Shiva/Shakti

Shiva/Shakti

Sunday, March 2, 2014




*Sadhana(spiritual practice) 
private group session

Saturday, April 26th 2:30-4:00

Reserve your spot : elena@moveyourspirityoga.com $30 

90 minutes during which we will explore in depth the power and meaning of mantra, different types of meditation, pranayama (breathing techniques), hindu sacred scriptures, and chanting, followed by q & a. 



**Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep)
private group session

 Sunday, April 27th 2:00-3:00

Reserve your spot : elena@moveyourspirityoga.com $20

 "Yoga nidra (the term "nidra" means sleep in Sanskrit) is a powerful technique, in which you learn to relax consciously… people feel that they are relaxing when they are collapsing into an easy chair with a cup of coffee, a drink, or a cigarette, and read a newspaper or switch on the television. But this will never suffice as a scientific definition of relaxation.These are only sensory diversions.True relaxation is actually an experience far beyond all this. For absolute relaxation you must remain aware. This is yoga nidra, the state of dynamic sleep. 
Yoga nidra is a systematic method of inducing complete physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. During the practice of yoga nidra one appears to be asleep but the consciousness is functioning at a deeper level of awareness. For this reason yoga nidra is often referred to as psychic sleep or deep relaxation with inner awareness. In this threshold state between sleep and wakefulness contact between the subconscious and the unconscious dimensions occurs spontaneously. 
In yoga nidra, the state of relaxation is reached by turning inwards, away from outer experiences." 

Swami Satyananda Saraswati 


Sunday, February 23, 2014

Please join me for a new 90 minute sadhana practice, where we will explore in depth the power and meaning of mantra, different types of meditation, pranamaya techniques, Hindu sacred scriptures, and chanting, followed by q & a. 

When: Saturday, March 1st from 2:30 to 4:00

Where: email elena@moveyourspirityoga.com

Cost: $30


To reserve your spot and/or more info: elena@moveyourspirityoga.com


Sunday, February 16, 2014

"Near your breastbone there is an open flower
Drink the honey that is all around that flower.
Waves are coming in:
There is so much magnificence in the ocean!
Listen: Sound of big seashells! Sound of bells!
Kabir says: Friends, listen, this is what i have to say:
The guest I love is inside me!"

- Kabir 

Friday, February 7, 2014

THE STAIRWAY OF EXISTENCE


We are not

In pursuit of formalities
Or fake religions
Laws,

For through the stairway of existence we have come to God's Door.


We are

People who need to love, because
Love is soul's life,
Love is simply creation's greatest joy.
Through 
The stairway of existence,
O, Through the stairway of existence, Hafiz
Have 
You now come,
Have we all now come to
The Beloved's 
Door.

Hafiz 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

February 4th: I have just returned from a two week magical yoga-meditation-ayurvedic experience in the Himalayas and throughout Northern India. I am looking forward to sharing with you all. Regular schedule will resume Wednesday @ 10:00 and 7:30pm (restorative) @ Prana Yoga Studio. I hope u will join me.

"You may achieve success in yoga through innate ability, through the correct diet, through study, through austerity, and through determination. And by these means you evolve to the  highest state of which human beings are capable. 
God does not compel or induce you to practice yoga; he exerts no effort on your behalf. You are free to practice yoga, as you wish; and success depends entirely on your own efforts.
Your mind has many interests: but it remains one mind. When you practice yoga, all these diverse interests are unified. 
The practice of yoga does not earn merit, nor does it lose merit; in itself it is morally neutral. But by practicing yoga you become progressively more inclined to act in a manner that has benign results, and less inclined to act in a manner that has malign results."    

Patanjali 4.1-8 

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Sunday, December 29, 2013

ODE TO SHIVA

"In this body there exists a cave.
A dwelling place
Where Lord Shiva and I meet for yoga practice:

You remind me to sit for a thousand years,
To leave all action and act as witness to myself in stillness.
All the creatures of the forest gather round,
Alone not alone.
When the sitting is too much for my mortal body I get up
to dance the dance of the universe. 
Sometimes i rage and burn as a fire lights under my pounding feet.
This yoga is not quiet as the world pulses to a God's pace.

But the dance must finish and I will leave this body and we will sit again
You and I, in the forest under the stars and the moon."

Julie Rapparort