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Warm Up Your Winter with Yoga!

When we feel drained, overwhelmed, fatigued — even exhausted — we often think, “I just want some time for myself.” But even while alone, that restful experience is rare. It’s easy to get caught up in thoughts, worries, to-dos … and before we know it, that “free time” is over.

We need deep rest. The solution is simple but takes practice. Separate from sleep, we need to be able to experience deep peace and rest within ourselves while we are awake. The more we train our bodies and minds, the quicker we can attain this healing state of simply being.

That’s why relaxation is essential in yoga: it brings rest to the body, mind, and soul.

Give yourself the gift of relaxation this year and join us at the ashram for a sweetly restorative experience. View our program calendar and see what speaks to you. > http://bit.ly/1T9Ndrt

Warm Up Your Winter with Yoga!

When we feel drained, overwhelmed, fatigued — even exhausted — we often think, “I just want some time for myself.” But even while alone, that restful experience is rare. It’s easy to get caught up in thoughts, worries, to-dos … and before we know it, that “free time” is over.

We need deep rest. The solution is simple but takes practice. Separate from sleep, we need to be able to experience deep peace and rest within ourselves while we are awake. The more we train our bodies and minds, the quicker we can attain this healing state of simply being.

That’s why relaxation is essential in yoga: it brings rest to the body, mind, and soul.

Give yourself the gift of relaxation this year and join us at the ashram for a sweetly restorative experience. View our program calendar and see what speaks to you. <3
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Building Bhakti

The Positive Power of Chant with Jim Gelcer (Siva)

Please share what you do in 10-15 words: Kirtan wallah, recording and touring artist, composer, producer, and Bhakti yogi.

Why do you do what you do? It is my path and I’m doing what I love.

What are you currently fascinated by in your work? The positive power of chant and its ability to heal and transform.

How did you come to your path? Any aha moments or key teachers? A gentle nudge from someone at the perfect moment. I am always learning, and everyone is my teacher.

What book(s) are you currently reading? Reading and re-reading the Bhagavad Gita, Bliss Divine, and The Radiance Sutras.

What surprises you about teaching here? How at home I feel.

Jim Gelcer is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer. Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, now based in Toronto, Canada, Jim has recorded and performed around the world with artists as diverse as Lee Aaron, The Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band, Reg Schwager, and Dave Young. His style has been called “welcoming, inviting, and contagious,” and blends together traditional Sanskrit chants with R&B, jazz, and rock. One of the few Canadian artists invited to perform at Bhakti Fest, Jim’s debut recording, “Bhagavan,” was hailed as one of the year’s best by American radio shows In The Spirit and Full Lotus Kirtan. Yoga Chicago magazine called him “the perfect bhakti singer.”

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September 28 — 30, 2018
Jim Gelcer

Mantra chanting is filled with positive vibrations, health benefits, and spiritual connection.

 

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