November 2014
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with Wahe Guru Kaur

(Sessions Every Thursday 1:00–7:00pm)

Call the Center to schedule your appointment.
(626) 796-1567

With Dr. Santokh Singh and other Master Teachers

Nine weekends: January 23 through October 10, 2015
Early Registration by Nov. 1, $200 savings!

Payment plan available 

Have your questions answered at the Free Info Sessions:

November 11 - 7:30-8:30pm
December 9 - 7:30-8:30pm
January 6 - 7:30-8:30pm

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

See description in this newsletter for course details.

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Thursday, November 27

Studio Closed



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Kundalini Yoga Teacher
Training: Level 1

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

Program runs from January 23 to
October 10, 2015

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

Call for a private consultation and get a FREE DVD…

Free Info Session dates:

November 11 - 7:30-8:30pm
December 9 - 7:30-8:30pm
January 6 - 7:30-8:30pm

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 Jap Dharam/Vicky Rose
Tuesday, November 6
7:00–8:15 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 4 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.

Jap Dharam/Vicky Rose has been diligently studying Kundalini Yoga for 10 years and was KRI certified as a teacher 4 years ago. She finds this age-old technology ever more applicable to the needs of the modern age and makes it her mission to help all who may wish to use it.


"Create the Love You Desire"

with Sat Avtar/Beatris Karaoglanyan
Sunday, November 9
1:30 pm–4:00 pm
$25 by 11/7
$30 thereafter

Elevate your relationships
to a higher level!

  • Learn to create and sustain a partnership that lifts, empowers and energizes you

  • Set intentions for your desired relationship and begin manifesting these intentions immediately!

  • Become aware of the destructive forces that can weaken and kill relationships and acquire skills to overcome these forces

  • Set yourself, your partner and your relationship up to WIN!

Revive yourself and your relationship in a safe and nurturing environment.

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

Beatris is passionate about bringing peace, joy and harmony to individuals and their relationships. 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.


So Purkh

with Tara Nimrita/Marcia Canestrano
Monday, November 10
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.


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


Kundalini Teacher Training, Level 1

with Wahe Guru Kaur
Tuesday, November 11
7:30 am–8:30 pm

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

    – Deepen your yogic practice.
    – Heal the past.
    – Break through mental and emotional blocks.
    – Gain confidence, radiance and presence.

Become a Kundalini Teacher
...Transform your life.

Wahe Guru Kaur will lead an informational meeting to answer all your questions about Teacher Training and give you an opportunity to register. She will give you a powerful meditation and lead you through a healing conversation. Hear stories and testimonials from graduates of The Awareness Center Teacher Training program. Receive a FREE DVD.

You may also request a private appointment with Wahe Guru or Master Teacher Dr. Santokh Singh Khalsa. Please call the studio at (626) 796–1567.


A Master's Touch

with Amanda Lee
Friday, November 14
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 Twelve "See Things as God Sees Them" (pg 131–141)


Stone Soup Party

with Surjeet and AC Community
Sunday, November 23
1:00–4:00 pm


Recipe for "Stone Soup"- Community Style

As the healing stones simmer in the boiling water... each person will bring and add 1 to 2 chopped vegetables, beans, herbs or noodles to the vegetarian soup and a side dish. Please arrive by 12:30 pm to contribute to the soup. If you come later, please bring bread, salad, desert or any other vegetarian potluck items.

As the soup is cooking we will read the Stone Soup story and do a meditation for prosperity.

Based on the story of Stone Soup, this event has become an Awareness Center tradition. In the folk tale, the villagers who are at first unwilling to share eventually pool their resources to create a great community feast. The story reminds us that when it seems like there is scarcity and fear about survival, having gratitude and connecting with each other will carry us through.

Please contact Charleen at to find out what to bring.

If you are not able to bring food, please offer to set up or clean up afterwards.
Sign up sheets will be at the front desk.


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with Dharma Singh/Tom Takenouchi
and Atma Kaur/Gillian Symonds
Sunday, November 23
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.


with Haridass/Basia Tacik
Monday, November 24
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



Kundalini Yoga with

Basia (Haridass Kaur) is a Reiki Master/Sekhem energy practitioner and has been teaching Kundalini Yoga and meditation since 1999. Her classes emphasize her personal philosophy of heart-conscious-prosperity. Basia's goal is to help you open your heart center and cultivate your awareness of the infinite possibilities for prosperity in life: abundant joy, health, and wealth. She specializing in Healing Treatments utilizing breath, sound, and energy work with other Natural Therapies.

Catch her yoga classes on Mondays from 9:30–10:45 am and 6:00–7:15pm.



  • THE GATHERING: Holiday Party with AC Community—December 6

  • JOURNEYING WITH THE MASTER: A Master's Touch with Amanda Lee—December 12

  • SACRED BREATHING CIRCLE: Winter Solstice with Wahe Guru Kaur—December 20



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
Thursdays & One Saturday a Month

$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, November 6
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 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.


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.

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