Awakening Heart with Saul David Raye and Jim Beckwith

— 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Awakening Heart with Saul David Raye and Jim Beckwith

(Yoga, Meditation + Chanting for Transforming Times with Saul David Raye + special musical guest Jim Beckwith)

Date: July 5 – 7

Price: Whole weekend: 600 TL for CY members and 680 TL for nonmembers (Early bird price is 540 TL, until May 30th) Price per session: 150 TL for CY members, 170 TL for nonmembers.

Free event: Everybody welcome for Saturday Kirtan Night

Place: Cihangir Yoga, İstinye

A weekend of Soul centered yoga, tantric heart wisdom, somatic based movement practice and the healing power of music.

Cihangir Yoga is proud to host renowned Bhakti yoga teacher Saul David Raye as part of its 300 Hour Transformative Yoga Path program.

In this 3-Day program, practices will include dharma teaching, heart/ breath centered yoga practice, meditation, breathwork, chanting and live music. Bhakti Yoga, the practice of devotion, is one of the three main pillars within the yoga tradition.

Saul David Raye, is a master teacher with many years of experience sharing this beautiful tradition while inspiring and expanding hearts all over the world.

Open to all levels.

You may join for the whole weekend or separate classes. Saturday night Kirtan is free for everyone.


Program Details: 

Awakening Heart

We are living in a time of great awakening and transformation both individually and collectively. We are in a process of Awakening together and with Gaia (Mother Earth) and the human heart holds the keys to our transformation at both a personal and planetary level. The Heart is the seat of our vital force, our spiritual essence and our deepest feeling and aliveness. It is the space where all polarities resolve and we actually experience the essence of who we are and unity consciousness itself. Ancient spiritual traditions and modern science (along with artists, poets, musicians, lovers all) have all been fascinated by the human heart and how to tap into it and understand its profound energy and affect on our being. The next level of our evolution is tied into the awakening and integration of  H E A R T  Consciousness.

Practices will include dharma teaching, heart/ breath centered yoga practice, meditation, breathwork, chanting and live music.



19:00 – 21:30 Awakening Heart

Healing Yoga, Meditation + Chanting for Transforming Times


10:00 – 12:30 Prana Shakti – Soul Sadhana

15:00 – 17:00  The Power of the Heart. Cultivating the Treasures of Courage, Love and Resilience in Challenging Times

20:00 – 22:00  Heart Medicine Kirtan: An Evening of Ecstatic Chanting, Music and Medicine Songs ( Everyone invited for free for this magical evening)


10.00-12.30 Dharma Chakra: Turning the Wheel of the Heart


Awakening Heart

Healing Yoga, Meditation + Chanting for Transforming Times

Tap into the power of the heart both personal and collective as we explore teachings (ancient and modern), practices and tools to awaken the power, wisdom and resilience of our hearts. This class will embody the theme of the weekend and support the awakening heart within each of us through the the practice of heart/soul centered yoga asana, breath-work, meditation and chanting and live music. A yoga + music experience for body, mind and soul !

Prana Shakti – Soul Sadhana  

Ancient Yoga & Ayurveda were rooted in the science or understanding Prana. Prana is the life current or force that sustains our being and is the basis of a living Uni-verse.  According to ancient yogic teachings, Prana is both the inner teacher and the Mother of all things and through the breath is the gateway to the Soul. This class will share teachings and practices to support us in awakening and strengthen the flow of prana within, connecting intuitively with the living intelligence of prana and opening the gateway to the infinite within.

The Power of the Heart

Cultivating the Treasures of Courage, Love and Resilience in Challenging Times

Both ancient mystics and modern science acknowledge the power and importance of the Human Heart,

yet the heart still remains a great mystery.

The Human Heart exists on different levels of being; physical, emotional and spiritual, it is the place that holds our deepest essence, passion and wisdom. The heart’s energy is the key to our resilience, immune system and inspiration. This class will offer teaching, practices and techniques for all of us to tap into the deeper power, energy and magic of the heart in yoga and daily life.

No asana practice. Lecture, gentle movement, breath and meditation. All levels are welcome.

Heart Medicine Kirtan: An Evening of Ecstatic Chanting, Music and Medicine Songs

with Saul David Raye, Jim Beckwith and special guests

Join us for an intimate and soul-stirring evening of chanting, music, mantras and medicine songs as we come together in community and celebrate the journey of life. Kirtan is the practice of chanting or singing in a group. Sanskrit mantras, prayers, medicine songs, soulful grooves, dancing and heart wisdom allow for a deep communal experience. It is at once a practice of meditation, exploration and activation that connects us back to the heart.

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Dharma Chakra: Turning the Wheel of the Heart

The uni-verse is a continuum, the flow of infinite energy. Within the human energy field the heart is the center of centers, the place of integration, remembrance and awakening. Join us for a non-competitive, holistic practice integrating root teachings of yoga, tantra and Bhakti into a mandala for body, mind and heart. Deep flow of healing heart centered yoga asana practice with breathwork, meditation, chanting, music and essential teachings of Dharma Chakra ( the wheel of Universal truth with the Heart). All levels are welcome.


About Saul David Raye

Saul David Raye is a teacher, healer, musician & activist. He has been practicing and teaching for over 25 years,  primarily influenced by his studies of Ha-tha Yoga, Ayurveda, Bhakti, Tantra, Thai Massage, Pranic Healing, Shamanism and Indigenous practices.  Saul is able to bring alive the ancient wisdom teachings for modern seekers and create a safe space for students to connect deeply with their own authentic power, spirit and truth. His deeply authentic + heart-centered teaching has influenced many students and teachers around the world. Saul has taught at conferences, festivals & retreats both in the USA & abroad and has presented alongside many luminaries in the Spiritual world. He has recorded an album of world mantra music (10,000 Suns Music for Helming, Peace + Awakening) and performed at many yoga centers and festivals. Saul shares this work through teacher trainings, workshops, classes, sacred journey’s to ancient power sites and sacred music.

About Jim Beckwith

Jim Beckwith (Hanuman Das) is an accomplished musician, songwriter and teacher. His love of music and yoga inspired him to focus on bringing live music to yoga classes. Jim’s music is soulful and evocative of healing and inner awakening. He mixes mantra chants and English lyrics with a melodic and accessible tapestry of sound, exotic instrumentation and undulating rhythms. A compelling lyricist with a voice that soars from high to low with the greatest of ease, Jim is a devoted yogi and musician who focuses on Bhakti – the great yoga of the heart.