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Kirtan Superstars: Some of My Favorite Yoga Music


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My Top 11 Old School Kirtan Artists (in no particular order)

Snatam Kaur & Guru Ganesha Singh

Fave Tracks: Snatam Kaur —> “The Sun Shines on Everyone”
Guru Ganesha Singh —> “Hari Om”

Websites:

Shantala

Fave Track: Baba Hanuman (remake of a Krishna Das song)
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Wah!
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Krishna Das

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Deva Premal
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Bhagavan Das
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David Newman (Durga Das)
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Sean Johnson & The Laughing Lotus Band
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Jai Uttal
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MC Yogi
Fave Track: Rock On Hanuman
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Dave Stringer — If you want to learn a little bit about Dave Stringer’s radical life change to become the kirtan rock star that he is (in his own words), watch the great yoga documentary “Y Yoga.”
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Temple Bhajan Band
Fave Track: “Loka Samasta”
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Special Mention: Anugama, Shaman’s Dream, Shimshai, Jaya Lakshmi & Ananda, Singh Kaur, Playing for Change
Shimshai will be playing at the Mystic Island Festival on Maui in early 2013.

Two Major Events Where You Can Experience Many of These Artists: Bhakti Fest in Joshua Tree, and at Omega

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Kirtan Fun Fact: What’s the difference between the words “Jai” and “Jaya” (two words used a lot in kirtan?)? Not much! Both words mean essentially “Victory!” or “Hail!” (and I like to say it’s like “Yay!,” perhaps derivative of it) The word “Jaya” is Sanskrit, and that is how it would have been said way back when. “Jai” is more how the word is written and pronounced in modern Indian languages, and my source says that other variants include “joi” and “jey.” Also, we often hear “Jai” pronounced as “Jai,” and also a lot as “Jey.” It seems both are correct. One Source for this: http://www.indiadivine.org/audarya/hinduism-forum/214908-meaning-jai.html

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Maui 200-HR Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga University, July 10-Aug 10, 2014


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Maui Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga University, July-August, 2014, come join us!

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~..::* ALOHA & NAMASTÉ *::..~

E Komo Mai ~ You Are Invited…

To our 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Registered Program & Retreat this Summer on Maui!

WHEN: July 18- August 8, 2014 (Single week retreat July 10-17th)

WHERE: A Beautiful Retreat Space on Maui

WHO: Anyone who wants to deepen into their yoga practice and self-understanding while enjoying the beauty and richness of Maui.We will offer Ayurvedic cleanses, pranayama and meditation, and healthy organic food. These programs are of special benefit to those who are seeking to become new yoga teachers, yet are open to anyone with a deep interest in yoga and their own evolution/involution. Our intention is always to open space for transformation to occur — a process that often takes us beyond the mat…

~ 200 Hour Certification through Yoga University, Registered with Yoga Alliance~

+ Continuing Education & Deepening for Yoga Teachers.

::FEATURING::

* Learn to Teach Vinyasa Flow Style *

* Kundalini Yoga, Partner Yoga, Flying Yoga, Thai Bodywork, Ecstatic Yoga Dance & Breathwork *

* Intro to the Yoga Swing & Receive a Free One

*Ayurvedic Consultations and Cleansing

* Daily Meditation, Kirtan & Satsang ~ Native Hawaiian Spiritual Wisdom Sharing *

* Healing & Detoxification, Connecting with Your Passion *

* Super-healthy Food Prepared On-site *

* Shamanic Yoga Healing Ceremony (optional) *

* Internet Marketing for Yoga *

* Epic Island Excursions *

* Special Guest Teachers *

* Learning & Teaching Yoga as a Way of Life, in a Well-Rounded, Non-Dogmatic, User-Friendly Way *

* Receive our online course offering package as part of the program, & discounts on future offerings *

COURSE SYLLABUS: http://yogauniversity108.com/2013/08/30/2152/

::PRICING::

SINGLE WEEK RETREAT July 10th – 17th

RESERVE YOUR SPACE: $300

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Early bird for April (If Paid in full by April 31st) ~ $980

Full Price: $1280 – includes meals, yoga, transportation & lodging in house

Camping: $800

::Excursions include waterfall hikes, healing ceremonies, beach trips, and more!::

FULL YTT IMMERSION July 18th – Aug. 8th

$500 Deposit to Reserve Space (Can be applied to a future offering)

RESERVE YOUR SPACE: $500 ~ paypal_buynow

QUESTIONS? PLEASE CALL: (239) 592-0898

Full Price, 4 Weeks: $4880

Full Price, 3 Week Yoga TT: $4280

Early Bird for 4 Weeks All-Inclusive: $4280 (pay by April 31st)

Early Bird for 3 Week Yoga TT: $3880 (by April 31st)

Kama’aina Price for 4 Weeks (No lodging): $3440

Kama’aina Price for 3 Weeks (No lodging): $2980

Student & Financial Aid Price: $3440

All payments except deposit are 75% refundable up to 90 days prior to start date, 50% 21 days prior to start, or 100% could go toward a future offering.

For more pricing options & details, please call: (239) 592-0898

SPECIALS

Refer a friend and receive $150, even if you don’t participate! Your friend receives $75 off.

* Special Discount for Students & Special Needs *

* We offer no money up front and no interest for 6 months with Paypal Financing (decent credit required) *

*** Please note ~ This program is open to all ~ even to those who do not necessarily want to teach yoga, but just explore it more deeply for personal growth and planetary healing. This training course is also ideal for yoga teachers who wish to delve into the deeper dimensions of yoga. In other words, not just yoga as a workout, but as a way of life. ***

Teachers & Special Guests Include

* Allowah Lani (Program Director) ~ Kundalini Yoga, Flying Yoga, Kirtan, Satsang, Shamanic Dance & Breathwork, etc. *

* Śri Yogi Zen ~ Gravity Master/Yoga Swinger, Yoga Detox Facilitator, Hot Stone Masseuse, Coco-Nut Jungle TarZen Supplier, etc. *

*Alexandra Carelli ~ Certified Ayurvedic Livestyle Counselor, Ayurvedic, Vegan & Gluten-free chef, RYT-200, Pranayama & Meditation* (please contact her for dietary specifications and questions: alexandrawalks@gmail.com)

* More Special Guest Teachers & Presenters, TBA

WE ENCOURAGE EARLY REGISTRATION AS SPACE IS LIMITED

For questions about the program, contact Allowah @ allowah13@gmail.com

“QUESTIMONIALS”

“It is an amazing space: great energy, absolutely gorgeous and a perfect place to do your training. I know, bc I just completed mine there Feel free to contact me, ask questions or see my photo albums for more information. I fully reccomend Allowah and his program. ♥” ~ Theresa Guinasso

******

“Allowah is a great teacher who lives yoga full heartedly. He is wise in the information he gives and makes everyone feel very welcome. He is also very patient and understanding of individual needs as well the group needs…[& About Livacious Live Food Catering:] Delicious Delicious and Amazingly Delicious! Taliyah and Diana make the best food I’ve ever had and it’s all filled with Loving & Light energy! Thank you! Namaste” ~ Robyn Filkins

****** “It was a strong experience…So many lessons I have learned to grow up, and now I just need to practice! Thank you so much for this amazing experience…I love you.” ~ Delphine, Miami, Florida

******

“Thank you for a wonderful learning experience with a great group of people. I feel that I have really grown through having had this experience. I learned a lot about yoga from this training.” ~ Meredith, Naples, Florida

More Testimonials: http://yogauniversity108.com/testimonials/

CONTACTS

Allowah (239) 592-0898

email: allowah13@gmail.com, or Facebook “Allowah Lani”

web: www.allow-ah.com

www.yogauniversity108.com

Yoga University on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/yogauniversity108?ref=ts&fref=ts

“You are being invited to enter the frequency of calm and silence, awakening the witness. Every action that is born from this presence is love in motion, and this frees up karma. Such movement acts on behalf of the common good. This is authentic altruism: it doesn’t hurt anyone and it serves everyone. It is based on the true desire to see the other happy.” ~ Sri Prem Baba

3~’ “Love, Serve, Remember” 3~’

ALOHA (HARMONY) MALUHIA (PEACE) LOKAHI (HARMONY)

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Latest Flyer for Our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training on Maui w/ New Dates!


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Dec 22 2013 Yoga University_V4

~ ALOHA & NAMASTÉ~

E Komo Mai ~ You Are Invited…

To our 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Registered Program this Winter on Maui

WHEN: Take Your Pick: December 2nd-December 22nd or
February 4-24th, 2014

WHERE: A Beautiful Retreat Sanctuary on Maui.

WHO: Anyone who wants to deepen into their yoga practice and self-understanding while enjoying the beauty and richness of Maui. These programs are of special benefit to those who are seeking to become new yoga teachers, yet are open to anyone with a deep interest in yoga and their own evolution/involution. Our intention is always to open space for transformation to occur — a process that often takes us beyond the mat…

~ Certification through Yoga University ~

+ Continuing Education & Deepening for Yoga Teachers.

*** + 12 Hour Aerial Yoga Play Certification with Jen Healy ***

FEATURING

* Learn to Teach Vinyasa Flow Style *

* Kundalini Yoga, Partner Yoga, Flying Yoga, Thai Bodywork, Ecstatic Yoga Dance & Breathwork *

* Intro to the Yoga Swing & Receive a Free One

* Optional 12 Hour Aerial Yoga Play Certification with Jen Healy http://www.zenhealyng.com (separate cost) *

* Daily Meditation, Kirtan & Satsang ~ Native Hawaiian Spiritual Wisdom Sharing *

* Healing & Detoxification, Connecting with Your Passion *

* Super-healthy Food Prepared On-site *

* Shamanic Yoga Healing Ceremony (optional) *

* Financial Wellness for Yoga Professionals *

* Epic Island Excursions *

* Special Guest Teachers *

* Learning & Teaching Yoga as a Way of Life, in a Well-Rounded, Non-Dogmatic, User-Friendly Way *

* Receive our online course offering package as part of the program, & discounts on future offerings *

PRICING

Reserve Your Space ~ $2200

Early Bird for February (If Paid In Full Before November 22nd) ~ $4280

Kama’aina Price with Lodging ~ $4280

Kama’aina Price w/out Lodging ~ $2880

Full Price ~ $4880 (Includes Everything except airfare)

All payments are 90% refundable up to 90 days prior to start date, 50% 21 days prior to start, or 100% could go toward a future offering.

SPECIALS

Refer a friend and receive $150, even if you don’t participate! Your friend receives $75 off.

* Special Discount for Students & Special Needs *

* We offer no money up front and no interest for 6 months with Paypal Financing (decent credit required) *

*** Please note ~ This program is open to all ~ even to those who do not necessarily want to teach yoga, but just explore it more deeply for personal growth and planetary healing. This training course is also ideal for yoga teachers who wish to delve into the deeper dimensions of yoga. In other words, not just yoga as a workout, but as a way of life. ***

Teachers & Special Guests Include

* Allowah Lani (Program Director) ~ Kundalini Yoga, Flying Yoga, Kirtan, Satsang, Ectatic Dance & Shamanic Breathwork, etc. *

* Jen Healy ~ Aerial Yoga Play *

* Zhenya Delate ~ Internet Marketing for Yoga *

* More Special Guest Teachers & Presenters, TBA

WE ENCOURAGE EARLY REGISTRATION AS SPACE IS LIMITED

For questions about the program, contact Allowah @ allowah13@gmail.com

“QUESTIMONIALS”

“It is an amazing space: great energy, absolutely gorgeous and a perfect place to do your training. I know, bc I just completed mine there Feel free to contact me, ask questions or see my photo albums for more information. I fully reccomend Allowah and his program. ♥” ~ Theresa Guinasso

******

“Allowah is a great teacher who lives yoga full heartedly. He is wise in the information he gives and makes everyone feel very welcome. He is also very patient and understanding of individual needs as well the group needs…[& About Livacious Live Food Catering:] Delicious Delicious and Amazingly Delicious! Taliyah and Diana make the best food I’ve ever had and it’s all filled with Loving & Light energy! Thank you! Namaste”
~ Robyn Filkins

******
“It was a strong experience…So many lessons I have learned to grow up, and now I just need to practice! Thank you so much for this amazing experience…I love you.” ~ Delphine, Miami, Florida

******

“Thank you for a wonderful learning experience with a great group of people. I feel that I have really grown through having had this experience. I learned a lot about yoga from this training.” ~ Meredith, Naples, Florida

CONTACTS

Allowah (239) 592-0898

email: allowah13@gmail.com, or Facebook “Allowah Lani”

web: http://www.allow-ah.com

http://www.yogauniversity108.com

Yoga University on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/yogauniversity108?ref=ts&fref=ts

3~’ “Love, Serve, Remember” 3~’

~ ALOHA & NAMASTÉ~ E Komo Mai ~ You Are Invited… To our 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Registered Program this Winter on Maui WHEN: Take Your Pick: December 2nd-December 22nd or February 4-24th, 2014 WHERE: A Beautiful Retreat Sanctuary on Maui. WHO: Anyone who wants to deepen into their yoga practice and self-understanding while enjoying the […]

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To Be a Rock & Not to Roll: A Yogi Reflects on Led Zep


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            I’ve been doing yoga for the past 18 years.  I’ve been playing guitar for nearly 33.  Picking up the guitar in the early ’80s, early songs that were de rigeur for a young guitarist were, of course, Iron Man and Smoke on the Water.  And after that, Stairway to Heaven.  Almost everyone back then wanted to see me play Stairway.  I just learned the opening chords and that was enough.  Though I loved Led Zep, I didn’t get as much into Jimmy Page’s playing as my other heroes: Pete Townshend, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Carlos Santana, and Eric Clapton.

           Years later, after being deeply immersed in the yoga tradition, I see the profundity of this song way beyond just the chord progression.  Robert Plant has said that the words came to him one night sitting in front of the fire place at Headley Grange, contemplating “spiritual perfection.”  Despite all claims to the contrary (that the band was in league with satan, etc.), the message of the song is ageless.  Let’s consider just the last verse:  

And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul.
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold.
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last.
When we all are one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll.

     And she’s buying the stairway to heaven.

             This really is the essence of Advaita Vedanta expressed right here, and in words that are timeless and of this time.  There is a seeming war between the ego and God.  From our perspective, being in the throes of the ego, the odds are greatly against God, for the ego’s illusionary “reality” seems so real, so solid.  So much so that some of us need a kickass hard rock song to get the message through to us!  And yet, there is still a still, small voice of Spirit that we can listen for, tune into, and it will lead us to the place that is eternally golden light, to Heaven.   If yoga is a lifelong path (and possibly for many lifetimes — “rolling” here can be seen as an allusion to reincarnation, which is only real within the ego’s illusion), it is so only because this process of awakening is not an overnight thing, it’s gradual, lest we blinded by the light (see my next blog on Bruce Springsteen ; )

             So, it’s really nice to see Robert Plant’s eyes well up in this video.  I’m sure it wasn’t just pride in the song.  It was knowing that this song truly is ageless, timeless, immortal.  It will be with us quite a long time, it’ll be interesting to see how things develop, and yet, most important is to truly take in its message.

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Jason Mraz: An Enlightened Artist Who Does Yoga & Kirtan…


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                On the eve of the Venus Transit on June 5th, 2012, I first connected with my beloved.  Neither of us even realized at that moment that the symbolism of the Venus Transit is that of the union of the Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine, it just felt right.  That night we sat and sang songs together, first and perhaps most prominent of which was Jason Mraz’s song “I Won’t Give Up On Us,” a song with various layers of meaning, as the song’s video shows (and with layers of meaning for us, as the song plays on the theme of the “night sky.”)   

           I didn’t know much about Jason Mraz at that point, yet I later discovered that he does yoga, kirtan, and has even written a song that was inspired by kirtan (“Everything is Sound”), off of his new album “Love is a Four-Letter Word.”  I also recently learned that he split with his girlfriend, but they are still good friends, which of course is also interesting given the song…and yet the reality of relationships in this modern world is that they seem to be very fluid, and maybe that’s due to immaturity, and maybe that’s a good thing, who can truly say?  In India, most marriages are arranged (based heavily on Jyotisha — Astrology), and the divorce rate is something like 10%.  Perhaps that’s a more enlightened way of looking at love?  Could it be that romantic love is an illusion that needs to be shattered, and just maybe there is Deep Wisdom that lies in wait beyond that illusion…?  

                    In other words, maybe love really is a four-letter word?

          As I was writing this and without knowing what I was writing about, my partner came over and spontaneously kissed me and gave me a back rub.  Ahhhh…Well, I guess if pressed to the wall, I would like to go on believing in the illusion just a little longer.  Enjoy the music…


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After 12/21/12, The QUEST Continues…

ONEssence Yoga Teacher Training Immersion

A 200-hour Yoga Alliance Registered Program
in Maui, Hawaii, Certification by Yoga University

A True Love & Mystic Immersions Retreat

21 days – January 9th-30th, 2013

Featuring:

* Partner Yoga, Flying Yoga & Thai Bodywork*
* Yoga Swing — Learn to Use & Receive a Free One *
* Learn Vinyasa Creative Flow Style *
* Vegan Living Food By LIVACIOUS *
* Kirtan and Satsang *
* Shamanic Healing Ceremony *
* Sacred Hawaiian Wisdom Sharing *
* Special Guest Teachers & Speakers *
* Yoga Business & Internet Marketing Guidance *
* Ticket to Mystic Island Festival Included *
* Island Excursions Included *
* Be at the Launch of Our First Online Course Program! *
* Learning & Teaching Yoga as a Way of LIFE *

Teachers & Special Guests include:

* Angel Meenakshi Honig ~ Integral Yoga, Yoga Anatomy, The Yoga Sutras, Flying Yoga

* Allowah Lani (Program Director) ~ Kundalini Yoga, Flying Yoga, Kirtan, Satsang, Ectatic Dance & Breathwork

* Taliyah ~ Partner Yoga, Playful Heart Dance, Live Food Nutrition, & Soul Connection Counsel

* More Special Guest Presenters, TBA

* LOCATION: A Beautiful Retreat Venue on Maui’s North Shore

“QUESTIMONIALS”

“It is an amazing space: great energy, absolutely gorgeous and a perfect place to do your training. I know, bc I just completed mine there 🙂 Feel free to contact me, ask questions or see my photo albums for more information. I fully reccomend Allowah and his program. ♥” ~ Theresa Guinasso

******

“Allowah is a great teacher who lives yoga full heartedly. He is wise in the information he gives and makes everyone feel very welcome. He is also very patient and understanding of individual needs as well the group needs…[& About Livacious Live Food Catering:] Delicious Delicious and Amazingly Delicious! Taliyah and Diana make the best food I’ve ever had and it’s all filled with Loving & Light energy! Thank you! Namaste”
~ Robyn Filkins

******
“It was a strong experience…So many lessons I have learned to grow up, and now I just need to practice! Thank you so much for this amazing experience…I love you.” ~ Delphine, Miami, Florida

******

“Thank you for a wonderful learning experience with a great group of people. I feel that I have really grown through having had this experience. I learned a lot about yoga from this training.” ~ Meredith, Naples, Florida

*PRICING*

$3800 ALL-INCLUSIVE.
$2800 FOR MAUI RESIDENTS –>INCLUDES EVERYTHING EXCEPT LODGING.

***DECEMBER 26th REGISTRATION CLOSES***

~ SPECIALS ~

***REFER A FRIEND AND RECEIVE $200, EVEN IF YOU DON’T PARTICIPATE! ***

***GREAT EARLY BIRD SPECIAL FOR FIRST 2 REGISTRANTS: $3300 ALL-INCLUSIVE***

***$3600 IF FULL PAYMENT IS MADE PRIOR TO DECEMBER 15th***

***FULL REFUND OFFERED IF CANCELLATION BY 2 WEEKS PRIOR. OTHERWISE 50% RETURNED, WITH THE OPTION OF THE REST GOING TO A FUTURE TRAINING OR RETREAT***

***WE ENCOURAGE SIGNING UP EARLY AS SPACE IS LIMITED. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE EARLY BIRD PRICES NOW! ***

* FINANCIAL AID & FINANCING MAY ALSO BE AVAILABLE, PLEASE INQUIRE *

* PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS OPEN TO ALL — EVEN TO THOSE WHO DON’T NECESSARILY WANT TO TEACH YOGA, BUT JUST WISH TO EXPLORE YOGA MORE DEEPLY FOR PERSONAL GROWTH & PLANETARY HEALING. THIS TRAINING COURSE IS ALSO IDEAL FOR YOGA TEACHERS WHO WISH TO DELVE INTO THE DEEPER DIMENSIONS OF YOGA. IN OTHER WORDS, NOT JUST YOGA AS A WORKOUT, BUT AS A LIFELONG HOLISTIC PRACTICE. *

CONTACTS

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email: allowah13@gmail.com

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Coming to a Place of Harmony & Balance: "Sthira Sukham Asanam"


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     The highest philosophy from India, Vedanta, teaches that all this is but One Reality expressing itself in an endless diversity of names and forms (namarupa).

      Indeed, despite the underlying Oneness of everything, on the surface we live in a world of duality, of pairs of opposites: Hot & Cold, Pain & Pleasure, Hard & Soft, Male & Female, etc. The goal of Yoga is sometimes expressed as that deep and lasting realization that All is truly One, that we are not separate from anything else in the Universe (this is the philosophy of “Advaita Vedanta”). Some of us have had glimpses of this during the course of our lives , yet as I understand it, there are a few who truly have awakened to this as a permanent awareness.

       Whatever may be the case in this regard, it seems to be true that our yoga practice, guided by the deep wisdom of the tradition, will bring us into greater and greater degrees of harmony and balance in our lives. That harmony and balance is how the Oneness gets expressed in the physical, material world in which we navigate this Great Diversity in the body-temple. Interestingly, there is a Hawaiian word to express this: Lokahi. My source says that Lokahi is “Unity Expressed As Harmony.” Perhaps “Lokahi” is not quite the exact equivalent of the word “Yoga,” yet my point is just to simply put this idea into words: Yoga is Union/Unity, and is expressed in this world through balanced, harmonious living.

        Now, some might say that we must be in some idealized, Ultimate state of Yoga (the permanently awakened state which I just referenced) to be truly living in a balanced, harmonious way. This could be, yet it seems to me that there is a gradual progression/evolution/awakening process that happens through the practice of Yoga, and for most of us it’s not just one sudden, dramatic, overnight SHIFT that happens. Again, not to say that the “Lights On or Lights Off” scenario does not happen for some ( I can think of quite a few for whom it has), yet for many more, it seems that Yoga is the facilitator for a more gradual awakening.

        This gradual awakening happens on a number of different fronts — study, asana, meditation, breathwork, satsang, chanting, singing, philosophy, etc. — and it’s often difficult to pinpoint what exactly is bringing us where our heart has always wanted to go. Just reading this now is a yoga practice (“Swadhyaya“), something that will hopefully lead you to greater (S/self)-awareness. Just hearing that we are aiming for the “Middle Way” (that Buddha discovered for himself and taught, as did Aristotle and so on down through the ages) in all things, can be useful for navigating our reality. So this is another point: A balanced life is one in which we avoid extremes. Not that we won’t sometimes go to extremes, but we will only go to extremes to get back to the Middle, especially if we have gone too much to the other extreme.

       And here is another point: We need a discipline like Yoga to help us to not go to extremes, because we humans do have a tendency to do that! I’ll give one simple example that I have witnessed: We become emotional about a situation, and that emotion will then color everything that we think or say or do about that situation. This happens a lot in relationships. We become angry at our partner, and then there’s absolutely nothing they can say or do that is right. We have lost our ability to see things objectively, we have gone to an extreme. Yoga helps us to perceive things accurately, fairly, reasonably, truly.  It takes us off the Roller Coaster of life, which is enticing because it’s exciting and dramatic but ultimately not wise, and it puts us on a more even keel.

       Before we begin practicing yoga, our lives can be one drama after another, a kind of roller coaster ride where we go from High Excitement to Deep Dejection from one day or moment to the next. Through yoga, we slowly slowly learn to find the middle ground where we live in an everpresent state of joy and contentment with what is, regardless of the circumstances. From this grounding/establishment in our Center, we are truly in a place where we can fulfill our life’s destiny, our “swadharma.”

    This is also the place of what the Yoga Sutras (2.46) speak of as “Sthira Sukham Asanam.” Sthira may be translated as “strength,” and

The Balance of…

~ Strength & Flexibility

~ Structure & Flow (or Containment & Fluidity/Free Expression)

~ Tension & Relaxation

~ Logic/Reason & Intuition

~ Masculine Hardness/Toughness & Feminine Softness/Compassion

~ Too High, Too Low

~ Too Much & Too Little (what is “just enough”)

etc…

For a Good Translation of the Yoga Sutras: http://www.arlingtoncenter.org/yogasutra.html

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Bali Yoga Spirit 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, March 1-24th, 2013!


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REGISTER BEFORE NOVEMBER 25th, 2012, AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR GREAT EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!
CAll Allowah @ (239) 592-0898 for details.

 

~ NAMASTE’ ~

We, the People of YOGA UNIVERSITY, invite you to our Bali Spirit Yoga Teacher Training Immersion, a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Registered Program in Bali that will certify you to teach Yoga anywhere.

~ * A True Heart & Mystic Immersions Retreat * ~

23 days – March 1-24th, 2013

FEATURING:

* Partner Yoga, Flying Yoga, Thai Bodywork *

* Delicious Living Foods Catered Meals by Livacious *

* Island Excursions Including Visit to Balinese Sacred Sites *

* Learn to Use the Yoga Swing & Receive a Free One *

* Daily Kirtan & Satsang — Spiritual Wisdom Sharing *

* Shamanic Healing Ceremony *

* Healing & Detoxification, Connecting with Your Passion *

* Learning & Teaching Yoga as a Way of Life, in a Well-Rounded, Non-Dogmatic, User-Friendly Way *

* Internet Marketing for Yoga *

* Receive our online course offering package as part of the program, & discounts on future offerings *

* Continue the Yoga Experience with Us at the Bali Spirit Festival in Ubud, March 20-24th*

* Join us also in India in February for the Kumbha Mela & a sweet package deal for both events.

*PRICING*

$4444 ALL-INCLUSIVE. $3500 FOR BALI RESIDENTS.

$3800 IF PAID IN FULL BEFORE DECEMBER 15th, 2012

$4000 IF PAID IN FULL BEFORE JANUARY 1st, 2012

$4200 IF PAID IN FULL BEFORE JANUARY 15th, 2012

FEBRUARY10th REGISTRATION CLOSES

***REFER A FRIEND AND RECEIVE $200, EVEN IF YOU DON’T PARTICIPATE! ***

***GREAT EARLY BIRD SPECIAL FOR FIRST 2 REGISTRANTS: $3300 ALL-INCLUSIVE***

***FINANCING PLAN & FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE***

***WE OFFER THE MOST AFFORDABLE RATE YOU WILL FIND ANYWHERE FOR AN EXPERIENCE OF THIS KIND & QUALITY. PLUS A 100% REFUND UP TO 2 WEEKS BEFORE START IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL FOR ANY REASON***

LOCATION: A Beautiful, Private Retreat Space in Ubud, Bali

Teachers & Special Guests include:

* Allowah Lani (Program Director) ~ Kundalini Yoga, Flying Yoga, Kirtan, Satsang, Ectatic Dance & Shamanic Breathwork *

* Taliyah Irene ~ Partner Yoga, Heart Dance, Live Food Nutrition, & Soul Connection Counsel, Livacious Catering *

* More Special Guest Teachers & Presenters, TBA

* Sponsored by RETREAT GURU & Hosted by True Love Yoga Retreats & Yoga University *

WE ENCOURAGE EARLY REGISTRATION AS SPACE IS LIMITED

FOR FULL PROGRAM INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL US:

(239) 592-0898

* PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS OPEN TO ALL — EVEN TO THOSE WHO DON’T NECESSARILY WANT TO TEACH YOGA, BUT JUST WISH TO EXPLORE YOGA MORE DEEPLY FOR PERSONAL GROWTH. THIS TRAINING COURSE IS ALSO IDEAL FOR YOGA TEACHERS WHO WISH TO DELVE INTO THE DEEPER DIMENSIONS OF YOGA. IN OTHER WORDS, NOT JUST YOGA AS A WORKOUT, BUT AS A LIFELONG, HOLISTIC PRACTICE. *

CONTACTS

Allowah & Taliyah (239) 592-0898

email: allowah13@gmail.com, or Facebook “Allowah Lani”

web: www.allow-ah.com

www.balispiritfestival.com

www.theretreatguru.com

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Maui Yoga Teacher Training

30+ Basic Asanas to Learn for a 200 Hr Yoga TT


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*Adho Mukha Shvanasana – Down Dog (Half Inversion/Rest Pose/Handstand Prep)

*Adho Mukha Vrkshasana-  Handstand (arm balance/inversion)

*Baddha Konasana-Butterfly (sitting/hip opener)

*Bakasana – Crow  (arm balance)

*Balasana-Child’s Pose (relaxation)

*Bhekasana – Frog (Hip-opener)

*Bhujangasana – Cobra (back bend)

*Chaturanga – Yogi Push-up (chaturanga=4limbs)

*Dandasana  – Plank (core/arm)

*Dhanurasana – Bow Pose (backbend)

*Garudasana – Eagle Pose (balance)

* Halasana — Plow Pose (Half Inversion/Shoulderstand Prep)

*Janu Shirshasana – Head to Knee (Seated/Forward Bend)

*Kapotasana – Pigeon Pose (hip-opener)

*Leg Lifts (core) / In-Out Leg swings (core)

*Makarasana – Crocodile (relaxation)

* Malasana — Low Squat (Standing Pose)

*Natarajasana – Dancer (Balance/Standing)

*Navasana-Boat Pose (core)

*Paschimottanasana – Seated Forward Bend (seated)

*Setu Bandhasana — Bridge (backbend)

*Sarvangasana — Shoulder Stand (Inversion)

*Shavasana-Corpse Pose (relaxation)

*Shirshasana — Headstand (inversion)

*Tadasana-Mountain (standing)

*Trikonasana – Triangle (standing/balance)

*Urdhva Dhanurasana/Chakrasana- Wheel Pose (backbend)

*Urdhva Mukha Shvanasana – Upward Facing Dog Pose

*Ushtrasana – Camel (backbend)

*Utkata Konasana – Goddess (Hip-Opener)

*Uttanasana – Standing Forward Fold

*Utthan Pristhasana – Gecko (hip-opener)

*Uttkatasana – Chair Pose (standing)

*Vashishtasana – Side Plank (arm balance)

*Viparita Karani- Legs Against the Wall, or up in the air (restorative/relaxation)

*Virabhadrasana – Warrior (standing)

*Virasana — Hero’s Pose (sitting)

*Vrikshasana-Tree Pose (balance)

*Vrischikasana – Scorpion (inversion/hip opener)