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Earth day Eco Challenge & free earth empowerment online course


May we connect to nature that lives within us – the earth we eat, the water we drink, the energy we use, the sunlight the penetrates our brain, the air we breathe, the sacred space that is our very earth body

10 Earth Day Yoga Inspiration-Eco Challenge - April 16-25th

Be entered to win Prana Vinyasa Teacher Training & prAna giveaways

#flowforchange #yogaforlight #pranavinyasa


Join us for in an Earth Day Yoga Inspiration-Eco Challenge for generating energy in our bodies, greening our home/work place and giving solar lanterns locally and globally to those who need light for health, education, and empowerment.

Illuminate your inner light by embodying nature and joining us in 10 days around Earth Day (April 16-25th), the largest collective gathering of 1.9 billion people participants. Our aim is to activate our instinctual connection to the earth and awaken a call to postiive action to honor, protect, preserve, and conserve our earth body.

Participate in a free global online course, live Yoga Sol event in New York City, on instagram and Facebook with @shivarea108 #flowforchange #yogaforlight #pranavinyasa to create a positive and passionate community of taking care of our earth body. Each day will have a suggested asana (yoga posture) that connects your body, mind, and spirit to the elements, as well as an “eco-action” promoting environmental responsibility and awareness.

To Register
Free e-course: email to be registered
On Facebook: post here or in the Yoga Energy Activism group
Instagram: Follow @shivarea108 and Tag #flowforchange #yogaforlight #pranavinyasa

How to Participate for awareness and our daily giveaways

1) Post a pic of the day’s body mudra that connects you to the element of the day, with your inspiration in your own way. You can simply complete each day’s phrase: I honor____________ (e.g. the power of the earth that sustains all living beings).

2) Make a positive eco-action in your home-community in your own way with lightness, fierceness, and humanity. Contribute to collective change that can happen with small individual shifts of our action.

3) Post on our facebook page Yoga Energy Activism and on instragram #flowforchange  #yogaforlight #yogaenergyactivism on your post and be entered in daily giveaways by prAna, Prana Vinyasa Evolutionary Teacher Trainings, and more partners. Also win a chance to be one of 9 featured people in the final poster.

4) Be-A-Light and support the Solar Lantern Project and helps us put 1,000 – 10,000 lanterns locally and globally where people need renewable light. 100% of your donation gives lanterns to empower youth locally and globally who need light and can make a shift towards non-toxic sources of light for studies and safety.

Using Social Media – Instagram, Facebook, Vimeo, and free online course, this unique eco challenge is about embodying the power of nature and inspiring individual eco-actions that create positive change.

Be-A-Light Solar Lantern Project has the goal of putting 1,000 solar lanterns in the field locally and globally through the campaign; a people-to-people project with 100% of donations going to support solar lanterns empowering youth.



Earth Empowerment ~ Free Body Mudra Course

Earth Body Mudras – 10 Elemental Body Mudras for Every One

Be part of our Earth Body Ten-Day Inspiration for generating energy in our bodies while simultaneously inspiring our passion for life and positive green actions in our home, workplace, and community. Receive a daily email for inspiration with guidance on earthbodymudras and hand mudras for everyone and an elemental prana vinyasa mini-sequence that connects you to the power of nature.

You will receive Daily Inspiration including:

•    receiving the earthbody mudra/asana of the dayfor all-levels
•    receiveing the hand mudras for each earthbodymudra
•    eco-actions – simple, transformative  actions for your body, home, and world
•    prana vinyasa mini-sequence flow
•    entry in the Facebook daily giveaway for a 5-day Prana Vinyasa teacher training
•    Facebook group Yoga Energy Activism and Giveaways
*    Be part of the earth body mudra poster

Appo Deepa Bhavam – Be-A-Light in the world.  – the Buddhas last teaching

To register, email




be-a-light events


April 25th, 8:00 - 10:00pm @ NYC Yoga Journal

May 1st, 6:00 - 8:30pm @ Flow Yoga Center

About Be-A-light

solar lantern project



Be a light unto yourself.

If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.

Happiness never decreases by being shared.

- the last teachings of the Buddha as he was dying


To Be a light unto yourself is to realize the light within us – literally our solar-charged cells as well as the power of realization – to awaken from within and connect beyond our limited perception.


100% of your donation goes to buying a lamp for homeless or at-risk youth through our "Be-A-Light" program.
For the Malibu Wishtoyo Chumash Village, kids come to the village to be in nature by the ocean (often for the first time) and are given a lamp to use to light the night for school work at night, safety and for inspiration.

Every $13 donation gets a lamp to someone.
Click here to donate


2015 is the International Year of the Light.


We often take the power of light for granted. In Africa, only 13% of the population has electricity and globally over 1.3 billion people light the night with kerosene tin lamps – a toxic fuel source that is equivalent to 4 packs of cigarettes a day. This toxic fuel also costs 20-50% of a family’s income as light is so important for education, keeping basics like clinics open, and particularly for safety and reducing violence towards women.


Solar Lanterns are now an accessible, renewable, positive solution that is creating a people-to-people solution as micro-business and solar-lending libraries through the solar light company D.Light (founded by a peace-corps volunteer) have provided over 47 million lamps worldwide sine 2003.


After several years of research, I have started the “Be-A-Light” Solar Lamp Project to activate the yoga community and beyond to support the power of Solar Lanterns right in your own home and globally at the same time. The concept is to empower solar ambassadors to work people-to-people in their community by giving them direct access to ordering lamps and empowering their community.


Personally, I live in a solar home, drive a solar-powered electric car or cycle, and started the Solar Lantern Project “Be-A-Light” to supports people-to-people grassroots solar projects locally and in East Africa (in partnership with d.light and who have spread solar lamps to over 47 million people worldwide.


Here in LA we are focusing on providing solar lamps to make a small dent and empower the some 15,000 homeless youth who go to school in the LA Unified School district and often have to live without light at night to study or just feel safe. This is the same issue around the world where over 25% of the world’s population lives without electricity with the majority (1.3 billion) using toxic kerosene lamps instead of the non-polluting, renewable solar lanterns. I lived with a kerosene lamp for six months in Kenya when there was no alternative available and the black smoke from those toxic lamps was awful.

I feel empowered to give back and try to elevate our consciousness and positive actions towards greater energy, care of natural resources and renewable energy.


About the International Year of the Light

For over 1.5 billion people around the world, night-time means either darkness or the dim glow of an unhealthy kerosene lamp or candle. Such poor-quality lighting has a dramatic impact on health and educational opportunities, and an important aim of the International Year of Light will be to promote the use of portable solar-powered high-brightness LED lanterns in regions where there is little or no reliable source of light. This website has resources explaining this problem, explaining how we are planning to address it, and showing how you can get involved.


In developing and third-world countries without access to electricity, 1.3 billion people depend on kerosene for light. The burning of kerosene lamps leads to the death of 1.5 million people every year. Inhaling kerosene smoke is the equivalent of smoking 4 packs of cigarettes a day, and commonly induces respiratory illnesses such as asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, and cancer in tens of millions of people. The open flame of kerosene lamps also pose as an obvious danger to households. Moreover, impoverished families spend up to half of their income on kerosene, which not only provides inadequate illumination but also emits extremely harmful black carbon into the Earth’s atmosphere. Kerosene lamps contribute to a vicious cycle of poverty that needs to be broken.


Providing clean, efficient forms of energy to developing communities is not only important for health reasons; it is also vital for productivity. Families in rural communities rely on work to provide for the most basic needs of their family, and are currently limited in hours due to scarce lighting after sunset. The majority of children in developing countries are also expected to work during the day to help provide for their family. With no or inadequate light at night, these youth are unable to read or write, and thus deprived of an education. Possibly the most pressing issue of all is access to healthcare. Hospitals are able to care for patients during the day but shut down operations at night because they do not have adequate lighting. With limited health care professionals and increasing levels of illnesses and disease in developing countries, it is crucial that these hospitals receive new means of lighting.


Difficulty convincing these off-grid communities that sustainable, high-tech lighting alternatives is the reason many are still using kerosene lamps. There are countless organizations that devote their efforts towards providing clean lighting in the form of solar and LEDs.


We just can’t seem to break our addiction to the kinds of fuel that will bring back a climate last seen by the dinosaurs, a climate that will drown our coastal cities and wreak havoc on the environment and our ability to feed ourselves. All the while, the glorious sun pours immaculate free energy down upon us, more than we will ever need. Why can’t we summon the ingenuity and courage of the generations that came before us? The dinosaurs never saw that asteroid coming. What’s our excuse? – Neil de Grasse Tyson


Courtesy: Light Up The World (

About Yoga Energy Activism
YEA! is about committing to use less energy for as long as you can
(from one hour to the entire day) and waste less energy and support energy regeneration. It is about conscious energy use and moving toward actively minimizing our carbon imprint on the planet.

We waste more energy than we use. We throw away more food than we eat. We are the #1 Trash Producing Nation. We have an abundance of natural energy to tap into. It takes only .02% of the Sun’s energy to power the earth’s current needs


100% of your donation goes to buying a lamp for homeless or at-risk youth through our "Be-A-Light" program.
For the Malibu Wishtoyo Chumash Village, kids come to the village to be in nature by the ocean (often for the first time) and are given a lamp to use to light the night for school work at night, safety and for inspiration.

Every $13 donation gets a lamp to someone.
Click here to donate