Full Spectrum Yoga: The Bhagavad Gita

Full Spectrum Yoga: The Bhagavad Gita

March 2023 – January 2024

Workshop with Rick Jarow

Online and In Person

Il Sogno di Lao – Genoa, Italy

The Gita Seminar is a serious in-depth study of what has become known as the “Bible of India.” What may be unique about the Gita is that it offers “something for everybody.” With its understanding that individuals have their own specific karmic dispositions, The Gita offers perspectives and practices that can support anybody’s spiritual path.

You do not have to be a Hindu to learn from and appreciate the Gita, and the text does not diminish anyone else’s religion or spiritual perspective. The fact that the teachings of the Gita are given in the midst of a great battle highlights its approach to yoga, which may be provisionally defined as aligning one’s consciousness with the supreme, absolute consciousness. The Gita does not council one to leave the world, one’s work, one’s family, or one’s relationships in order to find God. Rather, it shows how one can act in the world in such a way as to attain true freedom, even in the midst of all kinds of trouble.

In terms of my own life’s work, the Gita is a step beyond “Creating the Work You Love” because of its wholistic, cosmic sensibility. The goal is not to develop a specific kind of work or life situation, but to deeply understand and integrate with one’s dharma, one’s sacred obligation in life. In its detailed teaching, doing what needs to be done in a way that both serves the greater good and pleases one’s inner being is not only possible but necessary in order to reach the higher levels of love–that is, the love which never dies.

It is a great honor, and a great step for me, to be presenting this work. I am doing so out of a deep sense of calling and out of a sense that this material can be really helpful during this time of strife and confusion on our planet. Henry David Thoreau writes in Walden, “In the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagvat Geeta, since whose composition years of the gods have elapsed, and in comparison with which our modern world and its literature seem puny and trivial.” This collective exploration offers an opportunity to go beyond workshops into a sustained study of, and reflection upon, one of the most influential spiritual works that have appeared upon this planet.


Course program:

Residential at Il Sogno di Lao, Genoa, Italy:

March 18-19, 2023 and January 20-21, 2024


Online: These Fridays on Zoom from 18 to 20:00 CET / 12PM-2PM EST:

April 7, May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8, October 13, November 10, December 8.


For information on costs and registration contact:

Chiara Lavezzari: info@ilsognodilao.it

Cell:+39 347 2308 291

WhatsApp: +39 334 3267948


Il Sogno di Lao event webpage: https://www.ilsognodilao.it/appuntamenti/appuntamenti-con-rick-jarow/