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Peace Begins with Me; A Yoga and Activism Course

Peace Begins with Me: A Yoga and Activism Course
with Margie Pacher

When: Wednesdays, Nov 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
Time: 3pm-5:30pm
Peace is an inside job and it begins with each one of us!

Yoga and activism go hand in hand. Why? As yogis we practice because we want to experience sustained wellbeing. Many of us have already experienced what science knows, that yoga boosts mood and overall wellbeing. When we extend ourselves to benefit others, an even greater affect emerges, we experience what psychologists call sustainable happiness. Sustainable happiness is the happiness that emerges from contributing to the wellbeing of other people, animals and the environment through our daily actions in the world. Furthermore, as we use our own passions, talents and skills to benefit others we develop more meaning in our lives.

Over five weeks we will practice yoga, boost our wellbeing, and explore some of the world’s most pressing issues with a group of like-minded yogis. This will be an open, conscious, and nonjudgmental circle to explore topics in a fun way, share ideas, and find more positive solutions for the issues that concern us most. Each session includes a 1-hour yoga class, yoga ethics, humane education activities, visualizations, and happiness homework.

Sessions may be taken alone or attend all sessions for discount.

Great for teens, parents, and yogis wishing to experience wellbeing from the inside out!

Week One:
1-hour Hatha Yoga Class
1.5-hour Peace Begins with Me: The Affect of Cultural Norms, Consumerism, and Advertising

Week Two:
1-hour Hatha Yoga Class
1.5-hour Making Peace with People: Women and Children

Week Three:
1-hour Hatha Yoga Class
1.5-hour Making Peace with Farmed Animals

Week Four:
1-hour Hatha Yoga Class
1.5-hour Making Peace with the Environment

Week Five:
1-hour Hatha Yoga Class
1.5-hour Spreading the Light of Peace into the World: YOU can Contribute to Community and Global Wellbeing

$25 per session
$90 for course ($18/session)
Sliding scale prices available. Contact Margie with questions at margiepacher@yahoo.com or PM on Facebook.

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Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra
with Margie Pacher
Saturday October 21st, 2017
1:00- 3:00pm
 
Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra Workshop is designed to facilitate profound self-healing through restorative yoga poses, an intelligent relaxation technique, and an exploratory visualization.

Restorative Yoga places the participant into restful and supported yoga poses using bolsters, rolled-up blankets, and blocks. The participant remains in the pose for 3 to 10 minutes to experience the benefits of the pose.

Following the Restorative Yoga portion of the workshop, participants will experience a specialized guided relaxation and visualization. Yoga Nidra, meaning psychic sleep, places the participant into a deep state of physical relaxation while the mind explores deeper realms of the psyche. Yoga Nidra is an effective way to uproot negative mental patterns and replace them with more positive ones. See your manifestation powers at work in your life!

You'll leave this mini-retreat feeling rested and rejuvenated on all levels!

$30 Early Bird Rate 
 
$40 Day of
Register early. Only 12 spots available.
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 Double Gong Meditation

Friday October 13th with Hannah

Friday October 27th with Dev Atma and Hukam

5:30- 6:30 pm

$12 donation

 The universe is powered by sound.  The gong is the basic creative sound. Out of the gong comes all music, all sounds, all words.  The sound of the gong is the nucleus of the Word.  It takes three to ninety seconds for the sound of the gong to overtake the mind!  Wow, no wonder I'm out like a light within the first few strokes.   The gong is traditionally used in the Kundalini Yoga tradition as a healing tool. It is like a primitive form of ultrasound. The sound vibrations of the gong move through your body/mind clearing blocks, releasing tension and bringing harmony to your whole body.

 When you join us for Gong Meditation you will make yourself  a comfortable spot on the floor.  Using a yoga mat, cushions, blankets and perhaps even an eye pillow to rest the body on during the next 45 minutes of relaxing, rhythmic gong vibrations.  Most likely you will enjoy one of the most deepest sleeps you have ever experienced.  When finished you will be deeply refreshed and relaxed that only you could describe through your personal experience.  

It is Sound as Therapy!

As you listen to the Gong Sound, it will penetrate every cell and fiber of your body.  Emotions and thoughts are provoked from the subconscious. The entire nervous system is put under pressure to adjust and heal itself.
When that pressure builds, totally relax in the deepest meditation possible.  The sound will carry you beyond all fears.  The pressure will release the nervous system of many illnesses.
The parasympathetic nervous system is ruled by sound. To regenerate nothing is more powerful than the sound of Gong.

 Come for the Relaxation, the Release, & the Renewal.


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 Sunday November 5th, 2017

5:00 am - 7:30am

A morning practice of  kriya yoga, chant and meditation in the kundalini yoga tradition according to Yogi Bhajan.   Experience your inner essence during the amrit vela.  A time where soul meets the universe.  Yoga! 

"What is sadhana? It’s a committed prayer. It is something which you want to do, have to do, and which is being done by you. … Sadhana is self-enrichment. It is not something which is done to please somebody or to gain something. Sadhana is a personal process in which you bring out your best."

~Yogi Bhajan

The Benefits of Aquarian Shadhana:

  • It balances the nervous system, supports a healthy spine, and improves digestion
  • It grounds body, mind, and soul with powerful affirmations
  • It helps us tap into our original light every day and meet life's challenges better
  • It fosters meaningful connections and sacred community
  • It encourages stillness and thereby promotes closeness to God
  • It clears karma

We gather at 5:00am for morning prayer of Japji, followed by an hour of Yoga (Kriya). A set of postures to prepare the body for meditation by listening and chanting the 7  Aquarian chants.
A 2 1/2 hour practice that represents tithing  10% of the day to source.
Join us for this early morning meditation during the amrit vela. When the world is quiet before dawn and our prayers can be heard

During what are called the “ambrosial hours” (the two and a half hours just before sunrise), when the sun is at a sixty-degree angle to the Earth, the energy you put into your sadhana gets maximum results. Your world is quieter. It’s easier to meditate and concentrate before the hustle and bustle of the day begins. 

Develop a regular sadhana and you take control of your life. Develop a deep sadhana and you open the doors of experience. Commit to meet your higher Self each morning and your decisions and your life become original; your life will bear the signature of your soul; your radiance will express the meaningful intimacy of the Infinite in each moment. Immerse yourself in the joy of victory that comes from starting each day with a powerful sadhana and every challenge becomes opportunity. 

   Everyone is welcomed.  No experience required.

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We are looking forward to holding our Community Kirtan Sunday!  We are Keeping a close eye on Irma and weather permitting we will be at Prana to serve the community.  Chant our way into feeling safe and surrounded with helping friends.  We chant to raise our vibration to dissipate fear and anxiety.  Keep us safe and dry. 

Stay tuned to the web site if anything changes.

Prana Community Kirtan

Dedicate your voice in song as we sing and play music from the heart. Our community Kirtan lead by the Prana Kirtan band and local musicians bring love and warmth to the studio. We can't be community without you. Join us for veggie potluck and bring a dish to share beginning at 5:30pm, At 6:30pm we begin the music. It's all about the sound current, remember you are the instrument and the voice is the opening for sound. Let it come from your heart. 


The potluck begins at 5:30pm; bring a dish to share

Music starts at 6:30pm


You are welcome to join us if you haven't experienced Kirtan before. This is a perfect event if you love to enjoy good food, sing, dance and play music.

Our community of musicians gather to support the Prana Kirtan Band. 
Come and enjoy, support the band and one another.

Kirtan is a very different kind of music. Based on ancient chants, it has the ability to quiet the mind if listened to with intention. Everyone experiences kirtan differently, and it doesn’t have to be a religious experience. You can think of it as a sing-along. A kirtan concert is not your typical concert either. Everyone sits on the floor, although chairs are usually available. The performers are accessible, in fact there’s not much of a distinction between performers & audience. The wallah (leader) sings the mantra, and the audience sings it back.  As you sing with each other you experience a deep connection with the musicians, the other audience members and yourself. And when the music stops, your mind is quiet.


Join us as we continue the Second Sunday of the Month community Kirtan.
$10 donations

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Introduction to The Iyengar Yoga Wall

B.K.S Iyengar Yoga Wall

 

 

A brief history of the yoga rope wall

 The rope wall is yoga’s answer to achieving some of the same healthful benefits. It was first developed by BKS Iyengar, who used it as a prop to support and intensify his asana practice. He called the rope work “yoga kurunta,” which means “yoga puppetry.”

Benefits of using the yoga rope wall

The ropes work by using gravity as a natural form of resistance, causing the body to open much further than in regular yoga practice. Like the bats and sloths hanging upside down, this releases tension from the joints and deeply stretches the entire muscular-skeletal body.

Rope poses are especially beneficial for spine health through use of traction to relieve pressure from compressed vertebral discs. They can also be used to create deep opening in the organic body, which nourishes the organs, soothes the nerves, and quiets the mind.

Did you know that bats and sloths are the only two mammals in the animal kingdom that don’t get arthritis? The one thing they both uniquely have in common is that they spend much of their lives hanging upside down. Because of this their joints escape the typical wear and tear that other creatures experience, and they suffer from less joint degeneration as a result.

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Kundalini Teacher Training

ELEVATE YOURSELF & OTHERS

 

"If you want  to learn  something, read about  it.

If you want  to understand it, write  about  it.

If you want  to master it, teach it."

""Yogi Bhajan

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Gong Clinic ...Sunday July 23rd, 2017

HEALING POWER OF THE GONG


The gong is one of the oldest instruments of healing and has been used for thousands of years in meditation, ceremony and rituals. Today they are used in yoga and meditation classes, sound therapy practice, group gong bath meditations and in palliative and jcancer treatment centers to promote healths and well-being. They are also a wonderful addition at weddings, family celebrations, workshops and music festivals.
"The gong is more accurately a force of energy. like a divine engine, affecting the body's meridians. By and large, after it's over you just feel great." You feel like you've been healed by the spirit of nature. And the wonderful thing about it is that the instruments heal the player while the player is playing the instrument.

On Sunday July 23rd Prana's" Gong Club" will gather again to offer "healing sessions". We have 2 time slots available for you to register. 2pm and 3pm! Each session last aprox 45min. We except multiple reservations for each session.
Please call to reserve your time slot...941-928-2137
$10 donation requested

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Class Calendar

3840 South Osprey Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34239

Prana Yoga and Healing Center (Prana/PYHC) focuses on alignment based Yoga in the Hatha and Kundalini traditions.  Our emphasis is on education for the healing aspects of yoga not only physically but emotionally, mentally and spiritually. We offer various classes and in depth teacher trainings in Asana (postures and kriyas) that include pranayama (breath awareness) meditation and mantra (chants/songs). PYHC is a powerful place to experience alternative well rounded approaches to health and well being in sound immersion, energy healing, mudra, mantra and aromatherapy. Our holistic approach includes classes in various levels and focuses are offered to appeal to the raw beginner as well as the seasoned practitioner.  We also create and cultivate community events with our monthly gong, sadhana, potlucks, kirtans, concerts and more.  

Prana's mission is to be a studio where all are welcome to come and be and to immerse your being in traditional teachings of yogic philosophy and Asanas. Everyday this dream becomes more alive in the students who bring this profound awareness to their health and lifestyle by allowing the benefits of their practice to be a personal healing experience on the mat.  It's a team effort with our amazing teachers and our incredible students and together we are part of a great ripple that is making a difference in our world.  

What's really inspiring are those who attend class knowing they have not allowed their ailments, age and fears to discourage their experience. In fact it is that "courage" that keeps us focused on bringing our Prana Yoga style to the community.  It compels us to expand our services to include concepts that support this vision creating alternative paths to healing.   

Class Costs
$ 15 Drop in Yoga
$ 52 Series of 4 Classes
$ 80 Private Lesson
$ 88 Series of 8 Classes
$ 100 Series of 10 Classes
$ 146 Monthly Unlimited
$ 695 Semi-Annual Unlimited Yoga Pass
$ 1300 Annual Unlimited Yoga Pass

If purchased online, please bring your receipt to class.

 

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Peace Begins with Me: A Yoga and Activism Course When: Wednesdays, Nov 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th Time: 3pm-5:30pm Peace is an inside job and it begins with each one of us! Yoga and activism go hand in hand. Why? As yogis we practice because…

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Peace Begins with Me: A Yoga and Activism Course
with Margie Pacher

When: Wednesdays, Nov 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
Time: 3pm-5:30pm
Peace is an inside job and it begins with each one of us!
Yoga and activism go hand in hand. Why? As yogis we prac…
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We do have fun during teacher training!

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Worth sharing again as Kundalini Teacher Training will be happening soon.

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The Aquarian Teacher : KRI Level One Teacher…

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Updesh Kaur, Lead Trainer, was so inspired by the benefits experienced after her first Kundalini Yoga class in 2000, that she became a certified instructor by 2001. She began working with the Aquarian Trainer Academy as an administrator for the…

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This is a workshop for every one! Come experience the benefits of this type of practice. Learn how it lesson weight bearing pressure if you have issues with hands, shoulders, hips, neck, legs or back. Yet allows a comfortable way strengthen…

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An experiential spiritual practice for all during the quiet hours before dawn to feel the power of the universe. It's yours to experience

Sadhana :1st Sunday of the…

Elizabeth Baylis commented on Regina DeWitt's blog post Double Gong Meditation... Friday, October 13th and 27th, 2017
"Do I need to sign up to make sure there is an available spot? It is not an option on the Mind Body App or your classes page."
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Join us this Friday as the vibration of the Gong shifts our energy away from the affects of hurricane Irma to a higher healing vibration. The sound of the Gong is healing, relaxing and stabilizing. Yogi Bhagan teaches just 11 min of the Gong…

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There is a silent blanket of stress that covers the area as we emerge from the aftermath of hurricane Irma. It's insidious nature isn't quite in full consciousness. A high volume of emotions ran far and wide as many traveled away from…

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I hope everyone is doing as well as can be expected in the aftermath of Irma. As we slowly assess our situations, Prana Yoga will need another day before we will resume our yoga classes... we will be closed Tuesday Sept. Hope to see you…

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Prana offers Young Living Essential Oils.

Essential oils naturally complement yoga by supporting physical and mental strength and focus through the science of aromatherapy. Essential oils are extremely versatile and have many practical applications in yoga, including techniques for complementing pranayama, meditation, relaxation, post-practice, and for cleansing and purifying. Essential oils are also used to activate and balance the energy centers—or Chakra System—of the body.

Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ essential oils can create an environment that supports deeper yoga practice.

Sweet Gift

"I've had the great pleasure of using essential oils in yoga classes, both as teacher and student. They make me feel like I'm receiving a sweet, intriguing gift. The aroma helps to center my mind and transports me into a sacred space, while the specific properties of the oils help to relax, inspire or energize me. I notice how the room becomes more unified, more uplifted, more present, after I share the oils.��?

—Ingrid A. Marcroft

Life Force

"Using Young Living essential oils in class is almost always a transformative experience in that they have a fantastic capacity to shift the space. There is a palpable change in the energy of the room, a softening or sometimes an expansion of everyone's life force—depending on the oil used. I'm partial to Valor® or Peace & Calming® at the end of the class or Valor, peppermint or frankincense at the beginning. The Thieves® spray is perfect for sanitizing and cleaning the air between classes."

—Stephan W. Kolbert