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Dear Friends,


I am coming home after our teaching pilgrimages to Gotland (my family island off of Sweden), London (on the Solstice), Santorini, Greece, and now Kripalu with my Kalari teachers (see some photos + videos of the journey below). The peak was living on the edge of the caldera of Santorini with my family and retreatants, as the sacred view and super-charged volcanic waters recalibrates our lifeforce everytime. We are in a deep rhythm of kalari and Prana Flow and movement meditation here at Kripalu getting ready for Pranafication starting next week in Venice.

Check out our special classes next week only (before Wanderlusting) with the Mayapuris, Steve Gold and CC White. We will be celebrating the Mayapuris CD Release - Mridanga with a special Yoga Trance Dance on Friday July 23, 8 to 10PM at Exhale. These are potent places of activation and service to the lifeforce.

Hope to see you down the road.
Blessings in all directions,


shiva rea
July 2010
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Photo by Jenay Martin, WANDERLUST 2009

mayapuris July 23, 8PM to 10PM
Yoga Trance Dance + Kirtan Mayapuris CD Release Party at Exhale!

tantric studies July 24
Tantric Studies with 
Chris  Tompkins and
Shiva Rea at Exhale, VeniceThe Tantric Origins of Hatha Yoga: the Descent of Shakti into Divine Embodiment
July 24: 7:30AM to 9AM and 8PM to 10PM

pulse July 28 Website Relaunch 
and Ustream with Namaste  Interactive from Wanderlust.
Join us live and on Youtube as we bring you into the PULSE Tent at Wanderlust!  More information coming in the next Now Igniting!

wanderlust July 29 - August 1
Wanderlust Festival
Lake Tahoe, CA

August 12sacred awakening, 5:00PM PST 
Sacred Awakening Series
We're excited to be adding a class on "The Sacred Healing Arts" to this highly interactive Sacred Awakening series by Stephen Dinan and Debaa Haley Mitchell, who have created the Shift Network as a platform to discuss what it means to Live a Sacred Life. 

esalen August 13 - 15
Ecstatic Esalen Retreat
Big Sur, CA
This is our only Esalen retreat this year ~ join us for the wild sublime summer experience at Esalen!

bhakti fest September 8 - 12
Bhakti Fest
Joshua Tree Nat'l Park, CA
BHAKTI FEST INTENSIVE Sept 7!  Details coming soon

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teacher training highlights
teacher training highlights

Click here to view our Teacher Training Calendar

Join Shiva at Exhale this fall for our Part II Teacher's Immersion:
October 21 - 25 Fluid Power
October 25 - 29 Chakra Vinyasa
October 29 - 31 Yoga Trance Dance

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For more information and registration, please contact Exhale, Venice. 

All image and text design by Lisa Firefly
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yogadventure highlights
yogadventure highlights
Photo by Jenay Martin

Costa Rica New Year's Retreat

Dec 25, 2010 - Jan 1, 2011 AND Jan 1 - 8, 2011


Click here for more info!

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yoga media

yogini dvdYogini DVD: Vinyasa Flow Yoga for Women

A dynamic yoga practice designed specifically for women.

Women are blessed with innate creative energy. This energy--called shakti--lies at the heart of life, yet it’s easy to become disconnected from it. Caught up in everyday activities, women can lose sight of their inner strength. In this DVD, enjoy five fluid practices to make you feel energized and powerful, vibrant and healthy. 

The customizable Yoga Matrix caters to your time and energy level, allowing you to assemble the sequences any way you wish. Try a heart-centered practice, a flowing backbend segment, a series of empowering standing poses, and a healing meditation for relaxation. Tone your body and balance your mind as you revel in the gorgeous scenery and inspirational practice. 

Set in Kauai under a breathtaking waterfall, Yogini nourishes the beauty, grace, and vitality within you.

Available through Acacia.  View video clip here!

Mayapuris CD Release: Mridanga mayapuris

The Mayapuris have crash-landed into the kirtan/chant genre, quickly becoming the most talked about group in this growing culture of exotic world music. Their debut album Mridanga soars with fiery vocals, earth shaking rhythms and enchanting musical flavor. 

Available on iTunes!  Join us 8PM July 23 at Exhale for Yoga Trance Dance and Kirtan CD Release Party with the Mayapuris!

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debra skylerLight by Debra Skyler

We bow to the Sri Yantras of Debra Skyler's design! Check out her website and see her jewelry in the PULSE booth at Wanderlust. 

Visit www.lightbysky.com to view the full collection!

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Sweden, London, Santorini, Kripalu!

These are photos from Shiva's annual summer Europe tour.  Thank you to everyone in our group for sharing your photos!! 

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Sunset on Shiva's family's farm in Gotland, Sweden

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Gotland, Sweden

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London Teacher's immersion

Jai-Man waking up in Santorini

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Santorini assistants

Zorba the Buddha

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Kirtan artists at Kripalu

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Kalari practice

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sacred activism
Global Mala Project 2010

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The mala is a circular symbol that transcends the individual and cultural barriers to actualize the universal heart of realization and transformation. Please join an extraordinary opportunity to be part of a human mala of the heart, bringing the Yoga, Tantra and Buddhist communities together around the world in collaborative practice for peace. Experience a ritual festival bringing meditation, yoga and mantra in a seven-hour participatory cycle open to people of all backgrounds, experience and age to affirm the power of unifying consciousness through sacred movement, breath and intention. Set in the stunning mandala of Tara Mandala Retreat Center's new Temple dedicated to the sacred feminine, this event is offered in conjunction with worldwide celebrations of the Global Mala project in over 50 countries, uniting the global yoga community from every continent, school and approach to form a "mala around the earth" through collective practices based upon the sacred cycle of 108. The intention is to join thousands of planetary rituals that are raising consciousness on Fall Equinox and UN International Peace Day. 

Please visit www.yogamonth.org to learn more about hosting your own Global Mala event this September!

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shiva's flow
shiva's flow
Photo by Jenay Martin

Classes at Exhale, Venice:

Shiva will be offering Prana Flow: Energetic Vinyasa
Monday July 19, 6:00 to 7:30PM
Saturday July 24, 10:30AM to 12PM
with the Mayapuris
Sunday July 25, 10:30AM to 12PM
Sunday morning revival with
C.C. White, Steve Gold & Matt Pszonak

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evolutionary edge
Pranafication Retreat: Empowerment through Embodiment
July 20-26, Exhale, Venice

sacred training
Flyer by Lisa Firefly

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upcoming events
July 19 – 26 Embodying the Flow: Foundational Teacher Training

teacher training
Flyer by Lisa Firefly

Aug 13 – 15
Ecstatic Esalen Retreat


Aug 20 - 22 Omega Conference

Photo by Amir Magal

Sept 23 – 26 Estes Park Yoga Journal Conference

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* Sept 24 Special Event: PULSE108A Rocking Evening of Yogic Activation Kirtan - Yoga Trance Dance - Meditation in support of Green Yoga and Yoga Energy Activism with Shiva Rea, Benjy & Heather Wertheimer, DJ Dragonfly

Sept 17 – 22 Tara Mandala Retreat
Awakened Sensuality: Yab-Yum Mandala: Relationship as a Path of Liberation with Lama Tsultrim + Shiva Rea

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Global Mala Ritual with Shiva

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October 8 – 11 Sacred Union Retreats at Kripalu, Lenox, MA

Shakti Namaskar: Embodying the Goddess
*Optional Pre / Post Natal Teacher Training Module


Passionate Man: Embodying the Wild and Sacred Masculine with Demetri Velisarius


Flyers by Lisa Firefly

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featured video
Check out clips from Shiva's Europe trip on YouTube: 
SamudraYogadventures's Channel!

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prana flow events
Daphne Tse
July 28 & 30
OmTime events with Daphne Tse, Shannon Schneider & Ellen Watsonat OmTime in Boulder and Denver, CO

Tom Larkin
July 30
Rhythm & Flow: Prana Flow Yoga with Live Music by Girish at Sanctuary for Yoga, Body & Spirit in Nashville, TN

Gina Caputo
August 5 – 8
200-hr Foundational Teacher Training and Prana Flow Workshopswith Gina + Simon Park at Kansas Siddhi Yoga in Kansas City, MO

Maria Garre
August 6 – 8
Yoga and Ayurveda Teacher Training at Evolution Power Yoga in Lancaster, PA

Coral Brown
August 6 – 8 and 13 - 15
Prana Flow Teacher Training: Fluid Power Module at All That Matters in Jamestown, RI

Twee Merrigan
August 18
Butterfly Effect TOUR at Kansas Siddhi Yoga in Kansas City, MO
Proceeds will be donated to the Gulf Coast Oil Clean Up + local charity organizations chosen by hosting yoga studios.

Monica Mesa
August 20 – 22
Prana Flow Yoga and Rock Climbing at Yoga for the Peaceful in Crested Butte, CO

Shannon Paige Schneider
August 21
Radiance Immersion at OmTime in Denver, CO

Simon Park
August 27 – 29
Vinyasa and Thai Massage with Twee Merrigan in Montauk, NY 

Lorin Roche
August 27 – 29
The Radiance Sutras at Kripalu in Lenox, MA

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