I’m excited to offer a new Kids Yoga mini-series in 2014 at Bozeman Yoga Center on three Friday afternoons in January We will meet January 10, 17, and 24, from 4:15-5:15 pm. This multi-aged class is for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade and is based on my training in the Radiant Child Yoga Program. Yoga and Meditation are presented through stories, songs, and games in a fun and interactive way. Cost is $30 for the 3 week mini-series. Please email me at email@example.com or give me a call at (406) 595-2547 to register your child.
Sat Nam friends,
Life is flowing…
Moment to moment…
Flow with it,
And be sheltered from the hassles
Of time and space.
Life is full of Power…
I’m so honored to be the guest yoga instructor for the very first “Elevated Community” gathering at the Montana Movement Arts Center! Join me on November 7th, 9 pm (yes, that would be nine o’clock in the evening) for Kundalini Yoga & Meditation, and then stick around for refreshments, African drumming, art, and music. And, it’s only FIVE dollars to join the fun! See you then!
Elevated Community is about spreading positive actions through group activities such as yoga/meditation, world drumming and live music.
EVERY-OTHER THURSDAY! Starting November 7th.
Live music from Bass of Mind
Handmade wire-wrap art made by Larae
Live African drumming
All organic non-gmo food will be provided
Show up early for meditation!
Please feel free to bring in any instrument. The more, the better!
If interested in dj-ing, speaking, painting or any other activities, please contact BassofMind@gmail.com
Every-other week will have different activities so stay in tune!
What’s your vice? From cookies to cocaine, SuperHealth is on the cutting edge of breaking habits and addictive behavior. It is at the forefront of yogic therapeutic technology that is precise and proven effective. The system addresses alcohol, drugs, smoking, food issues, co-dependency, gambling, work, computers and includes stress, depression, fatigue and anxiety. Developed by Yogi Bhajan, the approach combines the ancient wisdom of yogic science with the innovations of western sciences.
Back in February I attended a Specialty Professional Training with the incredible Mukta Khalsa to learn the powerful SuperHealth: Yogic Science for Breaking Habits and Addictive Behaviors curriculum to bring back to our community. It was Kundalini Yoga that brought me through some of my own personal struggles and I wanted to learn some concrete tools to specifically apply for people struggling with a variety of addictions. I was intrigued by the specific therapeutic juice formulas that Yogi Bhajan gave to help people detox quickly from a variety of substances and then rebuild their system. I was excited to learn specific meditations for various addictions- special breathing exercises for quitting smoking and stopping a cocaine habit, for example. This training did not disappoint. I learned so much in this eight day course, and came home with two manuals chock full of information!
I invite you to join me on Sunday, October 6, from 1-4 pm at Your Yoga (27 East Main, Alley Entrance) for an introductory class. This class will be generalized to suit addictions of all kinds and will include a Kundalini Yoga kriya (yoga set) for detoxification and to strengthen the body’s nervous and glandular systems as well as a meditation for healing addictions. The cost of the class is $25, or $15 with a monthly membership to Your Yoga.
Sat Nam! I’ve had such an overwhelming response to this new course I’m offering, “Supporting People with Birth Trauma and Pregnancy Loss Through Kundalini Yoga. We are two weeks into the course and it’s going great. I’m honored to witness such powerful energy shifts in the brave women who chose to face their trauma and transform it through yoga and meditation! The class is full- we have fourteen women enrolled in the course and there were several others who happen to be currently pregnant who wanted to join us to heal from past birth traumas and losses! Wow! I had no idea when I put the word out that there would be any interest from pregnant women in the community. Boy was I wrong! Unfortunately the kriyas, or yoga sets, in the eight week curriculum for the PTSD course are not really pregnancy friendly, but being determined to help these women out, I’ve created a new course- a hybrid of my Khalsa Way Prenatal Yoga curriculum and the meditations from the PTSD curriculum. I chose sets from my Khalsa Way Pregnancy Manual that seemed to most fit with the trauma course.
I’ve decided to open this new Prenatal PTSD course to any pregnant woman with any sort of trauma in her past- it is not limited to birth trauma or pregnancy loss. The cost of the 6 week course will be $81. We will begin this week, on Fridays at Birth Place, 5-6:30 pm for a six week journey. No class on October 11. Please call (406) 595-2547 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to register.
Pregnancy Friendly PTSD Course Overview
Week One (9/20)
Prenatal Yoga “For Releasing Fear”
Nine Minute Meditation for increasing one’s capacity to regulate emotions and change habits. Regular practice may help students overcome nightmares, memory loss, and numbness while releasing shame, guilt, and fear. (This meditation can become your homework if you like.)
Week Two (9/27)
Prenatal Yoga “For When Things Seem Impossible”
Meditation for supporting restful sleep by synchronizing the nervous system and restoring healthy sleep cycles.
Week Three (10/4)
Prenatal Yoga for “When You Feel Low or Sad”
Meditation for dissolving past traumas and restoring nervous system.
Week Four (10/18)
Prenatal Yoga “Brain Peacefulness and Balance”
A Meditation for dealing with “flash anger” often experienced by trauma survivors is introduced that helps students regain control of the mind, and strengthens capacity for self-regulation.
Week Five (10/25)
Prenatal Yoga for “Staying in the Moment”
Meditation to increase self-confidence and self-efficacy.
Week Six (11/1)
Prenatal Yoga for “Trusting Your Ability to Birth”
Meditation to be what you are in the essence of truth
I’m happy to announce that I’m going to be offering the popular “Blissful Heart” workshop again, on September 22, 2013 from 1-4 pm, at Your Yoga. Back in February I offered it for the first time and couldn’t believe it when FORTY TWO women showed up to participate! I knew there was a need for this in our community, but I didn’t expect a response that big! I generally get excited if more than ten people show up to a class! Many women have reported positive changes in their relationships since the course and/or healing from past broken relationships, and a few unemployed husbands were offered work THE NEXT DAY after their wives chanted “So Purkh”- the mantra to elevate the men in your life!
I invite you to join us again, or for the first time, as we practice specific meditations for healing broken hearts, clearing the psychic imprints of past lovers, transforming our karma with men, and elevating the men in our lives.
In May of 2013 I attended a specialty course in Los Angeles called “Supporting People with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder through Kundalini Yoga.” It was a four day training put together by The Guru Ram Das Center for Medicine and Humanology with the intention of training teachers to implement a specific eight week curriculum in various populations with PTSD. The kriyas were chosen to restore internal rhythmic balance, increase vitality, and work with the psoas muscle where trauma is believed to be held in the body. These kriyas and meditations work for trauma survivors regardless of the source of trauma.
I wasn’t planning on taking the training (actually I was saving money to buy a gong) but I felt very called to take it, and I followed that feeling. It wasn’t until I was about to board the plane that I realized why- to heal from my own traumatic miscarriage at 13 weeks (in 2007) and to help the women that I work with- I have always seemed to be a magnet for women healing from pregnancy loss.
Therefore, my first eight week course will be dedicated to my chosen community of practice- women who have experienced trauma during the childbearing year. This course is for women who have had a traumatic birth experience (as a baby or birthing mother) or postpartum experience, traumatic miscarriage, stillbirth, or pregnancy loss, a regretted or traumatic abortion, etc. A clinical diagnosis of PTSD is not necessary to benefit from the course.
The eight week course will be held on Tuesday evenings in September and October (no class October 15) at Birth Place, from 6-7:30 pm.
Week One introduces students to the basic elements of meditation, relaxation, and the process of self-observation. We will practice a yoga set to balance the brain stem which in turn supports the student’s capacity to regulate emotions and change habits. Regular practice may help students overcome nightmares, memory loss, and numbness while releasing shame, guilt, and fear. The yoga we practice in week one is also known for bringing emotions into balance, bringing the autonomic nervous system into balance, restoring rhythmic strength, and engaging and toning the psoas muscle where trauma is stored in the body. Students will be assigned “homework,” to practice the nine minute “Elementary Adjustment of the Brain” every day at home for 40 days.
Week Two reviews the two yoga sets learned in Week One and adds a meditation to support restful sleep by synchronizing the nervous system and restoring healthy sleep cycles.
Week Three reviews material learned in Week Two, continues the work of restoring rhythmic balance, strengthen lungs, boosts lymphatic circulation, conditions the heart, and stimulates kidneys and adrenals. A meditation for dealing with “flash anger” often experienced by trauma survivors is introduced that helps students regain control of the mind, and strengthens capacity for self-regulation.
Week Four reviews material learned in Week Three and adds a meditation for dissolving past traumas and restoring nervous system.
Week Five reviews material learned in prior weeks and adds a meditation to increase self-confidence and self-efficacy.
Week Six reviews material learned in the earlier weeks and adds a yoga set to help students experience their physical center and energetic center, while also improving circulation and releasing muscular tension. A sense of experiencing their “domain” and having a sense of command over their own self is essential to trauma survivors and is a focus of the yoga set we will practice. Another set in this class works to adjust and strengthen the auric and pranic bodies.
Week Seven reviews materials learned in Week Six and introduces a meditation to experience the polarity of the finite and the infinite while expanding awareness.
Week Eight reviews materials learned during the course and focuses on maintaining new behaviors and avenues of support. Students celebrate the success of their experience.
I’m also planning on offering a separate course in the near future for survivors of domestic violence. Please contact me at email@example.com to register for the birth trauma course or be added to the list for the upcoming domestic violence course.