August Schedule for Prem Studio

Sat Nam Yogis,

I can’t believe we are here in August. Its been a whirlwind of a summer so far. I am making this very short as I have yet again had computer and printer difficulties. They seem to be short lived as I turn on and off both devices, go into the printer desktop app and then somehow the printer comes live again. I don’t seem to understand technology anymore. The more it becomes technical the more I am disconnecting from it.  I took a hiatus from Facebook. It was consuming alot of my time. I am once in a while putting myself onto it and I am also noticing how much I am not enjoying it. So for the meantime I am limiting my usage of these things. Until such time I can find a space of harmony with it.

The schedule for August is limited as August 5th to the 14th my husband and I will be in Peru for a retreat. Right after we fly home we then leave for our family vacation to South Carolina.  Much need R & R for a very busy and beautiful 2017.

Some changes. Wednesday August 30th, classes are at 12:30 and 7:45pm respectively.

Other than that, classes will resume on Monday August 28th. 2017.

Prem Schedule August 2017I trust everyone will have much needed time to meditate and reflect when I am gone. I will miss you all.

Much love and Blessings,

Angela

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July 2017 Schedule for Prem Studio

Sat Nam Yogis,

I just got a few messages today from students that I wanted to share because to me it’s more validation of the work we are doing at Prem and what people are saying about the classes.

One of my students has had two people pass within a week and in one of our classes we discussed using the mantra “Akaal” to help alleviate and deal with the grief and loss in one’s life. “I am telling you because Kundalini is so important in my life now. I practice every day and Akaal  by Snatam has been helping me.”

I had another student just message me. She is fairly new to Prem Studio and I was checking in with her to see how she felt about the work she was doing in the class.  She also said that “I have not forgotten about Kundalini, it seriously is amazing. I feel so good after leaving a class!”

To me, my students are just showing me how much reverence I have for the ancient teachings.           “Kundalini Yoga is all about direct experience and the capacity to apply that experience to your life. It is not simply a collection of techniques, concepts, good ideas and inspiring beliefs.” KRI  Once you begin getting comfortable in class and seeing and feeling how the class brings forth a level of natural calmness and bliss like feelings, then it’s taking those tools that we do in class and using them in our daily lives. When we need support, we now have the actual tools to start navigating life in a totally different way.  It definitely takes a lot of practice and that is the wonderful thing about life. We are given many chances to try and try again to find peace within our self as we deal with adversity.

Kundalini Yoga has been such a beautiful teacher guiding me daily into myself with lots of support and love. It’s me coming to the mat in all my glory and sometimes the worst of my glory, and bowing to that which I cannot see in that moment. The breath,  consciousness, vitality, energy, light, whatever you want to call it that supports you in your challenging moments.

July schedule looks a little different. Well actually because it is. I decided to make it a calendar of classes with times on it. This way it is more user friendly.  Each day has specified times of classes. I have been intuiting my classes a lot more to encompass the energy of the room and what people are needing in that moment. To me that helps align us more perfectly to the teachings that are being guided in that class.

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I trust that if you are reading this blog, you are finding your way to Kundalini Yoga for a reason. Take the leap and try a class.  It could be the very thing you have been searching for. A deeper way for you to find you.

Much love and blessings,

Angela

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June 2017 Schedule for Prem Studio

Sat Nam Yogis,

Today’s email I feel is in gratitude to all the lovely souls who have graced and entered my studio over the last 3 years. I feel so much love for everyone who has stepped up to make change or have been in search for a change in their lives and have gravitated through word, or thought or need, to me.

I have been for a long time focused on self healing and making awareness of myself and my actions a priority and it hasn’t been until the last little while that I recognize all the beautiful souls that have shown up on that same journey questioning and needing to make a shift somewhere in their life. To me, Kundalini Yoga is not just a path to connect deeper to my own truth and authentic self, it has a way of showing up and setting you on a course that you never thought possible.

In honour of all my students that have come a few times, or maybe even once, to the ones that have been navigating Kundalini in their lives over the last few years, this message is for you.  Thank you for giving yourself a chance to be stronger, joyful and more resilient with the grit that comes from the practice. More over, thank you for showing me that being authentic in life doesn’t mean cowering to the fears that show up. That walking through them one step at a time, in various life challenges, means that we are learning and growing.

There were many days when I first ventured out on my own I questioned if this was even the road that I was suppose to be on. There were multiple classes that no one showed up for and at the time I wondered how I was going to grow this. Rest assured, when I let go of the control and how this little studio of mine was going to succeed, I started to see a shift in students.  Instead of them never hearing of Kundalini Yoga, students were coming in knowing something about it, or had read an article or knew of someone practicing.  I had a very few students that were making 3 to 4 classes a week and today I have more than a dozen students making a place for their practice at least 3 to 4 times a week. To me that says that the Technology of Kundalini Yoga (a word that Yogi Bhajan would call the practice) speaks for itself.

Five years ago if you would have asked me where I was going to be in my future, I would never have mentioned Kundalini Yoga, or  Prem Studio in my future goals.  I didn’t even know about it 5 years ago! Go figure.  And to date the journey that this practice has taken me on has been almost unbelievable to speak of.  I see a future continuing to deepen the teachings and the information by finishing my level 2 (500 hour) this year…. well after all is said and done, it could be the end of February 2018.  I will then begin my Kundalini Yoga Therapy training in March of next year. I can actually see that my path has always been there for me to walk. It was me who was clouded and distracted and couldn’t see it. I definitely have clarity and see where this is taking me and have mentioned a few of my goals for the future. Now its just me walking and enjoying it unfold without attachment to the fear of making change.

So in honour of my students who have become family in so many ways, thank you from the bottom of my heart.  That sacred space in my heart actually.  It thanks you and loves you beyond time and space.  When you join me on the mat, know that my soul and your soul are connected deeply and that our love is expanding always.  Thank you for being candid and real and authentic about your stuff so that we can heal yours and mine.  Our support in class comes in so many different ways and forms and levels. Only when we are clear can we see it.

June is a month free of holidays.  I intend to add some classes for July to see if growth and opening space for others is possible.  My schedule clears in July for me to be able to do this.  If there are times that would serve you more, please let me know so that I can look at my schedule and see what suits.  Tentatively starting July I am adding some back to back classes on Monday and Thursdays.  Bringing my Monday night class down to 6:30 or having 2 classes Monday night to see what happens, and moving my Wednesday class later due to a class I teach for the City.  Sometimes its just easier if I schedule and then we can re-assess.  However, if you have a need, please let me know.

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Additions in June:

No additions except for the Pre-Registered Saturday class on June 3rd. This is the last day of the 8 week curriculum so if you have signed up don’t miss it. We have been working on integrating our Fearless Spirit and this week we will be ending with a big Sat Nam!!!! (a little yogi humor)

Cancellations in June:

Currently there are no cancellations in June.

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May the essence of you always be strong and paving your journey with light. May you always know you are love and loved.  May you always know that Love is in every Moment.

Love and Blessings,

Angela

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April Schedule for Prem Studio

Sat Nam Yogis,

I apologize for not putting the schedule up online earlier however I was having difficulty with my printer and being not so technically inclined I finally had resolution with it and my computer today. So  my email will be a little short just to get the schedule up and online for everyone.

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I also have a few cancellations above and beyond the already posted schedule for April.

Easter Weekend No classes on:

Friday April 14th @ 12:30pm

Sunday April 16th @ 10:00am

Monday April 17th @ 10:00am

There is still Class on Monday April 17th @ 7:45pm

There are a few more cancellations due to unforeseeable repairs that have to be done at the Studio. These dates are the following that are NOT posted on the current schedule.

Tuesday April 11th @ 9:30am

Tuesday April 11th @ 1:15pm

Sunday April 23rd @ 10:00 am

I have a few more spots available for the Saturday Curriculum “Integrating Your Fearless Spirit”.  If you are interested please contact me directly @ Basantpremkaur@gmail.com.

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I trust that you have a blessed and beautiful April.  I still cannot smell spring in the air and each day I go out and breathe in deep.  One day soon that moment will come when I know its here. Until then, may you journey through with love in your hearts and spring in your step.

Much love,

Angela (Basantprem Kaur)

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March Schedule at Prem Studio

It was 10 years ago that I got sick with depression and found myself spiralling out of all senses.  I had no real sense of what was happening to me at the time and all I could figure out was that I was over sensitive to everything to what was going on around me and I thought I wasn’t handling stress very well. Although I was a synchronized swimmer for 14 years the idea that I wasn’t able to handle my stress levels had me questioning everything. I began visiting the doctor and she would say to me,” I would like to either see you or check in with you at the beginning of next week”. I thought it was kind of silly at the time because I felt like there was no reason for me to call. So Monday morning when I called the doctor after feeling a little relief over the weekend, there was nothing to report. Approximately 2 hours later I was again spiralling into a complete panic, and calling the doctor back again to book an appointment.  At this time my doctor seemed to be my life line.  A few days later I was being instructed by the doctor to take a note into work and say “This is at the request of my Doctor, I am leaving now.”

 

When work got bad I could see that I was not able to focus very well on my tasks.  I would run scenario after scenario on my models and when it was time to talk about them I couldn’t “speak”.  It was as if a part of my brain had shut off and shut down. I was off for 12 weeks from work and it took some time to regain some sense of normalcy back to my life. At one point I couldn’t multitask anything. I remember having a complete meltdown because I couldn’t bring myself to take my bike to the store for service and then go to the grocery store. There were times when I got so overwhelmed in the grocery store that I left my kart and basket full of groceries in the middle of an isle just to find solace at home.  When the world is spinning we either try to find the center where the movement is less or we get thrown off balance.  I was totally thrown off balance.

 

Looking back I can see the signs of this beginning when I couldn’t before. I knew that I was tired and run down but more than anything, I was holding everything in and not dealing with my emotions. I “looked” like I had it altogether.  When I was totally out of sorts family would come over and I would have nothing to say.  I couldn’t even form words.  I was just hanging on by a thread and I had no idea at the time what was wrong.

Then the day came when I was sitting in Tim Hortons having a coffee with my family and the AHA came.  I was depressed.  It was like someone took the veil off and I was actually realizing what was in fact wrong.  I had no capacity to deal with my emotions.  I mean, who learns how to cope with themselves or their feelings?  We have a glass of wine at night; or watch copious amounts of TV.  Eating was my favourite thing and of course I was an athlete. I worked out teaching classes and competing in triathlons, how could I have anything in me that wasn’t resolved.  I was a strong and capable!  Only I was dying inside.  Then the day came, when I sat at the kitchen table and said “I am willing to loose everything to heal”.  The unravelling began.  I had called in my Soul for the very first time.

10 years later and the other side of my experience I have found my inner strength and my ability to work through the pain of what I hold inside. At times it can be a little more difficult and I don’t always see it coming however, I do see how beautiful the process is. I am so grateful for the depression as it allowed me to take a step into the unknown.  I wasn’t able to do that before and now I live in a place where I am able to see the joy in most things.

Kundalini Yoga has given me the tools to find a way through any block. It has shown me that everything I am looking for is inside me and I just need to have the strength to look and listen.

2017 March Schedule

The Schedule for March is very similar to February however there are a few dates where classes have been cancelled due to conflicts in schedule and of course March Break.

marchschedule2017Additions to the Schedule:

1 More Week (March 4th) for the Pre-Registered Class. If you missed out on this beauty of a class another 8 week curriculum will begin on Saturday April 1st.  Note Saturday May 6th, no class as White Tantra is held in Toronto that day. If you are interested in joining me, please connect.

Tuesday 1:15pm Classes will be held on March 7th, 14th, and 21st, Only.

Cancellations:

7:45pm Wednesday March 8th is cancelled.

Thursday March 16th 9:30am and Friday March 17th 12:30pm for March Break are cancelled.

7:45pm Monday March 20th is cancelled.

Announcing:

 Integrating Your Fearless SpiritfearlessspiritAnother 8 week Curriculum will begin on April 1st and run until May 25th.  (Note no class on Saturday May 6th due to White Tantra). Join me in awakening your fearless spirit.  Create space to live and grow in your truth of Self.  Become the change you are looking for!

Price $88.00

May you find your light. May it shine bright when the darkness seems big and may it guide you on your path always.

Much love and Blessings,

Angela

 

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Basantprem Kaur is my Spiritual Name. 

 

When I began teacher training already people had different names and it took me awhile to get the “jist” of these different names. My teacher trainer “Sat Dharam Kaur” was the easy one at the time as I had already had discussions with her before I went to training. However, upon my first day there was Daya Kaur, Nirmal Singh, Har-Prakash Singh, Hari Dayal Kaur and the list went on.  I found it very hard to get use to all these different names and at the time wasn’t exactly sure why everyone had them.

To get a quick “coles note” definition, the 3HO organization states that “A spiritual name is a vibration and a tool that helps to elevate your energy through the power of its nadh (inner sound current), and meaning. It is your spiritual, soul identity. It is challenging you to live in your highest consciousness. Making the choice to receive a spiritual name is taking a step toward leaving old patterns behind and connecting more deeply with your infinite self.

How does having a spiritual name impact your life?

  • It’s your spiritual identity.
  • It’s an opportunity to leave the past behind.
  • It’s a rebirth in consciousness.
  • It’s a tool and road map to your highest destiny.
  • It’s life changing.

So with that, and all the use of these names and understandings, it took me quite a while to decide whether or not I was going to have a spiritual name. I found myself undecided especially when I had recently divorced and went back to my maiden name. After all that was the name I was born into. That was a name chosen for me to describe who I was. If I didn’t use this name then who would know me to be me.

A lot of our identity is wrapped up in our names. At one point before I got married I found it very difficult to think that I was going to change my name and considered leaving it Angela Baldwin.  I went through many confusing conversations with myself about what the real reason it was that someone change their name.  And then in Kundalini Yoga it was something that was considered part of our journey.  So here again I needed time to figure out what I wanted to do.

“Your spiritual name is your designated destiny, your heavenly identity. That’s all it is. You may or may not live to it, but it is your guiding force. And it’s a prayer. When somebody calls me ‘Yogiji’, it means ‘one who is united with the greater soul.’ when somebody calls me ‘Bhajan,’ it means a ‘divine song.’ and if somebody calls me ‘Harbhajan Singh,’ it means ‘the lion who sings the divine song.’ It’s a prayer in the other man’s word. What is prayer? It is a calling. And you answer the calling. You get uplifted. It’s a plus. It’s a way of receiving people’s blessings.” – Yogi Bhajan

Students of Yogi Bhajan began requesting their spiritual names in the 1970’s. “Our spiritual names became our tools – which daily touched our hearts, impacted our words and delicately influenced our actions – transforming us and releasing us from the insecurities of the past” – Nirinjan Kaur (Director of Spiritual Names).

Finally in September I realized that this name was also part of my growth as a teacher and student of life and I welcomed the change gracefully. I went onto the 3HO website and requested a spiritual name for myself, my two kids and my husband. I figured if I was getting a name to elevate my consciousness so should they.  I won’t go into detail of my families spiritual names but I will share mine.

“You have been blessed to live as Basantprem Kaur, the Princess/Lioness who falls in love with God every moment like the fresh and new energy of the spring. Basant means spring time, ever fresh and new. Prem implies love or beloved. Kaur is the name that all women receive – the Princess/Lioness of God who walks with grace and strength throughout her life.

Using the name Basantprem Kaur opens you to the fresh and new energy of the spring that inspires a constant love of God within. Love is an experience of selflessness within your own self. Where there is love, there is no ego, there is just harmony with God’s divine flow. Your love will comfort many.”

I have come to love using my spiritual name. I love knowing the community of Kundalini Yoga know me as Basantprem.  When I teach students at my studio and they know me as Angela, I know that when I tune in and deeply connect with my truest inner wisdom, I am Basantprem.  I have known this name my whole life. I have been deeply connected to some form of God energy always. I haven’t always understood it but at an early age my brother and I would go “church hopping” because we were searching for that one thing that was always in us.  And I knew it but didn’t know how to describe it or talk about it.  To me it was always bigger than me and wiser of course.

If you would like to check out more information on your spiritual name, the link is https://www.3ho.org/spiritual-names.

The only cancellations in February to date is Family Day which happens on Monday February 20th.  Please enjoy the day with your family, close loved ones and share the love with all.february2017schedule

Blessings,

Basantprem Kaur

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January 2017 Prem Studio Schedule Update

Sat Nam Yogis,

I wanted to upload this as soon as possible as I have just had confirmation about a change that I wanted to let you know about.

Tuesday Morning Classes at 9:30 am are back on the schedule for January.  My obligation got cancelled today so I wanted to let everyone know that before the 10th of January.

Updated January 2017 Schedule

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