April 2014
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with Dr. Santokh Singh Khalsa
Begins April 9; 7:00 – 9:00 pm
$75 six–week series

Details in this newsletter!

HEALER TRAINING with Wahe Guru Kaur
begins May 17, 2014!!

*NEW* Items Included in the cost of tuition:

1 hour Private Healing Breath Session with Wahe Guru (Value $108)
10 Healing Breath Group Classes (Value $120)
Winter Solstice - Sacred Breathing Circle (Value $40)

April 13, 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Attend the Info Session and
join Wahe Guru's Kundalini Yoga class, as her guest, at 9:30 am!

Healer Training Curriculum

Registration Form


Reconnect with your life force Energy
–April 27

***Register for workshops, events and classes online, or call (626) 796–1567***

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with Wahe Guru Kaur
Begins May 17!

Sunday, April 13
11:15 am—12:15 pm

Attend the 9:30 am Kundalini Yoga 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.

Please see the Healer Training Curriculum and Registration Form for more details or ask at the front desk for more information.


with Dr. Santokh Singh Khalsa
Six Wednesdays: April 9, 16, 23, 30 and May 7 & 14
7:00–9:00 pm

Learn or review the basics of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. Have all of your questions answered by The Awareness Center's Master Teacher. Dr. Khalsa has a relaxed, humorous style of teaching that will inspire you to practice all of the beginning techniques. Each week includes warm–up exercises and a yoga set focusing on the specifics of postures, breath work, chanting and hand positions. Dr. Khalsa also lectures on one of the following subjects each class:

  • History of Kundalini Yoga
  • Mantras and Mudras
  • Breathing techniques
  • Relaxation and stress reduction
  • Chakras
  • Yogic diet and healing

This is one of our most popular series for beginners that we offer seasonally. Sign up now!



Sat Nam Rasayan® Workshop
Theme: Shuniya & Zero Limit

with Atma/Gillian Symonds
and Dharma/Tom Takenouchi
Sunday, April 6
2:00–5:00 pm

Bring your ego to complete stillness and enter the space of zero limits. It's called "shuniya", and it is where the healing happens. This workshop will take you there.

Kundalini yoga kriyas and meditations will take you seamlessly into the practice of Sat Nam Rasayan, "deep relaxation in the True Identity." Sat Nam Rasayan allows you, the healer, to enter the sacred space where healing happens. Led by Tom Takenouchi/Dharma Singh, Sat Nam Rasayan Level III Student Instructor and KRI certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher, and/or Gillian Symonds/Atma Kaur, Level II Sat Nam Rasayan practitioner and KRI certified Kundalini yoga Teacher, you will work with a partner to:

  • Enhance awareness of your subtle body

  • Expand the capacity of you meditative mind

  • Open your compassionate awareness

  • Be conscious of everyone and everything in your presence

Prior to this age, Sat Nam Rasayan was transmitted in silence. It is only now that, through the mastery of Yogi Bhajan and Guru Dev Singh, it is being taught openly. Sat Nam Rasayan is a great tool to add to your Kundalini Yoga skills. As a Sat Nam Rasayan healer/practitioner, you will learn the nature of surrender to your true identity.


Healing Power of Affirmative Prayer

with Haridass/Basia Tacik
Monday, April 7
7:30 pm–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.

Please bring a blanket and a drum.


A Master's Touch

with Amanda Lee
Friday, April 11
6:30–8:30 pm
$8 Suggested Love Donation

A bookclub for spiritual study, all students welcome!

What does it means to be a teacher for the Aquarian age?
This is a monthly series that will discuss the book "The Master's Touch – On being a sacred teacher for the new age", by Yogi Bhajan. Come join the Awareness Center Teachers Sangat – a community of Awareness Center Teacher Training graduates for spiritual support. This event is also open to anyone who is considering Kundalini Yoga teacher training.

Reading: Lecture Five "The Purity and Power of a Teacher" (pg 49-56)

  • 6:30 pm – Tune in and warm up/short kriya
  • 7:00 pm – Discussion
  • 8:00 pm – Meditation (pg 57)
  • 8:30 pm – Closing song


with Ashana
Saturday, April 12

7:00–9:30 pm

$20 in advanced
$25 at the door

An evening of soul–stirring celestial sound with Ashana's angelic vocals and crystal singing bowls!

Featuring Music from her stunning new CD river of light

the FIRST full-length Kundalini Yoga Mantra CD with crystal singing bowls!

With Dave Cipriani on guitars
and Neelamjit Dhillon on tablas

"Ashana is the Enya of Kundalini Yoga"
– GuruGanesha Singh – The GuruGanesha Band

"Ashana's music is lyrical, mystical and more a happening than a concert. Beautiful, sublime, and powerful. If she is singing near you – Go!"
– Ramdesh Kaur, Aurthor, Kundalini Yoga Teacher and Director of Marketing, Spirit Voyage


with Wahe Guru Kaur
Sunday, April 13
11:15 am–12:15 pm

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?

Experience the Healing Breath in a short guided session through the elements and have all of your questions answered about Healer Training.

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

If you plan to attend the information session, please come to Wahe Guru's Kundalini Yoga class from 9:30–11:00 am as her guest.


with Tara Nimrita/Marcia Canestrano
Monday, April 14
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.


with Jap Dharam/Vicky Rose
Tuesday, April 15
7:30–9:00 pm


On the eve of the monthly full moon, Jap Dharam/Vicky Rose will lead the group by extending the time from 31 minutes to 1.5 hours over 5 sessions. When done honestly for 1.5 hours, mastery will be attained. This second session will be a 45 minute meditation. Any or all of the sessions may be attended and there is no prerequisite for this meditation. Not only are all welcome, but your presence will be a valued contribution to the energy.

About the Meditation: The Dhrib Dhristi Lochina Karma Kriya is a powerful yet simple meditation often taught on the eve of the full moon when the subconscious mind is fully open to the moon's energy. The name means "the action of acquiring insight into the future," and benefits from regularly practicing the kriya are: developing the power to heal with the eyes, being able to talk inspiringly and having the power to penetrate deeply. This meditation can be practiced by beginners and experienced practitioners alike.

Come prepared to do a short yoga set before the meditation. Dress comfortably and bring a meditation shawl or light blanket.


with Tara Nimrita/Marcia Canestrano and Jap Dharam/Vicky Rose
Wednesdays, April 16 & 30
8:45–9:30 am
$8 Suggested Love Donation

Join Jap Dharam/Vicky Rose and Tara Nimrita/Marcia Canestrano at 8:45 am every other week on Wednesday mornings for meditations that fall near the New or Full Moon.

The meditations are specifically selected based on a combination of considerations that include astrological and planetary aspects, incidents on the planet at large or events related to our Kundalini Yoga sangat (spiritual community). The Aquarian Age offers a unique opportunity to Be One with All and this humble effort is a simple way to Selflessly Serve by immersing oneself in sound currents of elevation to move us towards a goal of Love, pure and simple.

Come to Jap Dharam's class at 7:00 am and top it off with an extra power boost, or come to the meditation prior to Tara Nimrita's 9:30 am class and get primed for a greater experience. If you really want a rocket ride, do all three!

The cost of the meditation is a simple love donation that goes directly to the studio for the generous use of the space and its facilities.

All love surround you.


A Year of Transformation

with Dev Avtar/Helen Huber
Saturday, April 19
1:30–3:00 pm
$20 by 4/16
$25 thereafter

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


When our fears prevent us from taking the risks necessary to grow, it stunts our progress and sets up a pattern of living only part of our life. Through hypnosis, your subconscious mind will receive positive messages that will transform unnecessary fears into great courage.

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.


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with Wahe Guru Kaur
Saturday, April 26
7:00–8:30 pm
$20 Suggested Donation


A phenomenon that occurs when intention meets prana.

Within the element of water, a vortex is a region where the flow is a spinning motion around an imaginary axis. Within human beings, a vortex is one of the rainbow wheels of light called the chakras. Within the earth, a vortex is the pulsating, humming energy of sound and depth.

Vortices are within us and surround us always. They can be created with the power of love, and the belief that anything is possible.

This night, we create a vortex of healing that returns us to the wholeness and union with the infinite. This is our divine birth right.

Wahe Guru Kaur is a Clairaudient Healer, KRI–certified yoga teacher and the owner of the Awareness Center. She leads a yearly Healer Training Program – the next program begins May 17, 2014. She also offers weekly private sessions using the healing breath technique.


with Dharma Singh/Tom Takenouchi
and Atma Kaur/Gillian Symonds
Sunday, April 27
2:00–5:00 pm
$20: 30–minute SNR healing sessions (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.


    Reconnect with Your Life Force Energy

    with James Kawainui
    Sunday, April 27
    3:00–4:00 pm

    Do you feel disconnected, separate, or alone?

    There is a life force energy that flows continuously around and through us all and is critical to our personal well being. As we become more aware of this invisible flow, we become more attuned to the fields of energy we create and move through. It is through awareness of this life force energy that can help cure us of disease on many levels - physically, emotionally, mentally, as well as spiritually. Grounding and centering this energy within brings an immediate sense of relief and calm. Connecting with this inner flow relieves stress, quiets the mind, discharges pent-up energy, and rejuvenates body, mind and spirit.

    In this class you will be led on a journey to:

    • Experience the flow of vital life–force energy throughout your body

    • Have a tangible feeling of being deeply grounded

    • Learn simple and effective practices to connect to your life force and be able to activate that energy at any time

    James Kawainui passionately teaches people about reconnecting to Life Force Energy in an effort to assist during this time of great transformation and evolution. A native Hawaiian healer, he draws his gifts from an ancient lineage that goes back over 20 generations. The “ha,” as it is known in Hawaii, was passed to him by his grandmother early on. He was able to study the ancient art of lomilomi with Hawaii’s most respected teachers, Aunty Margaret. He travels the world offering his work alongside his wife, Ashana, a musician and crystal bowl artist.


    with Haridass/Basia Tacik
    Monday, April 28
    7:30–9:00 pm
    $5 Suggested 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.


    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 and Healing Breath with Wahe Guru Kaur!

    Wahe Guru Kaur’s classes have a way of transporting you to another realm. Her warm presence creates a safe, loving environment and encourages you to move through mental and physical blocks toward greater strength, peace and inner clarity. Wahe Guru Kaur uses eclectic world music, chanting, mantras, and the gong to accompany the yoga, and uses inspiring readings to create the theme of the class. Afterward, you feel that you have stretched and strengthened the body, calmed the mind, and are leaving with a message to uplift your consciousness during the week. Wahe Guru Kaur has been teaching Kundalini Yoga since 2001.

    Catch her Healing Breath class on Tuesdays from 6:00-7:00 pm and her Kundalini class on Sundays from 9:30-11:00 am.



    • MANIFESTING MIRACLES with Haridass/Basia Tacik— May 5

    • HEALING TRAINING with Wahe Guru—Begins May 17

    • HYPNOSIS FOR WELLNESS with Dev Avtar/Helen Huber—May 24



    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.


    HEALING BREATH PRIVATE SESSIONS: Clairaudient Channeling
    with Wahe Guru Kaur
    $154: 90–minute first time or extended session
    $108: 60–minute follow–up session
    $54: 30–minute express session

    A private Healing Breath 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, April 3
    Slots fill up quickly — please call for an appointment
    $100: 1–hour session
    $50: half–hour 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 Haridass/Basia Tacik, MaEd.
    $180: 2–hour session

    Create and clarify your visions for the months ahead with two hours of Sekhem (Ancient Egyptian roots) and pranic healing, intuitive reading, personalized meditation and intention work. Focus and enhance your creativity, and find new perspectives for career, health, happiness, and success.


    with Haridass/Basia Tacik, MaEd.
    $108: 75–minute session

    Delve deeper into greater health, happiness and wisdom. Experience a pure, peaceful, simple yet powerful reconnection to Divine Love, and recalibrate your human essence to a deeper state of Divine Perfection – Bounty, Beauty, and Bliss.


    with Hari Nam Simran/Carla Epstein
    $90: 60–minute session
    $108: 75–minute session

    Myofascial Release (MFR) therapy is the bodywork for the Aquarian Age. Whether you want to diminish chronic pain, headaches, or other bodily issues or want to release old, stuck emotional patterns, MFR can help with all of the above and more. The fascia (connective tissue) is a three–dimensional webbing that surrounds and penetrates every muscle, bone, nerve, blood vessel and each cell of our body from head to toe. An MFR session is a partnership between you and the healer for the healing of your body/mind through assisted stretching and gentle, sustained compressions to access the fascia.

    Hari Nam Simran/Carla Epstein is a dual–licensed and State–Certified Massage Therapist and Esthetician, as well as a KRI–certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher. She has practiced massage therapy for more than 10 years and has completed over 500 educational hours. She uses her intuition to provide you with a unique blend of Swedish Massage, Trigger–Point Therapy and MFR that will leave you feeling more open, expanded and relaxed than you've ever experienced.


    with Nimrita/Marcia
    $108: 90–minute session

    Nimrita/Marcia provides spiritual counseling specializing in life purpose guidance, past life healing, and relationship support. Her intuitive insight into your life's purpose provides a variety of healing tools to support you in accessing your soul's desires and aligning you with your life path. Also, Marcia specializes in intuiting information regarding past life events and relationships, allowing for healing and releasing of negative patterns which are holding you back in your current life. Through her own personal path of healing from heart break, Marcia offers intuitive guidance as well as private So Purkh chanting sessions to assist women in healing themselves and their relationships. All information is provided in a loving, supportive manner in a safe, sacred space so deep issues can surface, be addressed and healed to allow you to shift easily into your dharma.

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

    with Gillian/Atma Kaur
    $75: 30–minute session
    $108: 1–hour 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 Dev Avtar/Helen Huber
    $108: 90–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 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.

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