Join Saul in Asheville, North Carolina at Asheville Yoga Center for the following events:
Heart Centered Yoga, Music + Chanting for Transforming Times
Weekend Immersion with Saul David Raye &
Special Musical Guest Jim Beckwith
300 Hour YA credit
April 26 – 28, 2019
All Levels Welcome
Friday, April 26, 6:00 – 8:30pm
Saturday, April 27, 10am – 12:30pm | 2:00 – 4:30pm | Kirtan 7:30 – 9:30pm
Sunday, April 28, 10:00am – 12:30pm
We are living in a time of great awakening and transformation both individually and collectively. We are in a process of Awakening together with Mother Earth. The human HEART exists on many levels on energy and consciousness and holds the keys to our transformation at both a personal and planetary level. The Heart is the seat of our vital force, our spiritual essence, our deepest soul desire, and aliveness.
Ancient spiritual traditions along with artists, poets, musicians, all lovers, and modern science have all been fascinated by the human heart and how to tap into it and understand its profound energy and effect on our being. The next level of our evolution is tied to the awakening and integration of H E A R T Consciousness.
Join us for this intimate weekend of yoga practice, music, chanting, community and reflection as we explore together teachings (both ancient and modern), practices and tools to help us all tap into the power and magic of our hearts.
Yoga classes will include a short dharma talk, practice of heart/soul-centered yoga, meditation, chanting, and beautiful live music with Jim & special guests.
Dharma Chakra arises from the Buddha’s first teaching on the flow of continuous energy in the universe and that all is connected through the Heart.
Friday, April 26, 6:00 – 8:30pm Dharma Chakra: Turning the Wheel of the Heart
The uni-verse is a continuum, the flow of infinite energy. Within the human energy field, the heart is the center of centers, the place of integration, remembrance and awakening. Join us for a non-competitive, holistic practice integrating root teachings of yoga, tantra and Bhakti into a mandala for body, mind and heart. Enjoy a deep flow of healing, heart-centered yoga asana practice with breathwork, meditation, chanting, music, and essential teachings of Dharma Chakra (the wheel of Universal truth with the Heart).
Saturday, April 27, 10am – 12:30pm Prana Shakti – Soul Sadhana (Yoga Practice with live Music)
Prana is the life current or force that sustains our being and is the basis of a living Uni-verse. According to ancient yogic teachings, Prana is also the gateway to the Soul, she is Mother of all things, the inner teacher, she gives life, nourishment and consciousness to all things. Both Ancient Yoga & Ayurveda were rooted in the science or understanding Prana. This class will share teachings and practices to support us in awakening and strengthen the flow of prana within, connecting intuitively with the living intelligence of prana and opening the gateway to the infinite within.
Saturday, April 27, 2:00 – 4:30pm Prana: Unlocking the Sacred Healing Power of our Breath (Healing Breath Session)
“Make friends with your breath, it will introduce you to your Soul.” ~ Shailendra Sharma
There is no energy more essential to life itself than breath, it is the force that connects mind, body and Spirit. Within our very breath, is the power to heal, rejuvenate and awaken the life energy inside of us.
In this unique workshop we will dive into the ancient and sacred science of breath known in sacred traditions around the world, practice and learn different techniques of breathing for 4 main actions; cleansing/awakening, energizing, balancing, and calming/cooling. We will also explore developing and strengthening our lungs, respiratory system, and breath capacity, using the breath for longevity, how to use the breath in meditation, and how to use breath when we need it to shift our energy levels and raise our vibration.
This session will support a deep connection to the healing power of breath.
Saturday, April 27, 7:30 – 9:30pm Heart Medicine Kirtan: An Evening of Ecstatic Chanting
Join us for an intimate and soul-stirring evening of chanting, music, mantras and medicine songs as we come together in community and celebrate the journey of life. Kirtan is the practice of chanting or singing in a group. Sanskrit mantras, prayers, medicine songs, soulful grooves, dancing and heart wisdom allow for a deep communal experience. It is at once a practice of meditation, exploration and activation that connects us back to the heart.
Acclaimed Yogi and Mantra Music Artist Saul will be joined by the wonderful talents of various artists including Jim Beckwith.
Sunday, April 28, 10:00am – 12:30pm The Power of the Heart: Hridaya Shakti
Ancient mystics clearly defined the heart as the center of our being, the place where all polarities and opposites dissolve into the higher consciousness and awakening of the heart. Modern science validates the incredible power of the heart yet the human heart still remains a mystery. Spiritually, the heart is the infinite quantum space within where all polarities dissolve and we experience our connection to source as Oneness.
This class will offer a deep flow of heart wisdom from the Yoga tradition, modern science and a dynamic heart-centered practice of asana, breathwork, chanting, meditation and music with special kriyas, mudras, and practices for strengthening, healing, and awakening the power of our hearts. Aum Hrim.