"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 IN SEATTLE AND BELLEVUE
with ZAK ENDICOTT
Jan 4- Feb 14
with NICOLE TSONG
Jan 3- Feb 13
To register by phone- SEATTLE: Call 206-297-9642 & BELLEVUE: Call 425-646-9642
40 DAYS TO PERSONAL REVOLUTION
Cost: $40 for 40 Days!
*Use active membership or purchase special 40 Days pass $160.
SEATTLE with Zak Endicott Meets Sundays 1:00-2:30pm
Meetings begin Jan 4, asana practice & meditation begin Jan 5.
BELLEVUE with Nicole Tsong Meets Saturdays 12:00-1:30pm
Meetings begin Jan 3, asana practice & meditation begin Jan 4.
A daily combination of asana practice, meditation, healthy diet, community, 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. The creator of the 40 Days to Personal Revolution program, Baron Baptiste -- one of the world's most beloved master yoga teachers -- inspires us to transform more than body and mind. This program gives us the tools we need to set ourselves free to live the healthful life we've always imagined. In the 40 days program you will create a whole new way of being and living.
The 40 Days program is based on timeless principles of growth, which serve as the philosophical underpinnings of this 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:
ASANA 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.
DAILY MEDITATION: receive instruction on how to begin and deepen a meditation practice at home.
WEEKLY MEETINGS: gather together to meditate, journal, discuss, learn, check-in, and receive personal and group support and insight during the program.
FOOD CLEANSE: learn principles to cleanse your body, along with a specific eating plan. Maintain a focus on dietary awareness, discovering & practicing a vibrant new health for the physical body, including a three day fruit cleanse.
INQUIRY/REFLECTION: practice personal inquiry and discussion, complete excavation questions to root out limiting beliefs and patterns
COMMUNITY: meet like-minded people, create meaningful connections, make new friends, feel a part of a healthy learning environment, laugh and have fun!
Closing Celebration: FEB 13, 2015
Purchase book 40 Days to a Personal Revolution by Baron Baptiste)
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."