LOTUS - Master Class
The Natural Unfolding of the Practice

Wednesday, February 15th at 6:30pm

With Andres Salcedo

This is an awesome opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the technology of Yoga and it's practical application for Life. I have designed this for everybody and anybody who has a sincere desire to explore into the heart of this ancient practice of wellbeing.

The objective of this session is to create a vision and road map that can help you navigate organically during the unfolding of your practice and strengthen your ability to move gracefully and stress free during muddy times.

Suggested donation $25

Kirtan with Andres Salcedo
& special guest Arjuna O'neal

Saturday, February 18th at 8:30pm

I am very excited to be back at Bhakti Yoga Shala and offer this night of authentic Kirtan, prayer, intention and celebraton. A very special guest will be joining us on percussion, Arjuna O'neal "the Spiritual Warrior"

Our sincere wish is to provide a space on Friday for Satsang (communtiy) and together sing the different names of love. We welcome with open arms everyone and anyone wishing to participate on this ceremony of togetherness and LOVE...

Suggested Donation: $20

Kirtan with Girish
Friday, February 24th at 8:30pm

A Pioneer in the World Music Community
Girish is an eclectic artist with roots in jazz, world, and sacred music. His musical talents find expression in a wide array of instruments – including tablas, world percussion, guitar, harmonium, and voice.

Girish continues to explore and expand musical borders, and has found new avenues for his artistic expression. The yearning to express the power of Sanskrit mantras through his own voice has been a driving force behind his CD's, REVEAL (Mondolaya Music, May 2004), SHIVA MACHINE (Spirit Voyage Music, April 2006), DIAMONDS IN THE SUN (Mondolaya Music, April 2010), REMIXED (Mondolaya Music, December 2011, SKY OF THE HEART (Mondolaya Music, December 2014), and his new book MUSIC AND MANTRAS (Enliven Books, October 2016).

cost $20 at the door

Kirtan with Michael Hathaway, Jim Beckwith
and Friends

Saturday, February 25th at 8:30pm

Come join Michael, Jim, and friends for a soulful evening of call and response, chanting the holy names of the various manifestations of the divine.

Together we will create a soundscape of sacred mantras to facilitate transformation and healing – raising our vibration as we raise our voices in celebration & devotion. Come sing, or just bathe in the healing sound!

joined by:
Tulsi Devi singing response
Chrisopher Otazo on guitar
Clayton Campbell on drums
Manohar Gurung on tablas and hand drums

Casual drop-ins welcome. \ No experience necessary. \ Song sheets will be provided.

suggested donation $20

Womb Sense with Gemini Adams
Sunday, March 5th at 8pm

Womb Sense is a divinely designed fusion of yoga, sacred ritual, somatic therapy and sensual movement. Held in the safety and solidarity of sisterhood you’ll be guided to shake out the pains of the past, healing and freeing your womb to become a welcoming and safe space for cosmic conception and creation. You’ll be invited to ’listen’ to your body’s sensations so you can access your intuitive wisdom, discover your innermost desires and flow fully into your deepest pleasure.

Your womb is a potent force for cosmic creation and conception. Not just of human life, but of your soul's unique expression; your individual creative purpose, what you came here to give birth to and be.

Your womb is wise. A gateway to truth, the intuitive wisdom that is received — particularly during the moon time — was once revered, honored and used to guide all elements of living by tribes in ancient times. The womb’s wisdom is a woman’s truth, her primal super power.

Your womb is a source of pleasure. It is not a place to store fear or pain. Yet so many of us do — whether our own, our mother’s or our ancestors — we hold on to suffering and shock from birth trauma, abortion, miscarriage, abuse, sexual wounding and repression of the feminine. These past events impact our present moment, causing frustration, confusion and blocking our capacity to fully ‘be’ in our bodies and experience the deep pleasure we deserve and desire.

We are being asked to unify. To shift into union with the earth, our bodies, ourselves, each other and our wombs. Bring your sisters, mothers, daughters, friends ..... the more women heal and connect to the intuitive power of their Womb Sense, the healthier, happier and safer this home that we call earth will be.

Gemini Adams, RYT, C-TREP, is a Bhakti yoga teacher and trauma specialist. Gemini uses somatic, shamanic and movement-based practices to gently and safely help her clients unravel the ‘stuff’ that sits behind their suffering — grief, unresolved trauma, negative programming, boundary violations from abuse or physical injury, toxic patterns and stress — to bring relief and restore an authentic state of wellbeing to mind, body and soul. She is a resident practitioner a the Center for Relational Healing in Los Angeles, where she also has a private practice, and is the author of several award-winning conscious living books, including Your Legacy of Love: How to Realize the Gift in Goodbye and The Facebook Diet: 50 Funny Signs of Facebook Addiction and Ways to Unplug with a Digital Detox.

suggested donation $20
(women only)

Breath Work and Gong Healing with Alison Eakin
Sunday, March 19th at 12:30pm

Alison McKelvie Eakin will guide participants in an ancient 2 stage Pranayama Yoga (breath work) followed by a relaxing gong session. The breath work is a wonderful tool for opening the heart and connecting with your true essence. The gong is incredible at helping to move the old stuck energy out and open the channels for positive energy to flow into the body. The combination of the two is blissful. This breath work is an active meditation that will gently return you into the source of who you are. This simple breathing technique opens the flow of universal energy into your body so that you can clear out old, stuck, negative energy. Enjoy the feeling of lightness and freedom that self-love brings.

Discover your beauty, your power, and your true essence!

You will leave this workshop with the knowledge to continue using this breathing technique as a healing tool in your daily life. You will learn tools to help you let go of your fears, anxieties and judgments. And instead draw in more acceptance, gratitude and love into your life.

We will gather in community to set our intentions for the healing before the breathing meditation. What old patterns are you ready to weed out? What seeds of self-love are you willing to water and nurture to grow

Alison loves guiding her clients in the breath work because she has experienced first hand the healing powers of this breathing technique. The breath work opened her up to connect with her essence and soul in a profound way, connecting her with the Divine that is within.

Alison has completed all of the healer trainings with the world-renowned healer David Elliott. She has also studied and trained with healer Michael Brian Baker of the Breath Center.

For over a decade Alison has studied yoga and Pranayama extensively in India and the US. She has completed Yoga Teacher training with Francisco Kauit, she is a certified Gong Therapist with Methab Benton, a armotherapist with Wisdom of the Earth essential oils, a Reiki Master.

Testimonials from my events
"The experience I had on Sunday was very profound. I have tried a lot of healing modalities to try to heal my nervous system, including feldenkrais, somatic experiencing, therapy and so forth. I think of all these modalities yours was the most profound. Alison herself has a very accepting, professional, and calming presence that creates a safe space for the work to unfold."
- R.S. Santa Barbara, CA

"Thank you for the healing group tonight. You are a natural healer. I felt safe and taken care of, protected. Thank you for sharing your gifts. I loved your image of taking care of yourself like a newborn and checking on ourselves. I really felt your kind presence. Much love to you. I wrote in my journal afterwards for a good while. I had some clarity about where the worthiness hustle can be dropped entirely "into the earth, to be recycled. " so loved that."
- Christine, CA

“Alison has a rare gift and I had one of, if not the most powerful releases and healing take place when she guided my through our session. She intuitively knew what to do at the right times and it was life altering. And I don’t say that easily. My only complaint is that she doesn’t live closer so that I could see her again. :-)”
- Jon Paul Crimi, California

“Breath work with Alison is powerful. Alison’s gentle direction and safe space creates a sanctuary for me to breathe deeply taking me deep into my physical and spiritual being. I highly recommend working with Alison; I am so grateful to have found this healing modality.”

- SKL, Paonia, CO

“I felt deeply connected and energized by the combination of this powerful breath work and the intuitively directed meditation. Thanks for sharing this lovely gift!”

- Katie, Lawrence, KS

suggested donation $30


Monday Nite Kirtan with Govind Das, Clay Campbell
and Arjuna O'Neal

Every Monday at 6:30pm

Come join in the exploration and passionate art of chanting the divine names from the Bhakti Tradition. We will learn and explore a deeper understanding of the kirtan mantras, gods and goddesses, gurus, and how we can integrate the bhakti practices into living at our highest potientiality. Come sing, dance, and enjoy laughter and community. For the newbies to kirtan/chanting, just bring yourself. no special clothes or yoga mat needed. If you have a meditation cushion or blanket, it may be nice to sit on. EVERY MONDAY NITE!!


Mondays at 6:30pm

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