SEPTEMBER 12-17 2018


Trainers: Hari Kaur & Khushbir

Join Hari and Kushbir at the incredible UpState Retreat Center in Saugerties, New York on sacred land for this Level Two Course. The land is bordered by a beautiful flowing river and powerful waterfall, all on the land and within a 5 minute walk from the Barn/classroom. The Huge barn is newly renovated with an absolute powerful energy! 



About the course
Mind & Meditation, a KRI Level 2 course as taught by Yogi Bhajan®, is intended to illuminate the relationship between you and your mind. This powerful experience will help you explore how the mind works in relationship to yourself and others. You will begin to integrate fundamental concepts about the nature and dynamics of the mind into your life. Perhaps most important of all, you will deepen your meditative practice. When you conquer your own mind, you can conquer any challenge and master any opportunity.

The type of relationship we create with our mind is essential to our ability to act effectively, to recognize our true nature and to align with our Divine Purpose. Yogi Bhajan taught us the old ways of using the mind are becoming obsolete. The technology presented in Level 2 “Mind & Meditation” addresses the rapid shifts we are experiencing today, individually and as a collective:

  • The nature of the mind and how it works

  • How to utilize the positive qualities of the three minds

  • How to direct the mind to give you a greater capacity for happiness

  • Recognizing and working with the 81 facets of the mind

  • Advanced meditation techniques and practices

  • Developing a personal meditation practice

Pre-requisites & Certification requirements:

1.     Level 1 certification is a pre-requisite for participation.

2.     Level 1 certification is required to qualify for completion credit of Level 2 modules.

3.     The module being offered is one of five required for KRI Level 2 Practitioner certification.

Price includes meals (vegetarian) and lodging
$1,550 Pre-registration, expires July 1st.
$1,750 Thereafter


Khushbir loves to share what he has experienced in his over 25 years of practicing and teaching Kundalini Yoga all over the world and is always learning more in the process. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah and travels to teach and take workshops worldwide. Some of his specialties include teaching students breathing techniques, postural alignment, and meditation. Khushbir has a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Utah with a focus on the nature of consciousness. Khushbir holds Kundalini Research Institute’s 500 hour and Level 3 teacher certifications. He is a professional trainer in the Aquarian Teachers Academy, Yogi Bhajan’s school for teachers of Kundalin Yoga.

Location: UPstate Retreat Space
Located in the Catskills and near the Hudson Valley.

The UPstate retreat space is located in the Catskills and near the Hudson Valley. Over the years, it has organically grown into a container where healing experiences and meaningful information is shared. It is situated on 20 acres of Native American Indian forest land, with the Katterskill river running through it, adorning the property with a majestic 40’ waterfall and a 38’ deep swimming hole, providing for a most magical and powerful setting. The facilities continue to undergo steady upgrades, which now include full amenities in the common areas, improvements in both the indoor and outdoor camping options, and full kitchen and food provisions. The space is planned to include spa, private room and cabin accommodations for rent in the near future. 

About the Space

The UPstate retreat space is located in the Catskills and near the Hudson Valley, two hours north from Manhattan. Originally conceived as a horse barn and for family use, it organically grew into a home for innovative, creative, and healing experiences, where transformative information is shared. It is situated on 20 acres of native American forest land, with the Kaaterskill river running through it, featuring a magnificent 40’ waterfall and a 38’ deep swimming hole ~which provides for a most powerful and majestic setting.

Today, the facilities include full amenities in the common areas and improvements in both the indoor and outdoor camping options, with full kitchen and food provisions.

Food Accommodations
A Vegan and/or Ayurvedic style menu will be offered during the experiences at UPstate. 

We usually enjoy a light breakfast consisting of a detoxifying drink and smoothie with a grain option, and a vegan/ayurvedic lunch and dinner, with teas and light snacks throughout the day. 

Consider your visit an opportunity to cleanse and lighten your body, while keeping completely satisfied. Assist your system in opening inner space, disconnecting form ego, and detoxifying the pranic body -mental, emotional, and physical body. 


  • Via Amtrak train, visit www.amtrak.com. Arrive to Hudson Station in Hudson, NY. From there it’s a 25 minute taxi drive to the property. 

  • Google Taxi in Hudson, NY. Hudson City Transport 5188228880, Riverview Taxi 5187510623, and Pronto Taxi 5188229500 are services commonly used.

  • Via bus, look from Port Authority, bus from NYC to Saugerties or Cairo, NY. From there it is a 10 minute taxi ride to the property.

  • Google Taxi in Saugerties, NY. Stagecoach 8452461800 is a service commonly used. 

  • Driving directions, use GPS.

  • There are different ways to drive. Most direct: From NYC take the Lincoln Tunnel to New Jersey, to I95 North. I95 North to I80 East. I80 East, stay on local lane (no express), to 17 North. 17 North to I287 / I87 North. I87 North to Exit 20. After the toll make a left at the light. Make a right at the light into RT32. After about a mile veer right into Old Kings Highway. Continue on OKH around 5-7 minutes, past the stop sign, past cemetery, past golf course, past tennis camp, past firehouse, and make a left into School House Road. From School House Road make your first right into Charles Smith Road. Continue after the first bridge, property will be marked on the left hand side before the second bridge.

Housing Accommodations
Currently ~and as the 20 acre property gets built and additional land is purchased, accommodations include indoor and outdoor camping options, and a number of nearby beautiful B&Bs and hotels. 

Stay in one of our 13 beds, in a semi private area inside the programming space. Think communal sleeping in individual beds, inside a beautifully renovated barn, where all classes and talks take place. The space is big, able to provide two separate areas for sleeping ~one upstairs by the kitchen, and one downstairs, which can be designated for men and women, or used as co-ed. Three or four of the beds can accommodate couples. 

Beds are full? You can use one of the backup cots we have for additional guests that wish to stay inside the barn. Cots can be placed in either of the two designated areas, or in the hidden stage, both areas providing plenty of free space. 

Enjoy three wooden camping decks approx 10'x10’ along a trail accessing the area behind the barn, by a cliff that follows the Kaaterskill River; or enjoy camping anywhere in the currently 20 acre property ~in the woods, on the grass, by the river, or along flower and vegetable gardens. Bring your own camping equipment, or ask about limited tents availability for rent.

Hotels and B&B’s
There are a number of B&B’s and hotels in the area, ranging from 5 minutes to 20 minutes away, from modest to really fancy, and many in the nearby towns. The closest is The Kaaterskill farm about 5 minutes away, the nicest is the Diamond Mills Hotel in Saugerties about 20 minutes away, the most modest being Howard Johnson and Total Tennis at about 7-15 minutes away. See a rough list below and check for availability soon! As rooms rent fast during high season. The closest towns are Pallenville and Saugerties, but Woodstock and Catskill are also great options. The following list is in an approximate order of proximity, with a few options within the town of Saugerties at the end:

The Kaaterskill
4.1 stars
Address: 424 High Falls Road Ext, Catskill, NY 12414
Phone: (518) 678-0026

Catskill Mountain Lodge
3.3 stars
Address: 334 NY-32A, Palenville, NY 12463
Phone: (518) 678-3101

Total Tennis-Saugerties NY
4.5 stars
Address: 1811 Old Kings Hwy, Saugerties, NY 12477
Phone: (845) 247-9177

The Clark House Bed & Breakfast
4.7 stars
Address: 3292 NY-23A, Palenville, NY 12463
Phone: (518) 678-5649

Bluestone Bed & Basecamp
4.9 stars
Address: 4170 US-9W, Saugerties, NY 12477
Phone: (845) 247-7446

The Villa at Saugerties
5.0 stars
Address: 159 Fawn Rd, Saugerties, NY 12477
Phone: (845) 246-5440

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Saugerties
3.6 stars
Address: 2764 NY-32, Saugerties, NY 12477
Phone: (845) 246-9511

Comfort Inn
3.5 stars
Address: 2790 NY-32, Saugerties, NY 12477
Phone: (845) 246-1565

The Greens Inn
4.0 stars
Address: 451 Washington Ave, Saugerties, NY 12477
Phone: (845) 246-5488


The Village Inn
4.8 stars
Address: 135 Partition St, Saugerties, NY 12477
Phone: (845) 372-6608

B&B Tamayo
5.0 stars
Address: 91 Partition St, Saugerties, NY 12477
Phone: (845) 246-9371

Bohemian Inn
4.8 stars
Address: 44 Partition St, Saugerties, NY 12477
Phone: (917) 538-9572

Exchange Hotel Inc
4.6 stars
Address: 1, 1394, 217 Main St, Saugerties, NY 12477
Phone: (845) 246-8123

Diamond Mills Hotel
4.4 stars
Address: 25 S Partition St, Saugerties, NY 12477
Phone: (845) 247-0700

The Warehouse
Holiday apartment in Saugerties, New York
Address: 133 Partition St, Saugerties, NY 12477
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OCTOBER 7-9, 2017 & NOVEMBER 3-5, 2017

Trainers: Hari Kaur and Krishna Kaur

Every 18 years, the physical body goes through a process of maturity and change. We call this the Cycle of Life Energy. Every 11 years, the way you apply what you know to solving problems changes. The horizon of the intelligence expands. We call this the Cycle of Intelligence. And every 7 years, the fundamental sense of your identity evolves. It deepens, building on the wisdom of past experiences. We call this the Cycle of Consciousness.These cycles are built into the structure of the human body. The yogis investigated and discovered these subtle but accurate cycles encoded in the brain and the glands. Understanding these cycles and how they impact your life is a powerful aspect of Kundalini Yoga. These teachings about the Lifecycles are part of Yogi Bhajan’s teachings on Humanology – the science of realizing the full potential of the human being.This Level 2 course focuses on understanding the stages and cycles of our lives and how we can create healthy habits and develop a more spiritual lifestyle.In this training you will explore and understand these areas of life:

  • Early Childhood: Renewing Your Hidden Self-Concept

  • Adolescence and the Cultivation of Promoting Habits

  • Prime Adulthood: Productivity, Prosperity, and Sharing

  • Maturity and Midlife Crises: Transmitting Values and Legacy

  • Elder Years: Character, Integrity and Merger

Upon completion of this training, you will be able to:

  • Identify habits, attitudes and practices that help or hinder your life in the present, past and future.

  • Examine and map out the stages and cycles of life.

  • Learn to understand the nature of death and learn to live fearlessly.

  • Renew your self-concept by discovering your purpose and destiny for living an extraordinary life.

  • Get a sense of the entire cycle of destiny and meditate on all the cycles we progress through.

MARCH 6-8, 2015 AND MARCH 13-15, 2014


Trainers: Hari Kaur And Gurumeher Singh (author of Senses of the Soul)

50 hour Level Two Course (accredited by Yoga Alliance and KRI) providing an opportunity to explore your depths and connect with others. Included Kundalini Yoga, meditation, kriya, interactive exercises, discussions and powerful video classes with Yogi Bhajan.

Share strengths, overcome challenges, and grow to your Excellence!In this course you will:

  • Explore what an authentic relationship is and what it’s not

  • Relate to your soul as the foundation for authentic relationships

  • Understand the special challenges that long-term relationships and marriage face in the Aquarian Age

  • Identify the common ways we make relationships fail

  • Develop self-love as a key to authentic relationships

  • Identify our core paradox and transform it from problem to opportunity

  • Create a conscious relationship with your own masculine and feminine energies

  • Develop Sacred Community 

SEPTEMBER 12-14, 2014 & SEPTEMBER 26-28, 2014

Level Two Aquarian Age Teacher Training – Vitality and Stress

Trainers: Hari Kaur and Hari Kirin Kaur

During this 50-hour course, cultivate the ability to recognize stress in yourself and others. Develop the tools to transform stress and balance it with conscious relaxation. This course is a chance to look closely at how we react to, cope with and master our vitality. Learn to kriyas, meditations and other processes to identify stressors along with the tools you will need to uplift yourself and others.Course Affirmation: “I cultivate my core vitality to honor and use the opportunities that come with each breath— to receive them as a gift. I recognize the value of my physical and energetic bodies and take steps to maintain them. I thrive under stress and challenge; I am a spiritual warrior who leads, uplifts and delivers effective decisions. I practice a lifestyle that incorporates continuous preventative habits for vitality and victory. I have the mental and spiritual endurance to cross every crisis and be a beacon to navigate and excel in the Aquarian Age.”

  • Explore Your Vitality and Recognize Consciousness as the Core of Vitality

  • Identify Your Stress

  • Heal Cold Depression and Emotional Fatigue

  • Relieve, Relax, Recharge

  • Realize the Victory of the Spiritual Warrior

Do You Have Questions or Comments?

We will gladly answer any questions and/or concerns you may have regarding the Teacher Training Program at Hari NYC.

For more information call us at 212-465-0606 or complete the form along with any questions or comments you may have and we will try to respond to them as quickly as possible.

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