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Dear Friends:

Sending you blessings from Kerala, South India... 

I am an alchemical mix of jet-lag, profound relaxation, tropical slack-jaw, and melting love to be back home in this rasafied land. 

More soon when we emerge from retreat.
Until then, stay warm in your heart. 

Love and Gratitude,


shiva rea

March 2009
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We have been gathering our database from around the world for this longtime project to be realized by late spring.  If you have graduated from our 200-500 hour training and would like to be included in the directory, click here.  

During the Pre-Post Natal Teacher's Intensive, we will be offering two public sessions for Yoginis - ALL bodies welcome - pregnant, calling in fertility, on your moon, post-natal:

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

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

YTDYoga Trance Dance Intensive moved to
August 7 - 9
This intensive will be held as part of the Pranafication Immersion.  It will be a Global trance Institute and will include other trance traditions experiences from Sufi to Gnawa.

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teacher training highlights
teacher training highlights

Click here to view our Teacher Training Calendar

Chakra Namaskar: Liberating the Body Mandala through Vinyasa Flow Teacher Training at Shakti Vinyasa, Seattle, WA
April 17 - 19

Part of Shiva's transformative teacher's study program, Chakra Namaskar offers an evolutionary approach to the energetics of sequencing Vinyasa as centered in elemental sun salutations and namaskars.

This weekend will offer balance between collective sadhana (practice), theory, practice teaching, and ritual. Friday we will begin by bowing to the essence of bhumi, jala, and anahata namaskars and Saturday ignites with the fire of agni namaskar and culminating in the E2: Evolutionary Edge collective ritual on Sunday.  22.5 hours towards Shiva's 200/500 hour teacher training programs

During this weekend, we will be offering two public sessions:

Kirtan with Dave Stringer
Saturday April 18, 7:30 to 9:30 PM

Fire & Flow: Kirtan and Prana Flow Ritual
with Shiva Rea & Dave Stringer
Sunday April 19, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

See www.shaktivinyasa.com for more information

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yogadventure highlights
pranafication immersion

Pranafication Immersion: Living the Flow of Yoga May 22-25, 2009 at Kripalu Center for Yoga, 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.

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yoga media

Shift in ActionShift in Action:
The Leading Edge of Yoga

In this show, Shiva joins host Stephen Dinan as they explore how to approach all of life with a reverence that is grounded in unitive consciousness, how to connect with our body's spontaneity, as well as how to activate our life purpose.  Listen now!

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shiva recommends

Emotional FreedomNew Book Release
Emotional Freedom: Liberate Yourself from Negative Emotions and Transform Your Life

Judith Orloff MD, bestselling author and UCLA psychiatrist, invites you on a remarkable journey where you can embrace more happiness and mastery over negativity than you may have ever known. Our world is in the midst of a meltdown. She describes how to stay intuitively and spiritually centered during challenging times.

Dr. Orloff celebrates the exciting launch of her new book: "Emotional Freedom:  Liberate Yourself from Negative Emotions and Transform Your Life" (Harmony).  She is treating you to an incredible book launch one time offer with free gifts from Judith and others such as Dr. Christianne Northrup, The Prophets Conference, Dr. Bruce Lipton, Neale Donald Walsh, Dr. Michael Beckwith, Shiva Rea and more!

Go here right now and get the details to purchase book and for your special FREE gifts.


An annual celebration of Yoga, Dance & Music on the magical island of Bali.  Featuring master teachers and artists from the East and West converging in Ubud, Bali for 6 full days celebrating the diversity of Indonesia and the world.  Early bird tickets on sale now!

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tribal fire
E2 at OmTime in Denver, Colorado and
February Immersion at Exhale in Venice, California

These are photos from our E2 event in Denver, Colorado. Thanks to Shannon Paige and Joe Schneider of OmTime Yoga for being such great organizers and to all the yogis and yoginis that came out to celebrate!

Click images below to view full size or check out our Flickr page!

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tribal fire

tribal fire

tribal fire

tribal fire

Photo credit (above): Amy Meyer

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sacred activism
In honor of Slumdog Millionaire's Oscar sweep, it is time to feature one organization that is a vocational training program for abused, orphaned and destitute children from the slums, www.ladli.org.  You can support their projects through their great products. 

Hey Ladli - We love you!  And dream of creating other such projects in India too.

Also check out Hala's teacher training program for at-risk youth
March 5 - 8 at Exhale Spa.

Sacred Activism

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shiva's flow
shiva's flow

Love to all my Exhale Venice class friends...I will be bringing you back some mojo from India and Bali.  Staying connected with you around the world.

Shiva's classes will begin again in Venice Saturday April 4th  - June 9th, including special classes and intensives TBA! 

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evolutionary edge
Next Stop for E2 is Sydney, Australia

evolutionary edge

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upcoming events
March 22 Prana Flow Class & Yoga Trance Dance at Yoga Barn, Bali

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March 27 Fire and Flow: Agni Namaskar Como Shambhala, Singapore

Como Shambhala


March 29 
Ritual of Renewal: Vinyasa Yoga & Meditation Workshop
EcoNikko in Tokyo, Japan

March 30 Prana Flow Workshop: Energetic Vinyasa
BeYoga Japan in Tokyo, Japan



March 20 – 27 Living in the Sacred Flow: Bali Mandala Retreat in Ubud, Bali optional teacher training module: “The Sacred Flow: Alchemical Rejuvenation Retreat for Teachers”

ubud, bali

Join us for Nyepi - Balinese Purification Festival
Space still available for locals too!

June 26 – July 2 Radical Relaxation Retreat in Santorini, Greece

santorini, greece

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

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

featured video

This month's featured video gives you a peak into the February teacher's immersion.  Huge thanks to Jenay Martin for filming and editing!

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prana flow events
Rhythm and the Method
March 4, 8:00 PM
Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, CA

Micheline Berry
March 6 – 8
Kripalu Liquid Asana Retreat at Kripalu Center for Yoga in Lenox, MA

Roberto Lim
March 7, 1:00 to 4:00 PM
Chakra Vinyasa Workshop in Portland, Maine

Coral Brown
March 7 – 8
Prana Flow Teacher Training and Workshops in San Francisco, CA

Maria Garre
March 12 - 15
Retreat and Renew Yoga Retreat in Edgewater, MD on the Chesapeake Bay

Simon Park
March 13 - 15
Bindu Yoga in West Palm Beach, FL

Twee Merrigan
March 27 – April 3
Transformational Sadhana and Demystifying Pranic Wisdom at Kripalu Center for Yoga in Lenox, MA

Shannon Paige Schneider
April 3, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
April Fools in LOVE! at OmTime in Denver, CO

Daphne Tse
April 28 - May 3
Festival Ambassador and Performing Artist at the BaliSpirit Festival in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

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