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Dearest Mindful Community,


Here is the third instillation of my guided 10-Minute Mindfulness Meditation Series. This session focuses on a relaxing body scan. I have found with the college students I teach and clients I see that this practice is incredibly helpful to alleviate anxiety and insomnia. If you or someone you know has trouble sleeping, put this meditation on and see if it supports you drifting off into a sweet slumber. 

Please feel free to share with students, clients, friends, and family alike!

Enjoy, relax, breathe deeply, and live mindfully with this guided mindfulness practice.
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Dearest Mindful Community,


Here is the second instillation of my guided 10-Minute Mindfulness Meditation Series. This session focuses on the cascading breath. Please feel free to share with students, clients, friends, and family alike!

Enjoy, relax, breathe deeply, and live mindfully with this guided mindfulness practice.
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Dearest Yogis, 

Here is another recording of one of my Jivamukti Yoga classes, live from Gainesville, Florida! The dharma talk for this class is based upon a passion of mine which incorporates Mental Health Counseling and Yoga philosophy. For more information on the July Focus of the Month (FOM)-- "Why We Love War," please check out the Jivamukti Yoga website


***Please note: I have come to a point in my podcasting that I want to be sharing more of my recorded classes with everyone, although the editing process is quite time consuming for me.  However, I do not want time to be what keeps us apart.  With that being said, I am offering this class is recorded live and in RAW form. It has not been edited, and I am learning to enjoy it that way.  I took this class again just this morning, and it made me giggle with honor and humility.  So please do forgive the coughs, the right and left mix-ups, the verbal assists I offer to students, and any overall scratches during the class.  I feel that the class is more authentic this way without hiding behind the edits.


Blessings of Love and Light,
Keri

Opening Chant:

Om Shanti
Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu

Peace. May all beings everywhere be happy and free. And my the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life, contribute in some way, to that happiness and to that freedom for all.

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Hello Dearest Community!

Here is the first instillation of my 10-Minute Mindfulness Meditation Series. 
As a counselor, teacher, and yoga instructor, I find mindfulness to be a crucial ingredient to a calm mind and an open heart. For me, even after years of practice, I enjoy guided practices. I feel it helps connect me to a larger community that practices mindfulness meditation and yoga. 
Feel free to enjoy, relax, breathe deeply, and live mindfully with this guided mindfulness practice.
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Namaskaram Yogis!! I have made the commitment that all finances I raise via yoga workshops, classes, retreats, podcasts, etc... will be directly donated to Off the Mat, Into the World's 2013 Amazon Seva Challenge!!! Please come and visit any of my classes or make a donation at https://otmseva.fundraise.com/keri-johnson if we are geographically apart!! BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD!!! xOMJPYPodcastDonationRequest.jpg

Dearest Yogins,

Here is another podcast that was recorded on 3/11/13--a very powerful day.  The dharma talk for this class highlights the natural cycles of birth, health, disease, and death.  The ageless question that arises throughout class is "Who Am I?"  Who am I in sickness?  Who am I in health?  In sickness or health does the authentic core of being change?

Enjoy this playful dance of life on the mat, and may it inspire your every breath off the mat.

*Please note: this class was recorded live and is offered to you in that live raw form. **For more musings on the focus of the month, keep an eye out for my monthly blogs at YOGANONYMOUS.com

Blessings of Love and Light, Keri

Focus of the Month: Disease, Death, and Dying

(For more information about the Focus of the Month, please visit www.jivamuktiyoga.com)

Beginning Chant:

Om tryambakam yajamahe, sugandhim pushti-vardhanam urvarukam iva bandhanan mrityor muksiya mamrtat (from Shukla-Yajur Veda)

We worship the supreme light, the Absolute Shiva, who has three eyes, who is fragrant and nourishes all beings. This light is the expression and communication of our life, and it is our physical, mental, and spiritual radiation and prosperity. Kindly release us from all calamities, bondage, and suffering, just as the cucumber is released from its stalk without any injury. May our minds be absorbed into Shiva, amrtam (nectar), the ocean of tranquility.

Playlist

1. Sabrosa: The Sounds Of Science (Disc 1): The Beastie Boys

2. Chakra Beatbox: Elephant Power: M.C. Yogi

3. Kali Maheshwari: The Ivy Ceiling: Lokah

4. Say Hey (I Love You): All Rebel Rockers: Michael Franti & Spearhead

5. Rebel Music: Babylon By Bus (Live): Bob Marley & The Wailers

6. Sattvam: Jai Ma : White Swan Yoga Masters Vol. 2: Sharon Gannon (Mixed By Mike D)

7. Survival: Carboot Soul: Nightmares On Wax

8. Divine Flame: Buddha Lounge: Zingaia

9. I Got Love For You: All Rebel Rockers: Michael Franti & Spearhead

10. Radha Remix: Shakti: Jai Uttal

11. Revolution: Opium: Wah!

12. Within You Without You: The Outernational Sound: Alan Lorber Orchestra

13. Kothbiro: Trance Plane, Vol. 2: Ayub Ogada

14. With My Own Two Hands (Feat. Ben Harper): Sing-A-Longs & Lullabies For The Film Curious George: Jack Johnson

15. Long Time Sun: Grace: Snatam Kaur

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Namaskarm Yogins! Here is a class that I just recorded this evening here in Gainesville. I hope you enjoy!! This class has a little mythological story about the warrior Virabhadra.  May YOGA continually inspire you to return to your mat and offer more love in the world...

Blessings of Light and Love,

Keri

**Please note: I have come to a point in my podcasting that I want to be sharing more of my recorded classes with everyone, although the editing process is quite time consuming for me.  However, I do not want time to be what keeps us apart.  With that being said, I am offering this class in RAW form.  It has not been edited, and I am learning to enjoy it that way.  I took this class again just this morning, and it made me giggle with honor and humility.  So please do forgive the coughs, the right and left mix-ups, the verbal assists I offer to students, and any overall scratches during the class.  I feel that the class is more authentic this way without hiding behind the edits.

Focus of the Month: Shake It Up BABY

(For more information about the Focus of the Month, please visit www.jivamuktiyoga.com)

Beginning Chant:

Om sarva mangala-mangalye shive-sarvatha-sadhike, sharanye tryambake gauri Narayani namo’sthu te (from Durga Saptashati, Chapter 11)

I salute the three-eyed Divine Mother, Narayani, who brings total auspiciousness and who fulfills the desire for liberation. Realization arises with her blessings. Who is the world itself. Only through the experiences of life can the soul be perfected. Honor this gift, your life, bow to Mother Nature.

Playlist:

1. La Femme d'Argent:  Air:  Moon Safari

2. As I Am (Intro): Alicia Keys: As I Am

3. Superwoman:  Alicia Keys: As I Am

4. Twist and Shout: The Beatles:  Please Please Me

5. Where Is The Love?: Black Eyed Peas: Elephunk

6. Shakedown Street:  Grateful Dead:  Shakedown Street

7. Soul Shakedown Party: Bob Marley: Natural Mystic

8. Satyam Shivam Sundaram (Feat. Gunjan): Thievery Corporation: The Cosmic Game

9. Shake: Sam Cooke:  Portrait of a Legend 1951-1964

10. The Ballad Of Shyamdas And Krishna Das: Shyamdas: Beloved Chants

11. Kothbiro: Ayub Ogada: Trance Plane, Vol. 2

12. Somewhere Over The Rainbow: Israel Kamakawiwo'ole: Facing Future

13. Three Worlds: John De Kadt: Rhythms of the Infinite

14. Om Shantih: Sharon Gannon: Sharanam

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Fire Meditation

Namaskaram yogis!

Here is a live meditation that I led last week here in Gainesville, Florida.  The meditation is broken down into two different segments.  The first 15 minutes are a guided meditation, focusing on our own internal fire, purpose, and passions in life.  The second portion is a 30-minute silent meditation.

*Please note: This meditation was recorded live, so please excuse the coughs and subtle disruptions of the surrounding noises.

Enjoy! Let Go and Let Love BE!!

Blessings of Light and Love, Keri

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Namaste Yogis!

Here is another podcast from me to you!! This was recorded from a live class at Sanctuary Yoga Studio in Gainesville, Florida.

**Please note: I have come to a point in my podcasting that I want to be sharing more of my recorded classes with everyone, although the editing process is quite time consuming for me.  However, I do not want time to be what keeps us apart.  With that being said, I am offering this class in RAW form.  It has not been edited, and I am learning to enjoy it that way.  I took this class again just this morning, and it made me giggle with honor and humility.  So please do forgive the coughs, the right and left mix-ups, the verbal assists I offer to students, and any overall scratches during the class.  I feel that the class is more authentic this way without hiding behind the edits.

As always, if there are any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Keep your eyes peeled for a video segment of this class to come shortly to describe the pinnacle pose of Astavakrasana.  For a full Jivamukti experience, feel free to add a few more Urdhva Dhanurasanas (Upward-Facing Bow/ Full Wheel Poses), an extended Salamba Sarvasgasana (Shoulderstand) sequence, an additional inversion or two, as well as a longer seated meditation practice at the end of class.

Enjoy, Let Loose, and Let Love, Be.

*Focus of the Month: Kirtan

(for more information about this focus of the month, please visit: http://www.jivamuktiyoga.com/fms/index.html on the left hand side of the scroll bar click “Focus of the Month”. At the top of the page click Focus of the Month Archives”. Scroll down or click “2012″. It is the January  focus: “Kirtan")

**Chant in the Beginning:

Earth My Body

Water My Blood

Air My Breath

Fire My Spirit

***Playlist During Class: (SONG: ALBUM: ARTIST)

1. Into the Mystic:    Van Morrison:        Moondance

2. Superwoman:    Alicia Keys:      As I Am

3. A Beautiful Day:    India.Arie:        Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics

4. High Low (Featuring Zap Mama):    Michael Franti & Spearhead:       All Rebel Rockers

5. Stay Human (All The Freaky People):    Michael Franti & Spearhead:       Stay Human

6. Be the Change (Niraj Chag's Swaraj Mix):    M.C. Yogi:    Elephant Power

7. With My Own Two Hands:    Ben Harper:        Diamonds On The Inside

8. I See God In You:    India.Arie:        Acoustic Soul

9. White Flag:    Dido:        Life For Rent

10. Shout Out Loud:    Amos Lee:        Supply And Demand

11. Love Kamikaze:    Michael Franti:        Love Kamikaze

12. Slow Down:    Alicia Keys:        Diary Of Alicia Keys

13. Stand By Me:    Tracy Chapman

14. Bag Lady:    Erykah Badu:       Mama's Gun

15. Backbends For Opening The Heart:    Ben Leimbach & Jai Uttal:       Yoga Rhythms

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Namaste fellow Yogis!!

Today is the start of a brand new chapter of my life. (But truly, doesn't every day have the potential to carry that title?) It is the first day of the last semester of my Master's in Religion and Nature here at the University of Florida.

Many people of have asked me... so what's next? And all I have to say to them, and to my self... is to be patient, and watch the journey unfold for itself.

A few months ago, my friend Dave and I started co-facilitating a free community meditation class here in Gainesville on Friday mornings from 8:45-9:45am. This  guided gratitude meditation was from last week. For those of you who know me personally, you know that my Beloved Maine Coon Cat, Mr. Boomer, was missing for 72 hours. Well, he returned home with a gentle "meow" the morning of Friday meditation. I was so phenomenally grateful to have my fuzzy man home with me, that I was inspired to offer a Gratitude meditation, which I happened to record, and now am offering it to everyone else.

The meditation begins with a 10 -minute (or so) breathing exercise, followed by a guided meditation and a 30-minute silent seated practice.

I hope you are able to enjoy and experience gratitude for the Blessings held within every moment of Life itself.

Blessings of Love and Light,

Keri

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