Raghunath, born Ray Cappo, started as a hardcore/punk singer-songwriter icon. In a decadent music scene infested with drugs, negativity and intoxication, he was a light advocating clean living, positive attitude and vegetarian lifestyle, inspiring tens of thousands of fans internationally.
He started practicing yoga in 1987 with esteemed Sri Dharma Mittra and Shivananada Yoga. The pettiness of the business of music and the untimely death of his father led him to India in 1988 where he dove deeper into the lifestyle and spirituality of India. He became a celibate monk at a Krishna Bhakti Ashram for 6 years where he studied, meditated and lived the ancient yogic texts. Now, he’s an accomplished yogi in many styles, and married with five children. He leads retreats, workshops and teacher trainings around the world. Raghunath is an expert at taking the esoteric yoga philosophy and making it understandable for the contemporary world.
Hand stands, harmoniums and the Bhagavad Gita. This class involves three of Raghunath’s favourite things. Be prepared to sing with joy, hear transcendental teachings and jump around the class. No matter what level you’re at Raghu will teach you had to strengthen your core and develop the foundation for getting your body upside down. Expect, strength building, potential floating, singing from your heart and potential enlightenment.
You will literally elevate your physical and spiritual practice with Raghunath in his famously popular, powerful and playful class called Flight School. Experience Raghunath’s bold approach to encountering sophisticated vinyasa. Asanas that once seemed unattainable will be dissected and made approachable. Discover and excavate the subtle strength needed to fly up to handstands, float to inversions, and enter deep into the heart of the pose. In authentic Raghunath style, class will be interlaced with chanting and stories from classic Indian texts, rooted in down-to-earth spirituality and grounded with instructions for living a contemporary yogic lifestyle. Strengthen your practice,Open your Mind,Realize your Potential & Connect to your foundation.
Join Raghunath teaching the sacred wisdom literature of India, as well learning sacred chants, songs and mantras. From his years of study Raghu brings the yoga teachings to life and makes them accessible, relevant and fun. Although a monk for 6.5 years in his twenties now he runs a retreat centre/farm in rural upstate NY where he lives with his wife and 5 children applying the teachings on a daily basis. He’s a sought after teacher travelling internationally leading and assisting trainings in the yoga philosophy and application.
6 PILLARS OF BHAKTI YOGA: Ancient teExperience simple shifts in thinking as taught by the sages of Vedic India. True transformation isn’t merely getting fit or transforming your physical frame. According to the yoga masters true transformation happens when we change the way we think and break the the mental figure eights that keep us bound to the pain due to poor choices in the material world.
Join international yoga instructor Raghunath, as he teaches from his upcoming book. Raghu explains foundational principles of the Bhakti Yoga system that are easy to apply and instantly transformational. The class will benefit both newbies and seasoned sojourners on their spiritual journey. Raghu explains in simple terms ancient practices to perfect your meditation & shift your paradigm. In this course you can tangibly witness how these 6 Pillars will enhance relationships with others, your relationship with your Higher Power and most importantly your relationship with yourself.