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Yoga Instructor Intro to AiReal Yoga Workshop

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Sunday, September 21st 2014 1:00-3:00PM
Investment:$50 ($40 if paid by Sept. 18th)
*If you sign up for the 50 Hour Immersion by October 1st we will apply that money towards your TT*
AIReal Yoga™ uses a looped fabric (hammock) as a Yoga Prop, that swivels freely on a single point taking you to higher level.It allows you to deepen your stretch, correct your alignment, and safely perform inversions.
The hammock further serves as a prop you can hold on to for balance and as a spotting device which safely guides you into postures you might of thought are reserved for gymnasts and circus artists. However, this new form of yoga is equally beneficial for beginners and advanced students alike.

You will be practicing your fitness in the air, defying gravity, moving freely, releasing fear, and floating into a deeper understanding of your wellness. You will leave an AIReal Yoga™ class feeling taller, leaner, and quite literally higher.


Bhakti On The Mat with Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band

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OCTOBER 29TH, 2014    |    6:30 to 8:30PM   |   PRICE: $45 ($35 Before Sept. 23RD)

Bhakti On The Mat with Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band

Bhakti Yoga can be a wonderful vehicle for infusing asana practice with more meaning, feeling, and inspiration- especially when we’re feeling burnt out, dried up, or a lack of motivation. Deepen your connection to the spirit of life by merging the heart-opening qualities of bhakti yoga with the sensuality and vitality of asana. This playful practice will include storytelling from the mythical world of yoga, love poetry from the Bhakti tradition to ignite your heart, kirtan chanting, graceful vinyasa sequences, and evocative live music. Some experience with vinyasa yoga is recommended.  Accompanied by the live grooves of The Wild Lotus Band.

Sean has taught this workshop with the band at festivals and conferences across the country including sold-out attendance at The Yoga Journal Conference,  Bhakti Fest, and Denver Chant Fest. For more info visit


New Orleans’ Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band (Alvin Young & Gwendolyn Colman) are celebrated as one of the leading voices in western kirtan music, known for their dynamic sound that marges mantras, rock, funk, gospel, and world grooves. The band is a favorite headliner at festivals nationwide and they are the first kirtan band to ever play The New Orleans Jazz Festival. Their music has appeared on Putumayo World Music, Nettwerk/Nutone Records, White Swan Records, and Sounds True. Their new album UNITY debuted #1 on the iTunes World Music Chart and #3 on the Billboard New Age Chart.

Sean is also a well-loved yoga teacher who teaches at conferences and retreat centers internationally including Yoga Journal, Kripalu, Bhakti Fest, and The German Yoga Conference. Sean is also the founder of Wild Lotus Yoga studios in New Orleans, and Soul School, an interdisciplinary yoga teacher training program that focuses on teaching yoga with imagination and skill. He has a master’s degree from The Naropa Instutute with focus on teaching chant as spiritual practice, writes for Yoga Journal, and is the co-curator of Putumayo World Music’s yoga music series. His signature “Bhakti On The Mat” workshop, accompanied by the band, playfully weaves yoga, live music, chanting, storytelling, poetry, and ritual.

Experience a sample of Sean’s teaching at Yoga in this 20 Minute Relaxing Yoga Practice accompanied with original music on guitar by Alvin Young:

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Yoga Journal Free Audio Stream And Download: 20 Minute Relaxing Yoga Practice with Sean accompanied by original music on guitar by Alvin Young:

Article By Sean Published In Yoga Journal: “Sing Out: Finding an authentic voice requires respect for tradition and a spirit of innovation.”

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What others are saying about Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band:

“A joy to listen to whether you’re a yogi or anyone who appreciates wildly creative music.” – Yoga Journal

“Their music will ignite the world…a hybrid of East and West that will bring joy to your heart and get your body boogieing.” – Yoga Chicago

“Their music is capable of being energetic, grounding, mellow, tender, sweet – eerie, rapturous and blissful all at once.” – Yoga City, NYC

“If you think that a kirtan is a pious sit-still event, you have obviously not heard Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band! A very wise man (George Clinton) once said, “Free your mind and your ass will follow.” Sean, Gwendolyn and Alvin have taken those words to heart and bring a little soul to some amazing bhakti (devotional) music.” – Lisa West, Elephant Journal

“Imagine if Krishna Das and The Funky Meters teamed up on some tunes and you might get a sound similar to Sean Johnson And The Wild Lotus Band. But why try to box this talented group in, they are a bold and refreshing face in Kirtan style music.” – Namaste Y’all

“Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus band have reinvented kirtan into an undoubtedly American sound.” – Elephant Journal

“Johnson’s music and teachings pay homage to the ancient lineage but also serve as a breathing art form. The talented singer acts like a beacon for Bhakti yoga.” – Tess Ghilaga, Fit Yoga Magazine

“Sean Johnson’s kirtan will ignite the world! Starting on slow simmer, Calling The Spirits is a jazzy hybrid of East and West that will bring joy to your heart and get your body boogieing!” -Yoga Chicago Magazine

“Perhaps the most powerful version of “I’ll Fly Away” at the New Orleans Jazz Festival came from Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band. As he droned it as a private dirge in the Lagniappe Stage, his intensity silenced the talkers and sat those who wanted to dance or rhythmically clap, which would have forced a beat on a version that worked just fine without one.” – Alex Rawls, Offbeat Magazine

“The band takes the essence of the bayou and merges it with Indian spiritual music for a sound that bubbles with soul and unbridled passion.” – Dan Cowan, Music Design In Review

“Some serious energy flowing in every chant—there is plenty of sweetness and devotion here.”- Michael Mollura, LA Yoga Magazine

“Their music has always moved and astonished me. The melding of the depth of mantra with rockin’ grooves soothes my American yogini soul.” – Debi Buzil, Yoga Chicago Magazine

“Truly an awesome experience! – a musical gumbo to stir your soul. Sean has the voice of a deva, an angel – and the band is full of swing, soul, rock, jazz and healing vibrations.” – Saul David Raye

“Sean’s voice is warm, soothing river of serenity.” – Jai Uttal, Grammy-nominated Kirtan singer

“Sean and The Wild Lotus Band crack your heart open into a million pieces of sweetness.” – Dana Flynn and Jasmine Tarkeshi, Laughing Lotus Yoga, NYC & SF

“Sean is living proof of the power of the hatha yogi who also understands the power of sound. This, I believe, is the future of yoga, especially in the West, where a unique yogic culture is being developed” – Russill Paul, chant recording artist and author of ‘The Yoga of Sound’


AiReal Yoga Teacher Training

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Module A, B, & C Investment:$1,600 or $1,400 if paid by October 3rd

AiReal Yoga 50 hour immersion for 200HR YA Certified Yoga Instructors
~To become fully certified you must take all three modules and pass a written exam.
~Each day will begin with an AiReal Yoga class taught by founder Carmen Curtis with teachers in training either taking or observing/assisting.
~Comprehensive manual and lesson plans are included in price.

Module A: Focus, Intro to AiReal Yoga, Care of Fabric, Method and Namaskar A.
Saturday, October 11th, 11:00AM-8:00PM
Sunday, October 12th, 8:00AM-5:00PM
Investment: $550

Module B: Focus, Progressions, Core, Rigging and Asanas
Saturday, October 25, 11:00AM-8:00PM
Sunday, October 26, 8:00AM-5:00PM
Investment: $550

Module C: Focus, Flow, Power, restorative and Sequencing
Saturday, November 22nd, 11:00AM-8:00PM
Sunday, November 23rd, 8:00AM-5:00PM
Investment: $500



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DATE: Wednesday, October 15th  |  TIME: 6-7:30PM | Admission Price: $15
($10 For Auto-Renewal/Annual Members)

Devotional music is one of the most powerful practices for healing our humanity to awaken to our deeper natures. As peace and love enters each of us, peace and love enters the world. Leraine effortlessly connects to each instrument that she brings into play and the sweet vibration of love is easily accessed through the interplay of call and response with the audience. A natural musician, Loraine treats you to the sounds of Didgeridoo, flute guitar, and her angelic voice.




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Wednesday, October 18th -1-3:30PM & 7-8:30PM
Entire Event: $55
($45 Earlybird by Oct.11)
Workshop: $40 & Kirtan: $25
(Workshop: $35 & Kirtan: $20 Earlybird by Oct.11)

BREATHWORK WORKSHOP: Breath is the vital life force!
Devotion is one of the most powerful practices for healing our humanity to awaken to our deeper natures. Take part in this workshop and free the soul as you celebrate the breath with sound & song.

KIRTAN: One translation for Kirtan (or Bhakti Yoga) is “to
celebrate in song.” This celebration is brought to life and shared brilliantly through the easeful, gracious and proficient musical offerings of Leraine Horstmanshoff. All ages are welcome!

Raw Food SEPT 13th

Rawfood Workshop & Ayurveda Cooking with Leeza

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At Leeza’s House (address given with purchase)

Saturday, September 13th 1:00-4:00 PM

$89 if paid by SEPT. 11th, $108 after Re-Trainee: $69

-Learn hands on, how easy it is to prepare 10 different Raw food dishes that will delight the entire family.

-Food that is good for you should taste good too.

-Come with a note pad, open mind, empty stomach and be ready to learn about health and Joy in the Kitchen.

-Learn how easy it is to bring live enzymes into your diet and enjoy eating them :)

*Please bring vita mixer or food processor if you have one*

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New Sunday Night Ecstatic Movement Class

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A Lyrical moving meditation.Balance mind and body through radiant moves with blissful music. Incorporating elements of yoga asanas (postures) and breathing exercises with free-form movement. Learn how to articulate, isolate, and gracefully flow and be in your body. (60 min.)

Fall Cleanse Updated

Fall Cleanse and Detox with Leeza & Guests

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Cost: $199 before September 18, $239 After

*Re-trainees $108

4 Day Schedule:
Thursday, September 25th 4:30pm-9:00pm Leeza’s Ashram
Friday, September 26th 6:00pm-9:00pm At Leeza’s Ashram
Saturday, September 27th 8:00am-1:00PM At Leeza’s Ashram/ Yoga Den
Sunday, September 28th 8:00am-1:00pm At Leeza’s Ashram/ Yoga Den

Please sign up and receive your prep info to make the transition into fast. The Cleansing retreat is a 3-4 day fast, you will learn how to facilitate your own fasts, with proper information and guidance. Did you know the average person carries about 5-10 lbs of waste in their colon? What does that do? Sign up ASAP to start the pre-cleanse and learn how to clean out your body temple and heal your self with Yoga, fasting, lymphatic movement and massage.

“Recipe of the Month”

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Leeza’s Lentil & Yam Soup!

In industrial pot. Soak 4 lbs dry lentils overnight in water. Rinse and  Add 1 cup coconut oil and lentils to bottom of huge stainless steel pot. Season to taste: Cumin, coriander, curry, fennel seeds and mineral salt. Add water to your liking (soupy or hearty) Bring to boil. Stir occasionally. After 10 minutes of boiling add 7 largely chopped yams and bring to boil stir occasionally ready in 20 minutes.
Garnish with cilantro, chopped tomatoes, lemon, cayenne and mineral salt.

Enjoy and share with everyone!

In Love and  Light Leeza

Leeza’s Kale Salad

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  • 2-3 handfuls of spinach
  • 1 bunch of kale chopped
  • 1 bunch of parsley chopped
  • 1 bunch of cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 cup walnuts soaked 5 hours (Opt Alkaline water best results)
  • 1/2 cup blue berries (Opt)
  • 4 -5 TBS olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp pink Himalayan salt  (pure organic sold at Yoga Den)
  • 3 TBS Braggs liquid aminos( or more for taste how ever very salty:))
  • 1/4 cup pureed garlic
  • 1/3 cup  pureed ginger
  • 1 lemon squeezed
  • Thoroughly Toss for 5 minutes….this is the Trick

*All greens should be soaked in water with 1 TBS of Braggs Apple Cider vinegar for 15 minutes minimum

*Berries rinsed


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