Shiva Rea's classes at Yoga Journal LIVE: New York + Riding the Vinyasa Wave: Fluid Power
Shiva Rea is a yogini fire keeper, sacred activist, global adventurer, and leading innovator in the evolution of Prana Flow Yoga--a transformational vinyasa flow integrating the Tantric bhakti roots of yoga, Krishnamacharya's teachings, and a universal, quantum approach to the body. Shiva is known for bringing the roots of yoga alive for modern practitioners in creative, dynamic, and life-transforming ways and for offering the synthesis form of Prana Flow out in the world. Shiva is the creator of Prana Flow Yoga, Samudra Global School for Living Yoga, Yogadventure Retreats, Yoga Trance Dance for Life, Moving Activism for 1,008,000 Trees, the worldwide Global Mala Project, and award-winning CDs and DVDs for home practice. Learn more at shivarea.com.
Riding the Vinyasa Wave: Fluid Power Instructor: Shiva Rea
In this evolutionary Prana Vinyasa practice, we'll embody wave motion to connect with the flow of prana, our breath, and natural flow. Unfolding to Shiva's alchemical global music mix, the wave of our class includes Jala (water) Namaskar and Prana Vinyasa Wave Sequencing as an intelligent way toward liberating backbends for all levels. Come experience specific navigation methods within Prana Vinyasa to integrate the fluid power of wave motion, pulsation, rhythm, and spiral movement to develop natural strength, energetic alignment, range of motion, and creative connection to the water element with our primarily fluid body. This natural liberating flow will transform your notions of stiffness forever, and is practical for men, women, and all levels of practitioners.
Course ID: AFSREA -- Level: Mixed Levels
Friday, April 24 — 9:00am - 4:30pm
Friday All-Day Workshops
+ Become the Sun: Meditations for Awakening and Realization
Become the Sun: Meditations for Awakening and Realization Instructor: Shiva Rea
Wake up through many forms of meditation to realize the power of solar energy for healing and regeneration. Based upon Shiva's latest book, Tending the Heart Fire, our morning immersion integrates five forms of solar meditations: root Surya Namaskar with Bija Mantra, enlivening pranayama, Surya and Heart-Fire Mudras, movement meditation, and Yoga Nidra. These meditations are based upon realizing our connection with our inner sun as well as solar power in the world as a practical yet extraordinary source of energy in the midst of the daily life.
Course ID: M1SREA -- Level: Contemplative
+ Rhythmic Vinyasa: The Power Of Collective Flow
, Mixed Levels
Saturday, April 25 — 8:00am - 10:00am
- Session 1
Rhythmic Vinyasa: The Power Of Collective Flow Instructor: Shiva Rea
In Prana Flow, vinyasa is more than a technique; it's a wave, a rhythmic cycle. Within yoga, understanding these cycles is key to creating flow within one's body and life. We'll do a practice dedicated to rhythmic syncopation within the body and in the collective to help you understand the healing power of rhythm. Come learn methods developed within Prana Vinyasa to embody rhythmic vinyasa as a technique within practice and as an optimal way of living flow.
Course ID: M2SREA -- Level: Mixed Levels
Saturday, April 25 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
- Session 2
+ Drops of Nectar: Soma Prana Vinyasa and Moon Salutations
Drops of Nectar: Soma Prana Vinyasa and Moon Salutations Instructor: Shiva Rea
+ Sol Yoga: Light the Night with Shiva Rea and NYC DJ Tasha Blank
& DJ Taz Rashid
Experience a regenerative sequence spanning the root practice of Chandra Namaskar from the Bihar School with the evolutionary Prana Vinyasa Lunar Namaskars and sequence for cultivating movement meditation, fluidity, and rejuvenation. This healing approach will transform stress and tensions, cultivating ojas and circulating nectar. Soma is connected to the inner water, ojas (essence, vitality, and amrita)-- the sublime nectar of healing, the energy that can green a desert and restore love.
Course ID: M3SREA -- Level: Mixed Levels
Saturday, April 25 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
- Session 3
Sol Yoga: Light the Night with Shiva Rea and NYC DJ Tasha Blank Instructor: Shiva Rea
& DJ Tasha Blank
An Evening Benefit for "Be-a-Light" Solar Lantern Project
Join vinyasa pioneer Shiva Rea and beloved NYC DJ Tasha Blank for a rejuvenating evening of meditation, yoga, and tribal house music to tap into the power of abundant renewable energy as we connect to our inner light and solar power. This evening benefits "Be-a-Light" Solar Lantern Project, empowering youth in the United States and eradicating kerosene lamps in East Africa through yoga energy activism and Solar Aid. The lamps will bring some light to youth who are facing cancer at Comprehensive Center for Wellness Pediatric Oncology, Columbia University Medical Center, as well as lighting the night for school kids in Tanzania.
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Course ID: SP_SAT_SOLY
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Saturday, April 25 — 8:00pm - 10:00pm