Medicine of the Heart Cacao Ceremony with Kirtan
Jul
21
4:00 PM16:00

Medicine of the Heart Cacao Ceremony with Kirtan

Medicine of the Heart Cacao Ceremony with Kirtan
Led by Jojo Silverman, with Justin Green

CEREMONY VISION
Medicine of the Heart employs the ancient remedies of Cacao and Kirtan as our faithful assistants on a powerful vibratory journey to reconnect and remember who we truly are. Before the advent of commercial chocolate, cacao seeds were prepared as a ceremonial drink within the indigenous cultures of Mesoamerica. When used in ceremony cacao acts as a gentle, yet powerful, assistant to stimulate the pineal gland and open the heart. The effect helps to increase sensitivity to subtle energies and facilitate connection. Reclaiming chocolate medicine in this way, while sitting together with intention, holding sacred space, is a powerful way to transform our reality and to feel the love and support that is always present within us. It is of great importance in this day and age to take time out - even for an afternoon - and to remember this place of sweetness and alignment.

Going home to this place together in a group, amplifies the experience and can have a deep and lasting effect on our consciousness. This experience, of allowing ourselves to fill up, as we sit in the company of our reflected truth, is called Satsanga.

Cacao Ceremony Details

Note: It is recommended that you eat very lightly (or not at all) prior to the ceremony to allow for full absorption of cacao. 

Chocolate, as it's commonly called, is a safe and legal plant medicine that can be an amazing assistant and catalyst in our Self-Realization. This Heart-Activation journey includes a potent dose of  Dr Cacao's ceremonial grade, hand-peeled, lightly roasted heirloom cacao formula.  
Journeyers will learn more about chocolate as medicine and how to use it.

(*Cacao consumption is not required for participation.*)

For ceremony questions email JoJo at: Ceremony@musicasprayer.org 

Please bring the following:
your favorite mug and a stirrer
cushion or pillows to sit on
ceremonial garb (optional)
sacred items for altar (optional)
a journal (optional)
instrument or voice for medicine song to share (optional)
your own Self's medicine and focused presence!

$33 -$44 suggested love offering. 
http://www.drcacaos.com/ceremony-registration.html

A student of yoga, meditation and kirtan for over 20 years, JoJo Silverman, has a deep passion for combining the power of these sacred tools with intentional ceremony, and strives to reinstate the value of ritual in the rhythm of our culture. 

JoJo's website:

www.MusicAsPrayer.org 

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Walnut Woods FREE Healing Hearts Series: Trust Your Intuition
Jul
28
1:00 PM13:00

Walnut Woods FREE Healing Hearts Series: Trust Your Intuition

Join Walnut Woods for the first of this FREE Sunday Series.

HEALING HEARTS SERIES:
strength & freedom from abuse

June 30: Trust Your Intuition

July 14: Transform Your Trauma
July 28: Master Your Mindset

Aug 11: Develop Your Inner Faith
Aug 25: Believe In Your Healing

Sept 8: Engage Your Inner Courage
Sept 22: Ignite Sacred Self Care

Oct 6: Reclaim Your Path to Self
Oct 27: Create Healthy Boundaries

Nov 3: Make Peace With Your Past
Nov 17: Facilitate Your Inner Peace

Dec 1: Celebrate Your Victory
Dec 29: Envision Your Bright Future

Free to all, donations accepted.
RSVP/More Info: 413.854.3044

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Ayurveda for Summer Wellness
Aug
10
10:00 AM10:00

Ayurveda for Summer Wellness

The Ayurveda practice of dinacharya consists of daily self-care routines, which provide structure for instilling balance and establishing cohesiveness in the physical, mental, and emotional bodies.

Join Saadia Shaza in conversations for radical self change through the practice. Saadia is an Ayurvedic Health Practitioner (trained under Dr. Vasant Lad), Birth and Postpartum Doula (DONA) and Ayur-Yoga Instructor. In 2011, Saadia's private practice, Simply Ayurveda in NYC, opened it's doors. Since then, she has been guiding others into deeper harmony with their own natures by using dietary and herbal support as well as suggesting daily practices designed specifically to enhance health and vitality. Saadia's natural ability to lead others to participate in cultivating their full potential is supported by her deep connection to the wisdom of the botanical kingdom (plants & herbs) as well as her vast training in Ayurveda, a 5000 year-old system of knowledge that remains powerfully relevant in modern times. She is an intuitive, a wizard pulse-reader, herbalist, top-notch mendhi doodler, early-childhood educator and she loves to make ghee and broths. In 2016, Simply Ayurveda relocated from NYC to it's new home at Race Brook Lodge in the Berkshires, MA.

Fee: $35
Contact info@srutiyogacenter.com for sliding scale options.

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Copy of Walnut Woods FREE Healing Hearts Series: Trust Your Intuition
Aug
11
1:00 PM13:00

Copy of Walnut Woods FREE Healing Hearts Series: Trust Your Intuition

Join Walnut Woods for the first of this FREE Sunday Series.

HEALING HEARTS SERIES:
strength & freedom from abuse

June 30: Trust Your Intuition

July 14: Transform Your Trauma
July 28: Master Your Mindset

Aug 11: Develop Your Inner Faith
Aug 25: Believe In Your Healing

Sept 8: Engage Your Inner Courage
Sept 22: Ignite Sacred Self Care

Oct 6: Reclaim Your Path to Self
Oct 27: Create Healthy Boundaries

Nov 3: Make Peace With Your Past
Nov 17: Facilitate Your Inner Peace

Dec 1: Celebrate Your Victory
Dec 29: Envision Your Bright Future

Free to all, donations accepted.
RSVP/More Info: 413.854.3044

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The Art of Masterful Living with Todd Norian:  Expansive Air
Jun
29
1:00 PM13:00

The Art of Masterful Living with Todd Norian: Expansive Air

We are all made of the five elements: earth, water, fire, air, and sky. Masterful living is achieved when these elements are balanced within. When out of balance, you may feel contracted (too much earth), under water with emotional stress (too much water), unmotivated (not enough fire) or over-efforting (too much fire), scattered and fearful (too much air), or spacey and ungrounded (too much sky). 

The Ashaya Yoga® practice brings about a flowing integration of all five elements that leaves you feeling strong, confident, peaceful, openhearted, and ready to engage with life wholeheartedly from a place of worthiness.

Expansive Air: Super Shoulder Openers

Saturday, June 29th, 1-4 pm

$65 for individual workshop

Open your air element and flow with the wind. Put it all together in this grand finale workshop where all five elements integrate together. Therapeutically align your shoulders, neck, and head, with your heart to gain access to a power greater than yourself. Practice a full spectrum class of standing poses, hip openers, inversions and hand balances (modifications given), backbends, forward bends, and twists, all in a step-by-step way that makes every pose accessible. End with a deep relaxation integrating all five elements.

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Todd Norian, E-RYT 500, is an internationally acclaimed yoga teacher. A student of yoga since 1980, he has immersed himself in many styles of alignment-based and heart-centered yoga. In 2012, he founded Ashaya Yoga® (AH-shy-ah) – a Sanskrit word that means, “abode of the heart” – which blends precise alignment techniques with empowering and spiritually uplifting philosophy. With warmth and humor, Todd excels at making deep philosophical teachings accessible and relatable. As an accomplished musician, Todd has created several music CDs for yoga, meditation, and relaxation. Todd welcomes students of all levels to awaken to their inherent potential for unlimited joy, vitality, and fulfillment. Practice with Todd online at Shri.tv. Learn more at www.ashayayoga.com.

NO REFUNDS

Yoga Alliance CEUs available

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Mindful Movement through Tai Chi, a 4-week Introductory Series
Jun
27
to Jul 18

Mindful Movement through Tai Chi, a 4-week Introductory Series

Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese martial art grounded in the philosophy of the soft overcoming the hard. Its practice helps improve body awareness, balance, agility and clarity of mind. In this intro series we will focus on learning a shortened form that can be learned more quickly and practiced for a few minutes each day, and introduce the longer Chen style Xiaojia (small-frame) barehand form.

Aaron Craelius first started learning Tai Chi and Zen meditation with Deneal Amos in 1999. He has been studying with his main teacher Sifu Wonchull Park since 2003, having learned the Xiaojia Chen style and Cheng Man Ching Yang style barehand forms, sword and spear forms, as well as push hands, meditation, and philosophy. He has been teaching since 2007. Aaron has also studied Hakomi mindful somatic psychotherapy, Yoga, and massage and bodywork.

Fee: $45/series
Pay upon registration on location Thursday, June 27th
No Class July 4th

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Celebrate the Solstice as One Heart, One Voice, One Planet
Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

Celebrate the Solstice as One Heart, One Voice, One Planet

Celebrate the Solstice as One Heart, One Voice, One Planet
Evening Retreat at Sruti Yoga Center
$40 - $147, sliding scale

Join us for a beautiful evening of ancestral songs and sacred teachings, followed by a heartfelt kirtan with Carrie Grossman and her band (Charlie Braun and Charlie Shew). Together, we'll weave an offering of love and devotion to Mother Earth. Includes reception with teas and treats.

Teyuna mamos and zagas, spiritual leaders of the Arhuaco, Kankuamo, Kogi and Wiwa people of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta region of Colombia have become increasingly concerned about the health of the planet. We at SRUTI are honored and blessed to welcome and host these extraordinary elders.

Suggested Donation: $44.00 – $147.00 sliding scale
All proceeds from these events support the work of the Teyuna Foundation and the indigenous communities of the Sierra Nevada.

For tickets, to donate and reserve your space please visit:
https://june14solsticeatsruti.eventbrite.com

To learn more about the Teyuna Foundation please visit: https://teyunafoundation.org

EVENING DETAILS:
6:00-6:45 Teyuna Elders – Grounding into Presence: The vibratory resonance of indigenous flute music will open the heart and tune us in to a discourse on music as the heartbeat of The Mother. Music is a powerful form of communication. Sound, even in a non-verbal form communicates the essence of message at a visceral depth. For the Teyuna, music has always been a tool for perfect, pure, clear communication. The essence of who they are and the purity and beauty of their mission in service to Earth, our collective home is transmitted through their music.
6:45:7:30 Question and Answer with Teyuna Elders
7:30-8:00. Reception with tea and treats
8:00-9:30 Kirtan with Carrie Grossman
Thinking with a Balanced Heart: Bhakti, Heart-Mind and Innate Knowing. Carrie and her band—Charlie Braun on guitar and Charlie Shew on percussion—help us relax ever deeper into the presence of the heart as we integrate the profound grace of devotion and resonate in the joy of global community.



PROGRAMS THROUGHOUT THE BERKSHIRES...
Welcome Elders from the Heart of the World to the Berkshires!

Hope from the Heart of the World:
Teyuna Elders in the Berkshires

Join the Teyuna Elders for a week of sacred events. The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Colombia is known to the indigenous Teyuna—the Wiwa, Kogi, Arhuacho, and Kankuamo peoples, as the Heart of the World. Always in service to the Mother, their lives are dedicated to personal and planetary healing. During this unprecedented visit to North America, Teyuna Spiritual Leaders will share their earth wisdom, ancestral songs, and non-dual consciousness, and help us nurture and deepen our own relationship to the natural world.

All proceeds from these events support the work of the Teyuna Foundation and the indigenous communities of the Sierra Nevada. 

Attend GAGAMBA, traditional knowledge shared in sacred space:

  • Share in ancient, pure, direct, simple, and humble ways of being

  • Gain an unequivocal connection to Mother Earth 

  • Relax into presence and dissolve separation

  • Deepen your meditation practice

  • Develop a more holistic vision of the world

  • Participate in exercises to reclaim innate knowing 


JUNE PROGRAMS IN THE BERKSHIRES:

The Heart of Matter: Living in Universal Harmony
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 
6:00 – 7:30pm 
Friends Meeting House, Great Barrington, MA

Suggested Donation: $14.00 – $41.00 sliding scale

SouthBerkshireFriends.org
All are welcome at this evening of indigenous wisdom with the mamos. Learn about the primary universal law of the Teyuna—known as Se, or Harmony—and explore how to move from fear to love. 

 
New Beginnings for a Balanced Heart:
Bhakti, Heart-Mind, and Innate Knowing

Suggested Donation: $44.00 – $147.00 sliding scale
All proceeds from these events support the work of the Teyuna Foundation and the indigenous communities of the Sierra Nevada.

DETAILS ON WHERE TO DONATE FOR THIS EVENT COMING SOON. 


Please join us for an evening of ancestral songs and sacred teachings of the Teyuna, followed by a heartfelt kirtan (call and response chanting) with Carrie Grossman and her band. Together, we will weave an offering of love and devotion to Mother Earth. Includes reception with tea and treats.

Sunrise Pagamento: Healing the Housatonic

Saturday, June 15  6:00AM – 9:00AM
Location Given with 
Registration
Suggested Donation: $14.00 – $444.00 sliding scale

Pagamento is payment to Mother Earth for her service to all life. It activates, heals, cleanses and energizes Earth for the collective and for individuals, and is essential for prevention of diseases in humans, animals, vegetables, water and air. This sunrise ceremony will focus on healing the Housatonic River. Please contact us for specific location and time. 

 

Held in The Mother's Arms
A Day of Healing with the Teyuna

Saturday, June 15  2:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Mettabee Farm
Hillsdale, NY
Suggested Donation: $94.00 – $444.00 sliding scale

MettabeeFarm.org

You are always held by Earth, but when everything around you seems chaotic, how do you feel at peace? Come cleanse and clear your nervous system in a day of healing with the mamos at Mettabee Farm. Retreat includes music. Restful time in nature, a light dinner and question and answer with the mamos around a campfire.


Register for one or all Berkshire events:
Suggested Donation: $44.00 – $444.00 sliding scale


Want to help serve our mission but can't join us in Person?
Please link here to support the people who support the planet  

https://teyunafoundation.org/donate/ 

 

Projects Recently Completed: 

·       The building three temples in Seyamᵾke, La Guajira, Colombia to serve 2,418 Kogi and Wiwa people - 300 families including 934 children under 15 years of age. The Seyamᵾke Temples are core and central sanctuaries for ancestral practice and spiritual teachings. 

·       Liberation of sites along the Magdalena and Besotes Rivers to prevent damming and mining, and 

·      Reclaiming 33 sacred sites in the Heart of the World. 

Currently we are seeking funding for the rebuilding of twenty traditional homes and one Nujué (female ceremonial house) for Kogi Nuanezhaka families who lost their homes and temple to fire. 

Visit us at TeyunaFoundation.org or call 802-949-0624 to learn more. 

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UNIviduals: An Evening with Timothy Freke
Jun
6
6:30 PM18:30

UNIviduals: An Evening with Timothy Freke

Join us for an evening with Tim Freke:
UNIvidualism & A Deeper Way of Living

An astonishing leap forward in the history of humanity is quietly gaining momentum. Never before have so many of us felt compassion for people we will never meet who are suffering in distant lands. More and more of us care deeply about other species and the natural world. A smaller but ever-increasing number are awakening to a profound sense of oneness with everyone and everything. 

 Pioneering philosopher Tim Freke suggests these developments are signs of our evolution from separate individuals into connected ‘unividuals’ who experience a unity that transcends our individuality.  During this he explores this momentous evolutionary jump. 

 You’ll be introduced to ‘Unividualism’ which is a new philosophy that unites science and spirituality to bring deep understanding and real hope to the human adventure.  You’ll experience ‘UnividualMeditations’ that awaken a state of communion and ‘big love’. You’ll be invited to become part of a new global tribe of unividuals that can transform our individualistic self-serving society into a culture of kindness.

T!M FREKE is an original thinker with a contagious enthusiasm for the human adventure, who shares life-changing ideas with clarity and humour. He is the author of 35 books translated into 15 languages, including an international bestseller and 'Book of the Year' in ‘The Daily Telegraph’, a prestigious UK broadsheet. He has been exploring spirituality since a spontaneous ‘awakening’ aged 12. 

Sliding scale tickets: $20-30 at the door

Learn more about Tim at: https://timfreke.com

Tim’s recent Ted Talk at:
https://timfreke.com/TEDx.aspx

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Amazonian/Tibetan Primordial Breathwork with Ceremonial Cacao
Jun
4
6:00 PM18:00

Amazonian/Tibetan Primordial Breathwork with Ceremonial Cacao

Amazonian/Tibetan Primordial Breathwork w/ Ceremonial Cacao

Facilitated by Roman Hanis and Cynthia Robinson

June 4, 2019, 6-10pm

This Primordial Breathwork workshop merges two traditional methods from the Amazon and Tibet.

This multidimensional practice rekindles your original connection with the essence of vitality by awakening inherently natural, higher vibrational frequencies of your organism. The practice also aids in the location and elimination of psychosomatic sources of disease, tensions, inhibitions and repressed emotions. Ancient, cathartic and healing breath patterns are applied throughout the ceremony, activating and purifying your primordial memory at the cellular level.

This ancient practice is somewhat similar to more recently developed methods, including the Rebirthing method by Leonard Ore, and Holotropic Breathwork, by Stanislav Grof. Primordial Breathwork however is rooted in living inter-generational wisdom , reflected in both Tibetan and Amazonian cultures as a conduit of experiential insight into the nature of existence. Another distinct benefit of this practice is the synchronization of the breath via awareness, sound, drumbeat and cyclical rhythm, which ultimately reveals the pulse of life force in nature to be an infinitely diverse and unified consciousness.

The cosmology and the theoretical background of this practice relates to the hero’s conscious journey towards the original state of unconditional presence. In Tibetan and Amazonian cultures, this primordial state is a most vital evolutionary portal to an infinite source of creative life force. This experiential practice cultivates a deeply restful state, allowing life force to flow and be expressed more freely.

An optional and complementary ceremonial cacao drink is offered at the event. Cacao is an ancient Amazonian plant spirit invoked for a heart-soul awakening of the energetic and emotional transformation.

Pre-registration is required, as space is limited: https://paititi-institute.org/events/404/great-barrington-ma-amazoniantibetan-primordial-breathwork-w-ceremonial-cacao/

IMPORTANT Preparation Information:

– Do NOT eat 2 hours before this practice

– If you’re taking any pharmaceutical medications or have a history of mental illness, a heart condition, or are pregnant, you must inform us prior to the session. These questions will be asked on your application form.

Contribution

  • $35.00 to $50.00 – Sliding Scale Contribution

We will collect a $15 deposit upon registration. If we are not are not able to accept you into the program your deposit will be refunded. If you have to cancel your registration your deposit will be refunded so long as you cancel with one weeks advanced notice. If you cancel within one week of the event, your deposit is non-refundable. Your remaining contribution can be paid when you arrive at the program. Cash is best.

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The Art of Masterful Living with Todd Norian:  Bright Fire
Jun
1
1:00 PM13:00

The Art of Masterful Living with Todd Norian: Bright Fire

We are all made of the five elements: earth, water, fire, air, and sky. Masterful living is achieved when these elements are balanced within. When out of balance, you may feel contracted (too much earth), under water with emotional stress (too much water), unmotivated (not enough fire) or over-efforting (too much fire), scattered and fearful (too much air), or spacey and ungrounded (too much sky). 

The Ashaya Yoga® practice brings about a flowing integration of all five elements that leaves you feeling strong, confident, peaceful, openhearted, and ready to engage with life wholeheartedly from a place of worthiness.

Bright Fire: Flame Of the Heart

Saturday, June 1, 1-4 pm

$65 for individual workshop

Masterful living is about tapping into your core power in order to source your true passion and vision for your life. Practice an inspiring sequence of postures that reconnects you to your heart where you recognize you are already whole and complete.

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Todd Norian, E-RYT 500, is an internationally acclaimed yoga teacher. A student of yoga since 1980, he has immersed himself in many styles of alignment-based and heart-centered yoga. In 2012, he founded Ashaya Yoga® (AH-shy-ah) – a Sanskrit word that means, “abode of the heart” – which blends precise alignment techniques with empowering and spiritually uplifting philosophy. With warmth and humor, Todd excels at making deep philosophical teachings accessible and relatable. As an accomplished musician, Todd has created several music CDs for yoga, meditation, and relaxation. Todd welcomes students of all levels to awaken to their inherent potential for unlimited joy, vitality, and fulfillment. Practice with Todd online at Shri.tv. Learn more at www.ashayayoga.com.

NO REFUNDS

Yoga Alliance CEUs available

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The Art of Masterful Living with Todd Norian:  Delicious Water
May
11
1:00 PM13:00

The Art of Masterful Living with Todd Norian: Delicious Water

We are all made of the five elements: earth, water, fire, air, and sky. Masterful living is achieved when these elements are balanced within. When out of balance, you may feel contracted (too much earth), under water with emotional stress (too much water), unmotivated (not enough fire) or over-efforting (too much fire), scattered and fearful (too much air), or spacey and ungrounded (too much sky). 

The Ashaya Yoga® practice brings about a flowing integration of all five elements that leaves you feeling strong, confident, peaceful, openhearted, and ready to engage with life wholeheartedly from a place of worthiness.

Delicious Water: Gentle Yoga and Therapeutics For the Lower Back and Hips

Saturday May 11, 1-4 pm

$65 for individual workshop

Gently open the body and practice therapeutic applications to soothe, restore, and strengthen the lower back and hips in order to flow better with the currents of life. Water always finds its way back to the source – the ocean of consciousness.

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Todd Norian, E-RYT 500, is an internationally acclaimed yoga teacher. A student of yoga since 1980, he has immersed himself in many styles of alignment-based and heart-centered yoga. In 2012, he founded Ashaya Yoga® (AH-shy-ah) – a Sanskrit word that means, “abode of the heart” – which blends precise alignment techniques with empowering and spiritually uplifting philosophy. With warmth and humor, Todd excels at making deep philosophical teachings accessible and relatable. As an accomplished musician, Todd has created several music CDs for yoga, meditation, and relaxation. Todd welcomes students of all levels to awaken to their inherent potential for unlimited joy, vitality, and fulfillment. Practice with Todd online at Shri.tv. Learn more at www.ashayayoga.com.

NO REFUNDS

Yoga Alliance CEUs available

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Ancient Bon Meditation of the Five Elements With Tempa Lama
May
4
9:30 AM09:30

Ancient Bon Meditation of the Five Elements With Tempa Lama

A Benefit For Humla Fund’s Tibetan Medical Clinic In Humla, Nepal

According to Tibetan Bon, our bodies are made of the five elements: earth, water, fire, air, and space. During the teaching of this practice, we will learn the meditation and visualization for each element.

Tempa Lama will explain the role of the five elements in our human existence and their relationship to the functioning and wellbeing of our bodies and minds. Each element relates to one of the major organs: the earth, to the spleen; water, to the kidneys; fire, to the liver; air, to the lungs; and space, to the heart. Each element also relates to one of the five core afflictions: ignorance, desire-attachment, hatred-anger, jealousy, and pride.Tempa Lama will explain the benefits of this practice and how we can use it to strengthen our health and energy and to clear the five afflictions. He will also explain how to use the five elements practice to strengthen the La (soul), Sog (life force), and Tse (life span). 

Tempa Dukte Lama was born in the Humla Valley of Nepal, close to the Tibetan Border, into a family of Bon and Buddhist practitioners. His grandfather was a village shaman priest, called Drang Rig. Tempa Lama lived closely with his grandfather and often accompanied him on visits to sick and dying people. At the age of six, Tempa Lama entered Menri Monastery in Dolanji, India, where he was placed under the care of H.H. Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche, the spiritual head of the Bon tradition. Tempa Lama has been living and teaching in the US, as well as teaching in Canada, Mexico, and Europe, since 2000. In 2013, Tempa Lama co-founded Humla Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the Bon culture and traditions in the Humla region of Nepal through access to quality education, healthcare and sustainable economic development.

TUITION: $150.

100% of tuition fees will go to support Humla Fund’s Tibetan Medical Clinic in Nepal.

REGISTER 
By credit card or PayPal at: humlafund.org. Click the donate button and reference this event. 
By check: to Humla Fund, Mailed to: PO Box 454, West Stockbridge, MA 01266

For more Information contact Heidi at info@humlafund.org or 917-703-0989

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Kirtan Led by JoJo Silverman with Justin Green on Drums
May
3
7:30 PM19:30

Kirtan Led by JoJo Silverman with Justin Green on Drums

Kirtan led by JoJo Silverman with Justin Green on drums!
$10- $20 suggested at the door

Kirtan (Yogic Chanting) is the practice of coming together in community to create strong spiritual vibration energy. Sound is a powerful resonance that we can direct to create love, peace, inner bliss for ourselves and direct our psychic energy in manifesting our vision for the world.

Chanting is one of the core practices of the yoga tradition. Take advantage of the opportunity to experience inner quiet, power and peace through the magical and musical repetition of mantra.

Creator of the healing modality Prayerful Resonance, and visionary of the Devotional Music Foundation, JoJo Silverman, has been a student of yoga, meditation, holistic health, chanting, hand percussion, and fire-Tending for 24 years. Using sound in the exploration of consciousness to connect hearts and minds is his gift and mission.

JoJo created the Devotional Music Foundation in 1999 to promote the sacredness of music as a force for healing our planet. Since then, he has been leading kirtans and chanting workshops internationally.

In 2008 he released the album Bhagavan Kripa: A Kirtan of Grace, a kirtan tribute to Swami Kripalvananda. Later that year he developed Prayerful Resonance Chant Activation, a specialized healing modality that uses prayer and sound.

In 2009 -2010 he built the Sonic Sacred Star Garden Temple, a hexagram shaped vegetable chanting garden, as a model for creating new relationships to music, the plant world, and our food.
JoJo believes strongly in the use of prayer and sound for recognizing and remembering our wholeness, and dedicates his life to the practice of these arts. He is currently resides in Asheville NC, focusing on his healing work and music-as-prayer.

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The Art of Masterful Living with Todd Norian:  Rich Earth
Apr
20
1:00 PM13:00

The Art of Masterful Living with Todd Norian: Rich Earth

We are all made of the five elements: earth, water, fire, air, and sky. Masterful living is achieved when these elements are balanced within. When out of balance, you may feel contracted (too much earth), under water with emotional stress (too much water), unmotivated (not enough fire) or over-efforting (too much fire), scattered and fearful (too much air), or spacey and ungrounded (too much sky). 

The Ashaya Yoga® practice brings about a flowing integration of all five elements that leaves you feeling strong, confident, peaceful, openhearted, and ready to engage with life wholeheartedly from a place of worthiness.

Rich Earth: Transform Challenges Into Life-Enhancing Change

Saturday, April 20, 1-4 pm

$65 for individual workshop

Challenges never come to put you down. They only come when you are ready to rise. Learn how to engage with life’s challenges with an open heart that transforms obstacles into opportunities. Build core strength, flexibility, and balance with standing poses, hip openers, inversions (with modifications and prep poses), and backbends.

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Todd Norian, E-RYT 500, is an internationally acclaimed yoga teacher. A student of yoga since 1980, he has immersed himself in many styles of alignment-based and heart-centered yoga. In 2012, he founded Ashaya Yoga® (AH-shy-ah) – a Sanskrit word that means, “abode of the heart” – which blends precise alignment techniques with empowering and spiritually uplifting philosophy. With warmth and humor, Todd excels at making deep philosophical teachings accessible and relatable. As an accomplished musician, Todd has created several music CDs for yoga, meditation, and relaxation. Todd welcomes students of all levels to awaken to their inherent potential for unlimited joy, vitality, and fulfillment. Practice with Todd online at Shri.tv. Learn more at www.ashayayoga.com.

NO REFUNDS

Yoga Alliance CEUs available

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Spring Equinox Kirtan
Mar
24
6:00 PM18:00

Spring Equinox Kirtan

Gather with Sruti’s own favorite musicians Carrie Grossman, Justin Green & Charlie Braun for an evening of song, prayer, music, sound, silence. Join us and relax in our candlelit room to acknowledge and celebrate the Vernal Equinox as we prepare to welcome spring. Sing with us or just sit and soak up the sakti from this seasonal event that is an iconic Sruti offering.

We will offer seasonal beverages and elixirs for sale.

Evening Schedule: 
6:00pm Gather

6:30pm Enjoy Elixirs by Nancy Lee

7:00-9:00pm Kirtan


$15-20 sliding scale

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The Art of Masterful Living with Todd Norian:  Open Sky
Mar
2
1:00 PM13:00

The Art of Masterful Living with Todd Norian: Open Sky

THE ART OF MASTERFUL LIVING: 

EMBODYING THE FIVE ELEMENTS 

THROUGH YOGA

WITH TODD NORIAN

AT SRUTI YOGA CENTER | GREAT BARRINGTON, MA

We are all made of the five elements: earth, water, fire, air, and sky. Masterful living is achieved when these elements are balanced within. When out of balance, you may feel contracted (too much earth), under water with emotional stress (too much water), unmotivated (not enough fire) or over-efforting (too much fire), scattered and fearful (too much air), or spacey and ungrounded (too much sky). 

The Ashaya Yoga® practice brings about a flowing integration of all five elements that leaves you feeling strong, confident, peaceful, openhearted, and ready to engage with life wholeheartedly from a place of worthiness.

Open Sky: Bask In Your Vastness

Saturday, March 2, 1-4 pm

$65 for individual workshop

Discover how to open up your body, practice, and life. Be like the sky – vast and free. Enjoy a spacious, heart-opening practice including standing poses, backbends, hip openers, twists, and forward bends. Includes a sky meditation and deep relaxation.

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Todd Norian, E-RYT 500, is an internationally acclaimed yoga teacher. A student of yoga since 1980, he has immersed himself in many styles of alignment-based and heart-centered yoga. In 2012, he founded Ashaya Yoga® (AH-shy-ah) – a Sanskrit word that means, “abode of the heart” – which blends precise alignment techniques with empowering and spiritually uplifting philosophy. With warmth and humor, Todd excels at making deep philosophical teachings accessible and relatable. As an accomplished musician, Todd has created several music CDs for yoga, meditation, and relaxation. Todd welcomes students of all levels to awaken to their inherent potential for unlimited joy, vitality, and fulfillment. Practice with Todd online at Shri.tv. Learn more at www.ashayayoga.com.

NO REFUNDS

Yoga Alliance CEUs available

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Special Practice New Year’s Day Restorative Yoga + Himalayan Bowls Sound Bath
Jan
1
3:00 PM15:00

Special Practice New Year’s Day Restorative Yoga + Himalayan Bowls Sound Bath

with Rudi Bach and Kat Whitney

Whether your holidays were exuberant or exhausting, reboot and renew after your Holiday Break with an hour of quietly energizing Restorative Yoga with Kat Whitney followed by an hour of transcendent savasana as Rudi Bach facilitates Sound Healing and Meditation.

$15 dollars to drop in for either yoga or the sound meditation OR $25 to drop in for the entire program.

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Special Practice: New Year’s Eve Maha Vinyasa + Himalayan Bowls Sound Bath
Dec
31
5:30 PM17:30

Special Practice: New Year’s Eve Maha Vinyasa + Himalayan Bowls Sound Bath

Join senior yoga instructor Kat Whitney for an invigorating and centering alignment-based vinyasa class at 5:30 followed by blissful Sound Healing and Meditation with our own Rudi Bach at 7 PM. You can participate in one or the other of these practices but we encourage you to do BOTH to go deep into practice as you head in to the new year.

$15 dollars to drop in for either yoga or the sound meditation OR $25 to drop in for the entire program. 

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DEEP REST: RESTORING YIN, RECEIVING LIGHT
Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

DEEP REST: RESTORING YIN, RECEIVING LIGHT

Today’s dominant cultural paradigm values doing over being. Constantly busy, many of us experience yin depletion, which shows up as overwhelming stress, excessive thinking, chronic addiction to technology, and burnout. This workshop will explore the ways in which we habitually contract and offer practices to help us soften, recharge, and meet life with more ease and an undefended heart. We will discuss the physical and psychospiritual impact of constant fight or flight, explore themes of receptivity and relaxation, and experience a guided sound journey into the depths of our self.

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Ashtanga Yoga and the Awakening of Kundalini CANCELED
Nov
4
8:30 AM08:30

Ashtanga Yoga and the Awakening of Kundalini CANCELED

Guy Donahaye will be coming to Great Barrington fresh from an in depth study in Mysore of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. The Hatha Yoga Pradipika shows a bridge between the physical practices such as, kriya asana, pranayama etc. and the internal practices and experiences of meditation and Samadhi. He looks forward to sharing fresh insight through practice and theory.

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The Elements of Healing
Nov
1
to Dec 27

The Elements of Healing

It has been over 18 years since I experienced life bankruptcy.  What is life bankruptcy?  In May of 2000 I experienced loss of health, loss of wealth, and loss of love. I was in a great conflict between needing to end the pain and the burning desire to be fully alive.  This workshop shares the inspiration and information of this journey back towards optimal health and healing.   

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DEEP REST: RESTORING YIN, RECEIVING LIGHT
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

DEEP REST: RESTORING YIN, RECEIVING LIGHT

Today’s dominant cultural paradigm values doing over being. Constantly busy, many of us experience yin depletion, which shows up as overwhelming stress, excessive thinking, chronic addiction to technology, and burnout. This workshop will explore the ways in which we habitually contract and offer practices to help us soften, recharge, and meet life with more ease and an undefended heart. We will discuss the physical and psychospiritual impact of constant fight or flight, explore themes of receptivity and relaxation, and experience a guided sound journey into the depths of our self.

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From Pain to Purpose, a FREE introduction to the Elements of Healing
Oct
18
6:30 PM18:30

From Pain to Purpose, a FREE introduction to the Elements of Healing

Join Dan Hegerich for this FREE introduction to his upcoming series!

It has been over 18 years since I experienced life bankruptcy.  What is life bankruptcy?  In May of 2000 I experienced loss of health, loss of wealth, and loss of love. I was in a great conflict between needing to end the pain and the burning desire to be fully alive.  This workshop shares the inspiration and information of this journey back towards optimal health and healing.   

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CANCELLED Healthy Bones: Bone re-mineralizing herbal vinegars
Oct
13
6:30 PM18:30

CANCELLED Healthy Bones: Bone re-mineralizing herbal vinegars

Krysia will teach how to make your own vinegar (bring a quart jar with organic ACV) and will provide several different recipes and a tasting menu of ready to use vinegars. She will also provide several options of vegetables and herbs for the use of making your own bone re-mineralizing vinegars.

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