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October 25, 2013

Dear Friends,

In Vigil till Diwali November 3rd.

I have been experiencing the power of candlelight vigil as we have been keeping a 24 hour flame for my Grandpa since his passing on Tuesday morning. It is as if our Dias de Los Muertos (Nov. 2nd) altar has begun early on the side of our kitchen table. This is the time to honor the ancestors, making an altar to remember and "feed" those in the spirit world between now and Samhain/Halloween

Then with the New Moon comes "Embodying the Light", a two-week course on Diwali and “Lakshmi Body Puja as Creative Abundance”. This Samudra Online course is about a cellular connection to Sri Shakti and the art of bringing this regenerative energy into your body, home and life (see below).

As part of Diwali, I will be offering my first fall public Prana Flow classes at Exhale on Sunday, November 3rd morning (10:30 – 12:00) and in the ritual candlelit evening (7:30-9:00) honoring Diwali and the New Moon. Please join us in Venice or in cyber space during this very special time to affirm life - the light of energy within each one of us -with full creative power.

shiva reaSending you tender love,

Baby Shiva

New at Samudra Online


Embodying the Light - Lakshmi Puja and Creative Abundance
New Moon - Full Moon Sadhana
October 31st - November 15th

As yoga practitioners, we have the opportunity to transform the scarcity mentality at a cellular level by exploring the vibrational level of our relationship to creative power, Sri, the abundance of prosperity and vitality of life.

In this special sadhana, we will work with four-levels of exploration from our body, home, outward manifestation and seva to vibrationally clear out any unconscious contractions and align ourselves with the new year sadhana time of Diwali, the festival of lights as preparation for entering into the new year on the horizon. We will explore the deeper meaning and embodiment of Lakshmi and support each other in the process led by Shiva which involves a small or large personal project nurtured during this period on behalf of the welfare of all.

Total of 5 calls (dates below), each 30-40 minutes long; archive recording available if you are unable to attend live calls
Thursday Oct 31st - Offering to the Fire - Last Six Weeks of the Year - Samhain Meditation
Saturday Nov 2nd - Diwali Begins
Sunday Nov 3rd - Diwali - Body of Light and Candlelight Live Mantra Sadhana
Friday Nov 8th - Lakshmi Sadhana
Friday Nov 15th - Lakshmi Sadhana

Call Times, Details and Registration now open at


Upcoming Prana Flow Classes at Exhale, Venice

imageSunday Nov 3rd, 10:30am - 12:00pm
New Moon Prana Flow: Energetic Vinyasa Sadhana

Sunday Nov 3rd, 7:35 - 9:00pm
Diwali Yoga Mala, Mantra, Mudra, Meditation, and Sri Lakshmi Body Puja

Monday Nov 4th, 6:00 - 7:30pm

Tuesday Nov 5th, 4:15 - 5:45pm

Wednesday Nov 6th, 6:00 - 7:30pm

Tuesday Nov 12th, 4:15 - 5:45pm

245 S Main St, Venice CA | 310.450.7676 |


10-Day Living Flow Ashram - Ten Rejuvenating Days in Kerala February 2014 - registration now open


Our inner fire is our vitality, truth, soul’s calling and devotion. Experience a retreat of a lifetime to India, as we offer our 10th annual Living Flow Ashram in a relaxed, yet invigorating rhythm in a healing ocean sanctuary overlooking the Malabar Coast of Kerala. Every participant will receive seven days of massage with the option to experience a rejuvenating panchakarma or just the Kerala style massages.

What’s Included in Retreat for Everyone

* daily transformational Prana Flow - Energetic Vinyasa overlooking the sea with Shiva and special musical guests
* daily mantra-mudra meditation and prana vira flow practice with Demetri and Shiva
* 10 days of shared accommodations at Manaltheeram/Somatheeram Ayurvedic retreat center (a few single occupancy spaces are available)
* gourmet Kerala cuisine
* Shiva, Shakti and Ganesh Temple blessings with coconut throwing for removal of inner and outer obstacles
* Outdoor Fire Ceremony and evening cultural programs
* Space to rest in the hammocks by the sea or explore between the morning and late afternoon practices.
* First and Last days for rest and massage with an optional pilgrimage day half-way during the training (transport not included and divided amongst participants according to sign-up for $10-25)

These are the revised and finalized dates based upon Shiva's recent yogadventure in Kerala. Longer teacher training immersion in Kerala may be possible in 2015.

All retreat info and registration details here



Teacher Training 2014


Foundation Vinyasa (Level One 200-500 hour Modules) and Online Courses
March 7 - 16 Embodying the Flow + Mandala of Asanas (90 hours) | Venice, CA
August 11 – 17 Embodying the Flow + Mandala of Asanas (90 hours) | Venice, CA

Advanced Vinyasa (Level Two 200-500 hour Modules) and Online Courses
All Courses count for Level Two credit; 300-500 hour are encouraged to take Elemental, Chakra and Rasa Vinyasa (or at 2 out of 3)

February 13 – 22 Chakra Vinyasa: Liberating the Body Mandala (50 hours) | Kerala, India

April 14 – 18 Fluid Power: The Art of Living Flow (40 hours) | Esalen, Big Sur, CA

May 1 – 4 Elemental Vinyasa: Embodying Nature (40 hours) | Washington, D.C.

May 30 – June 8 Advanced Vinyasa Teacher Training: Living Ayurveda Consultant Part 3 and Rasa Vinyasa: Energetic Alchemy (90 hours) | Venice, CA

June 15 – 24 Full Moon Prana Danda Yoga TT (70 hours) | Delphi + Santorini, Greece

June 30 – July 6 Elemental Vinyasa: Embodying Nature and Body Pilgrimage (60 hours) | Glastonbury, Avebury, Stonehenge and London, UK

August 3 – 10 Rasa Vinyasa: Energetic Alchemy (50 hours) | Kripalu, Lenox MA

September 16 – 20 Chakra Vinyasa: Liberating the Body Mandala + Global Mala (40 hours) | Washington, D.C.

September 21 – 24 Rasa Vinyasa: Energetic Alchemy (40 hours) | London, UK

October 23 – November 1 Advanced Vinyasa Teacher Training: Living Ayurveda Consultant Part 1 and Elemental Vinyasa: Embodying Nature (90 hours) | Venice, CA

All teacher training core and elective module dates, conferences, festivals and retreat dates viewable at


Shiva Recommends

imageJoin Deva Premal and Miten in Santa Monica next Friday October 1

Deva Premal and Miten are among the chief architects of the sacred chant phenomenon that has energized the yoga and meditation movement in recent years. The legendary GuruGanesha has put together a sizzling array of multi-cultural musicians, garnering rave reviews wherever they perform. The tour, which kicks off this Fall 2013, will reach from Miami to Vancouver and Montreal to Phoenix, is presented by Reed's Culture Club Kombucha and produced by BrightStar Live Events.

All dates, event details, and ticket purchase here
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