Organic Solstice Donation Campaign

Published on December 6, 2012 by in Uncategorized

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3HO International strives to provide as much organic ingredients for our Solstice menu as possible.
Purchasing organic ingredients costs 30-40% more than conventional ingredients.

In past surveys you voted not to increase the cost of Solstice registration, but to ask participants to donate what they can to cover the costs.

If each person contributes $20 we will be able to cover the increased expense.

Thank you for making your contribution to this program and for co-creating the best sustainable practices for 3HO events.

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Sat Nam Solstice Sadhana Community,

3HO Foundation International’s Events Department along with the Solstice Security Committee members are developing enhanced Solstice Security Team procedures for implementation at the 2012 Winter Solstice Sadhana Celebration and beyond.  We are committed to building a motivated and competent volunteer Security Team to serve the Solstice events and other 3HO camps.

We are now actively recruiting Solstice participants who feel the call to help provide a safe,
secure and enjoyable Solstice experience for all.

The desired qualifications for the Security Team are:

  • A desire to serve the Solstice camp through personal security consciousness and presence
  • Field experience in this area
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • A commitment to work as a team member implementing the Solstice camp policies
  • The discipline and capacity to follow through on the commitment to serve.

This is an opportunity to work with like-minded people as part of an organized, structured, Security Team.

Participation on this team will serve to mature your ‘soldier saint consciousness’. The soldier saint was embodied by Yogi Bhajan. It is one of the highest human incarnations.

If you hear the call and wish to begin this commitment to serve at the 2012 Winter Solstice Solstice Sadhana Celebration please click here  to complete a Solstice Security Team application.

You may serve Solstice Security as either a Karma Yogi or as a Service Exchange.
To learn more about Service at Solstice, visit these pages.

Ways to Serve

All Camp Karma Yoga

Service Exchange

“Human is a blend of saint and soldier; this is a complete person. If you

are not a soldier your sainthood will be kicked around. If you are only a

soldier, not a saint, you will start kicking others around.” Yogi Bhajan

 

 

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Personal transformation, growing my practice, service to the community

To connect with “family” and to relax and renew:)

It is my destiny to be there. It is my time to connect sincerely with my soul in an immersed setting within the community. I always connect with amazing people and feel comfortable at Solstice simply being myself.

I love coming home to my spirit family and feeling the love and support of the global community of Kundalini yogis coming together as one. Waheguru!

It works!

To do service and grow spiritually

Because my teacher told us to

Winner of Sat Nam Fest (East) raffle. And absolutely crazy about Kundalini now.

Love the coziness of it (esp after European Yoga Festival which, while wonderful, is huge by contrast) -it feels like a family reunion. Mostly to do Tantric though.

Community, renewal, growth

Recharge spiritual batteries. see old friends. enjoy the weather. build my childrens’ “solstice habits”

I have attended 7 Summer Solstices but this was my first Winter Solstice experience. It was a most comforting inspiring and fun event. I am deeply grateful. Sat Naam

To connect to my soul and mother earth.

Healing. To love myself and others more.s

Spiritual recharge

For transformation for myself and my family and to connect with like minded people

Love it

Everything listed above. It is especially god to connect with others on the same yogic and spiritual path to learn and share with each other.

I was in Florida at the time.

Especially for the White Tantric Yoga.

Sangat, pangat and White Tantric Yoga-It is a great Spirit Fest.

Tantric, Sadhana, workshops, friends, food, teachers, fun.

I heard great things and wanted to experience it for myself.

Spiritual renewal

Loved summer solstice

For personal growth and service, enjoyment and work

Fell in love with Kundalini yoga and wanted to experience more God.

I always do, to see old friends and to make new ones :) and for Tantric too :)

Spiritual growth, self cleaning

To deepen the awareness of who I am in the midst of commercialized and busy time of the year that I’m not inclined to support. To replace white snow with the white clothes and be surrounded with lots of light of all the elevated beings in the camp.

God

Spirit

2 reasons: 1. My friend was going and invited me. 2. I’ve taken a few kundalini classes before and experienced some…you know…. :)

Spiritual companionship

White tantric and workshops, to come together with others in spirit of growth and oneness

To connect with community and personal transformation.

To readjust myself in spiritual life and community, to see old friends, to participate in white tantric yoga and other activities

Energetic highlight of my winter. I attended even with a 4 week old baby at home.

In order to stay connected with the community, to recharge, and regroup, grow, share, learn!

For balance, to be w nature, cleanse my soul, feel connected

Personal Transformation in a special time of the year – Solstice!

For the Solstice Experience and Tantric

To see people smiling, performing sewa from heart, chanting name of god from mind and soul

Am a teacher and figure it’s the biggest assist to this- I thought it was to also make more KY friends – but it isnt so easy in the winter – its is a more inward time.

I came to this last one because a very good friend told me I needed to have this experance. Plus I’m in teacher training and was required to.

I attend Winter Solstice because it is the best place to be to gain clarity and energy for the coming year and because I love being with the spiritual community.

To gain spiritual experience

My daughter wanted to attend for her birthday

To connect with the teachings. To check in with myself. To kick my own butt

To serve and share. Connect with the Guru, sangat and to teach.

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We are blessed and grateful to offer these music downloads as a gift from our Winter Solstice Sadhana Musicians. Enjoy!

The GurGanesha Band – Bhaja Man Mere
www.guruganesha.com

 

Sat Purkh Kaur – The Hukum

 

Dev Suroop Kaur – Winter Solstice Sat Nam
Upcoming Events

 

Satkirin Kaur – Mera Sahiba and Wahe Guru

 

Simrit Kaur - Prana, Apana, Shushmana

 

 

 

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Bhaja Man Mere (Live)

Published on November 13, 2012 by in Uncategorized

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Bhaja Man Mere (Live)

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The Hukam

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The Hukam

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Here’s the story:

The story behind this song is a bit of a hair-raiser. This is the hukam that was read the day I received a message from the Guru: “I’m sending your husband.” It was a beautiful Autumn Sunday morning and I arrived at Gurdwara to rest and recuperate from the recently completed Immersion Course. To say I was bone-weary would be an understatement. I just wanted to bow and listen for awhile and then return home to take a nap. Instead I was asked to sit behind the Guru–and that was the beginning. As I was sitting behind the Guru, suddenly my spine straightened up, as if someone had run a finger up my spine. Chin in, chest out, I heard a voice say to me, I’m sending your husband. Well, you can imagine my reaction. Nevertheless, I stayed for the Ardas and the Hukam to be read and received the confirmation in these words: “you have prepared your bed in good faith, rejoice for the bridegroom has come.”

I began to chant this Hukam everyday, knowing its significance. Less than three weeks later I received an e-mail from the man who is now my husband. Our marriage was arranged by the Guru and this song is a celebration of that divine union.
Can you include my facebook page with some sort of ask like this: If you found this story inspiring, please “like” my facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/SatPurkh?ref=hl or see my website www.truebeingbeingtrue.com
Sat Nam, Sat Purkh

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Winter Solstice 2011 Presenters

Published on December 9, 2011 by in Uncategorized

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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.

Bhagwant Khalsa studied Kundalini Yoga for 30 years in ashrams inBoston andWashingtonD.C. He built a thriving landscape gardening business and studied hands-on healing in several modalities, group dynamics, and Native American ceremony.

Dharma Kaur is a certified teacher trainer and long-time practitioner of Kundalini Yoga and Shakti Dance. Her background includes theatre, hatha yoga, classical Indian Dance, and oriental study. Her teachings highlight the integration of spirituality and creativity through the practice of devotion. She offers workshops, trainings and retreats internationally.

DukhNiwaran Kaur has been an inspiring Kundalini Yoga teacher inChicago since 1997. She engages deeply with her own soul to share her love of Kundalini Yoga. As a professional teacher trainer, massage therapist, and community leader she strives to live authentically in the teachings of Yogi Bhajan.

Gurudhan Singh teaches at Yoga West in Los Angeles. He has been teaching Kundalini Yoga classes since 1971. He is a KRI teacher trainer and has been doing a steady sadhana since August 1971.

Guru Simran Singh has been a fixture at solstice since 1986, where he has been manager of the set-up/grounds 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.

Harbhajan Kaur is a Kundalini Yoga Trainer and Kirtan teacher who loves to share the women’s teachings as taught by Yogi Bhajan during decades of Women’s Camp. She shares the Master’s view that “The base of society is a woman,” and trusts his technology for “securing” that base.

Hari Kirin Kaur Khalsa is the author of Art & Yoga: Kundalini awakening in Everyday Life. An artist and teacher dedicated to healing through yoga and art, she teaches at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, the Antrim Girls Shelter, and Omega Institute. www.artandyoga.com 

Hari Bhajan Kaur, meaning God’s Song, is an inspiring and heart-centered singer, songwriter, musician, teacher and healer. She currently has 7 CDs, ranging from meditative mantra music, to spiritual songs in both English and Sanskrit.

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.

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 sacred chant artist with a dedicated 31-minute Bound Lotus practice. His CDs include “A Fearless Heart” and “Love Infinite Divine.”

Jai Dev Singh is a yogi, teacher, and practitioner of Ayurvedic Medicine. 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.

Jai Gopal Khalsa is from Los Angeles where he teaches a 40-day Kundalini Yoga Bootcamp workshop for lasting change. An army veteran, he explored yoga as a form of alternative fitness, but was immediately drawn to the power of the practice and is honored to be a Kundalini Yoga teacher.

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 theUSA, Europe andCanada. He has overseen the Solstice Kitchens for 30+ years, which are great blessings of service in his life.

Kartar Singh lives and teaches inHerndon,Virginia. He regularly teaches at Summer and Winter Solstices and the Asian Yoga Festival. His passion is teaching Level One Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training.

Kirpal S. Khalsa, Ph.D. has been a student/teacher of Yogi Bhajan for forty-two years. He founded Guru Ram Das Ashram,Boulder,Colorado in 1971. From 1992 – 2003, he was Academic Director ofMiriPiriAcademy inAmritsar,India. He and his wife, Kirpal Kaur, live and teach inEspanola,New Mexico.

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.

Nirmal Kaur began studying the body with extensive training in dance. She began Kundalini Yoga in high school and immediately fell in love. Nirmal has been teaching for 10 years, is Level-2 certified and an Associate Trainer. She also holds a BFA in Dance and is a practicing Massage Therapist.

Ramdesh Kaur is the author of Yoga and Mantras for a Whole Heart. She hosts the Spirit Voyage 40 Day Global Sadhanas and a live radio show.

Sat Santokh Kaur is an IKYTA/KRI Kundalini Yoga Instructor; SatNamRasayan® III & MahBoundLotus® Instructor/Healer. She met Yogi Bhajan throughGoldenBridge, two weeks after a session with Guru Dev Singh, Master of Sat Nam Rasayan®. She continues to study and serve Guru Dev. Encouraged by Mahan Kirn, she teaches MahBoundLotus® 

Satkirin Kaur Khalsa is a beloved singer and kirtan teacher trained directly by Yogi Bhajan. Her 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 celibrate joyful, quintessential human experience.

Sat Siri Dougherty, a former Ballerina with the Australian Ballet, completed her teacher training under the guidance of Yogi Bhajan in 2003. Afterwards she openedAustralia’s first Kundalini Yoga studio inSydney, and has been teaching internationally ever since. She is a professional teacher trainer in theKRIAcademy.

Shabad Atma Kaur (Alyson Simms) started yoga in 2001. She has her 200 RYT certification and is currently studying for her 500-hour level. In the last 10 years, her practice has taken her around the world to do, study, and teach yoga. She is currently living inAustin,Texas.

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

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.

Simran Kaur is a second generation Yogi (daughter of the SatJivan’s NYC), wife, and teaching partner of Posture Master, Guru Prem Singh. She studied inIndia for 10 years, Mastered Bound Lotus Kriya, teaches in Teacher Training all over the world, is a devotional singer, and the mother of two beautiful children.

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 Sevak Kaur Khalsa began studying Gurmukhi and Japji in the early 70’s as part of the first group of Yogi Bhajan’s students to do so and now she teaches on-line classes. She has a love for working with people who want to know more about the Gurdwara and the Shabd Guru.

Sunder Khalsa serves as the KRI Coordinator for Teacher Training inAsia. 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.

Swaran Kaur Khalsa is the ashram secretary at Hacienda de Guru Ram Das in Espanola. She is a Kundalini Yoga teacher, plays Gurbani Kirtan, and co-ordinates the Espanola White Tantric Yoga courses. She manages the Gurdwara team at Winter Solstice and has taught several classes at Winter Solstices about Gurdwara.

Updesh Kaur’s approach is to teaching Kundalini Yoga is to get out of the way of the teachings—to teach from a place of Shuniya (zero)—so that each student can go deep within themselves to experience his/her connection to Infinity.

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.

 

 

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Class Descriptions

Published on November 17, 2011 by in Uncategorized

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18TH, 2011

 6:30pm – 8:00pm EVENING PROGRAM

Welcome Ceremony with Kirtan, Air Tent

 8:15pm – 9:45pm EVENING PROGRAM

Dance Party, Air Tent

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 19TH, 2011

7:00am – 8:15am EARLY MORNING WORKSHOPS

Living with a Whole Heart in the Aquarian Age ~ Ramdesh Kaur and Harnam Singh,NJ (AA) Air Tent

Strengthen your heart chakra and open yourself to love in the Aquarian Age. Heal yourself from past trauma and step into a higher vibration and a new you! Challenging kriya, profound meditations and uplifting mantras will inspire and elevate you to live with a whole heart! We’ll also take a healing astral journey. Come ready to chant, to dance, and to move! Chant along with Harnam’s sweet live music with band!

Opening the Heart through Experience ~ Harsimran Singh, GA (AA) Water Tent

The upcoming Age will rely on the strength of individuals and their capacity to give. Giving can occur when strength and intention is present. Through experience, we work through the blocks, strengthen our cores, and open our hearts. Exercises for theHeartCenterand Pranic Meditation for theHeartCenterwill aid us in this class to propel ourselves closer to the Aquarian Experiences to come.

Navigating through Troubled Times using Peace ~ Satsang Singh Khalsa, NM (KY) Fire Tent

We will focus on the breath, yoga, and singing for and about peace. We will work on the Heart Chakra allowing ourselves to open through compassion and kindness. Non-judgment of self and others will be considered as we see each other as ourselves. “Let There Be peace” by Matamandir Singh and “Peace” by Awtar Singh will be sung to uplift ourselves and the planet, like a homeopathic remedy! Come and Uplift!

MahBoundLotus®—Align with your Destiny ~ SatSantokh K Khalsa, FL (KY) Earth Tent

Open your heart through a silenced mind (Shuniya), bind the body into Infinity, connect the consciousness, and live in Awareness in this Age of Aquarius. “The yogis who practiced this thousands of years ago lived to be over 120 years old without any illness or disease….Let them know it (MahBoundLotus®) will help them with their future.”—Yogi Bhajan. Please bring posture props such as socks, straps, 3-5 pillows, small blanket, shawl, etc.

Roles & Responsibilities of a Teacher In and Outside the Classroom ~ Updesh Kaur, CA (AT) Ether Tent

Yogi Bhajan said, “The teacher is a vehicle of divinity, without duality. That’s why you can uplift.” Come together as Teachers and Trainers as we connect to the Golden Chain and practice together. We will examine and assess the many roles and responsibilities of being a Kundalini Yoga Teacher in the Aquarian Age, both inside and outside the classroom.

All About Gurdwara ~ Siri Sevak Kaur Khalsa, MA (SG) Gurdwara

When you bow in Gurdwara, you give your head and open your heart. Open your heart to Gurdwara by learning more about it—the history, the do’s and don’ts, and what everything means. The intention of this class is to help people feel relaxed and participative in Gurdwara.

 

10:30am – 12:30pm MORNING WORKSHOPS

Experience and Crystallize the Self ~DukhNiwaran Kaur,IL and Har Darshan Kaur, NC andLivtar Singh,GA (AT) Air Tent

As teachers, we are a conduit to the soul. A cloudy glass cannot show the way. We must become crystal clear to light the path so the soul can be seen. We will go to the depth of the heart center using the sensory self to open to the healing sound current Humee Hum Brahm Hum. Open to the vastness of that Oneness with humility, joy, contentment, and consciousness. Become crystal clear.

Authentic Relationships: The Dance of our Polarities ~ SatSiri Dougherty,VA (AT) Water Tent

As Kundalini yogis we are constantly evaluating the patterns and programs we have learned through the lens of our awakened consciousness. In this workshop we will honor and balance both the masculine and feminine within us, the elements of the Father and Mother, harmonizing them, thus bringing us to grace. Our caliber and character will then lead us, so our relationships—first with ourselves and then with others—are authentic and powerful and true.

Re-Vitalize with Breathwalk® ~ Shakta Kaur, IL (AT) Fire Tent

Many spiritual traditions use walking as a meditation to calm the mind, to connect to nature and for healing. Breathwalk® is a simple, natural and effective walking practice derived from the Kundalini Yoga tradition. More powerful than ‘just walking,’ Breathwalk incorporates the meditative mind with specific breath patterns synchronized with your steps. In this session you’ll learn to use your prana to regulate the modes and moods of the mind. All levels welcome.

Prosperity through Grace ~ Dr. Sham Rang Khalsa, MA (AA) Earth Tent

If your goals are joy and serving others, and you believe that prosperity would fully support these goals, then come learn this Aquarian science and fulfill your destiny. Clarify your intentions and firmly attract and establish prosperity. Look deeply to find and release any resistance to this powerful flow, allowing Grace to breathe easily through you. Learn how to use Time, Emotions and Contrast to help navigate the journey of fulfillment.

Kundalini Yoga and Creative Arts for All Levels ~ Hari Kirin Kaur Khalsa, NH with live music by Ajeet Kaur Khalsa, TN (AA) Ether Tent

Hari Kirin, the author of Art & Yoga: Kundalini Awakening in the Everyday Life, will lead us in Kundalini Yoga to free our hearts from past disappointments and open the flow of the fourth chakra. Then we will engage in creative arts to experience our connection and restore our ability to give and receive love freely. Join us for this experiential class combining Kundalini Yoga, art and simple movement.

Gateway to the Guru ~ Swaran Kaur Khalsa, NM (SG) Gurdwara

The Gurdwara is the sacred space that holds and nurtures each Winter Solstice gathering. In a course for people of all walks of life, we will experience the sacred energy of the Gurdwara together, and open the space for heart-centered exploration and discovery.

 

3:00pm – 5:00pm AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS

Raj Yoga – The Path of Self Illumination & Service ~ Upma Kaur, NM and Hari Charn Kaur, NM with Jai Jagdeesh, CA on music (AT) Air Tent

Kundalini Yoga as the Raj Yoga is the throne of the neutral mind, bestowed by Guru Ram Das. This class will focus on experiencing the blessings and miracle of Guru Ram Das through yoga, meditation, and naad. Come to recognize, experience, and claim that essence which makes you royal and allows your presence to work. We will have an altar especially for this class; you are welcome to bring an offering.  

Spiritual Maturity and the Self Sensory Human ~ Sunder Khalsa,VA (KY) Water Tent

Spiritual Maturity is not a thing, intense experience, or meditative state. It is a refinement of the self while at the same time being beyond it. It is the ability to own your own patterns and step back from them when they are active. Let’s explore the art of Spiritual Maturity and the techniques of how to see the faults of others and upon seeing them, unsee them.

Concentrating Prana: Ayurveda & Kundalini Yoga ~ Jai Dev Singh, CA (AA) Earth Tent

Prana and Vata are both created from the air element. Vata is erratic, quick, a-rhythmic and dilutes life-force. It is responsible for anxiety, doubt, insecurity and overwhelm. Prana is slow and rhythmic, centers itself in the body/mind and generates immense energy when concentrated in the central nervous system. It is the life-force intelligence that awakens Kundalini. In this class, Ayurveda becomes a yogic science to transform the body into the optimal vehicle for heightened sadhana.

Yogi Bhajan Living Legacy Lecture: Overcoming the Complexes of Life ~Kirpal Singh, NM (YB) Ether Tent      

The Master tells in powerful language how to overcome tragedies, unhappiness, pain and suffering. Meditation: Brighten your Radiance, Ashtang Agni Kriya

 

6:30pm – 8:00pm EVENING PROGRAM

Yogi Bhajan Video: “Projecting as a Teacher” Meditation on the Self as a Yogi ~ Presented by KRI, Air Tent

In this class Yogi Bhajan calls us to be known by our spirit and asks us to meditate on our Self as a yogi. “How are you going to come out of your shell? How are you going to come out of your cocoon? How are you going to deal with everybody with openness of self? How can you open so much that you can embrace everything?” –Yogi Bhajan July 31, 1996

8:15pm – 9:45pm EVENING PROGRAM

Sacred Gong ~ Hari Bhajan Kaur, TN, Air Tent

Yogi Tea Café ~ Cozy Music and Yummy Tea

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20TH, 2011

7:00am – 8:15am EARLY MORNING WORSHOPS

Shakti Dance™ ~ Dharma Kaur, Italy (AA) Air Tent

Shakti Dance™ by Avtar Kaur is inspired by Kundalini Yoga, and it was blessed by Yogi Bhajan in 2001. It is structured in 8 phases including Shakti Stretching, dance steps, free dance and Celestial Communication. The Air Element activates the energy of compassion and love. Following the flow of sound through circular movements such as sufi grind and spirals, we will evoke the Air Element to strengthen the aura and manifest our courage, prosperity and freedom.

Women’s Circle of Powerful Prayer, Meditation, and Chanting ~ Harbhajan K Khalsa, MA (WT) Water Tent

“Woman is a Living Prayer; therefore Woman is a Living Power.” – Yogi Bhajan. Prayer and Power; Bhakti and Shakti. We will gather as a circle of women to understand, experience and share stories about the important balance of bhakti and shakti within our “inner crystal” as women. Making the liberating connection between the navel center and the heart center, we will magnify and project the clarified beam of our personal prayers and power.

Men’s Wisdom Council ~ Bhagwant Khalsa, MD (AA) Fire Tent

Contained in confidentiality, this sacred, men-only circle will open the heart, enlighten the mind, and reveal the soul.

Getting Started with Japji Sahib ~ Siri Sevak Kaur Khalsa, MA (SG) Earth

Imagine what it would be like to recite Japji easily and well, to recognize and respond to key words and phrases, to understand Guru Nanak’s answers to the basic questions of life, and to talk about them with other people. Take this class and you will be on your way to what you just imagined.

A Morning Practice for Creativity and Awareness ~ Hari KirinKaur Khalsa, NH (AA) Ether Tent

This Kundalini Yoga & Art session will awaken, calm, heal, and bring insight. It is especially helpful for cultivating awareness. This is a very simple practice, and anyone can do it. But as simple as it is, it develops your ability to perceive and helps you access your intuition. This is a helpful series for teachers who work with populations who have trouble focusing or sitting still.

 

10:30am – 12:30pm MORNING WORKSHOPS

Intra-Dimensional Time Shift ~Harijiwan, CA (AT) Air Tent

Energetically position yourself for the first Winter Solstice of the Aquarian Age. Wandering in the seemingly endless maze of ego-dramatized subconscious thought forms has ended. The transmission energy of the chakras has changed allowing for new experiences of spiritual radiance, mental sharpness and physical harmony. Use the zenith Solstice energy to explore the internal Aquarian mind space of heightened sensory consciousness now that the ‘ring pass not’ boundaries have dissolved into the Piscean past. 

The Wisdom to Serve ~ Siri Atma Singh Khalsa, M.D., CA (AA) Water Tent

Knowing yourself, you act on the voice of the soul and naturally serve others, becoming Godlike in nature, as God is the ultimate Giver. “Service creates a permanent love and friendship. Self-discipline creates grace. And a neutral mind creates wisdom. These are the rules of life.” - Yogi Bhajan

Sleep: The Art & Life of Sweet Surrender ~ Simran Khalsa, CA (AA) Fire Tent

Learn the art of letting go, deeply relaxing, and having Shivasan at your will. Yogic, scientific, and dharmic techniques to have deep, restful, and peaceful sleep. Habits, yoga, meditations and songs for your evening routine. Sleep is a reflection of what you do when awake! Are you conscious of how you sit, stand, walk, and speak? If you do these correctly, you can relax. Learn to turn off the unnecessary! Bring mat & blanket.

All Heart – The Gateway to Human Power ~ Jai Gopal Khalsa, CA (KY) Earth Tent

The heart is the gateway to all human power and with each breath we can connect to the source of this power, the Infinite. But first, the heart must be open. What are the keys that open this universal doorway and how can we keep it open so that its compassionate flow can inform our every action? Here we will experience through Kriya, what it means to live in the miraculous space of the heart.

Inspiration (Breath) as it Relates to Devotional Invocation ~ Harbhajan K Khalsa, MA (SG) Ether Tent

“Inspiration” is most literally “breath, inhalation.” “Invocation” involves using “inspiration” to “call,” invite, or devotionally express yourself to Guru, Spirit, Self. We will open our breath/spirit, creativity, and voices to “invoke” our individual and group relationship as the “pray-er.” This will be a guided merger into a process of opening yourself to the Self. (You may even unleash your poetic nature as we integrate our psyches with limitless Being.)

 

3:00pm – 5:00pm AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS

11-11-11, the Aquarian Age and Sadhana ~Gurudhan Khalsa, CA (KY) Air Tent

Our identity is our Spiritual Identity! The time is now critical where we must remember this. The portal to the Age of Aquarius has just occured – November 11, 2011. It is now time to be alert and disciplined, and to command our mind. This workshop will provide techniques on how to do that as well as go into the practical aspects of sadhana.

The Lunar Woman, the Solar Man, and Relationships ~ Shakta Kaur, IL and Hari Charn Kaur, NM (AT) Water Tent

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. The moon reflects the sun. Come learn about woman as the ‘moon’ and man as the ‘sun.’ With this knowledge re-examine your present attitude toward relationships and receive practical tips from Shakta Kaur and Hari Charn Kaur on harmonizing the natural polarity between the masculine and the feminine.

Sikh Dharma Minister Gathering: “The Magic of Asking for Nothing and Receiving Everything: The Experience of 33rd Pauri of Japji” ~ Sardarni Sahiba Siri Sevak Kaur Khalsa, MA and Singh Sahib Sham Rang Singh Khalsa, MA (SG) Fire Tent

Tantric Preparation Class ~Kartar Singh,VA (AA) Earth Tent

What is White Tantric Yoga and why do we practice it? Tantric guidelines, questions, and answers, what to expect, what to bring with you, what to wear, keeping the lines straight, and how to leave the tantric lines and come back, if necessary. Tips and tools on how to sit straight and still and keep up through the White Tantric Yoga experience.

Yogi Bhajan Living Legacy Lecture: Rebirthing II – Fearlessness: Experience Your Vastness ~ Kirpal Singh Khalsa, NM (YB) Ether Tent

This is a wonderful and powerful class that takes you beyond yourself. Meditation: Housecleaning II

Kirtan: Your Voice as an Aquarian Gift of Alignment ~ Satkirin Khalsa, NY (SG) Gurdwara

The human voice can be a gift or a curse. Not many people develop their singing voice to serve harmony and alignment. Yet the gift of this age is that the “Word” is the guiding force. In Sikh Dharma the 11th Guru is the Shabd Guru, or bani, the Word. The Word is the guiding force to serve us to divine alignment with all. We will explore and discover vocal techniques to joyfully move the world

 

8:15pm – 9:45pm EVENING PROGRAM

Sacred Gong ~ Harijiwan, CA Air Tent

Yogi Tea Café ~ Cozy Music and Yummy Tea

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21TH, 2011

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. ~ White Tantric Yoga®  

 

6:30pm – 8:00pm EVENING PROGRAM

Stories of the Master ~ Legacy Teachers (YB) Ether Tent

The Legacy Teachers are the early students of Yogi Bhajan who lived with the master, who were personally chiseled by him and who continue to deliver the teachings today. They have some wonderful stories. Through them we get little glimpses into the amazing and beautiful teacher who gave his all to give to us. These stories are inspiring, funny, insightful and always show the way to God.

 

8:15pm – 9:45pm EVENING PROGRAM

Sacred Gong  ~ Hari Bhajan Kaur, TN Air Tent

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22TH, 2011

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. ~ White Tantric Yoga®  

Amrit Candidates Meeting during lunch ~ Gurdwara

 

6:30pm – 8:00pm EVENING PROGRAM

Stories of the Master ~ Legacy Teachers (YB) Ether Tent

The Legacy Teachers are the early students of Yogi Bhajan who lived with the master, who were personally chiseled by him and who continue to deliver the teachings today. They have some wonderful stories. Through them we get little glimpses into the amazing and beautiful teacher who gave his all to give to us. The stories are inspiring, funny, insightful and always show the way to God.

8:15pm – 9:45pm EVENING PROGRAM

Sacred Gong ~ Sunder Singh, VA Air Tent

Miri Piri Academy Informational Meeting (MPA) Earth Tent

Yogi Tea Café ~ Cozy Music and Yummy Tea

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23TH, 2011

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. ~ White Tantric Yoga®  

 

6:30pm – 8:00pm EVENING PROGRAM

 

Children’s Program ~ Children of Winter Solstice in the Air Tent

Stories of the Master ~ Legacy Teachers (YB) Ether Tent

The Legacy Teachers are the early students of Yogi Bhajan who lived with the master, who were personally chiseled by him and who continue to deliver the teachings today. They have some wonderful stories. Through them we get little glimpses into the amazing and beautiful teacher who gave his all to give to us. The stories are inspiring, funny, insightful and always show the way to God.

 

8:15pm – 9:45pm EVENING PROGRAM

Sacred Gong ~ Harijiwan, CA Air Tent

Yogi Tea Café ~ Cozy Music and Yummy Tea

 

10:00pm – 3:00am

Rensabhai All Night Kirtan ~ Gurdwara and also heard in the Air Tent

The Rensabhai is our sacred sound sleepover. Relax and be enchanted by the sweet strains of devotional music in the sacred space of the Gurdwara. It’s the icing on the Solstice cake! Bring your sleeping bag or blanket and join the whole camp for this cozy and divine night as we put the camp to bed to dream and project for the next time we are all together.

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24TH, 2011

7:00am – 8:15am EARLY MORNING WORSHOPS

Taking Solstice Home ~ Solstice Teaching Staff, Fire Tent

This class is designed to support the process of integrating the powerful Solstice experience into our lives. We’ll learn how to sustain and support our Solstice journey through yoga, meditation, and discussion to help us continue the process of spiritual unfoldment and upliftment throughout the coming year.

Unlocking the Heart Center to Become your Infinite Fearless Self ~ Haridass Kaur, CA (WT) Earth Tent

Yogi Bhajan said, “Through Pavan Guru, the Pranic Vidya—the knowledge of prana, of creation and creativity and of all incarnations, will dawn on you. You will start winning your self.” Increase your prana by unlocking the chest. When the ribcage becomes locked, it affects the diaphragm’s function and decreases the prana intake. You could be losing 1/3 of your power and not know it. Reclaim the loss by simply unlocking the chest.

 

10:30am – 12:30pm MORNING WORKSHOPS

Nagar Kirtan (Guru Parade) starts from the Gurdwara at 9:30am

Gurdwara ~ starts at 10:00am in the Gurdwara

The Gurdwara doors are opened for those who wish to participate in the Gurdwara service. The service is a joyous mixture of Kirtan—devotional music and singing in praise of God—and traditional Sikh prayers. Everyone is welcome to join in, sing and meditate together.

The Power of Purity ~NamKaur Khalsa,CA (WT) Air Tent

When we serve with pure intentions we exhibit our highest spiritual nature, because sacrifice is anti-ego. Strengthen your neutral mind so you can serve with purity from the heart. “Just by being pure you can transform another person. You don’t have to utter a word, just be pure, pure at heart.” – Yogi Bhajan

Becoming Strong as Steel ~ Guru Simran Khalsa, NM (KY) Water Tent

This yoga set is physically demanding. Every exercise is to be done with maximum strength and speed. This is an intermediate level Kundalini Yoga set. It is challenging, but the level of accomplishment achieved by doing this kriya is easily worth all of the effort.

Healthy, Happy, Holy Heart! Workshop for Women ~ Shabad Atma Kaur, TX (WT) Fire Tent

When we have a healthy Heart Chakra, we are able to connect with our Soul, know our destiny, and experience authentic relationships. Using Kundalini Yoga techniques for women, we will strengthen and open our heart center to experience true joy. We will reset our compass to heal ourselves and the world around us, allowing us to excel, soar, and live in our grace. Come sweat, chant, and deeply meditate with other women in this uplifting workshop!

Enlightened Body ©: Lessons from the Heart ~ Nirmal Kaur Lumpkin, MN (AT) Ether Tent

We’ve been given the human body to experience the self. An amazing wealth of wisdom, we will explore the heart in all its forms: physical organ, metaphorical teacher, and energetic center of compassion and love. Gain a deeper understanding of how the heart embodies service, self-care and balance. Practice yoga to feel the heart pumping, and meditation to heal the heart chakra. Experience the love of self so you can love, serve and bless others.

 

3:00pm – 5:00pm AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS

Embody Radiant Health, Embrace your Destiny and Prosper! ~ Jot Singh, MA (KY) Water Tent

We’re just entering the Aquarian Age and a tremendous global energy shift is occurring. If you’re feeling unable to tolerate being trapped, confined, or suffocated in a job, relationship, or anything else which affects your heart, this can help. We’ll utilize Kundalini Yoga kriyas and meditations to help you access your creativity, better prioritize all things in your life, and offer insights into your unique realties. Small group discussion will also be part of our process.

Men’s Council 2 ~Bhagwant Singh,VA (AA) Fire Tent

Contained in confidentiality, this sacred, men-only circle will open the heart, enlighten the mind, and reveal the soul.

Diversity in the Aquarian Age ~ Awtar Kaur Khalsa, CA (AA) Earth Tent

Can our Kundalini Yoga Community be more inclusive of diversity? We will let the air tattva open our hearts and invoke the neutral mind. We will take an hour to suspend/explore judgments and biases that affect us and fellow yogis. We’ll do some meditation and kriyas as well as games and dialog.

White Tantric Yoga©: After the Experience ~ Kirpal Singh Khalsa and Solstice Teaching Staff, Air Tent

Do you have any questions about White Tantric Yoga–your experiences, the ongoing process of transformation, WTY history and legacy?  This class provides a welcoming space for your questions and answers, facilitated by senior teachers, with discussion about the Tantric experience.

Yogi Bhajan Living Legacy Lecture: Rebirthing IV – Live like a Saint, Act like a Soldier ~ Kirpal Singh Khalsa, NM (YB) Ether Tent

The Master gives us the technology to live as a soldier/saint—the highest ideal of spiritual life. Meditation: Housecleaning IV

 

8:15pm – 9:45pm EVENING PROGRAM

Sacred Gong ~ Hari Bhajan Kaur, TN Air Tent

Yogi Tea Café ~ Cozy Music and Yummy Tea

 

 

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11-11-11 Iceland

Published on November 8, 2011 by in Uncategorized

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A yoga festival will take place at the Mývatn Nature Baths in northeast Iceland November 11-12 with four events on the program, led by Kundalini yoga instructors Harpa Barkardóttir and Arnbjörg Kristín Konrádsdóttir. Among practitioners of Kundalini yoga, the 11.11.11 is celebrated with yoga-related events and concerts widely around the world. According to yogic theory that day marks the dawning of the Age of Aquarius. 

The festival’s program includes yoga practice in water, meditation, a mantra concert, walking meditation and a Kundalini yoga session at the procedure of Yogi Bhajan.

The price for all four events is ISK 2,500 (USD 22, EUR 16). A dinner (vegetable soup, salad bar and bread) on November 11 can be ordered for the same price. Those interested are asked to register by November 9 by calling (+354) 862-3700 or (+354) 851-5215.

All are welcome, both beginners and advanced yoga practitioners.

For further information, go to alkemia.is and jogaivatni.is.d by Kundalini yoga instructors Harpa Barkardóttir and Arnbjörg Kristín Konrádsdóttir.

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My Winter Solstice

Published on November 1, 2011 by in Uncategorized

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There is a place in Lake Wales, Florida that I travel to every winter solstice for healing and uplifting.  It is the 3HO Winter Solstice Sadhana Celebrationwith three days of White Tantric Yoga.  Every year I go, I get the blessing of going deeper and deeper in to my Soul and feeling more and more happy with who I am.  

The cool thing about the experience is that it lasts and builds on the year before.  There is so much beautiful music, yoga practice, great classes and workshops, and people from all over come to experience the beautiful and powerful energy that they get so much from. Basically, it is a well of gold, and we can keep going and drinking from that well.  It is such an honor, really, to be able to experience that Infinite Energy at such a powerful time of year with such a beautiful family of people!  

Winter Solstice is a cozy and fun gathering as there are about 400-600 people that go every year, and the weather in Lake Wales is usually really pleasant.  There is a sweet Lake at the site and a nice beach.  There is a wonderful kids camp for the young ones, and there are sweet gatherings at dinner with music and other art.

One of the most beautiful parts, to me, about winter solstice is early morning meditation with the whole camp.  It is so mystical and sweet, and it is one of the things that really inspires me to come back year after year. And of course, every year there is a beautiful BAZAR full of gifts from all over the world, and the shopping is a nice treat!  

To me, spending 7 days at winter solstice in Lake Wales, Florida with over 400 beautiful people is an awesome way to kick off the new year, and it is highly motivating and inspiring!  I love you all, and I am really looking forward to seeing you soon!

xoxo, 

Simrit

Re-posted from Simrit Kaur’s blog http://www.simritkaurmusic.com/blog/89-my-winter-solstice

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