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KIRTAN CONCERT with GAURA VANI!
Music to Elevate Your Spirit
Friday, May 11, 7:30pm
We have been following Gaura Vani and his soulful music
for many years and now our favorite kirtanist is coming
to the Yoga Warehouse!!
Gaura Vani is a multi-disciplinary artist - fluent in
music, film and visual arts. He is most known for his
mantra music performances. His events are unifying and
transporting - a mix of participatory rhythm and song,
story and dance. He has traveled in Africa, the Americas,
Europe, Asia and Australia performing both as a solo
artist and with his sacred music ensembles The
Hanumen and Juggernauts.
Gaura Vani began studying sacred Indian music at the
age of 6 in the ancient temple town of Vrindavan at
a traditional gurukula school. He continues to share
the magic he received and performs at Lollapalooza,
Bhakti Fest, Wanderlust and other festivals, as well
as private homes, theatres, temples, and yoga centers.
Gaura Vani is also a co-founder of Chant4Change, a mantra-music
festival that took place in Washington, DC on the steps
of the Lincoln Memorial.
Don't miss this inspiring and uplifting evening.
$20 in advance, $25 (cash only) at the door. To pay
in advance, call the YW at 954-525-7726 or e-mail us
EMBODYING BHAKTI with
Healing the Heart with Simple Songs of Devotion
Saturday, May 12, 2-4pm
All are welcome to attend this special workshop
on embodying bhakti. Gaura Vani will share music and
folk songs from ancient India, well-loved stories on
dharma (living one's path) and introduce us to the more
than 5,000-year-old practice of connecting to Radha
and Krishna, the "Divine Couple."
Bhakti is a living practice of softening the heart through
daily acts of humility, love and devotion. Sometimes
our hearts become chapped and dry from what it takes
to make our way in this world. We are often encouraged
to be harder, stronger, more driven; and we begin to
lose our connection with our Sacred Heart. Bhakti invites
us into an awareness of the deep and personal relationship
with the Divine in everything we do and everyone we
Learn the basics of Bhakti and begin to bring this ancient
intention-based practice into your life in practical
ways. You will have the opportunity to weave together
and embody these bhakti teachings with kirtan (call
and response chanting).
$20. To register, call the YW at 954-525-7726 or e-mail
us at email@example.com.
SPECIAL SATSANG with Dr.
"Ayurveda, the Mother of all Healing Arts"
Sunday, May 13, 7-9pm
Please join us for a stimulating evening of meditation,
kirtan and a talk about ayurveda with Dr. Ramkumar.
During this Mother's Day satsang, Dr. Ramkumar will
speak about loving, nurturing and nourishing, which
are central to the healing process of ayurveda.
Dr. Ramkumar comes from a family steeped in the traditional
practices of ayurveda through multiple generations.
He is a knowledgeable ayurvedic teacher, an engaging
speaker, a yogi and humanitarian. From 1994 to 2003,
he was the director of the Ayurvedic Trust in Coimbatore,
India, which runs a 100-bed ayurvedic hospital that
was recognized by the Indian government as one of the
five best ayurveda institutions in India. He headed
the Ayushman Ayurvedic Trust team, which established
ayurveda centers in the Taj Hotels. He was also the
executive director of Arya Vaidya Pharmacy, one of the
premier ayurveda institutions in India.
Over the last 12 years, Dr. Ramkumar has presented lectures
in America, Europe, Africa and South-East Asia on the
different aspects of ayurveda.
Donations will support Dr. Ramkumar's Punarnava Trust,
which does community work in India. Please arrive early.
SPECIAL 20th ANNIVERSARY
Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20
We are happy to welcome Srinivasan to the Yoga
Warehouse for an uplifting weekend of teachings: a timely
and crucial workshop on ahimsa (non-violence) on Saturday,
and an evening of music and yogic teachings on Sunday
Srinivasan was a close student of Swami Vishnudevananda
and spent many years with him. He is the acharya (spiritual
director) of Sivananda yoga centers and ashrams on the
East Coast of the United States (including the Yoga
Warehouse) and directs the Sivananda Yoga Ashram in
Woodbourne, NY. A longtime friend and supporter of the
Yoga Warehouse, he is a knowledgable and compassionate
teacher whose life mission is empowering all with the
peace and wisdom of yoga.
Saturday, May 19, 3-5pm
WORKSHOP with SRINIVASAN
"Ahimsa, the Foundation of Self-Transformation"
Violence, unfortunately, is age-old. In our culture
today, it manifests in an age of mass shootings with
no other apparent motive than an expression of existential
frustration outside of the institutional violence that
we take for granted. We have a culture that is running
amok. The answer to the inner and outer mayhem that
we are experiencing is ahimsa (non-violence), the foundational
practice in the yogic system of self-transformation.
$25. To register call the YW at 954-525-7726 or e-mail
us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, May 20, 7-9pm
SATSANG with SRINIVASAN
and Special Guest Musician JORGE ALFANO
One of the highlights of Srinivasan's annual visits
to the YW are these joyful evenings of guided meditation,
chanting and an inspirational talk.
The satsang will feature music by South Florida's Jorge
Alfano, who has studied and worked with many noted masters
and musicians all over the world. His specialties are
flute and string instruments.
By donation - please arrive early.
20th ANNIVERSARY PUJA
with KRISHNAN NAMBOODIRI
Sunday May 27, 7pm
We are honored and excited to welcome Krishnan Namboodiri,
a South Indian Tantric priest, to the Yoga Warehouse!
Krishnan Namboodiri is trained in the classical tradition
of mantras (sacred sounds), pujas (prayers), homas (fire
rituals), and yantras (sacred geometric designs). He
is the priest of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat in
the Bahamas, in charge of performing daily rituals and
special ceremonies. He is also a Vedic astrologer, and
comes from a long family lineage of tantric priests,
as well as being a popular hatha yoga teacher.
Krishnan Namboodiri will join us for our regular Sunday
meditation gathering to guide us through a special ritual
to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Yoga Warehouse.
Everyone present will have the rare opportunity to participate
in this auspicious ceremony!
Please join us for this special evening. All are welcome.
By donation, please arrive early.
SATSANG (MEDITATION AND KIRTAN)
Every Sunday evening, 7-8:30pm
Satsang means association with the
wise. Meditating together in a group creates a
strong spiritual atmosphere which allows a deeper experience
of meditation. In satsang, people of different levels
practice together from newcomers to experienced
Satsang is the heart of the Yoga practice. It consists
of 30 minutes of silent meditation, 30 minutes of meditative
chanting of mantras and kirtan and an easy-to-follow
reading and/or talk on yoga philosophy or psychology.
The steady, joyful practice of satsang tangibly builds
the energy at the yoga center.
Our chant book reflects the inclusiveness of the Sivananda
lineage, with a section of chants for each of the main
deities, as well as chants in English and Hebrew. Many
of the Sanskrit chants are followed by translations.
There is a mysterious power in every word. Our Daily
Chants (Jaya Ganesha) and a few bhajans are usually
accompanied by harmonium and simple percussion. It is
not your voice, but the inner feeling that matters.
We recite Swami Sivananda's Universal Prayer and conclude
satsang with arati, an offering and receiving of Divine
Light. We also share prasad, a sweet offering.
Beginners and members of all traditions welcome. This
is a free event although donations are gratefully accepted.
Please arrive at least five minutes early.
"As Satsang is the only safe boat to take you to
the other shore of Bliss or Moksha [liberation], you
should all try as best as is in your power, never to
miss it." - Swami Sivananda
SIVANANDA TEACHERS TRAINING
The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers
make up the largest yoga organization of its kind in
the world, with almost 50 years of experience in teaching
this course, which was the first yoga teachers training
course in the West. The four-week residential course,
founded by Swami Vishnudevananda, offers a profound
personal experience and the opportunity to increase
strength and flexibility, develop greater spiritual
awareness, improve your power of concentration, and
enhance your self-esteem and self-discipline. More than
a professional training, it is a chance to rediscover
your true Self under the guidance of teachers with many
years of experience. Mastery of any yoga practice is
not necessary, only your sincere desire for knowledge
and your commitment to personal growth.
Upcoming TTCs in the Catskill Mountains of New
June 3 July 1
August 2 August 30
Upcoming TTCs in the Bahamas:
May 6 June 2
June 5 July 2
July 5 August 1
November 4 December 1
December 4 31 (with Shyam and Mohini)
January 4 31, 2019
February 3 March 2, 2019
March 5 April 1, 2019
April 4 May 1, 2019
For information on the curriculum, schedule, accommodations,
rates and for more dates for Sivananda teacher training
courses all over the world (including California, Canada,
Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, England, France, Italy,
Austria, Poland, Lithuania, India, Thailand, Vietnam
and China), go to www.sivananda.org.