What a great time we had with Lori Miles’ (Akaljot Kaur) kundalini yoga class last month! Participants enjoyed it so much that they asked for a second class. And, we happily complied. The date for the next kundalini yoga class is Sunday, April 30th from 4 PM to 6 PM at Sweet Home Retreat Center. This class is for beginners or experienced yogis who are interested in learning and experiencing “The Yoga of Awareness.”
Kundalini Yoga is a blend of spiritual and physical practices that incorporates movement, breathing techniques, meditation, and the chanting of mantras that build physical vitality and increase consciousness. Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan is the Yoga of Awareness and is the manifestation of divine universal life force energy to forklift the soul for union with the higher self. As we connect with the deepest sense of our self we are slowing the mind and heightening our awareness to become conscious of what is no longer serving our divine purpose.
The class will include:
- Kriya or movement, posture (asana)
- Body locks (bandhs)
- Eye/mental focus (dristi)
- The sacred sound current (the Naad of Shabad Guru). Mantra is repeated aloud or silently.
- Breathing (pranayam). When we learn to breathe consciously, we can calm our minds and master all aspects of our lives through the awareness of simply observing the breath. Meditation to develop a “quiet mind”
- Sacred hand gestures (mudras)
- Deep relaxation
Sunday, April 30, 2017
4 to 6 PM
Cost $20 if pre-registered or $30 at the door
(A vegan snack will be provided after class)
As Lori demonstrates in the video below, the kriyas and meditations in kundalini yoga are more specific than a regular yoga flow class. Rather than focusing on physical alignment and poses, the kriyas are exercises that generate energy and bring you to a state of greater awareness. Kundalini practice allows transformation to occur.
Within the practice of kundalini yoga, there are moments of stillness to connect within. This sheds light on our self-imposed limitations and invites us to listen to our intuition. The breathwork unveils consciousness, and strengthens your nervous system, balances your glandular system, purifies the body, and calms the mind.
Lori Bradford Miles (Akaljot Kaur) is a native Nashvillian, dedicated to the pursuit of sustainable, holistic healing methods. Her diverse background has offered rich experiences as a registered nurse specializing in psychiatry and addiction/recovery. Lori graduated from Aquinas College with her nursing degree then went on to explore various therapeutic healing processes resulting in energetic transformation. Her own inner revolution began as a dedicated student of yoga. This metamorphosis happened organically and lead her on a path as a spiritual teacher. She completed yoga teacher training and received her Registered Yoga Teacher-RYT certification through Kundalini Research Institute, under the lineage of the master; Yogi Bhajan. Previously, she had acquired an Expert Registered Yoga Teacher-ERYT through Yoga Alliance. Lori Encourages intuitive insight through her abilities for students to become attuned to the ancient practice of Kundalini Yoga by teaching in its pure and complete form.