June 17, 2011

How To Hanuman Gratis. ~ David Telfer McConaghay

Hey Everybody! Look Over Here! Free Stuff!

The Opening Ceremony with Melissa Michaels has just ended. We grounded ourselves — and the whole festival, by proxy — through improvised movement set to cool, groovy music on this hot hot afternoon which has now turned to evening.

I am sitting on the lawn in the middle of the Hanuman vendors village as I compose this. It is a glorious day in downtown Boulder, and there are beautiful people busy everywhere preparing for the impending spectacularity of this weekend.

Here is the complete schedule of Hanuman Festival events which are entirely free of charge and open to the public.

Click Here for the Music schedule (including more Free events).

*Friday, June 17

4:30 am — 6:30 am
Aykanna – Sadhana Morning Meditation — All Levels
Location: Fire Studio, St. Julien Hotel

— Sadhana or daily spiritual practice is the foundation of all spiritual endeavor. The Aquarian Sadhana is practiced by Kundalini Yoga communities across the world. Yogi Bhajan gave us the Aquarian Sadhana in 1992 to take us through the transition into the Aquarian Age. This sadhana prepares our psyches to excel in the new environments in the decades that follow. During the “ambrosial hours” (the two and a half hours just before sunrise), before you face the world each day, do yourself a favor and tune up your nervous system and attune yourself to your highest inner self. To cover all your bases, Sadhana includes exercise, meditation, and prayer.

1 pm — 2:15 pm

Guided Meditation with Waylon Lewis
Fire Studio, St. Julien Grand Ballroom

Also at 1 pm: Yoga Asana with Patrick Harrington — All Levels
Location: Earth Studio, Boulder High School


4:30 am — 6:30 am
Aykanna – Sadhana Morning Meditation — All Levels (see description above)
Location: Fire Studio, St. Julien Hotel

1 pm — 2:15 pm
Journey through the Hips, Neck & Shoulders with Jo Schaalman — All Levels
Location: Earth Studio, Boulder High School

— Have you ever wanted to be free of the tension you hold in your hips, neck and shoulders? Learn how to strip the layers away from the emotional and physical blocks that we hold in these areas. Using breath in combination with these unique postures we will create freedom and strength in your hips, neck and shoulders. You will feel cleansed refreshed and alive. Come ready to sweat and breathe deeply!

Also at 1 pm: Pearl St Yoga Flash Mob

Also at 1 pm: Elemental Wisdom class with Debra Silverman
Location: Fire Studio, St. Julien Hotel

Debra Silverman

— The four elements of astrology  – fire, air, earth and water – describe the primary nature of your constitution or your character.  The Elements dress up your personality and serve as the clothing for the soul – they give the soul form. Your elements are the expression of your soul in the material realm.

Simply learning about the elements will help you understand your character and where best to focus your energies. The one-word summary for each element is: Fire = Energy, Air = Intellect, Earth = Practicality, Water = feeling.

Using the four elements you can identify the natural gifts and challenges that you were born with; then you can imagine looking down at yourself from a high observation deck, as though watching your story being enacted on stage while you are the audience. From this position you can observe your elemental personality, where you can “coast” and where you might have to work a bit to get the results you want.

2 pm — 3:15 pm
Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis — featuring MC Yogi, Seane Corne and more!
Location: Air Studio, Boulder High School

All are welcome! Join us!

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