Wednesday, October 30, 2013

This Weekend: Fall Kids Yoga Festival!

Just a few more days until our Fall Kids Yoga Festival! Like last time, we have a lot of exciting activities planned for kids. Check it out:

Yoga Activities --- Poses, Adventures, and Games:
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride and Underwater Yoga Adventure
  • Gong and Calming Lake Meditation 
  • Coordination Yoga Exercises and Celestial Communication 
  • Conscious Pregnancy Yoga Sampler
  • Yoga Activities for Infants and Toddlers
  • Peaceful Meditation Story Time
Art and Crafts for Creating Sacred Space:
  • Meditation Rock Mandala
  • Meditation Rock Garden
  • Flower Pen 
  • Noodle Necklace
  • Mandala Coloring
We will also have free healthy snacks and drinks available for everyone. 

Please come join us this Saturday (11/2/2013) from 10 am to 12:30 pm. Let's come together and help our kids to shine their inner light! Teach them to build this world with love and peace! 

Sat nam! 

Yoga Phoenix is located at 2308 N Richland St, Phoenix AZ 85006 (behind the new Sikh temple that is currently under construction).

Monday, October 28, 2013

Just Breathe


Whatever you encounter in life, just breathe through it. Let the Universe flow through you. Face every challenge with grace and courage. You can do it! 

Have a great week everyone! 

 

Friday, October 25, 2013

Back by Popular Demand: Fall Kids Yoga Festival!

Our Kids Yoga Festival is back this fall, on Saturday, November 2, 2013:



Join us for a Kids Yoga Festival’ inspired and designed by kids
(and their yoga teachers) for KIDS!
Come one, come all, bring your kids & neighbors, friends & families’ kids!
Yes, and a place and activities for the big kids (adults) who bring them
or just want to come!
For all ages (even pre-natal!)
Saturday, November 2, 2013     10am to 12:30pm
• Healthy snacks!        • Art & Crafts Activities!
• Yoga Activities--Poses, Adventures, and Games!
• Yoga Calming and Focusing for joy!
• Kids Co-teaching!      • Kids Hosting!
Location:  2308 N. Richland St. Phoenix, AZ  85006     www.yogaphoenix.com
Cost: $5 for the full festival OR $1 per activity
Great rates, do as much or little as you like!


Yoga For Life---Joy, Bliss, & Miracles with Sevak Singh

Next Tuesday (October 29, 2013) join Sevak Singh for a Rare 5th Tuesday Special Event!

It will be an uplifting experience! Come work on your perspective, change your attitude, and elevate yourself!

This event goes from 7 pm to 8:30 pm, at 2308 N Richland St, Phoenix AZ 85006.

To learn more about Sevak Singh, please visit his website: sevaksingh.com.

Dharma and Yoga Festival


Dear readers, if you are looking for something fun, something different and cultural to fill your weekend, come check out the Dharma and Yoga Festival this Sunday (October 27, 2013), from 11 am to 6 pm, at Steele Indian School Park (300 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix AZ 85012).

Yoga Phoenix is participating in this event as well. We will be doing Kundalini Yoga demonstration at 3 pm on that day.

Come on over to have some fun with us! Enjoy the food, music, fashion show, kids activities, and most of all, spreading peace through yoga!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Full Hour of Gong Healing with Jaap Kaur with Jaap Kaur (Kitty)



This Satuday, October 19, 2013, 7:00pm to 8:30pm, join Jaap Kaur for a full hour of healing gong. 

This month’s theme is:
Care for self in all ways, support nervous system with soothing gong that also aligns chakras, calms mind and emotions. October is a preview of 2014, pay attention and learn what to support to gain highest benefit and growth to stay steady.

Jaap Kaur trained with Yogi Bhajan in 2002 and 2003. She is an accomplished gong player and many people enjoy her classes:
“It was awesome!! I am so very grateful for all that you do and love coming
to your gong sessions....very powerful!!” --- student


Commit yourself to your own well-being. Treat yourself to this powerful healing gong session, you deserve it!  

Bound Lotus --- Bind Yourself to Infinity with Haritej Kaur




"When you practice Bound Lotus, it makes you strong like iron on the inside and radiant like the sun on the outside." --- Yogi Bhajan

Today Haritej Kaur talks about why she practices Bound Lotus and why others should practice Bound Lotus too: 

When I first discovered that Bound Lotus is a physically challenging meditation, I immediately wanted to give it a try. Sometimes I like to take on a challenge. Practicing Bound Lotus reminds me of the Chinese legend of the Monkey King who wreaked havoc in the heaven until Buddha trapped him under a mountain. I always feel that my mind is like the Monkey King who needs to be disciplined by the mountain that is the Bound Lotus meditation. 

I have been practicing Bound Lotus for over 500 days. It has taught me so much. When I bow my head to the ground with my eyes close, I feel like I have entered a realm where time and space do not exist. In this state I learn to let go of the past, my pain, anger, and grief. I learn to be still and just surrender myself to Infinity. Bound Lotus has also done wonders for my physical body. My allergy is getting better. I have more energy and the focus to tackle my everyday tasks. Bound Lotus has given me so much more than I expected, I absolutely love it! 

I want to encourage everyone to practice Bound Lotus because you’ll never know what you are capable of until you try it. Also, Bound Lotus is a very powerful meditation that not only heals it also bestows many other benefits to the practitioner. Yogi Bhajan once said: “The yogis who practiced this, thousands of years ago, lived to be over 120 years old without any illness or disease.” He also said that: “When a person masters Bound Lotus, like in Sat Nam Rasayan, their presence alone has the capacity to change another person and their environments.”  

So drop your fears and experience Bound Lotus for yourself. Challenge yourself; let yourself grow, physically, mentally and spiritually! 

My advice to those who wish to try Bound Lotus is: Stretch, stretch, and stretch! Start with modified Bound Lotus poses and work slowly toward the final posture. 



Next Tuesday, October 22, 2013, join Haritej Kaur from 7:00pm to 8:30pm for another Bound Lotus event.

In this event participants will practice pranayam (breathing exercise), yogic stretches, kriya, and 11 minutes of Bound Lotus (in either full posture or modified posture).


To support your experience please bring: Your own pillows (for those who can't reach their heads to the floor), a small rolled up towel, yoga strap or a shawl/scarf.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Yogic Tools For All--Mudra Medley with Guru Ardas Kaur (Michelle)



“Hands are more than just functional; they are an energy map of our consciousness and health. Each area of the hand corresponds to a certain area of the body and to different emotions and behaviors. By curling, crossing, stretching, and touching the fingers and palms, we can effectively talk to the body and mind. The position the hand takes is called a mudra and is a technique for giving clear messages to the mind-body energy system.
Just as letters are combined in a multitude of ways to form different words, so can the fingers build an array of mudras.” (from 3HO.org) 



Next Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 7:00pm to 8:30 pm at Yoga Phoenix, join Guru Ardas Kaur to learn more about mudras and experience a special Mudra Medley Kriya as taught by Yogi Bhajan.

(Yoga Phoenix is located at 2308 N Richland St, Phoenix AZ 85006)

Saturday, October 5, 2013

A Year with The Master: Wake Up to Your Destiny

This coming Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 7:00pm to 8:30 pm at Yoga Phoenix, join Adi Singh for Aquarian Age Readiness--A Year with the Master. 
 In this session Adi Singh is teaching a meditation To Wake Up to Your Destiny:  
“Your purity, piety, commitment, depth, compassion, love and grace are always being tested. You have to take care of yourself. Do you think you can cheat yourself and it will not cost you anything? Personal cracks cost more than social insults. Now is the time to wake up from your sleep, break open your cocoon and come out! Wake up to your destiny. Give yourself to the fact that you are beautiful, bright, bountiful and blissful. The future is waiting for you.

When I used to be captain of my team, I would tell them, “The moment you’ve got the ball, that very moment you have to pass it. Don’t start to dribble and play around. You might lose the ball and never get it back.”We must be conscious, we must practice, and open our eyes—open our third eye, to catch the moment, to run with it and reach the destination. Within the faculty of that one moment and action, you must consolidate what you have learned and find mastery within yourself. Let us salute the Lord—the most powerful, omnipotent Healer, the most Pure of the universe—as an identity and personality.” (Yogi Bhajan 10/05/2000)

Adi Singh has an eloquent way of explaining yogic concepts, it is always a pleasure to learn from this very experienced teacher. Don't miss out this opportunity! Come learn and grow yourself for the Aquarian Age and connect with other yogis!