On Saturday, April 2nd, we welcome you to a vision and a reality…
… To the church you never went to when you were growing up because it didn’t exist.
… To the synagogue you never even dreamed was possible.
…To the monastery where you can talk, celebrate, and play.
…To the ashram that is fully relational, contemporary, and evolutionary.
…To the dance party where you can learn, grow, and transform spiritually.
…To the kirtan that also exercises the mind and interpersonal relationships.
…To a place where single people can openly and fearlessly meet potential life partners.
…To the conscious community where you can raise your babies, children, and teens with spiritual values and practice.
…To the place where the disenfranchised become re-enfranchised, and the believers can dream into the future.
…To a place where the lover is you, and you meet the beloved in your own body.
…To a center of evolutionary activism.
…To a place where the special guest is you, and what you bring to it affects the evolution of what we create together, and perhaps even the evolution of consciousness itself.
Welcome to Our Shared Center for World Spirituality.
Dr. Marc Gafni holds his doctorate from Oxford University and has direct lineage in Kabbalah. He is a Rabbi, spiritual artist, teacher, and a leading visionary in the emerging World Spirituality movement. He is a co-founder of iEvolve: The Center for World Spirituality, a scholar at the Integral Institute, and the director of the Integral Spiritual Experience, as well as a lecturer at John F. Kennedy University. The author of seven books, including the national bestseller Soul Prints and Mystery of Love, Gafni’s teaching is marked by a deep transmission of open heart, love and leading edge provocative wisdom. Gafni is considered by many to be a visionary voice in the founding of a new World Spirituality and one of the great mind/heart teachers of the generation.
Mariana Caplan, PhD, is a psychotherapist, professor of yogic and transpersonal psychologies, and the author of seven books in the fields of psychology and spirituality, including the forthcoming: The Guru Question: The Perils and Awards of Choosing a Spiritual Teacher and the seminal Halfway Up the Mountain: the Error of Premature Claims to Enlightenment. Her recent release, Eyes Wide Open: Cultivating Discernment on the Spiritual Path, won five national awards for best spiritual book of 2010. She has spent 20 years researching cutting edge and controversial topics in Western Spirituality, and focuses her consultation and psychotherapy practice on somatic approaches to healing trauma and spiritual issues.
Jai Uttal has cut a serpentine swath through the musical world over the course of a recording career that’s spanned more than two decades, with treks into multi-cultural world music, avant-garde jazz, electronic rock and traditional Indian kirtan—or sacred chants—that have become staples in the yoga-practicing community.
Decker Cunov is the Executive Director & Founder of AuthenticWorld, committed to inspiring people towards more fulfilling relationships. He’s spent the last decade working successfully with everyone from soldiers to teenagers, from the clinically dysfunctional to doctors & lawyers, from a mechanic in Wisconsin to top level executives across the country, helping them reach unprecedented levels of success in relationship in organic and profound ways.
Rosy Moon Schlussel Embodied practice has been a theme throughout Rosy’s life. A dancer in her early years, she went on to Circus School in Bristol and London to study acrobatics and physical theater. Rosy committed to her Yoga practice in earnest in 2000 as a way to survive the London winter, studying Astanga Mysore style under Alexander Medin and Sara Litton. She became an apprentice to Alexander in 2001 and was encouraged to teach soon after this. After a period specializing in teaching pre and post natal mothers, she became a devoted student of Sofia Diaz in 2007.
Marcy Baruch is a lifelong lover of the question, What is it to perceive, embody, and unfold the divine? Her work as a musical artist invites listeners into spaces of communion and grace. As a vocal coach of ten years, she brings a highly skilled awareness of the body’s sound-making mechanisms to her support of speakers and singers who wish to merge with, and emerge as, the full, life-affirming resonance of their unique voices.
DJ Neptune has been a professional Dj for 26 years and counting. But, not just a Dj, unlike many of the modern producers of today Neptune is also a avid music collector, which is an element that is so much uniquely integrated into his sets. A set can draw on and encompass the entire history of music in every conceivable genre back to the beginning of time, up to the cusp of the cutting edge underground music of the moment. This allows him to select a sequence of songs uniquely and specifically geared toward that group of people in that moment in time. Neptune is the resident Dj for Ecstatic Dance.
Live-Stream and On-Demand Video
Can’t make the live event? No problem…You can participate in First Saturdays virtually from anywhere on the planet, through this online version, recorded in real time and available for you to access at your convenience.
All users: medium-high speed internet connection; working speakers or headset; Adobe flash software installed.
PC: Windows 2000, XP, or Vista; Internet Explorer 7.0 or Firefox 2.0 or newer.
Mac: OS 10.4 or newer; Safari 3.0 or Firefox 2.0 or newer.
Any live streaming broadcast is subject to many variables that may inhibit the quality of the image or the overall functionality. We’ll be posting the on-demand playback videos shortly after each presentation so that if the webstream doesn’t operate correctly, you’ll be able to watch the whole video uninterrupted shortly afterwards. For customer support during the live event, please email support[at]ievolve[dot]org.