STAYING IN THE PRESENT MOMENT: A DISCUSSION OF THE TEACHINGS OF ECKHART TOLLE AND ASHTANGA YOGA with Joe Gillotti
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 18th, 2:30-4:30 pm
COST BY THOUGHTFUL DONATION, REGISTRATION REQUESTED
This new 2-hour program with Joe Gillotti will discuss How, Why, Where and When to stay in the Present Moment as presented in the works of Eckhart Tolle and in the ancient teachings of Yoga. Are there parallels and compatibility in the concept of “being in the present moment”, as taught by Tolle and the ancient Yoga Sutras? The answer is YES. The resemblances become very obvious when one begins to look into the essence of these two philosophical systems, modern and ancient.
“These two powerful systems of spiritual thought, in tandem, can work together in helping a person realize and come to understand life and the world around them. Learning to be present can bring clarity to one’s thinking and emotions, and from the teachings of Yoga we learn equanimity, balance and strength in body, mind and spirit, and learn to quiet the distractions of the mind (vritti),” Joe says.
The workshop will be conducted interactively with time for discussion, questions and a group meditation practice.
Joe Gillotti has been practicing and teaching Integral Hatha Yoga and yogic philosophy for more than 40 years, and is one of the few certified Laughter Yoga instructors in the state. Joe’s teaching experience ranges from pre-school through college students, cancer and mental health patients, adult education programs and prison inmates. Joe also lectures on the application and personal development components of both Hatha Yoga, yogic philosophy and Eckhart Tolle’s work.