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"Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness the energies of Love, and then, for the second time in history of the world, man will discover fire." –Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
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Dear Friends of the New Era:

Welcome to the new PULSE!

We have just returned from President Barack Obama Inauguration in Washington D.C. – the largest collective shift of consciousness worldwide breaking all records of US gatherings on the Mall as the most watched event in US and global history.

As we were leaving D.C., our cab driver, who was jazzed up with us even at 5:00 a.m. in the morning noted that, "A policeman had said that there was not ONE single arrest on that day-evening which is quite an extraordinary reflection of the power of positive energy upon the people in a normally crime-ridden city". That is the power of collective positive energy.

Please enjoy our new newsletter created with our amazing partners at Namaste Interactive. This month we are highlighting the upcoming Bali Mandala retreat that is happening during the sacred festival of Nyepi in which the entire island of Bali undergoes a ritual purification for a week culminating in a day of no electricity, silence and prayer. We are in a parallel collective purification here in America as we transform the old structures and unnecessary waste and create new sustainable ways of the future.

On Fire in the Flow -

your shaktidasi

shiva rea

February 2009
Now Igniting
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Shiva Recommends
Tribal Fire
Sacred Activism
Shiva's Flow
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I am thrilled to be bringing Paradox of Gamelan X to Exhale for our Primal Yoga and Monkey Chant evening based upon Kecak, the trance ritual of Bali. See the featured video for a glimpse of a raw monkey chant at Burning Man Center Camp.

We will be filming a new DVD next week with Acacia and James Wvinner of Yoga Tribe and Culture based upon our living yoga sadhana program.

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Dr. Paul Muller-OrtegaLineages of Freedom and Grace: the History of the Yoga Tradition
Dr. Paul Muller-Ortega will offer to rare overview of the history of yoga and tantra with profound insight that a foremost scholar of Tantra can
February 6th and 7th
$40 www.exhalespa.com

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teacher training highlights
teacher training highlights

Click here to view our Teacher Training Calendar

We are opening to a new year full of renewal and change. This year there are teacher training offerings on both coasts: our local Exhale Center for Sacred Movement and Kripalu Center for Yoga; along with fantastic NEW locations and events to refuel, refill, and recharge your sadhana, living yoga, and teaching yoga. Shiva’s all new Evolutionary Edge series for our 300/500 hour program will revolutionize your yoga in all forms along with several other programs: Ritual of Flow series, Pranafication 09 ~ living the flow of yoga. We have developed a special resource page on our website for our teacher trainees to keep you on track and continued resources on the way ~ along with our new certified teacher’s directory.

If you need more info, please contact teachertrainings@yogadventures.com
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yogadventure highlights
yogadventure highlights

Bali Mandala Retreat and “The Sacred Flow: Alchemical Rejuvenation Retreat for Teachers” March 20 – 27, 2009

Immerse yourself in one of the most sacred cultures of the planet – where the art of flow is a living experience. The ritual center of Bali in Ubud will be our base for exploration of the magical inner world of the spiritual culture dedicated to the balance of the Great Dance in the form of Siva. Our retreat takes place during the preparations for Nyepi, Balinese New Year, and a day of fasting and reflection where even the airports of Bali shut down to observe the ritual opening to a new cycle. A Hindu island for over a thousand years, Bali is a unique opportunity to receive a deep transmission of the art of bhakti yoga devotion.

Some of the highlights of our retreat include:

  • Six day preparation for the Nyepi Festival in which the entire island of Bali shuts down – no electricity
  • Study of Balinese ritual cycle with a focus on the Kecak (monkey chant) ritual dance
  • Learning to make Balinese offering
  • Seva in a local Balinese orphange
  • Yoga Trance Dance
  • Eco-Revolution yoga in healing fluid bamboo structures of the Green School of Bali
  • Jai Hanuman – feeding of the monkey families who live at the temples in the Monkey Forest

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yoga media

yoga solYoga Sol CD

This collection of mellow beats, sultry guitar riffs, and dreamy vocals includes Thievery Corporation's sublime collaboration with Indian singer Gunjan and much more!
 Available at SoundsTrue.com.

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shiva recommends

bali malasWear Peace - Bali Malas

Bali Malas offers high quality malas and healing jewelry made of rudraksha beads. Many experience an uplifted mood a calming of the mind and a cooling affect to the body with the wearing of these beads. These unique pieces are lovingly hand made in Bali by native women. Bali Malas is honored to support Bumi Sehat a birthing center for women, children and families in Bali. It is our intent to restore vibrancy, compassion and healing to our planet with the wearing of rudraksha beads. More info at www.BaliMalas.com

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tribal fire

These are photos from the Chant4Change event and Move4Change Event. Thanks to Gaura Vani and Deborah of Flow Yoga D.C. for being such great organizers and to all the yogis and yoginis that came out on this historic window.

Visit here for a little glimpse into the bhakti bash Chant4Change

Click images below to view full size or check out our Flickr page!

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sacred activism
Andrew Harvey
Please see this opportunity to dive deeper into the living fire of sacred activism with the key voice, teacher and light in this emerging consciousness, Andrew Harvey.

Dear Friends,

I am sitting at the start of the new year in my room in Oak Park Illinois sending love to you all from my heart and praying that the extremely challenging year ahead of us will bring us all into another level of divine love and commitment to being humble, radical agents of change.

May everything that you need to go forward with joy, hope and purpose be given to you by the Beloved in the year to come...

Read more (PDF)

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shiva's flow
shiva's flow

Shiva will be offering Prana Flow: Energetic Vinyasa Monday and Tuesday in February and Saturday 10:30 Feb. 7th, 14th

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evolutionary edge
E2 ignites this weekend!
Next Stop is Sydney, Australia

evolutionary edge

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upcoming events
Feb 6 – 10 Embodying the Flow: Foundational Teacher Training

teacher training


Feb 6 – 7 Paul Muller-Ortega: Lineages of Freedom and Grace: the History of the Yoga Tradition


Feb 7 Wild Monkey Chants (PDF)

wild monkey chants


Feb 11 – 15 Essential Tools for Teaching Flow: Energetic Alignment, Hands-On Assists, Vinyasa Krama Sequencing for 108 Asanas


Feb 13
Wild Love Calls (PDF)

wild love calls


Feb 6 Yoga Trance Dance with Demetri Velaskakis

demetri velaskakis

March 13 – 15 Sydney, Australia
March 29 EcoNikko in Tokyo, Japan
March 30 BeYoga Japan in Tokyo, Japan


March 1 – 11 Ayurveda and Yoga Rejuvenation Retreat in Kerala, India Waitlist Only ~ Retreat Full

kerala, india


March 20 – 27 Living in the Sacred Flow: Bali Mandala Retreat in Ubud, Bali optional teacher training module: “The Sacred Flow: Alchemical Rejuvenation Retreat for Teachers”

ubud, bali


June 26 – July 2 Radical Relaxation Retreat in Santorini, Greece

santorini, greece

To register contact Joe at OmTime or call 303-960-4013

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featured video
Check out clips from recent events on Shiva’s new YouTube - SamudraYogadventures's Channel!

featured video

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prana flow events
Coral Brown
Feb 6 – 8
Prana Flow Teacher Training and Workshops

Simon Park
February 20 – 22
At One Yoga in Phoenix, AZ

Shannon Paige Schneider
February 21, 12 – 2:30 PM
Find Your Sacred Flow ~ Cultivate a Personal Practice at OmTime in Denver, CO

Roberto Lim
February 22 – 28
Yoga in Paradise: Retreat in Tulum, Mexico with Chanel Luck

Micheline Berry
March 6 – 8
Kripalu Liquid Asana Retreat

Twee Merrigan
March 27 – April 3
Transformational Sadhana and Demystifying Pranic Wisdom at Kripalu Center for Yoga in Lenox, MA

Maria Garre
March 27 – 29
Yoga and Ayurveda Teacher Training in Raleigh, NC

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