Yoga Church <<->> W I L D devotion with special guest Nat Kendall ♥ ♥ ♥

>> BHAKTI flow yoga w/ Hannah Muse
+ LIVE music by SF-based kirtan singer Nat Kendall
+ conscious loving community with YOU.

Downtown Santa Cruz // 5:30-7pm // all are welcome
–sliding scale — $10 > $15 < $20 —
{no one turned away for lack of funds}

——— more about Nat Kendall ———–
Nat Kendall is a lifelong musician, Kirtan singer and yoga teacher from San Francisco who brings his passion for music and yoga together in perfect union with the practice of Bhakti yoga. After years touring and playing in live bands, Nat found chanting and Bhakti through his yoga practice and has taken deep study in this realm. With mantra supported by harmonium, drumming and other instrumentation, Nat nurtures a space where the ecstatic benefits of group chanting and devotional music can be experienced. For retreats, kirtans, recordings, workshops and more visitwww.natkendall.com

———– more about Hannah Muse ———-
Hannah is known for her profound devotion to WAKING UP to the sacred that permeates everything, her nurturing way of weaving ancient wisdom + transformational ritual into everyday living, her epic storytelling and sweet Bhakta voice that stirs deep in your soul, and her teachings’ focus on compassion — reflected throughout her work as a teacher, activist and mother.

Her classes skillfully weave mantra, pranayama, meditation, mudra, and philosophy throughout intelligently-sequenced, alignment-based flows – and her studies span traditions of raja, tantra, hatha yoga, as well as anatomy, ayurveda, the neuroscience of mindfulness, and much more, including various mystical traditions. Her classes seek to empower the yogin not only to become vital in body and clear in mind – but encourage the rediscovery of that grace which is already present within and throughout.

Hannah has been a featured presenter at Symbiosis, Bhakti Fest, Shakti Fest, Electric Forest, and other festivals. She is co-creator and teacher of the beloved Roots of Yoga Teacher Trainings (50, 200 and 300 hour trainings). She also leads the Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training at Mount Madonna Center, and transformational retreats in India, Bali, Mexico, Guatemala, California and beyond. Hannah has been voted as one of the Top Three “Best Yoga Instructors” in the Santa Cruz Good Times for the past five years in a row, and serves on the board of the Yoga For All Movement, offering yoga + mindfulness to the homeless, incarcerated and underserved.

Learn more and get involved at HannahMuseYoga.com

———– more about YOGA C H U R C H ———

 Join the tribe of free thinkers, truth seekers, warriors and lovers… all are welcome in this temple. 

Join Yoga Church Mondays at the Santa Cruz Veteran’s Hall (a lovely space downtown across the street from Verve Coffee on Front St, next to the post office).

These classes will have most of the same elements of Hannah’s beloved Monday night former Live DJ Bhakti Flow class, integrating a HUGE DOSE of LOVE along with skillfully sequenced alignment-based flows, myth, mantra, amazing music and more – PLUS some sweet changes we are STOKED to share with you:

1. COMMUNITY YOGA for ALL: these classes are intended to be accessible + inclusive to anyone who seeks to open their heart, body & mind; not just those who can afford it. Self-care is a radical act: as we learn to love + take care of ourselves, we extend that love + support to others more abundantly, and it ripples out into our communities. So in the interest of community love and support, we offer to you every Monday night:
// sliding scale prices: $10 – $20
// veterans are free
// no one turned away for lack of funds

We seek to serve the entire community, anyone and everyone willing to show up and be present: underserved populations, young and old, rich and poor, all walks of life. Those of you can afford to pay $15 or more will not only be offering yourself the gift of a replenishing practice, but you will personally be making it possible for us to serve the greater whole. We welcome everyone. We welcome YOU.

2. beautiful TEMPLE SPACE: we are in love with this gorgeous room with tree-lined windows, wood floors, high ceilings, an amazing sound system – and so much high vibes! (Same room where we are thrilled to host the ROOTS training this year too.) There is also easy parking: a low-cost parking garage at Front St/River St, or bike, walk, hula hoop your way to this central location.

3. TIME: 5:30-7 pm allows you to practice after a full day of work/play, plus still have time for dinner and downtime after. (I’m hoping some weeks we can have community dinners together after class – since we will be downtown near so much amazing local food!)

4. YOGA CHURCH: it’s a new paradigm ya’ll – this is independent yoga for free thinkers, truth seekers, warriors and lovers. Atheists, agnostics, religious devotees, mystics and spiritual seekers alike are all welcome to this church – so don’t let the name throw you off. The name came when I posed the question last year to a blissful post-Monday night class of yogis: “if you could name what we do here, what would you call it?” Many wonderful ideas flowed from this creative group, and nearly all of them used words like “church”, “temple” or “ceremony” – citing that just calling these Monday night experiences “yoga” was not enough. Although it’s all yoga, I get their point – we live in a world where people are calling various things/styles/methods/brands yoga, so it’s helpful to be descriptive. And as you all pointed out, the incredible energy and transformation we co-create on these Monday nights should be honored with a name that honors the magic, the community, the reverence, the heart of these sacred gatherings…

Welcome to Yoga Church.