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February 20, 2013

Dear Friends,

It is with great fulfillment that we are pleased to announce the addition of two new programs for certification within the Samudra Global School for Living Yoga: Prana Flow - Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant and PranaDandaYoga Teacher Certification. Both programs will be offered as part of our 200-500 hour programs in Venice. All Part Two Core modules for 2013 will have unique energetic vinyasa and Ayurvedic lifestyle knowledge that can be taken individually for the 200-500 hour program or combined together in three 10-day programs over a year and a half  to become an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant in accordance with NAMA regulations.

I am proud of Maria Garre, Program Director who was originally introduced to Ayurveda in our teacher training program and went on to complete intensive advance training with both Kripalu and the Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico and India and is currently writing a book with Dr. Lad on Ayuryoga. She understands the integration of Prana Flow with Ayurveda and will be the wonderful guide for the Ayurveda Program including online programs with guest teachers. In this program, it will be the full offering of the elemental, chakra and rasa namaskars that form the basis for energetic vinyasa for balancing the doshas and living in rhythm with nature. All Prana Flow students-teachers can look forward to great online programs beginning in May.

For three years in the making, we are also proud to offer the first PranaDandaYoga Flow Arts Teacher Training in Tulum and this summer. Demetri and I will be teaching PranaDandaYoga to 200 people in Oahu for Wanderlust and will be offering online programs and PranaDanda Kits in April. 

Please see the full program brochures and our website for full details.

imageSending you love from Waipio Valley where we are entering retreat with nature deep in the valley.

Love All Ways,


Samudra Advance Vinyasa and Living Ayurveda Series presents 

imageLiving in Flow - Energetic Vinyasa  & Ayurveda Lifestyle Yoga Teacher

300 hour Prana Flow Yoga-Living Ayurveda certification program

Part One:  April 26 to May 5 - apply here
Part Two:  November 3 to 13 
Part Three:  May 24 to June 2 2014

*Each 10 day program counts as part two of core modules (Fluid Power + Chakra Vinyasa). 
Programs can be taken individually but best experienced sequentially.

Experience a unique program for yoga teachers to apply their knowledge with the lifestyle teachings of Ayurveda. Through daily energetic vinyasa™ sequences created by Shiva to balance the doshas, and engaging experiential lectures with Maria and guest teachers of Ayurveda, you will have the tools to deepen your living of flow and integrating yoga and ayurveda as part of your life-path. With the completion of the program, you will be qualified to help others to cultivate balanced lifestyle for their well-being.

For ten years, Prana Flow Teacher Immersions have served thousands of teachers from around the world and unique backgrounds to deepen their knowledge and embodiment of yoga. For ten days, we create a living flow ashrams two blocks from the ocean’s powerful rhythm including daily intensive meditation and energetic vinyasa practice, special teacher labs for beginner to experienced teachers, inspired lectures, partner hands-on assist and massage, weekend evening special events and a special pilgrimages in nature.

Full details at
Download PDF of Brochure (front and back covers) / (inside pages

To apply to participate in the Living Ayurveda Program, click here.

To register for the Advanced Vinyasa Immersion (Ayurveda Part 1 + Core Modules Immersion 2), visit


Prana Danda Yoga - Flow Arts Teacher Training


PranaDandaYoga Practice Intensive and Teacher Training

PranaDandaYoga™ is an empowering and fluid way for to awaken your inner danda (staff, energetic spine) by engaging with the outer danda an ally of meditation and movement that unifies body, energy and mind. Integrating an actual staff with a Prana Flow® vinyasa sequence sharpens attention, refines coordination, creates deeper, energetic alignment and primal connection. 

Learn more at


Teacher Training Immersions and Retreats for Spring 2013


Part One - Embodying the Flow - Mandala of Asanas
March 4th, 2013 (Mon) - March 13th, 2013 (Wed)
Exhale, Venice

Revive - Spring Equinox Retreat and Chitzen Itza - Maya Tulum with Shiva Rea and Demetri Velisarius
March 16th, 2013 (Sat) - March 23rd, 2013 (Sat)
At Maya Tulum, Tulum, Mexico 

Prana Shakti ~ Birth Doula Training w/ Judy Chapman & Shiva Rea
April 23rd, 2013 (Tues) - April 26th, 2013 (Fri)
At Exhale, Venice, CA 

Advanced Vinyasa: Living Ayurveda Consultant (part 1) Chakra Rasa Vinyasa II
April 26th, 2013 (Fri) - May 5th, 2013 (Sun)
At Exhale Center for Sacred Movement, Venice, CA 

Prana Shakti Vinyasa for Women & Pregnant Goddesses
April 22nd, 2013 (Mon) - April 26th, 2013 (Fri)
At Exhale Center for Sacred Movement, Venice, CA 

Global Yoga Trance Dance / Bhakti Fest – Devotion in Motion
May 16th, 2013 (Thurs) - May 20th, 2013 (Mon)
Exhale Center for Sacred Movement and Bhakti Fest, Venice, CA and Joshua Tree, CA 

Prana Flow Teacher Training + Workshops in Munich, Germany
June 1st, 2013 (Sat)- June 3rd, 2013 (Mon)
At AirYoga, Munich, Germany 

Santorini Full Moon Summer Solstice Retreat
June 8th, 2013 (Sat) - June 17th, 2013 (Mon)
Santorini, Greece, Santorini, Greece 

Prana Flow Teacher Training and Workshops in London, UK
June 29th, 2013 (Sat) - July 3rd, 2013 (Wed)
Yoga Campus, London UK

See all dates and details at

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Currently 27 million men, women and children are being held as slaves around the world—more today than in any other time in history. 80% of those slaves are women and girls. There are a number of amazing organizations that are helping to rescue these women out of a life of prostitution, but what happens after they are rescued?  Many safe houses and aftercare facilities are doing great work in providing comprehensive rehabilitation and educational opportunities to survivors, but often their resources are limited.

Free the Girls SOLUTION
By partnering with safe houses and after-care facilities, we provide an opportunity for women rescued from sex trafficking to earn a living selling second-hand clothing while going to school, getting healthy, and caring for their families.  Selling clothes allows them to work as much or as little as their school schedule permits.  The women in our program receive their starting inventory as a donation, and are then able to buy additional inventory from Free The Girls for below wholesale value to help maintain their competitive edge on the marketplace.  Revenue from inventory sales helps subsidize overseas program costs.

Let’s face it, ladies: the back of your underwear drawer is most likely a graveyard of bras you don’t wear anymore or that never fit right in the first place. By contrast, second-hand clothing is a profitable market in many countries around the world. Bras are sought after items. Some of the girls in our program are making 5x the minimum wage in their community by selling bras! And even better, bras provide an opportunity for these women to work with other women, since they have a history of being abused and used by men.

More info and get involved at

Click here to view a clip from our One Billion Rising Flashmob in Santa Monica - huge thanks to Amir Magal for the footage, and to Bhakti Yoga Shala!  

We will be collecting bras for Free The Girls at Exhale Center for Sacred Movement in Venice, CA until March 10th.

Yamuna Film Released

imageThe Yamuna Network is a nonprofit coalition of like-minded organizations and individuals whose sole purpose is to stop Yamuna River's waters from being diverted and prevent industrial and municipal waste from entering her waters, restoring the river to her past glory. 

The Yamuna River, one of the greatest rivers on the planet, is rich in history and culture and has provided nourishment to the people residing near her banks for thousands of years.

Now the Yamuna is in dire need of help: The United Nations has declared the river downstream of New Delhi to be officially “dead.”

Click here to learn more

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