Prajna Yoga Teacher Mentorship: Module 2
Mar
1
May 31

Prajna Yoga Teacher Mentorship: Module 2

  • Inspiring Actions | Hudson, WI

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. 

This monitorship program aims at building confidence to work more closely with individual students, private clients and the more subtle practices of relaxation, pranayama, mantra and yoga nidra.

Focus of mentorship:

  • Teaching Private students & Trusting Intuition
  • The science and sacredness of yoga nidra 
  • Relaxation techniques& simple restorative postures
  • Teaching Meditation & Pranayama
  • Community collaboration and case studies 
  • Working with pain, stress & anxiety
  • Mantras & Chanting in the classroom

Program Overview:

The program will offer creative ways of assimilating previously learned information including, writing exercises, journaling, experiential practices and contemplation. 
This course will count towards Yoga Alliance Continuing Education requirements.

Spring 2017 Session program meets Hudson, WI
Wednesdays 12-3pm
March 1, 15, April 12, 26, May 17, 31

$300; can be paid in monthly installments of $100
Included recording of all class sessions.

Prajña Yoga Teacher Mentorship Program: Confidence Module
Apr
13
Jun 8

Prajña Yoga Teacher Mentorship Program: Confidence Module

  • Devanadi Yoga | Minneapolis, MN

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.

Program Overview

  • The classes will offer creative ways of assimilating previously learned information including, writing exercises, journaling, experiential practices and contemplation. 
  • This course will count towards Yoga Alliance Continuing Education requirements.
  • Each student will receive an 1 hour one-to-one session with Chanti, to discuss personal practice. The student is responsible for scheduling your one-to-one session with Chanti within those 3 months. 

Fall Session program will meet: 
Thursdays (9:30am-12:30pm) 
April  13, 20, May 18, 25 June 1, 8
Price $300; can be paid in monthly installments of $100; limited to 10 students
Location: Devanadi Yoga | 4401 Upton St. Minneapolis, MN


Understanding and defining your role as a teacher (3 hours) 

  • 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 (3 hours) 

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

Developing your voice (3 hours) 

  • 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 (3 hours) 

  • Safety in the classroom
  • how and when to use props

Posture “Lab” (3 hours) 

  • Proper pacing
  • Putting practice into skill

Sequencing in the classroom (3 hours) 

  • appropriate poses/ sequencing in the basic class (pranayama, med, asana)
  • appropriate poses/ sequencing in all levels (pranayama, med, asana)
235hr WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT Yoga Teacher Training & Intensive
Apr
22
Dec 4

235hr WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT Yoga Teacher Training & Intensive

  • Devanadi Yoga

3 TIERED PROGRAM
April, July & Dec 2017
With Tanya Boigenzahn, Chanti Tacoronte-Perez, Lauren Toolin, Sarah Longacre Ehlers and other special guests

SPRING PROGRAM SPECIAL! The Future is Female – Exclusive YTT for Women! Study yoga in an all female community. This training has the same content as our other 235hr programs with a special focus on women’s empowerment, the role of women as spiritual leaders in their own self-care, home and community. This will be awesome!

Early Bird to pay in full and save $200*: March 22

FORMAT: This program meets 3 Week Long Tiers over 9 months

TIMES: 8am-5pm daily or as noted
SCHEDULE:
1) April 22-28 (Sat-Fri)
2) July 19-25 (Wed-Tues)*
3) Dec 4-10 (Mon-Sun)

* includes Guest Teacher Weekend: Lauren Toolin – Yoga From the Inside Out: Experiential Anatomy & Asana Labs – Sat & Sun, July 22-23 from 8am-6pm

+ 5 1.5 hour Mentorship Webinars in the off month (included)

Yantra Painting | Tara: The Guiding Star
Jun
4
9:00 am09:00

Yantra Painting | Tara: The Guiding Star

  • Prema Yoga | Northfield, MN

Tara takes us across the deep, dark, turbulent waters, that never have been crossed; navigating the stars, to be guided along the creative path. These waters often correspond to the mind. Tara evokes the Siddhi (power) of Trust. Trusting to be carried though difficulties of transformation and change, especially when one does not anticipate or know what awaits.

Yantra painting is a meditative practice. Using the left and right side of the brain simultaneously, by chanting and drawing/painting, harmony arises. These ancient symbols also hold archetypal energy, the shapes and colors (depending on the yantra/chakra) help us to remember our primal self, and our divine nature. The chant is the link to the sacred sounds, they help to focus our inner chatter to just one thing at a time. Slowing down our minds, and shifting our perspective,  we naturally feel better.

We will learn the symbology and meaning of the different parts of the Tara Yantra and how she relates to our own lives, as well a The construction (drawing and painting) of the yantra will take us deeper into the feeling of devotion, meditation and sacredness.

Date: Sunday, June 4, 2017 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)

Crafting & Activating Sankalpa
Jun
6
Jun 13

Crafting & Activating Sankalpa

  • Yantra Wisdom | Minneapolis, MN
 

Date:  Tuesdays June 6& 13, 2017
Time:  10-1pm
Location: Yantra Wisdom
53 & Penn | Minneapolis, MN 55419
Cost: $64; limited to 8 participants 

We have all made goals in the past. On average, Americans make about 2 resolutions per year. However, 80% of us don’t achieve our resolutions. Why is it that we fail to follow through on what seem to be important intentions at the time?  The answer according to yoga wisdom is two fold; your intention needs to be from the heart, and you need energy to back it up. 

In this workshop we will cultivate an intention that is congruent with the desires of our soul, rather than just our minds, as well as the necessary support it needs to be achieved. 

In addition we seed the sankalpa within the depths of tranquility in yoga nidra and the creative practice of likita japa, the sacred written word.

The Art of Rest: 
Restorative Teacher Training Level 1
Aug
25
Aug 27

The Art of Rest: 
Restorative Teacher Training Level 1

  • Devanadi Yoga | Minneapolis, MN
“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 Dec 27);
Investment (Devanadi TTs/Grads): $325 ($350 after Dec 27)

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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The Art of Rest: Restorative Teacher Training Level 1
Sep
8
Sep 10

The Art of Rest: Restorative Teacher Training Level 1

  • Mela Yoga | San Mateo, CA

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, Sept 8-10, 2017
Times: 9am-5pm daily (lunch 12:00 – 1:30pm daily)
Investment : $365 Early bird ($395 after Aug 1);
 

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.

The Yoga of Intuition Retreat in BALI
Oct
7
Oct 14

The Yoga of Intuition Retreat in BALI

  • Soul Shine Retreat Center | Ubud, Bali

The Yoga of Intuition
Sourcing the Technology of Freedom

Oct 7-14, 2017  |  Ubud, Bali |  Soul Shine Retreat Center  |  With Tracee Stanley & Chanti
KNOW & KNOW THAT YOU KNOW

Terrence Villas
Sunset Suite: $2025 Shared / $2550 Private (one bed) 
Firefly Room: $2025 Shared/ $2550 Private (one bed)
Garden Room: $1885 Shared/ $2335 Private (one bed)
Koi Room: $1885 Shared/ $2335 Private (one bed)
Sound of Sunshine: SOLD OUT

Lotus Villas
$1795 Shared/ $2235 Private
All rooms have shared bathrooms

Non-refundable Deposit $600
Early Bird $100 OFF before March 30, 2017
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
  • 2 online live support webinars (before and after retreat) 

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

Fierecly Awake:A Four Desires Workshop
Oct
21
Oct 22

Fierecly Awake:A Four Desires Workshop

  • Prema Yoga | Northfield, MN

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
Fiercely Awake workbook
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

Yantra Painting Intensive | Divine Spark: Exploring Laya Yoga Creatively
Oct
27
Oct 29

Yantra Painting Intensive | Divine Spark: Exploring Laya Yoga Creatively

  • Devanadi Yoga | Minneapolis, MN

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.

Advanced Restorative
Jan
19
Jan 21

Advanced Restorative

  • Devanadi Yoga | Minnepolis, MN

Dates for this training will be be in Sept or Jan 2018

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 


Yantra Painting | Lakshmi: Goddess of Abundance
May
3
9:30 am09:30

Yantra Painting | Lakshmi: Goddess of Abundance

  • Yoga Wisdom & Wellness

LAKSHMI goddess of Abundance provides all that is necessary. All she asks of us, is that we are grateful of our life’s journey. Learn more about Lakshmi through the tapas of yantra painting and mantra recitation. 

The word yantra in sanskrit means tool, machine or instrument. Yantras are usually geometric diagrams, made of a small dot (bindu) surrounded by circles, triangles, and squares, each having symbolic meaning. These shapes come together to form the pattern of the divine. A yantra is also a visual form of a mantra used to strengthen your focus in meditation.

We will learn the symbology and meaning of the different parts of the Lakshmi Yantra and how she relates to our own lives. When our yantras are complete we will learn how to use them for daily meditation and take home the tools that support our abundant life. 

Date: Wed May 3, 2017
Time: 9:30 am-4:30pm

Location: Grand Junction, CO
Hosted by  Yoga Wisdom and Wellness at a beautifulprivate home on the Redlands, address available when you register

Register: www.yogawisdomandwellness.com

Cost: $80 paid by April 19
           $95 after April 19
Yantra creation materials and delicious Ayurvedically inspired lunch included

Spring Equinox 5 Day Ritual with Tracee & Chanti
Mar
20
Mar 25

Spring Equinox 5 Day Ritual with Tracee & Chanti

  • Online

March 20-25, 2017

Join creatives Tracee Stanley & Chanti Tacoronte-Perez for the FREE Empowered Wisdom 5 day ritual; March 20-25, 2017

We both created a deck of cards to help support our community, shift their perspective, engage in a daily ritual, and to ask challenging questions. As we began to creatively play, we realized that these decks are like long lost sisters. We listened to our intuitions and joined forces to share with you our exciting collaboration.

Why Join This Ritual: 

To create a daily RITUAL!
To CONNECT with innate wisdom + Power
To develop your listening skills to INTUITION.
To shift perspective and tune into GRACE
To RECOGNIZE that place within you, that knows and knows that it knows. 

What you get:

Yoga of Intuition Meditation
Yoga of Intuition Deep Relaxation
NEW Empowered Wisdom 5 day Ritual E-Journal
 

How do I join the 5 day Ritual? 

  1. SIGN UP with the Above Link
  2. Get The Cards or Follow along on Instagram when we post our daily card pull
  3. Follow Tracee & Chanti on Instagram @tracee_stanley, @yantrawisdom, @empoweredlifeoracle
  4. Engage with the Empowered Wisdom e-journal (will be e-mailed once you sign up.)
  5. Post your cards, tag us and share it to inspire! #empoweredwisdom #yogaofintuition

Order your decks

 

Empowered Wisdom 5 Day Ritual Starts March 20-25, 2017

Yantra Painting | Krishna: Open to Joy
Mar
12
9:00 am09:00

Yantra Painting | Krishna: Open to Joy

  • Prema Yoga | Northfield, MN

Krishna is the ruler of the mind who holds the reins of the senses. He moves freely on Earth as a guardian of the natural world and physical life. Krishna renews our need for playfulness; he allows us to fluidly loosen our grip onto reality while masterfully steering our chariot towards divinity.

YANTRA

The word yantra in Sanskrit means tool, machine or instrument. Yantras are usually geometric diagrams, made of a small dot (bindu) surrounded by circles, triangles, and squares, each having symbolic meaning. These shapes come together to form the pattern of the divine. A yantra is also a visual form of a mantra used to strengthen your focus in meditation.

In this sacred painting workshop we will learn the symbology and meaning of the different parts of the KrishnaYantra and how she relates to our own lives. The construction (drawing and painting) of the yantra coupled with the mantra, sacred sound, will take us deeper into the feeling of devotion and meditation. 

When our yantras are complete we will learn how to use them for daily meditation and take home the tools that help us remember our creative flow. 

Date: Full Moon -Sunday, March 12, 2017
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) 

 Yantra Painting | Chinnamasta: Cutting False Identities
Mar
8
9:30 am09:30

Yantra Painting | Chinnamasta: Cutting False Identities

  • Devanadi Yoga | Minneapolis, MN

Date: March 8
Time: TBA
Location: Devanadi Yoga
4401 Upton Minneapolis, MN
Register: devanadiyoga.com

Investment: 

In this workshop you will learn the archetypal mysteries of the great warrior goddess Chinnamasta, through the art of mantra, meditation & Yantra architecture. 

We will use the techniques of Yantra painting that naturally support the calming of manas mind to access the wisdom body Vijanamaaya kosha and the realm of the inner teacher. We will invoke the guidance of Chinnamasta as the deity that can lead us towards a clearer understanding of ourselves by cutting though the patterns of the mind, listening to the inner guide, and to take action in living dharmically. 

Chinna means “severed” masta is “head” therefor Chinnamasta is the headless goddess.  She symbolically represents the conscious removal of the activities of the mind or vrittis.

The workshop begins with invoking the creative energy by way of mantra. The meaning of the different parts that make up the Chinnamasta Yantra as well as the color will be discussed. The construction (drawing and painting) of the yantra will take us deeper into the feeling of devotion, meditation and sacredness. 

When the yantras are complete you will learn how to used them for daily meditation and take home the tools that support the path to quieting the mind in order to listen closely.


Yantra Painting | Durga: Invincible Courage
Mar
4
Mar 5

Yantra Painting | Durga: Invincible Courage

  • Grateful Yoga | Evanston, IL

Cost: $149 for 9 hours. Additional materials fee of $10 to be paid directly to Chanti on the day of the workshop. Grateful Yoga members receive 15% off. Some partial scholarships are available for those in financial need- just ask!

Schedule

  • Saturday, March 4, 2-6:30p
  • Sunday, March 5, 2-6:30p

The yantra construction will take place over the course of two days interspersed with time for chanting and meditation practices. Snacks and tea will be provided.

Our practice of Sacred Art painting will start with a short meditation. Then you will be led into the creative process of Yantra drawing & painting. 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.

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.

Why Durga?

Durga was born from light. Durga removes all difficulty and establishes harmony. She is that which destroys all so that we may shine light on our own darkness. Practicing with the Durga Yantra will give us the strength we need during these challenging times. 

 

 

Durga: Light of Invincibility Yantra Painting | San Mateo, CA
Feb
19
10:00 am10:00

Durga: Light of Invincibility Yantra Painting | San Mateo, CA

  • Mela Yoga

Durga was born from light.  Durga removes all difficulty and establishes harmony. She is that which destroys all so that we may shine light on our own darkness. 

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

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.

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

Dates: Feb 19, 2017
Times: 10am -5:30
Location: Mela Yoga
        851 n. San Mateo Drive,
        San Mateo, CA, 94401
Register: www.mela.yoga
Investment: $90

Saraswati Goddess of Creativity: Yantra Painting
Jan
22
9:00 am09:00

Saraswati Goddess of Creativity: Yantra Painting

Saraswati is the Indian Goddess of the creative flow. She encourages authentic articulation, adaptability and surrender. With her support our eyes begin to notice the beauty in all things. She give you the courage to live a creatively engaged life. 

YANTRA
The word yantra in Sanskrit means tool, machine or instrument. Yantras are usually geometric diagrams, made of a small dot (bindu) surrounded by circles, triangles, and squares, each having symbolic meaning. These shapes come together to form the pattern of the divine. A yantra is also a visual form of a mantra used to strengthen your focus in meditation.

In this sacred painting workshop we will learn the symbology and meaning of the different parts of the Saraswati Yantra and how she relates to our own lives. The construction (drawing and painting) of the yantra coupled with the mantra, sacred sound, will take us deeper into the feeling of devotion and meditation. 

When our yantras are complete we will learn how to use them for daily meditation and take home the tools that help us remember our creative flow. 

Awaken the Chambers of Your Heart--A Sankalpa for the New Year
Jan
5
Jan 26

Awaken the Chambers of Your Heart--A Sankalpa for the New Year

  • Where Is My Guru

The new year gives us permission to hit the reset button; however to achieve a resolution congruent with our individual purpose, we must awaken the chambers of our heart—a creative expansion of strength and love necessary to transform the course of our lives.

What you will experience as a part of this course:

  • Awaken a heart-centered resolution SANKALPA
  • Learn rituals of self-care that support and nurture your intentions
  • Know the activating power of Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep/deep rest)
  • Understand what gets in the way of the intention: identify the saboteur and know what to do when it shows up.
  • Tap into your creativity as a practical tool to continue a relationship with the Intention set.

What do you get: 
3 weekly lectures
A live stream circle for an interactive q&a January 19th 7-8:30pm EST
Meditation & Yoga Nidra practices
Creative Tutorials
Facebook Community of Like-minded participants
A PDF Journal
First 15 participants receive a gift --A set of the Four Desires of the Soul cards, and a surprise via snail mail (sorry..US residents only) Use code at checkout: AWAKENYOURHEART


HOW TO I REGISTER?

Follow the link below. On the drop down menu at check you you can choose a monthly subscription or a single course. 

Where is My Guru Monthly Membership 29.99
Stand-alone course 89.99

Fiercely Awake: Ignite your Creative Truth
Jan
3
Feb 7

Fiercely Awake: Ignite your Creative Truth

  • Yantra Wisdom

Four Desires Creative Coaching

Immerse yourself in creative revelation and intimately explore the calling of your soul.
This course will infuse the teachings of The Four Desires by Rod Stryker with the creative labyrinth of depth psychology.

We enterthis world with a unique presence, yet struggle to embody that truth. Creativity has an authentic voice and a direct connection to our soul. Through the process of image making, ritual, mandalas, collage, poetry and active imagination we can forever open that portal and commit to remain fiercely awake.

 Students will be guided through a step by step process to uncover their soul’s unique-individual purpose and well as bring to consciousness the resistance that has been in the way. When you decide to make each intention and decision from a place of dharma or duty rather than dysfunction, life truly is joyful, expansive and sacred.

Week 1
Lakshmi: The Four Desires
The first week we will become familiar with the four desires in a creative way, to embark our psyche and studies with the four desires the heart. 

Week 2
Swapneshwari: Your Dream  
Our second week will focus on envisioning a life of purpose, and brining that image forward. 

Week 3
Kali: Honoring Resistance

This week we give ourselves permission to enter the underworld so that we may see what can easily get in the way of activating our purposeful dream. 

Week 4
Chamunda: The Antidote

In this session students will get a chance to be individually be guided to find the antidote of their resistance which will provide clarity and strengthen the individual purpose, dharma.

Week 5
Durga: The Invincible Power of Image

Once we have crossed over and recognized the dark parts ourselves, it is time to bring our dharma into daily action. This session will look at the tools necessary to empower ourselves in the world. 

Week 6
Chinnamasta: Ritual

This final meeting will focus on transformation and ritual. When we honor the darkness, forgive our past and radically accept our calling to consciously stay fiercely awake!  

Suggested Reading: 
The Four Desires by Rod Stryker

Dates: Jan 3-Feb 7
Times: Tuesdays 10am-1pm
Cost: Early Bird $300/ $350 after Dec 14
(5 student minimum 10 student maximum)

What do you get: 

  • 18 hours of classroom time in a small group (10 students or less)
  • Recordings of the meditation practices 
  • Yoga Nidra Recording 
  • Relaxation recordings
  • Some supplies necessary for the creative practices (others will be personal items brought by participants)
  • Facebook Sangha 
  • 20 Day & 40 Day virtual check in (after course is completed) 
  • Likhita Japa Book
  • Fiercely Awake Workbook

Prajna-Teacher Mentorship Program: Confidence, Hudson WI
Nov
7
Jan 18

Prajna-Teacher Mentorship Program: Confidence, Hudson WI

  • Inspiring Actions, Yoga Studio & Wellness Center

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. 

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.

Mentorship hosted by
Inspiring Actions, Yoga Studio & Wellness Center
1370 Hosford Street. Hudson, WI 54016

Session Dates and Times:
Wednesdays 10:00am-1:00pm
Nov 9 & 16, Dec 7 & 14, Jan 11 & 18
Cost: $300 (can be paid in monthly installments of $100)

 


Program Overview

  • The classes will offer creative ways of assimilating previously learned information including, writing exercises, journaling, experiential practices and contemplation. 
  • This course will count towards Yoga Alliance Continuing Education requirements.
  • Each student will receive an 1 hour one-to-one session with Chanti, to discuss personal practice. The student is responsible for scheduling your one-to-one session with Chanti within those 3 months. 

Understanding and defining your role as a teacher (3 hours) 

  • 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 (3 hours) 

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

Developing your voice (3 hours) 

  • 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 (3 hours) 

  • Safety in the classroom
  • how and when to use props

Posture “Lab” (3 hours) 

  • Proper pacing
  • Putting practice into skill

Sequencing in the classroom (3 hours) 

  • appropriate poses/ sequencing in the basic class (pranayama, med, asana)
  • appropriate poses/ sequencing in all levels (pranayama, med, asana)
Divine Spark: Exploring Laya Yoga Creatively | Topanga, CA
Nov
4
Nov 6

Divine Spark: Exploring Laya Yoga Creatively | Topanga, CA

  • Yoga of Willpower & Intention

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 and meditation to facilitate the tantric wisdom each chakra holds. 

 

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 / or paint a chakra.
  • Become familiar with 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 chakras as life cycle.  
  • Laya Yoga: 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 

What you get: 

  • Audio recording: Journey Through the Chakras Yoga Nidra
  • Audio recording: Meditation to dissolve the chakras
  • A Chakra Coloring Journal to use during class and as you continue to explore these subtle energies. 
Exploring Subtle Anatomy: Chakra Painting Training | Honolulu, HI
Oct
21
Oct 24

Exploring Subtle Anatomy: Chakra Painting Training | Honolulu, HI

Chakra Yantra Painting Training at Devanadi

Chakra Yantra Painting Training at Devanadi

The Essence of the Chakras: Exploring Subtle Anatomy Creatively

 

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 teacher training students will discover the elemental aspects as well as the physical placement of each of the chakras through the movement of the body in asana practice. Within the practice, mantra will be used as a guide towards 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: TBA
Location:  Open Space Yoga | Honolulu, HI
Price: TBD

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 meeting prior to the training as well as a supplementary virtual classes after the training. 

In the first virtual class you will learn and explore the basic tools and supplies required for the training. You will also be given a creative homework to familiarize yourself with the basic yantra painting tools. 

The class following the training will focus on individual questions about technique, the 40 day meditation practice, and the corresponding creative assignments. If students are not available for the virtual classes, they can view the recordings at their own time. These supplemental times were created to build a stronger community, a supported space for creative exploration, and a better teaching tool for students to thrive. 

The Prism of Divinity: Closing Reception | Minneapolis, MN
Oct
16
10:30 am10:30

The Prism of Divinity: Closing Reception | Minneapolis, MN

The creative process has many different ways of finding it’s host. When I listen deeply, and allow that fluid divinity to come alive in my soul, blood, cells, breath and eventually the bones in my hands, the prism of divinity opens up and patterns are formed.

Closing reception on October 16th at 10:30am & 12:15pm after Sunday services.

Yantras, Mandalas and Sacred art will be shown:
Sundays: September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, and 16. (9:30-11:30)
First Universalist Church
3400 Dupont Ave S. Minneapolis, MN 55408
 

Your Heart's Intention: Sankalpa & Birth Yantra Labyrinth
Oct
14
Oct 15

Your Heart's Intention: Sankalpa & Birth Yantra Labyrinth

  • Mary Bruce Yoga, Phoenix, AZ
 

Sankalpa Workshop
Friday October 14 | 6-9pm
$45 Early / $55 after Aug 1
Both workshops $145 Early/ $160 Aug 1

We have all made goals in the past. On average, Americans make about 2 resolutions per year. However, 80% of us don’t achieve our resolutions. Why is it that we fail to follow through on what seem to be important intentions at the time?  The answer according to yoga wisdom is two fold; your intention needs to be from the heart, and you need energy to back it up. 

In this workshop we will cultivate an intention that is congruent with the desires of our soul, rather than just our minds, as well as the necessary support it needs to be achieved. 

In addition seeding the sankalpa within the birth yantra intensifies memory as a tool to journey towards the center as well as how it affects the path back out into the world.

Yantra Painting Workshop
Saturday October 15 | 9-3pm
$108 Early / $125 after aug 1
Both workshops $145 Early/ $160 Aug 1

Creativity is similar to the labyrinth––a spiral towards center. 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 to support the setting of our intentions or sankalpas. 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 labyrinth is historically found across different cultures and traditions, they all share the collective awareness that the labyrinth is a process of self unfoldment inward and again outward. 

The practice of yantra construction and painting will be the vessel which can hold the “birth” of your creative endeavors and desires whether that is the support for a physical birth, the fruition of your current goal or sankalpa. 


Friday October 14 | 6-9pm | $45 Early / $55 after Aug 1
Saturday October 15 | 9-3pm | $108 Early / $125 after Aug 1
Both workshops $145 Early/ $160 after Aug 1
Location: Private Studio
            2313 E Sells Dr Phoenix AZ 85016
Hosted by Mary Bruce | www.marybruce.com

The Four Desires: Mending with Gold
Oct
8
Oct 9

The Four Desires: Mending with Gold

  • Prema Studio, Northfield, MN

The Japanese have a beautiful tradition of mending broken objects with gold, called kintsukuroi. They believe that augmenting or celebrating the lost and damaged parts, shows a history worth seeing. 

This workshop will use Rod Stryker's Four Desires process to journey deep within the psyche and bring to consciousness the parts of our broken story. We will learn the tools of resiliency, necessary to fill the cracks with gold and 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. 

This immersion includes: 
2 day workshop
Yoga nidra recording
20 day check in via phone/skype (Nov 1, 6:00pm) 
40 day check in via phone/ skype (Nov 17, 6:00pm) 
4 Creative projects (delivered weekly) to strengthen your connection with the 4 Desires process.  

 

Date: Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 8-9, 2016
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      
$245 after Sept 1, 2016 

Fall Cleanse for Rejuvenation With Tanya & Chanti | Devanadi Yoga, Minneapolis, MN
Oct
3
Oct 7

Fall Cleanse for Rejuvenation With Tanya & Chanti | Devanadi Yoga, Minneapolis, MN

Yoga | Herbs | Food | Ayurveda | Restoration

5 Days: Oct 3-7
Time: 6:30am-8:00am for Morning Practice + recommendations given daily for support throughout the week

Or join us virtually if you can’t make all the morning practices or you live outside Minneapolis. The Daily Practice will be sent to you each day immediately following the in-class practice.

Why Cleanse? Fall is an ideal time to cleanse the body and mind from the activity and intensity of the hot summer months. In yoga's sister science, Ayurveda, fall cleanses are nourishing, comforting and calming as we enter the dry, cold and windy time of year. Help get your body, mind and spirit in a cozy, grounded place in preparation for winter, as well as gain tools and support for helping you life a lighter, brighter life inside and out.

What’s included / What you get

  • Daily Classes & Rdejuvinative Practices
  • PDF Journal that includes: recipes, tips for cleansing,  self care rituals, daily sankalpa personal journal & bonus material. 
  • Mp3’s of each class which includes: asana, meditation, yoga nidra, relaxation and daily recommendations. These will be sent to you daily via dropbox.
  • Supportive FB group with sign up.
  • Likhita Japa book for sankalpa support
  • Dosha Quiz
  • 10% Discount on supportive products from the Devanadi Store

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

$108 No private included
$200 Includes Private one session during week: Home practice, Ayurvedic lifestyle , Thai or Energy work (Thai & Energy work only with Tanya) 

Oct 3-7 6:30-8am  Practice & Check-in
Limited to 15 students 

Rituals of Self Care | San Mateo, CA
Sep
24
10:30 am10:30

Rituals of Self Care | San Mateo, CA

  • Mela Yoga, San Mateo CA

 A Weekend Retreat to Heal, Nourish & Restore

Location:    Mela Yoga
        851 n. San Mateo Drive,
        San Mateo, CA, 94401
Register: www.mela.yoga
Cost: $189 early bird | $249 after 7/31

Weekend Retreat Schedule
FRIDAY 9/23 | 6-9:00pm
Restorative Yoga w/Essential Oil Self-Massage

SATURDAY 9/24 | 10a-6:00pm
Yoga Asana Practice
MahaMrityunjaya Mantra Yantra Construction
Yoga Nidra

SUNDAY 9/25 | 10a-6:00pm
Yoga Asana Practice
MahaMrityunjaya Mantra Yantra Painting
Tantric Fire Ceremony

Spend a weekend anointing yourself with the essence of yoga wisdom to nourish the soul, restore the body, and heal your mind. 

In this 3-day local retreat, learn the Self-Care rituals necessary for any yogi or yogini. Ritual is the way that we bring to life the spirit of yoga’s wisdom. However, often we find that taking care of our own needs comes in second to the needs of others. Giving ourselves permission for Self-Care is one way we honor yoga’s teachings. The weekend will incorporate the tantric weaving of yoga asana, mantra, meditation, nidra, yantra painting, sacred fire ceremony and sangha. These practices are sure to inspire and empower you to create a daily Self-Care ritual.  

 

What you get: 

  • Fire starter kit 
  • Personalized dream oil 
  • MMM Yantra 
  • Recordings of all practices (asana, nidra & restorative)


Yoga for Nourishment Weekend
Sep
9
Sep 11

Yoga for Nourishment Weekend

  • Devanadi Yoga

With Tanya, Chanti & Lucy

Come fill your cup with tips, tools, practices and more with long time practitioners Tanya, Chanti and Lucy in their weekend workshop exploring Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda for self care and nourishment.

This weekend includes the following 6 workshops Sept 9-11:

  • Restorative Yoga Tools for the Classroom - Fri, Sept 9, 6-9pm
  • Yoga & Ayurveda for Better Digestion - Sat, Sept 10, 9:30-11:30am
  • Yoga Nidra: Tools & Technology - Sat, Sept 10, 3-6pm
  • Yoga Tools for Stress & Anxiety: Practice - Sun, Sept 11, 9:30-11am
  • Yoga Tools for Stress & Anxiety: Methodology - Sun, Sept 11, 2-4pm
  • Self Care Rituals - Sun, Sept 11, 4:30-6pm

Full Weekend: $225 ($195 for Devanadi TT grads) or register for individual workshops
At Devanadi Yoga 4401 Upton S. Minneapolis, MN

Honoring Ganesha's Birthday Yantra Painting | Prema, Northfield, MN
Sep
4
9:00 am09:00

Honoring Ganesha's Birthday Yantra Painting | Prema, Northfield, MN

Date: Sunday Spet 4, 2016
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) 

FREE Ganesha Puja/ Ritual to follow, bring an offering to
place on the altar and or to the group; he likes sweets, candles, marigolds, shells, sweet grass, love, melodies and handmade images.

 

Prajna Teacher Mentorship: Module 2 | Devanadi Minneapolis, MN
Sep
3
Jan 21

Prajna Teacher Mentorship: Module 2 | Devanadi Minneapolis, MN

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.

Program Overview

  • The classes will offer creative ways of assimilating previously learned information including, writing exercises, journaling, experiential practices and contemplation. 
  • This course will count towards Yoga Alliance Continuing Education requirements.
  • This monitorship program aims at building confidence to work more closely with individual students, private clients and the more subtle practices of relaxation, pranayama, mantra and yoga nidra.

Fall Session program will meet: 
Saturdays
Sept 3: 1-4pm; Oct 1: 12-4pm; Nov 3: 6-7pm – virtual; Dec 10: 12-4pm; Jan 7: 1-4pm; Jan 21: 12-4pm

Price $300; can be paid in monthly installments of $100; limited to 10 students
Location: Devanadi Yoga | 4401 Upton St. Minneapolis, MN

Module 2 : Teaching Subtle Yoga
 

Yoganidra & Relaxation / Props & Posture Lab

  • The science and sacredness of yoga nidra 
  • Relaxation techniques 
  • How to support the body for rest using props and restorative poses 

Teaching Private students & Trusting Intuition

  • How to structure a one-on-one class
  • Taking a student diagnostic 
  • Strengthening your intuition

Sangha Support Virtual one hour check 6-7pm CST 

Meditation & Pranayama / Props & Posture Lab

  • Meditation practices & techniques 
  • Pranayama practices & techniques 
  • Posture lab to support meditation & pranayama

Working with anxiety & Depression / Props & Posture Lab

  • define anxiety and depression 
  • simple techniques for anxiety & Depression 
  • props and posture lab —how to work with injury: pain/ stress/ emotion

Mantras & Chanting in the classroom

  • teaching call and response 
  • what is mantra and why it works
  • personal mantra/ chanting practice 
  • bija mantras of the chakras
Deep Inner Space: Cultivating a Relationship with the 9 Vedic Planetary Energies
Aug
10
Oct 5

Deep Inner Space: Cultivating a Relationship with the 9 Vedic Planetary Energies

  • Yantra Wisdom

Tantric seers came to understand the different energies that the planets emit and how those cosmic forces influence our being.

In this 6 week series we will explore the nine planets (according to vedic astrology) and their unique attributes through mantra, yantra, meditation, vedic square and self exploration. 

Each week we will begin with a meditation in reverence to the corresponding planet, anda short lecture on the planet and it’s qualities. Then we will create a vedic square mandala, learn the limited color palette of the corresponding planet and relate it to the chakra system. The practice will be infused with the planetary mantra and class will culminate with a sharing circle of the process. 

What you will Learn: 

  • The technology of the vedic square 
  • How vedic numerology (in the Harish Johari Tradition) relate to the chakras system and the pantheon of vedic astrological planets. 
  • Use mythology to relate to the planets
  • Create a planetary color wheel. 
  • The individual mantras for each of the planets. 
  • Planetary medicine: How to incorporate, gemstone, meditation, nidra, asana practice, alter making to support your connection and exploration to each of the planets.

 

DATES: Wednesdays 9:30-12:30 (Aug 10, 17, 31 Sept 14, 28 Oct 5)
Limited to 8 students by invitation only 

COST: $306* (not including materials) 
Payment Plan available: 3 installments of 108 (totaling $324)

LOCATION: Classes will be held at Chant’s Home Studio 5300 Penn Ave. S. 

*there will be one make up class if necessary Date TBD
*Students must have completed some yantra, mandala, and/or chakra work prior to this class. This course was created for dedicated students who want to cultivate a sincere relationship with the planetary energies and use creativity as another avenue for self mastery. 

What You get: 

  • A recording of “how to use the vedic square" to keep using in your studies (at the end of the workshop) 
  • A planetary Yoga nidra
  • A planetary Meditation 
  • 6 Week online support 
  • 6 classes (3 hour) with Chanti 
  • A creative community 

Required books: 
Numerology by Harish Johari
Nine Designs for Inner Peace by Sarah Tomlinson

Lakshmi: Goddess of Abundance
Jul
24
10:00 am10:00

Lakshmi: Goddess of Abundance

  • Midtown Yoga, Memphis TN

Date: Sunday July 24, 2016
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm (with lunch break) 
Location: Midtown Yoga Too | 816 S. Cooper Memphis TN
Register: www.midtownyogamemphis.com
Early Bird $108 | $120 after 4/16
+10 Supply fee paid on day of class

LAKSHMI goddess of Abundance provides all that is necessary. All she asks of us, is that we are grateful of our life’s journey. Learn more about Lakshmi through the tapas of yantra painting and mantra recitation. 

The word yantra in sanskrit means tool, machine or instrument. Yantras are usually geometric diagrams, made of a small dot (bindu) surrounded by circles, triangles, and squares, each having symbolic meaning. These shapes come together to form the pattern of the divine. A yantra is also a visual form of a mantra used to strengthen your focus in meditation.

We will learn the symbology and meaning of the different parts of the Lakshmi Yantra and how she relates to our own lives. When our yantras are complete we will learn how to use them for daily meditation and take home the tools that support our abundant life. 

Honoring Ganesha - A Yantra Wisdom Painting Workshop
Jul
23
10:00 am10:00

Honoring Ganesha - A Yantra Wisdom Painting Workshop

  • Midtown Yoga, Memphis TN

In India, Ganesha is the most popular deity, he is worshiped as the lord of beginnings and the lord of obstacles. We will honor Ganesha though mantra and yantra, which will give us the support to face our obstacles and eventually be freed of them. 

The Ganesha yantra is used to remove mental, physical and emotional obstacles that keep us from feeling Sri, our resplendence or divine nature.

YANTRA
The word yantra in sanskrit means tool, machine or instrument. Yantras are usually geometric diagrams, made of a small dot (bindu) surrounded by circles, triangles, and squares, each having symbolic meaning. These shapes come together to form the pattern of the divine. A yantra is also a visual form of a mantra used to strengthen your focus in meditation. 

We will learn the symbology and meaning of the different parts of the Ganesha Yantra and how they relate to our own obstacles. The construction (drawing and painting) of the yantra will take us deeper into the feeling of devotion, meditation and sacredness. 

When our yantras are complete we will learn how to use them for daily meditation and take home the tools that help us overcome our obstacles. 

This class is for all level students. No artistic talent or ability required just patience and an open mind. Please bring a pencil and eraser. If you have compass and ruler bring that too. All other materials will be provided. 

 

Date: Saturday July 23, 2016
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm (with lunch break) 
Location: Midtown Yoga Too | 816 S. Cooper Memphis TN
Register: www.midtownyogamemphis.com
Early Bird $108 | $120 after 4/16
($10 Supply fee paid in cash on day of workshop). 

 

 

 

4 Desires Support Sangha | Minneapolis, MN
Jul
20
Aug 10

4 Desires Support Sangha | Minneapolis, MN

  • Devanadi Yoga

Meets Wednesdays July 20, 27, Aug 3 & 10; 6:00-7:30pm
Open to ANYONE who has worked with Dharma code and/ or Sankalpa before.

A sankalpa, is a resolve, a goal, an intention - a desire of the soul, that can be accomplished. We take on a sacred responsibility when we make the decision to change our lives, setting this distinct intention. Although it is ultimately your responsibility to attain, the journey does not have to be desolate or lonely.

Sangha, is the sanskrit word that means community, tribe, collective - these are the people who support you, who listen and hold space for you to thrive and to, equally, fail. Do you want to be part of a facilitated community that will support you achieve your goals?

This 4 week series aims to:
• Provide clarification for individual Dharma codes & sankalpas
• Support the resistance that is revealed.
• Provide creative rituals & growth work to keep us engaged and close to the sankalpa.
• Keep you accountable, and in direction of your resolve.
• Create a container for a 40 day practice.

Class structure will be 1-1.5 hours of individual check-in, that will lead to discussion and creative growth work and 30 min yoga nidra practice.

This group is limited to 10 students.

DATE: Meets Wednesdays July 20, 27 Aug 3, 10
TIME: 6:00-7:30pm
Cost: $72 ($65 for Deva TTs/Grads)

Sex God Yoga: A Women's Conference
Jul
18
Jul 22

Sex God Yoga: A Women's Conference

Imagine studying the deepest topics with Angela Farmer, Sally Kempton, Sianna Sherman, Uma Dinsmore Tulli, Linda Sparrow, Indu Arora, Katie Silcox, ME and so many more in one online event you can keep forever. Swoon!


Creativity is a bridge that connects us to the sacred divine; allowing ourselves to free our imaginations, become more playful and trust our inherit creative spirit.
— Chanti Tacoronte-Perez

Your Conference Pass INCLUDES:

  • An All Access Pass to 30+ unique interviews with our amazing presenters

  • An All Access Pass to 30+ exclusive, downloadable video, audio and workbook practices

  • The Sex, God and Yoga Handbook – A downloadable, printable e-book for note-taking, including our favorite quotes, ideas, reading list and links back to your favorite teachers and resources

  • UNLIMITED ACCESS to all practice videos, meditations and interviews for one full year to watch anytime, anywhere.*

  • Access to the Sex, God and Yoga tribe – Join the community of other Sex, God and Yoga participants via a private Facebook group for ongoing discussions, connections and inspiration.

  • Exclusive discounts offered by our presenters and partners such as special offers for retreats, coupon codes for free online courses, books, products, additional interviews and more.

  • Sex, God & Yoga LIVE – Virtual circles, live streaming video, giveaways and more during the week of the event.

Spiritual Summit: Painting the 7the Chakra Mandala
Jul
17
9:00 am09:00

Spiritual Summit: Painting the 7the Chakra Mandala

  • Prema Studio | Northfield, MN

When the trinity of, truth, being and bliss merge into a single point, Sahasrara’s limitless petals open the portal towards the Spiritual Summit. This practice allows us to tune in and listen to what’s beyond the silence and towards self-realization. 

Our practice of Sacred Art painting will startwith 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.

This creative process of chakra drawing & painting will support you in learn the qualities, colors—along with using vedic mathematics to create your own unique mandala pattern. 

 

Date: Sunday, July 17, 2016

Time: 9:00am-3:30pm
Location:PREMA YOGA  
          220 Division St S.
          Northfield, Minnesota
Cost: $65 + $10 materials fee (paid day of at workshop) 

Prema Studio A beautiful, nurturing space for connection, movement, expression, creativity, community, calm, massage, fun & so much more. www.premastudio.com

Birth Yantra: Creating the Vessel for your Heart’s Intentions | Minneapolis, MN
Jul
2
10:00 am10:00

Birth Yantra: Creating the Vessel for your Heart’s Intentions | Minneapolis, MN

  • Devanadi Yoga

Dates: Saturday, July 2, 2016
Times: 10:00-5:00pm
Location: Devanadi Yoga | Minneapolis, MN
Cost: $80 / $75 Devanadi TT Grads  + $10 Materials Fee 

Creativity is similar to the labyrinth––a spiral towards center. 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 to support the setting of our intentions or sankalpas. 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 labyrinth is historically found across different cultures and traditions. All share the collective awareness that the labyrinth is a process of self unfoldment inward and again outward. 

The practice of yantra construction and painting will be the vessel which can hold the “birth” of your creative endeavors and desires whether that is the support for a physical birth, the fruition of your current goal or sankalpa.

 

Yantra Mandala Painting Workshop: Muladhara Chakra—Creating Stability | Park City, UT
Jun
18
10:00 am10:00

Yantra Mandala Painting Workshop: Muladhara Chakra—Creating Stability | Park City, UT

Enjoy your Saturday with visiting artist, Chanti Tacoronte-Perez, and learn about Yantra Mandala Painting. The word yantra in sanskrit means tool, machine or instrument. Yantras are usually geometric diagrams, made of a small dot (bindu) surrounded by circles, triangles, and squares, each having symbolic meaning. These shapes come together to form the pattern of the divine.

A yantra is also a visual form of a mantra used to strengthen your focus in meditation. The first chakra (the Muladhara Chakra) helps to support our foundation, our connection with the earth element and our ability to find stability in the midst of turbulence. Creating the muladhara mandala unites us with that energy to support our own growth from a solid foundation.

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 where students will learn the symbolic meaning of the first chakra lotus and its corresponding colors. Student will use Vedic math to create their own unique mandala pattern around the first chakra.

 

DATE: Friday June 17, 2016
TIME: 10:00-4:00pm
COST: $150 Materials Included.
LOCATION: Kimball Art Center, 1401 Kearns Boulevard
Park City, UT 84060 · 435-649-8882 · info@kimballartcenter.org

Teen Yantra Painting: Planet Mandala Workshop
Jun
17
10:00 am10:00

Teen Yantra Painting: Planet Mandala Workshop

  • Kimball Art Center
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Immerse your teens in the world of yoga, meditation, and the creative process with visiting artist Chanti Tacoronte-Perez. The word yantra in sanskrit means tool, machine or instrument. Yantras are usually geometric diagrams, made of a small dot (bindu) surrounded by circles, triangles, and squares, each having symbolic meaning. These shapes come together to form the pattern of the divine.

A yantra is also a visual form of a mantra used to strengthen your focus in meditation. Tantric seers came to understand the different energies that the planets give off and how those cosmic forces influence our being. When each of us was born the planets were in specific patterns; therefore some of those planetary energies hold more power over us. Discover your most influential planet according to Vedic astrology/numerology in this sacred arts painting workshop. Balance the energetic qualities of the planets by constructing and painting your unique planet birthday mandala.


DATE: Friday June 17, 2016
TIME: 10:00-4:00pm
COST: $100 Materials Included.
LOCATION: Kimball Art Center, 1401 Kearns Boulevard
Park City, UT 84060 · 435-649-8882 · info@kimballartcenter.org

 

Explore, Enliven & Empower the Goddess Within--The Three Wisdom Goddesses: Lakshmi, Durga & Saraswati.
Jun
14
Jun 28

Explore, Enliven & Empower the Goddess Within--The Three Wisdom Goddesses: Lakshmi, Durga & Saraswati.

  • Online Course

Create an internal space to explore, enliven and empower your own inner divinity, through the practices of creativity, ritual and reverence.

“Know which altar to pray to” -Ginette Paris, Ph.D.

Archetypal images represent something that is not entirely understandable yet, signal to the possible meanings. This course will explore the archetypal symbology of each of these goddesses in order to realize a greater understanding of ourselves. In this way we gain the support of the goddesses as a mirror to look deeper within our own divinity. This three week virtual course prepares you to feel the goddess within, and divinity throughout.

For course details and registration please visit our collaborating host: Where is My Guru


At the end of this course you will:

  • Build an altar for each of the goddesses
  • Understand the basic attributes of each of the goddesses
  • Use the practices of self care, creativity and devotion to enrich or begin a devotional practice.
  • Practice yoga nidra from the goddess perspective.
  • Know how to move into the embodiment of the archetypal goddess