A Letter to New Teachers

Sat Nam New Kundalini Yoga Teachers, 

“I’m not a man, I’m not a woman, I’m not myself, I’m a teacher.” The Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan proclaimed this one Solstice. I don’t even remember how long ago it was because I have heard him say it so many times over the years. At first, when I thought about it, I came to the conclusion that he meant that a teacher must first consciously and honestly put aside his/her ego when acting in the capacity of a teacher. I liked it. It’s was a good rule.

IKYTA Teacher Conference June 2013

If you were not here in Espanola, New Mexico, for the for the Summer Solstice Celebration we definitely missed you.

We had a powerful Teachers Conference under the Tantric Shelter this year. Our main teachers were Guru Singh, Shakta Kaur, Guru Dev Kaur and Guruka Kaur. This

year’s focus was on Humility—one of The Eight Elements of Excellence.

Teaching Trauma-Sensitive Kundalini Yoga

By Navneet Kaur: Kundalini Yoga has a great deal to offer people who have experienced trauma and those who struggle with PTSD. As Kundalini Yoga teachers, you have the possibility of assisting your students to feel safe, to help them learn to relax, and to increase their experience of self-efficacy and sovereignty.

Inspiring Service in Chile

This story began while I was seated next to my wife Jai Gopal during a Kundalini Yoga Teacher Gathering in 2005.

Guru Darshan and Simrit had started the work of Langar Chile (serving our society's least protected people out on the street) and they were looking for volunteers to help them. Personally, I had thought about similar ideas in the past, but they had always remained only that: ideas.

LA Times Article on Yoga

As you stretch into warrior pose and inhale and exhale, you're not just stretching those hamstrings and lungs; you're also doing good for your brain with a practice that can stave off or relieve problems such as stress, depression and anxiety.

CHILEAN YOGA FESTIVAL 2013

The Chilean Yoga Festival gets bigger and better each year.  Once it was an opportunity for the Chilean communities to come together living the teachings.  It has grown to be the ‘South American’ Yoga Festival, with participants from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay, Columbia, and Peru.  It is full body festival with Sadhana, Gurdwara, beautiful classes every day, and inspired fun. 

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