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"Give thanks for blessings already on their way." –Cheyenne Saying
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Dear Friends on the New Path:

I am so grateful for YOU!  The amazing beings on this path across the globe, the "mitras" - spiritual friends in classes, retreats, teacher trainings, festivals and the great flow of life, my teachers and to all the forms of the Guru everywhere, my family, partner and son.  You are the light of my life!

I am back home from Morocco, Spain and London and feel so grateful to be able to keep the global connections alive and share with youwhat has moved me.

Morocco was as amazing as we imagined. It is the only culture that I know of that has a national holiday in which every child is given a drum. Everyone knows how to drum, dance and sing and whereever we went, the staff of the retreat center or of the Saharan tents immediately started to clap, sing, drum and dance with us without hesitation. The main chef at our retreat center stayed up with us trance dancing until 6:00 in the morning for our all night ceremony with the Gnawi musicians and dancers.  Africa pulses and Morocco is Morocking!

Look out for the PULSEs in the next month as we feature "The Wheel of the Year" of all that what we have been brewing for 2010. The Winter Solstice In-town Retreat Dec. 19-20th kicks off this cycle with Dave Stringer and special rituals to initiate the New Year.


Sending you mojo love in all directions,


shiva rea

November 2009
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solstice Returning to the Light: Winter Solstice
: Dec 19 & 20
 While the outer world moves in a holiday flurry,  this ritual yoga, meditation and vision intensive  will dive into the deeper rhythm of inner renewal. 

 Kirtan with Dave Stringer Saturday night!


Just Added ~ Save the Date!
Yoga Yoga in Austin, TX
January 9 & 10 
Tending the Fire: Living the Flow of Yoga + Yoga Trance Dance (TM) 

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teacher training highlights
teacher training highlights

Click here to view our Teacher Training Calendar

Coming next week: Details on the NEW Tantric Studies program beginning in 2010 taught by Shiva Rea and Tantric Scholar Christopher Tompkins, MTA, MA.  


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yogadventure highlights
yogadventure highlights

Ananda Tandava Yoga + Ayurveda Retreat and TWO Optional Teachers Intensives March 21 – 30, 2010

Join us for a Yogadventure winter getaway to Manaltheeram/Somatheeram, a healing ayurvedic sanctuary on the Malabar Coast of Kerala, one of the most healing and culturally rich areas of India. Located at the southern tip of India, Kerala is blessed by the Goddess with lush green coconut palms, forests, paddy fields, lakes, rivers and beautiful beaches.This retreat is an opportunity to live the Ananda Tandava - the transforming dance of life in India nourished by nature rhythms and an ayurvedic flow of yoga. Our goal is to help you enter a pilgrimage to India gently with freedom to travel afterwards, relaxed and open to the unfolding magic. This is Shiva's tenth trip to India and the 7th Ananda Tandava Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat and each is a magical journey.  

Some of the highlights of our retreat include:

  • 10 days of transformational yoga with Shiva and special musical guests
  • 10, yes 10 daily rejuevnating Kerala Ayurvedic massages that you can only find in Kerala
  • All meals, including breakfast, lunch and dinner with your choice of gourmet Kerala cuisine or cleansing ayurvedic diet designed for your constitution.
  • 10 days/9 nights accommodations at Manaltheeram / Somatheeram Ayurvedic retreat center
  • Optional Kalari Intensives at CVN Kalari Temple and Prana Flow Teacher Training
  • Evening classical dance, cultural and musical performances in the outdoor stage under the stars.
  • Ganesh Temple blessings with coconut throwing for removal of inner and outer obstacles
  • Full Moon Yoga Trance Dance on the beach with Shiva
  • Local backwater boat ride
  • Fire Ceremony
  • Lakshmi Puja for inner and outer prosperity
  • Ayurvedic consultation with Ayurvedic Doctors at Manaltheeram/Somatheeram
  • Optional tours to temples and palaces of Kerala  Forest

For more information and registration please visit our website or contact retreats@yogadventures.com.  

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yoga media

daily energy dvdDaily Energy: Vinyasa Flow Yoga 

Work yoga into your busy life-every day-with 7 engaging 20-minute sessions that can be combined as needed. Reduce stress, build strength, and re-energize.





Joey Lugassy: Interim   joey

The CD will be available at Esalen
for Thanksgiving weekend and also through contacting joey@joeylugassy.com.



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shiva recommends

bali malasWear 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



chris tompkinsChristopher Tompkins, MTA, MA: Upcoming workshops on the East Coast! 

An Introduction to Tantra: History and Philosophy (Darshana)  
Dec 12, Washington, DC

Winter Solstice Workshops
Dec 20, Wellesley, MA

9:00AM - 12:00PM: Kalottra: The Sacred Moments of "Timelessness" in the Tantric Practice of Yoga

6:00 - 9:00PM: A Reading of "30 Verses on Delighting in Awareness": The Ecstatic Poetry of Sage Shri Naga of the 'Krama' Goddess Lineage 


Rocky Dawuni - CD Release!  rocky dawuni
Hymns for the Rebel Soul
Available Exclusively at Whole
Foods Markets 

An uplifting exploration of social and global consciousness.  The music was crafted to reflect the common spiritual, political and social aspirations felt by people around the world. 


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tribal fire
Morocco Retreat

So much gratitude to Amir Magal for his amazing photos of our latest Moroccan Yogadventure!    

tribal fire



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sacred activism

sacred activism
This photo is from the collaboration of the 350 team and our October Venice Teacher Training Group 

A message from 350.org:

All of us took part in this because we understand the importance of taking responsibility for our environment. Scientists have been telling us for decades that there is a delicate balance which must be maintained in order for life on Earth to survive.

350 parts per million. That's the limit, or our delicate, unique atmosphere will become irreversibly damaged. The details of these scientific conclusions are documented at 350.org.

There are those who still deny the overwhelming, unanimously agreed upon science of climate change. These are the modern counterparts of the guys who used to believe that the Earth was flat, long after science had shown that it was in fact, round.

Our country was the only developed nation to thumb its nose at the Kyoto treaty, under George W. Bush. However, it's been said that "when the people lead, the leaders will follow."

So here we stand, sending a simple message to our world leaders, before they meet in Copenhagen to discuss OUR future. Our message to them is "It's 350 parts per million maximum, guys. The world is round, and it's 350."  

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shiva's flow
shiva's flow

Shiva will be offering Prana Flow: Energetic Vinyasa
Monday Nov 30th, Dec 7, 14
Wednesday Dec 9, 16
Saturday / Sunday Dec 19 + 20

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evolutionary edge
E2 continues Dec 12 + 13!
Next Stop is Vancouver, Canada

evolutionary edge

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upcoming events

Feb 12 Maha Shivaratri Celebration


Save the Date!  More info coming soon!


Feb 13 - 15 Shringara Rasa Valentine's Retreat

Photo by Amir Magal

Save the Date!  More info coming soon!


Feb 19 – 23 Embodying the Flow: Foundational Vinyasa Flow Teacher Training

teacher training
Photo by Jenay Martin

Feb 24 – 28 Essential Tools for Teaching Flow: Energetic Alignment, Hands-On Assists, Vinyasa Krama Sequencing for 108 Asanas


Jan 9-10 Yoga Yoga, Austin, Texas

Photo by Jenay Martin

Jan 28 – 31 San Francisco Yoga Journal Conference


Dec 26 – Jan 2 New Year Full Moon Yoga Retreat in Nosara, Costa Rica
Sold Out!  Join us next year!

costa rica
Flyer by Lisa Firefly


June 28 – July 4 Santorini Radical Relaxation Retreat in Santorini, Greece 

Flyer by Lisa Firefly

For more information and registration please contact retreats@yogadventures.com

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featured video
Laughing Yoga.
Please open this youtube clip only if you can handle some off-color "giving thanks" Will Ferrel style.  If you are easily offended, take a pass. I am grateful for some belly-chuckles from unexpected places.   

featured video

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prana flow events

Twee Merrigan
Nov 26 – 29 
Fluid Power Teacher Training Module at Sonic Yoga in New York, NY

Gina Caputo
Nov 27 
Chalana Sadhana: Post-Thanksgiving Purification at Kansas Siddhi Yoga in Kansas City, MO

Coral Brown
Dec 4 – 6
Embodying the Flow Teacher Training Module at Sonic Yoga in New York, NY

Jenay Martin
Dec 5, 5:00 - 9:00PM 
Photography Exhibit at Ananda Shala in Frederick, MD

Lisa "Firefly" Johnston
Dec 5, 3:00 - 5:00PM
Tribal Flow: Prana Flow Master Class at Avenues Yoga in Salt Lake City, UT

Simon Park
Dec 6 - 7
Prana Flow Workshops at Flow Yoga Center in Washington, DC 

Shannon Paige Schneider
Jan 9 - 16, 2010 
8 Degrees Where We Resolve to Evolve: Costa Rica Retreat 

Micheline Berry
Feb 11 – 23, 2010
Brazil Carnaval Retreat

Maria Garre
Feb 21 – March 1
Patagonia Yoga Retreat: Chile + Argentina
Save $500 by 12/31

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