Sharing the Aloha of Yoga on the Hawaiian Islands since 2001
Kilauea, Kauai, Hawaii, USA
PINEAPPLE YOGA = ALOHA IN ACTIONView a video of our complete temple vision
Kauai's North Shore Yoga Temple Vision...
The mission of Pineapple Yoga is to proliferate the teachings of traditional Ashtanga Yoga as taught by our guru, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of the Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI) in Mysore, India.
These teachings will be available to the public on the garden island of Kauai through classes (group and private settings), lectures, printed materials, recorded materials, information packs, book/dvd distribution and community gatherings.
Yoga is a 5000-year-old sustainable practice and philosophy serving mankind by supporting us to maintain balance and ease. It is not a religion!
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Where Prana Meets Mana (May/June 2010)
Pineapple Yoga Temple DOCUMENTARY
"Where PRANA Meets MANA" Ashtanga Yoga East and West, is the story of Eagle, a top ranking professional athlete, Authorized Ashtanga Yoga instructor, mind/body educator, and personal trainer. Through Eagle's story we will explore the benefits of Ashtanga Yoga, its history, common misconceptions, and how it�s taught in the traditional "Mysore Style". The film will also explore the creation of a Pineapple Yoga Temple on the North Shore Kaua'i. The temple will be a replication of the teaching environment in Mysore, India. Eagle has been given the blessing of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, R. Sharath and the Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute to create the temple. This documentary will be filmed on Kaua�i and in Mysore, India during the 93rd Birthday Celebration of Yoga Master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. www.KPJAYI.org
Eagle (left) Pineapple Yoga Temple Project-director with Ken Hunt (right) Executive-director of INCF.
Pineapple Yoga Temple KAUAI
Sacred Geometry Designed by Master of Architecture Michael Patton
Pictured here are design images of the future Pineapple Yoga Temple KAUAI visioned to be built on the beautiful North Shore.
Pineapple Yoga is in the process of fund raising for the development of a Sacred Geometry Temple to serve the community of Kauai with traditional ~Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga~ classes. The Pineapple Yoga Temple will serve and honor the Ashtanga Yoga practice by presenting the system just as it is taught in Mysore, India at the KPJ Ashtanga Yoga Institute. www.KPJAYI.org
This structure was designed by Kauai's World renowned Master of Architecture Michael Patton. Michael has created this Temple design using Sacred Geometry to be the most conducive environment to support us in finding our highest potential in personal and community growth.
Temple "Outside View" A
Temple "Outside View" B
Temple "Inside View" A
Temple "Inside View" B
Why Sacred Geometry?
Sacred geometry is geometry used in the design of sacred architecture and sacred art. The basic belief is that geometry and mathematical ratios, harmonics and proportion are also found in music, light, cosmology. This value system is seen as widespread even in prehistory, a cultural universal of the human condition. It is considered foundational to building sacred structures such as temples, mosques, megaliths, monuments and churches; sacred spaces such as altars and tabernacles; meeting places such as sacred groves, village greens and holy wells and the creation of religious art, iconography and using "divine" proportions.
Sacred Geometry Temple Floor Plan
Sacred geometry may be understood as a worldview of pattern recognition, a complex system of religious symbols and structures involving space, time and form. According to this belief the basic patterns of existence are perceived as sacred. By connecting with these, a believer contemplates the Mysterium Magnum, and the Great Design. By studying the nature of these patterns, forms and relationships and their connections, insight may be gained into the mysteries – the laws and lore of the Universe.
'Flower of Life' Sacred Geometry Images
Mahalo to Michael Patton for his brilliant mind and devoted heart to the benefit of the Pineapple Yoga Temple and Kauai's North Shore community!
Eagle (Pineapple Yoga Temple Director), Michael Patton (Sacred Geometry Master of Architecture), Kenneth C. Hunt (Executive Director of INCF).
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Pineapple Yoga is collaborating with Inter-Nation Cultural Foundation (INCF), a CA 501c3 non-profit corporation, to create a traditional Ashtanga Yoga Temple on Kauai's North Shore. INCF is a donor-directed non-profit, which grants each donor the right to specify their desired use for the money. All donations are tax-deductible.
INCF (501c3) is a publicly supported charitable corporation, organized and operated to support programs which take action assisting and improving quality of life, particularly in areas of personal & global sustainability, art, culture, indigenous peoples, education, history and science. INCF was established in 1998 to serve as a public resource for promoting and increasing responsible and effective philanthropy.
What is unique about INCF's global donor-direct status?
Sanctioned specifically by the IRS as a donor-direct non-profit, one of seven in the country, INCF has several unique abilities:
Donors may specify and follow up on the use of their funds. This gives donors a deeper sense of participation, as opposed to only being able to suggest, if that, the use of their funds when giving to organizations without donor-direct status. INCF has a federal exempt status, allowing us to collect money from any state.
INCF can do projects abroad, taking U.S. exempt dollars out of the country. This is unique as it is very difficult to use tax exempt funds out of country, especially after 9/11.
Unlike a foundation where a donor can deduct only 30% of their taxable income, donors are able to write off up to 50% of their taxable income. This allows donors to divert more to charitable programs, as opposed to the government.
Please make checks payable to INCF with Pineapple Yoga in the memo. section of your check. Also please include your address if you would like a receipt sent back to you for your tax records.
MAILING ADDRESS FOR INCF
Inter-Nation Cultural Foundation
P.O. Box 1271
Kilauea, HI 96754
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