Devi Mohan will share her yoga expertise with SA
YOGA expert Devi Mohan is set to run healing and meditation retreats in South Africa next week.
The wife of spiritual master Brahma Shri Mohanji has been a leader in yoga-healing for more than a decade and is a flag-bearer of the charitable ACT Foundation.
Mohan spoke to the Sunday Tribune Herald just after touchdown from Serbia, where she runs yoga workshops.
“Yoga is not only about posture but your entire lifestyle and union with the cosmic consciousness. Charity itself is a form of yoga which you achieve through selfless action,” she said.
Mohan is set to teach South Africans about yoga’s deeper meaning at retreats where different types will be explored.
She stresses the practise is not a form of hypnosis.
Yoga Nidra, she said, settled a person into a subconsciousness state where one could explore lost memories and hidden emotions.
“Through yoga, you learn about yourself, love yourself and are able to face life anew,” she said, suggesting it led to a happier, healthier way of life.
Mohan, who is mother to 6-year-old Mila, was born in what was Yugoslavia. There she had to confront the horrors of war at the age of 14.
Yearning for a better life, she secured a position as a translator for the United Nations mission in her country and began her travels around the world.
She took to yoga after a near-death experience, in 1999, which she described as one of the greatest blessings as it brought her closer to bliss and to her husband Mohanji, whom she met at a yoga seminar.
For the busy person, Mohan advises simple changes to encourage healthy habits.
“Wake up early and practise sun meditation, breathing exercises, stretching and drink water with lemon. Do it for 21 days for this to become a healthy habit,” she said.
The Durban retreat will be at Vuleka Centre in Botha’s Hill, from September 22 to 25. To register, call 079 585 1210.
Devi Mohan is set to run healing retreats in South Africa.