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In partnership with Flow Yoga… Intro to Kundalini Yoga ABOUT THE WORKSHOPIn this series, we will cover the basics of Kundalini Yoga as a beginner’s practice. The completion of this series should allow the participant...
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Mondays at 10-11:15am CST and Fridays at 4:30 CST at Shuniya Yoga Collective
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP In this series, we will cover the basics of Kundalini Yoga as a beginner’s practice. The completion of this series should allow the participant to attend almost any Kundalini class and have a working knowledge of the terms and techniques he/she will encounter.
Instead of learning just the rudimentary language and tools of this practice, we will attempt to get first-hand experience of the technology utilized in this style, and how the various facets we learn about can be used to maximum advantage as we encounter the circumstances presented in our lives.
Jan 21, 2022, 6:00 PM – Mar 03, 2022, 6:00 PMAustin, 3703 Kerbey Ln, Austin, TX 78731, USA
About the Event
This 40 day immersion will expand your meditation practice with guidance in weekly sessions led by Siri Bahadur and the support of practitioners who will share your experience. Consistency is key with meditation and with the encouragement of community, we will make it fun and accessible to maintain a daily practice!
Together, we will focus on one mantra for 40 days. Perhaps you have not attempted 40 consecutive days of a single meditation or tried and did not complete as intended? Or maybe you have, but would enjoy engaging in another to have the experience with others? Meditating daily for 40 days will allow you to begin mastering the effects of the meditation, as well as create a life-promoting habit. It takes up to 40 days to form a new habit (or break an old one), so during our journey, you may find that you have created a habit that you won’t want to miss!
The Mul Mantra will be our focus. This mantra is the crystallization of Guru Nanak’s JapJi prayer, also called the Song of the Soul. JapJi is a prayer that describes Nanak’s experience of the structure and various facets of Creation. Mul Mantra is a description of the blueprint of Divine Life as it manifests as human experience. Thus with daily repetition of the facets describing our exalted nature, we will begin realizing bit by bit the qualities of imitating the Source of our being; our essence as consciousness.
We will meet each Friday (see schedule below) either IN PERSON or ONLINE to discuss, meditate and consider various facets of the mantra. As we break down the components of the mantra together, we will expand our ability to hold its various qualities as guidelines for our thoughts, perceptions and behavior. In addition to your personal experience of the sacred sounds we will encourage participant interaction to share the challenges and developing qualities gained with our practice. We will also partner up to provide additional support in between sessions. You can attend the series with a friend or find new friends and discover an inclusive, vibrant and supportive community of devoted yogi(in)is.
As our meditative journey progresses, we will gradually build our practice together to investigate how this experience unfolds for us individually and as a collective. For your personal practice, it is not necessary to increase the duration, but you will have the opportunity to experience the longer meditations as we progress with our weekly meetings to see how we may notice these benefits of extended practice:
11 minutes: Changes glandular system and nerves.
22 minutes: Balances and coordinates the three minds.
31 minutes: Affects all the cells and rhythms of the body and all layers of the mind’s projection.
In this course you will:
Experience techniques for a successful 40 Day Meditative Practice
Develop a deeper understanding of the Mul Mantra and its benefits
Learn how to maintain an impactful daily sadhana
Integrate between sessions with like-minded peers
Participate in advanced group meditations and discussions
Join us either IN PERSON at Shuniya Yoga Collective or ONLINE for this 40 Day series (recordings of each meeting will be made available, so if you cannot make all the dates, that is okay):
Opening Group Meeting & Meditation:
Friday, 1/21 | 6 – 7:15pm CT
Weekly Group Meetings & Meditations:
Friday, 1/28 | 6 – 7:15pm CT
Friday, 2/4 | 6 – 6:30pm CT
Friday, 2/11 | 6 – 7:15pm CT
Friday, 2/18 | 6 – 7:15pm CT
Friday, 2/25 | 6 – 7:15pm CT
Closing Meditation & Integration:
Thursday, 3/3 | 6 – 7:15pm CT
Please bring any props you need to support your practice, as well as a pen and paper for journaling and notes
Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training In-Person in Austin, TX Starts January 22, 2022
This authorized course is licensed by the international Kundalini Research Institute (KRI) and fulfills the requirements to become a certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher.
The course is open to anyone who wishes to become a yoga teacher or to simply go deeper in their own practice and experience of Kundalini Yoga.
Completion of the course includes a one-year membership in the International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association (IKYTA) and a diploma certificate from KRI that authorizes you as a Kundalini yoga teacher.
SCHEDULE Classes meet Saturday 12-6 pm and Sunday 12-4 pm
Westgate Flow Yoga Studio in Austin, Texas
(4477 South Lamar #420, Westgate Shopping Center)
DATES January 22-23 & January 29-30
February 12-13 & February 26-27
March 19-20 & March 26-27
April 9-10 & April 23-24
May 7-8 & May 21-22
June 4-5 & June 11-12
** Western Anatomy classes are on-line, self-paced and may be taken at any time.
We have all heard the comment of “He’s only human.” as a rationale for falling short of delivering whatever is needed in the moment. It is as if it is the birthright of the human being to fail or be less than adequate.
The Possible Human exemplifies the unlimited potential of the Divine moving through the Life. Your comment to that statement may be, “All well and good, and good luck with that, but how can I possibly bring more to my life than I can currently express? What is possible for this Possible Human of which you speak?”
To the Life stream operating with all systems on Go anything is possible. Delivering grace in the face of adversity or any ungraceful situation is possible. Shining Light in the darkness, elevating the moment with a smile or a blessing is possible. Being a friend for no expectation of a return favor is possible. All one needs to accomplish those things at any given moment in any situation is a deep knowledge of the Unknown of One’s Self. One way to clear the path to accomplish the task of living as a Possible Human is to practice Kundalini Yoga.
Kundalini Yoga is a Science born of constant investigation across Time and Space by Yoginis, Yogis, and Masters who were drawn to and down the path of the right use of their energy. It is a system of yoga which uses exercises, kriyas, and meditation to elevate awareness, build health and vitality, and deliver the highest caliber of human spirit into any moment. It is a path that will allow the practitioner to find that constant anchor of Identity often called Satori, Samadhi, Christ Consciousness, or Enlightenment.
By the application of asana, breath, mudra, the physical and etheric structure of the body in coordination with intention and awareness, this science of Kundalini Yoga can create an experience which will shine through impossibility and bring all things and realms into the possible now.
This style of yoga relies on an alignment with and a deep relationship to both the Flow of Life and the Expansive Wisdom of the Transparent Teacher. By dissolving resistance to the flow of Life and Wisdom the yogi and yogini can transform unhelpful patterns and limitations into an ease of flexibility within, and an appreciation of, Life as it manifests every moment.
Within each person is a longing and we interpret our own longing and what will fulfill that longing according to the whims of our mind, desires, and past experience. The process of seeing the reality of what we think, say, and do in each moment leads us along the path of refinement of our mental, physical, and emotional creativity to a right use of our energy. Our everyday life is like the experience of investigating a forest tree by tree, bush by bush and one blade of grass after another in the hope that we will understand what the forest is, how big it is and why it came to be what and where it is. Kundalini Yoga gives us the ability to elevate above the forest and see its beauty and expansiveness while still being able to appreciate each of the individual elements which make up that forest.
Kundalini Yoga is built upon the practice of Kriyas, or recipes of asanas, breath, sound, focus and manipulation of the body structure to create a specific outcome in terms of results. These kriyas may be a single posture or meditation, or they may have many parts that include any of the factors mentioned above. But what they all hold in common is that they will produce a specific effect and that effect can be experienced to deeper and more profound levels with continued practice. In fact, using just one kriya hundreds of times can deliver the yogi to the One as surely as hundreds of kriyas can do the same thing. Needed in either case is practice, devotion, consistency, and honest investigation.
Asana, or posture brings the various aspects of body structure up for investigation and adjustment. By moving through postures you can lengthen muscles, increase the flow of energy (prana), stimulate and balance organ systems and optimize the body’s ability to achieve a state of health.
Pranayam or breathing makes energy available to the various energy systems of your bodies. It allows you to achieve a meditative state and effect cleansing of the body, mind, and spirit. Without the breath and the prana that rides upon it we would have no life at all.
Breath also allows sound to be created. Sound and in particular mantra brings alignment to the body, mind, and spirit.
Intention can enhance the movement of energy and the application of sound to maximize the practice of yoga. As the yogi moves through the practice of Kundalini yoga he gains the ability to bring balance to the all of the facets of his being both with respect to the physical arena as well as the etheric structures which direct the physical manifestation in the Life.
Meditation cleans the mind, allow the yogini to release thoughts, memories, and patterns of behavior that are no longer useful. Applying meditation to your practice is like taking a shower. It is a process of release and balance that creates room to be creative and responsive to the flow of life experiences.
The Impossible Human can find the way out of fear, anger, insecurity, depression and the sense of isolation and come into the human birthright of vitality, grace, and freedom from limitation just by applying a consistent practice and establishing an unshakeable trust in Life and Wisdom. This path has been traveled for thousands of years by countless yoginis and yogis. It takes only asking for the gift of being taught and following the recipe of excellence to begin the journey of joining the society of Possible Humans.