Kundalini Yoga I Five-Week Series
Join Norbert Idelon for our next Kundalini Yoga Series at Kanuka Yoga Space:
Begins - Wednesday, 7th July
Time - 6.30am-7.30am
Where - Kanuka Yoga Space
With - Norbert Idelon
Exchange - $100 for all five classes
$24 casual drop-in
Use any Kanuka Yoga pass to attend
Or, email firstname.lastname@example.org
In this 5-week series, you will learn breath patterns (pranayama), basic asana (postures), mantras (sound/chanting), and use of the bandhas (body locks). You can expect to practice meditation in a relaxing space; learn more about each week below.
What Is Kundalini Yoga?
Kundalini Yoga is called the Yoga of Awareness, bringing balance to the body, mind, and soul. The practice stimulates the glandular system, strengthens the nervous system, expands lung capacity, purifies the blood, brings energy flow, achieving balance, mental clarity, and physical well-being.
Kundalini Yoga is a dynamic, powerful practice that is designed to give you a direct experience of your Self.
Acquire knowledge to anchor, enhance and deepen your yoga practice.
No previous yoga experience is required.
What to expect each week:
Week 1: Explore the spine and learn about 'Caliber'
Begin to understand the concept of Kriya (Kundalini sequence; there are many difference Kriyas or sequences in Kundalini Yoga), learn some of the basic Mudras (hand gestures), explore the main Bandhas (body locks) found in the body and tune-in with the Adi Mantra which is used at the start of most Kundalini Yoga classes to help turn your awareness inwards.
We will also learn about more about 'Caliber' - your ability to distinguish between different pieces of information. Every day we're exposed to imagery, smells, thoughts, and even dreams but sometimes we find it hard to determine the meaning.
Week 2: Focus on Third and Fourth chakras
Let’s balance your Prana (the life-force energy) and Apana (the eliminative energy) within, by focusing on the Third Chakra, at the Navel Point and then at the Fourth Chakra, at the Heart space. Focusing on these areas is great for general strength, digestion and abdominal toning.
Week 3: Discover your 10 bodies
This week we'll learn more about the impact of chanting and power of sound during a Kundalini Yoga practice, along with a Kriya that activates and helps to balance each of our 'ten bodies'.
What are the 'ten bodies'? We all know about the physical body; the one we're born with and changes over the years. Often times, we associated so strongly with the physical body that we don't notice the other aspects of ourselves; i.e. our mind, our soul, our true selves. In Kundalini Yoga, you learn and begin to practice an appreciation of your 'ten bodies' - all the aspects that make you unique.
Week 4: Balance Prana and Apana
We'll discover how to mix and balance Prana and Apana energies at the Navel Point and, supporting a release of the Kundalini power. Transform anger into strength and sexual energy into creative force.
Week 5: Back to basics
Exercise the spine and help awaken the flow of energies within, stimulating breath and opening the heart space. An accessible combination to balance the chakras, find rest and reach higher states of consciousness.
Each class will include physical postures, breath work, chanting, meditation and relaxation. Eventually, Norbert will offer a Gong Bath during mediation or relaxation. Even when you are healthy and you feel fit, this sound healing practice gives you a super-charged sense of well-being, consciousness and calm.
After walking away alive from a serious accident (helicopter crash) Norbert suddenly felt the need to take his life a bit slower, and a bit deeper. He started practicing meditation and later discovered Kundalini Yoga which really clicked for him.
His journey as a Yoga Teacher started with a KRI 220 hour level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training in Auckland, by Guru Dharam Singh Khalsa and Siri Sat Kaur from i-SKY (International School of Kundalini Yoga, London).
He completed his initial instruction with a 60 hour Trauma Informed Yoga Training course facilitated by Yoga Rise and including an Introduction to TCTSY certificate. He also recently followed a Gong training course. In addition to his yoga practice, Norbert is a Vipassana meditation practitioner (silent meditation).
When he's away from his yoga mat, he is flying somewhere in the world as a Certified Flight Test Pilot, driving his @yogaBUS, or even running an ultra trail marathon around New Zealand.
If you have further questions about the Kundalini Yoga Series don't hesitate to chat with us at email@example.com or phone 0276 KANUKA (0276 526 852).
We look forward to sharing space with you soon.
Kanuka Yoga Space