July 2019 
Happy Summer!
We're officially in summer now! Even with all the travel plans, etc., that often happen this time of year, it's also a great time to slow down and relax. Do you have some plans to "do nothing" this summer? If part of your plans include heading east to the coast, check out the Kundalini workshops being held in Oriental!  Details below!

Class Schedule 
Location: 305 Glenwood Drive, Chapel Hill, NC
call for more info/directions: 919-257-7814 or email: hardarshan@matashaktiashram.org
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:
July 4: (yes there will be class!) "Paint Your Love"
Yoga for the Magnetic Field and Heart Center
Meditation to Conquer Self-Denial
Class will finish with water color pencil art- supplies will be provided but feel free to bring your own!
July 11: "Sense of Sensitivity"
We will begin class with a self-test for high sensitivity!
Yoga set for Strengthening the Aura
Self Sensory Meditation
July 18: "Loving Life Guides"
Yoga Kriya for the Neutral Mind and Guidance
Meditation for Guidance of the Soul
July 25: "True Safety"
Yoga Kriya to Relax and Release Fear
Meditation for Brosa (trust) 
Kundalini Yoga in Oriental, NC 
Yoga as a discipline is much more than postures. The yamas and niyamas are the tenets or guidelines for ethical living as described by the yoga sage, Patanjali.  HarDarshan will provide us with a Kundalini perspective of these principles through kriyas that include chanting, meditation, pranayama, and postures. Come and explore this aspect of yoga.  All levels are welcome! 
The Yoga Studio, 705 Broad St., Oriental, NC
   Sunday, July 14, 2019
    2:30-5:00 pm
This workshop will focus on the "yamas". Save the date for the August workshop: August 11, when we will focus on the Niyamas of Yogic philosophy.
Don’t miss this opportunity!  
Confirmation and payment to attend is requested by July 10th
 Make checks to The Yoga Studio, mail to PO Box 383, Oriental, NC 28571. 
For any questions call Susan at 252-249-2220 or visit www.mywellnesspartner.com
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Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training, Level One                             
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Level One Kundalini Yoga teacher training takes place each year in Chapel Hill and is held one weekend per month from September - June. Interviews for the next course are under way. Apply now!
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Sacred Words
this month's wisdom quote: a poem by Mary Oliver

The Sunflowers
Come with me
into the field of sunflowers.
Their faces are burnished disks,
their dry spines
creak like ship masts,
their green leaves, 
so heavy and many,
fill all day with the sticky
sugars of the sun.
Come with me
to visit the sunflowers,
they are shy
but want to be friends,
they have wonderful stories
of when they were young-
the important weather,
the wandering crows.
Don't be afraid
to ask them questions!
Their bright faces,
which follow the sun,
will listen, and all
those rows of seeds-
each one a new life!-
hope for a deeper acquaintance;
each of them, though it stands
in a crowd of many,
like a separate universe,
is lonely, the long work
of turning their lives 
into a celebration
is not easy. Come
and let us talk with those modest faces,
the simple garments of leaves,
the coarse roots in the earth
so uprightly burning.

Sacred Table
this month's recipe for health and happiness!
Raw and Vegan Plum Cheescake 

1 1/2 cups almonds
3/4 cup prunes
pinch of sea salt
1 1/2 cups raw cashews, soaked for at least 2 hours
1 large plum, chopped
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract, alcohol free
1 TB maple syrup
2 TB lemon juice
2 TB coconut oil, melted
3 - 4 large plums, pitted and thinly sliced
Crust: Add the crust ingredients to the food processor and process until a fine, sticky crumble. Line an 8" springform pan with parchment paper and press the mixture down onto it. Place in the freezer while you prepare the filling.
Filling: Rinse and drain the cashews and add them to the food processor with the rest of the filling ingredients, except for the coconut oil. Process until smooth, then add coconut oil and process to combine.
Assembly: Pour the filling over crust and place back in the freezer for about 2 hours or overnight in the fridge. Thaw for 10 minutes if frozen overnight and top with plum slices before serving. Enjoy and store leftovers in the fridge!
website to check for class schedules, etc.,  www.matashaktiashram.org.
  FengShui/sacred space consultations: www.sacrednest.com
   For psychotherapy services: www.sacredlistener.com
(Next HSP class will be held on July 10)
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 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 hardarshan@matashaktiashram.org
Sacred Listener, Transpersonal Counseling and Kundalini Yoga, Chapel Hill, NC