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Weekly Community Yoga and Āyurveda Classes

Weekly Community Classes - Donation Based

Yoga Sūtra Class

Tuesday Mornings 9:15-10:45am PDT: Join the ongoing Yoga Sūtra study class started by Baba Hari Dass in the 1970's. Includes chanting, reading of commentaries, meditation and discussion.

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Bhagavad Gītā Class

Thursday mornings 9:15-10:30am PDT: Ongoing Mount Madonna Bhagavad Gītā class, started by Baba Hari Dass in the 1980's. Class includes chanting of Gītā verses, meditation, and sharing of insight and discussion.

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Tuesday Yoga with Jen Rand

An all-level practice of āsana, prāṇāyāma, and meditation. Join Tuesdays 7-8:15am PDT for an hour of practice and 15 minutes of discussion.

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Thursday Yoga with Dana Warsaw

An all-level practice of āsana, prāṇāyāma, and meditation. Join Thursdays 7-8:15am PDT for an hour of practice and 15 minutes of discussion.

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Yantra Making

Sundays 9-9:45am PDT: Learn the ancient practice of yantra (mandala) making. Using Baba Hari Dass’ yantra drawings we will explore the creation, symbolism, and meanings of these highly structured designs. All levels of experience welcome, even if you have never done any drawing or painting before.

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Storytelling

Sundays 10-10:45 AM PDT. Is there a story you heart is wanting to unfold? Come explore storytelling through the reading of Baba Hari Dass’ story as told in his autobiography Path Unfolds. We will share insights that we can apply to our life story, our practice and our aspirations.

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Kīrtan

Sundays 11-11:45am PDT: Learn how to sing, lead, and play percussive and other accompaniments to this ancient practice of devotional singing together — a satsang of opening AND healing the voice and heart. Our focus will be on traditional songs from Mount Madonna yoga retreats and the book "Wings Of Breath".

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Sanskṛit: Sacred Language of Yoga Pronunciation

Every second and fourth Monday of the month from 3- 4:30pm PDT: Practice the sounds of the Sanskṛit alphabet through mantras, prayers, verses of traditional texts, or devotional singing. No experience required.

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10 Principle Upaniṣads of Śaṅkarācārya

Sundays 8-8:45am PDT: We will look at select Saṁskṛt sūtras that comprise each Upaniṣad followed by Śaṅkarācārya’s word-for-word translation where available, and his commentary. This class will include a brief contemplation time and time for insights/discussion.

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Yoga en Español

Viernes de 8-9:15am PDT a partir del 7 de may: Disfruta una clase completa, para cualquier nivel, de practica de āsana (posturas), prāṇāyāma (respiración) y meditación.

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Yoga & Āyurveda Webinars

Yoga and Āyurveda Virtual Sessions 2021

Ancient teachings of Yoga & Āyurveda bring balance, harmony, health & peace to your life. Learn and practice with others to support well-being with these ancient teachings and practices- offering an anchor of support and strength in today’s world.

Webinar Series 2021

April 7th - May 26th, 2021 | Sanskṛit Devanāgarī: Abode of Illumination

Presented by Bhavani Siegel. In this course of 8 weekly classes, we will learn Devanāgarī, an elegantly consistent form of writing and pronunciation of the sacred language of Yoga.

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Upcoming Yoga & Āyurveda Webinars

April 7th - May 26th, 2021

Sanskṛit Devanāgarī: Abode of Illumination - Bhavani Siegel

July 17th, 2021

Living with Nature: Essence of Samkhya - Mount Madonna Institute