Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Raja Yoga Summer Camp 2014 Wrap-Up Party

Canada Geese gathering for a feast in Jasper National Park

Thank you for participating in this year's Raja Yoga Summer Camp!

You are warmly invited to one last event: a Pizza-Party at Nitza's Pizza on Wye Road in Sherwood Park.  (See the link for the full address and menu.)

Wednesday September 3, 2014 at 7 pm.

Lots of vegetarian options are available and even gluten-free crusts! 

The owner, Peter, is known for his generous community spirit and excellent pizza!  In addition to your dinner purchase (soft drinks and slushies are free!) please consider making a donation to the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation

Let's take this opportunity to share our fondest memories of Summer 2014, cherish eachothers company and discuss what's in store for this fall!  All are welcome! 

RSVP's are very much appreciated so I can reserve a great big table:

Preview: Fall 2014 Yoga Schedule

Marigold Mala
 Wow! Time sure flies!  Here are just a few of the classes and events you can look forward to this fall. 

Times and locations to be announced shortly.

- Hatha Yoga Teachers Training Program begins Friday, September 5 at Yoga Within

- Hatha Yoga Classes, start Mon. Sept. 8
- Full Moon Celebration, Tuesday, Sept. 9
- Raja Yoga Classes, start Wed. Sept. 10
- Fall Equinox Celebration, Tuesday, Sept. 23

Did you know Kali's Kitchen makes house calls?  Email me to arrange for private classes:

The Holiest River in the World

Athabasca River, Jasper Alberta
"What is the holiest river in the world?

Some might say the Ganges in India. Others would propose the Jordan River or the River Nile.

But I say the holiest river is the one that's closest to where you are right now.

Go to that river and commune with it. Throw a small treasure into it as an offering.

Next, find a holy sidewalk to walk on, praise the holiness in a bus driver, kiss a holy tree, and shop at a holy store."

By:  Rob Brezsney author of Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Yogi Bhajan Birthday Celebration 2014

Photo of Yogi Bhajan's Feet

Saturday, August 23

2:00 – 6:00pm at Yoga Within

Come and be uplifted through the experience of video recorded teachings of Yogi Bhajan himself on this 9th annual celebration with Satwinder Sran and friends. (Including me!!) 

Join together with community for yoga, mantra, meditation, singing bowls, live kirtan and a delicious vegetarian dinner!

Suggested Donation: $50, all proceeds go directly to Guru Ram Das Center for Medicine and Humanology.

Contact Satwinder: or (780)-457-6639

Prayers for BKS Iyengar

My copy of Iyengar's, Light on Life
BKS Iyengar said, "Live happily and die majestically."

A fond farewell to him, as after 95 rich and vibrant years he ventures into the beyond, attains auspicious rebirth or release from samsara, the cycle of birth and death.

Iyengar led by example, inspiring countless yogis to go beyond their perceived limitations, to aspire to their full potential, and to honor and treasure the teachings of yoga without diluting the lineage, discipline and dedication that kept it alive for thousands of years.

His children, his students and his books, Light on Yoga, Light on Pranayama, and Light on Life, will continue to keep his teachings alive for countless more. 

For more inspiring quotes on life, yoga, and your body from this great modern master,  link to this article at Care2.

Noble Teacher, may your journey be a peaceful one.  Thank you.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Full Moon Meditation and Kirtan, August 10

My Sweet Lord, Krishna's Birthday

Its that time again!  Join the festivities for Janmashtami, Lord Krishna's Birthday on August 16/17, 2014 at the Bhartiya Cultural Society and the Radha Govinda/ISKCON Temple.

Pranam to Swami Kashi Muktananda Saraswati

Sandals representing the Guru
Pranam, or greetings and salutations to Swami Kashi! 

Congratulations to Brahmachari Shankar on taking a great big step on his spiritual path.  On Guru Purnima day, by the banks of the holy river Ganga, in the company of Swamis and Sadhus, Shankar traded in his yellow robes for ochre ones and was given a new name as he was initiated into Sannyasa or the role of Swami.

In his words, "There are few possible meanings for the name. One of them I like in particular was given by Acharya Swami Vishnu Tirtha: Kashi Mukta is one who was liberated while living in Uttarkashi. This refers to Swami Chaitanyananda my Guru. The Ananda or bliss that a person devoted to him gets is Kashi Muktananda. May I be worthy of this name."

Blessings and good wishes to you always, Swamiji!