WORKSHOPS
Here are the workshops from 2016.  2017 workshops will be updated this fall.  We’re bringing you more workshop options than ever before, giving you an ocean of possibilities to expand into bliss.  Every workshop takes you higher, elevating your consciousness, opening your heart, bringing you closer to your inner Sat Nam.  Please note that for all workshops including the ones with fees, you must have already purchased a festival pass to sign up.  Unless otherwise noted, workshops are included in your festival pass.

 

The Perfect Science: An Ayurveda & Kundalini Yoga Workshop

Teacher: Jai Dev, Live Music with Simrit

Time: Wednesday, April 5

This is a 3 part workshop beginning at 2:00pm and ending at 8:00pm with breaks for snacks and dinner. Although it is recommended to arrive for the full workshop you will be able to come in at any time with a Wednesday day pass or a 5 Day event pass.

True health is not something that can be achieved from taking any single herb or by visiting a particular healer. True health is achieved by a deeper experience of how the human organism operates. This knowledge is not something that is reserved for doctors, scientists, or even mystics. It can be easily comprehended by anyone who wishes to do so.
Yoga and Ayurveda makes up the path science known as ’svastha’, or ‘pefect health’. Here, you learn to root out the cause of dis-ease and generate extraordinary states of vitality.
Whether it is stress, anxiety, depression, physical challenges, or anything else…this system of healing addresses the root of every disorder and every source of pain. You discover how to eliminate negatively charged mental and physical challenges and transform your body and mind into a powerful vehicle for energy, clarity and purpose.
You begin to obtain the wisdom that will allow you to live with an authentic vitality that can only be obtained through subtle layers of understanding and experience.
In this special Kundalini Yoga workshop with yogi, Ayurvedic specialist and teacher, Jai Dev Singh, you will take a deep dive into the spectacular wisdom of Ayurveda. We will enter into the subtle, healing space for a direct experience of the ‘vidya’, the living teachings.

 

Healing with Forms and the Elements: A Sat Nam Rasayan® Intensive

Teacher: Mahankirn

Time: Wednesday, April 5

This is a 3 part workshop beginning at 2:00pm and ending at 8:00pm with breaks for snacks and dinner. Although it is recommended to arrive for the full workshop you will be able to come in at any time with a Wednesday day pass or a 5 Day event pass.

All Welcome! – No previous experience necessary
Sat Nam Rasayan is an ancient healing art where you learn to heal others with your projective meditative mind.
We will meditate to allow a state of Shuniya or stillness to occur then we will work with partners to learn to use this space to heal the tendencies within another person so they can be open from past traumas and more present. You will trade and receive healing. After this day you will have tools that you can practice healing.
You will learn and experience how to heal the effect of events that have caused trauma and/or shock in the system.  When this is dissolved the person has a new perspective and more space in their lives to experience their natural state of BEING.
Sat Nam Rasayan healing can assist you and allow you to assist others with:
  • Eliminating Stress, Anxiety & Depression
  • Expanding your Awareness & Intuition
  • Enhancing Focus & Intuition
  • Resolving chronic & acute physical and mental conditions

Healing The Wounds Of Life

Teacher: Sat Santokh Singh

Time: Wednesday, April 5

This is a 3 part workshop beginning at 2:00pm and ending at 8:00pm with breaks for snacks and dinner. Although it is recommended to arrive for the full workshop you will be able to come in at any time with a Wednesday day pass or a 5 Day event pass.

Virtually all of us have been wounded – whether it was once or twice, occasionally, or regularly. For most of us, these wounds impact our lives in both subtle & profound ways. We want to live our lives as radiant examples of how to live on the planet. We want to become aware of, and develop an ongoing connection with our higher selves, but we find that we are blocked by fears of lack of self worth. Sometimes we try to prove we are worthy, but nothing ever seems to be enough. In spiritual practice, many of us find frequent opportunities to experience guilt. We promise ourselves that we are going to do a certain practice every day, or that we will stop doing some habit that we perceive to be demoting or unhealthy, and then find that we are not able to do (or not do) the thing we promised ourselves. Then we call ourselves names, feel like we failed, are “no good,” etc. Join us for a transformational workshop which will transform that negative voice into one of positive self-love.

The Frontal Lobe Upgrade to Create Inner Happiness

Teacher: Haridass Kaur PhD

Time: Thursday, April 6

The mind creates 1,000 thought per blink of the eye. The mind’s job is to project thoughts. This is an automatic response.  Instead of trying to stop the thoughts,  we can redirect the mind on a specific task like chanting a mantra or listening to the breath.   By commanding the mind to focus on something else, we can experience immense peace and tranquility when we enter the Realm of the Blue Pearl. Being thoughtless means to dive deeply into the flow of Life, the Qi, the effortlessness of being.
This is a 90 minute kundalini yoga and meditation class designed to take you into the deep state of thoughtlessness where you can experience clarity, peace, and tranquility.

“There are two areas of your body which you must develop. Upper palate and frontal lobe, frontal lobe control your personality and see everybody knows everything. And frontal lobe controls the personality and upper palate that controls the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus controls your automatic creative habits. There are seven neurological layers of the brain and they have fourteen sides to it and how brain works? And if these atoms of the brain we call them units, which control your body so effectively. You know your body has thirty-trillion cells. This little cantaloupe controls it. It’s not a small machine it’s quite a big machine, but when it is overloaded with emotions, commotions and all that stuff, you have to go to a garage for service and that service shall be that you should be put through a process, that you shall develop intuitive consciousness, so that you can be back to normal again.”  – Yogi Bhajan

Code of Naad

Teacher: Yogi Amandeep

Time: Thursday, April 6

The mind is trapped in the waves of constant chattering that is going on within. This creates a hindrance to happiness, health and bliss.

Naad yoga involves vibrating a primal vibration until the mind transcends the chattering and the qualities of the true self is experienced. Japa, the process of vibrating, when done in specific mudras & kriyas stimulates the 72,000 subtle veins which exist in body. Intensified Japa, creates Tapa, a psychic heat, which burns karma.

When Karma is burned, Dharma is found. Join Yogi Amandeep and burn your karma and tune into your higher self.

 

The Age of Aquarius: The Time to Excell in Prosperity & Destiny

Teacher: Tej
Time: Thursday, April 6, 4:00-5:50pm

This is the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius, a time of great change, a change we can channel and use to propel into our peronal excellence & strength. In this time our mantra moves from the Piscean, “I am confused, help me know,” into “I KNOW, and I can help you, too.”

In this coming age, many unbelievable changes have been predicted. Instead of resisting change, let’s become strong by embracing change. The Masters tell us to grow great and let divine energy flow through us. Let’s join our energy together to propel at an even greater speed, walking strongly into this exciting era.

In this class we will be working to set the attitude, “I shall be excellent, my family shall be nothing but excellence, my entire universe will be nothing but excellence,”. We will invite prosperity into our lives and cultivate opportunities that shall kiss our feet.

Kundalini Dance to Awaken Your Inner Bollywood Star!

Teacher: Wah

Time: Thursday, April 6

Join Wah for an exhilarating morning to kick off your high vibes for our festival weekend together! We shall do Kundalini Yoga to invigorate our total selves and then dancing to beats from Bollywood! You will leave this class glowing and grinning from ear to ear.

No dance experience necessary ~ Willingness to be silly and free required!

RADICAL SELF LOVE, The Confident Warrior

Teacher: Akyanna

Time: Thursday, April 6

Distraction from your full expression plays out through addictive behaviors and self sabotage.
They cause you to live in the illusion of safety, a set up for avoiding being YOU. Your Sat Nam. You think you’ve been let off the hook, but it’s all set up to keep a lid on your creative power and magnificence.Your gift is needed now in the world more than ever.When we loose focus on our mission or drop the ball on a project, it is the result of lack of self confidence and motivation.Through mantra technology, experience a breakthrough shift in your self confidence and motivation.  Leave Sat Nam Fest ready to take action. Follow through and live into the Destiny you agreed to deliver.Come with your courage, your breakthrough awaits!

 

Kundalini UpRising: From Pessimist to Activist

Teacher: Dr. Azita Nahai

Time: Thursday, April 6

It’s the Year of the Rooster. The Great Awakener. And, if you are alive today, then you’ve heard its shrilling call to action. Yep. It’s our rise and shine moment.

But how do we rise without falling prey to the collective fray?

We’ve all been stewing in anger~ a natural emotion we yogis tend to bypass with “love and light”.  

And yet, that anger of yours? It’s fire. We need it.

That anger of yours can fuel that love and light into action.

But heed Yogi Bhajan’s words of wisdom,

“Anger can either cook for you or burn your house down.”

We’ve seen that misused anger burn our Earth home and the humanity and dignity it houses. That’s not us. Let’s let that anger cook for us-by consciously, non-violently and un-apologetically transmuting our pessimism into activism. An activist is an alchemist. And Kundalini Yoga? Pure alchemy. Utilizing the tenets of Trauma to Dharma™ and the ancient science of Kundalini Yoga come neutralize, alchemize and actualize.  The revolution begins within; And we need to root in order to rise.

 

Yoga and Aromatherapy

Teacher: Ylara

Time: Thursday, April 6

A dance of body and scent. Recent Harvard studies have shown how yoga affects the brain in positive ways. Aromatherapy is being used more and more in yogic and meditation practices to deepen the healing experiences. What do they have in common? They both affect the brain. What is aromatherapy and how it can be used safely in a daily yoga and meditation practice. We will cover scent etiquette in Yoga Classes and best essential oils for your yoga class. We will also be learning how to use mantra, meditation and aromatherapy to release addictions, and heal trauma with the 8 Yogic Petals and the Science of Infinite Consciousness given to Ylara by Yogi Bhajan.

Beyond Addiction: The Yogic Path to Recovery

Teacher: Dr. Wendy Harris

Time: Thursday, April 6

According to Yogi Bhajan, addictions are self-defeating habits. In Beyond Addiction: The Yogic Path to Recovery, addictions are defined as “any pattern of behavior that you crave, and find some temporary relief or pleasure in, but are unable to give up despite the negative long term consequence.” In addition to using drugs and alcohol, there are countless ways for individuals to find temporary relief from discomfort including social media, compulsive shopping, destructive relationships, sex, sugar, workaholism, fantasizing, and gambling.

Rather than masking pain and suffering with distraction and avoidance, to truly heal, the addict must become present and aware, the very experience he or she so desperately seeks to avoid by engaging in the addictive behavior pattern. The transformational power of the yoga of awareness supports healing by allowing the individual to actively participate in a powerful process. The physical stretching opens the body and breathing moves suppressed emotions and stuck energy so that it can be circulated, transformed, and released. Postures build resilience and meditation creates a space for the calming effects of the parasympathetic nervous system to dominate, as the glandular system re-sets.  This practice creates the space to heal and let go to experience true freedom and happiness by delivering those who practice from the darkness to the light.

Song of the Heart: The Art of Listening Deeply

Teacher: Crown of Eternity

Time: Thursday, April 6

Learn to listen to the sounds of your heart and your soul.  Explore the infinite moment as you attune to your inner sounds and the deepest levels of silence.  By listening deeply we open a space of great understanding, self-experience and self-transformation.  This is an inner journey deep into the Self, listening consciously with ears, mind, body and heart.  The yogis call listening sunni-ai.  It means hearing the sounds, the words, the subtlety—all that is below the surface—at the same time.  Sunni-ai is intuition applied to listening.  Deep listening, like radar, senses the shape and momentum of the present moment.

Come attune yourself to the sound current with powerful meditations, chanting and listening techniques shared by Crown of Eternity.  Open yourself to a deeper sensitivity that will connect you to life in a whole new way.

Hatha Yoga for Kundalini Lovers

Teacher: Alyson Atma

Time: Thursday, April 6

Come together as we move through an asana practice with a kundalini flare! First, we’ll strengthen the pelvis and skeletal structure to move with mindfulness and strength. Then we’ll work on flexibility while using breath to experience a true moving meditation. You’ll learn how asana movements can benefit your Kundalini practice. We’ll end the class with a guided deep relaxation. With this type of Hatha class, you will be able to deepen your Kundalini practice and be able to sit in meditation for longer periods of time. All levels welcome.

 

Vinyasa Flow

Teacher: Brittny McCarthy
Time: Thursday, April 6

Get ready to take a journey. Through breath, inspiring music, and moving beyond what the mind thinks is possible, you’ll leave feeling strong, inspired and transformed. This class will include pranayama, vinyasa flow, and free movement to inspire, strengthen and remind us of our true, most joyful self, beyond the ideas and stories of the mind. Though the class is open to all levels, be prepared for a physical and mental challenge.

Spa Yoga

Teacher: Siri Om

Time: Thursday, April 6

SPA yoga is a 75 min slow-flow, floor-based, whole-body sensory experience.

SPA aligns practitioners with the inner wisdom of deep relaxation by engaging all five of the senses with soft candlelight, soothing music, aromatherapy, lots of hands-on assists and a renewed awareness of taste.

Be prepared to feel like you just walked out of a SPA!

Manifest Dreams & Bring Life to Your Ideas

Teacher: Hargobind

Time: Thursday, April 6

In this workshop we follow a step by step process to realistically look at the effort required to manifest your dreams and bring life to your ideas. After discovering your passions and skills, you will craft a purpose driven mission statement which will act as a guide for your life. Empowered by purpose you will then take time to realistically look at the effort required to manifest dreams and bring life to your ideas.
Hargobind has used this process to build yoga studios, start festivals and open a highly successful retreat center in Mexico. Hargobind loves to share the process with others to bring positive change in their lives, and is excited to share the process with you! Bring a notebook and something to write with.

 

 

Connecting with the Guru

Teacher: Snatam Kaur & Prabhu Nam Kaur & Sadha Bahar Kaur

Time: Thursday, April 6

One of the most direct ways of having an experience of the Guru is to read from the Siri Guru Granth Saahib, a sacred text consisting of writings of spiritual bliss, wisdom, and joy composed by many of the Sikh Gurus along with saints and sages of the Muslim, Hindu and Sufi traditions. In this class we will share practices for taking sacred readings from this text, along with our personal stories of transformation.

 

 

 

 

 

Examining Our Relationship to Pain & Healing

Teacher: Akasha

Time: Friday, April 7

Join Akasha as we work to become elevated human beings, learning to respect our individuality, and embrace the individuality of others. Learn to act with tact and create a positive and uplifting impact with your presence. Through Kundalini Yoga we will transform into our radiant, light & bright selves!

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Teacher: Mahankirn

Time: Friday, April 7

Fired Up, Cooled Down, Blissed Out: Kundalini Yoga, Breath & Meditation

Teacher: Krishna Kaur

Time: Friday, April 7

The Tantric numerology for this year promises many challenging opportunities to experience a “Quantum Leap” in our spiritual journey. The historic alignment of five planets provides the cosmic juice, while Kundalini Yoga gives us the vehicle to get lovingly fired up, smoothly cooled down, and awesomely blissed out. Besides, it’s Spring! Time to celebrate your beautiful self!

Kundalini Dance Express!

Teacher: Wah

Time: Friday, April 7

Come and shake into the day with Wah. Starting slow and building our energy with the sunrise. Beats from around the world will get you moving and grooving to kick off the day with nothing but high vibes!

No yoga, just DANCE!

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Teacher: Mirabai Ceiba

Time: Friday, April 7

 

 

The Soul of Success

Teacher: GuruGanesha Singh

Time: Friday, April 7

This workshop focuses on practical strategies to make business more successful without compromising on mission, consciousness and integrity. We will learn to develop our Personal Presence and build capacities to communicate intentionally. Meditation will occur throughout as neurotransmitters in the brain change through meditation.

Greek Dancing

Teacher: Simrit

Time: Friday, April 7

Join Simrit for a fun and joyful workshop of Greek dancing!  In this workshop, Simrit will teach you traditional Greek circle dances (with traditional Greek music) that are done in a group.  These dances are fun, and they lift the heaviness of the world while putting a huge smile on your face!  Greek dancing is a way to quickly raise your kundalini and stimulate the body, mind and spirit…while having an awesome time!
A native of Greece, Simrit has been studying traditional Greek dancing since the time she was three.  Simrit grew up Greek dancing with her family and in her community, but for 15 years she also extensively studied traditional Greek dance under Despina Houlis of the Dora Stratu Dance Troup of Athens, Greece.
Expect to have a blast in this workshop!

 

The Power of Your Projection: Building Your Magnetic Field

Teacher: Sat Siri

Time: Friday, April 7

Yogi Bhajan said “If your presence doesn’t work, nothing will!” Sometimes as we move through life we notice we are picking up the anger, stress and fear that is ever-present all around us. The magnetic field is our secret weapon as sensitive beings in the world. When it is strong it gives us the ability to be in negative situations without allowing them to stick to us. We can stay strong, healthy and radiant no matter what is happening around us. Join Sat Siri for this workshop and learn how to strengthen your magnetic field and energetically protect yourself from negativity and anger.

Recognise Your Destiny, Serving in the Aquarian Age

Teacher: Yogi Amandeep

Time: Friday, April 7

The ages change roughly every 2,160 years. Since 11.11.11, we are now officially in the Aquarian Age – the age of Awareness. It’s a beginning of awakening & light. The entire psyche of humanity is changing.

Many of us born in this age were born to serve in this time and space. We have chosen this destiny to uplift and serve humanity. We are playing an important role in this existence.

This is an invitation from the Himalayan sages to come and recognize your unique destiny through priceless tools that were born in the womb of Himalayas some thousands of years ago.

Once known to only a selecte few, Yogi Bhajan the master of Kundalini Yoga shared this technology openly with all those who were seeking an experience.

Drop your limitations, laugh, dance & meditate to awaken your destiny and to become a lighthouse. Bloom the universal mind, recognise the light within and be equipped with the timeless technology to serve the Aquarian Age.

The Art of Playing the Gong for Healing & Meditation

Teacher: Crown of Eternity

Time: Friday, April 7

Connect to the healing power of the Gong with Crown of Eternity.  This workshop focuses on deepening your understanding of the therapeutic aspects of Gong playing. We will explore the subtle and dynamic aspects of the Gong – how it affects the mind, the body, the aura and how it opens a space of consciousness that allows us to access and balance the five elements (tattvas) and the pranic body. We will enhance our compassionate awareness and sensitivity to vibration and the deeper aspects of listening within the Gong space.  We will learn how to articulate our Gong strokes to get the best possible effects from our playing.  We will begin to explore the therapeutic aspects of the Gong, moving beyond Savasana and working toward a foundation for utilizing Sound as a medicine for the future.

This course will offer exercises in self healing and group experiences using the vibrational power of the gong. This course can be taken by anyone regardless of experience with the Gong.  We will have a large selection of gongs to practice in small groups during the workshop. Participants are welcome to bring their own gong(s) to practice with as well.

Vinyasa +

Teacher: Harg

Time: Friday, April 7

Explore advance postures from the Bikram series, Ashtanga, Forrest and more!  You will also learn headstands, deep back bends, meditation & how to work your chakras.

This is a 90-minute class with music and some hands-on corrections.

Ground to Fly: Vinyasa Yoga with Live Music

Teacher: Ekat Petrova, Live Music with Ege Sanli

Time: Friday, April 7, 10:30-12:00pm

Slow, steady flow with live sitar and beats. Find your roots and move mindfully from an unwavering foundation. Build stability, core strength, grace, and confidence as you fall into a deeply relaxing rhythm to the tune of your breath and the music, and enjoy a few arm balance opportunities throughout.

 

Hanna Somatics

Teacher: Akasha

Time: Friday, April 7

Relax, re-educate and nourish your mind and Body Through Hanna Somatic Yoga with Akasha

Somatic Yoga offers an effective method of reeducating the body and mind through gentle exercises reducing stress, anxiety and relieving chronic pain.

Suitable for all levels  Soma: means ” the body experienced from within”.

Benefits: Provides a better sense of body awareness, calm and well-being. Physically Increases flexibility, circulation, and range of motion and offers a simple and safe method to unlock tight and painful muscles while reeducating and helping restore healthy and supportive movements through body and mind.

Finding Your Center

Teacher: Bibi McGill

Time: Friday, April 7

This class begins by incorporating the principles of pranayama and mudra to set the tone for a grounding practice. We then move into the sound current as we explore the power of mantra/japa with the bija (or seed mantras) as a way of clearing and harmonizing all 7 chakras. The asana portion of this workshop weaves us through core oriented twists and balancing postures to assist us in claiming focus and feeling centered, not only in our yoga practice, but in all aspects of our lives.

Make and Use your own Mala

Teacher: Alyson Atma

Time: Friday, April 7

Join Alyson Atma Simms in this fun and informative workshop, where you will not only learn how to use a mala, but make your very own. This yogini has been making, selling, and living in the mala world for years, so come learn from the expert. Everything you need to make your very own wrist mala will be provided. While you are crafting your sacred jewelry, you will learn all about malas, including history, various ways to work with your mala, the energetic properties of the gems, and planetary properties of each finger used to move malas. Lastly, you will get to practice using your mala in the tradition of kundalini yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan.

Cost of this workshop is $25.00

 

Embracing Our Darkness, Exalting Our Light

Teacher: Sat Siri

Time: Saturday, April 8

At this time in history we are seeing the darkness in humanity projected out from all corners of the earth. It can be a lot to handle. We need to build a strong nervous system and magnetic field to have the bandwidth to contain it all.
Holding all of the parts of ourselves with compassion is the ground in which authentic self-esteem and self-love are built. Using our practice to check out, or as a spiritual bypass is not the way. We need to bring our most exalted self into our humanity, grounding our excellence in our everyday lives. It always comes back to love.
As Yogiji says so eloquently, “Love is the natural state of human behavior where compassion prevails and kindness rules.” The first step is showing this kindness to ourselves first.

 

Merger of Ego into the Grace of God

Teacher: Snatam Kaur & Prabhu Nam Kar

Time: Saturday, April 8

When we live from a place of ego, there is nothing but suffering.  Yet, we must have the ego intact, otherwise we are dead.  The key is to merge the ego into the infinite flow of the One, so that each moment is a simple representation of the Divine on this planet.  Once the mind understands this relationship, we can operate from a place of self identity, awareness, strength, and experience authentic soul victory.  In this class we will practice breath, Kundalini yoga, and dive into a mantra that will in the words of Yogi Bhajan, “save you from all darkness, physical, spiritual, past, present and future.”  This mantra is “Ardaas Bha-ee.”

 

 

 

 

Kundalini Yoga: Being Guided Through Life by your Light Bodies

Teacher: Guru Singh

Time: Saturday, April 8

Guru Singh will lead this workshop in mantra, mudra, asanas, pranayams and kriyas to develop a powerful relationship with the light bodies. These are the subtle bodies that Yogi Bhajan taught us to use for connecting to our highest destiny and most successful life on Earth. This workshop will combine great depth as well as liveliness to achieve the full experience. 

 

 

Kundalini Dance for the Prayerful and Playful

Teacher: Wah

Time: Saturday, April 8

Join Wah as we take a journey from prayerful to playful, form sacred to silly, from head to heart. Beginning our class with Kundlaini Yoga to open the heart and then making the spirit connection through dance. Get ready to explore the deep connection we have to one and other, while dancing in our unique ways. Moving and grooving to everything from Hollywood to Bollywood.

Come ready to celebrate love, life and everything inbetween.

The Sweetest Love: The Yogic Art of Creating Blissful Relationships

Teacher: Simrit & Jai Dev

Time: Saturday, April 8, 4:00-5:20pm

The pressure and tension that naturally develops between two people can either snap the relationship, or can be used like a sling shot to propel you forward into an incredible space of love and sweetness.
For the spiritual householder, marriage can act as the superhighway to deep fulfillment. It is known as the ‘highest yoga’…and it can also be the hardest! To merge two beings into one state of unified consciousness is a profound journey. It’s among the most challenging, and potentially fulfilling endeavors of human life. Learn to transform heartache into harmony. Transform what is lackluster into a genuine blissful love relationship.

 

The Body Temple: Loving YourSelf, Making Peace with Your Body

Teacher: Ramdesh, Live Music by Harnam

Time: Saturday, April 8

Have you ever hated your body? Have you ever been embarrassed or ashamed of how you look? It is time to love yourself and make peace with your body! Yogi Bhajan taught that a single thought of self-doubt shrinks our aura by 30%…imagine what a lifetime of negative thinking can do to hold us back, disempower us, and dampen our light. By shining our heart lights into our body with consciousness and awareness, we can heal the imprints from negative thoughts. This workshop will be an experiential journey into falling back in love with ourselves and healing our relationship to our physical form. A variety of yoga, meditation and chanting practices will be invoked to restore peace, love and joy to our physical forms. It’s time to love yourself again. Come worship the body temple!

Developing a Daily Sadhana Practice

Teacher: Satwant Singh

Time: Saturday, April 8, 8:30-10:00am

An inspiring workshop geared both to students new to the practice of morning Sadhana and veterans looking to strengthen their morning discipline. This class will feature a brief audio lecture from the Siri Singh Sahib Yogi Bhajan, the Master of Kundalini Yoga, on the reasons for and benefits of doing Sadhana. We’ll learn how to wake up and how to keep up from the teachings of Yogi Bhajan along with meditations and techniques to keep ourselves motivated and inspired.

 

Deepen the Sacred in Your Practice

Teacher: Krishna Kaur

Time: Saturday, April 8, 8:30-10:00am

Kundalini Yoga is a sacred and deeply powerful art and science of being, designed to bring out the greatest potential in each of us. Yogi Bhajan referred this journey as becoming ‘The Possible Human”. Can we dance, sing, clap our hands and shout with glee and still experience the sacred within our practice?  You bet we can! With the challenges of the Aquarian Age heating up, it’s a perfect time to deepen our understanding and relationship with the sacred in our practice, in our relationships and in ourselves. Join our conversation as we explore cultural and historic examples that may shed light and ways to “Deepen the Sacred in Your Practice”.

Using Kundalini Yoga to Develop Your Spiritual Warrior

Teacher: Gurujodha Singh

Time: Saturday, April 8, 4:00-5:30pm

The Spiritual Warrior is one who fosters peace in every environment in which he/she is present. If there is disharmony or violence of thought, word or deed, it is the duty of the Spiritual Warrior to neutralize violence and be an agent of peace and prosperity. Gurujodha Singh is a 6th degree black belt in Kenpo Karate and a teacher of Kundalini Yoga. He began his studies with Yogi Bhajan in 1974 and served as Yogiji’s personal bodyguard from 1992-2003. Gurujodha will combine Kundalini yoga and martial arts to enable participants to experience their inner Spiritual Warrior. In this workshop, you will practice Kundalini Yoga and Meditation to experience mental clarity, to enhance centered self-control, to build environmental awareness and intuition, and to increase your energetic strength and endurance. Participants will also experience the art of violence neutraliztion, simple techniques to restore balance and a state of calm. “Are you trained or untrained?” At the end of the day you have to be trained to be of service to others in times of challenge and you must have the skill set to meet the challenge. This workshop is designed to inspire people to be Spiritual Warriors.

Calmness, Contentment & the Comfortable Seat

Teacher: Guruprem & Simran

Time: Saturday, April 8

Your body organizes your brain to give your mind its interaction with the world.

Come find what a Flexible Spine, Open Hips & Correct Alignment will do for your Mind, Meditation & Movement.

Understand:
The difference between a calm exterior & a calm interior
Your patterns that keep you from true comfort
Learn:
Ways to unlock your body’s tension, retrain your breath & free your mind so you can manifest your true destiny!

Ashtanga Yoga

Teacher: Akasha

Time: Saturday, April 8

Come energize and tone your body and settle your mind through Ashtanga from the inside out with Akasha.

Is a great class for beginners and more experienced students who wish to warm their bodies, lengthen and strengthen their muscles while working on traditional poses found in Asthanga.  Will begin with Sun Salutations then move into standing postures and end with some basic seated postures.

Modifications will be given.

Sun Salutation Workshop: Salute to Your Inner Sun

Teacher: Kiyomi Takahashi

Time: Saturday, April 8, 4:00-5:30pm

Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) is practiced in many yoga traditions and a great warm up for Kundalini Yoga Kriyas.  This dynamic sequence activates the sun energy within us, gets the entire body and energy moving, build up the heat, and establish the deep connection between movement and breath.  In this workshop, Kiyomi will guide you through varieties of Surya Namaskars focusing on how to practice them safely, mindfully while being aware of the body’s needs to fine tune, deepen, and modify as necessary.  We will practice with paying attention to the sensation of the body, safe alignments, proper breathing, using bandhas (locks) and drishti (gaze point), and inviting yogic philosophies and prayers to maximize the benefit of this ritual practice of honoring the energy of the Sun.

Spa Yoga

Teacher: Siri Om

Time: Saturday, April 8

SPA yoga is a 75 min slow-flow, floor-based, whole-body sensory experience.

SPA aligns practitioners with the inner wisdom of deep relaxation by engaging all five of the senses with soft candlelight, soothing music, aromatherapy, lots of hands-on assists and a renewed awareness of taste.

Be prepared to feel like you just walked out of a SPA!

Make and Use your own Mala

Teacher: Alyson Atma

Time: Saturday, April 8

Join Alyson Atma Simms in this fun and informative workshop, where you will not only learn how to use a mala, but make your very own. This yogini has been making, selling, and living in the mala world for years, so come learn from the expert. Everything you need to make your very own wrist mala will be provided. While you are crafting your sacred jewelry, you will learn all about malas, including history, various ways to work with your mala, the energetic properties of the gems, and planetary properties of each finger used to move malas. Lastly, you will get to practice using your mala in the tradition of kundalini yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan.

Cost of this workshop is $25.00

 

All Night Sound Journey

Teacher: Crown of Eternity

Time: Saturday, April 8, 11:00pm – Sunday, April 9, 4:00am

An All Night Sound Journey sets the space for the deepest vibrational rest you will ever know as Crown Of Eternity transports you through the night in a timeless journey of sonic bliss.  It is a meditation; a dream-like state; a carefully honored space of intention and attention; a deep and lasting vibrational cleansing for the body and soul; a profound journey through all levels of the self like you have never experienced before.

An all night experience starts by preparing your body with light breathwork or meditation and settling into a cosy space for the night to sleep, to be awake, to meditate or to be amazed by the vastness of the healing sound current.  Mike and Gallina will be sharing the vibrations from over 60 instruments (multiple gongs, gong oblongs, sound triangles, sound plates, bells and Himalayan singing bowls). The deep complex harmonics of multiple gongs, singing bowls and other vibrational instruments resonate continuously through the night melting away boundaries between being awake and asleep, between inside and outside.  The rhythmic sound oscillations facilitate the movement of prana through the body and deliver a deep energetic reboot of the nervous system.  These sacred sounds are transmitted into the tissues, realigning us on the cellular level while removing unwanted patterns and blockages, and energizing, exhilarating and lifting the spirit. Meditate or sleep through the night as Crown of Eternity tone you into the deepest conscious sleep, cleansing, releasing, healing, and harmonizing on all levels!

 

The Flow of Silence: Healing with Your Prana

Teacher: Ajeet Kaur

Time: Sunday, April 9

Every person has a deep connection to the flow of prana. Every person breathes, and is alive through that flow of prana. We eat to receive prana, we give and receive prana in our relationships, and we heal ourselves by working with our flow of prana. Yoga heals us by shifting the flow through breath, asana, mantra and awareness. The deeper our perception of this flow, the more healing is possible. The deeper our silence, the more we can sense our own flow and the flow of others. For thousands of years yogis have discovered practices to open new states of awareness by shifting this flow in our bodies, our minds and how we flow with the universe around us. Join Ajeet Kaur and her band for an experience of self-healing through yoga, meditation and opening our perception to awaken our capacity to heal.

Tap Into Your Inner Brilliance!

Teacher: Steph Crochet

Time: Sunday, April 9

Join Steph Crochet on an illuminating journey to tuning in to your truth and turning off the chatter, fears and doubts that get in the way of being YOU!

This class is about building confidence through heating and strengthening your navel center with a Vinyasa Flow practice, quieting your mind through Pranayama, opening your heart with Mantra and Chanting, and illuminating your whole being with Meditation.  Let your personal power and inner brilliance shine through so that you too can inspire and encourage your community and those you love to do the same.

Becoming an Activist

Teacher: Sat Santokh Singh

Time: Sunday, April 9

Description coming soon!

 

Yoga & Closing Ceremony

Teacher: Jai Dev, Live Music with Simrit

Time: Sunday, April 9

Description Coming Soon!

 

Sat Nam Fest changed my life! It provided a depth of experience so grand that I went from practicing twice a week in my local classes, to performing my sadhana every day. I am struggling with addiction and motivation right now, and feel Sat Nam Fest changed my life. Though my struggle still continues, I feel so empowered. Thank you Sat Nam Fest! Wahe Guru! Jesse

Sat Nam Fest was one of the peak events in my life. I made quite a few emotional breakthroughs. I feel so much more energized in my daily practice now. I cried so much at the absolute beauty of the music and everyone chanting and practicing together. I was wishing that it would never end. Joan

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