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SOUK Sutra Study with Reverend Jaganath Carrera (live-streamed online)

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This 4 part class is an ongoing study of the YOGA SUTRAS (one of the main texts of yoga philosophy) with Reverend Jaganath Carrera, author of the highly regarded ‘Inside the Yoga Sutras: A Comprehensive Sourcebook for the Study and Practice of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras’.

The course is for those who are interested in having a spiritual + philosophical viewpoint to help with navigating gracefully the ups & downs of life, along with a more academic or scholarly approach. SOUK SUTRA STUDY can be jumped into at any time even though the text will be presented in chronological order.

All levels are welcome and encouraged.

We would also love to have you livestream as a group from SOUK but advance registration is registration is required.

Drop in Rate: $15.00 or

SOUK Sutra Study 4 pack $50.00, includes recording available for 24 hours.  No refunds or price adjustments once pack is purchased.

SOUK Sutra Study 4 Pack Purchase Link: CLICK TO PURCHASE

Wednesday 1/31/24, 1:30pm-2:30pm
Wednesday 2/28/24, 1:30pm-2:30pm
Wednesday 3/27/24, 1:30pm-2:30pm
Wednesday, 4/24 /24, 1:30pm-2:30pm

About Reverend Jaganath Carrera:
Reverend Jaganath Carrera has shared the joy and wisdom of the Yoga Sutras with thousands of students since 1975. A direct disciple of Sri Swami Satchidananda, he is the founder and spiritual head of the Yoga Life Society and author of the highly regarded Inside the Yoga Yoga Sutras: A comprehensive Sourcebook for the Study and Practice of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and Awaken: Inside Yoga Meditation. He has taught all facets of Yoga since 1975 at universities, prisons, Yoga centers, and interfaith programs. In 1980, under the guidance of Sri Swami Satchidananda, he established the Integral Yoga Ministry and in 2006, the Yoga Life Ministry-ministries that are rooted in the full spectrum of the theories and practices of the major branches of Yoga, and in living a life of selfless service to all.

Nicole Nichols (NARAYANI) at SOUK

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Beloved JIVAMUKTI Yoga Teacher, Nicole (Narayani) returns to SOUK! Narayani teaches in the flowing vinyasa style. Her classes feature Sanskrit mantra and chanting, breath and alignment awareness, hands-on assists, meditation and choreographic sequencing. She weaves a modern spirited take on ancient yogic and Tibetan Buddhist philosophy throughout. Accessible to all levels from basic beginner to advanced, her classes encourage each student to explore their own potential for personal transformation, balance and joy.

Join Nicole (Narayani) at these dates & times:

 

 

Satsang for JIVAMUKTI YOGA Teachers in North America (live-streamed online)

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Welcome USA/CAN Jivamukti Yoga teachers who are interested in growing awareness of the Jivamukti Yoga Method in North America. Connect with other Jivamukti teachers, and share ideas about how to grow awareness of this precious lineage in our various regions. In particular, let’s talk about making more opportunities to come to each other’s online classes!

The Satsang continues in the 11am Jivamukti Yoga Open class co taught by Narayani & Jessica Stickler,  Jivamukti Yoga Teachers of North America can get free online access to this class by emailing info@soukstudio.com. If you would like to join the 11am class In Person email us for a discount code to join us at a reduced drop in rate of $20.00.

About the Teachers:

Nicole Nichols (Narayani) has been teaching yoga for 25 years, and received training directly from Sharon Gannon and David Life. She went on to mentor in the Jivamukti Method where amongst others, she mentored Jessica Stickler. Nicole has continued to deepen her study in Tibetan Buddhism, and Jessica has continued to deepen her study in anatomy which infuses their respective classes. Together, they both have a choreographic style of sequencing, with emphasis on music, chanting, meditation and exploration.

Benefit Kirtan for World Wildlife w/ Nina Rao, Krishna Das & Devadas

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Join us for this intimate evening of sacred music to honor and conserve the sacred groves of wild India, home of the majestic tiger and elephants and a diversity of flora and fauna.

“Sacred Music for Sacred Forests” with chanting and music by Krishna Das, Nina Rao, Devadas and more.. rhythm sound journey with Arjun Bruggeman, and more sacred music. Elizabeth Novogratz, founder of Species Unite podcast and non-profit, as special guest will chat with Nina about the issue of co-existence of humans with wildlife as a larger issue of building awareness of global interconnectedness within and without, and how it affects climate change.

In 2023, founder of Saving Wild Tigers, Nina Rao, traveled to national parks and wildlife preserves in India and supported via donations these NGOs: Tiger Watch in Ranthambhore, Gharial Ecology Project in Chambal, Center for Wildlife Studies in Karnataka, and Voices for Asian Elephants in Odisha. All funds raised by SWT are donated directly to the field with no admin costs.

In view of the climate crisis we are living through, we believe it’s important to turn our mind and energies with great intention to preserving the bio-diverse wilderness areas that exist in the world and continue the process of ‘re-wilding’ tracts of land (and water) so that we might continue to have the support of Nature for the well-being of human-Kind and all Beings. This requires a strong effort on our part to co-exist with wildlife and wild places… even if only to appreciate the pure Beauty of nature but also for the well-being of the Mother Earth that supports us and future generations.

This in-person evening is hosted by Saving Wild Tigers, with support from Kirtan Wallah Foundation.

Your donation goes directly toward the protection of India’s forest, for research and programs that support the co-existence of humans with wildlife. It is amazing and immensely hopeful that India, the most densely populated country in the world, continues to have viable shelter for wildlife and a wild tiger and wild elephant population that can still improve, despite ongoing habitat destruction and poaching. It is imperative that along with managing climate change, simply preserving the existing wilderness and bio-diversity and rewilding more land is part of the answer to saving our planet and pure Beauty.

Every ticket purchased enter you into a raffle for some wildlife-motif gifts to take home. Drawing will take place at the event!

FOREST FUNGI $54 ($59.47incl. $5.47 Fee)

FOREST FERN $108 ($117.09incl. $9.09 Fee)

FOREST PROTECTOR $250 ($268.61incl. $18.61 Fee)

FOREST TRACKER $540 ($578.06incl. $38.06 Fee)

FOREST GUARD $1008 ($1,077.46incl. $69.46 Fee)

Saving Wild Tigers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

More Information about our work, visit: SavingWildTigers.org

Questions about this event, email: sarina@krishnadas.com

Sacred CACAO CEREMONY + Sound Bath

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With great joy we welcome our circle to reunite. Sarah and Jarrod are honored to come together to serve cacao and create a nurturing evening of healing and connection.

In this sacred ceremony, we will honor Mother Earth & expand our potential through the medicine of cacao and of sound.

The cacao spirit is a feminine and powerful teacher, who can assist us in:

-releasing old stories
-cleansing negativity
-opening your heart
-connecting to the feminine/ Mother Earth
-increasing creativity
-feeling uplifted
-remembering the divine within you!

With the Cacao Spirit and the healing power of gong and drum, let us receive divine messages and inspiration!

We will sit in a traditional circle and drink ceremonial strength cacao at the beginning of the ceremony.

Please do not eat 2 hours before the ceremony to let the cacao goddess have her full effect.

All are welcome to join!

Please register early as space is limited.

10% discount for SOUK All-In Members

SOUND HEALING RECONNECT with Primavera Salva

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Sound Healing + Breathwork + Meditation + Spiritual Wisdom

Working with our breath as the silver lining that connects to life and all live beings, we will work to recalibrate our nervous system to release stress and then relax into a sound healing experience, remembering that you are your own healer.

Reconnect Sound Sessions utilize techniques to connect you to your inner stillness. Sound guides the group into their natural state of consciousness. This transcendent experience inspires a deeper levels of awareness and connection with your true self, leading to a greater sense of peace, clarity and belonging.

Expect a very restorative evening. No experience necessary.

10% discount for SOUK ALL-IN Members

READINGS From The Spiritual Masters

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Although our dear friend and teacher, Joan Suval, left her body on April 24, 2020, she left us a wealth of programs and talks. Joan dedicated her life to the teachings of Yoga and Vedanta and being a “radio” for Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati, founder of Ananda Ashram in Monroe, NY.

On the first Monday of Every Month at 8pm in the main room – join us after the 6:30pm class for Video Recordings of Ananda Ashram’s program with Joan Suval – ‘Readings from the Great Spiritual Masters’, elaborating on topics that only the enlightened ones could illumine for us in a way that is relatable & timeless.

The discussion following the video recording this month will be facilitated by Monica and Vani Devi.

A SOUND MEDITATION with Alexandre Tannous

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The Sound Meditation is a transportive sonic journey meditation which starts with a talk about sound, spirituality, and consciousness. It’ll be followed by breathing exercises, toning and vocalization, and guided visualizations to bring the body to a state of attunement to go inward, which will be followed by the sound work with a collection of instruments such as gongs, Himalayan singing bowls, and other various overtone-rich instruments.

The goal is to enable participants to disengage their undesirable habitual patterns and to empower positive cognitive change.

Sacred Somatics | Weaving Embodied Transcendence

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Our Nervous System plays a huge role in determining what is possible for us.

When balanced, our physiology supports vitality + ease, healthy expression + connection, as well as deeper intuition + self-understanding.

When out of balance, we may feel lethargic or unnecessarily wired, dis-attuned to ourselves or others, spinning our wheels mentally or stuck in patterns of physical or emotional distress.

By learning to respond to the signals of our nervous system, we can begin to shift toward greater capacity + coherence.

We can use the power of our physiology to liberate our consciousness rather than recreate cycles that keep it stuck or limited.

With greater regulation, comes deeper integration of the insights and clarity our spiritual practice offers us.

Join Tiffany for this 2-hour workshop on mapping the channels of the Nervous System. This event will include lecture, practice, and discussion.

10% Discount for SOUK ALL-IN Members

SHALA YOGA with Barbara & Kristin

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Our beloved old-school Shala vinyasa classes emphasize the breath-movement connection and intelligent, creative sequencing. All major categories of postures are included for a strong, steady, well-rounded practice. Taught monthly by co-directors of The Shala, Barbara Verrochi or Kristin Leigh.

 

LIVESTREAM Link HERE

Live Music w/Dara Hart

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Dara channels her sound to not only cultivate peace and joy, but to activate a connection with her audience. From training grounds to transcendent space, Dara holds teaching and facilitating experience of physical, meditative and artistic modalities, including group & personal training, boxing, yoga, music, reiki and yoga therapies. In 2017, she founded her own digital studio, offering clients one-on-one and group sessions across movement, meditation and healing arts.

Dara’s sound weaves ambient frequencies, soulful world percussive beats, spiritual instruments, lyrical depth and vocal richness, to heal, to liberate, to remember love and to recognize the Sacred that exists in all.

She is currently in collaboration with Grammy Platinum Awarded Musician and Record Producer Arden Altino to create a series of 8 meditation-style compositions which integrate transcendental meditative vibe and hip-hop-world beats, spoken word, music and mantra with the hopes to help listeners clear, center, elevate, and experience their inner peace.

www.darahart.com

10% discount for SOUK All-In Members

 

 

DEEPER STILL Sound Meditation with George MacPherson

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Offer yourself the gift of this two hour sonic meditation experience to deepen your practice with breathwork, vocal toning and a soundscape developed with a range of overtone-emitting instruments including drum, chimes, antique Tibetan singing bowls, Symphonic gong, and more, created by Sound Meditation facilitator George MacPherson.

This extended, guided sound meditation guides you, as the active participant, on your own journey toward the neutral, equanimous mind; an expansive, spacious state of consciousness. The focus and invitation lays the path of re-establishing harmony, within, and without.

10% discount for SOUK ALL-IN members

INVERSIONS Series: HANDSTAND // Adho Mukha Vrksasana – The STRENGTH

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Inversions Series: Going Up ! (Side Down) ¡

Full Arm Balance

In Sanskrit its called Adho Mukha Vrksasana or downward facing tree and in gymnastics it’s known as full arm balance or handstand.

No matter what you call it the practice of balancing on one’s arms is an invigorating, challenging and fun way to reach into the unknown. This ability to practice courageously is fundamental to the freedom that comes when working without expectation. It becomes a way to explore the place that exploration has in the practice of yoga. To know the gift that comes when we trade off our expectations for happiness and contentment.

Time will be spent preparing and strengthening the body, building up the shoulders, and opening up the places that are tight or resistant. We will look at the alignment needed to get in and out of the pose with confidence and refine the mental poise needed to balance upside down. One can expect freedom of movement through the limbs, expansiveness in the chest and stability of the mind that develops harmony throughout the whole body.

This workshop on arm balance is a practice that will resonate for practitioners of all capabilities.

Strongly recommended for beginner and intermediate students, this confidence-building pose will develop your patience, emotional intelligence, and will power.

1. Salamba Sarvangasana: The BASE , 11/12/23
2. Sirsasana: The BRAIN, 1/7/24
3. Adho Mukha Vrksasana : The STRENGTH, 3/17/24
4. Urdhva Dhanurasana : The CONFIDENCE, 5/5/24

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COMMUNITY Circle – Breathwork, Meditation, Reflection, Connection

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Community Circle
Circle is Open to All Genders
breath work + meditation + reflection + connection

The need for human connection runs deep in each of us and is beyond all exchange of information. One spirit, one being to another .

Humans are ingenious with the many ways we have come up with to connect ; the language of words ,music, art, nature. If we are attentive enough, communication even sitting in presence with one another becomes the transfer of tenderness, one human heart to another .

Circles are an undeniably powerful means to find this connection . “In circle” we can deepen our awareness and process our lives in a very unique way that is not always accessible on our own . And that comes thru witnessing and listening.

Listening to our own breath , our own voice and to the voices of others . Thru the undeniable power of our energies and voices finding resonance together, we become more centered , more present. This connection with others allows us lean in together and navigate our way thru a time that is demanding we both individually and collectively change .

Jivamukti Yoga w Ruth Lauer Manenti

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Each month Ruth Lauer Manenti returns to SOUK with a slow moving, challenging, quiet yoga class with a theme and teaching from the Yoga Sutra of Maharishi Patanjali. The text is thousands of years old and starts with the word “atha” meaning now. How does “now” fit into our practices and lifestyle – is it about time or is it a mental state? Open to all levels.

 

LIVESTREAM Link HERE

KIRTAN & Sacred Sanga with Dayal Gauranga and Friends

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Sanga is a time to come together as a community and connect through deep spiritual principles. We sing in kirtan with a common purpose of uplifting our consciousness via sacred sound and we share wisdom and stories from the yoga tradition that inspire us and give insight how to navigate the challenges and circumstances that inevitably come in life. It doesn’t matter your background or level of experience. All that is required is an open heart and enthusiasm to connect to something beyond the material.

Dayal Gauranga has been on a spiritual journey leading kirtans and sacred sangas for more than 20 years. At 18 years old, he became a monk and dedicated himself to a life of inner study, reflection, and service.  One year later he made his first trip to India and has since traveled back numerous times throughout the subcontinent, as well as to countries and communities around the world to learn, discover and share. After 10 years of monastic life, he transitioned out of the monastery, met his wife, got married, and currently lives in Brooklyn with their dog Jiva. He, along with a group of talented friends and yogis, seek to share the gifts they’ve received as a means to spread inspiration and joy around the world.

 

 

Rhythm in Asana: An Exploration of Pulsation and Flow

Rhythm in Asana: An Exploration of Pulsation and Flow

Learn to feel, connect and move with the rhythms inherent in your body. Postures may appear to be still forms however, each one holds a pattern, a pulse, and a rhythm below the surface. One of the most effective ways to heal is to move stagnant energy and get back into your own rhythmic flow.

All four classes will approach this theme with sequences that include standing, seated, forward and backward extensions, arm balances and inversions.

Prerequisite: 3 years of Yoga practice (Jivamukti, Iyengar and/or Vinyasa).

Nikki Costello is an educator with 30 years of teaching and training experience in the Yoga and Wellness industry. Nikki is a Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher (Level 3-CIYT) and a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT). In 2013-2014, she was a contributing editor at Yoga Journal, writing the magazine’s “Basics Column,” and in 2016, Nikki was named one of the 100 Most Influential Teachers in America. Nikki holds a Masters in Traditions of Yoga and Meditation from SOAS, University of London and is currently a PhD student at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, California. Since 2020, she has taught weekly online Yoga and Meditation classes at Nikki Costello | The Practice. To learn more, visit Nikki’s website .

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