Winter Solstice Kirtan

Join David and I for an evening of Kirtan, a meditative practice of cultivating mindfulness through sound and breath. We will be doing our last kirtan of 2018 at Yoga Public on Sunday December 16th (6-7:30 pm, $20). The winter solstice is December 21st, so as we approach the darkest day of the year, let us join together and share our inner light.

Kirtan uses mantras to develop awareness and equanimity. Mantras are short repetitive phrases, and while they might seem esoteric at first, we are all already repeating mantras to ourselves – but usually they are negative things like, “I’m not worthy” or “I don’t belong.” We need to hit the reset button, and practice helps with that. Recalibrate yourself with traditional mantras that call in compassion, love, and understanding.

All are welcome and no experience is necessary! Enjoy the opportunity to be transformed through the power of live music, storytelling, and community in an intimate setting. All you need is to come prepared to sit (chairs will be available) and soak it all in.

Pre-register at www.yogapublic.com. See you there!

Pay it forward!

With offering Saravat Ayurvedic Rituals, I am having the chance to further define what matters to me, and what principles I want to stand for. The ethical teachings of yoga have been a welcome guide as I navigate the exciting (and honestly, sometimes stressful) waters of creating and sharing one’s work, and I am so grateful for all the lessons, and look forward to many more.

To apply my yoga practice beyond the mat, it is important to me to define sustainable business practices that allow me to support myself, purchase materials from suppliers that I align with (ie support local, ethical, and environmentally-sensitive businesses), while maintaining the accessibility of what I offer – I want everyone to have tools to support their well-being! Every little decision I make about Saravat considers this interplay, and while I doubt I will ever find perfection in it, I hope to find refinement.

These factors also lend themselves to how I decide to price Saravat offerings. I try my best to price the goods I make where there is a fair acknowledgement of the energy, time, and valuable resources that went into their creation, while also realizing that not everyone has bucket loads of money to spend on Ayurvedic healthcare.

With Black Friday looming, I have found myself in the position of deciding whether or not to join in on this annual “celebration.” After much deliberation, I have arrived at this:

There will be no flash sales, coupon codes, or rock bottom prices. There will be no fear of missing out. There will be no undermining of what’s truly valuable, which is well-being, that of each individual, as well as the collective, and of our earth-home.

Instead, the prices are (and will always be) as fair as I can make them. And, we can have the chance to pay it forward.

50% of all profits gained on Nov 23-26th, 2018, through Saravat purchases online and in-person will be donated to Vipassana Meditation Foundation. This is of personal significance to me, as I have greatly benefited from their donation and volunteer-based model of offering meditation retreats worldwide. They promote a sincere and committed meditation practice, while striving to make it accessible to all.

It is my hope that you will be inspired to also pay it forward. Whether that means you purchase Saravat, continue your yoga practice (maybe go to a vipassana retreat!), or simply take good care of your beloveds, I am happy and grateful that you have given me this opportunity to share this with you.

Please go here to explore Saravat.

Thank you!!
Adrienne

New FREE chant up on Insight Timer!

David and I are excited to announce that we have uploaded a new FREE kirtan recording on the Insight Timer app!

It is a recording of the chant, OM MANE PADME HUM. It calls for benevolence and prosperity, and originates from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

Mantras are short phrases chanted repeatedly, and while it sounds esoteric, we actually chant mantras to ourselves all the time – but usually the mantra is something like, “I’m not good enough” or “I don’t deserve X.” Chanting traditional mantras crowds out the unbeneficial thoughts that have been stuck inside on a loop, so that you can be free of them.

Simply listen, or practice call-and-response to this live recording.

>>>GET IT HERE<<<

A kirtan for the fall

After taking some time off from leading kirtan over the summer, we are excited and buzzing with new inspiration!

Join us on Friday October 26th, 7-8:30 pm ($25, 1200 Portage Ave, Mediation Building) for an evening of healing vibrations and sacred sound. If you have a meditation cushion/pillow, please bring one (some will be provided).

Kirtan is a beautiful and rejuvenating form of yoga. No singing or musical experience is required; if you can talk, then you can do kirtan!

Kirtan Oct 26th 2018