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Yoga Workshops Saturday Afternoon Nov. 12


Keynote Speaker 12:30 - 1:30pm
Swami Jaya Devi of Kashi Ashram, Atlanta
The Yamas and Niyamas today and off the mat
Swami Jaya Devi Bhagavati was initiated as a sannaysin by Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati. She serves as Yoga Acharya of Kali Natha Yoga, or master yoga teacher, and as executive and spiritual director of Kashi Atlanta, an urban ashram which has been voted “Atlanta’s Best Yoga” 2000-2009 by the city’s intown weekly paper Creative Loafing. She has been voted “Atlanta’s Best Yoga Instructor” since the inception of the award in 2006 and is a Yoga Alliance 500-Hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher. Swami Jaya Devi has studied yoga, meditation and healing in depth since 1985 and has trained over 300 students to become certified yoga instructors.
Swami Jaya Devi is the author of the Classical Yoga Teachers Training Manual, and numerous articles about using yoga to create a deep, meaningful life. She has appeared on CNN, CBS, PBS and NPR as an expert in using yoga to reduce stress and achieve a balanced, peaceful life. She also began Kashi Atlanta’s Street Meals Program, which provides over 20,000 meals each year to people living on the streets and in homeless shelters. Under the instruction of Jaya Devi, Kashi Atlanta teachers also go into the community, teaching yoga to people in local jails, senior centers, homeless shelters, and hospitals. Swami Jaya Devi is passionate about teaching yoga, breath and meditation as powerful tools for everyday transformation.
Phone: 404.687.3353

Afternoon Session Choices 2-4pm:
  • Ari Traiverso - Acro Yoga
  • Christy Nones - Anusara
  • Judy Weaver - Connected Warrior Flow for Veterans
  • Juliana Bossano - Vinyasa Flow
  • Zumba with Avis
  • More Details Soon



Juliana Bossano

Vinyasa Flow with Juliana
This moment flows... This moment flows will focus on moving prana and cleansing chakras, this helps to remove blockages in the 5 bodies, enabling an increased absorption of energy and awareness. Prana becomes visible on the physical plane as motion an action, and on the mental as thought. Once the mind has been stilled and prana flows freely in the chackras, the doorway to the evolution of consciousness opens, leading the aspirant into higher dimensions of spiritual experience.

About Juliana Bossano (teaching a Chakra Flow 2pm)

When I started my yoga journey I didn’t have a great understanding of the greatness of yoga, I also was looking for its physical benefits, more self-control, peace of mind, and patience.  I started my practice in 1982, I was 17 years old. I remember asking my mother for a psychologist because I was very aggressive, and had no self-control. The next day when she came home from work she handed me a peace of paper with a phone number and the name of my first yoga teacher, Olga Montanez.
I remember my first class so clearly, her main focus was proper breathing. The art of breathing is the key to our life, we can go days without eating or drinking, but we can’t go for more than 3 minutes without breathing” that is what my teacher used to say when she explained about this magical act.  Then the practice of asanas came, that left me feeling glorious with a sensation of well being and internal peace that I had never felt before.  It is in this way that body became my first instrument to learn the science of yoga. This process of refining started then and continues up to now.  
Yoga has brought tremendous physical benefits to me, but I can say that yoga has many benefits; it has brought and internal balance that project to the external, transforming not only myself but those around me.
I invite you to begin this marvelous system of training; I assure you that you will not regret it. Don’t listen to what I say here…. Try it yourself; it is only through experience that you will find out.

About Arianne Traverso (teaching Acro Yoga 2pm)

Ari is based in South Beach Miami, the perfect environment to compliment her colorful and playful style, Arianne has had the opportunity & blessing of teaching workshops here in across the US, Europe, Caribbean, South America and Asia. The broad horizon of her experience infuses her classes with fun, laughter and-- most importantly-- a sense that one can achieve anything. Arianne's expertise in Yoga, Acrobatics and Thai Massage help students to build their own well-balanced understanding of the practice through the use of clear, technical teaching skills, compassionate adjustments, and intuitive body awareness.
is also an avid acrobatic performer since 2007, inspiring audiences with her graceful poses and dedicated passion. This love of movement and community carried over into her body work as a thai massage therapist and yoga instructor. A strong instinct for individual connection allows her to fully support her clients through detailed explanation and wellness consultations.   Arianne recognizes that as the practice of yoga becomes more and more dynamic, her own understanding continues to deepen, and honors this with continually studying yoga, movement and healing arts through teacher trainings and workshops

About Christy Nones (teaching Anusara Yoga 2pm)
Christy is a certified Anusara® yoga teacher, has been a student of yoga since 1988 and teaching since 2000. A classically trained Homeopath and long-time dancer, she is enthusiastic about the healing and therapeutic aspects of the Anusara® yoga method. With an extensive background in spiritual/religious studies and a B.A. in comparative religions she gains profound inspiration from the Tantric philosophy of Anusara® yoga and offers its elegant wisdom in delightfully practical ways. She teaches workshops locally and internationally, furthering her studies by assisting John Friend, founder of Anusara® Yoga, and studying with other top teachers.

About Judy Weaver (teaching a flow for US Veterans 2pm)
Judy Weaver, ERYT 500 , is Vice President and Founder of Connected Warriors, a 501(c)(3) based in Boca Raton.  Judy is  responsible for the content of the yoga classes taught by Connected Warriors as well the training of new Connected Warriors teachers. She is currently the Director of Yoga South’s Teacher Training program in Boca Raton, Florida and has been a frequent guest speaker at Lynn University’s Mind-Body Medicine classes. Judy’s established expertise and knowledge of yoga is sought out by students and teachers alike in the South Florida area.

About Jiwan Kaur (teaching Kundalini 2pm)
Jiwan  has been practicing Kundalini Yoga and Meditation for six years. She began shortly after her third son was born with Gurmukh’s prenatal certification in Los Angeles, and from then on has been devoted to learning and practicing Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. She continued her education with a Conscious Pregnancy course led by Tarn Tarn Kaur and then a Level I Teacher Training Course with the Deva Kaur and Singh in South Florida. In recent years she has assisted Deva Kaur with planning the Level II modules of Conscious Communication and Authentic Relationships. Currently, she is in KRI’s 5 year program to learn how to teach Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training Courses. . She is a mother of five and devotes her life to enhancing the continued expression of love and wisdom in all. Her unbounded enthusiasm is encouraging and nurturing to all those who attend her classes and workshops.
Jiwan’s latest ceation is Divine Bliss, the creative new business with her partner Mitar Kaur. Kundalini Yoga wear for women, men, children, babies , all organic and natural. 



About Avis Boetius (teaching Zumba 2pm)

Avis Boetius is a dedicated fitness professional and a seasoned instructor who has been teaching aerobics since age 15 and has found her true passion in Zumba. Avis is a nationally certified Group Fitness Instructor certified with The Aerobic and Fitness Association of America. She is a Certified Zumba Fitness Instructor with over 10 year of experience with Zumba and 25 years in the fitness industry. CPR certified. She has worked with Beto Perez, the creator of Zumba, taking countless workshops with Beto and traveling to Miami weekly to take classes from the Master himself. Avis has been in two Zumba Workout Videos and has been in the magazine “Zumba World”.

Avis puts her heart and soul into countless hour of researching different styles of music and dance so that when she choreographs routines with her daughter Ciana Boetius (who is also a certified Zumba Instructor) the routines are original and fresh. She continually strives to stay educated and up-to-date on the latest trends in the World of Zumba and in all forms of dance. She loves incorporating dances from Brazil, Africa, Bollywood, Reggae, Country -Line dance just to mention a few into the class. She has a very large following of people from Jupiter-Boca Raton that travel to take her classes.

What brings Avis satisfaction for her hard work is that people have lost from 5 pounds to 95 pounds by taking her classes and women have said to her that the class has saved their marriages and their sanity. Avis has performed at parties, Master Classes and Workshops. Avis also works with Zumba for kids (4-11 years) and is certified with Silver Sneakers and teaches a Zumba in a Chair for the Senior population (65 and up). She also teaches Spinning, Aqua Aerobics, Pilates, and Weightlifting.

Join us and the Yoga Community in South Florida

Saturday is a full day of workshops and then the evening bring a practice with Music by Jai Uttal. (Only $22 or VIP for $111 with funds going to support free yoga.)  Friday night is free with a practice as well followed by a Kirtan with Jai Uttal.



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