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  • YEA Shiva!

    The importance of committing to a secure and sustainable future for our children truly hit home for us last year with the arrival of our newborn son, Lucas Arjuna.

    With Earth Day approaching, we are holding ourselves to a new level of energy responsibility at Namaste. This is why we have joined Shiva Rea and Yoga Energy Activism, a practical and positive response to our current energy crisis.


    As part of our ongoing partnership with YEA, we’ll also be making the following changes to our standard business practices:

    Renewing - using renewable energy and natural sunlight whenever possible.  
    Offsetting - offsetting our energy usage through Global Green's carbon offset program.
    Tuning - renewing our commitment to personal yoga practice and company wellness.
    Giving - planting trees for every campaign that is sent through NamasteLight.
    Recycling - creating a water bottle-free work environment and recycling program.

    YEA’s goal is for 1,008 people or more to Join YEA challenge around Earth Day-Easter weekend, April 22-24th. Let’s get there together!

    What's it take to get involved?

    How can I get involved?

    1. Join
      Join the YEA Facebook Group to be counted among the 1,008 and more. Use any part of the YEA Energy Regeneration Invite to spread the word on April 21st before Earth Day.
    2. Unplug
      Create an Energy Regeneration Day of your own design for April 22-24th. On your retreat day, experience a rest and show solidarity for using our energy wisely.
    3. Share
      Post your experience on the YEA Facebook Group including what you have learned, experienced about yourself or inspiration for changes.
    4. Connect
      Stay connected by tuning into YEA & Global Green's carbon offsetting efforts.

    Join us on Facebook for ongoing YEA updates!

  • Rock on Hanuman!

    We are thrilled to be sponsoring this year’s Hanuman Festival in Boulder.

    Hanuman Festival is a community-oriented yoga and music festival set at the foot of Colorado's Rocky Mountains. Join the Namaste team in Boulder, Colorado for a celebration with world-class yoga instructors, incredible music, and an inspirational and nourishing experience.

    The Hanuman team was excited to launch their email marketing campaign with our new email solution, NamasteLight, and work with the custom Namaste design that captured the energy of the festival and the beauty of the venue.

    Also, be sure to join Namaste Founder, Chris Roy, who will be presenting Enlighten Your Online Marketing at the festival. This exciting presentation received rave reviews at the Texas Yoga Conference and we have a few new surprises in store for The Hanuman Festival!

    Be sure to visit their site to get your tickets and we’ll look forward to seeing you at the Hanuman Festival!

  • Namaste... MC Yogi Style!

    Wow, what an honor it was to work with the amazing Lululemon team in planning Austin's first yoga and music festival!  It was a huge success and  incredible to see 800+ yogi's gather for a high powered yoga class in the park led by the Austin Lululemon ambassadors.

    As exciting, was the opportunity to spend time with our good friend MC Yogi.  He put on an epic Elephant Powered concert showcasing his latest remix and omstrumentals album.  He also paused for a moment to share this inspirational message to those doing the "good work".  Hearing him just makes us warm and fuzzy to be supporting all of you!

  • Namaste Dives into the Bhakti

    bhakti festNamaste is excited to be a Seva sponsor of this year's Bhakti Fest! This amazing event will mark first event sponsorship for our new green email solution, NamasteLight.

    The team at Bhakti Fest approached us to co-create a beautiful, Bhakti-fied Custom Newsletter program called "Into the Bhakti, Into the Bhav!" which provides valuable festival updates to yogis all over the world. From the first email we received, the Bhakti team has embodied the beauty and spirit of their Festival. We sense an abundant partnership in the works!

    Bhakti Fest, a four day music festival celebrating devotion through chanting, yoga, meditation and community, embodies the spirit of Bhakti - deep devotion. The event is held on 450 acres of inspiring desert land to express our love and devotion as one community through an enchanting array of activities, including kirtan, yoga, incredible food, eco friendly vendor village!

    Presenters include Krishna Das, Deva Premal & Miten, Shiva Rea, MC Yogi, Bhagavan Das, Jai Uttal, Dave Stringer, Donna De Lory, Mark Whitwell, Sean Corne, Annie Carpenter, Duncan Wong, Steve Ross, Sara Ivanhoe, Sean Johnson and The Wild Lotus Band, Govindas and Radha and many more!

    Be sure to visit their site and sign up for "Into the Bhakti, Into the Bhav!"... and we look forward to seeing you at Bhakti Fest!

  • Signup for NamasteLight & Support Off the Mat

    off the mat, into the world

    We are excited to announce our partnership with Off the Mat, Into the World!

    Starting Earth Day 2010, upgrade your NamasteLight account and $5 of your first month will be donated to OTM.

    Help us shine light on the wonderful work that Off the Mat, Into the World is doing around the world and join us for this collaboration in action by creating your free NamasteLight account today!

  • Yoga Journal has Faith

    faith hunter on yoga journal coverNamasteLight client Faith Hunter graces the cover of this month's Yoga Journal! Faith is a Thai massage therapist, ayurvedic practitioner, writer, yoga podcaster, co-owner/co-founder of SHAKTI MindBody Studio and the Director of the Shakti Yoga Teacher Training Program. You can also purchase yoga classes with Faith in and Faith's message to the world is "Liberate your soul, live life to the fullest, and embrace life with passion!" We can dig it!


  • Namaste's 5 Year Anniversary Gift...Our New Website

    Welcome to our new website! What is it they say about the cobbler's children having no shoes? I think this holds true in business. At least, it has for us. This past November, we celebrated our fifth year in business. For those five years, we've been committed with a passion to our clients. During this amazing time, we designed over 50 websites and helped launch hundreds of email marketing programs for incredible companies and organizations. We've also sponsored some wonderful events including The Global Mala Project, Yoga Month, Eco Gift Festival and many others.

    In October of 2008, we decided it was time to recreate Namaste completely and it's been quite a journey. This recreation began with launching a brand new email marketing solution, NamasteLight. With NamasteLight, we committed ourselves to offering a user-friendly, affordable and socially responsible email solution for our clients. We felt it was time someone took a more enlightened approach with email marketing.

    As part of this recreation, we also upgraded our billing systems, migrated all our site hosting to the most reliable hosting environment available, launched a brand new all-in-one CMS platform (we call NamasteCMS) and began a redesign process on both our sites. Today, we are thrilled to celebrate our fifth year in business by launching the first of the two!

    With this said, we continue our mission into the next five years - helping conscious companies to shine brighter online by providing transforming web design, committed support and the most user-friendly tools available. As you may have guessed, we truly love what we do and feel blessed to work with such inspiring companies and entrepreneurs. With this said, we are grateful for all of your support and look forward to welcoming many more of you into the Namaste Family. Truth is, we're just getting started!

  • Voila! The New Acacia Lifestyle Site

    We are excited to unveil Acorn Media’s brand new Acacia Lifestyle site!  The most media rich site we’ve designed, is loaded with all the fun, glitz and glamor that you would expect from Acacia.   It includes beautiful Feature Series pages with premier teachers Shiva Rea, Hemalayaa as well as many others.  Also, be sure to check out the Daily Workout feature for a quick and easy way to ring out that office tension or find the best workout for you with Acacia’s new Workout Selector.

    Behind the scenes, Acacia’s new site is completely self managed by the Acacia team utilizing the new hosted NamasteCMS.  Namaste’s Content Management Solution provides the Acacia team with a hosted management tool that offers everything they require to deliver the most content rich and sophisticated online experience possible.  So, get inspired, get fit and get into the Acacia Lifestyle!

  • Yahoo Mail Feature Makes Add-to-Sender-List A Priority

    Sender list campaigns are becoming a more important component of ensuring high email program deliverability.  Yahoo Mail has recently added a new feature that makes it more important than ever that your subscribers add your email address to their sender lists.   We found an informative article from Click Z which highlights the new “View From” feature and provides us all with some valuable best practices for sender-list campaigns.  Check it out here.

  • Twitter in Plain English

    There’s a lot of buzz about Twitter.  No question it’s a fun, effective and sort of addictive medium for staying connected.  If you’ve yet to take the plunge into tweeting, we thought you’d appreciate this video.  “Plain English” videos are fun, informative and provide a non intimidating snapshot of everything from blogging to social media.

    By the way, if you’ve already found your way to Twitter, be sure to follow Namaste founder, Chris Roy.   You’ll receive an insider peek at some of what we’re cooking up at Namaste HQ — and (who knows?) maybe even some handy tips to help guide your passions online!

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