September 2019 
Happy Fall!
The Fall Equinox 2019 will be at 3:50 AM (Eastern time) on
September 23
Even though this is a time when the yearly cycle is winding down for nature, it's also a good time to call in the cycle for the coming year, for yourself, your garden, etc.
Take some time on September 23 to light a candle, have a moment of quiet, and contemplate what you would like to manifest in the coming year.

Class Schedule 
Location: 305 Glenwood Drive, Chapel Hill, NC
call for more info/directions: 919-257-7814 or email:
Thursdays 6:15 - 7:45 pm 
Fee: $15 drop in or $10 per class when purchasing a 5 class pass.
Class topics for this month:
Sept. 5: "Giving is Living"
Yoga Kriya for Vitality and Stamina
Meditation for Uplifting others in the Aquarian Age
Sept. 12: "Dare to Live to the Fullest"
Yoga: Bodily Adjustment to Elevate the Spirit
Meditation: Healthy, Happy, Holy Breath
Sept. 19: "The Wonder of Writing"
Kundalini yoga set for Creativity
Meditation for Creative Flow
You will have an opportunity to do a short writing exercise after our practice. Feel free to bring your own writing supplies/journal, or paper/pens will be provided.
Sept. 26: "Emotional Safety and Security"
Yoga set for Accessing the source of Strength in You
Meditation for Removing Fear of the the Future

Kundalini Yoga Workshop in Morehead City:
Tuesday, Sept. 24
6:30 - 8:30 pm
"An Introduction to Kundalini Yoga"
We will go over the basics: history, philosophy, and practice  of kriya and meditation.
Location: Momentum Yoga & Wellness
2900 Arendell St. #16
Morehead City, NC 28557
For registration, use this link:
Save the Date!
Workshop with HarDarshan and Barbara:
"Feeding the Emergence, Not the Emergency"
Uncovering, Discovering, and Recovering: Finding your Center in the midst of Chaos.
Sunday, November 10
1 - 4:30 pm
We will practice Kundalini yoga and Meditation, have a sound bath with flutes and gong, do art, somatic practices, & have fun!
Art supplies, snacks, and tea included. Fee is $75
All gender identities welcome.
Pre-register by November 5 by contacting HarDarshan:  919-257-7814

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Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training, Level One                             

Level One Kundalini Yoga teacher training takes place each year in Chapel Hill and is held one weekend per month.
This year's course start date has been delayed. Contact me for the new dates and Apply now!
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Level Two: "Vitality and Stress" will be offered in Chapel Hill spring or summer of 2020. Contact me for more info and stay tuned!

Sacred Words
this month's wisdom quote

“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.”– Stanley Horowitz
Sacred Table
this month's recipe for health and happiness!

HarDarshan's Rice and Veggie Bowl
Now that cooler weather is on the horizon, here's a light but filling cooked recipe.
Ingredients for the Bowl:
2 cups cooked basmati rice
2 cups oven roasted butternut squash cubes (instructions below)
1 avocado
1/2 cup chopped heirloom tomatoes
1/4 cup kale/parsley pesto (instructions below)
sunflower sprouts
Oven roasted butternut squash:
2 cups cubed butternut squash
salt and pepper
1 tsp.paprika
1 tsp. minced fresh garlic
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. dried dill
1 TB olive oil
Kale/Parsley Pesto
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1 cup chopped kale, packed
1 cup chopped parsley
5 cloves garlic
2 TB lime juice
1 TB rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 tsp. dried red chili flakes
1 serrano pepper, chopped
salt and pepper
To roast the squash:
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Mix the squash and the other ingredients together in a bowl to coat, put the squash on the sheet pan in a single layer and roast for 20 minutes, turning the squash after 10 minutes.
To make the pesto:
 Add the pumpkin seeds to a food processor and pulse into small crumbs. Add the rest of the ingredients and keep pulsing until well mixed and finely textured.
To Make your Delicious Bowl:
Add 1/4 cup pesto to the cooked rice, and add rice to the bottom of your bowl. Then top with the rest of the ingredients; squash, avocado, tomato and sprouts.
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  FengShui/sacred space consultations:
   For psychotherapy services:
(Next HSP class will be held on September 4)
Service Opportunity
Mata Shakti Ashram welcomes your support! How can you help?
Time and Talent: help with yard and garden maintenance, upkeep of classroom and workshop/training spaces, vegetarian raw food prep, help with social media and technology. Talk to your friends and personal community about Mata Shakti Ashram, for we are truly "grass roots"!
Finance/Funds: Donations of money to assist Mata Shakti Ashram pay the overhead cost for the current space, pay guest teachers, and provide some scholarships to those in need. Let us know how much you are willing to pledge monthly or yearly over the next year to 5 years, as we prepare the non-profit status. Every donation will receive a class pass to share with a friend to acquaint them with the ashram.
Thanks to Kevin Millar, Lisa Brown, Sahej Anand Kaur, Jennifer Pittman, Lindy Hoeft, Joni Liebel, Michelle Hill, Sat Inder Kaur and Karta Purkh Singh of Kansas City's Param Tirath Ashram, Elke/Keval McCalla, Ranpreet Kaur, Shirin Negmodjanova, Connie Boston, Mary Radulescu, Barbara Lynn Freed, Updesh Kaur, Florence, Wasalisa Davison, Harbhajan Khalsa, Param Terath Kaur and Ashley Jackson, who have already given their support!
Stay tuned for an open house, and contact HarDarshan for more information: 919-257-7814 or
Sacred Listener, Transpersonal Counseling and Kundalini Yoga, Chapel Hill, NC