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Happy Yoga Monday – Yoga-Inspired Music & Deva Premal & Mitren DC Concert

Photo Credit: http://devapremal.com
Photo Credit: http://devapremal.com

Happy Yoga Monday!

In honor of National Yoga Month, I’ve been listening to some of my favorite yoga-inspired music, especially the Password CD by Deva Premal and Mitren. I have been listening to their sacred chanting music since 2004. My favorite track is “Narishima.” The song repeats a strong and powerful mantra that removes negative energy and protects those on the path to light from negative influences: Narasimha Ta Va Da So Hum. I have adopted it as my theme song for the autumn season.

Deva Premal and Mitren’s music opens my heart and allows my spirit to surrender and be present to the “now” moment. It is also very healing and has taught me how to use mantras as healing tools in my Reiki healing touch, meditation, and yoga practices.

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My National Yoga Month celebration is really special this year because Deva Premal and Mitren will be performing on September 24 in Washington, D.C. Click here to learn more about the concert. Hope to see you there!

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How are you celebrating National Yoga Month?

 

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Happy Yoga Monday – Celebrating Yoga Teacher Kimberly Wilson’s New Book – Tranquilologie: a DIY Guide to Everyday Tranquility

Photo Credit: www.kimberlywilson.com
Photo Credit: http://www.kimberlywilson.com

Happy Yoga Monday!

How is your National Yoga Month celebration going? Mine is doing great. This week, I am excited about the release of my yoga teacher and friend, Kimberly Wilson’s new book, Tranquilologie: a DIY Guide to Everyday Tranquility. I love the name and the artwork on the book cover (especially the fleur-de-lis, a French symbol that refers to the lily flower)! Don’t you?  

Photo Credit: www.kimberlywilson.com
Photo Credit: http://www.kimberlywilson.com

Kimberly’s limited edition book (only 1,000 copies) combines two of my favorite things: joie de vivre and tranquil living practices. Based on her e-course, Tranquilologie offers readers a guide that covers mindfulness, self-care, nesting, do-gooding, work, style, creativity, and dreams for an entire year. It makes for a perfect birthday, holiday, or  “me” treat gift.

Photo Credit: http://blog.kimberlywilson.com/2013/07/youre-invited-910-charitea-in-dc.html
Photo Credit: http://blog.kimberlywilson.com/2013/07/youre-invited-910-charitea-in-dc.html

PS: Kimberly’s D.C. book release party will be held on September 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the Darlington House, 1610 20th Street, N.W. (Dupont Circle Metro). Be sure to RSVP to Kimberly@kimberlywilson.com. Hope to see you there!

Also, she is launching a Tranquility Tour across North America beginning September 14 and ending on November 16. Click here to learn more about the tour.

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Happy Yoga Monday – Celebrating National Yoga Month in September

Photo Credit: http://yogahealthfoundation.org/yoga_month
Photo Credit: http://yogahealthfoundation.org/yoga_month

Happy Yoga Monday!

September marks the annual celebration of National Yoga Month. It’s a great time to recommit to your yoga practice.

What are you planning to do?

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I am going to use the month to practice yoga outside more and take more yoga classes at my gym, Mint (like the Sunday evening flow yoga class I took earlier this year). I am also going to schedule some yoga dates with a few friends at local yoga studios.

Photo Credit: http://yogahealthfoundation.org
Photo Credit: http://yogahealthfoundation.org

If you are new to yoga, check out the Yoga Health Foundation’s free week of yoga available during September.

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Ananda’s National Yoga Month Teaching Gig for Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts at Allen AME Church in DC

National Yoga Month 2010 has been a blast. I taught a kind and gentle yoga class series on September 11, 18, and 25 at Allen AME Church in Washington, DC. The yoga classes were a part of the Healthy U Program for African American DC residents. Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts sponsored the event with Allen AME Church and Union Temple Church. Click here to see more photos from the Healthy U Program.

By the way, I  also work as a Smith Farm artist-in-residence at the National Navy Medical Center in Maryland. Visit www.smithfarm.com.

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Happy September & National Yoga Month!

Happy September and National Yoga Month All!

Hope you had a great Labor Day weekend! September is one of my favorite months.  This month I am celebrating National Yoga Month in a big OM kind of way online and offline. Check out the event schedule below. I hope you can join me at one or more of the events.  For more information about National Yoga Month, visit http://www.yogamonth.org.

Got 15 minutes and need yoga?  Check out my online yoga classes:  http://stickam.com/anandaleeke.

Ananda’s September Events

Tonight I am launching a yoga series on Blogatique with Ananda Leeke on BlogTalkRadio at 9:30 pm EST.  Join me for a conversation with yoga teacher, blogger, writer, and life purpose coach Tazima Ayana Davis about her yoga journey and summer yoga adventures in Los Angeles, California. Tazima is founder of Compassionate Renegade: http://compassionaterenegade.wordpress.com.  Click here to listen to the show. http://ow.ly/2Ahyz. If you miss the show, don’t fret. You can listen to the audio (check web site a few minutes after the show airs live; it is available 24/7/365).

I will also talk to yoga teachers, bloggers, writers, and entrepreneurs:

On September 11, 18, and 25, I will be teaching a beginner’s yoga class at the WELLNESS WORKS! Workshop Series sponsored by Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts, Allen Chapel AME Church, and Union Temple Baptist Church.  The workshops will be held at Allen Chapel AME Church, 249 Alabama Avenue, SE, Washington.  The FREE workshop series will be held from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm. The workshops are geared to African American residents of the District of Columbia.  The purpose of the series is to inspire African Americans to lead healthier lives through stress reduction, exercise and nutrition.  Interactive cooking demonstrations, samples, recipes, simple techniques to reduce stress and physical activity will be included. To register, please call (202) 889-7296. (Space is limited.) The DC Cancer Consortium; Department of Health, Government of the District of Columbia, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure® funded the workshop series. Visit www.smithfarm.com for more information.

On September 12 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm, I am moderating Sisterhood the Blog’s Focus Group on I on how women use social media to practice healthy living yoga, meditation, Reiki, massage, holistic practices, physical fitness, spirituality, life coaching, vegetarianism, veganism, and green living at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street, NW, Room A-10, Washington, DC. Click on the link to register for the event: http://sisterhoodtheblogseptemberfocusgrou.eventbrite.com.

Panelists include:

Feel free to use the Twitter hashtag #STB10 to chat about the event and panelists.

If you are planning to participate in the call, please complete the online survey about women and social media and release statement.  The release statement gives me  permission to use information shared during the event as research for my book project Sisterhood, the Blog: Soundbytes from the 21st Century Women’s Online Revolution (December 2011).


Join me on September 13 from 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm EST for a juicy conversation on how women use social media to practice healthy living yoga, meditation, Reiki, massage, holistic practices, physical fitness, spirituality, life coaching, vegetarianism, veganism, and green living on  Talkshoe.com’s  Sisterhood the Blog Radio. Click here to listen to the show:  http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/42015. If you miss the live show, don’t fret. You can listen to the audio five minutes after the live show ends (audio recording 24/7/365)

Guest panelists include:

1) Bianca Alexander, a lawyer turned green/health journalist, spokesperson, artist, and co-founder of Conscious Living TV – http://www.biancaalexander.com, http://www.consciouslivingtv.com, and http://twitter.com/ConsciousTV;

2) Sera Beak, a Harvard-trained scholar of comparative world religions, “spiritual cowgirl,” “redvolutionary,” filmmaker, and author of The Red Book: A Deliciously Unorthodox Approach to Igniting Your Divine Spark – http://serabeak.com and http://twitter.com/serabeak;

3) Alice Langholt, a Reiki master practitioner/teacher, blogger, BlogTalkRadio show host, and founder of Reiki Awakening – http://reikiawakening.com and http://twitter.com/reikiawakening;

4) Sommer Poquette, a blogger, teacher, Internet and social networking/marketing consultant, and founder of Green & Clean Mom – http://greenandcleanmom.org and http://twitter.com/greenmom;

5) Latham Thomas, a green chef, yoga teacher, holistic nutritionist, and founder of Tender Shoots Wellness – http://www.tendershootswellness.com and http://twitter.com/tendershoots;

6) Micaela Vega, a healthy food writer, blogger, and web professional – http://strivingbean.com and http://twitter.com/strivingbean; and

7) Gloria Ware, a tree-hugging banker mom, green activist, writer, blogger, avid gardener, and founder of Black and Into Green – http://blackandn2green.blogspot.com and http://twitter.com/bn2g00.

Feel free to use the Twitter hashtag #STB10 to chat about the event and panelists.

If you are planning to participate in the call, please complete the online survey about women and social media and release statement.  The release statement gives me  permission to use information shared during the event as research for my book project Sisterhood, the Blog: Soundbytes from the 21st Century Women’s Online Revolution (December 2011).

Join me on September 15 @ 8:00 pm EST for my kg yoga life practices class on MomTV: http://www.momtv.com/kg-yoga.

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Celebrate National Yoga Month with me tonight at 9pm EST as I launch my very first online yoga class for computer users

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Celebrate National Yoga Month with me tonight at 9pm EST as I launch my very first online yoga class with live video stream on www.stickam.com. The class is called Kind & Gentle Yoga for Computer Users. I will share a live demonstration featuring breathing exercises, eye yoga, and keyboard yoga. Click here to watch the show: www.stickam.com/anandaleeke. A chat room will be included.