Manoj Chalam uses humor and everyday experiences in his workshops and keynotes at Yoga events. An Indian-born scientist with a PhD from Cornell University, he has compiled a book on Hindu and Buddhist symbolism and presents workshops on symbolism and Tantra for yoga studios, ashrams, and universities.
Jyothi Chalam is a singer and a scholar of Vedanta. She grew up in a spiritual family in India and has developed a deep connection with her Indian heritage and a high level of spiritual devotion. Jyothi has been a student of Vedanta since 2007, which she practices daily. Having learned the art of spiritual singing since the age of four, she specializes in South Indian Classical Music. She has studied with many top musicians in India and given many concerts in India and the U.S.
Awaken Goddesses Kali, Lakshmi and Saraswati and Understand the Laws of Karma Manoj & Jyothi Chalam
- Course ID: M1CHAL
Friday, September 27 — 8:00am - 10:00am Main Conference
- Session 1 Contemplative / Mixed Levels
Using statues to illustrate, discover Shakti, your goddess archetype, and how she influences all aspects of your life transitions, such as relationships, work, and adapting to new challenges. Learn how Shakti helps you answer the question "Why do bad things happen to good people and good things happen to bad people?" Improve your quality of life by understanding exactly how karma works and how to work with the goddess archetype.
Saturday, September 28 — 8:00am - 10:00am Main Conference
- Session 4 Contemplative / Mixed Levels
Using various statues of Ganesha, we'll explore the deeper meanings of their archetypical symbols. Discover the four yogic practices of working with Ganesha that lead to great peace of mind to prepare you for the goal of analyzing and realizing the Self, or ultimate freedom. Vedanta teaches us that this knowledge has the power to make you immortal.
Lecture, meditation, and mantras.
Hindu and Buddhist Deities: The Power of Their Archetypes in Yoga Manoj Chalam
Saturday, September 28 — 2:00pm - 3:00pm Special Events
Using statues to illustrate, Manoj Chalam will relate the symbolism of Hindu and Buddhist deities to archetypes within us. Through their myths, we'll uncover hidden symbolisms and learn the four ways to work with them as part of a nondualistic Tantric yogic practice. Discover how knowing and working with your archetypes can profoundly shift you, especially during moments of life transitions, and how these ancient teachings have practical relevance to your life, bringing peace of mind and uncovering our underlying common spirit.