Eastside Yoga Events in Austin

Finding Inner Peace - Meditation & Discourse with Shiva Rudra Balayogi

Baba Shiva Rudra Balayogi, who is recognized as one of the great Self Realized Yogis of our era, will be visiting Eastside Yoga, Friday, May 19th, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. to conduct a free meditation class and answer questions on meditation, self-realization and finding inner peace.

The core of Baba’s teaching is: People are suffering because they have forgotten the liberating Truth of who they are. Among the thousands of thoughts that appear in our busy mind each day, there is a one thing which is not a thought - our consciousness of existing. The silent witness to the mind is the true Self. Without direct experience of this higher reality it is not possible to stop suffering. By silencing the mind with meditation we come face to face with the truth of existence, a state of consciousness in which supreme peace is the reality. It is a special event and rare opportunity to learn from an accomplished Yogi.

No program fee, donations appreciated.

Saturday, May 20th from 7:30-9:30pm

Hawaii Retreat with Jessica Steinbomer

We thrive through connection with others and the greater world around us. In this serene and powerful setting, we offer a way to restore our inner fire and use it in our lives to bring connection to our relationships, our work and our communities. Through shared study of ancient yogic systems and modern psychotherapeutic modalities, we will use movement and attention in our bodies to study our inner and outer worlds. There will be an emphasis on alignment, safety, and rehabilitation of the body, while holding a space for devotion, self inquiry and mindfulness.

May 20-27th, 2017
More information available here.

Community Kirtan

with Liz and Adam

Join Eastside Kirtan Collective for community kirtan, this ancient practice, of call and response chanting, is rooted in the Bhakti path, the yoga of love and devotion. Liz and Adam will guide us through simple, timeless chants to open and uplift the heart and soothe the soul. Come sing, celebrate, and steep in the holy names!

Sunday, May 28th from 3:00-4:30pm
Donations welcome
More information HERE

Yoga Nidra: Get Your Rest On!

with Denise Deniger

Need to recharge? Slow down? Can't sleep? Want to go deeper in your meditation and/or asana practice? Come experience iRest Yoga Nidra, inspired by Richard C. Miller, to experience greater levels of relaxation, energy, and contentment. Research shows that a 30-minute Yoga Nidra practice is equivalent to about 4 hours of deep sleep. It has also been shown that Yoga Nidra can be used as a therapeutic technique to alleviate anxiety, depression, and insomnia.

More information HERE
Friday, June 2nd from 7:00-8:15pm
Cost: $20

Yin Yoga: Moving into Stillness

A workshop with Iva Drtina-Hall

Discover a world of Yoga that focuses on balancing the body, mind and spirit. The most important part of the whole yoga process, is how it relates to your life. Namely, how to be more healthy, have a balanced physical, mental and emotional state of being and how it has an effect on the perceptions of one's spiritual growth. All these combine to modify lifestyles to achieve an intelligent state of being. By nourishing a yin attitude of compassionate acceptance, we allow the wisdom of our bodies to be heard.

Saturday, June 3rd from 2:00-6:00pm
Cost: $60
More information and registration available here.

Heroic Journey of the Soul

with Lauran and Steven

Take charge of your soul's evolution and engage your personal spiritual quest in this inspiring and dynamic afternoon workshop led by Steven Ross and Lauran Janes. Investigate the cosmic cycles of time and our place in history to gain a context on humanity's condition and why Yoga's time has come. Explore the soul and consider your personal relationship with God as we share Yoga's perspectives on the Divine. This course will be a blend of lecture, guided discussion and meditative asanas with God and the qualities of inner space at the forefront of each breath and action. Experience practices and engage in lively discussion to investigate the soul and soul's journey across & beyond time. This course is part of the EYS 300 Hr YTT program and is open to the public.

Saturday, June 17th from 2:00-6:00pm
Cost $95.
More information and registration HERE

Experience the Chakras

presented by Ananda yoga teacher Supriya Chadwick

This is an experiential workshop. Participants will awaken energy at each of the different chakras and help that energy gently rise. The resulting experience is one of deep peace, calmness, self-acceptance and JOY. A brief introduction to the chakras will be given – no previous knowledge is needed. As we focus on each of the chakras, we will use yoga, meditation, chanting, and affirmations to awaken the Energy.

Supriya “Sue” Chadwick has been the Director of Ananda Meditation and Yoga Center in Dallas for 17 years, and continues to serve as Ananda’s Spiritual Director.

Saturday, July 8th from 2:00-4:00pm
Cost: $35
More information and registration HERE

Experience the Sacred Heart

Discourse and meditation with Lauran Janes and Steven Ross

Restore faith in the sacred teachings of old as we revitalize them with new expressions of what it means to Yogis to have a pure heart. Learn how to purify the heart and why its essential for yogic devleopment in this experiential talk.

Friday July 21st 7.30pm-9.30pm
Cost: $20
More information and registration HERE

Sanskrit from the Bhagavad Gita

Six week study series with Professor Stephen Phillips

This series is suitable are for absolute beginners. Pronunciation and the letters of the alphabet will be rehearsed every class. More advanced students should have fun, too, since our time will be filled mainly by chanting mantras — and learning what they mean — along with svadhyaya ("self-study," the fourth niyama on the Yoga-sútra’s list of five) by focusing on key slokas from the Bhagavad Gita.

Wednesdays 7.30pm to 9pm starting September 6th
More information and registration HERE

Swami Shivatmananda Visit

September Visit
Discourse - Yoga for Self perfection - Friday Sept 15th 7.30pm-9.30pm

Seminar - Vedanta and Yoga Spirituality - Saturday Sept 16th - 1pm to 3pm

All programs free.

More information and registration HERE

Swami Shivatmananda Visit

November Visit
Discourse - Yoga Sutras - Friday November 10th 7.30pm-9.30pm

Teaching a spiritually based Yoga class - Saturday November 11th 1pm-3pm

All programs free.

More information and registration HERE