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25 Master Yoga Teachers & Consciousness Leaders
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In a world of increasing disconnection and imbalance,
how do we realign with the wisdom of nature?
Join this extraordinary confluence of
master yoga teachers and consciousness leaders
as they share insights into yoga as a path of
restoring balance within you AND in the world.
Our environment is in a precarious position
due to the impact of our human family.
Together, we can make a bigger impact as we
embody yoga as a path of harmony with the elements of nature.
This FREE online gathering includes:
Learn tools, tips and yogic wisdom to heal dis-ease and restore personal and collective balance to our planet.
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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Start in Your Own Backyard
With open, honest and raw beauty, Gurmukh shares why yoga not only brings us into connection with the elements, but IS connection to nature itself. She reminds us that the role of morning practice on the mat is simply to prepare us to be of service throughout our day and gives us practical guidelines for living a natural, kind and impactful life.
About Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa
Gurmukh, along with her husband Gurushabd, is a Legacy Teacher of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. She 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 Mission is to do what their teacher Yogi Bhajan did: foster students to be teachers 10 times better than they are. goldenbridgeyoga.com
Lessons from the Jungle
In this special satsang, Pujya Swamiji shares how his early years in the jungle shaped his understanding of living a life of great service. He teaches three keys to seva (selfless service) that allow one to have great impact and make a difference for others and the planet.
About H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji
H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji’s motto in life is, “In the Service of God and humanity.” Selflessly dedicated to the welfare of all, He leads, directs and inspires numerous, wide-scale service initiatives. Touched by the hand of God at the tender age of eight, Pujya Swamiji left His home to live a life devoted to God and humanity, spending His youth in silence, meditation and austerities high in the Himalayas. At the age of seventeen, after nine years of unbroken, intense sadhana, He returned from the forest—under the orders of His guru—and obtained an academic education to parallel His spiritual one. Pujya Swamiji has master’s degrees in Sanskrit and Philosophy as well as fluency in many languages. H.H. Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji is the President of Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, India, a true, spiritual haven, lying on the holy banks of Mother Ganga, in the lap of the lush Himalayas. pujyaswamiji.org
Scientific Wisdom to Quickly Change Your Life
In this riveting discussion, Dr. Bruce Lipton shares the revolutionary science of epigentics and why we are not victims of our genes, but creators of our reality. With passion and great joy, Bruce teaches us how to work with the subconscious programming of our mind and gives tools and techniques to quickly change these limiting beliefs and create the health and happiness that we desire.
About Bruce Lipton
Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D., a pioneer in the new biology, is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. A cell biologist by training, Bruce was on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine and later performed groundbreaking stem cell research at Stanford University. He is the bestselling author of The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles and the more recent Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future (And a Way to Get There From Here), co-authored with Steve Bhaerman.Bruce received the 2009 prestigious Goi Peace Award (Japan) in honor of his scientific contribution to world harmony and in 2012 was chosen as Peace Ambassador for the “Thousand Peace Flags” project. His latest book is The Honeymoon Effect, The Science of creating heaven on Earth.
Befriend the Darkness into Light
In this lively session, Trevor goes deep into his path of yoga, music and heart-centered living. We explore the nature of our modern day disconnection, and why so many of us turn to indigenous wisdom. Trevor shares the simple key to finding your pathway of connection, as well as his personal experience of facing the darkness that inspired his new album “The Fruitful Darkness.”
About Trevor Hall
Raised on an island in South Carolina, singer/songwriter Trevor Hall realized at a young age that music was more than just a passion - it was, rather, his life’s art. At sixteen, he recorded his first album, soon after which he left South Carolina for Idyllwild Arts Academy in California where he studied classical guitar and was introduced to the practices of yoga and meditation, which would greatly influence his life and his music.
Hall’s music, a blend of roots and folk music, is imbued with a deep love of Eastern Mysticism. This powerful symbiosis fostered a deep connectivity with his growing fan base and Trevor quickly matured into a leader of the burgeoning conscious musical community. Along with numerous pilgrimages to India, he has also completed a series of sold-out tours and collaborations with artists such as Steel Pulse, Ziggy Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Matisyahu, Michael Franti, Xavier Rudd and Nahko & Medicine for the People.
About Ana Forrest
Ana Forrest is an inspiration. She has been changing people’s lives for over 40 years and is an internationally-recognized pioneer in yoga and emotional healing. Ana is a Medicine Woman, the creatrix of Forrest Yoga and author of the highly-acclaimed book, Fierce Medicine.
Ana created Forrest Yoga as she worked through her own life traumas—including abuse, addictions and an unhealthy relationship with food—to find healing. She teaches from an intuitive and highly-developed understanding of the human body and psyche. Native American Medicine and the clinical application of healing modalities—including homeopathic and naturopathic remedies, reflexology, pressure point & craniosacral therapies, Shiatsu, chiropractic, and hands-on healing—always inform her work.
Ana’s Spirit pledge is to do her part in ‘Healing the Hoop of the People’. It’s her life’s work. Each year she gives thousands of people the tools to help them design a life that makes them proud.
Ana received a Los Angeles Mayoral Commendation for her outstanding teaching and healing work in the community — the first time a major U.S. city bestowed such an honor on a yogi or yogini!
Thousands of yoga teachers have been trained and/or inspired by Ana, including many internationally recognised names such as Seane Corn, Les Leventhal and Tiffany Cruikshank. Ana headlines at yoga events across the globe, contributes regularly to many yoga, health and Spirituality publications, and is a guest lecturer at educational institutions.
Together with her husband, Jose Calarco, she has designed a collection of Yoga leggings made by Bombsheller and has recently been featured as a guest vocalist in Jose’s World Music compositions on iTunes.Fierce Medicine is published in English, German, Russian, Turkish and as an audio book, read by Ana.
Surrender to the Nature of Reality
What is nature teaching us? Join Matt Kahn for a powerful conversation on the nature of reality and how to surrender more and control less. Matt shares laser insights into the personal and collective healing journey we are on, and the opportunity this planetary moment provides us for our evolution.
About Matt Kahn
Matt Kahn is the author of the best-selling book "Whatever Arises, Love That," published by Sounds True. He is a spiritual teacher, and highly-attuned empathic healer who has become a YouTube sensation with his healing and often humorous videos. His 9.5 million True Divine Nature YouTube channel viewers are finding the support they seek to feel more loved, awakened, and opened to the greatest possibilities in life through the invitation to join the "Love Revolution That Begins with You." Matt's spontaneous awakening arose out of an out-of-body experience at the age of 8, and through his direct experiences with Ascended Masters and Archangels throughout his life. Many spiritual seekers have experienced amazing, unexplainable physical and emotional healings, and have awakened to their true nature through Matt’s profound, loving, and precisely-timed often funny teachings, and transmission of timeless sacred heart wisdom.
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!
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.
About Janet Stone
Janet Stone's studentship began at 17 under the meditation teachings of Prem Rawat. His reverence for simplicity and finding joy in the rise and fall of life live on in her practice and teaching today. In 1996, she traveled to India, the birthplace of her grandfather, and became dedicated to the path of yoga. Janet blends the alchemy of her own practice with decades of studentship. She aspires not to teach but to allow the practice to emanate from her, letting awareness blend with movement and breath. Based in Bali and San Francisco, she leads immersions, retreats, workshops and more.
About Jose Calarco
José Calarco is the Director of Descendance Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Dance Theatre and has had a long and wide-ranging association in the arts in Australia and around the World for the last twenty five years. Under Jose’s management Descendance perform at the World’s premier festivals and events. Jose was at the forefront of the world music and dance evolution in the eighties and nineties in Australia as a producer, promoter and performer. José has produced performances for dignitaries and celebrities including The Dali Lama, Queen Elizabeth , Justin Timberlake, Cate Blanchett, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, as well as Ambassadors, Governor Generals, Presidents, Prime Ministers, and many other political dignitaries both in Australia and abroad.
Together with his partner Ana Forrest, Jose weaves Forrest Yoga and Ceremonial teachings to connect you to Beauty and ancient traditions of the First Peoples of this planet. From there, you access a deeper understanding of yourself, a connection to your own Spirit and to the Great Mystery.
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.
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.
Talk to Nature...She is Listening
Join ShantiMayi for an inspiring satsang filled with magical stories of her personal practice and path of communicating with the elements and creatures of nature. She shares her experience of arriving to Rishikesh 30 years ago when there were very few people, an abundance of jungle and yogis practiced in unity with the landscape.
ShantiMayi is a rare being in that she embodies that living “Principle” that resides within us all, though for most remains yet to be discovered. She is the only westerner, as well as the only woman ever to carry the grace of her lineage of exceptional Indian sages around the entire world. This lineage is said to date back to the beginning of this universal cycle.
The *1 Sacha lineage exists solely for the purpose of the enlightenment of all beings..
Her talks are forums of inspiration. where she and the assembly have an opportunity to address the concerns questions and discoveries that people bring to this precious time. Central to every meeting is a spiritually stimulating exchange among sincere people.
ShantiMayi eclectically draws upon the quintessence of many traditions: Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism, and the Aboriginal Tribes of the Americas and Australia. Though this is so, she speaks from her own direct spirituality and points us back to ourselves. She says she is not religious and is not against religion as such. Whatever awakens us to ‘Truth’ is in fact ‘the way’. It is our own spiritual discovery, from within us and in our lives that brings us to the light of our heart-wisdom.
ShantiMayi inspires us to enliven the wonderful potential within us all.
About Juan Pablo Barahona
Juan Pablo Barahona has been submerged in spirituality, shamanism and healing since the age of 9 when his brother started with epilepsy and he traveled with his family to different healers around the world. This ignited his passion for deepening the sacred arts and led him to certify in different schools of Yoga, Holistic Nutrition, Tantric Philosophy, Energy Medicine, Master Reiki, Sound Healing, Shamanism, Chinese Medicine, Holistic Therapies and Healing Arts. He has been teaching in different countries and festivals for more than 15 years and is the co-director of Lamat, School of Yoga, Healing and Conscious Living, where he has been sharing classes, workshops, immersions and trainings for 12 years. He is the director of Yoga Lamat Teacher Trainings 300 and 500 hours and Conscious Living Trainings 200 hours. kawoq.org
About Sreedevi K. Bringi
Raised in India within a family lineage of spiritual teachers, Sreedevi Bringi received training in hatha yoga, raja yoga, Vedantic meditations, and Sanskrit from her family elders, swamis and yoga teachers of the Bihar School of Yoga, Vivekananda Kendra and Vishwa Hindu Parishad in Mysore and Bangalore. She enjoys sharing her rich background in the Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita and Vedanta along with the Divine Feminine tradition of Shakti Tantra and the contemplative practices of Kashmir Shaivism Tantra. Sreedevi also offers advanced training in yoga nidra mediation and classical Patanjali yoga meditation. Bringing her musical training background from India, she also guides Sanskrit chanting, mantra reciting and melodious kirtan/bhajan. She currently serves as faculty in Yoga Studies and Hinduism at Naropa University in Boulder, CO and Director of the Shree Shakti Institute and offers training in Yogic Meditations, Sacred Sanskrit, Hinduism and Yoga Teachings.
Elemental Wisdom of the Stars
Astrologer and psychotherapist Debra Silverman offers poignent insight into the need of our times to understand the elements of nature and find balance both personally and as a whole. From the perspective of the stars, she shares the dis-ease of modern man’s disconnection from all that is sacred, and offers practical elemental wisdom to embody compassion and acceptance for oneself and our collective journey. Debra encourages us to be weird and shine like the stars!
About Debra Silverman
Debra is part comedian, part psychologist, part astrologer and ALL REAL. She helps people turn on their own inner observer, to see the things they say and do in a totally objective way. Debra has been in private practice for over 40 years. She uses astrology and her own system called the The 4 Elements (or 4E for short) as tools to help people step into their power. Debra’s mothering approach to understanding and empowering people from all walks of life has earned her international fame and admiration. She has written a book, magazine columns, hosted a radio show and has a YouTube channel with over 7 million views. She is dedicated to creating community and working for the children. Debra believes the future is arriving and none of us can do it alone. She is an expert in embracing the feminine, and her ultimate dream is to revolutionize therapy by teaching therapists how to provide custom treatment to their clients. Debra believes in the power of listening. When we are silent - both with ourselves and each other - the messages that are trying to come through us can be given a voice, and we can all start walking our authentic and powerful path. She splits her time between Kauai and Boulder, Colorado where she enjoys talking to the beautiful flowers, daily swims and spending time with friends and family.
Awaken the Sleeping Potential Within
In the face of global crisis, Gloria shares the importance of first turning within and doing the personal practice of transforming the negative mind. She gives us insights from Kundalini Yoga on how to clear toxicity and awaken our inner potential. You will learn the single most important factor in creating personal and collective sustainability and happiness.
About Gloria Latham
Gloria Latham worked as a licensed pharmacist for almost ten years before discovering true health through the practices of yoga and meditation. She is a Lululemon Global Ambassador, a frequent presenter at Yoga conferences and festivals worldwide, as well as Gaia TV, and is the founder of Semperviva Yoga Studios. She is best known for her week long transformational yoga immersions that help students powerfully break through barriers, and her high vibration Yoga Raves. She is the Director of Yoga Teacher Training at Semperviva International College of Yoga, and offers Yoga Alliance certified teacher trainings and retreats in Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia and Mexico.
Normal People Living an Unnatural Life
In this powerful conversation, Simon shares how the norm for modern humans is physiologically unnatural, and why hatha yoga must be adapted to support us in returning to our natural state. He shares why yoga on the mat must not bring our bodies into the stress of fight or flight mode if we hope to be loving, kind, connected people who create a harmonious world for all.
About Simon Borg-Olivier
Simon Borg-Olivier MScBAppSc(Physiotherapy)APAM has been practicing yoga for 50 years, teaching for 35 years, and has been a registered physiotherapist for 20 years. He is co-director of YogaSynergy, one of Australia’s oldest and most respected yoga schools, with a style based on a deep understanding of modern medical science and traditional hatha yoga. Simon also works as a research scientist and a University lecturer. He has been regularly invited to teach lifestyle, posture, movement and breathing at conferences and festivals internationally since 1990.
About Francesca Cassia
Francesca Cassia is Co-Founder of Odaka. Francesca is an acclaimed International Yoga teacher. Her life has been dedicated to the empowering and transformative process of placing the body and mind in a dynamic interplay to reach the perfect alignment. Students call her the “Queen of Psoas”. She has been teaching yoga and running teacher trainings for over 20 years.
About Roberto Milleti
Roberto Milletti is the Founder of Odaka Yoga. Roberto has been featured in “Om Yoga Magazine UK” as one of the three world leaders in new, contemporary forms of yoga. Roberto teaches at studios and yoga festivals worldwide. He is a Master of how to embrace flow and move Ki (the inner power) to open students up to endless possibilities, living by the mantra “We are not here to do yoga, we are here to become yoga”.
About Laura Plumb
Dedicated to the emerging field of Physician/Poet/Priest where Mind-Body Medicine engages the Spirit for Whole Being Wellness, Laura is the author of the best-selling book “Ayurvedic Cooking for Beginners”; writer and host of the international 58-part TV series “VedaCleanse”, with recipes and daily practices for seasonal wellness, and the 12-part series “Divine Yoga”, filmed upriver on the Ganges and inspired by Pujya Swamiji. She is a practitioner and teacher of Ganga Yoga, Ayurveda, and Jyotish, and blogger at food-alovestory.com. Laura leads trainings and retreats internationally, and offers online seasonal cleanses and courses. In a world where some 13% people in our world are considered malnourished, stress has depleted the soil of our emotional lives, and materialism has depleted our spirit, Laura feels that her work is to feed the hungry… To feed the body with real food, feed the mind with true inspiration, and feed the heart with all that is holy.
Yogic Detachment to Experience Inner Beauty
Yogi Mohan grew up at Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, India, and now lives and teaches full time in China. In this interview he shares why yoga is key in helping people learn how to deal with the stress of modern life, and how asana, pranayama and meditation teach the detachment that is essential to experience our inner beauty. You will learn why this inner experience of beauty is vital in our quest to rebalance our natural world.
About Mohan Bhandari
Mohan is the co-founder and director of Yogic Yoga (China), the most famous and leading yoga center in China. He has completed a 52 Yoga DVD with China Central Television (CCTV) and published a Chinese language book on the subject of yoga in 2004.
Mohan studied with Yogacharya Sri B.K.S Iyengar, holds a diploma in Yoga from Kaivalyadhama, Lonavla (Pune), and Yoga Therapy Diploma from Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anushandhana Samsthana (Bangalore). He has also taught at Parmarth Niketan for two years (2000-2002), and is now based in China, focusing on teacher trainings programs, retreats, and workshops.
SuperHuman Activation through Fasting
The radiant Andrea Paige shares the ancient tradition of fasting, and why this powerful practice is important in modern times. You will learn what to be aware of and how to approach a conscious cleanse so that you can reset your body and awaken your natural intelligence and embody your superhuman awesomeness.
About Dr. Andréa Paige
Dr. Andréa Paige is a futurist and a master of lifestyle medicine. As a practicing Epigeneticist, Andréa has recently forgone her career as an international public figure in fasting, Yoga and health empowerment to dedicate her time to save tomorrow. She is now programming Artificial Intelligence systems and launching the Institute for Aliveness. In training people and AI to become truly holistic practitioners, prepared to uplift the plight of modern man. “Andréa is the new iconoclast redefining the neo-paradigm on what it means to lead a life full of vitality.” Up-level your health and stop by for a cup of tea @ liveforvitality.com.
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
Navigate from Your Intuitive Midline
In this touching interview, Siddharth shares his rich expertise in somatic intelligence and how to access your inner authority and trust your embodied sense of knowing to guide you. He shares his journey of coming to India, tending to the great master Papaji, and how healing is more a practice of holding space for health to reveal itself than making health happen.
About Brian Siddharth Ingle
Brian Siddharth is a licensed Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, a Naturopath and a biodynamic cranial osteopath. He is a certified Hanna and Equine Somatic Educator and a Somatic Yoga teacher.
Brian is a graduate of the British College of Osteopathic Medicine and of the Novato Institute for Somatic Research and Training. He is a past member of the teaching team at the Novato Institute for Somatic Research and Training and a licensed osteopathic physician in Australia.
He is the founder and director of the Ingle Institute for Somatic Movement Education. Brian teaches all over the world, offering workshops and professional trainings in Clinical Somatics.