According to Shiva Rea, "The number’s significance is open to interpretation. But 108 has long been considered a sacred number in Hinduism and yoga. Traditionally, malas, or garlands of prayer beads, come as a string of 108 beads (plus one for the “guru bead,” around which the other 108 beads turn like the planets around the sun). A mala is used for counting as you repeat a mantra—much like the Catholic rosary.
Renowned mathematicians of Vedic culture viewed 108 as a number of the wholeness of existence. This number also connects the Sun, Moon, and Earth: The average distance of the Sun and the Moon to Earth is 108 times their respective diameters. Such phenomena have given rise to many examples of ritual significance.
According to yogic tradition, there are 108 pithas, or sacred sites, throughout India. And there are also 108 Upanishads and 108 marma points, or sacred places of the body."
When you complete your personal 108 Surya Namaskar you will see the following qualities increased and improved.
You will appreciate what you are capable of as you exceed your personal limits and expectations.
This series will challenge your mind as your body continuously moves and flows through the asanas.
It’s a rich way to elevate your yoga practice and boost your mental and physical capacity.
Believing in your inner strength isn’t enough for profound personal change off the mat.
For yoga to change your life you need to push your boundaries and prove to yourself that you can do more than you think. This changes belief to knowledge and knowledge to power.
This is a training for anyone who works with youth - school teachers, school counselors, aides, coaches, community center employees, police officers, etc. You will learn through personal experience, a set of tools to teach basic yoga poses, breathing, meditation and relaxation techniques to youth as a part of how you already work with them. The training will also give an introduction as to why and how these tools can help people who have experienced trauma. You will be given valuable tools that will teach you to care for yourself first so you can more effectively serve others.
This training will cover how yoga, meditation and self inquiry are powerful tools for your own self care, but also through your own personal experience, how you can share them with others.
Cost: $99 registration fee for those currently working with youth (including educators, school counselors, aides, coaches, community center employees, first responders, law enforcement, etc). For those not currently working with youth on a daily basis, the cost of the training is a $199 donation to the Baptiste Foundation. Please contact email@example.com for more information
Welcome to 40 Days to Personal Revolution!
In 40 Days to Personal Revolution, you are inspired to transform more than your body and mind: you are given the tools you need to set yourself free to live the healthful life you’ve always imagined. In the next forty days you will create a whole new way of being and living. Tapping into ancient wisdom and his own personal experience, Baron Baptiste has created a relevant and completely practical program that will lead you to the clarity of mind, body, and spirit that awaits on the other side of your personal revolution.
Let the Revolution Begin Now!
January 22 - February 26, Tuesdays 6-8:15pm
7:15-8:15 Group Meeting
March 2, Saturday 2-4pm
Closing Meeting & Celebration!
Yoga practice 6 days a week
One group meeting a week
Read "40 Days to Personal Revolution" by Baron Baptiste
Registration for this program is $79 for unlimited auto-pay members or $139 with 40 Days to Personal Revolution book and Make Shit Happen Journal, from Meraki Printing and $149 for non-members ($209 with journal and books), which includes unlimited yoga through the program.