People with all levels of yogic experience are invited to learn and practice Kundalini yoga in West Hartford with a master teacher, lead Kundalini Yoga trainer Hari Kirin.
Submitted by Copper Beech Institute
The Copper Beech Institute will host a weekend retreat, Body, Mind and Soul: Introduction to Kundalini Yoga with lead Kundalini Yoga trainer and author Hari Kirin Kaur Khalsa Nov. 14-16, 2014. This retreat is for everyone – from newcomers to yoga to seasoned Kundalini Yoga practitioners. Participants will learn postures, breathing exercises and mantras to awaken the body’s natural vitality, release stress patterns in the mind and experience deep meditation. Each participant will leave the retreat with a personalized yoga routine and specific meditations for home practice.
The retreat begins on Friday, Nov. 14 at 5 p.m., and concludes on Sunday, Nov. 16 at noon. Tuition is $250 plus accommodations and meals.
Hari Kirin studied for over 30 years with Yogi Bhajan, the teacher who originally brought Kundalini Yoga to the U.S. from India in 1968. Hari Kirin is a certified lead trainer of 200- and 500-hour certifications in Kundalini Yoga and teaches regularly at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and yoga centers around the world. She is also an artist and the author of the best-selling book Art & Yoga: Kundalini Awakening in Everyday Life.
Kundalini Yoga is a yoga for householders, Hari Kirin says — “those of us who face the daily challenges of holding a job, raising a family or managing a business. It helps cultivate skills for coping more effectively with the stress of our times and complements any spiritual practice.”
The retreat weekend includes yoga classes and mindfulness meditation practice as well as a Saturday Nights on Retreat event with an art opening at our Golden Thread Gallery. Healing arts therapies including massage and reflexology are also available for an additional charge.
To learn more about the Copper Beech Institute and the community meditation program, please visitcopperbeechinstitute.org.
An independent, nonprofit retreat center, the Copper Beech Institute is located in West Hartford, CT on the campus of Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center where it leases space. The Institute offers day retreats, weekend retreats, professional trainings and extended learning opportunities. Copper Beech Institute has also has partnered with the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness to offer an 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course three times a year. The Institute’s campus has quiet places to rest with 200 beds, an art gallery and stone labyrinth, all on 48 wooded aces, with healing arts therapies and farm-to-table food to nourish health, and a compassionate staff to support personal growth and exploration.