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 Double Gong Meditation

Friday December 9th, with Hannah

Friday December 23rd, 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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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

As usuall we will begin with potluck at 5:30 pm. Bring a dish to share. 6:30 pm begins our sound vibrations of music and chants. Come for food, music, one or the other, and both.
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. 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.
$10 donations

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Joy to the World Yoga to Support All Faiths Food Bank

 Joy to the World Yoga with Margie Pacher, M.Ed., E-RYT

Thursday, December 22nd


Joy to the World Yoga is a special event to support All Faiths Food Bank. Join our class on December 22nd for a spiritually uplifting, physically invigorating practice with the special theme, "seva" or selfless service. The mood will be set with a holiday themed playlist, decorations, and sparkling lights.

Stay after for yummy vegan treats.

$15 walk-in or use your class pass

Bring non-perishable food items to Prana to donate to All Faiths Food Bank from December 19th to 22nd.


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Christmas Morning Sadhana


Sunday January 1st, 2017

5:00am - 7:30am

Breakfast will be served

Two special days of the year.  Each year after Hukam and I  return from Winter Solstice, we enjoy gathering the community on Christmas Morning in Sadhana.  Community meditation and yoga in Kundalini yoga tradition.  Set your intention as the year comes to an end.  On Sunday January 1st we keep with our tradition of offering 1st Sunday of the Month Sadhana.  What an endearing way to begin the year.  Prayer, yoga and chants to align yourself to the blessings of the New Year!  

"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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Super Hero Your Stress - Only 2 Spots Left!



Super Hero Your Stress

Stress Management with Kery Helmer

Winter Session - 10 classes

   Wednesdays at 1pm

December 7th, 14th

January 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22th

(Please note 2-week break for holiday.)


     $135 for the Winter Session Package or $17 individual class rate.


Life is beautiful, complicated, amazing, and sometimes just downright hard.  When times get tough, sometimes we could all use a little extra help.  So step into the phone booth and welcome your alter ego.  Don a new costume... Put on that cape... Step into those boots...


And learn to manage your stress like the Super Hero you are!


Each class will begin with a 20 minute exploration of a Stress Management topic through discussion and share format.  Following our topic discussion, there will be a 60-minute formal Stress Management Practice to include movement, breath work, progressive relaxation, and meditation techniques.

 Classes held at Prana Yoga Center

Call 941-587-3851 or email to Register!



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Sarasota Singing Circle; Saturday January 7th, 2017

Sarasota Singing Circle 

with Stephanie Heidemann and Julian Douglas 

7:00 -8:30pm

$10 Donation

Stephanie Heidemann is starting a Sarasota Singing Circle!  Come sing with me!  Some of our circle time will be facilitated.  Come check it out! 
No experience necessary. 

Stephanie Heidemann has been leading Singing Circles, and teaching singing workshops and retreats for 20 years. Her background is World Music, Sacred Music (Early and Folk), and is classically trained. For more info about Stephanie, visit

This circle will be accompanied by Sarasota percussionist/producer Julian Douglas. Julian and Stephanie perform with their trio, "The Resonance Project"

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Chakra Awakening: Asana, Mantra, Yoga Nidra

Chakra Awakening with Margie Pacher, M.Ed., E-RYT

Saturday, January 7, 2017


The seven major chakras located along the center of the body relate to specific levels of consciousness, survival, creativity, power, love, communication, intuition, and consciousness. Each of the chakras are spiritually programmed to assist each soul in life and liberation. However, as we go about our lives, harmful conditions, reinforced habits, rigid beliefs, unhealthy relationships, and physical accidents cause the chakras to become imbalanced. Special yoga practices have been developed in order to bring the chakras back into balance. In this two-hour workshop you will learn and practice some of the most effective techniques to balance the chakras, including chakra focused sun salutations, yoga postures, bija mantras, meditation, and yoga nidra. You'll leave this workshop feeling recharged, invigorated, and harmonized.

​$25 Pre-registration
$30 Day of

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Crown of Eternity

Friday Feb. 3, 2017 ****   6:00 – 9:30 pm

Saturday,Feb. 4, 2017  **** 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday, Feb 5, 2017   **** 9:00 am – 6:30 pm 

Sound Journey Gong Concert Saturday  7-9 pm - optional

 Are you fascinated by the healing and harmonic resonance of the Gong?  Whether you are new to playing the gong or an experienced player, this workshop will offer a new perspective on how to work with this powerful sound current.  Expand your relationship with the gong in a way that is transformative yet liberating, playful and creative.  No prior experience playing the gong is necessary.  Learn a number of gong strokes and playing techniques that will deepen your understanding and experience with the gong.  Novices will get a solid base of playing techniques and deep listening exercises to help enter into an active state of meditation while playing.  More experienced gong players will get an expanded vocabulary of sonic possibilities, subtleties and dynamics in producing various sounds, textures and tone qualities.  We will also focus on playing the gong in different settings – individual therapy, group experience and Savasana. We will have a large selection of gongs to practice with during the workshop.  Participants are welcome to bring their own gong(s) to practice with as well.


$254 if paid by Dec 3, 2016
$295 if paid by Jan 3, 2017
$375 there after

Space is limited to 16 participants. Advance registration strongly advised!

Curriculum (20 hrs)

– Gong Strokes
– Combining and Connecting Gong Strokes
– Mallets
– Gong Tone Combination/Playing Multiple Gongs
– Gong for Individual Sound Therapy Session
– Gong for Group Meditation/Relaxation
– Gong for Savasana
– Extended Playing Techniques
– Subtleties and Tone Color
– Rhythm and Pulse
– Gong and Movement (Flow and Dance)
– The Nature of Sound
– Deep Listening
– Exercises and Meditations for gong players
– Gong Improvisation
– Playing as a group/Multiple gong players
– How to receive the vibration while playing
– Fearlessness in the gong field
– Experimentation and Exploration
– The Sound of Silence
– Gong Mantras and Toning

About Crown of Eternity

Crown Of Eternity spend their lives serving people through vibration, sound, music, and energy healing. Through their extensive national tours with workshops, classes, therapy sessions, concerts and retreats they have helped thousands of people connect to their life energy, to deeper relaxation and to self healing. They have performed at Sat Nam Fest, Bhakti Fest, the Kripalu Center, and hundreds of yoga studios and wellness centers throughout the United States. They have trained many budding sound therapists on the therapeutic aspects of the Gong. Over the past 20+ years Mike Tamburo has become well known as a multi-instrumentalist and polymath, performing and recording ecstatic and transcendental music as well as folk, ambient and sometimes unclassifiable sounds. He is also an artist and a film maker. As he worked deeper and deeper with the sound current and his own self healing practices, he discovered the healing power of the gong and other tuned metal instruments (singing bowls, bells, sound plates) as well as the healing power of mantra and toning. In 2008 he met Gallina Tamburo, who was on her own journey of healing. Their shared love of ecstatic music, kundalini yoga, the gong, sound therapy, and sacred chanting set the foundation of their relationship, marriage and eventual musical collaboration. In addition to completing their Kundalini Teacher Training at the mother ashram in Espanola, NM and Yoga For Youth Training with Krishna Kaur they have studied with Gongmasters Don Conreaux and Sotantar. They are also trained in the Peter Hess Method of Sound Massage using Himalayan Singing Bowls for healing. They have also studied with John Beaulieu in his Body Harmonics approach of sound healing with tuning forks. 

The duo have released 5 CDs together and also run the Sounds Eternal record label that has released many of Mike’s solo recordings. Together, Mike and Gallina have developed their own style of relating to the therapeutic vibrations of the Gong, incorporating ancient wisdom and infusing it with creativity, playfulness and joy. Crown of Eternity offer a unique sonic experience that is as much grounded in tradition as it is groundbreaking. There is an expansive, blissful, ethereal and epic quality to Crown of Eternity’s music. They are truly immersed in vibration. Their CDs include a Gong CD: “Earth in Space” and Mantra CDs: “When the Music’s On”, “Vibrate the Cosmos” and “The Cosmos Shall Clear The Path” and Mike’s newest hammered dulcimer release “The Way To Be Free’. Whether they are bathing you in the complex harmonics of multiple gongs, ecstatic instrumentals or their cosmic renditions of sacred Kundalini Yoga mantras, Crown of Eternity delivers a heart centered experience that you will deeply appreciate and remember.

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Cancellation Policy:

100% Refund will be issued if notification is received more than and up to 1 month in advance
A $50 cancellation fee will be subtracted from the 100% refund if notification is received less than 1 month and more than 10 days in advance. Cancellation fee will be waived if you find a replacement for your spot.
No refund is available if notification is received less than 5 days prior to the training

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ONLY FOUR SPOTS LEFT Fall Stress Management Course

Give Your Stress a Hit of Zen!!!

Stress Management

With Kery Helmer

Fall Session - 10 classes

Wednesdays at 1pm

Starts Wednesday, September 14, 1:00PM,  for a series of 10 consecutive weeks.   

$135 for the Fall Session (10 classes) or $17 per drop-in class. 

 The secret is out!  The medical community now recognizes stress management and its powerful affect on wellness.  And you don't even need a prescription! 


So how do we Manage our Stress???

Create a day-to-day approach to life that reduces your baseline stress level.
Develop strategies that you can use as acute stressful situations arise.
Cultivate a formal stress management practice.


Each class will begin with a 15-30 minute exploration of a Stress Management topic through discussion and share format.  Following our topic discussion, there will be a 60-minute formal Stress Management Practice to include gentle movement, breath work, progressive relaxation, meditation techniques, and more. 

Join us…  Give your stress a hit of ZEN!!!

Contact Kery Helmer at 941-587-3851 or to register.  




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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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Community Kirtan with Veggie Potluck

Community Kirtan with Veggie Potluck

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Saturday December 3rd Class ScheduleNO 10:00 am  KUNDALINI CLASS WITH DEV ATMAKundalini class time is 8:30am with lead trainers of the Kundalini Teacher trainingthis class is open to the public.Sunday December 4thNO 9:00 am CLASS WITH REGINAThe Regu…
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The 2nd kundalini yoga teacher training begins next weekend ... If you feel the call to be a part of this journey ... Registration is still open ...


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I joined a kundalini yoga teacher training over a decade ago and am still applying what I learned to many aspects of my life. I hope if you plan to do this training and you haven't registered make the commitment to your path ... If your on…

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When I took this training I had no idea how amazing it was nor how my life would be shifted from then to now... I took the course to learn the practice deeply... A decade later it is still a guiding light... If you are considering this course…

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Crown of Eternity
Friday Feb. 3, 2017 ****   6:00 – 9:30 pm
Saturday,Feb. 4, 2017  **** 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, Feb 5, 2017   **** 9:00 am – 6:30 pm 
Sound Journey Gong Concert Saturday  7-9 pm - optional
 Are you fascinated by the healing and har…
Oct 10
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Tonight at Prana Kirtan we celebrate Guru Ram Das on his birthday... I look forward to our collective voice chanting with intention to manifest miracles and healing. May you be Blessed always in all ways ... Hukam…

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Come to the sept 17th open to the public free class... Meet the lead trainer who arrives from San Francisco ... Her experience is over 30 years and was taught personally by Yogi Bhajan ... Hope to see you there…

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This is what you can look forward to in October.

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2016-2017 Kundalini Teacher Training Kundalini Yoga as Taught by Yogi…


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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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