lord Krishna

Session 2: Exploring Chapters 1 – 6 and the concepts of Dharma and Karma Yoga

Session 3: Exploring Chapters 7 – 12 and the concepts of Reincarnation, Karma and Bhakti Yoga

Session 4: Exploring Chapters 13 – 18 and the concepts of Jnana Yoga and Raja Yoga with a focus on the Gunas and the practice of Hatha Yoga


Meet Anusha Wijeyakumar

Anusha Wijeyakumar

Anusha is the daughter of Sri Lankan immigrant parents. Raised in the philosophy of Sanatana Dharma and a lifelong student of Hinduism and Buddhism, she has a vast knowledge in both. Anusha is also knowledgeable in the areas of meditation, pranayama, mantra, and the philosophy associated with yoga. Anusha is very passionate about honoring the roots of yoga and educating people on the importance of decolonizing these practices.

Anusha is a sought-after motivational speaker around the world on the science of mindfulness and meditation. Anusha is also the Wellness Consultant for Hoag Hospital in Orange County, Calif., where she is actively engaged on championing mindfulness and meditation practices for maternal mental health programs, early risk assessment for breast and ovarian cancer prevention programs and breast cancer survivorship programs. Anusha is one of the first people to create a meditation program to be used in clinical research at Hoag Hospital. Anusha has over 15 years of international senior management experience working for Fortune 50, 100, and 500 global corporations, charitable organizations, and private companies in three continents.

Women’s health and social justice is at the heart of all that Anusha is involved with. Anusha is on the Board of Directors for the non-profit MOMS Orange County and is very engaged in working with inner-city communities to bring the power of yoga for a healthy mind, body, and spirit into these localities to nurture and inspire change from within. Anusha is also an Advisory Board Member with Yoga Ed, an organization focused on merging science and Yoga and introducing these practices to children and teens in educational settings around the world. Anusha co-founded the movement Womxn of Color + Wellness @wocandwellness which is focused on decolonizing wellness and making yoga and wellness more equitable, accessible, and inclusive. Anusha’s first book Meditation with Intention: Quick & Easy Ways to Create Lasting Peace was released in January 2021 by Llewellyn Worldwide. Follow her on Instagram @shantiwithin.