Surrender to Source:
A 66 Experience with Grace

Yoga, Meditation, Live Music, Writing, Nutrition & Discourse from Around the World

Saturday, June 6 • 8:30am-2:30pm PST • Free
Sunday, June 7 • 9am-11:00am PST • $6-66 Sliding Scale
via Zoom, Facebook Live, Instagram Live
 

Featuring

Swami Anand Arun

Peter Sterios

Keith Mitchell

Nicki Doane

Koya Webb

Jim Beckwith

Saffire Bouchelion

Dr. Makgati Mokwena

 

Full Lineup Coming Soon!

 

Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be.
– Sonia Ricotti

 

What does it mean to surrender?

No practice is more powerful or profound than the act of surrender. Surrender begins now, when all other strategies end. Surrender happens when we accept that we don’t know. When we surrender, we let go of the results of our actions and put our attention on how we are in this moment, right now. This is when life comes alive with wonder. We are able to experience the presence of something larger and unknowable – Source, Universe, God. Having tasted surrender, we are able to soften and trust. Trust that life is happening for us, not to us.

In this Global Live Stream SoulJour Experience which takes place on June 6 (6.6), we’ll touch every sense and learn now only how to surrender but also experience the feeling of it. We'll simultaneously connect to our global family and come to a realization that this life is an AUMazing gift! No matter what happens on the outside, when we heal on the inside we're best able to find balance in order to serve humanity as well as Mother Earth.

Saturday, June 6:

Free on Zoom, Live Facebook & Instagram Live

Pre-register to attend the Zoom platform which includes participant perks. Otherwise, find us on Instagram & Facebook Live: @iamsouljour 

June 6 Register
 

Sunday, June 7:

Soul Sessions: Sliding Scale Tickets. Only on Zoom.

Featuring Gurmukh + Nicki Doane with special musical guest coming soon

Seva: $6 

General: $25 

Admiral: $66

Includes live stream experience, virtual gift bag. Limited spaces available. Preferably for those financial constraints and/or those living outside the US/EU. Includes live stream experience, virtual gift bag, plant 2 trees in the SoulJour forest Includes live stream experience, virtual gift bag, a SoulJour Experience Kit (US Oonly), plant 11 trees in the SoulJour forest


June 7 Register
 


Why June 6?

The Numerological Significance of 66 (6+6 = 12 = 2+1 = 3)
66 represents signifies home/family & community, harmony, and creativity. We’re clearly being asked to prioritize our relationships, find balance between the past and the future, work & family, our inner knowing and outer being. For going inward to reveal our true desires and to express these ideas through purposeful action.1+2 = 3 and 3 is the number of creativity. We are being called to use our creative forces to shift our current reality. 12 in numerology is the number that teaches us to “Let Go and Let God” – now more than ever! 

Fun Fact: Route 66
Route 66, the pipeline of America in the 1930s, was considered the “Mother Road” and represented optimism as people left the Dust Bowl to head to Los Angeles, the City of Angels, the Promise Land, the place where dreams were made. 
The Meaning Behind the Graphic
Our new global family has many colors – we come from the east, west, north and south. The design nods to our Indigenous friends who have always been so deeply connected to spirit and nature. From the sun, two palms come together and from this union, both a mountain and a river appear – each piece an integral part of nature – all coming together as One.

 

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For the remainder of 2020, we’ve partnered with TreeSisters – an organization we believe is doing great things in the world! TreeSisters works to empower local communities in remote areas,by contributing to the reforestation of tropical areas decimated by fires and clearcutting. 

TreeSisters exists to elicit collective responsibility for planetary restoration at the grass roots level with a focus on women and tropical reforestation. They channel 80% of member donations to exemplary existing reforestation organizations in the tropics with whom they partner to restore ecosystems. The remaining 20% funds our behavior change and consciousness shift work with women to reinstate feminine leadership, and normalize collective ownership of planetary restoration.

Every dollar donated will plant 2 trees!


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Event Schedule

All times listed in Pacific Standard Time.

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Saturday, June 6:

8:30am - 8:45am: Welcome
Ashley Melin 

8:45am- 9:15am: Opening Keynote & Satsang (Q&A)
Bodhisattva Swami Anand Arun

9:15am - 10:00am: Gravity & Grace Yoga
Peter Sterios
  

10:00am-10:30am: Maya Yoga
Nicki Doane

10:30am - 11:00am: Surrender to Source
Meditation presenter TBD

11:00am - 11:45am: Writing Activity
Dr. Makgati Mokwena

11:45am - 12:30pm: Cooking Class
Koya Webb & Keith Mitchell

12:30pm - 1:00pm: A New Paradigm of Nutrition
Keith Mitchell

1:00pm - 1:10pm: TreeTalk
TreeSisters

1:10pm - 1:30pm: Move & Groove
Saffire Bouchelion

1:30pm - 2:30pm: Live Music 
Surprise Musicians Coming

Sunday, June 7: SoulJour Sessions

9:00 - 11:00am: Yoga & Live Music
Nicki Doane
Surprise musical guest coming soon!


Facilitated by

Ashley Melin, Founder of SoulJour

Ashley has been a freelance graphic designer for nearly 20 years. Her current clients include Nike, Columbia, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Starbucks, and HEMA Amsterdam. Taking her first yoga class in 1992, she has been a daily practitioner of yoga/meditation ever since, having studied with the best teachers all over the world. She began taking groups to India in 2007, with the goal being to get people out of their comfort zone and to practice living life off the mat that only India will do. As an avid mountain biker, skier, 10 time marathon runner, and big mountain climber (climbing over 25 peaks above 14,000 feet ), she has an intimate understanding of pushing limits – physical, emotional, mental – in order to create change. This concept became the most real when 5 years ago, Ashley experienced a radical shift and divorced the man she'd been with half her life. It was during this most challenging time of her life that the idea for SoulJour was born and she was able to turn her biggest challenge into her greatest gift.

Read more about Ashley

   

Koya Webb

Koya Webb is an internationally recognized yoga teacher, celebrity holistic health coach, author, speaker, and vegan activist whose core mission is to promote daily self-care, oneness and eco friendly living to combat some of the worlds biggest challenges including mental health, social injustices and global warming. Koya is the founder of Get Loved Up, the author of LET YOUR FEARS MAKE YOU FIERCE: How to Turn Common Obstacles into Seeds for Growth. She spreads wellness to her devout Instagram following of over one million followers. As a former competitive track and field athlete training for the Olympics, Koya first got introduced to yoga after a debilitating track injury. Today, Koya has over 15 years of holistic studies. Her aim is to dramatically decrease the number of people who suffer with chronic diseases associated with an unhealthy diet and lifestyle through daily self-care, plant-based nutrition and eco-friendly living. Koya’s expertise has been featured on national media outlets such as Goop, Forbes, NBC, CBS, The Steve Harvey Show, Essence, the cover of Oxygen, and more. She also starred in the reality show “Yoga Girls”, and she’s had a roster of celebrity clients including Stevie Wonder, India Aire, P. Diddy, Ashley Judd, Rev Beckwith and Les Brown.
Learn more about Koya Webb


Keith Mitchell

Keith Mitchell was an All Pro Linebacker. His NFL career ended when he suffered a spinal contusion in his 7th season making a routine tackle. Through the experience of this paralyzing injury, Keith learned to be a contributor to his own healing and regained all functionality through conscious breathing, meditation, and yoga. Keith’s compelling story of healing trauma through holistic practices have been featured on Dr. Oz, USA Today, People, Sports Illustrated, Fox News, The Huffington Post, Mantra Magazine, Yoga Journal, MindBodyGreen, The Los Angeles Times, Ebony, Essence, NFL Films, LA Yoga. 

Learn more about Keith 

 

Peter Sterios

Peter Sterios is an internationally recognized teacher, author, and entrepreneur based in San Luis Obispo, California. His first yoga video Gravity & Grace made Yoga Journal’s “top 15 yoga DVDs of all time” (2008). He is the founder of Manduka™ (1997), LEVITYoGA™ (2012), and was invited to teach yoga at the White House for Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity initiatives from 2011 to 2013. In 2018, the US Marine Corps invited Peter to the Pentagon to share his ideas on the therapeutic effects of yoga. His first book Gravity & Grace, published by Sounds True and Macmillian Publishers launched in October 2019.

Learn more about Peter

Peter Sterios on Gravity & Grace, the Subtle Body, and the Healing Power of Yoga from Peter Sterios on Vimeo.

 

Boddhisattva Swami Anand Arun

Bodhisattva Swami Anand Arun is the founder and coordinator of Osho Tapoban - an international commune and forest retreat centre in Nepal. An engineer by profession, he is also a celebrated writer and orator. He has worked as engineering consultant for various international agencies like World Bank, Asian Development Bank, USAID, to name a few. His recent book Lone Seeker, Many Masters has garnered much popularity in a very short period of time. His previous books in Nepali - Santa Darshan, Santa Gatha and Antaryatra - are national bestsellers. He also contributes regularly in The Kathmandu Post, a leading english national daily. He divides his time between Nepal and 20 other countries of Europe, North America, Russia and Asia​, where he gives discourses and facilitates Osho meditation retreats regularly.

He showed an eager inclination towards spirituality since his schooldays. This pursuit took him to many masters and spiritual leaders of the time, most of which is chronicled in his book Lone Seeker Many Master. On March 29, 1969, when he was still a student of engineering, Swami Arun first met Osho. In the very first glimpse he realised his search for a master had come to an end. In 1974, he took initiation from Osho at Pune. After a few months of staying with his master, he was instructed to open an ashram in Nepal and spread his vision. Today, he has initiated around a hundred thousand seekers from 90 different countries into Osho Neo-Sanyas. He actively mentors and guides 6 Osho communes and more than 75 meditation centres in Nepal, a commune in America and around a 150 Osho meditation centres in 50 different countries.

Learn more about Swami Anand Arun



Nicki Doane

Nicki Doane is a master yoga teacher living on Maui in Hawaii. She is known for her authenticity in teaching yoga and for her ability to breakdown the asanas in a way that makes them accessible to everyone. Nicki has been immersed in the sacred teachings of yoga since 1989 and has traveled to India countless times since then to study with the masters there, including Sri K Pattabhi Jois, BKS Iyengar, and HS Arun. She has a way of using humor to make people feel at ease in the practice and can make the most basic fundamental postures fee profound. She is a teacher’s teacher and truly has a deep love for the practice of yoga. Nicki runs the Maya Yoga Studio on Maui and also travels internationally to teach as well. Nicki is a master at making yoga accessible to everyone.

Learn more about Nicki

 

Jim Beckwith

Jim Beckwith is an accomplished musician, songwriter and teacher. His love of music and yoga inspired him to focus on bringing live music to yoga classes. Jim's music is soulful and evocative of healing and inner awakening. He mixes mantra chants and English lyrics with a melodic and accessible tapestry of sound, exotic instrumentation and undulating rhythms. A compelling lyricist with a voice that soars from high to low with the greatest of ease, Jim is a devoted yogi and musician who focuses on Bhakti - the great yoga of the heart.

Jim has played with many of the world's top teachers: Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, Saul David Raye, Desiree Rumbaugh, Amy Ippoliti, Sianna Sherman, Janet Stone, Kia Miller, Silvia Mordini and Tommy Rosen, among others. 

Jim recently move to Bologna, Italy where he is weathering out the virus in one of hardest hit countries in the world.

www.jimbeckwithmusic.com

 

Dr. Makgati Mokwena | Healer, Arts Therapist, Leadership Coach | South Africa

Makgati is a rites of passage companion, holding ceremonial rituals and retreats to help individuals journey through various life passages such as marriage, the scattering of ashes, birthdays, first menstruation for girls, initiation into eldership and other rites which mark important transitions in a person’s life. She is also a registered Arts Therapist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa, working as a therapist and coach, as well as performer. She has delivered the opening addresses at various conferences including the International Goddess Conference in Glastonbury, and has designed and facilitated various leadership development programs. She holds two international yoga teacher training certifications from India, and is involved in a soon to be released document-series that charts her life path as a pilgrim seeking direct experience of Divinity. Her leadership development work largely (but not exclusively) centers on personal development, and references the self within the context of a larger team/community/system. The paradigm I hold is appreciative and strength-based – she believes that all human beings are oriented towards, and have the capacity to grow into, their essential Wholeness. She make use of rigorous self-inquiry and reflection as tools for understanding and appreciation oneself, in order to serve self, others and organizations.  

pilgrimimheels.com 

Watch her All Women TV Show filmed in Cape Town

 

About Saffire Bouchelion

Saffire Bouchelion is a Master Black Belt Nia instructor who has been passionately practicing Nia for 18 years. He is also a professional performer and musician who has been featured on over 40 CD's, and has opened for several international acts, including Cheryl Crow, Crash Test Dummies, and Barenaked Ladies. His embodiment and transmission of music and rhythm stir profound transformation in his students.  Saffire co-founded two experimental dance companies in 1986 and 1989, and has performed with Danelle Hellander Dance Company and Mergence Dance Theater. For 7 years he was co-director of the Ecstatic Choir, 5 at Naropa University where he was also a musical accompanist for dance and movement classes, and taught drumming classes for the continuing education program. He has taught Drumming and Dance into Being workshops throughout the US, Europe, Mexico and Bali for the past 15 years. 

More info about Saffire 

 

 

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