Happy Saturday and last official weekend of the calendar summer. Yep, Sept 22 marks the first day of Autumn, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get in one last shot of summer-style festivities! Tomorrow, Sunday September 20 brings 2009’s Global Mala Yoga for Peace event. The wha? Founded by Shiva Rea, Global Mala is an event to unite the global yoga community in forming a ‘mala around the earth’ by practicing the sacred cycle of 108 through any of the following approaches:
- 108 Sun Salutations (or variations of 27, 56)
- 108 rounds of mantra such as the Gayatri or Maha Mrityanjaya
- 108 rounds of a kriya
- 108 minutes of meditation, kirtan or movement meditation
There are a few happenings in NYC. Here’s a biggie:
Jivamukti Yoga School and Integral Yoga Institute
Proudly Presents NYC Metro Area Global Mala Yoga for Peace Event
When: Sunday, September 20th 2009
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Mason Hall at Baruch College, 17 Lexington Avenue (between 23rd and 22nd streets).
Tickets: $15 get em here www.jivamuktiyoga.com/event/eventcenter.jsp
Featuring kirtan with Keshavacharya & Kamaniya, Shyamdas and Dave Stringer.
Special Guest Speakers include Sharon Gannon (founder of the Jivamukti Yoga Method), Swami Ramananda (President of the Integral Yoga Institute) and Sri Dharma Mittra.
Help a Yogi Out, and Kids too! from yogadeals blog:
when: sunday, september 20th, 3pm-6pm
what: 108 sun salutation (& variations) taught by equinox yoga teachers while derek beres djs his global beats, featuring music, prizes, yummy nibbles, gift bags, & yoga
why: raise $$ for bent on learning
NYC-ers can check out Yoga Nation who’s kindly listed a few more events (and who was as shocked as we were that there actually are more events).