July 2014
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Life Cycles and Life Styles

with Master Teachers Dr. Santokh Singh Khalsa,
Krishna Kaur Khalsa and GuruMeher Singh Khalsa

Three weekends:
October 4–5 & 18–19, and November 1–2, plus home study

“Life is a continuous vibration of up and down. And in this up and down, try to be neutral; be seated in your own spiritual integrity. ” – Yogi Bhajan

Level 2 Registration Form

Level 2 Curriculum

Details below.

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Discover the mystery and the mastery through every cycle of life.

with Master Teachers Dr. Santokh Singh Khalsa, Krishna Kaur Khalsa and GuruMeher Singh

Payment Options:

Pay in full by August 8: $995 ($300 non-refundable deposit included)

Pay in full by October 3: $1,095 ($300 non-refundable deposit included)

Payment Plan: $1,300 ($300 non-refundable deposit due by July 11 Three payments of $333.33 due August 8, September 12 and October 10)

Three weekends: October 4–5 & 18–19, and November 1–2, plus home study

“Life is a continuous vibration of up and down. And in this up and down, try to be neutral; be seated in your own spiritual integrity. ” – Yogi Bhajan

Living a purposeful and happy life requires strengths of character to promote positive habits. This indicates the caliber of how we live, eat, sleep, relate, and walk awake and present to our true nature. We are assisted in choosing and maintaining a positive lifestyle by a deep understanding of our Consciousness, Intelligence, and Life Cycles – natural transitions through physical, mental, social, and spiritual peaks and valleys of growth and performance.

This course provides a tool chest of yogic information, kriyas, and meditations that will allow you, and those you teach or affect, to heal the past, renew your self–concept, and cross the transitions of life beyond with grace–serving as a beacon of navigation to a world in transition.

Discover the cycles of every human life:
  • Know your Self–Concept: Healing the Formative Years
  • Adolescence and the Cultivation of Promoting Habits
  • Prime Adulthood: Productivity, Prosperity, and Sharing
  • Maturity and Midlife: Transmitting Values and Legacy
  • Elder Years: Character, Integrity and Merger
Learn how to connect to your life's purpose and meaning as you go through your life:
  • How do we move from Fate to Destiny?
  • Map out the stages and cycles of your life
  • Identify habits, cycles and practices that help or hinder your life in the present, past and future.
  • Dharmic vs Karmic living
  • Preparing for Death and understanding the shifts in Pranic Life Force
The program is based on the comprehensive science of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. The Aquarian Teacher program is a journey of your development as a Kundalini Yoga Teacher.

There are three levels of certification:
  • KRI–Level One: Foundations and Awakening – Instructor

  • KRI–Level Two: Transformation – Practitioner

  • KRI–Level Three: Realization – Teacher

The KRI Level Two is Transformational, and it is comprised of five modules required for KRI International Level Two Certification. The five modules are: Conscious Communication; Mind & Meditation; Authentic Relationships; LifeCycles & LifeStyles; and Vitality and Stress. Each Module includes fifty hours of classroom time and twelve hours of home study after the course. KRI requires that participants attend all classes, pass the exam and complete home study assignment which take place over a 90–day period after the course.


Level 2 Registration Form

Level 2 Curriculum


with Dr. Santokh Singh Khalsa
Six Wednesdays: July 9, 16, 23, 30 and August 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!



A Drum Journey Through Visioning and Healing Breath

with Haridass/Basia Tacik
Monday, July 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.

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


with Tara Nimrita/Marcia Canestrano and Jap Dharam/Vicky Rose
Wednesdays, July 9 & 23
8:45–9:30 am
$8 Suggested Love Donation

The New or Full Moon 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.


Level 1

with Dr. Santokh Singh Khalsa and other Lead Teachers
July 11, 12, and 13



So Purkh

with Tara Nimrita/Marcia Canestrano
Monday, July 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.


A Master's Touch

with Amanda Lee
Friday, July 18
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 Eight "Living Above Cause and Effect" (pg 79–87)

  • 6:30 pm – Tune in and warm up/short kriya
  • 7:00 pm – Discussion
  • 8:00 pm – Meditation (pg 88)
  • 8:30 pm – Closing song



with Wahe Guru Kaur
Saturday and Sunday, July 19 and 20



with Dharma Singh/Tom Takenouchi
and Atma Kaur/Gillian Symonds
Sunday, July 20
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.


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A Year of Transformation

with Dev Avtar/Helen Huber
Saturday, July 26
1:30–3:00 pm
$20 by 7/23
$25 thereafter

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


How do we cope in a world where mass shootings, war and increased crime are in our face almost daily? Learn through hypnosis how to maintain inner peace no matter what is happening in your outer world.

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 Haridass/Basia Tacik
Monday, July 28
7:30–9:00 pm
$8 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



Prenatal Yoga with Basantpreet/Buna Dorr!

Buna Dorr (Basantpreet) is a certified Khalsa Way Prenatal and Mommy & Me Yoga Instructor through Golden Bridge Yoga in Los Angeles with Gurmukh Kaur. Buna was first introduced to Hatha yoga and Kundalini yoga in ’97 while at art school in Boston. She completed her Level 1 Kundalini Yoga teaching certification and Healer Training with the Awareness Center in Pasadena.

While pregnant with her own daughter, prenatal yoga was Basantpreet’s catalyst for seeking a more conscious birth and way of raising her daughter. Buna feels it is her calling to share the practice of yoga with others during their sacred journey to parenthood - empowering parents to increase their awareness, strengthen intuition, and raise consciousness through the simple practice of yoga and meditation, specific to pregnancy. Expecting Mothers and their partners, as well as those seeking to conceive, are all welcome.

Catch her Prenatal Yoga class on Saturdays from 11:00 am–12:15 pm.



  • JOURNEYING WITH THE MASTER with Amanda Lee—August 1

  • MANIFESTING MIRACLES with Haridass/Basia Tacik—August 4

  • YOGA FOR HEALING: SNR WORKSHOP with Atma/Gillian Symonds & Dharma/Tom Tackenouchi—August 10



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
$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, TBA
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 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.


with Dev Avtar/Helen
$75: one–hour session

Hypnosis is a powerful tool to rid an individual of unwanted behaviors as well as enhancing ones life in unlimited ways. Hypnosis enhances wellbeing by allowing your deeper self to emerge. It can strengthen self concept, self esteem and aid in the healing of body, mind and spirit. Your session begins with a brief talk regarding intention, followed by hypnosis and closes with a 21 day plan. Enjoy a safe and nurturing experience.

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