In the tradition of "Bhakti/Devotion" Ira Jeffrey Rosen was given his spiritual name - Govind Das or which simply means "servant of the Divine". His path of service and devotion is at the root of his spiritual life- to serve the Love and Spirit that lives in the hearts of all. It is from this place that his teachings and music flow. He is the owner/director of BHAKTI YOGA SHALA, an innovative bhakti-based yoga studio in Santa Monica , California http://bhaktiyogashala.com.
Through chanting Kirtan and teaching Bhakti Vinyasa Yoga, Govind Das's uplifting and inspirational message encourages the process of spiritual awakening- the deconstructing and bursting out of frequently limiting and fear-based social/family/cultural and environmental conditionings and living a fully empowered and creative life centered on love and truth. Govind Das and his wife Radha live a few blocks from the beach in Santa Monica, CA overlooking the Great Pacific Ocean with their 4 year old son Malakai. Govind Das leads Bhakti Yoga workshops,retreats and presents at festivals and conferences in the US and internationally.
The sound i love is my 4 year old son laughing... as well the sound of birds singing in the morning
Sunset- the colors make my heart come alive!
Cafe Gratitude in Venice Beach... one of my all time faves.
Sita Ram Sita Ram Sita Ram Jai Sita Ram
INDIA... the culture, the people the food, the bhakti tradition! This is where i go for spiritual recharging!!!
Join Govind Das and the Bhakti Yoga Shala yogis for a balancing and harmonizing devotionally flowing vinyasa adventure into the Heart! Set to an energizing soundtrack of Govind Das and Radha'a internationally recognized kirtan music, this practice is a great daily tool for all yogis that love to practice in the mood of dharma, devotion, and self-love.
Warning! For experienced women who have a strong vinyasa practice prior to being pregnant. Accessible for all trimesters, modify where necessary. Practice loving compassion for you and your baby and take breaks when needed. You will need a blanket and possibly a block.
Join Govind Das and the Bhakti Yoga Shala yogis for an organic, deep and strong vinyasa practice that focuses on Tapasya(purification). As we purify our bodies, minds, and hearts, we can begin to taste the nectar of our true BEING. We finish with powerful life affirming meditations to help us turn our minds in the right direction. As Swami Sivananda says, "if the mind is turned in the right direction, all things become possible."