Paramahansa Yogananda’s Birthday and New Year Intentions Class
January 5 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm| $20 – $30
Led by Mas Vidal
This special tribute class will celebrate Yoganandas 125th birthday. Considered by many as the “Father of Yoga in the West”, Yogananda was a rare teacher who demonstrated the highest capacity of an integral approach to yoga or samadhi. We will practice the Bengali approach to yoga internalization (pratyahara) that he mastered and is directly linked to such sages as Patanjali and Adi Shankara with roots in the teachings of Bhagavan Krishna as found in the Bhagavad Gita. Experience dynamic postural yoga, powerful pranayama, relaxation techniques and Yoganandaji’s mystical tensing and releasing techniques. This special community class will ultimately truly come together in the culmination of chanting and deep inner meditation. We will also end with intention setting, Divine light prayer ceremony and offering our blessings for health, wellness and abundance for the New Year. All are welcome. Jai Gurudev!!!
Cost: $20 Preregister $30 At the door
Mas Vidal (Maheshananda)
Yogi, mystic, and practitioner of Ayurveda, Mas has become one of the most influential yoga and Ayurveda teachers in the world and offers unique certification training programs throughout the USA, Mexico, Asia, and India. Mas enjoys teaching integral yoga classes, offering health and wellness lectures and giving workshops that embrace core Ayurvedic principles. His work is primarily influenced by the lineage-based traditions of India, with prominence to the teachings of Yogananda and Sivananda. In 2014 he appeared in the triumphant film “Awake, The Life Of Yogananda” and as an Ayurvedic practitioner, he maintains an active international counseling practice that includes yoga and Vedic astrology. He is the founder/director of Dancing Shiva Yoga Ayurveda, an international non-profit educational organization and center based in Southern California.