26 Sep A Rare Surf Coast Event – Kundalini Yoga Big Day Out
A Rare Surf Coast Event – Kundalini Yoga Big Day Out
When is it?
Sunday, 12 November 2017 – 10:00am – 4:00pm
What is it?
Kundalini is the creative potential of the individual.
Kundalini Yoga was first introduced to the West in 1969 by Yogi Bhajan. It is best described as the yoga of awareness.
Kundalini Yoga is a discipline of techniques that, if practised regularly, assists in strengthening the immune, glandular and nervous systems; stimulates circulation, and promotes a heightened awareness of the impact of personal habits – both good and self-defeating.
‘If you can move and breathe, you can do Kundalini Yoga.’ There are no levels to be attained. The beauty of Kundalini Yoga is that it is a noncompetitive practice. Quite simply, you will start where you are on the day, and progress at your own pace.
Four specialist teachers will share the ancient yogic science of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®.
You will be introduced to Gurbani mantra, active meditation and mudra, and enjoy the benefits of deep relaxation – shavasana; and be guided in the discipline of a 40-day sadhana.
Kundalini Big Day Out is a rare opportunity to experience the talents of local didgeridoo master, Lyndon Morgan of Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre fame. Lyndon will play his custom-made didgeridoos as accompaniment to a selected pranayam, meditation, shavasana and joint planetary gong shower.
What our Kundalini Yoga Big Day Out is not…
This is not a day of hard-core, non-stop asana for the super experienced yoga devotee and/or athlete-in-training. However, you will be challenged. The kriyas taught and the program presented will complement each another, and have been selected with balance in mind.
You will also be introduced to Gurbani mantra, active meditation and mudra.
How will the Kundalini Yoga Big Day Out progress?
Kundalini Yoga is taught by the application of kriyas – sets of completed actions designed to elicit a desired outcome. You may be taught a kriya that focusses primarily on kidney and adrenal health; the lymphatic system; detoxification; or spinal health. There are literally hundreds of Kundalini Yoga kriyas. A typical kriya begins with a gentle warm-up, followed by a pranayam – breath work – aimed at balancing the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. Exercise is punctuated by relaxation techniques. Following warm-up, the kriya proper is taught.
The day’s program will consist of four kriyas – two prior to, and two after lunch – taught by four experienced and dedicated teachers. Morning and afternoon sessions will be punctuated by tea and sustenance breaks.
What’s on our Kundalini Yoga Big Day Out menu?
My Surf Coast Life & Co are simply mad about food, and take all things culinary very seriously. Lunch will be a superbly delicious catered affair, and will be divinely vegan.
Diet plays a big part in the Kundalini Yoga lifestyle. Yogi Bhajan made it clear to students that the perfect time to eat was immediately after yoga and kriya work; he instructed students to never leave it too late to eat after yoga practice, as this is when the body is primed to absorb and distribute nutrients to the bloodstream. Hydration is also very important. So fear not, as food and drink are high on the day’s agenda.
Our aim is to ensure that all who attend My Surf Coast Life’s Kundalini Yoga Big Day Out leave physically and emotionally nourished, transformed – in a good way – and awakened by the Kundalini Yoga experience, and – it is hoped – hungry for more.
Bancoora In is a brand new purpose-built studio 12 minutes from Torquay – Surf Coast Highway side. Bancoora In overlooks a picturesque and tranquil lake brimming with birdlife and natural flora. This state-of-the-art ceiling-to-floor glass and wood studio environment is unique to the Surf Coast and surrounds.
Doors to Bancoora In will open at 9:30am to allow for early birds to find a space and to settle in. Please be advised that the day’s program will commence at 10:00am sharp.
As this event is catered for, and space is limited, there will be no ticket sales at the door. Booking via Eventbrite only and prepayment secure your attendance.
Please bring a yoga mat, cushion for meditation, blanket for shavasana, and water bottle.
There will be yoga accessories for sale on the day, and for order.
My Surf Coast Life’s Kundalini Yoga Big Day Out will be updated with teacher bios and ongoing information. Attending teachers are listed on our Eventbrite booking site.
I do not believe in miracles. I rely on them. — Yogi Bhajan – Master of Kundalini Yoga
This will be magic…