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Heart Opening Sound Bath Meditation
Sunday, March 15th from 8.30pm

In this sound meditation we will be focusing on shifting and healing our hearts. The heart is the most powerful source of electromagnetic energy in the human body. When our hearts are open we become more compassionate, kind, loving and joyful... When we are able to forgive and release past traumas we can deeply connect with the love inside our hearts to fully experience the beauty and magic of life.

The sound meditation will include symphonic gong, crystal and Tibetan bowls. The Gong is one of man’s most powerful and oldest transformational and therapeutic instruments. It is a tool by which we are engulfed in total sound, and through our intuition, we are brought back to optimum health and balance. It is the first sound in the universe, the sound of creativity itself.

The Crystal Chakra Bowls are tuned in to 432 hz which considered to be a Divine Healing Frequency. It is said that 432 hz is aligning us with the mathematical laws of nature and promoting more freedom of emotion and connection with the divine.

Agnes Kazmierczak is a wellness practitioner and instructor with passion to help people to connect to their souls, heal their bodies and empower their minds. She have studied for many years different movement modalities, meditation techniques, breathwork and sound healing.

What to bring:
This is lying down experience so please bring yoga mat, blanket, pillow and anything else that will make you feel comfortable (eye mask, water, crystals...)



Early Bird $25, Day of $30

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Shakti Sacred Women’s Circle with Radha
Friday, March 20th at 8pm

Come join me for an intimate journey into the heart of mantra, music, dance , essentials oils and heartfelt dialogue all in the spirit of welcoming the energy of Divine Mother/Goddess deeper into our lives.








$20

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Cacao & Shamanic Sound Journey
with Micah Sheiner & Elaine Alghani
Saturday, March 21st at 8:30pm

A Spring Equinox Ceremony
Join with us to celebrate the turning of the wheel this spring equinox. Journey with cacao medicine & shamanic soundscapes to connect with the growth energy of Mother Earth for rejuvenation and new beginnings. At this moment when day and night are of equal length, we will open to the teachings of harmony and balance, journeying on how to embody a loving middle way with all our relations, inner and outer.

A shamanic journey is a traditional indigenous practice. It uses sacred sound to cultivate an altered theta state to receive guidance and wisdom from compassionate allies and/or your higher self. In this journey we are inviting Cacao ~ a master plant teacher whose specific medicine is to open our hearts to our highest potential and fullest blossoming through unity.

An Indigenous myth recalls that when the Earth and its people are out of balance, Cacao (raw chocolate) will come out of the rainforest to open people’s hearts and return the planet to a state of harmony and balance. We are now living in those times. The cacao ceremony is gifted from Spirit as a tool to heal separation and move into Oneness Consciousness.




$25
pre reg via paypal: resonada@gmail.com

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Women’s Wisdom Workshop:
Making Peace with the Second Chakra
Friday, March 27th at 7pm

Marisa’s background is in Kundalini and Bhakti Yoga, Mayan Abdominal Massage, Herbalism, and Energy Healing.

Marisa has combined her knowledge of various healing arts modalities into a workshop that is designed to help women tap into the potential and the healing that is within the body. She is dedicated to empowering and uplifting women on their healing journey by facilitating healing experiences and circles for women to consciously connect to their womb and Second Chakra in a gentle and soulful way.




$20

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Kirtan with Michael Hathaway and Friends
Saturday, March 28th at 8pm

Come join Michael and friends for a soulful evening of call and response, chanting the 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! There will be delicious kicheri and kombucha!

Michael's main passions are his spiritual practices of hatha yoga (he's a certified Jivamukti teacher), Five Rhythms/ecstatic dance, and Bhakti Yoga. He discovered his musicality and voice through the practice of devotional chanting & has made it a consistent personal practice since he was introduced to daily chanting at the Sivananda ashram in the Bahamas in the late 90's. Living in NYC at the time, he was delighted to discover the kirtan community, and took every opportunity to sit with the likes of Krishna das, Jai Uttal, Bhagavan Das, Shyamdas, and others.

He feels grateful and blessed to be able to share his practice and medicine with others by leading kirtan – to have the opportunity to create an uplifting communal experience of group prayer. He sings some traditional tunes with his own embellishments, but mostly traditional mantras set to his original music. He sings with a sweet, heart-felt yearning – weaving a soundscape of hypnotic harmonics, joyful celebration, and fierce intensity.

He humbly bows at the feet of his Teachers, and wishes only to be a sincere ripple radiating from the grace of Source.


michaelhathawaykirtan.com


$20

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Kirtan with Santosh Das & Angel
Friday, April 3rd at 8pm

Join us at our beloved Bhakti Yoga Shala as we sing and dance in celebration of life and of love!

Through the practice of kirtan – chanting of the divine names – we cultivate and nourish our relationship with the Beloved, we offer our hearts and our voices in gratitude for life and for each other.

Come celebrate life with us! All are welcome
* Family friendly
* Santosh's Vegan Chai!
* No experience required
* Just bring yourSelf and a blanket or cushion to sit on.

The Band:
Santosh Das
Angel Greenhut
Cooper Madison Ladnier
Clayton Campbell



$20
presale venmo @bhaktiangel

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“Family Style” Kirtan
with Govind Das & Radha

Saturday, April 4th at 6:30pm

Please join the founders and co-directors of Bhakti Yoga Shala, Govind Das and Radha for an uplifting evening of call and response kirtan. In this “family style” kirtan, children are welcome!

Govind Das and Radha are bhakti yogis, kirtan singers, and as the couple’s spiritual names suggest - "servants of the divine". They are the founders and directors of Bhakti Yoga Shala in Santa Monica. This commitment to love, service and devotion is the essence which is reflected and transmitted through their teachings and music. Through the sacred practice of Kirtan, repetitiously chanting the names of God/Goddess from ancient India, they will guide you on a musical meditation and yogic chanting adventure deep into the essence of Bhakti - the yoga of the Heart, the yoga of Love.

Through the grace of their teachers, they have uniquely melded ancient Indian mantras with western melodies, yet still playing traditional Indian instruments. Their music has been described as a trance inducing mandala, where the eyes close, voices and hearts open, and meditation, art, and prayer merge together as One. Govindas and Radha have 5 CDs, their latest is "Lunar Mantras" in addition to their earlier "Kirtan Live!" , “Light Inside You: Kirtan Vibrations", "Endless Surrender Kirtan Experience" and "Waves of Love"

Children Welcome
Vegan Kitchari Dinner will be served



$20

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Kirtan with Girish
Saturday, April 11th at 7:30pm

Girish, an accomplished musician of many genres, former monk infused in spiritual practice, loving wordsmith linking lyrics and rhythm in a blissful musical event, sings traditional Sanskrit mantras with a modern, funky, yet deeply devotional twist. Accompanied by his amazing band, Girish invites his audience at his kirtan concert to participate by singing along, call and response chanting, and dancing.






Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door

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Kirtan with Astrud Castillo
Saturday, April 18th at 8pm

Astrud Castillo started her devotional path 20 years ago in New York City teaching yoga and leading Kirtan at Laughing Lotus NYC. She moved to San Francisco in 2007 to open Laughing Lotus SF, where she remains a beloved senior teacher, instructor, teacher traininer and Kirtan Wallah.

Committed to the practice of Bhakti Yoga, the yoga of devotion, Astrud has travelled throughout North and South America, Europe and India studying and sharing Mantra Meditation, or Kirtan: the ancient art of singing the names of the Divine through call-and-response chanting. In her words, “we come together to co-elevate one-another, glorify the Divine and sing in the key of WE!”. Through this expression of surrender the mind is freed and the heart becomes full.

Astrud has had the honor of singing with Prema Hara, The Kirtaniyas, Radience Kirtan and has opened for Jai Uttal. Astrud tours Europe on her own and regionally with her band, The Caravan, teaches Bhakti 101 and Harmonium workshops throughout the Bay Area, teaches teachers in training and leads annual retreats to India. She is honored to serve.






$20

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Sacred Sound & Breath: An Evening of Clarity Breathwork with Dharma Devi
Saturday, May 23rd at 7pm

The Clarity Breathwork process helps to activate the subconscious mind and bring awareness and insights not easily accessed through traditional therapy. Breath opens the energy channels in the body and allows what we have been holding onto to surface and be released.


This may be suppressed emotional material, physical blocks in the body, old beliefs structures and identifications, old memories, escape patterns and addictions. Clarity Breathwork combines counseling and insight as well as a somatic experiential process where clients gain a deep level of clarity, release emotional baggage and actually feel the patterns shifting and transforming. This supports a deeper experience of freedom, fulfillment and joy in one’s life.

A truly awakened heart knows the pathway to peace & can not help but serve humanity from it’s illumined compassion. Benefits of Clarity Breathwork:
• Reduces stress and increases energy, aliveness & sense of well-being
• Releases toxins, emotions, and stagnant energy from the cells of the body
• Allows old emotions, memories and past traumas to arise and release in a safe and gentle way
• Helps understand the source of dis-ease and supports the release of physical symptoms
• Unravels relationship/intimacy issues and supports one to embrace and heal old wounds of abandonment, loss & rejection
• Helps one attract new relationships
• Increases flow, ease, joy, and pleasure in life and relationships
• Accesses expanded states of consciousness, including higher guidance and clarity about one’s path and life purpose
• Supports the release of limiting thoughts, patterns and imprints from birth, childhood, and past lives
• Opens and enhances creativity and expression
• Healing the wound of your imagined separation Increases experience of inner peace
• Allows a feeling of being connected to, and caring for yourself, the earth, and all beings.




$40 advance, $50/day of and at door
Register Here

WEEKLY EVENTS







Monday Nite Kirtan with Govind Das & Friends
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!!









Heart and Soul: Music for Kids With Julia Chanin
Every Tuesday 3:30-4:15pm

Join us in the uplifting and joyful practice of music! In this class kids will cultivate musical skills and self-expression through singing, dancing, and playing instruments. Students will learn repertoire that will deepen their roots and expand their sense of the world. Guided by students' imagination and the Orff-Schulwerk approach, students will develop a strong musical foundation in rhythm, melody, harmony, and beat.

We will explore the incredible musical tapestry of this world through a diversity of global music, all the while practicing collaboration as we make music in community. Because music is also a mindfulness practice, students will be given the space to connect to themselves as they connect with each other. We will share, listen, reflect, and above all, have a lot of fun!

This class is geared towards kids ages 5-10, and it is recommended to attend classes weekly because each class will build on the previous one. Some instruments will be provided.



Drop in price $20





Be Here Now: Ram Dass Meditation with Govind Das
Every Wednesday at 6:30pm

Come join us in celebrating and studying the teachings of Ram Dass. Ram Dass (who recently passed away on Dec 22 2019) went to India in the 1960’s and upon his return popularized the eastern meditative and yogic teachings to the West through his lectures and his best selling book “Be Here Now.”

Each week we will listen to audio recordings of Ram Dass’s lectures, have discussion, meditate together using his mantra “I am Loving Awareness”, do Ram japa meditation and conclude with kirtan…

All are welcome. Please come join us in Satsang.

Proceeds will go to Ram Dass’s organizations



$20





YIN YOGA & SOUND HEALING
with Santosh Das and Angel
Every Wednesday at 8:30pm

In this yin and restorative yoga class, we will journey through a practice of simple yoga postures held between 2 and 10 minutes using supportive props to deeply stretch and relax the body and nervous system, to facilitate a true letting go into a profound state of grounding, relaxation, insight and stillness. This class is open to all and is a wonderful medicine to counter the stress that comes with the busyness of fast paced modern day life.

This class is supported by live sound healing, providing a healing experience to leave you feeling centered, re-calibrated, and recharged using Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls, Tibetan Bowls, Shamanic Drums, Planetary Gongs, and other magical instruments to lead you on a harmonizing journey, all while subconsciously opening up energy channels to a natural state of healing receptivity.



$20


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Kids Yoga with Ashley Sundquist
Every Thursday at 3:30pm

Yoga for Kids is a class for your child to learn basic yoga poses, songs and simple breathing techniques. We nurture each child's physical, emotional and social development through a variety of activities including, circle time, yogic movement and journaling.

Each class is fun and encouraging, teaching young yogis about patience, strength, friendship, focus, confidence, motor coordination and body awareness. Studies show that starting yoga at an early age encourages self-esteem and body awareness with a physical activity that's noncompetitive. Your child will learn critical life skills that aren’t taught in classrooms! Mats, Colored Pencils and Journals will be provided.


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Kirtan with Radha
Every Thursday at 6:30pm

Join Radha and friends in the uplifting and heart opening practice of Kirtan. Kirtan is an ancient bhakti yoga practice using mantra and music as an expression of devotion and prayer. The literal translation of kirtan is "to praise.” Kirtan is described as a "jewel of a spiritual practice" because of its joyful, open-hearted, meditative, and communal feeling.

There will be no physical poses done in this practice. Come sing, dance, and enjoy spiritual community. For the new people 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. Children are welcome!


$20

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