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Introduction to Kundalini Yoga I Five-Week Series

Updated: Mar 24

Join Norbert Idelon for an Introduction to Kundalini Yoga; five-week series, starting Wednesday, 12th May.


In this 5-week series, you will learn the fundamentals of Kundalini Yoga - 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.


Begins - Wednesday, 12th May

Time - 7pm-8pm each week

Where - Kanuka Yoga Space

With - Norbert Idelon

Cost - $100 for all five classes


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Or, email hello@kanukayoga.co.nz



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 - let the Sun shine

Breathing is probably the single most important thing we learn when starting a Kundalini Yoga practice. Breath is the subtle life force of the body and mind that we call 'Prana'.


This week we'll focus on different breathing techniques, their benefits and practical use. We will also practice a Kriya named after the sun energy; Surya.



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 - root yourself and become boundless

Learn more about the benefits of a meditation practice, and we'll ask the question; 'What is the Mind'? You'll also practice another Kriya focusing on the pelvic region followed by a guided restoration/relaxation.



Week 5 - balance the energies within

Understand the importance of relaxation; during a yoga class and in life. Flow through another Kriya to help awaken the energies flowing through you:

  • Prana - inward life force or breath

  • Apana - eliminating or outgoing force, Apana regulates the outward flow of energy exiting the body; for example, toxins or physical wastes.

  • Kundalini - your consciousness or soul's energy.



Each class will include a form of meditation and chance for relaxation of your body and mind.




About Norbert:

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.


Norbert received his 220 Hour Level One training and certification in Auckland, by Guru Dharam Singh Khalsa and Siri Sat Kaur from i-SKY (International School of Kundalini Yoga, London).





In addition to his Kundalini 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.


By the way, Norbert is French, and is Isabelle’s partner, aka @zazenyogini from Kanuka Yoga Space, going on 30 years now!



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If you have further questions about the Kundalini Yoga Series don't hesitate to chat with us at hello@kanukayoga.co.nz or phone 0276 KANUKA (0276 526 852).


We look forward to sharing space with you soon.


Kindly,

Kanuka Yoga Space