Posts Tagged ‘meditation

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- December 22nd, 2012

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Madonna’s former yoga teacher in Edmonton tonight

- October 25th, 2011
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Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa

Following yesterday’s sold-out workshop, there’s only one more opportunity to catch internationally renowned yoga expert Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa in Edmonton.

The ex-flower child who counts Madonna and Cindy Crawford among her former yoga students will be at Ross Sheppard School, (13546 111 Ave.) from 6 to 8:30 p.m. today (Oct. 25) for a workshop titled Peace of Mind: How to get it … How to keep it.

The 68-year-old presented a workshop called 10 Sacred Secrets to Success yesterday (Oct. 24) at Laurier Heights School.

Here’s a note from local yoga instructor Susan Agrios, who helped bring Gurmukh to Alberta’s capital during a three-city Canadian tour this month:

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Gurmukh and Edmontonian Susan Agrios

I often get asked why do you have Gurmukh teaching in a school? I intentionally put Gurmukh in two schools for a number of reasons:

1) I have been teaching students and teachers about yoga and meditation so they can experience the many benefits. As well, I have been teaching yoga and meditation to teachers across the province at conventions such as GETCA, HEPC so they can use it for themselves and also teach it to their students in the classroom. I feel this is such an important/key place for yoga and meditation to be and if kids can learn this at a young age it will help them better deal with all the stress they face on a daily basis and into their adulthood. We spend so much time trying to control our environment or we try to escape from it by perhaps watching TV, drinking or going away on a trips …we either have to literally remove ourselves from our environment and we check out by watching TV and others go even further by drinking or taking drugs. Yet in the end we still have to come back to our environment. I often have people tell me they went away for a week and they were just starting to unwind the last few days of their trip. They tell me how they go back to work and by the end of the day they feel like they need another vacation. I’ve always felt you can’t control your environment but you can certainly change what you can bring to it … something yoga and meditation can help you with.

2) I was a former school teacher and was able to see first hand all the stress teachers and students are under. As well, how important it is to have mental focus and clarity as both a teacher and student … again something yoga and meditation can help you with. Please note I was a former student at both of the schools (Laurier Heights and Ross Shep, my nieces are now at Laurier Heights) Gurmukh will be teaching at. In addition to being a graduate at Ross Shep I was also a former school teacher there.

3)  I’ve got a program called TIME OUT in the schools.  TIME OUT for yoga, meditation and fitness. Proceeds and donations from this event will go towards the TIME OUT program … continuation of yoga, meditation and fitness in the schools.

4) I wanted to make it more affordable for people so having her in a larger space enabled us to do so as it will fit more people. The last thing I wanted to hear was I sure would like to go see here, but I can’t afford to.

Please note this event is also open to students … grades 5 and up.

So in short, it was very fitting to have her in the schools

Also if you get a chance, watch my nine-minute video on my website (click on classes & cds and scroll down to video) of teaching yoga and meditation in the schools and you will get a flavour of what I am doing with the students and teachers and the impact it is having on them as you listen to their testimonials.

Look forward to having you join us for two special evenings with Gurmukh and experience a magical evening with us.

Susan Agrios

International Sport Performance Specialist

Fitness Trainer and Speaker

B.A. in Psychology, B.Ed

NCCP Olympic Weightlifting Certification

Advanced Training in Yoga Nidra

Kundalini Yoga Instructor

www.trainingbyagrios.com

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• Susan Agrios brings world renowned yoga master Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa to Edmonton for two Kundalini yoga and meditation workshops.

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Madonna’s former yoga teacher coming to Canada

- October 18th, 2011
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Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, 68, enjoys inline skating along the Venice Beach boardwalk.

Internationally renowned yoga expert Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa is slated to arrive in Canada in mere days.

The former flower child who counts Madonna and Cindy Crawford among her former yoga students plans to visit Vancouver, Edmonton and Ottawa this month.

Here are the sessions the 68-year-old (she turns 69 in 2012) is offering this weekend in Vancouver:

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Semperviva City Studio: #100-1985 West Broadway, Vancouver, B.C.

Gloria Latham: info@semperviva.com

• 1-3 p.m. All the Answers are Within You

Side-step the ego and tune into the guidance of your higher self, transmitting the truth of your soul to you through intuition and heightened awareness. Connect to your higher purpose through the ancient technology of Kundalini yoga and meditation. Learn to relax the control of the rational mind and release yourself from the cycle of worry, anxiety and fear obstructing your connection to your Truth. All levels.

• 3:30-5:30 p.m. Enlightenment: Why the Buddha Waits at the Gates of Heaven

Whatsoever you do, do it with deep alertness. Then even small things become sacred. They become worship. It is not a question of what you are doing. The question is: How are you doing it? Join Gurmukh for a luminous workshop. Make more and more of your life luminous with awareness. Let the candle of awareness burn in each moment, in each act. The cumulative effect is enlightenment. The cumulative effect, all the moments together, all the small candles together, is a great source of light. Let us shine from the inside out with Kundalini yoga, followed by a long gong meditation.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Semperviva City Studio:  #100-1985 West Broadway, Vancouver, B.C.

• 12:30-3 p.m. Open Your Heart to the Subtle Voice Within Through Kundalini Yoga and Meditation

We are born to fulfill our destiny. When we realign with the subtle voice within, we realign our destiny. Through Kundalini Yoga and meditation we open all channels of divinity. Your body becomes a divination tool that is intrinsically receptive to hearing the Well of Divine Consciousness within. Instead of ruminating on your life, you are illuminating your life. Through asana, chanting, dancing and meditation, along with the sound of the sacred Gong, we celebrate the fulfillment of our divine connection to Truth, Spirit and Destiny. All levels welcome.

• 3:30-5:30 p.m. Magnificent Grace

Grace is untouchable. When we open to the understanding of true grace, we are kissed by God. We have grown complacent in the use and misuse of inner power. Power is an energy much like grace. However, grace is our true inheritance in consciousness. Through Kundalini yoga and meditation, learn to rise above all situations into a realization of true, pure, exalted oneness with divinity. Our real power is beyond power; it is grace. Chant, dance, meditate, and receive all-empowering blessings of a new consciousness.

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Gurmukh has taught the likes of Madonna, Cindy Crawford and David Duchovny.

Check back for details on Gurmukh’s upcoming stops in Edmonton and Ottawa.

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