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Kundalini Yoga & Meditation 

Also called the Yoga of Awareness, this powerful and sacred science builds a strong immune system, vital glands, and a robust nervous system. It allows us to transform old habits and fears and expands our sense of self from finite to Infinite, while cultivating a clear mind and an open heart.


What is Kundalini Yoga?

Kundalini Yoga is an energetic system that focuses our awareness of the seven energy centers of the body, called chakras, in order to help clear or shift any obstructions or undigested experiences that inhibit our full expression and potential. Kundalini Yoga views humans as having 10 distinct and energetic bodies, which assist us in living a very earthly and sensory experience and also a majestic and transcendent life. 

Kundalini Classes combine 5 essential elements:

Kriya - a series of postures designed for a specific effect
Mudra - hand positions to stimulate different areas of the brain
Pranayam - breath work for directing life energy

Mantra - the science of sound & vibration via chanting
Meditation - for clearing the subconscious & developing the neutral mind (wisdom & compassion)

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Yogi Bhajan

Master of Kundalini Yoga at the age of 16, Yogi Bhajan (whose birth name was Harbhajan Singh Puri) studied under the direction of Sant Hazara Singh. Born and raised in India, he left for the United States in 1969, coming to share a body of teachings which we call “Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan.” His mission was to serve the people by offering teachings previous reserved for the elite of Indian society. He recognized the changing times and the need to pass on a technology and  devotional path that would support all people in reaching their greatest potential as human beings, and who could in turn uplift one another.

Particularly sensitive to the rapid and global changes upon us, Yogi Bhajan’s teachings are offered as remedies and prescriptions for the physical, emotional and spiritual demands of our times.  A teacher who saw the importance of empowering women with their own power and grace, he publicly raved about the strength and intuition of women. A tenacious man, his personality was both passionate and gentle, with a huge dose of playfulness and humor. His commitment was to “create teachers, not gather students.”

Widely recognized as a leader and champion of world peace and healing, in 1985 Yogi Bhajan established the first International Peace Prayer Day.  He created a Ministry for Sikh Dharma in the Western Hemisphere, whose roots have grown deep within the communities it serves. He also established the 3HO organization (Healthy, Happy, and Holy) which now thrives in 35 countries.

Although Yogi Bhajan left his body in 2004, he still serves as the Mahan Tantric for White Tantric Yoga, (offered 2 times each year in most major cities) in which his spiritual presence guides and protects the powerful partner practice of cleansing the subconscious mind. 

Yogi Bhajan

His encouraging words of grace and clarity remain with us:

 “Be the lighthouse!”

 “Keep up and you’ll be kept up!”

  “You should be so happy that others become happy just from looking at you!”

“An attitude of gratitude is the highest yoga.”

  “If you can’t see God in all, you can’t see God at all.”

 

Classes with Teressa/Ramcharan Kaur

Duration: 90 minutes followed by Yogi tea and snack

What to bring: Yoga mat or sheepskin, blanket, and cushion (supplies are               available)

What to wear: loose comfortable clothing; ALL WHITE is traditional in this               lineage as well as a head covering, but NOT required. Come as you feel best!

Fees: $15: drop in
$75: 6 class pack
$120: 10 class pack
$50/private: individual
$60/private: couple
$75/private: family


(Specific theme can be customized to the needs of the individual / family as well as recommendations for home practice.)

Schedule: See Upcoming Events for current class times, themes and locations

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Why Kundalini?

"One of my favorite things about Kundalini Yoga is that it helps us live the Full Human Experience, both on and off the mat. That means "eyes wide open, laugh, cry, be in awe, feel your fire living." Kundalini helps us get in touch with what it means to be human and then allow ourselves to be real with what we are, feel, and know. It beckons for us to stop distracting and running, to be everything, as it arises. That is what it means to live the truth of each moment. It's not fancy, feel-good language. It's simply being who you are with courage, taking delight in your power, and finding peace in letting go. It's being truly present to our lives."

- Ramcharan Kaur