The Sacred Thread of Yoga

Rama Vernon



Rama Jyoti Vernon began her interest in metaphysics and mysticism as a child, with parents who were pioneers in holistic health. In the 1960’s and 1970’s she hosted and studied with many great Yoga masters from India, such as B.K.S. Iyengar, and became one of America’s first yoga teachers. Rama Jyoti has been instrumental in creating a number of organizations, including the California Yoga Teachers Association (CYTA). Rama was one of the original publishers of the CYTA newsletter, which gave birth to the magazine, "Yoga Journal." Rama founded the B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Association of Northern California, and established a two-year curriculum for the first state-certified yoga teachers’ training program through the California Institute of Integral Studies. This training program became the B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training Institute. She started Unity In Yoga, an international organization that sponsored seven national, and three international conferences, and provided the non-profit umbrella for the Yoga Alliance. As a housewife, mother and yoga teacher, Rama found herself applying yoga philosophy in a whole new arena, international peacemaking. During the 1980s she made dozens of trips to the U.S.S.R, and in 1987, she founded the Center for International Dialogue (CID), based on the idea that people can join together to initiate solutions for political, economic, ecological, humanitarian and cultural conflicts. 


Open Weekend Classes (Fri Oct 15 to Sun Oct 17)

Type     Duration Title
D: Off-Mat   Open  Lecture, Mantra & Med  1.5 hour(s)  Embodying The Yoga Sutras Saturday  01:00 pm  to  02:30 pm
E: Thread   Open  Lecture  1.5 hour(s)  Guru - Sisya Tradition (guru-disciple) Saturday  06:00 pm  to  07:30 pm
A: Asana   Open  Hatha  2.0 hour(s)  Pranayama Within Asana Sunday  08:00 am  to  10:00 am





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