Mantra into Meditation with Marni Task
Saturday, January 22, 2022
We are SO excited to welcome Marni Task to Satsang Yoga!
Three of our teachers (Jennifer, Anita, and Rob) studied under Marni to earn their 200-hour yoga teacher certificates, so she is truly part of the Satsang Yoga family!
Marni will teach an all levels Jivamukti yoga class from 11am-12:30pm (during Jennifer's regular class time). Class passes and drop-ins apply for this class. Register on Mindbody as you would for a regular class.
From 12:30-1:30pm, enjoy an Indu Trunk show. Marni is the creator of the line of Indu Aromatherapy products (aka the wonderful smelling lotion rubbed on your deck during savasana), and she'll bring along a bunch of Indu for you to browse and purchase.
From 1:30-3:30pm we'll have a workshop where Marni (and her harmonium) will guide us through chanting mantras into meditation. Investment for the mantra into meditation workshop is $40. Marni doesn't make it over to the west side very often to teach, so this is a not-to-be missed afternoon!
Restorative Yoga & Reiki
with Megan Ruggiero
Friday, January 28 6:30-8:30pm
Replenish your spirit, relax your mind, and feel completely nurtured and cared for in this special restorative yoga class infused with reiki.
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 and promotes harmony of mind, body, and spirit.
Reiki is a subtle energy healing and balancing technique rooted in ancient Japanese medicine. “Rei” meaning “gods wisdom” or “spiritually guided” and “ki” meaning “universal life force energy." "Ki" is referred to as “chi” in Chinese medicine and “prana” in Ayurvedic medicine and yoga. Reiki is “spiritually and intentionally guided life force energy.” Some call it “universal energy,” the energy that is our consciousness or our awareness of being alive. Often times that energy can get stuck in certain places within the body leading to energetic imbalances resulting in physical or emotional pain. The reiki practitioner is trained on how to guide or direct that excess or stuck energy to the places it needs to go. Each practitioner is different in how they perform the reiki. Some use physical touch while some hold hands above, ultimately depending on what the client and practitioner are comfortable with.
Suitable for all levels of practitioner, and no previous yoga experience is necessary. $30 Register
Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Taos, NM
July 10-16, 2022
Join Jennifer Lenhart on a 6-day spiritual retreat in magical Taos, New Mexico.
Bounded by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and at an elevation of 6,969', Taos is located in the high desert of northern New Mexico. Along with breathtaking natural beauty, hiking, and mineral hot springs, Taos is known for historic adobe buildings (including Taos Pueblo). As a longtime artist colony, the town offers many galleries and museums showcasing local and regional artwork. Our retreat accommodations are a charming adobe-style lodge built-in 1925.
Taos is also home to the Baba Neem Karoli Ashram & Hanuman Temple. Baba Neem Karoli (known to his devotees as Mahara-ji) was the beloved guru of Ram Dass. Auspiciously, our retreat in the “Land of Enchantment” coincides with the July full moon and the holiday Guru Purnima, a traditional celebration dedicated to gurus, or enlightened spiritual masters. On this day, seekers offer gratitude and devotion to their gurus and receive their blessings. Visiting the Baba Neem Karoli Ashram will be one of the optional excursions offered to our group.
Retreats offer us a chance to step away from the busyness of daily life in order to reconnect with nature and ourselves, to build community with like-minded seekers, and to work on our spiritual practice in an immersive and intentional way. Our retreat will include daily breath-centered and mindful Jivamukti yoga asana practice; dharma talks and discussion focusing on the teachings of Ram Dass and Mahara-ji; seated guided and seated silent meditation; walking meditation (on the retreat center’s outdoor labyrinth); pranayama (breathing exercises); chanting mantras accompanied by the harmonium; singing bowls; a karma yoga service project; and nourishing home-cooked plant-based meals. There will also be plenty of free time for resting, enjoying the pool and hot tub at the retreat center, and exploring nature and the town of Taos.
Learn more and register here: https://truenaturetravels.com/retreats/yoga-us-jennifer/