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Spirit & Nature 2014

Yoga~Ayurveda~Jyotish

Ojai, Ca


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SATURDAY

PROGRAM & CONFERENCE DAY

 

 

6:30am – 7:30am: DETOX & DIGEST: A HATHA-RAJA YOGA PRACTICE

Presenter: Mas Vidal

Description: A practice focused on detoxification as it relates to digestive function. Specific postures and techniques will be used to strengthen the body’s housekeepers, the kidneys and liver and promote colonic function for balanced elimination.  

 

7:30am – 8:00am: MANTRA - PRANAYAMA ~ MEDITATION / Yogini Johanna Bennett

 

8:30am – 9:30am: BREAKFAST----------------------------------------------------

 

9:30 – 10:30am: HORMONE HEALTH WITH AYURVEDA & YOGA

Presenter: Dr. Sunanda Ranade

Description: Enjoy a powerful discussion of issues surrounding the endocrine system and balancing hormones in the modern urban era. Specific topics related to immunity, fertility, thyroid health, menstruation, hormones and partnership.

 

10:30 – 11:30am: MASSAGING AFFECT OF INVERSIONS  

Presenter: Yogini Johanna Bennett

Description: Discover the mystical and medical benefits of inverting the body. Lecture presentation with live demonstrations and analysis of their affect on physiology and clearing the path for spiritual progress.

 

11:30 – 11:45am: CHAI BREAK---------------------------------------------------

 

11:45 - 1:00pm: PRANA POWER POINTS

Presenter: Arun Deva

Description: Explore practical the application of the vital acupressure (marma) points of the body. These points were used by the yogis for enhancing power of consciousness and in Ayurveda for balancing energy disturbances caused by the doshas. Healing is at your finger tips ☺


1:00 – 2:00pm: LUNCH----------------------------------------------------------------


2:15 - 2:30pm: POST LUNCH DIGESTIVE SOUND BATH

Presenter: MasVidal & special musical guests..

Description: Enjoy the experience of sound and song for improving digestion. A gong bath along with chants to the Goddess of food Anapurna and Mother Kali Goddess of nature.


2:30 – 3:30pm: VEDIC ASTROLOGY AND THE BODY

Presenter: Bill Levacy Ph.D.

Description: In this introductory class, we will examine how Vedic astrology looks at the cycles of nature, above and below, to understand their implications in reducing the onset and duration of disease and maximizing vitality. Learn some of the techniques of Vedic astrology to be proactive and protect your overall vitality and capacity to resist disease.


3:45 – 4:45pm: RASAYANA - Ayurveda's Principle of "Restoration"

Presenter: Dr. Subhash Ranade

Description: This lecture will review the main principles of how ayurveda integrates restoration along side detoxification. Learn how the elements, organs, doshas, diet, treatments and herbs are used to create an integral restoration of the body-mind system. Also learn therapies such as postures, oils and acupressure (marma) to release the doshas and promote pranic abundance.


4:45 – 5:00pm Chai Break------------------------------------------------------------------


5:00–6:00pm HEALTH CARE REFORM BEGINS WITH LIFESTYLE REFORM

Presenter: Mas Vidal, Mr. & Mrs Ranade, Yogini Johanna Bennett, Bill Levacy, Arun Deva

Description: A brief introduction will be given about the mission of the Dancing Shiva organization and the importance of ancient wisdom in the modern lifestyle and the role of philanthropy as it pertains to this cause. This presentation will also highlight the themes of ayurvedic and yogic healthcare for the world today. MasVidal and the group of presenters will list the foundational principles for healing the body as adaptive measures of preventitive medicine in our modern lifestyle.


5:30 – 6:00pm: MANTRA - PRANAYAMA ~ MEDITATION / Arun Deva


6:00 – 7:15pm: DINNER-------------------------------------------------------------------

 

6:30 - 7:30 ~ FIRE CEREMONY


7:30PM ~ SUMMER SOLSTICE ECSTATIC DANCE PARTY  / Hosted by: The Ojai Foundation

 


 

SUNDAY

PROGRAM & CONFERENCE DAY


6:30am – 7:30am: TANTRA YOGA TO HEAL THE BODY

Presenter: MAS VIDAL

Description: Experience a classical hatha yoga practice designed to awaken the kundalini (energy) to transform it into shakti (power). Learn how the breath can be trapped (bandhas) while combining it with gestures (mudras) to create a heart-mind control effect. Tantric practices were originally very rigorous and odd at times but this practices demonstrates how such ancient techniques can be used in a practical and adaptive manner to enhance expansion of consciousness. The whole idea behind tantra as a teaching is based on the development of greater awareness so that as the individual person transforms him or her self, so does the world around them.

7:30am – 8:00am: MANTRA - PRANAYAMA ~ MEDITATION / Yogini Johanna Bennett

 

8:30am – 9:30am: BREAKFAST----------------------------------------------------

 

9:30 – 10:30am:  OILS FOR HEALING THE BODY

Presenter: Dr. Sunanda Ranade

Description: Learn about the main base oils used for preparing some of the classic formulas of ayurveda. Also discussed are the uses of these herbalized oils for specific conditions. Explanations will be given on how to combine oil formulas with other modalities like, steam, yoga asana and acupressure.

 

10:30 – 11:45pm: PRANAYAMA WITH A PURPOSE

Presenter: Michael Brian Baker

Description: Our breath rides the subconscious with very little awareness. The breath is literally our lifeline to existence. When the breath is arrested, life as we know it, on the gross, material plain, comes to an end. When we increase our awareness around our breath we increase our connection to life, universal energy flow and G-d head intelligence. The basic practice of working with the breath is rumored to be 11,000 years old. There are thousands of sequences involving different holding patterns, separated by timed inhalations and exhalations. Each and every method opens portholes to varying levels of non-ordinary states of consciousness. Join us for a deep Savasana practice that has proven to be a powerful healing tool for practitioners and their clients Internationally.

 

11:45 – 12:00pm: SHORT CHAI BREAK------------------------------------------------------

 

12:00 – 1:00pm: YOGA THERAPY: A MODEL FOR INTEGRAL HEALING  


Presenter: Yogini Johanna Bennett

Description: An integral healing model of yoga therapy that includes ayurveda and powerful combinations of postures, breathwork and the integration of choice treatments and oils for prevention and care of all types of health issues. This unique model is a hybrid balance between yoga and ayurveda. Learn how all types of health issues can be treated with these powerful and practical tools. Healing is right in your hands, make them work for you!

 

 

1:00 – 2:00pm: LUNCH----------------------------------------------------------------------------


2:00 - 3:00pm: NERVOUS SYSTEM AND HEALTH FROM A - Z

Presenter: Dr. Subhash Ranade

Description: The basis for healing in Ayurveda is based on Vata dosha, the air element that also influences brain function and sends its signals to operate our physiology. This lecture will review the key points that are critical to our current modern cultures living in the chaos of being "busy". Make vata your master or it will be a disaster in your life as we have seen in health today. When there are no clues to certain diseases look to vata, when ones physiology is unruly and hypersensitive look to the wind. Get all the wisdom you need from master teacher Dr. Ranade on a special visit from India.


3:00 – 4:00pm: ASANA ENERGETICS & TANTRA YOGA HEALING TECHNIQUES

 

Presenter: Mas Vidal

Description: This class combines both a review of the energies behind asana (postures & gestures) and how they impact the body on a physiological level and also the subtle effect they have on shifting the mind set. Learn how postures can change from sense externalization to a more purified, calm and reflective awareness. Experience tantra as a synchronizng of higher energies and forces that we can draw from both internally and through the serene and natural setting of the Ojai mountain valley.

 

4:00 - 5:15pm: GANESHA GRANTHI HEALING TECHNIQUE

 

Presenter: Mas Vidal

Description: This group healing series integrates partnering sessions that combines energy work, breath synthesizing, acupressure and visualization and prayer. This technique is based on ancient tantric wisdom teachings that explains the removal of blocked pathways that lead to the chakras. This sacred practice provides deep healing and resortation of the body.


5:15 – 5:30pm Chai Break-------------------------------------------------------------


5:30 – 6:00pm CLOSING CIRCLE: Mantra, pranayama, meditation.


 



 

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