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January 24, 2014

Dear Friends,

Toasting you as we head into Friday.

I am feeling my snow blizzard friends in the mid-west and east coast. It is state of emergency in California as we are experiencing our greatest drought in 150 years.

Water is life. We must begin in our own home outward to the the level of government which protects sacred waters.

Below are the Yoga Energy Activism ways we are saving water in our household and looking into installing a grey water system.

We are supporting dear Vida Vierra and the Honoring the Sea which we began from our heart to bring dance activism to life. February 2nd honors Yemanja and all over the world and in the state of California people will be dancing for water.

Thanks to last weekend's Ignite. It is a drop but we have 150 Solar Aid lamps from our pledge to help eradicate kerosene in Afirca.

Please see my upcoming open classes of February at the new Exhale Center for Sacred Movement for next week. You are welcome to go much deeper in the full weekend retreat or five day teacher training of Chakra Mantra Vinyasa with Christopher Tompkins. I look forward to connecting with you all in the community.

More special announcements next week.

shiva reaKeep tending your heart fire with devotion
Love All Ways,

Shiva

Tending the Fire: Chakra Mantra Vinyasa + Movement Alchemy

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Retreat: January 31st - February 2nd
Teacher Training: January 31st - February 4th

Experience an in-town retreat to tend the inner fire for the New Year through the transformative full-spectrum practice of Chakra Vinyasa integrated with sublime teachings and meditations of the earliest Tantras and supported by an online practice community beyond the retreat.

All details and registration at www.exhalespa.com/venice

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Public Classes at Exhale, Venice

imageFriday Jan 31, 7:45 - 9:30pm
Chakra Mantra Vinyasa - Darshan, Meditation and Movement based upon the Original Tantric Chakra Scrolls with Chris Tompkins and Shiva Rea and Live Sitar ($30 )

Saturday Feb 1, 9:00 - 10:30am

Sunday Feb 2, 4:00 - 5:45pm

Tuesday Feb 4, 10:45am - 12:15pm

All details and pre-registration at www.exhalespa.com/venice

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YEA - Honoring the Sea

imageJoin Swing Brazil Tribe, Viver Brasil Dance Company, Batala L.A and Soul Brasil Magazine early morning of Sunday Feb 2nd for celebrate YEMANJA DAY (“Rainha do Mar”) AND HONORING the SEA. We will meet at Windward / Ocean Park Walk in Venice/Santa Monica beach border at 7:45am (Sharp!) and walk straight out to the Ocean to start our celebration at 8am....please wear white or sea colors and bring your intentions and a flower. AXE!

Join the event here


Click Here to View "A World Without Water" Trailer


Things you can do to save water:

Take a shorter shower.  Every two minutes you save on your shower can conserve more than ten gallons of water.  

Try to flush just one less time per day, and you’ll save about 4.5 gallons of water—as much water as the average person in Africa uses for a whole day of drinking, cooking, bathing, and cleaning.

Bring your own workout towel instead of using one that your gym provides. If just 1 percent of fitness club members in the United States were to start bringing their own workout towels, annually saving more than thirty-six million gallons of water.

The average bathtub faucet flows between three and five gallons of water per minute.  Just on less gallon of water used per person in the United States per day can add up to more than one hundred billion gallons per year.  

Energy Conservation Facts from The Green Book By Elizabeth Rogers and Thomas M. Kostigen
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Yoga Energy Activism's SOLAR-AID Campaign

imageSolarAid is a leading international charity that provides access to clean, affordable solar lights.


One small light, one big idea

A solar lamp does more than shine a light. A solar lamp protects the environment and transforms lives.

598 million off-grid Africans have no access to electricity and many rely on toxic kerosene for lighting. These brutal lamps emit noxious black smoke and burn up to 20% of the household income - locking millions into poverty. 

By contrast solar lights cost as little as $10, pay for themselves after 12 weeks and last for five years. Having free, clean light and not wasting money on kerosene transforms peoples’ chances in life. 

We have taken on the challenge of getting these lights to the people that need them most and aim to get a clean light into every home in Africa by the end of the decade.

Learn more and support at www.shivarea.com
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Yoga Journal New York ~ Early Bird Registration

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Early Bird Ends tomorrow! 
Until tomorrow, partial registration fees will support Yoga Energy Activism + Off the Mat

All conference details and registration at www.yjevents.com/ny

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Mantra Magazine On Stands Now

imageCheck out Shiva's latest article in this month's edition of Mantra Yoga + Health Magazine

www.mantramag.com

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prAna's Bi-Annual Garage Sale - ends January 27th

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Banyan Botanicals

imageI'm so grateful to Banyan Botanicals for supplying our teacher trainings and retreats with oils as we learn about Ayurveda and living in rhythm with the seasons.  We came up with the title of "ambassador of oil" as you all know how much I believe in abhyanga as a self-healing practice. I love their commitment to Organic oils with incredible medicinal variety as well as organic yellow mung dahl! and making ayurvedic materials, herbs available for all.

I LOVE Banyan and thanks for being part of our teacher trainings and retreats.

If you buy any Banyan Botanics from our newsletter it will result in a 20% of your order amount going as a donation to Yoga Energy Activism's Solar-Aid project for 2014.

Thank you Banyan.
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