Service Exchange positions for Summer Solstice are filling up, but there are still several areas open. Service Exchange is a wonderful way to enjoy the blessing of serving, while receiving a great discount rate to attend Summer Solstice.
Service Exchange positions for Summer Solstice are filling up, but there are still several areas open. Service Exchange is a wonderful way to enjoy the blessing of serving, while receiving a great discount rate to attend Summer Solstice.
By Jai Dev Singh Khalsa
Ayurveda is not just a form of medicine that originated in ancient India, nor should it be thought of as simply a way of eating or utilizing herbs. Ayurveda cannot be boiled down to any one thing. Rather, it is a complete yogic system of living the purpose of which is to optimize the body and mind for the heightening of consciousness. Healing is a natural byproduct of this process.
From time immemorial the yogis have known that the secret to creating a body that is strong, youthful and able to carry great amounts of prana, is based on the digestive force of the fire tattva, known in this context as Agni.
For the yogi, Agni is a very important concept to understand. The Latin word ‘ignis,’ from which the English word ‘ignite’ is derived, comes from the same Sanskrit root as the word ‘agni. Agni means that which ignites, which is fire.
All of life is based on this elementary fire. The agni of the mineral realm is the volcanic fire of the earth. The agni of the plant is the fire of photosynthesis, which transforms sunlight into prana—life. The digestive fire of the body (jathar agni) is the agni of the animal realm which transforms the pranic life force into the body’s tissues. It is then the job of the human being to transform the body and mind into consciousness through the fire of sadhana. It is through sadhana that we experience the most subtle and desirable aspect of agni, the radiant body.
It is by no mistake that Yogi Bhajan chose the foods he did for the special menu that we refer to as the Solstice Diet. While it may not be apparent at first glance, this menu is masterfully crafted to give you the best opportunity to take advantage of the profound sadhana you’ll be engaging in throughout your solstice experience. If your agni has to work too hard with difficult-to-digest foods, you risk compromising the effects of your hard work.
Poorly digested food results in what Ayurveda calls ama—toxicity that coats the body’s tissues and hinders its intelligence. If you can stick to the solstice diet, there is no doubt that you’ll strategically position yourself for the best possible experience.
Magic Mung Beans
Mung beans and rice, also known as kicharee, is perhaps the most revered of all food preparations in the Ayurvedic and Yogic traditions. It is not by chance that this age old recipe is the staple of the solstice diet. Every good Ayurvedic practitioner knows that a mono diet of mung beans and rice is the best way to restore digestive health. Since we know that the health of the entire body is dependent on our digestion, we begin to get a sense of why the Indian culture holds this food in such high esteem. Kicharee may be the most beneficial of all food preparations due to its ability to detoxify the body, while simultaneously kindling the digestive fire and providing nourishment to the tissues…a rare trinity of therapeutic effects.
For hundreds of years many yogis have eaten a simple diet of mung beans and rice in order to provide the optimum internal environment for the yogic experience. A diet of mung beans and rice provides a perfect balance of protein and complex carbohydrates that allows your body to detoxify while still feeling nourished and strong. Within just a couple of days on a simple diet of mung beans and rice, the chemistry of the blood changes, the organs and tissues are allowed to restore from the chronic stress of dietary excess or deficiency, the body becomes energized, the stomach satisfied, and the mind crystal clear.
The Golden Herb
“There is nothing more effective than turmeric to clean your body and purify it. There is nothing more precious on this earth but turmeric. Turmeric, ‘haldi,’ it solves every problem which cannot be solved.” Yogi Bhajan, KWTC 1979
If I was allowed to use only one herb for the rest of my life, turmeric would be among the top considerations. The soup we’re served every morning at solstice and the Golden Milk that is given after tantric days are both excellent ways to ingest a healthy dose of this incredible medicine.
The turmeric you take will help alleviate the aches and pains from the long days of yoga and meditation as its anti-inflammatory powers soothe the inner structure of the body. It kindles the agni, purifies the blood and the liver, soothes the respiratory system, clarifies the skin and is powerfully anti-microbial. The benefits of turmeric are vast and far too extensive to envelope in this short article. Take it at solstice and every other day of your life!
The Solstice Spice
You’ll notice that some of the solstice meals pack a punch and can be quite spicy. Of course, the more heat you can handle, the more digestive capacity you can deliver to your organism. The more digestive capacity your organism maintains, the more efficient it will be in transforming its resources into heightened awareness. Let food be thy medicine and medicine thy food.
With that being said, each person should be sensitive to their unique digestive environment and be realistic with what works for you and what doesn’t. If you know that hot, spicy food creates havoc in your gut, avoid the hot spicy food as it will be counter-productive. Enjoy the mildly spiced mung beans and rice for now.
When I first started attending solstice, there was no way I could eat the spicy preparation of mung beans and rice, in fact I suffered from duodenal ulcers and any hot spice was treated by my body as an unwelcome intruder (ouch!). These days, the hot and spicy food is not a problem, but as a pitta person*, I still have to be mindful and make sure I don’t overdo it. Ideally, we can digest this additional heat into more metabolic power for the body. That metabolic strength of body acts as good fuel for the mind which can then work to ‘digest’ the unprocessed subconscious garbage (mental ama) via your sadhana. That extra fuel can be useful when you’re sitting in the tantric lines a day or two later.
“Normally in healing we use bananas and oranges and you might have seen in Tantric in the morning breakfast we use that. Because everything came out of the word and everything can be converted into purity of energy by the power of word. Banana is a complete fruit, complete food, minus citrus-Vitamin C. Orange covers it. So that’s why it’s a complete food, when there is an orange.” ~Yogi Bhajan 5/9/95
As with anything else in the teachings of Yogi Bhajan, there are no extraneous parts, no unimportant details. Everything is connected within a sophisticated web of intelligence, masterfully woven with the diagonal thread that forms the tantric field. Your banana at breakfast carries a weight that is not unlike the mudra you hold or the mantra you chant in any given kriya. Every piece has its purpose and every word has its wisdom.
“Summer Solstice Sadhana is not a joke, it’s not a festival, it’s nothing but a pure relationship of self and the soul and it’s my wish that you should create this bond, this relationship ever and ever and stronger and stronger, Sat Nam.” ~Yogi Bhajan, 6/2/81
*Pitta is one of three body/mind types in the Ayurvedic system. Pitta is primarily fire. Therefore, the pitta person has a tendency towards being fiery and intense.
Jai Dev Singh is a yogi, teacher and practitioner of Ayurvedic Medicine. He is the creator of The Life-Force Formula and The Complete Course of Ayurveda. His innovative Ayurveda and Yoga courses have been attended and studied by hundreds of people throughout the world. He is a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and formerly served as the Clinical Director at the California College of Ayurveda as well as the director of the college’s Pancha Karma Center and Ayurvedic Spa. Jai Dev lives in northern California with his wife, Simrit Kaur, and their son. He teaches live classes and workshops regularly, as well as online and audio courses. Jai Dev’s classes are powerful, penetrating and effective. He is currently a working partner at Floracopeia, Inc., and a co-founder of MedicineCrow.com, a membership based website for sharing the knowledge and wisdom of plant based medicine. http://jaidevsingh.com/
|WAAH YANTEE KAR YANTEE
Jag dut patee
Aadak it waahaa
Brahmaadeh traysha Guru
It Wahe Guru
All that is creative through time
All that is the great One
Three aspects of God: Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh
That is Wahe Guru
Ancient ancestor, my love
Cause is the “Ik” sound
Wahe is the sound
Which created the soul makes us whole
We hear two poles
Wahe Guru, Wahe Guru
Jap (a)…Wahe Guru
Jap (a)…Wahe Guru
We hear two poles
Wahe Guru, Wahe Guru
It shall prevail and lift your soul
Wahe makes the person whole
The beautiful world, earth and heaven
The light of the sun goes around
Imperial and sovereign
Royal and independent
Makes the heart pound
Blood and beauty
The beast and duty
|THE MIRACLE OF GURU RAM DAS|
|There was blackbird, dipped in the waters
Became a white bird that soared the skies.
There was a sad man, his body broken
Became a whole man, so full of life.
Such is the miracle of Guru Ram Das
Such is the miracle of His love.
Such is the miracle of Guru Ram Das.
Praise Guru Ram Das and heal the world.
There was a young child, a boy, an orphan
Became the Guru, Guru Ram Das.
He dreamt a temple on holy waters,
A Golden Temple to heal the world.
There was a humble man, a Sikh, a Yogi
He left it all behind to heed the call,
To spread the Guru’s word, he crossed the ocean,
And with a Master’s touch, he gives to all.
There was a people, they lived in darkness.
There burnt a longing, each to belong.
And from the ashes, there rose a nation,
That lives and prospers in the Guru’s home.
I AM THINE IN MINE MYSELF
|I Am Thine In Mine Myself, Wahe Guru
Humee Hum, Toomee Too(M), Wahe Guru
DHAN DHAN RAM DAS GURU
Dhan Dhan Raam Daas Guru
Jin siri-aa tinai savaari-aa
Pooree ho-ee karaamaat
Aap sirajanahaarai dhaari-aa
Sikhee atai sangatee
Paarbrahm kar namasakaari-aa
Atal athaaho atol too
Tayraa ant na paaravaariaa
Jinee too(n) sayvi-aa bhaa-o kar
Say tudh paar ootaari-aa
Labh lobh kaam krodh moho
Maar kadhay tudh saparvaari-aa
Dhan so tayraa thaan hai
Sach tayraa paiskaari-aa
Nanak too lehnaa too hai
Gur Amar too veechaari-aa
Gur dithaa taa(n) man saadhaari-aa
Honored and Praised is Guru Ram Das
The Lord who created You, He alone embellished You.
Perfect is your Miracle
The Creator Himself has installed You on the Throne
Your Sikhs, and the entire Sangat bow,
And revere you as the Supreme Lord.
You are Unshakable, Unfathomable,
And Immeasurable. Your extent is beyond limit.
They who serve You with love
Are carried across the world-ocean by You.
Greed, attachment, lust, anger and ego
These five passions have been beaten and driven out by You.
Honored is Your Place,
True are Your Bounties.
You are Nanak, You are Angad, and you are
Guru Amar Das so do I recognize you.
Seeing the Guru, my soul is sustained.
| HEAL ME
Heal me, heal me, love me.
Heal me, heal me, love me.
Thou are my Lord forever. Never say never. Love, hugs, kisses for you.
Thy will is supreme too. Thy will is supreme too.
Kudrat kavan kahaa veechar
Vaariaa na jaavaa ayk vaar
Jo tudh bhaavai saaee bhalee kaar
Too sadaa salamaat nirankar
Heal me, heal me, heal me.
Heal me, heal me, heal me.
I am powerless, O Lord to even describe Thy
teachings. I cannot even once be a
sacrifice unto Thee. Whatever pleases
Thee is the only good done, O Thou
Eternal and Formless One.
|Love, live, and be alive.
Ten bodies, seven chakras, three gunas and tattvas five.
Power, prosperity, and happy will.
Health, happiness, by Thy will, it’s by Thy will.
Meditate to ask Thee, elevate me and stand by me.
Love, life and smiling. Love, life and smiling.
Thou is beyond and above me.
Never say never…
Ardaas Bhaee Amar Daas Guru
Amar Daas Guru Ardaas Bhaee
Raam Daas Guru Ram Daas Guru
Raam Daas Guru Sachee Saahee
The prayer has been made to
Guru Amar Das.
Guru Ram Das is the True guarantee
The prayer has been accepted.
PEACE AND TRANQUILITY
Give me the wisdom, give me the glory,
Peace, and tranquility, forever.
I long for You, I long to belong to You,
My Lord, my dream, my love, myself.
I long for You, forever I see You in all.
I see all of You in and around me.
I longingly see, see You forever.
Oh, I longingly see, see you forever.
My lord, myself, love me, hug me, kiss me.
Raise me to, raise me to ecstasy.
I longingly see, see You forever.
Oh, I longingly see, see You forever.
My Lord, myself, love me, hug me, kiss me.
Raise me to, raise me to the ecstasy.
Mayra man lochai Gur Darshan taa-ee
Bilap karay chaatrik kee ni-aa-ee
Trikhaa na utarai shaant na aavai
Bin Darshan sant pi-aaray jee-o
Hao gholee jee-o ghol ghumaa-ee
Gur Darshan sant piaaray jee-o
Tayraa mukh suhaavaa jee-o
Sahaj dhun bhanee
Chir ho-aa daykhay saaring paanee
Dhan so days jahaa to(n) vasi-aa
Mayray sajan meet muraaray jee-o
Hao gholee hao ghol ghumaa-ee
Gur sajan meet muraaray jee-o
I long for you, I long to belong to you
My soul longs for the Blessed Vision of the Guru.
It cries out like a pied-cuckoo.
My thirst is not quenched, I find no peace, without
The Vision of the Beloved Saint Guru
I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice unto the vision of the Beloved Saint Guru
Your face is so beautiful, and the sound of Your Words imparts Divine knowledge
It is so long since the sparrowhawk has had a glimpse of water.
Blessed is the land where You love,
Oh my Friend and Intimate Divine Guru.
I am a sacrifice, I am a sacrifice
Unto my Friend and intimate Divine Guru.
|Ik gharee na milatay taa kalijug hotaa
Hun kahd milee-ai pri-a tudh bhagavantaa
Mo-eh rain na vihaavai need na aavai
Bin daykhay gur darbaaray jee-o
Hao gholee jee-o ghol ghumaa-ee
Tis sachay gur darbaaray jee-o
Bhaap ho-aa Gur sant milaa-I-aa
Prabh abhinaasee ghar meg paa-i-aa
Sayv karee pal chasaa na vichuraa
Jan Nanak daas tumaaray jee-o
Hao gholee jee-o ghol ghumaa-ee
Jan Nanak daas tumaaray jee-o
|When for one moment I could not be with You,
The dark age of Kali Yuga dawned for me.
When shall I meet you, O my Beloved Lord?
I cannot endure the night, and sleep does not come,
Without the sight of the Beloved Guru’s Court
I am a sacrifice unto the True Court of the Beloved Guru.
It is by good fortune that I met the Saintly Guru.
The Immortal Lord, I have found in my home.
I will now ever serve you, and not for even a moment will I ever separate myself from You.
Servant Nanak is your slave, O Beloved Master.
I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice unto You, O Lord.
Servant Nanak is your slave, O Lord.
Ek Ong Kar,
Nanak Hosee Bhee Sach
Truth is His Name
Doer of Everything
True in the beginning
True through all the ages
True even now
Nanak says Truth shall ever be
|HAR HAR HAR HAR GOBINDE
Har Har Har Har Gobinde
Har Har Har Har Mukande
Har Har Har Har Udhare
Har Har Har Har Apare
Har Har Har Har Haring
Har Har Har Har Karing
Har Har Har Har Nirname
Har Har Har Har Akame
God – Sustainer
God – Liberator
God – Enlightener
God – Infinite
God – Destroyer
God – Creator
God – Nameless
God – Desireless
HAR SINGH NAR SINGH
Har Singh nar Singh
Guru Sikh Guru Singh
Har Har gaayan
Wahe Guru Wahe Guru
Har Har dhiaa-yan
Sakat nandak dusht mathaayan
God the protector takes care of the universe.
They who live in God’s consciousness
And they live in His power, they chant
Har Har all the time.
Meditate on Wahe Guru and live in that ecstasy
Those who recite God’s Name and relate to God, all of the negativity is cleared.
GURU RAM DAS LULLABY
Close your eyes, it’s the end of another busy day.
I wouldn’t be surprised if a lot of other children slept this way…
With Guru Ram Das to protect them, keep them safe all through the night.
Oh, Dhana Dhana Guru Ram Das Rakho Sarnai.
Meditate on Guru Nanak, may you love God with his clarity.
Meditate on Guru Angad, may devotion fill your heart and set you free.
CHORUS: Guru Ram Das will protect you, keep you safe all through the night. Oh, Dhana Dhana Guru Ram Das Rakho Sarnai.
Meditate on Guru Amar Das, may none leave your house unfulfilled.
Meditate on Guru Ram Das, your prayers will heal the weak and the ill.
Meditate on Guru Arjun, His poem is a jewel beyond all worth.
Meditate on Guru Hargobind, you’ll find God in Heaven and on Earth.
Meditate on Guru Har Rai, God and you will never be apart.
Meditate on Guru Harkrishan, His sacrifice brings compassion to your heart.
Meditate on Guru Teg Bahadur, no enemy shall disturb your inner peace.
Meditate on Guru Gobind Singh, defend truth ‘til your soul is released.
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, may Gurbani be the love of this child’s life.
May it fill their heart with wisdom and courage to bear the tests of the time.
And Guru Ram Das please protect them, keep them safe all through this life,
Oh Dhana Dhana Guru Ram Das Rakho Sarnai.
|ARDAS BHAEE AMAR DAS GURU
Ardas Bhaee Amar Das Guru
Amar Das Guru Ardas Bhaee
Ram Das Guru Ram Das Guru
Ram Das Guru Sachee Sahee
The prayer has been made to
Guru Ram Das is the true guarantee
The prayer has been accepted.
SAT NAM SAT NAM SAT NAM JI
Sat Nam Sat Nam Sat Nam Ji
Wahe Guru Wahe Guru Wahe Guru Ji
Adarsh Kaur has studied yoga and sacred music for 19 years, and has been a KRI Certified Kundalini Yoga instructor since 2000. She studied directly with Yogi Bhajan and with original Celestial Communication creators Siri Hari and Hari Kirn. Adarsh lives in Los Angeles and teaches at Yoga West. www.celestialcommunicationwithadarsh.com
Akal Kaur Khalsa is a Kundalini Yoga Instructor, Pregnancy Yoga Instructor, and Registered Nurse. She lives in Los Angeles, CA and teaches at Golden Bridge. She brings humor, warmth, compassion, and healing to her classes.
Akalsukh Singh knows that the practice of meditation is essential to developing the real You, a true and magnificent spirit. With his devotion to these spiritual teachings, he will facilitate as you push past limits and connect to the incorruptible principle which is your true essence: Sat Nam. www.alalsukhsingh.com
Amar Singh and Sahib-Amar Kaur toured and recorded with the original Khalsa String Band, collaborated on numerous recordings with Singh Kaur, and have contributed beautiful instrumentals and vocals on many 3HO musicians’ recordings. They teach Kundalini Yoga in Richmond, CA, lead Naad Yoga workshops, and participate in interfaith kirtans.
Awtar Kaur Khalsa has been living and teaching in Kundalini Yoga ashrams since 1972. She sat at Yogi Bhajan’s feet with notebook, timer, and camera, prompting him to remark, “She has perfect notes.” Her sense of humor and transparency help her students get real about their own practice and teaching.
Baba Singh, Psy.D., is a registered psychologist working in Los Angeles. He has been practicing Kundalini Yoga for over 10 years, and helps run the morning sadhana program at the Awareness Center in Pasadena.
Bhagwant Khalsa, Jot Singh, and Sopurkh Singh (Men’s Wisdom Council)
Though the “teachers” in this circle are several, the talking stick occupies the focus. “A Talking Stick is so named because the one who holds it speaks from the heart to completion. Those not holding it listen from the heart.”
Dev Suroop Kaur Khalsa delights in sharing the pure practicality of nurturing a successful life through the teachings of Yogi Bhajan. An accomplished musician, recording artist, and Kundalini Yoga Teacher Trainer, Dev Suroop Kaur strives to break it down, keep it real, and guide students to their own empowered authenticity.
Devinder Kaur is a Level 1 Lead Trainer and Owner/Director of the PranaShanti Yoga Centre, in Ottawa, ON, Canada. She enjoys teaching; growing the Ottawa Yoga community; and traveling to deepen her knowledge, study with different teachers, and connect with the many 3HO communities.
Devjeet Kaur is a Level 2 Kundalini Yoga Instructor. Her clients and students vary from the corporate to the artistic. She travels extensively and holds yoga retreats worldwide. Workshops are filled with humor and deep understanding of the human psyche.
Husband and wife team, Siri Marka Singh, Yogic Counselor and Dharam Dev Khalsa, Marriage and Family Counselor, share a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of love and relationships on the spiritual path. Their popular workshop, “Love to Last a Lifetime” will move your heart, now and forever.
Dharma Kaur is a Professional Trainer of Shakti Dance (by Avtar Kaur) and a Kundalini Yoga teacher. She has been practicing yoga since she was teenager. She has studied Arts, Theater, and Indian classical dance, and holds a graduate degree in Performing Arts.
DukhNiwaran Kaur has been an inspiring Kundalini Yoga teacher in Chicago since 1997. She engages deeply with her own soul to share her love of Kundalini Yoga. As a professional teacher trainer, a massage therapist, and community leader, she strives to live authentically in the teachings of Yogi Bhajan.
Ek Ong Kaar Kaur Khalsa is a writer and a teacher. She writes for her blog and travels around the world sharing the wisdom of Sikh Dharma and teaching Kundalini Yoga.
Elizabeth Gurumukh Greathouse began studying with Yogi Bhajan in 1981, is a Teacher Trainer, E-RYT 500, and the creator of Yoga House Studio in Washington, D.C.
Esra Banguoglu Ogut-Fateh Kaur fell in love with Kundalini Yoga in 1999, ending cycles of depression and substance abuse. Eventually she brought Kundalini Yoga back to Turkey. She and her husband, Aykut’s set up the G.O.D system of coaching and their book on the subject became a national best seller in 2009.
Gurmukh Kaur is the co-founder and director of Golden Bridge Yoga, Los Angeles, as well as the Director of Golden Bridge Yoga, NYC. For nearly three decades, students in Los Angeles and from around the world have sought out her classes in Kundalini Yoga, meditation, and pre-and post-natal care.
Guru Dass Singh had his first Kundalini Yoga experience at Woodstock in 1969. In the 70’s he pioneered Kundalini Yoga in Spain. He has trained hundreds of Kundalini Yoga teachers worldwide. He lives in Chile and travels the world sharing his knowledge and music.
Guru Simran Singh has been a fixture at solstice since 1986, where he has been manager of the set-up/ground crew. In 2001 he completed Master’s Touch with Yogi Bhajan and he has been actively teaching Kundalini Yoga and Teacher Trainings. He feels blessed to teach Kundalini Yoga at Summer and Winter Solstices.
Guru Singh is a 3rd generation yogi who studied at the feet of Yogi Bhajan beginning on January 10, 1969. He is also a musician and author with mantra CD’s and published books on the power of Kundalini. He is currently based in Los Angeles and teaches all over the world.
Gurucharan Singh Khalsa has been the director of training for Kundalini Yoga since 1971 and is known for both heart and wisdom.
Gurudarshan Kaur Khalsa was born into the 3HO family, living a yogic lifestyle since her first breath. She lives to share the art of becoming healthy with abundant prosperity in all aspects of life. Her mission is to use her creativity to uplift the consciousness of the planet.
Guru Dev Kaur has been teaching since 2001 and now plays an integral role in sharing the tools and practice of Kundalini Yoga as the Marketing Director for 3HO International. She designed 3HO’s Global Seva Project to support taking action to uplift humanity through the power of seva.
Guruka Kaur serves as the Executive Director of IKYTA. She is the Coordinator of the Ethics and Professional Standard of a Kundalini Yoga Teacher Committee. She has been a student/teacher of Yogi Bhajan for 40 years.
Guruka Singh is a teacher, writer, and inveterate punster. In this incarnation, he met Yogi Bhajan in 1971 and has been teaching Kundalini Yoga ever since. He is well-known for his many YouTube video classes.
Gurukirn Kaur Khalsa began her studies with Yogi Bhajan in 1971 at the Pomona, California, ashram. She has produced several books incorporating her poetry and artwork, celebrating the soul’s longing to belong. She currently resides in Phoenix and the serves the Guru Nanak Dwara Ashram and Gurdwara communities.
GuruPrem Khalsa is Master of Postures and Alignment for Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. He is the author of “Divine Alignment” and “The Heart Rules.” He has been teaching for over 30 years and has a powerful yoga, meditation, and sadhana practice.
Gurutej Khalsa co-founded 3HO Canada in 1970. Gurutej Kaur is committed to community outreach and philanthropic causes. A co-founder of The Golden Bridge Yoga Center in Los Angeles, she has lived and practiced at The Blessings Center since 1999. She has released over a dozen instructional yoga videos and DVD’s.
Hari Charn Khalsa is a KRI Teacher Trainer and the KRI Director of Reach Out Teach Out. She has been a student of Yogi Bhajan for over 35 years. She travels and develops teachers around the world.
Hari Jiwan Singh Khalsa has been teaching Kundalini Yoga for over 35 years. As Yogi Bhajan’s Chief of Protocol, he travelled around the globe with him. He shares the wisdom from his experience of sitting with Yogiji for those precious hours. His teaching perspective is refreshing, straight, and delivered with sincerity and humor.
Hari Kirin Kaur Khalsa is an artist and teacher dedicated to healing through yoga and art. She teaches at Kripalu and Omega Institute. She is the author of Art & Yoga: Kundalini Awakening in Everyday Life. To view her workshops, paintings and public art events visit www.artandyoga.com and her current museum exhibition whereveryouareisthecenteroftheworld.com
Hari Nam Singh Khalsa has been teaching for over 35 years. He has taught and counseled all over the world in regard to virtually every aspect of human endeavor. He is best known for his passion and expertise in integrating spirituality into daily life.
Dr. Hari Simran Singh Khalsa has been teaching Kundalini Yoga for more than 30 years. He worked with Yogi Bhajan in the Master’s Touch Teacher Training Courses. He travels the world inspiring and uplifting.
Harbhajan Kaur has extensive training and experience in both Eastern/classical and Western forms of kirtan and notation. As a KRI-Certified Professional Kundalini Yoga Trainer she also holds a specialty in Shabd Guru/Mantra/Naad. She has a master’s degree and years of experience in teaching and aims to make learning enjoyable.
Haridass Kaur/Thi Kim Hoang, PhD, is classically trained in Shiatsu-Anma. She combines her knowledge of Kundalini Yoga, gentle movements, and diaphragmatic breathing to alleviate Chronic Pain and other painful conditions. She teaches from a place of deep compassion for humanity, reverence for the Teachings, and joy of living.
Harijiwan has been teaching Kundalini Yoga since 1975. Known for his unique Gong playing, his classes are funny, profound, and poetic, and offer students the opportunity to receive rarified instruction and enjoy vast change. He lives in Santa Monica, California. More information at www.harijiwan.com
Harnam Singh is a KRI certified Kundalini Yoga teacher. His daily practice includes 31 minutes of Bound Lotus which he has done for over 1000 days. Mahan Kirin Kaur personally gave her blessing for him to teach this kriya. He is online: www.artyogamusic.com
Jap Singh Khalsa is a Kundalini Yoga trainer and posture specialist, professional dancer, hatha yoga teacher, devotional chants musician (kirtan and Naad Yoga), and author of four CDs. He has developed Asana Dance as a combination of rhythm, asanas, and meditation through many years of practicing and teaching in these fields.
Dr. Japa K. Khalsa is a yoga teacher and Doctor of Oriental Medicine. She lives a high velocity life at the Mother Ashram in Espanola with her husband, two cats, and a dog. Her work with all her patients and students emphasizes growth and transformation through self care.
Jivan Joti K. Khalsa Ph.D., began studying with Yogi Bhajan in 1970. She is a licensed counselor, Kundalini Yoga Teacher Trainer, and Sat Nam Rasayan practitioner. Author of three books: Dying Into Life, and The Art of Making Sex Sacred, Editions One and Two, her newest book is coming out soon: The Yoga of Chronic Illness.
Joshua Param Sevak is the Director of Kundalini Yoga at Black Swan Yoga, Austin’s first donation-based yoga studio. He teaches Kundalini Yoga and Hatha Yoga.
Jot Singh Khalsa is a world class, award-winning artisan. For over 35 years he has practiced and taught Kundalini Yoga and offers related workshops regularly throughout the USA, Europe and Canada. He has overseen the Solstice Kitchens for 30+ years, which are great blessings of service in his life.
Kamalroop Singh Nihang is a student of the Buddha Dal. He has spent considerable time learning about the traditions passed down from the Tenth Guru. This led to him completing a Ph.D. in the Sri Dasam Granth Sahib at the University of Birmingham, England.
Kartar Singh Khalsa, D.O.M., combines the expertise of a licensed Doctor of Oriental Medicine, a trained Acupuncturist, and Kundalini Yoga teacher. He currently practices herbology and acupuncture in New Mexico. Dr. Kartar Khalsa possesses a personal passion for helping people make positive changes.
Kartar Singh lives and teaches in Herndon, Virginia. He regularly teaches at Summer and Winter Solstice and the Asian Yoga Festival. His passion is teaching Level One Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training.
Kirn and Guruchander Khalsa started studying with Yogi Bhajan in the early seventies, when they began their lifelong passion of celebrating the possibility of Enlightenment through the practice of Kundalini Yoga, yogic numerology, and yogic healing. They serve as directors for Yoga Santa Fe and GRD Health Clinic. www.yogasantafe.com.
Dr. Mahan Rishi Singh is an international teacher and planetary holistic doctor. He has been teaching Kundalini Yoga and meditation for 35 years and presently co-directs The Khalsa Healing Arts and Yoga Center in Yardley, Pennsylvania. Classes with Mahan Rishi are said to be exhilarating, inspirational, and transforming.
Mata Mandir Kaur is a pastoral counselor and practitioner of Imago Relationship Therapy. She has been facilitating the yearly teleclass, “Journey into the Heart of Sikh Dharma” for nine years. Her style is warm, fun and engaging. Her passion is facilitating the growth of connection, authenticity and compassion.
Mata Mandir Singh is an international teacher of Naad Yoga and Kundalini Yoga, and a pioneer of the chant/mantra genre, having recorded over 28 CDs and cassette tape titles spanning 30 years. He is also the author of the forthcoming book, Naad Yoga: The Yoga of Sound Workbook.
Mehtab Benton is the author of Gong Yoga and has trained students around the world to play the gong. A Kundalini Yoga teacher since 1974, Mehtab is the founder of the five Yoga Yoga Studios in Austin, Texas and the recipient of the Outstanding Kundalini Yoga Teacher of the Year Award from IKYTA.
Mukta Kaur Khalsa, Ph.D., is the Director of SuperHealth, the technology on behavioral addiction based on the teachings of Yogi Bhajan. She studied personally with Yogi Bhajan for over three decades and served as his Secretary of Foreign Affairs. She is the author of Meditations for Addictive Behavior. Contact her at www.super-health.net or [email protected]
Nam Kaur worked closely with Yogi Bhajan for 11 years while serving as Executive Director of IKYTA and producing The Aquarian Teacher manual. The wealth of knowledge she acquired serves her well in teaching and creating Kundalini Yoga products.
Nirinjan Kaur is a lifetime devotee of Kundalini Yoga and the sacred teachings of the Sikh Gurus. Her albums are Aquarian Sadhana, Adhara, and So Purkh: That Primal God.
Pritpal Singh Khalsa is a KRI-certified Professional Teacher Trainer, teaching around the world. He is also a musician, having released several recordings of sacred music and performed on four continents. He brings insight and caring to his teaching, and sensitivity to his music. For further information: www.pritpalsingh.com
Ramdesh Kaur is the editor of Spirit Voyage’s blog, hosts “Spirit Voyage Radio with Ramdesh,” and leads 40-day global sadhanas.
Sadhana Singh is a KRI lead trainer dedicated to teaching and empowering new teachers and future trainers. With twenty years experience in teaching stretching and gymnastics, he also dedicates much of his time to counseling, using his in-depth experience of the teachings to guide and uplift others.
Sangeet Kaur Khalsa (Arizona), a KRI senior lead trainer, is among those teachers molded by Yogi Bhajan for over three decades. A New York corporate executive for 25 years, she moved to Phoenix in 1987 to found and teach Womanheart® Retreats, Blessings Code™ Aquarian numerology, and Reiki energy healing mastery.
Sangeet Kaur Khalsa (New Mexico) is a long-time student of Yogi Bhajan. She sings, teaches, composes, and records sacred music drawn from the Sikh scriptures, specializing in Sound and Mantra.
Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Ph.D. is a neuroscientist with a 40-year Kundalini Yoga lifestyle practice. He is Director of Research for the Kundalini Research Institute and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He researches the efficacy of yoga for stress, insomnia, PTSD, anxiety, and in public schools.
Dr. Sat Kaur Khalsa is the Secretary of Religion for Sikh Dharma.
My name is Sat Sang, which is the state a group experiences when it creates an act of conscious community. I was born into the 3HO family, and have lived with these teachings for most of my 38 years. It is a privilege to serve the Aquarian Age.
Sat Santokh Khalsa is a leader in the field of transformational workshops and applying yogic technology to living in the world with care and consciousness. A former manager of the Grateful Dead, and Snatam Kaur’s father, his presence generates a magical and sacred space in which one’s heart is deeply touched.
Sat Siri Kaur is an ex-Ballerina with the Australian Ballet. She opened the first Kundalini Yoga Studio in Sydney, Australia, and now teaches at Golden Bridge Yoga in Los Angeles. She believes it is everyone’s birthright to experience the peace, grace, and blessings that awaken with daily Kundalini Yoga and Meditation.
Beloved singer, teacher of Kirtan trained directly by Yogi Bhajan on Songs of Guru, Satkirin Kaur’s music touches and guides thousands. Her deep understanding and experience of spiritual sound current has produced 17 Kirtan CD’s. Her specialty is manifesting a deep experience of Naad and rhythm to calibrate joyful, quintessential human experience.
Satya Kaur Khalsa is blessed to live all year at Guru Ram Das Puri. She is a certified Neuromodulation Technique (NMT) practitioner who incorporates the teachings of Yogi Bhajan into her phone and clinical practice.
Shabad Atma Kaur was introduced to yoga in 2001. She knew it would be her calling to share Kundalini Yoga with others. Her practice has taken her around the world to practice and teach. Remaining strong in her foundation, the evolution of her growth always brings fresh energy to her teaching.
Shabad Kaur Khalsa is a psychotherapist and KRI certified Kundalini Yoga teacher trainer. She maintains a private practice in Chicago with 23 years of clinical experience integrating the teachings of Kundalini Yoga into treatment. Carrying the light from many Ladies’ Camps, she loves to help connect women to the technology.
Shakta Kaur Kezios owns Kundalini Yoga in the Loop (KYL) in Chicago, IL, USA (www.shaktakaur.com; 312-922-4699). She is a Teacher Trainer, Breathwalk Instructor Trainer, leads yatras to India and has produced two DVDs: ‘Lunar Woman’ and ‘Invincible Woman.’ She represented KRI on the Yoga Alliance (YA) Board of Directors from 2004-2008.
Shakta Khalsa is the author of five well-known yoga books, including the classic Fly Like A Butterfly: Yoga for Children. Shakta’s two great loves–children and yoga– are the basis for her life work: Radiant Child® Yoga, an international training program for teaching children yoga and raising children consciously. www.childrensyoga.com
Dr. Sham Rang Singh Khalsa is a physician who has practiced Kundalini Yoga and meditation as a student of Yogi Bhajan for over 30 years. He has trained in Ayurveda and Japanese acupuncture. He is a Sikh Dharma minister and practices marriage with his delightful wife, Arjan.
Dr. Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa is the founder of the Guru Ram Das Center for Medicine and Humanology which provides professional training and directs studies on the medical effects of Kundalini Yoga. She is a therapist, a Kundalini Yoga teacher trainer, ERYT500, and a charter member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
Shiva Singh is a direct student of Yogi Bhajan, beginning in 1972, and a teacher trainer who has worked with aging, end of life, senior care, and elder abuse issues for over a decade. He has developed a Kundalini Yoga program for seniors. A Jupiter teacher, he is jovial, expansive, and inspirational.
Simran Kaur was born a Yogi. She has taught yoga all over the world, always learning. Her husband is Posture Master GuruPrem Singh, author of Divine Alignment and The Heart Rules. She has completed many 1000-day meditations including Bound Lotus. Her motto is “Practice with a smile, enjoy the journey!”
Siri Atma Singh Khalsa, M.D. is an engaging speaker in the field of yoga, healing, and medicine. He has a unique ability to tune into what people need to heal at a very deep level. Author of Waves of Healing, Dr. Siri Atma teaches and offers personal Yogic Consultations worldwide.
Siri-Gian Kaur Khalsa is the originator of Intuition Training, and SoulAnswer.com, presenting tele-classes from many great teachers, available world-wide.
Siri Kirin Kaur is a Kundalini Yoga teacher, nutritionist, Reiki master, and Raindrop Thearapy healer/practitioner. Her Kundalini training was through Yoga Yoga in Austin,Texas. She now lives and teaches in Colorado Springs. Her passion is facilitating women’s growth and expansion in the sacred second part of life.
Siri Marka Singh is a 30-year Kundalini Yoga teacher, Teacher Training team member, and marathon runner. He had the great honor to serve Yogi Bhajan personally for 14 years. He travels throughout the U.S. and Mexico giving workshops on “Living and Dying,” “Love and Devotion,” and other topics.
Siri Sevak Kaur has studied Kundalini Yoga and Gurmukhi, the sacred language of the Sikhs since the early 70’s. She loves to share this beautiful information with others and is currently teaching Gurmukhi via teleclass and webinar.
Sunder Khalsa serves as the KRI Coordinator for Teacher Training in Asia. He is on the KRI Board of Directors and is a KRI honoree for 2009. By the grace of the Master he is touching hearts of all those he meets on this journey of life.
Tarn Taran Singh is the founder of 3HO Germany, the European Yogi Tea Company, the 3HO European Yoga Festival, and the first European Teacher Training program. A musician living in New Mexico, he works as the Executive Director of the Aquarian Trainer Academy, KRI.
Upma Kaur Khalsa currently serves as the Manager of IKYTA. She has an extensive background in the healing arts including cranio sacral therapy and aesthetics. Her passion for self-transformation through Kundalini Yoga serves as inspiration to share the teachings with others. She is known for her dynamic and accessible approach to teaching.
Dr. Waheguru Khalsa is a practicing Chiropractor in Beverly Hills, CA. For 35 years he has treated patients with Yogi Bhajan’s techniques and spine adjustments. In this class he will share insights on healing and inspiring people. He is the author of the book, The Miracle of Healing Hands.
Yogi Amandeep Singh is a professional counselor and a scholar with the Kundalini Research Institute. Trained in both the Nirmala Sikh Tradition of Guru Gobind Singh and the Udasi Sikh Tradition of Baba Sri Chand he is also a certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher Trainer, Spiritual Healer, and Teacher of Eastern Spirituality.
Advanced Pranayama Techniques (Sadhana Singh)
Recognize the strength of your Pranic Body. Teach through your presence, not through what you say or do. A teacher breathes consciously to live in the basic reality of life: here and now. A teacher consciously uses the pranic units he has been given to cover the distance to his own destiny. Grateful for each new possibility to inhale, he recognizes his mission, his reality, royalty, and caliber.
Courage, Compassion and Consciousness: The Kundalini Path to a Wise Heart (Gurucharan Singh Khalsa KRI)
A wise heart is a source of strength and courage. We each need this to find our compassion and consciousness in a wildly changing world. The period of time from this solstice to the next one is the greatest opportunity to grow personally and to contribute to a global awakening for a sustainable future. Charge yourself with energy and clarity for this solstice and the Aquarian shift.
Experience and Awaken the Teacher Within (Upma Kaur, Hari Charn Kaur Khalsa)
Are you ready to deepen your practice and share what you have experienced with others? Awaken and experience your potential as a Kundalini Yoga Teacher with meditations and kriyas for Teachers. This workshop is for Kundalini Yoga Teachers and those interested in becoming a Teacher. Get your questions answered and learn more about global training programs.
How to Play the Gong (Mehtab Benton)
Learn the basics of how to play the gong: the role of the gong in Kundalini Yoga and how to make it part of your classes; how to use the mallet, building sequences of sound, the effects of striking the gong in different areas, how to create a gong session for relaxation and meditation, and how to select the best gong for your needs. Plus, a gong layout at the end!
How to Teach Yoga for Children from Tots to Teens (Shakta Khalsa)
This is a class for teachers who want more information on teaching yoga to children: how to keep it fun and keep it yoga; class management tips; what you need to know about yoga for ADHD and Autism; great stories, games, and songs for uplifting and strengthening body, mind, and spirit!
Kundalini Yoga and the Creative Arts (Hari Kirin Kaur Khalsa)
Hari Kirin will share step-by-step guidelines for combining Art and Yoga in your daily practice, in workshops with students, and in your community. You will practice a kriya and meditation with integrated art from her newly published book, Art & Yoga, Kundalini Awakening in Everyday Life. Powered by your innate creativity combined with the ancient technology of Kundalini Yoga, delve into images that will awaken intuition, self healing, and creativity. No previous experience with art or yoga required.
Let Your Soul Shine (Sangeet Kaur, Japa Kaur, Harpal Singh, Upma Kaur Khalsa)
Let the warm glow of the beautiful Shabad, Guru Dayv Mata, envelop you and confirm your radiance. This class will include warm-ups, inspiring stories, and Guru Kriya—a deep meditation on the Shabad that Yogi Bhajan said allows one to master Kundalini Yoga. “Realize that this time is given to you to be pure and to live in piety, with a burning fire of compassion, touching every heart.”-Yogi Bhajan
Living the Excellence and Values of a Kundalini Yoga Teacher (Guruka Kaur Khalsa, Hari Charn Kaur Khalsa)
The life of a Kundalini Yoga Teacher: it is not a job–it is an incarnation of excellence and awareness. Our every action must reflect the consciousness of our practice. From Pantanjali’s Yogic legacy of the Yams and Niyams of a Yogi, to Yogi Bhajan’s Excellence of a Kundalini Yoga Teacher, we come alive as we apply our values to our lives as Teachers.
Looking the Part: Declaring Your Identity as a Yogi! (Shakta Kaur Kezios and Hari Nam Singh)
How do you feel about the bana (outward form) you wear as a Kundalini Yoga teacher? How well do you integrate the way you look so that it is congruent with your inner experience and highest ideals? Explore this rarely addressed area of spiritual development—looking the part of the real deal Yogi! Includes meditation, lecture, discussion. All levels welcome.
Public Diplomacy & Public Relations as taught by Yogi Bhajan (Mukta Khalsa)
“A Formula for Success” Whether you’re a yoga teacher, director of a yoga center, or service provider, the essence of these teachings are critical ingredients to magnetize growth and success. Yogi Bhajan had a unique perspective built on mutuality, and he understood the value of developing relations in the spirit of goodwill and friendship. Whether you’re involved in a non-profit organization or for-profit business, this course is for YOU.
Scientific Research on Yoga: A Global View from the Cutting Edge (Sat Bir Khalsa)
This workshop will present an overview of the history and breadth of yoga research, with special attention to research done on Kundalini Yoga. We will also review the value and implications of this research, especially for teachers who may find this information useful in promoting and marketing their classes, communicating the benefits to their students, and in convincing administrators in schools, fitness centers, healthcare centers, and other institutions to incorporate yoga classes into their facilities.
SuperHealth: Creating Autonomy—Yogic Science for Addictive Behavior (Mukta Khalsa)
“In the coming times, no matter who you are or what you belong to, you’ll be needed by the world.” (Yogi Bhajan)
Yogi Bhajan told us, “Your presence must heal people.” He said that as we heal others, we heal ourselves. And he reminded us that these teachings aren’t gimmicks or fads. They are 3,000 year-old precise, secret formulas being revealed to you today. SuperHealth is a National Certified Education Training Provider for CEUs.
Walk Your Breath … Take a Breathwalk! (Shakta Kaur Kezios)
You walk. You breathe. But, how often to you meditatively synchronize your breath with your walking steps? That is called Breathwalk® –the simple, natural and effective walking practice derived from the Kundalini Yoga tradition. In this session you’ll experience the expansive nature of the Air Tattva as you systematically align all forms of energy using body, mind, and spirit. Suitable for yogis and non-yogis alike. All levels welcome.
Welcome 2011! Ushering in the Aquarian Age as a Kundalini Yoga Teacher (Tarn Taran Singh)
In 1969 we thought the Aquarian Age was going to be all Peace & Love. But Yogi Bhajan warned us we would have to journey through a very challenging period. Now we feel the full impact as the ‘old’ breaks down to make way for the new age. Kundalini Yoga offers a technology not to survive, but to thrive in these turbulent times. Let’s lend one another mutual support as we usher in the Aquarian Age.
Aging Yogis (Shiva Singh Khalsa)
Aging—it happens to everyone. Kundalini Yoga and the 3HO lifestyle cover a wealth of teachings and technology to prepare for old age—another wonderful stage of life.
Asanadance: The Air Teacher (Jap Singh Khalsa)
A very complete, dynamic, and inspiring dance-yoga and mantra-yoga workshop focused on the pranic body. Experience the power of Pavan Guru in you.
Attach Yourself to Infinity (Devinder Kaur)
Instead of being attached to earthly possessions, be attached to healthy, happy and holy! Drop the habits and patterns that no longer work and open the heart to the infinite gifts available. Through the technology of Kundalini Yoga, Meditation, and the sacred sounds and vibrations of the Gong we will strengthen the vayu-granthi for a balanced temperament, focus, self-control, purity of thought, and compassion.
Awaken Your Heart and Discover Your Unique Expression of Seva (Gurudev Kaur)
We will open our hearts to the frequency of selfless service and tap into our individual calling for Seva. Through strong Kundalini Yoga exercises and deep meditative practices we will discover the most useful and authentic way that we can be known by our service. We will call upon Guru Ram Das to strengthen our power to sacrifice and bless us with the compassion to serve from the very deepest love of our soul.
Breath of God: Inhaling the Power of Love (Dr. ShamRang Khalsa)
As the element associated with Heart Chakra, air is the force of movement in the Universe. In this time of Aquarian transition, as anxiety and insecurity naturally arise, let us learn how to recognize these powerful changes as forces of Love.
Celestial Communication to Heal the Heart (Adarsh Kaur Khalsa)
Yogi Bhajan taught Celestial Communication as a technology to strengthen the aura and the subtle and radiant bodies, and to relax and harmonize the self. In this class, we will also use movement and mantras to release grief and loss from the heart and lungs, and we will practice Celestial Communications to bring self-acceptance and peace. Come and discover resources for your personal journey, as well as a new technique to share in your own teaching practice.
Conscious Community in the Age of Aquarius (Sat Sang Khalsa)
As an Aquarian being, the first step is to release attachment and to let go of preconceptions as to what “your” limited ego self says about the concept of living and being in a conscious community. The ‘other’ is you, and it is already perfect community. The obstacle is the narrow definition that isolates the self from the Self. We will talk, sweat, share, meditate, and vibrate into the Cosmos that Prevails in EVERYbody.
Everyday Devotion—The HeArt of Being…Me (GuruPrem Khalsa)
Journey into your Heart. What is holding you back? How do you relate to your true self? How you carry your heart reflects what you carry in your heart. Great posture is how you carry your hearts of virtue. Discover ways to put Devotion into Motion, make your life a living meditation on the Infinite, within and out. Breath, Mantra, Asana, and Meditation to embody the sacred forms of the True Heart.
From Air to Heir (Gurutej Khalsa)
Allow air to be your element of vastness (breath) to look at your legacy. Use the power of lineage to create the vastness of legacy, your vapor trail. How will you be remembered? The ultimate air is the last breath that is the conduit of the soul. You will have a chance to work from your death back to the present—taking your epitaph, using yogic technology and bringing your legacy forward as your gift.
How to Live, How to Die (Siri Marka S. Khalsa)
“How to Live, How to Die” is a course in fearless living and dying. Focusing on the connection with the “Here and Hereafter,” Siri Marka Singh, bi-lingual Kundalini Yoga Teacher for 38 years, will introduce you to Yogi Bhajan’s daily technique for how to die with grace. You will experience a renewed vitality and unique perspective of living and dying with vitality, consciousness, and renewed purpose. “All you have is what you have to give.”
Living a Dharma—What is a Sikh? (Guruka Singh Khalsa)
When you say Sikh Dharma, it means ‘the path of the student.’ Some people think it means a religion. ‘Sikh’ means student on a pathway to one’s own Self: from my head to my heart. In this way, the life of a person is fulfilled. That is what Kundalini Yoga is all about. Experience, understand, serve, and share in the flow of Dharma.
Love is in the Air—Can You Capture It? (Sangeet Kaur Khalsa)
“Go forth and conquer the heart,” Yogi Bhajan urged. But have you conquered your own heart? And can you trust your heart with another? Using the numerology of Aquarian relationships from her newly published book, The Blessings Code, KRI Sr. Lead Trainer Sangeet Khalsa gives major keys to loving without limitation. Her wit and wisdom have reached thousands over 20 years in her Womanheart® retreats and in her popular Womanheart book in its second edition.
Love to Last a Lifetime (Dharam Dev K. & Siri Marka S. Khalsa)
Dharam Dev Kaur Khalsa, Marriage and Family Counselor in Beverly Hills for over 20 years along with husband of 24 years, Siri Marka Singh Khalsa, Yogic Counselor, will present their class which is sure to move your heart. You will learn “How to Have Love and Make Love Stay.” A lifetime is a short time to maintain and sustain fulfilling love relationships. You will experience a renewed self-love and discover the “Love of Your Life.”
Making Friends with the Unknown (Mahan Rishi Singh Khalsa, D.C.)
As your internal energy rises, there is a profound transmutation of form into formlessness and fear into love. That which was visible and solid is now unseen and spacious, opening the field for infinite possibility. The finite self is now transformed into All-pervading Selflessness. Through this workshop you will discover the power of trusting the unknown, and the effortless flow of life that reveals itself when living in your Transcendental Being and Universal Self.
Men’s Wisdom Council (Bhagwant Khalsa)
Contained in confidentiality, this sacred, men-only sharing circle will open the heart, enlighten the mind, and reveal the soul.
Namo…Fearlessness and Love (Guru Dass Khalsa)
Nirbhao / Nirvair, fearlessness and love, are the key to living a prosperous, abundant, and peaceful life in the Age of Aquarius. Guru Dass will lead us through an experience of the heart chakra to connect with the source of inner love and peace. He is one of Yogi Bhajan’s earliest teachers and an icon musician for many years. He travels the world teaching and sharing his music.
Passion for Your Self! The Fountain of True Compassion (Siri-Gian Kaur Khalsa)
“When your affairs are taken care of by God and when your teaching is provided by God, you’ve entered what is called ‘entry level’ spirituality. When you become aware of this, life becomes effortless.” –Yogi Bhajan
Delight in your own most intimate teachings directly from God—your SELF. My passion is to help you listen to your own GodSELF, and to trust living from Its Presence at every moment for your own prosperity, happiness, kindness, and greatness.
Pranic Body: The Root of Ecstasy (Siri Atma Singh Khalsa)
The art of pranayam is the base of all life, all awareness, all consciousness. It’s largely responsible for our health and self-healing ability. The prana we generate via our lungs powers our electromagnetic bodies and allows us to experience ecstasy. Utilize the power of your life force to gain a deeper experience of joy and vitality.
Spreading our Wings to Heal (Satya K Khalsa)
2011 is our time to finish releasing the unresolved trauma that has held us back from experiencing life as our true self-healing selves. The teachings of Yogi Bhajan and David Berceli will be presented as we address the nature of trauma and blocked healing and learn simple, powerful tools to share with friends and family for processing and transforming mental, physical, emotional, energetic and perceptual patterns that no longer serve us.
Starting Where You Are; Working with Patterns of Life and Stress (Kartar Singh, Dr. Sham Rang Singh, Sunder Singh)
Many have the gift of doing sadhana regularly but some continue to experience the same patterns of stress over and over. What’s called for is to focus on the pattern that is causing the stress. Dr. Sham Rang Singh, Kartar Singh, and Sunder Singh have worked with these patterns of life and stress and will share some of what they have learned along their journeys, and together they will share techniques you may use yourself.
Success and Spirit (Ek Ong Kaar Khalsa)
Over the years, Yogi Bhajan taught what success will mean in the Aquarian Age—how to understand your inner calling, how to walk the path of your destiny, and how to enter into a conscious partnership with the Universe where all that you need will be provided for you. This workshop will focus on his teachings relating to success, and include meditations from the new book with the same title: Success and Spirit.
Suniai: Deep Listening (Sat Siri Dougherty)
Listening (Suniai) is one of the most fundamental secrets on the path of a yogi, yet one of the most vital and difficult to achieve. Through deep listening we bring the heavens to earth and begin to merge what is finite with the infinite. Suniai is to forget yourself. The true wisdom of the Universe can only be known when you empty yourself and become still. This is the environment for Conscious Communication to occur.
Supporting Each Other on the Solstice Journey and in Life (Mata Mandir Kaur Khalsa)
Solstice is a time when we can experience a high level of challenge and transformation. In this session, we will take time to connect with each other and process some of these changes as they come up in each of us. Holding the sacred space between us, we will learn and practice skills of intentional, loving dialogue that can deepen our Solstice experience and also enrich and improve our relationships at home.
Accessing the Knowledge of the Universe through Breath (Akal Kaur Khalsa)
In this Kundalini Yoga and Meditation workshop we will balance our pranic channels to link with the Infinite. When linked to this frequency, the heart center vibrates and aligns with compassion. We become open to the flow of the universal force within us. Using Kundalini Yoga, breath, mantra, and GONG we will access the cosmos and invoke our universal consciousness.
Becoming Sensory Human Beings – Preparing for the Aquarian Time Shift (Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa)
Moving towards the Aquarian Age, the winds of change are upon us. To victoriously succeed requires we become “sensory human beings.” For this we need inner strength. Summer Solstice’s solar energy prevails — the best time to recharge our batteries. If our glass is empty, we can’t eliminate anyone’s thirst. Full, we can satisfy ourselves, and quench the thirst of countless. Join us to purify and become a flow of Infinity, preparing to serve humanity.
Deepening Your Meditation (Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, KRI)
Meditation is a skill and an experience. It has stages—just as a flower grows from seed to sprout to leaves to bloom. Gurucharan learned how to guide us through the stages of meditation at the feet of Yogi Bhajan. The depth of self-experience they bring is now available to all and part of the final training level in Kundalini Yoga. This class is an experiential introduction to the stages of meditation and deepening your meditation and everyday awareness.
EZ YOGA for Anyone, Any Time, Any Where (Siri Deva Khalsa)
Your mind is too stuck to function, or you’re having an anxiety attack at work–there are dozens of techniques that you can do at your desk to snap you out of it within 3 minutes. You’re doing yoga and the mind is willing but the body is stiff (or they’re both lazy)–learn simple stretches and ways to modify difficult postures, like using a chair.
Have You Noticed Your Breath Lately? (Hari Jiwan Singh Khalsa)
The air tattva is the carrier of prana (the first stage of life). One who practices pranayam (meditation with the breath) plays with the vehicle which bridges one side of life to another. This interaction carries one from the mundane to the subtle existence of life where contentment and effortlessness rule. This workshop will focus on what techniques are available to tap into this divine dance and what to expect when the dance begins.
Healing Hands (Dr. Waheguru Khalsa)
This hands-on workshop is based on simple, easy-to-do, and fun healing treatments given by Yogi Bhajan. Pair up with your healer to give and receive these unique treatments. For beginners as well as seasoned practitioners. If you need to wind down, prepare for the week at Solstice and heal a few aches and pains, then come to this class where miracles occur.
Heart Rescue (Awtar Kaur Khalsa)
What is the key to opening the heart? We begin with the earth, water, and fire in the first three chakras. Then we can embrace the subtleness of the air element in the fourth chakra without being blown away. We will mine Yogi Bhajan’s 5 Sutras and 7 Steps to Happiness for marvelous clues to physical, mental and tattva balance.
How Kundalini Yoga Works—Prana (Dr. Hari Simran Singh Khalsa)
Experience and explore the wonders of the Anatomy and Physiology of Kundalini Yoga, including research and applied practice.
Kriya for the Instinctual Self (Guru Simran Singh Khalsa)
As human beings, we have certain instincts as do animals, but we have the ability to direct, shape, and give meaning to the expression of these instincts. Many of the strongest instincts find expression and representation through the “lower triangle” of chakras. The physical correlates of these chakras are the rectum, the sex organs, and the navel point. We use physical nerve and glandular stimulation to alter learned patterns in the lower triangle.
Living from Your Soul (DukhNiwaran Kaur)
The soul’s voice is clear, loving and strong. Living in true connection to the soul creates a fulfilling life of centered purpose and joy. Let’s delve deeply into the soul with Kundalini Yoga to remove the clouds of indecision, confusion, and discontent, and create the life you were born to live!
Love is Love! (Harnam Singh)
“Understand through compassion or you will misunderstand the times!” ~ Yogi Bhajan
In the Aquarian Age, we will need to live from our hearts. Break your heart open wide in this transformational class. Explore the heart chakra and the air tattva and feel the love within! From start to finish, each warm-up, kriya, meditation, and mantra will be designed to open the heart and lift the spirits!
Manifesting Vibrant Health, Your Unique Destiny, and Prosperity (Jot Singh Khalsa)
Each of us comes to life with unique gifts. To manifest Destiny, we must discover and develop our gifts, offering the fruits to humanity somehow. Whatever one’s vocation or pastimes, the ability to act from steadiness brings peace, fulﬁllment, and prosperity. We will focus on stimulating creativity through various kriyas and meditations. Fundamental beneﬁts of a yogic diet, active lifestyle, and personal and professional habits to support a long and prosperous life will be offered.
Pranayama: Compassionate Self-Inquiry through the Air Tattva (Devjeet Kaur)
What is Pranayama? What are the benefits? We will practice using prana to heal our emotional and physical wounds, burn karmas, and revitalize ourselves inside out. We will learn powerful pranayama techniques in various kriyas to integrate fragmented aspects of ourselves through the breath—compassionate self-inquiry. In learning how to value and care for ourselves, we begin to authentically value and care for others. Bring home 5 new pranayama techniques!
Self-Experience (Nam Kaur Khalsa)
This class offers Yogi Bhajan’s routine to ‘rise and shine’ followed by a kriya to prepare your self—your physical body, mental bodies, and your soul so you can create a flow of graceful energy each and every day.
Shakti Dance: Waves of Compassion and Love (Dharma Kaur)
Shakti Dance is a very special discipline that helps people to improve the force of their Prana using Kundalini Yoga and Meditative Dance. The workshop is based on the Sufi Grind of Kundalini Yoga and stimulates the air element and expands the courage to be who we are. In addition, forgiveness and kindness will be our mantra.
The Awakened Self and the Path of Innocent Courage (Sunder Khalsa)
To become wise and spiritually mature means we can act in life rather than react to life. Realization is about releasing the reactions/labeling we have to our life. It is awakening to the love that perceives, feels, and holds the constant creative dynamic of what is. Innocence is to see things as it is. Courage is to accept what is without reaction so we can act from the infinite stillness we call the soul.
The Heart Rules: Love begins at Home; Home is where the Heart is (Simran Khalsa)
Open your heart and remove blocks related to your 4th Chakra. Dive into self love/your authentic self/true love. Bring light into your heart and be a reflection of that radiance. Heal your broken heart, dark heart, cold heart, mean heart. Remove unnecessary pain and hurt residue. Learn to embody your heart consciousness—True Heart, Brave Heart, Kind Heart, Pure Heart. Live in love and truth with ease.
The Rishi’s Cup of Consciousness (Harijiwan Khalsa)
Each tattva has its own juice, its own rasa. If you allow the rasas to fall into feelings and emotions, life becomes commotional, and you suffer. If you use applied intelligence and direct the rasas into the cup of consciousness and drink that nectar, then you are the Rishi, you are the God, the controller and director of your destiny. Experience directing the flow of your energy and the divinely correlated projection of your destiny.
The Soul and the Subtle Self, Turning Your Attention Where You Want it to Go (Kartar Khalsa)
We’re always on our way somewhere. The key is to be deeply at peace on the journey—that is joy. Joy is the sign of using the subtle Self to engage the Soul and turn attention to the unseen, to where you want to go. It engages the unseen Hand of God. It is the difference between making the best of something and the worst of something; it’s called Attitude of Gratitude.
Truth, Royalty and Caliber (Sadhana Singh)
Each breath should communicate your truth, royalty, and caliber as a human being.
WaheGuru! (Joshua Param Sevak)
We radiate Waheguru when our heart chakra is powerfully broadcasting the song of Universal Spirit, transmitting coherent soul-waves of peace, power, and joy. WaheGuru is appreciation-in-action, a feeling of fullness, a state of grace, a devotional prayer, a powerful projection, and a Golden Link to our Universal Teacher. Practice the Kundalini Bhakti technology of kriyas, meditations, pranayam, and kirtan to imprint Waheguru into your DNA and embody the spiritual frequency our bio-bodysuits are designed for.
Autobiography of an American Sikh (Hari Nam Singh Khalsa)
Hari Nam will talk from the heart about his profound and often complicated transition from Kundalini Yogi to committed Sikh and his 30 years maneuvering along that path. Hari Nam is known as a great storyteller and promises to have some entertaining and impactful stories to share. This workshop will definitely be of general interest to all, but particularly to those who have played with the idea of taking on this commitment and lifestyle themselves.
Chandi Di Var of the Tenth Master and the Psychology of the Mind (Kamalroop Singh)
The Chandi di Var of the tenth master (Guru Gobind Singh) is saturated with Divine radiance. The Sikh Ardas comes from this composition and is infused with Shakti and vir ras (warrior essence). The whole composition is the story of the Feminine Divine and her battle against ignorance. In this workshop we will cover the symbolic aspects of this shabad in relation to the mind. This has rarely been commented on in modern times.
Change is Easy through the Heart (Elizabeth Gurumukh)
The Heart is ruled by Air and the quality of air is that it moves easily with little effort—given the space. Let’s free the heart space so that release and change is easy.
Clearing the Air: Understanding through Compassion and Forgiveness (Baba Singh)
Baba Singh will share his experiences over the past year practicing Rakhe Rakhanhaar to deepen compassion. Yogi Bhajan has said that in the Aquarian Age we should understand through compassion, or else risk misunderstanding the meaning of these times. Join us as we go deep into this shabd and awaken the heart center, the home of the air tattva, in order to strengthen our love for the days ahead.
Dying Into Life (Jivan Joti Khalsa)
Death and loss are universal experiences—for some, a wall; for some, a door, an opportunity for transformation. This class offers Yogi Bhajan’s teachings on the yogic perspective of death and loss with special emphasis on how to prepare oneself and others for this greatest journey. The Pran Bandha Mantra Meditation will be practiced. “Practicing this meditation, you can merge into ‘the greater pranic body’ at the time of death and therefore become deathless.” Yogi Bhajan
Every Word from the Heart: Shabd Guru—the Sacred Power of Air (Guru Singh)
In the physical world of form, everything is a relationship. In the world of relationships, everything is a communication. In the world of communication, when we communicate from the heart (the fourth chakra) we are using the power of the air (the fourth tattva). In this workshop we will connect: Kundalini Yoga, mantras and shabds, and meditation to produce a relationship with our personal power of communication from the heart.
Fly with Guru Arjan to “Khambh Vikaandaray” (Harbhajan Kaur Khalsa)
“If I could find wings on sale…I would attach them to myself and search for that Friend of mine.” We will learn this shabd in Gurmukhi (or transliteration) in Raag Tilang, 12 beat rhythm. Singing this composition gives a feeling of joyful flight. Learning to sing the scale of Raag Tilang (the shabd’s melody and vocal elements) within a 12 beat rhythm, you will gain skills that apply to many other shabds.
Golden Temple Meditation (Guruprem Kaur Khalsa)
The workshop will begin with a walking meditation, as though walking around the Parkarma of the Golden Temple. Then we will “enter” the walkway to the Golden Temple in imagination as we walk down the road to the tepee, where people will meditatively complete their journeys. The Golden Temple will in this way be brought to bless the center of the solstice site, as Amrit Sarovar waters bless surrounding areas with serene healing.
Healthy, Happy, Holy Heart Fest! (Siri-Gian Kaur, Siri Sevak Kaur, Dev Suroop Kaur, GuruMeher Singh)
Your Heart! That’s what makes you really alive and bursting with joy on all levels—great physical health, cozy emotional and mental happiness, and the most satisfying, elevated free flow of your own Spirit, your God Self! Come heal, learn, uplift, and celebrate every bit of your juicy heart with the expert guidance of our Soul Answer University faculty in all of these important areas of your own most precious heart! View our faculty’s tele-classes at www.SoulAnswer.com/university.html.
Introduction to Naad Yoga and Chanting (Amar Singh & Sahib-Amar Kaur Khalsa)
Naad Yoga is the science of sound and mantra and its effect on our consciousness. Chanting or vibrating the Naad through the chakras releases energy blocks, especially at the heart. It’s also lots of fun to join others in creating divine vibration. We all have our own song just waiting to be discovered. In this workshop we will explore and experience our ability to transform ourselves and others through the powerful medium of sound.
Japji Sahib: Recurring Themes and Tips for Memorization (Gurukirn Khalsa)
Japji Sahib, Guru Nanak’s seminal poem, contains many recurring words and lines, creating a structure which lends itself to recitation from memory. This class will highlight these recurring themes, as well as offer tips to keep the order straight so that reciting Japji Sahib from memory is made easier.
Layman’s Guide to Kundalini Mantra and the Siri Guru Granth Sahib (Elizabeth Gurumukh)
Come learn a simple but profound way to explain the power of our Kundalini Yoga mantras, where they come from, why they work, and how profound they are even when your students don’t understand them. Let’s de-mystify these power tools to make them accessible to everyone. If you’ve not yet moved beyond teaching Sat Nam and Wahe Guru this workshop is for you to feel comfortable to teach more complex mantra.
Naad Yoga: Expanding Your Chanting Voice with Kauri Kriya (Dev Suroop Kaur)
Awaken and expand that divinely satisfying chanting voice within! In the earliest days of 3HO, Yogi Bhajan taught Kauri Kriya as a key Naad Yoga technique for raising the Kundalini and developing the chanting voice. Known as the ‘Mahan Dhiaan,’ or supreme meditation, this kriya was given by Guru Arjan Dev Ji in the late 1600s to train sacred musicians to bring forth a deeply transformative and healing sound current. Rise up and chant strong!
Pavan Guru (Air is the Guru) (Mata Mandir Singh)
This is the concept of Guru Nanak from Japji: Pavan Guru. This line was a mystery to me for many years. A knowledgeable friend made it clear to me when he said, “How we use air determines whether or not we have Guru in our life.” What is Guru? The very guidance and totality of wisdom in the Universe available to all. This class will be mostly sung. We will open our hearts.
Read, Write, and Pronounce Kundalini Yoga Mantras in Gurmukhi (Siri Sevak Kaur Khalsa)
This is a fun informative class on where our mantras come from and how to pronounce them correctly, along with an introduction to reading and writing them in Gurmukhi, the original script. We will end with a meditation from Guru Gobind Singh where we write a mantra at our third eye with the golden pen of our intuition.
Strong as Steel, Steady as Stone: The Sikh Dharma Ministry Enters the Aquarian Age (Dr. Sat Kaur Khalsa, Dr. Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa)
The Sikh Dharma Ministry continues to move forward. Join us for our annual Summer Solstice Minister Gathering.
So Purkh: The Sacred Gift of the Heart (Ramdesh Kaur and Nirinjan Kaur)
Join Ramdesh Kaur and Nirinjan Kaur for a journey into the So Purkh, where we will clear our hearts during this year of the heart chakra! Deepen your heart’s relationship with So Purkh, a powerful and sacred shabad. Let the healing energy of this prayer fill your heart, improve your relationships, and attract a divine partner into your life. Nirinjan Kaur will lead us in a beautiful live recitation of So Purkh.
The Air is the Guru (Satkirin Khalsa)
This last line of Jap Ji codifies the practice of Naad Yoga (Gurbani Kirtan) in this Kal Yug for health and happiness and mastery. Saints and the ten Gurus have given us very specific techniques. Capture the optimum use of breath, rhythm, and sacred sounds (Shabds). Tune the instrument of your voice and find applications that sing through your breath and align your ten bodies to internal guidance through the breath of the Guru.
Beauty Begins with “Be” (Akalsukh Singh)
Many women have spent years basing their self-worth on whether or not they meet the standards that media and culture have set for them: to be skinny and sexy in order to be truly a woman. How liberating it is to think of your value being defined by your inner light, your radiance, and your grace. Beauty is within; come to sweat, dance, and laugh—while revitalizing your physical and radiant bodies. Self-love is your birthright.
Healing the Wounds of Life (Sat Santokh Singh Khalsa)
In this workshop for women, you will be able to see how you block yourself; acknowledge the wounds and scars you have received to your sense of self; identify the resulting impact on your life; become clear on what negative self images you are carrying; develop tools and techniques to deal with feelings of self-doubt and “not being good enough;” learn how to allow abundance into your life; envision yourself successful in life.
Inhale! The Possibilities by Empowering Your Heart with Prana (Haridass Thi Kim Hoang, PhD)
Does your presence convey majesty, grace, and peace? Is your breath inviting possibilities into your life? Learn to breathe properly. The diaphragmatic breath engages the navel and eases the heart while increasing the pranic reserves. Deep breathing allows ease and grace to enter your heart space of neutrality. Cultivate compassion and accept all. See God in all. Project healing blessings to loved ones and uplift the planet with your projection and prayers. Breathe deeply.
Kundalini Blessings: Intuitive Wisdom (Gurudarshan Khalsa)
Learn how to use the Kundalini Blessings Oracle Cards to deepen your intuition and gain insights and clarity on issues for your life. Oracle Cards are a fun and interactive way to trust and know your intuition. Now you can combine the Oracle Card readings with Kundalini Yoga meditations and actually shift your whole being with the guidance of your oracle reading! Join me and receive the blessings of you!
My Heart is a Jewel: Beyond Depression (Shabad Kaur Khalsa)
Women internalize stress in unique ways, and transformational healing for women best occurs as a result of practiced conscious relaxation. In these uncertain times, a woman’s ability to create her sense of spiritual connectedness is a vital marker for long-term maintenance of her physical, emotional, and psychological health. The best of Kundalini Yoga teachings will be presented for managing stress and achieving core strength through a distinctly women-centered approach to prevent anxiety and depression.
Overcoming Cold Depression: Penetrate the Silence of the Soul (Dr. Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa)
Cold Depression is our single biggest challenge as we enter the Aquarian Age. It is a pandemic that comes with the change of the epoch. Cold Depression affects vitality of spirit, our health, addiction patterns, and leads us to behave in ways we would not otherwise. Learn what Cold Depression is, how to identify it, and exactly what you need in order to help your students, clients, and yourself overcome its effects.
Pranayam: The breath of life (Dr. Kartar Khalsa)
Keeping in mind the power of the breath and its relationship to the air tattva, we will work on the heart and lungs to strengthen them as we move into more challenging times. And we will discuss the importance of this relationship between the breath and the air tattva, in particular, how it relates to woman and the times
Recognizing Our Fears—Discovering Who We Are (Siri Kirin Kaur)
Using a meditation to release our chronic fears (including the fear of death) and awaken our intuition will allow us to recognize and let go of these fears and anxieties, enabling us to get out of the way of our ego. We will also do exercises and a kriya and get to the heart of who we truly are—Divine Souls.
The Invincible Woman: Manifest the Shakti in You! (Shakta Kaur Kezios)
Woman is called the ‘Adi Shakti,’ the primal and original creative energy. Yet, how many women feel their power and their invincibility on a daily basis? Women have 16 times more biological and mental capacity than men! But, women can use this ‘16 times’ capacity to either build or destroy themselves. Come explore your ‘invincibility’ with yoga, meditation, live music, and community. All levels welcome.
The Lunar Woman: Experience the Teachings and Teach the Experience (Shakta Kaur Kezios and Hari Charn Kaur Khalsa)
Woman’s basic nature is like the moon which waxes and wanes; while man’s basic nature is like the sun which is continuous and constant. Experience the power of the Lunar Woman teachings; learn the moon center sequence and map your personal pattern; receive tips on how to successfully share these teachings with others. Includes yoga, meditation, lecture, and hand-outs. All levels welcome.
The Practical Magic of the Heart (Esra Banguoglu Ogut-Fateh Kaur)
This class focuses on the balance of the heart center and its effects on communication, psychology, stress, and time management. For example, when the heart energy is too high it results in the inability to listen and manage time. If too low, it causes emotional confusion and even hysteria. We as women can construct heart-based relationships—when what “he does or doesn’t do” is no longer an issue. All change is possible, when it is no longer needed.
Women’s Creative Vitality (Shabad Atma [Alyson] Kaur)
We all are creative beings, but sometimes negativity keeps us from tapping into our visionary spirit. Through the power of Kundalini Yoga, we will release negative thought patterns that are keeping us from living our fullest lives. We’ll reclaim the love of ourselves and our lives through directing the mind to focus on positive aspects of ourselves. Finally, we will learn how to walk our path with assurance and joy in an uplifting, safe, shakti-fied environment.
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