April 2015
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with Wahe Guru Kaur
begins May 30, 2015!!

Tuesday, April 28; 7:30–8:30pm

Healer Training Curriculum

Registration Form


*SPRING DETOX–Begins April 19
*REBIRTHING KRIYAS: Breath, Vitality, & Strength–Begins April 19

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

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with Wahe Guru Kaur
Begins May 30!

Tuesday, April 28
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.

Healer Training Curriculum

Registration Form


with Dr. Santokh Singh Khalsa
Six Wednesdays: April 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 6 & 13
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!



with Jot Singh Khalsa
Saturday, April 4
1:00–4:00 pm
$40 by 4/1
$50 thereafter

Do you want opportunity and prosperity to 'come knocking'?

Experience how the Kundalini Yoga Kriya, meditations, mantras and affirmations we will do in this class will begin to align your mind and energies for a 'success cycle'. Open yourself up to good fortune and a new world of connections!

We will discuss how cultivating and developing consistency and focus with your
Kundalini Yoga practice will help you align with the Universal Forces, so that all can be provided for you to fulfill your unique destiny and prosper.

Several instructional/informational pages will be handed out to support your efforts during and after the class.

Jot Singh Khalsa has practiced and taught Kundalini Yoga and meditation for 42 years, and is profoundly grateful to have studied directly with and be personally guided by Yogi Bhajan for over 30 years. He is a world-class award winning artist/craftsman and designer . He shares life experiences born of deep commitment to his personal sadhana, his Dharma, serving as a Khalsa Council member and Solstice kitchen manager for over 30 years, his marriage, his business and its legacy, and the martial arts. His new Kundalini Research Institutue approved book called The Essential Element, which goes into great depth on Yogi Bhajans core teaching, morning sadhana, is now available online as an ebook in the iBook store or on Amazon.
www.TheKhalsaRaj.com, www.KhalsaKirpans.com, www.LifeKnives.com


A Drum Journey Through Visioning and Healing Breath

with Haridass/Basia Tacik
Thursday, April 9
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 Wahe Guru and Friends
Friday, April 10
7:00–8:30 pm
$10 or DT
$54: 6 classes for TT Alumni and Teachers


This month, bathe in the cosmic sound current of the gong. Release negative energy, clear subconscious memories and heal on a cellular level. Cleanse your mind and float in the peaceful energy of your inner space.

Join Wahe Guru and friends for a playful evening of Intermediate Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. Become a part of the yogic community and experience yogic lifestyle. Teachers, alumni, new and regular students gather to practice. All levels and abilities are welcome.

She will share a variety of offerings every month. Kirtan, Gong Sound Bath, Ecstatic Dance, Intermediate Kriyas and Meditations.

Interested in Teacher Training? Participate in an evening of Teacher Training and enjoy the group vibration.


Level 1

with Dr. Santokh Singh Khalsa and other Lead Teachers
April 10, 11, and 12



So Purkh

with Nimrita/Marcia Canestrano
Monday, April 13
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 Dev Avtar/Helen Huber
Saturday, April 18
1:30–3:00 pm
$20 by 4/15
$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 a spiritual room. This month we continue in the room of emotion. We will be healing and balancing the emotion of fear. Unbalanced fears blocks us from fully living, loving, expressing our creativity and living a life of truth. When balanced we become free to be.

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 Personal Trainer Surjeet/Charleen
Sunday, April 19 (Registration & Weigh-in)
Sunday, May 3 (Weigh-out)
1:00–3:00 pm
$65 by 4/15
$75 thereafter

15 Days of veggies and fruits to spring clean the body and mind!

Spring Detox is a guided holistic program to detoxify the liver and body of accumulated toxins. This program consists of 5 days pre-fasting vegan diet, followed by 5 days of vegetable and fruit juices, alkalizing broths and herbal teas. To end there will be a 5 day "breaking fast" vegan diet transitioning back to your everyday diet.

Registration and weigh-ins will be April 19th Sunday at 1pm. Handbooks will be given out at this time and all questions answered. Modifications are included for diabetics and individuals with heart disease. I will communicate daily with you via group email and /or phone. This method is a gentle way to clean out the colon and blood of accumulated toxins.

Charleen Gosling is a certified Personal Trainer and Certified Holistic Nutritionist with Clayton College of Natural Medicine. She is currently completing her B.S. degree in Complimentary Alternative Medicine at The American College of Health Sciences. With 15 years experience, her life's work is teaching holistic and natural ways to strengthen the body and clear the mind. Her company is Personal Journey Fintess, Inc. since 2003.


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REBIRTHING KRIYAS: Breath, Vitality, & Strength
Six-Week Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Series

with Wahe Guru Kaur
Sundays, April 19, 26 and May 3, 10, 17, 24
9:30–11:00 am
$79 for 6 Week Series and 30 min private session ($144 Value)**
$15 or DT Credit Single Class

"The idea of rebirthing is to release the subconscious, the storehouse of misery."
– Yogi Bhajan

Heal the pain of the past and overcome the obstacles which keep you from living your best life – awakened, rejuvenated and present to your purpose. Rebirthing classes are some of the most powerful that Yogi Bhajan taught.

Rebirthing kriyas focus on a profound breathing exercises and deep meditations. This helps sort out our sense of self and enables us to locate our originality amid the torrent of emotions and beliefs that we acquire throughout our lives. We will do a series of kriyas focusing on different aspects of our first cycle of development: from our time in the womb to 11 years of age.

Intermediate. All levels are welcome, with the understanding that it is an advanced practice. There will be no warm-ups and the exercises will be done for the full times. Please prepare by warming up beforehand. The series will include the yoga class and a 30 minute coaching session for the group afterwards. You may ask questions, share or get support.

**30-min Private Yoga or Healing Session ($144 Value) included in the series price. Please schedule your appointment with the front desk when you register! Offer ends April 19th.


with Dharma Singh/Tom Takenouchi
and Atma Kaur/Gillian Symonds
Sunday, April 19
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.


A Divine Workshop for Women

with Sat Avtar/ Beatris
Saturday, April 25
2:00–4:30 pm
$25 by 4/23
$30 thereafter

Heal your body and mind and gain clarity in a safe and nurturing environment.

  • Connect to your feminine power and recover the mystery and magic of your true self.
  • Awaken to the goddess within you and revive your pleasure and sensuality.
  • Unleash the healing power of your feminine energy and learn to use it as fuel.
  • Release the destructive forces that cause stress and overwhelm you and find out how to
    restore your vitality.
  • Clear your body and your psyche of past and present trauma.
  • Create everlasting intimacy, love and fulfillment.

The format will include discussion, yoga, meditation, practice exercises and Q&A.

Beatris is passionate about empowering women and helping them reconnect to their intuitive centers through their divine feminine energy. She is a Certified PAX Mastery and Leadership Graduate, Certified Pranayama Breath Healer as well as Certified KRI Kundalini Yoga Teacher and has been teaching at the Awareness Center for over 12 years.


with Haridass/Basia Tacik
Monday, April 27
7:30–9:00 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, April 28
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.


A Master's Touch

with Amanda Lee
Thursday, April 30
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: The Master's Touch - Class Fourteen "Descending God & Ascending Human"
(pg 153-162)


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

Sheila (Nirmaljeet Kaur) enjoys teaching all levels of students, from first-time beginners to practitioners with years (or decades) of experience. Her classes emphasize the Kundalini Yoga basics of breathing and postures that serve to ground students in a strong foundation for their practice. Featuring a wonderful range of eclectic music such as Eastern, Chill out, World and a plethora of non-traditional music (Louis Prima, anyone?), you can learn in a comfortable, fun, and stress-free environment. Her classes work to bring passion, joy, enthusiasm, and humor into your life.

Catch her yoga classes on Thursdays from 6:00–7:15 pm and Fridays from 9:30–10:45am. She also teaches a Kid's Class on Friday from 4:00–5:00pm.



  • ROCKIN' WITH WAHE GURU with Wahe Guru—May 8

  • YOGA FOR HEALING: Sat Nam Rasayan® Workshop with Atma/Gillian & Dharma/Tom—May10

  • HEALER TRAINING with Wahe Guru—May 30



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 (No Saturday hours in April)

$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, April 2
Slots fill up quickly — please call for an appointment
$125: 60–minute session
$65: 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.

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