Breath, the Life Force Within You

Do you pay attention to your breathing throughout the day? The answer is probably not likely, or very little. Throughout the day, we typically don’t give our breathing patterns a second thought. However, you might want to start! Breathing works automatically without any effort, but a range of studies have found deep breathing has positive health effects.kundalini yoga practices

Breathing During Kundalini Yoga

In Kundalini Yoga, I emphasis deep complete breaths through the nose. You have a secret source of power within you called Nitric Oxide which is formed and released in the sinuses. Nitric Oxide boosts your energy and stamina. It promotes healthy circulation, normalizes blood pressure, and sharpens your memory.

The problem is, you may not be getting these health benefits because you are likely producing a fraction of the nitric oxide it made when you were younger. Nitric oxide levels are at their peak in your 20s, 50% in your 40s, 35% in your 50s, and down to just 15% in your 60s… a mere fraction of where they were in your younger days!

Taking a deep breath is a mechanical act

A feeling of pressure comes from a set of stretchy sensors that gauge the expansion of the lungs. The chest movement produced by the relaxation of the diaphragm on the exhale, places pressure on the blood vessels feeding into the heart, which triggers another set of sensors in the arteries and both these sensors feed into the brainstem and the Vagus Nerve, an essential part of the nervous system.

By stimulating the vagus nerve during the long exhalations, slow breathing may shift the nervous system into a state of relaxed alertness. Quicker, shallower breaths simply don’t stimulate those nerves or the brain as effectively. You need a long deep inhale and complete exhale to generate the right brain rhythms. When practicing breathwork, there seems to be a sweet spot around six breaths a minute. This seems to activate a positive feedback loop between the lungs, heart and the brain, bringing greater relaxation to the whole body.

Suspending the Breath 

The goal of suspending the breath is the gradual reconditioning of the nervous system. Suspending the breath “in” affects the sympathetic nervous system, is activating and stimulating, and can temporarily raise the blood pressure. Suspending the breath “out” affects the parasympathetic nervous system, is relaxing, and temporarily lowers blood pressure. Suspending the breath allows you to calmly hold space in your body while relaxing the action of the diaphragm, ribs and abdomen.

 Due to COVID 19 all classes are online. Please join Daya Kaur to learn more about Kundalini Yoga kundalini yoga instructors
and how you can create balance and harmony in your mind, body and spirit. 

Call Daya at 416-674-7083 or email her today!


How to Keep Up with Yoga at Home

Online Kundalini Yoga ClassesThe global coronavirus pandemic has thrown a wrench in the lives and plans of millions of people around the world. For Yogis who have come to rely on time in the studio to de-stress and get in tune with themselves amidst the chaos of everyday life, the effects have been especially challenging.

Whether yoga is already an integral aspect of your being or you are a beginner interested in experiencing its many benefits, now is the perfect time to start practicing yoga at home. Below are a few essential tips to make the transition from studio to home easier and as effective as possible!

Create an inviting at-home yoga space.

To begin practicing yoga at home, choose a quiet, inviting spot where you will have plenty of room to move freely. Roll out your yoga mat and grab any accessories you will need during your session to help you get in the right frame of mind.

For the deepest, most powerful at-home yoga sessions, try to create a peaceful atmosphere (using candles, plants, flowers, a calming playlist, etc.) that makes you want to practice regularly. If possible, keep this area reserved for yoga only—a designated sacred place for you to delve into your yogic journey.

Establish a routine for yoga practice.

It can be difficult to find and maintain your flow at home if you are used to practicing in a live studio or new to yoga altogether. Getting in the habit of practicing on the same schedule, for the same duration, and with the same style can help you reestablish your spiritual discipline.

When choosing a style of yoga, consider what you want to get out of your practice. Are you seeking restoration? Chakra balance? Meditation and breathing techniques? Self-awareness? Committing to the best style for your goals will help you achieve them. As you overcome obstacles in your sessions, you can apply these same techniques in your daily experiences.

Use online yoga classes to take your home practice to the next level.

Yoga is about spiritual, emotional, and physical growth. Once you have found your flow, it is important to break up that routine periodically to challenge yourself and learn new things. An online class with a trained yoga teacher is the perfect way to do this when you are limited to an at-home practice. Online teachings can help inspire and motivate you, as well as give you tools and techniques you can use to develop your independent practice.

“Keep up and you will be kept up.” -Yogi Bhajan

From Daya Kaur’s home studio, we can continue sharing the valuable teachings of Kundalini Yoga with those who wish to participate. We are offering online Kundalini Yoga classes to help you find balance and harmony in this time of uncertainty, until we are able to welcome you back in person.

Please visit our website to learn more about Kundalini Yoga and register for an online session today!

What Are the Health Benefits of Kundalini Yoga?

Kundalini Yoga is one of the most powerful tools available for tapping into your deepest consciousness to achieve a balanced mind, body, and soul. Practicing regularly will help you unlock your full potential to live a happy, healthy life.

So, how does Kundalini Yoga impact your physical and mental health? How can you to transform your ideal lifestyle into a reality?

Physical Health Benefits of Kundalini Yoga

Strengthen your nervous system.

Kundalini Yoga in Toronto, ON

The challenges and obligations of everyday life have a physical effect on the body you may not be aware of. Sensory input translates into nerve impulses that radiate throughout the body and create tension and stress in the nervous system. Regulating what you take in mentally and physically using breathing techniques, kriyas (exercises), and meditation, will help you relax and calm the body, the nerves, and relieve pain.

“If you make your body very strong, really strong, it can fight off anything.”

-Yogi Bhajan

Increase lung capacity.

Kundalini Yoga Classes in Toronto, ONFocused breathing techniques are a key component of Kundalini Yoga. Long, slow, deep, rhythmic breathing (Pranayama) puts you in tune with your body and soul. Pranayama also works to expand and purify the lungs. As you feed your body more oxygen, you will improve circulation to your major organ systems and boost overall immunity.

There’s no better vitamin than breath.”

Yogi Bhajan

Mental Health Benefits of Kundalini Yoga

Reduce stress and anxiety.

Kundalini Yoga Instructor in Toronto, ONKundalini Yoga uses tools to help clear your mind and regulate your response to stress. By learning how to relieve symptoms of anxiety, you can help prevent them from developing again in the future. Along with calm, regulated breathing and meditation, your mind can be balanced through chanting mantra to process emotions. Practicing Kundalini Yoga has also been shown to boost serotonin levels—the feel-good neurotransmitters—in the body.

“Stress fades away your judgment. Under stress you are not competent to perform.”

-Yogi Bhajan

Awaken creativity.

When you learn how to control your anxieties, you open yourself up to limitless possibilities. Kundalini Yoga is known as the yoga of awareness, for its ability to help you get in touch with your inner self and find inspiration. Targeted breathing stimulates the left and right hemispheres of your brain equally, forging balance and allowing your mind to surrender to its full creative potential.

Take your first steps toward achieving harmony within your mind, body, and soul—sign up for a Kundalini Yoga class with Daya Kaur! We use Kundalini Yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditation, mudras, chanting, foods, and lifestyle choices to help you find inner peace and become the healthiest, liveliest version of yourself. Please contact us to begin your journey today!

“Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light.”  

-Yogi Bhajan

Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training: What to Expect

Whether your goal is to become a certified yoga teacher or just deepen your own personal practice, Kundalini yoga teacher training is a powerful experience. Here’s what you can expect:

Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Program in OntarioYou’ll find your voice

Yoga can help you find your inner voice to guide you through your practice and your everyday life. Kundalini yoga teacher training can also help you find your outward voice and project it, as you practice teaching classes and communicating compassionately with others.

You’ll learn self-acceptance

Yoga teacher training can be a humbling experience.

We all have limitations, both physical and emotional. Delving deeper into your practice can help you let go of your ego and accept yourself as you are.

You may feel overwhelmed … and that’s ok

Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training in Ontario

There’s a lot to learn in yoga teacher training, from texts to chants to asanas.

With 200 hours of Kundalini yoga instruction and practicum, it’s a lot to take in.

But learning anything takes time and determination!

So, take a few deep breaths and recognize that you’re on a lifelong journey of learning and strengthening your skills.

You’ll learn from different teachers

Attending a Kundalini yoga teacher training will allow you to experience a wide variety of teaching methods, which will help you find your own unique style.

Do as much yoga as you can and take notes after your classes. What resonated with you? What would you do differently?

Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training in OntarioWith every yoga class you take during teacher training and even after it is all said and done, stay curious and observant; when you practice yoga, you are constantly learning.

You’ll gain a community

Join a global community of yogis as well as the community of your fellow trainees. You’ll make new friends and work together to connect with the universe and push each other to the limit.

Our Kundalini yoga teacher training program is KRI certified and will truly be a life-changing experience.

Embark on a transformational journey with us and enroll in our Kundalini yoga teacher training beginning in August 2019!

Details about the program can be found here. We look forward to teaching you and learning from you!

5 Ways the Kundalini Yoga Getaway will Elevate Your Practice

What is a yoga retreat? Well, it’s many things.

It’s a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life. It’s an opportunity to further your knowledge and skills. It’s time for yourself, with yourself. A yoga retreat is anything and everything you want it to be and more.

Here are a few benefits of going on a yoga retreat in Ontario this year:

A much-needed digital detox

When you go on a yoga retreat, you are essentially breaking away from your daily routines, and that includes being connected to technology. It’s one of the most important detoxes you can do—taking a break from the laptop, smart phone, and social media.

With a yoga retreat you can be in the moment, instead of deep in your work email.

People on a Yoga Retreat in OntarioLeave your comfort zone

We often get stuck in our ways and become comfortable with our daily routines. So, although you may find comfort in the studio, park or room in your home that you practice yoga in, your surroundings are not conducive to learning and seeing from a new perspective.

A yoga retreat can take you out of that comfort zone and push you to see the world and yourself in a new light; a truly liberating experience.

Experience nature and the elements

Meditate by the soothing stream and breathe in the fresh air of the outdoors; a yoga retreat not only removes you from your comfort zone, but it puts you in one of the most beneficial environments: nature!

Walking Meditation Expand your knowledge and practice

Even the most advanced yogis still have much to learn about Kundalini yoga—and more importantly—themselves.

A retreat allows you to surround yourself with other individuals willing to learn and amazing instructors ready to push you to reach your full potential. During your weekend filled with Kundalini yoga workshops, you will be exploring your practice in-depth and testing your strength, flexibility and mind while doing so.

Release your stress

Everything you are gaining from a yoga retreat works towards releasing the stress from your mind, body, and soul. You will leave the retreat refreshed and ready to take on the world.

There are plenty of things to think about before going on a yoga retreat, but we promise, the getaway is worth it.

Come join us at our Kundalini Yoga Spring Getaway 2019 from April 12-14! Find more details and information about the retreat here and contact Daya Kaur at 416-674-7083 or by email today with any questions you may have. Hope to see you soon!

Kundalini Yoga: The Importance of Rhythm, Sound and Chanting

Kundalini Yoga is all about simplicity and exploring the personal energy you possess. We can do so by locating certain vibrations within ourselves and the universe.

Every element of the universe is in a constant state of vibration manifested to us as light, sound and energy.” – Yogi Bhajan

Sound can be healing to the mind, body and spirit through mantra

Yoga and the Universe Quote

Chanting mantra is the way in which we open our consciousness, directing our minds to feel the small vibratory frequencies of our emotions. Everyday we are chanting silently to ourselves whatever crosses are mind as we experience the world.

“A person can tune his or her own consciousness into the awareness of that totality with the use of a mantra.” – Yogi Bhajan

So, through Kundalini Yoga, you are able to harness specific vibratory patterns that cause a chemical reaction in your mind and body, not only positively shifting your thoughts but allowing you to send those vibrations out to communicate with the universe.

Focusing on your rhythm

“By vibrating in rhythm with the breath to a particular sound that is proportional to the creative sound, or sound current, one can expand one’s sensitivity to the entire spectrum of vibration.” – Yogi Bhajan

Projection, pronunciation and rhythm all play a role in mantra. First you must ensure that you are projecting from your whole being; then you must focus on pronunciation and how your tongue hits the meridian in your mouth; and lastly, rhythm with Kundalini, is normally in 8 beats.

“…as you vibrate, the universe vibrates with you.” – Yogi Bhajan

When we come together in Kundalini Yoga, we use chanting, sound, and rhythm to connect to each other and individually connect to everything in the universe that is vibrating along with us.

Check out this excerpt from a lecture given by Yogi Bhajan about what sound current is to him.

Come join us at one of our upcoming classes to learn more about Kundalini Yoga and how you can create balance and harmony in your mind, body and spirit. Call Daya at 416-674-7083 or email her today!

9th Annual Kundalini Kick Start

Sunday, December 30th, 1:00-4:00 pm

Dovercourt House

Join Daya and Aruna at Dovercourt House

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 2019
  • 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 2019 a Kick Start and start the year off right!

$40+hst Early /$45+hst at the door
Special: Register with a Friend – 2 for $70 + hst
Payment by cheque or cash is also available.


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,

Workshop Location:  Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt St, Toronto,
2nd Floor, west of Spadina, north of Bloor,

Google Map: Click Here



 Meet the Teachers:


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 2019             Register Early to Reserve Your Space!

White Tantric Yoga 2019

White Tantric Yoga

One Day Meditation Workshop

Toronto: Saturday, May 25, 2019
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 May 17th, 2019

  • $190 + fees & taxes ($225.04)  –  per adult.
  • $160 + fees & taxes ($189.61) – per full-time student or senior over 65 (with ID).
  • Cost includes a Vegetarian lunch

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 2019 Facilitator – TBA


Registration at the Course on May 25th, 2019

  • Cash or cheque only at the door
  • $210 + fees & taxes ($248.66) – per adult
  • $180 + fees & taxes ($213.23) – per full-time student or senior over 65 (with ID).
  • Cost includes a vegetarian lunch.

For more details contact: 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


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

Bed and Breakfasts

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

Annex Quest House
83 Spadina Road
Reservations: (416) 922–1934

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

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 .


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Kundalini Yoga Spring Getaway 2019

Kundalini Yoga Spring Getaway
April 12-14, 2019
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


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)


Arrival anytime after 3pm
4 – 6 pm: Unwind!
6:30 – 7:30 pm Dinner
8 – 9 pm Welcome and Evening Meditation


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


  • 4 am – 6:30 am: Aquarian Sadhana
  • 7 – 8 am: Kundalini Yoga
  • 8:30 – 9:30 am: Breakfast
  • 10 – 12 pm: Kundalini Yoga Workshop
  • 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!


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 or Bunkhouse (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.

The Bunkhouse offers stream-side quarters that can sleep 20 people in 5 rooms rooms with 2 bunk beds (4 beds) per room. It was recently renovated and now has all new windows as well as upgraded bathrooms and new showers while maintaining its rustic look and feel. It is located a stone’s throw away from the Lodge.

  • All accommodations includes towels and bedding.
  • Shared accommodations include your own bed in a shared room

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, 2019
A deposit of the Yoga Portion will hold your space (balance due upon arrival)


SHARED Occupancy Rate: $459 + fees & tax ($539.52)
Yoga & Meals Deposit: $309 + tax & fees ($370.02) Register Here
Lodging: $150 + tax ($169.50) payable on arrival at Ecology Retreat Centre

SINGLE Occupancy Rate: $559 + fees & tax ($652.52)
Yoga & Meals Deposit: $309 + tax & fees ($370.02) Register Here
Lodging: $250 + tax ($282.50) payable on arrival at Ecology Retreat Centre

EARLY REGISTRATION by April 6th, 2019
SHARED Occupancy Rate: $499 + fees & tax ($586.98)
Yoga & Meals Deposit: $349 + tax & fees ($417 48) Register Here
Lodging: $150 + tax ($169.50) payable on arrival at Ecology Retreat Centre

SINGLE Occupancy Rate: $599 + fees & tax ($699.98)
Yoga & Meals Deposit: $349 + tax & fees ($417.48) Register Here
Lodging: $250 + tax ($282.50) payable on arrival at Ecology Retreat Centre

REGULAR REGISTRATION after April 7th, 2019
SHARED Occupancy Rate: $539 + fees & tax ($634.44)
Yoga & Meals Deposit: $389 + tax & fees ($464.94) Register Here
Lodging: $150 + tax ($169.50) payable on arrival at Ecology Retreat Centre

  • SINGLE Occupancy Rate: $639 + fees & tax ($747.44)
    Yoga & Meals Deposit: $389 + tax & fees ($464.94) Register Here
    Lodging:  $250 + tax ($282.50) payable on arrival at Ecology Retreat Centre
  • Saturday Day Pass:
    Yoga and 2 Meals: Lunch and Dinner (No Accommodations): $189 + tax & fees ($227.64)
    Please register for this pass by Saturday, April th Register Here
  • Singles will be matched for shared occupancy or e-mail 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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Awakening the Ten Bodies Through Kundalini Yoga

Yogi Bhajan QuoteWe often think of our bodies in physical terms or perhaps a physical body and a mind, however, the truth is that we actually have ten bodies:

One physical, three mental, and six energy bodies.

Yogi Bhajan discovered this system in his travels in India.  The Ten Bodies are powerful capacities of the psyche, each one possessing specific gifts that manifest when strong as well as certain deficit tendencies that surface when weak.

The art and science of the Ten Bodies allows you to realize that any disharmony you experience can be identified and then restored.

Soul Body

As the title suggests, the first body is our Soul. It is our spirit flowing through us and acts as a foundation to build upon and discover who we truly are. Through the Soul Body, we are able to live from our heart, rather than our head.

Negative Mind

This body is constantly at work, determining the risks and danger in our surrounding environment and evaluating its potential to negatively affect us.

Positive Mind

As the Negative Mind works to keep us safe and assess the danger in our environment, our Positive Mind works to find the opportunities in life that will be beneficial for us. Our willpower stems from this body and encourages us to explore the world around us.

Neutral Mind

This body is your guide. It evaluates the information provided by the Positive and Negative Minds and leads us to the best course of action. The Neutral Mind is compassionate and intuitive.

Physical Body

This body should be very familiar to us! This is the temple where all bodies dwell, giving us the opportunity to balance ourselves.


This body is your halo, spanning across your hairline and brow from ear to ear. Women have a second arcline across the breast line. This body helps us understand and project what we’re feeling.

Ten Bodies Philosophy of Kundalini Yoga


Our seventh body is our auric field. Surrounding our Physical Body, this electromagnetic energy field protects us like a shield, enhances our self-confidence and gives us a platform for elevation.

Pranic Body

This body is responsible for bringing in life force as you breathe, constantly working to supply us with the energy we need to stay motivated and achieve our goals.

Subtle Body

Our Subtle Body works closely with our Soul, and allows us to look beyond the reality we are living in.

Radiant Body

Our tenth body supplies us with the courage we need and the radiance we have within. A well-developed Radiant Body will be magnetizing to others because it is easily recognized through their charisma and personality.

Surprise—there is an 11th body!

Bonus: Embodiment

The 11th body exists when all ten bodies are balanced, and you have allowed Infinity to consistently flow through you.

This is a philosophy that is practiced through Kundalini Yoga. The systemized kriyas, use of breath, mudras, and sound work to balance and activate the Ten Bodies giving you a comprehensive way to work on all of them at once.

If you are interested in learning about and exploring the Ten Bodies, feel free to join us for one of our upcoming Kundalini Yoga classes. Contact Daya Kaur at 416-674-7083 or by email today!