Atma Yoga Public Classes  with Saul David Raye
Wednesday, March 29th at 6:30pm

Saul David Raye is an internationally acclaimed teacher, healer and spiritual activist known for his empowering and transformational approach to yoga, healing and spirituality. Saul’s teaching draws on the depth of the Yoga tradition, Bhakti, Tantra and all forms of universal light, love and wisdom. Through the grace of his teachers and guides he is able to bring alive the ancient wisdom teachings for modern seekers. The depth of Saul’s teaching allows students to connect deeply with their own authentic power, spirit and truth.

A pioneering and inspiring presence in Yoga’s evolution in the west, Saul’s authentic and heart-centered teaching has influenced thousands of students and teachers around the world. He holds certifications in Yoga, bodywork and energy healing and is an ordained minister and musician who infuses his classes with healing music and chants. He has been on the faculty of International and National conferences and festivals for years, and has presented alongside many luminaries in the Spiritual world. Saul shares this work through teacher trainings, workshops, classes, sacred journey’s to ancient power sites and sacred music. 


Suggested Donation $20





New Moon Flow: Lunar Alchemy
with Emily Perry

Sunday, March 26th at 3-5pm

NEW MOON FLOW:
LUNAR ALCHEMY BHAKTI VINYASA WORKSHOP + MOON SADHANA + RITUAL


Flow into the New Moon with Bay Area based teacher, Emily Perry. Known for her soul vinyasa + love of Bhakti, Emily will guide you through a new moon journey that will align you with your intention + purpose.






suggested donation $25






432hz Spirit Metacine Sound Bath
with Shane Chunephisal

Sunday, March 26th at 8:30pm

Tune-In to the ancient art of vibrational healing to align the chakras and cleanse your energy. Harness the power of frequency and sound for balance, restoration, and harmony.

Come enjoy this sound bath utilizing 432hz alchemical gemstone infused & tibetan singing bowls, chimes, drums, and more! All paths, creeds, and students are welcome to join us for this uplifting, transformative, and unique experience!





Suggested Donation $20





Ananda Rasa Kirtan with David Estes and Band
Friday, March 31st at 8:30pm

Ananda Rasa (the nectar of bliss / the bliss of Divine rapture) Kirtan is led by vocalist and multi - instrumentalist David Estes who is currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area. David grew up in India, has studied music since childhood and spent several years completely immersed in the practices of kirtan, Sanskrit text chanting, seva and meditation as a resident in daily ashram life.

Ananda Rasa Kirtan is rooted in traditional sanskrit chants sung to original melody compositions in light classical Indian ragas and explores the mystical and ecstatic moods of kirtan in call and response chanting with the audience. Additional musical influences include Sufi Qawwali and roots reggae.




$20 suggested donation
at the door






LEVEL 1
Reiki Attunement Certification
with Angel Cantu, Reiki Master Teacher

Saturday, April 1st at 12:30pm

I believe that you are your own best healer, that deep down within you hold the wisdom to heal your body, to heal your heart, and that only you can make the choice to walk the path of the highest expression of your Self.

In this workshop, we will light the lamp of amplified Reiki energy for the practice of self-healing. Our session begins with a Restorative Reiki Flow, a practice marrying the breath with gentle movement in the body to support release of old stories, traumas and dis-ease held deep within so that we might create space to receive the first Reiki symbol. We will then cover Reiki concepts, including the history of Reiki, a description of the Cho Ku Rei symbol and practice techniques. Our time together will end with individual Attunement for each attendee and a hands-on group practice. With regular use of the Reiki symbols, practitioners report a shifting of the physical body toward a greater sense of health as well as a shifting of the emotional body toward balance and greater compassion.

Attunements are often accompanied by great life transitions, as the Reiki energy supports the clearing of past wounds and traumas, opening a path toward a wider understanding of purpose met with intention.

About Reiki:
Reiki, or 'Universal Energy,' is a hands-on energy healing technique benefiting the physical body as well as the mind and the heart. Using this modality, the practitioner acts as a channel through which Source energy flows to that which is in need of clearing and uplifting. Reiki is the sharing of abundant love and healing from Source energy, the loving presence that is always ours to receive, the well of support and love that is infinite and pure.

Details:
Bring 5 crystals, stones, or small special items, paper/pen, + water bottle
Please refrain from consuming alcohol + substances at least 24 hours prior to the Attunement

For more information about Angel’s Reiki approach and background visit: thejoyfulapproach.com



Price: $125 | $50

deposit required as there are only 10 spaces

Venmo @angelmcan2 to reserve your space

for questions pls contact: Angel Cantu: Angelmcan2@gmail.com






BETWEEN WAVES OF LIGHT & SOUND
with Eben Oroz

Sunday, April 2nd at 3pm

An asana, Trataka (fire gazing) and Nada (sound) yoga workshop

The idea is that the world we live within, unbeknownst to many, is more mirage than anything and the lives we live within this mirage are the great songs of this timeless dream. How can we see this mirage for what it is and truly hear the song that celebrates it?

These questions and the inner longings to reach into the heart of our lives and world are the origins of Trataka (Fire Gazing) and Nada Yoga (Unity through Sound). By utilizing these techniques and philosophies we offer ourselves the opportunity to open an arcane door to catch a fleeting glimpse of the wonders behind it.

The wonder of light is its consciousness. It is the expression of intelligence and illumination. It is the observing force of the universe. Where as the identity of sound is creative. Vibration itself is the builder of life’s landscapes. We exist between the creative force of the vibration and the perceiving force of awareness.

The transcendental significance of combining Trataka with chanting (Nada Yoga) is that both of these forces (light and sound) are drawn into a single practice, molded into a single key that opens a single door, leading to a unifying realization that as I am created I create, and as I perceive I am perceived. This way of interpretting life is a delicate treasure.

Before the chanting and fire gazing there will be an asana (postures) practice to prepare our bodies. Here, we can interpret our bodies as an instrument that must be tuned and toned before the symphony!

Topics discussed: Drishti (The Gaze), Gunas (states of energy/effort), The four Nadas (Types of Sound), Om (as a map of consciousness and creation) Disclaimer: There will be an extensive meditation with long bouts of seated postures.

ABOUT

Let me tell you what yoga is to me and from that you'll know a very timeless part of me.
Yoga is the effort of a newborn learning to open its eyes. It’s a listening that pulls the impulse to see to the surface of action. Yoga then becomes the awakening to life and Self as illusion. Like all things in this world of shifting sands even Yoga will come and go. Until then it takes many forms. Yoga is the camel across the dessert. Yoga is the boat across the river. It is every feather on the Peacock’s flashing tail. It is the crown on a deserving head. It’s an ancient way of learning the fundamental principles of being human and more specifically conscious. It is the understanding of responsibility. It’s a learning of the great patterns. It is the mapping of the currents. It is the tracking of the stars. It is the discovery of Self.

Once we are in awareness of ourselves the dialogue between Self and World formally begins. Yoga is the journey to that beginning. It is a mystery that none but the individual have full access to. From an isolated experience yoga begins to expand into the reality of all things. Yoga is an embodied epiphany that ripples slowly through the years outwardly from the center of one’s own being until the whole universe is aligned and bonded. It is the great impossibility. It is the magnum opus. It is the hint of fate within experience. It is the ever-turning wheel of life. It is the lotus in awaited bloom. It is the dissolution of birth and death and the recognition of only life.

Yoga is the illumination of the invisible. To the seekers of this invisible fruit yoga becomes something else. Yoga is the actual call to practice and the actual will to be the student. Yoga, now, is the gravity of that deeper sincerity. It is the uniting force! Yoga is the dissolution of ego. It is the sacrifice of what we are to what we might be underneath it all. Yoga is the energy depleted through the journey home. Yoga is the will to make the discovery. It is the strength to stand with the tempest just as we stand with the sunrise, always with open eyes and open hearts. It is the cry to remember. It is the reality that we’ll forget. It is the opening light of a destiny life times in the making. Yoga can be madness. It is a riddle never solved. It is a conversation that moves in endless circles. It’s an extravagant idea, spoken through an alien tongue, from a time before the world we know that speaks to us as we are now. Yoga is the spirit’s way to Self, through the great horizons of time and space. But we knew that already.




$20 suggested donation
www.joasanayoga.com






Kirtan with Dave Stringer & Sheila Nicholls
Saturday, April 8th at 8:30pm

Dave Stringer is a Grammy-nominated producer, singer, songwriter, teacher and innovative modern Kirtan artist. Stringer’s sound connects the transcendent mysticism of East Indian ragas to the exuberant grooves of Gospel and the ringing harmonies of Appalachia.

Dave and his band tour tirelessly, giving concerts and workshops all over the world.A former jazz musician and film editor and an engaging public speaker, his work engages the traditions of Kirtan and Yoga with the language of neuroscience, and probes the dilemmas of spirit with heart and humor. The result is contemporary participatory theatre, open to a multiplicity of interpretations, and accessible to all.
davestringer.com


Sheila Nicholls is an English singer, songwriter and social activist currently based in Los Angeles. Lyrically unique, she is propelled by a singularly magnetic voice that is alternately haunting and confronting. Her work is aimed squarely at questioning and upending hierarchies, probing the conundrums of consciousness, and finding connections between the personal, the political and the spiritual.

Sheila has released four critically acclaimed, and her songs have been featured in the films High Fidelity and Jackie & Ryan. Her most recent album, 'All Of Nature' for Essex Girl Records, was created in collaboration with Grammy nominated producer Dave Stringer, piano virtuoso Mitchel Forman and spiritual teacher Michael Bernard Beckwith. Her second album 'Wake' was produced by legendary producer Glen Ballard and for Hollywood Records. Sheila has toured extensively, charted in the top 10 in college radio and the Billboard top 40, and appeared on the Tonight show.
sheilanicholls.com


$25 at the door





Ceremonial Breathwork with Daniela Gil
Sunday, April 9th at 8pm

Breathwork is a powerful mind-body-spirit practice that builds prana (also known as lifeforce energy or qi) in the body through conscious, connected use of the breath. This accumulation of prana within the body is tremendously healing and transformative: breathwork opens the energy channels, creating optimal energy flow; awakens the inner healer, always offering the breather the experience that is most healing and relevant in that moment; and activates the creative potential within, aligning us with our true nature as infinite, creative beings. Breath is the portal between the conscious and subconscious, a bridge between the physical and spiritual. The experience of breathwork can inspire experiences of connection to our cosmic oneness, heightened levels of awareness and clarity, and profound love.

Some common effects and experiences from Breathwork are:
• Overwhelming feelings of love, peace, and/or gratitude.
• Release of mental, emotional and energetic blockages.
• Physical release and relaxation of areas of tension or constriction.
• Relief from anxiety, depression, fear, grief and/or anger.
• Access to repressed memories relevant to healing.
• Experience of higher states of consciousness.
• Physical, mental, emotional and spiritual healing.

Daniela Gil facilitates the three part breath: double inhalation followed by a relaxed exhalation, with periods of breath retention and savasana. She holds a sacred, safe, womb-like space for her breathers to go deep and experience the profound healing and transformation offered by the breath. In her breathwork ceremonies, she invokes the angels and guides to hold and support every breather in circle and create a sacred space of unconditional love that encourages the full expression, deep healing, and heart expansion of all.

Please bring a yoga mat, eye mask or eye cover and (optional) a blanket. Wear comfortable clothing that is loose around the waist and allows you to breathe fully and deeply. It's best to practice breathwork on an empty stomach; a light meal beforehand is fine.

Daniela Gil is a Sacred Healing Arts practitioner who specializes in Breathwork and Akashic Record Readings & Healings. She’s also a holistic health expert, life coach, spiritual mentor, Reiki practitioner, and corporate yoga and meditation instructor. As a clairsentient, claircognizant, clairvoyant and clairaudient, she is a clear and loving channel, committed to humanity’s healing and transformation and our collective awakening to our infinite creative power and the love of our being.


Suggested Donation $20





Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda
with the Saraswati Dream Band
A Sacred Chant Concert

Friday, April 14th at 8pm

Join Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda with the Saraswati Dream Band for a sensational night of music, chanting and connection. The tour celebrates the release of their brand new live albums called "The Live Experience". The new albums are a mixture of the best of 5 different shows from 2016's tour with the Saraswati Dream Band. In addition, the live cds correlate with DVD and BluRay releases. They will be available at their tour prior to their official release. Be the first to get them at thier shows or at their store here


Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda are Oregon based musical artists in the genre of mantra music. They offer a combination of kirtan (call and response singing), bhajan (devotional hymns) and original singer/song writer compositions in the languages of English, Sanskrit and Gurbani. Alternating guitar, harmonium, keyboard, bansuri flutes and vocal weaving, they create a profound healing and balanced sound current (Naad) brimming with bhakti (devotion). The Saraswati Dream Band includes Ankush Vimawala on tabla, Will Marsh on Sitar and guitar, and Richard Cole on bass.

Suggested donation is $25.
Event may reach capacity. To reserve your spot, please do so here 18 and younger always free!


ABOUT
Jaya Lakshmi
has been sharing her beautiful kirtans and bhajans for over 20 years. Steeped in the Gaudiya Vaishnav tradition (Radha Krishna bhakti path), she recorded her first four solo albums and toured mostly the west coast from 2000-2010. In 2010, a musical merging unfolded with Ananda Yogiji.

Ananda has been a dedicated practitioner and teacher of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan for sing 2007. He also completed and taught at numerous holistic yoga and leadership immersions at the Dharmalaya. (Dharmalaya is a holistic yoga, permaculture and meditation center in Eugene, Oregon, that is part of Ananda Seva.) In addition to his BA in international and sustainable business, he has a minor in East Asian Religions and studied yogic philosophy at the University of Oregon.

In coming together with Jaya Lakshmi, their love, music and sadhanas (spiritual practices) spiraled together. Bridging not only the two traditions, they incorporated many other facets in the great wisdom and bhakti traditions of the Vedas. Included in their influences have been the great hugging saint Amma, Paramahansa Yogananda, the Dalai Lama and many more.

Since 2010, they have released 4 albums on Sounds True as well as 6 independently. They tour nationally and internationally holding their own events and retreats. They currently have established a soul friendship relationship rather than the former intimate one. They have been pioneers in bringing music and conscious businesses together, especially on their USA west coast tours. Their sponsors this year include Coconut Bliss, Jem Organics, and Medicinal Foods.

Will Marsh graduated from the prestigious guitar program at Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. He then went on to study guitar and sitar at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA. Will studied sitar under master teachers Ustad Aashish Khan and Roshan Bhartiya.

Ankush Vimawala studied tablas growing up in Gujarat, India and was awarded several gold medals for his Visharad (BA) degree in tabla, by the “Bruhad Gujarat Sangeet Samiti”.

Richard Cole has been playing bass for over 30 years and has toured in varying eclectic bands in Europe and North America. He currently is living in Ashland Oregon with a devoted Tai Ji Quan martial arts practice. www.JayaLakshmiAndAnanda.com

This tour is being sponsored by:
Coconut Bliss
Jem Nut Butters
Medicinal Foods
Mystic Scents Essential Oils

We will be needing lots of volunteers for this event. Please message Amy Dennison, our volunteer coordinator if you would like to help out in exchange for a free evening pass. Her email is: sweet4tater@yahoo.com


Suggested donation is $25.

Event may reach capacity. To reserve your spot, please do so here 18 and younger always free!





Mantra Melodies and Sound Meditation
with Lynda Arnold and Shane Thunder

Sunday, April 16th at 8:30pm

Join us for a cleansing practice of Chakra toning with the Bija Mantras and a melodious rendition of the Gayatri Mantra followed by a deep sound journey with a variety of sacred sound instruments tuned to 432Hz.







suggested donation $20






Kirtan with Pilgrimage of the Heart Kirtan
April 22nd at 8:30pm

Pilgrimage of the Heart Kirtan is San Diego's longest running and only weekly Kirtan practice. From humble beginnings in 2008 the group has evolved to incorporate over fifty traditional and contemporary mantra and dozens of fun and inspiring songs outside the Kirtan genre.

Our goal has aways been to make Kirtan immediately accessible for our participants so we've arranged our offerings to be simple and easy to follow along... and we have songbooks! Mellow and intimate, upbeat and danceable, three and four part harmonies... Pilgrimage Kirtan brings a deep practice in the bhakti tradition and also so much fun!

Sujantra McKeever, founder, guitar, percussion, vocals.
Tom Warner, bass, harmonium, guitar, percussion, vocals.
Laura Sita Rose Anderson, harmonium/keys, vocals.
Fast Heart Martin Stamper, guitar, banjo, harmonica, vocals.

Watch our live stream on Facebook (Pilgrimage Yoga) Thursday evenings at 8:45pm
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suggested donation $20







POST-SHAKTI FEST IMMERSION
with Govind das & Radha

Monday, May 15th from 10am to 1pm

At the Joshua Tree Retreat Center, Joshua Tree CA

Govind Das and Radha (along with special musical guests) will lovingly guide shakti yogis and yoginis through a joy-filled heart sharing practice, ritual, and satsang.

Practices to tap into the medicine of the heart will include:
- dialogue, journaling, and dharma talks(pls bring pen & journal)
- invocation mantras, kirtan/kirtan philosophy
- teachings from the gurus, saints, great masters and scriptures
- nectar-filled lunar slow and gentle bhakti flow and deep extended shavasana relaxation
- hands-on adjustments and heart-full partner yoga
- affirmations to amplify the frequency of the loving heart

We will specifically focus upon and get clear with how we can bring our Bhakti Awakened Hearts back into our Post Shakti Fest everyday lives… and truly LIVE IN THE SACRED wherever we may be.

At the core of our experience we will invoke, celebrate, & praise the presence of the Love- known by many names in different cultures. This post-intensive is open to all ages and all levels of yoga practitioners and will be grounded in a rich and mellow devotional mood of gratitude, compassion, peace, and spiritual upliftment. Thank you. We look forward to being together.

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WEEKLY EVENTS







Monday Nite Kirtan with Govind Das, Clay Campbell
and Arjuna O'Neal

Every Monday at 6:30pm

Come join in the exploration and passionate art of chanting the divine names from the Bhakti Tradition. We will learn and explore a deeper understanding of the kirtan mantras, gods and goddesses, gurus, and how we can integrate the bhakti practices into living at our highest potientiality. Come sing, dance, and enjoy laughter and community. For the newbies to kirtan/chanting, just bring yourself. no special clothes or yoga mat needed. If you have a meditation cushion or blanket, it may be nice to sit on. EVERY MONDAY NITE!!







DATE & TIME

Event
Mondays at 6:30pm

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