What is the Difference Between Kundalini Yoga and Other Yoga?

There are 25 different types of yoga, if not more that exist around the world, and all of them work towards strengthening the mental state and physical body of the individuals who found personal satisfaction and peace in the art. The differences between these variations of yoga are often not apparent to everyone and we have found that many have blurred perceptions about what Kundalini Yoga is compared to the rest.

Kundalini Yoga Practiced in TorontoKundalini Yoga is the yoga of awareness and provides a more spiritual experience.

Kundalini means “coiled” which refers to the dormant feminine energy we all possess, or Shakti, at the base of our spine. The postures are formed with our eyes closed so that you can focus inward and feel your exact movements, helping you understand your body and the pose you’re performing—instead of focusing on what the other students are doing. Closed eyes strive to eliminate distractions and self-consciousness so that you can find balance and achieve your personal goals.

“There’s nothing which can be more precious in you than your own relationship with your own consciousness.” – Yogi Bhajan

There is a large emphasis on breathing and sound to break through your internal barriers.

Kriyas are the repetitive postures and breathing techniques performed during this type of yoga, and when combined with the sounds of beautiful music or chanting mantra, a healing effect occurs. A feeling of positivity is draped over your thoughts and between, the chants, music, and gong, there is a natural vibration that is created to awaken your body and mind.

You breathe into your posture and feel what your body is ready for. That’s why Kundalini Yoga is truly for everyone!

If you are moving in the right direction, and focusing inward on the pose you are performing, you are still doing wonders for your mind and body. Kundalini Yoga is all about going at your own pace and feeling what is right for you and finding what you can do to put your body and mind at ease.

However, one thing that we know to be true about every form of yoga is that they are working towards the same goal: finding and nurturing the creative potential within you.

No matter which variation of yoga you choose to practice, it’s important that you allow yourself an opportunity to heal and rejuvenate, breaking yourself out of a confined and mundane routine.

Come find your own path and immerse yourself in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan today! We have several ongoing classes and if you have any questions, feel free to contact Daya Kaur at 416-674-7083 or by email.

White Tantric Yoga 2018

White Tantric Yoga

One Day Meditation Workshop

Toronto: Saturday, May 5, 2018
9 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
(Doors open at 8:00 a.m.; finish time is approximate)
Church of the Holy Trinity
10 Trinity Square, a short walk from Dundas Subway Station.
Beside the Eaton Centre, ½ block East of Bay St.,
and ½ block south of Dundas St. (see map and directions)

Save with Early Registration by April 27th, 2018

  • $177 + fees & taxes ($209.69)  –  per adult.
  • $147 + fees & taxes ($174.27) – per full-time student or senior over 65 (with ID).
    Cost includes a vegetarian lunch.
    Please click here to register

Our minds release 1000 thoughts per wink of an eye. Some of these thoughts get lost in the unconscious, and some get stuck in the subconscious and affect the conscious mind. These thoughts become feelings, emotions, desires, multi-realities or fantasies. Instead of mastering our mind, often our mind and thoughts direct us, which can cause impulsive decisions, poor communication and self-imposed stress.

White Tantric Yoga® enables you to break through these subconscious blocks, so you can have a more enjoyable life. In the shortest time, you can experience release from a lot of the burden you carry in your mind.

When you see and act on each moment with clarity, you can gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your life can change. Your mind, body, and soul can act together as one. This is the path to personal freedom and awareness, and will bring more success to every area of your life.

About The Mahan Tantric

Yogi Bhajan became Master of Kundalini Yoga at the age of 16 in his native India. He came to the West in 1968. The authority to be the Mahan Tantric (Master of White Tantric Yoga) was bestowed on him in 1971. The practice of White Tantric Yoga, as with most sacred Eastern wisdom, had previously been a tradition passed on from teacher to student in a mystical and selective way.

As a pioneer of this age, Yogi Bhajan decided to open the experience of White Tantric Yoga to anyone who wanted to commit to the discipline. In 1971 in Los Angeles, for the first time in history, White Tantric Yoga was taught publicly.

Until 1986, he traveled throughout the world presenting as many as thirty workshops each year to thousands of students. In 1987, using his unique abilities as Master, together with modern technology, he began to present White Tantric Yoga as a videotaped series which has the same effect as when he was physically present. He said the tapes would continue to have the same effect when he was no longer in his physical body. This has proved true, and in fact since his passing from his physical body in October, 2004, thousands of students have confirmed that their Tantric experience is one of being in his presence.

Who Can Participate

There are no prerequisites for participating in White Tantric Yoga®. Beginners will tune into their internal energies and enjoy a deep and sometimes challenging meditative experience. More advanced meditation practitioners will deepen their experience and make new inroads to their spiritual awareness.

How to Prepare

It is helpful to come to the course ready to meditate, having done some yoga or stretching exercises.

What to Bring

Wear loose comfortable clothing, preferably white (white combines all the colors and enhances your magnetic field and auric strength).

Please bring a cotton head covering which can stay securely on your head during the exercises.

Wear shoes that slip on and off easily. White Tantric is practiced with the feet uncovered.

Please bring a blanket or sheepskin to sit on and a light blanket to cover yourself with during relaxation periods.

Because this is a cleansing process you will be asked to drink water. Water will be provided during the day or you may bring your own.

What to Expect

White Tantric Yoga® is done in pairs as a group meditation. You sit facing a partner and follow instructions for meditation given on videotape by the Mahan Tantric, Yogi Bhajan. A representative of the Mahan Tantric will be present to facilitate White Tantric Yoga®.

Each workshop consists of between six and eight kriyas. A kriya is a meditation incorporating:

  • a yoga posture (asana)
  • a mental focus
  • a hand position (mudra)
  • a breathing technique (pranayam)
  • and/or a mantra

Sometimes the kriyas are accompanied by music. These kriyas vary in length from thirty-one to sixty-two minutes. There are breaks between each kriya. The environment is peaceful, and the atmosphere is friendly, supportive, and uplifting.

Meet our 2018 Facilitator – Sat Nirmal Kaur Khalsa

Sat Nirmal Kaur Khalsa is a certified teacher of Kundalini Yoga and a minister of Sikh Dharma. She has been a student of Yogi Bhajan since 1973 and has traveled extensively teaching Kundalini Yoga to business executives, students, children and teens. She served as an executive in the Yogi Bhajan inspired businesses for over 40 years.
Sat Nirmal Kaur is an accomplished musician, studying piano, viola and voice since the age of 5. She has learned the Sikh traditional music, gurbani kirtan, and has participated in kirtan programs world wide. She has produced a musical version of Guru Gobind Singh’s Jaap Sahib which is available on CD.
Sat Nirmal Kaur lives in Espanola, New Mexico with her husband of 33 years, Daya Singh. They have one daughter who resides in California and is a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and Kundalini Yoga teacher.

Registration at the Course on May 5th, 2018

  • Cash or cheque only at the door
  • $197 + fees & taxes ($233.31) – per adult
  • $167 + fees & taxes ($197.89) – per full-time student or senior over 65 (with ID).
  • Cost includes a vegetarian lunch.

For more details contact:
WTY@TorontoKundaliniYoga.com or call Daya at 416 674 7083 or Nirmal at 416 716 1402

Sat Nam and blessings,

Nirmal Singh and Daya Kaur
Toronto White Tantric Yoga Organizers

Accommodations in Toronto

Hotels

Marriott Hotel—Eaton Centre
This hotel is literally right beside the church. It is a 2 minute walk to the White Tantric Yoga Meditation location.
525 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2L2 (see map and directions)
Reservations: (800) 695–8284

Bond Place Hotel
A bit more affordable and about a 15 minute walk to the WTY location.
65 Dundas St. E.
Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2G8 (see map and directions)
(416) 362–6061

Ryerson University Summer Accomodations

http://www.ryerson.ca/conference/accommodations/index.html

Bed and Breakfasts

http://www.bbcanada.com/ontario/toronto_and_region/toronto

Albert Pimblett’s Downtown Toronto B&B Inn
242 Gerrard Street East
Reservations: (416) 921–6898
www.pimblett.ca

Annex Quest House
83 Spadina Road
Reservations: (416) 922–1934
www.annexquesthouse.com

Admiral St. George B&B
305 St. George Street
Reservations: (416) 921–1899
www.saintgeorgebb.com

Guru Ram Das Ashram

348 Palmerston Blvd.,
Toronto, Ontario (see map and directions)
Space is limited to floor space in the Sadhana room and common areas of the Ashram. Contact Daya Kaur for information or to reserve a spot at WTY@TorontoKundaliniYoga.com .

Hostels

For more information look at: www.torontolodging.worldweb.com/Hostels/

Kundalini Yoga Spring Getaway

Kundalini Yoga Spring Getaway
April 20-22, 2018
Hockley Valley, Ontario, Canada

Give yourself a wonderful weekend of Kundalini Yoga with the goal of getting:

  • Tons of Kundalini Yoga,
  • Deep relief from stress,
  • Renewed resolve for healthy living.
  • You’ll be guided by teachers with over 50 years of Kundalini Yoga among them for a weekend of fun, fitness, and friendship.

Santokh, Daya, and Nirmal are the Kundalini Yoga Teachers at the Yoga Retreat in Ontario Canada                                                                  Aruna Santokh, Daya and Nirmal

ABOUT KUNDALINI YOGA

Kundalini Yoga as Taught by Yogi Bhajan is a scientific technology for happiness. Beginner to advanced students can participate at their own level. This retreat is open to all.

“The energy of the universe is yours. It is your birthright. Just claim it.”
– Yogi Bhajan

 

THE LOCATION:  Ecology-Retreat-Centre

Ecology Retreat Centre, 308046 Hockley Road, Mono, ON

on 200 acres of forested property, skirted by the Bruce Trail
(near Orangeville, approx. 85 km from Toronto)

WEEKEND SCHEDULE (attend all or some – the choice is yours)

FRIDAY Arrival anytime after 3pm
4 – 6 pm: Unwind!

  • 6:30 – 7:30 pm Dinner
  • 8 – 9 pm Welcome and Evening Meditation

SATURDAY

  • 4 am – 6:30 am: Aquarian Sadhana
  • 8 – 9 am: Breakfast
  • 9:30 – 11:30 am: Kundalini Yoga Workshop TBA
  • 12 – 1 pm: Lunch
  • 2 – 3 pm: Kundalini Yoga Walking Meditation Workshop                                 
  • 3:30 – 5:30 pm: Kundalini Yoga Workshop TBA
  • 6 – 7 pm: Dinner
  • 7 – 9 pm: Bonfire and/or Movie Night

SUNDAY                                                                                     

  • 4 am – 6:30 am: Aquarian Sadhana
  • 7 – 8 am: Kundalini Yoga
  • 8:30 – 9:30 am: Breakfast
  • 10 – 12 pm: Kundalini Yoga Workshop TBA
  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm: Lunch and departure

This is a drug and alcohol-free weekend, with a healthy vegetarian menu.

Snacks and Yogi Tea are available all weekend!

REGISTRATION INCLUDES:

10 Kundalini Yoga Experiences
6 delicious vegetarian meals
Yogi Tea, Bonfires, Walks in the Forest, and relaxing creekside
2 nights lodging in the Ecology Retreat Centre Lodge (bedding and towels included)
The Lodge has 15 individually heated bedrooms with 3 beds in each (one double bed and two singles) sleeping a total of 45 people. Spacious shared washrooms (separate male and female) with 8 showers and 12 sinks. It’s bright central lounge can be used for socializing or as another meeting space and it is just steps away from the yoga room and the dining hall

Transportation to the retreat is not provided.
Contact the organizers to share or offer a ride, we will do our best to accommodate everyone.

Save $80 with Super Early Registration by March 6th, 2018
A deposit of the Yoga Portion will hold your space (balance due upon arrival)

SUPER EARLY REGISTRATION SPECIAL by March 6th, 2018

SHARED Occupancy Rate: $404 + fees & tax ($459.89)
– Yoga & Deposit: $159 + tax & fees ($192.04) Register Here
– Lodging & Meals: $245 + tax ($276.85) payable on arrival at Ecology Retreat Centre

SINGLE Occupancy Rate: $504 + fees & tax ($581.89)
– Yoga & Deposit: $159 + tax & fees ($192.04) Register Here
– Lodging & Meals: $345 + tax ($389.85) payable on arrival at Ecology Retreat Centre

EARLY REGISTRATION by April 6th, 2018
SHARED Occupancy Rate: $434 + fees & tax ($504.49)
– Yoga & Deposit: $189 + tax & fees ($227.64) Register Here
– Lodging & Meals: $245 + tax ($276.85) payable on arrival at Ecology Retreat Centre

SINGLE Occupancy Rate: $534 + fees & tax ($617.49)
– Yoga & Deposit: $189 + tax & fees ($227.64) Register Here
– Lodging & Meals: $345 + tax ($389.85) payable on arrival at Ecology Retreat Centre

REGULAR REGISTRATION after April 6th, 2018
SHARED Occupancy Rate: $484 + fees & tax ($563.81)
-Yoga & Deposit: $239 + tax & fees ($286.96) Register Here
-Lodging & Meals: $245 + tax ($276.85) payable on arrival at Ecology Retreat Centre

SINGLE Occupancy Rate: $584 + fees & tax ($676.81)
-Yoga & Deposit: $239 + tax & fees ($286.96) Register Here
-Lodging & Meals:  $345 + tax ($389.85) payable on arrival at Ecology Retreat Centre

Saturday Day Pass:
– Yoga and 2 Meals: Lunch and Dinner (No Accommodations): $145 + tax & fees ($175.43)
Please register for this pass by Saturday, April 14th Register Here

  • Singles will be matched for shared occupancy or e-mail info@dayakaur.com to make arrangements
  • Please note all sales are non refundable

One weekend will make a big difference.

You’ll be glad you did it!
Register early to reserve your space.

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Level 1 Aquarian Teacher Training

Kundalini Yoga Level 1 Teacher Training

Yogi bhajan

Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan

This Teacher Training Program is for everyone, whether you would like to become a certified yoga teacher or just wish to deepen your personal experience of Kundalini Yoga

“If you want to learn something… read about it.
If you want to understand something… write about it.
If you want to master something… teach it.”
Yogi Bhajan

Course Dates: May 12-13,26-27, June 16-17,
July 7-8,21-22, August 11-12,25-26,
September 7-9,22-23,October 13-14,27-28, 2018

Saturday & Sunday 9:00am – 6:00pm

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.  The KRI Level 1 Fountations Course is a professional program in the theory and practice of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan.  This comprehensive course includes 200 hours of classroom instruction and practicum.

Included in the Program:

  • Kriya and Meditation:  The foundation of KundaliniYoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan
  • Humanology and Philosophy:  The Lifestyle of a Kundalini Yoga Yeacher
  • Anatomy and Physiology:  Essentials of Yogic and Functional Anatomy
  • Consciousness of a Teacher:  Virtues and Values of Living in the Golden Chain
  • The Master’s Touch:  Cultivating a connection to the Master
  • Practicum:  Teaching from day one

 

Course Dates, Times, Location

Dates:  May – October, 2018, 11 Weekends plus Home Study
May 12-13,26-27, June 16-17, July 7-8,21-22, August 11-12,25-26,
September 7-9,22-23, 
October 13-14,27-28, 2018

Times:  Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Location:  Yudh Combat Academy, 1332 Khalsa Dr, #23, Mississauga, Ontario

 

Tuition, Registration, Payment Options

Paid in full on or before March 15th, 2018 – $3000 + hst ($3390)(includes registration fee)
Paid in full after March 15th, 2018 – $3200 + hst ($3616)(includes registration fee)
Payment Plan – $3400 + hst ($3842) instalments can be arranged, please contact Daya Kaur

Registration Fee $300 + hst ($339) non refundable, to hold a space
10% Student Discount for full time students and seniors.

Cash, Cheque, eTransfer, Paypal accepted

This fee includes the KRI Teacher Training and Master’s Touch manuals plus many handouts but does NOT include payment for the required 20 yoga classes or White Tantric Yoga.

To Register please contact:  Daya Kaur – 416 674 7083, info@DayaKaur.com, www.DayaKaur.com

Please download, fill and return Registration  Form to Daya Kaur KYTT Reg Form 2018

Payment  Options
1. Cheque payable to Y. Kaiser, 1102-600 Rexdale Blvd, Toronto, M9W6T4

2. INTERAC e-Transfer emailed to:  info@dayakaur.com

3. PayPal with 3% handling fee added


Includes 3% PayPal fee
Name of Participant
Phone Number of Participant




Refund Policy:
Refunds (minus a $500 Administration Fee) are available up to April15th, 2018.
If you cancel after April 15th, no refunds will be provided.

The Teacher Training Team

 

 

Kundalini Yoga Summer Retreat

 

Nirmal Singh, a certified Kundalini Yoga Lead teacher trainer teaches the KRI Level 1 yoga certification course in Toronto and other cities.  Nirmal holds the teachings of this ancient yoga (as taught by Yogi Bhajan) with utmost respect.  He is sincere in his committment to the yogic lifestyle.

 

 

Kundalini Yoga classes, workshops, retreats, trainings in Toronto

Har Prakash Singh is a certified teacher trainer, instructor, and teacher of Mindfulness Meditation in the algorithmic secular style of Shinzen Young.  He has a passion and gift for teaching meditation in any style and how meditation can be deepened for yogis at any level.

 

 

Kundalini Yoga in Toronto and Brampton

Daya Kaur, a certified teacher trainer,  has been practicing Kundalini Yoga since 1996 and you can find her all over Toronto teaching more than 10 packed classes a week.  Daya thrives on sharing this knowledge and guiding others on their personal path.

 

 

Karan KaurKaran Kaur brings her training as a massage therapist into her understanding of yoga and alignment. She is a certified Level I, Level II Kundalini Yoga Teacher, and an intern with the KRI Trainer Academy. An avid yoga practitioner for 25 years, she discovered the teachings of Yogi Bhajan in 2005, and thus began her journey with Kundalini Yoga. Karan Kaur inspires her students to transform their lives through the sacred science of Kundalini Yoga, while expanding their awareness of the world within. She teaches with enthusiasm, grace, passion and joy.

8th Annual Kundalini Kick Start 2018

Sunday, January 14th, 1:30-4:30 pm

Lotus Yoga Center, 100 Harbord St

Join Daya and Aruna at Lotus Yoga

A Special Kundalini Yoga Workshop with Daya and Santokh

A great way to start the year, detox, and consciously set intentions. You can expect a powerful Kundalini Yoga workout and meditations for a healthy kick start to the year. In this workshop you will use Kundalini Yoga and Meditation to clarify your intentions and set a vision for the year.

This 3 hour workshop includes:

  • Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan,
  • a Kriya to get you moving and stretching
  • meditations to clear your mind and enhance your connection to your soul’s purpose
  • guided conscious intention setting for 2018
  • relaxation for relief from stress and rejuvenation                                 
                             

This workshop is designed so you will experience the tools that help us to live in a balanced state of grace. The three hour format allows participants to deepen their practice through experiences that can’t be achieved in a regular yoga class. Long-time practitioners and beginners alike will get a great work-out.

Come give 2018 a Kick Start and start the year off right!

$35+hst Early /$45+hst at the door
Special: Register with a Friend – 2 for $60 + hst
Payment by cheque or cash is also available.

Save with these Options
Name/Email of Participant 1
Name/Email of Participant 2


Early Registration is Highly recommended because space is limited and historically this event has sold out.

Call or Email Daya for more information: 416 674 7083, info@dayakaur.com

Workshop Location:  Lotus Yoga Centrelotus-yoga-toronto

Address: 100 Harbord St, Toronto
west of Spadina, south of Bloor, close to Spadina Subway

Directions: Google Map: Click Here

  Meet the Teachers:

Santokh-Daya-Kundalini-Kick-Start

Daya and Santokh bring a heart entered approach to teaching yoga.

Daya Kaur has been living the Kundalini yogic lifestyle for 15 years. She is a Trainer for the 200 Hour Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training.

Aruna (Santokh Kaur) has been a Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher (IKYTA) since 1998. She is the lead trainer at Young Yoga Masters, a Yoga Alliance Registered Children’s Yoga School.

Kundalini Kick Start 2018             Register Early to Reserve Your Space!

Muladhara, Root Chakra

Journey Through the Chakras, Kundalini Yoga classes, workshops

“The first chakra represents the earth element,

the strength, the grit, that bullish part of you” – Yogi Bhajan

Today’s journey begins at the base of the spine with Muladhara, Root Chakra. Connecting to the element of earth, this centre is involved in our survival, our health, our bodies and our habits. It is the realm of habits, automatic behaviour, and deep seated patterns we use for survival. Just like a building, the chakras need a firm foundation – a balanced first chakra which allows our self awareness to take root and grow.

In Kundalini Yoga, there are many pranayam, kriyas and meditations to help us strengthen our relationship with the first chakra so we can build physical and emotional balance in as little as three minutes a day.

On Saturday, October 25th we begin this journey at 12:00. Please join Karan Kaur and myself as we explore the foundation of our chakra system.  Please contact me for more information – https://dayakaur.com/workshops-1/journey-through-the-chakras/

Journey Through the Chakras

Kundalini Yoga wotkshop on Chakras

 

The Chakras are explained as “spinning wheels of energy”.  There are seven major chakras that interact with our body and influence our thoughts, moods, and health.  In the Kundalini Yoga tradition, Yogi Bhajan said we have an eighth chakra that encompasses the entire body, combining the effects and improves the workings of all the other chakras.   Each chakra has an important function and we need all of them, no chakra is more important than the other.

Through Kundalini Yoga, Yogi Bhajan has shared many techniques for us to work with this system and move toward higher states of consciousness.  Yogi Bhajan teaches us how the chakras represent various parts of the physical body, our emotions, our perceptions and how we project ourselves out to the world.

Journey through the chakras workshop

Karan Kaur

journey through the chakras

Daya Kaur

 

Please join Karan Kaur and myself for a workshop to help you understand how the chakras operate and to discover the particular talents, gift or skill we can gain to enhance our lives.

 

 

No yoga experience is necessary.

Please call Daya Kaur for more information or to register:  416 674 7083, email: info@dayakaur.com

Date:  Saturday & Sunday, October 25th & 26th, 12:00-6:00pm
Location:  Yudh Combat Academy, Unit #23, 1332 Khalsa Drive, Mississauga, Ontario
Registration:  $100 + hst Early / $130 + hst At the Door

DayaKaur.com

Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training is starting June 7th in Brampton!

Yogi Bhajan

Yogi Bhajan

“Make yourself so happy, that by looking at you, other people become happy.” – Yogi Bhajan

Have you been considering Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training in Brampton?  Is it something you want for yourself to heal, explore and find a sense of inner peace, or do you want to help and guide others through this journey we call life?

The Kundalini Yoga Aquarian Teacher Training is such a beautiful course with a lifetime of benefits.  I turned to the Training when I was dealing with persistent health issues.  The Training awakened me to all aspects of my life, some I was prepared for and others I was not.  I questioned my values and beliefs.  I realized I was avoiding my problems.  I was a master at burying emotion.

Through the Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training I started to feel alive inside and that I had a purpose in this life.  I thrive on sharing the love and passion I feel for these sacred teachings which are so relevant for us today.

You too, will learn techniques and tools that allow you to maintain your flexibility, balance your glands, tone your muscles and switch your mood, state of mind and energy level in a few minutes.  Kundalini Yoga is a technology to raise our consciousness and self awareness.

Kundalini Yoga is a powerful system for transformation and totally worth it!

The Training course in Brampton is starting on June 7th.  Please share this with your friends, it may be the course they are looking for.  You can also contact me for more information.

Meditation in Kundalini Yoga Becomes More Comfortable with Practice

Meditation in Kundalini

 

 “Our limited mind is our enemy and our unlimited mind is our best friend. When you become a slave of the mind, it will limit you. When you use it, it will bring you the whole universe.”- Yogi Bhajan

Why is Kundalini Yoga Called the Yoga of Awareness?

At the Kundalini Yoga Summer Experience Retreat participants have a choice of several workshops that will deepen their practice of Kundalini Yoga.

Two of the workshops are:

  • The Fundamental Tools of Kundalini Yoga and
  • Kundalini Yoga – Beyond the Basics

Planning for the workshops we remembered how important Awareness is in Kundalini Yoga. Whenever I practice another style of yoga, it does not give me the boost in awareness that Kundalini Yoga gives me.  For me, this is a special part of Kundalini Yoga.

In Kundalini Yoga you do an exercise then take a short break before the next exercise.

The Fundamental Tools of Kundalini Yoga

In the Fundamentals Workshop you will examine one of the tools of Awareness that comes in the form of the little breaks we take between the exercises.  These breaks may seem like we’re just going easy on you, but in fact they are a very important part of the yoga set.

During the breaks your mind can drift off and think about hot dogs or the last conversation you had or an argument with a co-worker.  The little space between the exercises is actually a time to train your mind to put those thoughts on the back burner and redirect your thinking to your breathing and the experience of what is happening in the moment. When your mind drifts off, you firmly, but with love, bring it back to the awareness of your breath and body.

For some people, these breaks can be hard at first.  As you practice they can become an experience of relaxation.

Fight, Flight or Freeze

Technically speaking stress is a state of fight, flight, or freeze where your adrenals are working in overdrive.  During the breaks your body can return to a state of relaxation or the “rest and digest” state.

For those who are always stressed out, it is hard on their body because it doesn’t get back to the rest state where you can heal and rejuvenate.

To take the Yoga of Awareness further you get into the Beyond the Basics workshop. Awareness is enhanced through longer meditation times.  Again this can be challenging for most practitioners.

Awareness Opens the Door of Opportunity

Meditation is not all roses and sunshine because your mind will want to hold onto its patterns of thinking.  By practicing letting go of these patterns, we get a chance to see things in a new way. That is Awareness, Awareness that we have habits and it can be helpful to see beyond our habits.  When we do, it opens new doors of opportunity.

Meditation in Kundalini Yoga Becomes More Comfortable with Practice

Kundalini Yoga is the Yoga of Awareness.  There are many layers and levels of Awareness and the practice of Kundalini Yoga helps you peel away the layers, transform unnecessary stress, and dwell in your true self.

You are invited to join us to experience the power of Kundalini Yoga at the Summer Experience 2013 on August 16 – 18.  The full details are at this link and you Save $50 by registering early. The Early Registration rate ends Saturday August 3, 2013.  The retreat is taking place in Peterborough Ontario and there is easy connections from Toronto.

Register now and give your body and your mind a summer holiday treat.

Registration is Open Now

For information on Summer Kundalini Yoga Classes in Toronto, send me an e-mail at info@dayakaur.com.

Sat Nam and Keep Opening those Doors of Opportunity!

Have you planned your summer vacation?

Here is a suggestion – a weekend retreat filled with Kundalini Yoga!

Every year I travel to Espanola, New Mexico to celebrate summer solstice.  From the airport, the shuttle whisks us out of the city, away from the hustle and bustle, along a bumpy, dusty road to the camp site.  With evey bump in the road a thought, worry or concern is jostled free.  This time is for me.  This sounds so magical but there are real obstacles before I actually get there.  With a family and partner to consider, needing time away from work, changing yoga class schedules, and the expense of flying, all are viable considerations and a sacrifice for all busy people.

Kundalini Yoga Workshop in Toronto

Taking a little time to go on a retreat is one of the best gifts you can give yourself.  A retreat is an investment in your health and your personal relationship with yourself.  It will give you a chance to pause, to slow down –  a form of self care that is crucial to our well being.  Just the fact that you are breaking your routine allows you to assess your current situation from all perspectives.

Kundalini Yoga Summer Experience

Trent University is situated on the Otanabee River

Retreats are a good way to begin a yoga practice or to deepen an existing one.  They are great for people with little or no experience, young or older, flexible or stiff.  The Summer Experience Retreat is a great combination of Kundalini Yoga, healthy and delicious food prepared for you, being outdoors surrounded by nature, and connecting with like-minded people.  Enjoy air conditioned, private rooms in the newly constructed Gzowski wing, making this a holiday so relaxing and rejuvenating at the same time.

Come and join us at Trent University in Peterborough.  After weighing all the pros and cons…..
You will be glad you did!