Goddess Stories  

Telling Tales of the Sacred Feminine  

What wisdom can we learn from Ancient Indian Goddess stories?

Indian Goddess Stories are rich, featuring diverse and powerful feminine faces. From devout consort Goddesses such as Sītā, to fierce martial mothers such as Durgā, these captivating characters have much to teach.

Each class integrates academic content, captivating storytelling and esoteric exposition. 

We will also examine specific yoga postures connected with Goddess Stories.

This 4-week online course is taught by renowned online teacher Dr. Raj Balkaran. It draws from his forthcoming book The Stories Behind the Poses (released June 21, 2022).

Goddess Stories Covered

  • Sarasvatī and Sacred Sound
  • The Goddess Saves Creation
  • Lakṣmī and the Birth of Abundance 
  • Hanumān and Feminine Power
  • Sītā, Born of the Earth
  • Sītā’s Seperation
  • Durgā, Divine Queen
  • Durgā, Divine Warrior
  • Kālī and the Scorpion’s Sting
  • Cāmuṇḍā and Divine Decapitation

Learning Outcomes

  • ™Goddess stories and their profound meanings
  •  ™Goddess significations and archetypal energy
  •  ™Goddess mantras
  •  ™Insight into key yoga postures related to Goddess Stories
  •  ™Insight into human nature and spiritual evolution

Classes Include

  • Live storytelling 
  • Academic content
  • Wisdom teachings

COURSE OUTLINE

Recorded Class 1 - Released Feb 18, 2022
Stories of Sound

Recorded Class  2 - Released Feb 25, 2022
Stories of Separation 

Recorded Class  3 - Released Mar 4, 2022
Stories of Slaughter

Module 4 - Released Mar 11, 2022
Stories of Service 


OPTIONAL LIVE ZOOM TUTORIALS

Tutorial 1 - Feb 21, 2022 @ 2pm EST
Stories of Sound

Tutorial 2 - Feb 28, 2022 @ 2pm EST
Stories of Separation 

Tutorial  3 - Mar 7, 2022 @ 2pm EST
Stories of Slaughter

Tutorial 4 - Mar 14, 2022 @ 2pm EST
Stories of Service 

 Stories of Sound 

"Sarasvatī and Sacred Sound" (Swan Pose)

"The Goddess Saves Creation" (Navel Pose)

Module 1

Stories of Separation 

"Sītā, Born of the Earth" (Plough Pose)

"Sītā’s Seperation" (Crane Pose)

Module 2

 Stories of Slaughter

"Kālī and the Scorpion’s Sting" (Scorpion Pose)

"Cāmuṇḍā and Divine Decapitation" (Leg Behind Head Pose)

  Module 3

Stories of Service  

"Lakṣmī: The Birth of Abundance" (Lotus Pose)

"Hanumān and Feminine Power" (Crescent Moon Pose)

 Module 4


 

Course Instructor 

Dr. Raj Balkaran is an expert in Indian traditions. Skilled at applying ancient Indian teachings to modern life, he dovetails academic training, live storytelling, and life wisdom to nourish his students’ hearts and minds alike.

He is also an avid spiritual practitioner and initiate into ancient Indian wisdom practices, which he has been engaged in for nearly two decades. He has literally done thousands of hours of mantra practice.

He has extensive experience teaching academics, continuing studies learners, and practitioners alike, and is a seasoned online educator who serves on the Course Development Board at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies.

See https://rajbalkaran.com for more information. 

Questions about this course?
Contact him directly at [email protected]

 

One-Time Payment

$197 USD

Lifetime Access

  • 4 60-minute Pre-Recorded Video Lectures (also available audio-only)
  • 4 60-minute Live Zoom Q&A Sessions (recorded if you can’t make it live)
  • PDF of Course Readings
  • Access to School’s Private Facebook Group where you can connect with its Global Wisdom Community
  • Access to weekly Live Zoom Wisdom Transmissions
  • Access to Dr. Raj Balkaran  
  • 12 hours of Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credit 
  • 30-Day Full Refund Guarantee
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Two Monthly Payments

$99 USD X 2

Lifetime Access

  • 4 60-minute Pre-Recorded Video Lectures (also available audio-only)
  • 4 60-minute Live Zoom Q&A Sessions (recorded if you can’t make it live)
  • PDF of Course Readings
  • Access to School’s Private Facebook Group where you can connect with its Global Wisdom Community
  • Access to weekly Live Zoom Wisdom Transmissions
  • Access to Dr. Raj Balkaran  
  • 12 hours of Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credit 
  • 30-Day Full Refund Guarantee
ENROLL NOW