1:00pm - 3:00pm
Early online registration: $40
At the door: $45
Give yourself the gift of reflection, release, relaxation and stillness as we transition from summer busy-ness (yang) to a slower (yin) fall pace. Harvest your intention, draw your focus inwards and connect with the true essence of yourself as we move into autumn.
Yin Yoga is a meditative practice encouraging you to sink into your deep connective tissues to truly slow down, release and relax your muscles to encourage renewal (in your connective tissues) while reducing stress. We will use blankets, blocks and other bolsters to support the body for true release. This practice is appropriate for all, no experience necessary.
Sound Bath or Sound Meditation uses the harmonic vibrations created by Tibetan and crystal singing bowls to stimulate the alpha & theta brainwaves. These brainwaves are associated with deep meditative and peaceful states creating a therapeutic effect on the body and mind. Sound meditation can often reduce anxiety, fatigue and depression as well as help with sleep disorders, PTSD and pain management while enhancing a state of well-being.
Together Yin yoga and sound bath will leave you feeling renewed, refreshed and ready for fall.
11 am - 12 pm
Dates (All Saturdays):
September 7 & 21
October 19 & 26
November 2 & 16
December 7 & 14
No signup necessary. You can come to one or all of these events.
A guided meditation class following traditional Indian teachings of Kundalini Yoga and in particular the Siddha Yoga tradition.
In these hourlong Saturday Kundalini Meditation Classes, we will learn and practice Kundalini Yoga. The class consists of didactic teaching from Hindu and Yogic texts such as Vijnana Bhairava, the Upanishads etc that allow the student to understand the nature of Self, breath, chakras, mudras and the nature of Truth, in hopes of experiencing higher states of awareness. The class is free of religious dogma but terms are used in Sanskrit and follow Indian teaching. No prior experience with meditation is required; Everyone is welcome.
ABOUT The Teacher
Milind Dhond, M.D. is a cardiologist practicing in Northern California. He has practiced Kundalini Yoga under the direction of Swami Radhikananda for the last fifteen years. He currently resides in Davis, California, with his three children. Dhond is a Professor at UC Davis, and the Sensei of Green Valley Kodenkan in Cordelia, California, where he teaches Jujitsu and Kundalini Yoga.
Everyone is invited!
Suggested donation: $10
The practice of kirtan, call and response chanting, is a participatory music experience that originated in India about 500 years ago. It is a devotional practice known as Bhakti Yoga.
Like other forms of yoga, Bhakti Yoga, is about connection. Connection to divinity, connection to our true selves, connection to others.
Kirtan uses the repetition of Sanskrit mantras, mystical vibrations encased in a sound structure, to help us to tap into sacred energies that serve to quiet our mind and open our heart.
My journey with Kirtan began during a Yoga Teacher Training in South India in 2009. There was something about chanting the names of the Divine on a daily basis that stirred something deep inside me. Having grown up in a strongly religious environment in the South, I was very familiar with devotional practices. However, nothing had ever touched me the way that Kirtan did. I witnessed its power to open the heart and to transcend both culture and religion. In India I sat with Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Christians, and people with no religious affiliation, all singing these sacred Sanskrit mantras with such joy and devotion.