Yoga for Youngsters

Ten-day Self-Enrichment program for age 13-18

Date: June 22-July 3: no classes on weekend.

Signup: https://forms.gle/7AcUio4iz26jcJsd9

Contact - info@mukthi.com or call/text - 804-608-9642.

Platform: Zoom Video Conference

FEES: $200/= per student for 10 days

Advance $100/= per student paid by Fri, Jun 19. $100/= per student can be paid after the camp.

Daily two-hour session. You can pick either 10am to 12pm session or 4pm to 6pm EST.

This program is designed to help young kids to deal with emotions and challenges in their life. Kids will be creatively engaged in activities based on Ramayan, Bhagavad Gita and Shrimad Bhagavatam. Theme of the first week will be Rama the youngster. How he handled the emotions and discovered the purpose of life. The second week we will learn sweet young Krishna and how to live a dynamic life.

Camp Schedule

10am to 10:05am (Or 4pm to 6:05pm): Start with invocation prayers - Vakratunda Mahakaya.... Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu…

10:05am to 11am (Or 4:05pm to 5pm): interactive guided activity based on life of Young Rama. King Dasharadha found young Rama depressed after his tour of Ayodhya. Why he was depressed? How did he come out of it? What was the life transforming discussion between Sage Vasishata and Sri Rama? The whole episode in “YOGA Vasishta” will be an enacted in a court setting or senate floor. The script will be given to all participants. The idea is to impart the valuable life lesson in a creative way to youngsters.

11am to 12pm (5pm to 6pm): YOGA asana for youngsters, breathing and relaxation techniques to handle stress/emotions.

Creative Project: Kids will be asked to spend time outside in the nature and create a presentation/documentary/movie on how insects, plants, birds and animals are contributing to the ecosystem.

Kids 8 to 12 years old

July 6 – 17: No classes on weekend

Signup: https://forms.gle/7AcUio4iz26jcJsd9

Contact - info@mukthi.com or call/text - 804-608-9642.

Platform: Zoom Video Conference

FEES: $200/= per student for 10 days

Daily two-hour session. You can pick either 10am to 12pm session or 4pm to 6pm EST.

The whole world is curiously looking towards the Indian culture as new way of living. This workshop will seed great values in wisdom tradition and introduce good spiritual habits that will last for their lifetime. The fun activities and inspiring stories from Ramayana, Mahabharata and Shrimad Bhagavatam will nourish our younger generation with a spiritual dimension.

Camp Schedule

10am to 10:05am (Or 4pm to 6:05pm): Start with invocation prayers - Vakratunda Mahakaya.... Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu…

10:05am to 11am (Or 4:05pm to 5pm): interactive guided activity based on Ramayana, Mahabharata, and Shrimad Bhagavatam. Eg: enactment of 5years old boy Dhruv meditation.

11am to 12pm (5pm to 6pm): Fun YOGA asana for kids, develop imagination and creativity of young mind through relaxation techniques (hypnagogic affirmation).

Creative Project: Kids will be asked to spend time with the nature (park or backyard) and create an art project.

We have a unique opportunity to build our children’s future with unparallel wisdom in ancient texts of Sanatana Dharama. Mere story telling will not be sufficient for the kids in this age, they need guidance in practical application of these profound teachings in their lives. These teachings are more relevant at present and in the future. Knowledge gathering in schools and colleges will be irrelevant as future is moving towards artificial intelligence and online resources.

Successful happy living of future generation will be depending on these two factors:

  • Flexibility in adapting professional knowledge and capacity to act as situation demands (spontaneity).
  • Handle oneself and develop soft skill - adaptability, attitude, communication, creative thinking, work ethic, teamwork, networking, decision making, positivity, time management, motivation, flexibility, problem-solving, critical thinking, and conflict resolution.

This is where the logical, rational and deep teachings in Yoga Sutra, Ramayana, Mahabharata, Shrimad Bhagavad and Upanishads helps our children. Institutions in global level have already started embracing Bhagavad Gita, Ramayana and Samskritam studies in their curriculum.

Senton Hall University included Bhagavad Gita a compulsory subject for management students, Harvard University start teaching Ramayana and Mahabharata in fall 2017, University of Oxford started courses on Bhagavad Gita. These are few examples on how important our texts in innovative management skills, behavioral analysis and leadership skills.

In the personal level, YOGA, Meditation, and Knowledge of Self will be essential to lead a happy life in the midst of highly competitive materialistic oriented society.

I admit YOGA (not exercise) is not easy to adapt and live, but as a group we can grow together and help our kids to live a glorious life.