Community, hello! So happy to be back together.
Today, I’m in conversation with dear, sweet Bhakti Foster-Purvine. Bhakti teaches Integral Yoga and has an Ayurveda practice at her studio Shanti Om here in Portland, Oregon. I’ve had the privilege of knowing Bhakti for years, and she is such an incredible model for living the practice– as a woman, as a mother, as a human being truly concerned with the wellness and wholeness of us all.
After Bhakti’s first Integral Yoga class in the mid 90s, she knew right away that she was hooked. Since then, her love and passion for yoga has continued to deepen and mature. Bhakti is a graduate in Integral Yoga through the Satchidananda Ashram.
She has studied with a medley of teachers and gives sincere thanks to each of them. She has spent time in India practicing, teaching, and learning Yoga traditions, and has led Yoga Retreats to India, Guatemala, and Costa Rica. Bhakti is a Certified Ayurveda Wellness Counselor at 500 hrs.
Bhakti leads retreats to India, which include practice, site-seeing, temple visits and volunteering at the organization Families for Children, which she has supported for many years through service visits and by selling beautiful mat bags created by a Women’s organization in India. Learn more about this retreat and Bhakti’s work with Families for Children right here.
Thank you so much, Bhakti, for all you do and for sharing your time with us on the podcast.
- New practices up in the Sunrose Yoga Shop: Spectrum, a subtle body exploration, and Cosmic Spiral, a collection of meditations & a sound bath.
- Wildcat Yoga Club// our online yoga community. The Clubhouse contains an ever-expanding library of audio and video practices, plus lectures, tutorials and video Q&A sessions, plus monthly online workshops in meditation, active listening and embodied voice. Membership also includes discounts on all courses, retreats and products in the sunrose yoga shop. All for $15 per month or $150 per year. Connect with the yoga of your real life by visiting http://www.wildcatyogaclub.com.
- Every month, I donate 15% of my income to organizations and funds that align with my mission (and the mission of my podcast and teaching). In April, we donated to Mercy-USA to provide aid to Syrians and 350.org, a climate activist organization. Thanks to the generosity of North Portland Yoga, we also made an extra donation to the Black and Missing Foundation. In May, I’ll be donating 15% of my income to Oceana and Families for Children. To see all of the organizations we’ve supported, check out our mission statement. If you would like to recommend an organization to support, please connect via the contact page. Thank YOU!!!
- Looking ahead: our fall immersion will take place in November and we’ll focus on taking our pranayama practice deeper. Stay tuned.
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Thank you all so much for being here.