How to stay connected during these strange times …

What an interesting time in history! I hope this message finds you well, and you are staying safe and healthy.

 

While we navigate these weird times, you can find me offering all my yoga online! Every week through Instagram Live, Facebook Live, and Zoom, I will offer my practice and teachings. Some days slow and strong, some gentle, some intense (ish… you know me :). Both through my personal lines and through my home studio (Spirit Yoga Studios) you will find my schedule of classes.

 

Stay connected through IG and FB as I will post my weekly schedule there!

 

Additional offerings: ask for my “How To Build A Home Practice” e-book, check out my YouTube channel where I’m constantly adding classes, and keep your eyes peeled for my next online course!

 

Everything I am doing is currently by donation to my Venmo: @Nazli-Takesh or Paypal: namastenazli@gmail.com

I appreciate any support, and am glad we have ways to stay connected during this ◡̈.

 

Air hugs,

 

Nazli

A Meditation Made For You :)

I am inspired to share a meditation focused on the Solar Plexus. Enjoy some breathing, affirmations, and time to sit with yourself!

 

 

 

Next Women’s Retreat is in…Joshua Tree!!!

When women come together to support each other, amazing things happen <3

That’s my biggest takeaway from leading women’s retreats … nothing short of amazing is created.

Here is your sign to treat yourself and join me in Joshua Tree!

 DISCOVER YOUR MAGIC, AWAKEN YOUR INNER GODDESS, & SET YOUR MANIFESTATIONS INTO MOTION.
JOIN MYSELF AND ONE OF MY FAVORITE HUMANS KELLY COLLINS FOR A MID-YEAR RESET IN MAGICAL JOSHUA TREE. FEEL THE HIGH VIBRATIONS OF THE DESERT & THE FULL MOON AS YOU COME TOGETHER WITH SISTERS TO TAP INTO YOUR FEMININITY AND CREATIVE SELF THROUGH MOVEMENT, MEDITATION, AND POWERFUL RITUALS.

WHEN: SEPTEMBER 11-13, 2020
WHERE: STARLIGHT RANCH

let go + create space + tap into divine possibility.
FROM YOGA PRACTICES & A HEALING SOUND BATH AMONGST THE JOSHUA TREES TO SOUL-CENTERED CEREMONIES UNDERNEATH THE FULL MOON, THIS INTIMATE & MAGICAL WEEKEND WILL HELP YOU TO ACCESS YOUR MOST POWERFUL DIVINE GODDESS WITHIN. THE ENERGY OF THE DESERT WILL GIVE YOU STRENGTH TO RELEASE WHAT IS NO LONGER SERVING YOU AND CRACK YOUR HEART OPEN WIDE TO CREATE SPACE FOR YOUR DEEPEST MANIFESTATIONS TO COME IN.

WHAT’S INCLUDED
• Dorm, Shared, or Private Room at the Starlight Ranch home in Joshua Tree
• Daily Yoga + Meditation
• Sage Bundling Workshop
• Guided Journaling
• Manifesting Ceremony
• Sound Bath with Reiki Healing Energy
• Hike in Joshua Tree National Park
• 5 meals – Dinners on Friday + Saturday, Breakfast on Saturday + Sunday, Lunch on Saturday
• Goddess Gift Bags

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
• Transportation to and from Joshua Tree

schedule
FRIDAY – RELEASE
5pm – Guests arrive & check in
5:30pm – Opening circle + yoga practice
7pm – Outdoor dinner at sunset
8:15pm – Full Moon Release + Crystal Clearing Ceremony & journaling

SATURDAY – EXPAND
7am – coffee, tea
7:30am – Hike + meditation + breakfast to-go
1pm – Sage bundling workshop + picnic lunch
5pm – Evening yoga practice
6:15pm- Sound bath with Reiki healing energy + Intention Ceremony
7pm – Dinner
8pm – Fireside gathering

SUNDAY – MAGNETIZE
7am – coffee, tea
7:30am – Morning yoga + meditation
9am – Closing circle
10am – Checkout
(**schedule is subject to change)

accommodations
THE STARLIGHT RANCH IS A RUSTIC YET COZY LODGE PERCHED AMIDST BACKDROP OF JOSHUA TREES, BREATH-TAKING SUNSETS AND ENDLESS STARGAZING. THIS SECLUDED, BOHO RANCH MAKES FOR A PERFECT LUXURIOUS GETAWAY WHILE BEING IMMERSED IN NATURE.

pricing
DORM ROOM – $600
SHARED DOUBLE – $750
PRIVATE ROOM – $900

DEPOSIT – $250 RESERVES YOUR SPOT (ALL FINAL PAYMENTS DUE BY MAY 5TH)

Message me to reserve your spot!

 

With Love,

Nazli

 

 

Next MasterSeries – Chakras!

Join me March 18-April 8, Wednesdays from 4-5:30pm!

First 3 weeks are online (lecture + meditation based), last week is in person for a 2 hour Masterclass (asana + yoga nidra style meditation + reiki + community).

March 16: Grounding (Lower 3 Chakras)
March 23: The Bridge (Heart Chakra)
March 30: Elevating (Upper 3 Chakras)
April 6: Community Event

Yoga Teachers registered with Yoga Alliance can receive CEU’s from this course.

Early bird pricing of $199 ends March 4, after that full price of program is $249.

Inquire for registration details ◡̈.

Upcoming Masterclass Series: Living the 8 Limbs of Yoga

Coming Up: Jan 22-Feb 12, Living the 8 Limbs of Yoga

Living the 8 Limbs of Yoga is a 4-week series aimed at exploring in-depth the history and philosophy of Patanjali’s 8 Limbs of Yoga, and how to incorporate these ancient teachings into your modern life. We will meet online via Zoom for the first 3 Wednesdays from 5:30-7pm for lecture on the day’s topic, a guided meditation of the teachings, group discussion, and to receive tools and assignments to incorporate into your day-to-day…

The final week we will meet in person at a location TBD (San Diego) for *The Samadhi Experience*! A 2.5 hour event including: a yoga practice, breath work, yoga nidra meditation, reiki, sound bowl healing, and much more!!! This final event will bring together your online group to experience and dive into the 8 Limbs together and to fully embody them. You will go home with a gift to encourage continuing your exploration of these philosophies.

All lectures and guided meditations will be recorded so you can keep them forever and join from anywhere! Even our Samadhi Experience can be Zoomed! Yoga teachers will be given guidance throughout this immersion on how to incorporate these topics into your own yoga classes, and receive 7 CEU’s from Yoga Alliance.

 

I will be offering early bird pricing for this program through Wednesday Jan 8; there is limited space available.

 

E-mail me for inquiries and applying: namastenazli@gmail.com

 

With Love, N

Community + Connection

As I reflect back on my professional creations, I feel like this year has shown me how important making time for community and connection truly is. I knew this already, but sometimes it felt like there was too much going on to really embrace it.

Because of this realization, I have decided to focus my attention in a few different ways. I am going to take a break from international retreats … just for 2020. I’m taking everything one step at a time, and I think stepping away from the international retreat planning will provide me space to do more for my community. Not forever, just for a year … and I’m excited to see what I can do with this extra time!

Something I am really passionate about is holding space for educational and experiential events. To truly grow we need to learn and be able to implement the things we learn into our day-to-day lives. I am hoping to bring my love for philosophy, subtle body, and meditation into a more accessible light for my students. I plan to do this in the way of local retreats, workshops, events, community gatherings at different studios and outdoor spaces, and finally: with a live online course!

Experiencing the Subtle Side of Yoga is a piece of my very excited and fulfilled heart. This 8-week interactive online course will gather a group of students to meet on Zoom every Wednesday evening from 6-7:30pm to enjoy a short lecture/group discussion on a certain topic, to experience a guided meditation tapping into the topic internally, and assignments to complete throughout the week to make sense of the topic within YOU and implement meditation into your day-to-day life. Topics will include (but not limited to): Chakras, Koshas, Mudras, Mantras, Elements, Pranayama.

I have spent years studying, researching, implementing, creating, and BEING in the yoga space, and have pulled together my most inspired and life changing mindfulness experiences into this container. Yes, I will offer my knowledge and give you tools and information to feel into your deepest layers…but I expect that those who join me will be ready to put in the effort to ask questions, to acknowledge that the homework is for their own growth and development, and to be kind and loving and constructive within the group to HELP EACH OTHER grow as well. We are all in this life together, and I’m excited to help facilitate these ancient teachings to students and teachers alike.

I could talk about this all day, but rather I will save the rest of my excited speech for those who are feeling called to study with me in this way. Email me for the full schedule, what’s included in our time together, and how we can work together ◡̈.

 

I’m excited and humbled to be of service, Namaste <3.

What’s Coming Up …

I have some exciting things coming up (online continuing education course, another retreat, and workshops) — Sign up for my newsletter to find out what I’m planning and how you can join me! Link on Home page 🙂

 

Until then, if you’re in San Diego and want to join me for an afternoon of exploring the energy body: Learn how to observe, experience and benefit from understanding the different layers of our energetic bodies. We will explore the koshas in a supportive learning environment, enjoy a gentle yin/yang practice infused with reiki touch and essential oils, including a lecture portion and guided meditation, pranayama, and journaling/group discussion.

Investment: $40 (bring a friend, and pay $35 each!)

 

Message me to sign up 🙂

 

Why Should You Take a Yoga Teacher Training? I’m Glad You Asked …

There are so many reasons to take a teacher training! I may be biased, because YTT changed my life and my co-teachers and I have spent years and years making this program as amazing as we can. BUT if you need a little more convincing, here are some reasons why you should take a Yoga Teacher Training with me and Daniela Kent (and amazing guest teachers) at Spirit Yoga this summer:

If you don’t want to teach but want to elevate your own practice…

An immersive YTT experience can help you:
– Refine your understanding of yoga postures to maximize benefits
– Familiarize yourself with more complex and subtle aspects of yoga practice such as breathwork and meditation
– Introduce you to yoga philosophy that can empower you to make transformational shifts in your lifestyle
– Connect with a group of like-minded people and form community on and off the mat

If you have already taken a 200 hour program but have yet to find your voice…

An immersive YTT experience can help you:
– Brush up on your understanding of yoga asana from a functional point of view
– Deepen your understanding of the subtle body and how to integrate different layers of yoga instruction
– Learn effective and appropriate assists to enhance your ability to help your students reach their goals
– Explore creative and intelligent sequencing and teaching techniques
– Connect to the Spirit Yoga community and mock for our Sat 5:30p Level 1 donation class

Come from anywhere and staycation or vacation for 3 weeks in beautiful San Diego as we tap into Yoga and the many aspects of the yogic lifestyle.

This program runs June 10-29, meets 6 days a week to complete 200 hours of training. You will be able to register with Yoga Alliance and safely/effectively teach vinyasa yoga to those around you! Early bird pricing of $1995 is until April 30th only!!! Then it’s still only $2395 but who doesn’t love to save a few hundred bucks?

Contact me to apply 🙂

I’m Heading Back to Peru, & You Can Come Too!

Join Kelly Collins and I in a 10-day retreat to connect with Mother Earth and your highest Self through yoga, meditation, expanding workshops, adventures, and a 4-day trek through the magical mountains of Peru, ending up at Machu Picchu!

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 5 nights accommodation at Willka T’ika retreat center in the Sacred Valley, 1 night in Cusco
  • 4-day/3-nights guided trek to Machu Picchu
  • 2 meals per day at the retreat center, and 3 meals per day on the trek
  • Transfer from the airport to Willka T’ika
  • Daily yoga, meditation, and breathwork
  • Chakra Balancing Workshop and master class
  • White water rafting
  • Visit to the Pisac Markets
  • Visit to the Ccochahuasi Animal Sanctuary

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • Airfare
  • Transport from Cusco back to the airport (but we can help you to book it)
  • Lunches while we are at Willka T’ika since we may be on an adventure or you may walk into the nearby town to grab lunch. They are available though, for an added $10 per day.

RETREAT LIFE – WHAT TO EXPECT

Imagine waking up and looking out of your bedroom window to see vast, green mountains all around you. You walk out of you room and feel the energy of the 1,000 year old Lucuma tree and 7 Chakra gardens all around you. Welcome to Willka T’ika, a retreat center unparalleled in its energy and beauty.

The first 5 days of the retreat will be spent here, where we will begin each morning with breath work, meditation, and yoga inside of the gorgeous yoga studio. Next up is a delicious, fresh breakfast spread served with vegetarian food that is grown on the property. The afternoons will consist of adventures like whitewater rafting or visiting the Pisac markets OR leisure time to lay in the garden, get a treatment at the spa, or wander the small village and meet the locals.

Each day will end with a relaxing restorative or yin class with reiki energy healing and a nourishing group dinner also grown right on the property. Some evenings will end with a group activity like a moonlight bonfire & star gazing.

Next up is a 4-day trek along the Salkantay trail toward Machu Picchu. This trek carries you through multiple ecosystems in just 4 days. From the mountains, to a glacier, through cloud forests, and into the amazon jungle, your heart will open up wide with love for the beauty that mother earth has provided us.

Our adventure leads us to:

MACHU PICCHU: ONE OF THE 7 WONDERS OF THE WORLD

Visiting Machu Picchu is the ultimate way to immerse yourself in history. One of the 7 wonders of the world, Machu Picchu is a 15th century Incan Citadel, situated on the ridge of mountain. When you walk into the citadel at sunrise, you are met with vast, peaceful views of the mountains around you and birds diving through the air.

After a tour of Machu Picchu, you will be given the option to take an extra hike up the mountain on Huayna Picchu, which looks down on Machu Picchu from above. The hike is challenging, but the views are incredible and worth it.

Message me to get details on pricing, payment plans, flights, or anything else that comes to mind! Can’t wait to visit this unbelievable place with you!

 

 Reserve Your Spot!

My First Successful Juice Cleanse!

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I finally experienced a juice cleanse that I would consider doing again! This was a monumental feat, and so I’d like to share what I experienced and what I think helped it be so successful.

 

I consider this “successful” because I not only completed it, but I also (to some degree) enjoyed it. I have done many 1-3 day cleanses in the past in which I was miserable, and swore to myself I would never do this again.

 

But then, I decided to do it again… 🙂

I purchased a 1 day juice cleanse from Juice Alchemy in San Diego. I received 7 juices which had a variety of fruits & vegetables. I think the first thing that made this juice cleanse better than any other i’ve done is that I bought it from people who make juice for a living. While I love making my food at home, my juices don’t always taste the best, and making a whole day’s worth of juices would be a lot of shopping/chopping/cleaning. This took so little effort, it was great! They also made juice combos that I would not have thought of, and made my need for flavor and variety a reality. 

I picked to do this 1-day cleanse on a day when I wasn’t teaching classes, but I was working a lot (meetings, photo shoot, teacher training). I’ve tried doing a juice cleanse before when I had to teach classes, and that did not feel good. I think a day when you can just work from a desk, or in some way keep the activity light, is best. I did start the day with a Bikram Yoga class to sweat everything out, and after class I drank a cup of celery juice (that I made on my own). I think working out first thing in the morning is great, because by the end of the day I was so tired there was no way I would have done anything active. I am also not hungry in the mornings. I generally don’t eat until about 11 or 12pm, so the morning was easy for me. At about 12pm I started drinking my Juice Alchemy juices. Drank 1 bottle about every 2-3 hours. I ended up being so busy that day so I almost didn’t have time to think about food, which helped. 

Staying hydrated with water is super important during this process. Lemon water has never tasted so good to me; I drank that all day. I have literally never cared for lemon water until this day. I think it was because it was yet another flavor I could enjoy. 

At around 3pm, I started food prepping for the next day. That was a little rough 🙂 But I made it! For about an hour I really thought about eating. Then I snuck in a 20 minute nap, grabbed another juice, and carried on. 

I did notice towards the end of the day I was not as social and talkative as usual. I just wanted things to be to the point, which is fine. I wasn’t cranky, just not really in the mood for small talk.

I enjoyed a last juice around 9:30pm when I got off work, and before bed did a lot of tongue scraping. I already love tongue scraping pretty regularly, but this was very necessary after a day of letting my body cleanse and process what was stuck in there. 

I had no energy by the time I laid down for bed. Sleep hit quickly, and when morning came it took me a minute to get going. I spent the first half of the next day drinking the last 2 juices I didn’t finish the day prior, and felt really good. I was noticeably less bloated than I’ve been feeling lately, which was a big goal of doing this in the first place. I actually think if I had enough juices I could make it through day 2. Day 3 I’m not so sure of .. =p

For an active lifestyle and active work life, I think a 1 day cleanse is PERFECT. It gives the body a chance to reset, to not have to process foods and take that energy to other tasks it needs to perform. I will 100% buy my juices for my next juice cleanse. Spending a little money to make this successful and easy is worth it to me. My goal is to do this 1 day every other month, who wants to join me? 

 

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