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Cultivating the Deeper Dimensions of Practice
AUGUST 27 - 31, 2018
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25 Master Yoga Teachers & Consciousness Leaders
There is so much more to life than what meets the eye.
How do we access and clear the roots of stress and dis-ease
that are hidden in the invisible realms?
Join this extraordinary confluence of
master yoga teachers and consciousness leaders
as they share insights into the subtle energetics of practice
and how to create radiant health and wellness from the inside out.
Ancient yogic wisdom and modern science tell us
EVERYTHING is ENERGY.
We are so much more than our physical form.
Realizing our self mastery requires that we learn to
work with the subtleties of who we are.
When we master our energy, we are able to contribute
to each moment and each experience, anchored in Self.
This FREE online gathering includes:
Learn tools, tips and yogic wisdom to heal dis-ease and restore personal and collective balance from the inside out.
Meet Your Host:
Hi, I'm Dayna Seraye, co-founder and director of Hanuman Academy and Hanuman Adventures.
My passion is to awaken and embody heart-centered consciousness within each of us and in our collective human experience.
I am grateful to bring the deeper teachings of yoga — a path and practice that brings us into alignment with our true nature and teaches us to live a meaningful life — to the global community.
It is my honor to curate such a potent collection of wisdom teachings with these incredible consciousness leaders, and I hope they inspire you on your path of evolution. Welcome to the journey!
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Healing Trauma from the Subtle Body
In this inspiring interview, Seane teaches how trauma gets lodged and stored in the subtle body, and then reactivated by events throughout our lives. She shares her own ways of working with and discharging this energy as it arises so she can continually meet the demands of working for equal rights for all populations.
About Seane Corn
Seane Corn is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher known for her impassioned activism, unique self-expression, and inspirational style of teaching. Featured in commercials, magazines, NPR, and Oprah.com, Seane now utilizes her national platform to bring awareness to global humanitarian issues. In 2005, she was named “National Yoga Ambassador” for YouthAIDS, and in 2013 was given the “Global Green International Environmental Leadership Award.” Since 2007, she has been training leaders of activism through her co-founded organization Off the Mat, Into the World®. Seane has spent time in the US, India, Cambodia, Haiti and Africa working with communities in need- teaching yoga, providing support for child labor and educating people about HIV/AIDS prevention. Seane is also co-founder of the Seva Challenge Humanitarian Tours, which have raised roughly $4.5 million since 2007, getting the yoga community involved in fund and awareness raising efforts across the globe. seanecorn.com
Energy Practices to Shift Your State of Consciousness
In this moving conversation, Kia shares the power of energy practices to shift you from a state of suffering and mental spin to an ever-expanding state of freedom and self realization. She challenges us to “play enlightened” so that we raise the bar for ourselves, anchor ourselves in our power and ultimately change the world in all the ways we desire.
About Kia Miller
One of the most well known Kundalini teachers in the West, Kia has an ability to translate the subtle teachings of Kundalini Yoga in a highly accessible way. Kia's study of yoga began when she was 15. She is certified in both Hatha and Kundalini and teaches workshops, retreats and teacher trainings throughout the world. Kia is a devoted Yogini and teacher who imparts her wonderful passion for life and well-being in her teaching. Her style pulls from multiple yogic disciplines, and is both intuitive and steeped in the traditional aspects of yoga. Her classes focus on breath, alignment and the interconnection between mind, body and spirit, allowing students to work at their own pace in a safe and transformational environment. Kia’s mission in life is to inspire, elevate and educate as many people as possible, to encourage all to live to their fullest, most creative and most joyful potential! kiamiller.com
Stop Waiting. Wholeness is Who You Are
In this moving satsang transmission, Anand Mehrotra shares the power of tuning into your Self as pure, loving consciousness as you heal through the many layers and levels of your being. He offers wisdom for understanding our modern challenges and dis-ease, and how a holistic approach to yoga as a total lifestyle brings the wholeness we are seeking.
About Anand Mehrotra
Anand Mehrotra is a world renowned visionary master, evolutionary thought leader, and entrepreneurial and social change trailblazer. He was born and raised in Rishikesh, India – the birthplace of yoga. Combining the ancient wisdom of his upbringing with a lighthearted rebelliousness, Anand’s unique brilliance appeals to modern audiences in both the East and West. He is the founder and Master Teacher of Sattva Yoga – a holistic, ever-evolving practice that combines asana, pranayama, meditation, kriya, and wisdom. Sattva Yoga inspires students to experience freedom, radical aliveness, and their most authentic Selves on every level.
The Multidimensional Path of Addiction Detox
Join Tommy Rosen as he gives a brilliant overview of the holistic journey of healing from addiction — from the gross to the increasingly subtle dimensions of detoxification — and what yogic practices support us at each of these layers. Tommy guides us in how we can experience the “natural highs” of life that fulfill us on the deepest levels of our being.
About Tommy Rosen
Tommy Rosen is a yoga teacher and addiction recovery expert who has spent the last two decades immersed in yoga, recovery and wellness. He holds advanced certifications in both Hatha and Kundalini Yoga and has 24 years of recovery from acute drug addiction. Tommy is one of the pioneers in the burgeoning field of Yoga and Recovery assisting others to holistically transcend addictions of all kinds. He teaches regularly at yoga conferences and festivals, including Wanderlust, Hanuman and Sun Valley Wellness. He is the host of the Recovery 2.0: Beyond Addiction Online Conference and teaches annually at Esalen, Omega and Kripalu. tommyrosen.com
Radical Self Acceptance to Heal Addiction
Join in as Nikki shares her passion for integrating the somatic and subtle body practices of yoga with the 12 step model to support those in recovery from addiction — a path she knows so well from personal experience. With profound authenticity, she shares the number one step on the path that leads to the possibility of healing and change, and why thinking our way there is simply not enough.
About Nikki Myers
An accomplished speaker, teacher and practitioner, Nikki Myers is an MBA,C-IAYT Yoga Therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, AddictionsRecovery Specialist, and Certified Health Coach. Born from her personalstruggle with addiction, Nikki is the founder of Y12SR, The Yoga of 12-StepRecovery. Based in its theme ‘the issues live in the tissues’, Y12SR is arelapse prevention program that weaves the art & science of yoga with thepractical tools of 12-step programs. Y12SR meetings are now availablethroughout the world and the curriculum is rapidly becoming a feature ofaddiction recovery treatment centers. Nikki’s work has been featured in theNew York Times, Black Enterprise, The Huffington Post, Origin Magazine, andCBSnews.com. She is honored to be a co-founder of the annual Yoga,Meditation and Recovery Conferences at Esalen Institute and Kripalu Center.Nikki was named as a Yoga Journal Game Changer in 2015 and honored as arecipient of the esteemed NUVO Cultural Visionary Award in 2014. www.y12sr.com
About Sianna Sherman
Sianna Sherman is an internationally renowned yoga teacher, community activator, evocative storyteller and a passionate speaker at festivals throughout the world. She is the catalyst of Rasa Yoga, founder of Mythic Yoga Flow® and co-founder of RITUAL dedicated to the empowerment of women as community leaders. As a globetrotting yogini, she offers high vibration gatherings, teacher trainings, workshops, sacred site retreats, and pilgrimages wherever she goes. Sianna is an innovative, visionary spirit with a deep devotion to Soul Alchemy. Her life mission is to Ignite Magic!
Myth, Meditation & Deities of Yoga
In this potent conversation, Sally guides us into the power of mythology to bring us into a deeper knowing of ourselves and the subtle realms of our consciousness. She shares how experiential practice with deities allows us to open our capacity to feel and heal ourselves, and why cultivating our energetic super powers is key to being able to impact the world in the positive ways we desire.
About Sally Kempton
Sally Kempton is a widely respected teacher of meditation and spiritual wisdom, known for her capacity to kindle meditative states in others, and to help students work with meditative experience as a framework for practical life-change. A former swami in a Vedic tradition, she has spent over four decades delving deeply into meditation and self-inquiry. Sally is the author of the best-selling book, Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga, and of Meditation for the Love of It,” which Spirituality and Health magazine called “the meditation book your heart wants you to read”. Her audio program, Doorways to the Infinite: The Art and Practice of Tantric Meditation, was released by Sounds True in 2014. She is on the faculty at Esalen and Kripalu, teaches meditation on the website Yogaglo.com, and leads retreats and workshops in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Her website is www.sallykempton.com.
About Saul David Raye
Saul David Raye is known for his unique and transformational approach to yoga, and spirituality. Saul’s teaching draws on 25 years of study and practice in yoga, Bhakti& tantra other forms of universal light, love and wisdom. His teaching is authentic and empowering, it comes from the heart, allowing students to connect deeply with their own inner power and light. Saul's teachings are grounded in a deep love and respect for Mother Earth and the great Spirit that flows through all of life. Saul shares this work through teacher trainings, workshops, classes, and sacred journey's.
The Body is a Map of the Psyche
Tune in as Ashley Turner shares how the psyche reveals itself through the body and vice versa. She offers tips, practices and wisdom to untie the knots of energy stuck in the subtle body and guides us in understanding psychology concepts that are foundational for any yoga teacher or facilitator working with individuals and groups.
About Ashley Turner
Elevating personal growth as a lifestyle, Ashley Turner, M.A., MFTI (#62103) is a yoga/meditation teacher, registered Marriage + Family Therapist Intern, writer, speaker and Initiated Priestess. Deep, witty, and laser focused, she draws on the source texts of yoga while incorporating the best of neurobiology, Jungian Psychology, ayurveda, tantra, shamanism and priestess work – vigorously challenging students and clients from the inside out. She is known for her ability to translate complex themes into practical, real-life tools accessible to all. She is the Co-Founder of Urban Priestess and Founder of Yoga. Psyche. Soul.
Empower Yourself as Sensitive Soul
Join Bibi as she shares her journey as a sensitive and intuitive soul, from being lead guitarist and musical director for Beyonce for 10 years to sharing her own teachings, music and activism with the world. She dives into the power of intention in all that she offers, and the importance of anchoring in one’s Truth to be a positive contribution to others.
About Bibi McGill
The gifts of a yogic practice fortified Bibi McGill’s courage, stamina and devotion as internationally renowned lead guitarist and band leader for Beyonce. She has found great sustenance and healing in yoga, and her joy in teaching is making yoga accessible to anyone who seeks it. Her down-to-earth, vibrant nature empowers students to claim their own authentic gifts, as they deepen their relationship with themselves on the mat.
Bibi leads classes and workshops around the globe and in her hometown, Portland, Oregon. She inspires groups, large and small, at studios, schools, festivals, city parks, and even the White House lawn. Through her work with organizations like Street Yoga, Peace in Schools, Wolf Connection and her artist residency with Open Middle School, Bibi spreads the message of healing and wellness to youth. She ofers adept sensitivity to support populations who have undergone trauma.
A rocker on a mission to help the world vibrate higher, Bibi has graced the covers of Yoga Journal, About Face, Edge Magazine and Om Times. When she’s not on the mat or stage, Bibi is often connecting with nature in her garden, on a kayak or in the forest with a cup of tea.
About Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati
Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, Ph.D was raised in an American family in Hollywood, California and graduated from Stanford University. She was completing her Ph.D. when she left America in 1996 to come and live permanently at Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, India. She has been living there for the last twenty years, engaged in spiritual practice and dedicated service. She was officially initiated into the order of Sanyas (monastic renunciation) in the year 2000, by her Guru, His Holiness Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji. She is Secretary-General of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, President of Divine Shakti Foundation and Director of the annual world-famous International Yoga Festival at Parmarth. Sadhviji is a renowned speaker who gives keynote addresses at large forums, on a wide variety of topics ranging from conscious business to science and spirituality to sustainable development to the keys of happiness and peace in life to all aspects of yoga.
The Energy Bodies of Kundalini Yoga
In this fascinating conversation, Gurushabd reveals the details of the subtle body and its role in the soul’s navigation in and out of incarnations. He draws on his extensive practice and study of Kundalini Yoga as taught by his master Yogi Bhajan, offering a tried and true approach to practice that leads one to the path of awakened living.
About Gurushabd Singh Khalsa
Gurmukh and Gurushabd are Legacy Teachers of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. They both studied and served directly with Yogi Bhajan from 1970 until he left his body in 2004, directing the Golden Temple Restaurants in Santa Fe and Los Angeles, pioneering his first Yoga Center in Los Angeles in the early ’80s, sitting at his feet for the Teachings for many years in Los Angeles and New Mexico. Gurmukh attended the Khalsa Women’s Training Camps with Yogi Bhajan from 1972 until he left his body. For more than two decades they experienced the White Tantric Yoga Courses and Solstice Gatherings that he presided over in person. In his household and in public they served him directly.
Their commitment to spread these Teachings has been and continues to be inspired by their Teacher Yogi Bhajan. These Teachings will reverberate on this planet for centuries. Their Mission is to do what he did: foster students to be teachers 10 times better than they are.
We have been touched, inspired, and uplifted every day by these Teachings. Our lives changed in our first Kundalini Yoga class. From that first class we learned the only way to happiness and fulfillment is through kindness and compassion. We live to encourage others to share their kindness and compassion.
We humbly bow to any Souls who wish to join in this Journey of Awakening. This is how the Aquarian Age will blossom into the next Great Age of Peace.
The Layers of the Soul - Practice with the Koshas
With laughter and poignant insight, Gina takes us on a journey through the Pancha Koshas, the 5 sheaths or layers of the soul. She offers practice and teaching tips for how to increase your awareness and capacity to experience each of the koshas through asana practice and lifestyle habits, and how this journey brings us into deeper connection with the essence of who we are.
About Gina Caputo
Gina Caputo is the founder and director of the Colorado School of Yoga which is dedicated to elevating yoga education and fostering community amongst yoga teachers. She is the creator of Integrated Vinyasa™ Yoga which emphasizes the fusion of alignment and flow, anatomy and energetics, focus and release, work and play. She is an passionate and inspired teacher with a deep reverence for roots and lineage and a keen appreciation for science and this evolutionary journey of being a human!
About Yogrishi Vishvketu (Vishva-ji)
Himalayan Yoga Master, author and founder of Akhanda Yoga, Yogrishi Vishvketu (Vishva-ji) is known for his infectious laughter and stories. His holistic approach brings forward ancient wisdom for a modern age combining all aspects of yoga, including asana, pranayama, mantra, meditation and themes that connect to yogic wisdom. His deepest aim is to inspire people to connect to their true nature, which is fearless, expansive, joyful and playful.
A yogi at heart, Vishva-ji has studied and practiced Yoga in the Himalayas since the age of 8 and holds a Ph.D. in Yoga Philosophy. He offers teacher trainings at Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh, India, where he lives half of the year, and teaches at workshops and conferences internationally. You may also join him at Akhanda Yoga Online for a full range of classes and wisdom talks you can access anytime, anywhere! Vishva-ji’s book, Yogasana: The Encyclopedia of Yoga Poses, was published in 2016 by Mandala Publications.
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The Bhav of Bhakti Yoga & the Energetic Heart
Enter deeply into the heart as David guides us in an exploration of Bhakti Yoga and the embodiment of unconditional love. David shares a beautiful mantra-based song and offers a few ways to approach mantra as a practice of vibrational healing that magnetizes us away from our experience of duality and separation and into the unity consciousness of the heart.
About David Newman
David Newman is a renowned sacred mantra artist, singer-songwriter, author, and inspirational teacher. David, also known as Durga Das, travels extensively sharing his music, and teachings on the path of love as a vehicle for spiritual awakening. He has released numerous chart-topping world music albums, and is the author of the #1 Amazon bestseller The Timebound Traveler. David is also the founder of the Stay Strong Project and Yoga On Main. He has been featured on NPR, and in The Washington Post and Yoga Journal among many others.
“David Newman is reminiscent of George Harrison, Dylan and Paul Simon when they are in soul mode.” – LA Yoga Magazine
“At David Newman’s concert, the event’s volume knob seemed to go from low-level joy to full-on bliss, the kind you feel after climbing a gorgeous mountain or ending a tough run on a strong sprint.” – The Washington Post
Mayan Shamanism and The Power of Ceremony
In this profound teaching, Miguel reveals the healing of physical, emotional and spiritual dis-ease through Mayan shamanism. He shares the journey to become a shaman, and the tools, instruments and philosophy that guides the ceremonies that create the experience of miraculous healing.
About Miguel Angel Vergara
Miguel Angel is a Maya Wisdom Keeper and Master Teacher who lives and works in Yucatán, Mexico. He studied with a Maya Elder for 17 years and continues to work with Elders who are keeping the Maya Sacred Wisdom alive. Working with Iluminado Tours and Casa K’in since 2004 he has guided groups to the ancient Maya Teachings in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and Belize and has shared his knowledge in workshops throughout the world, in Canada, USA, Europe, Taiwan and China. The ancient Maya are often shown in various yoga positions and recently Miguel Angel and Kat Tudor have collaborated to bring the essence of the Maya wisdom back to life through the creation of Halach Uinik Yoga, which is an important part of the Halach Uinik Training, a gift of Transmutation, Transformation, and Realization from the ancient Maya. Miguel Angel humbly and sincerely weaves a path to the pure authentic essence of the Maya cosmology and creates a space with beautiful ceremonies and stories where you can transform yourself and find your true Spiritual Path. He is the author of "The Sacred Knowledge of the Maya."
Hemalayaa is a Transformational Facilitator who empowers with her unique blend of traditional and modern teaching, mentorship and coaching. She provides tools to break down barriers that hold us back from experiencing a powerful spiritual connection. Hemalayaa is passionate about leading students to their truth as well as inspiring a yogic lifestyle. Her work inspires and motivates thousands globally to live healthy and joyful lives. In her classes, you will experience an inspiring fusion of yoga asanas, powerful breath-work and liberating free-form dance. As well as mantras and positive affirmations that empower the practice, transcend the body and mind, to then enter the blissful stillness of the soul. Hemalayaa’s magnetic energy leads all into a liberated state of being: balanced in true self-acceptance and a passion for life. She has been featured in numerous publications such as NY Times, Origin, Yoga Journal, LA Times, and Shape, as well as on the talk shows Ellen, Lisa Oz, and The Today Show.
Lakota Wisdom to Heal the Sacred Hoop
In this moving dialogue, Cherokee/Lakota elder Celinda Kaelin shares potent wisdom and practices to heal the dis-ease of disconnection that we are collectively suffering from. She speaks of the need to respect and feed the spirits of the earth and how this respect is what will enable us to move through these times of purification into the next phase of our evolution.
About Celinda Reynolds Kaelin
Celinda Reynolds Kaelin is a poet, author, lecturer, and ethnohistorian who is privileged to work and study with indigenous Elders and spiritual leaders from over seventy First Nations. She is a member of the World Council of Elders, and has traveled extensively with these traditional spiritual Elders, performing Earth healing ceremonies in North and South America. Kaelin is the author of six books, including, Journey Song: A spiritual Legacy of the American Indian (Four Directions, 1998), Pikes Peak Backcountry (Caxton, 1999), American Indians of the Pikes Peak Region (Arcadia, 2008), and Ute
Legends (Caxton, 2017).
Celinda is a Cherokee grandmother who has dedicated her life to the healing of the Sacred Hoop, and follows the Lakota spiritual traditions as a Pipe Carrier and a Sun Dancer. She has completed fifteen Sun Dances with the Lakota. She is proud to be an adopted member of both the Lakota Nation and the Ute Nation.
Conscious Relationship & the Heart of Bhakti Yoga
In this honest conversation, Govind Das & Radha candidly share the human challenges of relationship and family life, and how their practice of Bhakti Yoga and mantra serve to bring them back to love over and over again. They end with a beautiful chant that calls forth the power of our own hearts to experience the great love that we all are.
About Govind Das & Radha
Govind Das and Radha are the directors/owners of Bhakti Yoga Shala in Santa Monica CA. They are a husband and wife team and are practitioners/teachers/musicians in the path of BHAKTI YOGA. Their inspiring yoga classes encourage yoga in the spirit of celebrating life and developing a personal and intimate connection with Source. They dedicate their kirtan music is using voice, melody, and rhythm as prayerful heart medicine. COME ON A JOURNEY INTO THE HEART OF YOGA! They lead evenings of kirtan, bhakti yoga workshops, and transformational retreats throughout the world. Their lastest celebrated kirtan cd, “LUNAR MANTRAS” has spent weeks at #2 on the Itunes World Music chart.
Ceremonial Earth Activism
In this beautiful interview, Kat shares stories of sacred ceremony in the tradition of the indigenous peoples of North American and the Yucatan that have the power to heal not only ourselves, but the earth. Tune in to hear her recent victory in a Supreme Court case that has set a precedent for our rights as citizens for a clean environment.
About Kat Tudor
Kat Tudor is the visionary behind SunWater Spa, Sun Mountain Center, and the Smokebush Foundation for the Arts in Manitou Springs, Co. Her gift is bringing the arts and the healing arts together in inspiring classes, unexpected collaborations, and community projects. She’s been teaching art, dance, yoga, aqua yoga, and improvisational arts since 1979 in Colorado and around the world ranging from local happenings and installations (The Uncle Wilber Fountain: an interactive and whimsical fountain in Colorado Springs co-created with husband Bob, The Tesla Toaster), to international ceremonies (Aqua Luz: a planetary project for healing Earth’s water with crystals, Yogic Spirals for Peace). Most recently, she’s been collaborating with Miguel Angel Vergera, Mayan Wisdom Keeper and Scholar on Halach Uinik Yoga - Transmutation, Transformation, Realization - which comes from the teachings, glyphs, and secret practices of the Mayan.
Form & Formless: Practice with Sacred Symbols
Join this beautiful couple as they take us on a journey into knowing the Self through the formless approach of Vedanta, as well as through the forms of the deities of yoga. You will learn how to practice with the sacred symbols of Shiva and how to infuse your consciousness with the illuminating frequencies of the divine.
About Manoj & Jyothi Chalam
Dr Manoj Chalam
Manoj uses an entertaining story telling style using Hindu/Buddhist deities in his workshops to illuminate deep Vedanta philosophy and help people in their hero’s journey. These days people call Manoj a spiritual stand up comedian but he often falls flat on his face and that keeps his ego in check.An Indian-born scientist with a PhD from Cornell University, Manoj helps individuals find their archetypes in Hindu Yogic deities and teaches the 5 practices to work with their archetype as a Vedantic practice. He has also compiled a book on the symbolisms of Hindu and Buddhist deity archetypes.
Jyothi is a scholar and teacher of Advaita Vedanta philosophy (and Manoj’s teacher) as well as an accomplished South Indian classical music singer. She is known as a teacher’s teacher – when it comes to Vedanta philosophy and Sadhana practices. Jyothi has had ten years of intensive study studying the Vedantic scriptures of the Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita and the Brahmasutras. And translating it to the Yogic practices of Mediation, Puja, Pranayama, Mantra chantings and Hatha yoga. Many people end up studying Vedanta from Jyothi by Skype one on one. It’s based on the original ashram style teacher-student model. All at no charge. Jyothi’s lineage comes from Swami Dayananda Saraswati of Arsha Vidya Gurukulam.
Yoga Nidra, Mudra & The Feminine Art of Listening
Join Uma in this potent conversation illuminating the subtle flow of feminine energy and why the practice of listening is essential to attune ourselves to the peace and radiance that lives at the core of our being. She shares the art of balancing the masculine way of form with the feminine intuition of the formless to create a yoga practice that deeply serves our ever-changing needs and desires.
About Uma Dinsmore-Tuli
Based in the UK, Uma Dinsmore-Tuli met yoga in 1969, at the age of four, and fell in love. She’s been practicing ever since, and teaching yoga since 1994. A yoga therapist with special expertise in yoga therapy for women’s health, Uma is a mother of two sons and one daughter, all born at home in her yoga space, and she has written four books on yoga for women, including the definitive guide to pranayama for pregnancy, birth and mothering, Mother’s Breath, and the massive women’s yoga bible Yoni Shakti: A Woman’s Guide to Power and Freedom through yoga and Tantra. Uma works internationally, sharing yoga retreats, trainings and empowerments that support the natural arising of prana shakti: the power of life. Since 2001 she has trained a total of over one thousand specialist teachers in Total Yoga Nidra, Women’s Yoga (womb yoga for all stages of women’s lives), and therapeutic yoga for pregnancy, birth, and postnatal recovery. wombyoga.org
Subtle Body Practices of Sound & Mantra
Join in this potent conversation on the power of sound to bring us deeply into the subtle realms and the pulse of life force that lives at the center of our being and guides us in every moment. Anandra shares an approach to mantra and a practice that orients towards resting in spaciousness and receptivity so we can train ourselves to live less from stress and more from the bliss that is our true nature.
About Anandra George
An internationally respected mantra teacher and sacred musician, Anandra is a pioneer in the global yoga community, re-introducing the ancient practice of sound as a fundamental practice. She created the world’s first registered yoga teacher training based entirely on the transformational power of sound (including Sanskrit, mantra, Indian classical vocal meditation, and non-violent communication for everyday life). American by birth, Indian by soul, and global citizen by expression, she helps people transform their limiting belief systems and cultivate their most fulfilling contribution to the world. truefreedomcoaching.com
De-Stress the Subtle Body through Meditation
In this illuminating conversation, Yashoda shares the benefits of a meditation practice that emphasizes effortlessness and relaxation. Learn why thought-filled meditations are a good thing, and how these thoughts alleviate stress from your physiology and cellular biomemory, bringing you in connection with your intuition and the state of effortless flow in life.
About Yashoda Devi Ma
Yashoda Devi Ma is the co-founder of ‘The Subtle Mind’ meditation + concsious living space in Boulder, Co, founder of Cosmic Women’s Tribe and a master teacher of Vedic Meditation, Sattva Yoga. For almost two decades she has studied under the guidance of her two Guru’s in India.
She uses Vedic Meditation as the path to mastering ones mind and Sattva Yoga to become a master of ones energy. The combination of both brings balance and harmony to mind, body + energy making it a holistic approach to wellness.
Liberate Your Creativity through Dance & Song
Join in as the beautiful Donna De Lory shares her practice of devotional music to connect, de-stress and ride the waves of bliss into her heart. She describes her evolutionary journey with music, from a child in a musical family to a performer of pop music with Madonna, to finding her true voice and purpose in uplifting and inspiring others into the more subtle layers of peace and the joy of being.
About Donna De Lory
De Lory’s keen pop sensibility was honed by two decades of touring the world as Madonna’s back-up singer and dancer, performing in the documentary film Truth or Dare and on the Who’s That Girl, Blonde Ambition, Girlie Show, Drowned World, Reinvention and Confession tours. She grew up in a highly musical household—the daughter of the late, Grammy-winning pianist and producer Al De Lory, who was part of the legendary Wrecking Crew and inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame. Her grandfather played in the studio orchestra at Warner Bros. for films including Casablanca and Gone With The Wind.
Following up on the international dancefloor and chart success of her self-titled, 1993 MCA/Universal solo debut album, De Lory went on to extensive recording work with such artists as Bette Midler, Leonard Cohen, Belinda Carlisle, Carly Simon and Selena, to name a few, also lending her voice to film soundtracks. And with her 2004 album of sacred Sanskrit mantras, The Lover and the Beloved, De Lory became one of the foremost voices of the burgeoning world devotional music scene. All of these elements meld together beautifully on Donna's new solo album, HERE IN HEAVEN.
HERE IN HEAVEN, is a gorgeous mélange of all the flavors and colors in the gifted singer/composer/multi-instrumentalist’s multifaceted musical world. Beloved for decades as a reigning diva of devotional music, De Lory also has deep roots in heartfelt and expressive pop songcraft. Her vision and breathtaking voice possess the scope and range to embrace all of these influences on HERE IN HEAVEN. The self-produced album blends vibrant Indian and Latin tonalities with contemporary grooves, lavish string arrangements and exquisitely crafted melodies. It all adds up to a masterful musical statement that is deeply personal yet universal in resonance.
Seven of the album’s nine songs are originals that showcase De Lory’s considerable skill with classic song structures and arrangements. Her evocative melodies and extraordinary voice are framed by pristine instrumentation and percussive grooves. The emotional truths contained in these engaging, accessible tunes are just as uplifting and profound as those of the cherished sacred mantras for which she is so respected. Stylistically, the new album represents a bridge between De Lory’s two musical worlds.
It is an intimately personal work, with songs paying poignant tribute to both her late parents, a passionate Spanish-language ballad, “Amor Amor,” co-written with her father (and featuring him on piano), and inspiring, open-hearted paeans to the beauty of nature and love. She also covers two songs she’s always wanted to record, the moving “Never Be Mine” by Kate Bush and the lilting “Listen” — co-written with singers Avasa and Matty Love and featuring a charming chorus starring Donna’s daughter Luci and her third grade classmates.
Musicians on HERE IN HEAVEN include guitarists James Harrah (Jewel, Madonna, Ray Charles) and Gerry Leonard (David Bowie); percussionists Dave Allen (Michelle Branch) and Luis Conte (Phil Collins, Madonna, James Taylor), and strings player Stevie Blacke (Beck, Rob Thomas, Nelly Furtado), among others. De Lory herself contributes keyboards and harmonium. The album was mixed by studio wiz Kevin Killen (U2, Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, Elvis Costello). itself.