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Upcoming Courses
International Association of Yoga Therapists Symposium on Yoga Research
Date: 09/24/2014
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Stockbridge, MA

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Teaching Trauma Sensitive Kundalini Yoga to People with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Date: 11/13/2014
Millis, Massachusetts

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"Your chapter in the book, Kundalini Rising, on ‘Healing Through the 3 Channels’ was so impactful in my understanding of the role of kundalini energy and prana on health recovery. I had no idea how this worked and your clear, simple explanations make sense to me. Wow."

– P.V., Little Rock, AR

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International Association of Yoga Therapists Symposium on Yoga Research

September 24 - September 26, 2014
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Stockbridge, MA



The Front Line of Yoga Research

SYR is the West's foremost academic yoga research conference. SYR showcases some of the best new research and offers multiple poster sessions as well as ample opportunities to interact with other scientists, experts and professionals in the field.

SYR 2014 is a single-track academic research meeting that will include keynote speakers, invited oral presentations from other senior researchers, multiple poster sessions and ample opportunities to interact with other scientists, experts and professionals in the field. The conference is also a unique learning opportunity for yoga therapists, clinicians, integrative healthcare professionals and psychology and education professionals interested in yoga research.

Keynote Speakers

- Tiffany Field, PhD, director of the Touch Research Institutes in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Miami School of Medicin
- Frederick (Rick) Hecht, MD, Director of Research at the UCSF Osher Center, and Professor of Medicine at UCSF
- Helene Langevin, MD, Visiting Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Professor of Neurology, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Vermont College of Medicine

Location

SYR 2014 will be held at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in the beautiful Berkshires in western Massachusetts.

For more information and to register, visit www.sytar.org


Teaching Trauma Sensitive Kundalini Yoga to People with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

November 13 - November 16, 2014
Millis, Massachusetts

No matter what the cause of the trauma, movement through Kriya, breath and mantra are time-tested approaches clinically demonstrated to be effective in helping people reconnect with their body, reduce symptoms and provide the support to move from a state of reactivity to an experience of safety and calm. This training provides the specific skills you need to compassionately, safely and effectively instruct a trauma sensitive Kundalini Yoga course for people with PTSD.

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Identify the indicators of PTSD and what is necessary for recovery.
  • Understand the impact of trauma on the brain, glandular and nervous systems and how a specific practice of Kundalini Yoga restores healthy regulation to these systems.
  • Skillfully apply your language and manner as a teacher to deliver a Trauma Sensitive Kundalini Yoga program.

A review of related yoga and meditation research and an 8-week Trauma Sensitive Kundalini Yoga curriculum for a group course are provided.

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.

Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, PhD and Navneet Kaur Khalsa, LCSW

For more information and to register, contact info@yogaattheashram.org


Foundations: Principles and Practices of Kundalini Yoga Therapy

January 8 - January 11, 2015
Los Angeles, California

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 first module of the 1,000 hour International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Practitioner Training and is open to 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.

TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE >

Presenter: Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, PhD and Navneet Kaur Khalsa, LCSW

For more information: Contact Ravi Har Kaur via email or call (505) 753-4692


Foundations: Principles and Practices of Kundalini Yoga Therapy

February 19 - March 22, 2015
Millis, Massachusetts

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 first module of the 1,000 hour International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Practitioner Training and is open to 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 Navneet Kaur Khalsa, LCSW

For more information and to register, contact www.yogaattheashram.org or call (508) 376-4525


Teaching Kundalini Yoga to People Living with Type 2 Diabetes

February 26 - March 1, 2015
Rama Lotus Yoga Centre, Ottawa, Canada

Type 2 diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions. Many physicians now rank diabetes as the leading risk factor for cardiovascular disease--higher than smoking, high blood pressure, obesity or elevated cholesterol levels.

Stress, mood and level of physical activity affect how well we feel living with diabetes. Studies indicate that people with diabetes benefit from the practice of yogic movement, meditation and relaxation.

This specialty training prepares you to teach Kundalini Yoga to people with diabetes. Training includes understanding of how Type 2 diabetes affects the body, how the practice of specific methods of Kundalini Yoga benefit a person with diabetes, working with contraindications and side effects of medical treatment, inclusion of the family to develop support for change and the psychology of health recovery. A review of scientific research on yoga and meditation for diabetes and curriculum for group and private classes are included.

Special attention is given to the personal development of the teacher to engender awareness, intuition, compassion, deep listening, sensitivity, humility, endurance and grace.

Presenter: Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, PhD

For more information and to register, contact Tania Fréchette at rama.lotus.management@gmail.com


Origins and Identity of Kundalini Yoga as Therapy

March 5 - March 8, 2015
Los Angeles, California

The historic origins of Kundalini Yoga give us an understanding of the source of illness and the pathway of health recovery as self-discovery. In this 4 day training you will:

  1. Move from Chitta to Guna to Tattwas to 10 bodies, from thought frequency to karma, from Purusha and Prakirti, from Dukh to Sukh as we discover the meaning and impact of each of these states of being on our consciousness and on the body we have in this incarnation.
  2. Identify and resolve inner conflict through the transformative understanding of the Bhagavad Gita, Patanjali’s Sutras and the 5 Sutras of the Aquarian Age.
  3. Gain a deeper understanding of the meaning, purpose and practical application of these ancient principles to healing and health recovery.
  4. Explore your Identity as a Kundalini Yoga Teacher, Kundalini Yoga Therapist and Yogic Healer.
  5. Deepen your relationship to your Radiant, Subtle and Pranic bodies as manifestation of the Guru’s presence through your unique being.
  6. Establish your stillness, frequency and presence.

Origins and Identity of Kundalini Yoga as Therapy is a deep, transformational, frequency adjusting gem. It is the second module of the International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Practitioner 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 course especially useful.

Course participants are requested to read the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali in the translation of their choice before the course starts.

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 Navneet Kaur Khalsa, LCSW

For more information: Contact Ravi Har Kaur via email or call (505) 753-4692


Overcoming Cold Depression

March 19 - March 22, 2015
Hamburg, Germany

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 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

For more information and to register, contact Atma Jot Kaur/Dhyan Tada at kundaliniyogatherapyeurope@grdcenter.org


Foundations: Principles and Practices of Kundalini Yoga Therapy

March 25 - March 29, 2015
Goettingen, Germany

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 first module of the 1,000 hour International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Practitioner Training and is open to 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

For more information and to register, contact Atma Jot Kaur/Dhyan Tada at kundaliniyogatherapyeurope@grdcenter.org


The Elements and Alchemy of Kundalini Yoga

May 16 - May 21, 2015
Los Angeles, California

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

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 Navneet Kaur Khalsa, LCSW

For more information: Contact Ravi Har Kaur via email or call (505) 753-4692