CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

"What is sadhana? It’s a committed prayer. It is something which you want to do, have to do, and which is being done by you. … Sadhana is self-enrichment. It is not something which is done to please somebody or to gain something. Sadhana is a personal process in which you bring out your best."

~Yogi Bhajan

Sadhana means daily spiritual practice. It is the foundation of all spiritual endeavor. Sadhana is your personal, individual spiritual effort. It is the main tool you use to work on yourself to achieve the purpose of life. It can be done alone or in a group. Sadhana is whatever you do consistently to clear your own consciousness so you can relate to the infinity within you. Before you face the world each day, do yourself a favor and tune up your nervous system and attune yourself to your highest inner self. To cover all your bases, it will include exercise, meditation, and prayer.

During what are called the “ambrosial hours” (the two and a half hours just before sunrise), when the sun is at a sixty-degree angle to the Earth, the energy you put into your sadhana gets maximum results. Your world is quieter. It’s easier to meditate and concentrate before the hustle and bustle of the day begins. If you absolutely cannot get up early in the morning to do sadhana, then do it some other time! Doing sadhana at any time of the day or night will benefit you. (Kundalini Yoga: The Flow of Eternal Power by Shakti Parwha Kaur)

Develop a regular sadhana and you take control of your life. Develop a deep sadhana and you open the doors of experience. Commit to meet your higher Self each morning and your decisions and your life become original; your life will bear the signature of your soul; your radiance will express the meaningful intimacy of the Infinite in each moment. Immerse yourself in the joy of victory that comes from starting each day with a powerful sadhana and every challenge becomes opportunity. (Sadhana Guidelines)

 

Excerpt from 3HO.org

 
 If you have wanted to try Kundalini Yoga but feel a bit intimidated, are new to the practice and wish to get more "instruction", or just need a refresher, this is the perfect class to set the foundations: Chanting (mantra), breathing (pranayama), hand locks (mudras), exercise sets (kriyas), and meditations.
 
Kundalini Yoga, the yoga of awareness, concentrates on balancing your energy centers, opening your heart chakra, while building strength and releasing the energy located at the base of your spine. It takes you on a journey to the YOU inside of you! 
 
By the laws of reciprocity, we suggest a donation of any amount, a dollar, a can of food that we may donate to a food bank, a flower, or anything to create a positive energetic exchange...
 
"There is nothing outside of you, it is all within." -Yogi Bhajan
All of us are in some form of recovery, most of us have some form of addiction. Whether you have struggled with substance abuse, or over eating, Kundalini Yoga can turn your Self-demoting habits and tendencies into Self Promoting habits. Be a part of a caring community that will help uplift and support you in your journey of recovery. Stay for Yogi Tea after!
 
The laws of reciprocity state that we reap what we sow... we suggest an offering of $5.00 to be given to your teacher.

If you cannot afford this, please offer any amount, a flower, or anything to create a positive energetic exchange... Sat Nam!

Join Amarjot Kaur (Ronee) for a gentle, yet deep, Kundalini Yoga and Meditation experience, complete with a 30 minute Sound Journey relaxation.
 
Gentle movement, mantra, and meditation to deeply restore the balance to the mind, body and spirit through ancient yogic technology of Kundalini Yoga. Relax and renew through the sound vibrations of crystal singing bowls, gongs, and chimes as the sound-current activates, clears, and heals at the cellular, emotion, energetic, and spiritual level! 
  
This class is appropriate for all levels!
 
... a magnificent experience for all. All class fees collected are donated to The Seva Project, a scholarship fund to support the wellbeing our community. 
Yoga is a spiritual practice yoking the body, the mind, and the spirit. Kundalini Yoga, the yoga of awareness, delivers you to YOU by clearing and balancing the chakras while building strength and releasing the energy located at the base of your spine. In this class you will focus on breath (pranayama), physical movement (asana), chanting (mantra) and meditation.
 
Kundalini yoga is the pathway to a happy and healthy life through balancing the blood and brain chemistry, and creating a flow of feel-good hormones in the body. Meditation brings us to state of peace by connecting to the divine within. Ancient technologies for modern times!  
Although geared for intermediate practitioners, this class can be taken by students who have a basic understanding of Kundalini Yoga and have attended a few classes. Expect frogs!
 
Through a challenging series of asanas (postures), mudras, (hand locks) pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation, the practice of Kundalini Yoga balances the glandular system, strengthens the nervous system, and enables us to harness the energy of the mind and the emotions, so we can be in control of ourselves, rather than being controlled by our thoughts and feelings.
 
We will dive deeper into the traditions and practices of Kundalini Yoga and learn how we can best utilize the teachings, tools and technologies in our everyday lives.
  
The Sunday Connection is an added offering for the Scottsdale community to practice Kundalini yoga and meditation, elevate themselves, and celebrate the beauty and wonder of being alive. This weekly class will meet for 90 minutes from 11:00am to 12:30pm. Each week we deliver yogic technology focused on various spiritual truths, and leads the class up to a state of self-awareness and joy through the ancient science of self-initiation, through the practice of yoga. These classes are for everyone, first time students as well as seasoned practitioners. Join us for an uplifting experience that will set your upcoming week. You have the birthright to be happy!  
 
Come and claim it with us at the Scottsdale Sunday Connection.
 
Celebrate, Relate, and Elevate
Enjoy gentle breath work, body awareness, guided visualizations and powerful intention-setting all while hovering in the sweet space just above sleep. Heal yourself from the inside out, leaving refreshed and rejuvenated complete with the high-vibrational healing sounds of the alchemy and quartz crystal singing bowls.
If you have never done yoga, are new to the practice, or an experienced yogi, this all level 60 minute therapeutic gentle, meditative, yoga class focuses on the basic elements of posture, alignment, verbiage, and includes breath-work, and crystal sonic sound vibrations. See you on the mat! 
Relax, heal, and renew while laying out in the 60 minute meditative sound healing experience with Bhagat Gian and Indira.
 
This class Crystal Singing Bowls, Gong, and various other sound healing vibrations. Allow the sound current to heal you physically, emotionally, and spiritually as the sound frequencies bring balance, renewal, and healing at the cellular level!  
A fun and invigorating yoga class, based on linking movement with breath. An energizing flow infused with sun salutations, standing postures and some of the more basic arm balances, inversions and backbends. The teachers keep these classes lively with music and new and interesting postures; no two classes are the same! All stages of the posture are explained so that all levels feel welcome. 
In Sanskrit, the word Hatha is the yoga of balance. “Ha” represents sun and “tha” represents moon. Hatha yoga is a path toward creating balance and uniting opposites. This refers to the balance of the feminine and masculine within all of us.

In this class we will work with stoking the fire called Agni in the physical body while finding fluidity which we call Soma. This will help develop a sense of ease between effort and surrender. Working with the mind, we will gather tools to help us stay more present and enhance our awakening of consciousness. When we learn how to become more aware of our stored patterns and pain, we begin to open up and make room for spiritual growth and healing, and more space for love in our lives and our hearts for ourselves and all beings.

Hatha yoga is a tool for self transformation. Just by accessing and utilizing our breath alone and understanding the causes of suffering, we gain more clarity and understanding in the mystery of life. Our hearts can open and expand, and we then can be more present and adaptable to that which is always changing.

Vichara is a term we often use in yoga which means self inquiry. There is no yoga without knowing who we are.

This is a more slowly paced class involving dynamic and mindful movement, chanting, pranayama and meditation.

There are no levels in yoga. Everyone is welcome whether you are a beginner or a seasoned practitioner.

Experience Restorative yoga through breath awareness, gentle movements to relax muscles, and supported poses. All poses can be supported by props with modifications as needed. This practice will encourage the body into deep relaxation and total comfort in order to release tension, cultivate awareness of one's own inner stillness and peace, and elicit your own body's intelligence to aid in the healing process. All levels welcome.
The sound of the gong creates deep relaxation, freeing us from the flood of thoughts our mind releases, and stimulates the glandular system to a higher level of functioning.

During the gong meditation emotional transformation is produced as it reduces tension, releases blocks and stimulates circulation. The result is a reorganization of the emotional energy and feelings that are tied into the body structure. The gong changes feelings that are blocked by cutting the thoughts that sustain and recreate the feelings.

The gong meditation clears the nerve endings and regenerates the parasympathetic system which is ruled by sound. The parasympathetic system sends "relax" messages to all the organs. It regulates the rebuilding functions of the body and it is vital for handling stress since it coordinates the recovery period from stress. To regenerate the parasympathetic system, nothing is more powerful than the gong.

All the student needs to do is let the entire body relax and let the sound of the gong penetrate the body and guide the mind.

Wear comfortable clothing
Bring mat &/or blanket to lie down on
Hydrate before & after the gong; helps nerve function & cleansing of body
Try not to eat or eat very lightly 1-2 hours before the gong; so your body's energy isn't focused on digestion
Yin
Relax and go deep with this slow-paced, passive class as you work into the connective tissues (tendons, ligaments, fascia) and increase circulation and flexibility.
 
All levels.
These early morning classes include a short, dynamic Kundalini Yoga kriya and a powerful meditation geared to wake you up and get you going. Powerful breathing techniques will transform your blood chemistry, brain chemistry, and activate your glandular system increasing your vitality to meet the demands of your day ahead...

Transform your day! Beginners are welcome.