Gemini Adams

Hummingbird & Cacao Shamanic Sound Ceremony
with Micah and Elaine

Saturday, June 16th at 8:30pm

An evening of Cacao Ceremony and shamanic sound journeying with the spirit of Hummingbird. In a lush sound field of Himalayan bowls, voice, Gongs, drums, bells, rattles, and conches, we will fully relax and open to the guidance and medicine of these beloved plant and animal spirit teachers.

A shamanic journey is a traditional indigenous practice. It uses sacred sound to cultivate an altered theta state to receive guidance and wisdom from compassionate allies and/or your higher self. In this journey we are inviting Cacao ~ a master plant teacher whose specific medicine is to open our hearts to our highest potential and fullest blossoming through unity. We have found that this medicine synergizes beautifully with the spirit of Hummingbird ~ an animal totem who supports joy, vitality, renewal, persistence, agility, playfulness, and finding life’s nectar.

An Indigenous myth recalls that when the Earth and its people are out of balance, Cacao (raw chocolate) will come out of the rainforest to open people’s hearts and return the planet to a state of harmony and balance. We are now living in those times. The cacao ceremony is gifted from Spirit as a tool to heal separation and move into Oneness Consciousness.

*cacao (theobroma) is the unprocessed, raw source of chocolate.

Micah Sheiner is a vibrational artist/healer. He explores & teaches sound through bowls, gongs, voice, & a variety of shamanic instruments. Micah weaves soundscapes for healing, journeying, & meditation ~ conducting sound baths, individual sessions, & trainings in CA & internationally.

Elaine Alghani is a Shamanic artist, practitioner, teacher, and guide. She is passionate about inspiring people to embrace Integrative Shamanism as a path to personal power, soul, inner connectedness and heart-centered awareness. In her training programs students participate in and learn to share the ancient wisdom of Shamanism to enhance the quality, depth, and vibrancy of their lives, businesses and relationships to self, each other and the earth. ~

suggested donation $25


Friday, June 22nd at 8pm

Madhava, born on the island of Mauritius, grew up amidst devotional activities. At 18 he went to Vrindavan, the land of Krishna in India, to pursue his own spiritual practices under the guidance of legendary 24-hour Kirtan director Aindra das, where he stayed for 6 years. His mentor then instructed him to always make chanting and distribution of the Sacred Mantra his life’s goal.

Suggested Donation $20

Gia Vajrini Buonaguro

Seeing the Unseen
Women’s Sacred Circle with Chanting and A Flower Essence Journey Hosted By Gia Vajrini Buonaguro

Saturday, June 23rd at 8pm

Come and join our Women’s Sacred Circle for an evening of Chanting, Sharing, and Awakening. Spend and evening in a safe space with Women who want to create Divine Friendship, Build Community, and Offer Loving Support as we open ourselves to our hearts. As women, we intuitively know the joy that comes from supporting and listening to one another. We also know the experience of feeling the need to go deeper, into ourselves, into life, into our hearts. This 2 hour workshop will give you the opportunity to share sacred time with like minded others and hold space for an experience of Super-Consciousness. We will use Flower Essences to assist us in our exploration.

Flower Essences are plant medicine made from the flowers of a plant. Resting the flowers in purified water allows the water to accept the ‘imprint’ or ‘essence’ of the flower. That water becomes the Flower Essence. When you take the Flower Essence internally, it resonates with your essence and creates space for a shift within you. The shift can be emotional, physical, psychological, spiritual depending on the flower.

Chanting is a Sacred, Joyful, and Healing Practice of quieting the mind and opening the heart to feel union with Divine Source. A devotee asked Paramhansa Yogananda “How can we find God in this life?” and the Master answered, “Chanting is half the battle”.

I look forward to sharing this evening with you.

suggested donation $20

Gia Vajrini Buonaguro

The Vision Workshop with Denise Michelle
Sunday, June 24th from 8 to 10pm

Your dreams are too important to be stuck on the back burner. It’s time to make your contribution and change the world! Register to The Vision Workshop, discover your true purpose, and get on a proven path to deep fulfillment and meaning.

3 Keys To Accelerating Your Results
Do you want to discover your true dream or purpose?
• Would you like to eliminate fear, doubt, and worry and move toward your goals with confidence?
• Do you want to increase prosperity and stay in complete harmony with your highest values and spiritual beliefs?
If these questions resonate with you, then you are going to love this workshop!

In 1853, Henry David Thoreau wrote a famous essay called “Walden,” in which he included a hidden code for prosperous living. During this dynamic Vision workshop you will unlock this code so that you can harness your life’s purpose and the prosperity you deserve!

You will learn:
• Two essential keys for tuning into your purpose.
• A 5-point test for determining whether your dream is right for you.
• Simple thinking-strategies that will guard you from fear, doubt and worry.
• What wealthy people do that creates sustained success.
• The number one factor that causes people to lose steam when going after a dream, and how to stay motivated and override it.
• A proven method for dissolving resistance you may have to prosperity so you can attract higher levels of results and abundance.
• The 1 critical thing you must give up in order to reach your dream.
And much more!

Cushion are provided or Backjack if needed
Journal and Pen
Water Bottle
Light Snack

$22 PreRegister
$33 Day Of
*Cash or PayPal



RASA VIDYA: A Meditation Workshop with Tulsi
Friday, June 29th 7:00pm

Join Tulsi in kindling the inner fire to manifest your deepest visions into reality. This practice will incorporate gentle movement, breath, mantra, inward exploration and journaling.

Through the art of direct experience and ancient knowledge, come learn to tap into the ever present field of pure consciousness within and step into your infinite potentiality. In this workshop we will dive deep into a traditional (sadhana) practice and explore meditation back to it's roots.

You will walk away with a deeper understanding of how to step beyond the ever changing mind, to dissolve beyond stress, tension and fear and awaken to the stillness and depth of your own being.

"All that is ever to be known, is known within. You only need to realize it."

Tulsi is a second generation meditation teacher who has been practicing yoga and meditation since the age of 4 and teaching professionally throughout the US and India for the past 13 years. Tulsi is passionate about the practice of living yoga and helping people awaken to the untapped energy that flows within us all. She has a Master's degree in Vedic Science, is a Vedic Astrologer and an E-RYT 500. For more about Tulsi, please visit her website:

$27 Donation
Venmo: @Prakrti

Shakti Sacred Women's Circle

Shakti Sacred Women’s Circle
Saturday, June 30th 7-8:30pm

Join Radha for an intimate journey into the heart of mantra, music and dance. We'll also share doTERRA essential oils and heartfelt dialogue all in the spirit of welcoming the energy of Divine Mother Goddess deeper into our lives. We will recognize and share our personal insights in relation to the power and importance of waking up and expressing the feminine spirit in the times we are living.

STARTING AUGUST 17th, our women’s circle will be held the 3rd Friday of every month at 7:00pm

$20 suggested donation

David Newman

Kirtan Concert with David Newman (Durga Das)
July 21st at 8:00pm

Join us for a spirited evening of kirtan and inspirational music with renowned chant artist and sacred musician, David Newman (Durga Das). David’s music embodies a heartfelt devotional mysticism with an adventurous musicality and poetic intimacy.

David has released twelve acclaimed albums, including Love is Awake, a #1 iTunes World Music bestseller. LA Yoga says: “David is reminiscent of George Harrison, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon when they are in soul mode.

David’s music is a celebration of spirit diving deep into kirtan, and spreading conscious lyrics with a message of hope, peace, and universal love. David and band will guide us on a joy filled and uplifting journey into bliss!

“At David Newman’s concert, the event’s volume knob seemed to go from low-level joy to full-on bliss, the kind you feel after climbing a gorgeous mountain or ending a tough run on a strong sprint.” – The Washington Post


Govind Das & Radha

Govind Das and Radha Live Kirtan Concert
Friday, July 27th from 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Soul of Yoga | Encinitas, CA

Soul of Yoga Sound Institute Presents: The music and chanting of Govind Das and Radha is some of the best to be experienced in the Kirtan world. We couldn’t be more thrilled to host them, this is an incredibly rare and special event for the studio, so please don’t miss it! Govind Das and Radha will guide you on a musical meditation and yogic adventure deep into the essence of Bhakti – the yoga of the Heart, the yoga of Love.Sing, dance, and enjoy laughter and community. For any newbies to kirtan/chanting, just bring yourself, no special clothes or yoga mat needed.

$25 Preregister
$30 At the door

Purchase Tickets Here

Govind Das & Radha

Kirtan & Vinyasa Yoga with Govind Das & Radha
Saturday, July 28th from 9am to 10:30am
The Soul of Yoga | Encinitas, CA

Soul of Yoga Sound Institute Presents: A unique creation by Govind Das and Radha – the founders/directors of Bhakti Yoga Shala, Kirtan Vinyasa Flow is a blissful mandala of kirtan, movement, asana, devotion, bhakti-philosophy, and prayer. Like a moving meditation and devotional dance, Students will be guided through flowing vinyasa movements and kirtan (yogic chanting) at the SAME TIME! This ritual is designed to compassionately open our bodies, voices, minds and hearts, and help each of us cultivate our own unique and loving relationship with the divine.

$25 Preregister
$30 At the door

Purchase Tickets Here

Dharma Devi

Sacred Sound & Breath: An Evening of Clarity Breathwork with Dharma Devi
Sunday, July 29th from 7-10pm

The Clarity Breathwork process helps to activate the subconscious mind and bring awareness and insights not easily accessed through traditional therapy. Breath opens the energy channels in the body and allows what we have been holding onto to surface and be released. This may be suppressed emotional material, physical blocks in the body, old beliefs structures and identifications, old memories, escape patterns and addictions. Clarity Breathwork combines counseling and insight as well as a somatic experiential process where clients gain a deep level of clarity, release emotional baggage and actually feel the patterns shifting and transforming. This supports a deeper experience of freedom, fulfillment and joy in one’s life.

A truly awakened heart knows the pathway to peace & can not help but serve humanity from it’s illumined compassion.

Benefits of Clarity Breathwork:
• Reduces stress and increases energy, aliveness & sense of well-being
• Releases toxins, emotions, and stagnant energy from the cells of the body
• Allows old emotions, memories and past traumas to arise and release in a safe and gentle way
• Helps understand the source of dis-ease and supports the release of physical symptoms
• Unravels relationship/intimacy issues and supports one to embrace and heal old wounds of abandonment, loss & rejection
• Helps one attract new relationships
• Increases flow, ease, joy, and pleasure in life and relationships
• Accesses expanded states of consciousness, including higher guidance and clarity about one’s path and life purpose
• Supports the release of limiting thoughts, patterns and imprints from birth, childhood, and past lives
• Opens and enhances creativity and expression
• Healing the wound of your imagined separation Increases experience of inner peace
• Allows a feeling of being connected to, and caring for yourself, the earth, and all beings.


Dharma Devi (Dana DeLong), is a the co-founder of Clarity Breathwork and owner of Clarity Productions, producing seminars, retreats, and performing for musical events & festivals around the globe. Dana is an inspiring speaker, musician, seminar facilitator, and leader, who has taught internationally for almost 40 years. Working with individuals, couples, and groups, Dana shares her experience, wisdom, and compassion as a Clarity Breathwork Trainer and Practitioner in Private Practice, and is a respected member of the global breathwork community. Known for her warmth, humor, and clear insight, Dana has been called the love coach by those who have experienced her excellent relationship coaching. She inspires her students in ‘rising’ in love with themselves & each other. Breath & Love are the greatest medicine when ignited; the heart can not help but open. A renowned flute player, Dharma Devi has recorded many CDs, both solo and in collaboration with other major artists. She played for many years for the famed Croation Healer- Braco. As a musician, composer, international recording artist, and kirtan/chant leader, as well as a gifted healer, audiences are uplifted through sacred sounds of her flutes, harmonium, piano, and voice. She is a regular teacher & musician at Bhaktifest & Shaktfest. She has a private practice in her home is the Bay Area, as well as LA. Dana~ Dharma Devi leads groups to sacred places like Bali & India, & leads Clariy Breathwork Trainings world-wide. Her music has touched hearts everywhere from the Lotus Temple in India to the Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. You are welcome to bring your own mat, blanket and pillow. Mats and yoga blankets are also available at the studio for anyone who needs them.

$35 in advance, $45 at door

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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!!


Mondays at 6:30pm

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