At the heart of Yoga West is Yogi Bhajan's desire to benefit humankind through the art and science of Kundalini Yoga. Our workshops and special events instill the techniques and the awareness to lead a life with happiness, vitality, prosperity and clarity of mind. They also provide a great opportunity to connect and bond with a community of people on the journey of the self.
It doesn't matter
if you know everything. The question is: do you practice it?
Monday, September 8 - Friday, October 17
40 Day Challenge
Keep Up & you’ll be Kept Up.
Once again it will be autumn soon, a perfect time to strengthen your nervous system and clarify you consciousness with a 40 Day Kundalini Yoga Challenge. Forty continuous days of Kundalini Yoga classes will inspire you to Keep Up through any difficult times. This is the year of Yogi Bhajan’s 2nd Sutra for the Aquarian age “There is a way through every block.” Challenge yourself to Keep Up and be Kept Up through this 40 Day Kundalini Yoga challenge, become empowered to move gracefully through any and every block, to let go of any undesirable habits that may block you from being your True Self.
Join us for this 40 Day Kundalini Yoga challenge and allow our amazing staff of teachers here at Yoga West to inspire you to Keep Up and be Kept Up. See you in class. ~ Hari Singh Khalsa
The 40 day challenge starts on Monday, September 8th and finishes Friday, October 17th.
These 40 days will take us into a special time in our community where we celebrate Guru Ram Das' Birthday (Sept. 28-Oct. 9), as well as Yogi Bhajan's passing (Oct. 6.) This year is very special because the worldwide community is commemorating the 10 year anniversary of his passing. Look for more details soon.
Non-members: 40 days of unlimited yoga: $140 + tax
Free with unlimited membership
Sat, September 27, 1-2 pm
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Teacher Training Level 1 Info Session
Have you been thinking about Kundalni Yoga Teacher Training?
Many people feel a call to take Teacher Training, whether it is for your own growth or to develop a new skill as a teacher.
Come to this info session with any questions about this profound course and to find out if this is your year!
Next Info Sessions at Yoga West:
Sat. Oct 4, 1-2 pm
September 28 through October 9
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Lord of Miracles Celebration
Join the Community during a special time
Birthday of Guru Ram Das—Lord of Miracles & 10th Anniversary of Passing of YOGI BHAJAN
11 DAYS • September 28 through October 9
CHANTING & STORIES • AKHAND PAATH • FOOD
This time of year marks one of the most beautiful and uplifting times for our community. We celebrate the Birthday of Guru Ram Das—Lord of Miracles—and bask in the grace and purity of the realm of true love healing that his Subtle Body holds for us. We also mark the anniversary of the passing of our beloved Teacher the Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan, who passed on October 6, 2004. We take this time to gather and remember the incredible gift of these Teachings, of this Path, and express our gratitude together: a time to give and receive healing.
We hope that you will join in, participate, celebrate and remember. You are part of a beautiful community with roots in a noble lineage and legacy, brought to you by the courage, expansiveness and dedication of Yogi Bhajan, and held by the healing grace of Guru Ram Das.
GURU RAM DAS—LORD OF MIRALCES CELEBRATIONS AND REMEMBERING YOGI BHAJAN
Soon we will be celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the passing of our Beloved Teacher Yogi Bhajan, and the birthday of Guru Ram Das, the Lord of Miracles. We will be celebrating this beautiful time, right here, at Yoga West.
We will have our traditional 11 days of chanting Dhan Dhan Ram Das Gur, Akhand Paath (continuous reading of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib) and special Birthday Celebration Sadhana (see details below).
Guru Ram Das — Lord of Miracles Celebration begins
Join us starting on Sunday, September 28 at 6:30 pm for 11 days of ecstatic chanting of the shabad (sacred sound current) Dhan Dhan Ram Das Gur for 31 minutes followed by stories about Yogi Bhajan. Each evening will be lead by different members of the community. Yogi Bhajan said about the power of this mantra: “You want to see Guru Ram Das? Hail and He shall heal you and heal your surroundings, take care of your things, and square your accounts.“Hail Guru Ram Das, and Heal the World in His Name."Let your Heart become the temple of gold. Hail Guru Ram Das and Heal the World!
To commemorate the passing of Yogi Bhajan, on Thursday, October 2nd at 7 am we will begin an Akhand Paath—the continuous reading of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib over a 3-day period. This event is completely inclusive and welcomes any person of any walk of life. During this time, the center will remain open 24 hours a day. You are welcome to sign up to read, to bring food, to sevadar—or just come down and meditate, drink tea, and eat!
Sacred Music and Akhand Paath Completion
Sunday, October 5, come and share the completion of the Akhand Paath with sacred music and food (lungar).
10 am to 12 pm (approx). Lungar follows.
Special Birthday Celebration Sadhana
On Thursday, October 9, rise before dawn and gather with the Sadh Sangat at 4 am for 2-1/2 hours of chanting Dhan Dhan Ram Das Gur. This sacred song has the power to heal, manifest miracles and respond to any prayers. After this special sadhana, stay for a delicious community breakfast. We welcome you to gather in the healing vibrations of sacred music and meditation.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
11 Days of Chanting & Stories: Sept. 28 - Oct. 8, 6:30 – 7:15 pm
Special Sadhana: Oct. 9, 4 am - 6:30 am, followed by breakfast.
Akhand Paath: Oct. 2, 7 am - Oct. 5, 10 am (approx).
Bhog Ceremony (completion of Akhand Paath) and Sacred Music: Sunday Oct. 5, at 10 am - 12:30 pm (approx), followed by lungar.
Special Yoga Classes: Oct. 6-9, 7:15 pm
Monday, Oct.6, 7:50-8:21 pm : GLOBAL MEDITATION to commemorate Yogi Bhajan's passing. After the chanting and stories, we will join the Global Community worldwide chanting 31 minutes of Guru Guru Wahe Guru Guru Ram Das Guru.
Ways to be involved: Lead Kirtan: contact Guru Raj Kaur (email@example.com) Bring food: Sign up sheets at Yoga West (starting Sept. 21) Read in Akhand Paath: Sign up sheets* at Yoga West, drop by or call in to sign up (604-732-9642) Serve during the Akhand Paath/Gurdwara: Sign up sheets* at Yoga West, drop by or call in to sign up (604-732-9642)
Ways to be involved:
Lead Kirtan: contact Guru Raj Kaur (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Bring food: Sign up sheets at Yoga West (starting Sept. 21)
Read in Akhand Paath: Sign up sheets* at Yoga West, drop by or call in to sign up (604-732-9642)
Serve during the Akhand Paath/Gurdwara: Sign up sheets* at Yoga West, drop by or call in to sign up (604-732-9642)
Wed, October 8th 6:30pm
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Meditating together as women at the time of the Full Moon helps us to remember our Sacred Center so that we may carry it forth into our lives and share it with others. Whether or not you have had the special opportunity to attend Khalsa Ladies Camp, this meditation helps us to connect with and vibrate the Divine Space created by all of the women during our beautiful camp throughout the year.
Come, develop your prayerful presence and grace; and, allow your love, radiance, confidence and harmony to flower!
Cost: By donation.
Sat, Octobe 11, 12-5 pm
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Sat Nam Rasayan with Hargopal Kaur
The Ten Bodies and Releasing Conditions to Loving
Sat Nam Rasayan® is an ancient yogic healing modality that, through emptying the mind and reaching a transcendent meditative state, supports a person’s healing ability to let go of what isn’t serving them. Within Sat Nam Rasayan® the balance within and between the ten bodies can be addressed. Each person has ten bodies – the soul body, 3 states of mind and a pranic body are among them. When the bodies are out of balance, our lives are out of balance. With love, people often place conditions on what they find “acceptable.” People have needs and they focus on fulfilling their needs, that shows up in their bodies and limits the ability to love. In this workshop we’ll see how blocks and resistance to unconditional love show up in the ten bodies.
Hargopal Kaur studied yoga and meditation with Yogi Bhajan since the 70’s and Sat Nam Rasayan® for over 25 years. She was chosen by Guru Dev Singh as one of a select number of people to travel and teach Sat Nam Rasayan®. Hargopal has a private healing practice and is also a facilitator of family constellations.
Cost: $45 (adv) | $55 (day of) | Add GST to all prices
November 22, 2014 Saturday 8:00am - 6:00pm
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White Tantric Yoga® is a one day meditation workshop, facilitated in 37 cities around the world. As an integral part of the Kundalini Yoga experience, thousands of people have continued to benefit from this mystical tradition for 40 years since Yogi Bhajan first taught it openly in 1971.
Our minds release 1000 thoughts per wink of an eye. Some of these thoughts get lost in the unconscious, and some get stuck in the subconscious and affect the conscious mind. White Tantric Yoga enables you to break through these subconscious blocks, so you can have a more enjoyable life. In the shortest time, you can experience release from a lot of the burden you carry in your mind.
White Tantric Yoga is done in pairs as a group meditation. You sit facing a partner and follow instructions for meditation given on video by the Mahan Tantric, Yogi Bhajan.
A representative of the Mahan Tantric will be present to facilitate White Tantric Yoga. The original facilitators were chosen personally by Yogi Bhajan from members of his staff. Since his passing the Board Members of Humanology and Health Science, which manages White Tantric Yoga, have used the profile he created for choosing new facilitators. Currently all White Tantric Yoga facilitators have studied personally with Yogi Bhajan. The facilitator's role is one of ensuring the methodology given by Yogi Bhajan is carried out, and helping participants maximize their experience.
Each workshop consists of between six and eight kriyas that incorporate mostly: a sitting position (sukhasan), a hand position (mudra), a breathing technique (pranayama), a mental focus, and/or a mantra. These kriyas vary in length from thirty-one to sixty-two minutes. There are breaks between each kriya and a vegetarian lunch is provided.
There are no prerequisites for participating in White Tantric Yoga. Beginners will tune into their internal energies and enjoy a deep and sometimes challenging meditative experience. More advanced meditation practitioners will deepen their experience and make new inroads to their spiritual awareness.
Cost: $160(plus tax) in advance | $175 at door | Price includes vegetarian lunch | Student & Senior prices available | For accommodation visit: www.kitsilano.ca/stay
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To our valued clients, We would like to inform you that at this time we have determined that it is necessary to increase our class pricing. After considerable research and deliberation we have arrived at the following pricing schedule.
Thank you for your valued patronage, we very much appreciate your continued support.
New prices effective as of March 15 2014.. .