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Meditation For Peace
May
5
4:00 PM16:00

Meditation For Peace

$15 at the door

Mystics & Poets Series | May-August 2019

Over the next 4 months we will cover 4 poets: Rumi, Mary Oliver, Thomas Merton and Rabindranath Tagore.

Poets have an elegant way of using language to express the sacred. Their poems have the power to trigger experiential sublime insights. You might agree that great poetry has a way of speaking directly to the heart and soul. It can spark a feeling of wholeness, to help correct the broken or dis-“eased” places that are deep inside every one of us. Poetry even has a way of radically changing views of the world and our story in it. Anything that can help us do this is valuable to the human spirit.

This Month’s Poet:

This month we will discuss and meditate on the words of Rumi.

During the 13th century Rumi was a Persian poet and top Islamic scholar and theologian. Today he is the best selling poet in the United States. His inspirational quotes are profound and timeless.

Host: Maria Fregeau

Event Details:

To be at peace is to live in harmony with everything and everyone around you. It is total freedom from fear and resistance. But, in order to truly be at peace you have to find peace within. You may often find your outer world gets chaotic and feels out of balance. You may be trying to change your external circumstances to find peace, but find that nothing ever lasts long term. You will never find peace externally, if you are lacking it internally. 

Meditation is a tool used to cultivate inner peace.

It is a way to practice focusing on the present. It’s a practice of acknowledging any regrets you may have had about the past or worries you may have about the future, accepting them without judgement and gently letting them go. 

Sometimes in our busy lives we struggle to find the time or the “right place” to relax and sink deeply into our meditation. Group meditation can be extremely powerful in this case. Meditating as a group strengthens the mana of the practice. We support each other and remember that it is OK to “fall off” our practice, because we can always start again together. 

Meditation For Peace is a monthly gathering created for you to work on cultivating your own inner peace. It is a place suitable for anyone, whether you are just starting out, have an intermittent practice or practice daily.

$15 at the door

Learn more about the venue here: Aloha Yoga Kula - Aikahi Studio

Maria Fregeau

Maria Fregeau

Maria is a mother, massage therapist, yoga instructor and lover of the ocean and nature. In 2010 she earned her 200 hour yoga certification with Aloha Yoga Kula in Kailua. She has also been a healing bodyworker for over 15 years. After years of devoted yoga and meditation practice, assisting yoga retreats worldwide and exploring India her love of this ancient practice only continues to deepen. Yoga is a cornerstone for Mariaʻs lifestyle of health, peace, well-being, & true happiness. Her newest adventure of motherhood keeps her focused on the simplicity of life and it’s sacredness in every little moment. Maria’s classes are light hearted, inspirational, full of joy and will leave you feeling cared for in every level of your being. Her intention is that, regardless of age, gender, or past experience you will be inspired to shine your brightest! She believes that by tapping into your own intuitive nature you can find ease, strength and healing straight from your body, mind, & spirit! You can practice with Maria at Aloha Yoga Kula on Wednesdays at the Pali studio in Kailua and find her co-hosting Yoga Unplugged events such as Meditation For Peace.

 
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Meditation Immersion: The Path of Awakening
Aug
18
to Aug 24

Meditation Immersion: The Path of Awakening

The word “awakening” is often used in a way that it sounds like an extraordinary rarified achievement. The esoteric can be alluring yet baffling and it can cause the average person to feel confused and/or stuck. But as many traditions teach, “awakening” is an “open secret” and itʻs available to everybody.

The problem is that we don’t normally perceive awakening because we are still identified with our thinking, feeling, and bodily sensations.

As Thomas Merton once said, “Life is this simple: we are living in a world that is absolutely transparent and the divine is shining through it all the time. This is not just a nice story or a fable, it is true.”

Through the practice of meditation we are able to experience this truth. Meditation teaches us that awakening is a process and that it is not necessarily “exotic ”but in fact is just the simplicity of our being.

Meditation is a practical tool and accessible to all. By learning how to quiet the mind one experiences the true meaning of “awakening,” which is the natural movement towards more well-being, bliss and connection.

This immersion is open to all levels. It will include discussion, mindfulness based asana and various techniques to help quiet the mind.

Topics include:

- Meditation as a path towards awakening and knowledge of one’s self

- Meditation as a spectrum: exploring different practices and their effects

- Misperceptions about meditation

- The effects meditation has on the brain, body, sleep, emotions and nervous system

- Science-backed research of why and how meditation works

- Meditation teachings taken from yoga and other mystical traditions

Meditation practices will include:

Silence, Mindfulness, Kriyas, Breathing, Yoga Nidra, Compassion, Blessings, Gratitude, Journaling

Schedule:

Sunday, Aug. 18th - 12:30pm-4:30pm

Monday Aug. 19th - 5:30pm-8:30pm

Wednesday Aug. 21st - 5:30pm-8:30pm

Friday Aug. 23rd - 5:30pm-8:30pm

Saturday Aug. 24th 9:00am-2:00pm

Price:

$360

Credits:

18 Hours can be used towards 300/500 RYT Certification with Open Space Yoga.

Teacher:

Jennifer Reuter

Location:

Open Space Yoga - Diamond Head Studio

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Meditation For Peace
Apr
7
4:00 PM16:00

Meditation For Peace

This Month’s Theme:

This month we complete the teachings of Kriya Yoga, and how it applies to meditation, with the practice of Ishvarapranidhana, or self-surrender.

Host: Jennifer Reuter & Brigitte Snyder

*With Special Musical Guest: Paul Izak

Event Details:

To be at peace is to live in harmony with everything and everyone around you. It is total freedom from fear and resistance. But, in order to truly be at peace you have to find peace within. You may often find your outer world gets chaotic and feels out of balance. You may be trying to change your external circumstances to find peace, but find that nothing ever lasts long term. You will never find peace externally, if you are lacking it internally. 

Meditation is a tool used to cultivate inner peace.

It is a way to practice focusing on the present. It’s a practice of acknowledging any regrets you may have had about the past or worries you may have about the future, accepting them without judgement and gently letting them go. 

Sometimes in our busy lives we struggle to find the time or the “right place” to relax and sink deeply into our meditation. Group meditation can be extremely powerful in this case. Meditating as a group strengthens the mana of the practice. We support each other and remember that it is OK to “fall off” our practice, because we can always start again together. 

Meditation For Peace is a monthly gathering created for you to work on cultivating your own inner peace. It is a place suitable for anyone, whether you are just starting out, have an intermittent practice or practice daily.

This event includes:

  • 20 min: Inspirational and educational talk on meditation

  • 20 min: Pranayama + Seated meditation practice

  • 30 min: Sound healing

$15 at the door (walk ins welcome)

Learn more about the venue here: Aloha Yoga Kula - Aikahi Studio

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Stress Series: Part 2 - Your Body On Stress
Mar
10
1:00 PM13:00

Stress Series: Part 2 - Your Body On Stress

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Part 2 of 2

Stress is a part of life. We cannot eliminate it, but we can mitigate it.

Are you aware of how stress adversely affects your brain? Or, how it can change the physical structure of your body?

This series is broken up into two parts: brain and body.

Part two will address the body––how it moves under stress, what it does to your posture and how to correct it.

Click here for information on part 1 of this series.

You will leave with a greater understanding and compassion for the basic design of your brain and body and how they function, and take away simple practices that universally address common stress patterns, so that you can mitigate and reverse their effects on a daily basis.

Price: $45

Event details:

Part 2: Your Body On Stress

  • Lecture

  • Functional movement

  • Yoga asana

  • Meditation

Located at Open Space Yoga - Chinatown studio

Teachers:

Dr. Michael Luan, D.C. is a Body Communications Coach, Consultant and Speaker. He offers students a unique blend of neurology, identifying body patterns, understanding motivation and an array of innovative solutions. His clients learn simple methods to improve their health, posture, biomechanics, movements and body shape. Dr. Luan is a Doctor of Chiropractic, holds a Masters in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine and a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from USC. He has studied various forms of martial arts for sixteen years and holds a black belt in Ashihara Karate. His other qualifications include: master sports training, peak performance, body rolling, mind/body modes, rehabilitation, body patterning, yoga and teacher training. He currently teaches Pilates and Gyrotonics instructors on Oahu, is a consultant for Santa Barbara Fitness Ranch program development and collaborates on Yoga Unplugged events.

Jennifer Reuter is an event host, yoga and meditation teacher and the mastermind behind Yoga Unplugged. After practicing and teaching yoga and meditation for over a decade, she began to recognize the power of collaboration. Her vision is to create a platform that brings teachers and healers together from all over the world. Hosting events together enables them to offer a wider variety of philosophies, teaching styles and healing modalities than if they were to host alone.Although all Yoga Unplugged events are currently hosted by Jennifer and one of our many collaborators, her dream is for Yoga Unplugged to one day be a brand that does not belong to one person, but to many people spread across the world with the same core purpose.

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Dr. Michael Luan

Dr. Michael Luan

Jennifer Reuter

Jennifer Reuter

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Meditation For Peace
Mar
3
4:00 PM16:00

Meditation For Peace

This Month’s Theme:

This month we continue exploring the teachings of Kriya Yoga and how it applies to meditation.

Svadhyaya, or self-study, will be our focus at this event.

Host: Jennifer Reuter

Event Details:

To be at peace is to live in harmony with everything and everyone around you. It is total freedom from fear and resistance. But, in order to truly be at peace you have to find peace within. You may often find your outer world gets chaotic and feels out of balance. You may be trying to change your external circumstances to find peace, but find that nothing ever lasts long term. You will never find peace externally, if you are lacking it internally. 

Meditation is a tool used to cultivate inner peace.

It is a way to practice focusing on the present. It’s a practice of acknowledging any regrets you may have had about the past or worries you may have about the future, accepting them without judgement and gently letting them go. 

Sometimes in our busy lives we struggle to find the time or the “right place” to relax and sink deeply into our meditation. Group meditation can be extremely powerful in this case. Meditating as a group strengthens the mana of the practice. We support each other and remember that it is OK to “fall off” our practice, because we can always start again together. 

Meditation For Peace is a monthly gathering created for you to work on cultivating your own inner peace. It is a place suitable for anyone, whether you are just starting out, have an intermittent practice or practice daily.

This event includes:

  • 20 min: Inspirational and educational talk on meditation

  • 20 min: Pranayama + Seated meditation practice

  • 30 min: Sound healing

$15 at the door (walk ins welcome)

Learn more about the venue here: Aloha Yoga Kula - Aikahi Studio

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Stress Series: Part 1 - Your Brain On Stress
Feb
23
1:00 PM13:00

Stress Series: Part 1 - Your Brain On Stress

PURCHASE TICKETS

Part 1 of 2

Stress is a part of life. We cannot eliminate it, but we can mitigate it.

Are you aware of how stress adversely affects your brain? Or, how it can change the physical structure of your body?

This series is broken up into two parts: brain and body.

Part one will address the brain and how it functions under stress. We will address how to become aware of stress and offer ways to help you manage it.

Click here for information about part 2 of this series.

You will leave with a greater understanding and compassion for the basic design of your brain and body and how they function, and take away simple practices that universally address common stress patterns, so that you can mitigate and reverse their effects on a daily basis.

Price: $45

Event details:

Part 1: Your Brain On Stress

  • Lecture

  • Functional movement

  • Yoga asana

  • Meditation

Located at Open Space Yoga - Diamond Head Studio

Teachers:

Dr. Michael Luan, D.C. is a Body Communications Coach, Consultant and Speaker. He offers students a unique blend of neurology, identifying body patterns, understanding motivation and an array of innovative solutions. His clients learn simple methods to improve their health, posture, biomechanics, movements and body shape. Dr. Luan is a Doctor of Chiropractic, holds a Masters in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine and a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from USC. He has studied various forms of martial arts for sixteen years and holds a black belt in Ashihara Karate. His other qualifications include: master sports training, peak performance, body rolling, mind/body modes, rehabilitation, body patterning, yoga and teacher training. He currently teaches Pilates and Gyrotonics instructors on Oahu, is a consultant for Santa Barbara Fitness Ranch program development and collaborates on Yoga Unplugged events.

Jennifer Reuter is an event host, yoga and meditation teacher and the mastermind behind Yoga Unplugged. After practicing and teaching yoga and meditation for over a decade, she began to recognize the power of collaboration. Her vision is to create a platform that brings teachers and healers together from all over the world. Hosting events together enables them to offer a wider variety of philosophies, teaching styles and healing modalities than if they were to host alone.Although all Yoga Unplugged events are currently hosted by Jennifer and one of our many collaborators, her dream is for Yoga Unplugged to one day be a brand that does not belong to one person, but to many people spread across the world with the same core purpose.

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Dr. Michael Luan

Dr. Michael Luan

Jennifer Reuter

Jennifer Reuter

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Meditation For Peace
Feb
3
4:00 PM16:00

Meditation For Peace

This Month’s Theme:

This month we continue exploring the teachings of Kriya Yoga and how it applies to meditation.

Tapas, or self-discipline, will be our focus at this event.

This will also be our first Meditation For Peace hosted by Aloha Yoga Kula owner and Yoga Unplugged team member, Brigitte Snyder.

Event Details:

To be at peace is to live in harmony with everything and everyone around you. It is total freedom from fear and resistance. But, in order to truly be at peace you have to find peace within. You may often find your outer world gets chaotic and feels out of balance. You may be trying to change your external circumstances to find peace, but find that nothing ever lasts long term. You will never find peace externally, if you are lacking it internally. 

Meditation is a tool used to cultivate inner peace.

It is a way to practice focusing on the present. It’s a practice of acknowledging any regrets you may have had about the past or worries you may have about the future, accepting them without judgement and gently letting them go. 

Sometimes in our busy lives we struggle to find the time or the “right place” to relax and sink deeply into our meditation. Group meditation can be extremely powerful in this case. Meditating as a group strengthens the mana of the practice. We support each other and remember that it is OK to “fall off” our practice, because we can always start again together. 

Brigitte Snyder’s love of yoga began in 1990 after the blissful experience of her first savasana in a class taught by Brian Kent. Living in Los Angeles at the time, she was introduced to meditation in 1992 through the writings of Paramahansa Yoganada, and studied yoga with one of his devotees daily for over two years. She has done extensive training since then including studying with master teachers Mancuso Manos, Shiva Rea, Eric Shiffmann, Mary Dunn, Ramanan Patel, Rodney Yee and B.K.S. Iyengar. She has also completed two Anusara Immersion programs and is the co-owner of Aloha Yoga Kula in Kailua, Hawaii. Brigitte’s classes are a joyful journey. She mixes the fluidness and creativity of vinyasa with the precision and alignment of Iyengar.

Meditation For Peace is a monthly gathering created for you to work on cultivating your own inner peace. It is a place suitable for anyone, whether you are just starting out, have an intermittent practice or practice daily.

This event includes:

  • 20 min: Inspirational and educational talk on meditation

  • 20 min: Pranayama + Seated meditation practice

  • 30 min: Sound healing

$15 at the door (walk ins welcome)

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Meditation For Peace
Jan
6
4:00 PM16:00

Meditation For Peace

This Month’s Theme:

This month we will be exploring Kriya Yoga. Learn the essence of this practice and how it applies to meditation.

Event Details:

To be at peace is to live in harmony with everything and everyone around you. It is total freedom from fear and resistance. But, in order to truly be at peace you have to find peace within. You may often find your outer world gets chaotic and feels out of balance. You may be trying to change your external circumstances to find peace, but find that nothing ever lasts long term. You will never find peace externally, if you are lacking it internally. 

Meditation is a tool used to cultivate inner peace.

It is a way to practice focusing on the present. It’s a practice of acknowledging any regrets you may have had about the past or worries you may have about the future, accepting them without judgement and gently letting them go. 

Sometimes in our busy lives we struggle to find the time or the “right place” to relax and sink deeply into our meditation. Group meditation can be extremely powerful in this case. Meditating as a group strengthens the mana of the practice. We support each other and remember that it is OK to “fall off” our practice, because we can always start again together. 

Jennifer Reuter has been practicing meditation for over 10 years. She is an expert in teaching the concepts and techniques of this practice, and begins each event going over these in full detail, often sharing some personal insights along the way.  She guides you into your meditation from a place of love and compassion.

At the end of your silent meditation, you will be guided to lie down and relax while Jennifer presents the vibrational sounds of the gong, quartz bowls and chimes in a centering yogic sound bath. 

Meditation For Peace is a monthly gathering created for you to work on cultivating your own inner peace. It is a place suitable for anyone, whether you are just starting out, have an intermittent practice or practice daily.

This event includes:

  • 20 min: Inspirational and educational talk on meditation

  • 20 min: Pranayama + Seated meditation practice

  • 30 min: Sound bath

$15 at the door (walk ins welcome)

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Meditation For Peace
Dec
9
4:00 PM16:00

Meditation For Peace

ATTENTION: This event has been rescheduled.

The new date and time is Sunday, 12/9 4:00-5:30pm

*Tickets for this event will be sold at the door*

This month's theme is: Welcoming Winter + The Power of Intention Setting

The holidays can often hijack this auspicious time of the year. In this session we will set aside time for you to set your personal intentions for 2019. Together we will plant those seeds, through meditation and mantra.

Event Details:

To be at peace is to live in harmony with everything and everyone around you. It is total freedom from fear and resistance. But, in order to truly be at peace you have to find peace within. You may often find your outer world gets chaotic and feels out of balance. You may be trying to change your external circumstances to find peace, but find that nothing ever lasts long term. You will never find peace externally, if you are lacking it internally. 

Meditation is a tool used to cultivate inner peace.

It is a way to practice focusing on the present. It’s a practice of acknowledging any regrets you may have had about the past or worries you may have about the future, accepting them without judgement and gently letting them go. 

Sometimes in our busy lives we struggle to find the time or the “right place” to relax and sink deeply into our meditation. Group meditation can be extremely powerful in this case. Meditating as a group strengthens the mana of the practice. We support each other and remember that it is OK to “fall off” our practice, because we can always start again together. 

Jennifer Reuter has been practicing meditation for over 10 years. She is an expert in teaching the concepts and techniques of this practice, and begins each event going over these in full detail, often sharing some personal insights along the way.  She guides you into your meditation from a place of love and compassion.

At the end of your silent meditation, you will be guided to lie down and relax while Jennifer presents the vibrational sounds of the gong, quartz bowls and chimes in a centering yogic sound bath. 

Meditation For Peace is a monthly gathering created for you to work on cultivating your own inner peace. It is a place suitable for anyone, whether you are just starting out, have an intermittent practice or practice daily.

This event includes:

  • 20 min: Inspirational and educational talk on meditation

  • 15 min: Journaling/intention setting

  • 20 min: Pranayama + Seated meditation practice

  • 30 min: Sound bath

$15 at the door (walk ins welcome)

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Meditation For Peace
Nov
2
6:00 PM18:00

Meditation For Peace

*Tickets for this event will be sold at the door*

This month's theme is: Yoga Sutras for Self-Care

In this session we will explore ancient teachings, from the most authoritative text on yoga: The Yoga Sutras.

You will learn the most meaningful self-care message from the Yoga Sutras, and how it translates in these modern times.

Together we will discover the knowledge, that can make a difference for a modern day thinker, adventurer and lover of life.

Event Details:

To be at peace is to live in harmony with everything and everyone around you. It is total freedom from fear and resistance. But, in order to truly be at peace you have to find peace within. You may often find your outer world gets chaotic and feels out of balance. You may be trying to change your external circumstances to find peace, but find that nothing ever lasts long term. You will never find peace externally, if you are lacking it internally. 

Meditation is a tool used to cultivate inner peace.

It is a way to practice focusing on the present. It’s a practice of acknowledging any regrets you may have had about the past or worries you may have about the future, accepting them without judgement and gently letting them go. 

Sometimes in our busy lives we struggle to find the time or the “right place” to relax and sink deeply into our meditation. Group meditation can be extremely powerful in this case. Meditating as a group strengthens the mana of the practice. We support each other and remember that it is OK to “fall off” our practice, because we can always start again together. 

Jennifer Reuter has been practicing meditation for over 10 years. She is an expert in teaching the concepts and techniques of this practice, and begins each event going over these in full detail, often sharing some personal insights along the way.  She guides you into your meditation from a place of love and compassion.

At the end of your silent meditation, you will be guided to lie down and relax while Jennifer presents the vibrational sounds of the gong, quartz bowls and chimes in a centering yogic sound bath. 

Meditation For Peace is a monthly gathering created for you to work on cultivating your own inner peace. It is a place suitable for anyone, whether you are just starting out, have an intermittent practice or practice daily.

This event includes:

  • 20 min: Inspirational and educational talk on meditation

  • 20 min: Pranayama + Seated meditation practice

  • 30 min: Sound bath

$15 at the door (walk ins welcome)

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Meditation For Peace
Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

Meditation For Peace

This month's theme is: 
Shadow & Light: Welcoming the Fall

It's time to slooooowwwww down…

This month we will honor the Fall season and the opportunities it brings for spiritual growth and self improvement. 

Even in Hawaii the changing of the seasons impacts us energetically. As you welcome in the Fall, saying goodbye to long summer days, there is an energetic invitation to slow down and go within. Take advantage of this natural planetary rhythm, so you can literally, “fall back on yourself” in order to gain a greater understanding of your own personal "shadow and light”.  

The power of “shadow and light” work can not be underestimated. If you are to be an extraordinary, successful human being, you will need to be able to recognize and understand your own personal shadow and light. 

Meditation is the supreme tool for accessing these teachings. 

This session will include pranayama and insights on how you can discover and understand your own shadows and light using meditation. It is followed by a harmonic sound bath in your favorite restorative posture. 

Event Description:

To be at peace is to live in harmony with everything and everyone around you. It is total freedom from fear and resistance. But, in order to truly be at peace you have to find peace within. You may often find your outer world gets chaotic and feels out of balance. You may be trying to change your external circumstances to find peace, but find that nothing ever lasts long term. You will never find peace externally, if you are lacking it internally. 

Meditation is a tool used to cultivate inner peace.

It is a way to practice focusing on the present. It’s a practice of acknowledging any regrets you may have had about the past or worries you may have about the future, accepting them without judgement and gently letting them go. 

Sometimes in our busy lives we struggle to find the time or the “right place” to relax and sink deeply into our meditation. Group meditation can be extremely powerful in this case. Meditating as a group strengthens the mana of the practice. We support each other and remember that it is OK to “fall off” our practice, because we can always start again together. 

Jennifer Reuter has been practicing meditation for over 10 years. She is an expert in teaching the concepts and techniques of this practice, and begins each event going over these in full detail, often sharing some personal insights along the way.  She guides you into your meditation from a place of love and compassion.

At the end of your silent meditation, you will be guided to lie down and relax while Jennifer presents the vibrational sounds of the gong, quartz bowls and chimes in a centering yogic sound bath. 

Meditation For Peace is a monthly gathering created for you to work on cultivating your own inner peace. It is a place suitable for anyone, whether you are just starting out, have an intermittent practice or practice daily.

This event includes:

  • 20 min: Inspirational and educational talk on meditation 
  • 20 min: Pranayama + Seated meditation practice
  • 30 min: Sound bath

$15 at the door (walk ins welcome)

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