YOGA on MAIN'S 25th ANNIVERSARY!
Namaste! 2017 marks Yoga on Main's 25th Anniversary, and we invite you to share in this amazing milestone with us! We will be celebrating with lots of special events throughout the year, and we have also created an Indigogo campaign to raise funds for improved services and programs. We hope you will consider making a contribution, and we look forward to seeing and serving you throughout the year! Please visit our Indigogo campaign HERE, and our deepest gratitude for your generous support!
To register for any event, you can email us or call 215-482-7877 and we will respond as promptly as possible! Please also note our refund policy under Schedule & Fees. Thank you!
Ongoing Monthly/Bi-Monthly Events
Chakra Meditation and Oneness Blessing
Every Other Monday Evening from 6:30-8:30pm - next session Monday, October 16th
Suggested Donation - $5-$10
The format for the evenings is Sharing Circle, Chakra Dhyana and Oneness Blessing. All are welcome!
Alternately facilitated by Maureen Malone, Sharon Stratton and Jana Pechmann Lunger, Oneness Blessing Givers.
To register, please call Maureen at 215-424-4444 or 215-431-8838.
The Chakra Dhyana is a very powerful Spiritual Practice to awaken Kundalini, connect you with higher conscious, and clear and activate the 7 chakras. Using the Chakra Dhyana, we briefly chant the Bija Mantras for each Chakra. At the conclusion of the Chakra Dhyana the Oneness Blessing will be given. The Oneness Blessing is an energy transfer that initiates a neuro-biological change in the brain that connects us with spirit. It results in a growth in consciousness by creating a shift in the perception and experience of life. It is non-denominational; and awakens our connection with the oneness in everything, allowing each of us to deepen our relationship with ourselves, those we love, and with all that is.
Community Reiki Share, facilitated by Parvati (Maureen Heil) CRMT
Monday, October 9th from 6:30-7:30pm
Suggested donation: $7!
Whether you are a Reiki practitioner or want to receive the healing energy of Reiki, please join us as we share the healing energy with each other. Reiki energy goes where it is needed for the greatest good. It brings a feeling of profound peace and healing. We will have several tables available. Practitioners will take turns sharing Reiki healing energy, making it available to all.
Early Morning Aquarian Sadhana
Sunday, October 15th from 5:00am - 7:30am
Get up before the sun and join us for this free practice in the amrit vela, the ambrosial hours before dawn. We start with about 20 minutes of reading from Japji Sahib, a Sikh scripture. After which we practice a Kundalini kriya (yoga exercises) together. Following the exercises, we chant the Aquarian mantras (as taught by Yogi Bhajan) for 62 minutes and enjoy a deep meditation. Start your day/week with this refreshing spiritual practice!
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali with Shiva Das
Wednesday Evenings, October 11, 18th and 25th
Investment - $25 per individual class
Join us for a fascinating study and immerse yourself into the primary underlying philosophy of Yoga! This experience will challenge your perspective and change the way you see you and life itself. We will investigate the following topics in the 4 part series -
- The history of Vedic Philosophy and Culture
- Patanjali the Ancient Sage
- The purpose and goal of Yoga
- The obstacles on the yogic path
- The 8 fold practice of Ashtanga Yoga
- The results of yogic practice and the nature of Enlightenment
Communing with the Gods - A Vedic Astrology Presentation with Christopher Burns
Thursday, October 12th from 7:00 - 9:30pm
Atma.. what is it?.. does it truly exist?.. if so, for what reason?
Come explore the core hermetic concept: 'as above, so below' through Jyotisha, known as the eyes of the Vedas.
We will discuss the Vedic myth of the churning of the Cosmic Ocean of milk, that is said to have produced the Immortal Nectar and explore its relevance to yoga sadhana, Sankhya philosophy and our day-to-day life experiences as a human incarnation at this momentous time in our collective evolution.
Topics of exploration include:
- Jyotish as a tool to enhance our yogic lifestyle and it's relevance to Jnana, Karma and Bhakti Yoga Sadhana.
- How the heavenly zodiac mirrors our Karmic experiences on Earth and operates through our Prana and Chakras.
- What the Vedic approach has to say about the concept commonly known as the ego, self or inner 'I'.
- Simple daily practices to help us align with the sacred rhythmic dance of heaven and earth.
- Theories on Agni and Soma, as reflections of Atma and Jiva.
* Time permitting, current planetary transits will be covered as well as what maybe in store for us in the coming years.
Vedic Astrology Readings with Christopher Burns
October 13th - October 23rd
Investment - $140 for 90 minute session
To book a session, please email us or call 215-482-7877!
If you are interested in understanding yourself at a deeper level, a Vedic astrology reading can be very insightful. It can help you with insight into career paths, relationships, education decisions, your relationship with your finances and of course, your Karma! Christopher has been counseling the Yoga on Main community for over 10 years and has an excellent reputation with many repeat clients as well as feedback on his readings. It is easy to schedule a reading - just call us at 215-482-7877 and we will arrange your session. Schedule early as he has a tendency to fill up quickly!
Christopher was first introduced to Vedic knowledge by his mother, Betheyla Anuradha. He fondly remembers practicing yoga with her as he grew up and one of his favorite memories is of her giving palmistry readings to all his friends at his birthday party. Blessed with her guidance, his interest in yoga and jyotisha (vedic astrology) blossomed in his early twenties. In 2003 he received certification as a Universal Freestlye Yoga instructor through the tutelage of reknowned Ukraine Yogi Andrea Lappa. Then in 2005 he began his formal study of Jyotish and received certification through the ACVA in 2007. Currently he has been furthering his studies in Jyotish with Sam "SadaSiva" Geppi, with an empahsis on relationship astrology. He is also the father of 3 sons, an award winning break dancer and a seasoned vegetarian chef. He currently resides in Eugene, Oregon from where he offers personal Yoga and Astrology consultations, using the knowledge he has gained studying the great Vedic paradigm.
Kirtan with Radharani
Friday, October 20th at 7:30pm (doors open at 7pm)
$18 advance, $20 the day of
Radharani fell in love with kirtan 14 years ago, and is now emerging as a performer and teacher of sacred music. Through the years, she has shared a stage with many beloved musician friends, including Sri Kirtan, Kirtan Rabbi, Prema Hara, Gina Sala and Lee Mirabai Harrington, and aso Krishna Das as a member of the a cappella group Prana.
Radharani's debut album "Just One Drop" received acclaim around the globe, reviewed in several of Yoga Journal's partner magazines worldwide. The unique sound has been called "one of exceptional purity, a mirror of the crystalline voice of the artist." - Yoga Magazine, France Radharani has spent many years traversing the Himalayas, learning from wise teachers, and studying the ancient science of sound through Indian music. She loves helping people open to new horizons through the process of discovering their authentic voice in private lessons and group workshops. She also guides pilgrimages to her favorite places in India. For more information, please visit www.radharanimusic.com
Peace Meditation with Mirella Nicholson
Friday, October 27th at 7:00pm
Donations graciously accepted!
Group meditation for Peace - we invite you to join us as we come together to meditate to raise the vibration of peace in our community.
No experience necessary and all are welcome!
The Shakti of The Divine Mother with Shakti Durgaya Kali
An Introduction to Kali Natha Kundalini Tantric Yoga
Thursday, November 9th from 7:00 - 9:00pm
Suggested donation - $20
Kali Natha Yoga, as taught by Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati, is the mystical yoga of the Divine Feminine. During this introductory evening you will experience the Kali Natha Yoga asana series of the Divine Mother honoring mother Durga, Mother Kali and an asana series dedicated to Mother Shakti. Kali Natha Kundalini tantric pranayama practices will be interwoven through the evening. This practice is suitable for students of all levels and abilities.
Shakti Durgaya Kali, Kali Natha Yoga Acharya, has been sharing this mystical yoga for more than 18 years. She was initiated into Kali Natha Yoga by Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati, her guru and the founder of Kashi Ashram. Her passion is to share Ma Jaya's lineage and to ease every heart.
Chair Yoga Teacher Training with Shiva Das
Saturday, November 11th from 12 noon - 6:00pm
Investment - $130
Join us for a one day intensive focused on training teachers to deliver a Chair based hatha yoga class! This modified practice is based on tradition hatha yoga poses and pranic techniques for specific population like those suffering from PSTD, folks in poor health and the elderly. It is a wonderful way to make the healing practice of hatha yoga accessible to those with limited strength, flexibility and mental health issues.
- Explore the Ayurvedic perspective of the human condition and how this perspective can help the Yoga Teacher to recognize the student’s current condition and support their positive well being and development using yogic practices.
- Understanding the benefits of Chair Yoga for improving health and enhancing the student’s participation in life at all levels including physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
- Developing themes and intensions for the chair yoga practice.
- Learning specific series of postures for all parts of the body done with the support of a chair that create an overall practice for the entire being.
Shiva Das, ERYT will lead this program. He is the Director of Yoga On Main and a co-founder of Inner Fire Yoga. He has over 20 Years of teaching experience in all aspects of the Yoga tradition. He has written two Teacher Training Manuals and has been training Teachers in Yoga Alliance Certified programs for over 16 Years.
He has been teaching Chair Yoga for over 19 years.
Yoga on Main's 25th Anniversary Kirtan Celebration with DAVID NEWMAN & BAND!
Saturday, December 2nd at 8:00PM
Tickets - $20 advance; $25 the day of
We welcome you to join Yoga on Main Founder and Chant Artist DAVID NEWMAN (Durga Das) & BAND for a special evening of kirtan and sacred song to celebrate Yoga on Main's 25th Anniversary! Come together with community to sing and dance in joy to mark this amazing milestone and festive occasion! For more information on David, please visit www.davidnewmanmusic.com.
Aligning Our Self with Nature - The Goals and Priinciples of Yoga and Ayurveda
Saturday, December 9th from Noon - 4:00pm
Investment - $60 (early registration by December 2nd - $75 afterwards!)
Join Shiva Das for a wonderful afternoon exploring the ancient sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda to discover their innate relationship with Naturral Law. Learn how to align yourself with cosmic energy and achieve the goal of life!
Topics for discussion include:
- Sanatana Dharma - Eternal Nature, a new perspective
- Samkhya Philosophy - The cosmology of nature
- Yoga and Ayurveda - Aligning ourselves with Nature
Spend the afternoon in conversation and reflection as the year comes to a close. We hope you'll join us!