Four Desires Immersion – March 8-10, 2024 – Minneapolis

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 The Four Desires 

Cultivating a Life of Purpose, Prosperity, Freedom + Joy    

March 8-10, 2024 Minneapolis

Winter is a sacred time of slowing down and turning inward – an auspicious time for self-reflection, seeing clearly and seeding inner change.   Embrace it and we can transform our lives through conscious living.  Forsake it and we lose part of our humanity, and the inner light feels dim and distant.

The New Year’s immersion will delve into the ancient yogic teaching of the four Desires (aka the purusharthas- “the means of the soul”).  Yoga identifies four universal human desires which compel all of human life:                                                    Dharma: To know and fulfill the greater meaning or purpose of our lives                  Artha: The means, what we need materially and non-materially to realize our dharma    Kama: Joy and Happiness                                                                            Moksha: Freedom from suffering and freedom the to live the live we are called to 

In our modern world of instant gratification, we tend to misdirect the power of these desires, seeking fleeting pleasures rather than investing in the life’s work of Self-Realization. Only to find we are unfulfilled, unsatisfied and left wanting more. When we understand how we relate to each of them uniquely, they form a blueprint for a life of balance, empowerment and fulfillment. Realizing your life’s potential requires conscious attention and dedication –  you must walk the path of your destiny!

  The key to desire empowering us is to see clearly what we really want, and to work skillfully and selflessly toward its realization.

  Ben will be guide and support you through a profound and transformative introspective process, as laid out by Rod Stryker in his book “The Four Desires.”  We will use teachings, yoga practice, self-reflection, journaling to:

  • Uncover your soul’s purpose for being in this life
  • Rediscover how each of the four desires resonates uniquely in your life
  • Re-cognize self-limiting patterns which keep you from fulfilling your potential
  • Learn to use these “obstacles” as a means to self-transformation
  • Create a vow of tangible action toward the realization of our calling
  • Learn techniques and practices for personal empowerment and self-mastery
  • Explore the power of right desire to transform your life and the world

Immersion Schedule:                                                                                                                 March 8: 1-8:30 pm                                                                                                          March 9 + 10: 10:30 am – 6 pm  (Afternoon break from 1:30-3)

Your Investment:                                                                                                                   Full Rate – $425.                                                                                                                       Early Registration- $375, when you register and pay in full by Feb 8                               Yoga Studies Grads- $25 off the above listed rates

Space if limited, and will be allotted int he order in which deposits and registrations are received.  To register, email [email protected] and submit a $150 deposit (non-refundable). Payment is available through venmo (@vincent-yoga), cash, check or PayPal ([email protected]). Payment is due in full by March 7.

Location:  The River’s Way Mediation Center in the Ivy Building for the Arts – 2637 27th Ave S, Suite 201, Minneapolis

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