July 2018

Summer is fully here! To inspire your journey this summer, here is a quote by poet Mary Oliver: "If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy, don't hesitate. Give in to it."
Here's to unexpected joy!


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:
July 5: "Identify Your Gifts"
Yoga for Ajnaa Stimulation
Meditation to Blossom into Your Full Potential
July 12: "More and More Every Day" - loving!
Yoga for the Magnetic Field and Heart Center
Meditation for Projection and Protection from the Heart
July 19: "Meeting Your Spirit"
Yoga Kriya for Elevation
Guided Meditation to Find the Infinite Power Within
July 26: "Flora Fabulous" the bliss of flowers
Yoga for the Pituitary Gland
Pushma Kriya, flower meditation
everyone who comes to class will receive a flower!
Workshop in Oriental, NC   
Sunday July 15,  2:30 - 5 pm
“This summer, let your radiant body shine like the sun! Developing your radiant body (part of the 10 body system of Kundalini Yoga that you will learn more about in this workshop) helps you to attract to yourself the things that you need in your life. When your radiant body is strong, you are courageous and prosperous! Come and join us as we do Kundalini yoga sets and meditations to enhance your shine!”
at The Yoga Studio
705 Broad Street
Oriental, NC 28571 
A great way to end a weekend at the beach!
Fee is just $36. Contact susan@mywellnesspartner.com to register
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!
All inclusive tuition is $3300 before Aug. 1, and $3500 after!
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
"Yoga is about attaining to absolute Balance, piercing Clarity, and an inexhaustible Exuberance. With this, you are immensely fit for life."

Recipe of the Month
HarDarshan's Raspberry and Lime Chia Pudding Parfait
Prep time:5 minutes plus 2 hours in the fridge
For the chia pudding:
1 cup fresh raspberries
1 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk
2 TB maple syrup or raw honey
1 tsp. lime juice
3 TB chia seeds
For topping:
1/2 banana, thinly sliced
1/4 cup fresh raspberries
1/4 cup fresh blueberries
Place the raspberries in a bowl and mash with a fork. Stir in the milk and sweetener of your choice, lime juice and chia seeds.
Set aside to soak in the fridge for 2 - 3 hours, until thick and jelly like
Divide the pudding between two jars or bowls and serve with bananas, raspberries, and blueberries.
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 July 11)
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