Helena Ivanovna Roerich (1879 – 1955)
Philosopher and writer of Living Ethics, called The Agni Yoga Series, a philosophical and Ethics Teaching.
Helena begun receiving the material for her writings around March 1920, while living in London. Her works on Living Ethics was created in cooperation and under the guidance of the Spiritual Teachers of the East, The Great Mahatmas, so named owing to the highest spiritual level of Their consciousness. Helena was highly clairvoyant and was given these "teachings' by most specifically, Master El Morya, For many people, all over the world, they became guidelines to life. The books focus on issues of ethics as the greatest influence in the furtherance of spiritual enlightenment and cultural evolution of humanity. As well, addresses, first and foremost, the everyday conditions of a highly conscious, loving life for every person.
According to Living Ethics, Universe is the immense spiritual-energy system in which a man plays the most important role.The moral perfection, strict observance of ethical laws and comprehension of key factor of Culture in the development of human society are basic principles of spiritual and historical development of humanity. It’s impossible to build the better future without respecting knowledge and Culture.
A man, according to the Teaching of Living Ethics, influences the Cosmic processes greatly. Particular attention is paid to the consciousness of a man and the culture of thinking, as thought is energy, capable of filling space and effecting its surroundings. A man is directly responsible for the quality of his thoughts, words, and deeds, because not only his spiritual and physical health depend on them, but also the condition of the entire planet.
Calling people to live in accordance with Cosmic Laws, the Living Ethics opens unlimited possibilities for the spiritual transformation of life, the expansion of consciousness, and the acquirement of high moral standards.
In 1929, Helena Roerich’s book «On Eastern crossroads» was published under the pseudonym of J.Saint-Hilaire in Paris. In it the author depicted legendary and historical events of the ancient times and shed light on unknown aspects of life of the Great Teachers of humanity – Buddha, Jesus Christ, Appolonius of Tiana, Sergius of Radonezh.
Pax Cultura-Treaty on the protection of the world's cultural heritage.
The Roerichs' were involved throughout their careers with the thoughts of beauty, cultural refinement and enlightenment, through the cultural mediums such as the arts, written, drawn or painted, sculptured, or constructed edifices and avidly sought their preservation.
They came to realize that the cultural heritage of each nation is in essence a world treasure. Their ideas of cultural heritage broadened to include more than just the physical remains of earlier cultures—the buildings and art, for example—but also the creative activities, the universities, the libraries, the hospitals, the concert halls and theaters. All must be protected from the ravages of war and neglect.
It became clear to the Roerichs that an international effort was required. During the nineteen-twenties, Nicholas composed a treaty with the assistance of international legal experts. This treaty came to be known as The Roerich Pact.
The Roerich Pact and Banner of Peace movement grew rapidly during the early nineteen-thirties, with centers in a number of countries. There were three international conferences, in Bruges, Belgium, in Montevideo, Uruguay, and in Washington, D.C. The Pact itself declared the necessity for protection of the cultural product and activity of the world—both during war and in peace—and prescribed the method by which all sites of cultural value would be declared neutral and protec ted, (similar, the Red Cross does with hospitals). Indeed, the Roerich Pact was often called The Red Cross of Culture.
The Roerich Pact was first agreed to by twenty-one nations of the Americas and signed as a treaty in the White House, in the presence of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, on April 15, 1935, by all the members of the Pan-American Union. It was later signed by other countries.
B A N N E R O F P E A C E
A SYMBOL of our unification in the propagation of the protection of the world's cultural values, artifacts, and historical monuments.
Intro Art: Asian Spirit by Gabriela Stauffer
Nicholas Roerich (1874 – 1947)
Trained as an artist and a lawyer, his main interests were literature, philosophy, archaeology, and especially art. Roerich was a dedicated activist for the cause of artistic and architectural preservation in peace and especially during times of war. The so-called Roerich Pact was signed into law by the United States and most nations of the Pan-American Union in April 1935. He earned several nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize long list.
The cross-fertilization of the arts that Roerich promoted was evidence of his inclination to harmonize, bring together, and find correspondences between apparent conflicts or opposites in all areas of life. This was a hallmark of his thinking, and one sees it demonstrated in all the disciplines he explored. He constantly sought to break down compartmentalization, and, indeed, even in his own art he defied categorization and created a universe uniquely personal. In his writings on ethics also, it can be seen that he constantly sought to connect ethical problems with scientific knowledge of the surrounding world.
It was Roerich’s gift that these “connections” appeared so natural to him and presented themselves in all life’s manifestations. And it was this talent for synthesis, which he admired in others and encouraged in the young, that enabled him to correlate the subjective with the objective, the philosophical with the scientific, Eastern wisdom with Western knowledge, and to build bridges of understanding between such apparent contradictions. He reminded us that these contradictions were often the result of man’s ignorance, and that an expanding consciousness, which each individual was duty-bound to pursue, would lead to eventual recognition of the illusoriness, or relativity, of things.
They settled in New York City, which became the base of their many American operations.
The Roerichs initiated several institutions during these years: Cor Ardens and Corona Mundi, both of which were meant to unite artists around the globe in the cause of civic activism; the Master Institute of United Arts, an art school with an exceptionally versatile curriculum, and the eventual home of the first Nicholas Roerich Museum; and an American Agni Yoga Society. They also joined various theosophical societies, and their activities with these groups dominated their lives.
Return to communion with your Heart, bearing witness to involution, the thermo arc to direct evolution on earth by the spiral intensity of consciousness: which regenerates, creates form, transforms and transcends states; attracting currents (energies) of whirling cosmic fire, elucidating the
Heart of the World;
Thereby, not only defining but refining the consciousness of humanity, heightening awareness to full re-intergration, engendering from dark ignorance, the seed to soulfully understand; winding empathy to profound sensitized feelings, procreating and emanating forth no longer disruptive weather patterns due to states of anger, anguish, sadness, disease, negativity and ignorance but laudable healing and glorious conditions due to genuine feelings and heart-felt expressions of joyfulness, thankfulness, release and overall peace!
Open the Book Of Life,
Thy Fiery Heart!
Be Peace, filled
A Practitioner's Call To Help Nourish And Emblaze The Sacred Flame Of The Heart:
A Flame is Active----
A Flame is Vital----
A Flame is Eternal.
I AM a God Flame of radiant love from the very Heart of God In the Great Central Sun, descending from the Master of Life!
I AM charged now with Beloved Helios and Vesta's Supreme God Consciousness and Solar Awareness.
Pilgrim upon earth, I AM walking daily the way of the Ascended Master’s Victory that leads to my Eternal Freedom by the power of the Sacred Fire this day and always...
Continually made manifest in my thoughts, feelings and immediate awareness. Transcending and transmuting all the elements of earth within my four lower bodies and freeing me by the power of the Sacred Fire from those misqualified foci of energy within my being.
I AM set free right now from all that binds. By and through the currents of the Divine Flame of the Sacred Fire itself. Whose ascending action makes me God in manifestation, God in action, God by direction and God in consciousness!
I AM an Active Flame,
I AM a Vital Flame,
I AM an Eternal Flame.
I AM an expanding Fire Spark from the Great Central Sun
Drawing to me now every ray of divine energy I need and which can never be requalified by the human; flooding me with the light and God illumination of a thousand suns to take dominion and rule supreme forever, every where I AM.
Where I AM, there God Is, also.
Unseparated forever I remain. Increasing my light by the smile of His Radiance, the fullness of His Love, the Omnipotence of His Wisdom and the Power of His Life, Eternal.
Which automatically, raises me on ascension wings of victory!
That returns me to the Heart of God, from whence in Truth I AM come to do God’s Will and manifest Abundant Life to all, as All.
A Keeper’s Daily Prayer
by Elizabeth Claire Prophet
My worldly name is Cheryl. I AM creatively, consciously and unconsciously reflecting Agni Yoga. It is for goodness sake, for the sake of Aflaming Heart and for the mind's sake, I spiraled into the study and practice of yoga in 1968 with renown western practitioner and TV guru, Richard L. Hittleman. During this period there was an accelerated interest and experimentation in eastern cultural eating habits, practices of meditation, self-examination, and "ahimsa" or non-injurious means.
Richly applied this results in a vegetarian diet, transcendental meditation practices, moral and civil rights, realized peace and actualized liberated estates for altruism to flourish. Sacred regard for the individual establishes the will to honor, protect and instill safeguards for the liberty and highest consideration of others, inducing environmental harmonies for the earth and all life.
Such clear will is service in the noble applied life science, Agni Yoga.
Quickened and inspired, I immediately synthesized and developed a regular personal daily yoga practice. Within three years, I began teaching yoga in Islamic Temples. My simultaneous years as yogini and Sufi Mystic in Islamic and yogic practice and studies, revealed a beloved and beautific soul.
Enamored, I whole-heartedly, for well over 25 years, engaged in active membership in AMORC (Ancient Mystical Order of the Rosae Crucis), or more commonly known as the Rosicrucian Order, a cultural, initiatic and philosophical fraternity.
AMORC systematizes and explores the ancient and modern Gnostic, religious, and spiritual teachings for the Western minded. This systemized instruction incensed and spiritually sponsored my active membership in also, the Traditional Martinist Order, which is in the initiatic Judeo-Christian Mysticism tradition, a repository of Sepher Yezirah and Kabbalah.
Along with these membership activities and requisite study, having always loved the profound writings of Paramahansa Yoganandaji, I then delved into his systematic instruction as a member of the Self-Realization Fellowship.
Furthermore, I have been crowned by Ch'an Meditation, often known as Zen and its study and practice called Buddhism.
I Am Ablaze! I Am Aflame! I Am Fire! The quote of Beloved Jesus, the Christ, "Our God is a consuming fire" is the only adequate way to express the God Within, the inner Master and Teacher; et sequentia my commitment, my devotion, my absorption in the Way, the Truth, the Light and Life consummated and, yes, consumed by That Great See.
Upon every cognized perception of truth, graced me, I have bathed and basked in the glow of the Son's Light, for my daily bread on a variety pallet of election. I elect to identify with the All-in-All, races, creeds, religions, deeds and doers.
The wholly (holy) identity is non-dual and its oneness as unity surrenders and thus ultimately absorbed as Divine Pure Consciousness, is Pristine Clear. "That," Pure, Undefiled, is non-conceptual in thoughts, feelings, or volition, nor can mere language fully, perfectly, adequately or aptly express it. Albeit the feeling and knowingness of the heart is real and results daily in spontaneous outpouring, indeed.
"That," is the direct catalyst for the Great Synthesis of my life experiences taken to heart. Agni Yoga (AY), the Yoga of Life, the dispeller of darkness is the most worthy of the praises of all living masters and of the ancient seers. Let us approach in reverential homage,
O' Agni, to Thee, dispeller of darkness and of the night, day by day, we pray and we meditate, we enter into Thy Flaming Heart, Thy Bosom of Glory.
In reverence we come to Thee.
O' Agni, of effulgent glow, Thou Illuminator, Thou Radiant One, ever expanding, regenerating Thy Holy Abode, Thou Art ever close.
O' Agni, forever stay within our hearts for our peace increase in Thee.
The Great Synthesis of Agni Yoga is for any noble son or daughter who wishes to engage in the perfection of wisdom by the Way of the Sacred, Cosmic HeartFire.
Through pure commitment, refinement of thought and conscious awareness of experience, Agni Yoga, Cosmic HeartFire establishes a guiding relationship with the Hierarchy of Light, the Beloved Masters of Wisdom who will show you the Way of eternal joy, the foundational spring of eternal youth, the stream of "continuity," yea, the river of life, without end! Harken and listen to Their approach:
"We greet you in the Bonds of Peace:
We bid you, 'Welcome' from the fiery core of being. Hear this Call, one and all, enter into Our Cosmic Abode and find the sweet glory of grace; enter herein and be..., face-to-face with Thy Kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven. To come to 'That,' the sacred place, place of peace profound, your home in Silence, consciously listen, swell and renew. Return to the Origin in God and the marriage to your twin flame, the marriage of Heart and Reason, of flaming Sparks of the Divine Light. Re-affirm the beginnings, the eternal service, as you, the ever renewed soaring spirits in the compassionate embrace of service to humanity, whisper in the acceleration of involuton for the evolution of a planet and its people."
I will be waiting here
For your silence to break
For your soul to shake
For your love to wake.
Clients include corporations, community centers, country clubs and privates.
• Group and individual, one-on-one private sessions are provided.
• Consultant Services and counseling offered.
• Yoga instuction and practice spanning 30 years.
• Best integrated, personally adaptive instruction given in supportive environment.
Corporate Site Clients
• Hewlett Packard
• Mentor Graphics
• Hitachi Micro Systems
• Cadence Design
• Business Objects
• AMORC, Rosicrucian Order
Private Country Club List
• Silver Creek Country Club
• CourtSide Country Club
• Los Gatos Swim & Racquet Club
• CordeValle, A Rosewood Resort
• AMORC, Rosicrucian Order
Gyms and Fitness Centers
• Golds' Gym
• Bally Total Fitness
• Pinnacle Fitness Club
• Club One
• City of Campbell
Community Associations/Private Studios
• Chinese-American Mutual Assistance Association (CMAA)
Individual Yoga Instruction and Consultancy
• Have you gone through a personal crisis and need to renew and restore?
• All you need is just a few weeks of personal instruction and counseling!
* I also provide consultant services to the attorney-at law.
• client pre-discovery assessment and preparation
• client pre-trial assessment and preparation
• juror assessment
Bring Agni Yoga (Sacred Heart Fire) to your studio or city.
• Yoga Alliance registered as E-RYT® 500 / RYT® 500
To encourage the pursuit of continuing and higher education, as
YACEP and E-RYTs are uniquely qualified to train teachers. Both E-RYT 500 and RYT 500 are qualified as
Continuing Education providers. The continuing education standards call for a certain amount of training and teaching experience every three years.
To retain registry status and meet requisite standards, RYTs 200 or 500 will:
accumulate 30 CEUs in reviewed/renewed or advanced techniques,
anatomy & physiology,
yoga philosphy/lifestyle & ethics, and
in any of the above categories, in each three-year period.
Additionally, as Artisan of the Rose Croix, my representation is provided:
To insure clearly qualified authentic initiatic yoga instruction.
Protecting the uninitiated, neophyte, or beginner in yoga, as well the initiated advanced student, is an essential aspect of authentic instruction. This confirms proper preparation for the highest spiritually imbued, scientific-based, known and yet-to-be-unveiled Sacred Teachings; so ancient in nature as the Way, to live the Truth of our being, here and now.
Emphasize the import and inclusion of the traditional, disciplined, home practice.
*Agni Yoga Society
I will be waiting here
For your silence to break
For your soul to shake
For your love to wake.
' ,,,you must proceed through the Gates of Patience,
And you will enter through the
Gates of Service.
And chiefly, remember the Lotus of Trust
both day and night.'
Leaves of Morya's Garden, I: The Call, par. 369
Experience meditation? First, look to your posture: arrange the legs in the most comfortable position; set the backbone straight as an arrow. Place your hands in the position of meditative equipoise, four finger widths below your navel, with the left hand on the bottom, right hand on top, and your thumbs touching to form a triangle. This placement of the hands has connection with the place inside the body where inner heat is generated. Bending the neck down slightly, allow the mouth and teeth to be as usual, with the top of the tongue touching the roof of the mouth near the top teeth. Let the eyes gaze downwards loosely -- it is not necessary that they be directed to the end of the nose; they can be pointed toward the floor in front of you if that seems more natural. Do not open the eyes too wide nor forcefully close them; leave them open a little. Sometimes they will close of their own accord; that is all right. Even if your eyes are open, when your mental consciousness becomes steady upon its object, these appearances to the eye consciousness will not disturb you. ~ Dalai Lama
The Quest: Know Thy Self and to Thine Own Self, Be True.
Agni Yoga is for any noble son or daughter who wishes to engage in the perfection of wisdom by the Way of eternal Truth, the Sacred Cosmic HeartFire.
The Cosmic Fiery Plan: Self-regeneration of Divine Sparks of Light is for the acceleration of evolution. Thus, the bid is to Trust and much ado about Nothing, the non-conceptualization, non-thing, non-thinking graceful awakening of the conscious dynamic tension of peaceful equilibrium. This ushers in straight-knowledge from the heart, the Truth of your Being, your purpose and great mission in life.
'I am sending a living spring,
To bathe your eyes and ears.
And the Miracle will be manifested,
And a Bridge of Beauty will lead you on your new path.'
Leaves of Morya's Garden, I: The Call, par. 344
"Our God is a consuming fire."~ Heb.12:29' 'After our daily labors, let us...discourse about the Heart. It will lead beyond the domains of Earth towards the Subtle World...to bring us closer to the sphere of Fire.'
"To be or not to be" ~Shakespeare. You are the initiates in the gifts of Light, Life and Love. Lest you forget the Source from whence you come, or your reason for being, 'Go Be, Whole and Complete....Wholly Ascended in the Light, and Free!'
Temporarily suspended due to “COVID–19" emergency, declared by the President on March 13, 2020
A beginners intermediate instruction, in a moderately paced vinyasa flow yoga class. Structure includes a warm-up, gentle yet repetitive rhythmic asanas for both right and left sides of the body matrix, sustaining or holding some postures, ending with a lite-guided meditation while resting in Savasana.
Agni Yoga (AY) Power-Lite Vinyasa flow is to enhance the body circulation and balance, sharpness and clarity of mind and to unify and elevate the spirit. Structure includes a warm-up, rhythmic asanas on both right and left sides of the body matrix, sustaining or holding postures. See Part 2 for the ending of class in a restful surrender called Savasana, culminating with a Guided Meditation.
Power-Lite, Level 1, Part 2 finishes up with the Tibetan Rock shoulder stands, then gently moves into Savasana (Resting Pose) w/instructor facilitating greater release and adjusting student comfort levels prior to engaging and ending in a deep surrender. Lights are, lowly dimmed @ 06:43 mins for a total of 10 minutes of Guided Meditation.
Consciously maintaining vibrant health, good hygene and mindful wellness, requires you to please, bring your own cleaned yoga mat, a freshly laundered towel, bottled water to stay hydrated, an openness and an attitude to commit to practice.
As needed, you are also welcome to request to use any available studio mats and/or towels which rent for $2 each.
Please, remove your shoes at the door. Yoga is generally done barefoot, so you are asked to place your shoes in the shoe cubbies, on any available shoe racks, inside storage bins or the outside bench; as well, personal items are to be left in your cars or placed inside accessible closets within the practice rooms.
NO DROP-IN; By Appointment Only!
Arrive 5 to 10 minutes early to sign in at the Studio and get settled in the practice room.
All first time students should fill out a waiver and general information sheet.
Inform your instructor of any pre-existing conditions prior to starting class.
Should you anticipate you will be later than 5 minutes, please call or text, 408.309.4367
Experience how yoga will make you feel better, your body feel calm yet vibrantly alive, spiritually connected bringing peace and clarity to your mind.
Beginners with an inactive lifestyle, the injured or 'restorative needs' clients.
Simple breathing exercises and gentle yoga poses help you relieve stress and discomfort.
All levels can participate according to their abilities and current situational limitations,
This style too, is a yogic technology designed to expand mental and energetic capacity. An active rhythmic 30 minute yin yoga in conjunction with a musical chant (affirmation of Truth), which has its roots in the Himalayas. This results in a state of radiating the solar force.
Beginners with an active life style.
Learn or review the basics movements of Agni Vinyasa Flow and Power Yoga. T. Krishnamacharya and two of his students, K. Pattabhi Jois and K.S. Iyengar, as well, Paramahansa Yogananda are a few of the highly charismatic yogis whom brought forth and popularized hatha yoga, early in America of which the Sun Salutations emerged as the spinal axis, basis or pathway of the arising, ascendent son.
Intermediate to an advance active life.
An eclectic mix of fast-paced, powerful flowing movements and sustained asanas held to open and strengthened the meridian lines to effectively restore youthful flexibility of the body, thereby clearing the mind, so the Highest Spirit of The Divine, like a mystical river instills peace profound and the wealth of wisdom.
MEDITATION AND PHILOSOPHY
All are welcome.
Engage in the methods and techniques that initiate inspired wisdom notes which reveal divinity and issue true inner beauty and joyful daily play for the practice of life.
SESSION APPROXIMATE TIMES & PRICING
DONATION PAYMENT OPTION:
Any and all students may make a payment simply by donation. This is a 'Donation' consideration private studio. No one will be denied attendance based on their inability to pay our standard basic class fees. Class and time length is to be determined by the instructor.
Please note: To donate is to give. Donation is an act of giving. It does not mean 'free,' but to contribute or give toward a cause or for a thoughtful reason.
Suggested minimum donation: $35
SPECIAL PREPAY DISCOUNT
An individual may receive 4 consecutive sessions for only $250, once. Must be completed within a 30 day period, initiating with the first class, Purchase is only valid for 30 days. All classes, without exception, must be taken within the 30 day timeframe to qualify for the Special Prepay discount.
Half off for 2nd associate, friend/or spouse. Thereafter, $25 each additional student (three or more). Limited to six.
Starting at $150. Please make inquires, call (408) 309.4367 with the specifics of your request.
Gather a group together for a fun-filled intergrated yoga play day. Perfect for Birthdays, Bridal and Employee work groups! Price depending on duration, site and geographic settings. Call to organize!
On occasion new students will be offered up to two free classes. Also, on certain holidays, free classes will be offered and opened to those students whom register in advance. Please subscribe to the Newsletter and return to this website for future announcements and to check for open registration dates.
Corporate monthly membership is for those (employees or contractors) associated with a business.
Corporate rate minimum is $250 per class, under 10 students, within a 10 mile radius, held at the corporate site. Any corporations interested in bringing yoga on-site are encouraged to call for more detail and/or fees charged specific to your corporation at 408.309.4367 or email: Cheryl@agniyoga.cc.
Agni Yoga Studio will accommodate employee groups, subsidized by corporate business entities, on a weekly or monthly sessions basis, either at the corporate site, at a corporate retreat, planned by them or by Agni Yoga Studio, or scheduling an assigned site, including Agni Yoga Studio
A qualified Lead Trainer of either 200-hour, 300-hour or 500-hour teacher training courses for the designation of Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®s).
Yoga Alliance® is the largest nonprofit association representing the yoga community. Its mission is to promote and support the integrity and diversity of the teaching of yoga.
The YACEP designation is designed for experts in the yoga community which you can trust that their training counts toward meeting the prestigious Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Requirements.
Protecting the uninitiated, neophyte, or beginner in yoga, as well the initiated advanced student, is an essential aspect of authentic instruction. This confirms proper preparation for the highest spiritually imbued, scientific-based, known and yet-to-be-unveiled Sacred Teachings......... so ancient in nature as The W a y, to live The T r u t h of our B e i n g, in The L i g h t,
Here and Now!
B A N N E R O F P E A C E
A SYMBOL of our unification in the propagation of the protection of the world's cultural values, artifacts, and historical monuments.
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Hours: Please, see Class Calendar & Schedule
Where: Agni Yoga, ZenStudio B
North Euclid Avenue
Upland, CA 91786
North Euclid Avenue, Upland, California 91786, USA
Agni Yoga, ZenStudio B -- Appointment Only! (Parking available next to studio)
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Tuesday & Thursdays Noon 12:10PM-1:10PM
Wednesday Evenings 7:00PM-8:15PM
Saturday & Sunday Mornings 9:30AM-10:45AM
*Please Note: Monday - Saturdays: Private(s) or Organization Group Appointments, Now Available!
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Tuesday Morning 8:30am-9:45am;
Tuesday Evenings 8:00pm-9:15pm
Saturday Morning 10:30am-11:30am
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Intro Art: Asian Spirit by Gabriela Stauffer; Send Me An Angel by Gabriela Stauffer; Tree Painting by Gabriela Stauffer & Catalini