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Lalita Sahasranama Puja

Houston, TX

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Mantra Chant with Ian Boccio Free admission! Donations gratefully accepted. Join us for a very auspicious event, the ritual bathing of the sacred Sri Yantra accompanied by chanting of the one thousand names of Divine Mother! Time: 7:30pm Investment: Donation

About the Director

Using his sonorous voice and a variety of instruments, both traditional and modern, Ian Boccio serves as a channel for the energy of group mantra chanting events. He has been a musician for over 20 years and has worked in the music industry as a recording engineer and music producer. He achieved his RYT 200 certification under Swami Nirmalānanda at the Master Yoga Foundation. Ian began his mantra yoga practice/studies in 2005 and continues to steep himself in both the esoteric philosophies of the discipline and the everyday applications of these potent energies. Now based out of Atlanta, Georgia, Ian is working towards expanding the consciousness of the South. He is one of the chant leaders in the popular kirtan group, BhaktiMessenger, which travels around the region bringing bhakti and mantra experiences into many diverse communities

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About Dana Shamas
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Fourteen years of practice and intensive study with master yoga teachers inform the teachings of Dana Shamas, founder of Bayou Bliss Yoga - Center for Integrative Healing. Through her yoga practice, she has learned to walk through the challenges of life with grace, and enjoys helping her clients to do the same. Dana began her yoga practice while studying at Bryn Mawr College before moving to New York and London, where yoga helped to keep her grounded after long days at the Goldman Sachs. Later on, she took her practice with her to U.C. Berkeley where she earned an MBA from the Haas School of Business, and subsequently helped to start a variety of socially-conscious companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. In partnership with the practice of yoga, Dana uses the infinitely powerful tool of human breath to help bring about awareness and positive change in her clients lives. Dana is a certified practitioner and trainer with the Global Breathwork Alliance, she leads individual, corporate and group breath sessions, and offers life coaching. Dana wishes to thank her teachers Sharon and David Gannon, John Friend, J.D. Thomas and all of the other beings who have helped her to become who she is today. As a Houston native, she is grateful to be back. Once again serving her home city, and passing on the gifts she has gathered during her life and study.