Yosemite Yoga & Backpacking:

Contact Yoga~ Nature Attunement~ Mindfulness

with Anjuli Mahendra and Alok Rocheleau

August 15-19, 2012


“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.  Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.  The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.”  -John Muir

Join us for a 4-day backpacking trip where we will explore resonance with each other and the wilderness.  Immersing ourselves in the beauty of wilderness we can experience a deeper connection to our essential nature. Activities will include contact yoga and dance, Thai massage, therapeutic flying, meditation and pranayama (breathing practices).

As a seasoned outdoor educator, Alok will share his knowledge and we will interact with nature through art and indigenous traditions. Anjuli will guide meditative movement practices based on a blend of modalities including contact improvisation, butoh, and martial arts. Together, Alok and Anjuli will be sharing skills in Thai massage and other healing forms that you can incorporate into your own repertoire. Their offerings will focus on our innate capacity to heal by listening to the unique alchemy of our inner state resonating with our environment.

Each day will include yoga and meditation. There will be plenty of time for reflection, journaling, singing around the fire and swimming in fresh mountain water.  Leave your busy routine for a while and practice presence in this beautiful setting.  Replenish your energy and return with new perspective and insight.

Instructed by Alok Rocheleau and Anjuli Mahendra. Guided by Dashielle Vawter, $495. Scholarships and work-trades are available for this trip, please inquire with

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ShaktiCura Healing LoungeLast Sunday of the month at YogaKula Berkeley

ShaktiCura Healing Lounge is a multi-sensory evening devoted to healing and rejuvenation. Take this time for yourself to revitalize your spirit and body and also deepen your connection with others.

We are a community of amazing healers and artists that will be providing an array of nurturing and stimulating offerings to nourish your body.To start the evening, we will offer a partner stretching/massage workshop followed by an open time for practice and play while your senses are stimulated by beautiful sound healing. Throughout the program, you will have the unique opportunity to receive mini-sessions from a vareity of talented healers. In addition, talented artisans will be offering nourishing herbal elixirs, flower essences, tea, raw chocolate, and healthy snacks.

**ShaktiCura is an on-going event held on the last Sunday of each month. Summers will be alternating months.**


6 PM- doors open

6:15– Opening Ceremony and Qi Gong with Tahil Gesyuk

6:45–Partner Stretching/Massage Workshop by Alok Rocheleau and Anjuli Mahendra

7:15—Healers’ Introduction and Raffle Announcement

7:30-10 PM Mini-sessions Begin. Musical Offering/Sound Healing with Evan Fraser and Friends

*Kameko and Adam of Nadi Girl Ayurveda will be offer an Organic Asian inspired meal! (Gluten free and vegan friendly)*

*Enjoy delicious, raw+vegan desserts for sale prepared by Meredith Rom AKA Raw Dessert Goddess:)*

*Visionary Tibetan thangkas dispayed by Geoff Torkington. Creative Life Artwork by Clarissa Hurst. *

Additional workshops:

8-8:45 PMMini teaser taster of the Haplrins’ “life art process” facilitated by Clarissa Hurst. This somatic practice brings you in touch with your body, your story and your creativity.

Please bring extra cash for mini-sessions and treats! Suggested donation of $20 for 25-min session.

A rare opportunity to experience some of the most talented healers in the Bay Area that will be offering mini-sessions:

Jenna Anjali


Aimee Mcdonald

Alok Rocheleau

Anjuli Mahendra

Yogi Ramadin

Bruno Ferreira

Kameko Shibata

Michael Zeligs

Tahil Gesyuk

Tickets: $12/advance, $15 at the door.Sign up ahead!