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Hatha Yoga Community [18 Oct 2008|03:50am]

Namaste dear yogis & yoginis all over the World!
Welcome to:


Hatha Yoga of All Styles & Traditions
Intellectual Community
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Yoga Retreat w/ Yogi Amrit Desai [09 Aug 2006|08:08pm]

the creator of the amrit yoga method is coming to ohio in just a few days
if you are interested in having your own experience of him
here is the info, i could go on and on about my experiences and how he has impacted my life, but there is not enough room here, and words only go so far:

Awakening the Inner Guru
Yogi Amrit Desai is returning to Akron August 11-15th 2006!!
Make plans now to spend time with a renown Master and experience his energy which can transform your life!
Location: Lake Anna Hall, 542 West Park Ave. Barberton, Ohio 44203

For More Information/Registration: Call Donna at 330-253-0909
Full seminar $475.00 which includes 11 vegetarian meals
Friday night only $25.00 (intro lecture with Yogi Amrit Desai 6-9 p.m.)
Saturday night only $25.00 (this is just catered vegetarian indian meal and music)
Weekend (Friday night, Saturday and Sunday) $225.00
One day ONLY - you pick the day $ 125.00
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Open House Sunday, January 22, 2-4 p.m. [17 Jan 2006|09:07pm]

Open House Sunday, January 22, 2-4 p.m.

You are invited to the open house at Sacred Ground's new yoga studio in Wadsworth this Sunday, January 22nd from 2-4 p.m.

We will have a local newspaper doing a feature article and photo on us so please come and see our new space. The staff and teachers will be available for any questions about yoga and all the upcoming workshops we will be offering.

Please bring the entire family as we offer something for everyone including children's yoga. We will be having a children's yoga workshop on Sunday, February 5th. You can register this Sunday for this very special introductory workshop as well as learn the benefits of yoga for kids.

Our new Wadsworth Studio can be found at 112 Main Street, Wadsworth, Ohio.

Snacks will be provided. Please stop in & invite all your friends and family. Feel free to forward this invite to everyone you know.

Thank you! See you there!

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a few announcements from sacred ground... [12 Dec 2005|03:25pm]

afka is teaching yoga class every monday evening at 6:30 p.m. at sacred ground in portage lakes :)

Our 2nd studio in WADSWORTH is NOW open!! We are located at 112 Main Street. (see website for schedule)

We plan to celebrate this event on December 18th beginning with a Septah (continuous chanting from 2pm to 6pm) followed by our monthly Satsang at 6pm. You may join us for chant anytime you are able between 2 and 6pm. The Satsang will include a ceremonial 'space clearing' of the new studio to dedicate the space to our yoga practice and will be followed with a prepared light meal offered by several of our yogis. This gathering will be at our Wadsworth location and there is ****NO CHARGE for this event!


COUPONS NOW AVAILABLE! We have been successfully offering a New Member unlimited monthly coupon for $45, and are now offering a $75 unlimited monthly coupon to the rest of our members. This is a great sasvings for some of you who come 2 or more times a week. The coupons are good at both sites and include Yoga Nidra classes. They are on sale now.

Mat Rental for $1.00 beginning January 1st. This is to reserve our mats for new members who are attending for the first time. For your convenience however, we are carrying mats for sale at $12.00.

Book Club for December is cancelled but will resume in January, so don't put that book away! On December 18th we will hold our second Community Meeting at 7:45 pm following the Advanced class. We are growing very fast and feel it is important to build a sense of community spirit amongst us. You are encouraged to attend as your ideas, opinions and suggestions to accomplish this is critical.

WEATHER POLICY If Wadsworth or Akron schools are closed due to weather SGYoga will also be closed. If the bad weather day falls on a weekend or holiday then please err on the side of caution as your safety is foremost. You can do your yoga in the comfort of your own home that day.

Community meeting is Tuesday December 13th at 7:45 pm following the Advanced Class.

Advanced Posture Clinic scheduled again for january 8th, 2-5 pm , $45.00. Please preregister so that we can prepare in advance. If you have already attended a clinic before but want a refresher it is $20.00.

Christmas & New Year's Eve day classes will be held as usual. What better way to celebrate the holidays then by Meditation & Yoga!

Peace, Shanti, Om
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Updates from Kalindi at Sacred Ground [13 Sep 2005|01:48pm]

Wishing all of you blessings ! Please mark your calendars for the following events:

Tues, Sept 13th at 7:45 begins our new SGY Book Club series. We will continue to meet on the second tuesday of each month until we have read the entire book. Come and share the teachings of Gurudev using his book entitled, Working Miracles of Love. I have purchased 4 more copies so let me know if you want one- there is No Charge for this gathering.

This coming Sunday, September 18th join us again for our monthly Satsang meeting at 6:30 pm. There is a $10.00 donation requested for this gathering along with a tasty vegetarian dish to share for our meal afterwards.

Yoga Nidra Class is Coming Soon to SGY as a regular weekly offering. The first YN class will be offered on Wednesdays after the 6pm beginner class, starting Sept. 21st, at 7:45 pm for a $5.00 donation at the door. This class is expected to end around 8:30 pm. Information about Yoga Nidra will be available at class. Come and transform your life through relaxation and intention! If you come to the beginner class first the total charge is $12.00.

Om Shanti Om,

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massage, yoga class, gurudev [28 Jul 2005|04:26pm]

does anyone want a massage soon?
not this weekend but next weekend because i don't have any exams to study for
call me to set an appointment up :)
my fees are quite reseaonable and i am willing to do exchange :)

and if you are free tomorrow night please try to make it to my yoga class
by the way...

in two weeks gurudev is going to be in town for a yoga nidra retreat
and he'll be giving a public lecture for $20 on Friday August 12 from 6-9pm
so my class will be cancelled that week
but that is wonderful in a way because then everyone can come and meet an amazing yogi
this will be his last visit to ohio so i encourage you even if you never come to my yoga class to come and meet living yoga master
i've had some beautiful experiences in his presence
he is an excellent guide and teacher and quite knowledgeable
we'll probably do some chanting, some meditation, some lecture, some sharing/questions and who knows what else...if we are lucky perhaps we will have a sample of a yoga nidra experience :)

i'm realy sad that gurudev will not be coming around to this area again
but he is getting older like all of us
so again i really really encourage you to see him this one time just to have the experience
and if you have been looking for a retreat of sorts to experience in the local area
this is your opportunity with several options of attending:

5 days Aug 12-16 $475
Weekend Only Aug 12, 13, 14 $195
One Day (You pick the day) $100
Friday only $20 (just an evening session 6-9)

The event will be held at this location:
Lake Anna Hall
541 W. Park Avenue
Barberton, OH 44203

one of the best things about yoga nidra is you don't have to do any yoga poses
you just lay there in deep relaxation
so those of you that are not the yoga nerds but want to work on yourself in a very real and deep way, consider doing this retreat...

here's a little blurb if it is helpful :)
"Renowned Yoga Master, Yogi Amrit Desai will guide participants in this ancient yogic technique that is simple to practice but profound in impact.

Create intention for your life

Explore the healing power within

Rejuvenate your health

Release old habits and patterns

Enjoy new freedom, joy and spontaneity

Yoga Nidra is the unique combination of alert awareness and deepest relaxation. It takes you to the alpha and theta states of consciousness. In these deep states, the mystical integrative powers are released. This is the center where visions become reality, giving you access to the extraordinary powers of your own intuition, creativity, health and abundance.

Modern science is now recognizing the powerful healing impact of the pineal gland. As we age, this tiny gland buried inside the brain decreasingly produces the hormone, melatonin. For millennia, yogis have known this hormone as amrita, the nectar of immortality. Reactivation of the pineal gland is both rejuvenating and restorative. This practice is central to both Yoga Nidra and the Amrit Yoga Asana Sequence for its powers of transformation and healing.

Melatonin is a powerful agent in helping to:

Retard premature aging
Boost the immune system
Eliminate stress
Induce more restful sleep
Reduce high blood pressure
Recharge and balance the chakra system
Yoga Nidra initiates shifts from the deepest core of your being, providing you with powerful tools to banish self-destructive unconscious fears, beliefs and habits. It can be used as a powerful tool to erase old unconscious karmic patterns. Yoga Nidra can help you reshape your whole life, rebuild your health, your love life, family life and professional life.

Join us. . . Immerse yourself in a five-day program
that can last you a lifetime!"

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Essays: Gap Technique and Tantra Yoga [24 Jun 2005|09:58pm]

Two recent essays.

Technique: Shifting Gap Intuitive-Logic Method
Between the left and right brain modes of operation is a space, a razor-fine line which can be walked. Shamans would call being in the space the ability to be in both worlds at once, the conscious deliberate world AND the surrendered mysterious energetic world. For me, this space is another representation of the ‘GAP’, the ever-present unknown which makes up the greatest majority of manifest reality, the realm of infinite potential.

Tantra Yoga and Technique of Building Consciousness
Tantra yoga is able to use any action as a means for self-realization, recognizing and incorporating into its practices the universal laws of attraction and repulsion, and integrating with the underlying unity beyond them. For clarity, tantra yoga has a scope and potential far beyond the sexual aspects typically identified in the Western world.
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Two Essays .. Consciousness and More [18 Jun 2005|02:42pm]

Witness is Conscious Action
Witness awareness, meditative awareness, conscious observation, conscious sight, witness mode of being, conscious awareness; these words are attempts to identify the Self which observes, not the mind which watches. To rephrase, witness conscious awareness is a mode of being in which the observation of the observer who watches the world occurs.


Polarity and Alignment With Universal Energies
The universe wants exactly what we want for ourselves. When we start following the laws of the universe, then we have the power of the universe behind each of our actions for fulfillment of our purpose.


Please, if you wish to converse with me about these articles, do so by posting comments in the article itself, and not through this link. The comments received from readers are very insightful, and tend to be of benefit to other readers. When the comments and dialogues are scattered, then your intuitive input may be lost in the shuffle.
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[20 May 2005|01:15pm]

I just wanted to let everyone know my yoga class time changed to 7pm-830pm. every Friday
Hope to see you there tonight!!!

PS: some of us may be going out to eat afterwards. not sure where yet. but it's a possiblity ;)
oh yah and fireworks and canal place afterwards
and oh yah
i think there are some bands playing at the lime spider...

go here for more info and directions:


made easy...just go here and enter your address for directions to sacred ground
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New Class on Fridays... [05 May 2005|01:16pm]

i start teaching yoga again starting may 6th
i'll be teaching every friday night from 6-730pm
the class is $10.00
$5.00 if you are a student
*bring friend and get in half off

basically just show up and spend some quality time with yourself while the night is young...

here's a link to directions on how to get there:
428 west turkeyfoot lake road, akron, oh
jai bhagwan!
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Satsang April 17, 6:30-8:30pm at Sacred Ground Yoga Center [12 Apr 2005|10:57am]

I just wanted to invite and remind everyone that we will be having our monthly Satsang April 17, 6:30-8:30pm at Sacred Ground Yoga Center.

Please bring yourself, friends, musical instruments and be prepared for some ecstatic chanting.

We follow up our chanting and sharing with some totally awesome vegetarian friendly food...so bring some of that too if you'd like or just show up and bask in the vibration :)
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The Gaden Shartse Monks [12 Apr 2005|10:56am]

Sacred Earth and Healing Arts:
The Gaden Shartse Monks

Gaden Shartse Tibetan Buddhist Monastery is a registered non-profit educational center in South India. While the 2500 monks support themselves through farming, additional resources are needed to care for the old and sick and to provide basic necessities for the growing numbers who wish to study and practice at the monastery. To help raise funds and promote awareness of Buddhadharma in the world, eight Gaden Shartse monks led by Jinpa Rinpoche are touring various cities in the US this year.

From April 15 - 23, Jinpa Rinpoche and the monks will offer lectures, empowerments, chanting, sacred dance, healings, and more in the Cleveland area..

For information about the events below or to schedule a house blessing, business blessing or private healing with the monks, contact Bill or Susie at xlucent@zoominternet.net or by phone at (330) 722-7770 before 9:00 PM.


Friday, April 15 – Jewel Heart Cleveland ( 2670 W14th Street, Cleveland, OH)
7:00 pm - Potluck supper at Jewel Heart. Bring a covered dish to
Jewel Heart and help us welcome Jinpa Rinpoche and the Gaden
Shartse monks to Cleveland..

Saturday, April 16 - Nakaia Wellness Center (3984 Kent Rd. Stow, OH)
1:00 - 2:00 pm - Lecture: The Four Noble Truths. Suffering, the
Causes of Suffering, the End of Suffering, and the Path to Freedom
Meditations on Patience and Compassion. (Suggested Donation: $10)

4:00 - 6:00 pm - Amitayas Empowerment. Amitayas is the Buddha of Long Life,
one of the main deities used by both Tibetan Yogis/ Yoginis and lay practitioners in
the practice of requesting a long and healthy life. This empowerment is meant to establish
a close relationship between the recipient and the diety. (Suggested Donation: $20)

7:00 - 9:00 pm - Music and Dance Performance. A two hour presentation of
traditional Tibetan music and dance. The program includes The Black Hat Dance,
Yak Dance, Dakini Dance, Kangso (The Ritual of Fullfillment) , Choed
(The Ritual of Stopping Ignorance) and a demonstration of Tibetan Dialectical Debate.
(Suggested Donation: $10)

Sunday, April 17 –Green Tara Yoga and Healing Arts (1488 Maple Rd., Cleveland Heights, OH)
3:00 - 5:00 pm – WhiteTara Empowerment. Known particularly for her swiftness in
fulfilling the long‑life wishes of the practitioner, White Tara is looked to for
happiness and inspiration through the mantra OM TARE TUTARE TORE SOHA.
The White Tara empowerment is meant to establish a close relationship between
the recipient and the deity. (Suggested Donation: $20)

Tuesday April 19 - Jewel Heart Cleveland ( 2670 W14th Street, Cleveland, OH)
7:00 - 8:30 pm - Sand Painting Demonstration. Many of you may have seen Tibetan
monks creating mandalas of incredible beauty using only colored sand. Join us as the
monks explain the techniques behind this ancient art and even try your hand at creating
simple sand designs. (Suggested Donation: $10)

Wednesday April 20 - Ashtabula, OH
Noon - 2:00PM - Kent State University - Ashtabula
Health from the Tibetan Perspective & The Unity of All Religions
From the Tibetan perspective, health and well-being
as well as sickness and dis-ease all originate in the mind rather than the body.
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Email from Kalindi and the SGY Staff [11 Apr 2005|01:24pm]

Greetings to you once again,

I am writing this e-mail with the sun at my back and the cardinals singing in my window- what a glorious day is coming our way! Hope you all have a chance to go outdoors and enjoy it! I am raking leaves from last fall and planting some perennials myself today -

Some reminders for the coming week:

Book Club for those participating on Thursday of this week Chapters 8,9 and 10 if there is time.

Swami Ji from the Kent Ashram ,which you were already notified ,is coming this Sunday from 1-3 at the center and,

Next Sunday the 17th is our regularly scheduled Satsang at 6:30 pm

Coming in May:
MARK your calendars for Sunday, May 1st from 2-5 pm for our next workshop
PRANAYAMA - Practice & Benefits
This workshop will discuss the importance of proper breathing on the mind and body. The breath is our 'life force' which nourishes our cells, quiets the mind and reduces stress induced damage at the cellular level. Several yogic techniques of breathwork (pranayama) will be introduced and practiced. Bring a sitting cushion and wear comfortable clothing. Cost is $45.00 at the door but do pre-register to insure enough handouts.

There are Sacred Ground Yoga brochures at the front desk for you to take and give to friends so look for them, CD's still a popular item especially for those wanting to do yoga at home or use as gifts for those who can't come to us-

Plans for Gurudev's visit are moving ahead and everything is coming together smoothly- we have a great location this year with plenty of room to move about and the lovely Lake Anna to walk around and sit in the grass during free time - nice job Lois! Information and registration forms will be mailed to you soon but mark your calendars for August 12-16th if you need to plan ahead-

Rudra is still taking Harmonic Touch Healing appointments for Tuesdays, Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings so give Cheryl a call 330-336-3052; he may be gone for several weeks the end of May early June to work with Yogi Desai on a workshop so don't put off making your appointment-

We just welcomed back 6 new Amrit Yoga teachers-in-training who will be certified in Level I Amrit Yoga in early fall. We are so lucky to have so many committed and wonderful teachers who will be sharing their gifts and energy throughout the greater Akron area offering classes in Fairlawn, Wooster, Medina, Canal Fulton, Doylestown, Barberton and of course Portage Lakes. We also have 2 more students who will be certified in Level II in the fall making 6 Level II advanced teachers amongst us. Wow! great job Rudra! We are all so grateful to you and your dedication to us to create and sustain this beautiful community of yoga practitioners.

Well, this is becoming a newsletter instead of an e-mail but thought it would be nice time to time to update you all on what is going on as there is lots to talk about. We are also looking at starting another book study club if you have ideas on a book you would like to suggest email Kalindi at r_burky@sbcglobal.net

Please be sure to contact us with new e-mail addresses, home addresses and phone numbers so we don't lose contact - also if you would like to be removed from our list let us know. In the meantime, remember to Breathe deep, Love your Self well, Reach out to someone estranged from you, and Don't resist the energy!

Jai Bhagwan,

SGY Staff
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PARTY tea PARTY amazon herb PARTY saturday, jan 28 6-830 or until tea stops flowing... [17 Jan 2005|08:13pm]

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE come to our tea party and bring friends friends friends...please pass this around to friends, bring friends and share with people you think would be interested in herbs

Saturday January 29th
6-830pm or until the tea stops flowing...


74 East Youtz Avenue
Akron, OH (Firestone Park)44301
call me (patricia/afka)
if you need directions or get lost or have any questions (about the tea party of course there are some questions i just can't answer)

profound healing with WILD HARVESTED BOTANICALS

more about the amazon herbs and tea party...Collapse )

the tea must flow...teahe
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SHAMANIC ASTROLOGY Friday, January 28th, 2005 from 7-9pm [17 Jan 2005|07:06pm]

Please please come to this event and/or pass it around to all your friends in case anyone is interested...I really want to make this event fun and successful for all involved!

Friday, January 28th, 2005 from 7-9pm
$20/$15 students (college, vocation or h.s.)

428 W. Turkeyfoot Lake Road
Akron, OH 44319 (aka Kruger's Plaza)
please call Patricia aka Afka for more info

Join accomplished yoga teacher, shamanic astrologer and speaker Ahlea Kadre
for an evening of exploration of our SELVES through Shamanic Astrology.

for more info about Sacred Ground go to: http://sacredgroundyoga.com
or email me at afka_love@yahoo.com

more info on shamanic astrology and ahleaCollapse )
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satsang canceled 12/19 [19 Dec 2004|04:58pm]

due to trecherous weather conditions satsang is canceled for sunday 12/19
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Satsang December 19th, Note from Kalindi... [14 Dec 2004|03:09pm]

Dear Sacred Grounders,

Just a quick reminder about this Sunday's Satsang at the hall. Donations welcome at the door, recommended $10.00 and good food as usual. Rick will lead us in a Yoga Nidra experience around our intention for the future of SGYoga; also .......

We are in the last week for our canned food drive so please remember the less fortunate and bring several of those cans with you to class this week and to Satsang. If someone would like to volunteer to deliver the goodies to BACM next Monday or Tuesday please let me know this week.

TIP: Here is a great hand mudra to strengthen your resistance against colds, coughs and chest infections this winter. Place both palms together and interlace your fingers. One thumb should remain upright, encircle it with the thumb and forefinger of the other hand. Do as needed or 3 times a day for 15 minutes. See if it works!

Have a great week and watch for ice! Kalindi
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Going out to eat after class tonight!!! All welcome :) [13 Dec 2004|12:58pm]

December 13th
Yoga class 6pm
followed by us all going out to eat together somewhere
do not know yet...
show up for class and we shall discuss the after hours gathering :)

it'll be so fun!
the monday/wednesday class tends to get together at least once a month for dinner or a pot-luck
it's truly great fun and we get to know eachother so much better!
i know personally this is the cream on top
it's like non-stop yoga action!
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Satsang and Potluck Sunday 12/19 [10 Dec 2004|01:49pm]

Join us the third Sunday evening of each month for a time of sharing, chanting, teaching, meditation, fellowship, and more! Bring a yoga-friendly dish to share and instruments if you have them :)

6:30-8:30 p.m.

December 19th, 2004.
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Rev. Rick Arko Service: Sunday January 2!!! [10 Dec 2004|01:36pm]

Sunday, January 2, 2005

10:30 am

Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron

3300 Morewood Road, Akron (Morewood is off W. Market directly across from Summit Mall.)

_The Light Within_

Speaker: The Rev. Rick Arko

Begin 2005 by planting your feet solidly on sacred ground and finding your own light within. Children are invited to this service so that we can all experience the healing and harmonious vibrations of a continuous AUM chant accompanied by the didgeridoo. This will aid us in discovering the divine energy within. The Rev. Yogi Rick Arko, Director of Sacred Ground Yoga in Portage Lakes will help us plant our intention for the new year.

Worship Associate: Norm Jentner
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