the sat·sang initiative

A Virtual Sacred Gathering Space

A community service project created with love in response to the global CoVid-19 Coronavirus 2020 Pandemic.  A conscious community of spiritual teachers and experts to inspire our global community, to empower confidence, and to guide through the teachings of Yoga & Ayurveda for self care, healing and well-being. 

 

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Spiritual Health and Healing with Andy {by donation}

This is an interactive course dedicated to enhancing well-being by exploring the relationship between spirituality and health.

Join co-founder Andy Betancourt for this 5-class series as he discusses the systems of self-healing. A donation is greatly appreciated but not required. Please click HERE to set up your donation, or email hello@yogavedainstitute.com for the zoom link information. All classes will be recorded and available on the student dashboard within 48 hours after the live class.

Ages 8 – 108      Thursdays May 24, June 4 and 18, and July 2 and 16 at 4:00 pm EST    

 

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Boost the Immune System with KP Khalsa

KP Khalsa discusses herbal medicines that have long been known to bump up immunity.

Ages 8 – 108

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Spiritual Health & Healing with YVI's Co-founder Andy Betancourt

Spiritual health and healing focuses on how to use spiritual teachings to deal with whatever life throws at us and to teach us to focus on flow, adaptability, resilience, and acceptance.

Ages 8 – 108

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Dinacharya with Casey from Yoga Veda Institute

Casey explains the befits of dinacharya – a daily routine that helps brings balance to your mind and body.

Ages 8 – 108

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From Stress to Ease with Annie Barrett

This class is for you if you feel like you are experiencing increased anxiety, fear, pressure, or overwhelm, and if your body-mind is showing signs of stress and tension. Tune in to learn a recipe for ease based on cultivating a daily routine that invites wellness, vitality, and clarity into your life.

Ages 8 – 108

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Yoga Nidra with Rebecca

Yoga Nidra or yogic sleep is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, like the “going-to-sleep” stage, typically induced by a guided meditation. 

Ages 8 – 108

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Grow your Ayurvedic Business with Jacob Griscom

In this class, Jacob covers some of the topics in his book “Grow Your Ayurvedic Business” and is ideal for holistic health practitioners and Ayurveda professionals.

Ages 8 – 108

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Kundalini with Alexandra

Kundalini yoga is the yoga of awareness. Combining breathing, mantra, and chanting we work to transform energy into the higher chakras and work the body to maintain a healthy nervous system for maximum vitality.

Ages 8 – 108

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Mind-Flow Yoga with Kerry Glasier

Mind-Flow Yoga is a combination of vinyasa, Pantanjali’s yoga, positive psychology and mindfulness.

Ages 8 – 108

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Creative Movement/Dance with Chris

This class is a way for children and parents to express themselves through dance and music in order to stimulate the imagination.

Ages 8 – 108

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Gentle Flow Yoga with Sherry

This class guides you through a gentle flowing yoga practice, focusing on being present, conscious breathing, and setting an intention.

Ages 8 – 108

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Seven Strategies for Sweet Sleep with Annie

Learn 7 simple and effective strategies from Ayurveda and modern science for getting great rest including:

  • Why getting great sleep begins the moment you get up in the morning,
  • How eating a lighter, earlier dinner can help you sleep better,
  • Why you should cut your evening screen time,
  • How to make your bedroom a haven for relaxation and rest, and
  • Strategies to use if and when you wake up in the night. 

Ages 8 – 108

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Hawaiin Healing Arts with Beatriz

In this class, Beatriz discusses the Ancient Hawaiian Healing Arts.

Ages 8 – 108

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What I Can and Cannot Control with Kaya Mindlin

What I Can and Cannot Control – Me, Others, and the Divine. This class offers key teaching from the doctrine of karma on the three sources of karma. She offers meaningful insight to help us consider how to look at world-wide problems, and personal challenges or stressors, that are free from a sense of intense anxiety, longing, regret or anger. How do we take the right action and responsibility for ourselves, our families and our communities without the sense that “it’s all up to us”, what do we do when anxiety about that over which we have no control takes over? This teaching on Karma is a key to lifelong wisdom and a sense of freedom. 

Ages 8 – 108

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Classical Yoga for Families with Erica

In this class, you will learn the studies of the Vedic Sciences for busy families. This class will cover how to use the 4 paths of yoga and 5 points to uplift the family unit and move from surviving to thriving.

Ages 8 – 108

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Knowing Yourself with Hector

In this class, you will discover how love, herbs, teas, breathing exercise, and movement sequences can help awaken you.

Ages 8 – 108

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Meditation with Lisa

This class is a grounding and uplifting meditation focused on reducing stress by connecting to the heart of the universe, found in your silence and stillness accessed by the thread of breath.

Ages 8 – 108

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Yoga Nidra with Marie

Yoga nidra or yogic sleep is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, like the “going-to-sleep” stage, typically induced by a guided meditation. There is evidence that yoga nidra helps relieve stress

Ages 8 – 108

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Basic Meditation with Terry Power

This class will use a focus object to help you build concentration and relax into your breathing. The result should be a calmer state of mind and a deeper connection to the Divine.

Ages 8 – 108

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Drum Circle with Robin

Drumming for kids of all ages! Come and learn to play the hand drum. Don’t have a “real” drum? Grab an empty coffee container, kitty litter bucket or cardboard box. Even a plastic tote with or without a lid. We can make wonderful music together! We will learn hand and body position, the sounds we can make with our drums and how we can come together and raise our energy to help heal ourselves and the world. Every drum circle needs dancers so if you have a younger sibling, let them come and listen and dance with us. This will be fun, a little noisy and great exercise too!

Ages 8 – 108

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Meditation & Visualization with Anita

You will be guided through a meditation to relax the body/mind and then offered an opportunity to visualize or imagine the health of yourself, loved ones, and the planet.

Ages 8 – 108

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Gyrokinesis with Davida

A movement method that addresses the entire body, opening energy pathways, stimulating the nervous system, increasing range of motion, and creating functional strength through rhythmic, flowing movement sequences.

Ages 8 – 108

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Family Yoga with Charney

This family yoga class is great for kids and will include yoga, meditation, and mindfulness.

Ages 8 – 108

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Yoga for Body Connection with Caoimhe

This class will teach you to learn to connect again if addiction has left you disconnected

Ages 8 – 108

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Kids Yoga with Bilgen

This 20-30-minute class is designed for kids and will start with song and dance, followed by yoga poses in a story and a breathing game.

Ages 8 – 108

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Slow Flow Vinyasa with Lilly

An open level vinyasa class linking movement to breathe without rushing from one pose to the next. Moving slowly encourages a level of presence and listening to occur throughout the transitions and the postures. Great for beginners and advanced practitioners alike.

Ages 8 – 108

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Ayurvedic Cooking with Amrita

This workshop offers a wide variety of nourishing seasonal Ayurvedic recipes.

Ages 8 – 108

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The 5 Elements Gong Bath with Raffaella

The soothing sound of Gong, Tibetan singing bowl, chimes, and drums will create a cocoon of energy and vibrations where you can feel safe and relaxed. For this class, you may want to have a blanket ready and anything else that will make you feel comfortable.

Ages 8 – 108

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Yogic Breathing with Joann

Explore the healing power of yogic breathing practices (pranayama) in these stressful times.

Ages 8 – 108

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Holistic Counseling with Tara

Wellbeing is a term that encompasses not only eating healthy and staying active but finding balance in life, cultivating peace in the mind and expanding the heart. It’s more than sweating it out in the gym every day, it’s a lifestyle commitment. Learn how to understand and overcome the limiting beliefs that stop you from living your best life.

Ages 8 – 108

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Chakra Awareness & Law of Attraction with Leah

Gain knowledge and understanding of your chakras for identifying your current state of imbalance.  Learn ways to enhance your energy centers and create balance to reach a state of alignment with your higher self.

Ages 8 – 108

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5 Essential Daily Practices for Thriving in Difficult Times with Jessica

During these times of greater stress and fear, our senses are overwhelmed, our schedules are out the window, and our minds are on hyper-drive, which can set us up for illness. Learn how to protect yourself and LOVE yourself for optimal health and healing! Bring an open mind and a ready body for learning, moving, and loving yourself up!

Ages 8 – 108

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An Introduction to Chakras & Reiki with Lori

This class is an introduction to chakras and reiki with elements of mudra, aromatherapy, solfeggio frequencies, and guided meditation.

Ages 8 – 108

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All Levels Vinyasa with Lexis

All levels vinyasa: (30 minutes) Moving with the breath and flowing through poses together. Finding your version of each shape as I offer modifications and more advanced options. Ending each class with a guided meditation.

Ages 8 – 108

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LOA & Intuitive Channeling with Suzanne & Kevin

In the first hour, Suzanne will discuss the teachings of the Law of Attraction and empower you to learn how to reconnect with your Inner Guidance. She will cover ways to help you regain your sense of empowerment, confidence, and direction in life. In her teaching autobiography, Stepping into a Life of Joy, Suzanne shares how she developed her self-empowerment skills through a series of life-changing events as they related to the Law of Attraction.

In the second hour, Kevin will discuss Intuitive Channeling and will talk about how to open your connection to higher consciousness in service to others.

Together, their programs will help guide you to bring spiritual self-empowerment to the world.

Ages 8 – 108

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Laughter Yoga with Stephanie

Lighten up with some laughter yoga – no experience necessary! This class can be done sitting or standing and does not require any flexibility in the least – just a willingness to be silly.

Ages 8 – 108

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Yoga with Caoimhe

A practice to feel strong, rooted and balanced.

Ages 8 – 108

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Boosting the Immune System with Andy

Join co-founder Andy Betancourt as he talks about ways to boost the immune system and remain in a calm state using yoga.

Ages 8 – 108

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Guided Breathwork & Meditation with Tara

Join Tara for a guided breathwork and meditation session, followed by a Q&A.
If you’re having an overwhelming feeling of stress or anxiety, if you’re thoughts are loud and cluttered, or if you’re having trouble sleeping, then this meditation is for you. Not only will you leave this session feeling grounded, calm, and at peace, but you will also learn the tools and techniques to come back to that state of inner quiet and deep rest.

Ages 8 – 108

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Laughter Yoga with Stephanie

Lighten up with some laughter yoga – no experience necessary! This class can be done sitting or standing and does not require any flexibility in the least – just a willingness to be silly.

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Ayurvedic Ritucharya (Seasonal Regime) & Vasant Ritucharya (Spring Health) with Ayurveda Vaidya Shiksha Thakur

Understanding the concept of Seasons in Ayurveda and smooth transition from one season to next in order to attain health and immunity. 

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Chair Yoga & Qigong with Stephanie

Enjoy a gentle chair yoga class that also incorporates qigong exercises. This class is good for people who do not like getting up and down from a yoga mat or want to learn simple practices to do while in an office chair.

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Guided Breathwork & Meditation with Tara

Join Tara for a guided breathwork and meditation session, followed by a Q&A. 

If you’re having an overwhelming feeling of stress or anxiety, if you’re thoughts are loud and cluttered, or if you’re having trouble sleeping, then this meditation is for you. Not only will you leave this session feeling grounded, calm, and at peace, but you will also learn the tools and techniques to come back to that state of inner quiet and deep rest.

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Love Everything You Are Aware Of with John

In this class, we will dive deep into the instruction of Neem Karoli Baba.

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 Satsang Class Schedule

Ongoing Live Virtual Satsang : Starts March 15th, 2020

All class times are posted in Eastern Standard Time (EST) and are held online via our virtual web conference link.  Join Satsang to be sent your virtual class link to access all classes. 

Disclaimer : The Global Satsang Initiative is an open forum for all who feel called to contribute.  All teachers are welcome to contribute to the initiative.  The views expressed by these independent volunteers do not necessarily represent the views of the Yoga Veda Institute.  This is an open community service project dedicated to creating community and connection.  

Guides

Meet your Satsang Guides

JoiN SATSANG

JoiN SATSANG

All Teadchers & Seekers are Welcome

Kaya Mindlin, CYT, AWP

Kaya Mindlin, CYT, AWP

Ayurvedic Nutrition

Marek Sawicki, BA. C-AP. C-IAYT, LMBT (NC Lic. #7858) e-RYT 500

Marek Sawicki, BA. C-AP. C-IAYT, LMBT (NC Lic. #7858) e-RYT 500

Ayurvedic Lead Teacher

Erica McQuown

Erica McQuown

www.wellnesstranscended.com IG: @ericamcquown

MERCEDES GRANT, RYT

MERCEDES GRANT, RYT

Re-framing Addiction with Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy

BRITTANY WOODARD

BRITTANY WOODARD

Dean of Education

KARTA PURKH SINGH KHALSA, A.D., D.N.-C., R.H.

KARTA PURKH SINGH KHALSA, A.D., D.N.-C., R.H.

Ayurvedic Herbology

Join Satsang. Everyone is welcome.
Raffaella Breare RYT, RCYT, TMT, RM

Raffaella Breare RYT, RCYT, TMT, RM

Online Student Support

Lucy St. John

Lucy St. John

Vedic Knowledge

Andy Betancourt

Andy Betancourt

Founder

Jacquelyn Rae

Jacquelyn Rae

Founder

Teach with Satsang. Everyone is welcome.

This Ongoing Event is Free!

Now, perhaps more so than any time in history, each of us have the unique opportunity to use ancient knowledge in our modern times. To put them into practice, and to move into these seemingly times of uncertainty with confidence and grace knowing that truly all things are working together for each of our good.