Intro to Yoga with Mod Plank

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Intro to Yoga
with Mod Plank

Date:      Saturday, December 6
Time:    2-5pm

This workshop is designed for those who are completely new to yoga and for existing students who want to practice the fundamentals.  Join us as we explore basic yoga poses, proper body alignment, and some essential breathing techniques.  All students will receive a class syllabus that will include information on yoga poses and their benefits, and frequently encountered words and phrases.  This course will definitely help to provide a budding yoga practice with a solid foundation.

Early Bird Price, if paid by November 25:    $25
Regular Price:                        $35



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Jan. 8th-11th, 2015
$775 Per Person – $850 AFTER

(if paid by Dec. 1st)

– Food Included
– Private Accomadations Available
– Classes: Every Morning & Evening
– Live Music Classes
– Kirtan Performances

Join us for a weekend getaway where you can truly step away from it all!  De-stress your whole being and immerse yourself into an experience of yoga bliss.   Rekindle your inner fire in your yoga practice and steady a deeper balance with meditation.  We will have live music by world renowned musician and Vedic scholar, Tony Khalife to enhance the practice.  Feed your soul with healthy, organic meals created by our Pot-Love Tribe.  In the afternoon, you can hike the Ojai valley, swim in a salt water pool, lounge in a jacuzzi, get a massage, or just chill.


The Power of Gratitude, A Guideline for Conscious Thanksgiving

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The Power of Gratitude, A Guideline for Conscious Thanksgiving

with Gita Pimentel

Tuesday, November 25th 6:00-8:00PM

$45, $35 if paid by November 18th

At Leeza’s House

The Gratitude is a powerful magnet to attract what you want in life, thru explanations and practical exercises connect with this energy of positive and high vibration.

Learn how to make that the Law of Gratitude work in your life and share it with your family in this Thanksgiving day.



Introducing  Gita Pimentel, Unitary Reiki Master Teacher
and Yoga Den Health Spa partner!
She is passionate about helping people obtain healing, well-being and success, in all areas of life through the outlets of private sessions, personal or group training and workshops. She has been trained by renowned professionals from the holistic and personal development fields in the US, Mexico, India and especially, in her native country, Venezuela. Furthermore she had the great privilege to be 1 of the 16 people in the world authorized to train workshop leaders in the Louise Hay’s philosophy. She hosted and co-produced the TV Show Sana Tu Vida (Heal Your Life) by IntiNetworkTV and also holds another title as an acclaimed, international author. With a heavy-weight list of credentials, certificates and most importantly, knowledge and experience, Gita is a rich resource of information and inspiration that makes waves wherever she goes.
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Kundalini Yoga with Shikoba

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Join us Saturday mornings for Kundalini Yoga with Shikoba @ 8 am to 9:15 am – Starts, Saturday November 1st

What is Kundalini?

Kundalini Yoga is an ancient science that has been refined over thousands of years. It blends many of the aspects of spiritual work into one practice: breathing, postures, meditation, chanting, and deep relaxation.

It integrates the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of your being.

The postures that are simple and easy. Most people can do most of the postures on their very first day. The emphasis is on breath and meditation and not on difficult postures. It’s designed to stretch the body gradually and smoothly, and the stimulate the circulation. All classes end with a powerful meditation and a deep relaxation.


What will Kundalini Yoga and Meditation do for me?

  1. Strengthen and balance all parts of the body: nervous system, muscles, joints, glands, immune system, circulation.
  2. Works on the mind to increase your mental clarity, and gives you a deep inner calm and balance.
  3. Increases your ability to handle stress.
  4. Increases the flow of your natural energy and improves your vitality.
  5. Strengthens your connection to your spiritual self.

4 Week Pop-Up: Alignment & Yoga Basics (60 Min)

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Pop-Up Dates: 10/15,10/22, 10/29 & 11/5
All are welcome.This class is great for brand new beginners as well as continuing students to get acquainted with yoga. Students practice proper alignment in a relaxed, non-competitive setting. This class will help you learn yogic fundamentals and develop a solid yoga foundation.

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:

Listen and find out more at

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Facebook Band Page:

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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’

Kids Yoga

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@ 4:00PM (45 mins)

Yoga is beneficial for everyone and can be used to help improve all elements of life.
Kids Yoga is a dynamic class where children learn yoga poses, apply those poses to games and activities, as well as work with the breath. In 45 minutes, kids will run the spectrum of energy from fast pace games to relaxing stillness and everywhere in between. These classes are drop off, but parents are welcome to stay if they want to check it out (but parents must play if they stay!)



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