Sri Lanka Kundalini Teacher Training 2019

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In our modern world of stress related illness, mass population and over information the practice of Kundalini yoga helps us consciously live our lives. Kundalini yoga gives you powerful tools to bring about balance in your mind, emotions and physical body

By taking part in our Kundalini Yoga Sri Lankan Training 2019 Level 1 you will learn the yogic hacks and techniques for yourself, but also to share and help others.  You can take this course to become a KRI Internationally Certified Level 1 teacher which also fulfils the Yoga Alliance RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) 200-hour requirement or to have a transformational effect on your life, mind and habits.

Join us on 14 September 2019 in Sri Lanka for the KRI Level One Aquarian Teacher Training Program. It is a 220-hour professional certification program in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®. An interactive course in the theory, practice, and basic skills of a Kundalini Yoga instructor, it includes 180 hours of classroom instruction and 40 hours of independent study: service projects, a 40-day meditation. Local students can pay a fee per month and there are discounts in certain circumstances. Please email raymond.fiona@gmail.com

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Mon 9 September 6.15 – 7.30pm Kundalini Yoga@ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Pl, Col 7

Tues 10 September 9.30-10.45am Kundalini Yoga @9 Greenlands Lane , Col 5

Tues 10 September 6.15-7.30pm  Kundalini Yoga @ 145/5 Fife Rd , Col 5 (Shaunagh)

Wed 11 September 5-7.30am   Sadhana Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE CLASS) – (Tonie Nooyens)

Wed 11 September  6.45-8pm       Kundalini Yoga@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thurs 12 September 6.30-7.45pm  Kundalini Yoga@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Friday 13 September 5-7.30am Poya Sadhana@ 145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5 (Donation)

Friday 13 September 9-11am   Poya Pranic Healing Workshop 145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5 1000Rs

 

Yoga Bhajan Birthday – 6.15pm Mon 26 August Prana Lounge by Donation

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This week we come together as a Yoga community and spiritual family to celebrate Yogi Bhajan’s birthday, 26 August 1929, the legacy and technology of Kundalini yoga that he has left us.

He was not the inventor of Kundalini yoga, but for me he systemised it into a formula that you and I can understand and more importantly use in our daily lives, to be healthier, happier and feel connected to our spirit. The love I feel for our teachers comes from this.

We will join in celebration with the many communities all over the world that will come together this Monday, 26 August to honour Yogi Bhajan and celebrate his tireless teaching, coaching, comforting and elevating his students through his life and through the teachings.

This year the venue is Prana Lounge where we will start with a Kundalini yoga kriya, deep gong relaxation, ending with a Healing circle meditation and sharing of food and laughter. Please bring some food to share and pay a donation to Prana Lounge.

 

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Sat 24 August 5.30-7.00pm  Gong Bath @ Prana Lounge, Colombo 7

Mon 26 August 6.15 – 8.30pm Yogi Bhajan Birthday Kundi class, Gong and Healing Circle meditation, dinner @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Pl, Col 7 – Donation

Tues 27 August 9.30-10.45am Kundalini Yoga @9 Greenlands Lane , Col 5

Tues 27 August 6.00-7.15pm  Kundalini Yoga @ 145/5 Fife Rd , Col 5 (Shaunagh)

Wed 28 August 5-7.30am       Sadhana Kundalini Yoga @ 145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)

Wed 28 August 6.45-8pm       Kundalini Yoga@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thurs 29 August 6.30-7.45pm  Kundalini Yoga@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

 

Yogi Bhajan’s Birthday Celebrations 6.15pm on 26th August 2019 at Prana Lounge, Colombo

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We come together as a conscious community to celebrate the birthday of Yogi Bhajan’s the Yogi who delivered the Raj Yoga of Kundalini Yoga to the Western World. This year the celebration will be a cosy, community focused event at Prana Lounge by Donation. 6.15-7.15pm will be the Kundalini Yoga Class and Gong relaxation followed by a 31 mins Ra Ma Da Sa healing circle. If you cannot make it in time for class come for the healing circle. Afterwards we will share food. Fiona will bring veggie soup and salad, Shaunagh is baking a cake so pls bring something to add and share. Food will be shared at 7.50-8.30pm.

Executive Brain & Kundalini Yoga – 19 August 6.15pm Kundalini Class Prana Lounge

brain yogaSat nam, feeling very happy to be back teaching in Sri Lanka and looking forward to our Level 2 and Level 1 Teacher Training coming up.

Increasingly I have been reading about how as a society we wish to increase our executive brain function.  But first of all, what is executive brain function and how can Kundalini yoga help us increase this cognitive feature in our brain?

Executive function is an umbrella term for cognitive processes that regulate, control, and manage brain processes, such as planning, working memory, attention, problem solving, verbal reasoning, inhibition, mental flexibility, task switching, initiation, monitoring etc.

Executive brain function is seen as important because it helps us gets things done, quickly effectively, efficiently, multi task and juggle different types of thinking. I.e. the more we can focus, plan and practice the better our brain works for us.

The area of the brain that controls executive function is the frontal lobe.  With age the area of grey matter which includes the front lobe decreases. With regular practice of Kundalini yoga and meditation we can not only increase the grey matter of the brain but also work on being able to go past the mind saying, I can’t and the body saying I do not want to. Giving yourself the ultimate freedom to make decisions not based on a reactive mind.  Try it out for yourself as we do a set of meditations this week and conduct your own study of your brain.

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Mon 19 August 6.15 -7.45pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Pl, Col 7

Tues 20 August 9.30-10.45am Kundalini Yoga @9 Greenlands Lane , Col 5

Tues 20 August 6.00-7.15pm  Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane , Col 5

Wed 21 August 5-7.30am        Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)

Wed 21 August 6.45-8pm        Kundalini Yoga@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thurs 22 August 6.30-7.45pm Kundalini Yoga@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (Shaunagh)

 

Change is as good as a rest- classes begin on Tues 23 July

Dear Lovely Kundalini Community students and teachers,

I am very happy to be back in Sri Lanka after 5 weeks amazing travels in Europe.  I am feeling so blessed and revitalised.  I can remember learning in my Vitatlity and Stress Level 2 course that “change is as good as a rest”.  I can definately say this is true for the way I am feeling now.  I hope you have a chance to take a break from your day to day routine and location and go to a new place, even if it just for a weekend away in your own country.

Fiona is away for a few more weeks, so Kalhari and I will be covering a few of her classes at Fiona’s home as follows:-

Sat nam Shaunagh x

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Tues 23 July 8.30-9.30am    Kundalini Yoga with Shaunagh @9 Greenlands Lane , Col 5

Tues 23 July 6.15-7.30pm   Kundalini Yoga with Shaunagh@145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5

Wed 24 July 5-7.30am     Morning Sadhana@ 145/5 Fife Road, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)

Wed 24 July 6.45-8pm    Kundalini Yoga with Kalhari @9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thurs 25 July 6.30-7.45pm-   Kundalini Yoga with Shaunagh@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

 

Living in Faith not Fear – Kundalini Yoga

Last week we learnt to live in our intuition in the month of June.  To do this we need to be in a state of faith.  In yoga we understand that faith does not have an object, ie I have faith in GOD, guru, my husband, my employees, my family, etc.  Faith is a state of mind either we are in that state of consciousness or we are not.

This is what Guru Singh has to say about faith:

“The heart brain listens to the tones of all voices through the sensitivity of the inner ear. These tones either induce faith, or doubt, in the psyche as time unfolds into moments. Faith can also be induced by the will, as a means of birthing power into a moment. The strength of the will actually arrives from within the muscles of the heart . . . at the core of the heart brain. The fascia of these heart muscles extends — both physically and energetically — up through the throat (doorway to the inner ear) and on up into the tongue. This fascia, is involved — moment to moment — in the shaping of the tongue and produces those tones; overtones, and undertones around the voice. This allows you — through the power of your faith — to imagine the unimaginable; achieve the unexplainable — for it’s all right there, if you allow it to appear. Another trigger for the sensation of faith is that of gratitude, and an interesting fact about such attitudes is that gratitude and concern — faith and fear — will power and the unattainable, cannot occupy the same space at the same time.

You have to make a choice between gratitude and concern; between faith and fear; between will and disbelief, in order to occupy the space of any moment. Combine gratitude, faith and will and you’ve combined some of the most powerful tools to open your higher awareness. With this higher awareness comes the insights that confirm faith; affirm gratitude and set your will into super-action. This produces the frequencies to cure the dangers that might have been reasons for the concern and fear in moments. Setting your will into super-action moves both the physical and psychic energies through your body, from the groin — area of your survival — up into the heart center and your arrival into further faith. The circle and the cycle continues unbroken as the solutions — that are always there . . . are always right on time.”

So we can work on these things through the spiritual, psycho/emotional and physical levels.  This is exactly what happens in a Kundalini yoga kriya.

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Tues 11 June 9.30-10.45am    Kundalini Yoga @9 Greenlands Lane , Col 5

Wed 12 June 5-7.30am           Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)

Wed 12 June 3.15-4.30pm      Radiant Kids Yoga @ Om Space, Havelock Rd, Col 5.

Wed 12 June 6.45-8pm           Kundalini Yoga@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thurs 13 June 6.30-7.45pm-   Kundalini Yoga@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Fri 14 June  6.39-8.00pm        Kundalini Dance and Gong @ Prana Lounge, Col 7

Find clarity and your Intuition – Kundalini Yoga

As we enter the month of June, we let go of fear and replace it with common sense that emanates from our awareness created by a clear arcline and developed intuition. Your intuition is there to keep you ahead of the wave and ahead of the times. It does this by allowing the arcline to tune in to, the unfolding of the next moment in time and space.  It replaces fear of the future with trust that what is next is the right step.  For something to be different than it is, you must first accept it as it is. It also helps you feel protected and have a sense of presence which fills the space with your projection. So there is a projected and receptive intuition. How do I develop this you may say?  Meditate focusing on the third eye to develop your neutral mind or intuitive mind.

Here are ways to know what is intuition or a strong positive mind from http://www.3ho.org:

  1. Ego is Logical – Intuition is Creative

Often the ego’s voice will sound logical and rational. The advice is based on a past that no longer exists.

It may sound like, “Of course do this because it worked for you in the past or this method worked for other people.” Intuition rarely sounds logical or rational. It is the creative voice, the solution that seems to come out of left field.

  1. Ego is Fear Based – Intuition is based on Love

Messages from the ego will often be cloaked in fear.

“You need to take that boring evening class to keep your competitive edge or other people will pass you by.” “Keep that job that exhausts you, it gives you a regular pay check. Otherwise you will have no home; how will you survive?” The intuitive voice is rooted in love and reminds you that you have the support of the Universe every step of the way. Often with intuition you do not receive the whole picture all at once; it is one step at a time.

  1. Ego Sounds Harsh – Intuition is Neutral

The ego’s voice is judgmental to the point of being abusive, telling you things about yourself to make you believe that you are a bad person and not to be trusted. This will make you treat yourself in disrespectful and unloving ways. Intuition is neutral in energy and these messages make you treat yourself in loving and respectful ways.

  1. Ego Jumps Around – Intuition is Consistent

Often the ego’s advice will jump around from one message to the next, sometimes contradicting itself. It is like a thief that tries every way possible to get into your house. The messages you receive from your intuition are steady and consistent; you will often hear the same words or phrases over and over again.

Other suggestions by teacher Shiv Charan:

  • Take many moments to be with your breath, this will slow your mind waves down so you can act from an Alpha or Theta brain wave with more awareness.
  • Breathe in your fear and let it go, remember the word Nirbhau in the mul mantra, which means Fearless one of GODs many names. So remind yourself you also part of that fearless one.
  • Keep the phrase “there’s no justice, all just is”. Think about this one.

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Mon 3 June  6.15-7.30pm       Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, Col 7

Mon 3 June 6.30-8pm             New Moon Gong Bath@ 145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5

Tues 4 June 9.30-10.45am      Kundalini Yoga @9 Greenlands Lane , Col 5

Tues 4 June 6.15-7.30pm        Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @ 145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5

Wed 5 June 5-7.30am             Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)

Wed 5 June 3.15-4.30pm       Radiant Kids Yoga @ Om Space, Havelock Rd, Col 5.

Wed 5 June 6.45-8pm             Kundalini Yoga@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thurs 6 June 6.30-7.45pm-     Kundalini Yoga@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

 

Change your energy state- Kundalini Yoga Retreats 18-20 May Amba Estate

Last week we worked on the Pranic cavity under the 8 vertebrae which is one of the store houses for our pranic energy.  We needed to get our energy back after the disturbing, unbalancing effect of collective grief, outrage, fear and pain we suffered as community in Sri Lanka.  This week we learn how to alter this pranic energy to create the effect we need at any given time.

This is what Yogi Bhajan has to say: “You have to learn to alter your energy. If at one frequency you are freaking out, change or alter your energy. You will not freak out.  You cannot change the time, but you can change the place. You cannot get out of your body but you can change its energy.  If the right nostril is sending fire (Agni) energy and you are thinking something very neurotic, start breathing from the left nostril. It will send the cooling sitalee energy.  If you are irritated, very depressed, in a most weird mental state, start breathing from the right nostril. Within 3 minutes after you shift the nostril, you will be in a different mental state.  The ability to change nostrils in breathing should be taught to your children within the first 3 years.”

We will practice the meditation to show you how to alter your energy state at your command.

Just letting you know we still have a few places left on our Retreat so if you are interested please let me know by email raymond.fiona@gmail.com 0778011984  www.sanasuma.co.uk  www.3ho.org

Mon 13 May  6.15-7.30pm      Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, Col 7

Tues 14 May  9.45-10.45am    Kundalini Yoga@ Om Shambala,143 Fife Rd, Col 5

Tues 14 May   6-7.15pm            Kundalini Yoga Class  Shaunagh @ 145/5Fife Road, Col 5

Wed 15 May  5.00- 7.30am     Sadhana @ , Col 5 (FREE)143 Fife Rd, Col 5

Wed 15 May  6.45-8pm             Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thur 16 May  6.30-7.45pm       Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Sat – Mon 18 – 20 May             Vesak Retreat@ Amba Estate, Bandarawela

Feeling Secure in Dangerous Times – Kundalini Yoga 6 May 2019

Feeling Secure in Dangerous Times – Kundalini Yoga

We are still reeling from the shock of these attacks, but we cannot let them close us down.  This week let’s try and understand insecurity  and work out how to effectively deal with our mind in these insecure times.  Yogi Bhajan states, “The only purpose of life is not to be scared of insecurity. Insecurity does nothing but scare a person, It’s a scarecrow.”

Feelings of insecurity arise when we do not trust ourselves, others or situations. When we feel like this we subconsciously send out the message that we are not worthy, good enough to love, be happy, prosperous, enjoy life, etc.  This closing ourselves down and being stuck in our negative mind and reactive personality can leave us feeling very vulnerable.  Learning to feel comfortable in our own skin in any situation is key.  Allow yourself to feel sad, fear, upset, angry but do not let your decisions or actions be guided by these emotions.  Process them on the mat, in your meditation or by being conscious of your emotions.  Now is the time to practice being the watcher, watch yourself, be aware and let go. So we can help the collective consciousness let go of these tragic events. Guru Singh says make everywhere your home so you feel dominion not the insecurity to dominate people or places.  Energetically our insecurity is related to our third chakra which reflects our personal power and sense of self.  It is also directly related to our stomachs, situated to the left of the sternum.  When this energy centre is not strong and balanced, we lack the trust in our power, we settle for bad relationships, jobs, family situations because we are too afraid to take a risk and change things.   We  use our stomachs to numb ourselves, avoid feelings by overeating and feelings physically too full.

Practical Solutions

Focus on your strengths – Research shows that when you concentrate on using your signature strength in different ways everyday it makes you happy and you are not focusing on your weaknesses which make us feel insecure.   In fact If you are using any 4 of your top 7 strengths you feel your life is in flow.  For example my top signature strength is Fairness, so if I include someone who is marginalised, this makes me feel really good.  What do you think our character strength is?

Ishnaan -Take a cold shower every morning.  Well Ishnaan is a little more than just a cold shower please look up the technique.  I really recommend it, it helps get rid of those negative thoughts, complaints about lack of sleep, sadness, etc that you experience sometimes after dreams or subconsciously.  Yogi Bhajan says whenever you feel bad, take a cold shower and then towel yourself down vigorously until your skin feels flush and tingly.  This uses our nervous system and capillaries to make the blood chemistry changes which will help with how we feel and our security.

Mantra – Yoga Ji, said using the firs puri of the Japji, Sochai, Soch n Hovee… as well asChattra Chakkra Vartee will support in getting rid of insecurity and bring victory to the soul.

Meditation – When we go within and see our thoughts and emotions when we meditate we realise that these thoughts and emotions are not us, in fact we become consciously aware and this helps us separate the insecure feelings from our true self and connection to our infinity or soul Sat nam x raymond.fiona@gmail.com   0778011984  www.sanasuma.co.uk  www.3ho.org

Mon 6 May  6.15-7.30pm      Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, Col 7

Tues 7 May  9.45-10.45am   Kundalini Yoga@ Om Shambala,143 Fife Rd, Col 5

Tues 7 May   6-7.15pm            Kundalini Yoga Class  Shaunagh @ 145/5Fife Road, Col 5

Wed 8 May  5.00- 7.30am     Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 8 May  6.45-8pm           Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thur 9 May  6.30-7.45pm     Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Sat  11 May  5.30-7pm            Kundalini Dance & Gong – Prana Lounge, Col 7

MayRetreats- Kundalini Yoga 6.15pm Mon 29 April 2019@ Prana Lounge, Col 7

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As we grieve and suffer on this small Island of Sri Lanka for the dead and injured  in last week’s attack, we still as yogis keep compassion and hope in our heart.

As we move into May this week after a long, slow April full of holidays and horrors. Shiv Charan encourages us to tune into the lessons being learnt through our 5 senses and 5 elements (earth, water, fire, air & ether) that gives our body the experience of life. The body becomes the divine temple.  Let’s connect deeply with the body in the physical experience of it, whilst still keeping connected to the inner experience of self. The mantra of this month can be KARTA PURKH which means creative being.  Create the harmony of daily life with spiritual existence. Between action and stillness.

Practical Tips

This you can do by having a strong practice this month, it is needed as well as deep meditations that take you to a still place.  Your words are also very important this month so think before you speak.  Use your words and voice as inspiration. Read poetry. Chant your words into your food as you cook and then invite your loved ones to share a meal with you.

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Mon 29 April     6.15-7.30pm   Kundalini Yoga@Prana Lounge,60 Horton Place,Col 7

Tues 30 April    9.45-10.45am  Kundalini Yoga @Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col

Tues 30 April    6.15-7.30pm  Kundalini Yoga Shauangh@145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5

Wed 1 May         5-7.30am   Healing  Sadhana @Prana Lounge, Col 7 please bring something to share for breakfast (FREE CLASS)

Wed 1 May       6.45-8.00pm  Kundalini Yoga Class@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thur 2 May      6.30-7.45pm NEW Kundalini Class @9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Remember you can buy your 4000Rs class pass for 12 classes over 4 weeks.