has to compete with this...and it should.
From: "jagbir singh"
Mon Aug 15, 2005 12:08 pm
Subject: SY has to
compete with this...and it should.
> For the past two weeks I have been able to meditate and
> deeply on this issue as my computer went for a major
> able to do the same will reach a level of awareness, joy
> as how the Paramchaitanya is working out the spread of the
> Message. The only thing i can say with absolute conviction
> it is the Great News of the Divine Message to humanity,
> Yoga, that will gather strength in future and spread. i
> SYs will react against such a statement but please
> you need is to climb higher up the mountain and confirm
> point of view. And when you are able to see so many
> controlled SYs walking around aimlessly on the plateau far
> you will never look back again. You will be convinced in
> mind and soul that you have truly lived to the highest
> and understanding of Shri Mataji's Original Vision,
Note: i want to thank Sukamoga for her timely post below
confirms what i am talking about.
What reason is there for council members to give its
its trademark innovation of Corporate Meditation when there
already Sahaja Yoga? Is it any wonder that WCASY has edited
Divine Message on official websites if not to induce
thinking Sahaja Yoga is one of the 1001 recognized yoga
Sukamoga says that "SY has to compete with this...and it
am telling her that SY is already competing with other types
and, reaping what the management-controlled rank and file
sown with dishonesty, deservingly reaping an abysmally poor
despite decades of tilling ............... and it should. As
Mataji has said, only Truth will triumph and overcome all
From: "sukamoga" <sukamoga@...>
Date: Sun Aug 14, 2005 12:07 pm
Subject: SY has to compete with this...and it should.
The following is excerpted from a NY Times story that
July 24, 2005. Anyone care to speculate on what SY will do
KATIE ANDERSON is not someone you'd call a yoga-head. A
mother of two, she has taken classes off and on for years,
recently at her gym in Oxford, Miss. But she never
away to an ashram, which she thought of as ''something for
types'' who were willing to put up with bare-bones
Then Mrs. Anderson read about a yoga-and-chocolate retreat
to take place at the Camino Real in Oaxaca, Mexico, and
had to go. ''I love chocolate, and I wanted to practice my
said Mrs. Anderson, who went on the seven-day trip last
organized by Katrina Markoff, the Chicago chocolatier and
Vosges Haut-Chocolat, and David Romanelli, co-owner of a
Arizona yoga studios.
In the mornings Mr. Romanelli led guests through vinyasa
a grassy courtyard, after which Ms. Markoff doled out a
on the day's chakra (or spiritual source of energy). ''We
markets and ruins during the day and got chocolates on our
night,'' said Mrs. Anderson. ''It was fantastic.''
Cancel that crane pose. Today it's the yoga retreats
are going through contortions. Just as the number of
yoga has exploded -- a Yoga Journal survey published in
it at 16.5 million, up 43 percent from 2002 -- so, too, have
travelers can take it on the road. With registration up at
centers, and yoga conferences selling out, mainstream
decided they want a piece of the $3 billion yoga industry.
spas and cruise ships have added morning sun salutation
their fitness menus, and many are promoting special yoga
weeks. The Hilton and Kimpton hotel chains provide yoga mats
straps for use in guest rooms, and Marriott's Renaissance
in Walnut Creek, Calif., the first in a new group of
hotels, has yoga sessions for kids.
The offerings range from the purist (like that at
centers) to the cursory (some resort classes wrap up in 30
to the opportunist (getting a marquee teacher to fill a
resort in the dog days of August).
By 2007, Hyatt expects to increase its earnings from yoga
more than $1 million from around $200,000, thanks to a new
sharing deal with Yoga Away, a Denver company that will
branded program to Hyatt guests. Introduced at the Hyatt
Scottsdale Resort and Spa this month and scheduled to roll
out at 22
other properties over the next nine months, the Yoga Away
includes in-room TV instruction in addition to regularly
classes, private sessions and occasional three-day getaways.
program is said to be specifically designed to address the
travelers. (Tied in a knot from a three-hour flight? Click
on the on-
command ''Feeling Great Again -- Flexibility'' workout,
emphasizes stretching.) ''It's value-added for guests,''
Tareta, global director of spas for Hyatt Hotels and
Companies that organize yoga retreats have also upped the
pairing a Hindu discipline that originated in India anywhere
2,000 to 5,000 years ago (depending on what authority is
with everything from surfing to snowboarding. Some insiders
appalled at what's being offered in the name of this ancient
spiritual and physical practice (''Yoga and chocolate? God
exclaimed Nancy Lunney-Wheeler, executive director of
the Esalen Institute, in Big Sur, Calif., which has taught
more than four decades).
SALUTE THE SUN. CATCH A WAVE. OR SPOT A MOTMOT.
The latest hybrid retreats let you have your yoga and your
too. Here is a sampling of combo deals.
Yoga and Surfing, Aug. 12 to 14, Montauk, N.Y., offered by
Yoga; (212) 397-6344; www.sonicyoga.com. The New York-based
which has been doing surfing-and-yoga retreats in Montauk
years, now also offers them in Mexico and Costa Rica. Lauren
vinyasa flow teacher and co-director of Sonic Yoga, who
retreat with Twee Merrigan, says the activities are
similar: ''There's the fluid style of movement and breath
fluid power of the wave.'' Rates: $300 for the yoga and
program in Montauk and $75 for yoga only (neither includes
lodging); Mexico and Costa Rica range from $1,200 to $2,000,
double occupancy, with food and lodging.
Yoga and Cooking, Oct. 20 to 23, Ojai Retreat Center, Ojai,
offered by Yoga Works; (310) 664-6470, ext. 117;
Jennifer Stevens, a chef certified by the Natural Gourmet
School in New York, gives lessons in vegetarian cooking, and
Bell, a Yoga Works instructor, provides yoga classes in the
and late afternoon. At midday, participants can hike in the
National Forest, stroll around artsy Ojai, relax by the pool
or get a
massage. ''The body can only take so much yoga,'' said Sky
director of programming at Yoga Works. Rates start at $665 a
single occupancy, and include food and accommodations.
Yoga and Surfing, Nov. 20 to 26, Villa Amor, Sayulita,
offered by Via Yoga; (800) 603-9642; www.viayoga.com. Yoga
by Scott Blossom, a Santa Barbara instructor who is also a
surfer. ''We get couples where the husband or wife just does
surfing,'' said Kelly Kemp, co-founder of Via Yoga. Rates:
person, double occupancy; $1,795 if prepaid 90 days in
Yoga and Snowboarding, Jan. 2 to 5, 2006, Vail, Colo.,
ReTreat Yourself, (800) 475-4543; www.ridewithbarrett.com.
Barrett Christy, a leading snowboarder, and yoga instructors
Yoga for Athletes, the retreat provides twice-daily yoga
before and one after hitting the slopes. Day 3 of the
devoted to a snowshoe expedition at Beaver Creek. Rate: $799
not include hotel).
Yoga and Birding, Jan. 7 to 14, 2006, Hotel Lagunita, Yelapa,
www.hotel-lagunita.com, offered by Yelapa Yoga; (509)
Oct. 1; yogabirds2004@.... Participants sleep in
huts, do vinyasa yoga under the direction of Judith Roth,
and go on
walks with Cody Wahto Sontag, a birder, where they might see
crowned motmots and military macaws. Hilary Swank joined the
for yoga and birding last year. Rates: $1,195 a person,
occupancy; $1,050 if paid by Sept.15.
Yoga and Chocolate. Vosges Haut-Chocolat is planning weekend
chocolate workshops in various studios around the country
For information on locations and prices, call (888) 301-9866