Uniting Our Powers Through the 64 Yoginis: Online Study Course
Aug
21
to Sep 18

Uniting Our Powers Through the 64 Yoginis: Online Study Course

Mystery surrounds the 64 Yoginis; believed to be living women who were then deified. we ignite their names through mantra to remember the yoginis, our forgotten ancestors, great grandmothers, and each other. 

In this course, we will chant and learn the names of one group of 64 Yoginis as remembered by the Himalayan Tradition. Vocalizing their names, we unite our powers of imagination and inner wisdom to remember the many facets of her precious gem.

To remember this circle of names we greatly benefit from the support of others on the same path. For many of us, the learning process can be linear and lonely; while alone time to immerse ourselves in practice is necessary. The nature of chanting her names creates a great mandala to remember all of her and in turn all of our ourselves. 

Join us in community for a dedicated 4 week practice. 
Meeting Dates:  July 31, August 1, 7 & 14.
Times: 8:30am Pacific/ 10:30am Central |  Approximate meeting time 1 hour.
Hosted and supported by Stephanie Chee Barea & Chanti Tacoronte-Perez

Our meetings will consist of learning chant, embody and pronounce the Names of the 64 Yoginis, creative practices to support your learning and time for questions and insight.  Each week you will receive a link to our Zoom call. After the call is done we will send you the recording and any additional creative practices. 

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Yoga Nidra: Beyond Waking, Sleeping + Dreaming
Jun
8
to Jun 9

Yoga Nidra: Beyond Waking, Sleeping + Dreaming

This weekend immersion – designed for yoga practitioners and teachers alike – offers a unique opportunity to explore and experience the ancient science of Yoga Nidra.

While more commonly known as a powerful way to bring balance and healing, Yoga Nidra has applications well beyond deep relaxation.  In this weekend immersion, master teachers Stephanie Chee Barea and Jillian Glikbarg will guide you through the origin and history of Yoga Nidra, examining both the ancient and modern science behind sleep, brain waves, and the power of deep awareness.  Learn specific techniques to balance the nervous system, seat intention, promote self-transformation, and ultimately to go beyond that awareness into a state of pure consciousness without limitation - turiya.  Gain greater self-understanding, healing and confidence in how to give this practice to yourself and others. 



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Monday Morning Meds at mela.yoga
Jun
3
to Jun 24

Monday Morning Meds at mela.yoga

Start off your week with a healthy dose of Monday Morning Meds – a master-crafted combination of yoga practices to increase the vibrancy of your body, mind and soul. 

This efficient and effective all-levels practice includes:

  • gentle asana (yoga postures) to relieve tension in the body, increase circulation + unwind the nervous system

  • pranayama to balance your mind + connect to prana shakti (dynamic life force)

  • ParaYoga Nidra (enlightened sleep) to further relaxation of the physical body, improve cognition + to cultivate a clear, tranquil mind

  • meditation with visualization + chanting of mantra to attune to Source

Appropriate for all ages, all levels of experience.

Side effects may include increased patience, stability and ease. Some users may also experience inspired thoughts and creative episodes.

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Mantra + Mala Making: From Consciousness to Creation
Mar
16
to Mar 17

Mantra + Mala Making: From Consciousness to Creation

Join mala artists and master teachers Stephanie Chee Barea & Jillian Glikbarg for a weekend of mantra and mala-making in practice and community. Gain greater understanding of the science and application of mantra – the primal, sacred sound of higher Consciousness – as we tap into our creative flow in the design and creation of our own personalized mala charged with intention.

Each student will have the opportunity to choose among sandalwood, lava and semi-precious crystal beads to thread and knot her very own mala to take home and cherish in one’s personal practice or as an object of adornment. 

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Sri Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training Weekend Program
Feb
23
to May 26

Sri Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training Weekend Program

Discover your resplendent self and recover the life that is inherently yours. In Sri Yoga™ Teacher Trainings (SYTT), you will discover how to set yourself apart by gaining a strong understanding of why you are here in this world and how to translate these experiences into gems that inspire you and your students to become the best they can be. 

Our 200-hour Sri Yoga™ teacher training weekend program goes deeper than most foundational trainings and is designed to give you the experiences you need in order to teach from a place of depth and clarity.  At Sri Yoga, we offer boutique, intimate trainings with amazing teachers that are committed to facilitating deeply transformational experiences.  

  • Develop and deepen your personal practice with the know-how to modify your daily practice according to your energetic needs.

  • Study the practical and personal application of Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Tantric Philosophy, Wellness and Ayurveda, Alignment, Subtle Body Anatomy, Vinyasa Krama (intelligent sequencing), Pranayama, and Meditation

  • Understand the Business of Yoga - on and how to find your unique niche

  • Find your true voice and true self in the teachings by stepping into your Agni (fire) of spirit both on and off the mat.

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Shiva Sankalpa Sukta Online Study Group
Jan
16
to Feb 13

Shiva Sankalpa Sukta Online Study Group

The practice of Shiva Sankalpa Suktam can be the necessary support we need to literally sit, and become still--enabling our Self to be heard.  The learning and recitation of this mantra can also be a support for those who desire to learn longer more complex mantras.

"The six sacred verses of the Siva Sankalpa Suktam are a hymn in praise of the Truth which illuminates the mind and also sings the great glory of the mind. They are a continuous prayer for the mind and also a heartfelt desire to fill it with auspicious thoughts." Swami Tejomayananda

To learn and bring to practice this hymn by heart, we greatly benefit when we know there are others on the same path. For many of us the learning process can be linear and lonely. While alone time to immerse ourselves in practice is necessary, it’s also beneficial to engage with a community willing to support. 

Join us in community for a dedicated 4 week practice via Zoom, an online audio/video meeting platform.
Meeting Dates: January 16, 23, 30 + February 13
Times: 8:30am Pacific/ 10:30am Central |  Approximate meeting time 1hour.
Hosted and supported by Stephanie Chee Barea & Chanti Tacoronte-Perez

Our meetings will consist of learning to pronounce the Shiva Sankalpa Sukta verse by verse, creative practices to support your learning and time for questions and insight.  Each week you will receive a link to our Zoom call.
After the call is done we will send you the recording and any additional creative practices. 

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Learn to Chant the Rudra Sukta & Invoke Creativity :: Online Course
Sep
5
to Oct 10

Learn to Chant the Rudra Sukta & Invoke Creativity :: Online Course

Heart of the Rudra Sukta: Sixteen Mantras of Shata Rudriya
A Practice to Free Us From All Fears


Join us in community for a dedicated 6 week practice. 
Meeting Dates: Sept 5, 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10
Times: 8:30am Pacific/ 10:30am Central |  Approximate meeting time 1 hour.
Hosted and supported by Stephanie Chee Barea & Chanti Tacoronte-Perez

“Rudra is prana shakti,the vibrant life force.  Rudra shakti and prana shakti are identical.” ~ Pandit Rajmani Tigunait

 

Order the text that we will be referncing: The Heart of Rudra Sukta

Recitation of these mantras allows us to enter the field of life with complete enthusiasm, radiance and confidence.  They represent the masculine complement to the sixteen mantras of the Sri Suktam.

Originating from the 16th chapter of the Yajur Veda, these essential mantras work to awaken the energies of inner protection – to free us from fear and uncertainty and to move us towards that which is eternal, the life force itself.

Our meetings will consist of learning to pronounce the Rudram verse by verse, creative practices to support your learning and time for questions and insight.  Each week you will receive a link to our Zoom call. After the call is done we will send you the recording and any additional creative practices. 

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MATANGI: A Creative Pilgrimage Into the Forest
May
24
to May 27

MATANGI: A Creative Pilgrimage Into the Forest

May 24-27, 2018
With Stephanie Chee Barea & Chanti Tacoronte-Perez
The Chataukee, Rangeley, Maine
Price: Early Bird $350/ $450 after April 1
 

Matangi leads us into nature so that we may reclaim our ability to listen carefully to our needs, desires and to Source. She encourages us to connect with the wildness of our self-expression through the creative arts, poetry, chanting, community and the forest.  And as we steep ourselves Her –  the support and nurturance of the natural world – we find the courage to tap into the limitless power and potential that resides within.

This pilgrimage will support you in moving away from all that is familiar to discover yourself in Matangi—the creative goddess whose untamed nature allows for the fearless and authentic expression of Self.

What you get:

  • Creative exploration to discover MATANGI.
  • MATANGI Yantra painting & meditation
  • Learn to Chant the MATANGI Dhyanam (poem that describes and invokes Matangi)
  • Daily yoga asana, meditation, pranayama and yoga Nidra classes
  • Exclusive use of The Chataukee (3-acre property, lakefront, canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, sun deck)
  • Preparation and participation in agni hotra (fire ritual)
  • Connection with land, nature and night
  • Locally prepared, homemade meals (4 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners included)
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Sri Sukta Support & Study Group
Apr
18
to May 9

Sri Sukta Support & Study Group

The practice of Sri Sukta is a pathway to “transformation that affects our personal and your interpersonal relationships…our mind and heart, our mind and soul, our individual self and our BIG self” ~ Pandit Rajmani Tigunait

To learn and bring to practice a 16 verse hymn by heart, we greatly benefit when we know there are others on the same path. For many of us the learning process can be linear and lonely. While alone time to immerse ourselves in practice is necessary, it’s also beneficial to engage with a community willing to support. 

Join us in community for a dedicated 4 week practice. 
Meeting Dates: April 18, April 25, May 2, & May 9
Times: 8:30am Pacific/ 10:30am Central |  Approximate meeting time 1.5 hours.
Hosted and supported by Stephanie Chee Barea & Chanti Tacoronte-Perez

Our meetings will consist of learning to pronounce the Sri Sukta verse by verse, creative practices to support your learning and time for questions and insight.  Each week you will receive a link to our Zoom call.
After the call is done we will send you the recording and any additional creative practices. 

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Cost Rica Retreat: Activate & Awaken Your Spiritual Fire
Dec
2
to Dec 9

Cost Rica Retreat: Activate & Awaken Your Spiritual Fire

AHKI Resort, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Saturday, Dec. 2 – Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017

Retreat with me to our exclusive home for the week, Ahki in Costa Rica, a sacred and intimate resort on the Guanacaste coast.  We will awaken to jungle noises and the rising sun, share delicious meals together, gather for practice and ritual, explore the lush and unique landscape of the coast and mountains, and ultimately share an experience of reclaiming our essential nature – calm, steady, joyful light.

Learn ancient tools and techniques and experience practices that cultivate greater ease and freedom in our bodies and minds.  Immersed in the untamed, wild nature of Costa Rica we will reconnect with our own elemental relationship to source – starting with earth, and moving through water, ether, air and finally, the fire.  We will practice, play, restore and relax.  Our time will also include sacred mala creation with Alexa Webster of Seeds of Remembrance, as well as external Tantric Fire Ritual, to further our divine connection and remembrance to the spiritual fire that abides within.  

Space is limited to 12 participants.  Email Stephanie to reserve your spot.

Trip includes: 

  • 6 days / 7 nights accommodations (beautifully appointed room w/private bath, indoor/outdoor shower, patio and/or deck)

  • Exclusive use of resort facilities (5 acre property, salt-water pool, library/game room, yoga hall)

  • 3 local organic vegetarian meals per day (*fish or meat provided for additional cost)

  • All-day coffee, tea and fruit

  • 2 all-levels yoga classes each day, taught by Stephanie or Alexa

  • Preparation and participation in Tantric Fire Ritual (agni hotra)

  • Ground transportation to and from Liberia airport

  • All local transportation to and from beaches and town

  • Daily housekeeping

  • All yoga and meditation props – including mats

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A Weekend with The Four Desires: Finding Your Dharma
Oct
27
to Oct 29

A Weekend with The Four Desires: Finding Your Dharma

Yoga Community, Sonoma, CA

Friday, October 27, 6:00-9:00p
Saturday & Sunday, October 28 & 29, 2:00-6:00pm


According to the yoga tradition, the soul has four distinct desires: dharma (purpose), artha (means), kama (pleasure), and moksha (spiritual fulfillment and lasting freedom).  Learning to honor these four desires is how each of us creates our own unique path in life, empowered to serve and contribute as a vibrant, creative and meaningful force in the world.

As one of just a few apprentices approved to teach this process by Yogarupa Rod Stryker, author of The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity & Freedom, Stephanie will guide you through a weekend of yoga like no other.  You will uncover your life's purpose, discover your heart's desires and learn how to apply tantric science in the art of fulfilling them by heightening your intuition, creating specific intentions, and overcoming the resistance of old patterns and limiting thought constructs. 

This workshop earns 11 CEUs through Yoga Alliance.

Investment: $275

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