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Govardhan Lila
Govardhan Lila
Govardhana is a recently-retired high school Spanish and French teacher from the northern suburbs who has always enjoyed learning about and immersing herself in different cultures. She is fascinated with differences in language and ways of life, in short, the subtle nuances which give humans their uniqueness. Her love for people and life has led her down a spiritual path which has continued to evolve to the present day. It was about 20 years ago that she first came into contact with bhakti yoga and fell in love with the spirituality of India. She loved the concept of the Divine being one source, the meditative chanting as a direct route to relating to the Divine, the congregational chanting and dancing, and reading the cherished spiritual books of India, the Vedas. She explored bhakti yoga over the years but didn't become a serious practitioner until 2011. Since then she has come to higher levels of spiritual understanding through her practice of bhakti, a practice which leads one to know the self and one's relationship with the Creative Source. It is therefore her goal in teaching to present and guide individuals in mantra meditation to help them encounter their true selves and bring them to a deeper understanding and connection with the Creative Source. She will accomplish this by teaching students how to focus on the present moment, how to relax and let go of stress, and how to tap into and appreciate their unlimited Divine Source.