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Japjeet Kaur – A Kundalini Yoga Workshop in Leicester on 09/11/13


Japjeet Kaur Khalsa, PhD, is a full-time Kundalini Yoga teacher (group classes and private turoring), nutrition & health advisor, and spiritual counsellor, and owner of the Leicester based studio Shuniya Kundalini Yoga. Japjeet has been practicing yoga for 9 years and has been teaching Kundalini Yoga since 2008, first in Belgium and since 2012 in the UK, mainly in Leicester and Coventry. Apart from teaching regular classes she also runs Kundalini Yoga retreats in the UK and in mainland Europe (with monthly retreats in Belgium), and she will be organising spiritual-historical yatras to India starting 2014 as well. Japjeet has specialised in nutrition, yoga for stress management and PTSD and in the KY women’s teachings (certified teacher of Yogi Bhajan’s women teachings and humanology). She is currently doing her Level 2 training and is also a certified children and teenage yoga teacher.

At the TruthJuice evening, Japjeet will be giving an introduction into the science and technology of Kundalini Yoga (as taught by Yogi Bhajan), as well as introduce you to a number of simple yet very effective and easily applicable KY pranayam (breathing) techniques, exercises and meditations that all help one with stress-management and enhamcing one’s vitality and efficiency. She will also be sharing nutritional and lifestyle advice from the tradition of Kundalini Yoga and will be answering any questions from the audience. Japjeet has been teaching similar programmes to students and staff at Warwick University (Coventry) and Leuven University (Belgium).

All exercises she will be teaching can be done sitting on a chair, so there is no need to bring yoga gear. The evening is open to experienced yoga practitioners and teachers from all yoga schools as well as to complete novices.


Kundalini Yoga (KY) is the mother of all yoga forms and the origin and most powerful form of all 22 schools of yoga. It is also known as the ‘Yoga of Awareness’ because it gives the practitioner the experience of ecstasy within oneself, not outside oneself. “The old sages developed the science of Kundalini Yoga to develop the caliber of the human, in the fastest, smallest time.” (Yogi Bhajan)

Kundalini Yoga is mainly characterised by quite dynamic, repetitive exercises, a strong attention to the breath which helps intensify the effects of the poses with the purpose of freeing energy in the lower body and allowing it to move upwards, and the use of mantra. The exercises help you to become more aware of your physical, mental and emotional condition and to subsequently influence them in a positive way. The overall result of a regular KY practice is the balancing of the chakras (energy wheels or centers along the spine) and the alignment of our ten spiritual Bodies. This in turn awakens us to who we really are: spiritual beings having a human experience.

The benefits of practicing KY include:

An affordable holistic practice for body, mind and soul

Can be practiced by anyone, regardless of age, physical condition or flexibility.

Effective and quick in its results

Keeps you healthy and/or motivates you to adopt a healthier lifestyle

Reduces stress

Increases vitality and work productivity

Helps to prevent burnout

Enhances your general feeling of well-being

Strengthens the muscles, joints and spine

Removes toxins from the body

Enhances the functioning of organs, glands, blood circulation, nervous system and immune system.

Develops and balances both brain hemispheres, giving you a stronger focus and increasing your efficiency

Helps you to understand your emotions and discern their origin in the mind then teaches you how to handle these emotions and change them by changing your thoughts

Helps dealing with stress and burnout, chronic pain, migraines, trauma, cancer

Deepens a spiritual awareness and sense of oneness with everything around you

Stimulates you to live a life of righteousness, compassion, truth, consciousness, and service

For more information on Kundalini Yoga, Japjeet Kaur and her classes and retreats, visit www.shuniya-yoga.org & www.rearsby-yoga-retreat.co.uk .

Japjeet Kaur’s formal qualifications:

* Kundalini Research Institute (KRI) and International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association (IKYTA) certified Kundalini Yoga teacher (‘Aquarian Teacher Level I’)

* Certified children and teenagers Yoga teacher – Radiant Child Yoga Program RCYP Level 1 & 2

* Certified Facilitator for the Kundalini Yoga Women’s Program ‘Excel & Celebrate – The Radiance of Woman’.

* Kundalini Yoga Level II Teacher in training

* PhD in Literary Studies (under her legal name Nele Bemong).


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