The Artist Formerly Known as Gary

Hello Beautiful Community!
 
As part of the initiation to the Paramparya (Lineage) here at the Ashram, we were given the option of changing our name to a spiritual name that fits our Dharma and also has the energy of Yantra that fits our Dharma.  The name is chosen by our Gurus and assigned in a ceremony called Namakhara.  We completed this ceremony on Sunday and I am now named Sarvesh Naagari!!
 
Sarvesh literally means “Master of All, Lord of the Universe” and is associated with Lord Shiva. This name is a beautiful reminder of humility as every time that it is used I am reminded to be humble as the true way to master our universes in through humility and grace. The name’s energy is that of a responsible, tactful, kind human who brings out responsibility through transformation. The last name means “One who is with the people, a civilized communicator” and also is associated with the language of the Gods in the Hindu tradition. I will begin using this name as a teacher and as an author.  In the studio, you may simply refer to me as “Sarvesh”.
 
Om Shanti!

Lesson 20 – Final Lesson

Namaste from Pondicherry, India

Beautiful Ripple Yoga Community!

Hard to believe I will be rejoining the Ripple Yoga community in person in about 25 days!!  This will be the last communication in this series as we are winding down and preparing to end our stay in this beautiful environment.  I am so grateful to all of you that have read these lessons while I have been away, it is truly a blessing to be able to share them.  Your feedback has been wonderful and I enjoyed answering all your emails.

There are some exciting announcements coming from the studio in the next couple of weeks.  One is that my name will be changing by the end of this week.  Our names have energy and the energy of our name help define who we are and either help us or hinders us in fulfilling our Dharma, or responsibility as a human being in this lifetime.  The science of name, number and shape is called Yantra, as mentioned in the previous lessons.  As part of this name change I will be initiated into this Paramparaya, or lineage of Yoga, and in particular this ashram.  Ripple Yoga will be by default an extension of the teachings in this lineage.  This is a very beautiful thing and a true blessing in this lifetime.

Also, starting April 4th, we will have a new schedule.  I will be teaching a minimum of 7-8 classes on this schedule each week including the start of an Advanced Yoga practice, which will be either a 75 or 90 minute class to be held twice a week.  This practice is for people who are serious about becoming Yogis and are interested in exploring the teachings at a more in depth level than will be taught in the regular Vinyasa and Restorative practices.

We will also be announcing  changes in the Membership packages on April 4th.  The relationship between the community and the studio is that of teacher-student, not customer-business.  What people pay for practices at the studio in the form of money should be considered an exchange of energy for the energy that is provided by the teachings and the space.  I personally teach (and run the business) as a form of Karma Yoga, which is giving of my teachings with no expectation of anything in return.  What this means in practical terms is that I have taught over 1,500 classes and managed the business of the studio without pay, and will continue to do so.  Of course, we ensure that the other teachers are compensated and the rent is paid.  With all that being said, there is no monetary value that can be put on the teachings that are coming with me from India.  If you are interested in changing your life and consciously evolving in so many amazing ways, seek out these practices from me – I will become your teacher should you seek the knowledge, experience and wisdom of this Yoga.  It is truly mind blowing.

More details to follow.  See you all so soon!!!  As always if you have any questions, you can email me directly at gary@rippleyoga.com.  I answer all emails!!!!

Don’t forget that 20 class cards are at a promotion price of just $199 for a limited time.  A wise man suggests picking up a class card before the promotion ends J

In Unity and Love,

Yogicharya Gary