WASHINGTON, November 13, 2012- Women of Bhakti is a visually stunning documentary that takes one from the sacred villages of India to the modern practice of bhakti in the West – uncovering the pure essence of this timeless tradition, from ancient times into the present.
Bhakti is inherent to all, and is the heart and core as to who were are as people
According to the film, the term “Bhakti” is translated into the word ‘Love’ and the practice of ‘Bhakti Yoga’ is a non-denominational, gentle process of fine tuning and becoming that in which we truly are- bhakti. So ‘bhakti’ is inherent to all and is the heart and core as to who were are as people.
Yoga and spirituality can seem very male dominated by the thought of the various ‘Gurus’, most of which being male. Though with the explosion of the Yoga scene in the West (with over 20 million practitioners, 80% being female) film producer Jahnava Hausner felt it was time to showcase and bring forth the voices of the women and many of the great Yoga teachers of the world- which in other times, were rarely given the chance to share.
Don’t mistake this documentary as a ‘chick flick’ though- It’s equally relevant to all, and features commentary from international male figures and scholars such as Radhanatha Swami, GauraVani, and Edwin Bryant- along with a well rounded cast of speakers such as Sharon Gannon, Shiva Rea, Wah, Karnamrita Dasi, and Keli Lalita Reddy to name a few.
Flow Yoga center in Washington D.C. to host a screening of Women of Bhakti
The Flow Yoga Center in Washington D.C. is hosting a screening of Women of Bhakti, Friday November 16th 2012 8-10pm. 1450 P. St. NW, Washington D.C.
Area resident and internationally acclaimed Musician Gaura Vani will be playing live mantra and accompanied by his mother Rukmini Devi (who are both also featured in the film.)
Admission is $10 in advance, $20 at the door- to sign up, or for more information on the envent, please go to the Flow Yoga event page.
Visit the Women of Bhakti website to find out more about the film and for information on hosting a screening.
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