Gayatri Mantra with Sumukhi

Sumukhi of Yoga Illumined chants the Gayatri Mantra, a very sacred Vedic mantra used in Agni Hotra or fire ceremony. Oṃ bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥ tát savitúr váreṇ(i)yaṃ bhárgo devásya dhīmahi dhíyo yó naḥ prachodáyāt ॐ भूर्भुवः॒ स्वः । तत्स॑वितुर्वरे॑णियं(तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं) । भ॒र्गो॑ दे॒वस्य॑ धीमहि । धियो॒ यो नः॑ प्रचो॒दया॑त् ॥ Devanagari from Wikipedia. Translation: OM. Earth. […]

Doshas – Your Unique Body Type in Ayurveda

Yoga Illumined Ayurveda

Have you ever wondered why you crave certain things?  What governs your mood?  Have you ever wondered why others seem more sensitive to things and you aren’t or vice versa?  Well, Ayurveda, the ancient Science of Life originally from India, has determined for centuries that we all have a unique body type based on 3 […]

Paschimottanasana – Seated forward Bend

Seated Forward Bend – Paschimottanasana creates strength through the lower back and spine.  It lengthens the torso, provides space in the lower back – especially for many of us who sit in Western chairs all day long, unconsciously compressing the lower back. From an energetic standpoint, it creates a seal (mudra) in the body of protection. […]

Om Hrim Lakshmiyai Namaha with Zoe and Sumukhi

Sumukhi, Kristina Lanuza, Zoe Mantarakis, Yoga Illumined, Yoga Teacher Training, Austin, Texas, Yogafly, Yogini, Yoga Leadership Training

Chant with Zoe Mantarakis and Sumukhi Kristina Lanuza of Yoga Illumined to open your heart, and increase abundance in every aspect of your life. You receive only what you can handle.  Open your arms and without any attachment, receive the entire Universe and give it all back with equanimity and peace. Om shantih om, Sumukhi  

Om Namah Shivaya – Kirtan with Sumukhi, Jason McKenzie and Billy White

Why chant? “All of a sudden, you’re just a happy person, for no reason.” Om Namah Shivaya – means “I honor the Great One-pointed Consciousness within and all around us.  Shiva is the dust particle that banged out the entire Universe (Shakti).”  

Castle Hill Fitness Features Dave Cohen – Yoga Illumined Teacher Training Spotlight

Yoga Illumined, Castle Hill, Dave Cohen, Yoga teacher Training, Austin, Texas

An interview with Dave Cohen is featured on the front page of Castle Hill Fitness web site today and on their blog.  Zoe and I are very much rewarded and honored as we witness the transformation in our students who go through the Yoga Illumined Teacher Training.  As Dave says,” The moments of vivid clarity are […]

Yogafly Music Single Release: Who Am I?

Kristina Lanuza, Music, Yogafly, Jason McKenzie, Austin, Texas, Music, Musical

My new single – “Who Am I?” is NOW available for download on CDBaby. Produced and mixed by Jason McKenzie.  Mastered by Nick Landis at Terra Nova. I wrote this song to be part of a musical.  To listen and purchase, click HERE. Lyrics: Who Am I? Not this body nor this mind. Who Am […]

Yoga in the NOW – Sahasrara, 7th Chakra

OM, Yogafly, Yoga Illumined, Sumukhi, Kristina Lanuza, Sahasrara, 7th Chakra

The 7th Chakra (or wheel of energy) in the body is located at the Crown of the head and is named “Sahasrara” – thousand-petaled lotus in Sanskrit. It is the body’s connection to the Divine, the infinite.  It lifts us out of the mundane into the realms of the infinite pantheon of the gods and […]

I love it when you sing with me

Sumukhi, Kristina Lanuza, Kirtan, Music, Austin, Texas, iTunes, Download, Love, Chantihg, Music

Chant.  Sing.  Dance.  Open the Heart.  Soften.  Relax.  It does a Life Good. Join me in chant.  Download Deva on iTunes   Om shantih Om!  

Yoga Illumined 2014 at Castle Hill Yoga

Sumukhi, Kristina Lanuza, Zoe Mantarakis, Yoga Illumined, Yogafly, Yoga Teacher Training, Austin, Texas, Castle Hill Fitness, Castle Hill Yoga

More than a Yoga Teacher Training, Yoga Illumined is an offering that is meant to help practitioners bring the spiritual, physical and psychological practices of Yoga into all aspects of Life.  Zoe Mantarakis and I are pleased to announce the 2014 dates at Castle Hill Yoga: April 19 and 20 (8:00-5:00, Saturday/ 8:00-3:00 Sunday) Patanjali’s 8-limbs […]

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