Mark your calendar and look forward to Yoga Phoenix's Winter Yoga Festival on Saturday, December 6, 2014. This year's festival theme is "Celebrating A Way Through Every Block". There are ways to overcome life's challenges and obstacles. Come to the festival and learn ways that you can help yourself to overcome these blocks in your life while maintaining your true self, good health, happiness, and peace.
We are offering many special events and workshops that are good for the souls. There is no entrance fee, no registration require. Just show up on the day of the event at 2308 N Richland St, and sign-up for the events/workshops that you like.
Now let's take a look at the workshops and events we are having at the festival:
Master Teacher Workshops
Celestial Communication Workshop for Kids with Master Teachers, Bibi Bhani Kaur and Ram Das Kaur ($5)
10am - 11am
Celestial communication is a fun and easy way for children to learn to meditate and create peace in their hearts!
Celestial communication is a type of meditation that combines singing/chanting with movements of the hands and upper body.
"Celestial communication is our gift to the world. It relaxes the tense parts of the brain through the nerve connections of the tips of the fingers, activating the meridians...The tension of the neuro-pattern is relieved into a relaxed pattern of its own originality. It is a fantastic release. The brain comes out of its fatigue." - Yogi Bhajan
Bibi Bhani Kaur and Ram Das Kaur have years of experience working with children. This will be a fun and uplifting workshop for children of all ages!
|Bibi Bhani Kaur is a Kundalini Yoga teacher and a fantastic musician.|
Yogi Bhajan taught this anti-stress massage technique in 1986. There are 12 specific nerve points on the human body to be massaged in sequence and will help one to release stress. Master teacher, Adi Singh will demonstrate where each point is located on the body and how to massage them for how long.
Removing the Blocks to Love ($15)
Master Teacher, S. S. Sangeet Kaur Khalsa
KRI Sr. Lead Trainer Levels 1 & 2
1:00pm - 2:30pm
The heart in its own wisdom always finds a way through every block, especially those in relationships. Sangeet Kaur Khalsa uses the Blessings Code (TM) numerology system to show you how to regain love and build stronger bonds.
Based on the teachings of Yoga Master Yogi Bhajan, each of our 10 energy bodies can be un-blocked using our yogic techniques. Your personal numerology is a code and contains many keys to winning in relationships. Come find out how to use major keys in your code to best advantage!
Breaking Through The Blocks To "Prosperity" ($15)
Master Teacher, Jaap Kaur
KRI Licensing Lead Trainer Level 1 Teacher Training
There is a Way through Every Block. Welcome Prosperity through Chakra Balancing & Openness. Drop Self Limitations & Doubts, Balance and Synchronize with Universal Flow to Receive & Own Prosperity on all levels.
Better Health Through Balancing the Mind and Emotion ($15)
Master Teacher, Dr. Amar Kaur (Dr. Kathleen Rickard)
4:00pm - 5:00pm
What is health? How can you make a difference?
How do emotions contribute to health?
How does the mind affect outcomes?Take charge through sound, breath, and choosing the thoughts.
Special End of Festival Event: Kundalini Yoga and Crystal Singing Bowls Experience with Amarjot Kaur and Satjeet Kaur (from Anahata Yoga, Sound, and Energy Healing)
6pm - 7pm
|Amarjot Kaur and her collection of crystal singing bowls will be at the Winter Yoga Festival.|
Join Amarjot Kaur and Satjeet Kaur for 1 hour of light Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, with an extended layout basking in the soothing and healing vibrations of the Crystal Alchemy Singing Bowls!
Please bring a blanket or mat to lay on as well as anything else you may need to be comfortable.
ANAHATA Sound and Energy Healing is Greater Phoenix’s only Crystal Bowl Temple. Our crystal singing bowls by Crystal Tones are made of the highest quality(99.992% pure!) quartz crystal, making them incredibly resonant. The tones produced by crystal bowls are not just heard by the ear, you feel them in your body, with certain tones affecting your energy centers (chakras) for healing, balancing & meditation.
Healing Fair ($15 per session)
We are offering many different healing modalities for the body, mind, and spirit.
"Total harmonious relaxation cures the body. To achieve this there must be a coordination between the three facets of ourselves: body, mind and soul." - Yogi Bhajan
At the healing fair of the Winter Yoga Festival, visitors can get chair massage, hands and feet reflexology massage (see below).
Volunteers from a local hospital will be at the festival to offer aromatherapy hand massage. Come enjoy the service they have to offer. Relax and rejuvenate your energy!
|Jaap Kaur, one of our master teachers, enjoying the aromatherapy hand massage (Winter Yoga Festival, 2013)|
Hand and Foot Reflexology
"The feet express the heavens and the hands express the feet. If you want to adjust the psychic body, massage the feet. If you want to adjust the physical body, massage the hands." - Yogi Bhajan
|A visitor enjoying the foot reflexology treatment (Winter Yoga Festival, 2013)|
"Reflexology is based on the premise that there are zones and reflex areas in the feet and hands, which correspond to all body parts. The physical act of applying specific pressures using thumb, finger and hand techniques, result in stress reduction causing a physiological change in the body. Points of soreness or discomfort associated with the applied pressure to any zone may indicate a need for the concentration of pressure to the area over some period of time until soreness abates." - from harisingh.com
|Amar Atma Singh has provided Yoga Phoenix his acupuncture service for years, and we will see him again at this year's Winter Yoga Festival.|
Acupuncture is a key component of Traditional Chinese medicine. It is a technique for balancing the flow of energy (life force, or chi) in the body by inserting needles into specific points along the meridians.
Amar Atma Singh tells us more about Acupuncture:
Amar Atma Singh tells us more about Acupuncture:
"There is a way through every block.
In Chinese Medicine, there's a saying: "When there's blockage there's disease, when there's no blockage there's no disease." Simple statement of profound implication. In Chinese Medicine and through Acupuncture we work to balance the flow of qi through the body. The Qi is life force energy, the same energy we tap into when we do breathing exercises like pranayam. It's a very sophisticated system of circulation. There are 12 organs and each organ has 2 channels that flow bilaterally through the body. They have branches that infuse into the deep tissue layers of our organs, bones, and muscles and innervate superficially through our skin, nerves, and vessels. Every area of our body is touched by this life force energy through these subtle flows called meridians. There's another message from our Chinese elders: "The blood is the mother of qi and qi is the governor of blood. Where qi moves, blood follows." Without blood tissues die. Circulation is imperative for our healing. But we haven't been able to quantifiably measure the flow of Qi through the body and the impact of blockages through these subtle energetic pathways. That's why we do yoga and that's why Acupuncture is so effective. It's a systematic science to heal the flow of these pathways, to correct the energy, to increase circulation, and to remove the blocks. Where the qi goes, just the same as where our awareness goes, that is where the energy will flow. The same could be said as where the qi doesn't go and where it is blocked is where the disease lies in our body, mind, and spirit. There's a way through every block and acupuncture is a graceful way to move through those blockages. Come join us for the Winter Yoga Festival where we will have acupuncture available to try. Come feel the increased flow of energy and relax to the experience of moving through our blocks."
Learn more about acupuncture at Amar Atma Singh's website, or just come meet him at the festival and give acupuncture a try!
Sat Nam RasayanCome meet Guru Ardas Kaur at the Healing Fair and experience deep relaxation with Sat Nam Rasayan!
Sat Nam Rasayan means "Deep Relaxation in the True Identity." It is an ancient healing art of pure meditative absorption in the Divine. Sat Nam Rasayan works on a subtle level through the projective meditation mind. Sat Nam Rasayan allows the healer to access and balance the five elements (air, earth, ether, fire, and water) and the pranic body.
|Reiki healing is natural, safe, and very relaxing.|
Reiki can heal the physical body, mind, emotions, and spirit. It can be used to treat any injury or illness. Reiki can also be used in conjunction with other treatments and help speed up recovery time. Reiki is also good for relaxation and releasing stress.
Let go of anger, heal your heart, and let love flows into your life again! Nam Kamal Kaur (Cathy) can help you using Heart Forgiveness Healing/Kinesiology.
Using applied kinesiology, or muscle testing, you can readily see when you hold anger towards a person, that person is actually in control of your energy. It's about stopping the energy leaks caused by unforgiveness. What Heart Forgiveness does is move the process from the mind - into the heart - then into all parts of the body. This makes forgiveness instantly effective; and is measurable with muscle testing.
Siri Awtar Singh will be at the festival this year to provide his Soul Reading service. Soul reading is done by looking into one's eyes, the doorways to the soul.
|Siri Awtar Singh offering explanation and yogic advice to a visitor after soul reading (Winter Yoga Festival, 2013)|
Pet Reiki (Dogs Only)
Reiki is Universal life force. It is a simple, powerful, non-invasive and natural healing method that was developed in Japan. Reiki is not just for people; it can benefit our pets too. Reiki can help your pet to relax, heal (body, mind and spirit), and boost your pet’s health.
Our volunteers are trained Reiki healers and animal lovers, and they are ready to serve your pet’s needs at any time!
Just bring your pets to the back yard of 2308 N Richland St, Phoenix, AZ 85006.
Price: Love Donation (Suggested offering: $5)
|Our canine visitor gave its owner a kiss after pet Reiki (Winter Yoga Festival, 2013)|
Come hang out with the good folks at Yoga Phoenix and enjoy some cool events such as Kundalini Yoga demonstrations, community meditation, breathwalk, double gong layout, and more.
Double Gong Layout
Come lie down or sit in a meditative pose while you enjoy Rajpal's out of this world double gong performance.
Take a look at this video of Rajpal playing her two gongs. Such rich and brilliant tone!
Gatka is a traditional Sikh martial art that originated from the north of India. Gatka is intended to harmonize the body, mind, and spirit, just like Kundalini Yoga. As a matter of fact, martial arts and Kundalini Yoga fit very well together, both are essential practice for warriors and yogis/yoginis.
Join us at the festival and experience the expression of the invincible spirit through gatka!
|Amar Atma Singh and Harimander Singh are both Kundalini Yoga teachers and gatka martial artists. They will be performing gatka at the festival.|
More information on the festival coming soon. Please check back later for updates.