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Pre-Bhakti Fest Celebration & Exhale Offering this Week

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Dear Friends,

We will open to the the new cycle, new moon on Thursday and celebrate the visit of great teachers (Radhanath Swami and H.H. Pujya Swami). This week we will be offering Soul Kirtan with C.C. White, special Embodying the Flow Week classes that are the foundational sequences of Prana Flow exploring the mudras of the body that form the inner mandala of asanas. Chris Tompkins is offering an open class on Friday night and Donna DeLory is joining us on Sunday morning.  I will be offering my summer alchemical mixes that are part of being naturally entrained with the rhythm of the heart.

We are celebrating the coming of Bhakti Fest with this pre-Bhakt Fest celebration. There are many amazing festivals this summer from Wanderlust Lake Tahoe to the Wake-Up Festival with Sounds True.

With the new moon and pitra yajna (July 18th for honoring your ancestors), we open to the evolutionary freedom of summer.

Love All Ways


This Week at Exhale, Venice

We are so grateful to welcome Radhanath Swami to our teacher study community this Wednesday morning.  

Radhanath Swami is a Vaishnava sanyassin (a monk in a Krishna-bhakti lineage) and teacher of the devotional path of Bhakti-yoga. He is author of The Journey Home, a memoir of his search for spiritual truth. His teachings draw from the sacred texts of India such as The Bhagavad-gita, Srimad Bhagavatam, and Ramayana, and aim to reveal the practical application of the sacred traditions, while focusing on the shared essence which unites apparently disparate religious or spiritual paths.

To learn more about Radhanath Swami and his teachings please see his website:

Thursday July 19, 6pm with live drumming

Saturday July 21, 10:30am

Sunday July 22, 8:00am Meditation + 9:00am Class with live music by Donna DeLory
special class ~ Heart Fire Practice + caravan to Art of Living

Tuesday July 24, 6:00pm

The Rise of Shakti: An Introduction to the Lost Yoga Vinyasa of Early Tantric Shaivism with Christopher Tompkins
Friday July 20, 7:15 to 10:00pm

In this unprecedented class, Christopher will re-introduce the Vinyasa of Yoga practices performed daily by nearly all Tantrikas who knew it simply as the ‘Internal Ritual’ (Antar-Yaga), the direct path to Self-liberation.
Full Details + Registration at

"Soul Kirtan" Experience with C.C. White ~ Pre-Bhakti Fest Celebration
Time: 7:30-10:00 p.m.
Date: Saturday, July 21st

Featuring her amazing band:
Shiva Rea * Richard Hardy * Mark Smith * Michael Jerome Moore * Clayton Campbell * Dave Yaden *
Steve Postell * Rob McDonald

Also featuring the “original” “Soul Kirtan Choir” from the CD “This IS Soul Kirtan!”

C.C.’s been called the "Soul Queen, Mahalia Jackson, and The Lioness of Kirtan."  Her chant gatherings have been bliss filled, uplifting, unique, full of ecstatic, inspired dancing, and will open your soul, lift your heart and spirit, and free your entire being! You will be Shaktified!  

Check out this video of C.C. at Shakti Fest 2012:

The CD “This IS Soul Kirtan!” is on available on iTunes at:!/id462995551?ls=1, also at:

Pujya Swamiji's Divine Darshan and Satsang
Sunday July 22, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

At the Art of Living Center of Los Angeles
948 West Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007

contact: Austin Myers:

July at Exhale and Upcoming Retreats

Thursday, July 12, 2012
Hola Mi Amors!

The summer festival season has begun - Wanderlust was epic and now we are in green Kripalu with an amazing tribe of rhythmic beings for our evolutionary vinyasa retreat including great musicians John de Kadt, Donna de Lory, the Mayapuris and KDZ. I am including a window into our journey in the forest as Visvambar Sheth begins to tell a story of Sri Chaitanya chanting in the forest of Brindavan complete with monkey sounds that I learned from the Memphis Zoo! (Click Here to view)

I will be back in Venice next week for our summer prana flow open sadhana for July and a great pre-Bhakti Fest evening of Soul Kirtan with C.C. White!!!!! Not to be missed and keep your eyes open for a few special guests - session TBA.

keep in your sacred core rhythm
get more raw with the summer warmth
relax your jaw and belly
bond with nature
let the joy current flow

Summer yes!


Also check out the lastest ORIGIN edition that is now available for purchase, with my latest article, "Our Rhythmic Nature" and articles featuring several other Prana Flow teachers

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