About the Bhakti Yoga and Mythology Bundle 

For many millennia, myth has been an integral aspect of humanity’s evolution. Humans created story and meaning out of the world around them, poeticising their relationship to it and their wonder around it. Images and artwork representing this reverence and deification of Nature have been excavated from the Harappan culture and civilization dating all the way back to 2600-1900 BCE. This civilization was as advanced as those in Egypt and Mesopotamia and are our starting point in learning about the deified world as seen through the eyes of early humanity. 

The Vedic era followed the Harappan culture and this is where we begin to see more detail and specificity around the potency and characteristics of the deities. And the deities are, among many other things, a way to be in relationship with the subtlety of the world around us. So much has changed since this time, but the essence remains, that a deepening of our understanding into primal myth patterns enables a greater capacity for relationship to the subtleties of being human.

The Bhakti era arose out of the Vedic culture which is where our familiar Gods and Goddesses Viṣṇu, Śiva, Durgā, Sarasvatī, Gaṇeśa, and Hanumān arise, and these archetypes continue to hold sway over temple culture and religious Hindu practices in India. 

These courses, are an introduction to the relevance of these myths and the development of personal relationships with the subtlety of Nature, whether or not you ultimately choose to revere a particular form from the Indian traditions.

Included in the Course Bundle:

Part 1:

An Intro to Bhakti Yoga

Pre-recorded: details HERE

Part 2:

Nakṣatra Deities

Pre-recorded: details HERE

Part 3:

Rāmāyaṇa Storytelling Class

Pre-recorded: details HERE

Part 4:

Planetary Myths and the Avatars of Vishnu

Details HERE: Live June 10-12 in Grand Junction, CO

Enroll now:

Allison Dennis holds a BFA in Musical Theatre with a Minor in Music from ECU where she studied Sanford Meisner's acting technique. She sang in jazz, funk, and folk bands, recorded and performed as a singer-songwriter, and performed supporting and leading roles in a variety of plays and musicals. 

In NYC at the turn of the millenium, she acted and sang in Off Broadway shows, and ultimately flew in the wildly popular Argentine circus De La Guarda. A back injury during a show brought her to yoga in 2001. 

A herniated disc with nerve impingement made movement quite painful for the first three years of the injury, so her entry point to yoga was the philosophy of India, not the poses. She concentrated on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras for a decade while becoming a yoga asana teacher as therapy for her own physical pain. Once mobility returned, Allison was finally permitted by her physical therapist to take on an asana practice. Within months she had signed up for her first Yoga Teacher Training in 2005.

From 2010-2018 Allison owned and operated Heart of Yoga School out of Carrboro, NC where she designed and taught three distinct yoga teacher trainings, culminating in a full 800 hour YTT program. She led nineteen long-term trainings while managing the School, guiding curious seekers to become teachers and home practitioners. 

She also spends 2-3 months a year in India, deepening her understanding of the culture and wisdom systems.

Visit www.allisondennis.com for more info and to learn about her tours and retreats in India and Indonesia.