July 2023
This is an exciting month at Mata Shakti!
After 3 + years, Kundalini yoga and meditation classes will be offered in person! If you've been missing the gong, come and experience it during each class.
There will also be a limited number of slots open for in person counseling clients. If you've been missing or wanting to do sandplay therapy, the Jungian sand tray and all the sacred miniatures are waiting for you!
Zoom classes will also remain available for out of town folks and those who would just rather do yoga at home!
The theme of classes this summer is "The Summer of Love", and here's why: The patriarchal models of religion, and even yoga, have stressed the separation of spirit from the body, and enforced a lot of "rules" about what is and what's not OK. What we need now is an "evolutionary love yoga". This is a new path, where we can reclaim eros, and love's love for its own creation. As we connect with the sacred heart, we rescue eros from the patriarchy and fuel our sacred creativity. We create a field of transformation around us. Eros makes our lives a crucible of alchemical transformation. As we marry eros and adoration, eros is divinized, and we worship the divine in a golden unity. We begin to live a new sacred life. It's all one worship - and that includes the body.  So this summer, we focus on the heart chakra, our bodies, our sexuality and sensuality, not as separate from the Divine, but a crucial part of it!

Class Schedule 
Mailing address: 305 Glenwood Drive, Chapel Hill, NC. 27514
 919-257-7814  hardarshankhalsa@gmail.com
The Summer of Love!          
An 8 class Kundalini Yoga series with HarDarshan
IN PERSON ON TUESDAYS! JULY 25-SEPT. 12  6:15-7:45 PM (sign up soon for the series, as space will be limited to 8 students.  If you can’t make a class you’ve paid for, you can let me know and I’ll put you on the email list for the Thursday class on zoom. And if you can’t make that one live, all zoom classes will be recorded for you to practice later)
Zoom classes will be held on Thursdays from 6-7:30 pm 
July 27-Sept. 14
recordings will be made available to registrants of the zoom class.
Dates and topics:
July 25 & 27: Yoga for Magnetic Field and Heart Center, Meditation to Conquer Self-Animosity
August 1 & 3: Yoga Kriya to Make You Enchantingly Beautiful, and Kriya for Keeping the Body Beautiful, Meditation to Open the Heart
August 8 & 10: 3 short yoga sets: Creating Self Love, Sexual Nerve Strength, and yoga for the Sex Nerve, Meditation for Projection and Protection From the Heart.
August 15 & 17: Yoga for the Heart Center, Meditation for Love without Attachment, for Kindness, Forgiveness, Sweetness and Knowing the God is Within You
August 22 & 24: Yoga for Creative Energy, and Pikhna Bhaki: Meditation to See the Divine in Your Partner or Others
August 29 & 31: Yoga for Pleasure and Happiness, Meditation for the Blossoming of Your True Self
Sept. 5 & 7: Bright and Beautiful Yoga, Love is Love Meditation
Sept. 12 & 14: Yoga to Open the Heart Center, Chatachya Meditation
Fee is $150 for all 8 classes or $275 for both in person and zoom
Drop-ins are welcome for $22 per class. (Only if room for in person class) Contact HarDarshan: 919-257-7814, or email hardarshankhalsa@gmail.com 
Payments can be made via PayPal to hardarshan@sacredlistener.com Mailing check or cash to: HarDarshan Khalsa, 305 Glenwood Drive, Chapel Hill, NC. 27514, or call me with your cc and I will bill through Square. Zoom link will be sent the night before class.
Sacred Words
this month's wisdom quote
"Point the compass 
of my devotion
to the sacred point
in the heart of everything
where awe is retrieved."
Human heart with compass and fire
This is an excerpt from a poem/prayer by Chelan Harkin. If you don't yet know of her, you can find her on Facebook where she posts poems regularly, and her books of poems are available on Amazon.
Sacred Table
this month's recipe for health and happiness!
Making your kitchen into a temple for vegetarian food also helps to heal yourself, those you feed, and the planet!
Buckwheat Tabouli
a wheat free version of a great dish!
Prep time: 30 min., plus time for sprouting buckweat
Serves 3-4
For tabouli:
1 small bunch fresh parsley, thick stems removed and leaves finely chopped
2 cups cucumbers, peeled and finely chopped
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
1/2 cup scallions, finely chopped
1/2 cup buckwheat groats, soaked for 1 hour and sprouted for 12-24 hours
4-5 asparagus spears, finely chopped
1 cup finely chopped tomatoes
For dressing:
1 avocado, peeled, pit removed, and cut into pieces
1 cup cucumber, peeled and chopped
3 1/2 TB lime juice
heaping 1/2 tsp. salt
dash of black pepper
Prepare the dressing by blending all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Combine tabouli ingredients in a bowl and mix with the dressing.

website to check for class schedules, etc.,  https://matashaktiashram.org.
  FengShui/sacred space consultations: https://sacrednest.com
   For psychotherapy services: https://sacredlistener.com
Opening up for in person clients on a limited basis!
Next HSP group starts August 30!
Contact me if you'd like to learn more. 
Sacred Listener, Transpersonal Counseling and Kundalini Yoga, Chapel Hill, NC