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Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. . . As Taught by Yogi Bhajan
Kundalini Yoga classes are conducted every day at the KC Kundalini Yoga Center, 3525 Walnut Street in Old Hyde Park, Kansas City.
Classes generally consist of "Tuning In" with a mantra to join the finite self with the Infinite and connect with the Golden Chain, then warm-ups, and a Kriya (a complete series of exercises organized in a particular way for a specific effect), then a meditation and/or deep relaxation, sometimes accompanied by the gong.
Click on the calendar on the upper left of this page for the Yoga Class, Workshop, Training and Special Events schedule. Class donations are $12 for each one-hour walk-in class, $60 for a block of 6 one-hour classes to be taken within 3 months of purchase, and $100 for unlimited one hour classes taken within one month of purchase.
Pay by cash, check, or credit card at the yoga center, or by PayPal online.
Kundalini Yoga Aquarian Teachers Training for Level 1 certification has been postponed. So it's not too late for you to join us. Training will begin on Friday, October 3, 2014 and continue through June 2015.
Yogi Bhajan was a master of Kundalini Yoga, Hatha Yoga, White Tantric Yoga, and Vedic Science, and he brought those powerful teachings to the Western Hemisphere in 1969. These teachings are embodied in the Aquarian Teachers Training.
Once monthly sessions provide 180 classroom hours of instruction in Yogic Philosophy and Origins of Kundalini Yoga, Postures, Kriyas & Meditations, Yogic and Western Anatomy & Physiology, Humanology, Sound & Mantra and 3HO Lifestyle, resulting in certification through Kundalini Reseach Institute. Teachers who are KRI certified are enrolled in the International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association (IKYTA) and are eligible to register as RYT 200s with Yoga Alliance. The primary teacher is Karta Purkh Khalsa, who is a primary E-RYT with Yoga Alliance.
Early enrollment tuition (Paid by September 15) is $2,100. Full Enrollment is $2,300, and the student/senior rate is $1,900. Tuition maybe paid by cash, check or credit card (We take them all.) or on-line by Paypal. Tuition payment plans are also available. All tuition must be paid by 4/1/15. Tuition does not include the fees for 20 kundalini yoga classes taught by certified teachers, nor White Tantric Yoga, which are required for certification. Yoga class fees at the 3HO Kundalini Yoga Center are discounted 50% for students enrolled in Teachers Trainng here.
The October 25 Kundalini Yoga Fest & Silent Auction were a big success. Forty guests signed the guest book, and we enjoyed yoga, meditation and blissful music by Jeri Birdsall and Gard Hanselmann throughout the day. Yogi Bhajan's spirit resonated throughout the ashram as we celebrated his life and teachings. We enjoyed reminiscing about the Golden Temple Restaurant, which served vegetarian fare at the corner of Westport Road and Broadway from 1975 to 1981.
The Silent Auction was a great success, and many bidders enjoyed choosing their personal items and gifts. But many items remain in Health & Beauty, Healthy Dining, Yoga and Meditation, Service, Art and household goods. So we are extending the Silent Auction to November 9. Those items which have been purchased have been eliminated from the Web Store.
Click here to view the Extended Silent Auction items.
MIND & MEDITATION: Level Two Transformation Teachers Training Course. It will be conducted in Kansas City on November 14-16, 2014 AND January 16-18, 2015.
"Mind is the muscle; body is the shell. There cannot be 2 opinions about it. The mind either controls you or you control your mind. ... If your mind controls you, whether you are rich or poor, you are done. You will just come and go. If you control your mind, even if you control only 40% of it, you make sense; if you control 50%, you make prosperity; if you control 60%, you become a legend. Life is all about control of the mind; but there has to be spirit behind it -- the soul." Yogi Bhajan
Mind & Meditation is one of 5 modules which put Yogi Bhajan's teachings into action to transform yoga instructors into teachers. This course offers the transformative experience of the relationship between the mind and success. (The other modules are: Conscious Communication, Authentic Relationships, Vitality & Stress, and LifeCycles & LifeStyles.) We are excited about this Mind & Meditation Module for Level One-certified Kundalini Yoga Instructors because Yogi Bhajan has made this knowledge available to any student willing to connect with the consciousness of the Golden Chain, practice with discipline to refine the mind, understand with humility, and examine themselves and uplift others. It is comprised of 50 hours of classroom experience over two 3-day weekends, followed by 12 hours of home study, meditation and conversations with fellow students over a 90 day periood.
Hold your space in this course at Sat Tirath Ashram now with a $200 deposit by November 1, which will apply to the course fee. Early registration, paid in full by November 1 - $754. Full Registration with time payments - $854. Registration by full-time college students and Seniors aged 62 and older - $700. Pay by cash, check, paypal or credit card. We accept them all. Registration fee includes Manual, Student Handbook, 2 DVDs, vegetarian lunch and snacks each day. Over-night accommodations at Sat Tirath Ashram are available for a few out-of-town participants for a suggested donation of $20/night.
Contact Sat Inder to let us know your plans. (816) 561-5337 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us at 7 PM each month on the night of the Full Moon as we prepare ourselves for the next 28-day Lunar Cycle. With a at least 11 participants, we will take turns leading a call and answer chant, and then responding. This “Healing Ring of Tantra” Meditation has been given by Yogi Bhajan to heal, cleanse and strengthen the individual so that (s)he may grow and prosper according to their individual destiny.
The Full Moon Meditation is followed by double gong meditation. The gong's vibrations are deeply relaxing and healing.
Donations are welcome.
Location: Sat Tirath Ashram, 3525 Walnut, Kansas City MO.
Call 816-561-5337 for directions, to confirm the date, or to obtain other information.
The workshop for Yoga Teachers, First Responders and Mental Health Workers, originally scheduled for 11/1/14, has been postponed. The new date will be determined later.
Yoga Teachers may earn 7 IKYTA CEUs and 7 Yoga Alliance CEUs through this one-day workshop (9 am - 5 pm) on Saturday November 1, 2014 for Yoga Teachers. This workshop is designed to assist teachers and counsellors to develop effective methods of supporting their students and clients who are experiencing the effects of trauma.
- Trauma may overwhelm our ability to cope and live in the present. We have noted that more and more people are coming into our classes who are suffering from depression, fatigue, and other symptoms of our stressful society and lifestyles. Indeed, surveys are showing an alarming prevalence of trauma in the US and around the world.
- According to a national incidence study of abuse and neglect, nearly 3 million children (1:25) experience some form of endangerment each year in the US, and almost 1:3 of these children experience direct physical, sexual or emotional abuse. 2:3 experience significant physical or emotional neglect.
- According to the National Institute of Justice and Centers for Disease Control, nearly 1:5 of women and 1:33 men report experiencing attempted or completed rape at some time in their lives.
- Each year in the US, approximately 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are physically assaulted by an intimate partner.
- In the US alone, around 7.7 million American adults age 18 and older (3.5% each year) suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Some may complain of only 1 or 2 symptoms while others are plagued with multiple and often disabling behaviors. While not all are dysfunctional most are suffering in ways that Kundalini yoga can help.
- Current research is showing how yoga and meditation may reduce symptoms, particularly in disorders that have a strong psychosomatic, psychological or stress-related component. Yogi Bhajan brought us a powerful set of teachings that we can apply to aid most of the people who come to us for relief.
All instructors have been teaching Kundalini Yoga for many years and are certified in Supporting People with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) through Kundalini Yoga and Mind Body Interventions for Post Traumatic Stress Disroder.
- Karta Purkh S. Khalsa, BA, M.Ed. IKYTA, E-RYT500, Director of the 3HO Foundation of Kansas City, MO and the KC Kundalini Yoga Center.
- Sat Inder K. Khalsa, BA, MSW, IKYTA, Administrator of the 3HO Foundation of Kansas City, MO and the KC Kundalini Yoga Center.
- Dukh Niwaran Kaur, LMT, Level One Trainer and Teacher at Radiance Yoga, Chicago.
Early Registration $108. $125 after 10/25/2014. Group Rates are available.
Vegetarian lunch and 17-page handout included.
Bring a mat or large towel, pillow, and shawl or blanket. Pay by Credit Card or Paypal.
Contact Sat Inder Kaur at email@example.com or call (816) 561-5337 for information about accommodations.
Reconnect with the True You.
Give yourself a break from your daily routine to rejuvenate through Kundalini Yoga.
Enjoy a private room at this authentic Kundalini Yoga Ashram established by Yogi Bhajan in 1977. The retreat includes participation in regularly scheduled yoga classes, early morning group sadhana (spiritual discipline), and a bottomless pot of yogi tea. Meditate in the Peace Garden or by the waterfall. Browse through our library of books, DVDs and CDs on Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, health, and spiritual lifestyle. Reservations are based on availability. Suggested donation is $25/night or $150/week. Other optional services are private consultations and private yoga classes.
For more information or to schedule your retreat, call Sat Inder at (816) 561-5337 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our yoga store shelves are fully stocked with Yoga and healing books, CDs, DVDs, Yogi Bhajan's herbs, Doap Soap, Narayan Oil, sesame oil and almond oil, head coverings, wooden combs, sheepskins, shawls and lots of other items. Browse before and after yoga classes. We accept cash, checks, credit cards and paypal.
We plan to add several new Yoga & Meditation classes to our schedule and wonder what are the best times for you. If you would love to take classes but cannot come to those currently scheduled, or if you would like more options, please let us know what times would work best for you. Email email@example.com.
The 3HO Foundation of Missouri, Inc. is a private not-for-profit educational organization whose purpose is to teach Kundalini Yoga, Meditation and other techniques for Health and Happiness in Missouri and surrounding areas. Teachers are certified by the Kundalini Research Institute and some are members of the International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association and Yoga Alliance. We offer workshops on a wide variety of subjects, including Vitality & Stress, Chakra Balancing, Women's Health and Well-Being, Weight Management, Yogic Diet & Nutrition, Gong Bath, Sound & Mantra, the Bhandas (locks)and many more that can be developed at your request. Some of the workshops we conduct offer CEUs through IKYTA and Yoga Alliance. Karta Purkh is E-RYT500.
Call us at 816-561-5337 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you or your group would like to sponsor a Kundalini Yoga Workshop in your area.
Karta Purkh Singh, shown with daughter, Guru Shabd Kaur, at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India in 1995.
A Kundalini Yoga Yogi has an occasional blog!
Yes, everyone and his brother and/or sister has one, but not many discuss 35+ years of Kundalini Yoga practice and teaching. It's not always directly about Kundalini Yoga but it IS always influenced by his meditation. Please feel free to leave your own thoughts about his blog; he would welcome a dialogue.