Fri, 08/12/2011 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

This evening will consist of a postural yoga practice to open and align bodily energy followed by a shaktipat-healing meditation. All levels welcome.

(Shaktipat is described by the yogic texts as an initiation that activates an inner unfolding of awareness that leads to progressively higher states of consciousness.)

Registration fee: $40 per person pre-registration; $45 per person day of.

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Swami Kripananda's warmth and humor fill the room and you cannot help but smile. He greets everyone with a hug, and he genuinely cares about others. He gives all of himself in his classes, and no two classes are the same. Swami Kripananda adds humor by telling funny stories. He knows so much about the human body and I always walked away having learned something new. One night, I went to class feeling depressed. Swami Kripananda pulled out a chair and had me bend backwards over the chair. Within minutes, I felt elated as a result of that one yoga pose! I began going to Swamiji's yoga classes in hopes of getting my body back into shape. In the end, I benefited with my entire mind, body AND soul! Romana B, Chapin, South Carolina, USA.

Swami Kripananda is a native of Goa, India. He studied under the direct tutelage of the renowned yoga teacher Mr. BKS Iyengar, founder of Iyengar Yoga, from 1983 until 1998. In 1998, Swamiji left India for his travels abroad. In 1983 he was initiated into the Science of Shakipat Meditation by His Holiness Swami Shivom Tirth Maharaj of the Tirtha lineage. He received his second initiation from His Holiness Mahamandaleshwar Swami Arjun Puri Maharaj in 2005.