Sutras are words to live by, the threads that string life together. This month (June 2015) I’m teaching classes at Yoga West (2662 West 4th Ave. Vancouver) that focus on each of the five sutras that Yogi Bhajan shared to support us in our current stage of human evolution, the Aquarian Age.
Five Sutras. Five Classes.
You’re very welcome to attend some or all classes, whether you’re brand new to Kundalini Yoga or are a seasoned veteran. You can pay for a drop-in or use your Yoga West class package. Visit Yoga West’s website for more information on class fees.
In this time Piscean values are giving way to Aquarian values. The difference between the two is very simple. Piscean values work from the ego, creating boundaries. Aquarian values have no boundaries; they are Infinite. Aquarian consciousness takes you inside your soul, so that you can relate to the soul in all.
— Yogi Bhajan from Aquarian Times, Spring 2003.
The following is a summary of the themes for each class. This information is also available on this poster. Let me know if you have any questions…and I hope to see you at Yoga West!
Monday, June 15 (7-9pm)
1st Sutra — Recognize that the Other Person is YOU
We see others as a reflection of ourselves. Qualities we admire in others are gifts that we possess. And when we have an adverse reaction to someone we have an opportunity to see our shadow. Come and embrace your light and the shadow it casts.
Wednesday, June 17 (7-8:30pm)
2nd Sutra — There is a Way Through Every Block
Like it our not, challenges will come along throughout our life. Resisting these challenges can cause us to feel stuck and drained. Embracing them presents us with an opportunity to learn and grow. As children, many of us loved to play with blocks. Bring your inner child and re-experience how much fun blocks can be.
Monday, June 22 (7-9pm)
3rd Sutra — When the Time is on You START and the Pressure will be Off
Is there anything in your life that you’re putting off? Resisting doing things is, in many cases, more draining that actually doing them. Learn to apply yogic technology to create momentum in your life as you take courageous steps along the path of fulfillment and happiness.
Wednesday, June 24 (7-8:30pm)
4th Sutra — Understand Through Compassion or You Will Misunderstand the Times
One key to thriving in the Aquarian Age is going beyond an intellectual understanding of the world and learning to understand through compassion. Experience yourself as an integral part of life and open yourself to exciting new possibilities.
Sunday, June 28 (10-11:30am & 5-6:30pm)
5th Sutra — Vibrate the Cosmos. The Cosmos shall clear the path.
At a basic level we humans (and everything else, for that matter) exist as vibrations. Kundalini Yoga places a strong emphasis on chanting sacred mantras that support us in raising our vibration and reaching heightened levels of awareness. Come and experience it for yourself.
Photo Credit: Phil Long (Flickr)