Robert Birnberg

The Yoga of Relationship
Bhavana: Remembering the Future

Teaching Schedule:

Friday 10:45am-12:45pm
 Sunday 1:45- 3:15pm

 The real test of whether our Yoga is working is whether our relationships get better”Robert Birnberg - PR Photo

T.K.V. Desikachar

Both Positive Psychology research and personal reflection confirm that relationships are the source of life’s greatest joys and deepest sorrows.  Thus, Yoga’s foundation text, the Yoga Sutras, offers 12 sutras offering relationship guidelines compared to three on Asana.

In this highly interactive session, we will present Yoga’s insights and simple, practical applications proven to improve our relationships in concrete, measurable ways.

We will explore:

  • The role of visualization in creating the relationships of our dreams
  • The art of applying Yoga’s relationship guidelines in everyday life
  • The precise protocol for making requests
  • The need for skillful negotiation in relationship
  • The benefit of relationships with a teacher and an appropriate physical practice

About Robert:

Robert Birnberg has spent the past 20 years (10 in India) studying the Yoga Sutras and traditional Yoga Therapy with the late TKV Desikachar and his senior students. He was one of a handful of students certified by the Yoga master to train Yoga teachers and therapists. Robert is also a Certified Positive Psychology Coach and Faster EFT Practitioner.

After getting sober over two decades ago, Robert spent 15 years creating Yoga and Spirituality programs at various treatment centers throughout Los Angeles and Canada.  He currently teaches the Yoga Sutras and Addiction Components at Loyola Marymount’s Yoga Therapy Program.

At The Breathing Space, Robert’s wellness center in Silverlake, Ca., he trains Yoga Wellness Coaches and provides Sutras-based coaching on relationships, careers, codependency and addiction. With any luck, his comprehensive book on the theory and practice of Yoga will be published by the end of 2016.

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