The 28th TriYoga Jayanti continued with a celebration in Santa Cruz, Jan. 2-6. Programs included TriYoga flows (Basics through Level 5) and a yoga philosophy and chanting program each evening. The highlight of the 5 days was the evening of January 5th, the anniversary of the birth of TriYoga, with chanting, dancing and celebrating.
Kriyavati flows through Kaliji
Sheetal, disciple of Sri Swamiji, offered music and chanting for flow classes and the evening programs.
(Photos by Chris Bratt)
Kaliji also received many messages from students around the world on January 5th, such as these:
Message in honor of Kaliji at the Kriyavati Celebration on January 5th 2008
Jaya Guru Devi!
Last year I got the inspiration to write about Kaliji for the Kriyavati celebration at the Mysore Ashram during my memorable Datta Jayanti trip. This past year I had the wonderful blessing to spend significant time with Kaliji in Southern California, in Mysore Ashrama, in Toronto for Guru Purnima, culminating in the delightful Datta Jayanti celebration in Laguna Hills. A part of me was longing to be in Mysore but having Kaliji with us made it equally special because Kaliji truly represents what His Holiness Ganapati Sachchidananda Swamiji preaches.
We achieved a major milestone in year 2007: With Sri Swamijiâ€™s blessing and Swamini Kalijiâ€™s guidance we introduced YogaTunes (YT) to more than 120 people in Orange County. The seminar was a huge success and it is being followed up with regular classes in Orange County starting on January 13th. On behalf of the rest of the YogaTunes team of Mita, Don and Ravi I must say it has been a beautiful blessing and joy to work with Kaliji. We are looking forward to growing YT with Kaliji to such an extent that it would make it necessary for Kaliji to move residence to Orange County.
Last year I mentioned Kalijiâ€™s role in my physical, emotional and spiritual healing. I am delighted to say that I have now completed the first draft of my experiences of this healing process. Kalijiâ€™s influence and grace towards our whole family has grown even more significantly in the past year. She offered us: Divinity and Compassion of a Guru; Love of a Mother, Care of a Sister and genuine concern of a true Friend. Kaliji helped interpret Pujya Swamijiâ€™s guidance and subtle messages to assist in my (and my familyâ€™s) spiritual growth.
This year I would like to capture Kalijiâ€™s wisdom on video in a form and format that would be easy for a common person to understand and appreciate. I would also like to take my personal Sadhana to the next level and intend to deliver my gratitude in person in next yearâ€™s Kriyavati celebration.
On this auspicious occasion and on behalf of the YogaTunes team and the Datta devotees of Southern California I wish Kaliji a long, healthy and prosperous life. I look forward to serving â€œVishwa Bandhuâ€ Swamini Kaliji in her tireless efforts to spread Yoga, peace, health and happiness to all corners of the world.
Sri Guru Devi
My dearest smiling Kaliji:
The ecstatic impressions from New Year’s celebration haven’t yet faded out when they get still brighter by the sweet anticipation of the oncoming greatest holiest holiday – 5th January Kriyavati Anniversary!
It’s a holiday of life, it’s a holiday of light, it’s a holiday for the whole being! In sweetest most sincere prayer my heart trickles out with Love and endless gratitude to the Divine Mother for this mercy to have an opportunity to tenderly touch and deeply dive into this miracle – TriYoga brought here for us by Kaliji!
We live in the epoch of abundance of information, in the epoch of plenty of opportunities, in the epoch of wealth of ability to choose whatever we want. Today pretty often many of us don’t even know where to look first in these countless numbers of yoga schools, yoga styles, yoga techniques offered by numerous yoga teachers, yoga instructors, yoga centers.
We all are different. Such a being like each of us hasn’t ever come to the Mother Earth and will never ever come. God never makes copies. God is the Creator and God creates+ only originals. Thus we are not just different, we are unique. And we are free to choose what we want to choose and what fits us best.
But +Whatever one can choose, whatever one can look at the one will never and nowhere find the miraculous secret that TriYoga brings in itself. The solution of this secret is that TriYoga is masterly decorated by the luxury of Kaliji’s energy! + It is enlightened by the eternal Higher Knowledge flowing from the infinity of Kaliji’s consciousness. +It is warmed by the Almighty unconditional Love streaming from the boundlessness of Kaliji’s heart. + It is enlivened by the crystal purity radiating from the beauty of Kaliji’s bottomless eyes.
I’m adherent to TriYoga, I’m ATTACHED to TriYoga.
I bow low to you my dearest sincere Teacher, my beloved Guru, my Savior, my Guardian Angel!
Much love to you my adorable precious Goddess Kaliji!
With kindest regards and endless devotion,
In the Flow
Julie + and Kaliji’s Russian Mom
Jaya Guru Devi Datta~
On this birthday, I am so blessed and full of joy to be with you and all my TriYoga friends in CA! Thank you for being the vehicle for these incredible, awesome teachings!
I am also so happy to be embarking on two births in PA in this 13th year with TriYoga! I have such gratitude to be able to bring a TriYoga Center to the Philadelphia area and share these teachings more and more!
Guru Mata Ki~ Jai!
Guru Kaliji Laksmi Deviji Ki~ Jai!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TRIYOGA!!! J J J
JAYA GURU DEVI KALIJI
We are thinking of you right now and missing you soooooo very much!
Sending 108 pranams from across the hemispheres to Kalijiâ€™s lotus feet.
We, Shaun, Bindu and Skye, have been celebrating TriYogaâ€™s birthday here with a beautiful long deep practice this am. And spending the day enjoying and celebrating the blessings of each moment, thankful for the teachings of Sri Kaliji and the blessings we are given to be in the presence of Mata.
We are still teaching lots and there are a few students interested in teacher trainings now. We hope to have enough students soon to bring Kaliji to South Africa. We are all well here. Skye is growing beautifully.
Send our love to all.
Your devoted duo
Jaya Guru Devi
Bindu and Shaun
Jaya Gurudevi. Hare Krishna.
Today we celbrated Kriyavati in your honor; We met at Joy’s studio and she led us in a very nice level one practice and pranayama. Then we spoke some about kriyavati and our times with you. We had a nice altar set up. I brought a friend of mine who plays harmonium and chants and we chanted and danced joyously. Thank you for sharing these beautiful flows with us. Much love to you today.
JGD SRI KALIJI!
So honored to be part of the TY family.I continued to be awed by the blessing of TY in my life– i feel like I have purpose and joy and family and fulfillment, all part of this amazing flow. KJI shows me in so many ways the path, lighting the way to my best self. In small ways, I feel kriyavati moving through my own self, whenever I feel right action or feel joy, whenever I can see the kind response or the expansive behavior, I feel this is a blessing from KRIYAVATI, and the spirit moving through me. I am so glad to spend this holy day with SRI KALIJI and in her service.
JAI GURU DEVI!
JGD SRI KALIJI!!!!
Happy Happy Holy Holy Kriyavati Anniversary!!!!
Such a Blessing to spend this day in the presence of Beloved Guru
My heart is filled with Love and Gratitude for Sri Mata Kaliji, and
for the Divine Gift of Kaliji’s life. I feel that the miracle of
Kaliji and the miracle of TriYoga are inseparable, and so I feel that
this Kriyavati anniversary is together a celebration of TriYoga, and
of Guru Kaliji, and of Mother Devi, and of the pure joy of a life
dedicated to following Guru Kaliji’s teachings…how lucky I am to be
And I admire and respect KALIJI so much! Even on the most practical
level, GURU KALIJI sets the most Divine example for how to a live a
life dedicated to Love, Kindness, Service, Patient Understanding, and
Perfect Humility. Simply being in KJI’s presence and observing
KALIJI’s effortless Grace provides lesson after lesson for right
thought, feeling, word, and action.
I am really overwhelmed with the tremendous Blessing of Guru KALIJI’s
guidance and direction. KJI is truly a shining light in the
darkness, guiding everyone who will follow toward Peace, Joy, and
Love. And the TriYoga Flows are the straight path, illuminated by
KALIJI’s teaching, that lead toward the Perfection of our Beloved GURU!
SRI SRI SRI KALI LAKSHMI DEVIJI MATARANI KI JAI!!!!!!!!!!!!
All of my love to GURU KALIJI,
Dear Guru Devi,
My personal congratulations to the great yogini Kaliji on this special 28th TriYoga anniversary of Kriyavati, making every day since uniquely special.
One so approachable, easy and fun to be with and yet you are Mata, great mother Lakshmi, of child like spirit, possessing ancient wisdom expressed through a modern veil of purity, beauty and radiance. You attract the highest beings, masters of every art, even the lords of the universe seek your natural Presence. Timeless and universal is your love.
I watch you and marvel at your infinite flow. I watch and feel the flow within myself – so mesmerizing the awesome power of it. Always, I am watching you always, floating through the room like an angel, sitting with eloquence, laughing and playing, the magic is real and there is none other anywhere. You are the rarest of living Form busily moving among us all but truly not of this world. I marvel at your existence. I marvel that you remain untouched by forces that prevail. I marvel at the personal transformations that occur all around you and the great freedoms within myself that have come through the ever loving grace of Kaliji. You are none other than Devi Herself.
JGD, Your devoted Anasuya
JAYA GURU DEVI
Happy Kriyavati anniversary – and a Happy New Year to you and all our American TriYoga friends.
We are doing a Level 1 TT this weekend and will connect with you all doing these wonderful flows while you are celebrating in Santa Cruz.
Much love and greetings from all participants in the first TT level 1 in Denmark)
Jytte & Ebbe
It is delightful to feel the focus of TriYoga energy in honor of
Though we are not there this year, we are with you in Spirit.
During sadhana (here) the feeling is like being in Santa Cruz center
practicing with others.
Wishing all a joyful celebration!
Kaliji, we miss your divine presence and look forward to seeing you
Jai Guru Devi
Chandra & Jivada
Hope your SC celebrations are going super beautifully and all are
shining. I miss seeing all those friends and at the same time, give
thanks for all these friends. So many beautiful TriYogi’s in the
world. I probably won’t get a chance to write tomorrow as we will be
going all day, so in honor of the day TriYoga flows began…
Guru Mata Ki JAI!
I love you,
JAYA GURU DEVI
28th ANNIVERSARY OF TRIYOGA!!!!!!
LET THIS BEAUTIFUL GIFT FOR THE WORLD TO BLOW AS A FLOWER OF LOTUS WHICH GIVES YOU AN IMAGINATION OF GRACE AND FRAGILE, LIGHT AND ELLEGANCE, BUT IT IS ALSO A VERY STRONG FLOWER WITH A STABLE BASE AND STRONG RESITANT PETALS, SO IT’S LIKE TRI YOGA WHICH HAS A GRACE AND RESISTANCE WITH AN ELEGANCE AND HIDDEN STRENGTH. AND THOSE WHO TOUCHED THOSE PETALS AND TRIED THE BEUTY OF THE FLOW AS A SMELL OF THE FLOWERS REMAIN ATTRACTED FOREVER . THE UNIVERSE IS HAPPY TO MAKE IT BORN THROUGH SUCH A BEUTIFUL PERSONALITY AS KALIJI WHO GIVES IT TO THOSE WHO IS SEARCHING THE KNOWLEDGE… AND WE ARE VERY HAPPY TO FLOW WITH KALIJI LIVING THE MOST BEAUTIFUL EXPERIENCE OF THIS LIFE AND MAYBE SOME OTHERS, GETTINS ALWAYS A LITLE BIT CLOSER TO THE VERY OURSELF, STABLE AND HAPPY INSIDE OF US, JOYFUL AND CALM, READY TO BE FOUND AND APPRECIATED AS A FLOWER OF LOTUS…
AND THANK YOU
JAYA GURU DEVI
Jaya Guru Devi
Thoughts of You and TriYoga’s birth ALL DAY today
So happy for us all, the dear ones, who Love You and TriYoga
Pranams forever and ever
Jaya Guru Devi
this is a very special time; a new year has just begun and the flow of life has carried us softly but with its mystic inner guidance from a year full of spiritual growth, consolidation in personal life and the small but constantly burning flame of the TriYoga community in Goettingen.
And again, at this holy occasion of Kriyavati, I feel the need to look back at a wonderful year full of practice, the joy of learning, not only with level 2 but still and always more Basics and Level 1 – all this variety is nourishing body and soul . Each day I experience this truth and can see it in the eyes and relaxed bodies of my students.
May your blessing inspiration be with us in this year; your warmth, your beauty and your strong spirit which keeps me going on when I’d rather like to hesitate or to give up.
I hope to see you again this year in Bad Meinberg or somewhere else in Germany.
Thank you for beeing the strong foundation in my life; thank you for beeing the source of life and for teaching me to find the source within.
With great love and devotion,
Jai Guru Devi!
Happy 28th TriYoga Jayanti!!!
Celebrating with you this Great Day when Devi energy through Kriyavati Siddhi manifested on the Earth and since then TriYoga flows throughout the world uplifting so many, bringing true health and happiness to bodies, minds and spirits of thousands and thousands of people, changing the world to more positive, calm and happy
Kaliji, thank you for sharing this miracle of TY! We are blesses as it fills our lives with real essence and we can pass the flow on to others…
wish we could be together and share this wonderful time together, making a wish now we will meet soon
giving hugs to Kaliji with much much LOVE
… in the flow
TriYoga family from Ukraine
our greetings to all TriYogis and happy celebration!
Steeve Loves Kji and Happy Anniversary.
Missing everyone so salutations to all.
Dharmi/Web Guy in Las Vegas NV ~ USA
SHE IS THE ONE !
Your life might be boring, it might be exciting
your life should never ever be a place
But, you donÂ´t know how to flow
But you donÂ´t know how to grow
SHE IS THE ONE
SHE is the One who makes you inside happy
SHE is the One who guides you to be ready
for a peaceful life to live
You lost a friend, you lost a partner
Father, mother or a child
Life is a tragedy
And you, donÂ´t know how to continue life
And you, donÂ´t know if you wish to survive
SHE IS THE ONE
SHE is the One who makes you understanding
SHE is the One who makes you comprehending
what itÂ´s really all about
You walk in the streets you look in the mirror
Your eyes tell you something
is not right at all
And you donÂ´t know how to reach tomorrow
And you donÂ´t know how to leave the sorrow
SHE IS THE ONE
SHE is the ONE who leads you to the light
SHE is the ONE who helps you to act right
for a life thatÂ´s full of love…..
And suddenly you discover HER
and suddenly the sun is everywhere
You know why you are here on planet earth
You know KALIJI gave your life a spiritual birth
SHE IS THE ONE
SHE is the One who leads you through the darkness
SHE is the One who brightens up the dullness
for the real life to live…..
SHE IS THE ONE !