February 2015
Issue: #28

  

 

All are welcome!

Join KALIJI via TriYoga RadioWaves (audio broadcast)
 for a Yoga Philosophy Overview 
 Sunday 12:30-4:30

 Upcoming Programs with KALIJI

Feb. 7: Chant Club, TYC Santa Cruz
Feb 8: Yoga Philosophy Overview, TYC Santa Cruz 
Feb 14: Yoga Sutras Live Online
Feb 15: L3/4 Malibu
Feb 26-Mar 1:  TYC Central Pennsylvania
Mar 6-8:  TYC Boston
Mar 19-22: Level 4 Orange County


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Join KALIJI for the retreat, then travel to Sydney for the Celestial Music of Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji at the Sydney Opera House.

SRI GANAPATHY SACHCHIDANANDA SWAMIJI will perform a Healing and Meditation Concert at Sydney Opera House April 6, 2015. For more information on the tour, contact TriYoga. For information about the concert, visit DYC Australia's site.
~Message from Yogini Kaliji~

 

SHIVARATRI     
  
It was such a joy to look at the full moon 
last evening shining brightly over Orange County. 
The first full moon for 2015 was January 5 
on TriYoga's 35th anniversary. 
This was 5 days after most people make 
New Year's resolutions. 
Now a moon cycle has passed and I wonder, 
"Have we honored our resolutions?" :)

The Divine is compassionate ~ 
always giving us another chance. 
Planets will once again provide an auspicious time 
for change, to inspire. 
Soon will be Shivaratri, the new moon that ushers 
in one of the most celebrated Vedic holy days. 
Shiva, known as Maha Deva - the great God and 
founder of Yoga, means 'auspiciousness'. 
Shiva is pure consciousness, formless, unchanging.   

Shivaratri is celebrated throughout the night 
prior to the new moon. 
One prepares for this holy day with yoga practices. 
They aim to stay awake all night 
and fast a minimum of 24 hours. 
This form of tapas, practice, is like saying, 
"I need nothing. No food, no sleep for my nourishment. 
I only need God."     

Many great yogis are known to demonstrate 
various yogic siddhis on this auspicious night. 
Since the early 80s, I have witnessed yogis in India 
in mystical states during Shivaratri 
while they spontaneously experience materializations 
such as vibhouti or sacred objects; 
transportations, clairvoyance, visions, healings. 
I have witnessed Sri Swamiji enter agni, fire, 
while performing puja and remaining there for 25 minutes.

For thousands of years, yogis have enriched themselves by basking in the subtle yet powerful energies 
that occur during this time of year on Shivaratri. 
It is a time to purify by removing useless samskaras, 
binding prints in the mind. 
Shiva is the Transformer. The Vedic time for resolutions!

Mark your calendar for February 17th to celebrate Shivaratri.         
May you offer your New Year's resolutions 
into the fire of Shiva.   
Join with the billion souls in sanga 
who will celebrate Shivaratri.    
This gives support for your resolutions
 to take root and manifest.    

We have this full moon 
to the next new moon to be ready!      

 

OM NAMAH SHIVAYA

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Around the World

Two of the littlest TriYogis in Australia practice with KALIJI.

John & Santoshi recently visited the growing TriYoga community in Kyoto, Japan, for a 10-day program, including Physical & Subtle Anatomy, Nada Yoga, Prana Vidya, Sanskrit and Vegan Diet.  Eva-Maria returns in May to complete their Basics Teacher Training and to attend the YogaSmile Conference.  The D's will return in October to continue the flow!


16 flow-ers recently enjoyed a weekend of "Anatomy in the Flow" with Nandi at TYC-Santa Cruz!  This weekend (Feb 8th), KALIJI will be joined by 4 senior-level teachers for the weekend program (see flier on left, or click here for more information).  Kaliji's program will also be available on "TriYoga Radiowaves" (audio broadcast).  Click here to register.

Kiki recently taught TriYoga to the more than 100 participants at the Shaanxi (China) Yoga Union,

And Ma Mei taught 50 yoga teachers a 3-day, all-level workshop in Chonqqing, China.
Special Congratulations
To TriYoga's newest Level 1 Teacher, TYI graphic artist and KRIYA site administrator Ganga River, certified on this full moon!

Chef Kelli travels to Europe this spring!

Berlin, March 13-15
Vienna, March 21-22

Not in either of those cities?  Join the next online "Introduction to Plant-Based Diet" starting Feb 18th.

Raw Seed Crackers

This recipe makes use of the fiber left after juicing- so you get two for one!  A delicious juice and raw, crispy crackers

 

For the base:
Soak 1 cup of flax seeds and 1 cup of mixed seeds (sunflower, sesame, and pumpkin seeds) for 6-8 hours in 1 cup of water.

For the Juice:

Small Hokkaido pumpkin (approximately 2 glasses of juice)

2-3 apples

1 orange

2 cm (3/4 inch) of ginger

1/2 lemon

1 cucumber

2 small carrots

2-3 celery stalks

2-3 pieces chard (mangold)


Juice together and save the fiber for the crackers. Enjoy the juice now, or save for later.


Mix soaked nuts together with the fiber left from juicing.

Add:
1/2 t salt
1/2 t turmeric (curcuma)
1 t ground sea vegetable (e.g. dulse)
Dash of cayenne pepper
 
Mix thoroughly.

Spread dough on 2 non-stick dehydrator sheets (or baking/ parchment paper).
 
Prepare in dehydrator @ 41 - 42 C or 105 - 108 F for approx. 8 hours or until crispy.

Submitted and tested by Ekaterina in Vienna

 

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Watch and share this important movie about the undeniable, energetic and health benefits of a plant-based diet.
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Our condolences to the family of TriYoga teacher Diana Ross.  
Read Kaliji's message here.