February 2019   
"The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size."
  Gertrude S. Wister

This quote is so true! How excited we become to see the daffodils and bluebells poking up out of the ground, the camellias blooming, and the little crocuses to come. What other little joys can you find in this last full month of winter? How disproportionally delighted can you be?

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:
Feb. 7: "Treat Yourself"
Yoga set for Getting the Body Out of Distress
Meditation to Blossom into Your Full Potential
everyone coming to class will receive a rose!
Feb. 14: "Guiding Lights"
Yoga Kriya for Elevation
Meditation: Guidance Kriya
Feb. 21: "Respect Yourself"
Yoga Kriya to Make You Enchantingly Beautiful
Yoga Kriya to See the Inner Beauty
Meditation for Self-blessing and Guidance
Feb. 28: "Try New Experiences"
Yoga Kriya for Energizing the Self
Meditation to Remove Fear of the Future
 Workshop Series that Accompanies Teacher Training continues with:
"Mind and Meditation"
February 10, Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm
Learn about your three functional minds and a journaling technique to help you know your own mind to get to know yourself on a deeper level. You will practice many different versions of meditation in the Kundalini tradition: silent, and with mantra, mala meditation, gong meditation, moving meditation, and more! A delicious raw vegan lunch is included in the registration.
Fee: $90
Reserve your space by February 5
hardarshan@matashaktiashram.org. 919-257-7814
“Relaxation and Kundalini Yoga”
with HarDarshan and visiting instructor Dukh Niwaran Kaur.
 Saturday, Feb. 23, from 2 - 6 pm. Fee is $50
 In this workshop, we will practice yoga for the adrenal glands and you will learn a fully clothed relaxation massage as well as foot massage. You will be able to recieve as well as learn to give these great healing techniques. Pre-register by Feb. 20.

with HarDarshan and visiting instructor Dukh Niwaran Kaur.
 Sunday, Feb. 24, from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Fee is $90 and includes a raw vegan lunch.
Learn about life cycles, birth, relationships, death, prosperity, and more, from the yogic perspective! You will practice yoga, meditation, and have some fun! Pre-register by Feb. 20.
  Sacred Feminine Workshop!
Sunday, March 3  1 - 4:30
Fee: $75, includes art supplies, tea, and snacks.
save your space by March 1 by contacting HarDarshan: hardarshan@matashaktiashram.org
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. Our current course is under way, but it's not too early to apply for September 2019!
Contact me for more info:
 Level 2 Training rescheduled for April/May!
If you are certified Level One, this is your opportunity to dive deeper into your practice and 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!
new dates are: April 27, 28, 29 and May 3, 4, 5.
It's not too early to claim your space in this life changing course - it's already filling up!
Pre-registration fee is $900 by Feb. 1,
$995 by March 1, and $1100 by April 1.
This fee includes a comprehensive manual, a set of 4 DVDs of Yogi Bhajan's lectures and meditations, lunches, and snacks.
Sacred Words
this month's wisdom quote

"Make your life like
A rose
that speaks silently in
The fragrance of Love
It is only in the depth of
Silence that the voice of
God can be heard."
 Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Sacred Table
this month's recipe for health and happiness!
HarDarshan's Garlic Soup
A medicinal soup for cold and flu season!  Serves 4
26 garlic cloves (unpeeled)
2 TB avocado oil
2 TB coconut oil
1/2 tsp. cayenne powder
1/2 cup fresh ginger root
2 1/4 cups sliced onions
1 1/2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
26 garlic cloves, peeled
1/2 cup coconut milk
3 1/2 cups organic vegetable broth
4 lemon wedges
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place 26 unpeeled garlic cloves in a small glass baking dish. Add 2 TB avocado oil and sprinkle with sea salt and toss to coat. Cover baking dish tightly with foil and bake until garlic is golden brown and tender, about 45 minutes. Cool. Squeeze garlic between fingertips to release cloves. Transfer cloves to small bowl.
Melt coconut oil in heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions, thyme, ginger and cayenne powder and cook until onions are translucent, about 6 minutes. Add roasted garlic and 26 raw peeled garlic cloves and cook 3 minutes. Add vegetable broth; cover and simmer until garlic is very tender, about 20 minutes. Working in batches, puree soup in blender until smooth. Return soup to saucepan; add coconut milk and bring to simmer. Season with sea salt and pepper for flavor. Squeeze juice of 1 lemon wedge into each bowl and serve. Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Rewarm over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

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 February 6)
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