December 2019 
Happy Winter Solstice and all Holy Days!
The exact moment of the winter Solstice this year is Saturday, December 21, at 11:19 PM Eastern Time.
This is a powerful time for meditation. 
Also at the winter solstice,  the cycle for the new year begins to come into focus by taking on organization and form. It’s the time when plans and designs come together. Waiting until after the solstice to make plans for the new year is ideal, especially if part of your new year's planning is your garden. This gives Nature the time to gather itself for a mutually supportive relationship after the season has officially shifted. Are you interested in learning more about co-creative gardening? Let me know if you would like to attend a workshop and we'll put one together!

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 for this month:
Dec. 5: "Melting Rigidity"
Yoga: Movement Relaxation Series and Getting the Body Out of Distress
Breath of Ten Meditation to Become Disease Free
Dec. 12: "Moon Bathing"
Yoga: Glandular Shine
Breath of Ten Meditation to Become Disease Free
Outside walking meditation - bring your coat!
Dec. 19: "Create Peace"
Yoga: Releasing Inner Anger and Set for Peacefulness
Breath of Ten Meditation to Become Disease Free
Dec. 26: No class! Happy Holidays and see you in January!
Save the dates for the next winter and spring
Workshops with HarDarshan and Barbara:
 Sunday,  February 16
1 - 4:30 pm
Sunday, May 17
1 - 4:30 pm
Topics to be announced
We will practice Kundalini yoga and Meditation, do art, experiential practices, & have fun!
Art supplies, snacks, and tea included. Fee is $75
Pre-register by contacting HarDarshan:  919-257-7814

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Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training, Level One                             

Level One Kundalini Yoga teacher training takes place each year in Chapel Hill. Our next course will begin in September of 2020 and will go through March of 2021.
Inquire about exact dates and request an application:
If you don't want to wait until September to begin a Kundalini yoga teacher training, you may want to join the course in Newport News, VA that will begin in April, and will conclude in October. 
For more information contact either HarDarshan:,
or Atma Kaur at
Level Two: "Vitality and Stress" will be offered in Chapel Hill spring or summer of 2020. Contact me for more info and stay tuned!

Sacred Words
this month's wisdom quote


The dark shadow of space leans over us…
We are mindful that the darkness of greed, exploitation, and hatred
also lengthens its shadow over our small planet Earth.
As our ancestors feared death and evil and all the dark powers of winter,
we fear that the darkness of war, discrimination, and selfishness
may doom us and our planet to an eternal winter.
May we find hope in the lights we have kindled on this sacred night,
hope in one another and in all who form the web-work of peace and justice
that spans the world.
In the heart of every person on this Earth
burns the spark of luminous goodness;
in no heart is there total darkness.
May we who have celebrated this winter solstice,
by our lives and service, by our prayers and love,
call forth from one another the light and the love
that is hidden in every heart.
Sacred Table
this month's recipe for health and happiness!
HarDarshan's Lemon Chia Pudding
Ingredients for Pudding:
2 oz. chia seeds
7 oz. macadamia milk (milkadamia!)
1 1/2 oz. coconut sugar
zest from 1 lemon (use an organic lemon)
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Ingredients for Jam:
1 10 oz. package of frozen organic blueberries
1 oz. chia seeds
2 oz. coconut sugar
Juice from 1/2 lemon
To make the pudding, whisk the chia seeds, sugar, and lemon zest together in a bowl. Add the milk and vanilla extract and stir until fully mixed. Chill in the fridge overnight.
To make the jam, thaw the frozen blueberries and then strain out the excess liquid. Place the berries in a small food processor with the lemon juice, sugar, and chia seeds and process briefly to create your delightful jam! 
Once the pudding is ready (the chia seeds will absorb the liquid and it will become like tapioca), put in smaller bowls and top with the blueberry jam.
Chia seeds give you lots of energy! Besides being nice for dessert, try this recipe for an energizing and fun breakfast!
website to check for class schedules, etc.,
  FengShui/sacred space consultations:
   For psychotherapy services:
(Next HSP class will be held on Dec. 4)
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, Param Terath 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