Weclome to portal for Samudra Online - Global School for Living Yoga and the Prana Vinyasa Yoga practice based on root teachings and evolutionary offerings from over 25 years of teaching experience. This site is dedicated to the power of practice in personal healing, collective consciousness and the renewal of nature. Samudra online portal gives you access to our year-long live courses with our emphasis on individual guidance, community and embodying the flow of yoga. Samudra membership are for Prana Vinyasa students, teacher trainees and trainers and offer special courses for going deeper. This is a special portal that can be accessed through all mediums - computer, ipad, phone, webtv - that will allow you to stay connected through the rhythm of the year.
Experience a year-long yogini-women’s circle facilitated by Shiva to connect women within in the Samudra Global School of Yoga community and beyond. Beginning with the ritual and meditation for Saraswati, our monthly group connects women to the flow of the creative energy within our bodies and lives through a monthly women’s circle.
Experience the auspicious renewal and deepening journey into the realization of “embodying Siva” – a universal journey into the meditations, mantras, mudra, myths and universal ritual process connected to the teachings within the sadhana of Siva as consummate yogin, sacred masculine and divine androgyny, supreme dancer, and source consciousness.
Exclusive new courses and new film sequences of Pathways of Prana Vinyasa
see below for courses marked with Samudra icon:
Experience a six-week sadhana that cultivates the wisdom of living vinyasa with the season, ayurvedic self-care, and the power of seasonal-based ritual practice including six seasonal ritual practices, meditations, and life-style practices with Shiva Rea in live-archive audio recording. These six different ritual vinyasas include movement, meditation, mudra, mantra, body-self-care, and yoga nidras that you can integrate into your daily life.
A Year of Meditations for Tending the Fire with Shiva Rea. Experience a weekly live/archive meditation circle with Shiva from Feb 2nd till the Summer Solstice which brings a new mudra-mantra-dharana (contemplation) in a progression of meditation teachings to deepen, enrich, and integrate the many forms of meditation within yoga sadhana accessible to newcomers and long-time teachers and practitioners.
Calling all yoga teachers, vinyasa Experience an understanding of the the roots and evolution of yoga vinyasa as we approach the history and teachings of yoga from over 30,000 b.c. through the modern era from the perspective of movement meditation ritual. Part Two explores the evolution of the comsic body vinyasa into embodied meditation within the Bhagavad Gita and Yoga Sutras into the early tantras as the soil from which the inner vinyasa (the sequence of consciousness) flowers in different paths that evolve into the embodied vinyasa of the early tantras.
Updated Elemental Solar Sequences
filmed in Santorini and Costa Rica
The second "pathways of prana vinyasa" is a practice guide to the Five Elemntal Namskars and 10 Solar-Lunar Wave Sequences that correspond to Elemental Vinyasa module.
Updated Roots/Foundation Solar Sequences
filmed in Santorini and Costa Rica
The first "pathways of prana vinyasa" is a practice guide to the 10 Namskars and 10 Solar-Lunar Roots/ Foundation Sequences that correspond to Embodying the Flow-Mandala of Asana modules.
The original Chakra System with Christopher Tompkins and Shiva Rea
(ritual vinyasa and meditation)
In this "third level" of the pathways of Chakra Prana Vinyasa we explore our first
five chakra mandala namaskars and ten solar-lunar wave sequences that balance and liberate our embodiment of our chakras our enegetic life-nexus
Mandala of Asanas, Pathways of Prana Vinyasa - Namaskars and Wave Sequences
This online guide is required for certification for Embodying Flow: Mandala of Asanas and corresponds to the preparation or home study for embodying the three-part vinyasa and teaching energetic alignement of the core asanas of namaskars, refining your teaching and embodiment of the essence of namaskar, teaching 11 namaskars as a base for the roots/foundations of Prana Vinyasa Namaskars.
We are thrilled to offer our most comprehensive review of all the mandala of asana with video examples, photos, key actions, and teaching cues for all three-part vinyasa.
Prana Danda Yoga Sadhana
PranaDandaYoga is a skillful and powerful style of yoga that involves interweaving a five~foot flexible staff around the body merging with powerful spiral movements and a Vira Prana Flow® vinyasa sequence.
History and Evolution
Go far deeper into the chakras than ever before with Chris' extraordinary discovery of ancient texts that give you the deepest Immersion into the Chakras ever experienced by the West.
Part 1: Kindling the Hear Fire
The Vedic Origins of Yoga Vinyāsa
With Christopher Tompkins and Shiva Rea
Transformational Vinyasa Yoga Practice
Enjoy the web version of Shiva's Yoga Shakti DVD where you can create your own yoga practice using the innovative yoga matrix with 30 vinyasa sequences for a full spectrum yoga practice.
These courses require membership to Samudra. Membership is limited to Prana Vinyasa Teachers and Practitioners who have have been on a retreat, affiliate teacher training or affliate studio. please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered for the Samudra Membership.
For prana vinyasa students, retreat participants, affliate studios or interested practitioners
Samudra Membership includes:
Samudra Teacher Membership
Live in synch with the rhythm of nature, the solar-lunar cycles, personal evolution and community flow.
If you are not a Samudra Prana Vinyasa teacher and would like to become a member to our special roots and evolution vinyasa courses, please email email@example.com
1 year membership: $108
Global Mala - Yoga for Healing
Enjoy this ritual practice from Shiva's home studio at any sacred juncture of the year (equinox, solstice, new and full moon).
Join the Global Mala Project around Fall Equinox every year as people activate yoga for raising consciousness and funds on UN International Peace Day.
Shiva Rea, M.A. is a yogini firekeeper, sacred activist, global adventurer and leading innovator in the evolution of prana flow yoga, transformational vinyasa flow integrating the tantric bhakti roots of yoga, Krishnamacharya's teachings and a universal, quantum approach to the body. Shiva is known for bringing the roots of yoga alive for modern practitioners in creative, dynamic and life-transforming ways and for offering the synthesis form of prana flow out in the world. Shiva is the creator of Prana Flow Yoga, Yogadventure Retreats, Yoga Trance Dance for Life, Moving Activism for 1,008,000 Trees, the worldwide Global Mala Project, Yogini Conferences and E2: The Evolutionary Edge Tour. She writes for Yoga Journal, Yoga Plus Joyful Living, is the author of award-winning CD's and DVD's, and contributor to many publications and features.
Demetri Velisarius BSW / RYT 200 / worked for 10 years in the field of social work specializing in counseling youth traumatized with abandonment, abuse and addiction and created/directed an Earn-A-Bike program, called “Tools for the Cycle of LIfe” teaching at risk youth life skills through the art of bicycle mechanics and self sufficiency riding skills. Demetri raced bicycles competitively for over 20 years and discovered yoga/meditation in the early 90’s and began teaching yoga to professional and recreational cyclists alike culminating in the creation of the program “Riding the Wheels of Life.” His years of experience and skills as a social worker, movement healer and meditation teacher and with influence from his partner yogini Shiva Rea culminated in the creation and development of unique style of yoga called, PranaDandaYoga: A skillful mind~body training method that incorporates a five~foot flexible staff (danda) as a divining rod of alignment interwoven with Prana Flow yoga postures that centers the mind with one pointed concentration and calm abiding.
Demetri is an E-RYT-certified Prana Flow Yoga teacher, AFFA-certified personal trainer and cycling coach and continues his studies with meditation masters in the Tibetan Buddhist and Hindu tradition. He has completed numerous pilgrimages and retreats over the past 20 years including a cloistered 108 day Tibetan yoga and silent meditation retreat with Lama Willa Baker. Demetri is dedicated to the living dharma and his teachings are drawn from his varied life experiences from the authenticity of the streets to wisdom of mountain retreats.
I am a Yoga practitioner and Sanskrit scholar specializing in the tradition of Tantric Shaivism. My research focuses in particular on the ritualized practices of ‘Hatha’ Yoga as originally presented in the earliest surviving (un-translated) Tantras which pre-date the later ‘Hatha Yoga’ manuals by centuries. I hold advanced degrees in Religion and Sanskrit and presents internationally on the history, practice, and philosophy of Yoga.
In 2012, I founded the ‘Kashmir Shaivism Preservation Project,’ which seeks to preserve and to freely share the literary legacy of Kashmir Shaivism, To date I have acquired over 24,000 pages of manuscripts, most of which have never been seen in the west, that span the vast subject range of Philosophy, Ritual, and Yoga representing the medieval Tantric tradition.
Our program was born on the Winter Solstice of 2010 as a simple commitment to consciously live in synch with the solar-lunar cycles of the year. This is still the heart of our "Living in Rhythm" Samudra Membership which features our twice a month new-full moon meditations. You can enroll in our live courses for personal and professional development (pathways of prana flow practices for teachers) and become a member if you want to stay connected through the year and have access to the videos you have experienced.
Rather than an archive of videos, we want to offer courses with living personal connection, access to teachers during sessions, and the power of community interaction. I feel blessed to have filmed yoga DVD's in some amazing locations in the world but the feedback from the community is that you are enjoying the intimacy of my home practice studio and personal guidance.
This online space is thus dedicated to:
Free for All is free content for healing, open to anyone and also developed for specific healing. The Prana Flow Healing Meditation and Prana Flow Core Vitality practice is developed for the "Cancer for Kids" Pediatric Oncology Department and all of the kids through young adults who work with Christine Grimaldi's program. This program is also good for supporting all vital energy so please feel free to enjoy or share with a friend who is need of some vital support. Meditation and yoga is beneficial at all stages.
Our Fall programs will support the worldwide Global Mala Project and Yoga Energy Activism so more soon.
Everything that happens here is alive, current and connected to living teachers and practitioners through our facebook groups that run in conjunction with each course.
We are dedicated to offering root teachings in Yoga, Tantra, Ayurveda, and Bhakti as well as "evolutionary branches" in courses for women (Sacred Belly Project), and men (Danda and the Lotus), movement (fluid creative core), and PranaDandaYoga with a 5-foot staff.
Our courses are for global, householder life-styles that have compassion and effective practices for the rhythms of life for movers and shakers, family people, creators, yoga teachers. Every course reflects upon a life-integration and serves as a continuity in our Samudra teacher training and Yogadventure retreats.
Keep tending the sacred fire,
Love all ways
Q: As a Samudra Online member, what comes with the membership?A: Twice-per-month live meditations (recordings available) with Shiva, synched with the New and Full Moons, and access to course material for the duration of your Samudra Online membership. Q: How long does my membership last?A: One year. Q: After renewing my membership, will I still have access to previous course material that I subscribed for previously?A: Yes. Q: If I am no longer a Samudra Online member, will I still have access to course material?A: No. This is not an archive–based site, but a live community. Q: Do any of the courses count towards Prana Flow Teacher Training?A: A 5 week Pathways of Flow course counts towards the Living Yoga Sadhana project requirement. For 2014, all students will be recommended-required to take the first three pathways of flow that encompass the 200 hour core module namaskars and sequences. That is 15 Namaskars and 30 sequences as a video practice reference for your own benefit as a student and teacher. Q: If I am in a Prana Flow Affiliate teacher training, can I enroll as a Prana Flow student?A: Yes! For 2014, all Prana Flow students (including affiliates) will be recommended-required to take the first three pathways of flow that encompass the 200 hour core module namaskars and sequences. That is 15 Namaskars and 30 sequences as a video practice reference for your own benefit as a student and teacher. Q: Can I take the Pathways of Flow if I am not in the teacher training?A: Yes; with the agreement in our Terms of Service that you will only practice and not teach any of the namaskars-sequences until you have gone through the Samudra Global School for Living Yoga Teacher Training Program. Q: Can I download the videos?A: No. The videos are accessible through the app during your Samudra membership period. Q: How long will I have to view the course videos?A: During the time of the course, unless you are a Samudra Online member. If you are a member, you will have access to view the videos for the duration of your Samudra membership. Q: If I join Samudra Online after a course has passed, can I access the archive files?A: No. Once you join Samudra Online, you will be able to register for future courses and have access to the material for the duration of your membership. For courses that have passed, you will need to wait for the next cycle that that course is offered. In the future, past Pathways of Flow courses will be available to Prana Flow students who are Samudra Online members. Q: How long will I have access to new-moon-full-moon meditations?A: These files will be available to download from a link sent to you within 24 hours of a live call. The links are live for up to 4 months from the date of the call. Q: If I cancel my membership before it expires, do I get any partial refund?A: No. Q: If I register for a course and cannot continue during the time that the course is offered, can I get a refund?A: No. With your Samudra Online membership, you will have access to the course material for the duration of your membership, so you may continue the course at a time that fits into your life rhythm.