Saturday Satsang & Bhakti
Second Saturday of the month
May 14, 1:00-2:15pm practice
2:15-3:00 vegan potluck
with Jennifer Lenhart & Denys Morgan
On the second Saturday of each month, Jennifer and Denys will offer our Saturday Satsang & Bhakti session. We'll open our hearts through chanting mantras, Vedic verses, and Yoga Sutras. We'll meditate. We'll study and discuss yoga philosophy. Beginners are welcome!
Our session will be followed by a vegan potluck. Please bring a plant-based dish to share for the potluck, and bring a serving utensil if needed. Please bring your own reusable plate, utensils, etc. to keep our potluck as green as possible.
This monthly session is offered by cash donation to local charity Baba’s Yard to support their mission to distribute fresh fruits, vegetables, and plant-based meals to families with limited income in Greater Cleveland.
Satsang is a Sanskrit word that means a community of like-minded people who gather to support one another in seeking the Truth. Bhakti yoga is a practice of selfless devotion and is sometimes referred to as the "path of the heart." In recognizing the Divine in everything, practitioners may use chanting, devotional mantras, singing, prayer, kirtan, dancing, rituals, and selfless service as part of their practice. Surrender is both a necessary component and subsequent consequence of Bhakti yoga practice; by observing the divinity of everything in the universe, ideas of self and ego tend to dissolve, along with a sense of separation from others. The intention when practicing Bhakti yoga is to devote one's self to the Divine in everything, thereby realizing the union of atman (the individual self) with Brahman (universal consciousness).
3rd Friday of the Month beginning in April
5/20/22, 6/17/22, 8/19/22,
9/16/22, 10/21/22, 11/18/22, & 12/16/22
Immerse yourself in the healing power of sound. Sound has become the medicine of our times as people search for new ways to bring inner peace and stress relief into their daily lives.
Using the highest grade Crystal Alchemy Singing Bowls, Becky Hopp will guide you on a relaxing journey that will help with stress, tension, sleeplessness, anxiety, depression, grief, physical pain, and addiction. This is done through the waves of sound which calm the nervous system and balance the subtle body.
Prepare to leave feeling refreshed, radiant, and glowing from the inside out. Be bathed in the healing vibrations of sound, all from the comfort of your own mat.
It is recommended to bring a pillow, blanket, eye pillow, eye mask, etc. ~ whatever is going to help you be most comfortable and allow you to relax fully relax into the experience. $35. Reserve your spot here.
Becky Hopp is a wife, dog mom, Certified Sound Healer, Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Reiki Master in training, cancer survivor, open heart patient, and frequent flyer at The Cleveland Clinic. Sound Healing came into her life at a time when she thought she was being called to be a yoga instructor. As it turns out, the Universe was leading her on a path of her soul’s purpose ~ to help and give back to others through the power of healing sound vibrations. Sound Healing has completely changed her life and she is beyond grateful.
Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra
with Megan Ruggiero
Replenish your spirit, relax your mind, and feel completely nurtured and cared for in this special restorative yoga and yoga Nidra class.
Restorative yoga is the yoga of non-doing, and students will be positioned in simple, comfortable poses while being supported by props--blankets, bolsters, yoga straps, blocks, and/or the wall. When fully supported, the body assumes a state of active relaxation, lengthening muscles and relieving tension effortlessly. Restorative yoga is a restful, replenishing experience that promotes harmony of mind, body, and spirit. It stimulates the body's parasympathetic nervous system thus promoting the "rest and digest" function.
Yoga Nidra, also known as "yogic sleep,” is a practice available to anyone and everyone. Typically induced by a guided meditation, it is a state of consciousness between sleeping and waking. It is practiced lying down to promote total rest and relaxation. Done at the end of an asana sequence, it serves to further prepare the body for meditation.
Suitable for all levels of practitioner, and no previous yoga experience is necessary. $30. Please pre-register as space is limited to 11 people.