Yoga Workshops and related events with Johann Kotze Music & Yoga. At his Muizenberg, Cape Town studio unless indicated otherwise.
The small venue is a comfortable and serene, light and airy space with lovely glimpses of the ocean. Special events include sound journey and talks. Outdoor events includes beach yoga and full moon meditation.
● Arrange an own group class or or workshop, beginner or advanced
● Also see Surf Yoga & Yoga Holidays & Retreats, Cape Town, South Africa
or contact me with your enquiries
WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
Listed new to old.
ॐ Double Session Class+Workshop
Saturday 22 July, 9 – 11.15 AM
Learn how do and use
● finger (mudra) and body locks (bandha)
● pranayama (various breathing methods)
● and sounds (mantra)
to develop greater awareness of, and capacity for, personal healing.
Free for those who attend the morning class at 9AM.
R 80 drop-in fee if you only want to attend the workshop 10.15 – 11.15 (11.30 latest).
ॐ Day out of Time Meditation
Tuesday 24 July, 7 PM at The Hive, Palmer Road
A Mayan calendar event, between the old year and the new year, globally celebrated as a day of peace, forgiveness and compassion. Come help radiate benevolent energies into our communities, and around the world.
Free. I was asked to present a half an hour breathing and meditation at 7 PM (arrive from 6.30). Carolyn Howell will lead a guided meditation, talk about the Day, and facilitate a communal water blessing, as the day is also Dr Emoto Day.
ॐ Vedanta: Introductory Talk
Wednesday 25 July, 6 PM
Find out why Vedanta is essential. You don’t have to do yoga to “do Vedanta”, although yoga is part of the Vedanta teachings.
Free talk by Daniel Bands, locally based agent of Vedanta. See his links: https://nondoodle.com/vedanta/
ॐ Solstice Celebration
On International Yoga Day, Cape Town
21 June 2017
8 AM – 10 PM
Muizenberg Civic Center, Pavilion & Beach
Solstice Celebration for Community Well-being, on International Yoga Day. A Yoga, Meditation, Music, Dance, Therapy and Healthy Food Consciousness Festival. We welcome all levels of practitioners, children and families to our sunrise to beyond sunset program, with something for all.
● R 120 entrance
● Quicket pre-sales Early Bird R 100 before 8 June
● Special prices for children
Progam details and updates on Facebook Event
- Kids and Parent & Child Yoga Section
- Live Consciousness Music
- Multi-Media & Community Art Projects
- Community Outreach Workshops
- Healthy Food & Drinks
- No alcohol or drugs allowed
- Free Workshops
- Surf Yoga Beach Yoga weather permitting
- Fun with Consciousness Dance
ॐ Saturday Morning Workshops 2017
Saturday Morning Workshops 2017 follow right after the 9 -10.10 AM Saturday morning class, starting around 10.15, ending 11.15 :-))
Free of charge on condition that you attend the preceding 9 a.m. class. Else a normal class fee applies.
● 20 May – Double Bonus Class
Develop a deeper understanding of yoga philosophy and techniques with mantra, mudra and breath.
● 22 April – Chakra Mantra/Who Am I
Same as below
● 8 April – Chakra Mantra
Sounding the OM and related sound practices of the 5 Elements to develop Chakra Healing and Activate Divine Essence.
More info and various links to the topic at my blog: http://johannkotze.com/blog/chakra-mantra-to-activate-divine-essence/
● 11 March – Who Am I
I was introduced to this method of self-enquiry in India, studying with my teacher Mansoor, in 2014. We will read the brief text and use a simple connected meditation practice as per this blog http://johannkotze.com/blog/who-am-i/ You may, but certainly don’t have to research this important yogi practice beforehand.
ॐ Monthly Beach Meditation Celebrations
Full Moon, Sunrise, Solstices and more. Link for more info.
Free Sunrise Beach Yoga, Saturday 3 June 7.30 AM
On Surfers Corner. part of Logjam Beach Culture all day event.
ॐ Bootcamp & Yoga Session Skills Combo Wynberg Park
9 April Wynberg Park
8 – 10 a.m. R 75
A fun, inspiring and empowering combination of bootcamp and yoga. Easy going stretch practices and relaxation skills training with a bit of meditation will provide a balance of working out and chilling out, making the 2 hour session achievable for any level of practitioner.
A complimentary crossover: Bootcamp is a tremendously popular fitness training format, a great introduction opportunity for yoga practitioners also looking for a stronger physical training component. Essential yoga practices like effective breathing, good posture, mobility and mindfulness enhance any self-improvement sport or lifestyle activity.
Three experts will share their passion for fitness and well-being to help participants enjoy a healthy lifestyle.
Carlo Veroni and Kyle Daniels are from Bootcamp Cape Town
and Johann Kotze https://www.facebook.com/
The venue is the beautiful outdoor environment of Wynberg Park.
All ages and level practitioners welcome.
and Johann Kotze
The venue is the beautiful outdoor environment of Wynberg Park.
All ages and level practitioners welcome.
Saturday 11 March 2017
17.30-19.30 p.m. FREE EVENT
● 17.30 Chi Beach Walk/Jog
● 18.00 Yoga Meditation
● 18.25 Chi Gung Meditation / 18.39 Moonrise
● 19.00-19.30 Music: Didgeridoo / Drumming / Vocal / Dancing
With Richard Stoltz and Johann Kotze, instructors at Cape Town Surf Yoga Studio at African Soul Surfer.
No charge. Please share.
Thursday 10 February 19h00 – 20hoo
Full Moon at River Mouth
ॐ Celebrate Summer Solstice: Sunrise Beach Yoga & Chi Gung at Surfers Corner
21 December 2016
6-7 a.m. FREE EVENT
With Richard Stoltz and Johann Kotze, instructors at Cape Town Surf Yoga Studio at African Soul Surfer. Incase of poor weather we will move to the Sea-View Studio on the corner. Actual sunrise 5.20. Join us for an additional meditation ceremony on the beach from 5.15.
No charge. Please share.
ॐ Free Advanced Yoga Class
2 for price of 1 class if you attend the 9-10.10 a.m. class. Optional Bonus Advanced Practice 10.15 until 11 a.m.
ॐ OM Chakra Mantra Divine Essence:
Advance your practice with an easy to do, formatted modality for deep yoga
Three part, 90 minute each exploration of the Chakra Mantra takes in self-realisation, conscious, OM, the Chakra System, Simple Advanced Yoga practices, and Inner Peace.
You need not attend all 3 Parts, although it is advisable. You’ll receive all three parts of the practice in a pdf that includes audio links to an online audio version of the actual mantra.
Workshops assist with deep immersion of bodymind on physical and energetic levels, digest metaphysical yogic understanding of oneself and the world, to effectively loosen embedded body stress and more easily enter into advanced levels of practice.
ॐ OM Chakra Mantra Divine Essence Cape Town Workshop 2016 in 3 parts.
Saturdays, 10.30 -12. At my Muizenberg Yoga Studio, 24 Beach Road.
Subscribe for dates (to be announced) for 2017.
19 November 2016
● Part 1: To cultivate an experience and understanding of consciousness and self-realisation with the traditional OM, the Chakra system and the Chakra Seed Sound (Elements) Mantra. We connect with our divine essence to learn how it may manifest as inner peace and soul purpose.
3 December 2016
● Part 2: Healing the chakra system. We look deeper into how we relate to the world via our chakras, and how to process and release our limited beliefs and limiting emotions – else we remain trapped in the planetary karma of deception, pain and pleasure. Create a safe space within where you can nurture yourself, and connect to the world around you from
Saturday 10 December 2016.
10 December 2016
● Part 3: Advancing your yoga with simple advanced practices and commitment requires razor sharp focus, and a big hearted will and surrender to the Life Force or Godhead. The advanced yoga here is not difficult; rather simple but essential versions of mudras and bandhas, fanning the fire, breath retention and abdominal lifts, knowledge of the energy bodies (sheaths), titbits of Vedas and Bhagevad Gita, Patanjali’s Sutras and the importance of devotion and prayer. Essential to escape negativity earth trap energies.
Cost (Launching 2016 fee) is a normal class credit per workshop (excludes morning class) whatever rate your are paying (10 card = R55, 5 card = 65, drop-in = R80).
If you’re on an Unlimited Month cost is also R 55.
Free class for my students 10 Dec. R80 drop-in.
More dates to be announced for 2017.
Online Chakra Mantra Workshops available soon.
Cost is a normal class credit per workshop (excludes morning class) whatever rate your are paying (10 card = R55, 5 card = 65, drop-in = R80).
If you’re on an Unlimited Month cost is also R 55.
Free class for my students 10 Dec. R80 drop-in.
With the ever increasing dazzle and frazzle of the world around us we simply have to step up our game of consciousness, to cope with the instabilities, and transform our personal world into greater coherence.
ॐ Ayurveda Talk
Monday, 28 Nov 2016, 6.45 p.m. right after 5.30 class
Ayurveda developed from the same roots as yoga and may be considered a part of yoga, or vice versa.
Either way it is the oldest system of natural healing in existence and perhaps the ultimate holistic practice.
Dr Vijay Jain is a lecturer and practitioner of this facinating holistic health modality.
There is no charge.
Dr Jain is co-founder of International University of Yoga and Ayurveda and an Integrative and Ayurvedic Physician at the Mind Body Wellness Center, Floriday U.S.A. He brings 40 years of experience in General Surgery and 20 years of focused study of Integrative Medicine to his engaging integration of traditional/Western medicine with ancient ayurvedic medicine.
Dr. Jain teaches Ayurvedic certificate courses on behalf of International University of Yoga and Ayurveda which he cofounded in 2013. He specializes in Ayurvedic Detoxification (Panchakarma) therapies and Rasayana (Tissue tonifying) therapies for chronic life style diseases and to promote graceful ageing.
He recently co-authored a book “Unfolding Happiness” based on the principles of Yoga and Ayurveda.
His favorite quote provides us with an inkling of what to expect from his talk: “Healing is return to the memory of wholeness.”
ॐ Healing Self with Yoga and Support from the Energetic Realm…
Saturday 12 December 2016
2 – 4 p.m. 2015
Please enquire if you are interested and to check if this esoteric workshop will suit you.
ॐ Join my talk Wednesday 28 October 2015 at the 8 O’CLOCK CLUB, Rondebosch
Breathe effectively, be mindful, expand consciousness
ॐ A Yoga Weekend Retreat – September 23 – 28th 2015
I booked the Fynbos Estate, a fabulous place, one hour drive drive from Muizenberg and the city.
● 2 Nights and 2 days
● Includes a bodywork therapy, coaching consultation and a one-on one yoga consultation
● At least 4 yoga, meditation, workshop, coaching and satsang sessions daily
● R 1 700
ॐ Go within – a short yoga/meditation workshop.
Saturday 8 August
After morning class, 10.20 a.m. – 11.00
If you’re attending class, feel welcome to stay on.
Non students, with or without experience of yoga, as well as more seasoned yogi’s, are welcome.
Go within. Be the change. I teach this concept as a breath and meditation technique in my yoga classes. It easily redirects the outward business of doing, thinking, and emotional states to effortless inwards focus, with an expansive awareness.
ॐ Monthly Double Class Saturday, 30 May
9 – 11.30 (a.m.). The longer session is for you to get deeper into yoga practice, not to challenge you physically. Anyone who can do 1 class can do 2 :-))
ॐ April Double Session Saturday Immersive 18th
Two classes in a row.
Session One is a usual Saturday morning class, the usual restorative practice, spiced with minimilast power flow sequences.
Session Two brings more focus to our ongoing body-mind-spirit integration practice, along the lines of healing self (and the world :-)) with self-love.
First class begins 9 a.m. and ends 10.15.
Stay if you may for second.
Few minutes mid session break: tea & smoothy
Ends at 11.30.
Cost: 2 Class credits + R20 for catering. Or R 130 drop-in.
(Unlimited Cardholders: 1st session on your card, 2nd is best rate R 55 + R 20).
ॐ A Double Session Saturday 21st March
Theme: Please see my blog Healing = Whole and it heals spaces.
Session will consist of the usual restorative practice, spiced with minimilast power flow sequences.
9 a.m. – 11.30.
2 Class credits + R20 for mid session break tea & smoothy. Or R 130 drop-in.
(Unlimited Cardholders – free session + R 75).
ॐ A 3 Hour Long Immersion
Finally a Valentine’s Yoga Event 🙂 Don’t wait for someone else to spoil you: treat yourself! Immerse your body, mind and spirit in a multidimensional mega beneficial 3 hour practice of yoga.
Saturday 14 February.
9 a.m. – 12.30.
Normal Saturday morning class ends at 10.15. Workshoppers will enjoy a Power Smoothie + Green Tea. Then more and more yoga to 12.30 p.m.
Beginners welcome – the practice will be gentle, rejuvenating and insightful.
I can only try to put enough emphasis on the do-ability of such an extended session. No endurance is required, or extraordinary feats of concentration : )
Just like in the classes, we will practice advanced yoga for beginners, and, at the same time, boldly move forward as beginner advanced yogi’s.
Please book at your soonest convenience.
ॐ Immersive Yoga Saturday 13 December
A do-able basic and more advanced mixed level practice of practical and expansive hatha yoga. Includes advanced solidification of simple practices that are also accessible for absolute beginners. The middle session will be a practical, explanatory exploration of how to apply yoga techniques in daily life, for anything from lowering or raising blood pressure, sharpen the mind, growing one’s intuition, effective relaxation, and of course, more effective yoga. Also an opportunity for question and answer; all the stuff that does not fit into everyday classes. Session 1 – standard class in preparation of workshop 9 – 10.15 a.m. Session 2 – workshop 10.15 – 11.15 a.m. Session 3 – standard class with focus on content from 11.15 – 12 or 12.15 a.m. R 150 This is our end of year studio event too. Please bring eats to share for after if you like. No obligation. Studio will provide some snacks, tea, coffee and plates and so on.
ॐ Awesomenss Workshop Sunday 7 December
Facebook Event Link.
At Alive Cafe, Muizenburg. I am putting together, and hosting, with a few friends, this practical and information rich (and somewhat tongue-in-the cheek) exploration of enlightenment in our times.Our multidimensional self requires some serious realisation, or uncovering. True self is awesome because it is, and not because of something we have or don’t have. Self-Realisation is a kind of journey into consciousness. Along the way we discover our awesomeness, the quiet self that is always there, and it is often mixed up in a lot of pain, confusion, anger, illness and trouble. And love and happiness, all of which is part of an endless cycle of suffering. Anything can, and will distract us from true self. Fortunately there are techniques to help us experience what is described by the Tao and other esteemed books of wisdom as indescribable, so that we can go ahead and plough on towards release from suffering, to awaken to our bigger potential, true selves, or… awesomeness. The workshop/conversation format will share practical techniques to help you hobble along when not growing in leaps and bounds, and help you appreciate and encourage your own and others awesomeness. Included are an easy to do breathing exercise, the most basic coaching practice and a simple creativity principle.
ॐ Yoga Session in Cecelia Forest, Constantia Sunday 7 December
Facebook Event Link.
Free outdoors Sunday morning session. Once off event for my students, anyone welcome, no yoga experience required. We will find a shady spot near the stream and practice whatever we can manage on the terrain. So mostly standing poses, some sitting, breathing and meditation. Getting there: Let’s drive together from the studio at my home, or share rides, leaving 7.30 a.m. – those in the Southern suburb area near me in Muizenburg. If you live near the forest then we meet at the entrance at 7.45 a.m. Here is a weblink to the area, including a map.
ॐ Immersive Yoga Saturday 22 November Hatha Yoga & No Mind
Sessions will include typical hatha practices, with awareness of the greater aim of yoga practice of mindfulness. Read my blog post No mind is everything Arrive from 8.45 a.m. 9 a.m. – 75 minute session yoga basics (After which normal class students who don’t want to stay on may leave) 10 a.m. – 60+ minute session Lunch break – buy your own at nearby cafe’s, bring as take-aways or bring lunch or snacks to studio. Tea/coffee 12.00 p.m. – 90 minute session Beginners welcome and more advanced students will benefit. Exact details may change. R200.
ॐ Movie and slide show/talk of my India trip (video clips & photographs)
Saturday, 22nd, at the studio. 7 p.m. for 7.30. I’ll improvise some commentary on the images and philosophy and yoga stuff encountered. All welcome, bring friends, children welcome. I have no idea how long it will take but you can leave any time you like. Dinner and chai tea. So please RSVP. Free/No charge. Note: I’m considering to arrange a trip like this for a group of us for next year. So come see if your’e interested!
ॐ Immersive Yoga Saturday 18 October
From 8.45 a.m. – Tea on arrival 9 a.m. – 60+ minute session yoga basics (After which normal class students who don’t want to stay on may leave) 10 a.m. – 60+ minute session, includes bodywork in pairs Break: Veg/Fruit Juice Light lunch Tea/coffee 12.30 p.m. – 90 minute session, power up, pranayama, deep relaxation In the first part we will release layers of body mind stress with long, slow deep stretches and student-on-student pair work. The 2nd part will include stronger power flow sequences, pranayama, meditation and deep relaxation. All sessions will be in my signature super do-able style – beginners and more advanced students welcome. Exact details may change. R125.
ॐ Immersive Yoga Saturday, 17 May
Theme: Prana & Pranayama. We begin with the regular 60-65 minute Saturday morning class, at 9 a.m. At 10 regular class students not attending the rest of the day’s sessions leave class and we continue with another session of 60-80 minutes. We will then chill out a bit, watch a yoga movie, and have a great vegetarian lunch prepared by an awesome chef, The after noon session will begin around 1 p.m. We conclude no later than 3 p. Beginners or less adept students are all welcome, as with my usual classes the focus is on simple, do-able practice. The space and content will allow participants a fun way to engage with yoga in an immersive yogic experience of self and a wonderful yoga community (that’s you guys!). Extended practice days are excellent opportunities for you to grow in your yoga experience and ability – the long easy-going intensity allows you to make great progress at loosening, focussing and connecting with your body and being.
ॐ Experience Bliss: Sunday 15 December
Awaken and focus your connection to your sacred self and its energy source, Prana. Enhance your whole brain integration with bodymind practices to Experience Bliss. Expansive Asana, Pranayama and Meditation practices with a Journey through the Chakras, incorporating Binaural Sounds and Music for Meditation and Yoga Nidra.
The Yoga Sanga Festival is on at Greyton over the long weekend of the 16th (Friday evening to Monday). It promises to be a wonderful experience, a rare opportunity to become immersed in a 3 day festival (outdoors yoga tent/camping/backpackers/book own accommodation in guest houses) setting offering a deep exploration of true yoga.
Sunday 15 December. Sanga Yoga Festival, Greyton. Free talk, 8 a.m. Workshop 11.45 a.m.
The festival is arranged by Martin of Asanga Yoga in Somerset West. Please contact him for enquiries; email@example.com www.yogafestival.co.za
ॐ Winter Warmer: Saturday 13 July
Arrive from 10.30 a.m. for ginger tea, green tea, something warm and herbal.
Session 1 11 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. Power Flow & Pranayama – We will workshop breath of fire and other get warm, keep warm, purifying, immune boosting breathing practices, and do a Power Flow session with applied breathing.
Beginners or persons with minor disabilities need not to fear!
For lunchtime break there will be a cozy fire in the fireplace and we will feed you a healthy & hearty soup and serve great bread, and some other tasty treat. Eat, relax, watch a yoga documentary (as part of the workshop, not only entertainment) and let the food settle.
Session 2 From or just after 2 to 3.30/4.00 p.m. latest Easy Flow & Nidra – Gentle session with more integrated breathing, more pranayama and solid mediation and relaxation.
Cost R 250
Please bring a warm blanket, a pillow, warm clothes, warm socks, with a cool set underneath, for the stronger practice. If you want to try out your warming skills by going swimming…bring your beach wear and beach towel… I made it my mission this year to pretend it is still summer and it is still working. It really is only a matter of applied breathing techniques (such as what we will be workshopping) and eternal summer (within) is yours 🙂
ॐ Sunday 9 December
Come explore details of technique, longer holding of poses, extended relaxation, breath and meditation times than the 1hour limitation of a normal class time imposes. Beginner and more advanced students are welcome.
The day will look something like this:
Session 1 is from 10 – 11.40 a.m.
Options for bring your own lunch and chill at the studio, go for a swim, lunch in the village or at Surfer’s Corner, a walk to Kalk Bay for lunch, weather depending.
Session 2 from 2-3.40 p.m.
Cost R 250
ॐ Center with an Extended Class
Saturday 4 February 9.30 – 11.30 a.m. R 100
Easing into the flow of yoga in new year
ॐ Beginner’s Luck – Yoga Basics Workshop
Sunday 19 February 9.30 – 12.30 a.m.
For beginners wanting to get it right from the start, for intermediates to correct the basis of their practice.
ॐ Bending Reality
Saturday 17 March 9.30 – 12.30 a.m.
Postural alignment, pranayama – breathing to positively influence body, and mind reality. Time, setting goals, achieving goals on and off the mat.
ॐ A Yoga Sunday in Muizenberg
“Bending Reality” will be an extended 150 minute yoga class/workshop and relaxation to help you understand how you can shift your reality – your body, mind and life – to accommodate greater harmony between the sum of the parts and their integration with spirit. This therapeutic, healing aspect of yoga remains close to my heart and is a timeless, root aspect of classical yoga practice. Session starts 10 a.m. sharp. Aim to arrive around 9.30 to 9.45. to enjoy a great freshly juiced fruit and vegetable drink with us before we start. Cost is R130 You may take the healing process further with an additional cranio-sacral sessions treatment after 12.30 – book directly with Sandra: firstname.lastname@example.org and 0847000690 / See: drsandrasmit.wordpress.com
ॐ Chill-out YOGA Sleepover RETREAT / Two YOGA DAYS
Following up on requests for more Saturday workshops, extended classes, plus enquiries for affordable weekend retreats I have the pleasure of announcing Sunday and Saturday, October the 1st and 2nd , as dates for the next yoga weekend.
Attend one or both dates as a day student, or bring your own bedding gear and sleep over.
Apart from having fun with a walk on the beach, chilling out, eating hearty and healthy meals and bonus Cranio-sacral therapy session we will immerse ourselves in meditation practices, sun salutations, easy going classes as well as more challenging sessions and deep relaxation and pranayama practices. As Tom Robbins famously said: “It is never too late to have a happy childhood”.
Beginner and advanced students are welcome.
The schedule indicates only a framework; actual session content will overlap to a degree. Although the 90 minute long sessions will allow for some workshopping the emphasis will be on doing yoga, not talking about it.
Saturday 9.30 – 11 Easy Stretch, Sun Salutation 2.00 – 3.30 Power Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama
Sunday 9.30 – 11 Sun Salutation, Power Yoga, Pranayama 2.00 – 3.30 Easy Stretch, Mediation, Deep Relaxation
Stay-over participants can schedule their bonus Cranio-sacral treatments with Dr Sandra Smit closer to the time. Day students may also, availability allowing, book a Cranio-sacral session.
Additional evening and morning meditations or other practices, perhaps some yoga on the beach etc, may be arranged in addition to the scheduled program depending on weather conditions. Saturday evening dinner will include wine and chess and a movie screening.
We provide a fresh vegetable/fruit juice at the beginning of the day. Also provided are breads, fruits, nuts, teas, coffee and healthy hearty lunch and dinner meals, breakfast porridge etc. Feel free to bring your own fruits or snacks, and if you like you can get involved in the catering.
Meals for stay-over persons includes Saturday lunch, dinner and Sunday breakfast and lunch.
Lunches are also included for the day students.
Together we will strive to achieve an inspiring, uplifting and healthy weekend experience to release the toxins and the stress of day-to-day living and achieve greater well-being.
The three spaces of the therapy room, children’s bedroom and studio will ensure privacy for 3 groups, couples or persons. Depending on the combination of couples, single persons and number of persons wanting to spend the night you will sleep either in a single bed, on a futon, a mattress, or a pull-out couch. There are two bathrooms for to share. Please bring a sleeping bag or duvet, and a pillow.
R 350 per person per day. R 600 per person for both days.
R 1 000 per person for the weekend, including a Cranio-sacral session.
Please confirm your booking a.s.a.p.
ॐ “Subtle Practice” Workshop
Saturday the 18th from 10 a.m. to 12.30 and from 2 – 4.00 p.m. R350
Subtlety is an important aspect of boldness. Without it there is brashness, banality. With subtlety comes effective action, conduct, art, life, everything is elevated.
Subtlety, as everything else, comes in shades. Soon as you refine your awareness of your subject, the crudeness of your perception prior to moving to the next level comes into view. This is the process of committed development at the heart of yoga and self-realization. It is true when refining one’s craft, or life skill. Mutual growth beneficial to the overlapping parts of the whole is the result.
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