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"Look upon a woman as a goddess whose special energy she is and honour her in the state" - Uttara Tantra  
Mother's Day Blessings! 
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Dear Firekeepers and Friends on the Path,

We offer you our offerings for May and what we have been cultivating behind the scenes for your evolution in yoga. I will be teaching for my brother Saul this weekend for Shakti Day (mother's day) with special kirtan artist guests Joey Lugassy and Govindas in recognition of the creating, sustaining and supporting force of Ma Shakti!   A special "Jai Ma" to the pregnant goddesses from the Pre-natal training and the 40 women who became empowered to lead women into the great initiation of love and lifeforce.  All praises to the men who love women and the women who love men...Ah Siva-Shakti!  

I will be taking my son Jai to Greece this year again for our annual Santorini volcano pilgrimage (check him out last year with the yoginis on the deck).  At home, good things are brewing for Andrew Harvey, the Ritual Flow and Pranafication (next email will give all the juicy details).

See you down the meandering path...stay in your truth and beauty.

Love All Ways! 

your shaktidasi

shiva rea

May 2009
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Wanderlust Festival at Lake Tahoe, CA July 24-26
Wanderlust is a new three-day festival at Squaw Valley USA that brings together the world’s finest yoga teachers and the best performers in rock & roll, all in a setting of stunning natural beauty. From now until midnight on May 11, the yoga community will be offered the chance to buy advance tickets at a 10 percent discount. 

The yoga lineup includes John Friend, Shiva Rea, Duncan Wong, Sianna Sherman and more than ten other top teachers.  The music includes Michael Franti & Spearhead, Spoon, Andrew Bird, Jenny Lewis, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings and many, many more.  

Please visit http://www.wanderlustfestival.com/presale for the complete lineup of yogis and musicians and information on buying tickets. Camp.

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teacher training highlights
teacher training highlights

Click here to view our Teacher Training Calendar

Summer 200-hour Teacher Training Offerings:

East Coast: Kripalu, Lenox, MA  www.kripalu.org
July 10-12 Mandala of Asanas: Essential Tools for Teaching Flow
July 12-17 Riding the Vinyasa Wave: The Evolutionary Power of Prana Flow in Changing Times

West Coast: Exhale, Venice, CA www.exhalespa.com
July 25-31 Embodying the Flow: Foundational Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training, Shiva joined by guest teacher Twee Merrigan

August 1-7 Pranafication Immersion: Tending the Fire: The Art of Living Yoga Sadhana *Hours toward 200/300/500 hour programs

View clip of latest Embodying the Flow Immersion  
Thank you to Jenay Martin for her media talents!!

For more info, please contact teachertrainings@yogadventures.com
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yogadventure highlights
yogadventure highlights

Living Freedom Retreat in Santorini, Greece with Optional “Radiant Consciousness Meditation Teacher Training for Living Flow” June 26 – July 2, 2009

Join Shiva for 7 days of pure Mediterranean summer ecstasy with daily yoga, sailing, swimming in the Aegean Sea, sunbathing and relaxation on red and black beaches, prana runs up the Oia steps,  the greek rhythm of life, and memories that will last a lifetime. Retreat includes transformational vinyasa flow yoga with Shiva Rea everyday; sunrise meditation; daily brunch plus opening and closing ceremonial dinners overlooking the Caldera - Opa!; group sailing in the Aegean Sea to volcanic hot-springs; and accommodations at the beautiful and Lampetia Villas in the cliff-top village of Oia on the ecstatic island of Santorini. Airport transfers to your hotel provided. The beauty and food are unforgettable!

Daily Events: 
• transformational prana flow yoga 
• sunrise and sunset meditations with a Sacred view 
• prana run on Oia steps with Shiva

Optional Daily Events: 
• daily swimming in the Aegean Sea 
• sun bathing and relaxation on the black and red sand beaches
• greek rhythm of life for rejuvenation and living yoga 
• personal downtime in a great community 
• healing body massages

My son Jai is leading the pack of these yogadventurers into opa!asana which at sea in the inner volcano of Santorini!

More Details!

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yoga media

surf yoga soul
Surf Yoga Soul DVD

After teaching yoga to surfers for over a decade, Shiva merges the two cultures in the first-ever program to bring wave motion onto the mat. Strengthen your body, increase energy and balance, and gain flexibility in 7 segments that allow you to customize your workout every time.  Available at Acaciacatalog.com.

View a Clip from the DVD!

'Thunder Love' CD Release 

yoga media

Nutone is dedicated to releasing inspired music, uniquely blended to enhance one’s yoga and meditation practice.  With an eclectic east meets west sound, JAI UTTAL's new album “Thunder Love”, merges North Indian devotional music and the equally vast resonating rhythms of Brazil.  Free music sampler with music from Krishna Das, Jai Uttal and others available on AMAZON beginning May 4th throughout the month of May. 

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shiva recommends

Bhati Beads ~ Handmade Jewelry by Margaret Maggard

Bhakti Beads

Along with our classic prayer boxes and Silk Planets jewelry, Bhati Beads is thrilled to present our original designs hand-carved and cast in sterling silver and in 14K gold. All of our jewelry can be layered into your current mix or can make a striking, elegant statement on its own. However it is worn, each Bhati Beads handmade creation is inspired by peace and light and will undoubtedly let YOU shine. 

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tribal fire
Recent Trainings!

These are photos from Chakra Namaskar Teacher Training in Seattle and Fluid Power Teacher Training in San Francisco. 
Photos courtesy of Jenay Martin.

tribal fire

tribal fire

tribal fire

tribal fire

tribal fire

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sacred activism
Global Mala Yoga for Peace Project:
Uniting Yoga, Seva and Collective Consciousness

global mala

This is a seed of a world-wide experiment into the power of meditation in action.

The purpose of the Global Mala is to unite the global yoga community from every continent, school or approach to form a "mala around the earth" through collective practices based upon the sacred cycle of 108 on September 19th or 20th, Fall Equinox a the yoga world's offering to further the UN International Peace Day.  

Each center offers their form of a Yoga Mala according to their yoga tradition and inspiration:
108 Sun Salutations (or variations of 27, 54)
108 rounds of mantra such as the Gayatri or Maha Mrityanjaya
108 rounds of a kriya
108 minutes of meditation, kirtan or movement meditation

Each Global Mala event can be dedicated to practice or to practice and seva - service by integrating local action, and raising funds for the organization of their choice.  

Global Mala Yoga for Peace are featured events during Yoga Month 09.2009.  Please see information for coordination or learn more about the Yoga Month-Global Mala Yoga for Peace partnership at www.globalmala.org.  

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

Shiva will be offering Special Prana Flow Classes

Saturday May 9th 10:30am

Sunday May 10th 10:30am
Mother's Day Special Shakti Class + Kirtan w/ Joey Lugassy and Govindas!

Monday May 11th 6:00pm  

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evolutionary edge
Join us at Yoga Campus in London for Yoga Trance Dance 
Solstice Celebration
Sunday June 21, 7:30pm

evolutionary edge

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upcoming events
May 29 - 31 Ritual Flow of Yoga Teacher Training with Shiva Kumar and Shiva Rea

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June 5 – 6 Sacred Activism with Andrew Harvey and Shiva Rea


Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to be activated by one of the great mystic teachers and architects of Sacred Activism in our times!

Friday 7:30-10pm Sacred Activism and the Rebirth of Empowered Being

Saturday 2:00-4:00pm The Direct Path - Living Tantra and Sacred Activation 

Saturday 4:15-6:00pm Seven Part Body Prayer of the Mystical Path
May 14 Prana Flow Workshops at The Yoga Loft in Marblehead, MA: Fire & Flow and Shakti Express
Portion of registration fees donated to Sue Debeers Foundation for Cancer Research

Photo by Amir Magal


May 15 – 17 Yoga Journal Conference NYC
*All Day Intensive May 15th

ny yj conf


May 17 - 22
 Embodying the Flow: Foundational Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training at Kripalu, Lenox, MA

Photo by Jenay Martin

May 22 - 25 Pranafication Immersion: Breakthrough Retreat for Living the Flow of Yoga at Kripalu, Lenox, MA
Saturday Night Kirtan with Dave Stringer + Mini Yoga Trance Dance with Shiva



June 14 Prana Flow Workshops at Air Yoga in Munich, Germany

June 17 
Prana Flow Workshops at Rasa Yoga in Paris, France

June 20 - 23 Riding the Vinyasa Wave: The Evolutionary Power of Prana Flow in Changing Times Teacher Training at The Life Centre in London, UK
Solstice Yoga Trance Dance Celebration Sunday June 21 7:30pm


September 18 – 22 Moving Through the Mandala Advanced Teachers' Retreat at Tara Mandala in Pagosa Springs, CO

with Shiva + Lama Tsultrim Allione
mandala retreat
Includes Global Mala Celebration September 19!

November 3 – 8 Sacred Body Sacred Space Retreat in Morocco optional teacher training module: “Chakra Vinyasa: Liberating the Body Mandala”



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featured video
Check out clips from recent events on Shiva’s new YouTube - SamudraYogadventures's Channel!

featured video
Maybe you're the last person on the planet who hasn't seen this stunning, outstanding performance by Susan Boyle on Britain's Got Talent ~ what amazing spirit!   
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prana flow events

Daphne Larkin
May 13
Prana Flow with Live Drumming at Sanctuary for Yoga in Nashville, TN

Simon Park
May 22 – 24
Surfing the Vinyasa Wave at
Tranquil Space in Washington, DC 

Franck Bessoles
May 23 - 24
Prana Flow Workshops at Executive Club, Sultan Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia

Maria Garre
May thru December 2009
200 hour Prana Flow Teacher Training at Ananda Shala in Frederick, MD  
1st of 8 weekends begins 
May 28-31

Gina Caputo
June 1 - 5
Vira Sadhana at MoYoga in Kansas City, MO

Shannon Paige Schneider
June 5
Prana Flow: Mudra as Moving Meditation at OmTime in Denver, CO

Micheline Berry
June 5 – 7
Liquid Asana & Teacher Empowerment Training at Shanti Yoga in McCall, ID

Twee Merrigan
July 10-12, 14-15, and 16-19
Prana Flow Teacher Training and Public Classes in Mexico:
Mexico City

Daphne Tse
October 17 - 24, 2009
Sacred Song & Ecstatic Dance at Mimpi Resort in Bali, Indonesia
joined by Ellen Watson

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