Bhavani Maki Kriya Yoga Workshop May 31-June 2,  2018

We are delighted to announce teacher and author Bhavani Maki is coming back to Eden, Utah at Free Spirit Yoga Studio for a weekend Yoga workshop May 31-June 2, 2018.



About Bhavani Maki:

International Yoga teacher, musician and Yogini, Bhavani began her exploration of Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga System in 1987 and has been teaching the Ashtanga System since 1995. She is director and founder of Kauai’s first yoga studio, Yoga Hanalei in 1999 and Ashtanga Yoga Kauai in 1995. Specializing in the Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Psychology, and Yoga Therapy, Bhavani offers unique insights into discovering greater joy and freedom within one’s self. She is also the author of The Yogi’s Roadmap. You can find Bhavani’s book at Free Spirit Yoga boutique in case you want to do some investigation of the Yoga Sutras before the yoga workshop!  


Kriya Yoga Workshop Pricing

Entire Workshop (5 sessions) $299 before April 30th or $349 after April 30th











Bhavani Maki Kriya Yoga Workshop Schedule:




Generating Tapas (Thursday, May 31st 5:45-7:45pm)
Patanjali uses the term Kriya Yoga as the active purification of the physical, mental and emotional bodies. The first aspect he mentions is Tapas, the value of challenging our self to keep us vital and dynamic. We will explore Tapas in reference to the Sutra on practice of asana and pranayama .

Standing, Balancing and Twisting (Friday, June 1st 9:15-11:15am)
The Yoga asana can be applied systematically as an act of purification, known as Kriya. This subtle yet profound shift penetrates the physical and subtle bodies in a way that moves energy to uplift and invigorate all of our systems. Standing, balancing and twisting asana will provide the context to explore freedom within the content of our being.

Svadya: Sutra Study (Friday June 1st 5:45-7:45pm)
The second aspect of Kriya Yoga is Svadhyaya, self-analysis. An inquiry into the nature of Self and how the Sutra encourage the art of unfolding into one’s most authentic Self.

Asana for the Nervous System (Saturday June 2nd 9:15-11:45am)
The ancient masters describe strength as the development of Sushumna Nadi, or the central nervous system and Bandha as a point of stability to explore concentrated awareness. This class will work directly with the nervous system as the link between the Earth’s magnetic field and accessing cellular lightness in our personal sphere.

Ishwarapranidhana: Sutra Study (Saturday, June 2nd 2-4pm)
The third aspect of Kriya Yoga is Ishwarapranidhana, recognition that there is a greater perspective that holds all of creation in balance. An inquiry into the nature of the spirit and the soul, and how to leverage one’s Karma into Dharma – our unique offering of self to the Self.













with Allison Ottley and Jani Gamble of RopaNa

Free Spirit Yoga Studio-Eden, Utah




What is Kirtan?

Kirtan is a form of devotional chanting, primarily in Sanskrit, whose roots go back over 500 years to India. It is a form of Bhakti Yoga (yoga of devotion) and has the power to open the heart. It is generally call and response singing. The singing is accompanied by musical instruments and rhythmic drumming and the audience is encouraged to participate by chanting, clapping, or even dancing!

In its heartfelt expression kirtan can induce profound states of meditation, bliss and ecstasy. There is a sweet sound vibration that permeates through all layers and is a mysterious connection that draws people together.


This event is free of charge, but a $ love offering will be accepted. You are not required to participate, you can just sit and be in the yummy! If you DO want to participate, we will help you with words and melody, but the important part is that you SING, no matter what it sounds like! There are no awards being handed out here. 😉


Bring a blanket or pillow to sit on, or your own chair, there will be very limited chairs available. Most of us will be on the floor. Please also feel free to bring instruments if you feel called to do so, or just come if you can, come as you are.


Allison and Jani invite participants to bring instruments, and if any musicians would like to jam along, they are welcome to!


Allison Ottley was raised and trained by professional Classical musicians with a deep love for Jazz.  She sings regularly here in Salt Lake with local jazz groups, with her band Wayward Molly, in churches, in schools, in hospice, births, pretty much anywhere.

Jani Gamble was similarly raised in a family that loved to sing together and also sang with choral groups from early on, which led to her love of joining with others to share in the creation of music collaboratively. She has co-founded and performed with several musical groups with a wide diversity of styles, including Sister Wives, Wayward Molly, Twist of Faith and Blue Buckaroos.

Allison and Jani originally connected through music and have been exploring their mutual love for a variety of musical styles over many years. In their own search for truth and healing, they have become more connected to Music as Medicine as Sacred Song Keepers. Shattering what no longer serves us and moving it along its way through sound is the intention…A clearing.

Jani Gamble and Allison Ottley







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