Yoga Day 2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019
10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
A Free Event for Every Body
Yoga Day is LMU's annual celebration of the Yoga tradition, experience, and its many expressions—past, present, and future. The event is completely free and open to the public for brand new practitioners and experienced ones alike. Come explore asana practice, meditation sessions, the musical traditions of Yoga, participate in philosophical discussions, and more. Yoga Day draws upon Los Angeles' rich Yoga community and features world-renowned guest teachers from studios, practice centers, and spiritual communities across Southern California as well as LMU's own Yoga Studies family.
The 2019 Yoga Day will be held October 26 and will feature Accessible Yoga's Jivana Heyman, a variety of classes held all day long and a special closing kirtan concert with Govind Das and Radha. Check out the full schedule and RSVP today!
*Schedule subject to change.
9 - 10 a.m.
10 - 11:45 a.m.
Course, Panel Discussion & Book Release
with Jivana Heyman
Nirinjan Kaur Khalsa-Baker
ACADEMIC & TEXTUAL YOGA STUDIES
THERAPEUTIC & MEDICINAL YOGA
YOGA MEDITATION & MINDFULNESS
YOGA OF EXPRESSION & ADVOCACY
12 - 1:15 p.m.
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga
Susan & Jake Chapman
Koshas & Yoga Nidra
Dawn, Paula & Grégoir
Pranayama for Healing
1:15 - 2:15 p.m.
LUNCH: Foodtruck, Live Music & Entertainment
FILM SCREENING: Ayurveda Unveiled and Q&A with filmmaker Gita Desai
2:30 - 3:45 p.m.
State of Our Union, an Eastern Approach
Lizbeth Vázquez & Daria
Every Body Yoga
De Jur Jones
Buddhism and Yoga Writing Workshop
4 - 5:15 p.m.
Vairagya - Non-attachment
Mantra & Celestial Communication
Embodiment from the Inside Out
Brain on Kundalini
Neosoul and Yoga
with Christina of THICK GIRL YOGA LA
5:20 - 6 p.m.
Master of Arts in Yoga Studies info session
Meet Yoga Day teachers
Raffle for prizes!
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Govind das & Radha of Bhakti Yoga Shala
**Doors open at 6:00pm**
The Koshas and Yoga Nidra with Kathy Bingham
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga with Susan & Jake Chapman
Dorian's Live Neosoul & Yoga with Christina of Thick Girl Yoga LA
Ayurveda Unveiled with Gita Desai
Ayurveda Unveiled is a unique look at the most ancient system of health care in the world, a sister science of yoga. At once an inspirational journey and a definitive resource, Ayurveda Unveiled weaves together the history & essence of Ayurveda with a detailed examination of the underlying philosophy and its unparalleled ability to harmonize our inner & outer world.
Kundalini Kriya with Dawn Geer, Paula Miley, Greg Thiry
Our curriculum addresses major components associated with diminishing fear, the root cause of anger, and increasing a belief in the inherent greatness of our youth within underserved communities. A brief intention setting, kriya, pranayama and meditation are all included in our intended session.
The Truth of the Heart: An Inspired Yoga Practice with Daria Grigoreva & Lizbeth Vázquez
Through the mythology of the star-crossed lovers, Savitri and Satyavan, we will meld a Vinyasa Flow practice with an exploration of perception and the ability to view people and situations in a clearer light. Class will e search for more tranquility in life and for a vision of the interconnectedness of all beings.
Accessible Yoga Discussion, Practice & Book Signing with Jivana Heyman
Every Body Yoga! with De Jur Jones
Beginner friendly yoga style offers tools to reduce stress and anxiety, create flexibility, breathe and s-t-r-e-t-c-h! Her class is perfect for yoga curious first timers, all ages and levels of experience. She strives to create an accessible learning environment to ensure that yoga is possible for everyone and every body type.
Connect with Your Soul through Celestial Communication with Adarsh Kaur
In this class, you will experience mantra, uplifting songs, and the Celestial Communication technique, a moving meditation of the upper body. Through these practices, you will remove blocks to living your divine purpose with creativity, magnetism and prosperity so that you can serve the world with joy.
Vairagya 2.0 with Brent Laffon
As the world evolves, so too must our understanding of yogic concepts, as well as our ability to put them into effective practice. This perspective-shifting discussion will not only deepen your understanding of the concept of non-attachment, it will also offer ways of putting that understanding into simple, effective practice.
Liv-IN-g Yoga with Jasmine Lieb
The practice of yoga is a living, breathing, organic, creative, ecologically-sound, progressive, adaptable, economical and sustainable lifestyle. Universal health and wellbeing is synonymous with the practice of yoga. The nature of this eight-limbed practice is whole-istic, addresses all circumstances and rehabilitates all challenges: Physical, energetic, emotional and mental creating YOGA (balance) for each individual, each creature and plant, therefore the whole Uni-Verse (one song). This yoga practice will highlight: the elements; the chakras, nadis and vayus(energetic systems); and breath(pranayama); with the physical patterns of nature. This practice is recommended for all students, student-teachers, teachers and health-care practitioners who are interested in the ecological and economical nature of a yoga practice.
Pranayama (Breath Work) for Health & Wellness with Surendra Mehta
The principle of Yoga and Ayurveda is to maintain and/or restore the body’s systems to their normal and efficient functioning by increasing the immunity of the body and strengthening different organs. Pranayama (Science of Breath Work) helps to achieve this by: • Oxygenating the blood • Exercising the internal organs • Excreting good hormones and strengthening the nervous system Important Pranayamas techniques for health and wellness will be discussed and practiced.
Surendra Mehta MBA, C-IAYT, EYRT-200, YACEP, is certified yoga therapist, and graduate of LMU's YTRx and Teachers Training program. Surendra had a good fortune to study with some of the most renowned teachers in India to learn and practice Pranayama. He has also studied Prime of life yoga with internationally known yoga teacher Dr. Larry Payne, PhD He conducts Pranayama and Yog Nidra Workshops for small groups, corporations and conventions. He teaches at Yoga Therapy and Teacher training programs at LMU.
Embodiment from the Inside Out with Sarit Rogers
An embodied, trauma-informed, Accessible Hatha/vinyasa class, which invites self inquiry and interoceptive awareness.
State of Our Union, an Eastern Approach: Perspectives & Social Justice Initiatives with Dava Schatz & Menelik Tafari
The State of our Union: How can Eastern Philosophical perspective be used to address and/or improve our most pressing present societal ailments, Prejudice and Racism? What can Vedic/Yogic, Taoist, Buddhist (Theravada/Chan), and Jainist perspective contribute? What do these perspectives offer on the subject matter of Racism and Prejudice that Western Schools of Thought may have missed/overlooked? What is the Yogi's relationship to the Activist and/or Warrior for Social Justice?
Ashtanga Vinyasa with Pranidhi Varshney
Ashtanga vinyasa yoga is a practice that cultivates an embodied experience of presence by synchronizing breath, posture, and gaze. Join us as we explore these three key elements via portions of the primary and second series. By practicing in this way, we allow our conscious mind to quieten so that we may drop into a subtler felt reality that informs our relationship with ourselves and each other.
Govind Das and Radha are California-based bhakti yogis, kirtan singers, and as their spiritual names suggest, "Servants of the Divine". They are a husband and wife team with great love and devotion for the Divine, their Guru, each other, and traditional yogic practices of India - This is the essence which is reflected and transmitted through their teachings and music.
Through the sacred practice of Kirtan, repetitiously chanting the names of God/Goddess from ancient India, they will guide you on a musical meditation and yogic adventure deep into the essence of Bhakti---the yoga of the Heart, the yoga of Love...
Through the grace of their teachers, they have uniquely melded ancient Indian mantras with western melodies, yet still playing traditional Indian instruments. Their music has been described as a trance inducing mandala, where the eyes close, voices and hearts open, and meditation, art, and prayer merge together as One. They lead Kirtan concerts, Bhakti yoga workshops, and transformative retreats throughout the world.
DIRECTIONS TO LMU
All visitors must access the campus via the main entrance off Lincoln Blvd.
Loyola Marymount UniversityDriving directions to LMU are available here. After entering through the main LMU entrance at Lincoln and LMU Drive, make the first right into the University Hall parking structure. Signs will direct you to the entrance of the garage.
1 LMU Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Parking is available on levels P2 and P3 of the University Hall garage. Parking is free on the weekends. For additional parking information and options are available here.
DIRECTIONS TO YOGA DAY IN UNIVERSITY HALL
Once you arrive in University Hall garage, take the elevator to the ground floor. Yoga Day registration is located at the north-east end of the first floor, in front of Einstein Bros. Bagels.