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Love and Abundance: The Gifts of Lakshmi

IMG_0011Women’s Meditation Retreat

Lakshmi, the goddess of abundance and good fortune, is the embodiment of grace, contentment, generosity, and beauty.

Give yourself the time and space to nurture your peace of mind and creativity in connection with others.  This half day retreat is designed to fill your cup with contentment and the remembrance of your inner beauty.

We’ll spend the morning deepening our experience of the divine feminine through story telling, mantra, meditation, hatha yoga, sacred art and group discussion. Participants will leave with a simple drawing of Lakshmi that can be the start of (or an addition to) a meditation altar.

If you long to create a deeper connection to true beauty, inner abundance, and your spiritual heart center, please come to this inspiring, fun, and nourishing workshop!  Absolutely beginner friendly (no previous experience needed with yoga, meditation or art).

When: Sunday, June 3 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Where: Art Therapy Austin  – 1200 East 11th Street, 78702

Investment: $50 (includes retreat and art supplies. Price of lunch is not included)

Pre-registration is required to reserve your space.

Sliding scale payments are available from $25-$50.  Payments accepted via PayPal.

All participants are invited and encouraged to bring a lunch, or individuals can order take out from nearby Blue Dahlia.  The structured part of the workshop will end at 12:30 p.m.  The hour from 12:30 – 1:30 is for having lunch and completing art work together in the studio space.   All are invited and encouraged to stay until 1:30 p.m.

Please e-mail Anita at anitastoll@gmail.com with questions or register through PayPal.


One Day Meditation Practice Intensive

Call for dates, 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Central Austin ($75)

Cost includes vegetarian lunch. Proceeds benefit SGRY and Austin Big Heart Yoga.

All levels of experience are welcome. This meditation practice intensive is offered in coordination with our larger Shambhava Yoga community based out of Colorado. Intensives are an opportunity for participants to engage in very deep practice for one full day. Local participants will work together with Swamis and Acharyas (experienced senior teachers of the Shambhava tradition) via video broadcast throughout the day. The structure includes meditation instruction, meditation practice, and opportunities to ask questions in large and small group settings. Silence is often observed during breaks. Each Intensive includes about 8 hours of practice. Seated meditation is sometimes alternated with walking meditation, discussion, hatha yoga, and kirtan (chanting of sanskrit mantras), providing variety throughout the day.

Introduction to Shambhava Yoga™ Meditation

Call for schedule,
private studio - address given upon registration ($15)

This introductory class explores how meditation can help you to handle stress, be more present and skillful in your daily life, and have a rich spiritual life.

Shambhava Yoga™ Meditation is rooted in the ancient tradition of Kashmir Shaivism, which sees the entire universe as a manifestation of divine consciousness, or Shiva.  Through regular whole-hearted meditation practice, we begin to see this divinity within ourselves and it shines in everything we do.

Shambhava Yoga Meditation practices are diverse yet simple, practical yet profound.  They begin on the cushion and in the heart, using breath and mantra to experience what lies beyond the mind.  With practice, this subtle awareness is cultivated in all life circumstances, bringing the light of consciousness with you everywhere you go.