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Friday, June 14 • 1:40pm - 2:25pm
Panel Discussion: Keeping It Real: Turning Gurus into Friends & Friends into Gurus with Yogrishi Vishvketu, Laura Plumb, Wah!, and Sreedevi Bringi
While honoring the time-tested path of guru-discipleship and gurukula (guru's teaching seminary) in genuine parampara (guru lineages), the panel examines the pros and cons of the guru model for Western yoga. Join us in the Community Tent for an inspiring conversation on our relationship with our gurus.

Some themes we'll explore:

  • How to identify “the guru game” and avoid it; includes the impact of the guru-disciple tradition in India upon western yoga and how to keep all yoga relationships respectful and beneficial. 
  • How to craft clear and respected boundaries with a generous heart; includes identifying the spiritual bubble and how to expand beyond, be genuinely inclusive, and curious about others. Learn how to stay aware that the world of yoga is one world within many.
  • How to be real, engaged, and a positive influencer in this time of social media, and how to identify who else is being real versus narcissistic or transactional.
  • How friendship helps your Yoga and your Seva to the world, and how to invest in that as a true value. 
A FREE offering for our community.

Donations welcomed to benefit Elephants Now.

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Yogrishi Vishvketu

Yogrishi Vishvketu (Vishva-ji) is known for his infectious laughter and stories. His holistic approach brings forward ancient wisdom for a modern age incorporating asana, pranayama, mantra, meditation and yogic wisdom in every class. His deepest aim is to inspire people to connect... Read More →
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Wah! has been working in the field of personal development for over 25 years and has published books on yoga and healing. She has lectured at Princeton University, Loyola Marymount University, performed with Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, and taught at Omega Institute and 1440 Multiversity... Read More →
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Laura Plumb

Laura is the host of a 53-part television show called VedaCleanse and a 12-part series called Divine Yoga. She is the author of the best-selling book, Ayurveda Cooking For Beginners, and the creator/host of Spirituality & Health magazine’s online course, The Medicine In Your Kitchen... Read More →
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Sreedevi Bringi

Raised in India within a family lineage of spiritual teachers, Sreedevi Bringi received training in hatha yoga, raja yoga, Vedantic meditations, and Sanskrit from her family elders, swamis and yoga teachers of the Bihar School of Yoga, Vivekananda Kendra and Vishwa Hindu Parishad... Read More →

Friday June 14, 2019 1:40pm - 2:25pm MDT
SunWellness Community Tent