Kirtan is an ancient form of mantra meditation, a component of bhakti-yoga (the yoga of devotion), which has the power to open and purify the heart. This chanting, accompanied by musical instruments and rhythmic drumming, brings the audience to its feet in the joy of singing, clapping, and dancing with pure devotion. In its heartfelt expression kirtan can induce profound states or meditation, bliss, and esctasy.
A guided primary class is conducted following specific vinyasa count and the names of each posture called in Sanskrit. Following the rhythm of the vinyasa counts is meant to develop physical strength and mobility, mental clarity, and emotional calm.
This workshop is meant to explore ways to refine a seasoned practitioner’s skills in yoga. Day will describe the main obstacles or “hidden locks” that prevent students from experiencing the lightness, grace and strength of a master. We will work on various techniques for jump throughs and jump backs, headtsands, forearm stands, and handstands, and miore. This will be a fun, light-hearted class with lots of room for exploration, hands-on adjustments, and questions.
Sat 7/21/2018 From:3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
This Lecture and practicum will go over some of the main points of being an effective teacher including (but not limited to) verbal cuing, adjustments and developing “an eye” and compassion for your student while knowing when they are able to advance and when they would better benefit from easing back. Learn how to read the signs to quickly recognize exactly what is needed in the middle of a class situation. Learn how to develop an overall sense of calm leadership while teaching a class!
Teaching Skills with Day @day1yoga $20
Overview of the Bhagavad Gita 12:30pm - 2pm
Kirtan Workshop 2pm - 3pm
Madhu Das has been practicing and teaching kirtan for many years in the bhakti-yoga tradition. His deep love of music and its vast potential for expressing and developing pure devotion has inspired him to use kirtan as a means to share this devotional treasure with seekers throughout the world. Playing throughout dozens of countries in different continents, his passion for kirtan has inspired and enlivened persons from all cultural backgrounds.
Teaching Skills and Practicum (Adjustments) with Day @day1yoga $30
200 Hour Teacher Training • Yoga Alliance Certified
• Advanced study of Asana
• Principles of anatomy
• Science and art of sequencing
• Hands-on adjustments
• Confidence-building through practice teaching
• Yoga history and philosophy
• Sanskrit names of postures
• Dharma talks, interweaving meaningful intention throughout the class • Meditation
Gaura Vani is a multi-disciplinary artist - fluent in music, film and visual arts. He is most known for his Mantra Music performances. Gaura Vani's events are unifying and transporting - a mix of participatory rhythm and song, story and dance. He has traveled in Africa, the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia performing both as a solo artist and with his sacred music ensembles “The Hanumen” and “Juggernauts”.
Gaura Vani began studying sacred Indian music at the age of six in the ancient temple town of Vrindavan at a traditional Gurukula school. He continues to share the magic he received and performs at festivals like Lollapalooza, Floyd Fest, Beloved, Bhakti Fest and Wanderlust, as well as eclectic venues like private homes, theatres, temples, and yoga studios.
Gaura Vani is also a co-founder of Chant4Change a mantra-music festival that took place in Washington, DC on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
A highly dynamic duo, Vish and Vrinda will share kirtan and storytelling from India's beloved epic, the Ramayana. Invoking sacred vibrations and moods through mantra, movement, and expressive reading from the award-winning Sita's Fire Trilogy, a retelling of India's beloved epic which focuses on the women of the legend. This event is perfect for anyone curious about India, kirtan, Indian dance, the Ramayana, Vedic stories, kirtan, or just looking for an uplifting transformational evening!
About Visvambhar Sheth
An internationally recognized kirtan-singer and inspirational speaker, Vish has a lifelong connection to India and its culture. He began leading kirtan when he was five years old, and is a master of the Mridanga drum. Vish has a rare capacity to invoke and transmit the essence of kirtan. Vish has shared his love for kirtan at well known venues like BhaktiFest, Omega Institute, Wanderlust, and Beloved. He is the lead singer of the The Mayapuris, a headlining kirtan group that has rocked stages worldwide. He is also a performer and recording artist with world-beat ensemble, The Hanumen. Vish is a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, harmonium, bansuri flute, sitar, cajon, and bass. In this capacity, he accompanies other kirtan singer, like kirtan pioneer Jai Uttal or Gaura Vani. Vish has composed many unique songs, and collaborates with his wife, Vrinda Sheth, to make music and sing for dance. www.Visvambhar.com
About Vrinda Sheth
Vrinda is a dancer, writer, and singer. She was raised in the Bhakti tradition in Sweden, and has been singing kirtan and dancing since she was a child. She studied Bharata Natyam in Kalakshetra, India the most renowned institute for classical Indian dance. She has a BA in English from University of Florida and is the award-winning author of The Sita's Fire Trilogy, a modern re-telling of the Ramayana. She lives in Florida with her husband and two children. www.SitasFire.com
Memory matters in the ashtanga vinyasa sequence. One of the things that distinguishes the ashtanga practice from many other forms is that it is a set sequence of postures. Rather than changing what postures are practiced, what changes instead is the relationship a student has with the postures. Over time and with consistency the practice grows stronger. However before a true connection with the practice can be made, the sequence, pose by pose, should be committed to memory. As a student advances not just the sequence of postures, but then the vinyasas for each posture can be learned.
Mysore style is the traditional method taught by sri k pattabhi jois named after the small city where guruji lived for much of his life. In this style, the method of ashtanga yoga is transmitted from the teacher directly to the individual student through physical adjustments and minimal verbal cueing. Gradually the student is able to commit to memory a series of postures and breaths that comprise the series. Once the student memorizes and becomes proficient at a pose she is then taught the next pose until primary series is complete. Once primary series is complete and the student is firmly grounded in its techniques, she will move on to the intermediate series and on. There are 6 series in ashtanga yoga; at this time there is only one person, r sharth jois, guruji’s grandson, who practices the 6th series of ashtanga yoga.
A guided primary class is conducted following specific vinyasa counts and the names of each posture called in sanskrit. Following the rhythm of the vinyasa counts is meant to develop physical strength and mobility, mental clarity, emotional calm, and spiritual awakening.
BACK BENDING WORKSHOP (OPEN TO ALL)
In this session, we will warm up the shoulders, quads and back; as well as explore heart opening asanas from various angles using applied anatomy & props so as to encourage fearless expansion in the midst of vulnerability.
Jivamukti Master Yoga Class
A classic Jivamukti yoga class with a bit of NYC - you chant you dig the dharma. You breathe. You sweat. You go deep. All in 90 minutes!
SURYA NAMASKAR & STANDING ASANAS ASSISTS
In this workshop, we will focus on key principles of assists as they apply to sun salutations and to foundational standing asanas using the Jivamukti methodology as platform.
Palm Court in Miami's famed Design District will be home to another amazing season of YogArt Event in the Design District. Led by Miami's loved Dawn B, this unique blend of yoga and live music will encourage participants to open their minds to a yoga experience that allows them to soar and shine bright. All classes will last approximately one hour and will end with a reception of healthy snacks and refreshments to complete the nourishing experience of YogArt. Follow us on instagram @yogartevent
This workshop explores the relationship between the movement, strength, and mobility around the pelvis and the energetic emotional connection to sensuality and creativity. Energetically, this relates in a big way to the shadow of the unconscious. In a society, that both obsesses over and ignores this sacred hub of emotional connection, creation and elimination, how can we reconnect and bring a sense of flow on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels? How much do you know about your pelvic floor?
Through asana, breathing exercises, and a guided meditation we’ll prep the body and mind for free writing and a space to share. You may be surprised by what comes up and all that you have to say.
The thought of kicking up into a handstand can make many of us feel afraid and heavy. In this workshop we will break through fear and find lightness and control. Beginning with a flow designed to prepare your body for handstands, we will then move into specific drills and finish with a well deserved savasana. The goal is that you will leave understanding that you can apply the same principles to all balancing poses —- from bakasana (crow pose) to pressing up into a handstand. Liz has been practicing yoga daily for many years and doesn’t believe that there is a magic trick to nailing a handstand - it comes from practice and taking time to feel/listen to your body. She cannot wait to share with you!
The workshop will include instruction on pranayama (breath work), how to sit correctly for meditation, what is the subtle body & group meditation.
Michael has devoted his life in service to his Guru Sri Karunamayi . He has spent the last 10 years traveling with her while deepening his practice.
Michael was raised in Miami, went to University of Florida & then got his masters in engineering.
Suggested donation $20 , all proceeds go to the Children’s School at The Ashram
With the rise of yoga, we have all heard of chakras and seen various illustrations showing these energy centers within our subtle body. But despite our intellectual understanding about the chakras, many of us lack ever having any experience of our subtle body, chakras, kundalini, etc. Join us for an evening where we will learn and practice the yogic techniques of pranayama and silent meditation, which allow us to experience the more subtle aspects of ourselves. No previous experience is necessary. All are welcome. Proceeds from the event go directly to supporting rural schools in India.
About the instructor: Michael was born and raised in Miami. In 2007 a series of powerful spiritual experiences led him to quit his job as an engineer and move to India. For the last 10 years Michael has served his teacher, Her Holiness Amma Sri Karunamayi, and facilitated 3-week long, silent meditation retreats on the chakras. Today, he lives at his teacher’s ashram in India and travels with Her Holiness internationally teaching pranayama and meditation.