November 2018   

I Give Thanks 

In this month of Thanksgiving … a poem of gratitude from Harriett Kofalk 

 Awakening in a moment of peace

 I give thanks

 To the source of all peace

As I set forth into the day
The birds sing with new voices
And I listen with new ears
And give thanks
The flower called Angel’s Trumpet
Blows in the breeze
And I give thanks
My feet touch the grass
Still wet with dew
And I give thanks
Both to my mother earth
For sustaining my steps
And to the seas
Cycling once again
To bring forth new life
The dewdrops
Become jeweled
With the morning’s sun-fire
And I give thanks
You can see forever
When the vision is clear
In this moment
Each moment
I give thanks

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:
Nov. 1: "Collage Your Heart" (creativity and joy)
Yoga: Creative Energy Kriya
Meditation for Radiance and Ease
We will end class with each person making a small collage! Materials will be provided, or feel free to bring your own.
Nov. 8: "Drink from the Well of Self-Love"
Yoga for Creating Self-Love
Meditation to Arouse Mercy and Compassion
Nov. 15: "Spirit Writing" (feeling love from above)
Yoga set for Health and Openness
Meditation: Guidance of the Soul
We will end class with free writing, with your life guides and higher self. Writing materials will be provided, or bring your own!
Nov. 22: No class, celebrate Thanksgiving!
Nov. 29: "Do What Feels Good" (dance into bliss)
Dancing warm ups
Yoga for Movement Relaxation
Blissful Meditation

 Workshop Series that Accompanies Teacher Training continues with:
"Prana, Vayus, and Nadis"
Saturday, Nov. 10  1:30 -5:30 pm
 Learn about the mechanics and subtleties of the breath in the body.The Vayus are the subtle airs in the body and the nadis are the energy channels.Come and experience the more esoteric aspects of your anatomy! Practice yoga and pranayam to enhance your understanding.
Cost: $50.  Preregistration required by Nov. 8
Call (919) 257-7814
Sound and Mantra Workshop with Sat Purkh Kaur
Sunday, Dec. 2: 8 am - 3 pm
Fee is $90 and includes catered raw vegan lunch!
Learn about the science of mantra, explore your own voice and have fun making beautiful music in a group!
To pre-register by Nov. 29, contact HarDarshan: 919-257-7814 or

 Looking forward: Sacred Feminine Workshop!
Sunday, Dec. 9  1 - 4:30
Fee: $75, includes art supplies, tea, and snacks.
save your space by Dec. 5 by contacting HarDarshan:
Visit and "Like" us on Facebook!
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. Our current course is under way, but it's not too early to apply for September 2019!
Contact me for more info:
 Level 2 Training rescheduled for April/May!
If you are certified Level One, this is your opportunity to dive deeper into your practice and 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!
new dates are: April 27, 28, 29 and May 3, 4, 5.
It's not too early to claim your space in this life changing course - it's already filling up!
Pre-registration fee is $900 by Feb. 1,
$995 by March 1, and $1100 by April 1.
This fee includes a comprehensive manual, a set of 4 DVDs of Yogi Bhajan's lectures and meditations, lunches, and snacks.
Sacred Words
this month's wisdom quote
"There is no joy without gratitude"
Brene Brown

Sacred Table
this month's recipe for health and happiness!
HarDarshan's Zucchini Noodle Salad
2 medium size zucchinis, spiralized (if you don't have a spiralizer, you can make noodles with a vegetable peeler)
1/2 cup grated carrots
a few sprigs of fresh basil, chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 minced serrano pepper
Combine all in a large bowl and toss
To make dressing, whisk together in a bowl:
1 TB rice vinegar
2 TB toasted sesame oil
1 TB nama shoyu (unpastuerized soy sauce)
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. minced garlic
Pour into the noodle salad and then top with 1 TB sesame seeds.

website to check for class schedules, etc.,
  FengShui/sacred space consultations:
   For psychotherapy services:
(Next HSP class will be held on November 14)
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, 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 Dickerson, Ranpreet Kaur, Shirin Negmodjanova, Connie Boston, Mary Radulescu, Barbara Lynn Freed, Updesh Kaur, Florence, Wasalisa Davison, Harbhajan Khalsa 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