- Conscious Communication – Uplift and penetrate through the power of the word.
- Mind and Meditation – Conquer the mind and conquer the world.
- Authentic Relationships – Unfold your true identity in the matrix of conscious relationship.
- LifeCycles and LifeStyles – Discover mystery and mastery through every cycle of life.
- Vitality and Stress – Cultivate the caliber to guide yourself and others through life’s challenges.
Haridass Singh and Viriam Singh (Eugene, OR) will be the lead trainers for this Level Two course! Level Two Teacher Training is about personal transformation and deepening the core capacities, character and consciousness of a Kundalini Yoga teacher. There are five Level Two modules:
Each Level Two is 6 days (62 hours). Dates for this course are February 1-3 and 8-10. Save $75 if registered by December 15! Download the poster to learn more!
Teacher Training begins on Sep 30
“It doesn’t matter how much I teach you, how much you learn. The role of a teacher is to elevate another person.” Yogi Bhajan
The experience of a Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training is truly a special one. If you have taken a Kundalini Yoga class, you may agree that this lineage of teachings is powerful. The relationship with your own mind, heart, and soul is strengthened as Self-Mastery becomes real. The community of fellow students in each training creates lifelong bonds.
Back in the “old days,” there were no teacher training programs, Yogi Bhajan would simply say to someone that they were ready to teach, or that they should go start a center in a certain city. As the times changed, so did the methods. The Aquarian Age is one which requires the transformative nature of these teachings. Teacher trainings were not only created, but were painstakingly written in great detail with strong guidelines that honor the way the teachings are to be passed on and not changed.
Participating in a Kundalini Yoga teacher training is certainly a commitment of time, money, and energy, but it is one in which the benefits continue to grow long after the course itself is finished. Many people may feel that this type of course is only for those wishing to go on and teach Kundalini Yoga classes, but that is not always true. There are no requirements or prerequisites. There are many individuals that feel the desire to simply dive deeper into the knowledge and practice of Kundalini Yoga. As Yogi Bhajan said: “If you want to learn about something, read about it. If you want to understand something, write about it. If you want to master something, teach it.”
Often times, it may feel like “hearing a call,” when we feel we are meant to take a Kundalini Yoga teacher training. Our inner voice is saying ”Yes, Yes!” Perhaps our soul is asking “Won’t you please follow this?” I have a friend who describes sitting in a yoga class and at the end the teacher shared the information to everyone about an upcoming teacher training. For her, it felt as if the whole time, every word was delivered just to her, spoken for her ears and heart.
Along my journey, there had been many bright lights illuminating the path of Kundalini Yoga for me. Each glimpse felt like wise hands of the Divine welcoming me Home. I knew that I wanted to do a Level 1 Teacher Training to really master my own practice and also expand my teaching to adults (I had taken the Radiant Child training with Shakta Kaur, and had been teaching Khalsa Way Prenatal for some years). I was looking at different programs in the Southwest US where I was living at the time. At a cafe while visiting my dad, I ran into an old childhood friend and classmate from preschool at Khalsa Montessori School. She mentioned that her father had a Teacher Training coming up.
When I called Sevak Singh Khalsa to ask about some details, his voice felt instantly calming to me. I sensed an openness, a wisdom, and no pressure at all to sign up. Deciding to do something that was purely for me, and led my own guidance was one of the BEST things I have done in my life. Later, the real treasure was revealed to me: a teacher lives serving others. The magic lies in elevating others as they experience themselves.
Portland is home to Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training! Meeting for 12 weekends over 9 months, the schedule is one that is easy to work your life around. Five qualified and amazing trainers are available to support you every step of the way. Upon graduation you will be a KRI certified (Kundalini Research Institute) Level 1 teacher. The information within this course is so in-depth and experiential, that one cannot help but leave transformed and ready to share! Please look at the link now if you are hearing the call, while there are still spaces available. There is no time like the present!
Sat Nam & Best Wishes on your journey,
Deshpal Kaur (Laurel Clohessy)
“Kundalini Yoga, the Yoga of Awareness, is a comprehensive science of life. You become a better teacher by becoming a better human being. As a certified Level 1 Instructor, you can extend the path of awakening.”
LIFECYCLES and LIFESTYLES
August 25 - 30, 2017
Aquarian Sadhana will be held each morning from 4:00am - 6:30am and is open to all.
The community is welcome to attend yoga classes each day ($20 drop-in) at these times:
11:00am - 12:30pm
4:30pm - 6:00pm
See website for more info and registration.
Yogi Bhajan's birthday celebration will be hosted in conjunction with the Level 2 training on Saturday, August 26.
Details are on the Facebook event page.
Thursday, July 20 from 6-8pm
Please join us for a vegetarian potluck, meditation and informational evening about our Kundalini Yoga Level 1 Teacher Training program Sept 2017 - June 2018 in Portland. An amazing journey over 9 months offering 200 hrs certification with KRI and Yoga Alliance.
All are welcome to attend!!
Teacher Training info & registration: www.nwkytt.com
RSVP via phone to Ajeet at 503-901-3109
6-6:45pm Vegetarian Potluck
6:45-8pm meditation and KYTT Q&A about training
Ride coordination and community discussion via the Facebook event page.
Sat Nam yogis!
There's a lot coming up this month. Here's the short list. Swipe down for details!
Sat, May 6 - Meditation Workshop
Sat, May 6 - early bird registration for White Tantric Yoga ends @ midnight
Sat, May 13 - White Tantric Yoga in Eugene, OR
Sun, May 14 - Special Mother's Day class
Sun, May 28 - A Khalsa Way Prenatal Yoga Workshop
Plus, check out these key links!!
Clear the subconscious mind
Guru Surya returns to The Yoga Seed on
Saturday, May 6 from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$35 pre-register / $40 @ the door
Why meditate? How do breath, posture and mantra come together to provide a deep experience? In this all-levels workshop we'll be exploring these questions and learning a bit about how the mind works. Gain techniques to tame the “monkey mind” for deeper meditation. Get the low-down on all those funky eye gazes used in Kundalini Yoga. There will be time to answer questions about White Tantric Yoga.
We'll practice different meditations and discuss the importance of daily practice (sadhana). Because, let's face it: we ARE our habits. Want to change? Change your habits. Having a daily practice of yoga and meditation will serve you immensely!! Workshop Bonus Feature: We will practice Breath Walk - Yogi Bhajan called Breathwalk "The ultimate fitness program for everyone in the Aquarian Age."
White Tantric Yoga®
** Early Bird registration ends at midnight May 6! **
Saturday, May 13 from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Eugene,
1685 W. 13th Ave., Eugene, OR 97401
FIND ALL THE DETAILS HERE!
Set up a carpool here!
Special Mother's Day class & gong
Sunday May 14 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
with Sirgun Kaur (Signa Cheney)
& Jai Satya Kaur (Vani Kimbrell)
at Mandala Yoga
$18 in advance, $25 drop-in
Doors open 1:30
A gentle all-levels class with 30 minute gong savasana
Join us for a healing Gong Meditation this Mother's Day, a beautiful opportunity for mothers and their families to share in a unique, healing experience, or for individuals doing healing work around the divine feminine in their life. Our experience will include guided stretching, breath work, a generous immersion of gong and a beautiful, integrative Kundalini Yoga meditation. This experience is appropriate for adults and youth age 9 and older, of all yoga levels, including pregnant women and those who have never done yoga before.
Khalsa Way Prenatal Yoga Workshop
For Women at any stage & a Partner with Laurel Clohessy
Sunday May 28 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
at Mandala Yoga
$30-50 sliding scale per couple
Khalsa Way Prenatal Yoga is a beautiful method with its roots in the Kundalini Yoga traditions, that utilizes the strength of each woman by empowering your trust in your body, the gift of breath and the inner wisdom you have within to support you to be your best in your birthing year and beyond. Get ready to move, breath and share your authentic selves together.
One last thing...
TEACHER TRAINING IS COMING this Fall! Registration is open now! Check out all the details on Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training - Portland.
Put on our favorite mantra music, grab your calendar, cozy up with a cup of yogi tea and read on...
The Board of Directors would love to see you! They are meeting this Wednesday (Sep 23) at the Tao of Tea on Belmont. Join them at 7pm & share your ideas for our sangat (community)!
TGIF Gong Bath
This Friday (Sep 25) at Shakti House. Come to relax and renew after a busy week!
7:15pm – 8:30pm Pre-register and save!
Join Mandala teachers and community for a night of call and response singing of devotional Kundalini (Gurbani) and other sacred mantras.
7:30pm - 9:00pm Donation
Full Moon Meditation and Community Potluck
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
6pm - 7:30ish
Hardev & Gurucharan's new home 7700 NE Alameda St. Portland, OR 97213
All are welcome! We will begin at 6 with a meditation and potluck to follow. Please come bless our new home with your divine presence! Bring a dish to share if you like, but there is always plenty of food - so please just come! We hope to see you there!
Bring on the Miracles!!
Every Fall we have the blessing of celebrating Guru Ram Das Ji's birthday. Known as the Lord of Miracles, Guru Ram Das embodied humility, service, and deep devotion. Guru Ram Das held a special place in Yogi Bhajan's heart. We can look to Guru Ram Das for guidance, healing, and protection. Many ashrams were named in his honor. Yogi Bhajan gave us a special sadhana to do in celebration of Guru Ram Das' birthday....
September 28 - October 8: For 11 days prior to his birthday we chant the shabad Dhan Dhan Ram Das Guru for 31 minutes. This is the Shabad of Miracles. Visit Spirit Voyage's Mantrapedia to see the words and listen to clips of recordings (as well as make a purchase).
If you are unable to make it to the community gatherings, please chant on your own whenever you can fit it in to your day!
October 9: This is the day we celebrate Guru Ram Das Ji's birth, when we have a special sadhana of chanting Dhan Dhan Ram Das Guru for 2 ½ hours in the Amrit Vela (beginning at 4am at Shakti House)
Yogi Bhajan has described this occasion as a powerful time for the fulfillment of prayers and a time of great blessing. Write your prayers down as the 11 days progress. Then, after the birthday sadhana, we will have a ceremony and burn the prayers, sending them out to the Infinite..allowing the divine healing energy of Guru Ram Das to take care of you.
Awaken Your Potential
Take the next step on your journey toward the Self and the Soul with The Aquarian Teacher — join the global community of practitioners and teachers serving to make the world healthier and happier, each and every day.
A team of accomplished KRI Teacher Trainers from the Northwest will instruct this course. The core teachers are Viriam Singh Khalsa, M.A., Jai Kartar Kaur (Joan Davis), Simrat Kaur (Annski Williams) from Eugene and Dr. Hari Dass Singh Khalsa and Ajeet Kaur Wise from Portland. Together they bring over 125 years of yoga teaching experience to share with you.
Savings ends on October 1! Course begins on October 17!
Simrit Live in Concert
Volunteers needed for Simrit concert Friday, October 16.
Want to support Simrit's concert in exchange for a FREE ticket? We need few people to help Sirgun Kaur prepare a vegetarian meal for six people, to be delivered to the band around Noon on Friday, October 16.
We also need 1-2 volunteers for the ticket and merchandise table. Help before and after the show, and during any breaks. by taking tickets and selling items.
If you would like to volunteer and support, please email Signa Cheney at Love@MandalaYogaPDX.com. Thank you!
Kundalini Yoga in Hillsboro
We are excited that there is now a class way out there in Hillsboro :). Dayajot Kaur is teaching a Saturday morning class at Yoga OMazing from 9am to 10am.
early bird special extended!
Level One Teacher Training begins October 17! The early bird pricing was just extended!! Make a deposit of $500 by October 1 and save $200. So if you are thinking about registering, stop thinking and start meditating :)
Men's Camp in British Columbia!
"Consolidate yourself as a man of Spiritual Consciousness. Be challenged and inspired by the company of men. Find your shinning nature and inner will. "
Hari Dass Singh (aka Dr. Khalsa) is going to leave on 8/12 for men's camp and will come back early Monday morning. If you are interested in catching a ride with him please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
PS - WOMEN"S CAMP IS AUGUST 19 - 23
Level 1 Teacher Training info session
Ajeet Kaur will be hosting the Guru Ram Das chant Sunday, August 23 at 7pm. She will serve tea afterwards and will be visiting with anyone interested in Teacher Training for Level 1 Kundalini Yoga as well as hear others'
experience of becoming a teacher! If you can’t join us but have questions about the training program please feel free to call her.
1705 SE 52nd Portland 97215 cell 503 901-3109
Level 1 Teacher Training begins in Portland this fall! What an opportunity to deepen your practice and understanding of these evaluable teachings!! Registration is now open...Head over to nwkytt.com for all the details.
"The KYTT training is like being gifted a gem, that holds keys to the mysteries of the Universe. I am so thankful to have done this teacher training, and I draw from what I learned every day."
NEWS & EVENTS
Here is where you will find the latest news and happenings for Kundalini Yoga Portland!