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Yoga

 

**Non-Profits and Community Groups, please Email me for special pricing**

According to Zabie Yamasaki, Trauma Informed Yoga is, "[noun] an empowering yoga practice that prioritizes the lived experience and healing of a survivor. Safety, trust, choice and control are core components of the practice."

Each class that I teach is an invitation for you to become reacquainted with your Whole Self. You may notice that I don't cue you into postures, rather, you're invited into them. From there, you'll be offered the space to explore what you need from the shape and how you uniquely respond to it. My intention is for each person in my care to have a personal opportunity to be gentle with themselves, while learning to TRUST their bodies as safe spaces. 

Slow down | Feel | Experience | Breathe

Whether our time together is in restorative yoga or a sweaty vinyasa class, we move SLOWLY, with the exploration of personal pacing and breath, so that we can experience ourselves in Yoga. By practicing this way, we FEEL our strength, hear our bodies, and learn to trust our intuition.

Yoga Classes

Fridays | 7 pm | Soul Solace Restorative Yoga | Breathe Ojai : 323 E Matilija St, Suite 217, Ojai, CA 93023 | RSVP Required

Private sessions available

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Kirtan & Satsang

Breathe Ojai First Friday Satsang  | every FIRST Friday  | 7 - 8:30 pm | Breathe Ojai | RSVP Required 

Invite Durga to chant in your space.

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Satsang is a sacred gathering of devotees for the sake of spiritual growth and building of community. 

All are welcome.

Kirtan is a sacred and ancient practice of devotion. We chant the Names of Divine Love in a melodiously meditative call and response expression of song. This opens our hearts to a deeper connection to the Love that is our Truest, Purest Nature... and, oftentimes, a felt sense of that Love. Inclusive Community. 

Offered by donation. Nobody is ever turned away. 

 
 
 
Workshops
Workshops are a time of practical, hands on learning that offer food for our souls along the journey of spiritual growth. 
Envision 2022  | Sat,January 8, 2022 | 3-6 pm | Private Residence, Ojai | RSVP Required | $33 - 54 Sliding Scale
Welcome to a time of artistic intention setting and creation for the new year! Included in this workshop:
Kirtan
Guided Meditation and journaling
Creation of an intentional  vision board
Supplies included. You're welcome  to bring your own canvas (wood, glass, repurposed item, etc) and any adornments you wish to include.
Aham Prema: I AM Love | Sat, Feb 19, 2022 | 6-9pm | Private Residence, Ojai | RSVP Required | $54 - $108 Sliding Scale
We hear it so often in yoga classes and spiritual circles: You ARE Divine Love Embodied. But, what the hell does that even mean? We'll explore that together with Durga's open conversation approach to sharing ideas, discovering what devotion to our own innate divinity can look like in a very practical sense. We'll also create self care items to take home, along with written intentions to support our journey of living the Love that we are. 
 
 
 
 
Retreats

Various Locations

Host a retreat  in your space.

Retreats are a time to step away from regular commitments and wholly dive into self care and Practice. Our retreats are collaborative, with Durga Devi Dasi and other local yoga teachers and healing artists. 

All women identified folks are welcome to come and engage in practices of yoga, herbalism, reiki, art, nature, Indigenous practice, and more. Please see individual retreat information for specific information pertaining to intention of our time together.

Community sizes are limited to ensure that everyone has an ample attention and care from Durga and other facilitators.

3 pm Friday, June 17 -  3pm Sunday June 19, 2022 | Private Residence in Ojai, CA

Song of Summer Solstice: Dancing into the Light of Love

Lodging and most meals are  NOT included in this retreat package and will need to be booked separately. Please contact Durga if recommendations are required. Lunch on Saturday and Sunday are included, as are organic vegan and gluten free snacks. 

Join us in an immersion of holistic wellness for body and soul. This weekend will be a time of intention setting with creative projects to support the ushering in of new energy and reality. We'll also dive deep into yoga, kirtan and Devi (goddess) philosophy. Guest teachers will lead us in Reiki and embodied mindfulness. Durga will guide us in plant meditation and the creation of herbal goodies to take home. 

For women identified folks of all backgrounds and ages. Retreat space for 8 individuals. 

Sacred Contribution: $324 - $486 Sliding Scale. Reservations open Spring of 2022.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trauma Conscious Yoga Immersions

Coming to Ojai and Ventura Soon!

Host an Immersion in your space.

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Yoga Immersions are comprehensive 5 or 8 week sessions that are experienced in the context of community. We will meet once a week, consecutively, for 2-3 hours at a time. These classes are for female identified individuals who are dedicated to their healing of trauma. Whether this is your first step, or one of many, all that is required is your willingness to show up. 

Immersions are programs inviting survivors into a deeper relationship with their bodies, reclaiming them as their own. We'll explore techniques to ground and explore, experimenting with tools of mindfulness and yoga. We focus on intentional themes and facilitate healing beyond the mat. We also utilize the arts of journaling, guided meditation, music and creative expression.

Class sizes are limited to ensure that everyone has an ample attention and care from Durga.

Recommended props: TBD

Community Rate : 5 week: $10 | 8 week: $80 (Discounted)

Sustainer: 5 week: $90 | 8 week: $144 (Covers the cost of class)

Supporter: 5 week: $108 | 8 week: $160 (Pays for you and allows for the sliding scale)

 

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Thanks again for a wonderful workshop on Saturday. I realized after that a lot of things came up for me, so it was comforting to hold space with a lovely group of people that shared a similar desire toward learning more and having compassion for trauma survivors through yoga and mindfulness.

-Shauna

 

"I just wanted to tell you how much I really love your class. And most importantly how much I love you as my guide in helping me to receive what I need on my journey through life. I have only taken two classes, but the healing I have received is unbelievable."

-Raenae

Thank you for a most lovely & rejuvenating yoga and meditation class. Your genuine love & understanding of the Truth of all beings was evident."

-Joyce V

"I have struggled with anxiety/depression for many years and yoga has been incredibly healing for me. Durga Dasi's classes are wonderful. I always leave feeling so much better about myself and the world around me. Her genuine and empathetic nature make her a truly amazing yoga teacher and human. Thank you for providing a safe place to gain confidence, strength, and courage. Namaste"

-Elizabeth