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Experience the Authentic Depth of Classical Yoga
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She Lives Within You: Looking Through the Eyes of the Mother
with Swami Jaya Devi
October 18 – 21 · Kashi Ashram, Sebastian, Florida

The Mother of the entire Universe lives within you. She teaches you to tap into the fathomless depths in the well of the inner heart until it spills over into your eyes, your hands and your actions. To see with the eyes of the Mother is to awaken the shakti ability in the eyes. But this ability must be put to use in speaking, loving and serving. You learn to see life and death, joy and suffering, darkness and love with empathy and grace. As you look through the eyes of the Mother, you vibrate with more aliveness than ever before. You are caught in a deeper reality. This cracks open the heart and initiates a moment of compassion for everyone and everything. In one moment of seeing with ultimate awareness, you yourself become the Mother.

Join us for a weekend immersion with teachings and meditations of Swami Jaya Devi and Sanyasin of Kashi Florida, daily yoga, and nightly fire pujas devoted to the Divine Mother Durga (culminating in the closing fire-light procession on Saturday night which completes ten days of puja to the Mother), all on this beautiful 80 acre retreat center on the Sebastian River.

The main workshop will start Friday night and end Sunday afternoon. We will be kicking off the retreat on Thursday night with a fire puja lead by the Kashi Atlanta pujaris.

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Sunday Class Schedule:

8:30 am Curvy Yoga with Gopi Ma
8:30 am Kali Natha Yoga with Amala
10:00 am Beginners Yoga with Charisse
10:00 am Beginners Meditation with Bhava Devi
10:00 am Yoga Blast with Agni Ma
11:30 am Blissful Yoga with Agni Starfire
4:30 pm $5 Yoga
4:30 pm Candler Park Serenity Hour with Agni Starfire
6:00 pm Restorative Yoga and Meditation with Surya Devi and Kala

See you on the mat, Namaste!
#yoga #atlanta
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Laxsmi Puja
Wednesday, October 10 · 7:30 pm — with Swami Jaya Devi

Laxsmi Puja is an ancient ceremony to honor the aspect of the Divine associated with prosperity and abundance in all its forms: health, wealth, well-being, and peace on earth for all. It’s a time for cultivating gratitude for the richness and beauty in our lives as well as reflecting on and intentionally calling forth that which we’d like to manifest for ourselves and our loved ones.

To that end, we invite you to spend some time contemplating what it is you would like to ask for in your life. Then, either in advance or on the night of the puja at the ashram (we will have cards available) write those items on a 3 X 5 index card(s) and bring it with you to the puja. Ask for blessings in all forms – physical, spiritual, and/or financial. Part of ceremony includes offering those cards with all of their intentions to the Goddess. Be specific. Be visionary. Be bold. This is not a time to be shy in your requests of the Mother!

One request from our hearts on behalf of a world in need: we invite everyone to include “world peace” as an item on your card.

The essence of Laxsmi Puja is in giving and receiving, the reciprocity of exchange and flow between the Divine and the individual as a facet of that Divinity. And so, in addition to your index cards, we ask that you also include a cash donation (referred to as dakshina) in the amount of your choosing. Frequently people give monetary gifts in amounts that reflect sacred numbers such as $11, $54, or $108. Please enclose the index card and the dakshina gifts in an envelope with your name and home city listed on the front.

All dakshina gifts will go to Kashi Atlanta’s Mother ashram in Kashi Florida, and used to support all of its many philanthropic and service-based programming. And so, your generosity stretches out and helps so many in need; the River of goodness you helped create expands, and all the while, you are washed in that lovely River of abundance, giving and receiving with gratitude and grace.

When you come to Laxsmi Puja, you’ll see a lavishly decorated altar to the Goddess Laxsmi laden with fruit, chocolate, flowers, and other goodies offered up. You are welcome to bring your own contributions to the altar or food offerings known as prasad (food that has been used in a ritual and is therefore blessed) to be eaten after the ceremony.

Ma Jaya, the Guru of this lineage of yoga, used to remind her students “It’s on its way.” as a kind of mantra that cultivates our ability to lean into the faith and grace of Mother Laxsmi providing for us.

Fire pujas are an ancient practice of renewal and transformation. During the puja, the pujari (she or he who performs the puja) will chant each name of the Divine Feminine – there are 108 in our tradition. With each name, participants will cast pinches of birdseed (although traditionally rice is used, Kashi uses birdseed so as not to waste food) into or toward the sacred fire. Using your intention, each seed is imbued with carrying all that you wish to be rid of, all that you wish to offer up to the Mother and to be consumed in the fire. It is a powerful experience to ask for your suffering and attachments to be taken from you. Fire pujas (the word “puja” translates as “moving prayer”) are typically profound experiences.

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Saturday Class Schedule:

8:30 am Yamuna Body Rolling with Surya Mayee
10:00 am Yoga with Swami Jaya Devi
10:00 am Kids Yoga with Mar-Teen
10:00 am Women's Wellness with Shakti Priya and Aparna

See you on the mat, Namaste!
#yoga #atlanta
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Friday Class Schedule:

9:30 am Yoga with Maha Devi
10:00 am Gentle Yoga with Uma Devi
12:00 pm - 1pm Lunch Hour Yoga with Maha Devi
4:30 pm $5 Yoga
6:00 pm Relax and Restore with Datri

See you on the mat, Namaste!
#yoga #atlanta
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Kashi Atlanta Kirtan Circle
Saturday, October 6 · 12:30 pm — 1:45 pm with Surya Devi (Janina) Edwards

Kashi Atlanta’s monthly Kirtan Circle is appropriate to all levels of experience, and is a safe space to sing, chant and learn. A Kashi Atlanta kirtan wallah (singer) will start the circle with chants from the Kashi kirtan lineage. Interested participants can try out playing instruments such as the harmonium, bell and drum, or play their own instrument of choice, and play with leading the group. This is a no-stress, fun, heart-opening bhakti spiritual practice.

Kirtan combines mantra and music in a powerful, heart-opening practice that eases the mind and lifts the spirits. Kirtan (and mantra) work with the power of Sanskrit (Naad Yoga, the yoga of sound), tapping into the spiritual energy that surrounds and permeates everything within and around us.

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Thursday Class Schedule:

10:00 am Yoga with Jaya
12:00 - 1pm pm Prosperity Yoga (FREE)
5:30 Gentle Yoga & Meditation with Veena
6:00 pm Yoga with Tara Devi
6:00 pm Yoga for Caregivers with Kaliyani
7:00 pm Yoga with Chandrika

See you on the mat, Namaste!
#yoga #atlanta
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Wednesday Class Schedule:
9:30 am Yoga and Yamuna Body Rolling with Surya Mayee
10:00 am Yoga with Shakti
11:00 am The Deep Unwind with Tawnja
10:30 am Street Meals Distribution
12:00 pm - 1pm Lunch Hour Yoga with Maha Devi
6:00 pm Yoga Blast with Maha Devi
6:00 pm Yoga with Candika
6:00 pm Women's Wellness Yoga Shakti Priya
7:30 pm - Classical Yoga Teacher Training graduation ceremony with Swami Jaya Devi

See you on the mat, Namaste!
#yoga #atlanta
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Wednesday Class Schedule:

9:30 am Yoga and Yamuna Body Rolling with Surya Mayee
10:00 am Yoga with Shakti
11:00 am The Deep Unwind with Tawnja
10:30 am Street Meals Distribution
12:00 pm - 1pm Lunch Hour Yoga with Maha Devi
6:00 pm Cancelled - Yoga Blast with Maha Devi
6:00 pm Cancelled - Yoga with Candika
6:00 pm Cancelled - Women's Wellness Yoga Shakti Priya
7:00 pm - Classical Yoga Teacher Training graduation ceremony with Swami Jaya Devi
See you on the mat, Namaste!
#yoga #atlanta
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Tuesday Class Schedule:

10:00 am Yoga with Swami Jaya Devi
12:00 pm - 1pm Lunch Hour Yoga with Amala
4:30 pm $5 Yoga
6:00 pm Beginners Yoga with Ganesh Giri
6:00 pm Street Meals Food Preparation
7:00 pm Yoga with Tara Devi
7:30 pm Yoga For a Healthy Back with Phil McWilliams
7:45 pm - 8:45 pm Pilates with Sodashi

See you on the mat, Namaste!
#yoga #atlanta
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