Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Recap: Winter Yoga Street Festival 2013

Wahe Guru! What a fun day we had on December 7! The Winter Yoga Street Festival was a huge success! 

Many talented artists from our yogic community came to perform for us. People enjoyed the free food and performances.


The workshops were fantastic! Our Master Teachers have so much to share with us all. It was very enlightening and everyone had a wonderful time at the workshops. Even children enjoyed the kids workshop and spending the whole day at the festival! 


The healing fair was also big hit! Many professional healers were there to provide their services. People also enjoyed participating in the silent auction which took place right next to the healing fair. 
 
The after party was nice and cozy. We had a great time around the fire, roasting marshmallows, making smores, listening to Adi Singh playing his guitar, and most of all just enjoying each others' company. 

Thank you so much to all who attended the festival! Your presence mean so much to us, and you added so much good vibe to this event! And thank you to all our volunteers and donors, without your commitment and generosity this festival would not be possible! 


Let's do this again next year! Let us all come together for a day of fun, yoga, healing, good food, and celebration!

Sat nam! 


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(Music from the album, Mantras y Mas, by Super Karma)

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Winter Yoga Street Festival, 2013 Schedule


Just a few more days until the Winter Yoga Street Festival. We have prepared a lot of exciting events and workshops for everyone! Check it out! 



Master Teacher Workshops Schedule:
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11:00am – 12:00pm : Children’s Workshop (for ages 4 – 10) with Bibi Bhani Kaur and Ram Das Kaur $5

12:00pm – 12:30pm : Lunch Break 

12:30pm – 2:00pm : Celebrate Women Workshop with Sangeet Kaur: “Renewable Resource for Women” $15 

2:00pm – 3:30pm : Celebrate Men Workshop with Adi Singh $15

3:30pm – 4:00pm : 12 Point Stress Relief healing with Adi Singh $5

4:00pm – 5:00pm : Intro to Ayurvedic Medicine with Dr. Siri Chand Kaur $10 

5:15pm – 6:15pm : Special Singing Bowls Concert featuring out-of-town artist Guru Bachan Kaur $10 

Kids Activities:
All kids activities are free and run from 12pm to 4pm.

12:00pm – 1:30pm: Movie time: Wall-E (1hr 30 min)

1:30pm – 2pm: Movie discussion with kids

2:00pm – 4:00pm: Environmental-conscious Crafts 


Light snacks will be provided for kids. 


Main Event Stage:
(The following events are all FREE) 

11am − 11:30am   -  Celestial Communication with Kewal Kaur

11:30am  − 12pm     -   Live Music  - Rajbir Singh

12n - 12:30pm -   Live Music  - Sirgun Kaur

12:30pm  −1pm     -   Live Music - Guru Gian

1pm - 1:30pm  - Gatka Demonstration - Amar Atma Singh, Harimander Singh, Mangala Singh

1:30pm - 2pm  - Breathwalk  - Guru Simran Singh

2pm - 2:30pm  -  Community Meditation -  Ardas & Sadhana Kaur

2:30pm - 3pm   - Live Yoga - Haritej Kaur

3pm - 3:30pm -  Community Double Gong (1 person, 2 gongs) with Rajpal Kaur



Healing Fair Schedule:

Each healing session is about 15 min. Group acupuncture may take longer. Each healing session is $10 per person.

Chair Reiki Healing with Guru Karam Singh,Liv Kamal, Kim Kiesler, Amar Kaur :
11 am – 4 pm 

$10  

Group Acupuncture with Amar Atma Singh:
11am – 12pm
2pm – 5pm 

$10 per person. We can fit 4 persons in one session.  

Chair Massage with Bhagat Kaur:
11am – 1:30pm 

$10. 

Foot Massage (Reflexology) or Chair Massage with Sharla Haynes:
11am -12:30pm
1pm – 2pm
2:15pm – 3:15pm
3:30pm – 4pm 

$10. 

Aromatherapy Hand Massage with Keron Bowen & Team:
11am – 4pm

$10.

Sat Nam Rasayan with Guru Ardas Kaur:
11am – 1pm

$10. 

Heart Forgiveness/Kinesiology with Nam Kamal Kaur:
1pm – 3pm 

$10. 
Pet Reiki
1pm – 3pm 

For dogs only. Dog reiki session will be in the back yard of 2308 N Richland St. Owners please stay with your dogs during healing session. $5. 

Please check our blog or facebook page: www.facebook.com/YogaPhoenix to verify our schedule. 

See you all on Saturday! Dress warm and come have lots of fun! 








 


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A Story of Seva

Seva is selfless service. 


 There is a good lesson in this story for all of us: 

                There once was a very rich man, called Karori, who seemed to have everything in the world. However, he was not a happy man because he suffered from insomnia and indigestion. His life changed when he met Guru Nanak (founder of Sikhism) who could see right away that Karori was troubled.
                Instead of providing a remedy, Guru Nanak asked that Karori set up a community kitchen to provide meals to the poor and impoverished. Karori was taken aback by the Guru Nanak’s request, but he set out to fulfill the wise man’s request anyway, for Karori was also a proud man and this was an opportunity to show off his wealth.
                Soon Karori became deeply involved with serving the community. The community kitchen gave him a chance to get to know the people in the community and he came to understand these people as individuals. Over time, Karori started to care about the people around him. Not only he created the community kitchen, he also supervised the cooking and distribution. He worked hard to improve the welfare of the community. Before he realized it, his health has improved. He also changed from a proud, wealthy man to a kind and caring man.
                Karori believed his new and improved health was a miracle given to him by Guru Nanak. Guru Nanak smiled and told him: “The problems with your health were caused by your way of life and your attitude of mind. Your obsession with amassing wealth affected your sleep and your health. Once you started the free kitchen, you discovered the joys of giving and sharing. Your concern is now not for yourself but for others. Your obsession is no longer with how you can increase your holding of gold but the happiness and comfort that it can bring to the lives of others. You have subjugated the self to the service of mankind. You have attained a state of bliss, which many strive for but few achieve. You are now a true man of God.” (Dhillon, p.170)



This story is selected from The First Sikh Spiritual Master by Harish Dhillon, 2006.