February 2015
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HEALER TRAINING with Wahe Guru Kaur
begins May 30, 2015!!

February 24, 7:30-8:30pm

Healer Training Curriculum

With Dr. Santokh Singh and other Lead Teachers

Nine weekends: January 23 through October 10, 2015
Payment plan available 

"As a teacher, you must experience everything you share."
–Yogi Bhajan

See description in this newsletter for course details.

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Kundalini Yoga Teacher
Training: Level 1

with Master Teacher, Dr. Santokh Singh Khalsa and other Lead Teachers

Program runs from January 23 to
October 10, 2015

"As a teacher, you must experience everything you share." - Yogi Bhajan

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Kundalini Teacher Training is a profoundly life-changing experience. We are one of the only programs that hosts several Master Teachers originally trained by Yogi Bhajan. The wisdom, humor, compassion and stories they bring to each weekend will be some of your favorite memories. It is by being in the presence of a Master, that you learn how to connect with that mastery yourself. The Awareness Center's Teacher Training program is led by Dr. Santokh Singh Khalsa. You will find his approach very supportive and accessible. As a chiropractor and yoga master for over 30 years, he offers a depth of wisdom that is unsurpassed.

Whether or not you wish to become a teacher, this program is for you. You will finish with all the knowledge, tools and skills to teach. Whether you choose to teach in the community, at a studio, or with your family and friends, your yogic knowledge will be invaluable. Many of our students decide to take the program simply for personal development and to deepen their practice of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. Certification by Kundalini Research Institute and Yoga Alliance.

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with Wahe Guru Kaur
Begins May 30!

Tuesday, February 24
7:30—8:30 pm

Attend the 6:00 p.m. Healing Breath class as Wahe Guru's guest and stay for the meeting to have your questions answered!

All living beings and life forms are connected. We are linked to the Mother Earth and all her inhabitants. In Healer Training we will explore this connection through an experiential process of journeying through the Elements of Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Spirit. At each point along the journey you will receive an initiation. We will work with interactive solo and group exercises, journaling and personal tests. In order to heal yourself and eventually become a healer you must develop a mastery of the elements and have the tools to work with them to evoke change in your internal and external environment.

Healer Training is a complete immersion into the healing arts. We will explore pranic healing techniques, mainly through use of the "Healing Breath." We will also delve into Celtic Shamanism, the five elements, guide work, channeling and sound healing. You will be trained in techniques to develop your intuition and access/or expand your psychic gifts. Learn how to set up an altar, choose your healing tools, work with "Animal Spirit Medicine" guides, communicate with your personal guides, understand and master the Chakra System, psychic protection and shielding and the protocol and ethics of being a healer.


  • At least one private Healing Breath session

If you do not meet these requirements but wish to be considered for the program, please make an appointment to see Wahe Guru.

Please see the Healer Training brochure and application for more details at the front desk.



8 Week Series

with Wahe Guru Kaur
Cont'd from January
Tuesdays through to 3/10
6:00–7:15 pm
$15 or DT credit for single class

Each week will cleanse one of the 8 Major Chakras with the powerful pranic technique Healing Breath.

Learn about the chakra system as a self-diagnostic tool and discover what a balanced and imbalanced state feels like. Shed the energetic weight you have been carrying. Free your body, mind and being from the painful stories of the past. Feel clarity, inner direction and focus to achieve your intentions. Experience being lighter, brighter and fully alive in the moment. All levels welcome. Taught as an ongoing series - but you are welcome to come for any class on a drop in basis.

Anyone who attends the series is eligible to receive a 30 minute private EXPRESS healing session with Wahe Guru for only $25.

No refunds or substitutions if you purchase the series and miss a class.


So Purkh

with Nimrita/Marcia Canestrano
Monday, February 9
7:30–9:00 pm
$8 suggested Love Donation

So Purkh is a chanting/meditation technique for all women who practice Kundalini Yoga. Yogi Bhajan spoke glowingly about the tremendous power and potential of reciting So Purkh. He said a woman could use this shabd to:

  • Attract a child to you who will become a man of God
  • Heal a man
  • Transform a man into a man of God
  • Attract a man of God to be your husband
  • Make God appear before you

You are invited to join other women in healing, transforming and elevating their relationships with men and removing any negativity within such relationships in a safe, sacred space dedicated to the highest potential of feminine group consciousness.

Blog: www.chantsopurkh.typepad.com

Tara Nimrita/Marcia is a KRI–certified yoga teacher and a graduate of the Awareness Center Healer Training program.


A Drum Journey Through Visioning and Healing Breath

with Haridass/Basia Tacik
Thursday, February 12
7:30–9:00 pm


Are you ready to accelerate your journey to your deepest heartfelt desires?

This soul-nurturing adventure will help transport you beyond doubt, fear, and the illusion of lack and limitation into greater peace and personal freedom.

Begin to manifest your heart-felt goals in relationships, career, finances, creative self expression, and spiritual growth.

This unique multidimensional evening offers:

  • Creating personal affirmations and invocations to rewire old behavioral patterns and receive greater abundance.

  • Increasing devotional and cosmic synergy through drumming and chanting a jointly formed group affirmation.

  • Meditation, visioning and sacred breath work to solidify your personal intention.
Please bring a blanket and a drum.


with Dev Avtar/Helen Huber
Saturday, February 21
1:30–3:00 pm
$20 by 2/18
$25 thereafter

We recommend pre–registering for this very popular workshop! Space is limited.


There is an indian belief that everyone is a house of four rooms: A physical, A mental, An emotional and spiritual room. Last month we balanced the physical room. This month we will quiet, balance and heal the room of your mind. Our mind can be cluttered, disorganized, and untrustworthy. This month learn to relax your mind so you can feel the tranquility we are all looking for.

Hypnosis can enhance your well–being by allowing your deeper self to emerge. Hypnosis can strengthen self–concept, self–esteem and aid in the healing of body, mind and spirit. While in a deeply relaxed state, your subconscious mind becomes alive and fertile. This allows absorption of positive affirmations so change can occur deep within.

Enjoy a safe and nurturing evening exploring different aspects of hypnosis.

  • Brief discussion on hypnosis
  • Experience a hypnotic journey into self
  • Time to process your experience

Dev Avtar/Helen is a KRI–certified Kundalini yoga teacher, Reiki Master, graduate of the Awareness Center Healer Trainee program and a certified hypnotist. She has been a psychotherapist for over 25 years as well as a psychology college instructor. Dev Avtar offers private Reiki, Healing Breath and Hypnosis sessions by appointment.


with Dharma Singh/Tom Takenouchi
and Atma Kaur/Gillian Symonds
Sunday, February 22
2:00–5:00 pm
$20: 30–minute SNR healing sessions (Pre-register or first-come, first-served)
$20: SNR Practice Session
FREE for people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS

Sat Nam Rasayan means "deep relaxation in the True Identity."

It is an ancient art of healing through consciousness, created with the purpose to serve humanity. Those experiencing Sat Nam Rasayan often report a deep sense of relaxation and a rekindling of their innate ability to heal.

Clinics are your chance to experience Sat Nam Rasayan in a 30 minute session or to practice with a partner. This is not a class! The clinics provide:

  • The space to practice your workshop skills

  • Sat Nam Rasayan Certified Level I and II practitioners assigned to walk-in clients (first come, first served)

  • Facilitators to hold the healing space
  • Facilitated by Tom Takenouchi/Dharma Singh, Sat Nam Rasayan Level III Student Instructor and KRI certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher, and by Gillian Symonds/Atma Kaur, Level II Sat Nam Rasayan practitioner and KRI certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher.


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    with Haridass/Basia Tacik
    Monday, February 23
    7:30–8:30 pm
    Free or $8 Love Donation (first–come, first–served)

    Join us for a meditative visualization with sound vibration, followed by Reiki energy treatments offered by Haridass and Reiki Practitioners. Experience peace as dormant energies are stimulated and released. Give and receive a heart centered flow of life force energy in a supportive and nurturing environment.

    Haridass/Basia is a Reiki Master, KRI–certified Kundalini Yoga teacher, meditation teacher, Sekhem energy practitioner and a graduate of the Awareness Center Healer Training program.


    Healer Training, Level 1

    with Wahe Guru Kaur
    Tuesday, February 24
    7:30–8:30 pm

    Attend the 6:00 pm Tuesday class as Wahe Guru's guest and stay for the meeting!

    Are you ready to heal yourself? Are you called to the healing path? Do you have an interest in healing others? Has someone told you that you have a healing touch? Are you just curious about Healer Training?

    These Information Sessions will answer all your questions about Healer Training and give you an opportunity to register.


    SADHANA: Daily Spiritual Practice
    4:15–6:30 am

    Sadhana is the daily practice of yoga and meditation that is practiced, ideally, during the early morning hours when our mind is clearest. Join the AC's dedicated sadhana group for a transformative experience of body, mind and spirit. Experience the techniques of Kundalini Yoga, meditation, breathing, chanting, music and relaxation to assist you in unlocking and releasing your inner creative energies. Feel the power of group energy and be part of the process.

    Whether you decide to participate for one day or 40, you are always welcome. Enter through the back door.

    The greatest reward of doing sadhana (personal spiritual discipline) is that the person becomes incapable of being defeated. Sadhana is a self–victory, and it is a victory over time and space.
    —Yogi Bhajan



    Kundalini Yoga with
    Guru Bachan/Donna!

    Donna (Guru Bachan Kaur) is a KRI-certified teacher and practices healing through the use of therapeutic gemstones designed for both meditation and adornment. After a career in high tech, she embarked on a spiritual journey that brought her to the Awareness Center, Kundalini Yoga, and the spiritual energy of gemstones. Guru Bachan is a graduate of the Awareness Center Teacher Training Program.

    Catch her yoga class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:00 am.



    • ROCKIN' WITH WAHE GURU: Kirtan and Gong Bath with Wahe Guru—March 6

    • YOGA FOR HEALING with Atma/Gillian & Dharma/Tom—March 8

    • SACRED BREATHING CIRCLE: Spring Equinox with Wahe Guru—March 21



    About Our Healers...
    Awareness Center healers are a gifted group of practitioners who are trained in many types of healing arts. Learn more about their gifts on our Web site:


    Call the studio at (626) 796–1567 to make an appointment with any of the healers.


    with Wahe Guru Kaur
    Every Thursday & Saturdays, Feb. 21 & March 28

    $154: 90–minute
    $108: 60–minute
    $54: 30–minute

    A private Shamanic Healing Session with Wahe Guru is a life–altering event, to say the least. During this process she will use her gifts as a clairaudient (communicating with your subconscious self), sound, chanting, mantra, channeling, sending healing energy through her hands, essential oils, crystals and whatever else is needed for you to remove blocked energy. Each session is unique and you will leave feeling peaceful, connected and often with a completely altered way of looking at your life.

    The basic format: talking briefly and setting your intention, drawing divination cards, then doing the Healing Breath, a pranic healing technique. You will be guided through a clearing of the seven major energy centers of the chakras and go into a deep meditative trance.

    She offers spiritual life coaching and follow–up "Home Play" that helps you put your healing experience into practice in your everyday life.

    EXPRESS SESSIONS are for clients who have already had one or more private sessions. This session targets a specific emotional and energetic release. The client comes with intention clearly stated and immediately goes into the healing breath trance and the clearing begins! For specific relationship clearing, an energy blast, breaking a habit, stress relief, restful sleep, getting a new job or opening up opportunities in all areas of life.


    with Dr. Parla S. Jayagopal
    Thursday, Jan. 29 & Feb. 5
    Slots fill up quickly — please call for an appointment
    $100: 60–minute session
    $50: 30–minute follow–up sessions

    The ancient art of pulse examination is a comprehensive diagnostic tool. Through the pulse diagnosis, our Ayurvedic physician, Dr. Jayagopal is able to understand your body type, present state of health and mind, family tendencies, metabolic activity, and many other intricacies.

    He will create a specialized program with respect to diet, lifestyle, breathing, yoga, detox, rejuvenation, herbs, gems and aromatherapy to balance body, mind and spirit for vibrant health.

    Each session of pulse reading is one hour. Your reading will be documented for your reference. Other available treatments include: herbal oil massage, herbal steam, lower back therapy, neck treatment and knee treatment.

    Due to the popularity of these sessions, please call a month in advance for an appointment.


    with Dev Avtar/Helen Huber
    $108: 90–minute session
    $75: 60–minute session

    Dev Avtar found her purpose in life as a healer. She brings over 25 years of experience as an educator and psychotherapist to her private healing sessions. Combining her skills as a Reiki Master and Sacred Healing Breath practitioner, Dev Avtar provides a safe and nurturing environment for you to heal and rejuvenate on physical, emotional and spiritual levels.

    After tuning in and a brief talk regarding your purpose, you will be asked to lie down to begin the powerful, easy to learn, healing breath. This powerful breath clears and unblocks old patterns which can create emotional, physical and spiritual illness. Following the healing breath, the use of a safe and nurturing light hypnosis will deepen your experience. It is used for the restorative purpose of enhancing your mind through exploration and "sinking in" positive affirmations.

    This will be done while you receive your intuitive hands–on Reiki treatment. Reiki restores and balances the energy centers in your body promoting healing and wellness on all levels. The use of crystals, essential oil, and healing sound is used for intensification. Your session ends by being given practical tools to guide you on your intended path.


    with Gillian/Atma Kaur
    $108: 60–minute session
    $75: 30–minute session

    Sat Nam Rasayan means "deep relaxation in the true identity." It is an ancient art of healing through consciousness. Any issue, whether emotional, mental, physical or spiritual, may be included. Those experiencing the healing often report a deep sense of relaxation and a rekindling of their body's innate ability to heal. You will be invited to lie down or sit comfortably for the session.

    Atma Kaur is a Level II Sat Nam Rasayan® Practitioner and a KRI–certified Kundalini Yoga teacher. She has taught at the Awareness Center since 1995.


    with Beansidheaje/Gina Rochell
    $130: 90–minute session, plus 2 online sessions

    The Art of Dream Alchemy encompasses dreams, creativity, and the healing arts. It is a process that teaches individuals to integrate the unconscious and conscious mind: the unconscious embodies symbolic elements of the dream, and the conscious, the creative tools we use, such as writing, painting, dancing and music, to facilitate healing. The more we communicate with our dreams, the deeper connection we have to our mind, body, and spirit. Beansidheaje will guide participants through the process of The Art of Dream Alchemy in a three–part session that uses dreams as a template, from which you will create a short story. beansidheaje will also guide participants through breathing and body movement techniques, inspiring individuals to release stored tension from the body, while deepening the connection to the mind, body, and spirit.

    (Note: Price includes one 90 minute session in–person plus two online class/sessions via email)

    Gina Rochell/beansidheaje is a Celtic Shamanic healer, writer, vocalist, Dream Alchemist and she developed the process, The Art of Dream Alchemy, twelve years ago. She has a B.A. in Developmental Psychology and Sociology, and a M.F.A in Creative Writing. She is the CEO and Founder of The beansidhe alchemist.


    with Dev Avtar/Helen Huber
    $195: two–hour session

    SA TA NA MA: Infinity–Life–Death–Rebirth

    "In the Aquarian Age, we must understand our own reincarnation." – Yogi Bhajan

    Dev Avtar will gently guide you on a journey back in time where your soul expressed itself as other lives. There, you will have the opportunity to heal through deep spiritual knowing that death is an illusion, or find understanding into why you have the blocks or patterns that your soul carried into this lifetime, and what you can do about them.

    Your session begins with a brief discussion about regression and your individual intention. After the past life regression you will have time to process, as well as an opportunity for further follow–up by email.

    Important: A past life regression session is not for entertainment and should not be taken lightly. Approximately 3–5% of participants will not be able to have a PLR experience. There is no guarantee of results.

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