Gong Bath for full Moon – Opportunity from crisis 12 Oct 5.30-7pm Prana Lounge

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Being able to cope with difficult times and crisis in your life is all about redefining how you see life.  Finding the opportunity in the crisis.

Yogi Bhajan tolds us that there were tough times ahead with the change in age, into a super-fast, high technological informational age and fake information abounding. But he also encouraged us to see these times as a test, so we could put into practice all of our yogic technology to turn crisis into opportunity.  When crisis comes don’t be crushed by it and see it as a challenge and know you can overcome it. Say to yourself I can overcome this problem. Know that you have already won the battle.

Yogi Bhajan said” if you see a weakness in yourself and you don’t accept it, this is the crisis, this is tragedy. The Universe is not selective, it has to serve everyone. Know that the Universe will support you and don’t worry, go humbly, smiling”.

Kundalini Yoga is not just an exercise, it is awareness. All exercises, meditations, kriyas are helping you to get into this aware state of mind. When crisis strikes, breathe deep and use this awareness to support you, it is when you allow the subconscious habit and patterns to take over that you fall down.

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So this full moon, when you feel the crisis come and feel yourself sliding into your old patterns of behaviour in your relationships, be conscious, use all your senses to communicate in an open, honest and respectful manner to uplift the relationship and the situation.

Sat nam see you this week. Love Fi x www.sanasuma.co.uk  0778011094 raymond.fiona@gmail.com

Sat  12 Oct 5.30-7pm      Gong Bath for Full Moon – Prana Lounge, Col 7

Mon 14 Oct 6-7.30pm      Gong Sri Yoga Teacher Training – Sri Yoga Shala, Thalpe

Tues 15 October  9.30-10.45am Kundalini Yoga @9 Greenlands Lane , Col 5

Tues 15 October  6.15-7.30pm  Kundalini Yoga(Shaunagh) @ 145/5 Fife Rd , Col 5

Wed 16 October 5-7.30am     Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)

Wed 16 October 6.45-8pm        Kundalini Yoga@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thurs 17 October 6.30-7.45pm  Kundalini Yoga@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

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

Please note NO Tuesday class from 22 Oct to 16 November 2019.

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Perception and Kundalini Yoga

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Sat nam yogis not everything in life goes as planned, but feelings of disappointment or upset are all attached to our perception.

We have certain deep seated perceptions about ourselves, our limits, who we are, etc. These are countered by our desires, our dreams.  We have an inkling but no real knowing of what we are projecting through our mind. In the mist of our jumble of thoughts and emotions we co-create our Universe, “the what is” and then it happens to us.  But instead of feeling like we are co creators we feel like life is against us.

The gap between the reality of what we project through our mind, the what is and our desire, dreams expectations etc,  is the frustration, anxiety, unhappiness, etc. we feel.  In short, we just keep on getting what we normally get and keep on desiring a different outcome. Nothing seems to change.

When our overly, assertive, positive mind says, “Oh it was just not meant to be”. Know this is just a defence mechanism to make you feel better but ultimately keep you from living your dreams. We need to change our affirmation from frustration which makes us feel important. To spending time every day to reduce the noise in our minds after meditation and dream our dreams and affirm, “I will succeed. I have forever”.   When we put a time limit on our dreams we are setting ourselves up for the expected failure, or “I knew it would not work”, because once again being right is more important than being happy and complaints gain sympathy, again a short-term pleasure but not getting you to a place of joy.

Let’s this week take the challenge of learning to develop patience, notice how your body is feeling at any point in the day and relax it. Feel joy in your heart for just being and keep an empty mind except for projection of our desires and dreams.  If you want life to be different you need to change your thinking. Use the affirmation, I will succeed, I have forever. Watch or read the book by Ted Chiang, Arrival it will really make you feel a change in perception.

Sat nam see you this week. Love Fi x www.sanasuma.co.uk  0778011094 raymond.fiona@gmail.com

Tues  8 October  9.30-10.45am Kundalini Yoga @9 Greenlands Lane , Col 5

Tues 8 October  6.15-7.30pm  Kundalini Yoga(Shaunagh) @ 145/5 Fife Rd , Col 5

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

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

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

Sat 12 October 5.30-7pm        Poya Full Moon Gong Bath, Prana Lounge, Colombo 7.

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

 

Retreat, Yogic Lifestyle – 11-13 Oct 2019 Pidurangala Kundalini Yoga Retreat

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I encourage all yogis to start working on the Yamas Niyamas we looked at last week please see the form below.  Those who started please pick a different Yama and Niyama this week to work on.

So why as yogis do we learn about yogic life style, ie Yamas, Niyamas? Is it to make everyone the same. like a cult?  The answer is NO.  We do not want yogis to live in such a restricted way that we cannot express our creative individuality but we do want you to start developing self-discipline and change your life style to promote a healthy mind and body because without the support of our lifestyle, life becomes uphill battle.   

I was asked the question this week why is it when I eat unhealthily, do little yogic or exercise do I feel dull, lifeless, tired and down on myself.  Answer: It is because you are increasing the Tamas Guna in your body (look back at the blog on the Gunas) which creates the slowing down, heavy, dull feeling in the mind and body.

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This is why we encourage you all to come on a Retreat.  We love teaching them also.  But for a few days or weeks we live a Sattvic lifestyle.  What does that mean? Well we eat healthy locally grown foods, freshly cooked to balance and compliment the Kundalini Yoga program during the day.  We spend plenty of time in nature, silence to soak in the pranic energy as well as soaking in peace.  We do kundalini yoga, walking and breathing practice to get you back in touch with your body, to feel the lightness of being.  We use early morning meditation, star gazing and gong to lighten your vibration so you leave the Retreat feeling radiant and more able to cope with the stresses and strains of life. 

 

Typical Retreat Day

5 -7.30am Early morning star gazing, Sadhana – Archaeological Site

7.30-9am Healthy plant-based breakfast

9-11am Workshop

11-12.30pm Rest, relax

12.30-2pm Veggie Lunch

2-.30pm    Sleep, Read, Journal

3.30-5pm Nature Walk, silence, journal

5-6pm     Sunset yoga and meditation

6.30-7.30pm Light veggie soup

8-8.30pm     Evening Gong Bath for Deep Sleep

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Kundalini 3days/2 night Retreat Pidurangala 11-13 Oct 2019 Triple full board 20,000Rs.

Sat nam see you this week. Love Fi x www.sanasuma.co.uk  0778011094 raymond.fiona@gmail.com

Tues  1 October  9.30-10.45am Kundalini Yoga @9 Greenlands Lane , Col 5

Tues 1 October  6.15-7.30pm  Kundalini Yoga(Shaunagh) @ 145/5 Fife Rd , Col 5

Wed 2 October 5-7.30am        Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)

Wed 2 October 6.45-8pm        Kundalini Yoga@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thurs 3 October 6.30-7.45pm  Kundalini Yoga@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

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

 

 

Kundalini Yoga – 6.15pm 23 Sept @ Prana Lounge

The Retreat

Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training 2019 has started off as a deeply transformative experience for the students and training team alike.  We learnt through experiential workshops about our breath signatures, how our nervous system has plasticity to change as a result of glial cells, the compassion at of the heart of a kundalini yoga teacher, the Vayu’s in yogic anatomy, the quantum technology of mantra that affects us as a cellular level, etc. during 7 intensive days starting at 5am and ending at 6pm.

The Venue  as usual we started off in Colombo spending our last 3 days at Guava House, enjoying the variety of birds, squirrels, nature and prana which was an uplifting experience.  We ended the last morning on the misty pool deck at Guava House with Sadhana staring at a starlit sky before chanting into the dawn to clear the stories that litter our subconscious and stop us living in the present moment.

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The Food was delicious local, seasonal veggies and fruit. With homemade muesli, buffola curd, delicious coconut milk curries, red rice and a range of handmade kittul pani treats at tea time.

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This week we will work on dealing with clearing our mental stories, whether they are complaints in our mind about our relationships, family, life situation or worries.  Through kriya, conscious living yamas and niyamas we will try to reduce the weight of the world from our shoulders. Sat nam see you this week. Love Fi x www.sanasuma.co.uk  0778011094 raymond.fiona@gmail.com

Mon 23 September 6.15 -7.45pm  Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Pl, Col 7

Tues 24 September  9.30-10.45am Kundalini Yoga @9 Greenlands Lane , Col 5

Tues 25 September  6.15-7.30pm  Kundalini Yoga(Shaunagh) @ 145/5 Fife Rd , Col 5

Wed 26 September 5-7.30am      Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)

Wed 26 September 6.45-8pm        Kundalini Yoga@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thurs 27 September 6.30-7.45pm  Kundalini Yoga@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

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

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

 

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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Sat nam Fi x sanasumainsrilanka.wordpress.com read our weekly blogs and brain candy updates. www.sanasuma.co.uk

 

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

 

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.

Sat nam Fi x sanasumainsrilanka.wordpress.com read our weekly blogs and brain candy updates. www.sanasuma.co.uk

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