December 2014
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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!


CHRISTMAS EVE & CHRISTMAS DAY
December 24 & 25

NEW YEARS EVE & NEW YEARS DAY
December 31 & January 1


STUDIO CLOSED


KUNDALINI YOGA TEACHER TRAINING: Level 1
With Dr. Santokh Singh and other Lead Teachers

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

Have your questions answered at the Free Info Sessions:

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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NEW THIS MONTH:

*SACRED BREATHING CIRCLE: Winter Solstice Celebration–December 20


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

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UPCOMING TRAININGS:

Kundalini Yoga Teacher
Training: Level 1

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

BEGINS IN JANUARY
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:

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.

Download registration form

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WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS:

FULL MOON EVE POWER MEDITATION SERIES
with Jap Dharam/Vicky Rose
Friday, December 5
7:00–8:30 pm
$20

COME MASTER THIS POWERFUL MEDITATION IN A GROUP!

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 third session will be a 60 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.

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SAT NAM RASAYAN®: Clinic
with Dharma Singh/Tom Takenouchi
and Atma Kaur/Gillian Symonds
Sunday, December 7
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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WOMEN'S CHANTING CIRCLE:
So Purkh

with Nimrita/Marcia Canestrano
Monday, December 8
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.

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FREE INFO SESSION
Kundalini Teacher Training, Level 1

with Wahe Guru Kaur
Tuesday, December 9
7:30–8:30 pm
FREE

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.

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JOURNEYING WITH THE MASTER:
A Master's Touch

with Amanda Lee
Friday, December 12
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 Thirteen "The Teacher & The Student" (pg 145-152)

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MANIFESTING MIRACLES:
A Drum Journey Through Visioning and Healing Breath

with Haridass/Basia Tacik
Monday, December 15
7:30–9:00 pm
$15

THE HEALING POWER OF
AFFIRMATIVE PRAYER

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.

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SACRED BREATHING CIRCLE:
Winter Solstice Celebration

with Wahe Guru Kaur
Saturday, December 20
5:00–7:30 pm
$30 by 12/17
$45 therafter

AN AWARENESS CENTER HOLIDAY TRADITION

A candle light ceremony ... marveling in the peaceful joy of the season together.

The Winter Solstice is a magical time . . . one that marks the journey from this year to the next, journeys of the spirit from one world to the next, and the magic of birth, death, and rebirth. The longest night of the year is the start of the solar year and accompanied by festivals of light to mark the rebirth of the Sun.

The Sacred Breathing Circle is a journey into the Self. It allows you to identify and release mental, emotional and physical blocks and bring light to areas that need healing. Experience Kundalini Yoga and an ancient pranic technique called the Healing Breath which promotes healing and regeneration on all levels. Please wear comfortable clothes that you can move in and bring a mat, blanket and cushion if you have one.

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 in 2015. She also offers weekly private Shamanic Healing sessions using the healing breath technique.

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

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

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CLASS SPOTLIGHT:

Kundalini Yoga with
Sat Avtar/Beatris!

Beatris (Sat Avtar Kaur) enjoys guiding her students deep within to their center. Inspired by life and Mother Earth, she teaches the balance and courage of patience, forgiveness, love, and kindness. Beatris loves to do warm ups that stretch and strengthen the core muscles. She will gently take you into a meditative state where you can focus on releasing blocks and raising your vibrational awareness. Beatris has been teaching Kundalini Yoga since 2002.

Catch her yoga class on Thursdays from 7:30 - 8:45 pm.

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SAVE THE DATE!

  • FULL MOON EVE MEDITATION with Jap Dharam/Vicky Rose—January 3

  • CHAKRA SERIES with Wahe Guru Kaur—January 13

  • SOS For Self-Esteem and Self-Love with GuruMeher Khalsa—January 31

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HEALING SERVICES AT THE AWARENESS CENTER:

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:

www.awarenesscenteryoga.org/HealingIndex.html

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

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SHAMANIC HEALING SESSIONS
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.

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AYURVEDIC PRIVATE APPOINTMENTS
with Dr. Parla S. Jayagopal
Thursday, TBA
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.

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HEALING BREATH, HYPNOSIS AND REIKI PRIVATE SESSIONS
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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PAST LIFE REGRESSION
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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SAT NAM RASAYAN® HEALING SESSIONS
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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MYOFASCIAL RELEASE THERAPY
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.


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