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Many Individuals = Humanity. Baltimore Yoga Village.

From: Anjali
Sent on: Thursday, May 23, 2013 5:57 PM
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Dear Village:

H.H. I spent the past few days in Louisville, KY listening to some longer teachings of H.H. The Dalai Lama and really appreciating the basic values he wished to instill in our society. The whole program was entitled "engaging compassion" and much of what he spoke of in the first day Public Talk was about creating compassion from within, then out to families, then as I would say - to the whole village. Humanity is made of individuals, he said. He laughed his contagious laugh and the St. Stephans choir amongst others sang; it was a beautiful program hosted by the Drepung Gomang Institute (the partner institute to the one we support in India).

shanti In June, we have another such revered guru visiting us, Shanti Mayi, who encourages similar values through "satsangs", community meetings, and a longer weekend intensive program. Info is below. Every few years she comes and what I remember most about these visits are the open comments from you all - how the community opens up about problems and questions and how she compassionately and powerfully leads everyone to experience the truth existent within. It's difficult to write such words, as they feel in fact empty. You must come to experience such a powerful teacher and thus experience the response in your own heart.  

Namaste and
See you around the village!

As Yoga Flows, Poetry Flows

A workshop with Deborah Quirk 

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Saturday: 6/29/2013 From: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In this workshop we will refine the alignment principles of the Vinyasa (plank to Chaturanga Dandasana-Bhujangasana or Udhva Mukha Savnasana-Ahdo Mukha Savnasana ) as well as how to transition from pose to pose when moving in a flow practice. The creative muses of poetry and dance will be with us in the second half. Exploring a poem via meditation and journal writing we will then do a Vinyasa practice adding sahaja (spontaneous movement) flow.

Click here to register

A full day of AcroYoga
This Saturday!

2 Workshops
Flying Massage and AcroYoga Laundromat:Acrobatic Transitions and Washing Machines
May 25th
Hampden Studio

We'll play from 11:30 - 2:00pm & 3:30 - 6:30pm.

 $45 for one 


$75 for both

The first workshop will focus on therapeutic flying. Working together, we'll build skills of all three disciplines to lead participants fearlessly into flight, new levels of trust, sharing and connection.


2nd Workshop: Join Jean-Jacques for a dynamic and playful workshop focusing on washing machines, acrobatic transitions that cycle back to their beginnings and can cycle on and on.

Prequesites: AcroYoga experience Or these stand alone skills: 15 second free headstand and handstand against the wall & star.


View the workshops and sign up here! 

Vinyasa Beginners Basics 
with Sarah Sheikh
Sundays 12:45-1:45 
Mt. Washington Studio
 $48 for 4 weeks
starting June 9th-30th
Intro to Yoga is a four-week course designed to introduce beginner and advanced beginner yoga
 students to the various aspects of a complete vinyasa yoga routine. Each week a 
 different theme will be explored. The course helps yoga students become more comfortable with a common series of postures so
they may confidently and safely step into an "all levels" hatha or vinyasa
class. The course is open to all levels of practitioners



8 Week Beginner Yoga Series with Stephanie Snyder

Wednesdays, Mt. Washington 
In eight weeks, you will learn basic alignment guidelines to help you move more deeply and confidently into your yoga practice. Class will begin with a five-minute thematic talk while you do important self-care--massage your feet! We will then move into easy warm-ups linking breath and movement. Following warm-up, you will be guided through several postures with detailed, eloquent instruction.

Prenatal Yoga  


Nilajah Brown 
Starts Tomorrow!
5/24 - 6/28
Hampden Studio  
$90 for six sessions  
A class designed for pregnant women to relax and exercise. This class is sensitive to the dynamics of the changing body and psyche of the expectant mother.

Sign Up Here! 

Foundation Qigong: Four Classes on Tuesdays in June
with Pamela Tanton
June 4 - 25th at 5:30 PM. 
Cost is $48 for payment in advance.

 Drop-in cost is $20 per class. 
We'll need 8 people for the class to be a yes!

 In this 4-week session, Pamela will teach a standing qigong form that's simple, beautiful, and relaxing. It will also give you lots of stretch and get  your blood flowing. Perfect for beginners, but also great for anyone who likes qigong. As always, Pamela's classes focus on enjoying the movements and enjoying your life!

Contemplative Movement Workshop with Mira Tessman
Heart Opening, Body Healing, Mind Clearing, Creating, Expressing, and Awakening
June 1st  2 - 4:30 pm Mt Washington
$30 in advance
$40 at the door
The body is a bridge between mind and soul, heaven and earth, consciousness and unconsciousness.   In Authentic Movement, we enter a discovery environment in the imaginal realm where a wellspring of bodymindspirit wisdom whispers to us, intuitively informing our bodies of exactly what we need: to heal, create, express, reflect, and connect. 

read more and sign up here! 


Grow Your Practice for Intermediate and advanced
With Vivian Campagna
Starts Sunday!
Sundays 2- 3:30
Mt Washington Studio
Starts May  26th

Appropriate for students who have taken at least one Beginners Yoga Series or have some past yoga experience.
$96 for six weeks
Sign Up Here!

Gentle Therapeutics Yoga with Vivian Campagna

  Wednesdays 7:45 - 8:45 AM in 

Mt Washington

$15 drop-in

This one hour course is appropriate for anyone seeking to begin their day with a gentle yoga practice. Special attention will be paid to the therapeutic applications of alignment, breath work, restorative postures and meditation. It is an excellent choice for students working with injury, chronic pain or recovering from illness. A great class for anyone who spends the majority of their time give, give, giving.

Partner Yoga Play and Therapeutics with
Anjali Sunita and Amy Longcrier

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Friday 5/31/2013 From: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mt. Washington Studio
Join Anjali Sunita and Amy Longcrier for a Partner Yoga and massage experience! (No Partner is necessary - we can
pair you up! Just know that this is a hands-on experience.)
We will
  begin with some basic group warm ups, then partner yoga, partner balancing, and end with some yummy partner massage.
Anjali and Amy are both in training to become certified AcroYoga teachers. They will draw from their yoga, massage, and acrobatics experience to create a workshop that is easily accessible to all levels of experience! No previous partner yoga experience necessary. Expect to have fun and leaved feeling melted!



$20 for individuals
$40 per couple.
Dance Freedom Dance Class
with Caroline Marcantoni
Hampden Location
8:30 pm
Community class, $6 cash only
Dance Freedom dance class is a class that works to cultivate an awareness of our bodies and space through movement. We utilize music, rhythm, space, meditation, and breathing techniques to heighten our awareness and center us in our bodies as we move through the world. Moving our bodies because it feels good, because we love to dance, because we're curious, because we're alive.  


16 Hour Thai Yoga Bodywork Trainings with Christy Thorndill
June 28th-30th
Fri 7:30pm-9:30pm, Sat 11:30 am- 10 pm(with meal break), Sun 1pm-6:30pm
Hampden Studio

Traditional Thai-Yoga Bodywork offers the best benefits of both a massage and yoga class. Often called "Lazy Man's Yoga," the receiver gets to completely relax as the Practitioner moves them in and out of Yoga-type stretches and rhythmic compressions along the body's energy lines.  

Cost: $295 for the full weekend. $50 discount for graduates of the Jivan Yoga Teacher Training at Baltimore Yoga Village 

Click here to register  


AcroYoga Firework Workshop


Sat urday 7/6/2013
From: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

In honor of the holiday, come play with Eleanor Bramwell and Jean-Jacques Gabriel! Draw in to center and then burst shining with all your energy.

Expect tightness and alignment to draw you in, dynamic, creative, and fiery transitions to explode your energy outwards, and to ground with some sweet Thai massage. To participate fully prerequisites are star, shoulder stand, foot to hand or instructor permission.

$35 if registered before 7/1
$45 if registered thereafter.

Click here to register 



   Introduction to North Indian Classical Chanting with Guruji Hasu Patel




  Friday evening

July 12th, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mt. Washington studio

$25 in advance/ $30 at door


Friday 7/12/2013

Learn the basics of North Indian Classical Music: scales, the sacredness of the notes, classical chants, basic rhythm and gain an appreciation for the healing power of music with a master teacher. No musical experience is necessary; You only need an appreciation for world music and sound healing.

HASU PATEL, composer, performer and educator, is one of the few world-class female artists performing today Classical Music on sitar, the most popular string instrument of India.


2 Workshops with Yoga Master Teacher 
Tao Porchon-Lynch  
94 years young and fabulous!
Sunday July 14th 
(Tao will teach the first workshop in place of my regularly scheduled yoga class in hampden. 10:30 am - 12:30pm.)  
Second workshop is in Mt. washington 1:30 - 3:30 pm.)  
At 94-years young, Tao Porchon-Lynch is truly living proof of the effectiveness of a life-long yoga practice. A yoga teacher for 30 years, she includes in her current life's incarnation: Championship Ballroom Dancer, Wine Connoisseur, Actress, French Resistance Fighter, Model, Screenwriter, Producer, and the list goes on. This workshop will be interlaced with inspiring life stories from her childhood in India and her years of study with many of India's Yoga masters.
Click Here to Register 




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Mt. Washington Studio 
Friday 5/24/2013
From: 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
$25 in advance/ $30 at the door
Come experience the unique healing potential of your own voice!  No yoga, singing, or meditation experience is necessary. Appropriate even for those who need to sit in a chair. Also this is wonderful introductory workshop for those interested in Hasu Patel's visit in July!

We will learn some basic yogic breathing techniques followed by embodied vocal exercises which use traditional North Indian Classical scales. These sequences of notes come from the vibrations of nature and have a specific time theory. You will learn some basic theory behind these scales and the science of the music. The evening will conclude with an ancient fire meditation at sunset, 8:21 pm until the conclusion of the workshop.
Prenatal Yoga for Couples 
with Nilijah Brown
June 23rd
Hampden Studio
The presence, encouragement and support of a woman's partner is a powerful aid in pregnancy and in birthing. This workshop combines discussion, massage, yoga, and comfort techniques to support couples in connecting with their unborn baby while enhancing their awareness and confidence in the birthing process. $50 per couple.

Upcoming Mindfulness Workshop and Retreat with Trish Magyari

Saturday June 15 
1 - 5 pm  
Mt. Washington location

Befriending Yourself Through Mindfulness and Compassion: A workshop open to all.
Contact [address removed] for more information and registration.
Gentle Nia for Seniors
 5/14 -7/2
Tuesdays 1:30- 2:30
Mt. Washington Studio
$10 drop in!

Join Lola Manekin for Nia technique and let her teach you how to continue to move your body in safe and fun ways for many years to come. A little love goes a long way to improve circulation, decrease achy joints and strengthen your bones and body!

Nia (neuromuscular integrative action) is a practice that blends dance, martial arts and yoga to create health and wellness to the body, mind and spirit. All ages, fitness levels, sizes and shapes are welcome!


Yoga Camps for Kids with Jenny Berkowitz


June 10-14th, 9-12 yrs old

June 17-21st, 5-9 yrs old

12-4pm each day

$225 for each camp. 
We must have 6 kids to begin the camp! Yoga Camp offers your child a fun an relaxing way to start summer vacation! At Yoga Camp we strive to create opportunities which help children bring their active minds into union with active bodies. They will engage in activities which focus and calm helping them to both connect with their bodies and enable them to feel empowered and confident. At camp we work in small groups and larger groups, and spend time relaxing together and in order to develop friendships and bonds that are truly unique! Camp activities include traditional yoga asana practice, breathing techniques, nature walks in Robert E Lee Park, introduction to Mindfulness, journaling, crafts, and relaxation!

A Typical day at Camp Includes:

Nature Walks (weather permitting)
Art and craft activities
music, songs, chants, dance
healthy snack
yoga games
closing activities

What we learn at Camp:

Yoga poses
Yoga games
Mindfulness and self-calming techniques
Breathing practices
Self-reflection through journaling
Appreciate nature
Fun songs, chants and artwork




1. First Sundays of the month 7 pm in hampden- bhajans from around the world with the Sacha Singers - offered by donation


2. Second Sundays of the month 7 pm in hampden - chanting the gayatri mantra with Adhiarki -offered by donation
Click here to learn more about the Gayatri Mantra


3. Third Sundays of the month 7 pm - Open Circle Kirtan
(open mic devotional songs with Adam and Anjali) - Free


4. Fourth Sundays of the month 7 pm in hampden- Chanting the Medicine Buddha



4th Friday of the month 8-9:30 pm Yoga to live music with instructor Erin Gahan, music by the Immortal Jellyfish. Next class: May 24th. $20 workshop. Just drop-in or  Click here to register! 


Foundation Qigong: Four Classes on Tuesdays in June
 In this 4-week session, Pamela will teach a standing qigong form that's simple, beautiful, and relaxing. It will also give you lots of stretch and get  your blood flowing. Perfect for beginners, but also great for anyone who likes qigong. As always, Pamela's classes focus on enjoying the movements and enjoying your life! 
June 4-25th at 5:30 PM. 
Cost is $48 for payment in advance.
 Drop-in cost is $20 per class. 
We'll need 8 people for the class to be a yes!




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