February 2018
As we move into February, (our last full month of winter!) we are riding the energy of the recent super moon blue moon eclipse!
Metaphysically, this is a time to release what is not working in your life, and to welcome in the next phase. What do you need to let go of, as the moon now begins to wane? What seeds do you want to plant within that can flower as we move closer to spring?
Yoga class on February 1 will focus on stimulating your creative energy as well as your meditative mind, so that you can realize the goals that you envision! Join us!

 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:
(HSP classes will be held on Feb. 28 and March 14)
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:
February 1: "Golden Tickets to the Life You Deserve"
Yoga: Creative Energy Kriya
Sat Nam Rasayan/Mindfulness Meditation
February 8: "Let Go of Fear and Flow Into Love"
Yoga for Relaxation and Releasing Fear
Meditation for a Calm Heart
February 15: "Cultivate Connections"
Yoga for Creating Intimate Bonds
Mediation for Creating Intimate Bonds

February 22: "Cheerful Vibrations"
Yoga for Active Bliss/Ultimate Peace
Smiling Buddha Kriya Meditation

Special Workshops 
March 11, Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm, includes lunch. "Humanology" - lifestyle aspects of yoga.  Fee: $90     
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:
April 14, Saturday, 8 am - 12 pm. "Relaxation and Kundalini Yoga"  Learn to give and receive relaxation massage! Fee: $50
contact HarDarshan: 919-257-7814
Sacred Feminine Workshops Return!
Sunday, April 8  1 - 4:30
We will celebrate return of spring together and elevate one another as women!
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
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
"Look deep into the eyes of nature and everything will make sense."
Albert Einstein
Recipe of the Month
HarDarshan's Arugula, Fennel,and Spinach salad
4 cups arugula
1 fennel bulb, finely sliced
2 cups baby spinach
For dressing:
4 TB olive oil
1 TB lemon juice
1 clove garlic
1 tsp. mustard
salt and pepper
Blend the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, mustard, salt and pepper and chill well. Toss the dressing into the greens just before serving.
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