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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

 

Soul Solace: VIRTUAL

Restorative yoga, meditation, chanting. Trauma Informed | Registration required and closes 24 hours before class |

Donation based (suggested $11- $33)| Zoom link sent after donation offered | Mondays | 7pm PT | Begins 9/18

 

Baby & Me Yoga: Coming Winter 2023

Small group class (babies up to age 2) offered weekly in Ojai, CA | Schedule & Location TBA

 

Private sessions that include yoga and somatic experiencing available now!

*Available for women identified, non-binary, and 2SLGBTQ folks only.

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Kirtan & Satsang

Invite Durga to chant in your space.

Amavasya Satsang/Kirtan | Offered by optional donation

Family friendly kirtan and spiritual share | monthly in Ojai, CA 

Sept 16 | 3pm | Private Residence | RSVP for address (opens two weeks before event, very limited spots available)

Oct  14 | 3pm | Private Residence | RSVP for address (opens two weeks before event, very limited spots available)

Nov 11 | 3pm | Private Residence | RSVP for address (opens two weeks before event, very limited spots available)

Enjoy past kirtans here

Satsang is an intentional gathering of devotees and spiritual seekers 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. 

The Veiling Brilliance Virtual Bookclub | Sundays: 9/17, 10/15, 11/19, 12/17 | 3-4:30pm PT | Zoom |

Registration Required by Aug 17| Suggested Donation: $54-108 (includes all meetings; nobody turned away)

The Veiling Brilliance by Devadatta Kali ushered me into a profoundly intimate relationship with Great Mother. I'm happy to create a space in which we can read, share, learn, and grow together as Her children, devotees and seekers. Inclusive community limited to 9 participants. Though we ask that you commit to joining us live for each session, we also realize life happens! Recordings will be available for those who are unable to attend live. Materials will be emailed prior to meeting. REGISTRATION REQUIRED; donations welcome.

What to expect:

Opening ceremony includes kirtan and intention setting

Conversation and teaching from Durga and peers

Space to journal, reflect, and share

Opportunity for home intentions

Please bring:

Journal, water or tea, optional items to create personal altar

Virtual Autumn/Sharada Navaratri Sadhana Satsang | Sunday, Oct 15 - Monday Oct 23 | 6-6:30pm PT | Zoom |

Registration Required by Oct 5 | Suggested Donation: $22-54  (includes all meetings; nobody turned away)

Autumn/Sharada Navaratri, or Durga Puja, is a grand celebration of Great Mother as Devi Durga. We honor Her victory in three separate battles and the deep spiritual significance each represents in our lives. I'm honored to create a space in which we can practice together as Her children, devotees and seekers. Inclusive community. Recordings will be available for those who are unable to attend live. Materials will be emailed prior to satsang. REGISTRATION REQUIRED; donations welcome.

What to expect:

Opening ceremony includes kirtan and intention setting

Sharing of the significance and lore behind each Navadurga (one per evening)

Japa/108 rounds of mantra chanting to the Navadurgas, one round per evening.

Opportunity for home intentions

Please bring:

Mala (if available), Journal, water or tea, optional items to create personal altar

Aham Prema: I AM Love | Fri,Dec 1 | 6-9pm | Private Residence, Ojai | RSVP for address (registration closes Nov 21)

Sliding Scale: $54-$108

We hear it so often in yoga classes and spiritual circles: You ARE Divine Love Embodied. But, what 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. 

What to expect:

Opening ceremony includes kirtan and intention setting

Conversation and teaching from Durga 

Space to journal, reflect, and share

Opportunity to create an organic self care item to take home

Please bring:

Journal, water (tea will be served), items to create personal altar, yoga block (to use as altar - I have some to share)

Also note: Sustainable self care goodies by Shakti Embodied Botanicals will be available for purchase via cash or venmo.

My Child, Inner Child  | Sun, Jan 14, 2024 | 2-4 pm | Private Residence, Ojai | RSVP for address (REGISTRATION OPENS 12/15)

My Child, Inner Child  | Sun, Feb 18, 2024 | 2-4 pm | Private Residence, Ojai | RSVP for address (REGISTRATION OPENS 1/15)

Limit of 9 attendees per event.

Sliding Scales:

Family of 2 - 3 | $ 54 -  $  72

Family of 4 - 6 | $108 - $154

Welcome to a time of intentional and meditative play in a somatic setting. We'll create an environment of explorative play between caregiver/parent(s) and their child(ren) (up to age 9), noticing sensations that arise and giving voice to our inner children as they (we) interact with our own! Helpful for supporting gentle, respectful parenting and holding space for our own trauma/needs in a safer and lighthearted spaced.

Included in this workshop:

Guided Meditation and journaling

Yoga and Play or art activities for caregiver/parent to engage in along side children (newborns to age 9)

Each family will take home their art project (or Montessori baby toy) and reflections, with opportunities for future personal consultations.

Please bring a childhood keepsake and/or photo of adult(s) (if available), journal, water, family care items (snacks, etc). Nursing friendly environment.

 
 
 
 
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.

Coming Soon:

Song of 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 four weeks prior to retreat date.

 
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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

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