October Schedule at Prem Studio

Life seems to have its twists and turns and we never know how things will turn out. For most of us the sense of knowing that we have a certain handle on things helps us to navigate a more sedentary way of life. However after a while it becomes numbing in the sense that our excitement value or anticipation for anything coming becomes almost nonexistent.  I have found that for most of my life I have been pretty much blah.  A sense that if we were going somewhere I would be more irritated to complete things rather than this sense of excitement and elation. I have for a long time not even known what that means and I realize now it was because I was describing this sense of excitement as something else. A negative thing. Like something bad was about to happen and I needed to prepare for it somehow. Only now after much work on myself and getting to know me, I am seeing a totally different side to this feeling. A sense of not knowing is still there yes, but I realize that I am so very excited and there is a skip in my step and a smile on my face that I can’t wipe off for any reason.

How did I get to the place where I would consider this feeling inside a negative thing? Maybe because in my younger years when I had so much pain inside, I could only see the critic me and the negative side of things. Maybe because when I was young and I had my open and loving heart broken, I realized that was a dangerous thing and shut it down. Only now, the love of me goes so far beyond anyone else and this feeling that I am more loving and complete than I have ever known is allowing me to see a totally different side to these feelings. And let me tell you it feels so good.

I believe we have become a society of complacent.  We have an expectation around life and if we have everything in our little boxes, life is good and complete and whole.  Well I had all that and I was miserable. I was stuffing life and everything that was outside of what most consider “normal” down and locking it in my body.  I have over a period of 15 years been working on delving into this locked box and am becoming more me with a sense of deeper purpose and commitment to a greater me.  I know for many this sounds so “out there” however, for the ones that started this search and have been looking, I can tell you, if you direct your search inward, you too will come to know this sense of deep inner love.  It radiates out like a beacon. It fills you when everything outside you can’t.  There are many things outside of us that we find fulfilling, so we gravitate to those things, like charity work, volunteering, maybe teaching yoga or being in service to others in some capacity. These things are all honourable journey’s however, they are still outside of you.

I realized this past week, that my highschool boyfriend taught me many things and one of those things was running.  I was so good at it. I found myself doing it in many ways unconsciously.  I would want to be other places, and for me Waterloo was 19 years of my life so I didn’t have to come back to my roots. However, that is exactly what I needed to do find me.  My family and my life have been perfectly orchestrated so that I may become a greater version of myself. Because that 16 year old teenager was a voice in my head for a very long time and was telling me to search for something outside. And everytime I did I realized that I felt the same old blah.

I trust that you begin to do some heart searching of your own.  At first it’s a little difficult to even understand what it is that we are feeling in any moment. However, I trust that when you do, you will come to know a love that is bigger than anything you have ever known.  I am no longer running from myself and ultimately my life. I am in it and feeling like this will enable me to fly.  In a more metaphoric sense of the word.  lol.  Wouldn’t you love to fly too?

October’s schedule is attached. The only changes are Thursday mornings to 9:30 am and alternate 10:45am classes.

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Here is a pdf version of the schedule. October 2017 Schedule

Monday October 9th is the only holiday recognized for Thanksgiving. Happy Tofurkey Day or any day you recognize. I am grateful for all that I have experienced this year and look forward with excitement and anticipation to the rest of the fall season.

Love and Blessings,

Angela

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September Schedule for Prem Studio

Sat Nam Yogis

September is upon us and I am just getting to this now. it’s amazing how quickly the beginning of the month happens and I end up trying to at the last minute put the schedule up on line.  I use to be a worrier most of the time about a lot of different things. I have now spent the summer going with the flow. Doing my meditation at different times of the day and not being so rigid about timing or having it done on time or first thing. It seems that the universe is trying to get me to settle into flow with myself and recognize that just because I am not on time I am still in flow.

The full moon is today. What an interesting moon it is. It states that life is about our insight and learning more about yourself. This moon will allow our insights to come so that we have a deeper understanding of things that are happening in our life. I find that I am learning to trust myself more. It seems like years ago I could sit and say “I trust myself” and therefore people in relationship to me. However I am reading this wonderful book by Anthony William “Medical Medium” and in his chapter about PTSD he said something that hit me so profoundly. Even though I have believed it my whole life, its only someone outside of my circle of friends and family and who works in energy healing could confirm my theories “Then there are day-to-day emotional wounds that add up. Insecurities, trust issues, fears, guilt, shame and more: These all actually stem from past negative emotional experiences. They are all a result of hidden PTSD.” p. 166. And then he states “Post traumatic stress disorder is something that occurs from any difficult experience. There are the more severe cases of PTSD we know about, the ones that result from experiences such as abuse or tragedy or kidnapping or witnessing a violent crime. Then there are the under-recognized triggers. A child’s parents divorcing could make her avoid marriage as an adult.” p. 167. “It’s possible to have PTSD and not realize it. If it originates from one of those subconscious memories, you may experience unexplained feelings or avoidance, or you may shut down in certain circumstances and not know why. ” p. 169.

So being completely real and open, through my insight of my past and having this overwhelming need to avoid and shut down in my intimate relationships and not know why, only that it’s a repetitive behaviour that I can’t seem to understand or change, I have come to acknowledge that my first boyfriend in high school, I was open and vulnerable and “in love”.  I had my heart broken, a wound that I feel at times when I am triggered in my current relationship and I turn to avoidance and shut down.  Now I don’t blame this man or the situation. I do realize that my life is a series of life learning experiences that have allowed me to grow and evolve. The situation was a perfect way for me to learn how to protect myself and not let anyone in.  Whether that was necessary for most of my life, I can only be certain to know that it had to be that way so I could work through my lack of trust with myself now. And everything starts with the Self.  It is never about the other person.

Having said that, I am grateful for my daily practice of Kundalini Yoga and my commitment to self and others. Its having these beautiful experiences in my life that I find strength in exposing myself to real issues and having the courage to share them and work through them.  I am not afraid to stand exposed so that others can see all my dark and light and know that the only thing I am certain about in this moment is the journey I am walking everyday to be better than I was yesterday.

September’s schedule is action packed.

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There are more classes to choose from and commit to.  I am also starting an 8 week curriculum Saturday September 16th to Saturday November 4th at 10:00 am called “Expanding into Love”.

We all have a purpose in this life. Whether we have been given the opportunity to follow this path or we wish to be doing something else in our life, it is the hearts calling and the deep love that we have for ourselves that allow us to find the grit and strength to follow it.  When we allow the Love to grow and  we can see the light in our hearts expand, we open the path to our truth. With the help of Kundalini Yoga and deep meditation, we can use Love to open to our own Greatness. Join me and open your hearts and expand Love.

Please let me know if you are interested in registering for the Saturday’s class. It fills up quickly

Much love and blessings,

Angela

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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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