Mar
3
4:00 PM16:00

Siri Jyoti Puja with Sarah Tomlinson & Ambika

 
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Celebrate our eight-year anniversary of Brooklyn Yoga School with this very special event:  Sarah Tomlinson and Ambika are creating the Siri Jyoti Puja, a magical prosperity ritual. Increase your light, your radiance; your "Sri", your health and your wealth. Bring your positive intentions and watch them magnify and multiply with the Siri Jyoti Ritual. We will draw the sacred Sri Yantra on the floor then fill it with color and flowers, candles and love. A blessing ceremony with sacred mantras led by Ambika and a circle meditation will complete the ritual.

Tickets $25 (Optional: please bring yellow or pink flowers to be used in Puja)


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Sarah Tomlinson is an internationally acclaimed Yantrika (Yantra teacher and practitioner), yoga teacher and artist, with renowned fans across the globe including Elena Brower and Sharon Gannon, co-founder of Jivamukti Yoga. Sarah worked extensively with her mentor Harish Johari in India, he initiated her into the spiritual practice of painting Yantras. Sarah is the author of Coloring Yantras, Shambhala Publications, 2017, and Nine Designs For Inner Peace, Destiny Publishing, 2008, she has also self-published the Yantra Bliss Oracle Deck, 40 Exquisite Cards for Self-Healing. She leads retreats and Yantra workshops around the world and enjoys lots of time by the ocean with her husband and two young boys. Learn more via her website.


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Ambika has been a singer and musician for most of her life, playing in various bands in NYC until she discovered chanting with Krishna Das in 1995. Kirtan had a profound effect on her, and lead her to India where she met her teacher and Spiritual Mother, Shri Siddhi Ma. As Ambika deepened her connection to the practice of chanting, it became her home and refuge. Recently she has been exploring chants from other faith traditions, working with a program at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Her first full-length album, "Mother's Calling", produced by Lily Cushman, will be released March 23, 2018 on Mantralogy and is currently available for pre-order. For more information please visit her website.

 
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19
to Nov 22

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17
4:00 PM16:00

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17
6:00 PM18:00

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16
5:00 PM17:00

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1
to Feb 28

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17
4:00 PM16:00

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24
8:00 PM20:00

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