Rebirthing Breathwork: Creating more Peace, Presence and Energy .

When: September 27, 2018 @ 8:15 pm – 9:45 pm

Rebirthing Breathwork:  Creating more Peace, Presence and Energy . On Thursday September 27th, 8.15pm-9.45pm Open your body, heart and mind with  Conscious connected circular breathing Cost: $25, RSVP by Wed, 26th, after or $30 RSVP is absolutely required. to rsvp contact Briksha at brikshalal@yahoo.com, 415.503.7802 or go to link https://www.meetup.com/bayarea-conscious-breathing-and-eating/events/?action=new&event.month=5&event.year=2018&event.day=3&event.hour=19&event.minute=0&event.second=0 ————— What is Rebirthing Breathwork from  Leonard Orr https://rebirthingbreathwork.com/2013/03/13/what-is-rebirthing-breathwork/ Rebirthing-Breathwork, aka Intuitive Energy Breathing or Conscious Energy Breathing, is the ability to breathe Energy as well as air. It is the art of learning to breathe from the Breath Itself. Rebirthing is perhaps the most valuable self-healing ability that humans can learn. We can not have disease and relaxation in the same space at the same time. Relaxation is the ultimate healer. Every breath induces relaxation. Therefore, breathing is the basic healer. Conscious Energy Breathing is the most natural healing ability of all. This ability involves merging the inhale with the exhale in a gentle relaxed rhythm in an intuitive[...]

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Online Class: Foundational Breathwork and Meditation (with Tantric/Taoist way of Breathing) 

When: November 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Where: Vitual Breathing Room

Online Class: Foundational Breathwork and Meditation (with Tantric/Taoist way of Breathing) 8 weeks (8 class-No class on Dec 25th) series, Drop in allowed.Every Tuesday, 6.00pm—7. 15pm Cost: For a series; $50 Drop in: $10 Starting from November, 6th, 2018 Ends Jan 1st, 2019 In this class, we will practice foundational breathing to improve improper breathing habits and open our Inner body (Nadis, chakras and breathing System) and awaken sleeping energy to move in higher centers. Opening body and breath this way and calming the restless energy and creating Coherence in body, heart and mind and energy field, we meditate and rest in our True Nature of Inner light and luminosity . In this class we will practice 1. Yogic cleansing and lengthening exhalation breathings 2. Basic breathing and Full belly breathing 3. Alternate Nostril breathing 4. 3 centers Breathing and Spinal breathing 5. Warming the stove breathing 6. Microcosmic Orbit Breathing /Meditation 7. Resting on the light in the Heart and Open[...]

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Sūrya Namaskāra: Introduction to the Origins of Embodied Yoga (Session 3. Pradaksina)

When: August 25, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

“Sūrya Namaskāra: Introduction to the Origins of Embodied Yoga” Christopher introduces the forgotten role of Surya Namaskāra (Sun Prostrations) from unpublished source texts, a practice once central to Haṭha Yoga practice but left out of the few texts which have come down to us. As a result, Surya Namaskāra is mistakenly thought to have been invented by Krishnamacharya and his students of the Mysore school in the early 20th century. Students learn how Surya Namaskāra was once central to daily Hatha Yoga ritual, and how it was engaged in a specific twelve-part postural sequence (vinyasa) at each of the 8 directions, while circling around one’s practice mandala (self-consecrated practice space) in the beautiful rite known as Pradakshina (sacred circumambulation). Additionally, we explore how the Pradaksina Namaskāra practice was originally inspired by the Indian dance tradition, and included spontaneous dancing, singing and reciting poetry meant to empower one’s connection to the divine source. Session 1. The Dance of Namaskāra How the Pasupata Lineage Transformed Yoga into a Life Affirming Practice Within a century or so of the Yogasūtra‘s composition, an avant-garde religious group rose to the forefront of Indian radicals. Known as the Pasupatas, these quasi-ascetics[...]

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Sūrya Namaskāra: Introduction to the Origins of Embodied Yoga (Session 1. The Dance of Namaskāra)

When: August 18, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

“Sūrya Namaskāra: Introduction to the Origins of Embodied Yoga” Christopher introduces the forgotten role of Surya Namaskāra (Sun Prostrations) from unpublished source texts, a practice once central to Haṭha Yoga practice but left out of the few texts which have come down to us. As a result, Surya Namaskāra is mistakenly thought to have been invented by Krishnamacharya and his students of the Mysore school in the early 20th century. Students learn how Surya Namaskāra was once central to daily Hatha Yoga ritual, and how it was engaged in a specific twelve-part postural sequence (vinyasa) at each of the 8 directions, while circling around one’s practice mandala (self-consecrated practice space) in the beautiful rite known as Pradakshina (sacred circumambulation). Additionally, we explore how the Pradaksina Namaskāra practice was originally inspired by the Indian dance tradition, and included spontaneous dancing, singing and reciting poetry meant to empower one’s connection to the divine source. Session 1. The Dance of Namaskāra How the Pasupata Lineage Transformed Yoga into a Life Affirming Practice Within a century or so of the Yogasūtra‘s composition, an avant-garde religious group rose to the forefront of Indian radicals. Known as the Pasupatas, these quasi-ascetics[...]

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Sūrya Namaskāra: Introduction to the Origins of Embodied Yoga (Session 2. Mandala Vinyāsa)

When: August 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

“Sūrya Namaskāra: Introduction to the Origins of Embodied Yoga” Christopher introduces the forgotten role of Surya Namaskāra (Sun Prostrations) from unpublished source texts, a practice once central to Haṭha Yoga practice but left out of the few texts which have come down to us. As a result, Surya Namaskāra is mistakenly thought to have been invented by Krishnamacharya and his students of the Mysore school in the early 20th century. Students learn how Surya Namaskāra was once central to daily Hatha Yoga ritual, and how it was engaged in a specific twelve-part postural sequence (vinyasa) at each of the 8 directions, while circling around one’s practice mandala (self-consecrated practice space) in the beautiful rite known as Pradakshina (sacred circumambulation). Additionally, we explore how the Pradaksina Namaskāra practice was originally inspired by the Indian dance tradition, and included spontaneous dancing, singing and reciting poetry meant to empower one’s connection to the divine source. Session 1. The Dance of Namaskāra How the Pasupata Lineage Transformed Yoga into a Life Affirming Practice Within a century or so of the Yogasūtra‘s composition, an avant-garde religious group rose to the forefront of Indian radicals. Known as the Pasupatas, these quasi-ascetics[...]

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Concert by Poly Varghese

When: September 15, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Yoga Society of San Francisco

Poly Varghese, a leading Hindustani classical guitarist takes you to the magical world with his 22-string Mohan Veena, a combination of lap slide guitar and Sitar, a highly expressive instrument played by very few. Saturday, Sept. 15 @ 7:30 pm Suggested Donation: $20 www.polyvarghese.com  

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Yoga of Deep Relaxation (Yoga Nidra), Part II

When: October 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Yoga of Deep Relaxation (Yoga Nidra) Part II with Mahendra Briksha Cultivate Blissful Relaxation and Presence, releasing stress and stagnation!   Saturday, October 6th, 2018, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Donation;$20.00 Yoga Nidra is an ancient yogic practice that is almost like deep sleep but with awareness. Hence it is short of Meditation that can be define as Awakened rest. General benefit of Y.N. ~Profound relaxation in all levels of being-Blissful relaxation ~  Eliminate stress, help to overcome insomnia ~Integrate trauma, reduce anxiety, fear and anger ~Program subconscious mind to make positive change and habits Along with practice of systematic relaxation with deep relaxation and full Awareness This workshop will include some dialogue and discussion about ~What is stress and how it becomes chronic and cause of Dis-ease ~ How to release it, cultivating relaxation and rejuvenation in cellular level ~ Yoga Nidra and Brain ~How Yoga Nidra restores health and brings transformation ~Sleep dream and Yoga Nidra ~ 5[...]

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East – West Music Festival

When: August 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Yoga Society of San Francisco, 2872 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

The Yoga Society of San Francisco is pleased to invite you to the annual East-West Music Festival. Celebrate the wealth of music represented at YSSF including North Indian Classical (Hindustani) and Western Classical traditions. Featuring resident teaching artists Kankana Banerjee and Elektra Schmidt and guest teaching artist from the Ali Akbar College of Music, Arjun Verma. Saturday, August 4th, 6 pm to 9 pm with 30-minute intermission 6 pm – 7 pm: Kirtan with Carol Whitney Elektra Schmidt, piano with Lewis Patzner, cello, Western Classical Kankana Banerjee, voice, North Indian (Hindustani) Classical Intermission 7:30 pm – 9 pm: Rhiannon Ledwell, sitar, with Esther Adams, tabla, North Indian (Hindustani) Classical Elektra Schmidt, piano with Ellie Falaris Ganelin, flute, Western Classical Arjun Verma, sitar with William Rossel, tabla, North Indian (Hindustani) Classical Tickets $35 online $40 at the door, (Friend discount available online $25) Click here to reserve your spot: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3575787 Kankana is a celebrated Hindustani Classical Singer from India. Born in Kolkata,[...]

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Guru Purnima

When: July 29, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Yoga Society of San Francisco, 2872 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

The Yoga Society of San Francisco invites you to participate in Guru Purnima, a day dedicated to cultivating devotion and gratitude to the Guru with recommitting to Self Realization and Divine Service. Join us for a day of reflection and celebration giving thanks for the universal blessings that have been presented to us. This day of Guru Purnima is traditionally the time when seekers offer the Guru (a spiritual teacher or mentor) their gratitude and receive his blessings. Guru Purnima is also considered an especially beneficial day to practice yogic sadhana (daily spiritual practice) and meditation. Please join us on this very special Sunday, July 29th, 2018 5 pm – 7:30 pm: Vedic Fire Ceremony, Meditation, Kirtan 7:30 pm – 9 pm: Vegetarian Dinner & Yoga Teacher Training Closing Ceremony The Yoga Society of San Francisco was founded in 1972 by Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati to provide an environment which develops, fosters and promotes the experience of Oneness (I-AM) through various[...]

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Clarity, Trust, Freedom

When: August 11, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Yoga Society of San Francisco

Clarity, Trust, Freedom   A Workshop on Creating & Maintaining Meaningful Relationships from The Sutras   Explore the Sutras around human interconnection with Ayurveda yoga therapist & Dharma life coach Mukt   Saturday, August 11 11 am – 1 pm Suggested donation $25 No-one turned away for lack of funds

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