May 2018
We are so blessed to live in North Carolina in the month of May! 
The trees are fully leafed out but with that precious spring green color still fresh and gently filtering the spring sunlight.
The month of May has long held spiritual significance, from being associated with the Virgin Mary to being a time of hopeful energy. Whatever you have wanted to do in the past but have not yet realized, the energy of May can help you to access those heart's longings and give you the impetus to follow through and realize your dreams! 
What is your sacred longing this month?

website to check for class schedules, etc.,
  FengShui/sacred space consultations:
   For psychotherapy services:
(Next HSP class will be held on May 2)
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 this month:
May 3: "Choose to Celebrate Your Spirit"
Yoga set: Becoming Crystal Clear
Blissful Meditation
May 10: "Rev Up the Spectacular"
Yoga Kriya for Energizing the Self
Meditation to Totally Recharge You
May 17: "Rooting Yourself in Love"
Yoga set: Creating Self-love
Balancing the Tattvas at the Heart Center Meditation
May 24: "Living in the Present"
Yoga to Withstand the Pressure of Time
Meditation for the Most Restless Mind
May 31: "Journal Your Joy"
Yoga- Movement Relaxation Series
Experience the Gift of Life Meditation
followed by journaling!
Special Cinco de Mayo Sadhana!
Saturday, May 5, at 5 am
Join us for prayer, yoga, and meditation, followed by a special treat - Mexican chocolate Yogi Tea~
Group sadhana will also be held on Wednesday May 9 at 5 am!
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
Our theme will be "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:
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.
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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 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, and have yogi tea!
Contact HarDarshan for information:
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
"The only way to live is by accepting each minute as an unrepeatable miracle."
Storm Jameson
Recipe of the Month
Living Butternut Squash Ravioli
For "Noodles" - 1 butternut squash, peeled
1 T sea salt
Using a mandoline, make thin slices of the neck of the squash
Use a cookie cutter to make circles
In a large bowl, combine squash circles and sea salt, soak for about 2 hours to soften.
Once softened, rinse well and set aside.
For Spinach Stuffing:
3/4 cup soaked pumpkin seeds
3/4 cup soaked sunflower seeds
2 T nutritional yeast
1 T olive oil
1 T lemon juice
1 clove garlic
1 T dried Italian herbs
1/2 cup soaked sun dried tomatoes
3/4 - 1 cup water
sea salt to taste
3 -4 cups packed spinach
1 T pitted kalamata olives
Combine all the ingredients except spinach and olives and blend until smooth in a blender
Transfer 1/2 the sauce (about 1 cup) to food processor. Add spinach and olives.
Pulse into chunky in texture.
Then make a pesto drizzle using 2 T pesto of your choice, whisked together with 1 T olive oil.
To assemble ravioli, simple place spinach filling in between two squash circles, and then drizzle with pesto!

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
Sacred Listener, Transpersonal Counseling and Kundalini Yoga, Chapel Hill, NC