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December 18, 2013

Dear Friends,

The last full moon of the year leading to the Winter Soltice has been full for all of us. 
This week has been extraordinary: beginning with the TEDx Desire talk on Sunday, the arrival of a few hundred pre-advance book babies for our Fire of Love book release - Soul Kirtan party, the closing of my grandparents' lineage home yesterday from my grandpa's passing 40 some days ago and now sending the first batch of books out to the world. 

Until you pass through a process you really have no idea of how much it becomes a part of you. Whether books or places, people or music, we get "moved" and we are always connected. So here are some gratitude moments for me:

Thank you to C.C. White for her love of love and her amazing blessing of the book as we celebrated life and love. I am still hearing her song she secretly created. Thank you to  the amazing band members that night including my longest LA friend Bob Wisdom and Demetri's son Niko. Divine1 blessed us with a Sitar Serenade and Pan Trinity Das' Nelson Mandela painting was part of the Fire of Love altar. Thank you to all the wonderful long time friends who came out and for the wonderful Prana Flow teachers who came to be part of the party and who helped. Thank you to my son who came out during finals, for all my family and my beloved Demetri who stokes my heart fire always.

I love you all. Thank you for staying with the process and helping spread the word for the January 1st release on Amazon and SoundsTrue.

2014 brings more connection with friends and family and at the same larger scale activations including Austin Jan. 10, Ignites for Yoga Journal San Francisco Jan. 18 and Feb 1st Temple of Rasa at Exhale, Venice.

shiva reaWe leave for our Solstice and New Year retreat to Costa Rica on Thursday (see you there!) 

In gratitude
full moon blessings

Shiva

Tend the Sacred Fire of Your Journey Into the New Year

imagePathways of Prana Flow:
Chakra Vinyasa Course


Five-Week Course Begins December 30 (ritual prep) and January 14

Course includes:
* Ten New Prana Flow Chakra Vinyasa video practices to be filmed in the mythic ocean jungle of Costa Rica

* Receive Two Prana Flow Solar-Lunar Chakra Vinyasa practices

* Live meditation with Shiva weekly and "Sadhana Pod Community"

Two Offerings:
Practitioner - open to all includes two twenty minute and two 45 min complete practices - $75

Prana Flow Teacher Training Only - Full Prana Flow Chakra Sequences for registered Prana Flow teachers, mentors and affiliates $64; Prana Flow Teacher Trainees $108

Registration opens Dec 18th at www.samudraglobalyoga.com
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Tending the Heart Fire: Living In Flow with the Pulse of Life
How To Order

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The book baby is close to my heart as you know.
If you are a yoga studio and would like to order any books wholesale, please connect with SoundTrue here.

You can pre-order through Amazon on www.shivarea.com.

Thank you from my heart. You will love this 280 page full-color book and it really is a good gift from the heart. I buy my own books too! and am sending some gift certificates as gifts. Here is one Kristen created that you can download if you like until books are shipped from Amazon January 1st.


“According to ancient Vedic scripture, the heart is the central place of consciousness. Shiva Rea’s beautifully illustrated book integrates the ancient wisdom of yoga with modern paradigms and evokes a complete picture of yoga, fire, and awareness in the heart of the reader.”
—Dr. Vasant Lad, author of Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing

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Thank You C.C. White!

imageThank you to C.C. White for her love of love and her amazing voice, spirit, and blessing of the book as we celebrated life and love. I am still hearing her song she secretly created.

Check out C.C.’s video from this year’s Bhakti Fest West 2013.  *A BRAND NEW CHANT* -
“Govinda Jaya Jaya Radhe Shyam (Swing Jam). 
Video directed by: Dabling Harward. http://youtu.be/z5uSGiqvX8gv=?



You can purchase C.C.’s CD “This IS Soul Kirtan!” on iTunes

Check out C.C.’s Facebook Fan Page and website is: http://soulkirtan.com



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Thank You to the artists who came to the party....

imageThank you to Pan Trinity Das, such an amazing artist and activist featured in the book. Thank you for the Nelson Mandela painting that was part of the Fire of Love altar. We look forward to more consciousness raising in the new year!

And to Jenay Martin, Amir Magal, Demetri Velisarius and Lisa Johnston, and Altar's Herbal Elixirs



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TEDx ~ Book Arrival, Celebration, Signing ~ Honoring Grandpa

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The Share Necessities

imageFrom our event.  Samudra and friends donated 108 blankets for the local Venice homeless. 

Learn more + donate here
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Coming Up for 2014

imageIgniting the Inner Fire - Prana Flow Movement Alchemy
January 11th - January 12th, 2014
Wanderlust Yoga, Austin, TX


Yoga Journal San Francisco
January 17th - January 18th, 2014
Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, CA


Tending the Fire - Chakra Mantra Vinyasa and Movement Alchemy
January 31st - February 2nd and 4th, 2014
Exhale Center for Sacred Movement, Venice, CA


Prana Flow Regeneration Retreat: Energetic Vinyasa, Ayurveda and Kalarippayatu
February 13th, 2014 (Wed) - February 22nd, 2014
Kerala, India

All details at www.shivarea.com/master-calendar
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