Calendar of Events


Yoga Studies Events at Loyola Marymount University Spring 2014 



The Healing Concert
Ahmanson Theater (University Hall 1000), Loyola Marymount University. Sunday September 14, 2014 at 7:00 p.m

The Healing Concert is an evening immersion into Wah!'s beautiful, meditative music with calming "Blisslights." It is an invitation to access deep relaxation, natural healing and rejuvenation. An accomplished musician, author and one of the founders and leaders of today's World Music movement, Wah! has performed with Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer and Neale Donald Walsch. Her second book, Healing: A Vibrational Exchange explores ways you can create more space and healing in your life. Wah! awakens a journey of love and expansion through her music.

Wah!'s CDs have sold thousands of copies and are used throughout the world for yoga, meditation and relaxation. If you've taken a yoga class in the last five years, you have undoubtedly heard her music. A lifelong yogi and graduate of Oberlin College/Conservatory, she has spent 30 years studying yoga and teaching music as an art form and healing medium. Wah!'s second book Healing: A Vibrational Exchange includes her CD of live tracks from The Healing Concert.

More information and ticket sales coming soon!
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The Doshi Family Bridgebuilder Award Ceremony 
Ahmanson Theater (University Hall 1000), Loyola Marymount University. Tuesday September 16, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

The 2014 recipient of the Doshi Family Bridgebuilder Award at Loyola Marymount University is biologist Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D., author of more than 80 scientific papers and 10 books, including “Science Set Free.” Sheldrake’s career has been devoted to building a bridge between scientific investigation and spiritual inquiry. Sheldrake pioneered the study of morphic resonance – that all life is connected – and making ethical decisions that factor in far-reaching consequences. Eric Strauss, President’s Professor of Biology at LMU and director of the Ballona Discovery Center, will respond to Sheldrake’s keynote address. To RSVP for this event, click here.

The Doshi Family Bridgebuilder Award, named for its benefactors, Navin and Pratima Doshi, is given annually to honor an individual or organization dedicated to fostering understanding between cultures, peoples and disciplines. Past Doshi Bridgebuilder Award recipients are: Dr. Karan Singh, Dr. Vandana Shiva, Huston Smith, Greg Mortenson, Thich Nhat Hanh, Zubin Mehta and Deepak Chopra.

The Secret of the Yoga Sutra with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
Theological Studies Village (Univeristy Hall 3000), Loyola Marymount University. Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

In this inspiring lecture and workshop, grounded in time-tested wisdom, you'll discover the promise hidden in the Yoga Sutra, and gather the tools and means to experience the missing element of your practice. It will be like the Himalayas coming right to your doorstep. Main topics include: What is the Yoga Sutra, and why its teachings are so crucial to us now; The Yogic understanding of our body and mind, and how to tap into our innate wisdom; How to access the power of mind and reclaim mastery over our personal world; Reconfiguring our life for joyful and purposeful living; A guided practice for experiencing our self-luminous joy. 

Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD, is a modern-day master and living link to the unbroken Himalayan Tradition. He is the successor of Sri Swami Rama of the Himalayas and the spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute. As a leading voice of and the author of 15 books, his teachings offer practical guidance on applying yogic and tantric wisdom to modern life. Over the past 35 years, Pandit Tigunait has touched innumerable lives around the world as a teacher, humanitarian, and visionary spiritual leader. 

Information Session
Seaver 100, Loyola Marymount University. Saturday September 20, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

Guests will have the opportunity to meet with faculty members and students currently enrolled in the program. Frequently asked questions will be answered on the following topics: Pre-requisites, Class Schedule, Travel to India, Scholarships, Assistantships, and Application Deadlines.

For further information, please contact David Rogoff, Administrative Assistant for Yoga Studies,

Free Yoga Day and Raga Spirit: movement, meditation, and music!
Loyola Marymount University, Saturday September 20, 2014

All Yoga Day festivities are FREE and open to the public, including: yoga, meditation, lectures, music, and food trucks!

Yoga Day presenters include: Erika Burkhalter, Ryan Brewer, Christopher Chapple, John Casey, Govind Das, Danielle Fowler, Ana Funes, Sara Ivanhoe, Jake Jacobs, Pawan Johar, Denise Kaufman, Pt. Kichlus, Atousa Mahdavi, Sarah Mata, Lori Rubenstein, Angela Saucedo, and... The world premiere of Mary Lou Newmark's "Breathing Room," a convergence of music, science, theatre, poetry, and spirituality - plus her green electric violin! Guests will also have the opportunity to participate in an Information Session for the Master of Arts in Yoga Studies program, where they can meet with faculty and students currently enrolled in the program.

Please save the date! More information coming soon.

Ahimsa Center International Conference: Care, Compassion and Mindfulness
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. November 7-9, 2014

Care, Compassion and Mindfulness is the theme of the 6th biannual conference on nonviolence hosted by the Ahimsa Center at Cal Poly Pomona in suburban Los Angeles. This conference will draw upon scientific research and practice-based insights from a variety of disciplines and professions to further our understanding of the ways in which we can cultivate care, compassion and mindfulness in our individual selves, in our families and communities, and in world at large. The cultivation of care, compassion and mindfulness calls for a radical transformation in how we relate to each other as human beings, and how we relate to other beings and to nature; it calls for rethinking our personal lives, work lives and civic lives.

Conference details including the schedule, speaker biographies, presentation abstracts, and registration are available via the following link: