January 2018
Happy New year!
In the science of numerology, this year is an 11 year. The number 11 is about spiritual mastery. Ask yourself: What does spiritual mastery mean to you? How can you practice spiritual mastery this year?
If you would like more information about a personal numerology reading, contact me! Learn more about yourself, your challenges, your strengths, and even your monthly time cycles for this year!

 Reminder - the website to check for class schedules, etc.,  www.matashaktiashram.org.
 Find out about FengShui/sacred space consultations at www.sacrednest.com
   For psychotherapy services:
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:
Jan. 5: "Self Love"
Yoga set to Create Self Love
Meditation to Conquer Self Animosity

Jan. 12: "Connecting to Consciousness"
Yoga Set: Ajna Stimulation Kriya
Meditation for Uplifting Consciousness

Jan. 19: "Unwind and have some Tea!"
Yoga set: Getting the Body Out of Distress
Meditation: For a Calm Mind and Strong Nerves
followed by Yogi Tea!

Jan. 26: "How to Feel Happy"
Yoga Set: Kriya for Elevation
Meditation: Secrets of Happiness

Special Workshops 
Sunday, Jan. 14, 10 am - 5 pm
"Mind and Meditation"
Learn about your three functional minds and a journaling technique 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 of $90. Please sign up before Jan. 10 to reserve your space: 919-257-7814 or hardarshan@matashaktiashram.org
This is part of the special monthly workshop series that is an opportunity to join part of our teacher training weekends. You may want to attend if you are interested in what teacher training is like, if you've already done teacher training and want to revisit some of the topics, or are just interested in the topic presented. Here's a preview of upcoming workshops:
March 11, Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm, includes lunch. "Humanology" - lifestyle aspects of yoga.  Fee: $90
April 9, Sunday, 8 am - 12 pm. "Relaxation and Kundalini Yoga"  Learn to give and receive relaxation massage! Fee: $50
contact HarDarshan: 919-257-7814
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 not too early to think about next year! Contact HarDarshan for information and application: hardarshan@matashaktiashram.org
Quote of the Month
"Normally you breathe 15 breaths a minute. When you are emotional or out of focus, breathe normally and then bring it down to the rate of four breaths a minute. It will take you three minutes to calm down, no matter what the state of affairs."
Yogi Bhajan

Recipe of the Month
HarDarshan's Spicy Roasted Vegetables
In honor of our recent cold weather, this month's recipe is cooked!
Serves 6 as a side dish
1 head of fennel
1 red bell pepper
3 zucchini
1 medium eggplant
1 onion
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 tsp. hot chili powder
2 TB fresh herbs of your choice, such as parsley, oregano, thyme, rosemary, etc., chopped fine and blended with a little olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and salt
Salt and pepper
Heat oven to 450 degrees. Slice all the veggies into 1/2 inch slices. Sprinkle the eggplant with a little salt and set aside for 15 minutes. Rinse the eggplant and pat dry. Toss all the vegetables in a mix of the olive oil, chili powder, and fresh herb mix, seasoning to taste with salt and pepper. Place in a shallow baking pan and cook for about 30 minutes or until a warm toasty brown. 
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 perosnal 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 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