Naga Shakti: Encounters in Primal Vinyasa
The Naga Shakti Series is an opportunity for LIVE sacred yogic encounters with extraordinary animals - Cobra Snakes, Tigers, Monkeys, and Dolphins - the mythic beings that awaken and transmit the coiled flowing power of our instinctual body. Experiencing yoga and meditation in the presence of these creatures, awakens a deeper, non-verbal connection to core movements that originally gave rise to asanas. For all levels of adventurous yogins...
First weekend of this series: Jan 16 + 17: Kundalini Shakti
Awakening Kundalini Shakti with Live Boas, Exhale, Venice
In India, snakes are worshipped as NagaShakti, the divine kundalini flow and as Nagaraja, Lord Siva as the Serpent King wrapped in serpents while deep in meditation and dance. Experience a Primal Vinyasa to awaken the instinctual body through a direct encounter with the sacred boa snakes (nagas) while meditating and flowing in yoga. We will create a safe, ritual environment to go beyond fear and open to a living embodiment of the creative life-force of Kundalini Shakti. This transformative experience will give you the direct transmission of moving and being in the slow, fluid, creative serpent power embodied in these beautiful artistic beings. These wonderful boas have been raised with humans and are completely safe and amazing wisdom beings.
Jan 16 + 17, April 23, May 29, July 25 + Oct 29
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NEW Tantric Studies Program with Chris Tompkins, MTA, MA, Shiva Kumar, Dr. Lorin Roche, Shiva Rea and other teachers
Program Initiation at the San Francisco Yoga Journal Conference All Day Intensive Friday January 29, 2010. All other weekend dates will be held at EXHALE, Venice, CA.
The Tantric Studies program provides the opportunity for practitioners of all levels to go deeper into the origins and practices of contemporary yoga with Tantra. In 2010 as students of the flow, we will drink from the Krama school of Kashmiri Shaiva Tantra to unfold the experiential link of vinyasa krama to the sequencing of the Shakti as the divine creative intelligence.
Sessions will explore:
- Tantric philosphy - darshan
- Study of source texts
- Sanskrit awakening
- Tantric meditation
- Mantra and yantra
- Tantric embodiment of mudras, karanas (flowing asanas)
- Prana vidya (knowledge of prana)
- Ritual and worship that unfolds as the art of living yoga
See dates on the 2010 calendar, now online!
Ananda Tandava India Yatra: Kumbha Mela, Khajuraho, + Kerala Kundalini Shakti Retreat March, 2010
Join us for our 7th annual India Yatra (sacred journey) dedicated to experiencing and realizing the great dance of consciousness in all forms - the Ananda Tandava! We return every year for a 9-day rejuvenation retreat in our spiritual home of Kerala. This year we are adding two more sacred stages of the journey in Northern India: the Kumbha Mela (March 10-14) and Khajuraho Tiger-Love Temple Tour (March 15-18) for those who want to expand their journey or just join us for the Northern tour.
Kerala Kundalini Shakti Retreat: March 21-30
For more retreat details, please see the website!
Click here to see a clip of Shiva in Incredible India.
Daily Energy: Vinyasa Flow Yoga DVD
"This is the latest offering from Shiva, and is very reflective of her actual teaching style in a live class. I had the pleasure of spending another week with her in LA a few weeks ago, and we did some practices very similar to these. It's a fantastic DVD, and a great way to get Shiva right in your own home!!!" - Amazon Review
Available through Acacia.
See a clip from the DVD here!
Wear Peace - Bali Malas
Bali Malas announces its collaboration with Shiva Rea and her guidance in designing the "Trika Collection: Energetic Malas of Siva, Shakti, and Union." The "Trika Collection" is an energetic mala collection with layers of meanings and purposes. Composed of three or "tri" malas, the malas can be worn togetheror individually for invoking different energetic states:
Siva Rudraksha - "Mala of Empowerment" with trident charm invoking the solar current."Om Namah Shivaya"
Sakti Rudrani - "Mala of Creative Flow" with lotus charm invoking the lunar current. "Om Hrim"
Siva-Sakti - Mala of Integration with Sri Chakra charm invoking the union of the masculine and feminine"Om Hrim Namah Shivaya"
These healing malas can be worn separately to activate one's personal energetics or worn together for significant healing power.
"[Bali Malas] malas are the best malas I've ever seen in the world! They have the most spiritual essence of any malas I've encountered through all of my travels." -Shiva Rea
More info at www.BaliMalas.com
Costa Rican Full Moon Retreat
We are still uploading our photos from our Costa Rica but here is a picture of Howler Monkey balls from Steve White of New Zealand. May you have the balls to live your passion in 2010!
This is a statement from President and CEO of Repower America, Maggie L. Fox, on President Barack Obama's remarks at the United Nations Climate Change Conference.
“With the world watching, today President Obama addressed the United Nations Climate Change Conference and laid a clear path for America to join an historic international endeavor and move boldly forward towards a 21st century clean energy future and a global response to the climate crisis. The U.S. Senate must now lead our country and the world and pass comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation by April 22nd, the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. What President Obama asked of the world today we must now ask of our own nation – to put aside the politics of the day and to embrace a spirit of cooperation and bold action. For the workers who need jobs, for our families who want security, and for our children and grandchildren who deserve the prosperity, safety and health that a clean energy future will bring through American leadership.”
For more info and news updates, please visit www.repoweramerica.org.
Classes: Shiva will be offering Prana Flow: Energetic Vinyasa Monday, Jan 11, 18, 25
6:00 - 7:30PM
Saturday, Jan 16 + 23
10:30AM - 12:15PM
Saturday Jan 16 4:00 - 6:00PM
Join Shiva for a New Year Celebration weekend at Yoga Yoga in Austin, TX January 9 + 10
Click here for more details!
Jan 16 – 17 Kundalini Shakti
Exhale, Venice, CA
Jan 29 San Francisco Yoga Journal All-Day Intensive Tantric Studies Program Initiation!
Jan 30 Ignite Your Passion: Yoga Trance Dance + Kirtan with Donna DeLory, MC Yogi + DJ Dragonfly at SF Yoga Journal Conference
Jan 30 - 31 San Francisco Yoga Journal Conference
Feb 12 Maha Shivaratri Chant
Exhale, Venice, CA
Feb 19 - 21 Tantric Studies Weekend: Tantric Roots
Exhale, Venice, CA
Feb 19 – 23 Embodying the Flow: Foundational Vinyasa Teacher Training
Feb 24 - 28 Essential Tools for Teaching Flow: Energetic Alignment, Hands-On Assists, Vinyasa Krama Sequencing for 108 Asanas
Full 10 days at Exhale, Venice, CA
Feb 27 Shiva's Birthday Tiger Shakti Mela
April 23 – 25 Shiva-Shakti Men's and Women's In-Town Retreat at Exhale, Venice
June 28 – July 4 Radical Relaxation Retreat in Santorini, Greece
To register contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-560-0934.
Check out our New Year's celebration bonfire in Costa Rica YouTube - SamudraYogadventures's Channel!
January 9 – 10
Savasana Music + Kirtan Concert w/ Shiva Rea Workshop Event
at Yoga Yoga in Austin, TX
January 14 – 18
200-Hour Prana Flow (R) Teacher Training at Ananda Shala in Frederick, MD
Daphne & Tom Larkin
January 16 - 17
Freedom and Form Prana Flow Workshop
at Prana Yoga Center in Denville, NJ
200-Hour Teacher Training
at Kansas Siddhi Yoga, Kansas City, MO
January 22 – 24
Prana Flow Weekend Exploration at Total Body yoga in Chicago, IL
February 5 - August 15
200-Hour Prana Flow Teacher Training at Yogani in Tampa, FL
Big thanks to Pulse Newsletter editor Kristen Townsend!