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Chair Yoga – Surya Namaskar

Shiva Shanti Yoga Surya Namaskar – Standing Chair Version Watch on Utube - Chair Surya Namaskar with Felise Berman All rights reserved Created by Felise Berman 2017 Surya Namaskar with a chair was designed those whom struggle with balance and cannot go all the way down to the floor and get back up onto [...]

Chair Yoga – Surya Namaskar 2017-11-07T11:44:48+00:00

The Enchantment of Chandra

Chandra Mantra Written and Translated by Felise Berman 2017   Moon - Chandra Bija Mantra Om Shrim Som Somaya Namah.   Shrim - denotes the power of refuge, surrender and peace. Som - an exclamation interposed in reciting sacred texts. Somaya – Nectar of the Gods. Namah- Bow.   Chandra Gayatri Mantra Om [...]

The Enchantment of Chandra 2017-09-20T12:29:19+00:00

Free Yoga in the Park Rutherford NJ – July and August Saturday 8:00 AM 2017

Free "Yoga in the Park" Sponsored by Shiva Shanti Yoga School in Rutherford, New Jersey & Rutherford Recreation Center Shiva Shanti Yoga School is happy to announce that the free “Yoga in the Park” will resume for Summer 2017.  Please Join us on Saturday Mornings at 8 [...]

Free Yoga in the Park Rutherford NJ – July and August Saturday 8:00 AM 2017 2017-07-07T14:42:10+00:00

Yoga Retreat August 2017 St Thomas US Virgin Islands with Shiva Shanti Yoga

The First Annual Shiva Shanti Yoga Retreat at The Marriott Frenchmans Reef St. Thomas, Virgin Islands USA. $500 Deposit ASAP Date: August 24-27, 2017 Cost: $1, 500 per person – One in a Room or $1, 100 per person – Two in a Room 0r $ 850 per person – Three in a Room [...]

Yoga Retreat August 2017 St Thomas US Virgin Islands with Shiva Shanti Yoga 2017-04-26T20:03:51+00:00

Shiva Shanti Yoga by Felise Berman.

Shiva Shanti Yoga Manual by Felise Berman Founder Shiva Shanti Yoga, In my attempt to understand the deep philosophical system of Yoga I read and study continually, it has become a lifelong endeavor.  I began my teaching and healing work first in Buddhism, then moving into Metaphysics and [...]

Shiva Shanti Yoga by Felise Berman. 2017-04-08T06:24:09+00:00

Shavasana and Massage at Shiva Shanti Yoga School

Shiva Shanti Yoga - Shavasana There is nothing more thoughtful then a caring massage from a yoga teacher during shavasana as long as the teacher’s energy is clear and there is no misdirected sexual energy, yes, I said it! 99 percent of most yoga teachers are healers, [...]

Shavasana and Massage at Shiva Shanti Yoga School 2017-04-05T18:53:07+00:00

Warrior Two – Virabhadra by Felise Berman©

Virabhadrasana Two — Warrior Two Pose. Vira means a hero, brave; Virabhadra is the name of a fierce mythical warrior created by Shiva. Feet:  Feet are a leg’s distance apart.  Front foot is facing forward, and back foot is slightly turned in.  All four corners of your feet pressed into the floor. Front heel intersects [...]

Warrior Two – Virabhadra by Felise Berman© 2017-02-23T19:28:14+00:00

Qualities of a Shiva Shanti Yoga Teacher by Felise Berman©

As the director of Shiva Shanti Yoga, I feel all the teachers I train must imbibe these ideas. • Kindness – Kindness is the best quality for any teacher. • Integrity –We implement a high moral and ethical code in all our affairs. • Humility – All teachers understand they are there to serve. [...]

Qualities of a Shiva Shanti Yoga Teacher by Felise Berman© 2017-02-23T19:30:40+00:00

Get Certified 300 Hour Teacher Training E-RYT- Felise Berman E-RYT©

300 Hour Training Program at Shiva Shanti Yoga Continuing Education for Yoga Teachers E-RYT Shiva Shanti Yoga Est. 2008 Classes and Teacher Training www.shivashantiyoga.com 165 Park Ave, Rutherford NJ 07070 201.531.9642 The Benefit of joining Shiva Shanti Yoga Teacher Training is, you will be working with a school, teacher, and system to grow together [...]

Get Certified 300 Hour Teacher Training E-RYT- Felise Berman E-RYT© 2017-02-23T19:37:47+00:00

Trikonasana Triangle Pose – The Inner Triad By Felise Berman©

Understanding Angles in Asana. Trikonasana - Triangle Pose. Trikona meaning triangle, and asana meaning posture or seat.  Author - Felise Berman Founder and Director of Shiva Shanti Yoga - If you look at an angle, it has no arrows, but it is still a ray, and goes on infinitely, only the angle, does not [...]

Trikonasana Triangle Pose – The Inner Triad By Felise Berman© 2017-02-23T19:38:15+00:00

Swadhisthana – The Second Chakra, Ones own Abode By Felise Berman©

Sanskrit and English Name: Svadhisthana (also Swadhisthana,) = One’s Own Abode Second Chakra: The next major chakra within the chakra system is Swadhisthana chakra, located at the very end of the spinalccolumn directly above Mooladhara chakra. Swadhisthana chakra is said to be the director for the subconscious storing of past memories, feelings, and sensual impressions. It does [...]

Swadhisthana – The Second Chakra, Ones own Abode By Felise Berman© 2017-02-23T19:32:53+00:00

Muladhara Chakra By Felise Berman©

Sanskrit and English: Name: mula = root, source + adhara = support, vital part. First Chakra: Muladhara is the first major charka within the system, located slightly beyond the base of the spine at the pelvic floor. Mooladhara chakra is the most basic charkra as it is considered to represent our animal instincts and personalities. [...]

Muladhara Chakra By Felise Berman© 2017-07-27T18:23:13+00:00

The Five Koshas a Gateway to Self by Felise Berman©

The five sheaths (pancha-koshas) are alluded to in the fourteen verses of the Atmabodha. Atma Bodha one of the finest treatises on the philosophy of Advaita Vedanta of Shankaracharya.   In this text Sankaracharya lucidly explains the nature of Self, the nature of the ignorance of the self, how it arises, and how to [...]

The Five Koshas a Gateway to Self by Felise Berman© 2017-02-23T19:39:34+00:00

The Eight Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga, Patanjali Yoga Sutras By Felise Berman©

  There is little known about this person named Patanjali who outlined stages of practice along the yogic path.  There is numerous works and commentary on the text itself.  I have found the Eight Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga to be an excellent source of living yoga with a moral compass.  Pantajali has thoughtfully outlined [...]

The Eight Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga, Patanjali Yoga Sutras By Felise Berman© 2017-02-23T18:46:45+00:00

Salamba Sarvangasana By Felise Berman©

Shoulder Stand- Shiva Shanti Yoga School. Salamba = support, Sarva = whole, Anga = body or limb, Asana = seat or posture. BE different, lets see from a new perspective.  When you reverse your stance, the effects of gravity decompress the spine, creating a new erect disposition, waking up vital energy flows [...]

Salamba Sarvangasana By Felise Berman© 2017-02-23T19:41:58+00:00

What is Shiva Shanti Yoga? By Felise Berman©

At Shiva Shanti Yoga, we focus on the practice of asana with a flow (vinyasa), philosophy, deep breathing, restorative yoga, meditation, Yoga Nidra, and mantra; to enhance one's health and wellbeing. Classes are paced, systematic and provide a foundation for understanding the many branches of yoga. In our classes the duration that you are [...]

What is Shiva Shanti Yoga? By Felise Berman© 2017-02-23T19:43:23+00:00

Om Namah Shivaya By Felise Berman©

Shiva Shiva represents unlimited Consciousness, which is omnipresent and resides in everyone.  Shiva is referred to as 'the good one' or the 'auspicious one'. Shiva - Rudra is considered to be the destroyer of evil and sorrow. Shiva - Shankara is the doer of good. Shiva is 'tri netra' or three eyed, [...]

Om Namah Shivaya By Felise Berman© 2017-02-23T19:43:12+00:00

Shat Karma Kriya by Felise Berman©

How to use a Neti Pot Shatkarma kriyas are the six cleansing techniques as outlined in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and should be practiced before pranayama. “Shat” meaning six and “karma” meaning action. These kriyas create space in the human temple for living spirit -- they detoxify the body, the blood stream, [...]

Shat Karma Kriya by Felise Berman© 2017-02-23T19:43:53+00:00