Bhakti Yoga and the Divine Feminine


Graham M. Schweig (Garuda Das)

Graham M. Schweig (Garuda das), E-RYT 500, has been practicing various forms of yoga under the guidance of traditional teachers for over forty years. With his partner Krishna Kanta, Graham is the co-founder and teacher of The Secret Yoga Seminars, which focus on a heart-centered vision and practice that draws directly from ancient sacred writings on Yoga. Graham is an internationally sought out scholar and university professor who earned his doctorate from Harvard University in comparative religion, the spiritual traditions of Yoga, and Sanskrit. In the academic setting, he has received recognition and awards for his teaching and mentoring. He is author-translator of Bhagavad Gita: The Beloved Lord's Secret Love Song (Harper 2007). He is also author of Dance of Divine Love (Princeton 2005), which presents a translation of the most exalted portions of the Bhagavata text that present the greatest exemplars of Yoga. He is currently preparing his treatments and translations of The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali and The Bhakti Sutra of Narada for publication, and regularly contributes articles to periodicals on Yoga. Graham has traveled to India many times, once living there for a year, to conduct research and pursue his personal practice of Yoga. He is regularly invited to speak at the Smithsonian Institution in Washtington, DC, and holds intensive workshops for yoga students and teachers at major yoga centers and conferences.

Karnamrita Dasi

Karnamrita Dasi was raised on music, Sanskrit, Vedic teachings, kirtan, japa meditation, and a vegetarian lifestyle in an ashram community in West Virginia’s Appalachian Mountains. She studied Indian classical music in India for 10 years and sings worldwide, offering the blessings handed down by her teachers. She has tried to incorporate the meaning of her name — karn (ear) and amrita (the nectar of sound to the ear) into her life’s purpose.