Bhāva Fridays™ offers a live musical & yoga experience. Our special signature class of Abhaya Yoga, is the perfect end to your week. The teacher and the musician collaborate to create the mood, vibe, or “bhāv”. Enjoy a sweet, flowing asana practice attuned to the musical ambience while cultivating devotion and surrender. Let your mind go, be carried by the magical sounds, and allow your heart and body be free to celebrate Friday night, 6:45 – 8 PM!
Bhāva Schedule – Abhaya Gowanus
Origins of the word Bhāva
“Bhāva is a sanskrit word that can be defined as “a way of being, a state of mind, temperament, attitude, personal manner, and also, “mood, feeling, sentiment, emotion”. In some contexts, it also means “inner essence or “spiritual heart”.”
Excerpt Exquisite Love, by Bill Mahony
Mahabhava: “The “great state, sublime state” that is Love; similarly, the devotional love that supports, stands within, and yet also transcends all other states.”
Excerpts from Exquisite Love, by Bill Mahony
On the banks of the Yamuna
The flute was heard.
The Flute-Player has captured my heart,
My soul has not strength to withstand.
Krishna is seated on a dark blanket
By the waters of the Yamuna.
On hearing the sounds of the flute
I lose body-consciousness,
My body remaining like a stone.
15th-16th century poet, Mirabai