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January 29, 2014

Dear Friends on the Path,

Almost new super moon blessings. We have been planting seeds in our online school to offer the full-spectrum of yoga.

We have two new courses coming up: one for FREE during the height of the global love festival - the full moon-valentines till Shivaratri while I am in India - 18 days of cultivating the Body of Love based on the book Tending the Heart Fire.

We are very thrilled to offer Christopher Tompkins's Chakra Unveiled course - an absolutely revolutionary revelation of the original and earliest Tantric system discovered and translated by Chris as part of the Kashmir Translation Project. We will continue from our Chakra Vinyasa into this course to go deeper into the inner arts of meditation with the Chakras. I will offer a complementary movement practice in preparation for meditation. This is a rare opportunity so please join us.

After that, we will initiate our Spring Prana Flow - Movement Alchemy in April with the Vira Prana Flow sequences of sacred training. For all modules in our Samudra Global School for Living Yoga, we now have an online video archive of the namaskars and practices.
All new students will shift to an easier method of video certification and book reports based on the online courses which will be required for certification. This is all part of a vision to be more connected and provide greater resources for empowering your home practice and life flow. We continue to reinvest everything from the school back into the site to provide you with a greater embodiment of Prana Flow and Movement Alchemy.

If you are local, I will be offering a few public classes as part of our Chakra Mantra Vinyasa teacher training this weekend. I hope to see you in the flow.

If you are in Europe, perhaps see you in Munich as we tend the heart fire with sringara rasa.

shiva reaBlessings in all directions,


FREE 18-Day Online Course Feb 12-March 2

imageTending the Heart Fire - the Body of Love

Valentine Full Moon to New Moon Shivratri
In a distressed world, tending the heart fire is the practical awakening of the regenerating power of the body of love as a living practice in yoga and daily life.
* Daily Sparks – direct email of  practical mystic poetry and contemplations to stok
*  Prana Flow Movement Alchemy twenty minute movement meditation
* Weekly Mudra Meditation from the book
* Ayurvedic and Tantric practices for Cultivating Ojas
* Global Facebook community and Q&A with Shiva


This course is inspired by the latest release of Tending the Heart Fire book by Shiva Rea. The book is not required reading for this course, but to order your personal copy, please visit

dividerTantric Origins of CHAKRA VINYĀSA

imageA Two-Part Online TeleCourse with Christopher Tompkins and Shiva Rea (part 2 only)


Drawing from dozens of un-published Tantric texts, in this course Christopher Tompkins will finally reveal the critical role that Chakras played in the powerfully innovative Yoga that defined the Tantric tradition (ca. 500-1400 A.D.), one that inspired the embodied vinyāsa of our practice today.

4 ninety minute sessions
February 16th, 19th, 23rd and 26th

CHAKRA VINYĀSA II – The Lost Chakra System of the 'Universal Mother’ (Jagad Mātā) Unveiled

Take an extraordinary journey into the Matriarchal ‘Chakra System of the ‘Universal Mother’ (above), a  revelation that takes us far deeper immersion into the Chakras than we’ve ever gone, presenting us with a rich tapestry of empowering symbolism and lost yoga practices that were omitted in all sources currently in translation.
7 ninety minute sessions, covering 12 chakras

Included in Part II. With Shiva Rea
Embodying Chakra Mantra Vinyasa - Inner Arts Meditation

Based on source tantric meditations, we will explore the creative sound current or bija mantra as the source of movement.

- Embodied integration of chakra vinyasa material
- 5 Chakra Mantra Vinyasa movement meditations (audio-video)
- Five 30-45 Minute Meditation Sadhanas
- Based on the Chakra Vinyasa Evolution with Christopher Tompkins

March 2nd - April 13th

All course details and registration at


More Courses Coming Soon ~ Stay tuned!

imageShivaratri Offering - support of SolarAid.

Tending the Fire: Prana Flow Movement Alchemy for Spring

History of Yoga with Christopher Tompkins

Ayurveda Webinar with Maria Garre


Public Classes with Shiva This Weekend at Exhale, Venice

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

Sunday Feb 2, 12:15 - 1:45pm

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

All details and pre-registration at


Tending the Heart Fire: Sringara Rasa & The Body of Love
at AirYoga, Munich

imageYoga is more than physical evolution - greater range of motion, vitality and flow. Yoga is the kindling of the fire of the heart, and the healing power of love and passion in the midst of the challenges of life. Whether our inner fire is dim, burning out or alive and well, this weekend of Prana Flow®Energetic Vinyasa is a way to recharge and renew our inner fire through the regeneration of the heart (sringara rasa).

All details and registration at

Shiva Recommends

imageThis is an amazing new CD of Hang music by James Hood (drummer for the Pretenders) which we love. I love the Hang from our other musician friends John de Kadt and Masood Ali Kahn.

Here is another astounding variation and a wonderful soundtrack for yoga and life.
Check out the release party if you are local.

James Hood - CD Release Party
Thursday February 6th
7:30pm Reception
9pm James Hood Performance

120 N Santa Fe Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012


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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