BHAKTI SANGHA EVERY SUNDAY
Apr
29
to Dec 30

BHAKTI SANGHA EVERY SUNDAY

Join us every Sunday morning at 7:30 am for a led spiritual discussion, mantra meditation, and guided reading of the Bhagavad Gita and/or other texts from the Bhakti Yoga Tradition.  Bhakti is the yoga of devotion - a "Bhakta" is one who practices devotional yoga. "Sangha" is a spiritual community which creates the ability for those on a path to inspire one another!  Come out, learn, chant, connection deeply, become inspired, and share in spirit! 

Donation-based. No need to pre-register, just show up! 

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Summer Solstice 108 with Live Music w/ Natassia Levine
Jun
24
5:00 PM17:00

Summer Solstice 108 with Live Music w/ Natassia Levine

Summer Solstice 108 w/ Natassia Levine

Sunday, June 24th 5pm - 7pm | Cost: $25 

'108' is indeed an auspicious number. In astrology, there are 12 houses and 9 planets (12 x 9 = 108), 108 beads on a tulsi or rudraksha mala used in meditation, and 108 nadis (energy lines) converge at the heart chakra. In Sanskrit, there are 54 letters, each with a masculine and feminine (54 x 2 = 108), and in yogic literature, there are 108 Upanishads & 108 Gopis of Lord Krishna.  Working with this sacred number we connect to Source, and tune-in to our creative potential.

Join Palo Santo community member and yoga teacher Natassia Levine just after the Summer Solstice on June 24th from 5pm - 7pm. Together we'll celebrate the return of the Sun, sow our seeds for the season of abundance, and activate our so(u)lar centers with a practice of 108 Sun Salutations. Accompanied by live guitar and broken up into manageable sets, our moving meditation will conclude with a reiki-infused savasana, sage cleanse, and chanting of mantra.

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Bhakti Camp! Full Weekend Immersion w/ Madhuri & Daniel Cordua
Jul
6
to Jul 8

Bhakti Camp! Full Weekend Immersion w/ Madhuri & Daniel Cordua

Join our favorite kirtan leader, world traveling bhakti yogi teacher, and sweetest of souls Madhuri Pura Dasa and Palo Santo owner, mantra enthusiast, and highly sought after yoga teacher Daniel Cordua for an entire weekend of mantra, connection, yoga, and wisdom! BHAKTI CAMP at Palo Santo Wellness Boutique!

 

Enjoy one evening and two full days of mantra meditation, kirtan lessons & workshops, deep yoga philosophy, vinyasa yoga set to blissful live music, healing touch, sharing circles, and lessons on bringing bhakti yoga back home - into your daily life & into your daily practices. A weekend of bliss, connection and deep learning!

 

Schedule (*subject to slight change):

 

Friday 7/6

6:30pm - Opening circle w/ Madhu & Daniel

7:30pm-9pm Kirtan Basics, Vocals, and Stories

 

Saturday 7/7

12:30-2pm Vinyasa yoga flow set to blissful live music

3pm - Bhakti Philosophy Breakdown & Storytelling

4:30 - break

5pm - Kirtan Workshop for Beginner AND Intermediate

7pm - KIRTAN!

 

Sunday 7/8

12:30pm - Vinyasa yoga flow set to blissful live music

3pm - Healing Marma Point massage workshop

4pm - break

5pm - "Bringing Bhakti Home"

 

Early bird price - only $225!

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SUBTLE FLOWER WORKSHOP
Jul
13
7:00 PM19:00

SUBTLE FLOWER WORKSHOP

Join herbalist, Andrea Rose in this subtle flower workshop where we will learn to listen to the languages of plants. We will focus on working with the essence of flowers for conscious and unconscious influences in our lives. Come to shed, nourish and open your heart to the subtle teaching of plants!

Using flower essences can help us break patterns in our lives, they can work to release trauma, stress, anxiety, and depression by changing the energetic frequencies that allow for these imbalances to rest. Loonging to deepen your relationship with nature's gifts and yourself? Have you ever  noticed when and how plants randomly show up and begin to blossom in your life? Have you ever questioned what these messages might mean? If so, this workshop is calling you! This workshop is 1.5 hours and is $35 

Come out for an evening of connection. 

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SPIRITWORK: A Master Class
Jul
15
5:00 PM17:00

SPIRITWORK: A Master Class

SpiritWork: A Masterclass.
We are all surrounded by spirits, ancestors and numinous beings that assist and grant both protection, vision, and courage to help us navigate the unseen realms. Join Erick for this masterclass in psychic and spiritual development and cultivate your understanding connection with Spirit Guides.

In this master class, you will explore, identify, and connect with five types of Spirit Guides: The Angel, The Power Animal, The Deva, The Ancestor, and The Ascended Masters. You will learn to turn into their frequency, identify your spiritual needs and cultivated relationships with allies to support your journey. Key topics include Angles beyond Christianity, The Sacred Dead, mediumship vs. ancestor work, The Ascended Master archetype over deities, and more.

This masterclass builds upon previous series like Elemental Castings, but is perfect for those with dedicated practices looking to connect with spirit, guides, and allies. Please bring items for our community altar.

The cost of this specialty immersion style workshop is $60 

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Candlelight Yin Yoga & Acupuncture Journey
Jun
15
6:30 PM18:30

Candlelight Yin Yoga & Acupuncture Journey

Join beloved yoga teacher Lindsay Gitlitz and our in-house acupuncturist Heather Shultz to relax, restore, & renew with a blissful combination of Restorative & Yin Yoga and Acupuncture by candlelight. Rinse away your worries & nourish your spirit with a rejuvenating yin practice followed by the calming waves only restorative yoga can bring… and then totally bliss out with an extended savasana highlighted by the healing, balancing benefits of ear acupuncture.

 

The cost of this very special workshop is only $35

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AYURVEDIC HEALTH Intensive - The dance of Balance - a rasa lila
Jun
10
1:00 PM13:00

AYURVEDIC HEALTH Intensive - The dance of Balance - a rasa lila

Especially in this climate of tremendous information, we hear often about Balance and Health, about finding Balance, and about finding Health. And yet, somehow the practice and the process remains mysterious. Practices and choices that work miracles for one person, have no effect, or even ill effect on another.

Why is this?

Though the words Health and Balance seem static, the experience of Health and Balance are actually anything but. These terms and experiences are relative in their equilibrium and thus, there is nuance behind the certain literacy needed to navigate them.

In this 5 hour immersion we will use the practice of Ayurveda and Yoga to explore what are the delightful parts that make up what we perceive as Dynamic Health - both in the Body, in the Mind, in the Spirit, and in the Environment.

This program is a wonderful match for all Practitioners of Yoga as well as those that have been exploring the intricacies of Wellness.

We will cover :

Vayu and Asana and Massage as Therapy
Sattva, Rajas, Tamas
20 Gunas
5 Elements Theory
3 Dosha
Time, Place, and Circumstance
Recognizing Energetic Expression in Food, Environment, and Activity (including Movement and Communication)
Using the Element and Guna Practice to Make Choices to Support Current State of Health and/or Achieve Desired State of Health

 

Sarra Kaufman has been a lifetime student and accomplished teacher of Yoga and Ayurveda. She has been blessed with teachers who have searched classically for the patterns of the Universe and Spirit. Her studies and experiences in the realms of Yoga, Mantra, and Ayurveda all serve to assist in increasing her depth, sensitivity, and simplicity in ways she lives and practices.

Some of her teachers include, Andrey Lappa of Universal Yoga, Kula Yoga Project, Sankalpah College of Yoga (Yoga), Sadhvi Abha Saraswatiji and Raghunath Cappo (Mantra), Vaidya Ravi of Poonthottam Ayurvedasram, the California College of Ayurveda, Dr. Claudia Welsh, Dr. Cate Stillman, and BCD (Ayurveda). Her teachers of touch include those at Sunshine School (Chiang Mai, Thailand) and Ohm (Omsala Chiang Mai, Thailand) for the wisdom of Thai Massage and Chi Nei Tsang.

Each of her teachers has forever moved her to teach from a heartfelt space of humble knowledge, respect, and intuition - qualities ever present in yoga and its teachings.

In classes we will focus on the science behind the relationships between the body, the mind, and their bridges . We are concerned with the flow of prana, how and where it moves and does not move in posture, in nadi, with consciousness. Using the paradigms of Ha-tha Yoga and Ayurveda we will explore our capacity to be both strong and flexible, moving and still, Ha and Tha, and of course, migrating in the direction of steady appreciation and awareness.

The cost of this Intensive is $125.00

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Songs + Stories of Yoga: A Community Event w/ Daniel Cordua
Jun
9
5:00 PM17:00

Songs + Stories of Yoga: A Community Event w/ Daniel Cordua

Join Palo Santo co-owner & esteemed yoga teacher & storyteller for a sweet & blissful evening of storytelling & mantra meditation!

Learn from the fascinating, profoundly deep, yet practical wisdom of ancient yoga texts - made fun, approachable, & applicable to our busy modern lives.  These stories of connection have been told to yogis and aspiring spiritualists for thousands of years!  Bring their insight into the space of your heart now & forever.

Only $12!

*this is a community-priced event that will happen at Palo Santo on a regular basis!

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MONTHLY WOMEN'S CIRCLE
May
27
5:00 PM17:00

MONTHLY WOMEN'S CIRCLE

++ Palo Santo Monthly Women's Circle ++ May 27 5pm ⚪️ A safe and confidential place to drop out of busyness and drop into connection. This space supports women and the many valleys and mountains they face into today's world. This group is open format and is not associated with a certain religion or singular path. Open format may include: sharing, listening, reading, journaling, poetry, or other means of reflection and inspiration. You are invited to share stories, thoughts, questions, and prayers. ** Donation based

** We welcome all women, including female-bodied, female-identified, trans-feminine, and queer women to join us.

no need to pre-register, just show up! 

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Monthly Kirtan & Song Share!
May
19
6:30 PM18:30

Monthly Kirtan & Song Share!

MAY 19th at 6:30pm! 

Monthly kirtan & song share returns, Spring Style!! Do you enjoy the chanting that goes on during some yoga classes? Join us for a Kirtan jam!! We'll provide a laid-back setting for the heartfelt singing of bhajans - or devotional songs. Enjoy the subtle healing vibrations of mantra, music, and community.

This is an open opportunity to lead in or share in song if you have a devotional song of any background or mantra you would like bring to the community - round-robin style!! No experience singing-experience required! Bring a friend, an enemy, an instrument, but most especially bring an open mind and an open heart!! FREE OF CHARGE! Come out and share in song!

*No need to pre-register, just show up!

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VISION READINGS
May
12
12:00 PM12:00

VISION READINGS

This empowering and insightful session will help connect you deeply with your truest self and your deepest desires as a way to guide you on your unique path forward through a combination of astrology, tarot, and energetic healing. 

Come with questions and we will work through the answers together. 

About Lauren:

Casual Sorcery offers magical insight for your day to day life by tapping into the energy of the cards, stars, and more.  Lauren Cucinotta is a Brooklyn-based intuitive tarot reader and energy healer and the founder of Casual Sorcery.

30 min $40 

60 min $70

to book an appointment, please email us at palosantowellnessboutique@gmail.com

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MANIFESTO a master class
May
6
2:00 PM14:00

MANIFESTO a master class

🖤MANIFESTO May 6th w/ @yoginoir 🖤

Our identity is constructed as events happen to us, we choose our reactions.

These re-actions cause new actions to manifest...and re-actions and so on.

What I would like to explore with you is the project of self-identification.

Yoga (and other esoteric practices) are catalysts for change within us,

and in time we see the shifts in our perception of the world around us.

When we decide to change, our choices are like a mantra repeated over and over again until we hear the mantra echo in everything we do. So too we train ourselves to live a certain way.

Who are you?

Who do you want to be?

HOW do you want to interact with your world?

We will collectively tap into the energy of the Ascendant in Astrology, learn about it's historyand self-manufacture our own for this current state we are in.

We have the power to self-abrogate these masks that others have so easily placed upon us, and proudly wear our own chosen Ascendant to serve the world, our souls, and enjoy this sweet temporary existence.

Join Amanda for an afternoon of Yoga, Astrology, Kundalini Kriyas and deep self-inquiry.

OM!

*Please have your Date of birth, location and time of birth (as accurate as possible)

$20

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INVERSION IMMERSION WORKSHOP
May
4
6:30 PM18:30

INVERSION IMMERSION WORKSHOP

MAY 4th!! Join favorite Philly and Palo Santo teacher Kelly Love for this two hour, fun-filled, strength building workshop focusing specifically on forearm balance and handstand.

Taking our yoga poses to our hands can be very intimidating and often scary…BUT, it can also be a lot of fun, super exhilarating and even addictive. Turning our world upside down is also challenging by the simple fact that we spend the majority of our life right-side up. This workshop is designed to give you the tools you need to gain confidence, build strength and approach these inversions in a safe and effective manner.

In the first part of the workshop. we will:

Warm the body with an invigorating vinyasa practice designed to help us find our core

Open the shoulders

Prepare our proprioception for going upside down.

In the second part of the workshop, we will:

Break down the alignment anatomically

Build strength and improve proprioception with timed holds

Build confidence both at the wall and with a partner

Explore variations of forearm balance and handstands

Practice safe “bail out” techniques

This workshop is open to all so just show up with a desire to learn and have fun! 🤸🏽‍♀️🤸🏽‍♂️

$35 is the cost for this specialized workshop!

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MONTHLY WOMEN'S CIRCLE
Apr
29
5:00 PM17:00

MONTHLY WOMEN'S CIRCLE

++ Palo Santo Monthly Women's Circle ++  A safe and confidential place to drop out of busyness and drop into connection. This space supports women and the many valleys and mountains they face into today's world. This group is open format and is not associated with a certain religion or singular path. Open format may include: sharing, listening, reading, journaling, poetry, or other means of reflection and inspiration. You are invited to share stories, thoughts, questions, and prayers. ** Donation based

** We welcome all women, including female-bodied, female-identified, trans-feminine, and queer women to join us.

No need to sign up in advance, just show up! 

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YOGA 101 WORKSHOP
Apr
29
2:00 PM14:00

YOGA 101 WORKSHOP

Yoga 101: A Workshop

Do you know what's down dog? Have you ever wondered why everyone is saying Namaste? Namaste where??? If you find yourself wanting to venture into a yoga class, but aren't quite sure what to expect, we've got all the answers to your questions.

Welcome to Yoga 101: a workshop just for beginners, newbies, and anyone who's genuinely curious about this whole 'yoga thing'. Touching on a brief history of yoga itself, different styles that you may come across on a class schedule, the simple rules of etiquette while being in a studio setting, and some basic sanskrit terminology one might hear during class - the whole experience will be an open-discussion format, Q&A is totally encouraged! Closing out the day, we'll transform new knowledge into practice. In a 50 minute asana experience, we will break down fundamental postures piece by piece to build muscle memory while incorporating breath, gentle flow, and mindful meditation. Come as a newbie, leave as a yogi.

$28 

Mary Wolf, known as MJ Heart, is a South Philly transplant specializing in alignment-based, therapeutic, and hatha yoga. With years of dance & of eastern oriented philosophical study, 9 years of massage and reiki practices, as well as 7 years of yoga, MJ’s unique knowledge and expertise allow her to cultivate an environment for her students that stimulates growth on a physical, mental, and spiritual level. Since 2012, MJ has taught various classes at studios, gyms and community centers while also teaching yoga privately or in small groups to promote individual experiences that enhance, balance, strengthen, and build confidence for her students. MJ embraces teaching with an open heart knowing that she, herself, is forever a student of this beautiful thing called life.

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MONTHLY KIRTAN
Apr
22
5:30 PM17:30

MONTHLY KIRTAN

Monthly kirtan & song share returns, Spring Style!! Do you enjoy the chanting that goes on during some yoga classes? Join us for a Kirtan jam!! We'll provide a laid-back setting for the heartfelt singing of bhajans - or devotional songs. Enjoy the subtle healing vibrations of mantra, music, and community.

This is an open opportunity to lead in or share in song if you have a devotional song of any background or mantra you would like bring to the community - round-robin style!! No experience singing-experience required! Bring a friend, an enemy, an instrument, but most especially bring an open mind and an open heart!! FREE OF CHARGE! Come out and share in song!

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HARMONIUM + MANTRA SCHOOL 101
Apr
22
2:00 PM14:00

HARMONIUM + MANTRA SCHOOL 101

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

Looking to crack open your heart? Looking to spiritually charge your personal life or your the yoga classes you teach? Open to yoga teachers and anyone looking to bring the magic of mantra meditation more fully into their daily practices and teaching - in this 3 hour workshop we will learn about the history, meaning, and practice of chanting mantra, how we can apply it to our home mediation/devotional routines, how it can spiritually charge & uplift the energy of a yoga class, and the basics of leading a group kirtan. We will learn how to sing some different mantras and how to play the harmonium via basic chords progressions that anyone - with or without previous musical training - can learn!With these accessible musical components, we will cover a variety of sweet, loving, transcendent and powerful mantra melodies that each and every participant will be able to learn & bring home with them!! Some harmoniums will be provided to use. If you have your own harmonium, please bring it.

The cost of this 3 hr journey is $45

SPACE IS LIMITED! RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW!

Daniel Cordua is a sought after yoga teacher, spiritual educator, collaborator, mantra enthusiast, & massage therapist throughout the Philadelphia area & beyond. He is also co-owner of the one-of-a-kind healing sanctuary & creative space, Palo Santo Wellness Boutique.

His journey towards a healthier body, steadier mind and more open heart has drawn Daniel to not only study & teach dynamic vinyasa yoga, but yoga philosophy and ancient yogic texts – especially bhakti yoga, or the yoga of devotion. Daniel has pursued this interest by studying continuously in India & with renowned teacher, Raghunath, recently completing his 500 hr Yoga Certification.

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YOU NOW & FOREVER WORKSHOP
Apr
21
1:00 PM13:00

YOU NOW & FOREVER WORKSHOP

Join celebrated author, speaker, academic and educator Joshua M. Greene (@gitawisdom) for this extra special 2.5 hr event on deep yoga philosophy applicable to everyday life! In clear, simple language, this class presents compelling real-life stories, research and textual references for the existence of a non-material essence in each of us. The bottom line to this presentation is that we are not subject to life's traumas: we are their witness, divine beings with the power to access extraordinary resources for navigating life's challenges. 💫

Joshua M. Greene (Yogesvara) taught in the philosophy and religion department of Hofstra University. Since his retirement in 2013, he has continued to teach in yoga studios nationwide. He spent thirteen years in Bhakti ashrams of India and Europe before returning to New York in 1982 to begin a career as educator, author, and filmmaker. His yoga-related books include Gita Wisdom: An Introduction to India’s Essential Yoga Text, Here Comes the Sun: The Spiritual and Musical Journey of George Harrison, and Swami in a Strange Land: How Krishna Came to the West. $25 

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