26 March 2014

Yoga in Egypt mentioned in Kundalini Research Institute Newsletter

Excerpt from the Kundalini Research Institute Newsletter, January 2014 - Read it Here

Written by Hari Charn Kaur Khalsa, director of Reach Out-Teach Out
We Are KRI
Members of the Aquarian Trainer Academy at Winter Solstice (I am in the back row on the right)

Happy New Year! I have just returned from a trip to Amritsar, India and China and now I am with members of the Aquarian Trainer Academy at Winter Solstice, which is where we just had a Trainer’s Forum with Trainers from around the world. One of our Trainers in Training, Dev Dharam Kaur, also known as Darla Hueske, has been serving as a Kundalini Yoga Teacher for the past seven years in Egypt. She has brought the healing technology of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan to men and women through two revolutions and has returned to the United States with her husband for a short period of time for more training.

Dev Dharam Kaur has traveled through Egypt and into Africa teaching meditations such as The Calm Heart to her classes, sharing simple but powerful techniques with those affected by the conflicts and wars in their area. Having marched with millions of peaceful protestors in both Egyptian revolutions and numerous other peaceful demonstrations throughout the last two years, she noticed that her classes were filling with people wanting to calm their stress. Despite the political turmoil, many of the students still come with the same reasons as any other student of Kundalini Yoga.

Speaking to her at the Forum, I was so moved by her dedication to return to this area when her stay in the United States is complete. When we talked about teaching in Egypt, Dev Dharam said, " Yogi Bhajan always told me that I must teach. Whenever I was in his presence, he would say not to worry, he will take care of everything, " Dev Dharam remembers, "so, when I moved to Cairo in 2007 with my husband, I immediately started to teach. At that time yoga was very new to Cairo. Over the last few years many yoga studios have sprung up around the city. " She is currently working with some of her students to bring the first Level One Aquarian Teacher Program to Egypt in the coming years.


Hari Charn Kaur Khalsa

Director of Reach Out–Teach Out

03 March 2014

Call For Translator: English to Arabic for Yoga Manual

I am looking for someone that can help me translate my Kundalini yoga book / manual to Arabic.

kundalini yoga manual arabic
SYNOPSIS:
Discover Inner Peace project is a landmark project and the first of its kind to be offered in the Middle East. It has been developed to help anyone under intense pressures and critical situations. The program uses a combination of Kundalini Yoga, meditation, and healthy food choices to help people release the effects of continual stress.

Discover Inner Peace provides students and teachers with training and support that uplifts our individual and collective transition to an open-heart world. This program is based on the teaching of Yogi Bhajan, and was originally founded by his wife, Bibiji, under the Create Inner Peace program.

Please contact me here if you have qualifications to help me.

04 November 2013

Kundalini & Vinyasa Yoga Week in Dahab. Egypt

UPCOMING RETREAT FROM THE NUN CENTER ZAMALEK
Kundalini & Vinyasa Yoga Week in Dahab
Experience Spiritual Egypt & The Amazing Red Sea at a
 Weeklong Yoga Retreat in Dahab From November 30th till December 7th
NEW DATES: 29th March-5th April 2014
Who?

Sara Campbell, Kundalini Yoga teacher and four-times World Record holding Freediver, and Jørn Nortoft, one of the leading Vinyasa teachers in Denmark, offer you a yoga week in Dahab - with Hatha and Kundalini yoga, meditation and a night in the desert, snorkeling in the Red Sea and much more.
Where?

Dahab is a small town nestling between the majestic sandstone and granite mountains of the Sinai Peninsula and the turquoise waters of the Red Sea. The name itself - Dahab - means 'gold' in Arabic and you will understand why when you see for yourself the sun setting over the desert, turning it a stunning burnished gold. Sinai is one of the most powerful spiritual places on earth, where many of the tales from the Bible, Koran and other holy books took place, and where a magical peaceful energy still resides.

Practicing yoga and meditation in this wonderful place is real a blessing. Being in such close contact with nature in some of its purest and most raw forms you will find it so much easier to disconnect from the stresses and worries of everyday life, and feel yourself returning 'home', feel your connection with Spirit and Oneness deepen with each day.

What?

Yoga classes will take place at your beachfront hotel, a relaxed, charming space, within the sound of the waves washing on the shore. On two days we will be out in the deep desert, in places so vast, and yet so silent, that you will feel as if you are the first human to touch the earth there. Spend the night beneath a desert sky so impossibly full of stars you may be in danger of thinking you've joined the angels.

As well as twice-daily yoga, additional activities such as horse or camel-riding, quad biking, windsurfing, snorkeling, scuba diving and walking are also possible. Massages, physio or osteopathy treatments are available from fully-qualified European-trained therapists.

Retreat Details

Dates: November 30th - December 7th  29th March-5th April 2014
Instructors: Sara Campbell & Jørn Nortoft
Price: 790 Euros
Registration & Payment Deadline: November 10th 
Included in the Price: Accommodation on bed and breakfast basis, all classes guided by Sara and Jørn, welcome dinner, desert trip and one snorkeling sessions.
Not Included in the Price: Flights, additional activities, lunch and dinner when in Dahab, diving/snorkeling equipment and private free diving sessions with world champion Sara Campbell. You can book a session with Sara in advance. Half day private session €100, for groups of up to 4 people, €75 per person.
Temperature in Dahab this Time of Year: 25-30 degrees (during the day, depending on wind chill factor, can be cold, around 10 degrees at night), and the water is normally 23-24 degrees.

To book, please get in touch with the NUN Center at we@nuncenter.com

23 October 2013

17 October 2013

Creating Self Love, Kundalini Yoga Kriya

Kundalini Yoga Kriya Creating Self Love
The First Posture of the
Kundalini Yoga Kriya: Creating Self Love
Taught by Yogi Bhajan on April 4, 1994.

Love Your Body Day 2013
Wednesday, Oct. 16

NOW Foundation has organized Love Your Body campaign. The Love Your Body campaign challenges the message that a woman's value is best measured through her willingness and ability to embody current beauty standards. 

As a long-time yoga teacher, I have met women from around the world who always fret about body and beauty issues: losing weight, looking attractive, getting a flat belly, getting a prized yoga butt, and even getting taller or shorter!

When I was younger, I too, tried to destroy my body through starvation and other extreme means. I would look in the mirror and find every flaw. Big nose. Fat lips. No matter how much I exercised, I always had a potbelly. I despised myself.

 As I got older, I knew that I could see my self differently. I went on a journey to change my perception about myself.

The first thing that my teacher, Yogi Bhajan told me is to feel and experience self love.  What does that mean? Self love is not always easy. It might be considered selfish. But, self love is not selfish…it is the most selfless and caring idea we can have about ourselves. We love ourself, we open our hearts for others.
How Do You Love Your Body if You Don’t Have Self Love?
The power and beauty of all women is indescribable and honorable.
It transcends body and image.
Your body does not make you a woman.
Your fashion and your beauty don’t make you a woman.
The one thing that will make you a woman is your self-love of being a woman.
You honor and bless your self.

Yogi Bhajan, said, “Love doesn’t rule you. What rules you is fear, phenomenal fear. If you cannot bless yourself, then nobody can bless you.”

My contribution to #loveyourbody day is a posture from part one of a kundalini yoga set that Yogi Bhajan gave his teachers so that love can be invoked and fear can be reduced.

 For more information about the Now Foundation Love Your Body campaign, please visit this website: http://loveyourbody.nowfoundation.org/index.html +National Organization for Women (NOW).

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