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"Feet fingers tapping toes...move your bones where the rhythm goes...dance your dreams...love your woes...
discover what your body knows"   - John de Kadt from his CD "This Rhythm is Not Mine"
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Dear Friends on the Path:

Just back from an extraordinary journey in Asia that I was happy to share with my son Jai, my father (Baba), Demetri and many friends around the world including Daphne Tse who is living in Bali.  Our cycle included the Shakti festival in Trivandrum in which over 200,000 women take over the streets - no men allowed- to light their cooking fires from the fire of the main Goddess temple which is passed like a torch through the city. We also honored Nyepi, Balinese New Year which is celebrated by going inward as in not leaving the house, no cars, airport activity, wifi, using electricity or fire. It was an incredible inspiration to experience some three million people in ritual practice. There is a movement to expand and combine Nyepi with Earth Hour - imagine

the effects of an entire day lived on inner energy!


I am ready to rock at Exhale (and start teaching tomorrow Saturday) and home for awhile for spring cultivation.  Check out some classes added and the new offerings with Andrew Harvey! and the Ritual Flow with Siva Kumar to learn the basic art of puja

and also fire ceremony to enrich the sacred actions in our life.


Bowing to you wherever you are in the process of life....

I am slowly emerging and hope to see you soon.


Love All Ways,


shiva rea

April 2009
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Just Added at Exhale

Shakti Express  

shakti express
Photo by Amir Magal

prana yoga * trance dance * meditation * mantra

Friday, April 10, 7:30 to 9PM with Shiva Rea
For the Easter-Full Moon, take the express shakti train for a hour and a half journey that is 1/3 prana-initiated yoga, 1/3 full throttle trance dance and 1/3 meditation-mantra and deep relaxation. 


Save the Date!


Sacred Activation with Andrew Harvey
Full Moon, June 5th and 6th at Exhale

all information up next week!


Special Classes for Yoginis 


During the Radiant Flow of Pregnancy Teacher Training, we will be offering two public sessions for Yoginis - ALL bodies welcome - pregnant, calling in fertility, on your moon, post-natal:

Women's Circle and Prana Yoga
Thursday April 23, 4:00 to 5:45 PM

Sacred Vinyasa Flow for Women
Friday April 24 and Sunday April 26, 7:00 to 9:00 AM

For more information, visit www.exhalespa.com.

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teacher training highlights
teacher training highlights

Click here to view our Teacher Training Calendar

Ritual Flow of Yoga Immersion PART 1 with Guest Tantric-Vedic Priest Shiva Kumar May 29 - 31 in Venice, California 

Integrate the ritual of yoga for householders to enhance the flow of your daily life, yoga practice and teaching.  The complete in-depth training includes precise transmission and pronunciation of mantras, creating yantras and altars, rituals for full and new moon and festivals for realization, vitality and prosperity, puja and homa (fire ceremony) for you to conduct on your own and its integration into yoga sadhana and teaching  Open to all with a special invitation to yoga teachers, you may take part one or part two or it is highly recommended to complete both together.

Part One: The Art of Offering within Yoga and Daily Life
Part Two: August 2 - 6 Homa: Tending the Sacred Fire
within Yoga and Daily Life 

See www.exhalespa.com for more information.

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yogadventure highlights
yogadventure highlights
Photo by Amir Magal

Pranafication Immersion: Breakthrough Retreat for Living the Flow of Yoga May 22-25 at Kripalu Center for Yoga in Lenox, Massachusetts 

For adventurous yoga students and teachers.

Pranafication (verb): 1) awakening the body through prana (life-force intelligence) and 2) to immerse oneself into the diverse and vibrant sources of natural energy.
Enliven and energize in this vinyasa yoga immersion retreat dedicated to generating, harnessing, and expressing the vital consciousness of prana. Drawing from specific practices from Tantra, Bhakti Yoga, Ayurveda, Sahaja Yoga, and Shiva Rea’s 20 years of yoga teaching, you will liberate the flow of your life force into body, heartfire, voice, creativity, relationships, vision, and action—elements that can evolve your life and teaching to the next level.

You will also experience

  • Prana Flow: dynamic and meditative vinyasa practice to take your living yoga the next evolutionary step
  • Awakening to Prana: sublime morning meditation, pranayama, and contemplations from sacred yogic texts
  • Pranic Paradigm-Shift: a rich understanding of prana from yoga philosophy and the latest energetic science
  • Energy Generation: kalarippayatu (Indian martial arts), poi (fire spinning), and contact yoga play
  • Living Yoga Micro-Meditations: profound, fun morning yoga practices to integrate into daily life
  • Teacher’s Exploratorium: (optional for non-teachers) afternoon lab session to awaken authentic expression and embody the creative flow and sequencing
  • Ecstatic Evening Celebrations: yoga trance dance, drum circle with KDZ, fire ceremony, and chanting.
  • Evening Concert with Dave Stringer.
For more information and to register please contact Kripalu

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yoga media

yoga media
Steve Gold: "So Much Magnificence"

Seattle-based musician and yogi Steve Gold has recently released a beautiful new recording, “So Much Magnificence,” the title track of which is on Shiva’s new CD, Yoga Sol. Containing 75 minutes of original songs, mantras, and covers, the album is a blend of acoustic and electric instruments. It is the perfect accompaniment for a yoga class, a relaxing drive, or an uplifting sing-along. The CD is available on cdbaby.com  or on any major musical download sources such as iTunes.  

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shiva recommends

Amir Magal - Amirimage Photography

Amir Magal produces conscious content for Yoga and Seva communities world wide. Some recent projects include: 

Yoga journal, LA Yoga, Off the Matt Into the World, Yoga Tribe and Culture, Bali Spirit Festival, Govindas, and Global Mala.

Amir specializes in Yoga and ecstatic movement photography, graphic design, logos, and web production for our urban Yogi communities.

Photos in sections Shiva's Flow, Yoga Trance Dance, Teacher Training Highlights, Upcoming Events at Como Shambhala Singapore, and Yoga Media for the March PULSE Newsletter were all compliments of Amir.  

Contact him through his website www.amirimage.com.

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Wear Peace - Bali Malas

Bali Malas offers high quality malas and healing jewelry made of rudraksha beads. Many experience an uplifted mood a calming of the mind and a cooling affect to the body with the wearing of these beads. These unique pieces are lovingly hand made in Bali by native women. Bali Malas is honored to support Bumi Sehat a birthing center for women, children and families in Bali. It is our intent to restore vibrancy, compassion and healing to our planet with the wearing of rudraksha beads. More info at www.BaliMalas.com

Thanks Soma for the most amazing Shiva-Shakti Mala from Bali!

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tribal fire
Yogadventures in India, Bali and Japan

Pictures include Yoga Trance Dance on the Beach; Shiva and Demetri spinning poi in the Indian Ocean; Amma Ashram Pilgrimage; Jai at the Green School in Bali; 108 Buddhas at Nikko, Japan; and the Shakti Festival in India.  For the kids from the Yayasan Orphanage of Bali - over $2000 was raised for the Prana Flow class that was offered through Yoga Barn - Thanks and Blessings to All!

tribal fire

tribal fire

tribal fire

tribal fire

tribal fire

tribal fire

Thanks to Gaby Aschwagden and Meghan McCrea for photos from Kerala and Bali!
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sacred activism


flow film

Irena Salina's award-winning documentary investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century - The World Water Crisis.

Salina build a case against the growing privatization of the world's dwindling fresh water supply with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights, and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel.  

Interviews with scientists and activists intelligently reveal the rapidly building crisis, at both the global and human scale, and the film introduces many of the governmental and corporate culprits behind the water grab, which begging the question "CAN ANYONE REALLY OWN WATER?"

Beyond identifying the problem, FLOW also gives viewers a look at the people and institutions providing practical solutions to the water crisis and those developing new technologies, which are fast becoming blueprints for a successful global and economic turn around.   

For more about this film visit www.flowthefilm.com.  

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shiva's flow
shiva's flow
Photo by Amir Magal

Shiva will be offering Prana Flow: Energetic Vinyasa
Dedicated to Spring Emergence Saturday 10:30AM April 4, 11, 25th
Monday 6PM 
Tuesday 4:15PM 

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evolutionary edge
E2 continues to ignite!
Next Stop is Seattle, Washington

evolutionary edge

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upcoming events
April 23 – 26 Radiant Flow of Pregnancy Teacher Training

 Radiant Flow

** Offered ONCE a year **


May 29 – 31 Ritual Flow of Yoga Immersion Part 1 and Teacher Training with Shiva Kumar

ritual flow

April 23 - 26 Chakra Namaskar Teacher Training at Shakti Vinyasa in Seattle, Washington


April 30 – May 3 Fluid Power Teacher Training at Yoga Tree in San Francisco, California

May 15 - 17 Yoga Journal Conference in New York

May 17 - 22 Embodying the Flow at Kripalu in Lenox, Massachusetts


May 22 – 25 Pranafication Immersion: Living the Flow of Yoga at Kripalu in Lenox, Massachusetts

kripalu pranafication

To register contact Kripalu.

June 26 - July 2 Radical Relaxation Retreat in Santorini, Greece
Optional teacher training module: “Radiant Consciousness Meditation Teacher Training for Living Flow"

santorini, greece

To register contact Joe at OmTime or call 303-960-4013


July 5 - 10 Shakti Sadhana: The Ultimate Women's Yoga Retreat with Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa and Wah! at Kripalu in Lenox, Massachusetts

shakti sadhana

To register contact Kripalu.


November 3 - 8 Sacred Body, Sacred Space in Morocco
Optional teacher training module: "Chakra Vinyasa: Liberating the Body Mandala"


To register contact Joe at OmTime or call 303-960-4013

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featured video
Check out clips from recent travels to a Balinese Temple, CVN Kalari in Kerala, and Kecak Dance in Ubud on YouTube - SamudraYogadventures's Channel!

featured video

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prana flow events

Maria Garre
April 2 - 5
Toronto Yoga/Pilates Conference at the Metro Toronto Convention Centrein Toronto, Canada

Micheline Berry
April 3 - 5 
Liquid Asana Workshop in Tampa, Florida

Roberto Lim
April 5, 4 - 6 PM
Prana Flow Fluid Power Master Class at On the Mat Yoga in Concord, MA

Coral Brown
April 10 - 12
Prana Flow Workshops
at Mountain Lotus in Vail, CO

Simon Park
April 17 - 18
Liquid Flow Yoga at Karma Yoga in Detroit, MI 

Shannon Paige Schneider
April 18, 10 AM – 12 PM
Spark the Heart of Radiant Health at the Rocky Mountain Yoga Conference at the Grand Hyatt in Vail, CO

Tom and Daphne Larkin
April 18, 11 AM – 4:30 PM
Transformative Heart Journey at Barefoot Works Yoga in Lexington, KY 

Twee Merrigan
April 24 - 26
Energetic Alignment Prana Flow Teacher Training Module at Crowley Lake, CA

Daphne Tse
April 28 - May 3
Festival Ambassador and Performing Artist at the BaliSpirit Festival in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
*To be joined by Coral Brown and Maria Garre

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