The Circle of Womanhood Retreat with Uma DInsmore Tuli, Chanti & Yoli
Jun
27
to Jul 27

The Circle of Womanhood Retreat with Uma DInsmore Tuli, Chanti & Yoli

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The Circle of Womanhood: Welcoming and Honoring the Cycles of our Lives

A yoga retreat offering time for each woman, at whatever stage of life, to come home to herself.  A welcome and supportive sacred circle for women with the intention to explore how our womanly life cycles shape and empower us through initiations into the deep feminine.

June 27-July 1st, 2018
at the Christine Center in Willard, WI

led by:
Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, PhD, Author of Yoni Shakti,
Chanti Tacoronte-Perez, MA, E-RYT 500 of Yantra Wisdom
and Yoli Maya Yeh, MA

COST: 
Program Package: 

Early Bird Price - $375 before May 1st,
May 2nd onward - $425

Lodging and Food Package: 
Ranging from $215-$445 per person based on accommodation style

Retreat Overview:

Wednesday: Arriving to Settle, Opening Shakti Circle

Thursday: Menarche - Healing the girls that we once were. Exploring menarche (our first period) to welcome all aspects of the girls we were and to honor our inner girls. Through games, sharing, writing and yoga medicine for women. Bringing empowerment for our daughters, nieces, goddaughters, neighbors.

Friday: Healthy Menstruation - Honoring the moon inside; fertility, conception and birth.  Knowing the flow and welcoming consciousness of our menstrual cycles and the womb as a place of life and death too. With healing movement, breath, sound and gesture.

Saturday: Peri-Menopause and Menopause - Welcoming the great change. With evening celebration.  Becoming the Power – welcoming peri-menopause and menopause as part of the inner seasons of our lives as a whole journey.

Sunday: Integration, Closing Circle, Departures


Creating your Birth Yantra with Chanti Tacoronte-Perez

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The birth yantra is symbolic of the creative path; different from a maze the labyrinth has a specific goal.   In this workshop we will use the labyrinth as a symbol of our womanhood—weaving in and out. When the yantra is complete it will serve as a tool to remember the journey towards the center as well as how it affects the path back out into the world.  The practice of yantra construction and painting will be the vessel which can hold the “birth” of your honoring the cycles of womanhood. 

 

Evening Kirtan with Yoli Maya Yeh

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Wind down and tune in with Yoli Maya Yeh in devotional chants, prayer and reflection these evenings.  Honoring the sacred with a fire offering and voice let us commune with Nature and ourselves while honoring the sacred in our lives. 

Yoli will draw from Tantrik, yogic and Native American lineage practices in the evening offering. 

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The Yoga of Intuition Retreat in BALI
Oct
20
to Oct 27

The Yoga of Intuition Retreat in BALI

  • Soul Shine Retreat Center | Ubud, Bali (map)
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The Yoga of Intuition
Sourcing the Technology of Freedom

Oct 20-27, 2018|  Ubud, Bali |  Soul Shine Retreat Center  |  With Tracee Stanley & Chanti
KNOW & KNOW THAT YOU KNOW

Terrence Villas
Sunset Suite: SOLD OUT
Garden Room: SOLD OUT
Koi Room: SOLD OUT
Sound of Sunshine: SOLD OUT

Lotus Villas 6 Rooms Left
$1795 Double Occupancy
$2235 Single Occupancy


All rooms have shared bathrooms

Non-refundable Deposit $600
Registration limit to 20 participants 

Retreat Includes: 

  • 7 nights eco-luxury accommodation
  • 2 daily meals (breakfast + dinner)
  • Daily Morning yoga and meditation
  • The Yoga of Intuition Journal
  • Creative + intuitive activation workshops
  • Evening restorative yoga & nidra
  • Kirtan, drumming & Vedic chanting 
  • Excursion to White Sands beach 
  • Balinese Water purification ceremony
  • Agni Fire Ceremony Balinese Priest

Prices do not include:
Airfare, lunch, personal travel within Ubud, airport transfers, treatments and tips. 

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Empowered Wisdom Yoga Nidra Training
Jun
22
to Jun 24

Empowered Wisdom Yoga Nidra Training

  (Photo: Courtesy of WMN Space)

(Photo: Courtesy of WMN Space)

Immerse yourself in the profound state of Yoga Nidra and embody the teachings that allow you to transmit powerful and transformative yoga nidra experiences.  Yoga Nidra is not about reading a script in a relaxed voice. It is the art of guiding yourself or another into the deepest state of consciousness where  deep rest and union with Presence is experienced.

 Are you ready to up-level your teaching, creativity, personal healing, memory, ability to manifest?


Dates:
June 22-24 | Sept 21-23 2018
Investment: $795
Times: Friday 6-9pm; Sat & Sun 10-5pm
Location: Topanga, CA
Limited to 15 participants

What's included in price: 
Yoga Nidra training
Yoga Nidra practice recordings
Empowered Wisdom Initiation Kit
Yoga Nidra Jounral
40 Hours Yoga Alliance CEU's

To register please follow the link below and complete your application. Upon acceptance into our program you will receive a link to make your deposit. 

Non refundable deposit of $100
Full Payment Due June 8th

Focus of Training

  • Understanding the difference between Yoga Nidra and Deep Relaxation
  • Creating your Yoga Nidra Nest
  • Learn restorative poses to support the body for Yoga Nidra practice
  • Perfect Sankalpa and Sankalpa Shakti
  • How to lead yourself towards the state of Yoga Nidra
  • Ritual practices including mantra, yantra, likita japa, vichara and ritual
  • Preparatory and Post Practices: Pranayama, Joints and Glands, Point to Point, Moon Bath 
  • Creative exploration as a means to process the experience of yoga nidra practice
  • Vichara

This training is for teachers and seekers who want to explore Yoga Nidra beyond a technique--as a state of consciousness. Our emphasis will be on creativity, intuition, healing and Sankalpa.


Mentorship & Certification Retreat
 

Empowered Wisdom Yoga Nidra Retreat and Certification Program with Tracee Stanley and Chanti Tacoronte- Perez.

Designed for students who have completed the Empowered Wisdom Training Intensive and are ready to take the seat of the teacher. Learn the process of creating your own Yoga Nidra scripts. Deepen your skills as a facilitator and your relationship with Nidra Shakti. This where you learn to translate the power that you have cultivated throughout the training and mentorship. 

Pre-requisite: Empowered Wisdom Training Intensive 

Dates: March 1-3, 2019
Investment: $795
Times: Friday starts @ 2pm;  All Day Saturday & Sunday until 11:30am
Location: Just Outside of Los Angeles

What's Included: 

  • Certification Retreat
  • 6 Month Yoga Nidra Mentorship Program 
  • 30 Hours Yoga Alliance CEU's
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MATANGI: A Creative Pilgrimage into the Forest
May
24
to May 27

MATANGI: A Creative Pilgrimage into the Forest

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May 24-27
With Stephanie & Chanti
The Chataukee, Rangeley, Maine
Price: Early Bird $350/ $450 after April 1
Registration Opening Soon

What you get:

  • Creative exploration to discover MATANGI.
  • MATANGI Yantra painting & meditation
  • Learn to Chant the MATANGI Dhyanam (poem that describes and invokes Matangi)
  • Daily yoga asana, meditation, pranayama and yoga Nidra classes with Stephanie & Chanti
  • Exclusive use of The Chataukee (3-acre property, lakefront, canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, sun deck)
  • Connection with land, nature and night
  • Preparation and participation in agni hotra (fire ritual)
  • Locally prepared, homemade vegetarian meals (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners included)

Matangi leads us into nature so that we may reclaim our ability to listen carefully to our needs, desires and to Source. She encourages us to connect with the wildness of our self-expression through the creative arts, poetry, chanting, community and the forest.  And as we steep ourselves Her –  the support and nurturance of the natural world – we find the courage to tap into the limitless power and potential that resides within.

This pilgrimage will support you in moving away from all that is familiar to discover yourself in Matangi—the creative goddess whose untamed nature allows for the fearless and authentic expression of Self.

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WHERE TO STAY (near retreat site) 
Loon Lodge (log cabin-feel, on the lake) http://www.loonlodgeme.com/
Rangeley Inn (cozy hotel in town)https://www.therangeleyinn.com/
Town & Lake Motel & Cottages (motel rooms and efficiency cottages, on the lake) http://rangeleytownandlake.com/
Lake Cupsuptic Glamping/Camping (tents, campsites, RV hook-ups just outside of town) http://www.cupsupticcampground.com/rangeley-maine-cabin-tent-rentals.asp
Morton Furbish Rentals (cabins, homes for rent) https://rangeleyrentals.com/

WHICH AIRPORT TO FLY INTO
Portland, Maine (PWM) (aprox 2.5 hour drive to retreat site )
Manchester, NH, United States (MHT) (aprox 4 hour drive to retreat site) 
Boston, MA (BOS) (aprox 4.5 hour drive to retreat site)

SCHEDULE & MEALS
Thursday 4:00pm-8:30 (Dinner included) Arrivals introductions and welcome dinner
Friday 7:30 am-5pm (breakfast, lunch included)
Saturday 7:30 am-10:00pm (breakfast, lunch & dinner included)
Sunday 7:30 am-4pm (breakfast and lunch included) 



 

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Yantra of the Month Sadhana: Ganesha
May
1
to Jun 30

Yantra of the Month Sadhana: Ganesha

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For the months of May & June this tutorial is available by donation—give what you can! It is my wish that more of us spend time in creative contemplation. 

*Supplies you will need (not included): paper, ruler, pencil, compass and an eraser. Any colors you want to use: crayons, paints, watercolors, colored pencils. You can find the prescribed colors to finish your yantra in your Zine. 

In this tutorial you will be lead through the ritual of drawing the Ganesha Yantra, from beginning to end. Because it’s a video tutorial you get to pause, rewind and review, as many times as you wish! Videos are set up so you can stop and rest, and not ever rush. The process of making a yantra is a Sadhana, a spiritual practice—best executed with time and reverence. 

As a way to keep connecting with Ganesha, you will also receive audio files with a story, a Yoga Nidra and one of Ganesha’s mantras to chant along to while you draw, color or paint.

JOIN OUR CREATIVE EXPLORER'S TRIBE

By Donation

HERE IS WHAT YOU GET:

  • A downloadable video tutorial on how to draw the Ganesha Yantra. This tutorial also includes ways you can color or paint your yantra, as well as how to meditate with it.(video)
     
  • Bonus watercolor paint tutorial (downloadable video) For those who donate $27 or more you get your very own color pallet to use to paint your yantra. This includes all the colors to complete one yantra. YES, the colors will come in the mail! YES, even silver and gold. Everyone gets this tutorial, it will just emphasize how to use these specific watercolors.
     
  •  Story: The Great Obstacle (audio)
     
  • Ganesha Mantra (audio)
     
  • Dissolving in the Unitive Center Nidra practice (audio) 
     
  • Zine with construction tips, mantra, color chart, making a sacred space and more. Snail mailed to you to unlock your Yantra Sadhana. In the USA &  Internationally! (please allow 3-5 days for delivery; international mail may take longer.) 
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Sri Sukta Support + Study Group
Apr
18
to May 9

Sri Sukta Support + Study Group

The practice of Sri Sukta is a pathway to “transformation that affects our personal and your interpersonal relationships…our mind and heart, our mind and soul, our individual self and our BIG self” PRT

To learn and bring to practice a 16 verse hymn by heart, we greatly benefit when we know there are others on the same path. For many of us the learning process can be linear and lonely. While alone time to immerse ourselves in practice is necessary, it’s also beneficial to engage with a community willing to support. 

Join us in community for a dedicated 4 week practice. 
Meeting Dates: April 18, 25, May 2, & 9
Times: 8:30am Pacific/ 10:30am Central |  Approximate meeting time 1 hour + 30min.
Hosted and supported by Stephanie Chee Barea & Chanti Tacoronte-Perez

Register by Donation

Our meetings will consist of learning to pronounce the Sri Sukta verse by verse, creative practices to support your learning and time for questions and insight.  Each week you will receive a link to our Zoom call.
After the call is done we will send you the recording and any additional creative practices. 

Purchase the Himalayan Institutes Sri Sukta Booklet

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Yantra Painting-Durga: Invincible Courage | Honolulu, HI
Mar
30
to Apr 1

Yantra Painting-Durga: Invincible Courage | Honolulu, HI

  • Open Space Yoga, Diamond Head (map)
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March 30- April 1, 2018
Fri. 5:30-8:30pm Saturday 9:30-2:30 Sunday 12:30-4:30.
$200

OPEN SPACE YOGA, Diamond Head
Honolulu, HI

Durga challenges us on the battlefield of life. She leads us through our difficulties to establish harmony in our mind and hearts. However we must be willing to look at the darkness we to often turn away from. 

In this course we will learn the meaning of the different parts that make up the Durga Yantra. The construction (drawing and painting) of the yantra will take us deeper into the feeling of devotion, meditation and sacredness. The ancient stories told in Devi Mahatmyam: The Glory of the Goddess Durga will provide support as we identify our own dark-demons and learn the sacred tools to confront them.

To seal in the energy of Durga and our intentions we will close with a ritual to honor our process and the goddess!

Do I have to be an artist to take this class?

You definitely do not need to define yourself as an artist to attend this workshop. Chanti is familiar with welcoming students of all artistic abilities into her classes. She will show you how to create a yantra using accessible methods and tools. Think of the creation process itself more as a meditation.

 

 

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The Art of Rest: 
Restorative Teacher Training (Level 1) | Honolulu, HI
Mar
19
to Mar 28

The Art of Rest: 
Restorative Teacher Training (Level 1) | Honolulu, HI

  • Open Space Yoga, Diamond Head (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

March 19-28
Mon, wed, fri. 5:30-8:30pm Saturday 9:30-2:30 Sunday 12:30-4:30.
$400 for bronze members
Open Space Yoga, Diamond Head
Honolulu, HI

Required text: Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times By Judith Lasater

Continuing Education: This course can be used towards your Yoga Alliance Continuing Education requirements.

Learn the art of observation and support thru the practices of restorative yoga. This teacher training will give you the skills necessary to incorporate restorative yoga into your practice and classes. Restorative yoga offers the assistance of props to hold the body; when the body is held it learns to release and rest, making room for healing. This training is for teachers and dedicated students alike. 

FOCUS OF TRAINING:

  • What is restorative yoga: the restorative environment and the restorative yoga gems. 
  • Sympathetic & Parasympathetic: creating the space and mind set for parasympathetic unfoldment. 
  • Breath awareness: how to breathe in restorative postures, and how you can use the breath, to appease apprehensive or anxious students.
  • Guided Relaxation Techniques: learn specific tools to support an active mind, and those students that are not used to being still, or new to restorative yoga. 
  • Observations in different bodies: learning to look at the student first, adaptation of various postures. 
  • Trusting your Self:sensation of your own body, to make or not make adjustments. 
  • Postural adaptations for pregnancy: learning poses that you add to any of your regular yoga classes to support expecting mothers. 
  • Private students- How to work individually with a student, taking a basic “student history“ (physical, medical and emotional) and using it to decide which postures will be more effective. 
  • Your own Restorative practice: knowledge is best from the source. Learn to create a personal restorative practice, to be a better teacher, and to retain ojas! 
  • Savasana: The importance of full relaxation in each yoga class.
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The Art of Rest: Restorative Teacher Training (Level 1) | Minneapolis, MN
Mar
9
to Mar 11

The Art of Rest: Restorative Teacher Training (Level 1) | Minneapolis, MN

Learn the art of observation and support thru the practices of restorative yoga. This teacher training will give you the skills necessary to incorporate restorative yoga into your practice and classes. Restorative yoga offers the assistance of props to hold the body; when the body is held it learns to release and rest, making room for healing. This training is for teachers and dedicated students alike. 

Focus of Training:

  • What is restorative yoga: the restorative environment and the restorative yoga gems. 
  • Sympathetic & Parasympathetic: creating the space and mind set for parasympathetic unfoldment. 
  • Breath awareness: how to breathe in restorative postures, and how you can use the breath, to appease apprehensive or anxious students.
  • Guided Relaxation Techniques: learn specific tools to support an active mind, and those students that are not used to being still, or new to restorative yoga. 
  • Observations in different bodies: learning to look at the student first, adaptation of various postures. 
  • Trusting your Self: sensation of your own body, to make or not make adjustments. 
  • Postural adaptations for pregnancy: learning poses that you add to any of your regular yoga classes to support expecting mothers. 
  • Private students- How to work individually with a student, taking a basic “student history“ (physical, medical and emotional) and using it to decide which postures will be more effective. 
  • Your own Restorative practice: knowledge is best from the source. Learn to create a personal restorative practice, to be a better teacher, and to retain ojas! 
  • Savasana: The importance of full relaxation in each yoga class.

Dates: Fri – Sun, March 9-11, 2018
Times: 9am-5pm daily (lunch 12:00 – 1:30pm daily)
Investment (Regular Students): $365 ($395 after Feb 9);
Investment (Devanadi TTs/Grads): $325 ($350 after Feb 9)

Required text: Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times By Judith Lasater

Prop Wish List:
Please bring the props you have at home, or purchase in advance. Ideally you would bring
4-6 blankets (Mexican blankets or the link), 1 bolster, 2 blocks, 1 strap, 1 eye pillow, 1 mat and optional restorative head wrap available at: https://iynaus.org/store/props/pune-headwrap

If you plan on teaching and doing restorative yoga as a continued practice these are the minimum props needed. Devanadi has some props available for use during our training, however, we would like you to bring some of your own as well.

 

Continuing Education: This course can be used towards your Yoga Alliance Continuing Education requirements.

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Yantra Painting: Root Chakra | Prema Yoga | Northfield, MN
Mar
4
9:00 AM09:00

Yantra Painting: Root Chakra | Prema Yoga | Northfield, MN

NEW DATE: MARCH 4, 2018
Muladhara Chakra

Meaning: Root, Foundation
Mul-base, adhara-support. First Chakra 

Description: Survival center. Plain of judgment. Security. The seat of Kundalini Shakti, the basis from which the possibility if higher realization arises. It is the root of all growth and awareness of human divinity.

Our practice of Sacred Art painting will start  with a short meditation to set our practice intention for the time we have. Then we will engage in our creative process of chakra drawing & painting.

Learn the qualities and colors of the first chakra and use vedic mathematics to create your own unique mandala pattern around the first chakra.

 

Date: Sunday, Feb 25, 2018
Time: 9:00am-3:30pm
Location:PREMA YOGA  
      220 Division St S.
      Northfield, Minnesota
Register: (651) 343-4932                       www.PremaStudio.com
Cost: $65 + $10 materials fee (paid day of at workshop) 
$50 if you have taken it before! 

** we take a lunch break next door at an Inidan resturant! 

 

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The Myth & Mystery of the Tantric Wisdom Goddesses
Mar
1
to Apr 12

The Myth & Mystery of the Tantric Wisdom Goddesses

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In this in-depth workshop we will invoke  the wisdom Goddess and accept the challenge to look deeper within ourselves. It is via the process of discovering the subtleties of the Goddess that she begins to work on us. Through the creative practices of mantra, yantra, storytelling, asana, ritual, meditation and self inquiry, we humbly petition her to be our guide as we further our self-study. To engage in a relationship with a wisdom Goddess, is to collaborate with the parts of ourselves that are still a mystery. Unveiling those mysteries elicits an everlasting bond with our psyche, and with the powers the Goddesses reveal.

Each class will begin with the retelling of the Goddesses’ myth, where students will learn about her symbolic nature. There will be creative take-home practices, to continue on the path of Self discovery.

 

Time: 9:30-11:30am
Dates: 5 Thursdays –  March 1, 8, 15 + April 5 & 12
Full Series: $108
Digital Only Option: Class recordings (MP3s) are available for those who do not live in the area, and still want to be part of our group.

Recommended Reading: Tantric Yoga & The Wisdom Goddesses by David Frawley
Please bring: A notebook and pen to take notes. Weekly assignments for personal growth and practice will be given out.

CEs*: 10 for RYTs for full course by request – must be present to earn CE certificate

Make-Ups: If enrolled for the entire series, we will send you the MP3 of the class if you are absent.

 

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Yantra of the Month Sadhana: Maha Mrityunjaya
Mar
1
to Mar 31

Yantra of the Month Sadhana: Maha Mrityunjaya

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Here is what you get: 
• A downloadable video tutorial on how to draw the Maha Mrityunjaya Yantra. This tutorial also includes ways you can color or paint your yantra, as well as how to meditate with it.(video)
• The Sage’s Story (audio)
• Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (audio)
• Mantra Purusha intentional relaxation practice (audio) 
• Zine with construction tips, mantra, color chart, making a sacred space and more. Snail mailed to you to unlock your Yantra Sadhana. In the USA & NOW Internationally! (please allow 3-5 days for delivery; international mail may take longer.) 

BONUS FOR MONTH OF MARCH ONLY
Bonus watercolor paint & tutorial  (downloadable video)
For those who donate $27 or more you get your very own Peerless Watercolor pallet to use to paint your yantra.

This includes all the colors to complete one  yantra (9cm radius). YES, the colors will come in the mail! YES, even silver and gold. No extra Shipping cost!

In this tutorial you will be lead through the ritual of drawing the Maha Mrityunjaya Yantra, from beginning to end. Because it’s a video tutorial you get to pause, rewind and review, as many times as you wish! Videos are set up so you can stop and rest, and not ever rush. The process of making a yantra is a Sadhana, a spiritual practice—best executed with time and reverence. 

As a way to keep connecting with Mrityunjaya, you will also receive audio files with a story, an intentional relaxation and the Maha Mrityunjaya mantra to chant along to while you draw, color or paint.

Join our Creative Tribe

For the month of March this Tutorial is available by donation—give what you can! It is my wish that more of us spend time in creative contemplation. 

*Supplies you will need (not included): paper, ruler, pencil, compass and an eraser. Any colors you want to use: crayons, paints, watercolors, colored pencils. You can find the prescribed colors to finish your yantra in your Zine. 

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Yantra of the Month Sadhana: TARA | Virtual Temple
Feb
4
to Feb 28

Yantra of the Month Sadhana: TARA | Virtual Temple

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In this tutorial you will be lead through the ritual of of drawing a Tara Yantra, from beginning to end. Because it’s a video tutorial you get to pause, rewind and review, as many times as you wish! Videos are set up so you can stop and rest, and not ever rush. The process of making a yantra is a Sadhana, a spiritual practice—best executed with time and reverence. 

As a way to keep connecting with Tara, you will also receive audio files with one of her stories, a Yoga Nidra and her mantras to chant along to while you draw, color or paint. 

Here is what you get: 

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  • A downloadable video tutorial on how to draw the Tara Yantra. This tutorial also includes ways you can color or paint your yantra, as well as how to meditate with it.
     
  • Bonus watercolor paint tutorial on how you can paint the yantra, to inspire you.
     
  • Tara's Story (audio file)
  • Tara’s Mantra (audio file)
  • OM Mantra (audio file)
  • Tara’s Yoga Nidra practice (audio 23 min) 
  • Tara E-Zine with construction tips, mantra, color chart, making a sacred space and more. 
Tara Yantra Tutorial
54.00
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*Supplies you will need: paper, ruler, pencil, compass and an eraser. Any colors you want to use: crayons, paints, watercolors, colored pencils. You can find the prescribed colors to finish your yantra in your Zine. If you are getting the bonus colors, please note you will need a paintbrush (more info on paint brushes in your zine). 

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The Art of Rest: Restorative Teacher Training (level 1) | Iowa City, IA
Jan
26
to Jan 28

The Art of Rest: Restorative Teacher Training (level 1) | Iowa City, IA

Dates: Fri – Sun, Jan 26-28, 2018
Times: Friday 9-5PM; Saturday 10:30-6:30; Sunday 8-4
Investment (Regular Students): $365 ($395 after Dec 1);
 

Required text: Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times By Judith Lasater

Continuing Education: This course can be used towards your Yoga Alliance Continuing Education requirements.

Learn the art of observation and support thru the practices of restorative yoga. This teacher training will give you the skills necessary to incorporate restorative yoga into your practice and classes. Restorative yoga offers the assistance of props to hold the body; when the body is held it learns to release and rest, making room for healing. This training is for teachers and dedicated students alike. 

FOCUS OF TRAINING:

  • What is restorative yoga: the restorative environment and the restorative yoga gems. 
  • Sympathetic & Parasympathetic: creating the space and mind set for parasympathetic unfoldment. 
  • Breath awareness: how to breathe in restorative postures, and how you can use the breath, to appease apprehensive or anxious students.
  • Guided Relaxation Techniques: learn specific tools to support an active mind, and those students that are not used to being still, or new to restorative yoga. 
  • Observations in different bodies: learning to look at the student first, adaptation of various postures. 
  • Trusting your Self:sensation of your own body, to make or not make adjustments. 
  • Postural adaptations for pregnancy: learning poses that you add to any of your regular yoga classes to support expecting mothers. 
  • Private students- How to work individually with a student, taking a basic “student history“ (physical, medical and emotional) and using it to decide which postures will be more effective. 
  • Your own Restorative practice: knowledge is best from the source. Learn to create a personal restorative practice, to be a better teacher, and to retain ojas! 
  • Savasana: The importance of full relaxation in each yoga class.
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Advanced Restorative | Minneapolis, MN
Jan
12
to Jan 14

Advanced Restorative | Minneapolis, MN

  • Devanadi Yoga | Minnepolis, MN (map)
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In this advanced Restorative teacher training we will focus on the body as the temple for healing and the art of relaxation in more complex postures. Students will learn new restorative postures, as well as deepen their skills to support clients, in the group class model as well as individually. Participants are required to complete a project to receive a certificate for this course.

Restorative yoga offers the assistance of props to hold the body; when the body is held it learns to release and rest, making room for healing. This training is designed for teachers and practitioners currently practicing and teaching restorative yoga.

“Restorative yoga slowed down my thoughts and helped me connect with my heart.”
~Janet Brito

Prerequisite: Restorative Level 1 with Chanti Tacoronte-Perez

CEs: 20
Limited to 15 students - please reserve your space in advance. No prior teaching skills necessary, all are welcome.

Required Reading: The Heart Speaks: A Cardiologist Reveals the Secret Language of Healing by Mimi Guarneri M.D. FACC

Focus of Training:
• The body as a temple for healing
• Advanced us of props
• Ayurveda & the Doshas as it relates to the physical postures
• Guided relaxation techniques—Mantra Purusha
• Observations of different bodies in restorative poses
• Trusting your intuition
• Complex use of props
• Using sand bags and eye-wraps
• Inversions, deep back bends & forward bends
• The importance of your own Restorative practice
• Active listening and working with students individually

 

NEW DATES TBA
Cost (Regular Students): $365 ($395 after Sept 27);
Cost (Devanadi TTs/Grads): $325 ($350 after Sept 27)

Props to bring - Please purchase in advance to make sure you have them in time!: 4-6 blankets, 1 bolster, 2 blocks, 1 strap, 1 eye pillow, 1 mat (we recommend Sunshineyoga.com) + optional restorative head wrap available at: https://iynaus.org/store/props/pune-headwrap 

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Monthly Restorative Yoga | Minneapolis, MN
Jan
5
6:00 PM18:00

Monthly Restorative Yoga | Minneapolis, MN

Join certified Restorative Yoga teacher and trainer, Chanti Tacoronte-Perez in a yummy, nourishing practice to help you recover lost energy. Restorative Yoga uses blankets, bolsters and blocks to completely support the body in restful postures which encourage the body to relax, open, renew and heal. As the body releases deeply, the mind grows quiet and reflective, bringing you into a more balanced state.

Treat yourself to a restorative afternoon and refresh your body, mind and soul. You’ll leave this workshop feeling renewed and rejuvenated!

Register now as space is limited to 16 people. No yoga experience necessary for this workshop and is open to people of all ages.

Dates: Friday Night Jan 5
Times: 6-8pm
Cost per person: $25 ($20 for Devanadi TTs/grads)
Couples Cost: $45 per couple

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Laksmi Yantra Sadhana | Virtual
Jan
1
to Jan 31

Laksmi Yantra Sadhana | Virtual

In this tutorial you will be lead through the ritual of of drawing a Lakshmi Yantra, from beginning to end. Because it’s a video tutorial you get to pause, rewind and review, as many times as you wish! Videos are set up so you can stop and rest, and not ever rush. The process of making a yantra is a Sadhana, a spiritual practice—best executed with time and reverence. 

As a way to keep connecting with Laksmi, you will also receive audio files with one of her stories, a Yoga Nidra and her mantra to chant along to while you draw, color or paint. 

Here is what you get: 

  • A video tutorial on how to draw the Lakshmi Yantra. This tutorial also includes ways you can color or paint your yantra, as well as how to meditate with it.
  • Laksmi’s Story (audio 8 min)
  • Maha Laksmi’s Mantra (audio 2 min)
  • Yoga Nidra practice (audio 23 min) 
  • Laksmi E-Zine with construction tips, mantra, color chart, making a sacred space and more.

*Supplies you will need: paper, ruler, pencil, compass and an eraser. If you would like to color your yantra, any crayons, colored pencils, paints will do. Your E-Zine will have the colors necessary for you to finish your yantra. 

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New Years Full Moon Retreat | Minneapolis, MN
Jan
1
12:00 PM12:00

New Years Full Moon Retreat | Minneapolis, MN

Welcome in 2018 with Tanya & Chanti in this half-day retreat designed to set your heart's desires into motion for the coming year. Let go of the patterns you DON'T want to repeat from 2017 and get Shakti-fied to manifest your 2018 intentions. All are welcome!

Retreat events include:

  • New Year's Full Moon Yoga Practice
  • Full Moon Yoga Nidra Practice
  • Sankalpa Workshop for 2018 - set your intention for the year!
  • Manifestation Collage Creation
  • Fire Ceremony for Actualization

Cost: $108


REGISTER HERE

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Props Lab for Yoga Teachers | Minneapolis, MN
Dec
17
1:00 PM13:00

Props Lab for Yoga Teachers | Minneapolis, MN

Yoga props are often left in a corner of the room, unused and frowned upon if needed. In this workshop learn how to safely use props as a way to move more deeply, feel extra support and surrender in the postures. Props can also be used as a tool to create a more inclusive environment in your yoga classroom, teach self acceptance and explore poses in a new and creative way. 

This course was created for those of you who: 

  • want to know more about using the basic props found in a yoga classroom.
    know they have limitations and want to explore postures with props safely. 
  • are looking to create a more inclusive yoga classroom. 
  • have the desire to teach/ practice poses in a new and creative way.
  • want to find more surrender in your yoga practice. 

Date: Saturday, Dec 17, 2017
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Devanadi Yoga
4401 Upton Ave S. Minneapolis, MN
Cost: $55
CEU's: 3

 

 

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Yoga Teacher Mentorship Program: Confidence Module | Minneapolis, MN
Nov
11
to Jan 20

Yoga Teacher Mentorship Program: Confidence Module | Minneapolis, MN

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Prajña is a knowledge that does not come from what we read or take in with our senses; it’s the possibility of another higher knowledge capable of confirming the teachings through direct experience. 

We seek for wisdom not in sense experience at all, but in that other way of knowing whatever called, in which the mind is alone and engaged in being. -Plato.

This monitorship program aims to support teachers synthesize the knowledge they attained in prior training by developing a greater commitment to svadyaya or self study. 

Our goal is to guide teachers to expand and cultivate their own self knowledge, to be better practitioners and teachers. After a 200 or 500 hour program, we tend to lose the sangha community we built during our training. When we loose our support at times we become less stimulated or uninspired or, we are just un sure how to digest all the information and bring into our lives. 

When we stop learning as an educator, we are missing something, when we create community and begin to intelligently discuss our role as a teacher, we not only fulfill our purpose. This program was developed to keep teachers learning, and when we learn and are inspired, our students, also learn are inspired and thrive. 

The mentorship program is committed to developing your skills as a student which in turn make you a better more qualified and refined teacher. We should remember that the goal of yoga and our responsibility as yoga teachers is to lead students to living a more healthy, joyful life, not only with how we conduct our classes but how we lead our own lives.

Pre-requisite: Enrolled in or graduated from a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training program from ANY school. NON-Devanadi teacher are encouraged to enroll!

Dates: 5 Saturdays: Nov 11, Dec 2 & 9, 2017 + Jan 6 & 20, 2018
Time: 1-5pm (1-4pm on Jan 13) + 1 hour yoga private with Chanti
Investment per module: $300; can be paid in monthly installments of $100 with a deposit of $100 | Space is limited to 10 students per module
CEs: 25 hours (20 Contact Hours / 5 Non-Contact Hours of home practices, reading, etc)


Understanding and defining your role as a teacher
• Your daily Home Practice
• Developing a personal practice that informs, inspires your teaching
• Asking questions that come from your teaching experience
• Creating and keeping healthy boundaries

Observing the students in your class
• Observation “Lab”
• Assistance to the teacher, in class hands on learning
• Adjustment, corrections and teaching modalities from observation first

Developing your voice
• Speaking for experience rather than queues
• Confidence
• The use of creative insight for class theming & intentions Theming, class intentions and higher purpose
• Inspiring yourself

Variations, props, modifications and kramas
• Safety in the classroom
• How and when to use props

Sequencing in the classroom
• appropriate poses/ sequencing in the basic class (pranayama, meditation, asana)
• appropriate poses/ sequencing in all levels (pranayama, meditation, asana)

ONE-ON-ONE: For Module 1 only, each student will receive a 1 hour one-to-one session with Chanti to discuss personal practice. The student is responsible for scheduling the one-to-one session with Chanti within the 3 months of the mentorship program.

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Yantra Painting Intensive: The Chakras | Minneapolis, MN
Oct
27
to Oct 29

Yantra Painting Intensive: The Chakras | Minneapolis, MN

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Embark on a discovery of your Self through the architecture of subtle anatomy. The chakras are a system of unfolding awareness that can be experienced creatively by way of mantra, yantra, meditation, and movement to facilitate the tantric wisdom each chakra holds. 

In this training students will discover the elemental aspects as well as the physical placement of each of the chakras through the movement, mantra, meditation, contemplation and journaling of the experience.

The architecture of each Chakra, as yantra will be learned via the creative practice of yantra painting. The combined effects of the workshop will give students a whole education on various ways to incorporate the wisdom of the chakras in their individual practice as well as in their current teaching.

Students will learn & Explore: 

  • How to draw and paint each chakra.
  • The tools used for yantra painting: compass, ruler, paint, brushes, simple painting techniques, and basic color mixing.
  • The sanskrit alphabet and the sacred lotus: learning the sanskrit alphabet and it's relationship to the chakras.
  • Archetype  of each chakra as life cycle.  
  • Meditation to dissolve the chakras
  • To create a set of chakra cards for use as a study/ practice tool.
  • The creative part of yourself, that's yearning to be remembered!

 

Dates: Oct 27-29 2017
Times: 9-5pm daily
Location:  Devanadi Yoga | Minneapolis, MN
Price: $195 Early Bird ($185 Devanadi TT grads)
$245 After Sept 27 ($235 Devanadi TT grads)

This is part of a 3-part Workshop to become a Yantra painting teacher over time. We recommend that you take your time to infuse yourself with the techniques and sadhana that will support your creative growth, as many people discover their own healing via the process of using ancient creative medicine.

To facilitate a more educational learning environment, students will have one initial (optional) virtual tutorial, and creative OMwork to familiarize themselves with the basic yantra painting tools prior to the training.

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Fiercely Awake: A Four Desires Workshop | Northfiled, MN
Oct
21
to Oct 22

Fiercely Awake: A Four Desires Workshop | Northfiled, MN

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This workshop will use Rod Stryker's Four Desires process to journey deep within the psyche. We will learn the tools of resiliency, necessary to empower ourselves to live the truth of our heart’s desire.

Students will be guided through a step by step process to uncover their soul’s unique-individual purpose. When we decide to make each intention, choice and life decision from a place of dharma or duty rather than dysfunction, life truly is joyful, expansive and sacred. 

You will: 

  • Explore the 4 desies of the soul: Dharma, Artha, Kama, Moksha.
  • Understand what gets in the way of living your life fully.
  • Discover your unique Purpose Image and Dharma Code. 
  • Learn the tools necessary to empower your purpose. 
  • Embark on a creative ritual to exprience the deepest parts of yourself that are waiting to be known.

This immersion includes: 
2 day workshop
Yoga nidra recording
20 & 40 day virtual checkin
4 Creative projects (delivered weekly) to strengthen your connection with the 4 Desires process.  

Date: Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 21-22, 2017
Time: 9:00am-6:00pm
Location: PREMA YOGA  
        220 Division St S.
        Northfield, Minnesota
Register: (651) 343-4932   |   www.PremaStudio.com
Cost: $225 Early Bird |  $275 after Sept 1, 2017

Suggested Reading: The Four Desires by Rod Stryker
Required Text: The Four Desires Workbook by Rod Stryker

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Moon Ritual Practices | Minneapolis, MN
Sep
20
to Jan 17

Moon Ritual Practices | Minneapolis, MN

Ritual allows for us to step into the wisdom of what is being ritualized. These full and new moon rituals will give us the opportunity to honor a part of our natural world which represents ever-changing-stability. As we honor the new moon amavasya, we make space to restart. The full moon purnima nourishes, as it leads us to a heightened sense of energy. We can learn the wisdom of the moon, by being ever-present, yet knowing that change is inevitable. Each unique moon ritual will incorporate an asana yoga practice, meditation, chanting, creative exploration and community. Within this safe space we can surrender to the emptiness of the dark moon as well as the wildness we may feel during the full moon.


Location: Devanadi Yoga
Price: By Donation ($20 suggested) 
Time: 6-8:00om
Register Here
All seekers welcome!

 

MOON DATES
🌑Sept 20 (Wed) 
🌑 Oct 19th (Thurs) 
🌕 Nov 4th (Sat) 
🌑 Nov 18th (Sat) 
🌕 Dec 3 (Sun) 
🌑 Dec 18th (Mon)

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Support Sangha | Minneapolis, MN
Sep
5
10:00 AM10:00

Support Sangha | Minneapolis, MN

Sangha, is the Sanskrit word that means community, tribe, collective—these are the people that support you when you need it, listen and hold space for you to thrive and to equally, fail. This monthly gathering will help you to refine your Dharma Codes, look at the resistance while your striving to become or embody your intentions/ sankalpas, and continue to be inspired in your own self exploration. 

The Support Sangha aims to hold space for: 

  • Provide clarification for individual sankalpas
  • Support for the resistance that is revealed. 
  • Provide creative growth work for the in-between time to keep us engaged. 
  • Keep you accountable, and in direction of your resolve.

*Open to all seekers who have done The Four Desires program or have worked with intention setting and Dharma work privately. If you are looking to start this process, or just curious, contact me. 

Date: Sept 5 & Oct 31
Time: 10-1:00pm
Price: $64 (limited to 8)
Location: Yantra Wisdom, Private Residence in Minneapolis

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The Art of Rest: 
Restorative Teacher Training Level 1 | Minneapolis, MN
Aug
25
to Aug 27

The Art of Rest: 
Restorative Teacher Training Level 1 | Minneapolis, MN

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 “Restorative yoga slowed down my thoughts and helped me connect with my heart.” ~Janet Brito

“Restorative yoga slowed down my thoughts and helped me connect with my heart.” ~Janet Brito

Dates: Fri – Sun, Jan 27-29, 2017
Times: 9am-5pm daily (lunch 12:00 – 1:30pm daily)
Investment (Regular Students): $365 ($395 after July 25);
Investment (Devanadi TTs/Grads): $325 ($350 after July 25)

Required text: Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times By Judith Lasater

Props to bring: 4-6 blankets, 1 bolster, 2 blocks, 1 strap, 1 eye pillow, 1 mat and optional restorative head wrap available at: https://iynaus.org/store/props/pune-headwrap

Continuing Education: This course can be used towards your Yoga Alliance Continuing Education requirements.

Learn the art of observation and support thru the practices of restorative yoga. This teacher training will give you the skills necessary to incorporate restorative yoga into your practice and classes. Restorative yoga offers the assistance of props to hold the body; when the body is held it learns to release and rest, making room for healing. This training is for teachers and dedicated students alike. 

Focus of Training:

  • What is restorative yoga: the restorative environment and the restorative yoga gems. 
  • Sympathetic & Parasympathetic: creating the space and mind set for parasympathetic unfoldment. 
  • Breath awareness: how to breathe in restorative postures, and how you can use the breath, to appease apprehensive or anxious students.
  • Guided Relaxation Techniques: learn specific tools to support an active mind, and those students that are not used to being still, or new to restorative yoga. 
  • Observations in different bodies: learning to look at the student first, adaptation of various postures. 
  • Trusting your Self: sensation of your own body, to make or not make adjustments. 
  • Postural adaptations for pregnancy: learning poses that you add to any of your regular yoga classes to support expecting mothers. 
  • Private students- How to work individually with a student, taking a basic “student history“ (physical, medical and emotional) and using it to decide which postures will be more effective. 
  • Your own Restorative practice: knowledge is best from the source. Learn to create a personal restorative practice, to be a better teacher, and to retain ojas! 
  • Savasana: The importance of full relaxation in each yoga class.
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Summer Shakti Women's Retreat | Stanchfield, MN
Aug
18
to Aug 20

Summer Shakti Women's Retreat | Stanchfield, MN

With Tanya Boigenzahn, Indu Arora and Chanti Tacoronte-Perez

SOLD OUT!

COST: $495 ($560 after 5/15/17)
Payment Plan: $100 non-refundable/non-transferable deposit to hold your spot until 7/15 when final payment is due. Balance due by 5/15 to receive early bird pricing.
Please read our Registration & Cancellation Policies below prior to signing up.
Location: ARC Retreat Community – 1680 373rd Avenue NE, Stanchfield, MN, 55080
Check in: Fri, Aug 18 – 5pm
Check out: Sun, Aug 20 – 5pm


EXPLORE THE DEVI MAHATMYAM
SACRED TEXT AND PRACTICES OF THE GODDESS

Sing the glory of the Goddess with us in the Summer Shakti Women’s retreat! Join Tanya, Indu and Chanti in a women’s getaway weekend this August for sangha, sharing and learning about our Essential Nature. Women are embodiments of Goddess as “Shakti.” We will explore the mantra, the story, and symbolic meaning of Goddess Durga, and how it relates to Yoga from the text Devi Mahatmayam.

Your Retreat Includes:
– 2 nights lodging – beds are first come first served
– daily yoga classes
– lectures
– mantra practice and recitation
– Durga yantra painting workshop
– time in nature
– fire ceremony
– all meals – cooked food from fresh ingredients, mainly vegetarian
– afternoon tea

Paint the Durga Yantra: The construction of the Durga yantra which will take us deeper into the feeling of ritual, meditation and devotion mirroring the stories of the Devimahatmyam. During the creation of the yantra the main mantra of this sacred text will be chanted continuously, focusing the mind to be one-pointed on the goddess herself. When it is complete we will learn to use the yantra as a tool for meditation.

Practice and Study: We will practice daily in the sisterhood of sharing and sangha. Come ready to practice, listen, take in and receive these heart-felt and timely teachings. Leave with your cup full of ICCHA SHAKTI – willpower, JNANA SHAKTI – knowledge and KRIYA SHAKTI – discernment in thought, speech and action.

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Master Class: Yoga Nidra | Minneapolis, MN
Aug
10
to Aug 24

Master Class: Yoga Nidra | Minneapolis, MN

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THE POWER OF CONSCIOUS SLEEP: YOGA NIDRA

Yoga Nidra is a state of awareness, where the body and mind sleep to what is finite and awaken to limitless-creative-consciousness. This class will explore five methodologies of Para Yoga Nidra which include: healing, cognition, transformation, sankalpa-shakti and spiritual awakening. 

Each class will begin with simple gentle movement and lead into a guided Yoga Nidra, traditionally experienced in savanna (supine pose). We will end with short meditation and journaling. This class is open to all level seekers.

Location: Devanadi Yoga
Time: Thursdays; 9:30-11:00am
Dates: August 10 & 24

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