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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Dinacharya with Casey from YVI

Casey will be explaining the befits of Dinacharya A daily routine that helps brings balance to your mind and body.

Ages 8 – 108      Tuesday, March 17 at 11:00 AM EST      Watch the recording

Kriya and Meditation with Shivaani Grace

Kriya Yoga is an ancient meditation technique of energy and breath control or pranayama. It is part of a comprehensive spiritual path, which includes additional meditation practices along with right living.

Ages 8 – 108      Tuesday, March 17 at 6:00 pm EST    

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      Wednesday, March 18 at 1:00 pm EST    Watch the recording.

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      Wednesday, March 18 at 8:00 pm EST     Watch the recording.

Brunch with Brittany

Join YVI Student Director, Brittany, as she discusses healthy Ayurvedic eating habits.

Ages 8 – 108      Thursday, March 19 at 11:00 am EST     Watch the recording

Spiritual Health and Healing with YVI 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      Thursday, March 19 at 4:00 pm EST       Watch the recording

Kundalini with Alexandra

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

Ages 8 – 108      Thursday, March 19 at 7:00 pm EST     Watch the recording

Mind-Flow Yoga with Kerry Glasier

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

Ages 8 – 108      Friday, March 20 at 10:00 am EST       Watch the recording

Boost the Immune System with KP Khalsa 

KP Khalsa will be discussing herbal medicines that have long been known to bump up immunity.

Ages 8 – 108      Friday, March 20 at 12:00 pm EST       Watch the recording

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      Friday, March 20 at 3:00 pm EST     Watch the recording

Gentle Flow Yoga with Sherry

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

Ages 8 – 108      Saturday, March 21 at 9:00 am EST    Watch the recording

Meditation with Stephanie 

Stress, worry, and anxiety are harmful to your mental and physical body. Relax, even for a moment, with a gentle guided meditation to take your mind off what is bothering you. Meditation is a great self-care ritual, especially during these stressful times.

Ages 8 – 108      Saturday, March 21 at 10:00 am EST       

Breath of Life – Pranayama – with Suganthi

Enrich and vitalize body organs, with life stimulating PRANA (OXYGEN), increasing calm, clarity and focus with pranayama breathing & bandhas. Bring attention to specific body parts/muscles/chakra, creating awareness and aid unification of the body, mind, and spirit and getting in tune with the life force energy of the Universe.

Ages 8 – 108      Saturday, March 21 at 7:00 pm EST    Watch the recording

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      Sunday, March 22 at 11:00 am EST    Watch the recording

Hawaii Healing Arts with Beatriz

In this class, Beatriz will discuss the Ancient Hawaii Healing Arts

Ages 8 – 108      Sunday, March 22 at 4:00 pm EST      Watch the recording

Release and Relax with Deniz

Release and Relax: Tips to reverse stress and anxiety, how to cope with stress and anxiety and live a pain-free or have a better quality of life with Fibromyalgia

Ages 8 – 108      Monday, March 23 at 12:00 pm EST       

Vinyasa Flow with Ashley

This asana class will help you heal by bringing peace to the body, mind, and soul.

Ages 8 – 108      Monday, March 23 at 8:00 pm EST       

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      Tuesday, March 24 at 4:00 pm EST      Watch the recording

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      Wednesday, March 25 at 1:00 pm EST       Watch the recording

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      Wednesday, March 25 at 5:00 pm EST      Watch the recording

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      Wednesday, March 25 at 7:00 pm EST    Watch the recording

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      Thursday, March 26 at 12:00 pm EST    Watch the recording

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      Thursday, March 26 at 6:00 pm EST    Watch the recording

Anxiety Relief with Mercedes

In this class, you will start with a guided meditation for anxiety and then we will have an open discussion around additional ways to cope and manage symptoms.

**Canceled for Thursday March 26 at 7pm EST, but will be rescheduled**

Grow your Ayurvedic Business with Jacob Griscom

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

Ages 8 – 108      Friday, March 27 at 12:00 pm EST     Watch the recording

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      Friday, March 27 at 3:00 pm EST    Watch the recording

Meditation and 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      Saturday, March 28 at 10:00 am EST    Watch the recording

 

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      Saturay, March 28 at 4:00 pm EST      Watch the recording

Family Yoga with Charney

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

Ages 8 – 108      Sunday, March 29 at 9:00 am EST     Watch the recording

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      Sunday, March 29 at 11:00 am EST     Watch the recording

Alignment & Vibrational Energy with Amy

Learn a few simple daily and weekly rituals that will help you feel emotionally and energetically aligned without glossing over or denying uncomfortable emotions. Become a high vibrational point of attraction.

Ages 8 – 108      Sunday, March 29 at 3:00 pm EST     

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      Monday, March 30 at 7:00 am EST      Watch the recording

Slow Flow Vinyasa with Lilly

An open level vinyasa class linking movement to breath 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      Monday, March 30 at 9:00 am EST       Join the Class

Ayurvedic Cooking with Robin

This class will talk about the health benefits of some spices and fresh herbs. We will discuss the best way to buy spices and how store.

Ages 8 – 108      Monday, March 30 at 1:00 pm EST     

Ayurvedic Cooking with Amrita

 

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

Ages 8 – 108      Tuesday,  March 31 at 12:00 pm EST       Join the Class

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      Tuesday, March 31 at 2:30 pm EST       Join the Class

Yogic Breathing with Joann

 

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

Ages 8 – 108     Wednesday,  April 1 at 10:30 am EST       Join the Class

Ayurvedic Facials with Casey from YVI

In this class, Casey will demonstrate how to do an Ayurvedic facial to bring your body and skin back into balance.

Ages 8 – 108      Wednesday, April 1 at 12:30 pm EST       Join the Class

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 everyday, 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     Wednesday,  April 1 at 4:00 pm EST       Join the Class

Chakra Awareness and 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      Thursday,  April 2 at 2:00 pm EST       Join the Class

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      Thursday,  April 2 at 4:30 pm EST       Join the Class

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      Friday,  April 3 at 1:00 pm EST       Join the Class

An Introduction to Chakras and Reiki with Lori

 

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

Ages 8 – 108      Friday,  April 3 at 4:00 pm EST       Join the Class

All Levels Vinyasa with Lexis

 

All levels vinyasa: (30 minute) 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      Friday,  April 3 at 6:00 pm EST       Join the Class

LOA and Intuitive Channeling with Suzanne and 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      Saturday,  April 4 at 11:00 am EST       Join the Class

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      Saturday,  April 4 at 4:00 pm EST       Join the Class

 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.