Shiva Rea & Demitri Velisarius at Tara Mandala
Top photo: Demitiri Velisarius, Shiva Rea, Lama Tsulrim
In September, 2010, during a Yoga & Awakened Sexuality workshop, Shiva Rea and Demitri Velisarius celebrated Global Mala, leading 108 surya namaskar andprostrations performed as a moving prayer. The intimate Global Mala event was held at Tara Mandala, a Tibetan Buddhist retreat, in the center's ornate temple and was open to the public.
Rea, a teacher known for her dynamic yoga and trance dance classes, founded Global Mala in 2007. It is a day where yoga teachers and students around the world come together, each in their own cities, to honor and unite the global yoga community, raising awareness and funds for a variety of causes.
Donations for the Global Mala moment of thanks and humility led by Rea and Velisarius went to Tara Mandala. The Buddhist retreat founded by Lama Tsultrim Allione is located in a remote, breathtaking part of southwestern Colorado in the San Juan Mountains.
This is the second year that Rea and Velisarius have led a workshop and Global Mala ritual at Tara Mandala.