Embodying Shakti: Lakshmi Day Retreat
The Yoga Garden (Lafayette, Louisiana, USA)
Sunday, March 5, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
IMAGINE A STUNNING WOMAN in a flowing red sari, surrounded by elephants and lotus flowers, gold coins flowing from her fingers to shower the earth: this is Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of abundance, fertility, love, and beauty. More than simply a consort to Vishnu, Lakshmi is one of the many faces of Shakti, the great feminine energy that exists both within and without our bodies and compels the soul toward evolution.
As the floating lotus is deeply rooted in the earth, so too is Lakshmi rooted in the potency of life. In this one-day retreat, we’ll explore her forms as Maha Lakshmi, Sita, and Radha to see what she may teach us about the verdant gifts of the heart: how to savor the taste of life, extend love outward from our ever-flowing inner well of plenty, and find power in receptivity.
During our time together, you’ll tap into Lakshmi’s energy to enrich your life and yoga practice through a dynamic, creative blend of storytelling, asanas and visual meditation. By embodying these energies in both the physical (asana) and metaphysical (meditative) realms, you’ll begin to recognize the Shakti energy moving through and around you every day, as well as start building a practice that uplifts you toward true spiritual abundance.
Tickets available online via The Yoga Garden.
Embodying Shakti: Enchanting Saraswati AND Reclaiming Sita’s Fire
Sedona Yoga Festival (Sedona, Arizona, USA)
March 9-12, 2017
DESTINATION: TRANSFORMATION. The Sedona Yoga Festival is a world class opportunity for you to deepen your practice and tap into ancient wisdom with three days and three nights of yoga, meditation, hiking and energy work in the undisputed spiritual center of the West.
HELLO SHAKTI is excited to be presenting two workshops at the 2017 Sedona Yoga Festival: “Embodying Shakti: Enchanting Saraswati” and “Embodying Shakti: Reclaiming Sita’s Fire.” We hope you can join us in this magical place! We have special student discount codes available for the weekend. Use code “Hello Shakti” when registering to receive 11% off your ticket price.
With over 200 intimate workshops, panels, conscious conversations, sessions, classes, performances, gatherings, land hikes and healings there is certainly something for everyone at this festival … from the absolute beginner to the most experienced yogi seeking professional credits and certifications. Get ready to dive in and choose your own adventure at SYF 2017!
Festival tickets and registration information available online via Sedona Yoga Festival.
Embodying Shakti: Parvati Workshop Series
Yoga Yoga (Austin, Texas, USA)
Thursday Evenings, April 6-27, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
THE HINDU GODDESS PARVATI is the epitome of Tantra: the entanglement of spirit and body, the sacred in the mundane, the priestess as householder. More than simply a consort to Shiva, Parvati is one of the many faces of Shakti, the great feminine energy that exists both within and without our bodies to compel the soul toward evolution.
Born as the Daughter of the Himalayas, Parvati’s name means “Majestic Mountain.” This is a goddess with literal backbone! In our four week special series, we’ll explore Parvati’s forms as Sati/Uma, the Mother of Ganesha, Lalita Tripura Sundari, and Durga to see what she may teach us about the secrets of Sri Vidya: how to channel our innate regenerative powers, tame the untamable, and merge with the Infinite without losing our individuality.
During the course of this series, you’ll tap into Parvati’s energy to enrich your life and yoga practice through a dynamic, creative blend of storytelling, asana and visual meditation. By embodying these energies in both the physical (asana) and metaphysical (meditative) realms, you’ll begin to recognize the Shakti energy moving through and around you every day, as well as start building a vibrant home practice. All genders welcome!
Tickets available online via Yoga Yoga.
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