Sarasota's Choice for Yoga Classes and Instruction (941) 928-2137. 3840 South Osprey Avenue, 34239

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 Double Gong Meditation

Friday Aug 12th, with Hannah

Friday Aug. 26th, with Dev Atma & Hukam

5:30- 6:30 pm

$12 donation

 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.  

In the meantime, while your sleeping...   “Your mind, your thoughts, your molecules, your existence psyche, electromagnetic psyche, has no power over this sound.” The vibration of the Gong creates deep relaxation, releasing us from the torrent of thoughts our mind releases, and it stimulates the glandular system to a higher level of functioning.

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.

Feel yourself ride the sound into the Infinite itself.


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Open House

Saturday September 17thth

Free

3:30 - 5:00pm

2016-2017 Kundalini Teacher Training

Join us for this hour and a half personal experience of Kundalini Yoga.  Lead Trainer Updesh Kaur will provide information about the course.  Spend time answer questions and present a short Kriya.  Everyone is welcome.  You may not see yourself as a teacher but after a  personal deep immersion in the practice your may find yourself sharing the teachings.

Kundalini Yoga as Taught by Yogi Bhajan® is a 220-hour professional certification course that teaches the theory, practice and basic skills of Kundalini Yoga for students who want to deepen their practice and/or become a KRI-Certified Kundalini Yoga teacher. It is a transformational course that gives incredible insights about the self, offering students deep, personal growth opportunities. This 10-weekend interactive study program includes 180 hours of classroom instruction and 40-hours of independent study that encompasses reading, attending regular Kundalini classes and morning sadhanas, a 40-day yoga and meditation practice, two practicums, and one day of White Tantric Yoga. Over this nine-month Level One course, students will learn and experience six principle components:

 

 

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Happy Lotus Hips

With

Regina and Julie

Friday August 19th, 2016

12:00 - 2:00pm

$25 

In this workshop we will explore hip and shoulder openers that will allow the body to experience some version of bound Lotus. We will use props to ease the body into some form of the pose..In this practice you will leave with knowledge and tools that you can us at home to practice on a regular bases. Bound lotus is and "moving inward" posture. Create better focus, mentally and emotionally. 


The Bound Lotus is a restorative posture, and it engages the body by binding it into the symbol of infinity.
The legs are in full-lotus with the arms crossed behind the back, hands holding the toes with the forehead on the ground.

Remember... the posture is about the journey on how we will arrive. We may not get there on this day. We will have fun exploring along the way. Don't expect to get arrive and see what happens.

Physical Benefits of bound lotus:

The ankles, knees, legs and spine gain increased mobility.
Helps open up the shoulders and hips

Emotional Benefits

Helps to improve the digestive system
Helps to strengthen the immune and nervous system
Helps remove blocks and triggers from emotional stress

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Prana Community Kirtan

Join us for our monthly 2nd Sunday Kirtan.  The Prana kirtan band and other local musicians lead the community in chant and sound.  Our voices join in unison to chant with divine energy.

 Everyone is invited!


The potluck begins at 5:30pm; bring a dish to share
Music starts at 6:30pm


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. A single chant can go on for up to forty minutes. 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.
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Sunday Morning Sadhana 

5:00am - 7:30am

"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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Your Stress Management Toolbox with Kery Helmer

Your Stress Management Toolbox

with Kery Helmer

Summer Session

Wednesdays at 1:00pm on the Following Dates

July 13th

August 3rd and 24th

The secret is out!  The medical community now recognizes stress management and its powerful affect on wellness.  You don't even need a prescription!  You already possess the tools that you need!  Join us as we explore insight, awareness, breath work, gentle movement, progressive relaxation, meditation techniques, and more.  No experience required.

Everyone is Welcomed!

$75 for full Sunner Session 

$17 per class

Come and tap into Your stress Management Toolbox!

Please bring a pillow...a yoga mat if you have one...pen and paper too if you like to take notes.  We will have a few yoga mats on hand.

Contact Kery at 941-587-3851 to register

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New Class for Teens

11 to 19 year olds

12:00 -1:15pm

4 class/ $36

Drop ins welcome $11

In addition to the physical benefits of yoga, scientific research validates the benefits of yoga and meditation on social and emotional habits, decision-making as well as an improvement in athletic performance and academic grades.

During this class, teens will learn techniques shown to enhance focus, reduce impulsivity,  increase athletic performance,  increase flexibility and core strength and reduce stress.

During the hour and 15 minutes, students will practice breathing techniques (pranayama) and yoga postures ( asana ) combined with guided meditation and relaxation.  The benefits of the practice will be linked to activities beyond the yoga studio for students to use when they return to school, extracurricular activities and their social circles. 

All are welcome

No prior experience is necessary

 

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Sound as Therapy Immersion
Weekly Class 
Every Monday 
from 7:00PM to 8:30PM

Sound as Therapy Immersion will serve as a gateway to create your own inner healing experience.
WHAT IS SOUND HEALING?
Sound Healing, through various techniques and technologies, is the educated and conscious use of the energy of sound to reach identified goals and promote wellness in the human system – including the expansion of consciousness. Sound Healing is founded on the premise that all matter is vibrating at specific frequencies. Science has proven that sound, or vibration, has a strong impact upon substance.  Many ancient civilizations and modern indigenous cultures have used sound to heal and access higher levels of consciousness for thousands of years. 

There are a wide range of techniques that utilize sound as a tool for change. The most common and basic use of sound is for meditation and relaxation. Chanting, toning and overtone singing are some of the most powerful methods for resonating sound throughout the body. The use of  natural instruments such as crystal bowls, Gong, Didgeriddo and voice are what is used in this class to promote deep relaxation and meditation.

The Gong Meditation (that we use most often) is a unique experience: “Your mind, your thoughts, your molecules, your existence psyche, electromagnetic psyche, has no power over this sound.” The vibration of the Gong creates deep relaxation, releasing us from the torrent of thoughts our mind releases, and it stimulates the glandular system to a higher level of functioning.



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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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Sarasota Singing Circle

Sarasota Singing Circle

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Open House
Saturday September 17thth
Free
3:30 - 5:00pm

2016-2017 Kundalini Teacher Training
Join us for this hour and a half personal experience of Kundalini Yoga.  Lead Trainer Updesh Kaur will provide information about the course.  Spend time an…
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Sadhana Sunday, First Sunday of the Month

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2016-2017 Kundalini Teacher Training Kundalini Yoga as Taught by Yogi Bhajan® is a 220-hour professional certification course that teaches the theory, practice and basic skills of Kundalini Yoga for students who want to deepen their practice…

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Double Gong Friday Night

Double Gong Friday Night

It is Sound as Therapy! Join Hukam and Regina for this Fridays Double Gong…

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Prana Kirtan will enjoy Special guest Joe Bruno from New Jersey . Meet guitarists Al and Tanya. Will be a fun evening... Cya there

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Yoga and Kids on the Spectrum

Join Our Mission for Yoga and Kids on the Spectrum!

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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

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The URL to access this app is http://pranayoga.myappbuzz.com

You should be able to download this app to your phone or mobile device with these simple steps:

For Android: Open the app in Chrome with the URL.  Touch the menu button on your phone (or mobile device) and select "add to homescreen"

For Apple: Open the app in Safari with the URL and select "add to home screen" with the arrow.  

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For Android: Open the app in Chrome with the URL.  Touch the menu button (usually located on the bottom right of your phone or mobile device) and select "add to homescreen" or

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