origins of yoga

AUGUST 18 – 5:45-8:30PM

AUGUST 19 – 11-12PM &1-4:30PM

AUGUST 20 – 10AM-12PM & 1-4:30PM



Over 5,000 years ago, the rites, rituals, and prayers of an ancient Indus Valley civilization were recorded and assembled for the first time, becoming what we know today as the Vedas. Those sacred texts included the first use of the root for yoga (Sanskrit yuj), which means to “yoke” or “control.”
For centuries after, humans practiced, contemplated, and expanded what it means to yoke consciousness, giving rise to new masters and new interpretations. Of them, the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, the Yoga Sutras, and the Yoga Pradipika profoundly influenced the consciousness of humanity, giving rise to philosophies and disciplines still practiced thousands of years after their creation.

In this workshop we’ll explore some of the origins of yoga, focusing especially upon the personal journey revealed within the texts, that makes up the essence of yogic practice.

We’ll highlight some of the consistent themes and effective practices of these teachings that unite body and spirit through breath, movement, sound, mantra, and visualization.

We’ll also incorporate Tibetan and nature-based practices as we explore earth, fire, water, air, and space, and ways to integrate the elements into your practice and teaching.

About Brenton Harris:
Brenton Harris is a renaissance man with a deep love and curiosity for the natural world. In his former lives, Brenton has been a bartender, radio dream interpreter, project manager, spiritual teacher, business owner, author, minister, and throughout them all, a student of meditation. His interest in metaphysical practices began while studying biology at Texas A&M University, and after graduating he began studying and teaching meditation and mind-mastery at the School of Metaphysics in Texas and Missouri. After receiving his Doctorate of Divinity there in 2016, he turned his focus to business ownership and entrepreneurship. Yet try as he might, he couldn’t escape the joy and fulfillment he experienced as a spiritual teacher.
Brenton now teaches eso.teric mindfulness, meditation, and workshops in both personal retreat settings, as well as online through Breathe Meditation and Wellness. He also serves as faculty for Breathe’s 200-hour meditation teacher training program and leads the studio’s 100-hr virtual meditation teacher training online. His influences include ancient texts like the Upanishads and the Tao, Buddhist philosophy and practices from Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and Pema Chodron, and embodied awareness from teachers like Philip Shepherd and Richard Rudd

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