Date(s) - 14/03/2019
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Addiction recovery classes apply the techniques of Kundalini Yoga to break the self-destructive patterns of addiction and replace them with more elevating habits. At the same time, rebuild and strengthen the systems of the body, develop inner strength and resilience, and clarity of thought and mind.
Kundalini yoga and mediation as taught by Yogi Bhajan is a complete tool to recovery from light and heavier addictions.
The action of specific asana, meditation, pranayam and chanting co-create a space for self-healing coming form a selected combination of kriyas to support recovery.
When in a difficult space there is a tendency to feel ashamed or blame ourselves for the inability to cope succeeding to keep up the balance having an addictive behavior.
The aim of these sessions is to work through certain mechanisms that can be elaborated and possibly shifted in order to support ourselves in our every day lives.
The group practice and the deeper understanding that at times we have been all going through similar challenges, from there the feeling of being welcomed, just as we are.
The topic of each weekly practice is the foundation for a new relationship with the HigherSelf.
-Cleansing the subconscious
-How does the negative mind serves us?
-Self-love & acceptance
Kundalini yoga is an ancient technology, comprising of specific physical movements, postures, breathing techniques, and mantras that produce effects on both your mind and body.
Practicing this type of yoga helps you release tension, balance your nervous system, and induce deep relaxation. It helps you strengthen your body, especially your core, and as a resulting in better stress management.
The meditative space it creates helps you to achieve a state of Harmony between body, mind and spirit that genuinely facilities to develop a strong and reliable sense of intuition.
Pranayama – breath work – helps slowing down feeling more balanced and relaxed which enhance creativity, optimism, a sense of connection within yourself and inner peace.
Maitri Shakti Kaur is a devoted, dynamic and joyful teacher.
Maitri has been practising many styles of Yoga and Meditation including Kundalini, Iyengar, Jivan mukte, Restorative, Yin and Dru Yoga; exploring the art of mindfulness from the Zen Buddhist teaching of Thich Nhat Hanh and deepening her experience with 5 Rhythms which is a form of active meditation created by Gabrielle Roth.
Her interest on personal evolution brought her recently to take part of a course for a new technique called, the Metamorphic Touch, a simple and effective awakening massage that allows clients to experience their natural state of being letting go of mental and physical limitations.
Maitri feels her journey has reached a sort of completion attending “Beyond Addiction The Yogic Path to Recovery” in September 2015- 2016, taught and mentored by Sad Dharam Kaur. She is now supporting students with her knowledge and compassionate approach coming from her personal experience with a basic ayurvedic prospective and yogic lifestyle.
Maitri has trained as a Kundalini Yoga teacher with Sky in 2011-12, taught and mentored by Guru Dharam Kalsa.
In 2011 she has successfully completed a course with Siri Arti Kaur, founder of“Starchild”(Yoga for children age 4 to 16), bringing a creative and fun aspect to her teaching which not only children benefitted from but probably even more so her adult students. She complemented this training with the“Clown Therapy”course in 2009 for children recovering in hospital.
She has also been a certified Reiki 1 facilitator-healer since 2008 and attended level 2 in 2016 in Portugal.
Kundalini yoga has been the most powerful tool she has come across in her journey of self discovery through all the various disciplines she practiced and trained on, for the personal experience it gave her to inspire others in the same path.
Maitri has offered her service at a rehab centre – “Crouston Oak Lodge” and “The Passage” – a charities for homeless where she share the teaching to help on recovering from addiction with alcohol and drugs.
Complementing her yoga practice, she also teach how to integrate Ayurvedic nutrition into her students daily lives to improve the functioning of the systems in the physical, mental and spiritual body.
It is her wish that every living being, young or old, experience using these tools to heal themselves and to celebrate the infinite potential and truth that lies within each of us.