June 2018 Schedule at Prem Studio

Sat Nam Yogis,

I trust this email finds you in and out of the energy of the full moon. It seems to have its highs and lows this last week.  It is part of life I feel that we are given the opportunity to work through things that may feel difficult for a period of time and then we find a sense of peace and balance to bask in the new created changes. This is how it has been for me the last little while and it seems to have created a steady flow with the meditations I have been doing since White Tantra.

I have some very profound thoughts and last week I had one amongst the many moments when I am not at my computer. It was last Thursday when I noticed I was being triggered to then realize when I was teaching that the thought that had me triggered was not the actual reason I was being triggered. That in the deepest part of my abdomen was a yuckie mass of balled up emotion.  I don’t exactly know what emotion was in there because it was disguised as many,  only I had that moment when I actually understood through my experience that the trigger was never the reason for the emotion. That we spend most of  our day not even taking five minutes to check in with ourselves and say “hey in there, how are you feeling?”  And because of that 1 simple thing that we disregard, we may constantly be triggered by random events in the day only to eventually realize that the universe was trying really hard to get us to stop and be still and listen inside to the actual issue. And in that moment if I had stopped and noticed that “oh, hi there you ball of emotion” prior to a conversation with my husband, I wouldn’t have reacted or engaged in a really silly conversation because I would have recognized that the ball of emotion in the pit of my abdomen was needing some of my special attention.  To be acknowledged and nurtured.  And then in the midst of random events during the day, I would be more apt to view them differently and they may not even rattle anything inside me because I would have taken care of that emotion right from the moment I woke.

We often spend too much of our valuable energy looking at the triggers and assessing how we are feeling and not really addressing it square in the eye (the real issue that is).  When we mediate we learn to become more (innerly) observant of the things that are going on and it also gives us the courage to look at the things we feel were painful experiences in our life.  In those moments we don’t shy away from the pain or the situation.  We come at it head on, and we are able to observe it rather than engage it and create another life drama.  To be still is our greatest gift that we give very little time to.

Kundalini Yoga allows you to take that moment in every class. Whether its between pranic breaths or pauses between words, silence in between mantras, or the breaks of stillness between the asanas.  There is time.  And that time then expands into change.

I am currently taking time to complete a 40 day (2 ½ hour) meditation. I am finding that it is doing some amazing things in my life.  Its not easy to find that time everyday to do it but I am approximately 25 days in.  Not much longer now.  I can only imagine what will come of the practice closer to the 40 day mark. f

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The June schedule is attached.  There is only 1 day I cancelled class and that is due to my Anatomy and Physiology Midterm on Thursday June 28th at 6:30pm.  If you are missing class that night please hold space for me as I write my exam.

I am also holding a Summer Solstice meditation on Thursday June 21st at 6:30pm. Come and bask in the radiance of the full energy of the sun. Lets find time to celebrate the suns beauty and experience an upliftment of radiance.

There is still room to drop in or join the Saturdays Emotional Therapy Class. We are taking what we worked on in March and putting it into practice.  That whole piece I wrote above is all about using the tools to understand, listen and work with the emotions gracefully.SummerSolstice2018

EmotionalCurriculum1I am currently working on a few things 1 of which I hope to have implemented by July is a Healing and Recovery Class.  This class is for people who have any pre-existing conditions and need extra support to come to class. If you know of anyone who you feel would benefit from a class like this, please send them my contact information.

There are other wonderful things I am working on and hope to keep will keep you all in the loop as time moves forward this next month.  Keep on the look out for news announcements from me.

Much love and Blessings,

Angela

Basantprem Kaur

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May Schedule for Prem Studio

Sat Nam Yogis,

A little behind in the updates of the schedule but wanted to let everyone know that there is still time to register for the 6 week Saturday curriculum for Emotional Therapy.  Its a class where we continue to allow our emotions come to the surface for deeper healing and release.  This class is a spin off to the 7-week amazing Emotional Balance curriculum we completed 3 weeks ago.  Diving into that space and allowing our emotions to be better understood as messages from the soul give us the tools to become better prepared at handling what is coming up, how we feel about it, a deeper sense of tuning into the message to receive it and the power to move through it gracefully and take action.  With this in our tool kit we are able to successfully embrace life and what it has to offer. Join me this Saturday as we work to create a beautiful place within so that our daily experience is only one of complete joy.

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The schedule for May is similar to April only I would like to attach it here for download purposes.  Stay tuned for the June Schedule.

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Any and all information about kundalini Yoga and what it has to offer can be found on my website http://www.angelajanebaldwin.com.

Kundalini Yoga works from the inside out. Most other forms of yoga work from the outside in.  My personal experience regarding Kundalini Yoga is that it is designed to give you the tools to “Know Yourself”.

If you are needing any other information or have questions regarding the schedule, please connect with me via email, phone or text.

Much love and blessings,

Angela

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April 2018 Prem Schedule

Sat Nam Yogis,

I trust this email finds you enjoying some rejuvenation time on Good Friday. I am however wear all hats most days so trying to get a few work things completed before I enjoy the rest of this sun filled Good Friday.

I don’t have much to reflect on today only to say that the work we have been doing in Kundalini Yoga since mid December has been that of deep reflection and inner connection.  As I had breakfast out with Ethan and Jonah this morning I was noticing that the inner work we are doing is so important to the journey of finding our balance and center. If we are not inwardly peaceful then the body and that of what we are experiencing in our daily lives will not be peaceful.  That peace is an inside job.  One that is the outward driver to seeing life and experiencing it in a different way.

I am so incredibly humbled by the participation that has been happening in classes these days. New students have graced their presence to the studio and some students have been with me since the beginning of my own personal Journey into Kundalini Yoga. For all of you at this time I honour all of your dedication and hard work to find that which you are looking for. I know you experience it in classes as a collective and also individually. That is when I know that we are working to discover our own peaceful state.

The one thing I am also acutely aware of is the dedication and commitment to Self.  I knew it and had an inclination with the work I have done over the last 5 years, only it has really been solidifying in my experience as of late. I finally have taken on my 1000 day meditation and I have no idea how many days I am into it…. well over 120 at this point.

Only what I am learning is that it takes a dedicated commitment to the Self to realize our deepest truths. And when we allow ourselves to visit there regularly we stay on course. Whatever the course may look like. If we intermittently visit through our practice, its harder to stay in that space of centeredness. We begin to question and wander because as much as the mind is powerful and helpful it is also able to control if we don’t self commit and remind the mind that is needs to be in service of our greatest gift, the heart. And we don’t have to do it eagerly or enthusiastically. At times its a struggle and a sheer fight for me to find time to center myself. Only I have come to realize that when I do, I will always see the magic of the day rather than the struggle and the cloud cover.  And if that cloud cover does reveal itself in my day at some point, that I also know it won’t be around long.

April is a month with a consistent schedule.  There are no classes today as noted on the March schedule.  If you intend on coming tomorrow for the Emotional Balance class, please let me know. If you have told me you planned to attend and now cannot, please also let me know so I can let others take your spot. This is a truly transformational class and much is being learned and absorbed.

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There are no classes Sunday April 1st for Easter.  Class on Monday will be held at 10:00 am and no class will be held for Monday night.  I have no night off for all of April so I intend to take this Monday evening for family.

 

Wednesday night classes have been moved to 7:00pm to allow for more of an evening. I wanted to shift the class to an earlier time and still have variation from the 6:30 pm classes.  This takes place effective Wednesday April 4th.

 

I trust everyone has a beautiful Easter Weekend and I hope to see you all at some point.

Much love and Blessings,

Basantprem (Angela)

 

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Prem Studio March Schedule

Sat Nam Yogis,

Its amazing how only two weeks today I was preparing for my trip to Massachusetts for my first Yoga Therapy Training course.  This was an introduction to determine if I felt like this was a good fit for me.  I realized while participating in a 2 ½ hour meditation that this fit was not only good for me, but had already been showing up in how I teach my classes.

During my level two courses which will be complete March 4th, I noticed that since I began taking my level 2 training courses, I was referred to amongst my fellow teachers and peers as Basantprem.  As you may have noticed that this is also my email address and the “other” name associated to on my Facebook page.

It only seems appropriate that I use my spiritual name at my studio.  Only I know most people who are new to Kundalini Yoga, are unfamiliar with spiritual names and the reason for them so I thought I would share and provide a link if you are so inclined to dive into another level of yourself. Now please don’t feel you must call me Basantprem.  Please stick with Angela if you feel called to my birth name. There is no pressure anyway.

The Spiritual Name: Your Heavenly Identity
“What is a spiritual name? Your spiritual name is your designated destiny, your heavenly identity.  That’s all it is. You may or may not live to it, but its your guiding force. And it’s a prayer. When somebody called 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.” Its a prayer in the other man’s word. Its a calling. What is a prayer? It is a calling. That’s it.  And you answer the calling. You get uplifted. Its a plus.  It’s a way to get the other people’s blessings. That’s all. No big deal.”

The link here is a place where you can order your spiritual name if you are so inclined to do so and if you decide this is what you would like to do and use in class please let me know so I may call you your divine song in class.  https://www.3ho.org/spiritual-names/what-spiritual-name

My spiritual name “Basantprem Kaur” means “The lioness who walks in the love of God Consciousness like the fresh new energy of spring”.  Now that’s a prayer.

So I have included both the schedule for March and the flyer for the 7 week curriculum for Emotional Balance. This class will be amazing.  If you want to discover the truth on how your emotions are indicators of what your soul is trying to tell you this is a must.  Let me know if you are interested in this class. There is still room to save a spot.  Yogi Tea is provided.EmotionalFlyer

The only class cancellations is Friday March 30th for Good Friday. Class is still running on the Saturday of Easter.  If you are away that weekend, you can make up any class during the week.
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On another note and on the eve of me completing my entire level 2 (500 Hour) teacher training, I have made some slight adjustments to the pricing.  Take a look at the pricing at the bottom of the classes for more information.

It has been a pleasure growing and supporting our Kundalini Family in Durham.  Its growing and evolving and I have loved every minute of your transformations.

Much love and Blessings,
Basantprem Kaur

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Prem Schedule for January 2018

Sat Nam Yogis,

First off, I would like to welcome all new and potential students to the Monthly update on current energetic and transformational events. This email comes out monthly with the schedule of classes.  Its my way of giving you a little insight from my own personal experiences about what has happened, what is now and what is to come. I hope to shed some light around things that you may be going through to help you navigate your path in a way in which makes you stronger and more peaceful.

We are coming into a new year. January 2018.  What an amazing time for great change. I am not a big fan of the new years thing. I feel our greatest time of transformation and planting seeds is at the time of the Winter Solstice. However, January 1st at apparently 6:24pm we are having a full moon.  And this by far helps us to navigate a new way on the first day of the year. Because it is also the closest moon to the earth and will also be a super moon it will be powerful.  So what does this really mean?

Carrie Ann Moss who is a Kundalini Yoga Teacher and also played (Trinity In the Matrix) discusses that she always writes down planting new ideas or “seeds” at the full moon and new moon. These are things that she would like to see change or make change. Writing them down is very important because its taking it from a thought (energy in the mind) and planting them in creation (pen to paper).  Then close the paper or fold it up and leave it. It really takes 6 months to see and notice a change and 6 months is also when the same planets and astrological charts are in the moons presence again so it truly takes a while to create change.

The thing about this full moon is that it can draw or bring up raw emotion, deep devotion and frustration.  Have you been on edge with your emotions these past couple of days or speaking out of turn or a little too “spicy” as my husband calls me.  I feel the force of some of my emotions come to the surface and its almost like I have no control over them.  The difference between my past and now is that I would also create guilt around the way I expressed and now I am able to hold space for myself when I know I am going through or processing something.

This full moon also holds the unwieldy power of Lord Shiva in the form of Rudra, the Destroyer.  Does some of that frustration that is coming up have some element of destruction.  In Kundalini Yoga, Shiva is the female energy. Fun fact, the Shiva energy also corresponds with our mouths.  Shakti is the tongue (male energy).  And it has much creative power.  At this time I see Cate Blanchet as Galadriel in the Hobbit movies.  When her power overtakes her and she commands the “eye” to go back to the darkness she displays some pretty powerful Shiva energy for sure.  It allows us to cut through darkness (ignorance) and is able to destroy our fears and doubts with a single blow.  I believe Cate Blanchet does that in this movie.

If you don’t believe in the moons energy that is perfectly fine. Its just a wonderful way to link what we are going through consciously to the uprising of emotions.  As we release those unserving emotions then we are free to stand in our strength and truth.

In listening to many people over the holidays, if you feel alone then I encourage you to find time to make it to class where you have a chance to feel connection.  There is so much energy being put towards knowledge and not really processing what we are accessing.  We can learn so much from googling information but there are always two sides to the story (polarity).  But what is the truth?  The truth is a place where you resonate but if you don’t have strength or grit to process the information then people can waver between the polarities of the knowledge. What is the truth.  You can’t read that. You have to know it.  But if you haven’t practiced any way to know your own truth then how can you find it in Google?  Kundalini Yoga helps you to give you grit to stand in the knowledge of what you know resonates with you against what others believe. It does all this in a peace and graceful way.

Trusting in yourself is the first step in the process. If you don’t trust what you say or what you believe or what you feel, then how can you walk a path of trust and truth.  The heart is the place of inner connect and love.  Its what helps you find the beautiful you.

With all that, the only day I don’t have classes is January 1st. (Tomorrow).  Regular class schedule begins again on Tuesday January 2nd.

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I hope to be taking my Anatomy and Physiology course for my yoga therapy program starting next week. With that I have a few courses coming up in February and will keep you apprised of these upcoming courses. My January is starting in full swing come Tuesday.  And with that I am excited for these new beginnings and opportunities.  These courses to date are not impacting my regular schedule of classes.  But my Saturday curriculum I have on hold until I have a better understanding of my schedule for the next 8 weeks. Please send me a message and let me know if you are interested in the Saturday curriculum this winter term. It will take place. Just a matter or when I start it.

 

Much love and happy full moon tomorrow.

 

 

Angela

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December 2017 Schedule @ Prem Studio

Sat Nam Yogis,

I know its a little late in coming however, I was in teacher training December 1st to the 6th and since then I have been working hard to catch up with everything else in my world at home.

The course I was in was my last level 2 for Kundalini Yoga and it was based in Authentic Relationships. I have to say that when we come from a different perspective around how our relationships interact it makes sense that we know very little about how we can grow and evolve in them.  Take that there are three aspects to a relationship.  1 is you. 2 is the other person and 3 is the relationship itself. Let me give you an example.  Say you and your best friend of 10 years get into a disagreement and it causes a parting of the relationship.  Five years later after you and your friend have done some major growing and evolving run into eachother and decide to rekindle your relationship.  Over a few weeks a lot of your old issues start showing up and causing problems to your new relationship. This can happen with a level of unawareness.  However if you both discuss and reframe the new relationship beyond the old existing one, the new relationship will have a chance to grow beyond all the old issues. If not it will die out a rather quick and timely way.

Relationships take work and effort on all our parts. Event the ones that have conflict and issue. These are where our true work happens. It is when the darkness sparks light that we can make conscious change and effort in our lives and relationships.

December is a time to collectively come together and reunite and enjoy eachother. Winter Solstice is also a time when we have reflected on our previous year and allow ourselves to ignite new beginnings and plant beautiful seeds for the coming year. Join me on Thursday December 21st at 6:30 for a hour of meditation and planting seeds for the coming year.  Bring a food donation to “feed the need” in Durham and join me for some snacks and yogi tea following the meditation. WinterSolstice2017

There are few holidays where Prem will be closed. Please review the schedule to ensure you are aware of any closures.

DocFile (2)May the long time sun shine upon you. All love surround you and the pure light within you guide your way on.  December Schedule 2017

Much love,

Angela

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November Schedule for Prem

It never ceases to amaze me just how quickly a month flies by.  October seemed to be a little bit of a roller coaster with regards to my emotions.  I have been noticing more and more lately how I am making some amazing changes in my life around my emotions and how they in the past would almost have a life of their own.  Have you ever had the feeling in your body which seems to kind of take over and you don’t really know how to handle it.  Did you know that there are thoughts that are running that we don’t usually pay attention to, that are the reason those emotions are active.

When an emotion comes to the surface, have you ever stopped and asked yourself “where is this coming from?”  Or better yet, what thought am I reacting to right now that is causing this emotional angst within me?  I have become more familiar with the emotions coming to the surface. I am way more comfortable noticing them and when that happens it allows me to sit in the emotion and still myself enough to hear what is going on in my mind.  When I do this, I am also able to handle the emotion and be with it instead of unconsciously allowing it to take over.  Now let me be clear. I am more comfortable at recognizing them, but the feeling of uncomfortable doesn’t go away, or at least hasn’t yet.

So here is an example.  A friend says something to you that in the past you would say “you made me feel this way when you said that?”  I know I am not speaking to someone living in a box because we have all had this experience.  Well let me first say that no one can say anything to you to make you feel anyway. Only your mind can make you feel a certain way and when a friend made a statement, it was your mind that either agreed to it or didn’t agree. Either way if you were triggered or some emotion came up from what that person said, it was your mind that had a related thought and created the emotion going on inside.  This thought and emotion is all YOU!

So first off I have to tell you that your mind lies to you all the time. It is wonderfully creative and is amazing at solving problems, however, that saying is very true “has a mind of its own”.  We have never really trained the mind to stop and stand in the present moment. More over we allow it to run amok with things going on in our body. We can take this even farther and say that the mind has the ability to create emotions and other things like illnesses in the body.  There is a wonderful book that I found incredible by Dr. Bruce Lipton “Biology of Belief”.  The beliefs that the mind has control what’s going on in the body all the time.

Meditation is a wonderful way to move the mind into a state of becoming a receptor to the heart.  The heart has way more neurotransmitters than the mind yet we as a society have focused very heavily on the mind and its capabilities. In many ways we have lost this very deep connection to ourselves.  And with meditation and a dedication to refocus our energy, we learn to move away from our control of the of the proverbial mind and step back into a more heartfelt connection to ourselves.  We stop searching outside ourselves for something to make us feel more peaceful and content and happy. We begin to look within to make the change we are searching for and when this ultimately happens, we start to see that life is full of bliss and happiness.

Yogi Bhajan said that happiness is our birthright. “Happiness and mastery of the spiritual facet of the human life is simple and direct practice. The problem is that we have never trained our minds to know our origin as Infinity. We have lost touch with the roots of religion: the spiritual impulse and identity in our heart. we do not even understand the basic concept in the word “religion.” That term comes from the Latin religio. It means “to look back at your origin.” And what is your origin? Spirit! And what is your end? Spirit! So what are you fighting about? What is the great debate? When you experience your origin as a reality, you are happy. Be constant under all circumstances and relate to one thing – you are a part of Infinity and always lean on that power – then you’ll never be unhappy.”

The schedule at Prem for this November is quite simple.  The Saturday 8 week curriculum is ending this coming week.   A new 8 week Saturday class will be starting sometime in January.  I am finishing up my last level 2 course starting November 30th in Ottawa.

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Much love and blessings,

Angela  November Schedule at Prem

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