I’m still on Cloud 9.
I was invited to teach at Sivananda Ashram on Paradise Isle, Bahamas. This included 1 satsang called Mind Body Mystery, Mastery and Magic and 2 workshops and that grew to 4 workshops. Healing with Guided Imagery, Goddess Yoga and Real Relaxation with Yoga Nidra were the topics. Yoga Nidra was so popular, I offered it twice! People attended from Israel, Indonesia, France, Germany, England, Canada, USA, Brazil, Columbia, SA, and many other places. It was really neat.
Did I mention that this was the Symposium on Yoga and Sacred Healing? The other presenters I was blessed to be with included Amy Weintraub and Rose Kress (Yoga for Depression), Joseph and Lilian Lepage (Yoga Mudras), Zicciah Blackburn (Entering the Heart) and Elizabeth Lesser (Broken Open).
Sivananda yoga was quite the experience. We had 2-hour yoga classes daily. It was wonderful to be in someone else’s class. It was a very structured sequence for sure and not at all how I teach. All the postures were done in a specific order every time. They even counted everything out all the time, including the breaths. This has been like this for decades. There were 2 satsang’s per day with 25 minutes of silent meditation and 25 minutes of chanting followed by an hour long presentation and more chanting.
Everything was outside. Everything! All yoga classes, satsangs, meals, and everything else. A lot of people even lived outside in tents. I was grateful for an indoor room. The weather couldn’t have been better and the ocean and bay were magnificent. I’ve never seen water that color before. It really was like being in paradise and I can’t wait to go back and I’d love it if you would join me.
PS. If you’d like to experience the healing nature of Real Relaxation and Yoga Nidra but you missed it in the Bahamas here’s how. Just get a copy of my CD called Real Relaxation and Yoga Nidra.