Washington, DC

Hari-kirtana das

As a youngster I was inspired by Gomez Addams, the relentlessly cheerful, spontaneously subversive and profoundly eccentric patriarch of the Addams Family who, as far as I know, was the first person, fictional or otherwise, to regularly do shirshasana (headstand) on primetime TV.

The devotional philosophy of bhakti yoga eventually provided the foundation for my spiritual practice and I was formally initiated into the Gaudiya Vaisnava tradition of Krishna bhakti, with its emphasis on kirtan, mantra meditation and the study of spiritual philosophy, in 1978.

The better part of the following four years were spent living in ashrams and spiritual communities. I expanded my yoga practice at the Jivamukti Yoga School in New York City in 2007 and dedicated myself to becoming both an accomplished practitioner and teacher of the Jivamukti method.

I completed my 300-Hour Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training with Sharon Gannon and David Life in 2009 and the Jivamukti Yoga Apprenticeship program with Maria Preuster in 2011, earning an 800-hour certification as a Jivamukti Yoga teacher. I currently teach studio classes in Washington DC, provide private instruction, and lead workshops throughout the Mid-atlantic region.

Certification: 800-Hour

Recent Activity

  • Satsang Blog Post Gay Marriage in the Bhagavad Gita Joshua asked me if I thought gay marriage was supported in the Bhagavad Gita. I gave the question a moment of consideration and then answered: ‘yes, it is’.
  • Satsang Blog Post In The Beginning By chanting “Om” as a way of sealing our intention we elevate the whole experience of offering our practice to its ultimate fulfillment.
  • Satsang Blog Post At The End Usually we find the end at the end. But sometimes we find the end in the middle. This curious phenomenon arises in the case of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.
  • Satsang Blog Post Of Purifiers I Am The Wind The woods behind our building undulated like a giant bed of sea anemone being whipped about by the roiling crosscurrents of an angry ocean.
  • Satsang Blog Post Of Purifiers I Am The Wind The woods behind our building undulated like a giant bed of sea anemone being whipped about by the roiling crosscurrents of an angry ocean.

Interests

Bhagavad-gita, Srimad Bhagavatam, Sri Isopanisad, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Dune

Blade Runner, Busby Berkley musicals

Hare Krishna Kirtan, Pink Floyd, Robert Wyatt

Journey to the Spiritual World: A Jivamukti Yoga Retreat to India with Hari-kirtana das

25 Jan 2015 - 6:50pm - 7 Feb 2015 - 6:50pm

Featuring darshans and tours with Radhanath Swami and Dhanurdhara Swami!

India is a special place for yogis because...