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Wednesday, October 11 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Jivamukti Yoga: HOT, HIP & HOLY

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Jivamukti is grounded in the principles of Love, Spirituality and Social Justice. the five tenets of Jivamukti Yoga:
  • shastra (scripture)
  • bhakti (devotion)
  • ahimsa (kindness)
  • nada (music)
  • dhyana (meditation)

An Open class presents classical yoga teachings as relevant to one’s life on and off the mat, drawn from the Focus of the Month essay, supported by chanting, breath awareness, flowing vinyasa sequences, alignment exploration, hands-on assistance, relaxation and meditation. All Open classes include 14 points—asanas, meditation and spiritual teachings—in a sequence creatively designed by the teacher. Exuberant, eclectic music plays an integral role.

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Open to the public for $15 ($10 kama’āina). A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver’s license must be presented at festival check-in to receive kama’āina rates.

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Banka

Banka has spent much of her life as a seeker, student, and spiritual practitioner. At the young age of 13, Banka first started meditating. Her teacher at that time was her mother, Sheila. Buddhism has been an important element of Banka’s study and practice. She lived at Tassajara Monastery and Green Dragon Temple where she practiced a strict discipline of Zen Buddhist meditation, chanting, and silence. In 1994 Banka received ordination (Jukai) from her teacher Reb Tenshin Anderson. She then went to France to study with Thich Nhat Hanh, and in 1995 received the 5 Precepts Ordination. India called to Banka, and she had the great fortune to go on a pilgrimage and study with HH the Dalai Lama, receiving White Tara Empowerment in 1997. Since that time Banka has studied yoga intently, receiving many certifications along the way and bringing a wealth of experience and understanding of yoga into her teaching. In 2003 Banka completed her first teacher training at Kalani with Kathy Elder. Her second yoga teacher training, in 2007, was in the Sivananda method. Also in 2007 Banka completed her third teacher training in Jivamukti Yoga. And her fourth teacher training came in 2015 in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Banka became an Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher in... Read More →


Wednesday October 11, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
1. EMAX

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