A Quote from
Sri Swami Satchidanandaji Maharaj
"Keep this in mind: "I am here to serve; I am doing everything to serve others." Why are you eating? Not to develop the biceps and triceps; you are eating to gain enough energy to serve others. Why are you going to sleep? You are tired, you can't serve, you have to go and rest well, then get up fresh to serve others. The goal is, "I am preparing myself to serve others." Then you are not preparing for yourself, you are preparing for others. So, your service to yourself becomes others' service. Whatever you do, that should be your ultimate goal, then it is a service always." OM Shanti, Shanti, Shanti
Supercharge Your Yoga: The Ancient Practice of Antar Yoga
Students of Yoga know well the great changes and benefits that come their way with even a little practice. Yet, we all sometimes feel that we've been on a particular plateau for too long, or we yearn for a breakthrough experience that will launch us to the next level. The yogis devised a wonderful way to do just this. Traditionally called Antar Yoga, the Inner Yoga - these days we call it a Yoga retreat.
A Yoga retreat is a highly refined tool to deepen and refine a student's experience of Yoga. Everything - the schedule, the group practices, the classes, the physical environment, the periods of silence, even the food - all work together to provide the ideal conditions for a real breakthrough. It's a Yoga paradise!
It's difficult to experience the fullness of Yoga with our responsibilities, family, and friends asking for our time and attention. Imagine what it would be like to spend an entire weekend immersed in Yoga. It is the best way to bring health, peace, and joy of Yoga into your daily life.
On a Yoga retreat, you are guided and supported by a skilled, experienced staff. Their only goal is to serve you, to see that you have a great retreat experience - one of increased peace and joy, of knowing your inner self a little better. You will return home renewed, refreshed, and re-inspired.
Having praised the greatness of Yoga retreats, we are very pleased to announce that there is now an opportunity for you to participate in one this June. Both beginners and more experienced students of Yoga will be accommodated.
Take a real break from the stresses and cares of everyday life. Treat yourself to a taste of Yoga.
Click on the link for more information including your online brochure and application.
Introducing Chef Rosolen! YLS is pleased to announce that Chef Param Joseph Rosolen will be treating us to a wonderful array of dishes to be experienced at YLS's retreat at Mt. Paul. Chef Rosolen was recently interviewed by the Peta Organization's online vegetarian/vegan cooking site www.vegcooking.com. Chef Rosolen is an extremely talented culinary artist and owner/operator of Two Brothers Catering. Click on the following link to enjoy his website & meet the chef!
"Love is self-surrender. It is giving without even expecting a thank you. Love is like a seed. The seed gives itself totally. It dies. It's life as a seed is ended. But then and only then does it have the opportunity to not be alone. When it transforms into a plant, it is surrounded by many seeds - it becomes many seeds. And even before that, it gives it's fruits to others."
OM Shanti, Shanti, Shanti
- Sri Guruji Reverend Jaganath Carrera Maharaj
When someone hurts our feelings, or wrongs us, it is natural to feel resentment or anger toward them. If the hurt is great enough, we may also be intent on keeping them out of our lives. Sometimes, we may even harbor thoughts of retaliation. Though these feelings may be natural, they are not the way of Yoga. Instead, forgiveness is a cornerstone of the Yoga life.
Forgiveness does not mean to ignore, or condone. Forgiveness first and foremost liberates us from our own hard feelings. Secondly, it opens the door to improved, healthy relationships. To forgive someone while we are still hurting is a great yogic act. Since we are bound by our own anger, when we let go of it, we grow stronger, clearer, and more compassionate and loving.
Begin today by forgiving someone who has hurt you. Reflect how you may have done something similar yourself - even if inadvertently. Even if you can't see them to talk to them in person, send them your good thoughts or prayers. This will cultivate compassion in your heart and help heal the relationship.
Next, think of someone you have hurt. Go to them humbly and with love. Ask them for forgiveness. It's not enough to just say you are sorry. Always add the request for forgiveness. What powerful, healing words, "Please forgive me" are!
Follow these simple practices and you will unlock the love that is in you as your True Nature. This love is truly more powerful than any resentment. Go within, find that love and exercise it. The process may begin as only lip service, but keep it up. There is a place within us where compassion, mercy, love, and forgiveness are natural. Live from that level. That is the Yoga Life.
There's No Place Like Home
There's No Place Like Home
A Special Luncheon
Members of the Yoga Life Society are actively engaged in the process of finding a home. We know we can serve you and each other better if we have a place of our own, a Yoga home where we can offer classes, teacher trainings, continuing education programs, satsangs, dinners and other social events.
You are invited to join us for a wonderful event: A fundraising luncheon complete with swimming pool, entertainment and free neck and shoulder massages!
Treat yourself to a scrumptious, professionally catered vegetarian buffet...Click here to read the full article and find out more!
When you click on the link above be sure to
RSVP online by 23 May, 2008.
Date of Fundraiser: Saturday, 31 May, 2008
Time: 11am through 3pm
Location: 1805 Rue De La Port, Wall NJ 07719
Make Donations Online
Can't make the luncheon but still
would like to contribute to YLS's search for a home?
or mail your check to:
Narani Lisa Lorelli,
384 No. Fullerton, NJ, Montclair, NJ 07043
Please make checks payable to 'Yoga Life Society'
Experience A YLS Hatha Yoga Class
7 Zone Hatha Yoga
Seven Zone Hatha Yoga is a unique approach to the practice of Yoga postures and breathing practices. The class, based on the traditional postures, deep relaxation, and breathing practices of Yoga, includes instruction on how to access powerful energy centers known to practitioners of Oriental Medicine. The goal of this method is to release blockages at these centers and free strong currents of healing energy that can bring well-being and balance to the body and mind.
Seven Zone Hatha Yoga was developed by Sri Guruji Reverend Jaganath Carrera, founder and spiritual head of the Yoga Life Society and holder of a Masters Degree in Acupuncture.
Padma Patricia Canning (firstname.lastname@example.org), YLS's President, has opened YLS's first Yoga studio located at GoodSports USA at 2903 Hwy. 138 East, in Wall Township, NJ. Padma can be reached at 732-681-0990. You can also check out more information about YLS Hatha Yoga Classes at GoodSports USA on www.goodsportsusa.com.
In West Jersey, Uma Friedman (email@example.com) has opened a Yoga Life Center in her beautiful home located at 4 Green Ave., Lawrenceville, NJ, phone 609-712-2270.
Abhaya Cordova of the Vandana Center is offering YLS Classes on Tuesdays 9am and Wednesdays 10:30am starting in April. The Vandana Center is located at 41 State Street Route 34 South, Colts Neck, NJ. Abhaya can be reached 732-431-2244, vandanacenter.com/yoga.htm.
Up north, Bhavani Josephine DiRito (firstname.lastname@example.org - phone 201-873-8503) is also teaching YLS hatha classes at the MVP Tae Kwon Do Center located at 8 Railroad Ave., in Rochelle Pk., NJ.
with Sri Guruji
Click on the link to see the full list of all the wonderful and enlightening programs, workshops, & satsangs with Sri Guruji Reverend Jaganath Carrera.
|To schedule a satsang with Guruji or discuss potential program ideas, please contact Narani Lisa Lorelli, Guruji's Personal Assistant, at
The YLS Website is new & improved & ever expanding. Stay tuned for the YLS online store, video messages from Sri Guruji, and many more surprises. Be sure to visit often.