Class Schedule

Mon Jul 19 - Friday Jul 23
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Creative Writing Camp
Monday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Vishnu Sahasranaam
Saturday
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Yoga classes for adults
Saturday
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Yoga and mindfulness for kids ( Age 7+ )
Saturday
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Communicating with Kindness: Life Skills that will serve you in all areas of your life
Saturday
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Tabla class
Saturday
3:00 PM to 3:40 PM
Say Konichiwa - Japanese Language for all ages
Saturday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Devotional Essence of the Gita: Interactive Class - session 2
Sunday
9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Relax and Renew Meditation
Sunday
10:00 AM to 10:40 AM
Keyboard Magic/Harmonium (Summer 2021)
Sunday
10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Public Speaking & Communication: Beginner Level
Sunday
11:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Public Speaking Leadership and Communication: Advanced
Sunday
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Painting class for kids Advanced
Painting class for kids: Beginners
Sunday
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Cooking Classes for Kids
Elementary Mathematics
Sunday
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Coming alive in Devotion - Deep Dive
Sunday
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Cooking classes for Adults
TBD
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Vedic Mathematics Summer Camp I
TBD
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Hindustani Vocal Summer batch
Painting Class for Teens and Adults
TBD
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Vedic Mathematics Summer Camp II
TBD
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
High School Mathematics
TBD
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Mindful Leadership at home and work: Adults (Summer Camp)
Mindful Leadership at home and work: Youth (Summer camp)
TBD
4:15 PM to 5:15 PM
Middle School Mathematics
TBD
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kannada language for kids
Kannada language for teens
Thursday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Chhutti aka Vacation: A fun filled class for Adults/Youths/Seniors
Chhutti aka Vacation: A fun filled class for the entire family
Tuesday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Sanskrit Language for Kids
Radha Patel

Saturday, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Ages: Any
$110.00

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Location: Online
10 classes starting on June 12th - Aug 14th.
Class consists of a combination of Gentle Hatha and Kundalini yoga.

Gentle Hatha Yoga uses postures called (asana) in combination with conscious breathing techniques(pranayama), and mental focus to develop strength and flexibility. Through proper alignment and mindful actions of the body, Hatha Yoga cultivates awareness, balance, improve concentration and a sense of relaxation through meditation techniques(dyana).

Kundalini yoga uses breath, movement, and focus to energize the body while supporting strength and balance of the glandular and immune system. This promotes emotional well being, mental clarity, self-awareness, stress relief, and balancing all chakras.

Good choice for beginners regardless of your age, or body ability, flexibility, Experience your self deeply and notice a transformation towards physical strength, self- awareness, mental clarity, and peaceful mind.

A strong yoga practice begins with a sturdy foundation, this class can fine tune even an advance practice.

Yoga classes for adults

Radha Patel

Saturday, 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Ages: 7+
$95.00

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When: Saturday 10:30 am to 11:30 am CST starting June 12th - Aug 14th.
Location: Online Total classes: 10

This Yoga and mindfulness class designed to help kids gain the skills they need to thrive in the face of everyday challenges. This class allows for kids to have the unique opportunity to learn stress management techniques and to be introduced to the concept of self-care. Her class is also focused on giving kids easy and practical tools to help them channel their inner strength and power while having fun at the same time! Radha tailors her class to make sure that kids not only enjoy the movement of yoga but that they get the opportunity to learn how their minds and bodies impact one another and how they can work together to create harmony. Radha's goal is to help kids thrive in the world, regardless of their circumstances, and to navigate the many challenges they face with a sense of personal power and self-awareness.

Benefits of the yoga and mindfulness for Kids:
- Supports kids to be more confident in how they handle difficult situations and improve decision making
- Allows for kids to gain a greater understanding of how yoga can support their bodies physically and mentally
- Creates opportunities for kids to have movement that is powered by creativity and accommodating for all levels

Yoga and mindfulness for kids ( Age 7+ )

Lakshmi Sridhar

Monday, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ages: Any
$50.00

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Learn to chant Vishnu sahasranama stotram
Online: zoom/ Google meet

Vishnu Sahasranaam

Kaushank Khandwala

TBD, 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Ages: 7+
$210.00

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Location: online

Group 2: Age group 7- 11
(Grades 2-5) Timing: 10: 30 am- 11:30 am Central Time
Classes will be thrice per week
Start date June 21 to Aug 6

Your Child Will:
• Develop a love for mathematics
• Accelerate his/her learning journey
• Unleash Creative Potential
• Excel in Grades
• Develop Winning Habits such as staying organized, punctual and working in teams

A detail syllabus will be shared on day 1 of the class. No prior Vedic mathematics experience required.

Vedic Mathematics Summer Camp II

Kaushank Khandwala

TBD, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Ages: 12+
$210.00

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Location: online

Group 1: Age group 12 onwards
(Grades 6 onwards) Timing: 9am- 10am Central Time
Classes will be thrice per week
Start date June 21 to Aug 6

Your Child Will:
• Develop a love for mathematics
• Accelerate his/her learning journey
• Unleash Creative Potential
• Excel in Grades
• Develop Winning Habits such as staying organized, punctual and working in teams

A detail syllabus will be shared on day 1 of the class. No prior Vedic mathematics experience required.

Vedic Mathematics Summer Camp I

Shaneil Sen Lal

Saturday, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Ages: 7+
$360.00

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When: Saturdays starting Sept 11th-Nov 20th at 1:30 pm to 2:30 p.m CST
Maximum Class Size: 10 students (for all ages)
$360 for 12 classes
Online: Zoom

Structure of the session:
· The tabla class will be for beginners who are interested in learning the tabla instrument.
· Students will be first taught theory and history of the tabla drum alongside basic bols and hand strokes.
· Creating a strong foundation on Sur, Taal, and Lay will be heavily emphasized.
· As the students gradually learn and improve, the class will move ahead to more advanced structures and material.
· Students will be taught the popular rhythmic cycles that are present in Hindustani classical music, as well as popular Indian folk Rhythms.
· The class will also have an emphasis on tabla accompaniment for Mostly Kirtan, bhajan classical and light classical music.


Requirements to Join the class:
· Must have your own pair of tablas
· Must take aside a minimum of 3 days a week, one hour a day to practice. If you can do more, that’s even better.

Tabla class

Veda Joshi

Saturday, 3:00 PM to 3:40 PM
Ages: Any
$165.00

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When: Saturday 3:00 pm to 3:40 pm CST starting June 19th - Aug 14th.

This class will give students a basic understanding of the Japanese language, opening doors for further learning.

In this class, we will learn the basics of Japanese, which will include reading and writing in Hiragana and Katakana as well as an introduction to simple Kanji. Students will learn basic vocabulary, grammar, how to hold a conversation, greeting their peers, and more. We will also touch upon Japanese culture and what role it plays in the language.

Class duration: forty minutes, nine sessions
Location: zoom or google meets
Available for all ages

Say Konichiwa - Japanese Language for all ages

Nandini Joshi

Tuesday, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Ages: 8-12
$100.00

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Introduction to Sanskrit is designed to make understanding India's rich spiritual literature fun and easy. This class will focus on learning simple Sanskrit words, pronunciation, and vocabulary in simple and systematic steps. It will include fundamentals of this enriching language, daily slokas and meaning of the slokas. The worksheets will gently lead the student through small steps with clear, concise explanations. Each session includes instruction in the alphabet with easy practice exercises at the end. The class will be focused on younger kids but will not be restricted to a specific age group.

Sanskrit Language for Kids

Radha Patel

Sunday, 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Ages: Any
$85.00

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When: Saturday 9 am to 9:45 am CST starting June 12th - Aug 14th.
Location: Online
Total classes: 10

This Meditation is a mind and body practice designed to increase calmness and physical relaxation, improve psychological balance, cope with stress, and help enhance your overall health and well-being.

These meditation are designed to help you connect to the present moment and guide you toward greater self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-compassion. The class will leave you with the powerful feeling of vitality, stillness, presence, and peace. All are welcome, and no prior meditation experience necessary!


Benefits of meditation:

Maintain emotional Balance
Better relationship with yourself and others
Increased Creativity and improved productivity
Reduced Stress, Depression, and anxiety
Increase Vitality

This practice will help slow down racing thoughts, ease an overly stressed brain, and to nurture a tired soul. It’s designed to the allow you to rest and renew your mind and body opening up the potential for healing from the roots.

Relax and Renew Meditation

Malcolm Davidson

Sunday, 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Ages: 11-15
$75.00

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When: Sunday 10 am to 11 am CST starting June 20th - Aug 15th.
Location: Online

This class helps build leadership and speech abilities in students through hands-on learning and professional examples.

In the class, young people learn valuable skills including:

Evaluating their own speaking ability
Preparing and giving speeches
Giving impromptu talks
Controlling their voice, vocabulary and gestures
Giving constructive feedback and more

Public Speaking Leadership and Communication: Advanced

Malcolm Davidson

Sunday, 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Ages: 8-10
$75.00

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When: Sunday 11 a.m to noon CST starting June 20th - Aug 15th.
Location: Online

The Class will have14 sessions during starting on Jan 10. Based on the current regulations, the classes would begin on-line using 'Zoom' but IF the restrictions ease down the line and RMD opens to all again - there may be a few 'face-to-face' classes as well.

Topics covered: speeches/debates/telephonic conversations/interviews and much more.

Public Speaking & Communication: Beginner Level

Priti Abhyankar

TBD, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Ages: 13+
$200.00

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When: Sunday 10 am to 11 am CST starting June 13th - Aug 15th.
Location: Online
10 classes

Fun filled and relaxation activity class with hands-on and step-by-step teaching and learning experience.
Different types of painting mediums like pencil sketches, water-colors, acrylic, oil colors on canvas will be practiced.
Art-work will include illustrations, figurative sketches, classic art forms(e.g. Madhubani,warli,kalamkari,rural art forms etc), scenery and still-life.
At the end of the session, participants will be refreshed and will develop their unique perspective towards art.

Painting Class for Teens and Adults

Priti Abhyankar

Sunday, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Ages: 3+
$180.00

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When: Sunday 1 pm to 2 pm CST starting June 13th - Aug 15th.
Summer 2021 : Online
10 classes

Supplies list will be provided. Students will need to get their own supplies.
No prior exposure to painting or art-work required
Fun filled activity class with hands-on and step-by-step teaching
Primary focus is on teaching fundamental drawing concepts
Introduction to various types of paintings
Primarily Pencil and Crayon based art-work
Simple sketches/shapes, still-life (e.g. fruits), basic symmetrical shapes, birds/animals/nature drawing, perspective drawing
At the end of the session, kids will be able to apply the basic skills learnt in this class to move on to advanced art-work

Painting class for kids: Beginners

Priti Abhyankar

Sunday, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Ages: 3+
$180.00

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When: Sunday 1 pm to 2 pm CST starting June 13th - Aug 15th.
Summer 2021: Online
Basic Level class recommended (but not a mandatory pre-requisite)
Fun filled activity class with hands-on and step-by-step teaching
Build up on different types of paintings learnt during Basic level
Primarily Water-color and Acrylic color based art-work
Slightly complex art-work includes figurative sketches (humans/animals/birds), new art forms (e.g. Madhubani), scenery and object drawing
At the end of the session, kids will be able to build up on their art skills with an enhanced and independent method towards generating art-work

Painting class for kids Advanced

Prashant V. Joshi

TBD, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Ages: 10-17
$80.00

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Location: Online
6 classes

Context : Leadership is often overused and misunderstood, perceived as only for the elite. Yoga as a superset of mindfulness and Leadership are very rarely used in the same sentence especially in work-environment. We will derive six unique attributes of Yogic Leadership from examples of ancient leaders and show their relevance to stressful and highly competitive lives at home and work. We will practice and develop these attributes to become better servant leaders to nurture self-development and self-transformation improving productivity and wellness holistically for positive impact at home and work.

Methodology : This unique course entails a motivational and inspiring series of presentations citing examples of ancient leaders to derive six universal attributes of leadership along with simple experiential mindful practice to become better servant leaders serving both ecosystems at home & work. Be prepared to stretch, relax, breath, laugh, and have fun all the way.

Outcome : Participants will experience self-transformation to cope with increasing responsibilities with higher sense of purpose, positive energy and productivity resulting in a happier home and work-environment. Consistent practice can give sustainable outcomes preventing and reversing minor and major complaints of life physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually.

Mindful Leadership at home and work: Youth (Summer camp)

Prashant V. Joshi

TBD, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$100.00

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Location:Online
6 classes

Context : Leadership is often overused and misunderstood, perceived as only for the elite. Yoga as a superset of mindfulness and Leadership are very rarely used in the same sentence especially in work-environment. We will derive six unique attributes of Yogic Leadership from examples of ancient leaders and show their relevance to stressful and highly competitive lives at home and work. We will practice and develop these attributes to become better servant leaders to nurture self-development and self-transformation improving productivity and wellness holistically for positive impact at home and work.

Methodology : This unique course entails a motivational and inspiring series of presentations citing examples of ancient leaders to derive six universal attributes of leadership along with simple experiential mindful practice to become better servant leaders serving both ecosystems at home & work. Be prepared to stretch, relax, breath, laugh, and have fun all the way.

Outcome : Participants will experience self-transformation to cope with increasing responsibilities with higher sense of purpose, positive energy and productivity resulting in a happier home and work-environment. Consistent practice can give sustainable outcomes preventing and reversing minor and major complaints of life physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually.

Mindful Leadership at home and work: Adults (Summer Camp)

Nandini Joshi

TBD, 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM
Ages: 11-14
$250.00

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Location: Online


It is necessary to acquire the math knowledge and skills to be productive, successful and logical. My approach at SHIKSHA is to learn through exploration and practicing. Class description and goals include following:

Learning Mathematics through discussion and sharing ideas.
To support the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards set by TEA
Step by Step example problems
Use the previous knowledge to make the
connections to the formulas and finding solutions
To analyze given information logically and formulating a strategy to determine solution
Reinforcement of school homework
Improving grades in Mathematics

Middle School Mathematics

Sarang Kulkarni

Sunday, 10:00 AM to 10:40 AM
Ages: 3+
$150.00

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This will be online class. Total 14 classes, 40 mins each class. Maximum 2-3 students in a group.
Class time and day will be decided soon.

Syllabus will be covered as per A.B.G.MV Mandal. Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal is an institution for the promotion and propagation of Indian classical music and dance. The administrative offices of ABGMVM are in Miraj, while its main music school or Sangeet Vidyalaya is in Vashi, Navi Mumbai.

You can find more information at https://abgmvm.org
Students can appear for 1 to 9 levels of exam of A.B.G.M.V Mandal.

Keyboard Magic/Harmonium (Summer 2021)

Nandini Joshi

TBD, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ages: 13+
$100.00

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Introduction to Kannada

Kannada language for teens

Nandini Joshi

TBD, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ages: 7+
$100.00

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Introduction to Kannada language

Kannada language for kids

Jayeeta Dasmunshi

TBD, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Ages: Any
$200.00

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Location: online
7 classes

Hindustani Vocal Summer batch

Nandini Joshi

TBD, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Ages: 14-18
$200.00

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Math class for High school students

High School Mathematics

Nandini Joshi

Sunday, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Ages: 6-13
$200.00

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Location: Online

Make confident first steps in learning mathematics starting from foundation years till 5th grade. This corse will support the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards set by TEA and will include:
- Relating math with day to day life to learn basic concepts of addition, subtraction, product, etc.
- Problem solving step by step
- Reinforcement of school homework

Elementary Mathematics

Swami Nikhilanand Ji

Saturday, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Ages: Any
$100.00

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When: Saturday 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm CST from July 17th - Sept 4th (8 classes)
Registration - one per family

The Divine conversation between supreme God Shree Krishna and his friend and disciple Arjun, known as the Bhagwad Gita, is one of the most popular Hindu scriptures. It is known the world over, and has been read and recited by many who have been impressed and inspired by it. However, to truly understand it and learn to live one's life by its principles, correct guidance is required. In his books and lectures, Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj has explained the sophisticated concepts of the Gita in a simple and practical way as they relate to the path of bhakti. Drawing on these explanations, Swami Nikhilanand will lead this interactive class, in which he will review the three or four most important teachings of each chapter in a compelling and interactive format. In these first four sessions, he will cover Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 of the Gita. This class will help you remove doubts, answer questions, and develop a stable foundation of spiritual knowledge that will form the basis for your devotional practice.

Devotional Essence of the Gita: Interactive Class - session 2

Sachi Kulkarni

Mon Jul 19 - Friday Jul 23, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Ages: 5+
$50.00

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This Creative Writing camp will be focused on advanced writing concepts and how to write effectively. Students will be given a prompt based on the concept covered and they will get to collaborate with their peers in writing a story as well as share their work with the group, if they wish. We will go over the 4 major styles of writing and other concepts covered in last year's camp to make sure all students are on equal footing. Perfect for all ages!

Class time is flexible for now and will be changed as per the group convenience.

Creative Writing Camp

Shreyasi Kulkarni

Sunday, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Ages: Any
$100.00

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When: Sunday 3 pm to 4 pm CST starting June 13th - Aug 15th.
Live, Interactive Cooking Classes. Join in for hands-on cooking classes held live via Zoom!

The classes are fun, educational, and delicious. All ages are welcome. Children should be comfortable with using the stove and oven and knives. Supervision may be required based on the experience level of the tiny chefs. Ingredient and equipment list for each class will be sent 3-days prior to class date and Recipe cards will be emailed at the end of the session. Students will be guided through the recipe step-by-step.

How to attend:
This class will be hosted on Zoom video conferencing platform. You will receive an email an hour before the class starts with a link to the class and access instructions. It is recommended you make sure the ingredients and cooking supplies are in place before the class begins.

Class Timing:
Every Sunday 3 pm – 4 pm

Number of Session: 10 sessions

Minimum students to start the class: 5
Max students: 12

Cooking Classes for Kids

Shreyasi Kulkarni

Sunday, 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$125.00

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When: Sunday 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm CST starting June 13th - Aug 15th.
Live, Interactive Cooking Classes. Join in for hands-on cooking classes held live via Zoom!

The classes are fun, educational, and delicious. The classes will include an introduction to recipe, shopping tips, recommendations, make ahead tips and tips on cooking healthy and nutritious meals. Ingredients and equipment list for each class will be sent 3-days prior to class date . Recipe cards will be provided at the end of the session. Students will be guided through the recipe step-by-step.

How to attend:
This class will be hosted on Zoom video conferencing platform. You will receive an email an hour before the class starts with a link to the class and access instructions. It is recommended you make sure the ingredients and cooking supplies are in place before the class begins.

Class Timing:
Every Sunday 4.30 pm - 5.30 pm

Number of Session: 10 sessions

Min no to start the class : 5

Cooking classes for Adults

Sailesh Ranchod

Saturday, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$175.00

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Communicating with Kindness: Life Skills that will serve you in all areas of your life

Saturdays: 12:00 p.m-1:30 p.m. CST starting Sept 11th-Oct 30th (8 classes) via Zoom
Ages: 18+
Maximum Class Size: 10 students

You will learn new tools on a weekly basis in order to be a kind and effective communicator with yourself and with others. You will be provided with real life examples, stories, and practices. Each week you will apply the concepts and then share your experiences the following week. You will be able to utilize these techniques in all areas of your life: home, work, school/college. Some examples of what you will learn in this class are: keeping your happiness key, closing the loop, checking in/out, what's most important, and the most precious real estate.


Instructor:
Sailesh Ranchod is a project manager in the IT industry. He has been leading global teams on complex projects for the past 20+ years. He brings a wealth of experience in applying these principles in real world scenarios.

Communicating with Kindness: Life Skills that will serve you in all areas of your life

Sailesh Ranchod

Sunday, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Ages: Any
$960.00

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Class duration: 1.5 hr, a year long class
Start Date: Jun 27, 2021 to Jun 26th, 2022 at 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM PDT

Coming Alive in Devotion. Deep Dive. This course is an advanced continuation of the “Communicating with Kindness course. With new content and principles to truly Come Alive in your devotion. It is open to all students that have completed any of the previous communicating with Kindness classes. We will continue the deep dive into applying the principles to our Devotion and having our Devotion Come Alive. Turning Discipline into blissipline. 🙏🙏.

** Blissipline - The term is used in the context of being in the now (bliss) as you strive towards achieving your goals (which takes discipline).

Coming alive in Devotion - Deep Dive

Prashant V. Joshi

Thursday, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ages: Any
$300.00

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Note: Please register this class if you are enrolling your family.
Max Tuition will be $300 for a family enrollment of more than 2 members. Grand parents are welcome to join FREE with a family enrollment more than 2.
If only 2 family members are joining, the registration fees will be 120*2=$240.

Starting July 8th 2021
Duration: 6 weeks
Location: Online

Chhutti aka Vacation: A fun filled class for the entire family

Prashant V. Joshi

Thursday, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ages: Any
$120.00

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Note: Please register this class if you are enrolling one person.

Classes start July 8th 2021
Location: Online
Duration 6 weeks

Chhutti aka Vacation: A fun filled class for Adults/Youths/Seniors