From Santa Monica to New Jersey via Frankfurt | Bon Jovi 30 June 1996, Frankfurt, Germany, Waldstadion

Welcome to another day on this new daily blog! Every day you get:
(1) a story
Ranging from anywhere between
– a 2000 word blogpost, lavishly wrapped under, over and around, all things yoga and Bon Jovi;
– to refreshingly missing!

And today the story is not missing, but it is predominantly shaped around the fascinating back story of one of the most beloved yoga teachers, Shiva Rea. 

(2) You also get a Bon Jovi concert, a soundtrack for today
Also added to the on-this-day playlist, with all the concerts from this blog:
Bon Jovi concerts on this day

(3) a yoga practice you can do, based on the day of the week.
Pulled straight from day-by-day Rock Star Yoga/ #dailybonjoviyoga blueprint

About the yoga

Every day of the week, the Rock Star Yoga/ #dailybonjoviyoga is themed differently:

Monday: Find What Feels Good
do yoga with:🥤 Yoga with Adriene channel
or playlist 1: 🍭 Yoga with Adriene – selection
or playlist 2:🌱Yoga with Adriene Yoga for New Beginnings
or do hatha yoga with 🚧Slippery When Wet album🚧 or 🏟️Slippery When Wet tour🌎

Tuesday, showtime! New Jersey Syndicate Tour
do yoga with: 🕉️Ashtanga Yoga and  🏹 Rocket Yoga playlist
or freestyle with 🇺🇸New Jersey album🫐🟦 or 🏟️New Jersey Syndicate tour🌎

Wednesday:  🌵🏜️🏍️Santa Fe Day 🦅🏜️🌵
choose a yin yoga/ relaxation video from the yoga playlist
or do relaxing yoga with 🏜️Blaze of Glory album🏍️
OR (new!) do yoga with the live Dry County and Santa Fe playlist!
Will be explained below.

Thursday, showtime! Keep the Faith/ I ll Sleep When I m Dead Tour
do yoga with: 🌊Shiva Rea playlist
or buy her 1999 double album 2h practice, Yoga Sanctuary
or freestyle with 🛐 Keep the Faith album✝️ or the 🏟️KTF tour🌎

Friday: 🍻 An Evening With Bon Jovi🎤
do yoga with: 💃🏽 Tara Stiles playlist
or do hatha yoga with a few songs from the Cross Road album or An Evening With Bon Jovi

Saturday: Showtime! Cross Road/ These Days Tour
do yoga with: 🌶️ Meghan Curry Playlist.
or freestyle with
🎸These Days album🚑 or the 🏟️ CR/ TD Tour🌎

Sunday: Vintage Yoga
do yoga with: 📺 Playlist Vintage Yoga Videos + tv 
or hatha yoga with 1⃣Bon Jovi- Bon Jovi album💘, 🌋Fahrenheit🔥 or concerts 🎛️1984🎴🏮-🦂-1985🌎

Or, choose the fast lane to enlightenment, with Guns N’ Roses Yoga.
Full story here: 
->  Free yourself. And have breakfast with the other guests.
| A Day or a Lifetime, of Guns N’ Roses Yoga

💀🌹🎸  Guns N’Roses Yoga
do yoga with: 🕉️Ashtanga Yoga and  🏹 Rocket Yoga playlist
or freestyle with a 💀🌹🎸 Guns N’ Roses album,
or a concert, for example: 💀🌹🎸 Guns N’ Roses – Paris 06.06.1992 
Or my playlist: Guns N’ Roses Groningen 2022 06 23



So today is June 30!
Let’s dive in: What is the yoga for today?
What is the Bon Jovi concert or concerts, on this day?


🤘🏾🧘🏾Yoga 30 June


Made in 1999, this was one of the first yoga cds, and the best one ever made i.m.o. The original box with booklet and poster; It’s an education.

30 June 2022, is a Thursday, which means:
Thursday, showtime! Keep the Faith/ I ll Sleep When I m Dead Tour
do yoga with: 🌊Shiva Rea playlist
or buy her 1999 double album 2h practice, Yoga Sanctuary
or freestyle with 🛐 Keep the Faith album✝️ or the 🏟️KTF tour🌎

I learned about Shiva Rea’s work through my vinyasa power yoga teacher training;
Our trainer was from California too, and she introduced Shiva Rea to these early 20th century classes of students, who would become Holland’s first vinyasa power yoga teachers.
I was one of them, and having been introduced to Shiva’s work, at such an early stage, is one of the many things I am grateful for.

I credit Shiva’s 1999 double cd Yoga Sanctuary for the quality of my teachings. 
The way she used her voice, her pacing, choice of words;
Even her Californian accent became mine when I taught.
And to this day, one of my bigger goals is to have her album Yoga Sanctuary play a major role in my personal practice.
There were years I did the 2 cds from Yoga Sanctuary on December 31; 
As a way to close the old year and start the new.

Shiva’s work has a natural grace as well as strength. And it breathes and feels like the Californian shore. 

If you choose a guided practice, then Thursday is Shiva’s Day, in Rock Star Yoga/ #DailyBonJoviYoga.
And if you practice on your own, you can choose Bon Jovi’s Keep the Faith album (1992) as your soundtrack, or a show from the Keep the Faith tour, for example:
17 June 1993, Yokahama

You can find many Daily Energy videos in the 🌊Shiva Rea playlist

Thursday is one of the three days marked “Showtime!”
Meaning that stronger and longer practices, are invited.

Just like a tour schedule, the Rock Star Yoga/ #dailybonjoviyoga schedule, has days when you go for a peak performance, and days when you noodle around.
The Showtime! days are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, and I have paired them up with teachers that challenge you and have longer practices available on YouTube.
Neither the cd Yoga Sanctuary, nor Yoga Shakti dvd which was Shiva’s dvd I practiced with extensively, are available on YouTube.
But there is still plenty from other dvd’s that made it to YouTube;
You can find the more relaxing videos at the top, and the more energetic once at the bottom half.

do yoga with: 🌊Shiva Rea playlist

I also included a video on that playlist, which you may not recognize as to why it is part of the Shiva Rea playlist:
A business talk by Maty Ezraty.  

This is the (current) description box of the playlist, with background information on the type of yoga Shiva Rea teaches, and why I included Maty Ezraty’s business talk:

description box 🌊Shiva Rea playlist
“Shiva Rea is known for her moving, free-flowing form of yoga. In 1999, her first recorded teachings were released, a double cd “Yoga Sanctuary” which had a recommendation from Alanis Morissette. She has created many yoga dvds combining yoga and dance, and she teaches around the world.

The final video, is one to provide historical context to why Shiva Rea became such an early leader in the yoga world;
It was because her roots are in the original Yoga Works community, in Santa Monica.

Yoga Works Santa Monica was founded in 1988, by Maty Ezraty and Chuck Miller.
When they sold it in 2004, this location alone was offering more than 120 classes per week to more than 700 students per day.
The Wanderlust interview with Maty Ezraty must have been filmed shortly after, so around 2006.

It was from this studio that many of the household names in yoga, came forth.
Shiva Rea being one of them.

Shiva Rea teaches to this day and you can find her classes here:

On the back of the double cd “Yoga Sanctuary”, an album that together with the booklet and the poster with all the poses is the best yoga tool/ yoga teacher training tool, I think was ever created;
You can find Alanis Morisette’s recommendation.

“Beautiful! I take it with me on the road”
Alanis Morisette on Yoga Sanctuary

Making Shiva Rea’s recordings not just indispensable to yoga students and yoga teachers in training;
But for rock stars as well.

So on Thursday, we go all in with
option 1: 🤘🏾🧘🏾 Guided yoga practice
do yoga with: 🌊Shiva Rea playlist
or buy her 1999 double album 2h practice, Yoga Sanctuary

or “Thursday, showtime! Keep the Faith/ I ll Sleep When I m Dead Tour”
option 2: 🤘🏾🧘🏾 Practice yoga on your own:
or freestyle with 🛐 Keep the Faith album✝️ or the 🏟️KTF tour🌎
For example: 17 June 1993, Yokahama

—🤘🏾🧘🏾 🎶🎸 that was your practice for today 🤘🏾🧘🏾 🎶🎸—

The concert part!
What concerts were played on June 30? 


🗓️🎶🎸Bon Jovi 30 June

There is one pre-1997 concert recording of this day,
from the 1996 victory lap of the These Days Tour, when Bon Jovi gave an outstanding series of concerts in Europe:

Cross Road/ These Days Tour
30 June 1996, Frankfurt, Germany, Waldstadion
YouTube upload:
Bon Jovi | Live at Waldstadion | Frankfurt 1996

30 June 1996, Frankfurt, Germany🇩🇪
is the soundtrack for today

from the description box:
“One of the most iconic concerts of Bon Jovi’s career!
This includes not only one of their longest setlists, but also the only electric performance of Wanted Dead Or Alive in 1996!

Frankfurt 1996 has been added to the playlist,
“Bon Jovi concerts on this day”


From Santa Monica to New Jersey via Frankfurt

👩🏼‍💻 the story June 30

Musician Brian Eno has a word for it:
Not genius but scenius, meaning our success is not due to a fact that we are brilliant, but rather because we are in an environment with people exercising the same craft.
We have access to a culture, in which the art is created or the craft is practiced.

Just like Shiva Rea was part of the original YogaWorks scene in Santa Monica, Jon Bon Jovi was part of the music scene in New Jersey.
There were multiple venues, playing a key role in nurturing the local music scene.
Here is a video of Jon Bon Jovi on stage with Bruce Springsteen in The Stone Pony, in 1987:
Springsteen w/ Jon Bon Jovi – Kansas City (New Jersey 1987)

And from the Wikipedia page of The Stone Pony:
“The Stone Pony is a New Jersey music venue in Asbury Park, New Jersey known for launching the careers of many New Jersey music legends, including Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, and Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes.[1] The club opened in 1973.”

And even the 1996 Frankfurt recording, having such a long setlist, including a stunning acoustic set;
That was no coincidence.

Germany has the strongest fanbase of Europe, and the band considers it their home away from home.
There is a Bon Jovi scenius, in Germany, just like there was a yoga scenius in Santa Monica.

In 2019, one of the two original founders of Yoga Works, Maty Ezraty, passed away unexpectedly; And in October 2020, the Yoga Works company, which  had by then operated without her for 15 years and had become a chain of highly successful yoga studios all over North America, filed for bankruptcy.

Yoga means union, and it means that we are all connected.
Sometimes we know where or how the scenius was created, and we can see how it contributes to success.
But we never know how long the scene will live;
We can think it is a public company, when in fact even 15 years after she left the company;
It was her consciousness, still in that scenius.
A consciousness that left, when she left this earth.

So if you find yourself, in a living, breathing scenius;
In a fan community, a yoga community, or any group of people that creatively connect at the same level;
Cherish it.

It’s what brought Frankfurt 1996 its amazing Bon Jovi concert.
And what brought Alanis Morissette and everyone else, their Yoga Sanctuary.

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