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The Yoga of Self-Love: A spiritual exploration

Teacher: Nerisha Maharaj
Cost: 2 days accommodation + R150 surcharge
Dates: Friday 09 October 2020 - Sunday 11 October 2020

nerisha maharajThe eternal, unbroken, natural state of abiding in the Self is jnana (wisdom)
To abide in the Self, you must love the Self
Since God is verily the Self, love of the Self is love of God
And that is bhakti (Divine Love)
- Sri Ramana Maharshi

Self-Love is a topic that many of us avoid, yet it is one which has a profound impact on our happiness, effectiveness and spiritual growth as human beings. What is less well known, is how Self-Love integrates with spiritual teachings. Sadly, many of us have been taught quite the opposite, based on a misinterpretation of what Self-Love actually means, which has led to greater suffering in the world. Drawing on universal truths from various spiritual traditions, her experience as a scholar of ancient scriptures, and her academic and experiential research into Self-Love and Leadership, Nerisha will explore how Self-Love impacts our ability to lead ourselves and others toward greater well-being and spiritual evolution. We will explore the meaning of Self-Love in its highest expression, and how it is the very opposite of narcissism and selfishness. Unravelling what is Self and what is Love, we will understand that true Self-Love involves an expansion of compassion toward others rooted in a spiritual understanding of who we are. Working experientially, the retreat will include discourses, meditation, silent forest walks, yoga, and practical coaching techniques toward cultivating Self-Love.

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Nerisha Maharaj is an author, yogi and international Leadership and Life Coach who brings together a unique blend of global expertise in the fields of spirituality, business and self-mastery. Using her experience in coaching, business leadership, the Enneagram and EQ profiling, meditation, yoga and ancient Eastern psychology, she aims to unleash the highest potential in her clients. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant, who has worked in New York, London and Botswana. She has an MBA in Advanced Leadership and Coaching, holds a Sanskrit Literacy certification, is a 200-hour certified yoga and meditation teacher, and has had the privilege of studying with wise monks. Her book, Self-Love: The Authentic Path to Conscious Leadership, is based on her published MBA research into the topic, which was the first academic research into self-love in the world at the time. She teaches Self-Love, Leader Evolution and Self-Mastery on the Executive MBA at the UCT Graduate School of Business annually and is the executive coach for a number of corporate and private clients. Nerisha finds her soul joy in the study of spiritual philosophy, the lives of great saints, and travels off the beaten path to sacred places in India. Visit: www.nerishamaharaj.com.