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"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 personal revolution."
-Anonymous

 

 

WORKSHOPS - 40 DAYS TO PERSONAL REVOLUTION IN SEATTLE AND BELLEVUE

Cost: $175, after Dec 25: $195

 

SEATTLE

with ZAK ENDICOTT, CHELLE SWIERZ, AND ROB BRACCO

Jan 5- Feb 15

Sunday's 1:00-2:30pm

 

 

BELLEVUE

with NICOLE TSONG

Jan 4- Feb 14

Saturday's 12:00-1:30pm

To register by phone- SEATTLE: Call 206-297-9642 & BELLEVUE: Call 425-646-9642


*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 of the program.


Program cost includes:

• The book 40 Days to a Personal Revolution by Baron Baptiste

• The book The Fruit Feast by Kristy Summers & Ravi Raman
• Weekly group meetings with all participants and a FREE SHAKTI journal
• A FREE 5 class package (value $75) 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 eating plan
• instructions to begin and deepen a meditation practice
• excavation questions to root out limiting beliefs and patterns

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.

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.

"The 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" -Lisa Black

Closing Celebration: FEB 15, 2014

Requirements for successful completion of the program:

1. Attend 6 yoga classes per week over 40 days at SHAKTI SEATTLE, BELLEVUE OR REDMOND
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 Buddy”
5. Completed all weekly homework assignments (journaling questions from book)
6. Completed 3-day fruit cleanse (unless medical reason not to do this)

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 others. 

 

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."

 

 

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