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Living Vedanta: Applying the Ancient Teachings to your Life

with Swami Kashi Muktananda Sarasvati


Description: Satsang is at the heart of yoga practice.  It is the gateway to inner peace and spiritual growth.  It means “association with the wise.”  The Vedanta is the ancient scripture written over 5,000 years ago.  It is the philosophy from which Yoga, Ayurveda, and other lineages derived.  The teachings of the Vedanta, when applied to your daily life, transform one’s life and open vistas to eternal bliss.  According to the Vedanta teachings, our true nature is Bliss.  Join us for an exploration of the ancient teachings through the charismatic and scholarly lens of True Freedom Recovery Yoga’s visiting facilitator, Swami Kashi Muktananda Sarasvati.  See how the teachings may be cultivated within your present life .  All backgrounds and beliefs are welcome.  Before the Satsang will be a donation asana, pranayama, mudra, and mantra session to open and unite the body, breath, and mind.  All levels are welcome.


Biography:  Swami Kashi Muktananda Sarasvati (Swami Kashi) was born and raised in Israel, took the Sivananda Teacher Training Course in 1998 at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat in the Bahamas, and became a Brahmachari (monk) in 1999.  In 2000 he moved to Rishikesh, India. There he had the unbelievable fortune to live very closely and learn from Swami Chaitanyananda, whom is a direct disciple of Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh. In July 2014, he was initiated into the order of Sannyasa and received his new name, Swami Kashi Muktananda Sarasvati, or in short Swami Kashi.  He travels as a Vedanta scholar and Sanskrit translator and teaches all around the world.  While he is not traveling he resides in the Himalayas in Uttarkashi, India.  Here he hosts two amazing programs: One for the advanced practitioner - Vicharana, 10 day silent Vedanta and Yoga retreat; and the Other is Yatra - a heart pilgrimage deep amongst the native culture of the Himalayan mountains.


Friday, April 26th:

5:30pm-6:30pm        Donation Asana and Pranayama with Kim Lauch

6:30pm - 8:30pm      Workshop - Living Vedanta Day 1

Saturday, April 27th:

12:30pm-1:30pm      Donation Asana and Pranayama with Kim Lauch

1:30pm - 4:00pm      Workshop - Living Vedanta Day 2



$100 for 2 day event

Option price per day: $50 (each day will continue from the previous)

Kirtan with Audrey Causilla

Sunday, April 28th 

2PM - 3PM

Immediately following Swami Kashi

Join Audrey Causilla of Mekala Kirtan for a blissful hour of music and mantra. Audrey will guide you through call and response chanting in community, called kirtan. A truly unique musical and meditative experience, kirtan quiets the mind and opens the heart, aligning our innermost Self deeply into the present moment, whether one is singing or just listening or basking in the mantra and sound. Merging Sanskrit and English mantra, Audrey's chants encompass a range of sounds from East to West, blending moments of raga with her own evocative harmonies and melodies. No experience necessary!

Audrey Causilla weaves her classical pianist background with her love of mantra, world music, and the sound healing of chanting into kirtan, call-and-response devotional chanting. She has toured with Girish and Kristin Luna Ray regionally as well as to Bhaktifest and the Midwest Yoga Conference. Audrey offers chant workshops, and leads kirtans with her ensemble, MEKALA. She also regularily teams up with Annie Bolling at Shine Yoga for an accompanied restorative yoga offering called Mantrasana. Audrey is the Music Director at Center For Spiritual Living Greater Cincinnati, where she plays services and hosts kirtans and other sound healing events, and has taught private piano and coached opera singers for 20 years.