The Open Practice Series is an invitation to anyone who would like to learn and practice foundational meditations from kundalini yoga, in community.
The intention of the series is:
- To create a foundation for beginners interested in Kundalini Yoga
- To gather together in community to meditate
- To uplift others through the power of the field we generate together
Access all previous recordings of the sessions here.
About Sat Dharam Kaur
Sat Dharam Kaur has been practicing, teaching, and integrating Kundalini Yoga in her life for over 40 years. It has helped her develop physical, mental, emotional and spiritual fitness required to overcome challenges, evolve and live a meaningful life.
She has developed and taught various international programs that combine Naturopathic Medicine with Kundalini Yoga. The list includes Beyond Addiction, Sutradhar, the Open Practice Series, the Healthy Breast Program and the Four Season Yoga Cleanse.
The Series Includes
Mantras that originate with Guru Nanak (who was born in 1469 and died in 1539 in India), combined with breathing patterns and mudras to create an uplifting experience.
Topics to deepen one's understanding of Kundalini Yoga and the human psyche, including how to meditate, the practice of Naam Japa, the relationship between ego and soul, the recognition of oneness, the power of the word, and embracing the shadow.
A handout will be provided for each of the sessions along with a video recording of the live practice for you to revisit on your own.
The Practice Series is:
- Inspired by Kundalini Yoga and the teachings of Guru Nanak
- An online live series with chanting and discussions
- Facilitated by Sat Dharam and other instructors
- Everyone is invited - these sessions are free and open to all
- You are welcome to join the session at any time during the call although instructions will be provided at the start
- Attend the full session or part of it as you are able
- Scheduled throughout the year (Please refer to the schedule below)
Inspiration for the Series
Kundalini Yoga originated in India and has evolved over thousands of years. Kundalini Yoga is a dynamic, scientific and ancient system combining breathing, movement, stretching, postures, meditation, the use of sound and rhythm, relaxation and meditation.
The mantras practiced in the series are based on Guru Nanak’s teachings and his writings from Japji Sahib. He was honoured by Hindus, Muslims, Sufis, Buddhists and yogis, and his followers came to be known as Sikhs. He encouraged them to rise early in the morning to chant sacred mantras and hymns, and to maintain the connection to the Divine in each breath through the repetition of mantra.
The practice and repetition of these mantras in a group creates a healing sound tapestry that elevates self, your community and the world.
Additional Offerings by Sat Dharam Kaur
Sat Dharam Kaur teaches weekly live Kundalini Yoga classes (free or by donation) on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 6:30am – 8:00am ET (Toronto time)
Sat Dharam Kaur is part of a community of practitioners who enjoy Online Sadhana daily from 4:15am to 6:30am ET (Toronto time), with rotating instructors. The Classic Aquarian Sadhana is practiced consisting of a 25 minute recitation of the prayer, Japji Sahib, followed by 30 minutes of Kundalini Yoga and an hour of chanting.