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Kirtan with Devayani

friday may 24th 7-9Pm

Devayani, Bhakta Supreme, Kirtan leader, will be conducting a special workshop exploring the powerful path of Divine Love through the Bhakti Yoga Kirtana tradition with meditation teacher Marc Ketchel at the Searchlight Yoga Studio. 

The program will invoke the ecstasy of the Bhakti tradition with a series of inspired bhajans (chants). All the chants will be explained, their context in the spiritual heritage elucidated and the experience of their transformational power transmitted. The brief 2-hour program will be power packed and unforgettable. A Gainesville first at Searchlight Yoga Studio. 

$20 No Class Passes

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meditation retreat with Marc ketchel

saturday and sunday may 25-26th

This two-day meditation retreat is designed to give busy people an opportunity to unplug, unwind, and tune in to the peace and joy that lies within. The program will include diverse philosophical perspectives and practical and immediately applicable techniques to deepen practice and enable direct experience.

The philosophical content will be drawn from Vedanta, Kashmir Shaivism, and Quantum Physics. It will be led by Marc Ketchel, meditation teacher and former monk, with special guest Devayani, from Shanti Mandir.

The program will also include light yoga asanas that enable sitting meditation, walking meditations, and two extended sitting meditations each day. The program and location is designed to facilitate a deep meditation experience.

The program begins at 10:00 am each day and concludes at 5pm. It includes a delicious, vegan lunch designed to facilitate a deep meditation experience.

The fee for the weekend is $250/person which includes lunch on both days. There is limited space available for a small number of participants to stay overnight in dorm accommodations in the main building for no additional charge. They will go on a first come first served basis, so early registration is highly recommended.


ease into inversion with justin white

Sunday June 2nd 2-3:30 pm

Have you always wanted to get upside down? To feel confident and strong?

In this workshop Justin will cover the foundational principals that can be applied to any inversion or arm balance posture.  You will leave with the knowledge to deepen, pursue, and play safely inside of your practice.

The workshop will cover:


Alignment & Strength principals 

Common pitfalls

Drills and Skills for balance


Inversions and arm balances help reduce stress, improve digestion, increase strength, and balance your hormones

Come join us for a feel good, fun filled yoga practice!

$20 No Class Passes


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