Kaliji’s sum­mer tour con­tin­ued with a trip to the TriYoga Cen­ter in Shen­zhen, China. This was Kaliji’s third visit to Shen­zhen within the past year, and many stu­dents are using every oppor­tu­nity to study with Kaliji and spend time with her.

Kaliji arrives in Shen­zhen, greeted by stu­dio owner and host Grace (far left) and trans­la­tor Kiki (right), along with Shen­zhen TriYoga teach­ers and TriYoga cen­ter staff.

Kaliji offered daily flow classes at the TriYoga cen­ter, now in a beau­ti­ful and spa­cious new loca­tion. Since its orig­i­nal open­ing in 2011, China’s first TriYoga Cen­ter has hosted daily classes, weekly chant­ing, week­end work­shops and series of teacher train­ings with John and Stephanie.

A spe­cial fea­ture of Kaliji’s pro­grams was a series of talks on the Patan­jali Yoga Sutras and the Bha­gavad Gita. Stu­dents and teach­ers were amazed at the new insight and rel­e­vance Kaliji brought to these ancient texts.

Chi­nese stu­dents love jnana, and use every oppor­tu­nity to ask questions.

Each day, Mer­cury Max joined for med­i­ta­tion and chant­ing. This was Mercury’s first visit to China, and stu­dents were so excited to meet the com­poser of their favorite flow music!

Kaliji sam­pled the veg­e­tar­ian restau­rants in Shen­zhen — since her first arrival here, two new veg­e­tar­ian restau­rants have opened in the same dis­trict as the TYC. Here, Kaliji poses play­fully with the stat­ues stand­ing at the entrance to “Wind Wel­comes You Home” restaurant.

Kaliji also gave access to sev­eral media orga­ni­za­tions. Kiki, who is cer­ti­fied through Level 3 108s and has just given her first Basics Teacher train­ing, has been work­ing with local film­mak­ers to release the first TriYoga DVDs in China. Kaliji filmed an intro­duc­tion. A young boy wan­der­ing by became inter­ested in Kaliji and tried to bring his hands into mudra.

Kiki’s hus­band, Rocky, works with an inter­na­tional orga­ni­za­tion to pro­tect the nat­ural envi­ron­ment for wild ani­mals. Here, he inter­views Kaliji about the impor­tance of our ani­mal friends.

Kaliji with Grace and Kiki, who have hosted Kaliji and TriYoga teach­ers John and Stef for the past three years. John and Stef will begin a new round of teacher train­ing in Shen­zhen in early October.