ART & YOGA BLOG

My first encounter with Yogi Bhajan was in 1979 at Women’s Camp. Those weeks living beneath the cotton woods, meditating with the master transformed my relationship to my self and my mind. I remember the strange feeling that there was nothing to do, nowhere to go—complete peace within my self. I felt a deep security, the only thing I could not live without, my soul, could not be lost. Twenty years later, on the same campus in Espanola during the Level Two course Conscious Communication, I sat and learned at the physical feet of Yogi Bhajan for the last time. […]

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October 18–23, 2015 Art and Yoga Teacher Training For yoga teachers, artists, healers, therapists, and everyone interested in the healing power of yoga and art. If you are a yoga teacher, come learn creative-arts exercises to deepen your students’ experience. If you work in the arts, come discover simple yet profound yoga techniques to enhance creative focus and flow. Hari Kirin Kaur Khalsa offers step-by-step guidelines for facilitating art and yoga as complementary practices. You also learn how to Maintain safe and sacred space Combine movement, sound, and writing with visual arts and Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan […]

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My teacher, Yogi Bhajan, taught this series on July 2, 1984, at Women’s camp in Espanola, New Mexico How does yoga work? How does asana in Kriya work? Disease can come from structural change. This is the oriental, ancient way of looking at it. This body and its bones have no screws and bolts. It is held together by tissue and by muscle. During one’s life many movements occur in the body simultaneously influencing the action of the muscles. Certain muscles are stronger and hold the skeleton in a different way than the other muscles. This can lead to physical […]

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Every year after Winter Solstice and Christmas I head to Kripalu to meditate, practice yoga, walk on new fallen snow ( no shoveling or driving), paint, dance, write poetry and eat clean. Starting the year on retreat where spiritual practice, art & nature are valued supports me all year. This year I’ll be joined by Ajeet Kaur and Sukhmani who will provide amazing healing music for Sadhana and classes. Perhaps you are free to join us …For more on Kripalu click here

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  Please join us for this very special training. This Level 1 training will offer unique experiences in the creative arts, as well as in sound and mantra.  

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After Art & Yoga Retreats many participants write to me to ask how they can continue the practice of getting up early to practice. If you can maintain a rhythm of going to bed early and getting up early, that is the easiest solution. But, we practice Kundalini Yoga to be able to live full human lives, so don’t give up what matters most to you to get to bed early. (Do eliminate staying up late for wasted time like to watching bad movies or worrying about things). Here are a few things that help me maintain a consistent practice […]

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I arrive at the girl’s shelter with my yoga mat, ipod, speakers and a large thermos of tea. The girls’ knees bounce nervously up and down as I ask, “How are you today?” “Frustrated and annoyed” they answer. We talk about how uncomfortable it is to feel this way. “Inner anger can mess up our relationship with ourselves and everyone else. Removing this stored anger in the body makes it easier to control our temper, and allows us to leave past frustrations in the past,” I explain as we warm up. The girls in this locked facility are in state […]

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The first day back from teaching in New Mexico, I did nothing but sleep, eat, and email from my back porch. The next day,my friend Susan Brown (Sat Dharam) and I rented a U Haul  to drive to Vermont and bring home the eight 6’ x6’ canvases and the projector that is ,”Wherever You are is the Center of the World.” The show was a success with record numbers for the opening and our artist talk (which included a three gong bath),Tom’s gave a talk on Dreams- click to him wax eloquently about Magritte.. And our friend, the poet Patrice […]

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