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 Embodying the Body Current®: Cellular Neuroplasticity

with Shanti Medina, RYT CPT CNSF and special guest musician Scott Medina

Ever wonder what issues are in your tissues? We all carry around our stories and perceptions of our life in the cells of our body. Explore the neuroscience of sacred sound and chanting through an embodied practice into the ancient wisdom and mindfulness of yoga therapy.

In this 4 hour LIVE MUSIC workshop, learn specific techniques to embody the unique intelligence and language of YOUR body wisdom through a sensory exploration of sacred sound, chanting, mantra, mudra and yoga therapy breathing practices and postures.

These accessible tools can be used in our every day life to release trauma, pain, misalignment and unconscious patterns while mindfully growing and toning a healthy, balanced brain through neuroplasticity. By embodying the neuromuscular pathways of communication between the mind/body/spirit, we align to our authentic nature in present moment time bringing to the surface areas that we can release and restore, integrate and align in that moment.

This first portion of this workshop is part lecture detailing the latest neuroscience research on the ancient practices of chanting, mantra and asana explaining why and how these practices align us to our true nature and support us in embodying our innate wisdom. The majority of the workshop will be experiential combining a unique and empirically proven blend of mindful breathing, organic movement, chanting sacred sound, mantra, mudra, yoga therapy postures and gentle trauma releasing yoga sequences that awaken and enliven the rhythm of our Body Current®.

Open to all levels of practice and experience.

LIVE MUSIC EVENT 4 hour workshop!

Investment: Only $60 with code nsapril  $75 full price without code

Registration: Neurosculpting® Institute 

Start Time: 1:00 pm
End Time: 5:00 pm

Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014

Address:
Neurosculpting® Institute
639 E. 19th Ave
Denver, Co
80203

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We are honored to be part of the Boulder season finale for Friday Night Yoga Club at Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place on 4/25/14! Purchase tickets and find out more information here: Friday Night Yoga Club .  Doors open at 6:30, yoga and live music begins at 7:00pm.  Hope to see you there!!

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5th Annual Yogathon

We are honored to be playing music for Jeanie Manchester’s Sacred Flow yoga class (9:30 am – 10:45 am) on Saturday May 17, 2014 to benefit the Wellness Initiative at Naropa University Performing Arts Center on their downtown campus on 2130 Arapahoe St Boulder, CO.  To find out more information about this great community event, visit The Wellness Initiative.

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INTRO: NEUROSCULPTING® TO NAVIGATE CHANGE with Shanti Medina, CNSF and YOGA NIDRA with Jeremy Wolf

If you’ve ever wondered why change is so hard, even when you know it’s in your best interest, it’s because we have certain brain dynamics that rely on our ability to predict our future’s outcomes. When our ability to predict is challenged by change the brain easily resorts to stress and fear. Join us in this introductory class where you’ll learn about this dynamic and go on two guided Neurosculpting® meditations in which you’ll rewrite your own relationship to change and uncertainty.

This class will end with a 60 minute potent Yoga Nidra session with Jeremy Wolf. Yoga Nidra is the ancient science of deep and complete relaxation that methodically allows one to be freed from conditioned behaviors, tensions, and self-limiting beliefs by restructuring one’s relationship to life and Self at the subconscious and unconscious levels. By unleashing one’s inner potential, and freeing them from the past, what remains is an innate state of peaceful equanimity.

No experience necessary.

THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD IN PERSON IN DENVER OR YOU CAN LIVE STREAM TO YOUR HOME ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!

More about Shanti: EnergizeShanti.com/BodyCurrent

Jeremy Wolf is a Denver-based yoga and meditation instructor with initial training in Classical Yoga in India and a 500hr level training in Rod Stryker’s ParaYoga. His long-term practice of yoga nidra began in 1993, and he is certified in both the Satyananda and Amrit Yoga methods of yoga nidra.

Investment: Only $36.00 (including 10% early discount)

Registration: Neurosculpting® Institute 

Start Time: 5:30 pm
End Time: 8:30 pm

Date: Friday, April 18, 2014

Address:
Neurosculpting® Institute
639 E. 19th Ave
Denver, Co
80203
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Starhouse Kirtan

We’re so looking forward to returning to the StarHouse on FRIDAY, March 14th, for a beautiful evening of ecstatic chant.

Please join us for this spirited gathering! Led by Scott Medina with Shanti Medina, Gayan Long, Steve Bross on pulsating percussion, and special guest Robert Rand on bass and optimal-sound-EQ! We have such an uplifting experience at these kirtans, and the next one won’t be until June 28th, so we hope you can join us this month!

Kirtan is at 7:30 and the doors open at 7:15. Tickets are available ONLY AT THE DOOR, for $15 each.  All are welcome.  Children 13 and under are FREE

Date: March 14, 2014,  7:30pm at the Starhouse in the foothills of Boulder, CO

Address: 3476 Sunshine Canyon, Boulder 80302

Directions to the StarHouse (do not use Google Maps, etc…, it is not always accurate!): The StarHouse is located 3.5 miles (10 minutes) west of Boulder up Sunshine Canyon. From 4th Street and Mapleton Avenue in Boulder, drive west on Mapleton Avenue (which turns into “Sunshine Canyon”) about 3.5 miles. Turn right at the sign that reads “3476.” You’ll drive up the driveway. Parking is clearly marked at the *top* of the hill. After parking, walk down the other side of the hill, towards the StarHouse, which you’ll soon see through the trees. You may want to bring a flashlight to help you if this is your first time at the StarHouse. Please wear shoes appropriate for a short walk through a forest (you’ll be taking them off once inside the StarHouse)

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Awakening the Body Current®: Priming the Neural Pathways

Live from Denver, CO or LIVE STREAM from anywhere in the world!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 7pm-9pm MST

OPEN to ALL levels of practice and experience

Registration and Information:  CLICK HERE

We will explore the unique language and pulse of our body intelligence, the Body Current®, through radical present moment awareness, acceptance and allowing of what the body is communicating through mindful sensation, introspection and proprioception. You will learn specific highly effective and practical techniques and tools to begin listening to your innate wisdom reprogramming old conditioning and priming the neural pathways for health and wellness.

Are you ready to drop old constructs and patterns that are creating pain, suffering and misalignment to deeply listen to the wisdom of your body’s intelligence?

Awakening our pathways of communication to create a new mind/body map aligns us to our authentic nature in present moment time bringing to the surface areas that we can release and restore, integrate and align in that very moment.

This is part lecture and part experiential combining a unique blend of balanced breathing practices, yoga therapy, and mindful movements that awaken and enliven the rhythm of our Body Current® releasing years of “chronic pain, misalignment and dis-ease in the mind, body, spirit.

Open to all levels of practice and experience. More Information: http://www.EnergizeShanti.com/BodyCurrent

This class is also available as a live stream from anywhere in the world. If you prefer to attend this class online please note the link you receive in your confirmation email and use that the day of class! Please read logistics below.

Investment:

Pick your price pre-registration: $25 or $35

Same day pricing: $35

Registration: http://neurosculptinginstitute.com/event-registration/?ee=273

Location: 

Neurosculpting Institute 

639 E. 19th Ave, Denver 80203

LIVE STREAM LOGISTICS:

Once you register for this class you will receive TWO confirmation emails. One will confirm your payment, the other will contain YOUR LIVE STREAM LINK that you will use to login a few minutes before class time. ALL CLASS TIMES ARE MOUNTAIN TIME.

NOTE: Please check your junk mail folder for these confirmation emails if you think you haven’t received them. If you are still having a problem accessing your confirmation email after you’ve paid, please email us no later than 6pm MT at info@neurosculptinginstitute.com

If you have questions during the class for the teacher you can email them to info@neurosculptinginstitute.com and our TA will be happy to ask them for you live!

Considerations: You may want to use headphones if you’ll be in an area with background noise. IF YOU HAVE AN IPAD OR IPHONE YOU WILL ONLY GET THE LIVE AUDIO AND NOT THE VIDEO FEED.

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We are honored to be part of the Denver Chant Fest again this year February 14-16, 2014!!  Check out all the details and get your tickets here: Denver Chant Fest

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Embodying YOUR Potential in 2014!

Join beloved Boulder-based teachers Kelly Larson, MA, PhDc, CYT and Shanti Medina, CPT, CYT, CNSF for this revolutionary mini (Friday night) and/or full day immersion (Saturday) into Embodying YOUR Potential.

Are you ready to radically listen and align to your innate mind/body/spirit wisdom to journey into 2014?

Explore highly effective tools to shed the layers and patterns of self-limiting stories and filters in the mind/body map while expanding fully into radical present moment self-awareness and authentic acceptance with fresh eyes and a vast open heart.

*Experience releasing old constructs and conditioning that no longer serve you through the wisdom of your unique body’s intelligence and innate wisdom.

*Learn specific and unique Body Current® techniques designed by Shanti rooted in yoga and somatic therapy, pranic healing and neuromuscular conditioning.

*Rejuvenate and radically restore your body and 2014 intention with Kelly’s one-of-a-kind deeply potent Power Yin yoga.

*Discover radical embodied present moment awareness techniques to lay down new neural grooves (or pathways) to shift your neurobiology and reboot and restore your nervous system.

Open to all levels and experience. Spaces are limited for an intimate and potent experience.  Advanced registration highly recommended.

Let yourself shine in 2014!

Feel free to attend both sessions for the deepest integration or just attend one as they stand independently.

Both Friday and Saturday will infuse pranayam (yogic breathing), asana (yoga postures), mindfulness, meditation, and authentic movement for all levels of practice and experience.

Limited Space Available. Advance Registration highly recommended AND you save money if you pre-regi!!

Friday 1/31/14 7:00-9:30pm Mini Playshop: Embodying YOUR Potential

Learn two potent introductory level techniques.

Experiential and Lecture
Investment: Pick your Pre-registration Price!
Full $30, Budget $25, Thrifty $20
At the door price: Full $30

Registration: http://neurosculptinginstitute.com/event-registration/?ee=271
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Saturday 2/1/14  9:00-5:00pm Day long deep immersion Embodying YOUR Potential

All levels of practice and experience
Experiential and Lecture
Investment: Pick your Pre-registration Price!
Full $75, Budget $65, Thrifty $55
At the door price: Full $55

Registration: http://neurosculptinginstitute.com/event-registration/?ee=272
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For more Information:
Shanti@EnergizeShanti.com

Location for both Friday and Saturday

Neurosculpting® Institute
3055 47th St
Boulder, Co
80301

**Please bring**
Yoga mat (let Shanti know if you need to borrow one from her studio)
Water/tea bottle
Journal/paper and pen

To Learn More about Kelly and Shanti go to their websites:

Kelly: http://KellyLarsonYoga.com/

Shanti: http://EnergizeShanti.com/BodyCurrent

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Annual Embodied New Year’s Eve Gathering

Crossing the Threshold

with Scott and Shanti Medina and Steve Bross

December 31, 2013 9:00pm – January 1, 2014 12:15am 

Prajna, 765 Gilpin Dr. Boulder 80303

Join Scott & Shanti Medina and Steve Bross for our annual New Year’s Eve community gathering around mindfulness and intention as we cross the threshold from 2013-2014. This year we will once again join together to ignite our individual intentions with an evening of inspired community! 

Come prepared to radically drop your constructs, stories and framing from 2013 to fine-tune and tune-into YOUR unique mind, body, spirit wisdom as we step into 2014.

 

Let’s cross the threshold of 2013-2014 together with heartfelt intention and mindful presence.

* Kirtan ecstatic chanting
* Silent introspection
* Sacred Listening
* Yoga therapy
* Body Current® neuroplasticity sound journey
* Community ritual

Please bring:
*A water bottle
*Layers or a blanket
*An altar item for the community altar that you will take home at the end of our evening
*An item from nature to gift to another if you wish to receive a gift from nature
*A journal and pen, if you wish

These have sold out each year. We have a beautiful, intimate space for only 30 people. Advanced registration with payment is required, filled on a first-come first-served basis once payment is received. Offered on a sliding scale, as you are able: $35 – $20. To reserve your spot, please send check with the name(s) of those attending, payable to “Scott Medina”, 765 Gilpin Drive, Boulder 80303.

DOORS OPEN AT 8:45. Parking is on the street. The studio is in the back, enter down the left side of the house down the lit pathway.

 

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Awakening the Body Current®:

Priming the Neural Pathways

with Shanti Medina, RYT CPT CNSF

Date: Thursday, November 7,  2013   7:00-9:00pm 

Investment: Pick your price: $15, $25 or $35

Location: Neurosculpting® Institutute 3055 47th St.  Boulder, CO 80301

Registration:  http://neurosculptinginstitute.com/calendar/

More information: Shanti@EnergizeShanti.com

Ever wonder what your body intelligence is trying to share with you? In this two hour playshop, we will awaken your unique body wisdom through the language of communication through sensation . All the answers you are seeking are within you. Let’s journey there together. 

This is an experiental journey into the world of mindful sensation and mind/body mapping priming our neural pathways for health and wellness. By awakening our pathways of communication between the mind/body/spirit, we align to our authentic nature in present moment time bringing to the surface areas that we can release and restore, integrate and align in that moment. 

You will learn specific tools and techniques including balanced breathing practices (pranayam), yoga therapy, meditation and mindful movements that awaken and enliven the rhythm of our Body Current®. Open to all levels of practice and experience. 

Registration: http://neurosculptinginstitute.com/?page_id=77&regevent_action=register&event_id=200

 

More information: Shanti@EnergizeShanti.com

 Shanti Medina, RYT CPT CNSF is the founder of Energize training systems and Body Current® therapeutics supporting and empowering elite athletes and everyday warriors to resolve trauma, pain and misalignments in their body, mind and spirit by awakening and aligning with their unique body intelligence for optimal health and fitness. She is the Marketing Director for Give Back Yoga Foundation and is on the teaching faculty and serves as Yoga Program Director at the Neurosculpting® Institute. http://www.energizeshanti.com/

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Neurosculpting® through the Body Current® 

with Shanti Medina, RYT CPT CNSF

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2013   7:00-9:00pm 

Investment: Pick your price: $15, $25 or $35

Location: Neurosculpting® Institutute 3055 47th St.  Boulder, CO 80301

Registration:  http://neurosculptinginstitute.com/calendar/

More information: Shanti@EnergizeShanti.com

Using the proven highly successful and effective Neurosculpting® principles bridging neuroscience and mindfulness practices, we will dive deep into our unique body intelligence, known as the BodyCurrent®.  Experience neuroplasticity reprogramming through sensory perception and mindful introspection.   Be prepared to release old trauma and fears stored in the body’s intelligence through sculpting a new brain.  This class is part lecture and part experiential combining a unique blend of balancing breathing practices, yoga therapy, and mindful movements that awaken and enliven the rhythm of our Body Current®.  

Open to all levels of practice and experience.

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Embodying the Body Current®: Cellular Neuroplasticity 

with Shanti Medina, RYT CPT CNSF

Date: Sunday, September 29, 2013 12:00-4:00pm  

Investment: $75

Location: Neurosculpting® Institutute 3055 47th St.  Boulder, CO 80301

Registration:  http://neurosculptinginstitute.com/calendar/

More information: Shanti@EnergizeShanti.com

Ever wonder what issues are stuck in your tissues?  We all carry around our stories and perceptions of our life in the cells of our body.  Learn specific techniques to embody the unique intelligence and language of your body wisdom, known as the Body Current®. These accessible tools can be used in our every day life to release trauma, pain, misalignment and unconscious patterns while mindfully growing and toning a healthy, balanced brain through neuroplasticity.  

By embodying the neuromuscular pathways of communication between the mind/body/spirit, we align to our authentic nature in present moment time bringing to the surface areas that we can release and restore, integrate and align in that moment.  This is part lecture and part experiential combining a unique blend of balancing breathing practices, yoga therapy, and mindful movements that awaken and enliven the rhythm of our Body Current®.  

Open to all levels of practice and experience. 

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Stirring the Shakti

7th Annual Women’s Summer Solstice Journey

Saturday June 22nd 10am-10pm (12 hour deep dive!)

at the beautiful Starhouse in Boulder, CO

A mind, body and soul experience with over 14 inspiring presenters!

*Yoga * Neurosculpting® *Illuminate *Body Current® *Contemplate * Drumming * Solo and Integration time *Chanting *Inspiration *Journaling *Communing with Nature *Transformation* Dancing * Meditation * Vegetarian feast *Crystal bowls *Replenish * Self-spa Ritual *Recharge * Chocolate *Aromatherapy and more!

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS JUNE 14TH!!

This gathering always sells out. Open to only 50 women.  Investment: $135 for the 12 hour retreat

Location: Starhouse 3476 Sunshine Canyon, Boulder, Colorado 80302

Pre-registration Required and for more information: Shanti@EnergizeShanti.com

How to register:  send a check made out to Energize to 765 Gilpin Dr. Boulder, CO 80303. Please include your name and email address and phone number for contact purposes.

Proceeds to benefit Her Many Voices Foundation (HerManyVoices.org)

More Information:

Please JOIN US in stirring the shakti for the 7th annual gathering of women to celebrate the vibrancy of Summer Solstice at the beautiful Starhouse in the foothills of Boulder, CO!

“Shakti” (noun) is the creative energy of Shiva (consciousness) that vibrates in everything in the universe at various levels of frequency. Associated with the mind and nervous system, Shakti is like an electrical force that runs through form and space. Shakti is the active manifest power that creates the universe.

As we stir the Shakti, we embody the pulse of the Universe. As we join in this pulse together in a sacred circle of women, we shift and uplift the vibration of our own being and that of the Universe. Share 12 hours of your time with us in the bright vibrant light of summer solstice and we will offer you tools for transformation and integration to last a life time.

Shanti Medina, RYT, CPT , the visionary behind these annual gatherings, is being joined at this year’s gathering by some of the most inspiring women of our time for a full 12 hour journey of mind, body and spirit. *Shanti Medina: Founder Energize training systems and Body Current mind/body mapping

Join us!:

*Lisa Wimberger: Founder of the Neurosculpting Institute, author “New Beliefs, New Brain” just back from presenting at Kripalu at the beginning of June! Lisa will share her amazing Neurosculpting techniques and her amazing drumming. :0)
http://neurosculptinginstitute.com/

*Alicia Fall: Founder of Her Many Voices Foundation and TED Talk presenter. She will share with us inspiring stories of humanitarianism through the arts around the globe.
http://hermanyvoices.org/

*Melissa Ivey: professional gypsy rocker, singer-songwriter. Founder and peace-ful musical instigator of ELEVATE & ACTIVATE. She will share unique music, dance and art focused community activation and elevation!
http://melissaivey.com/

*Kirsten Warner & Alison Litchfield:
Alison and Kirsten are both yoginis, mothers and woman’s group facilitators. They have a combined experience of over 40 years as teachers and students of yoga. Their inspiration for teaching women comes from a deep longing to continue to grow themselves and expand through sisterhood and community. They are passionately committed to helping awaken the radiant feminine energy that is the seat of power in every women.  www.embodyradiance.com (Alison) and www.awakeningheartyoga.com (Kirsten)

*Rasamayi: Internationally renowned vibrational healer Rasamayi will share how we can further activate the Goddess we are attuning to and integrate the frequencies of Divine Mother’s non-human children: the gem and plant beings. We will receive attunements with the ruby, emerald, platinum, tanzanite and kunzite-infused Alchemy crystal singing bowls to support us on our journey with the plant medicine of essential oils. http://www.onlinesoundhealing.com/

*Judy Godec: Judy is inspired by botanicals as instruments of transformation and serenity. she invites women to unearth their authentic beauty through ritual and plant medicine.
Judy will guide us in a potent and nurturing self-spa inspiration and guided meditation
http://venusandvetiver.com/

Sisterhood Sharings and Stories of Inspiration and Transformation:

*A’ra Blair: A’ra is an accomplished Spiritual Life Coach, Counselor, and Author of several books including Sacred Sexuality, Reclaiming the Divine Feminine. She has assisted many in overcoming personal and sexual trauma in order to fully embrace their magnificence.  She will guide us in a ritual and meditation practice for the Divine Mother.
www.PureAwarenessPathways.com
www.SacredSexualityBooks.com

*Marlene Zaleznick: The Art of Feminine PresenceTM – How to be Both Powerful and Feminine. Marlene will support us in connecting to the deep well of our natural, radiant power. We will learn a simple, yet profound practice to embody our feminine power, nourish our inner guidance, and experience more joy and satisfaction in our everyday lives.

Marlene Zaleznick has a passion for helping women embrace the beauty of their feminine essence so they can fully bring their gifts into the world. A certified intuitive career coach, body centered therapist, feng shui design therapist and authorized teacher of the Art of Feminine Presence TM,  Marlene brings over 30 years of experience in body based practices and the healing arts to her work.  marlenezaleznick.com.

*Annie Freedom : Founder and President Samadhi Center for Yoga and Satya Institute

http://samadhiyoga.net/

*Katie Hailey: Founder Conscious Conversations. Katie is a Spiritual Life Coach and Inspirational Messenger. Her passionate purpose is supporting women and men in letting go of the stories, drama and beliefs they hold which have kept them feeling limited and powerless, so that they may step into living happy and powerfully peaceful lives. Katie’s own journey through life in western society combined with eastern philosophy has taught her that emotional freedom is not only attainable in this lifetime, but is vital to experiencing the natural joy we all have within!

*Lisa Hunter: Founder Sacred House and Transformational Concerts
http://sacredhouse.org/

Rachel Surinderjot Kaur Zelaya: Founder Adi Shakti Kundalini Yoga Center of Boudler. Rachel will share with us a powerful pranayam practice along side energizing movements preparing us to dive deep into a meditation which links us directly to the Adi Shakti, the divine, feminine, creative energy emanating from the center of the Universe! http://adishakticenter.com/

Vegetarian/Vegan Meal:

We will once again share in a delicious and nutritious catered vegan/vegetarian feast. We are so fortunate to have Mary Link of the HealthyLink Catering, who will be providing a splendid, healthy and delicious meal. Former National Nutrition Trainer for Whole Foods Market, She brings over 20 yrs. of natural foods expertise to our dining.

This Year’s Menu:

A lovely Gingered Asian Stir fry,
Steamed Lemony Broccoli
Quinoa Curry Salad
Field green apple salad
Lavender Lemonade

The cost of this homemade meal will only be $15 payable to Mary Link. RSVP to her directly for the meal, and pay cash at the event.  Please order your meal directly with Mary Link 720-309-2079 or msmarylink@hotmail.com.

NOTE- *We are moving away, from throwing away! In the interest of the environment, please bring your own FeastWare (Plates, cups, silverware etc.) so we don’t have to throw away paper resources. We will have some paper products available.

Proceeds from this year’s gathering to benefit the non-profit, Her Many Voices Foundation which provides a platform of education and resources to empower artists and community members to invest in the care and well-being of women, children and our Mother Earth.

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YogaKirtan Infusion™ with Scott and Shanti Medina

with Cheri Shanti

We hope you will join us for a practice of deep reflection and integration as we celebrate Memorial Day for all levels of practice. This 3 hour journey will infuse live music, chanting, drumming, mantra, asana and pranayam to support us in remembering our true essence.

Scott Medina and Shanti Medina, RYT, CPT co-created their very popular YogaKirtan Infusion™ playshops as a deep therapeutic practice infusing yoga therapy, sacred sound, neuroplasticity, chanting, breathwork and ancient mudras to balance and harmonize the mind, body and spirit.

Experience the potency of chanting Gurmuki and Hindu chants throughout a yin slow flow infused practice as we journey and unite through our physical and energetic bodies.

No experience necessary. All are welcome.

Pre-registration highly recommended due to limited space: Shanti@EnergizeShanti.com

Date: Monday May 27, 2013 Memorial Day, 2:00pm-5:00pm (3 hour playshop!)

Investment: $25 if you pre-register / $35 at the door if space is available

Location: Adi Shakti Kundalini Yoga Center of Boulder 6717 Valmont Rd., Boulder, Colorado 80302

To find out more about Scott and Shanti: http://www.ScottandShanti.com/

What people are saying:

“Words cannot express how much your recent YogaKirtan Infusion opened my heart. I shed years of stress and grief while gaining insight and compassion for my journey and my body, mind and spirit. The chanting was AMAZING during the whole practice!” MZ

 

Yoga of the Brain: Priming the Neural Pathways

for Health and Well-Being

Shanti Medina RYT, CPT

In this curriculum you will learn:

*Applicable and practical tools to reduce stress and increase energy while creating sustainable balance in the body, mind and spirit

*The most recent neuroscience research to empower your brain in the context of ancient, easy and effective yogic tools

*Yoga postures, breathing techniques and mindful awareness practices to begin utilizing immediately to balance the nervous system, resolve chronic pain, stress disease, insomnia and misalignment

*Specific tools to embody awareness bringing the brain into balance and body into ease

**This curriculum is appropriate for teens and adults.  It is open to all levels of fitness and yoga experience*

3 WEEK INTENSIVE!!!

YOGA OF THE BRAIN: Priming the Neural Pathways!!

through Boulder Valley School District’s ADULT Life Long Learning Program

Dates:  Thursdays 3/7, 3/14, 3/21/13  at 6:30-8:00pm

Location: New Vista High School Boulder, CO

Investment: Only $65 for all 3 classes plus a $10 materials fee

More Information & Registration: Yoga of the Brain

 

Starhouse Kirtan!

 An evening of ecstatic and meditative live music and mantra with Scott and Shanti Medina, Steve Bross, Gayan Long, and Eyal Rivlin

Location:    The StarHouse at 3472 Sunshine Canyon  Boulder, CO

(10 minutes west of Boulder in the foothills on Mapleton up Sunshine Canyon)

Time/Date:   Saturday, March 16, 2013 7:30pm – 10:00pm

Join us for our quarterly high-energy kirtan (devotional chanting) in the beautiful StarHouse. Led by Scott Medina on 12-string acoustic guitar & harmonium, with masterful percussion from Gayan Gregory Long, Shanti Medina and Steve Bross, with Eyal Rivlin on bass and acoustic guitar. These are magical evenings together that we’d love to share with you.

Investment:  At the door for $15, or in advance for only $12 by sending a check to Scott Medina, 765 Gilpin Drive, Boulder, CO 80303

Friday Night Yoga Club!

Join us at Friday Night Yoga Club

3/1/13 at Yoga Pod in Boulder

3/29/13 at Samadhi Center for Yoga Denver

 Join us at the Denver Chant Fest! We will be on the main stage Saturday, February 16th

Denver Chant Fest 

New Year’s ReBIRTH & ReNEW YogaKirtan Infusion™ Playshop with Shanti & Scott Medina

Saturday, January 5, 2013   2:00-5:00pm 

Location: True Nature Healing Arts  100 N. 3rd St., Carbondale, Colorado 81623

During this potent time as we journey into the first days of 2013, let’s join together where the pulse of sacred sound meets ancient yoga wisdom. Together we will release that which is no longer serving us and invite in our highest intention for the coming year through the wisdom of body, mind and spirit.

*Yin and gentle flow yoga practice for all levels of experience combined with live kirtan chanting
*Recalibrate, rejuvenate and regenerate through asana, pranayam and sacred sound
*Journey into your body’s wisdom through the practice of sensory perception and mind/body balancing
*Contemplate and integrate your 2013 vision into a full yoga practice while joining in the collective field of inspiring community

Investment: $35

Registration: contact@truenatureheals.com or 970.963.9900

Also, please join Scott and Shanti on Friday night 1/4/13 for Kirtan and Raw Chocolate to celebrate the First Friday at True Nature Healing Arts! Find out more here: http://www.truenatureheals.com/events/

Scott and Shanti Medina are a dynamic husband/wife duo combining the bhakti of devotional chanting with the deep captivation of mantra offering an ecstatic journey through the rhythms and potency of sacred sound. Scott’s classical guitar training and heartfelt spirit inspired him to begin sharing devotional chanting after being on staff at Omega Institute Rhinebeck, NY where he began his training in the art of kirtan over 20 years ago.

Shanti began sharing her love of chanting over 10 years ago when she began her private practice of yoga therapy and personal training. Their chants are universally accessible and easy to follow creating an atmosphere of ecstatic devotional connection and sweet bhakti bliss. Together they co-create inspiring community-focused yoga and musical gatherings across the Front Range and beyond. Their home studio, Prajna, in Boulder, CO hosts a variety of events, teacher trainings, classes and retreats. http://www.energizeshanti.com/

event photo credit: Exper Giovanni Rubaltelli

 

Kirtan with Scott and Shanti Medina

and special guest Kathleen McLellan

Get your devotion in motion!

The evening will include one of Shanti’s Body Current Meditations!

Date: Saturday, January 12, 2012 7:30pm

Location:  Bodywork Bistro~Living Arts Center, 3825 Iris Ave Suite 300 Boulder, CO

Investment: $15

Devotional singing guides us into incredible states of meditation and bliss. Ancient sanskrit mantras are rendered into traditional melodies and accompanied by shamanic drum beats. The kirtan leaders sing the call and the audience sings the response for a truly interactive musical experience where an entire room of people create healing intentions and positive expressions. Together, with a devotional mood, we raise our vibration on all levels.

Scott and Shanti Medina are a dynamic husband/wife duo combining the bhakti of devotional chanting with the deep captivation of mantra offering an ecstatic journey through the rhythms and potency of sacred sound. Scott’s classical guitar training and heartfelt spirit inspired him to begin sharing devotional chanting after being on staff at Omega Institute Rhinebeck, NY where he began his training in the art of kirtan over 20 years ago. Shanti began sharing her love of chanting over 10 years ago when she began her private practice of yoga therapy and personal training. Their chants are universally accessible and easy to follow creating an atmosphere of ecstatic devotional connection and sweet bhakti bliss. Together they co-create inspiring community-focused musical gatherings across the Front Range and beyond. Their home studio, Prajna, in Boulder, CO hosts a variety of events, teacher trainings, classes and retreats with mentors from across the globe.www.EnergizeShanti.com or find them on Facebook.

New Year’s Eve Ignite the Light!

Mantra, Music & Meditation 

Monday, December 31, 2012    9:15pm-12:15am

Location: Prajna, 765 Gilpin Dr. Boulder 80303

Join Shanti & Scott Medina, Steve Bross and Rick Franz for an intentional evening as we cross the threshold from 2012-2013 in community.

We will co-create a space of reverence to share together as we journey into 2013. Let’s IGNITE THE LIGHT into the New Year as we UNITE IN THE HEART! Chanting, ritual, meditation and sacred sound all rolled up into One! Doors open at 9:00pm, and we begin at 9:15pm.

This annual gathering sells out quickly, so please RSVP ASAP to reserve your space(s). Your space will be reserved and confirmed once payment is received as we are keeping this an intimate gathering with approximately 30 people max.

Investment: (early bird registration has been completed) Tickets are $35 — as of 12/23, there are 8 spaces left.
NO tickets will be available at the door — we expect this to sell out in advance. Your spot is reserved as soon as we receive your payment.

Registration: Check payable to Scott Medina or cash, mailed or dropped by at 765 Gilpin Dr. Boulder, CO 80303. You can also hand us payment along with a hug at one of our events or when we cross paths.

 

10th Anniversary presenting at the Starhouse Embodying the Beloved Celebration~

Kirtan, Zikr, Peace Dances, Mantra, Mudra & Meditation

This is a special weekend with two evenings of kirtan with our full band and a Saturday afternoon workshop (1:30pm – 5pm) led by Gayan Gregory Long, Shanti & Scott Medina! This will be a rare opportunity to enjoy ecstatic Zikr (a Sufi ceremonial rhythmic dance embodying devotion) at the StarHouse led by Gayan, Peace Dances from Gayan and Scott, a guided meditation journey through the chakras, mudra practices and mantra with Shanti, Scott and Gayan.
We will come together this special afternoon in the StarHouse, experience how the Divine tunes our body as an instrument as we attune to the harmony and melody of present moment awareness. All are welcome. No experience is necessary.

Friday June 22nd: 7:30pm and/or

Saturday June 23rd:  1:30-5:oopm workshop and 7:30pm kirtan

Location:  The beautiful Starhouse sacred temple outside of Boulder, 3476 Sunshine Canyon, Boulder, CO 80302

Investment: Advanced tickets for the  3 1/2 hour workshop are just $25, or $30 at the door. Purchase advance ticket  via link or send check or drop off cash (address below) PayPal:https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=F5ZL35ZGERZUA

Friday and Saturday evening kirtans (devotional chanting) $15 each night, or $24 for a 2-night pass.

PayPal:

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You can do both kirtans and the workshop for only $49 at the advanced price!

To purchase in advance, please send a check payable to “Scott Medina”, 765 Gilpin Drive, Boulder, CO 80303.

Body Current Flow with Shanti~

Igniting our Innate Wisdom

4 week series: 4/12, 4/19, 5/2, 5/9

Location: Prajna,765 Gilpin Dr. Boulder 80303

Time: 12:00-1:30pm

Investment: Only $60 for the full series

This 4 week series will focus on the Body Current technique of present moment awareness, alignment and integration through an inspiring Vinyasa flow 90 minute class.

*Learn how to tap into your innate wisdom by listening and flowing from the sensations in the body

*Explore present moment awareness

*Discover Core Integration and Stabilization techniques

*Practice Conscious Breathing exercises

*Move with Embodied Awareness

*Engage in a journey of self-discovery of unconscious patterns and misalignments

*Dissolve patterns in the body leading to pain and imbalance

*Collective Learning and Inspiration

*Gain an increase in flexibility, core strength and stamina, muscle tone and muscular balance

Open to all levels of practice and experience. Only open to 10 students for personalized attention and focus

Registration is required by contacting Shanti at Shanti@EnergizeShanti.com

Kirtan Summit 2012

May 12, 2012  6pm-11:30 pm

purchase tickets at RockyMountainKirtan Summit

location: Unitarian Universalist Church in Boulder

Yoga Teacher Training Certification Coming this summer to Prajna!

BOULDER

220 hour Yoga Teacher Certification

led by Nancy Candea, Shanti Medina, Laura Kupperman and Michelle Anderson

Previous Events:

YogaKirtan Infusion™

Shanti Medina and her husband Scott, a professional musician and beloved kirtan leader, co-created YogaKirtan Infusion™ .  These playshops are designed to inspire students to explore the potency of flowing through the chakras riding the wave of the breath while infusing each cell with the potency of mantra and sacred sound.

Shanti inspires her students to playfully explore the undercurrents and intricacies of alignment within and in between the asanas through embodying present moment awareness, intention, core integration and chakra attunements in a Vinyasa Flow format. Scott is an accomplished musician and beloved kirtan leader in Front Range leading kirtan for over 15 years.  Their classes are geared toward all fitness levels and yoga experiences inviting each student to authentically find their unique expression and union of mind, body and spirit.

Shanti and Scott share their infused offering of yoga and kirtan at yoga studios and retreat centers around the globe.

Upcoming dates and locations:

April 14, 2012           Harmony Yoga                                   Denver, CO More information: Harmony Yoga TBA                              Samadhi Yoga Studio                    Denver, CO

New Year’s Reiki I and II Attunement

~Receive your Reiki Level I and II Certification~

Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 1:00pm until 4:00pm

Shanti and Layla offer Reiki Certifications several times per year, contact Shanti to inquire about dates/times at Shanti@EnergizeShanti.com

Join Shanti Medina and Layla Verbance for an afternoon Reiki Level I and II attunement certification. NO experience necessary. Begin 2012 with this nurturing and healing energy for your self and others.   This will be an intimate gathering for personalized attention, practice, exploration and invocation. You will receive a personalized certificate at the end of the initiation for Level I and II that can be combined with other healing modalities, for your family, your psychotherapy practice, massage therapy, yoga instruction, sports training and more.

Location:  Prajna, 765 Gilpin Drive Boulder, CO 80303

Investment: only $300 for both Level I and II certifications. Please mail registration made out to Energize to Shanti Medina at 765 Gilpin Dr. Boulder, CO 80303

Reiki is an amazing energy available to all. Learn how to tap into your source! This certification can be used in conjunction with other healing, bodywork and therapy practices for a deeper and more enriching experience and offering.

Shanti Medina enjoys bringing people together in celebration of Spirit, community, sacred music, core conditioning and chakra journeying. She is a Reiki Master, Advanced Pranic Healer, Certified Personal Trainer and Wellness Coach, Yoga and Pilates Instructor and Advanced Sports Nutritionist. She inspires her students and community to tap into their intuitive wisdom to heal and condition themselves from the inside out. You can find out more about Shanti at http://www.energizeshanti.com/. You can find out more about Layla Verbance and Mahalo Reiki Cabin at http://www.BeHomeTherapies.com.

Women’s Moon Mandala

Mandala is a Sanskrit word that means “circle”. It embodies “synergy” in which the unity of various components co-create a combined effect greater than the sum of the individual parts. This is the essence of a sacred circle of women joining together with a unified intention, bringing their uniqueness into the collective. We open heartedly welcome yours!

Shanti Medina and Ahva Lenay are passionate about co-facilitating this mandala gathering, but it’s really all about co-creating in sacred space with you! Stronger together, we shall call down the first New Moon of 2012. Together, and bearing witness for one another with hearts open, we shall tend to the seeds of intention planted in the fertile darkness of Winter Solstice. We are so excited to journey with you into the light of 2012! A new Era!

We will create ritual in safe and sacred space, journey with purpose, and together, create a soul collage which speaks to each one within the collective whole. All women of all ages are welcome.

Mandala Soul Collage Between now and then, we encourage you to gather images (1-5) that speak to the prayers and intentions you may already be, or wish to work with as you write the life story you are calling in. What is your mythos, the living legend that you are, or wish to embody? In circle we shall speak to the images with sacred intent to bring our new year intentions into form. The result will be a most wonderful collage, a story of our ‘womansoul’ and an amazing, one of a kind piece of art that you will be able to print if you choose.

Advanced registration required: Please contact Shanti at Shanti@EnergizeShanti.comThere will only be space for 25 women at this Moon Mandala.

Investment: $20 solo/$15 each if you bring a buddy ♥

Location: Prajna~ an intimate and sacred home studio rooted in the intuitive wisdom of the heart, 765 Gilpin Drive Boulder, CO 80303

You can find out more about Ahva’s gifts of community at RhythmSanctuary.com and Shanti’s at EnergizeShanti.com

Flowing from The Core~

4 Week Yoga Series with Shanti

Wednesdays, January 25, 2012 through February 15, 2012

Time: 12:00pm until 1:30pm

and

Mondays, January 30, 2012 through February 20, 2012

Time: 5:00pm until 6:30pm

4 Week Series~ Vinyasa Flow 90 minute Yoga and Core:

*Core Integration and Stabilization

*Universal Alignment Techniques

*Conscious Breathing

*Embodied Awareness

*Chakra Balancing

*Self-discovery of chronic misalignment patterns

*Empowered Movement

*Guided Meditation

*Collective Learning and Inspiration

*Core Conditioning

*Increased Flexibility

Registration Required (only taking 10 students to ensure personal focus and attention): Shanti@EnergizeShanti.com

Investment: Only $60 for the full 4 week series $18 drop in (if there’s space for drop-ins)

Location: Prajna, 765 Gilpin Dr. Boulder, CO 80303 – an intimate home yoga studio inspiring the intuitive wisdom of the heart

Take a journey with Shanti for all levels of yoga practice. Whether you are recovering from an injury, have chronic pain or cross training for a fitness event, this class will inspire you to explore your core in a personalized approach. Each class will have a specific alignment theme and intention to train us to integrate and stabilize our core to flow on and off our mat from a strong and balanced center and sense of present moment awareness. While riding the wave of our breath, will will focus on neuromuscular re-patterning and inspired intention to alleviate pain in the body and suffering of the mind while conditioning the body.

Shanti is a certified Personal Trainer, Wellness Coach, Pranic Healer, Reiki Master, Pilates and Yoga Instructor. Find out more about Shanti at http://www.energizeshanti.com/.

An evening of ecstatic and meditative live music and mantra with Scott and Shanti Medina, Steve Bross, Gayan Long, and Eyal Rivlin

Location:    The StarHouse at 3472 Sunshine Canyon  Boulder, CO

(10 minutes west of Boulder in the foothills on Mapleton up Sunshine Canyon)

Time/Date:   Saturday, January 28th 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Join us for our quarterly high-energy kirtan (devotional chanting) in the beautiful StarHouse. Led by Scott Medina on 12-string acoustic guitar & harmonium, with masterful percussion from Gayan Gregory Long, Shanti Medina and Steve Bross, with Eyal Rivlin on bass and acoustic guitar. These are magical evenings together that we’d love to share with you.

Investment:  At the door for $15, or in advance for only $12 by sending a check to Scott Medina, 765 Gilpin Drive, Boulder, CO 80303

Sensuality, Presence and Peace

“Slow down, embody, deepen into intimacy with yourself and other women dedicated to their evolution!”

Join Deborah Fastow at Prajna for a contemplative, provacative conversation with laughter and inspiration!

5 week series: Tuesdays 6:00-8:00pm

January 31st-February 28, 2012

Investment:  $108 for all 5 weeks

Registration required limited to 10 women:  Info@AllDayO.com

Location:  Prajna~an intimate home studio inspiring the sharing of heart wisdom,

765 Gilpin Dr. Boulder 80303

Spiraling into the Light~

A winter Solstice Invocation

Join us for a journey into the light sharing and expressing our authenticity, igniting and unabashedly celebrating the wild and wise woman within while clearing out internal residue and debris. Gathering in a sacred circle of women to unite our deepest intentions for the Winter Solstice with Shanti Medina, Cheri Shanti and Deborah Fastow. This is an intimate invocation of the Winter Solstice designed for women who wish to spiral into the depths of our Being with inquiry, honesty, awareness and stillness in search and discovery of those areas that are fragmented and unintegrated. Sharing in ritual, fire ceremony, supportive community and embodied awareness we will inspire one another to release and alchemize that which has served its time, restoring balance and harmony through inspiration and transformation. What you can expect: *The unexpected *Embodied awareness through pranayam (conscious breathing) and authentic movement *Journey through the chakras *Fire ceremony *Uniting and celebrating sensuality, sexuality and spirituality *Shamanic journeying and drumming *Potent ritual infusing the energy of the December New Moon and Winter Solstice *Communing with the stillness of silence             Date:  Thursday, December 22, 2011   THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

Arrive by 6:45pm, ceremony begins promptly at 7pm. We will leave the circle in silence at 10pm.Investment: $15 each with a buddy, $20 solo by 12/11, $25 solo after 12/11 Location: Prajna 765 Gilpin Drive Boulder 80303 Pre-registration is required to secure your space as we are only sharing the evening with 22 women to preserve the potency and intention of the invocation. Steps to Pre-register: 1) contact Shanti at Shanti@EnergizeShanti.com to inquire if there is still space and to give your name (and buddy’s name) to save your space(s), 2) send/drop off payment (cash or check made out to Energize) to Shanti Medina 765 Gilpin Drive Boulder 80303 to complete your registration. Please include your name and anyone you are coming with for registration purposes. You will receive a confirmation email with the juicy details of the evening once your registration is complete.

Co-created journey by: Shanti Medina celebrates, inspires and empowers her clients and students to embody present moment awareness through authentic movement, alignment, and the breath. She is a teacher, coach, visionary, collaborator and ceremonialist. Her home studio, Prajna, is a sanctuary for community gatherings, classes, and rituals. Her company, Energize, uses a specific and individualized training program for athletes as well as those healing from injuries and trauma to live by her tag line: Don’t just exercise Energize™. Her holistic technique and coaching style empowers all those who cross her path to live life to their fullest potential. http://www.energizeshanti.com/ Cheri Shanti is an author, presentor and artist who has been creating unique, and transformational experiences for people across the world for the past 15 years. Her focus is on helping others to creating a rewarding and authentic life through cultivating a deep connection with self and community. As an artist, dancer, poet and percussionist, she uses the creative expressive arts as tools for this work in combination with deep self inquiry, meditation, yoga, and time in nature. http://www.CheriShanti.com/ Deborah Fastow is a transformational educator and spiritual instigator who embodies her sexuality, sensuality and spirituality reflecting what it feels like to make the divine sexy. She inspires, educates and challenges her clients to live a sexy, sensual, spiritual lifestyle with style, elegance and grace. She inspires, educates, provokes and informs women to truly understand and celebrate life as a sensually, awake, connected, present, authentic expression of themselves.

2012 New Year’s Invocation:

Ritual, Kirtan, Meditation

We will join together uniting our intentions as we welcome 2012 with a community altar co-creation ritual, kirtan (devotional chanting), and meditation as we cross the threshold into 2012. Scott and Shanti Medina will be joined by Steve Bross and Aaron Wheeler at Prajna in this intimate gathering inviting us to shed the old and celebrate the new with reverence, inspired community, sacred sound and the stillness of silence. Registration is required as we will share the evening with a maximum of 25 people to maintain intimacy and potency of our unified intention.

RSVP:  Please send an email to ColoradoKirtan@aol.com to reserve your space.

Date & Time:  Saturday, December 31st 9pm-12:15am

Investment: $20.12Location:  Prajna, 765 Gilpin Drive Boulder 80303 Please plan to arrive at 8:45pm, so we can begin the ritual promptly at 9pm followed by an ecstatic kirtan rooted in the heart. We will meditate over the threshold from 2011 to 2012 and depart in silence at 12:15am. Please bring with you:1)An altar item that embodies your personal intention for 2012 which you will retrieve at the end of the gathering2)An item from Mother Nature that will be gifted to another3)A piece of paper on which you write down what you are releasing (shedding) in 2011

New Moon Flower Essence Circle

with Satya and Shanti

Wednesday, October 26th at 7 pm at Prajna

Combining the limitless potential of new moon energy with the powerful healing vibrations of flower and gem essences creates a potent space to set intentions and receive support for their manifestation. This creative experience is extra potent in a sacred circle of women as we hold the space for one another, building a powerful field of support and community.

Shanti will open the circle and set the field, welcoming divine support and sacred space. Satya will then guide the group in setting the intention for their personal essence formula. Once completed, Satya will create each person’s individual essence one at a time, by muscle testing over 90 essences to create the perfect blend, based on one’s intention. As each essence is created, the group holds sacred space for the individual, building a supportive and loving field for all. Once the essence creations are completed, the group takes their essences all at once, while allowing some meditative time to let the experience settle in. The energy created through this process will certainly lift your spirits to new heights!

Location:  Prajna (Shanti’s home studio) 765 Gilpin Dr. Boulder 80303

Investment:  $15 (or $12 if you bring a buddy) which includes your personalized flower essence formula

Please RSVP to secure you space as these gatherings always fill up: Here@SatyaShanti.com

We hope you will join us in creating community centered around the moon’s healing energy and nature’s supportive essence.

Starhouse Kirtan

An evening of ecstatic and meditative live music and mantra with Scott and Shanti Medina, Steve Bross, Gayan Long, and Eyal Rivlin

Location:    The StarHouse at 3472 Sunshine Canyon  Boulder, CO

(10 minutes west of Boulder in the foothills on Mapleton up Sunshine Canyon)

Time/Date:   Saturday, November 19th 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Join us for our quarterly high-energy kirtan (devotional chanting) in the beautiful StarHouse. Led by Scott Medina on 12-string acoustic guitar & harmonium, with masterful percussion from Gayan Gregory Long, Shanti Medina and Steve Bross, with Eyal Rivlin on bass and acoustic guitar. These are magical evenings together that we’d love to share with you.

Investment:  At the door for $15, or in advance for only $12 by sending a check to Scott Medina, 765 Gilpin Drive, Boulder, CO 80303

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