Samudra Online School of Living Yoga
We are thrilled to bring the portal for Samudra Online - Global School for Living Yoga into manifestation. I have been offering yoga for over 23 years and this site is dedicated to the power of practice in personal healing, collective consciousness and the renewal of nature.
This online portal gives you access to our year-long live courses with our emphasis on individual guidance, community and embodying the flow of yoga. 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.
Navaratri - Shakti Sadhana for Awakening and Life-Blessing
Thursday March 27 - Sunday April 6th, 2014
Navaratri is the 10-day sadhana period dedicated to the triple form of the Shakti that helps us open fully and let go of any obstacles (Ma Durga), to celebrate the sublime creative flow (Ma Saraswati), realize abundant of love, beauty and generosity (Sri Lakshmi) .
Tending the Spring Fire
Sacred Training May 12th to June 9th
Wake up an rise! Our vital energy is a sacred fire that we can tend through daily sadhana practice. Join Shiva and householders around the world as we enter a 21-day Vira - "potency, heroic transformation" sadhana period that will activate, transform and balance your being during the peak light of the year.
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.
Living in rhythm meditations
Pathways of Prana Flow, Foundation
Pathways of Prana Flow, Elemental
Sacred Belly Sadhana
There are nine courses available now and more added every month. Pathways of Prana Flow, foundation and elemental, PranaDanda Yoga Sadhana, Sacred Belly Sadhana and Chakra Vinyasa. Living in Rhythm meditations are available when you enroll for one month, four months or one year.
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.
- Living Ayurveda
- Pathways of Flow - Rasa Vinyasa
- Prana Flow for Everyone
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 month, four months, or 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.