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

http://www.icontact-archive.com/000GA_QNn3-eCjNhZM07qXTC-CH2rSTl?w=2

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January Newsletter


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!

         Crossed leg Uttanasana

         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

http://www.icontact-archive.com/000GA_QNn3-eCjNhZM07qV00mrybxNRz

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