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Vital Life Center Kirtan

 

Join Jayaprabha and a variety of special guests from around the world.

Kirtan is a fun, interactive, and devotional musical event. We repeat simple melodies in a lively call and response style supporting a divine connection with our heart and spirit. It is an easy way for even a new practitioner to experience a very deep and blissful meditative state. The positive vibration in the music along with the group energy is catchy and will uplift even the quiet spectator.

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~DECEMBER~

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Chair Yoga 6 Week Series ~ Approachable for All Bodies

Tuesday, 12/4 ~ 4:45-5:45 pm

You’d love to take a yoga class, but getting up and down on a mat is a challenge, you have limited balance or mobility, your knees are tender, or you are recovering from an injury, come on over and pull up a chair!

Chair Yoga is an accessible form of yoga for any age group. In this class, we will use the chair as a prop to help modify the poses while maintaining all the benefits of yoga including: stress relief, increased energy, strength, muscle tone, balance, deepened breath capacity and overall health.

This class can also provide training for office workers to utilize at their desk, and is a great way to share a yoga class with a parent or grandparent. No previous yoga experience needed. Reserve your spot today!

Instructor: Kari Balicki

Cost: $79 + tax
-Limits 3 min & 15 max pre-registered students.
-If max is reached, no drop-ins.

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Family Yoga Fun

Sunday, 12/16 ~ 10:30-11:30 am

This workshop strives to promote positive interaction and shared fun between generations. Come bond with your family in a creative and nourishing way. Families will learn interactive yoga poses, dispersed through relaxing breathing exercises and mindfulness meditation techniques. Adults are invited to use this time to lighten up, de-stress and join the fun from the perspective of their inner child. No previous yoga experience required.

The Logistics of It All:
Open to all family members 8 years old and up. Pre-registration prior to Friday,December 14 at noon required.

Cost: 
$25 cover 1 Adult & 1 Child
$10 for each additional person... Please invite friends and extended family members!

Yoga Family Fun - Dec.

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Yoga Basics 6 Week Series

Tuesday, 12/18 ~ 6:00-7:15 pm

Yoga Basics is an introduction to the building blocks of yoga, emphasizing basic postures, breathing techniques and relaxation skills. This class promotes balance, flexibility, strength and stress release. It is great for those who are new to yoga or students who would like a refresher on the basics.

Instructor: Jessica Leclerc

Cost: $79 + Tax

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Gentle Yoga 6 Week Series

Thursday, 12/20 ~ 7:30-8:45 pm

This Gentle class is designed for students interested in a slower, but equally effective practice. You will experience gently held postures and breathing techniques that calm the mind, relax the body, and improve joint health and flexibility. This is the class for times of high stress or low energy. It is great for beginners, seniors, experienced students, or anyone seeking a gentle and meditative practice.

Instructor: Jayaprabha Mare

Cost: $79 + tax

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~JANUARY~

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Mystical Kirtan with Mirabai Moon

Saturday, 1/5 ~ 7:30 pm

A soulful, beautiful transmission of the Divine... Mystical Kirtan with Mirabai Moon offers a passionate embrace of the Divine Essence right here, right now... in your embodied, human form, just as you are. Mirabai tours across North America and internationally, sharing chant music and sound healing in yoga studios, healing centers and festivals. Her offerings guide participants into experiences of profound healing and unconditional love through Bhakti Yoga practices.

MIrabai Moon Kirtan

Cost: $20 in advance/$25 at the door (no one turned away)

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Yoga Basics 6 Week Series

Saturday, 1/12 ~ 9:00-10:15 am

*Skip 1/19 for VLC Enlightenment Intensive. Class dates listed below.

Yoga Basics is an introduction to the building blocks of yoga, emphasizing basic postures, breathing techniques and relaxation skills. This class promotes balance, flexibility, strength and stress release. It is great for those new to yoga or students who would like a refresher on the basics.

Class 1 - Jan 12
*Skip Jan 19
Class 2 - Jan 26
Class 3 - Feb 2
Class 4 - Feb 9
Class 5 - Feb 16
Class 6 - Feb 23

Instructor: Holly Prosperi

Cost: $79 + tax

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The Opening Enlightenment Intensive - January 2019

Thurs, Jan 17 - Mon, Jan 21

 

READY TO TRANSFORM??? Then don't miss this retreat dedicated to self discovery. Together, utilizing a simple yet profound technique, we will clear our minds and remove long held obstacles and barriers to peace and self realization.

 

By letting go of the external search for happiness for this long weekend, we allow the technique to open and prepare us for the possibility of experiencing our true nature directly. By experiencing the authentic self, we reconnect to the eternal happiness, contentment and peace within. 

 

Cost includes gourmet vegetarian meals, snacks, lodging, workshop and integration.

Space is limited so register today!

 

Cost: $650

Early registration discount: $550 with $200 non-refundable deposit by December 20.

(Deposit is non-refundable/non-transferable to other services)

 

Donations accepted to scholarship fund post Intensive 

Limited Amount of Partial Scholarships Available
To apply for scholarship funds we require that the participant send us a formal request by email or US mail with the following information: Please let us know what is drawing you to the Opening Enlightenment Intensive and how you think the retreat might serve you. Also, please include details of your current situation that is causing you to request this scholarship along with the dollar amount you are able to contribute to the Intensive.

Donations Accepted & Appreciated
If you feel served by this work, please consider donating to our scholarship fund to support others.

Enlightenment Intensive - January 2019

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Chair Yoga 6 Week Series ~ Approachable for All Bodies

Tuesday, 1/22 ~ 4:45-5:45 pm

You’d love to take a yoga class, but getting up and down on a mat is a challenge, you have limited balance or mobility, your knees are tender, or you are recovering from an injury, come on over and pull up a chair!

Chair Yoga is an accessible form of yoga for any age group. In this class, we will use the chair as a prop to help modify the poses while maintaining all the benefits of yoga including: stress relief, increased energy, strength, muscle tone, balance, deepened breath capacity and overall health.

This class can also provide training for office workers to utilize at their desk, and is a great way to share a yoga class with a parent or grandparent. No previous yoga experience needed. Reserve your spot today!

Cost: $79 + tax
-Limits 3 min & 15 max pre-registered students.
-If max is reached, no drop-ins.

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Befriending Your Mind - Intro Meditation

6 wk series Thursday, 1/24 ~ 6:00-7:15 pm

Drawing from research in neuroscience on meditation's ability to positively change the brain, this course will provide tools to honestly and compassionately relate with your mind. These techniques that reshape the brain will help to steady your mind, reduce stress, notice the positive, and heal painful experiences which promote a life of balance, peace and joy. 

Drop-ins are not permitted in this class.

Instructor: Jayaprabha Mare

Cost: $79 + materials

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Family Yoga Fun

Sunday, 1/27 ~ 10:30-11:30 am

This workshop strives to promote positive interaction and shared fun between generations. Come bond with your family in a creative and nourishing way. Families will learn interactive yoga poses, dispersed through relaxing breathing exercises and mindfulness meditation techniques. Adults are invited to use this time to lighten up, de-stress and join the fun from the perspective of their inner child. No previous yoga experience required.

The Logistics of It All:
Open to all family members 8 years old and up. Pre-registration prior to Friday, January 24 at noon required.

Cost: 
$25 cover 1 Adult & 1 Child
$10 for each additional person... Please invite friends and extended family members!

Yoga Family Fun - Jan

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Meditation & Yoga For Weight Loss & Habit Release 6 Week Series

6 week series Monday, 1/28 ~ 6:15-8:15 pm

This series is for people who are ready to transform! Through the use of mindfulness meditation, yoga, and a clean whole foods diet, we will explore the deeper influences that keep us stuck in cycles of negative habit patterns. Mindfulness supports our ability to observe what is happening internally and externally in a non-reactive fashion. This facilitates change in the relationship of mind to body, releasing us from the grip of reactive habits. Join this supportive community to deepen your body awareness and acceptance, reclaiming your radiant health and dynamic well-being.


No Drop-Ins are permitted.

 

Instructor: Jayaprabha Mare

Cost: $150 (materials incl.)

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~FEBRUARY~

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Inquiry Dyad Meditation

Saturday 2/2 ~ 12:30-5:30 pm


Have you ever wanted to:

-Deepen your sense of self?
-Gain a greater ability to authentically relate with others?
-Connect to a genuine sense of well being regardless of outer circumstances?
- Live more from who you really are rather than from neurosis and upset?


Then you don't want to miss our Inquiry Dyad Meditation!

Together, utilizing a simple yet profound technique inspired by 3 unique awareness practices fused together by Charles Berner in 1968, we will clear our minds and remove long held obstacles and barriers to peace and self realization through inquiry and communication.

Cost: $49
$39 by Friday, January 25
Event Preregistration required by:  Friday morning, February 1!

Previous Dyad, Enlightenment Intensive or Meditation Experience Recommended.

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From Movement to Stillness Retreat

Saturday, 2/9 ~ 9:30 am - 9:30 pm

Delve into the ancient wisdom practice of the profound path of Yoga meant to foster union, Insight and fulfillment. This transformative practice works at all levels of the being including the physical, mental, emotional, energetic and spiritual. Dare to move beyond the fitness version of the yoga practice and restless activity of the mind into the vast mystery just beneath the surface of your being.

During this experiential retreat we intend to seamlessly move our consciousness from the gross anatomical, mental world to the more subtle energetic, spiritual realm with ease. We will utilize the classical system of yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, Samadhi as our guide. We will then add dyad inquiry, journal exercises, guided imagery, inspired meditative movement, practices and kirtan chanting to further facilitate this personal exploration deep within.

Be prepared for an extraordinarily genuine self-study. Some previous yoga and meditation experience recommended.

Cost: $108 + tax

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Jayaprabha & The Joy of Sound Kirtan

Saturday, 2/9 ~ 7:30 PM

Kirtan is a fun, interactive, and devotional musical event. We repeat simple melodies in a lively call and response style supporting a divine connection with our heart and spirit. It is an easy way for even a new practitioner to experience a very deep and blissful meditative state. The positive vibration in the music along with the group energy is catchy and will uplift even the quiet spectator.

Join:
Jayaprabha, bhakti yogini and teacher, celebrates and honors the simple joy and contentment that emanates through being as you are. Love and laughter are palpable within the sacred sounds of each mantra. Jayaprabha’s soulful angelic voice and simple wisdom creatively allows the heart to unfold.
And:
The Joy of Sound, a diverse group of talented vocalists and musicians.

Together they create uplifting vocal harmonies and energetic instrumental accompaniment.

Feb.Jayaprahba & The Joy of Sound Kirtan

Cost: $15 in advance/$20 at the door/Kids Free!

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Gentle Yoga 6 Week Series

Thursday, 2/14 ~ 7:30-8:45pm

The Gentle class is designed for students interested in a slower, but equally effective practice. You will experience gently held postures and breathing techniques that calm the mind, relax the body, and improve joint health and flexibility. This is the class for times of high stress or low energy. It is great for beginners, seniors,  experienced students, or anyone seeking a gentle and meditative practice. 

Instructor: Jayaprabha Mare

Cost: $79 +tax

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Yoga Basics 6 Week Series

Tuesday, 2/19~ 7:30-8:45 pm

Yoga Basics is an introduction to the building blocks of yoga, emphasizing basic postures, breathing techniques and relaxation skills. This class promotes balance, flexibility, strength and stress release. It is great for those who are new to yoga or students who would like a refresher on the basics.

Instructor: Jessica Leclerc 

Cost: $79 + tax

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Hands-On Adjusting for Teachers

Saturday, 2/23 ~ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Module 1

This three hour workshop is meant to be an overview, and lay the ground work for deeper study of the art of teaching yoga through the use of props and hands on adjustments.

We will focus on:

The Key Principles of Hands on Work:

  • Clearing Your Energetic Field
  • Moving from your center with good energy
  • Qualities of Touch
  • Building Trust and clear boundaries
  • Using the foundation and movement of the pose
  • Working with various anatomical structures and range of motion
  • Adjusting the Pose using Props and Straps
  • Pressure point release in Asana

Throughout the workshop we look to strike a balance of both theoretical discussion and hands on practice. We hope to increase your confidence and ease with hands on adjustments to enrich your ability as a yoga teacher to better serve your students.

We look forward to having you join us on this journey to informed touch. Don’t delay, register today, and pass the word along to any teachers you know who may also be interested in joining us.

Cost: $50 with preregistration by Fri, Feb 1/$60 after Feb 1

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TRIUMPHANT YOU - An Evening of Music & Affirmations with Kate Callahan

Saturday, 2/23

7:30-9:00 pm

 

Kate's concert's connect on a deeper level and shine light on all who attend...

Join us for a concert featuring songs from Kate's new album "Triumph." Singer-songwriters come and go, but Kate has risen out of life's hardships to write her fourth album of courageously themed songs. This studio release brightens the ear with it's pure melodies and Kate's verve for writing uplifting songs despite the times. Callahan is here to stay - bold and optimistic - and TRIUMPH is her ticket! Kate gives us a glimpse of what she appreciates in life, and tackles how to rise above life's circumstances - her visionary soul alive in her lyrics.

Kate has joined the self-improvement movement with the release of her "Triumphant You" products, including a CD of spoken affirmations and a deck of affirmation cards.

Cost: $15 in adv/$20 at the door/$10 for students & seniors

An Evening of Music & Affirmations with Kate Callahan

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~MARCH~

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Inquiry Dyad Meditation

Saturday, 3/2 ~ 12:30-5:30 pm

 

Have you ever wanted to:

-Deepen your sense of self?
-Gain a greater ability to authentically relate with others?
-Connect to a genuine sense of well being regardless of outer circumstances?
- Live more from who you really are rather than from neurosis and upset?


Then you don't want to miss our Inquiry Dyad Meditation.


Together, utilizing a simple yet profound technique inspired by 3 unique awareness practices fused together by Charles Berner in 1968, we will clear our minds and remove long held obstacles and barriers to peace and self realization through inquiry and communication.

Cost: $49
$39 by Friday, February 22
Event Preregistration required by: Friday morning, March 1!


Previous Dyad,  Enlightenment Intensive or Meditation Experience Recommended.

Inquiry Dyad Meditation - May

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Yoga Basics 6 Week Series

Saturday, 3/9 ~ 9:00-10:15 am


Yoga Basics is an introduction to the building blocks of yoga, emphasizing basic postures, breathing techniques and relaxation skills. This class promotes balance, flexibility, strength and stress release. It is great for those new to yoga or students who would like a refresher on the basics.  

Instructor: Holly Prosperi

Cost: $79 +tax

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Chair Yoga 6 Week Series ~ Approachable For All Bodies

Tuesday, 3/12 ~ 4:45-5:45 pm

You’d love to take a yoga class, but getting up and down on a mat is a challenge, you have limited balance or mobility, your knees are tender, or you are recovering from an injury, come on over and pull up a chair!

Chair Yoga is an accessible form of yoga for any age group. In this class, we will use the chair as a prop to help modify the poses while maintaining all the benefits of yoga including: stress relief, increased energy, strength, muscle tone, balance, deepened breath capacity and overall health.

This class can also provide training for office workers to utilize at their desk, and is a great way to share a yoga class with a parent or grandparent. No previous yoga experience needed. Reserve your spot today!

Cost: $79 + tax
-Limits 3 min & 15 max pre-registered students.
-If max is reached, no drop-ins.

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Intro to Meditation - Foundations of Practice

6 week series Thursday, 3/21 ~ 6:00 -7:15 pm

*Skip 4/11 - class dates listed below

This class is perfect for anyone new to meditation. It will provide simple, accessible techniques to foster the skill of conscious, sustained attention (presence) which connects us to equanimity and objectivity that allows for internal wisdom, happiness and peace. The focus will be to help you develop a personal practice suited to your personality and daily life.

Class 1 - March 21
Class 2 - March 28
Class 3 - April 4
*Skip April 11
Class 4 - April 18
Class 5 - April 25
Class 6 - May 2

A CD set will be available for purchase, which participants will be invited to listen to throughout the series.

Instructor: Jayaprabha Mare

Cost: $79 + materials

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GEMS, Holiday Stroll Specials

Purchase these discounted holistic services as a healthful gift for all the ones you love, and don't forget to include yourself!

Act swiftly, as these offers will only be available until December 30. Simply provide the name of Gifter/Receiver in each appropriate box below, then click the "Buy Now" button and you will receive a printable gift certificate within 24-48 hours.

Therapeutic Massage 25% OFF
60 min or greater

Intro to Meditation 6 week series 15% OFF

Intro or Gentle Yoga 6 week series 15% OFF

Spiritual, Health & Life Coaching Session
including Yoga Therapeutics 25% OFF

60 min or greater

5 or 10 Class Yoga Package 20% OFF

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