Jyotish is the “science of light,” a profound and sophisticated form of astrology originating in the ancient Vedic traditions of India. Jyotish can be a tremendous support to you it because it describes the planetary patterns that influence your life’s journey. By offering careful analysis and interpretation of cosmic influences, Jyotish can help each of us understand our strengths and challenges so that we can make better decisions about our future. Jyotish offers practical remedies that alleviate areas of suffering, giving us the confidence to manifest success, happiness, and harmony in all areas of our life.
Many of us who work with Jyotish have experience its profundity and relevance on our life’s path as human beings, Yoga practitioners, and spiritual seekers. For Kim, Jyotish Astrology had provided the missing link in her personal healing journey and continues to be a source of priceless information and inspiration.
Why should you care? As students of Yoga, we are continually looking to develop our sensitivity and awareness of our entire being. As we deepen, our life experiences can sometimes be surprising, cathartic and perhaps a bit disorienting. Jyotish can help us integrate such insights and experiences by looking at how the planetary energies effect us, both positively and negatively.
By being informed regarding ones personal birth chart as well as developing a conscious relationship with the planets as they transit, we can learn to work with the planetary energies instead of being seized or swayed by them in undesirable ways. Furthermore, it is possible to know optimal times for things such as healing, new beginnings, conclusions, and so much more. With the guidance of a gifted Jyotish, healing practices can be given to help amplify and support the good potentials – as well as lessen the impact of negative aspects.
In this chit-chat you will learn all about why Jyotish is so helpful. Kim will introduce you to basic terminology and explain some of the differences about Western and Vedic Astrology. She will also mention some of the current astrological conditions that we are all facing.
Join us to learn more about Iyengar Yoga? Got a question for the teachers? Just want to hang out? Our monthly community chit-chats are a time to get together less formally.
The yoga tradition offers us so much wisdom. Even within Iyengar Yoga there is a universe of interesting topics to discuss. Over a brief-one hour session we will take a deeper dive into one specific topic that we love.
Our monthly community chit-chats are a time to get together less formally. For many years, we would gather at the Iyengar Institute in Pune to chit-chat with Geeta Iyengar, Sunita Iyengar and now Abhijata and other RIMYI teachers. We treasure these times together and look forward to bringing this tradition to Adeline Yoga. Its a fun time to engage in stimulating conversation around important topics that relate to Vedic tradition and Iyengar Yoga practice specifically.
The purpose of our monthly gathers are to:
Throughout 2023, we will host a monthly chit-chat on the last Monday of the month, 7:30 pm pst on zoom. The format will vary between a presentation, Q&A and group discussion. Breakout groups and other creative uses of zoom may happen!
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Kim Kolibri (she/her) has been a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher since 2003. She brings her whole heart and soul to the subject of YOG. As a teacher, Kim is well skilled to teach a broad age range (young to elderly), as well as those with mild to moderate therapeutic issues. In this phase of her teaching, Kim is inspired to share the foundational aspects of Iyengar Yoga – including pranayama, applied Samkhya Philosophy, and Mantra Sadhana – to all that want to learn.
Kim has been interested in Astrology since her early twenties and has explored both Western and Vedic approaches to the subject. After starting to study Patanjali and Vedic Philosophy with Gitte Bechsgaard in 2013, it became apparent how integral Jyotish is to the Vedic paradigm. In 2020 Kim also began a 5 year Jaimini Scholar Jyotish program with Andrew Foss, a renowned Jyotishi and Vedic Scholar. Since then, her interest and study of this vast subject continues to deepen and touch all aspects of her life. Kim will eventually offer professional Jyotish services, but for now she is happy to share some fundamental Jyotish concepts and answer basic questions with fellow yoga practitioners.
Kim has studied with the Iyengar family many times. She is a spiritual pilgrim by nature and has traveled extensively in India, Nepal, and Tibet in search of whatever is meant to be revealed. She is a longtime devotee of Sri Ramakrishna and an avid student of all things Vedic including Sanskrit, Mantra Sadhana, Vedic Philosophy and Jyotish Astrology.
A long time member of the Iyengar Yoga community, Kim helped to spearhead the creation of the IYNAUS Archives and served as the Director of Archives for many years. She also managed the BKS Iyengar Yoga Center of San Diego for over 10 years. Surely serious about the subject, Kim is a friendly, playful, and encouraging teacher who loves to share the spark of Yoga in all possible ways.
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