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Bhakti Yoga Tantra Immersion

Who Is The Way of the Heart For?

This program is designed for those who want to go deeper into soulful living and enjoy the path of yoga as a way there. It is for you who desire to be seen and heard.  For those of you who long to connect with and express your truth and gifts, and to be held safely in Presence, just as you are.

This Bhakti Yoga Tantra course is for those who want to connect with the natural world and to rest and restore mind and body. Each month we will gather in my home, surrounded by beauty, each other, deeply rooted trees, sunlight and high-quality prana (life force). This immersion is for those who long to breathe in and out wholeheartedly, air that is rich in nutrients, free of the density and demand of fast-paced, concrete-heavy, urban environments

Testimonial

A new moon teaches gradualness and deliberation and how one gives birth to oneself slowly. Patience with small details makes perfect a large work, like the universe.

What nine months of attention does for an embryo
forty early mornings will do
for your gradually growing wholeness.
~Rumi

It is time to relax and receive the support of healing community.
Find your peace — join The Way of the Heart.

Balinese offering at a Nashville tantra yoga course

A Bhakti Yoga Tantra Course Created Just for You If:

    • You want more space, freedom, joy, and creative expression in your life.
    • You want to feel in the flow, less effort, more Grace.
    • You have suffered enough in the same way, operating in habitual unconscious patterns.
    • You are tired of loneliness, waves of despair and depression, feeling separate, even when around other humans.
    • You want to feel fully alive. You’re ready to deepen in your practice, to add to your “spiritual toolbox.”
    • You are ripe to implement practical techniques that deliver and return you to Source, your True Nature, over and over, moment to moment, throughout your day.

Bhakti Yoga Tantra Course
The Way of the Heart FAQs

Please apply here:

Your name*

Your email*

Your phone number*

Your address*

Your occupation*

Your marital status*

Please share what you would like to receive from this course.*

What attracts you toward this journey and what might trigger some resistance?*

What does the word “commitment” mean to you? What does it invoke?*

What does the word “discipline” mean/invoke in you?*

Are you willing to commit to daily meditation and self-care practice?*

Would you like to have a “study buddy” to connect with for weekly check-ins along the way?*
YesNo

Would you share a brief bio, meditation/yoga history, and any awakening experiences that you recall?*

Do you currently practice yoga, meditation, or Tantra? If so, please describe how each has influenced your life.*

How did you hear about this course?*

Are you on any medications and if so what?*

Any present physical issues?*

Do you currently see a counselor, healer, or therapist? If so, what type of therapy and for how long?*

Do you have questions for me?*

Is there anything else you would like to express?*

Every third Saturday per month, March – November 2019:

  • March 16, 10a.m.-4p.m.
  • Sat. April 20, 10a.m.-4p.m.
  • Sat. May 18, 10a.m.-4p.m.
  • Sat. June 15, 10a.m.-4p.m.
  • Sat. July 20, 10a.m.-4p.m.
  • Sat. Aug. 17, 10a.m.-4p.m.
  • Sat. Sept. 21, 10a.m.-4p.m.
  • Sat. Oct.19, 10a.m.-4p.m.
  • Sat. Nov. 16, 10a.m.-4p.m.

*Individual 90 min. sessions preferred scheduling on Mondays & Fridays (other days will be offered if needed).

Investment:

  • $350/month paid in full by second Friday of each month.
  • Or, $2950 paid in full by Monday, March 11, 6 p.m., 2019

Investment includes:

  • One (1) 6 hr. group session per month
  • One (1) 90 min. individual session per month
  • One (1) 30 min. phone session per month

All monthly payments to be paid — via Venmo, check or cash — by the second Friday of each month, Mar-Nov. 2019.

Is a payment plan and or scholarship funds available?
Please email Amy:  amy@amybarnesyoga.com.

Enroll here:

Your name*

Your email*

Your phone number*

Your address*

Your occupation*

Your marital status*

Please share what you would like to receive from this course.*

What attracts you toward this journey and what might trigger some resistance?*

What does the word “commitment” mean to you? What does it invoke?*

What does the word “discipline” mean/invoke in you?*

Are you willing to commit to daily meditation and self-care practice?*

Would you like to have a “study buddy” to connect with for weekly check-ins along the way?*
YesNo

Would you share a brief bio, meditation/yoga history, and any awakening experiences that you recall?*

Do you currently practice yoga, meditation, or Tantra? If so, please describe how each has influenced your life.*

How did you hear about this course?*

Are you on any medications and if so what?*

Any present physical issues?*

Do you currently see a counselor, healer, or therapist? If so, what type of therapy and for how long?*

Do you have questions for me?*

Is there anything else you would like to express?*

Monday, March 11, 6 p.m. 2019

We will primarily be focusing on Bhakti Yoga and non-dual Tantra lineages, techniques & practices. There will be an overview of The 4 Paths of Yoga, (Raja, Jnana, Bhakti, Karma) and Patanjali’s 8-limb system.

Ongoing themes and practices throughout the course:

Bhakti Yoga ~ The Yoga of Relationship ~ Devotion ~ Surrender ~ Love
Tantra ~ Weaving the strands of our nature into a unified whole.

  • Radical Self-Care
  • Cultivating individual & communal support system
  • Cultivating daily “personal” practice/sadhana
  • Partner work/play “study buddy”
  • Sitting and walking around meditation techniques
  • Dynamic/Movement meditations
  • Mantra
  • Music & Sound as unifying life force
  • Embodiment ~ Navigating the interior landscape
  • Personal/ego story/wounds & gifts
  • Sensual, Sexual, Spiritual healing, integration (shame/pleasure)
  • Creative Process
  • Opening and Freeing Authentic Voice
  • Learning to lead or simply practice Kirtan
  • Weaving Mantra & Kirtan into your yoga classes and life
  • Karma Yoga/Prison Seva (service)

No yoga, music, or tantric experience is required but some orientation is recommended. Email Amy with questions concerning this.

Guest teachers are not yet confirmed but may include and are not limited to:

  • Gayatri Das (Bhagavad Gita/Kirtan)
  • Julie Russell (self Breema/wisdom)
  • Alicia Anderson (Ayurveda/self-care)
  • Jeannie Alexander (Prison reform & activism)
  • Bonnie Johnson (healing touch)
  • Crystelle Brown (Kundalini/Yogi Bhajan Yoga)
  • Joyce Wilding (Interfaith traditions)
  • Deb Palmer George (non-violent communication/community building)
  • Kristi Hargrove (Visual/Life as Art)
  • Massood Taj (Sufi Wisdom/Sound Healing)
  • Mary Beth Cysewski (assistant/visual & vocal)

One hundred percent attendance is required unless it is a medical or emergency situation.

  • Sitting cushion
  • Blanket
  • Yoga mat
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Journal
  • Pen
  • Lunch or food to share

Recommended reading list included here.

A journal or notebook is required for this course.

“In wisdom traditions, the heart is primarily: an organ of spiritual perception, a highly sensitive instrument for keeping us aligned, as we journey along the horizontal axis of our life in time, with the vertical axis of timeless reality:  the realm of meaning, value, and conscience.”

~Cynthia Bourgeault

Bhakti Yoga Tantra Course
The Way of the Heart Monthly Outline*

March

  • Opening Circle/Ceremony/Intention setting
  • Invocations Ganesh Mantra
  • Muladhara Chakra (root)
  • Element, Geometry, Mantra, Qualities
  • Mother Kali
  • Asana, Kriya, Pranayama, Meditation
  • Bhakti Kirtan

April

  • Svadhisthana Chakra (belly)
  • Element, Geometry, Mantra, Qualities
  • Mother Lakshmi
  • Asana, Kriya, Pranayama, Meditation
  • Bhakti Kirtan

May

  • Manipura Chakra (solar)
  • Element, Geometry, Mantra, Qualities
  • Mother Durga & Parvati
  • Asana, Kriya, Pranayama, Meditation
  • Bhakti Kirtan

June

  • Anahata Chakra (heart)
  • Element, Geometry, Mantra, Qualities
  • Mother Lalita Tripura Sundari
  • Asana, Kriya, Pranayama, Meditation
  • Bhakti Kirtan

July

  • Vishuddha Chakra (throat)
  • Element, Geometry, Mantra, Qualities
  • Mother Saraswati
  • Asana, Kriya, Pranayama, Meditation
  • Bhakti Kirtan

August

  • Ajna Chakra (third eye)
  • Element, Geometry, Mantra, Qualities
  • Mother Bhuvaneshwari
  • Asana, Kriya, Pranayama, Meditation
  • Bhakti Kirtan

September

  • Sahasrara Chakra (crown)
  • Element, Geometry, Mantra, Qualities
  • Shiva/Shakti
  • Asana, Kriya, Pranayama, Meditation
  • Bhakti Kirtan

October

  • Ananda Kanda Chakra (secret heart)
  • Great Unknown/Mystery/Mysticism
  • Celestial Wish-Fulfilling Tree ~ the Kalpa Taru or Kalpavriksha
  • Personalized Ishta ~ Devata (deity)
  • Asana, Kriya, Pranayama, Meditation
  • Bhakti Kirtan

November

  • Collaborative Closing Ceremony
  • Community Bhakti Kirtan!

*May be subject to change.

Bhakti Yoga Nashville
Way of the Heart Recommended Reading List*

  • Radiance Sutras/Vijnana Bhairava Tantra ~Translation by Lorin Roche
  • The Splendor of Recognition ~Swami Shantananda (Heart of Recognition Sutras)
  • Meditation For The Love of It ~Sally Kempton
  • Awakening Shakti ~Sally Kempton
  • Awakening Kundalini ~Lawrence Edwards, Ph.D.
  • Free Your Voice ~Silvia Nakkach
  • Kundalini Tantra ~Swami Satyananda Saraswati
  • The Yoga of Kirtan ~Steven Rosen
  • The Yoga of Sound ~Russill Paul
  • The Wisdom of Yoga: A Seeker’s Guide to Extraordinary Living ~Stephen Cope
  • The Inner Tradition of Yoga ~Michael Stone
  • A Goddess Among Us: The Divine Life of Anandamayi Ma ~Swami Mangalananda
  • The Path of the Mother ~Savitri L. Bess
  • The Return of the Mother ~Andrew Harvey
  • Women In Praise of the Sacred ~Edited by Jane Hirshfield
  • The Gift, Poems by Hafiz ~Translations by Daniel Ladinsky
  • The Illuminated Rumi ~Coleman Barks & Michael Green
  • Chants of a Lifetime ~Krishna Das
  • The Journey Home, Autobiography of an American Swami ~Radhanath Swami
  • The Ramayana ~Ranchor Prime
  • Paths to God ~Ram Dass
  • Miracle of Love ~Compiled by Ram Dass
  • Tantric Quest ~Daniel Odier
  • Desire: The Tantric Path to Awakening ~Daniel Odier
  • Yoga Spandakarika ~Daniel Odier
  • The Marriage of Sex & Spirit ~Edited by Geralyn Gendreau
  • The Path of Yoga: Commentaries of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali ~Osho
  • Intimacy Trusting Oneself and the Other ~Osho
  • Love, Freedom, Aloneness ~Osho
  • Naked Buddhism ~David Deida
  • Waiting to Love ~David Deida
  • Come As You Are ~Emily Nagoski Ph.D.
  • Play of Consciousness ~Swami Muktananda

*This reading list is recommended, not required.

Discover how to rest and restore your body — self-care awaits you.
Join The Way of the Heart Bhakti yoga and Tantra course.