KRI Accredited Kundalini Yoga TeacherLevel 1 & 2
Professional Yoga Teacher Trainer
Senior Teacher and Mentor with Yoga Australia
'It takes more than medicine to get well.' - Guru Ram Das Centre for Medicine and Humanology
There a number of principles considered when applying Kundalini Yoga therapeutically.
I intend to demonstrate that within the application there is an opportunity for each individual client to access a suitable practice which may range from a posture, breathwork, mantra, meditation, mudra, deep relaxation.
We acknowledge that each client has a different entry point as each of our life’s experiences are profoundly unique.
• Allowing the yoga to meet the student •
Instead of thriving for the need of the student to meet the yoga we incorporate techniques to learn to listen to the body and apply the practice how it is most supportive for each student.
• A little goes a long way •
We live in a world where we may forget that a small thing, practiced with intention and awareness can make a big difference.
• Something is better than nothing •
This principle is a reminder of each time we take one step on a new path, a deeper breath, a moment of feeling the body, can gently create greater awareness of ourselves and moves us into a direction we wish to focus on.
• Application of invitational language •
Invitational language supports to come into the body and its sensations, to feel and observe the breath and gain a better understanding of our mind.
• Stillness •
Stillness is incorporated to support building your capacity to be with whatever arises within you as well as allowing the body to settle and learn to relax.
• Self efficacy •
The belief that you can make a difference to improve our health and have an impact on our life.
• Nervous System •
The nervous system is supported to regain strength and come into balance through specific breath and movement as well as a technique whereby we apply a pause after each practice segment.
• Grounding •
Gaining skills to coming into the body and feeling centred, focused and grounded.
• Building Rhythmic Strength - Strengthening Vagal Tone •
Specific practices focus on strengthening the vagus nerve and help increase heart-rate variability and vagal tone which is the key to activating the parasympathetic nervous system.
• Self Regulate •
Learn to balance the fight/flight response in the nervous system and gaining control of oneself by oneself.
• Relaxation •
Knowing to to relax one’s own body is a skill which we focus on exploring in each class.
As well as adjusting the sleep cycle to help restore, support process and integration.
• Vitality •
Raising vitality to integrate pars that are disconnected and re-establish a command of the Self.
Understanding the Self and gaining greater awareness of their behaviours, trauma and experiences.
It is intended to be a self empowerment experience.
As the practitioner I see the whole of the person and that each individual holds the capacity to accomplish whatever it may be they wish to overcome and incorporate the learning and deeper understanding of the Self along the way.
Self Care practices are included and introduced.
The practice can be done sitting well supported on the floor, or against a wall or on a chair.
・build self-regulation skills through awareness and monitoring thoughts, movement and breath・
"Last year I completed the Kundalini Yoga course for the Recovery of Childhood Trauma delivered by Harjinder Kaur on the Central Coast. For me, this course was life changing! With Harjinder Kaur’s support, I discovered the strength and courage to commence deep inner healing and realign myself with the flow of wellbeing and abundance.
I am an example of how this course can assist to overcome trauma and restore wellness. I underwent a nutritional assessment before and at the end of the course and without making significant dietary changes or increasing exercise, in just 10 weeks, I had lost body fat, gained muscle, my pH had become more alkaline and my cellular energy production had improved. These results are amazing, especially considering that at the time, I was in the advanced stages of completing a PhD dissertation! In fact, I believe that this course helped me to conjure the warrior energy necessary to complete such a tremendous task.
My journey towards wholeness continues, and I continue to practice and develop the tools I learnt during this course.
From my heart, I highly recommend this course, especially to those who suffer from PSTD and complex trauma."
“Harjinder as a teacher of kundalini yoga comes from her heart and lives day to day with the essence of this amazing practice. Supporting and helping all of us so we can connect with our inner strength and purpose, intuitively knowing the right practices for us every time.
I am eternally grateful to have Harjinder and this type of yoga as part of my life.”
‘Harjinder has shown me the tools to make my life more balanced physically, emotionally and mentally. In her classes she invites you to go on a deeper journey of self exploration and liberation from any fears that hold you back from being the best you can be.’