A breakthrough program to radically change your body and awaken the sacred within your soul. A daily combination of asana practice, meditation, diet, and personal reflection will cultivate a solid foundation from which students can live and grow. This program, designed by Baron Baptiste, is run for just under 6-weeks. A facilitator will guide you on the journey each week with Community Meetings once a week where the group meets to support and share together. Regardless of your level of experience, this program will reveal mental clarity, lightness of body, and an illumination of spirit.
The next revolution BEGINS: April 11, 2015
Program Details This Program explores the following 5 areas:
Daily Yoga Practice Six days of yoga per week (1 day of rest). For each week there is a theme for your physical practice that will help you build a strong and sustainable personal practice.
Daily Meditation Practice You will begin to build a daily meditation practice over the 40 days beginning with just 5 minutes in the morning and 5 minutes at night. Each week we will build upon the tools of the previous week, adding a weekly focus and increasing the length of time slowly.
Observance of Dietary Intake Each week we look at a specific area of food, and bring attention to our habits and attachments around that food. During the fourth week we will take a three day cleanse to give your body a rest.
Personal Journaling Each week there will be a short reading and journal questions that will encourage inward self explorative inquiries.
Weekly Community Meetings Once a week the 40 days group will meet and a facilitator will lead a forum in which the group will discuss that weeks readings, and journal excavating questions. The weekly community meetings are the most beneficial part of the program. As the group moves and changes together, you will find strength and encouragement from the other participants sharing.
Meetings are held every Saturday for the duration of the program at 10:30 am.
Scheduled Community Meetings:
• Mandatory Kick off meeting Saturday, April 11 @ 10:30-11:30 AM •Saturday - April 18 - 10:30-11:30 AM •Saturday - April 25 - 10:30-11:30 AM •Saturday - May 2 - 10:30-11:30 AM •Saturday - May 9 - 10:30-11:30 AM •Saturday - May 16 -10:30-11:30 AM •Saturday - May 23 - 10:30-11:30 AM - Closing Celebration
40 Day duration of Yoga classes
Weekly Meetings (6) led by Yoga teacher, educator and life coach Jerusha Francisco
“40 Days to Personal Revolution” book by Baron Baptiste ($25 retail price)
Journaling and Guidance
Private Facebook Support forum
Closing celebration May 23, 2015
Package #1 36 classes (6 per week) at Yogadown Studios Price: $275 Early Bird: $245 | SAVE $30 | Available until March 31, 2015 F/T Student: $225 | SAVE $50 | I.D. Required - In store only
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If not now.... when?YOUR time is Now!
Testimonials from participants of the 40 Day Revolution
The 40 DAY REVOLUTION one of the many beautiful reasons to be one with yoga and the fab teachers at YogaDown! "My Awakening" as I like to call it! The 40 days was amazing! I learned so much about myself. Sharing our stories our experiences thru laughter and much needed tears! I know if I took this class again I would grow and learn more every time! It's endless what we can be taught about life. I have more courage and confidence. The most valuable gift I walked away with was how to breathe again and that all is going to be OK if i don't complete my big list of tasks. I really could go on forever about this...I invite you to experience this challenge! It really is life changing! I'm not even kidding! -Rashmi
I really enjoyed the Personal Revolution program. I have been coming to Yogadown 2-3 times a week and it has been an amazing positive change in my life. I have always been active but would quickly lose interest after starting fitness programs. Yoga speaks to me from a deeper level and has changed the way I see the world around me. Not only am I able to achieve my a good physical work out with yoga but the mental and emotional benefits have been invaluable. Daily meditation decreases my overall levels of anxiety and the most importantly using my breath to overcome personal challenges in the studio and in my everyday life, I have never felt better and more at peace. My goal is to one day complete my teacher training program and I hope this can one day be made possible with my continued practice at Yogadown and completing more programs like the Personal Revolution. A special kudos to Loretta for her honesty and inspiration. -Jenni
The 40 Days to a Personal Revolution program was excellent. It offered a real opportunity for some soul searching - something too few of us do. I believe we are all accountable for our own lives through the choices we make, and this program asks direct questions to ensure we are on the right path. It was interesting for me as I went through a rough patch with my life last summer where I was desperately doing some soul searching, and in hindsight I wish that it was as structured as what Baron offered. I would definitely be interested if you were to offer it again in the fall. -Mel
I found the Personal Revolution program to be challenging, difficult,insightful, and always rewarding. The challenge for me was to complete the assignments and expectations that the course outlined while carrying on with everyday activities. It was difficult to practice all the home assignments but the weekly classes that brought everyone together and the confessions of everyone else's difficulties, along with Hali and Loretta's support that is was 'ok', took the pressure off. I gained a lot of insight into how my emotions and physical state reacted/depended on diet. The yoga practice itself was incredibly rewarding and I swear kept me sane through a very hectic period. I would definitely recommend the program to anyone who was interested and would like to think that I will do it again sometime in the future. -Terrie
Excerpt from Baron's Book 40 Days to a Personal Revolution
Many of us are searching without knowing exactly what we are looking for. Some of us go on a diet to lose weight and try all kinds of programs and workshops to make ourselves feel better, or perhaps we throw ourselves into our work and seek wealth and status to fill the void, but underneath, an emotional emptiness remains. No matter how much we try to gloss over that yearning with temporary fixes, it is still there, whispering the truth: that what we need isn't another quick fix, but a rather a rebirth -- a whole-life revolution.
When I was born, my parents' Yoga and Health Center -- the first of its kind in San Francisco -- was already well established. Famous yogis would come and stay at our home, and we would go to India often for research. Because I was always around yoga, I just kind of picked it up by osmosis. As an adult, it became a natural way of life for me, and for years it seemed as though I was either studying under a guru, practicing yoga, or teaching.
But as I acknowledged in Journey into Power (another book Baron has written), at a certain point I felt as though the yoga process was failing me. What was supposed to produce miracles in my life just wasn't. Without realizing it, I had bought into the notion that something outside myself could "fix" me. The practices were calming me down a bit on the surface, but they were not enough. Something deep down was still missing. Perhaps my body was healthy, but my soul felt empty. My relationships weren't really working, and in many ways, my life felt futile. I knew I needed something more.
Many of us reach this point, yet somehow we get good at masking it. When someone asks us how we are doing, we automatically say, "Really great...things are so good...no complaints," but the truth underneath says differently. Eventually we can't fake being healthy or spiritual or pretend that "everything is just fine" any longer, and we either land in an emotional fetal position, ask for help, or both.
In my most desperate moment, from somewhere deep in my soul, I asked God for help. I had heard the phrase "Ask and ye shall receive, knock and the door of your mind will open," but it took a humbling emotional pain to understand what that really meant. I asked and I knocked, and as promised, a door was opened. It didn't swing open, as I had hoped; it barely cracked an inch. However, it was as though I were living in a dark room and that tiny crack in the door provided me with the light I needed to see the truth. I finally started to see that real health means wholeness on all levels and a deep and true connection to what is most sacred: the truth within our hearts. I realized that in order for my life to really change, I needed to be willing to surrender all the parts of myself for transformation. It wasn't enough to just work my body and my life on the surface; I needed to look within, take responsibility for my own path, and completely overhaul everything from the inside out.
Once I woke up and really got it that I couldn't just throw myself into the mechanics of the practice without also seeking wholeness and expect to feel better, I began to see the real gifts yoga can offer. In the end, yoga is not a magic cure-all, but the way it challenges our bodies, moves our stuck emotional energy, clears our mind, and inspires us to seek and live in truth can be a catalyst for amazing growth. The style of yoga I practice and teach, which I call Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga, is ultimately a system of physical, mental, and spiritual awakening that integrates the whole person, on every level.
Ultimately, the yoga program found in this book is about developing a soulful perspective to the question that I hear nearly every day in my classroom: "How did I get myself into this state, and how can I get out?" The Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga method offers us the understanding of our condition and the road map to get ourselves out into a more sculpted and awakened life -- whether that be a stronger, more powerful, or pain-free body, a heightened emotional intelligence, or a spiritually deeper experience of life.
The word yoga, in fact, means "to join one point to another," "to leave one place, space, condition and move toward a better one." We can use the practices to move us forward, but we will see the results we seek only if we are wholly willing to be fully present and accountable for the reality we have created in our bodies and our lives and to take full ownership of the revolution we know we need. Taking responsibility for the self means taking action, and this program is about taking action.
This program is designed to challenge your personal philosophy and your body so that you can tap unknown resources within yourself. Very often after someone or something challenges us we say, "I learned a lot from that experience, but I wouldn't have chosen it." It could be some physical challenge that came our way, a failed relationship, or a career decision. When something pushes back at us and bumps us against the fabric of our own being, it forces us to examine who we are and how we see things. In those moments, we can see and start to live in truth, which is the beginning and real basis for any lasting transformation.
A rock climber resting on a safe spot on a cliff must face her ingrained patterns and fears in order to move forward toward the next scary spot. After completing the journey, the climber looks back and feels good about what she's done, because she met a challenge and as a result developed self-respect and a new view of life. This program is meant to challenge your ingrained patterns and propel you to radically move forward and up, away from the plateau where you currently rest.
Once we accept responsibility for ourselves, we can become our own teachers, healers, and motivators. I can promise you that once you take full responsibility and spark your inner revolution with full consciousness, the practices you learn in this program will never fail you. Never. You won't need drugs, surgery, machines, or miracles to transform. All you will need is yourself and your new understanding of what it really means to live an awakened and truthful life.