Summer Session of the Bhakti Yoga and Mythology Course

Live + Recorded

Fridays, 6:00-7:00pm ET

July 30 - Sept 24

Sign up for the year long Bhakti course in its entirety here. Sign up for the 9-week summer session only below.

This 9-week course will approach the earlier elemental deities from the Vedas who set the tone for the deities that evolved into the Bhakti era. We’ll focus on Ādityas (heaven realm deities), Rudras (atmospheric realm deities), Vasus (earthly realm deities), and more. 

There will also be some discussion on nakṣatras, or the lunar constellations, and the deities and myths associated with the stars. As well as more cultural and devotional background on how we can develop relationships with these subtle realities.

Reading suggestions: 

Alain Danielou: The Myths and Gods of India: The Classic Work on Hindu Polytheism

Radhe: The Divine Forces of the Lunar Nakshatras as Portrayed in the Vedas: mystical forms, ancient epithets and sacred mythology

Amar Chitra Katha: Gods and Goddesses: From the Epics and Mythology of India

Hart de Fouw and Robert Svoboda: Light on Life: An Introduction to the Astrology of India

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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 for more info and to learn about her tours and retreats in India and Indonesia.