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Raja Yoga Track

Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian is the Spiritual Director of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment (CSE) with headquarters in San José, California, now in its 32nd year of service. CSE is a meditation center in the spiritual tradition of Kriya Yoga that serves people from all faith backgrounds who are seeking Self- and God-realization. Yogacharya O’Brian was ordained to teach in 1982 by Roy Eugene Davis, a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda who brought the teachings of Kriya Yoga from India to the West. She received the Human Relations Award from the Santa Clara County Office of Human Relations in 2008 recognizing her contribution to positive human relations and peace in Santa Clara County. She is the founder and President of Carry the Vision (CTV), a community nonprofit organization dedicated to nonviolence education, helping people discover the potential of ahimsa in all walks of life.
Michael Yankaus is the Co-Director of the Transcendental Meditation (TM) Center, Palo Alto, CA; and is an affiliate TM instructor at the Heart & Vascular Associates Medical Center, and the South Asian Heart Center, El Camino Hospital. He has 43 years experience teaching the TM program in the USA, Europe, and Asia. Michael was formerly a member of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's International Staff, in Seelisberg, Switzerland (1973/77). Responsibilities included design and production of multi-language promotional publications and exhibitions, with brief service as Maharishi’s personal secretary.
Ashwini Surpur is an experienced and passionate yoga teacher. She has a Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga Therapy from Vivekananda Yoga University (SVYASA), Bangalore, India and is the Director of Yoga Therapy at Yoga Bharati. Worked at Oracle as a Software Engineer for 15 years and quit her job 3 years ago to join Yoga Bharati as a full time volunteer. She is pursuing her MA in Sanskrit and composes poems in her free time.

12:00 - 12:15  Inauguration 

12:15 - 1:00  Stress Management Workshop by Yoga Bharati  

1:00 - 1:15 Kids Yoga by Yoga Bharati

1:15 - 1:30 Art of Living

1:30 - 1:50 Guided Meditation by Self Realization Fellowship

1:50 - 2:00  Nidra Yoga - Wellness by all means 

2:00 - 2:30 Transcendental Meditation  

2:30 - 2:40 Shaktipaat by Ekta Dhyan Yog 

2:40 - 3:10 Talk by Rev Obrian on Yoga & Meditation  

3:10 - 3:30 Hata Yoga by Isha Foundation  

3:30 - 3:40 World Yoga 

3:40 - 4:00 Talk on AUM by Yogacharya NV Raghuram