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Day 97 San Diego-Ginseng-Bhava Ram

Bhava Ram

Bhava Ram

When blog readers, yoga teachers and seemingly everyone that roams these sandy streets points us to their “favorite” San Diego yoga tradition; the receptive YoYos, listen to the locals and make our way to the historic, hilly, character rich ‘hood of South Park, to excitedly experience the memorable class of Bhava Ram at celebrated, Ginseng Yoga.

Bhava and Sundari - Founders Deep Yoga

Bhava and Sundari Ram Founders of Deep Yoga

After all, when the amazed YoYos discovered the miraculous story of this former broadcast journalist and world traveled, foreign correspondent who completely restored his body through the intense study and daily practice of yoga after a devastating accident, failed surgeries and subsequent “terminal” cancer nearly took his life; we understood that the “Deep Yoga” class with this soulful teacher, was an absolute “not to miss” experience in this epic journey.

Ginseng Yoga's Yellow Room

Ginseng Yoga's Yellow Room

Enterin’ the colorful, “good vibe” space of this popular studio, the YoYos felt this distinctive community just oozin’ with love and light. Joyfully greeted by smilin’, charismatic owner Brad, this vast clan moved through the stunnin’, multihued, “everything yogi” lobby, and found their familiar, comfortable space in the soothin’ “Yellow Room” on the jam-packed 100- year- old, gleamin’ fir floors.

Beautiful Voice and Soul

Beautiful Voice and Soul

The uncharacteristically tongue tied YoYos think mere words could do a disservice as we only attempt to explain the pure love that flowed from the heart and soul of our authentic teacher, Bhava Ram. Leadin’ this group of joyous chanters with his beautiful guitar and amazin’ voice accompanied by dynamic percussion, spirited clapping and ecstatic voices, the captivated YoYos were pretty sure that the vibrant energy of this happy clan was shakin’ its way into the vast universe. And so it was, as our therapeutic healer lead an emotionally releasing sequence of deeply flowin’ asana, intermixed with soft chants and BIG “OM’s” that completely filled our hearts, our body and our soul.

At Day 97 and countin’, the mistaken YoYos, who thought we had experienced most, were completely taken by the gift of these heartfelt yogis, the blissful space found in this tight-knit community, and most of all; the songs, chants, mantras and depth of teaching we experienced tonight, from this spiritual teacher, author and musician – Bhava Ram.

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