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Vital Life Center Kirtan

 

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

  • Check back in the Fall

 

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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~OCTOBER~

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Yoga Basics 6 Week Series

Saturday, 10/6 ~ 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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From Movement to Stillness

the Spiritual Practice of Yoga into Meditation
Saturday, Oct 13
10:30am - 12:30pm

Although these days yoga in the West has been primarily thought of as a physical exercise alone and is promoted as fitness, its origins come from an ancient wisdom that is meant to foster spiritual awaking and fulfillment. It is a transformative practice that works at all levels of the being including the physical, mental, emotional, energetic and spiritual. The practice is so powerful that for many even the fitness version that only includes the asana or body postures is stimulating a transformative response beyond your average exercise regime.

Students are curious and often delighted to find the rich practice that extends from and beyond these traditional body postures right into the still point of meditation. This is an experiential workshop that intends 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.

Together we will move, sing breath and relax into this immersive first hand taste of the classical yoga system from start to finish.

This is an all levels class that is suitable for most bodies that have some yoga experience. 

Cost: $25 + tax

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Chair Yoga 6 Week Series ~ Approachable for All Bodies

Tuesday, 10/16 ~ 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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Gentle Yoga 6 Week Series

Thursday, 10/25 ~ 7:30-8:45 pm

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 class is 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, 10/30 ~ 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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~NOVEMBER~

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Intro to Meditation - Foundations of Practice

6 week series Thursday, 11/1 ~ 6:00 -7:15 pm


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.

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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Family Yoga Fun

Sunday, 11/18 ~ 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, November 16 at noon required.

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

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From Movement to Stillness

the Spiritual Practice of Yoga into Meditation
5 week series
Monday, 11/19
6:15-8:15 pm

Although these days yoga in the West has been primarily thought of as a physical exercise alone and is promoted as fitness, its origins come from an ancient wisdom that is meant to foster spiritual awaking and fulfillment. It is a transformative practice that works at all levels of the being including the physical, mental, emotional, energetic and spiritual. The practice is so powerful that for many even the fitness version that only includes the asana or body postures is stimulating a transformative response beyond your average exercise regime.

Students are curious and often delighted to find the rich practice that extends from and beyond these traditional body postures right into the still point of meditation. This is an experiential workshop that intends 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.

Together we will move, sing breath and relax into this immersive first hand taste of the classical yoga system from start to finish.

This is an all levels class that is suitable for most bodies that have some yoga experience. 

Cost: $108 + tax

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Yoga Basics 6 Week Series

Saturday, 11/24 ~ 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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~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!

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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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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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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!

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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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