Kundalini Healing Meditation the Siri Gaitri Mantra * Carole Ammoun

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DATE: Thursday Feb 23
TIME: 8:30 pm > 9:30 pm
REGISTER: sms on day of +961 3 974 810
Free / Donation

Kundalini Healing Meditation with the Siri Gaitri Mantra / Led by Carole Ammoun

Meditation in Kundalini Yoga contains specific, practical tools that carefully and precisely support the mind and guide the body through the use of breath, mantra, mudra, and focus.

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Ra Ma Da Sa Sa Se So Hung

This mantra is called a ‘Shushumna Mantra’, it has eight sounds that stimulate the kundalini to flow in the central channel of the spine and in the chakras. As this happens there is usually a huge metabolic adjustment to the new level of energy in the body. The brain is also involved, the sounds balance the five zones of the left and right hemispheres of the brain to activate the Neutral Mind. The Siri Gaitri Mantra is unique, it captures the radiant energy of the Cosmos as a gem captures the light of the sun. Like a gem it can be put into many settings for different purposes and occasions.

CAROLE AMMOUN BIO

Carole Ammoun is a Kundalini Yoga instructor.
Her yoga journey started in 2009 when she first encountered Hatha yoga, and has continued ever since as she practiced extensively and attended a variety of workshops. All along she developed a keen interest in pranayama and meditation. She chanced upon Kundalini yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan and completed her teacher training with Gurmukh in Rishikesh in 2013. She has been transmitting the teachings since then.
Carole is also an actress, writer, and trainer. She performs on stage and for the screen, has published several short stories, and conducts acting workshops designed to develop interpersonal skills. The body-mind connection is the common thread to all her activities.

KIRTAN / MEDITATION * BHAKTI YOGA BEIRUT *

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DATE: Thursday Feb 16 / 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm
REGISTER sms +961 3 974 810
Free / Donation
DESCRIPTION:
Kirtan is a form of devotional chanting whose roots go back over 500 years to India. It is a form of bhakti yoga (yoga of devotion) where the audience is encouraged to participate through its call and response style – the leader chants and everyone in the crowd repeats. In its heartfelt expression, kirtan is music for the soul and can induce profound states of meditation, bliss and ecstasy.

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BHAKTI YOGA BEIRUT BIO
Philip and Tulsi formed Bhakti Yoga Beirut in 2010 with the hope and goal of sharing the ancient tradition of bhakti yoga with the Lebanese community. Born in Lebanon, Philip’s journey into the devotional world of bhakti yoga began in Montreal, 2007, when he was introduced to the deep philosophy of the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition. It was here that he met Canadian born Tulsi. As they learned more, bhakti became less of a practice and more of a way of life, and in 2012 they both received formal initiation from Radhanath Swami Maharaj. Inspired by their spiritual teachers, they along with the other members of their internationally flavoured group, have a strong desire to share the joyful gift of kirtan with others.

CONNECTION THROUGH CREATIVE EXPRESSION * Nancy Zabaneh & Nicole Haimari

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Intuitive Painting, Kundalini Yoga & Meditation / Tapping Into Your Intuition and Overcoming Fear

FACILITATORS: Nancy Zabaneh-Cordahi & Nicole Haimari (see bios below)
DATE: Saturday February 11
TIME: 10:00 am > 1:30 pm
PRICE: $100 / Early Bird: $80 if you sign up and pay before Monday February 6
REGISTER: maysan.marouf@gmail.com

DESCRIPTION:
Every single person has the capacity to express themselves creatively in a process that brings to their awareness deep feelings long time held in the subconscious mind. The process of painting triggers those emotions that cannot be expressed in words.
Explore the theme of fear then take it into an intuitive painting process. Our fears sit at the edge of our comfort zone, they keep us small and unable to realize our full potential. Consciously evolving requires us to move out of our comfort zone and to move through our fears. Empower yourself to embrace a change that only you can create for yourself.
Combine this intuitive exploration with the Science of Kundalini Yoga and allow the dynamic movement, sound vibration, eye-focus, breath and meditation to connect you more deeply with your truth.
Kundalini Yoga is the practice of awakening our Higher Self, it is a practice that provides a whole person form of yogic exercise – the internal and external united. There are no levels in this school of yoga, advanced practitioners and beginners are welcome – the ultimate goal for all is to evoke balance, build physical vitality and increase consciousness.

The fears we don’t face become our limits.

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BIOS

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NANCY ZABANEH CORDAHI is founder of The Red Chair, a Dubai-based platform designed to raise awareness on a wide range of topics in personal development, wellness and social change. Educated at both McGill University and the London School of Economics, Nancy began her career as a corporate banker, then later progressed into the world of communications. Today, she continues as an independent consultant in the realm of coaching, emotional intelligence and motivational speaking. A Certified Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (ABNLP), Timeline Therapy™ and Hypnotherapy (ABH), Nancy holds regular classes and workshops in mind-body wellness and yogic science. An active Kundalini yoga instructor, she is always looking at ways to deepen her teachings, currently working toward a certification to facilitate yoga for addiction programs. Nancy has also developed mindfulness initiatives for schools, including at Dubai

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NICOLE HAIMARI is an Intuitive Painting Facilitator, a certified Color Therapist, experienced and trained in Art Therapy and a “Transformation through Values” facilitator. An ex-private banker and mother of two, Nicole has been working in the healing and transformation realms for several years now, deepening her spiritual knowing through extended studies of the Akashic Records, expanding her experience in Intuitive Art and Transformational techniques.

YOGA LED MEDITATION SCHEDULE FEBRUARY 2017

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Union Square Yoga has opened its doors  for meditation every Thursday from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Our aim is to inspire you in building your own daily meditation practice, untangle yourself from the web of whirling mind stuff, and learn to drop into that place that knows. (not because it has more information, but simply because it knows), and we are thrilled about the increasing attendance over the past few months.

FEBRUARY MEDITATION SCHEDULE AND PROGRAM

* Thursday February 2 / Chakra Tuning Meditation / Ana Larriu
* Thursday February 9 / Full Moon Meditation / Danielle Abisaab
* Thursday February 16 / Kirtan & Meditation / Bhakti Yoga Beirut
* Thursday February 23 / Kundalini Meditation / Carole Ammoun

Register by sending a text message on the day of +961 3 974 810 / Fee: Free / Donation based

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THOUGHT

The first thing that we’re doing when we meditate—is cultivating and nurturing steadfastness with ourselves. I was talking to someone about this once, and she asked, “Is this steadfastness sort of like loyalty? What are we being loyal to?”
Through meditation, we are developing a loyalty to ourselves. This steadfastness that we cultivate in meditation translates immediately into loyalty to one’s experience of life.
Steadfastness means that when you sit down to meditate and you allow yourself to experience what’s happening in that moment—which could be your mind going a hundred miles an hour, your body twitching, your head pounding, your heart full of fear, whatever comes up—you stay with the experience. That’s it. Sometimes you can sit there for an hour and it doesn’t get any better. Then you might say, “Bad meditation session. I just had a bad meditation session.” But the willingness to sit there for ten minutes, fifteen minutes, twenty minutes, a half hour, an hour, however long you sat there—this is a compassionate gesture of developing loyalty or steadfastness to yourself.

KUNDALINI YOGA FOR POSITIVE TRANSFORMATION * CAROLE AMMOUN

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DATE: Saturday January 21
TIME: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
LOCATION: Union Square Yoga
PRICE: $30
REGISTRATION: maysan.marouf@gmail.com

NOTE: Workshop is open to all levels.

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DESCRIPTION:
Kundalini Yoga for Positive Transformation

Pursue your positive transformation, and reassert your new year resolutions by joining this Kundalini Yoga workshop.

We will work on centering ourselves by bringing awareness to body sensations.

We will practice powerful sets including postures in movement, breathing techniques and chanting to elevate the body energies up to Ajna chakra, center for intuition.

This workshop includes pranayama, warm up, kriyas and meditation. It is open to all levels.

What is Kundalini Yoga?

“Kundalini” is an ancient Sanskrit word that literally means “coiled snake”, it is described as a sleeping, dormant potential force in the human organism.

Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan is the practice of awakening our higher self and turning potential energy into kinetic energy. It helps balance the glandular system, strengthen the nervous system and purify the blood to bring balance to the body, mind, and soul. It combines meditation, mantra, physical exercises and breathing techniques that guide the energies of the body and the mind into a specific result or change of consciousness.

“Kundalini Yoga is uncoiling yourself to find your potential and your vitality and to reach for your virtues. There is nothing from outside, All is in you. You are the storehouse of your totality.” – Yogi Bhajan

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CAROLE BIO
Carole Ammoun is a Kundalini Yoga instructor.�Her yoga journey started in 2009 when she first encountered Hatha yoga, and has continued ever since as she practiced extensively and attended a variety of workshops. All along she developed a keen interest in pranayama and meditation. She chanced upon Kundalini yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan and completed her teacher training with Gurmukh in Rishikesh in 2013. She has been transmitting the teachings since then.
Carole is also an actress, writer, and trainer. She performs on stage and for the screen, has published several short stories, and conducts acting workshops designed to develop interpersonal skills. The body-mind connection is the common thread to all her activities.

TANTRA YOGA WORKSHOP * ALINE OURFALIAN

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DATE: Saturday January 7th
TIME: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
LOCATION: Union Square Yoga
PRICE: $30
REGISTER maysan.marouf@gmail.com

This 2-hour workshop combines yoga āsana (physical posture), prāṇāyāma (culturing of the prāṇa through & breathing exercise) & bandha (culturing of the prāṇa through diaphragmatic binding). We begin the workshop with a brief introduction about tantra & yoga, their union together. Following the introductory is a 1.5 hour series of āsana called the Tri-Dosha balancing series. Recognizing the body as a balance of the five elements (the doshas) and the ethereal subtle energy of prāṇa this series is based on the science of Ayurveda (Indian natural medicine) to harmonize the whole being. It is a deep, moving meditation to relax every cell in the body and allow the yogi to experience his true self. The asana series ends with a long final shavasana & a guided meditation to allow the whole system to integrate, synchronize and experience itself in Bliss. Shavasana cultures the expression of the individual from one’s super-conscious state. And finally the workshop will end with prāṇāyāma & bandha, breathing exercises and techniques that can be helpful in our daily life.

By integrating the knowledge and practices of tantra yoga, we achieve balance and harmony so we can relax and flow happily and freely through life.

ALINE BIO:

Aline is a 500 hour certified yoga teacher. Years into studying finance and working in the business field, she suffered from exhaustion, until she discovered the life changing discipline of yoga. She quit her job and travelled to Shri Kali Ashram in India for 6 months where she studied traditional Tantra Yoga. She is forever grateful for everything she has gained, yet continues to practice gratitude and the art of letting go.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

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The peace-loving deity of the Hindu Trinity, Vishnu is the Preserver or Sustainer of life with his steadfast principles of order, righteousness and truth. When these values are under threat, Vishnu emerges out of his transcendence to restore peace and order on earth.

May we all be in alignment with our own truth, and embody the love and peace we wish to see in the world.

Happy Holidays, Union Square Yogis.