Saturday April 4th is Hanuman Jayanti, an annual full moon celebration commemorating the birth of Hanuman, the monkey-god. Hanuman is the ultimate Bhakta and Karma Yogi, known primarily through the anicent Indian epic the Ramayana.
Hanuman is a model of selfless service, devotion, and the pranic energy that leads to liberation thru union or yoga. We'll recite the beloved Hanuman Chalisa, the 40 versed prayer an auspicious 11 times to burnish our minds from the obstacles to peace and dwell in the heart cave where this hymn naturally leads. "Having cleansed the mirror of my mind with the dust of the venerable Guru's lotus feet...one who reads 'Hanuman's Forty Couplets' achieves perfection...is freed from bondage and achieves liberation."
Come explore a deep meditative practice that allows genuine art and creativity to flow! Finding stillness in a yin practice allows us to meet our edge and work through feelings of discomfort. Playfully working with our edge, and tapping into meditative awareness, we will reach a state of consciousness where compassion and stillness gives birth to art. Bring your yoga mat along with a journal and pencil to create with!
Participate in ecstatic call-and-response Kirtan, learn sacred mantras, and listen to rapturous melodies (ragas) of Indian classical music with vocalist, harpist and bansuri flautist Sheela Bringi sheelabringi.com
Sheela will be joined by tabla player Robin Sukhadia and Kirtan artist / yoga teacher Brent Kuecker
3 New Classes are available:
• Bhakti Yin, Mellow and Sweet Flow
• Bhakti Vinyasa, the Art of Flow of Devotion in Motion
• Seated Meditation
Join Kyra Anastasia for a fun and playful class that will weave together poetry and inspiring messages with breath and mindful movements. This class will take you through some gentle conditioning exercises, to warm the body up and open all the joints, breath awareness and a combination of invigorating asanas prior to a deep and restful Savasana. Be prepared to breathe, move your body and enter a state of Santosha, which will leave you feeling balanced and content for the rest of your day. All are welcome and no prior yoga experience needed.
Prenatal Yoga for Expecting Mothers is a specialty class at BYS that infuses the art and science of ancient yoga with holistic birthing support. Currently taught by a home birthing Midwife, RN, Certified Prenatal Yoga Instructor and Certified Hypnobirthing Instructor, Lisa Arshawsky combines her knowledge as a Midwife with yoga and mindful meditation, music and Hypnobirthing techniques. This class is fun, informative and mothers often find themselves coming back week after week as an integral part of preparing them for labor, birth and beyond
Host Heidi Rayden explores the magical world of Kirtan & Yoga at Los Angeles' only "Bhakti" yoga studio .....Bhakti Yoga Shala!
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