Yoga

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At Liberate we honor that being human is hard work. Alongside upbeat positive music, explore healing arts to clear your mind and connect with yourself and others. Increase your life force at Liberate through a single class/experience or through an entire weekend of Liberate yoga! Healing Arts classes are open to everyone. Space is limited, first-come, first-serve. Please bring your own mat or towel, water, and sense of adventure.
Here are some healing arts classes from years past:

Satsang with Yogiraj Prem Prakash: Rock n’ Roll & Yoga: Children of the Same Mother
Yogiraj Prem Prakash has been practicing yoga and related arts and sciences since 1979. In 1990, his yoga guru, Baba Hari Dass, gave him permission to teach others. He serves as a Director of the Green Mountain School of Yoga in Middlebury, Vt.
Prem Prakash is the author of The Yoga of Spiritual Devotion : A Modern Translation of the Narada Bhakti Sutras; Three Paths of Devotion : Goddess, God, and Guru; Yoga American Style; and Universal Yoga : The Bhagavad Gita for Modern Times. Prem Prakash has taught yoga throughout North America, and his writings have appeared in Yoga Journal, Yoga International, Light of Consciousness, Himalayan Path, and Yoga Aktuel (German).
In 2007, Prem Prakash was honored by the Institute of the Himalayan Tradition with their Annual Service Award. In 2008, the Institute recognized him as a Yogiraj, an accomplished yogi who lives in the world.

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Being in the Bhava, Vrindavan Kirtan and teachings with Shyamdas
Devotional practitioner, author, and musician Shyamdas specializes in Indian classical Haveli Sangeet music and the mystic poets of North India. His programs combine ecstatic kirtan singing with stories and teachings from the path of devotion. He speaks from his background as a Vedic scholar and Sanskrit translator to share the philosophy of non-dual reality. Shyamdas gives performances and workshops internationally and at venues such as Omega Institute’s Ecstatic Chant, Ananda Ashram, Yogaville, Bhakti Fest, Jivamukti Yoga, etc. and collaborates and performs with Krishna Das, Deva Premal and Miten, Durga Das and Mira, and many others.

Shyamdas travelled to India in 1972 to meet Neem Karoli Baba, and then continued to explore the devotional Bhakti lineages of India under the tutelage of His Holiness Goswami Shri Prathameshji, his guru in the Pushti Marg: the Path of Grace. Shyamdas has lived in Vraj, the sacred lands of Shri Radha Krishna, for most of his life and has written and translated many books on devotional subjects.

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Simon Park: Liquid Flow Yoga & High Voltage Vinyasa with DJ HyFi
Simon Park began his Yoga journey in 1995 with Shiva Rea in the World Arts and Cultures Department at UCLA. Fast forward to the present where he was chosen by Yoga Journal as ” one of the most influential and gifted, next generation of Yoga teachers”. Dubbed “The Flying Nomad” by Shiva, he draws inspiration from road legends such as Keith Richards and Jack Kerouac.

Liquid Flow Yoga; Restore Your Prana – Enjoy a slowly developing, flowing sequence of postures that are restorative in nature, yet heart-opening as well. Practice in a way that creates space in the joints and spine, and calms the nervous system. The movements are similar to the way tai-chi is practiced; slow, methodical and meditative. We will fluidly work toward deep hip-openers, liberating backbends, and calming forward bends moving toward deep relaxation.

High Voltage Vinyasa – A shakti-fied dynamic interplay between Simon Park, DJ Hyfi and you! Explore new + empowering dimensions in your practice, as you journey through radical, fluid asana infused with Bhakti devotion. This alchemical fusion incorporates energetically-aligned spiraling and circular movements; creative namaskars, playful inversions, arm-balancing, deep hip-opening and liquid backbends to pranify your soul.

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Soul Movement Sanctuary with Jovinna Chan
Jovinna Chan, E-RYT500, a movement artist and a bhakti yogini, has been practicing yoga since she was 14. She is a faculty member at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, where she completed an intensive two-year yoga internship. She teaches yoga, dance, theater, and meditation, and is a presenter for many guest yoga programs, including Introduction to Kripalu Yoga, Deepening Your Practice with Kripalu Yoga, Yoga of Yes, and Sacred, Safe and Wild for Women. Jovinna also instructs teachers in the 200- and 500-hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training programs. Prior to working at Kripalu, she spent 10 years as an actress and dancer in New York City, where she cofounded Fluid Motion Theater & Film, Inc. Along with a variety of yoga mentors, Jovinna’s movement teaching is influenced by Martha Graham, Soul Motion, karate, traditional Korean dance, and Kripalu YogaDance.

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Liberate Yoga w/ Jane Jarecki Lanza & Groove Yoga  w/ Jane and DJ Tony Bonez
Jane Jarecki Lanza, certified in Kripalu yoga, teaches diverse students in all stages and walks of life.  Through years of personal practice, teaching, and meeting people worldwide on the yogic path, Jane’s discovered yoga’s power to heal. She shares this knowledge and love. Along with her husband, Ben Lanza, Jane creates the Liberate Music & Yoga Festival & the Burlington Yoga Conference, Vermont’s first yoga festivals.  New yoga events are forthcoming in Vermont and beyond along with a SEVA component.  Jane has been featured in Yoga JournalSeven DaysBurlington Free Press,WCAX, and weekly on “The Yoga Show,” on VCAM.  View Jane Yoga Blog to learn more about Jane.
At Liberate, through dynamic, fun, and freeing movement, Jane Yoga helps you set intentions for personal and world peace.

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Ritual Yoga with Bonnie Argo and John de Kadt & Kirtan with John de Kadt
John de Kadt is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist as well as an Ayurvedic Consultant and Living food Nutritionist. He has been in the holistic medicine field for over 20 years and specializes in fatigue, stress, anxiety, menopause, digestive issues, PMS, inflammation, cancer, asthma, allergies, and muscular skeletal issues. He has been a senior practitioner at Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires for 11 years. John is also a professional percussionist and spoken word artist who has played ethnic hand-percussion instruments from around the globe for almost 30 years. John has performed on NBC and PBS, and has played with Steve Gorn, Glen Velez, Subash Chandran, Jai Utal, Robert Bly, Krishna Das, Baba Olatunde, and many others others. He tours nationally and his CDs This Rhythm Is Not Mine, released in 2005, and Rhythms of the Infinite, released internationally by Sounds True in 2010, have received great reviews. www.johndekadt.com

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Kirtan with Dave Russell
Dave Russell leads ecstatic chanting throughout the Northeast and nationally. He is a regular performer at Kripalu and also teaches kirtan workshops there. He first led kirtans for Swami Satchidananda’s Integral Yoga Institute in 1972 before taking a hiatus filled with explorations of many spiritual methods. Dave’s group bundles devotion, humor, Eastern-Western rhythms ( from gentle to rocking out ), and superb musicality to create an energy for all to connect to divine bliss. His first CD ‘Dancing in the Heart’ was released in 2009 and a second CD will be released later this year. Dave sings and plays harmonium and is joined by Holly Hartmann ( vocals ), Charlie Braun ( guitar and vocals), and Deorsha McQuade ( percussion ). Please visit www.daverussellkirtan.com for CD & video clips, and much more.

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Rockstar Yoga with Dan Wilf and DJ HyFi
Dan is a fun, energetic, passionate, and extremely motivated yoga teacher and student. Drawing from his “rock ‘n roll” background, Dan aims to inspire each and every one of his students to tune in, open up, and ignite the flame within – to live a meaningful life in the flow of yoga. Drawing from his primary teacher, Shiva Rea, he encourages his students to have an authentic, creative, and self-exploratory experience, free from any judgment or attachment, each time they get on the mat. In addition to pursuing his 500 hour certification with Shiva Rea, he has studied many different styles of Yoga with teachers such as Joan White, Dharma Mittra, Richard Freeman, David Swenson, Simon Park, and Brock & Krista Cahill to name a few. When you walk into one of Dan’s classes you can expect creative and intelligent sequencing, great music, plenty of time going upside down, laughter, some modern day bhakti, and an overall great vibe! Be sure to check out Dan along side his main man DJ HyFi for their acclaimed “Rockstar Yoga Practice” events nationwide.”

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Ecstactic Prana Dance & Osho Meditation with Coby Kozlowski
Coby Kozlowski, MA, E-RYT, is a professional life coach, inspirational speaker, yoga and dance teacher, expressive arts therapist, and expert in transformative leadership. She is the founder of Simple Rhythm Coaching LLC, co-founder of Souluna Life Coach Certification training and faculty at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health and Canyon Ranch. Along with her passion for her work, she is a skier, surfer, painter, triathlete, ultimate frisbee player, fire spinner, and lover of adventure. She is the creator of the inspiring yoga DVD: Vinyasa Flow Yoga: Water and book, The Yoga of Living Leadership ™ to be released this year.

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DJ: Liquid Flow Yoga with Simon Park & Rockstar Yoga with Dan Wilf
Ian Hyman (DJ Hyfi) is a Boston based DJ who has taken his art into the yoga studio to create a deep fusion of sound and movement. Spending most of his time on the road spinning for yoga classes, workshops and events around the nation, he strives to create a fresh experience for people who love yoga and the movement arts. Ian’s DJ mixes are infused with a wide range of soulful electronic music. “Ian’s got his finger on the pulse of what will move the energy of the group in an authentic way to an ecstatic experience!” -Wah!

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“Practicing Eternity:” Yoga, Qigong, and Dance with Nick Atlas

Practicing Eternity workshop:
Activate your mind, body & spirit through the magic of Qigong, guided relaxation, meditative movement and soothing sound. “Use your own light, and return to the source of light. This is called practicing eternity.” (Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching)

Nick Atlas is a RYT/IYF 500-hour certified Yoga instructor with additional training in Qigong, Tantra, Dance/Movement Therapy and Mindfulness meditation. An award-winning visual artist, professional photographer, author, musician, DJ, gardener/naturalist, wilderness guide, Reiki/Qi healer and avid dream-traveler with over ten years experience in the healing arts, he is widely regarded as a teacher’s teacher. To date he’s traveled to over twenty-five countries and forty-nine US states honoring the work of an overwhelming number of gifted healers, swamis and shamans. In 2010 Nick established The School for Mind & Nature, a research center dedicated to the advancement of mind/body arts & sciences as universally-accredited forms of preventative and complimentary medicine, as well as prescriptions for the conscious evolution of humankind in the 21st century. Currently based in the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts, Nick leads regular classes at Yoga Great Barrington, Frog Lotus Yoga, Berkshire Pulse, Canyon Ranch Resort, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health and the Omega Institute, in addition to facilitating retreats internationally.

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Ritual Yoga with John de Kadt and Bonnie Argo
Bonnie Argo, E-RYT, is a vibrant yoga teacher and powerful bodyworker. Bonnie incorporates her deep understanding of anatomy, injury management, and ancient Eastern approaches to healing into her teaching. She has been teaching movement for over 10 years, and practicing various healing arts modalities for over 5 years. Bonnie completed her 500-hour training with her teacher and inspiration, Shiva Rea. She is a mentor in Shiva’s Prana Flow Teacher Training program and assists for Shiva internationally. Bonnie is the only certified AcroYoga Teacher in the Boston area, having completed both Level 1 and Level 2 teacher training with Jason Nemer & Jenny Sauer-Klein. She has also studied extensively with Ana Forrest. Bonnie co-founded the Radiant Yoga School and offers Yoga Alliance certified Teacher Training programs, Anatomy workshops, and Thai Massage intensives.

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Learn Arm Balances with Jay Karlinski
Jay Karlinski began his yoga journey over 10 years ago. Since then he has had the great fortune of studying many styles of yoga under countless amazing teachers. Jay received his 200 hour teaching certification from the Bright Spirit Teacher Training program, at Devotion Yoga. Currently, Jay is living his yoga full time, as part of a residential 2 year program at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. At Kripalu, Jay feels incredibly blessed to be able to manage the yoga teacher training programs, serving under teachers with 30 years of experience. In the past year alone, Jay has assisted the 200 hour teacher training program 5 times! As a incredible benefit, Jay is able to take limitless programs and workshops from the various presenters that come to Kripalu, in order to further his own studies. He uses this variety of methodologies to create his own unique, playful style.

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Dharma Yoga with Lyn Sellars
Lyn Sellars received her 200hr certification through Frog Lotus Yoga where she was taught vinyasa flow with influences in Ashtanga and Iyengar. She recently completed her 500hr certification with Sri Dharma Mittra. Dharma Mittra is a most beloved yoga master and is known as “the teacher’s teacher”, being one of the first independent yoga teachers on the east coast. His poster of 908 postures can be seen in yoga studios throughout the world inspiring many teachers and students. Dharma yoga integrates true classical yoga through the form of hatha-raja yoga leading you to the ultimate goal of yoga, self realization. Hatha the union of physical mastery. Raja the union of mental mastery. Lyn feels truly blessed to have been guided and influenced by a true master and to share these teachings with her students. Through this life changing experience, she was able to become more aware, grounded, calm, blissful, and content in her teaching, practice, and life. Her classes include asana(postures), pranayama (breath work), dharana (concentration), dhyana (meditation), and chanting. She also reminds her students of the yamas and niyamas (ethical rules). As taught by her Guru, she advises her students to go within and to make the practice an offering.

Dharma II:
This practice builds on the fundamentals of Dharma I, and is designed for those wishing to advance in posture practice. Students will learn and practice Dharma II, igniting the entire body for practice. A series of deeper balancing, stretching, back bending, twisting and inverted variations will be taught including the head stand. This practice finishes with extended deep relaxation, breathing, and meditation exercises which will certainly bring a deep calm and invigorating energy to the students.

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Live Music Meditation with Danny Morris
Class Title : Live Music Meditation: Yoga of the Jam.
Danny Morris an electrical engineer by day explores Buddhism, Yoga, Meditation and the parallels with modern physics by night. launching his study of the “mind/body” to include neuroscience, psychology, quantum physics, integral theory, and various meditative techniques. When he moved to Burlington in 2006 his yoga practice began to unfold studying in the traditions of Ashtanga, Bikram, Kripalu, Anusara and Jivamukti with all of the wonderful teachers that Burlington has to offer. He has studied with Kathy McNames through the Yoga Vermont teacher training as well as completed the Anusara Yoga Immersion with Todd Norian and Ann Green. Danny has deepened his meditation practicing Basic Mindfulness with Shinzen Young and Shamata as taught by Alan Wallace. Danny leads Mindfulness and Yoga at IBM with the intention to develop innovative and healthy minds in the workplace. With a love for live music he experiments with ways to bring meditative practice to the concert experience. Harnessing the power of the vibrations to send your awareness inward and transform your live music experience. Utilizing even listening to music as an opportunity for liberation.

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Bala Soto: Children’s Playful Yoga, Family Yoga Nidhra, Energetic Tune-Up for Artists
Bala Soto serves communities by nurturing the transformative energy within each individual. She is dedicated to serving children, educators,
parents, and those whose life touches the lives of children. ClearOneSource, Communities Living Empathy Awareness Remembrance, emerges as a natural progression of Bala’s journey as a Montessori educator, teacher trainer, birth mentor and mother. Under the guidance of Yoga Master, Sri Swami Satchidananda since 1974, she fuses Yogic Study and practice into a life of service guiding children and families to embrace peace, empathy, acceptance and forgiveness into daily living. Through ClearOneSource, Bala humbly offers her Service to communities nurturing the wholeness of our humanity. Inquiries are welcomed at clearsource.info@gmail.com.

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