Shant-email October Newsletter WINDS OF CHANGE: Big News!

Shant-email October Newsletter  WINDS OF CHANGE: Big News!

Shant-email October Newsletter

WINDS OF CHANGE: Big News!

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Aloha Yoga Hanalei O'hana,

Blessings to you and your ohana in this beautiful fall season. It is a time of ripening, fruition and harvest of all our good works. This past October we wrapped our annual 200 hour teacher training. It is the most potent time of my year and a sheer joy to work with students deeply invested in their exploration of Self through Yoga. Also this October, two of my classes were released on the online platform Yogadownload.com with many more to come.

I would love to hear your feed back! Next up is our

Fall Yoga Immersion

November 12-16th.

Monday thru Friday, 7:15-9:30a

In February we have our Module V teacher training.

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Over the past 2 decades we have trained hundreds of teachers, many of whom have started Yoga studios of their own. The impact of our collective and shared investment in building and sustaining healing community never ceases to amaze me. I am continuously inspired by the accounts many of you have shared in how our school has transformed your lives for the better, the aloha you feel here, and that there is no place quite like Yoga Hanalei.

Winds of Change: Big News

For the past few years I have been contemplating and reevaluating my life’s trajectory and how I apply the teachings to my own practice. My path has me teaching more on the road and I am growing further into exploring my expanded role as a mother, author and Yoga teacher through different mediums and platforms. It has been through a long process of soul-searching that inspires me to finally let go as a studio owner/program director and focus on my other offerings as an educator and author. I pray to find a trustworthy successor to guide Yoga Hanalei into its next chapter. This has not been an easy decision for me. Although change is always difficult, I recognize it as natural and at the heart and essence of Yoga practice. I find courage and strength in that Yoga Hanalei has a consistent steady momentum and identity of its own. I feel that someone else would more suited to steward the shala, and that my personal efforts are best utilized in their focus on deeper study and sharing of the eight limbs.

Who will step forward to lead Yoga Hanalei?

Now I wonder, whose dream it is to take over Yoga Hanalei and guide our community which spans far beyond the Garden Island, to which so many of you return year after year?

I trust in my heart that the right person will present them self. It has always been my highest vision that someone from our extended Yoga community would take up the reins. As I feel a deep kuleana to all of you who have become ohana, I want to share this with you straight from my heart and within our family first. I have only just begun to explore new ownership possibilities. I am inspired by the prospect of a new owner/director that will infuse our beautiful shala with a fresh surge of enthusiasm and creativity to carry it forward as a communal gathering place for healing and growth. Rest assured, I will be available to offer classes in this new chapter and support the transition if desired.

Reminiscing over the past 20 years, I am deeply moved by the immense privilege to actualize my dream of exploring the teachings of Yoga and holding sacred space for a yogik community. The caliber of individuals who gather here are truly Mahattvas – great souls dedicated to service, growth in body, heart and mind, to embody love and radiate peace. I am so filled by the gift of communing with you in the spirit of learning, supporting and growing together. We have lifted one another up in so many ways and our bonds have grown inseparable.

Together we integrate life’s evolutionary lessons and realize our resilience to navigate life's unfolding.

It has been said that "the teacher empowers the student and the student empowers the teacher". On 9-9-1999 the monks from the Kaua’i Hindu Monastery blessed the opening of our Yogashala and invited us to become a place of higher education and "a great Yoga university". Almost 20 years later, Yoga Hanalei has seeded the birth of many Yoga communities near and far. You have empowered me personally to deepen my studies and then write a book based on Yoga Hanalei's curriculum that has sold over five thousand copies and touched many more. The Yogi’s Roadmap has become a part of teacher trainings globally, and the teachers we have trained have opened schools and now train others to teach. As I reflect, I am filled with gratitude. I am deeply moved by the energy and blessings our school continues to generate and am confidently embracing the mystery of the future unknown.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any interest or any other questions that I can help you with.

Email me at yogahanalei@hotmail.com

Our daily operations and class passes will continue to be the same at this time, and no changes will be made without plenty of advance notice. Know that I will certainly help you complete your teaching certification.

In Love and Gratitude,

Namaskara- Bhavani Maki

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Aloha Yoga Hanalei O'hana!

I write to you just having returned from the Greek Peloponnese on the Aegean Sea. The recent Full Moon lunar eclipse in Aquarius was on Guru Purnima, the day devoted to honoring our teachers. Celebrated on the Full Moon in July, it is a day on which we honor the Guru of Gurus, Vyasa who composed the Mahabharata, the 18 Purana as well as the first commentary on the Patanjali Yoga Sutra. It marks the beginning of a four month period, Chaturmas, in which wandering teachers and students settled down for study and discussion of the yogik teachings.


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Bhavani resumes her general class schedule
9:45 -11:15a Thursday August 2nd

As I return to Kaua’i after a string of workshops on the road and a long respite, I look forward to our 18th annual teacher training. This year’s training has been condensed into two modules, two weeks each. If you are interested in attaining a 200 hour certificate, or working towards a 300 or 500 hour designation, you are welcome to attend these modules. Our training is unique in that rather than just learn theoretical knowledge, we present it in a way that recognizes the uniqueness of each individual. Anatomy is taught through the lens of structural integration and appreciates movement at its nexus. Yoga Sutra are investigated on both personal and transpersonal psychology to open the possibilities of Yoga in a way that is authentic and supportive to the actualities of personal and interpersonal growth in daily life. Asana are taught in a manner that supports healthy movement and functionality.



My son and guru, Nikola, offers the perfect adjustment with love

Yoga Teacher Training
200 Hour Certificate
Module I: Sept 9 - 23, 2018
Module II: Sept 30 - Oct 14, 2018
applicable towards 300 / 500 hr certificate
(see details below)
If you are working towards a 200, 300 or 500 hour Yoga Alliance certificate, you can apply Module I and / or II towards your certification. Trainings have been paired down to 2 weeks to facilitate your schedule. Please visit yogahanalei.com for details


Bhavani in Janu Sirsasana

This was the first year that I actually took a vacation. In previous years, I devoted much of my time to working on my manuscripts. After receiving the insight that we tend to base our sense of self-worth on how busy and high functioning we are, I realized the need for more Sukham in my life. Sukham literally translated means to create space for enjoyment. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in our agenda that we forget the importance of simple relaxation and repose. It was truly a discipline for me to let go of constant study and practice! Inertia can also mean the challenge of slowing down. It is such a good reminder to stop and enjoy. Rather than focus on makeing a living, primarily to enjoy your life.



Bhavani Maki Online
Yoga Sutra Talks

19 hrs Yoga Alliance Continuing Ed. Credits

13 Yoga Sutra discourses for download These live recorded classes qualify for 19 hours of continuing education through Yoga Alliance.
Visit bhavanimaki.com for further information.


Enjoy your summer,

Bhavani Maki & the faculty at Yoga Hanalei



July 2018 News: Freedom & Liberty

Aloha Yoga Hanalei O'hana!

We celebrate July 4th as a memorial to the principles of freedom and liberty. Yoga is based on the same values. Patanjali Yoga Sutra II:18 describes the function of our life experience as a means for Buddhi, or conscience, to fulfill its purpose of Bhoga Apavarga - find enough freedom within to experience and enjoy the fullness of life. We are left to reflect what binds us from experiencing true liberty?


Studies reveal that on the average we have 70,000 thoughts per day,
of which 95% are repetitive and 80% are negative.

 

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Bhavani on location shooting for Yogadownlaod.com
release date: this Autumn TBA


In the past year, I have had a very profound discovery in working with Eye Movement Desensizitation and Reprocessing (EMDR). First developed in the early 90’s, it has been successful in treating post traumatic stress disorders and unwinding trauma. Whether we have suffered devastation or vague tensions in  personal or social surroundings, our nervous system creates a neural patterning that holds the memory deeply. If an incident is  slightly reminiscent of such tensions it can trigger a full-blown reaction. We might also hold a baseline of anxiety that colors our general disposition and outlook on life.

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Supta Padangushtasana at ENSO, Ca
 

After decades of practicing Yoga, shamanic ritual, various mind/body therapies and study of Patanjali’s philosophy and psychology, I feel that this work brings visceral ease and steadiness. It offers insights into stories and perceptions adopted that are inaccurate and self-limiting.

This is all supported by Patanjali's Sutra. Memories may effect our sense of presence. They accumulate into Samskara and determine our personality, belief systems, perspectives and values. They contribute to an over-reaching or pessimistic general outlook that results in disappointment. It is exciting to realize how modern modalities align with ancient teachings to support us in getting free to embrace the freshness of each moment eternal divine.

 

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Many long-time and new students gather
at ENSO, Half Moon Bay, Ca

 

Yoga Teacher Training
200 Hour Certificate
Module I: Sept 9 - 23, 2018
Module II: Sept 30 - Oct 14, 2018
applicable towards 300 / 500 hr certificate
(see details below)

If you are working towards a 200, 300 or 500 hour Yoga Alliance certificate, you can apply Module I and / or II towards your certification. Trainings have been paired down to 2 weeks to facilitate your schedule. Please visit yogahanalei.com for details

Bhavani Maki Online
Yoga Sutra Talks

19 hrs Yoga Alliance Continuing Ed. Credits
13 Yoga Sutra discourses for download These live recorded classes qualify for 19 hours of continuing education through Yoga Alliance.
Visit bhavanimaki.com for further information.

May all beings be happy and free,

                                Bhavani Maki & the faculty at Yoga Hanalei

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Yoga Hanalei May News: after a record breaking storm and flood

Shant-email May Newsletter

Aloha Yoga Hanalei O'hana!

Kauai April showers turned into a deluge when it rained 50 inches in 24 hours setting a new national record. Many areas of the North Shore were severely impacted, homes, cars and personal belongings destroyed, leaving many families displaced and stranded. The landscape of Hanalei Bay has new contours and we are struggling to repair large sinkholes and clear the numerous mudslides along Kuhio highway from Hanalei to Haena. Mahalo for your tremendous outpouring of love. For those of you who would like to make a contribute to families in need, there is a gofundme account @ILOVEHANALEI that is accepting donations.

     

 

 

It truly was “an act of God”. Naturally, crisis often brings the best out of everyone. FEMA has arrived, and locals are doing their best to aid one another. We are offering classes free of charge to those who have suffered due to the storm. We are honored to share the blessing of Yoga in its profound ability to offer solace and unwind trauma.

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As I commenced my Yoga Sutra class in Lawrence Kansas, I could not help but reflect how humans are the only species that feel separate from nature to the point of attempting to lord over it. Patanjali instructs, “Erroneous knowledge is unsupported by reality”. When we are out of balance with what we ask of the Earth, Mother Nature speaks loud and clear resulting in an infrastructural collapse. Fortunately human lives were spared, and we have the opportunity to remember our  true nature as loving, supportive and unified in our efforts to help one another through the trials and travails of life.

“We must be satisfied with love itself,
because nothing can compare to it.” - Krsna

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Bhavani and the Sanghat, or spiritual community at
Boulevard Yoga and Healing Arts in Kansas City

I just returned from a wonderful trip to Kansas. I made my first visit to teach in 2000, and several of the students have cultivated Yogik communities of their own. In the current age of pop Yoga where it is approached as a recreational activity, I am so encouraged by Yoga schools that explore the full science and art of Yoga. Whether we seek a beautiful physique or the transformational possibilities to shift ordinary perspective to the extraordinary realization of our divine origins, Yoga will meet us where we are at. The students in both Lawrence and Kansas City are so open and bright. I feel deeply touched by our time together and inspired by their deep interest and motivation to experience Yoga’s potential to raise individual and collective consciousness in mind, body and heart in the realization of love beyond a human emotion.

I am back on Kauai for the rest of the month and then off again for a wonderful Rocky Mountain tour that ends in Half Moon Bay, California at ENSO. I am also very excited to report that I have been invited to offer my classes online with Yogadownloads, one of the original and most established online Yoga platforms. Stay tuned, and I will let you know when you can access videos of my teachings.

Bhavani Maki Online
Yoga Sutra Talks

19 hrs Yoga Alliance Continuing Ed. Credits

I am pleased to announce that I have at long last made 13 Yoga Sutra discourses available for download to the public. These talks are live recorded classes that qualify for 19 hours of continuing education through Yoga Alliance. Please visit my recently updated website bhavanimaki.com for further information.


Sending you  your dear ones
blessings far and wide,

Bhavani Maki & the faculty at Yoga Hanalei

Yoga Hanalei April Newsletter

Yoga Hanalei April Newsletter

Spring has sprung, and torrential rains have resulted in gorgeous perfect weather. This year is full of milestones. Yoga Hanalei will be in its 19th year of serving the greater Yoga community, and I had a hallmark year when I turned 50 this past March. Students honored me with a celebration after my Sunday Vinyasa class  and shared their gratitude for our lovely school and community. As my teacher in India would often say, “Much love is there!” Thank you for making Yoga Hanalei a part of your life, and growing me into who I am today.

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Yoga Hanalei March 2018 Newsletter

Yoga Hanalei March 2018 Newsletter

I write to you freshly returned from the far reaches of Oahu's North Shore having shared Patanjali’s Yoga teachings and Asana at the Wanderlust Festival in Turtle Bay. It was quite an experience, and made me realize what a bubble I live in, in our extended Yoga community. I had somehow found myself in the mainstream of the Wanderlust Yoga Festival. Perhaps my teacher Rama somehow initiated the ethers when I last hosted her on Kauai in December when she said to me,” Bhavani you will carry on my work. We need to get you seen beyond the jungle.”

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Yoga Hanalei February 2018 News

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Aloha Yoga Hanalei O'hana!

We are on the crux of a lunar eclipse, and the intensity of energy is palpable! This moon is known as a "super blue blood moon" in Leo close to Ceres and the Moon which rule the feminine, the home, as well as our emotional natures. It is the last of a 6 month series of eclipses that began in August 2017, and the first of a new string of eclipses for 2018. A time of empowerment in which we clear emotional baggage accrued for the past 6 months, and clear the field for heightened intuitive awareness.  As is more than obvious, it prods us to reevaluate our psychological conditioning in how we treat and value the feminine in society, both in the work place and at home, as well as the inner realm of our personal psyche.
I am reminded of the quote:

"Our greatest battle is between the part of us that wants to be healed and the part of us that is used to being miserable"
- Iyanla Vanzant

At Yoga Hanalei, we are dedicated to creating a culture true to the Meriam Webster lexicon's definition:
The integrated pattern of human knowledge, belief, and behavior that depends uponthe capacity for learning and transmitting knowledge to succeeding generations.

For those ready to dive into a supportive  group learning environment in the science and art of Yoga as healing, beginning February 5th, I will offer Yoga Hanalei's first ever Module IV teacher training. I look very much forward to working with the group coming from all over the country to participate in this more in-depth and advanced training. The only prerequisite to  qualify if you have done Yoga Hanalei’s Module I, II or II training, or completed 200 hours of training elsewhere.

Module IV Teacher Training
at Yoga Hanalei

Feb 5 - 23, 2018
continuing education towards a
300 or 500 hour certificate
for details visit yogahanalei.com

For the student interested in honing their skills in the endless process of Yoga. A continuation of teaching skills, reading bodies, the therapeutic benefits of Yogasana, adjustments anatomy and physiology, pranayama and Patanjali's Yoga philosophy and psychology.

The first weekend of March I will be sharing the teachings and insights of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra along with asana classes at Wanderlust Yoga Festival at the Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu. There will be many teachers and students there, and it is sure to be a high energy event.

Bhavani Maki at Wanderlust, Oahu
March 1 - 4, 2018
details

Sending you much love,

Bhavani and the faculty at Yoga Hanalei

Yoga Hanalei January 2018 News

Yoga Hanalei January 2018 News

Hauoli Makahiki Hou, Happy New Year!

The new year is calling us forth to, in the words of Patanjali, “relax, and yet redouble your efforts”. As we come into Yoga Hanalei’s 19th year, I continue to be inspired by the connection and far reach we have developed in our growth as a community! Our Sanghata extends far beyond the island, to the global community at large. The incredible energy our Yoga community has generated motivated me to map out a schedule for the entire year, including an extensive mainland tour.
 

New Year's Yoga Immersion with Bhavani Maki
January 8 - 12
Monday - Friday 7:30-10am

The new year is the ideal time to practice Sankalpa, intention formed by our heart and mind, along with Bhavani, to carry it forward into action. Join us in a supportive and focused environment of communal practice to energize and empower you in mind, body and heart.
Investment: $35 drop in or $150 for 5 classes
Full time Kaua'i Kama'aina rate: $30 drop in or $125 for 5 classes


Module IV Teacher Training Immersion
300 / 500 Hour Certificate:
Module IV: Feb 5 - 23, 2018
100 hours

This year we will offer our first Module IV teacher training, applicable to a 300 or 500 hour teaching certificate. If you have done any of Yoga Hanalei’s previous modules, you qualify. I want to emphasize that you do not have to want to teach. The only prerequisite is a deep interest in furthering your personal studies and exploration of the mystery of Self through Yoga. We will continue to delve into the Patanjali Yoga Sutra philosophy and psychology, the therapeutic aspects of asana, as well as teaching skills and adjustments. more info


Patanjali Yoga Sutra Study
Books & Discourses

I have recently redesigned my personal website, bhavanimaki.com and have finally made available to the public 13 down loadable live Yoga Sutra class discourses. You can also order copies of my book The Yogi’s Roadmap; The Patanjali Yoga Sutra as a Path to Self Realization for a discounted rate for study groups. I am pleased to say that I recently learned that over 4000 of my books are in circulation! It heartens me so to know that there are so many practitioners who recognize Yoga’s potential as more than a quick work out, but a life-long path of both personal and collective social growth.
 

Best wishes for the new year
to you and your loved ones!

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Yoga Hanalei April 2017 News

Yoga Hanalei April 2017 News

Aloha Yoga Hanalei O'hana

These past few weeks I have been joyfully inundated with visits from extended Yoga family. Fellow practitioners and students from as far back as 23 years ago have been visiting the island on their spring break. It is amazing how we can sit together and share the changes that have occured on our lives, and still feel a timeless connection with one another. In my reunion with Nicky-Sue Mueller (voted best Yoga Instructor in Jackson Hole, WY) I had the pleasure of encountering her friend, Kamia Shepard, a lovely Yoga teacher from Vancouver Island. Kamia shared that she teaches Yoga to 450 children through the Canadian school system, and sometimes brings the little ones to practice with Seniors. I was so touched by this beautiful offering, and the power of bringing small children and elders together to share in their love of Yoga! No matter where we find ourselves in the phases oflife, Yoga offers support through its practices and philosophy that help us function and embody an integrated epistemology in day-to-day living.

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Yoga Hanalei January 2017 Newsletter

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Aloha Yoga Hanalei O'hana!

Thank you for such a deep and enriching year! As I look back, I can hardly believe that it has already been 20 years to the week, since I made the first of seven trips to Mysore, India to study with my teacher Pattabhi Jois. I feel so blessed to share his teachings and my further studies in Yoga Hanalei's Level 3 teacher training this February. Students are coming from all around the globe, and I am so looking forward to the high calibre of practitioners that will be attending.

 Bhavani in Chakorasana at Somnathpur, India

Bhavani in Chakorasana at Somnathpur, India

Module III Teacher Training
Feb 6-24, 2017
Continuing education towards 500 hour certificate


For the student interested in honing their skills in the endless process of Yoga. A continuation of teaching skills, anatomy, the therapeutic benefits of Yogāsana, adjustments, pranayama, and Patanjali’s Yoga Philosophy and Psychology.
visit yogahanalei.com for details

 My son Nikola in a state of wonder - Samadhi!

My son Nikola in a state of wonder - Samadhi!

I recently heard a wonderful podcast on Yogarevealed in which Richard & Mary Freeman discuss their new book, "The Art of Vinyasa." The topic of vinyasa was discussed as Nyasa, an offering. Vinyasa means there are step-by-step protocols in making an offering with the final act as one of letting it go. What a poignant insight, especially as we find ourselves on the threshold of a new year. This is a time of culmination and the renewal of our vision and mission in the next year. Our vision entails our ideal for what we achieve, experience and offer in our lifetime as a unique expression of self. While our Mission is the step-by-step process and practical application of realizing our vision. As Lord Krishna says in the Bhagavad Gita, we cannot own the fruits of our actions, only our actions themselves. It is in our sentiment and skillfulness that we offerthe best of ourselves. Our lives become sanctified when we receive our challenges as an opportunity for growth and learning. A major determining component of our efficiency in realizing our vision is through practice, self-study and our ability to take feedback.

This only deepens my love and appreciation for Yoga and its deeper teachings. Such a pragmatic approach to observe the areas of which remain unrefined, and to systematically develop my ability to self-correct and grow into a more well-rounded and integrated being. Thank God, that through Yoga, we can actually get better with age!

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         Crossed leg Uttanasana

I will also be offering a Yoga and Philosophy intensive in the Spring of this year. I always learn so much in these intensives, and hope you can come and join in the fun!

Spring Hatha Yoga & Philosophy Intensive
with Bhavani Maki at Yoga Hanalei

"The Nadi - Subtle Energy Channels"
April 10 - 14th, Mon - Fri 7:30 - 10 am

We will explore the Nadi, or subtle body energy channels that allow for the flow of Prana. Classically, Hatha Yoga clears these channels for the awakening of consciousness.

            Supta Baddha Konasana

          Supta Baddha Konasana

Sending you best wishes for the new year!

Bhavani Maki and the faculty at Yoga Hanalei

 

September Yoga Hanalei News

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I hope this email finds you well. I write to you from my home base of Kaua'i after a 10 week mainland teaching tour and family vacation in Greece. It was so wonderful to come home to Yoga Hanalei. "What a beautiful Yoga shala!", I thought. The field of love and intention is so strong here, and clearly it is the students and teachers that keep the energy going. Thank you for continuing to share your process and hearts in maintaining a sacred space for growth and deepening connection. Special thanks to all of our instructors and staff for keeping the spirit of Yoga strong in our community!


Niko meditating early morning at the
Santorini Airport on the carry-on luggage

My five city tour was wonderful, as new and old students gathered to share new babies, life changes, and revelations. Our focus this year was Bhakti Yoga, the heart of practice as the path of love. We examined that Love is not limited to a human emotion, but an energetic field that holds all of creation in balance. Transforming our experience of love is a process of developing spiritual maturity andself-esteem. We explored the Tibetan Buddhist concept of Shenpa, loosely translated as "the hook". Shenpa is our tendency to build a case aroundexperiences, in which we make ourselves (or others) right or wrong. It is fascinating to observe how quickly we fall into this trap. The Yoga Sutra encourage us that true freedom begins when we move beyond polarities. If we exercise tolerance and patience, we remember our oneness, and realize everyone is doing the best they can. We appreciate life as a learning experience.  Each time we open to each other, laying down our shields, we make an offering of trust to the Divine. Thank you to all of the participants and hosts for offering your deepest Self in holdingspace for individual and collective growth!
 

13th ANNUAL YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

200 hour certificate:
Module I: Oct 10 - 28, 2016
Module II: Nov 7 - 25, 2016

Continuing Education towards 500 hour certificate:
Module III:
(100 hours)
Feb 6 - 24, 2017


We are excited to be embarking on our 13th annual teacher training. They simply get better every year! If you are looking to teach in the future, or simply want to deepen your practice and journey of Self-discovery, please consider joining in this life-changing experience.

Please visit yogahanalei.com for details
 

Bhavani & Niko doing acro-yoga
at the ancient fort of Acro Corinth, Greece

PATANJALI YOGA SUTRA RECORDING:

"THE SAMADHI PADA"  featuring Bhavani Maki & Rama Jyoti

After Rama's workshop this past Spring, Rama and I finally recorded the Yoga Sutra, with the indispensable help of musician and Yoga Hanalei instructor, Amit Heri. It was such a pwerful experience to sit at the feet of my esteemed teacher in the tradition of shravana,  call-and-response. If you would like it as a study guide, or simply for ambient vibration, please visit CDBaby.com. Simply look up Bhavani Maki, and you will be able to download a copy.

KAUA'I KAMA'AINA YOGA SPECIAL EXTENDED

Now thru Nov 31st

$108 unlimited monthly*
*full time Kaua'i residents only

After offering a workshop at The People's Yoga, a studio in Portland, Oregon, I was deeply inspired at how they make Yoga readily accessible and affordable to the local community.  We hope this special discounted offering supports you in being able to make it to class, and to allow you, your family and our island O'hana to enjoy the benefits of Yoga.
 



Bhavani with students at The People's Yoga, Portland, OR.

I do hope that our paths will cross soon!
 

Until then, a hui hou, 
      
Bhavani Maki

April News & Yoga Revealed Podcast Interview with Bhavani Maki

I hope this email finds you healthy and whole. What a wonderful month we have had! It was such an incredible experience to share my teacher Rama Jyoti with our community here. Students from all over the country joined in for the workshop. Rama inspired us with the depth of her contemplation and integration of the Yoga Sutra, and her work as a global peace activist. She elevated us all with her tenderness, courage and strength in her embodiment of Yoga as a lifelong spiritual practice. Many of us were moved to tears in the realization of the way Yoga empowers us all to remember our oneness and to cultivate loving kindness and peace.

 

RAMA JYOTI & BHAVANI RECORD the YOGA SUTRA
After the workshop, Rama and I, with the help of virtuoso musician and Yoga Hanalei instructor Amit Heri, gathered at a local recording studio to record the 1st and 2nd chapters of Patanjali's Yoga Sutra. This was a great honor, and although it truly stretched our endurance, we were able to complete it in one day. Rama and I both immediately felt a huge weight lift off of our shoulders. I had promised to make this available to students for well over 15 years, and Rama for decades. It was a privilege as well as a responsibility to finally bring this into completion. Now, Amit who has so generously extended his expertise, will edit it so we can make it available to all those who would like to have a copy.
 

Workshop with Rama Jyoti


YOGA REVEALED PODCAST with BHAVANI MAKI

In March, I also had a wonderful interview with Yogi Alec Rouben, who is on fire with his passion for the yogic path. HIs Yoga Revealed podcasts are gratice, and easily accessible via the internet. I would love to hear your feedback.
http://apple.co/22wZ180I
 

SUMMER YOGA & PHILOSOPHY IMMERSION
Bhakti Yoga: A Path with Heart

May 23 - 27th
Mon - Fri, 7:30 - 10 am


Join Bhavani in an exploration of Bhakti Yoga, in which all conflicts melt in our shared love and oneness. We will weave yogic stories, Yoga Sutra, and Asana as offerings in the temple of our bodies.

Investment: $250, drop-in $55
early bird (paid by 5/7) $210

Instructor Amit Heri & Emily Richardson enjoy Rama's Workshop

 

YOGA SCHOLARSHIP FUND
for Avery Jones, age 15

As teachers, we are always looking for exceptional students that are on fire for their love of Yoga. This young woman, Avery Jones, is clearly such a student. Help support her vision to travel from her home in Texas to study Patanjali's Yoga in Yoga Hanalei's teacher training this Fall!
https://www.gofundme.com/averysyogatraining

 

EVOLUTIONARY ASTROLOGY (EA) CLASSES
with Perle Menashe
April   22nd – June 3rd,
Fridays 4:15pm - 5:45pm


The birth chart symbolizes the Soul’s journey in this life. What self limiting patterns have created an identity that is not truly who you are? What is your Soul's inner calling and Special Destiny? What do you need to practice nurturing to help you evolve towards your Soul’s inherent potential and innermost authenticity. Each session Includes EA Principles, Astrological Archetypes, and Chart Interpretation.

$90 for 7 class series
$20 Drop In
Kaua'i Locals $15 Drop in 
CONTACT : Perle 808-826-6006orramaya100@hotmail.com
30 + years experience as an astrological counselor and teacher
 

KIDS' YOGA
Mondays 4:30 - 5:15 pm
investment: $10 drop-in

Join Abbey Holmes for this special class series. Children will be encouraged to explore how their breath and body move together in a fun and playful way. Through Yoga poses, games, activities, music and stories, you and your child will explore mindfullness together.

SURYA YOGA
7-8 am Mon & Fri with Kristen Venema
7-7:50 am Wed with Maxine Longoria


Enjoy a dynamic practice to increase strength, flexibility and focus. A perfect way to start the day!

March Special Class Series and Events

Happy Spring! I hope this email finds you well and at peace. We have some exciting new offerings at Yoga Hanalei.

FREE EASTER SATSANG
with Sherry Cassedy

Sunday March 27th, 7-8am

While Yoga is not a religion, it is a system for exploring consciousness including spirituality. When we tap into the deeper teachings of Yoga we find connections to the roots of other religious traditions which can enrich our practice and understanding of both.

Please join us from 7 to 8 a.m. for a sunrise hour of reflection, chanting and meditation on the mystery revealed in The Yoga of Jesus by Yogananda.  All are welcome.  No charge


KID'S YOGA
Mondays 4:30-5:15pm
3/21-4/11    ongoing with interest
Cost: $35 for 4 weeks
$10 drop-in


Join Abbey Holmes for this special class series. Children will be encouraged to explore how their breath and body move together in a fun and playful way. Through Yoga poses, games, activities, music and stories, you and your chid will explore mindfullness together.

 




SURYA YOGA
7-8am Mon & Fri with Kristen Venema
7-7:50am Wed with Maxine Longoria

Enjoy a dynamic practice to increase strength, flexibility and focus. A perfect way to start the day!

 

EVOLUTIONARY ASTROLOGY (EA) CLASSES
with Perle Menashe
April   22nd – June 3rd,
Fridays 4:15pm - 5:45pm


The birth chart symbolizes the Soul’s journey in this life;
What self limiting patterns have created an identity that is not truly who you are? What is your Soul's inner calling and Special Destiny? What do you need to practice nurturing to help you evolve towards your Soul’s inherent potential and innermost authenticity. Each session Includes EA Principles, Astrological Archetypes, and Chart Interpretation.

$90 for 7 class series
$20 Drop In
Kaua'i Locals $15 Drop in

 
CONTACT : Perle 808-826-6006orramaya100@hotmail.com
30 + years experience as an astrological counselor and teacher


Yoga & Philosophy Workshop

Rama Jyoti Vernon

April 8-10th at Yoga Hanalei


Only a few spaces remain for the asana classes,
plenty of room for the Sutra classes....


Fri:5:30-7:30pm                                                                      Patanjali Yoga Sutra Philosophy & Psychology

Sat 9-12 pm Yogasana
Traumatic Stress: Resiliancy and Healing with Yoga
             

Saturday2-4pm                                                               
Patanjali Yoga Sutra Philosophy & Psychology

Sunday 9-12am Yogasana                                          
Awakening the Chakra System


Sunday 2-4pm                                                                 
Patanjali Yoga Sutra Philosophy & Psychology


Investment: $290
Single Sutra Class: $50
Single Asana Class $75

For reservations, or more information, please contact us at: yogahanalei@hotmail.com   (808) 826-YOGA


  Rama Jyoti Vernon began her interest in    metaphysics and mysticism as a child, with parents who were pioneers in holistic health. Ultimately, she became one of America’s first Yoga teachers, and was instrumental in bringing many great teachers from India to the U.S., co-founding the Yoga Journal and developing organizations such as Unity in Yoga, to unite all lineages of Yoga. In addition to her extensive background in asana and the Yoga Sutras, Rama is extremely well versed in the philosophy, lineages and healing benefits of Yoga. Her unique approach emphasizes opening the body by extending and breathing into each pose as a deeply spiritual offering. She has devoted much of her life to peace missions throughout the world including the Soviet Union, Israel, and Central America.
 

I sincerely hope that you enjoy these opportunities to expand your experience of Yoga and Self!

Aloha Nui,


 

Yoga Hanalei February News

Aloha Yoga Hanalei O'hana,

I hope this email finds you well and content. It is so wonderful how pearls come to us throughout life. Like the Patanjali Yoga Sutra, a 1-liner might penetrate us to the core and help us to develop Viveka Kyati, or discriminating wisdom. I received such a pearl the other day when discussing a possible workshop in Utah.

"You can do anything, but you cannot do everything!"

I think that as we age, we naturally gravitate towards doing less, and to exploring refinement. Even our approach to Yoga practice shifts, where we utilize the law of Karma to our advantage. We practice postures well aware of the effect they have, thus nourishing not only our extrinsic musculature, but also balancing our intrinsic systems, such as our organs, endocrine system, physiology and psychology.

Such development of skillfulness is described in the Samskrt terms, "Sukshma / Sthula". We are able to penetrate the obvious to the subtle energetic realm, and consciously go to a place of receptivity where breath, movement and consciousness are transformed into Prana. The great masters concur that it takes an average of 10 years of consistent application before we are proficient in the practices, and 20 years before we really embody the wisdom in our lives. This is all based on the understanding that we have a relationship with a trusted and respected authority in our given field. In the modern boom of Yoga, many students are deprived of the steady guidance of such masters, and their practice only depletes, disintegrates and exhausts them. Simply to be in the presence of a seasoned teacher elevates the student on many levels, as the transmission extends from the obvious to the subtle, resulting in true embodiment.

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to join in a workshop with Rama Jyoti Vernon. With over 50 years of teaching experience, Rama has worked with some of the greatest Masters of the last generation, and is an embodiment of Yoga in action. Rama is responsible for igniting me personally with a passion for the Yoga Sutra, and has deeply informed how we approach Yoga at Yoga Hanalei as developing a total system of Self-care. It is said that "the teacher empowers the student, and the student empowers the teacher." Just to be in her presence is deeply transformative.

Rama Jyoti Vernon Returns to Yoga Hanalei
Yoga & Philosophy Workshop
April 8-10th at Yoga Hanalei

Friday 5:30-7:30 pm Yoga Sutra
Saturday 9-12 pm Yogasana
       2-4 pm Yoga Sutra
Sunday 9-12 pm Yogasana
        2-4 pm Yoga Sutra

Investment: $290
Early Bird Special, paid in full by March 1st $240
Single Sutra Class: $50
Single Asana Class $75
contact us at:
(808) 826-YOGA
yogahanalei@hotmail.com