Chillax with Yoga Nidra: Restorative Rest and Relaxation with Tara Igoe
Sunday, October 15th at 8pm

Feeling stressed or just need to chill out? Join us for one of the oldest and most profound yoga practices, Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep). Relax on your mat, close your eyes and listen to Tara’s voice as she guides you through a systematic way to relax each body part without ever having to move a muscle. You’ll leave class refreshed like you’ve just taken the best nap of your life.

About Tara
In 2003, the loss of her father broke Tara Igoe’s heart wide open and for the first time in her life, she wanted to feel all of her feelings. Tara’s love for her dad became a catalyst to re-evaluate her life and find the courage to make some changes. She left a high-paying, yet unfulfilling, corporate career to follow what brings her joy. She talks about this in her popular TEDx talk, “The Gift of Tough Times” (check it out on YouTube). As a coach, yoga teacher, professional speaker, singer, comedian and storyteller, Tara loves to share her personal experiences, tools and great sense of humor to help you on your own spiritual journey. She also loves everything about Bhakti Yoga Shala and is so excited to be with all of you!

Before becoming a teacher, Tara was seasoned corporate executive and communications expert, Tara spent more than 20 years working with leading companies, experts in healthcare/sports/fitness, as well as private clients to help them reach their goals. As a coach, Tara has studied with and worked alongside icons in the world of spirituality and personal development, including Tony Robbins and John Gray. She helped develop Tony Robbins’ Ultimate Edge coaching product and is certified as a coach through Tony Robbins and leading therapist, Chloe Madanes. Tara’s first meeting with clients is a free half hour session to learn about their issue and share how she would approach as a coach. She is extremely knowledgeable and intuitive, and she gets to the core of issues quickly with a fun and authentic approach. She especially enjoys helping people work through stress and anxiety, relationship and health issues, life transitions such as loss of a job or loved one, speech and meeting preparations, and personal transformations.




$20 suggested donation






New Moon Libra Lunar Yoga + Sound Healing
with Angel Cantu & Lynda Arnold
Wednesday, October 18th 8:30-10pm

Our practice begins with Chandra Namaskar, a devotional gentle vinyasa sequence to harness the energy of La Luna, Mother Moon. We then move through a Yin Yoga sequence - a gravity practice of long held postures to release and ground into the earth while activating systems of the body that clear and purify stress, assisting in healing through the tissues and organs of the body. Finally, we will end with a Restorative Yoga practice, a series of supported poses to assist a full release before we move into a New Moon cycle.

Our practice will be guided by Lynda Arnold’s healing vibrations, including Healing Tibetan Singing Bowls, crystal bowls, chimes, gong, tuning forks, flutes, handpan, shruti box, and her voice like angel’s singing.

On Wednesday night Mother Moon will release the last of her light as she prepares for a new cycle that will begin Thursday afternoon. Join us to purify body and heart, to release that you may receive.







$20 suggested donation







A Sound Healing Journey with Gabriel Braun
Saturday, October 21st at 8:30pm

A Sound Healing Journey with Gabriel Logan Braun is a healing journey of mindfulness and movement. It's a dynamic and improvisational expression in response to what’s needed in the room to create a deeply healing and restorative experience for the participants.

As a multi-instrumentalist, Gabriel uses loop pedals, his voice, flutes, crystal bowls, didgeridoo, percussion, harmonium and guitar to create a unique melding of sounds for people to relax, de-stress, harmonize and embrace the depth of our sacred inner-world.

From his angelic tones to soulful beat boxing, Gabriel’s heartfelt and earthy sound comes through his music to create experiences for people to celebrate the human spirit. By creating timeless and expansive soundscapes where there is nothing for the mind to hold onto, this allows for participants to really let go and unwind from their day. At times, light percussive vocal rhythms and harmonies are interwoven to create a feeling of containment and safety which allows the mind to better focus, the body to relax and the nervous system to return to homeostasis.

** Please bring blankets, cushions, pillows, yoga mats and bolsters to make yourself a comfortable sound healing "nest" to rest in.**




$20 suggested donation







Kirtan with Idan Meyer
Saturday, October 27th at 7:30pm

Idan Meyer is an internationally known World Music devotional singer and composer. His musical journey has covered a vast exploration of many traditions, languages and sacred soundscapes.

Early in his life, the music of India provided a strong and rich influence on his musical knowledge. More recently, Idan has gone back even further to the land and roots of his musical birthright: a new musical exploration from his own tradition--the jewish tradition--infused with an eclectic eastern sound.

Idan's passion brings a new life and energy to these ancient, sacred texts. As we listen to his interpretations of these Jewish mantras and prayers, we can hear a universal message that allows every man and woman to drink the nectar of love.

Idan Meyer - Piano, Sitar
Saheb Singh - Tabla
Benjamin Davis - Bass


suggested donation $20







An Evening with MC YOGI
Saturday, October 28th at 6:30pm - 9pm

Come join us for this very special event with one of modern day yoga's great shining stars: MC YOGI. MC YOGI and 10,000 Buddhas (Amanda Giacomini) will be stopping at Bhakti Yoga Shala on their US tour to share their love for yoga, music, and art along with stories from MC YOGI'S new memoir SPIRITUAL GRAFFITI: Finding MY True Path.

This very rare and special event will include a 75 minute yoga class, inspirational talk, book reading, Q and A, and book signing.

MC YOGI is a world-renowned yoga teacher and musician. He has performed and taught yoga everywhere, from head-lining festivals and nightclubs to performing in the Forbidden City in China and even at the White House. When not on the road, MC YOGI and his wife Amanda teach at their home studio, Point Reyes Yoga, in Northern California.

Tickets Available Here - Price: $45


Ticket Price: $45







432hz Spirit Metacine Sound Bath
with Shane Chunephisal
Sunday, October 29th at 8pm

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 & Tibetan singing bowls, chimes, cosmic gongs and more! All paths, creeds, and students are welcome to join us for this uplifting, transformative, and unique experience!

Shane is a California-based Master Sound Alchemist residing in Santa Barbara, CA. After self-inducing a kundalini awakening in Dec. 2011, he has traveled throughout the country for the last 5 years offering his 432hz Spirit Metacine in the passionate belief of unifying the body, mind, and spirit thru the healing arts. He has held space for workshops, instructional classes, and ceremonies guided by his Higher-Self to share his musical gifts with the crystal Gemstone singing bowls and many more instruments. He is currently on tour thru out festivals, yoga centers, retreats, in the United States, as well as international dates for 2017!


suggested donation $20







Women’s Gathering & Guided Meditation
with Rhiannon
Sunday, November 5th at 8pm

Rhiannon has been hosting women’s gatherings at her home for several years. Having received positive feedback and a call to continue her offerings, she decided to extend the invitation by hosting a one-time gathering that is open to all women. Rhiannon creates a safe, open, and compassionate space in which women have the opportunity to commune, share, and nourish their capacity for self-healing.

The gathering will begin with light breath-work and movement in order to clear energy, ground the body, and open the heart. Rhiannon will lead a guided meditation that focuses and calms the mind, bringing the receiver into present moment awareness. From this light and heart-centered place we will commune. There will be a group share and a partner share and every activity is optional. Participants are encouraged to take care of themselves always and in all ways. The goal is to go deep and do this work together so that we can tap into the healing power of human connection and interdependency. Through this experience we will strengthen trust in our selves and one another. Rhiannon will lead a second meditation to integrate and close the communion. Possible side effects include laughing, crying, releasing, and growing. So come with an open mind, an available heart, and the willingness to co-create a fun, raw, and secure container for sharing and healing.

It is recommended that you bring the following items with you: yoga mat, bolster or pillow to sit on, blanket, journal, pen, and water. The Bhakti Yoga Shala has a limited number of yoga mats and bolsters should you wish to borrow these items at no cost.

Rhiannon was born and raised in Vancouver, BC, Canada and moved to Los Angeles to pursue her music career in 2011. Since then she has been traveling the world performing while simultaneously deepening her spiritual awareness by studying at an entheogenic healing center called Sinchi Runa. She completed a series of intense processes there including several 10, 14, and 19-day “spiritual diets” in isolation in the jungle. These processes gave Rhiannon the opportunity to dive into her heart, heal ego-based suffering, connect with a higher consciousness, and cultivate love and compassion for her fellow human beings. This is the practice and energy of Sinchi Runa that Rhiannon brings to her gatherings.

Rhiannon was a volunteer counselor and translator at a women’s center called Journey Out for for two years until recently when she enrolled in full-time music production school. She has been practicing yoga at The Bhakti Yoga Shala for many years and completed the 50-Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training Program led by Govind Das in 2017 which included meditation and breath work techniques. She completed the Transcendental Meditation ® course under personalized instruction in 2010 and has been practicing TM ever since. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from The University of British Columbia and a membership to The Golden Key International Honour Society. She would like to get her Masters in Psychology at Antioch University and become a Licensed Therapist one day. Some of Rhiannon’s favorite authors/thinkers/humans include Krishnamurti, Ram Das, Zoë Kors, Miguel Ruíz, Alan Watts, Dawn Cartwright, Neale Donald Walsch, and Doreen Virtue, amongst others.




$20 suggested donation







Yantras and Mantras
with Sarah Tomlinson and Sita Rose
Saturday, November 11th from 6 - 8pm

 A Coloring and Chanting Workshop
Join us for this unique yantra+mantra workshop and celebrate the launch of Sarah's Latest Book "Coloring Yantras" - this coloring book on the planetary and goddess Yantras and Yantra Mandalas is . (pick up your signed copy at the workshop)

Immerse yourself in the visual-soundscape of Yantras and Mantras. This workshop will give you a direct experience of the transporting effect of working with ancient geometric symbols, Yantras, through applying color with Sarah Tomlinson (www.sarahyantra/yantra), and you can tune into the Mantras through the music and song of Kirtan during the workshop. This workshop will give you some new meditative tools to use during the holiday season to stay sane and keep the goodness flowing.

Bring your favorite coloring pens or pencils, and a gold and silver metallic pen. You can take home your Yantra(s) after this workshop to uplift the energy in your home.

"Coloring Yantras is a rich offering to bring the transformational power of yantras to all. With in-depth knowledge infused in each yantra, we can now trace and color with Sarah’s beautiful drawings infused with the blessings of her guru Harish Johari."
-Shiva Rea, founder Prana Vinyasa and Samudra Global School for Living Yoga

"More than a coloring book, this collection of art teaches us the meaning of Sacred Yantras, encouraging us to use them as empowerment symbols to create the life we want with deep respect for the ancient science of Yantra. For you, your altar, your children, your family art time; we love the moments of art-making together with Sarah's precious work."
-Elena Brower, Author, Art of Attention and Practice You

Sarah Tomlinson: Sarah is an author, artist, yogini, yantrica and mother. After becoming certified in the Jivamukti Yoga Method decades ago by David Life and Sharon Gannon, she traveled to India where she worked extensively with her mentor and teacher, the world famous, Harish Johari. Yoga Journal deemed Johari, “ Ayurveda’s Renaissance Man.” He initiated Sarah into the spiritual practice of painting Yantras and she has been practicing and teaching the ancient art ever since. Sarah is the author of "Nine Designs For Inner Peace" Destiny Publishing, 2008, A guide to creating the Planetary Yantras, is the creator of "The Yantra Bliss Oracle Deck" January 2017
 sarahyantra.com

Sita Rose is a spirit seeker, space holder and music maker. Based in San Diego, CA, she is an expressive performer skilled at crafting melodic medicine derived from the heart. She draws from her experience as a board certified music therapist, devotional singer and yoga practitioner to elevate consciousness and promote peace.  Her gypsy spirit has led her to study the ancient healing qualities of music throughout  India, South America, and Jamaica. As co-founder of Seed & Song LLC, she is passionate about fostering communities that empower women to live freely. 
sitarose.com 

Signed Copies of Sarah's new coloring book "Coloring Yantras" will be available for $20 cash after the workshop


Cost $25
Kids Free







KIRTAN WITH ARJUN BABA
Saturday, November 18th at 8pm

Arjun Baba's intention is to share the profund traditions of Bhajan, Kirtan, and Qawwali devotional music to the west & worldwide, by expressing not only the chant but the raag & formal techniques of Hindustani music. He is currently considered one of the leading kirtan singers in the western world.
arjunbaba.net











price: $20







An Evening Of Mantra Music
with Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band
Friday, December 1st at 8pm

Join Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band for a soul-stirring evening of ancient mantras given new voice through dynamic songs that merge New Orleans roots, rock, gospel, and world grooves. The trio's latest album Unity debuted #1 on the iTunes World Music Chart and #3 on Billboard. Their music has appeared on several Putumayo World Music compilations, and they are the first kirtan-based band to ever play The New Orleans Jazz Festival.

When most people see the words ‘yoga’ and ‘music’ in the same sentence they might think of wind chimes, crystal bowls, synth pads, and dolphin sounds. But for the last decade New Orleans-based Sean Johnson And The Wild Lotus Band (Alvin Young and Gwendolyn Colman) have been changing this perception– reinventing the yoga soundtrack and putting a New Orleans and American stamp on kirtan by merging ancient mantras, rock, funk, gospel and world grooves. Brought together in September 2005 initially as a creative, philanthropic touring music project in response to the destruction of Hurricane Katrina, they have become one of the guiding voices of kirtan music in America- a genre of spiritual music that originates in the yoga traditions of India, and is being reinvented by a growing number of western artists. Their dynamic music has opened peoples’ ears and hearts within and beyond the yoga world.

Their latest album Unity debuted #1 on the iTunes World Music Chart and #3 on Billboard’s Chart. Their songs have also appeared on three Putumayo World Music compilations. They are a favorite headliner at yoga and music festivals nationwide and are the only kirtan band to ever play The New Orleans Jazz Festival. This year will be their third trip to the Jazz Fest stage, where last year GoNOLA.com named them a top pick of the day, along with Robert Plant and Phish.




$20 suggested donation







A Sound Healing Journey with Gabriel
Saturday, December 16th at 8:30pm

A Sound Healing Journey with Gabriel Logan Braun is a healing journey of mindfulness and movement. It's a dynamic and improvisational expression in response to what’s needed in the room to create a deeply healing and restorative experience for the participants.

As a multi-instrumentalist, Gabriel uses loop pedals, his voice, flutes, crystal bowls, didgeridoo, percussion, harmonium and guitar to create a unique melding of sounds for people to relax, de-stress, harmonize and embrace the depth of our sacred inner-world.

From his angelic tones to soulful beat boxing, Gabriel’s heartfelt and earthy sound comes through his music to create experiences for people to celebrate the human spirit. By creating timeless and expansive soundscapes where there is nothing for the mind to hold onto, this allows for participants to really let go and unwind from their day. At times, light percussive vocal rhythms and harmonies are interwoven to create a feeling of containment and safety which allows the mind to better focus, the body to relax and the nervous system to return to homeostasis.

** Please bring blankets, cushions, pillows, yoga mats and bolsters to make yourself a comfortable sound healing "nest" to rest in.**




$20 suggested donation

WEEKLY EVENTS










Chanting the Hanuman Chalisa with Govind Das
Every Wednesday at 6:30pm

The Hanuman Chalisa is a beloved chant of Neem Karoli Baba devotees and Hanuman lovers everywhere. The Chalisa is a 40 verse devotional hymn written by Tulsi Das over 500 years ago to awaken within the great qualities of Hanuman love service devotion strength courage faith.

To chant the Chalisa is to tune into the channel of Hanuman's Loving Grace. After the chanting of the Chalisa several times we will eat kichari together. Come have dinner with us, offering prasad: Kichari is a delicious yogic, healing, nourishing food made with yellow split Mung Dahl, basmati rice, turmeric, cumin and coriander.




Suggested donation $20


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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