26th November: Kundalini Rising ~ Kundalini Yoga Retreat
Kundalini is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning coiled up snake. Through deep meditation and spiritual practice, the kundalini can be awakened and travel up through the body which cleanses and purifies the glandular system, nervous system, and energy centres. The kundalini can move to the top of the head (Sahasrara Chakra) to expand consciousness and help the practitioner achieve self-realisation. The kundalini is considered a powerful energy, and the body and mind must be conditioned to accommodate its movement.
Kundalini Yoga and Meditation use variety of tools to begin to arouse the kundalini energy. These tools include:
- Physical postures (kriya)
- Breath work (pranayama)
- Hand gestures (mudra)
- Vibration (mantra)
- Relaxation (Savasana)
- Meditation (Samadhi)
Kundalini awakenings can mimic trauma release from the body. When people sit with strong emotions that are stored in the body this can clear the grantis or knots that are stored in the chakra system. The heat, anxiety, shakiness and nausea that people can feel is considered to be similar to trauma release. Come and explore the awakening of Kundalini.
“How can Kundalini yoga assist you?
Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan, is an ancient and one of the most powerful styles of yoga. It supports us to become physically, emotionally and mentally resilient by developing a strong nervous system, a healthy glandular and a resilient immune system so that we embrace a life full of confidence.
Kundalini Yoga is for everyone and is one of the most transformative yoga practices today. It is based on a set of exercises that is designed specifically to target certain areas of your body in order to strengthen them and help them release toxins.
Each lot of exercises are referred to as a ‘set’ or a ‘kriya”. First we tune in using a centering technique to call upon our inner guidance. Then we warm up and stretch out our bodies using movement and strong breathing. Each Kundalini yoga class is unique, but each will contain a yoga ‘set’ of postures and exercises that work on specific areas of the body, mind, and spirit.
The word ‘kundalini’ refers to our potential. The practice of kundalini yoga is both a technology and a science for all aspects of human living based on the realisation that our true strength comes from within, Kundalini Yoga deepens and expands our awareness on all levels so that we may awaken our full potential and grace.
A retreat leaves you with an overwhelming sense that you have nurtured your whole being and experienced something special. You do not need to be in perfect physical condition or share any particular belief system.”
~ Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association website
Samantha Lindsay-German Sirgun is qualified in Kundalini Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga and Pilates. She has also qualified as a children’s yoga teacher and recently completed an extensive training program called “The Mother Journey” which incorporates pregnancy yoga, fertility, active birth as well as the needs of a women post children and into menopause. She has also completed training in Indian Head massage and Reiki body work.
She is passionate about empowering others to find their true joy, and strives to help people heal through yoga, pilates and meditation. She has taught in both Australia and the UK.
Sirgun is most importantly a mother to 4 wonderful children and the wife of a patient man.
$128 for the day ~ Bookings Essential.
9.30am-12.30pm– Kundalini Yoga
12.30-1pm – Mindful eating – Please bring a small and simple plate to share for lunch.
1pm-4pm – Kundalini Yoga and Meditation
How to get here – please drive mindfully along our beautiful country roads.
Please note that you will lose reception along the way.
Directions to arrive at Brookfield Retreat – 166 Pacey Rd Upper Brookfield:
- Travel along Upper Brookfield Road until you see the small Upper Brookfield State School at 496 Upper Brookfield Rd. Don’t miss this turn!
- Immediately after the school, take an immediate right into Pacey Rd, which is our street.
- Travel slowly along our narrow street for 3-5 minutes until you see a small sign labelled “Yoga and Meditation- Celia Roberts”.
- Please travel mindfully and slowly up our long driveway and turn left up the top where you will see the yoga studio.
- You will then be guided to park behind the small farm house as pictured below.
We will be here to welcome your arrival and look forward to the day of simplicity with you very much.