June 2018
Summer is coming!
Summer solstice 2018 will be at 6:07 AM eastern time 
June 21
This is a powerful time to celebrate growth and abundance! It is also a very important day to meditate. Find some time on June 21 to tune into your soul, and joyfully celebrate! One way to share meditative time with others on this day is to come to Kundalini Yoga class at Mata Shakti Ashram! Guest teacher Ranpreet Kaur will be leading a class focused on creativity! More 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 this month:

June 7: "List Your Lovableness"
Yoga set for the Magnetic Field and Heart Center
Meditation to Bless Yourself
June 14: "Parental Acknowledgment"
Yoga Kriya for Self-Reliance
Meditation on the Divine Mother
(After class, there will be a free informational meeting about teacher training certification. Feel free to come to the meeting at 8 pm, or just stay after class! Have some yogi tea, meet past graduates, peruse the text books, and ask questions. If you pre-pay for the training by June 15, you can save $200!)
June 21: "Start with a Story" (focusing on creativity)
Yoga set for Sex Energy Transformation
Second Chakra Kriya meditation
June 28: "Drawer of Love"
Yoga Kriya for a Calm and Open Heart
Meditation for a Calm Heart
Workshop in Oriental, NC   
Sunday July 15,  2:30 - 5 pm
at The Yoga Studio 
Stay tuned for more details!
A great way to end a weekend at the beach!
Next Sacred Feminine Workshop!
Sunday, July 22  1 - 4:30
 "Bringing in the Light - Creating Altars of Prayer".
Fee: $50, includes art supplies, tea, and snacks.
save your space by July 17 by contacting HarDarshan: hardarshan@matashaktiashram.org
Mark your calendar for a special meditation event this summer:
From July 18 - Aug. 26, there will be a 40 day sadhana of chanting long Ek Ong Kar for 2 1/2 hours. Yogi Bhajan taught that chanting this mantra for 2 1/2 hours every day for 40 days allows you to realize your own infinity. You are welcome to join us in this group exerience at the ashram for one day, some of the days, or all 40 days! 4:30 - 7 am. We will conclude this 40 day practice on Yogi Bhajan's birthday when this meditation is traditionally done as a sadhana. On that day, we will start at 3:25 am and will follow with a pot luck breakfast.
Visit and "Like" us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/kundaliniyogachapelhill
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 from September - June.
It's time to submit your application!
There is a pre-registration discount until June 15.
Want to find out more? Come the free informational meeting on June 14 after yoga class - 8 pm. Meet your lead trainer and past trainees, look at the textbooks, ask questions, & have yogi tea!
Contact HarDarshan for information: hardarshan@matashaktiashram.org
Next Level 2 Training Oct.-Nov.!
If you are certified Level One, this is your opportunity to dive deeper into your practice and your understanding of the sacred science of Kundalini Yoga. This module, one of 5 needed to become a 500 hour level instructor, is my favorite! Mind and Meditation!
Dates will be Oct. 27, 28, 29, and Nov. 2, 3, and 4.
It's not too early to claim your space in this life changing course. Pre-registration fee is $900.
Quote of the Month
"To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves."
Recipe of the Month
HarDarshan's Easy Vegan Kale Pesto
2 cups roughly chopped kale
2 coves garlic
juice of one lemon
1/4 cup walnuts
1/4 cup olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Place the kale, garlic, lemon juice and walnuts in a food processor and pulse until kale, garlic, and nuts are finely chopped.
Turn the food processor to low, and slowly stream in the olive oil until emulsified. Stop the food processor to scrape the sides as needed.
Add salt, and pepper to taste and continue processing until smooth.

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 June 13)
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 Lisa Brown, Jennifer Pittman, Lindy Hoeft, Joni Liebel, Michelle Hill, Sat Inder Kaur and Karta Purkh Singh of Kansas City's Param Tirath Ashram, Elke Dickerson, Ranpreet Kaur, Shirin Negmodjanova, Connie Boston, Mary Radulescu, Barbara Lynn Freed, Updesh 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 hardarshan@matashaktiashram.org
Sacred Listener, Transpersonal Counseling and Kundalini Yoga, Chapel Hill, NC