Weekend Program with Devi Mohan in Switzerland 1 - 2 December 2018
Beautiful, sacred moments of sharing life-transformative techniques and experiences in Richterswil, Switzerland. Consciousness Kriya Training, followed by Power of Purity meditation, bhajans and a Mai-Tri healing marathon the following day - supreme energy and Mohanji's subtle presence all along! :-)
A big thank you from the heart to our amazing Judith and Andreas Kramer who transformed their home into a meditation and camping venue over the weekend!
Well done Judith, Meret and team - to bring people from Germany, Switzerland, UK and Israel to one venue was a tall order, but it all flowed so smoothly.
It was a privilege to share these sacred methods and teachings with such wonderful souls. Love always, Devi
2018 PARLIAMENT OF WORLD’S RELIGIONS & CONSCIOUS DANCING, MEDITATION AND BIRTHDAY in TORONTO
During first week of Nov (1 -7 Nov 2018) Devi represented Mohanji Foundation at one of the most amazing global events of humanity - the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions. This event featured more than 500 programs and events across six major tracks with an expected attendance exceeding 10,000 people - from 80 nations and more than 200 unique spiritual backgrounds.
Devi said: “I was honored to be part of the platform which gave voice to some of the greatest leaders in history of humankind: Swami Vivekanada, Nelson Mandela, Dalai Lama, Jane Goodall, and many more. For its 2018 theme, the Parliament of the World’s Religions drew from the movements of goodwill and cross-cultural respect that are embodied in the spirit of the interfaith movement: “The Promise of Inclusion, the Power of Love: Pursuing Global Understanding, Reconciliation, and Change” was the main theme of the event. I spoke on the 2nd day of the Parliament, partaking in the panel discussion “Interfaith Peacemaking Perspectives from Across the World”, highlighting the importance of interfaith peacemaking through selfless service and experiential spirituality rooted in inner truth. Edited version of the key parts of my speech at the PoWR can be viewed here .
My birthday was marked by the wildest ever Conscious Dancing session that I conducted on the consecrated ground of the historic venue, the very first spiritual center (ashram) of Mohanji’s – Mohanji Datta Tapovan near Toronto. After the PoWR closing ceremony, several participants joined me at Mohanji Datta Tapovan Ashram for planting trees, vegan lunch and worship of Divine. We shared beautiful moments together. That experience crowned the 2018 Parliament of the World's Religions, so that it is forever remembered in our hearts.”
YOGA WITH DEVI MOHAN IN ST. ANA, SLOVENIA - HER NEW HOME, sept 2018
Devi Mohan shares the joy, insights and love with the new HSTY practitioners in St. Ana, Slovenia – her new home. With Yoga practice we become empowered to LAUGH regardless (and despite of) all the challenges that the school of life brings. :-)
Yoga strengthens the inner fire (agni) which is the heart of our immunity but also helps us digest the painful moments of life.
Aside from the regular Yoga sessions being conducted at the Primary School St. Ana and Primary School Lokavec for the general public, in early Nov 2018 Devi also conducted a special session for the children. Her aim was to teach the children of St. Ana Primary School how they can improve their performance at school manifold if they practice simple breathing techniques and yoga asanas in the morning and before important exams.
Morning Yoga with Devi Mohan in Assisi during Peace Pledge Project in june 2018
From Greenland, Peace Pledge participants from around the world continued to Assisi, Italy the home of St. Francis, “to pray, celebrate, meditate and pledge to work together based on the principle that Loving-Kindness and Compassion can overcome discord and lead to human unity and peace”. Bottles of sacred ice water were carried from Greenland, in order to be merged with the water brought from Gangotri, India on the sacred ground of Assisi.
Devi Mohan was honored to conducted several morning Yoga sessions for the Peace Pledge participants in the beautiful energy of St. Francis of Assisi basilica. First HSTY Yoga DVD was launched at this event.
The most beautiful photo of ‘Heart of humanity pledging peace’ was taken by Filip Agoo and his enthusiastic creative team.
YOGA IN GREENLAND IN JUNE 2018
Devi said: “On 21 June 2018, the summer solstice (the longest day in the year - and it surely was!) and International Day of Yoga we started the journey at 4am. Before midnight we were at the polar ice, in its eternal daylight. We surely were up for a challenge, way out of our comfort zone. Sleeping in the tents, surrounded by an unforeseen quantity of mosquitoes, no bathrooms - but the moment we saw the Big Ice we forgot about all that. It was so worth the trouble. There was something about it - the vast whiteness and purity of the polar ice spoke to our hearts. I could literally see/feel the ice radiating energy. It was just so indescribably beautiful. And our dear Uncle (the Eskimo elder Angaangaq Angarkkorsuaq) welcomed us with great love, warmth and humor to the home of his ancestors. His speeches were really touching. He said the ice was only one third of what it was before. The glaring reality of our environmental crisis was right before our eyes. And this is why we were here - to raise the awareness of other people who, preoccupied with daily life, simply don't see this reality. I felt blessed by meeting some amazing people doing great work for humanity.
Eskimo Elder Angaangaq Angarkkorsuaq said: “It is the human heart which needs to melt. This is a priority if we are to stop the melting of our mother ice.”
I was amazed by the beauty of the white polar radiance of Mother Earth. The sacred ice spoke to my heart, as it did in the Himalayas....
We offer our humble contribution in raising the awareness about the urgency of changing our approach to environment. Yoga photos by Marcus Hansen, embodiment of humbleness.”
YOGA during ‘MACHU PICCHU with mohanji’ pilgrimage to PERU IN MARCH 2018
Yoga moments in the embrace of Shakti at the blessed power place called Machu Picchu in Peru - just being in those sacred energies is Yoga… In Cusco and Lima Devi conducted two Yoga sessions for the local people, sharing the knowledge of Himalayan School of Traditional Yoga.
Devi said: “Highlight of my Machu Picchu experience - the womb-like shape of vast heavenly space in front of me, superb Motherly energy and blissful sensation of a golden spiral from top of the head upward.. The trek was so worth it. Pranaams to the great Inkas!”
YOGA IN SHIRDI, INDIA FOR THE NEEDY ADAVASI CHILDREN, JAN 2018
Towards the end of HSTY Teacher Training course in January 2018, lovingly supported by the international HSTY TTC participants, Devi Mohan conducted a fun Yoga session for the needy children from Adavasi community (the outcast, poorest community in India). She was welcomed with joy supreme! Upon arrival, the tunes of Shirdi Sai Baba's Arati, smiles and cheering of Adavasi children, who were all lined up and beaming with joy, simply gave goosebumps to everyone! So much love from the children was never anticipated. After Yoga our HSTY team visited their school nearby and could witness first-hand the conditions in which they were studying. And yet, they radiated so much joy. Interaction with the children was so beautiful, proving that love can overcome any barrier, including that of language. Devi entertained the children with several lines in Marathi language from the movie “Foreignchi Patlin” in which she acted in 1998. Meeting a movie heroine and practicing Yoga with people from various countries was a surreal and joyous event for the children and our HSTY team as well.
HSTY Teacher Training Course was filled with so many unexpected moments of joy and Grace, making it truly memorable.
YOGA with DEVI MOHAN at the SONEVA FUSHI RESORT in MALDIVES, Jan 2018
In Jan 2018, Devi Mohan conducted several morning and evening Yoga session for the staff and Senior Management of Soneva Fushi Resort in Maldives. She shared most beneficial pranayama and Yoga asanas in line with the program of Himalayan School of Traditional Yoga that would help them in their daily life and work. The farewell HSTY session for the staff and senior management of the Soneva Fushi Resort that took place on Jan 5th 2018 was exceptionally beautiful. This time Devi Mohan guided the group through a beautiful indoor evening session focusing on the hip flexors, psoas muscle, deep glutes and overall 2nd chakra area, working on cleansing the 'deep waters' within. All felt amazing difference in the body afterwards and thanked Devi from the heart. Devi said that the amazing group energy, great receptivity of people, coupled with the overall beauty of the venue and surrounding, made all the Yoga sessions in the Maldives truly memorable.
THE BIGGEST YOGA SESSION WITH DEVI MOHAN, NOV 2017
Devi conducted Yoga sessions during Mohanji’s Retreats at many locations around the world, but what made Bor Lake Retreat with Mohanji special was the number of people (140) and the dedication with which they followed all the instructions. This built superb group energy and thus made the morning Yoga sessions and Awakening Yoga Nidra with Devi truly memorable.
awakening yoga nidra program with devi mohan in slovenia in october 2017
Mohanji Slovenia team: “With deep cleansing through Awakening Yoga Nidra we crowned the blissful five days with Devi Mohan. Through many healing sessions, Yoga, meditation, mantra chanting and Awakening Yoga Nidra, along with insights and experience sharing, Devi Mohan really touched our hearts and shared so much Grace through which we could get a glimpse of Mohanji's consciousness. We look forward to many more such experiences - in Slovenia or at the Retreats with Mohanji wherever they are conducted. Most importantly, we are learning to connect with that energy within.”
YOGA SESSION WITH FOCUS ON the HEART CHAKRA - IN SLOVENIA ON OCTOBER 22, 2017
Mohanji Slovenia team: “On 22 October 2017 Devi Mohan conducted an amazing session of Yoga as per the program of Himalayan School of Traditional Yoga (www.himalayanschool.com ) with focus on the heart chakra. Participants learned why this chakra is so important for one's spiritual awakening, which asanas and pranayama help in opening of heart chakra and had the first hand experience of the same. Intensity of the experience was totally unexpected. Some said this was the first time in their lives that they felt such strong, melting sensation in the chest region. The Power of Purity meditation right after yoga, with beautiful Mohanji Energy Transfer that melted many inner blockages, further deepened the experience and left us speechless. It was an unforgettable evening of Grace and immense blessings. Mohanji's subtle presence was clearly felt.”
Weekend Program with Devi Mohan in Durban, 22-24 Sept 2017
This is how the Program organizers described the experience: “Truly memorable two days filled with continuous blissful experiences that simply blew us off our feet - we so enjoyed wonderful talks by Devi Mohan and were deeply touched by her experience sharing stories that gave us more clarity about Mohanji’s spiritual work, while also touching our hearts in deep and profound ways. With each hour of the program we were becoming more and more close to each other. All fell in love with Yoga during our morning HSTY sessions during which Devi made us enter into positions we never imagined before in her fun and captivating way. All new lightness and joy was experienced by all after each Yoga session.
On the second day we had even more people attending the program and the stories that Devi shared with us brought tears to our eyes. Awakening Yoga Nidra was an overwhelmingly intense, cleansing and transformative. The experience expanded our horizons and soaked us with Grace and bliss. The program ended with joy through dance - a lovely Bharatnatyam performance by Kiara Govender, followed by Mila's spontaneous dance performance that made us all childlike and blissed out. At the end of the program we were a true family and nobody wanted to leave. What we gained this weekend is truly precious - cleansed, transformed and expanded in love, united as one big family, we felt deeply enriched and elevated. South Africa will now await with utmost eagerness Mohanji's and Devi's return visit.”
Himalayan School of Traditional Yoga in Johannesburg On 17 September 2017
On 17 September 2017 Devi Mohan conducted a beautiful yoga session of Himalayan School of Traditional Yoga in Johannesburg to more than 40 participants from South Africa eager to learn and experience the beauty of Yoga.
After Yoga session Devi conducted a breathtaking session of Awakening Yoga Nidra (www.mohanji.org/awakening-yoga-nidra/ ) which was a deeply profound experience for all. The entire event was transformative and left a lasting impression.
The Weekend Yoga program in Durban is next in line.
YOGA with DEVI MOHAN at the SEDONA YOGA FESTIVAL in March 2017
Devi conducted three Yoga sessions at the Sedona Yoga Festival in March 2017, representing Himalayan School of Traditional Yoga. This is how she described the experience:
“Sedona Yoga Festival is a really amazing platform for Yoga and experiential spirituality which included an overwhelming array of high-quality sessions and workshops that included Yoga, meditation, breath-work, crystals, kirtans and bhajans, gong baths, various forms of alternative healing, etc.
It was especially wonderful to experience the exchange of energy between Mohanji and such amazing audience. He was a true mirror of their maturity and beauty. It was magical and deeply touching.
My first session was indoors with approx. 20 people. I was amazed to see that most of them practiced Yoga for more than 15 years, traveled to India, have been practicing Kriya for years, and/or are Yoga Instructors themselves. I totally did not expect that. However, they were as humble and receptive as they could be and their maturity created truly amazing group energy. This trend continued throughout Sedona Yoga Festival. I thanked them on this experience and felt truly honored to be in a position to be the instrument of Yoga teaching to such wonderful people.
Right after my first Yoga session I attended a beautiful session led by Tao-Porchon Lynch, a true inspiration to all Yogis, Yoginis and/or Yoga Instructors out there - although 98 years old, she is superb in her Yoga practice, full of life, love and enthusiasm. She really touched my heart and I so enjoyed her radiant presence.
It was an amazing honor to meet Mark Whitwall, a distinguished teacher of 'Heart of Yoga' and one of the best contemporary Yoga instructors from the tradition of Krishnamacharya (1988 – 1989). It’s always a great blessing to exchange insights with a true servant of Yoga.
Second Yoga session was outdoors, on a beautiful terrace with a view of the stunning red rocks of Sedona. Exactly during sunrise the time for Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar) came and made it magical.
In all my Yoga practice this was the first time that I really felt it – immense heart-melting gratitude and expansion while flowing with the Sun Salutations and chanting the mantras saluting the Sun, giver of life, friend of all, the one who illumines our lives… It was heavenly. All present truly appreciated Himalayan School of Traditional Yoga.
I always give great value to Yoga Nidra experience in the end. I must say that this was one of the most amazing Yoga Nidra experiences I have ever had. My consciousness expanded and I could feel all those who were present within me. It felt as if we entered a bubble of bliss – no other sound existed, only the intense vibration and sublime beauty of the experience. There were some other workshops happening outdoor at the same time, but we could not hear any of it (this was confirmed to me later on by several other people present at the Yoga session who came forward to express gratitude). Divine energy of the vortexes engulfed us. It felt like Mother’s embrace, so loving, so gentle… I chanted several ancient mantras in Sanskrit language in the end and could feel them more intensely than ever before. After the session was over, I thanked the beautiful souls present and cried for no reason. All of us were deeply touched by this experience of oneness and love.”
Yoga with Devi Mohan, at the World Bank IN Washington DC, April 2016
Devi said: “It was a true priviledge and great joy to conduct a Yoga session to the staff of The World Bank in Washington DC. It is commendable that lovely people of all nationalities choose to forsake their lunch and gather several times per week during the lunch break to enjoy the blessing of Yoga. This was my second time to conduct Yoga at The World Bank and this year experience was even greater than 2 years ago.
The receptivity and dedication of these lovely people was truly awesome - intensity during each asana and deep relaxation during Yoga Nidra brought blissful radiant smiles to all :-).
It would be great to see Yoga during lunch break as the trend in all corporations... Gratitude to dear Lata Ganesh and a lovely Yogi Davinderji who made this happen.”
Seminar "Yoga Journey Through Chakras", Studio One, Split, Croatia 16 - 17 Jan 2016.
"Devi Mohan said: “A memorable Yoga seminar - great energy exchange with lovely Yoga enthusiasts. Thank you Damir and all my new friends from Split, it was a real pleasure to be in the flow and share the insights and knowledge of Yoga from the heart with future Yoga instructors and dedicated Yoga practitioners. Group energy was wonderful. I surely will remember this seminar and look forward to coming to Split again."
Weekend Workshop “Yoga Journey Through Chakras”
A weekend workshop "Yoga Journey Through Chakras" at Dedicate Yoga Studio in Bucharest Romania Jan 14 - 15, 2017 was a memorable experience.
Devi Mohan said: "It was a true honor to share insights and knowledge about chakras and Yoga with individuals who are eager to learn more about this subject and apply this knowledge in their daily life while understanding the lessons of life associated with the chakras. Gratitude to dear Alexandra Dumitrescu for organizing the workshop and Alexandra from Dedicate Yoga Studio on providing the venue we truly enjoyed."
Seminar "Embracing your Self" at the FIMEK University in Novi Sad, Serbia in Oct 2015
Seminar “Embracing Your Self” was an intense and transforming seminar consisted of 5 lectures of 3 hours of duration each. It was conducted at the FIMEK University in Novi Sad, Serbia in mid-October 2015. More than a lecture, the seminar was of an interactive nature, providing precious life skills to students, which they otherwise do not get to learn over the course of their education. Techniques that were presented were all highly effective and easily applicable in daily life and challenging life situations. Examples were strengthened by sincere sharing of Devi Mohan’s real life experiences which touched the hearts of the seminar participants.
The following topics were covered:
How to calm the mind and consciously direct our thoughts for the highest good, center ourselves, improve concentration and control our emotions – practical application of meditation, Yoga, ancient breathing techniques (Pranayama and Swara Yoga) in order to attain these goals.
Deeper understanding of human aura, energy centers (chakras) and meridians – experience and life lessons through chakras with real life examples.
How to deal with stress, anxiety and other challenges of a fast-paced life full of pressure.
Energy laws (Law or Attraction, Law of Karma) and how they truly work.
Basics of healthy food and a holistic approach to life and health.
Importance of gratitude.
Feedback from the seminar participants was exceptionally positive. Devi said: “This seminar was a true milestone as it was the first seminar of this sort conducted at the University. I look forward to many more such seminars in the near future. “