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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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 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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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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New Year's Day Class January 1, 2014

Start your New Year with a unique class taught by Regina.

This class will leave you both rejuvenated and refreshed. Come expereience a new revitalizing asana sequence while enjoying live music  and Gong by Hukam. The class ends with a Special Meditation to seal your new year intentions... 

10am to 12 pm

  Class fee is $20 in advance and $25 at the door

Happy New Year everyone. Tomorrows class is sequenced for treating exhaustion. If your feeling the end of the holiday season you wont want to miss this class. We will end the class with a Gong meditation to invite a new vibration into the New Year.It's not to late to register on line to get the $5.00 discount. Blessings everyone!

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