Sublime Flow - Soma Prana Yoga, Movement Meditation & Lunar Mantra Kirtan
Friday, January 26th at 7pm to 9pm

with Shiva Rea and Jacqueline Radha Rosen
Relax and unwind as we explore a meditative regenerative sequence with the evolutionary Prana Flow Lunar Namaskars and sequences for deep relaxation, opening and natural flexibility as a flowing approach to transforming stress and tensions and being peace. Soma is connected to the inner water, ojas (essence, vitality and amrita) as the sublime nectar of healing.

This movement meditation immersion includes lunar namaskars, slow flow asanas sequence,, mudra, mantra and a guided healing savasana.




$20 at the door







Sonic Womb: A Sound Healing Journey
with Gabriel Logan Braun

Saturday, January 27th at 8:45pm

Enter the Sonic Womb. Immerse yourself in timeless and expansive soundscapes where angelic harmonies, soulful rhythms and heartfelt tones lead you back home.

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.*



$25 Suggested Donation




432hz Spirit Metacine Sound Meditation
with Shane Thunder

Sunday, January 28th 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 singing bowls, 6 planetary and elemental gongs, chimes, handpans, and more!! All paths, creeds, and students are welcome to join us for this uplifting, transformative, and unique experience!

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suggested donation $20


SPECIAL EVENT- MONDAY NITE KIRTAN
Monday, February 5th at 6:30pm

with Govind Das and Divine Satsang with Special Guest Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, Ph.D was raised in an American family in Hollywood, California and graduated from Stanford University. She was completing her Ph.D. when she left America in 1996 to come and live permanently at Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, India. She has been living there for the last twenty years, engaged in spiritual practice and dedicated service. She was officially initiated into the order of Sanyas (monastic renunciation) in the year 2000, by her Guru, His Holiness Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji.

Sadhviji is a renowned speaker who gives keynote addresses at large forums, on a wide variety of topics ranging from conscious business to science and spirituality to sustainable development to the keys of happiness and peace in life to all aspects of yoga. She has also been a speaker at the United Nations, Parliament of World Religions and many international conferences and summits. Her talks blend the knowledge and logic of the West with the insights, spirituality and wisdom of the East, and she is renowned as a spiritual bridge between the two cultures.



suggested donation $20


Ananda Rasa Kirtan with David Estes
Friday, February 9th at 8pm

Ananda Rasa (the bliss of Divine rapture, the nectar of bliss) 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, swadhyaya chanting and meditation as a resident in daily ashram life.

Ananda Rasa kirtan is rooted in traditional Sanskrit chants and mantras sung to original Indian raga melody compositions and explores the ecstatic and mystical moods of Bhakti in call and response chanting with the audience. Additional musical influences include Sufi Qawwali and Roots Reggae.



suggested donation $20


Sacred Songs and Mantra Meditation with Dhanya featuring Bali from the Mayapuris
Saturday, February 10th at 8pm

We are so excited to host Dhanya for her first appearance at Bhakti Yoga Shala for a nite of sacred uplifting music and mantra meditation. Born and raised in Venezuela, Dhanya is steeped in the ancient traditions of the East. Recently she has been living in the US and traveling the world and sharing her powerful message. Dhanya is a modern-day troubadour and a soaring female voice of the global, conscious music scene. Please come join us for this incredible event!



Dhanya’s father, two-time Latin Grammy-winner Ilan Chester, had her playing piano and singing harmonies to Beatles songs while she was still in diapers. A self-professed music-nerd, her gift for poetry and singing blossomed in early childhood, and gave her a voracious appetite for music of all kinds. Her parents infused her with the teachings of the Bhakti tradition of the East, opening her ears and heart to the devotional sounds of kirtan, qawwali and other devotional musical styles. As a teen, Dhanya gravitated towards the burgeoning Venezuelan underground electronic music scene, expanding her influences into the electronic and experimental genre. Seeking to deepen her spiritual practice, she spent time living in West Bengal, India where she studied literature and the traditional devotional music of Bhakti; kirtan.

Back in the US, Dhanya began recording and touring with the Mayapuris, an acclaimed kirtan group, performing with them across the US, Europe, South Africa, South America, Australia and India, including Bhaktifest, Wanderlust and SXSW. Together, they performed alongside acclaimed musicians such as Jai Uttal, Krishna Das and Michael Franti. This experience opened her up to the conscious music movement that was bridging ancient wisdom with popular song. She experienced first-hand that audiences were thirsting for real artistry and meaningful messages in music, igniting her desire to craft a spiritually-charged, musical response to the vapid tendencies of mainstream music. In a predominantly male conscious genre, Dhanya’s radiant voice, bold lyrics and innovative sound clear the way for her strong feminine perspective.

Dhanya co-produced her self-titled debut (due out 2/2/18) with acclaimed artists Robin Livingston, Ben Leinbach and Mayapuris, and the album features MC Yogi and renowned lyricist Bali Rico. Her soulful alt-pop aesthetic is counterbalanced with gritty electronic influences and Eastern instrumentation, including the mridanga drum, bansuri flute and esraj. Her sound marries East and West, modern and classical, speaking to her expansive musical range. Complex harmonies and uncommon time signatures are common place and Sanskrit verses intermingle with visceral poetry. “My lungs will sift the soil, filter water through my bones. All my organs like an organ with a hundred sacred tones” she sings over the 7-beat pattern of “Lesson.”

It is deeply exploratory album, as if Bjork collaborated with Ibeye and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan yet amidst the collection of mystical soundscapes, there remains a constant focus on Dhanya’s soaring vocals, which exhibit a personalized and exotic emotional range. “As an instrument, the voice is alchemical,” Dhanya asserts. “It has the potential to transform all feelings and experience into sound.”



suggested donation $20

dhanyamusic.com


An Evening of Sacred Music with Mikey Pauker
Friday, February 23rd at 8pm

Mikey Pauker is a folk/world artist from Berkeley, California. His new album, ASCENSION, is an invitation to listen to the call of our inner wilderness and to greet our darkness with understanding and an open heart. It was recorded in raw, live instrumental sessions — a departure from Mikey’s more electronic past recordings — under the guidance of Grammy-nominated producer Warren Huart (The Fray, Trevor Hall, Matisyahu). With songs like “Say Yes” and “I AM”, listeners are elevated with catchy melodic hooks and reggae/rock beats. Inspired by the recent California wildfires and hurricanes that have swept Texas and Florida this past season, “Believe” reminds us that these tragedies are opportunities to rebalance our relationship with our planet and the communities we surround ourselves with.



Growing up in Orange County, Mikey’s early experiences at underground shows exposed him to the intense, primal energy of live music, as well as the strong community bonds that form in an authentic and close-knit scene. Inspired by teachers who blend yoga and mystical practices he went to study in Jerusalem, soaking up the hidden teachings of his ancestral lineage. These spiritual dimensions guided his artistic development as he explored ecstatic music festivals and mystical religious traditions. His music implores us all to look within, sit with our darkness, and transform it into light. Mikey’s sound blends elements of folk, reggae, and hip-hop, incorporating English and Hebrew roots into his devotional songwriting. Mikey’s music draws from influences such as early Bob Marley, Van Morrison, and The Police, and listeners will immediately identify his style to the likes of Michael Franti, Trevor Hall and Nahko & Medicine For The People.

Mikey has shared the stage with Local Natives, Matisyahu, Trevor Hall, MOONZz, The Polish Ambassador, Ayla Nereo, Mike Love, MC Yogi, Kosha Dillz, Tubby Love, and many more artists. Notable performance highlights include SXSW, Lucidity, Beloved, Bhakti Fest, Mystic Rising, SoulPlay, and Chant 4 Change on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. TIME Magazine named Mikey as one of the 10 Stars of New Jewish Music. Mikey’s new album ASCENSION is scheduled for release on January 26th, 2018, and will be supported by extensive touring.

Stay connected at www.mikeypauker.com



suggested donation $20

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!!







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Mondays at 6:30pm

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