MIND AND MEDITATION
Mind & Meditation, a KRI Level 2 course as taught by Yogi Bhajan, is intended to illuminate the relationship between you and your mind. Through this powerful experience, you will explore how the mind works in relationship to yourself and others. You will begin to integrate fundamental concepts about the nature and dynamics of the mind into your life. Perhaps most important of all, you will deepen your meditative practice.
In this transformational Kundalini Yoga Level 2 teacher training, we will explore the following themes of Mind and Meditation:
- The nature of the Mind and How It Works
- How to utilize the positive qualities of the three minds
- How to direct the mind to give you a greater capacity for happiness
- Recognizing and working with the 81 facets of the mind
- Advanced meditation techniques and practices
- Developing a personal meditation practice
Mind and Meditation is a 60-hour course with classroom hours and independent study. It is an in-depth transformational learning and teaching experience with a well-designed curriculum, manual, and support materials. Conscious Communication is one of the five modules required for Level 2 certification as a Kundalini Yoga Practitioner.
The training at Yoga Yoga is paced to give you plenty of time to study, reflect and absorb the concepts presented. You will have time to review information and practice the meditations and kriyas that are given in both the manual and home study guide as well as on the set of DVDs that you receive in the course.
This program is open to those who have completed the KRI Level 1 Kundalini Yoga teacher training, as well as seriously interested students who have a Kundalini Yoga practice.
The course emphasizes carefully chosen meditations, kriyas, and readings. All the information is presented in highly interactive learning environments. You will explore topics and discuss them with other students in both small and large groups. You will have the opportunity to practice meditations deeply over an extended time. You will test and observe the application of these techniques and attitudes in your life. One highlight of the course is a day of silent meditation to go deeper into your experience of self.
Pivotal to this path of study is a chance for you to encounter the energy, teaching and character of Yogi Bhajan as directly and personally as you can. We use videos of him teaching classes and mediations throughout the course.
“Every human being who wants to excel and to develop the character and caliber that upholds the values of the soul needs a direct, fundamental relationship to the mind.”
about your teacher
Mehtab, one of the founders of Yoga Yoga, completed his first Kundalini Yoga teacher-training program in 1974 at the Hargobind Ashram in San Rafael, California. He went on to teach Kundalini Yoga in the public schools and in drug rehabilitation programs. He is a Level 1 and Level 2 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Trainer and an Experienced 500-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT-500). He has an educational background in psychology with advanced training in Integrative Yoga Therapy.
Mehtab is a four-time presenter at the Southwest Yoga Conference, and received the International Kundalini Yoga Teacher’s Association ‘Building Communities in Yoga’ award in 2000. He has taught Kundalini Yoga workshops and classes to students and teachers from around the world at the annual Kundalini Yoga Summer Solstice gathering in New Mexico. He is also the author of 11 books, including the recently released Gong Yoga: Healing and Enlightenment through Sound, and of over 100 articles on yoga, health, diet, and nutrition.
Siri Bahadur began practicing and teaching Kundalini Yoga in 1974 in Dallas, Texas. He completed the inaugural Master’s Touch Teacher Training by Yogi Bhajan in 1996, and continues to learn and train with international teachers like Gurucharan Singh Khalsa and Guru Dev Singh. He is also involved as a teacher in the Yoga Yoga Teacher Training program. Siri Bahadur’s yoga classes focus on conscious release of tension, thought patterns, emotions and unproductive habits acquired in your life experience; while creating the intentions that lead to the experience of your energetic, graceful, Infinite, and Divine nature.
Guru Karam (Laura)
Guru Karam (Laura) has been a yoga practitioner for over 35 years and holds a Masters Degree in Nursing from the University of Texas at Austin. As one of the first certified Kundalini Yoga Teachers, she has served as a teacher training course facilitator in the Master’s Touch program taught by Yogi Bhajan and has served as a lead teacher in teacher training courses since 1997 at both Level I and Level II in Kundalini Yoga and Hatha Yoga. In addition to her Kundalini Yoga certification, Guru Karam also has certification and advanced training in Integrative Hatha Yoga Therapy, teacher training in Ashtanga Yoga and is a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher. She brings a lively sense of humor to the profoundly transformative practice of Kundalini Yoga with a focus on ease and precision in postures and the breath.