with Hari Kaur & Harbhajan Kaur
About the course
What do we mean by communication? The definition of communication is a practice that creates a “common notion” with another person or object of attention…At what level do we communicate? Did you ever learn that your existence is your communication? Your projection is your relationship? You are the power? But life is often sour. There is no happiness, because your communication has no purpose of Self. You communicate to impress someone. You don’t communicate to relate you to someone. That’s why you suffer now. You don’t communicate consciously. —Yogi Bhajan
Recognize and contrast conscious communication with other types of communication
The role of silence and shuniya in communication
The art of deep listening—“sunni-ai”
Mastering the Fifth Chakra / Throat chakra
Recognizing your shadow and overcoming your blocks through applied consciousness
Communicating with the Infinite and the nature of prayer
Learning to listen and respond with compassion
Use your communication skills to create a common notion with others—even those you disagree with. Communicate your whole Self, with awareness, kindness and fearlessness. Listen—don’t just hear. Elevate your communication to the power of creative dialogue so that life becomes a flow, in harmony with the Infinite.
Harbhajan Kaur Khalsa is a KRI-certified Lead Trainer and Mentoring Lead for Kundalini Yoga, with an acknowledged specialty in Mantra, Naad Yoga, and Shabd Guru. Harbhajan Kaur teaches Kundalini Yoga and Meditation; Teacher Training Levels 1 and 2 and 21 Stages of Meditation; Women’s Courses and Kirtan/Voice. One of the elders gifted from a treasure trove of knowledge and experience Yogi Bhajan shared with his students, Harbhajan Kaur seeks to “give forward” the benefits of his extensive and priceless teachings.
Pre-requisites & Certification requirements:
Level 1 certification is a pre-requisite for participation.
Level 1 certification is required to qualify for completion credit of Level 2 modules.
The module being offered is one of five required for KRI Level 2 Practitioner certification.
$1250 Full Registration — Click here to read more
Sunday, April 7
Cost: $45 pre-registration / $50 day of
Listening is a subtle art form at the root of spiritual practice and harmonious human relations. As such, it is both an outward facing and inward facing function. As listening deepens it becomes a singular process of bringing awareness to the entirety of an experience.
When Guru Nanak, founder of Sikh Dharma, came out of samadhi, he spoke 36 stanzas of which four were about listening. Each stanza concludes with: Deeply listening, sorrows and errors depart
The implication is that when we listen deeply enough all things merge into singularity. Or, put more simply, we cultivate an understanding and acceptance of every situation based on the interrelatedness of all existence - thus all sorrows and errors depart.
But… how does one cultivate this quality of listening? The first step is to recognize that listening is a practice. It is a relational practice not unlike meditation that requires consistent effort, practice, and even study to truly master. In this workshop, you will learn:
The building blocks of a listening process that will help you become a much better listener
To observe your internal experience during a conversation in a way that will significantly expand your ability to communicate and be present
Simple daily practices that will help you improve your listening
Natasha and Lorenz have been guiding and facilitating small group interactions since 2012. They are co-founders of sutra.co, a software platform designed around small group, collaborative learning with an emphasis on deep communication and conversational intelligence. Sutra supports the online learning component of the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma as well as numerous mindfulness oriented courses. They are both certified Kundalini Yoga teachers and have worked closely with Hari Kaur Khalsa to produce several online courses.
Their work integrates a masters study from the Harvard Graduate School of Education with Theory U work from MIT professor Otto Scharmer and Immunity To Change methodologies from Harvard professors Robert Keegan and Lisa Lahey.
Saturday, April 13
8:30 am - 5:30 pm (includes 1.5 hour class and meal/tea breaks)
Price: $108 (pre-registration) $125 (day-of)
A Kundalini Yoga course for a new understanding of your mind, its powers and perils, and how you can apply it to create peace, health, and happiness instead of stress, anxiety, and destruction
What is the mind and what does it do? Hardly anyone, including scientists and health-care professionals has definite answers to these fundamental questions. However, yogic teachings provide amazing insights and fill the gaps that Western science hasn’t reached yet.
Does your mind act like a gracious servant or an disobedient child? Yogi Bhajan says the mind was given to us as a servant of our soul, but very few people have a truly functional relationship with their minds. Instead, the mind has taken over inside of us and the world at large. Incessant thinking and identification with thought are the norm, cutting us off from life itself—and high levels of stress, anxiety, and destruction are a direct result.
This course is designed to help you understand and break the dominance of the mind and make it your friend instead of an enemy. We will explore ancient yogic teachings that are the source of true health and happiness, while manifesting beauty and prosperity. We will learn and practice techniques to heal our mental and physical health, our environments, and the planet.
Yogic Anatomy of the Mind - What, where, why is it?
Intuition versus Intellect - Thoughts and Emotions.
Incessant thinking - Ways to stop and heal.
The Process of Manifestation - A basic human capacity.
Mind-made realities - Trouble or Paradise?
Identifying the work of the mind in your life.
The ego and its games.
Types of Meditation & Tools for taming the mind.
Yoga for creating a new foundation of mind and spirit.