"Let the Revolution Begin Today…”
A breakthrough program to radically change your body and awaken
the sacred within your soul.”
– Baron Baptiste
"This studio and the teachers
that bring it to life have transformed more people through the
gift of yoga than one could ever imagine. Shakti is about community,
integrity, love for Self and others, and bringing peace to the
world through our actions and interactions. This studio is about
WORKSHOPS - 40 DAYS TO PERSONAL REVOLUTION
with Kristy Summers and Zak Endicott
Date: January 5 to
February 15, 2013
Location: SHAKTI East
Pre-register: by calling SHAKTI East at (425)
646-YOGA(9642) Cost: $175 through Dec 22nd, 2012, $195 after
*This workshop cost does not include yoga classes. You must provide
a separate SHAKTI membership or class pass card to attend classes
for the 40 days.
Program cost includes:
• The book 40 Days to a Personal Revolution
by Baron Baptiste
• The book The Fruit
Feast by Kristy Summers & Ravi Raman
• A Guided Meditation CD by Baron Baptiste
• Six weekly group meetings with all participants and SHAKTI
Senior staff. Meetings are Saturdays 11:30am-1pm on 1/5, 1/12,
1/19, 1/26, 2/2 & 2/9
• A FREE 5 class package (value $70) upon
successful completion of ALL program requirements
A daily combination of asana practice,
meditation, diet, and personal reflection will cultivate a solid
foundation from which students can live and grow.Regardless of
your level of experience, this program will reveal mental clarity,
lightness of body, and an illumination of spirit. Whether you
are looking for huge transformation or small positive shifts in
your life, this inspiring program motivates students to live from
a higher level of well-being on all levels! In 40 Days to Personal
Revolution, Baron Baptiste -- one of the world's most beloved
master yoga teachers -- inspires us to transform more than body
and mind: He gives us the tools we need to set ourselves free
to live the healthful life we've always imagined. In the next
40 days you will create a whole new way of being and living. Tapping
ancient wisdom and his own personal experience, Baron has created
a relevant and completely practical program that will lead you
to the clarity of mind, body, and spirit that awaits on the other
side of your revolution.
Baron's Basic Laws of Transformation, based on timeless principles
of growth, serve as the philosophical underpinning of the 40-day
journey and demonstrate that radical change can come from making
even the smallest shift. The program itself is divided into six
weeks, with the seventh day of each week devoted to active rest.
Each week builds on the lessons of the one preceding it and includes:
• a yoga practice to do every day
• principles to cleanse your body, along with a specific
• instructions to begin and deepen a meditation practice
• excavation questions to root out limiting beliefs and
Baron ends with a section on Daily Practices for Living an Enlightened
Life, to help you maintain your new state of mind and health in
every moment of your life. From here you will go beyond your revolution
and discover your own personal purpose and way of living.
Get ready for personal transformation!
PRACTICE: Attend 6 days/week of asana classes
at any SHAKTI location. The 7th day is a restorative home practice, optional
yoga class, or day of rest.
MEDITATION: At home or before classes in the
mornings and evenings. The Baptiste meditation CD can serve as
an effective tool.
WEEKLY MEETINGS: We will gather together to meditate,
journal, learn, check-in, and receive personal and group support
during the program.
FOOD CLEANSE: Maintain a focus on dietary awareness,
discovering & practicing a vibrant new health for the physical
body, including a three day fruit cleanse.
Fruit Feast is a wonderful guide for cleansing
in your everyday life, as well as the perfect companion to Baron
Baptiste's 40 Days to Personal Revolution Program"
Required Meeting Dates:
SHAKTI East: Six weekly group meetings with all participants
and SHAKTI Senior staff. Saturdays 11:30am-1pm on 1/5, 1/12, 1/19,
1/26, 2/2 & 2/9
Closing Celebration: TBD
Requirements for successful completion of the program:
1. Attend 6 yoga classes per week over 40 days at SHAKTI East
2. Attend all meetings
3. Practice 5-30 min of meditation in the morning and evening
for 40 days
4. Did weekly verbal check-ins with your assigned “Revolution
5. Completed all weekly homework assignments (journaling questions
6. Completed 3-day fruit cleanse (unless medical reason not to
40 Days to Personal Revolution:
A Reflection by participants Mark & Amy Van Hollebeke
"Daily life can
take it out of you. Whether its hectic workdays, dealing
with bad traffic and office politics, the pressures of trying
to be the “perfect” parent and spouse, or figuring
out a way to live a healthy and meaningful life in a chaotic world—or
some combination of all these—life can be tough. Finding
something that sustains and feeds us in our adult lives is essential.
Besides the physical benefits, this is why many of us incorporate
yoga into our lives. My wife, Amy and I found ourselves
wanting to go one step further. We knew that a committed
yoga practice could make a profound difference in one’s
life and that is what led us to Shakti’s “40 Days
to Personal Revolution” program.
What’s a personal
revolution, you ask? On the program side of things, it means
practicing yoga six days a week. It means committing to
dietary consciousness—including giving up one or more of
your dietary vices (like overconsumption of sugar, alcohol, or
caffeine) and completing a 3 day fruit cleanse. It involves
a meditation practice every morning and evening, and a willingness
to engage in self-reflection and journaling. It means a
commitment to community, including group meetings every Sunday
for six weeks, and willingness to support—and seek the support
of—a “yoga buddy” throughout the program.
On this practical front, a personal revolution simply means committing
to oneself and one’s well-being.
But the program is
more radical than that. And actually, it seems perfectly
consistent that a program based on a “revolution”
would be radical, right? Looked at etymologically, to be
radical—from the Latin radicalis—simply means “of
or having roots.” In this context, a personal revolution
is the radical act of returning to one’s roots, one’s
original or essential nature. It involves the fundamental
task of reminding yourself who you really are and what you wish
to do with this one life you have.
Out of the last four
years, Amy has participated in the 40 Days to Personal Revolution
program at Shakti three times, including the very first year it
was offered. I’ve completed the program twice, finding
its lure hard to resist after having seen what it had done for
Amy. We both find it a powerful spiritual “spring
cleaning”. It is a time we set aside each year to
return to a sense of deep rootedness and to recommit to living
life consciously and without holding back. For Amy that
means reminding herself of the power of her everyday attitude—shifting
her vision to see the true goodness in other people and the beauty
in everyday lived experiences. For me it means trying to
get out of my own way, recognizing that I am a work in progress,
and having as much compassion for myself as I strive to have for
Could we do this on our own without
Shakti’s 40 Day program? Certainly, it is possible.
Amy and I have discovered that anything is possible if you put
your mind to it and truly commit. That said, what Lisa and
Peter have created with the 40 Days program at Shakti is a framework
for assisting people in realizing their own personal life transformation.
The program is a vehicle that gives us the means and structure
for pursuing our own true selves.
Are we there yet? One thing we've discovered is that it is
more about the journey than it is about achieving some fixed goal.
It's about replacing bad habits with good ones, discovering tools
that enhance everyday experience, and bringing the positive benefits
of yoga off the mat and into the world. As for the 40 Days program
reminds you, life is always presenting opportunities to practice
yoga. We are truly grateful for that."