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International Association of Yoga Therapists Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research
Date: 06/09/2016
Reston, Virginia

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Summer Solstice Sadhana Celebration
Date: 06/16/2016
Espanola, New Mexico

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International Association of Yoga Therapists Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research

June 9 - June 12, 2016
Reston, Virginia



SYTAR is dedicated entirely to professional education, research, practice, and policy issues for yoga therapy. Sessions are designed to enhance your skills and abilities as well as expand your horizons.

While aimed at the experienced yoga therapist, this is also a great opportunity to help you find the right yoga therapist training program for you... for you will meet many others with a wide variety of experiences and the same questions you have.

On Friday, June 10, Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, PhD will be leading a workshop called Prana as Medicine in TF02.

For more information, visit www.iayt.org


Summer Solstice Sadhana Celebration

June 16 - June 25, 2016
Espanola, New Mexico

3HO's Summer Solstice Sadhana Celebration is a 9-day spiritual gathering in the high desert mountains of New Mexico. It is a rare opportunity to cleanse the mind, go beyond ego and feel your spirit soar. Based on the teachings of Yogi Bhajan, the Summer Solstice experience includes Kundalini Yoga workshops, White Tantric Yoga®, Morning Sadhana, Live Kirtan, Community Connection, and the all-pervasive bright, uplifting energy generated by 2,000 souls living in their highest consciousness.

On Friday, June 24, Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa will be teaching the following workshop with Atma Jot Kaur:
The Compassion Mandala: Yogi Bhajan’s 3-Part Philosophy of Life

In the 1980’s Yogi Bhajan shared his Philosophy of Life to avoid criticism, judgment and self-imposed pressure. With kriya and meditation, develop deep compassion by immersing yourself in these 3 simple, profound life-changing truths. This is a sample from Foundations of Kundalini Yoga Therapy segment in the Guru Ram Das Center for Medicine & Humanology International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Professional training.

For more information, visit www.3ho.org


International Scientific Conference on Yoga and Ayurveda

June 24 - June 26, 2016
Sulislaw, Poland

Both Yoga and Ayurveda are ancient sciences and have their origin in timeless Vedic scriptures. The elaborate Su?ruta- and Caraka-samahitas, the original texts available on Ayurveda science, predate Western medicine and cover 8 fields of medicine, including surgery, biochemistry and pathology. Yoga-s?tras and Bhagavadg?t?, two classical texts of Yoga, likewise are several millennia old.

The conference will feature Sat Bir Khalsa, PhD, a neuroscientist at Harvard Medical School and Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital (sleep medicine ward), director of the Kundalini Research Institute and the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. One of the most active researchers in the field of Yoga. Responsible for the department of scientific studies for the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Member of multiple editorial boards: International Journal of Yoga Therapy, International Journal of Yoga, Medical Physiology. Author of one of the pioneering research projects on the benefits of Yoga practices in public schools in the U.S.

For more information, visit www.festiwaljogi.pl


INSTILL Conference, Yoga, Education and Wellbeing 2016

July 8 - July 9, 2016
London, UK

Instill conference aims to offer a forum for everyone working with yoga in education, which includes schools interested in offering yoga as well as PE teachers and yoga teachers. The conference is an invitation to come together and explore current practices and research findings in the field in order to develop a coherent, powerful and unified voice for yoga in education and to identify and share good practice in yoga in schools.

On Saturday, July 9, Dr Sat Bir Khalsa (Professor of Medicine, Harvard University, Chief Researcher, Yoga in Schools) will present on the latest trends in Yoga in Schools research in the USA.

For more information: visit www.teenyoga.co.uk


Overcoming Cold Depression

July 15 - July 18, 2016
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Cold Depression is our single biggest challenge as we enter the Contemporary Age. It affects vitality of spirit and leads us to take destructive risk and to self-sabotage. Cold Depression underlies addiction and stress-based illness and is a barrier to success. Learn what Cold Depression is, how to identify it and exactly what you need to help your students, clients and yourself overcome its effects.

Continuing Education units for yoga teachers through 3HO Germany, IKYTA and Yoga Alliance. Attendance for full duration is required to obtain certificate of completion.

This event will be hosted at Cambio Yoga

Presenter: Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, PhD

For more information and to register, contact Lora at Lora@cambioyoga.com


Youth Yoga & Mindfulness

July 31 - August 5, 2016
Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, New York

The Holistic Life Foundation (HLF) has more than a decade of experience teaching yoga and mindfulness to youth classified as “high-risk” or “hard-to-reach” in urban environments. But they also have years of experience teaching youth in private schools, as well as rural and international settings. Over time, HLF has developed a unique blend of yoga, mindfulness, tai chi, and other self-healing arts.

In this week-long program, the founders of the Holistic Life Foundation—Ali Smith, Atman Smith, Andres Gonzalez, and Sat Bir Singh Khalsa—show you how to teach yoga and mindfulness to today’s youth. Gain a deeper understanding of the needs of today’s youth in diverse environments, and learn new yoga and mindfulness skills to help fulfill those needs.

Through a combination of practice, lectures, panel discussions, and exercises, you learn asanas, pranayama, centering exercises, mindfulness practices, and meditations. You also learn youth engagement principles, teaching philosophies, and strategies for working with “problem” students, while exploring methods to make the whole approach practical and, most of all, fun.

This is an exceptional opportunity for anyone at any skill level in yoga and mindfulness interested in teaching these techniques to today’s youth, including teachers, yoga instructors, and helping professionals who wish to use the techniques in their practices.

For more information: visit www.eomega.org


The Elements and Alchemy of Kundalini Yoga

September 28 - October 3, 2016
Gottingen, Germany

Become a Certified Kundalini Yoga Therapist International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Professional Training
Segment 3 of 14
Open to all Kundalini Yoga Teachers

Discover, explore and experience how each unique element of Kundalini Yoga and meditation practice works and how these elements together form an alchemy of transformation.

  • Mantra and movement as the basis of health recovery
  • The role and application of Kundalini Yoga technologies: drishti, mudra, bhanda, pranayama, mantra, asana, kriya, meditation and bhavana.
  • How each of these technologies impact the five main prana vayus, the nadis, chakras, tattwas, gunas, and each the 10 bodies.
  • Meridians and fascia and their function in asana and kriya.
  • Asana, bhanda, mudra, drishti, mantra, pranayam and kriya in relationship to meridian flow and function.
  • The synergistic effects of Kundalini Yoga and meditation technologies and their application to health recovery.
  • The impact of thought and belief on health recovery including hope, development of habits and penetrating the influence of karmas and samskaras

Elements and Alchemy of Kundalini Yoga is the 3rd of 14 in-person segments of the 1,000 hour International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Professional Training and is open to Kundalini Yoga Therapists in training and Kundalini Yoga teachers. Those Kundalini Yoga teachers who are in the integrative healing arts find this training especially useful.

Continuing Education units for licensed nurses, counselors, social workers available through the California State licensing boards and for yoga teachers through IKYTA and Yoga Alliance. Attendance for full duration is required to obtain certificate of completion.

Presenter: Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, PhD and Dr. Japa Kaur Khalsa

For more information and to register, contact Sukhpreet Kaur at KundaliniyogatherapyEurope@grdcenter.org


Foundations: Principles and Practices of Kundalini Yoga Therapy

October 6 - October 9, 2016
Gottingen, Germany

Become a Certified Kundalini Yoga Therapist International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Professional Training
Segment 1 of 14
Open to all Kundalini Yoga Teachers

Teaching Kundalini Yoga to people with health conditions

Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher training prepares us to teach to people who are healthy. A separate set of skills is required to teach to people with health conditions. This training gives Kundalini Yoga teachers the foundation we need to begin to develop those skills and to deepen and expand the application of yogic philosophy, technique and habits of conscious living toward health recovery.

We will learn how to identify and meet the student at their starting point, mobilize inner resources, understand and work with the process of change. We will explore the unique structure of a therapeutic Kundalini Yoga class and the layering model of teaching Kundalini Yoga to people with health conditions. Yogi Bhajan’s 15 principles of teaching Kundalini Yoga as a therapeutic intervention are detailed and the psychology of health recovery and the role of family and friends are addressed.

Experience the differences between a yoga teacher, yogic healer, and a yoga therapist and the specific language of each.

Special attention is given to the personal development to engender awareness, strength and subtlety of the sensory system, intuition, compassion, deep listening, sensitivity, humility, endurance, radiance and grace.

A six week Kundalini Yoga curriculum for a mixed conditions group class are included.

Foundations of Kundalini Yoga Therapy: Principles and Practices is the 1st of 14 in-person segments of the 1,000 hour International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Professional Training and is open to Kundalini Yoga Therapists in training and Kundalini Yoga teachers. Those Kundalini Yoga teachers who are in the integrative healing arts find this training especially useful.

Curriculums for Kundalini Yoga teachers for each condition are included. Continuing Education units for yoga teachers through IKYTA and Yoga Alliance provided. Attendance for full duration is required to obtain certificate of completion.

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Presenter: Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, PhD

For more information and to register, contact Sukhpreet Kaur at KundaliniyogatherapyEurope@grdcenter.org