Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even into your smallest
acts. This is the secret of success. — Swami Sivananda.
Creating New Beginnings
Happy New Moon in Gemini!
With this New Moon in Gemini, we are calling in abundance, happiness, and positive karma, guiding us to grow like the herbs of the earth. As the lavender, mint and basil bloom in summer, so do the creative potentials of the inner self. With this New Moon we call forth the energy of summer, ripening and fruition. As the sun delivers its warming energy across the northern hemisphere, there is an equal pull of ripening in the wisdom of our lives.
We feel our connection with nature and see our reflection in the four directions. We can take comfort in the warm winds and their ever-moving spirit upon the land. In the cold waters life is supported, nourished, and rejuvenated. In the sweet earth, we reap abundance of every sort. Looking towards the starry sky, we feel a cosmic awareness shining from its infinite mystery.
As we arrive at this new moon, we discover the perfection of the moment. Inceremony, we gather around the fire and bow to the tremendous grace that brings love to our hearts, a smile to our faces, and vitality to our being. In the silent embrace of the firmament, under a blanket of stars, we make movements toward the supreme truth from which we arise.
What are you remembering and manifesting in this potent time?
How are you expressing more love, more gratitude, more mindfulness?
The next full moon will peak in the night sky on June 28. Named the Strawberry Moon by the Algonquin tribes, this full moon was seen as a signal that the time was right to pick ripe wild strawberries. As June 28th approaches, consider how you may emulate the sweetness, beauty, and strength of a wild strawberry.
With a deep bow of gratitude,
Your SYI Tribe
Fresh like the morning dew
Awaken from the dream within a dream
Water gurgling plip plop ever renewing
Wind rising up the canyon
Hollow and holy bones
Space within space
There is an essence that one can taste
Without lips, tongue or taste buds
A flower that buds in the heart
The very roots of nourishment
The very sense of ‘I Am’
Taste this nectar
The knowledge of Self
Realize this fruit
The star of the soul
The place where all echoes fade
The wellspring of wholeness
Harmony of all
Within your heart
“I spent over a year looking for Yoga Teacher Trainings. I looked in India, Mexico, Argentina and other destinations. There were amazing options with highly qualified teachers, but always felt something was missing. I haver been practicing for over 5 years, and love Yoga, and with this TT I was looking for a deep spiritual practice. I wasn’t looking for the perfect teacher with the perfect pose, I wanted to practice and feel that every single asana or pranayama, meant something beyond our body. I wanted to connect with Yoga and myself in a deeper level. And that’s what I found in School Yoga Institute. — Juan Carlos Aguilera, Guatemala 2018.
“The journey with SYI in Costa Rica was nothing but magical! I was a professional dancer in LA for 6 years and getting exhausted of the entertainment industry. I knew I wanted something more for myself and yoga has always been my saving grace. One of my friends did her training with SYI in Guatemala and said that it changed her life. I wanted to do this training to get out of LA and learn more about yoga. However, I ended up getting so much more! — Kelly Catania, Costa Rica March 2018
SYi Recommended Reads
Journey with us!
Shamanic journeying is the inner art of traveling to the invisible worlds beyond ordinary reality to retrieve information for change in every area of our lives from spirituality and health to work and relationships. With Shamanic Journeying, readers join world-renowned teacher Sandra Ingerman to learn the core teachings of this ancient practice and apply these skills in their own journey. This book includes a complementary drumming CD for three shamanic journeys.
Recommended for 200 & 300 Hour SYI YTT Students interested in learning more about integrating shamanism into their everyday life.
Bali and Peru’s YTT in Action
“When you inhale, you are taking the strenght from God.
When you exhale, it represents the service you are giving to the world.” — B.K.S. Iyengar
So much love happening here in Bali!
We have officially opened our brand new location at the gorgeous Pondok Pitaya in Balian Beach with 21 beautiful yogis. The stories that have held us back are beginning to melt away and we are witnessing the beginnings of so many incredible transformations.
Next 200 Hour YTT at Pondok Pitaya is August 24 -Sept 13.
“The sun shines down, and its image reflects in a thousand different pots filled with water. The reflections are many, but they are each reflecting the same sun. Similarly, when we come to know who we truly are, we will see ourselves in all people.” — Ammachi, the Hugging Saint
Things are flowing beautifully in Peru as we enter Day 4 of our 21day transformational YTT with 20 beautiful students (soon to be teachers!) in the Sacred Valley of Peru. We are letting go as we dive into this journey into ourselves.
Join Us In FIJI!
It is with so much excitement that we are announcing the opening of our 7th location to our Yoga Teacher Training Program offerings
Starting on September 7th, 2019 join us on the magical island Resort in Savusavu Bay Fiji! Not a bad place to dive into what you love on a tropical lush garden oasis, once a coconut plantation, amongst crystal clear blue !watersoff the South Pacific Ocean Coast. YES !
Called by the energy of the Fijian volcanoes, islands, spirits, and each other, we invite you to come and evolve on your spiritual and yogic path.
Last Call To VOTE the Poetry Contest!
Thank you to all the amazing participants who showed up and wrote so beautifully for our May Poetry contest!
We are announcing our winner on June 15, so be sure to help a yogi out by getting your final votes in. One lucky student will receive a discount off their upcoming Yoga Teacher Training!
“Come, come, whoevere you are.
Wonderer, worshipper, lover of leaving.
It doesn’t matter.
Come, even if you have broken your vow
a thousand times
Come, yet again, come, come”
GoldenBerry Bliss Ball Recipe
1/2 cup soaked Almonds or nut of choice (Macadamias are awesome!!)
1/2 Cup soaked dates
1 Cup Dried Coconut
1tsp lemon or lime zest
2 TBS Coconut sugar or nectar
1 tsp camu camu, macu, lucuma, superfoods of your choice
1/4-1/2 cup goldenberries
salt to taste
Blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender and make into balls. Roll in coconut. Refrigerate or freeze for best texture.
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Sacred Training Calendar
~ BALI ~
Aug 24 – Sept 13, 2018 Pondok Pitaya
Oct 9 – Oct 29, 2018 Kura Kura Yoga Retreat
January 9- 29, 2019 Kura Kura Yoga Retreat
Feb 1 – Feb 25, 2019 *300 hour Kura Kura Yoga Retreat
March 1-March 21, 2019 Pondok Pitaya
May 16-June 16, 2019 Pondok Pitaya
June 9 – 29th, 2019 Pondok Pitaya
~ PERU ~
July 1 – 25th, 2018 *300 hour advanced
Sept 2 – Sept 22, 2018
Dec 1 – Dec 21, 2018
Feb 5 – Feb 25, 2019
Apr 24 – May 14, 2019
June 10 – June 30, 2019
July 1-25th, 2019 – 300 hour Advanced
Sept 2 – Sept 22, 2019
Dec 1 – Dec 21, 2019