Previous Event:

Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Retreat, Casa Blanca, Bonao, Dominican Republic, March 10-13, 2022

We had a second year of coming together in community in the mountains of Bonao in the spiritual home, Casa Blanca. Many returning happy faces and new ones, filled with anticipation and curiosity. Together, we immersed in a 4-day practice of Kundalini yoga and meditation, took a hike for Ishnaan (Hydrotherapy) at the Jima river, as well as as shed tears at the closing Healing Circle of No Shame and Womb Cleansing Ritual.

We also had special guests: Vedya Amrita from New York to enlighten us about Ayurveda, and Atma Kaur from Buenos Aires and the Punjab area in India, to delight us with Kirtan and the meaning of our Morning Mantras. Atma Chanan guided us in many group dynamics and Kundalini Kriyas and Meditations: Ten Bodies, Stress Relief, Releasing Emotions of the past, Activating the Kundalini Energy and Becoming a Self-Sensory System, Breathwalk, as well as Mindfulness techniques and Divine Feminine Energy.

 

Testimonials

“He experimentado conciencia, integración, y amor social. Me siento agradecido por estar y aportar al servicio del grupo.”

“He experimentado este fin de semana un camino de auto-reconocimiento y sanación.”

“This is my first experience with Kundalini Yoga. It’s been an opening to a new world and a new beginning for me. I take away  more tools to better life. Atma  is a great teacher, practical, modern and simple. Thank you!”

“Fue un retiro esclarecedor y transformador. Aprendí sobre mis miedos y aprendía a soltarlos y transmutarlos, permitiéndome aceptar mi naturaleza. Me llevo la oportunidad de seguir conociendo un poco más sobre mí.”

“Me gustaron los ejercicios de yoga kundalini, sobre todo de estiramiento, y el entender que todo está dentro de uno mismo, la sanación. Gracias amada Atma por su excelente conocimiento.”

“Me gustó la tranquilidad y calma que Atma Chanan da la clase. Me sentí nuevo, restaurado y sanado espiritualmente y mentalmente.”

“Un sueño hecho realidad. Gracias por recibir y aceptar la diversidad. Gracias infinitas.”

“Los retiros de Yoga Kundalini han hecho un cambio radical en mi vida, todo se ha alineado y he adquirido el hábito de la meditación my fácil.”

“La dirección del retiro fue magistral, las enseñanzas se impartieron con sencillez y sabiduría. Tuve una experiencia de sanación en mis intestinos donde tengo condiciones de salud. En el momento en que cantábamos el mantra de sanación, sentí una ola muy fuerte de calor que se fue disipando luego en forma lenta. También experimenté un encuentro con mi madre asociado a problemas en mi rodilla derecha. Me llenó de mucha paz.”

“Since the first day I met Kundalini Yoga, my life changed 100%. My health was not in balance and with my practice now it is. I had some serious brain diagnosis and today I feel in physical, mental and spiritual balance. I feel calm, connected and more loving for everyone and everything. Thank you Atma!

“He recibido una gran relajación corporal y mental, una gran conexión con el Espíritu y mucha liberación energética.”

“He recibido mucha paz interior en este retiro. He aprendido y entendido que la respuesta a la plenitud es soltar las energías y pensamientos negativos.”

“Los cantos devociones de mantras recitados al alba despertaron en mi memorias ancestrales haciendo volver los recuerdos atesorados en la vivencias del tiempo. Satnam.”

Previous Event:

Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Retreat, Las Croabas, Fajardo, Puerto Rico, March 25-27,2022.

What a spectacular retreat by the coast of Fajardo, practicing Kundalini yoga and meditation together. After teaching in different venues in the island, Atma Chanan, in collaboration with BodiVital, coordinated a beautiful stay by the Yunque and ocean breeze. The group immersed deeply in Kriyas, mantras, morning sadhana, a trip to the yunque river for Ishnaan, and a closing Red rose ceremony with a Circle of No Shame. We had an invited guest, Preet Khalsa, from Yoga Arecibo.

Testimonials

“Me llevo una conexión profunda conmigo misma y ansias para crecer esa conexión, lista para conectar con toda la abundancia, amor y prosperidad que tiene el universo destinado para mí.”

“Agradezco haber participado en este grandioso evento y ver como los conocimientos de Atma ayudan a transformar el mundo en paz, amor y luz. Gracias!”

“Me llevo la oportunidad de expandir los conocimientos de la Yoga Kundalini. Un encuentro de luz y amor. Agradecida por las risas y el compartir.”

“Gracias SouHeartYoga por este taller. Me llevo ejercicios sencillos para elevar mi energía y mejorar mi conexión con mi Ser Superior.”

“Me llevo el reto de compartir mis emociones y crear comprensión, y me propongo un nuevo reto de cambio de como ver las cosas.”

“I take with me a more conscious commitment towards what I need.”

“Me abrí a la belleza de mi potencial, y mi resonancia con mis hermanas. Gracias, gracias, gracias!”

“I arrived with pain in my joints and left without it.”


Previous Event:

50-hr Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Certification, Rancho Campeche, San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic, April 1-3, 2022

After eight months of hard work, eight students graduated from the 50-hr certification to teach in community contexts. This was the second of two in-person retreats, Zoom classes and many hours of self-study and personal practice at home. We’re proud to have the first group of KY teachers in Dominican Republic, and we hope to see them engage in the upcoming 200 hour Teachers’ Training coming up in January of 2023. Congratulations!!!

 

Testimonials

“Gracias Atma por tu amor y enseñanza constante. Estoy agradecida y feliz, y admiro a cada participante de este grupo y a todos por permitirme guiarlos en los kriyas de yoga kundalini.”

“Me sentí muy apoyada por el grupo, por Carmen Julia, por su atención y amabilidad, y por Atma, su luz de amor de guía para todas nosotras. Redescubrí esa paz radiante en mi interior, y al desconectarme de todo, me lleno unos vacíos inmensos. Escuchar los mantras me encantó y todos esos ejercicios y experiencias vividas. Fue una experiencia increíble, y hay que seguir estudiando para también implantar en mí todo lo vivido y desarrollar todas esas virtudes que tenemos cada uno, para poder ayudar a otros con la yoga kundalini que es una medicina interna para una mayor claridad y manejo de nuestros vidas.”

“Una experiencia inolvidable. Conecté con mi interior como nunca lo había hecho. Atma nutre el corazón y la mente, regalando una nueva vida. La simbología y los principios del Yoga Kundalini realmente me hacen sentir identificada de una forma profunda, como si recordara algo que he vivido en mí antes, desde el Adi Shakti a la imagen de la mujer Sikh. Qué bendición poder compartir esta tecnología y vivir esta experiencia junto a ustedes.”

“Me siento nueva y feliz de saber que seguiré en este viaje maravilloso de conocimiento, bendecida por este regalo de la divinidad y de haber compartido esta certificación con este grupo tan maravilloso y de la mano de la amada y valiosa profesora Atma Chanan. Fue un super regalo haber logrado completar estas horas de práctica y recibir este certificado. Feliz de continuar con más estudios y más prácticas del Yoga de la conciencia. Gracias Atma por transmitir todos estos conocimientos con tanto amor, y gracias a Carmen Julia por todo su apoyo, dando ánimo para seguir.”

“En Agosto de 2021, vine a reconectarme conmigo mismo. Perdí el rumbo y lo encontré. Conecté con mis ancestros femeninos, con mis necesidades y aprendí mucho de mis compañeros de viaje. En mi segundo retiro, me llegó la frase, ‘Dejar ir,’ y así en esta certificación me llegó el como para soltar la presión y el estrés: Confiar que todo estará bien y aceptar quién soy.”

“I’m a Hatha yoga teacher, and Kundalini Yoga always seem so difficult, and the teachings I received in this retreat influenced how I see Yoga now and how I see myself as a teacher. I love the attention to the group, and how we nurtured each other. This was very valuable and I will always remember our time together. It helped me to liberate stagnant energies and emotions. With Atma’s guide, I was able to integrate aspects of myself that I didn’t know I had rejected.”

“Estoy infinitamente agradecida de haber vivido esta experiencia por su profundidad y por se tan práctica, tan amena y tan inspiradora. Admiro la amorosa entrega de Atma Chanan, su sencillez y profunda sabiduría, y la forma entusiasta en que la transmite. La certificación fue muy intensa, retadora, inspiradora e inolvidable, un gran paso en nuestro avance espiritual. Gracias del alma, Atma Chanan.”

“Me encantó visitar el templo de los ancestros. Fue como estar de vuelta en la casa de mi abuela. Me sentí super protegida.”

“Agradezco la oportunidad de conocer los mantras y de participar en las practicas de la mañana temprano. Agradezco la reconexión con la meditación y tanta información que va a enriquecer las clases que doy de yoga. Atma Chanan enseña con fluidez, naturalidad y del corazón. Gracias por tu compromiso de compartir la energía Kundalini y el tema de paz durante el retiro.”

“Mi experiencia ha sido maravillosa. Han habido cambios importantes en mis hábitos y me he acercado a un estilo de vida saludable, llenándome de amor y a los demás. Gracias!”

“El Kundalini Yoga, los mantras y todo lo aprendido ha transformado mi vida, para ser una mejor persona, ser feliz y quererme más. Me encontré a mi misma para perdonar y liberar.”

“He podido observar co más claridad los lazos y los actos que me han traído al lugar donde me encuentro hoy día. A través de la Certificación, y gracias a los mantras de Kundalini y el sonido en general, he llevado luz a esas áreas donde no me había permitido entrar. He logrado mayor devoción y he podido cultivar mi práctica física y elevación de mi energía kundalini.”


Previous Event:

Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Retreat, Casa Blanca, Bonao, Dominican Republic, August 26-29, 2021

What a loving and nurturing community of yogis and yoguinis we’re building in Bonao, Dominican Republic, the future of Kundalini worldwide. This was a 4-day immersion of yoga and meditation, including Ishnaan at the river and group healing practices, a Womb Cleansing Ritual in the Varuna Temple dedicated to the water element, and many Kundalini Kriyas and Meditations: Ten Bodies, Stress Relief, Releasing Emotions of the past, Soul Origin and Death in Yogic Lifestyle, Breathwalk, Activating the Kundalini Energy through the Pineal and Pituitary Glands, Ego Eradicator, Becoming a Self-Sensory System, Rebirthing and Breathwalk, as well as Mindfulness techniques like Mindful Eating and Mindful Walking.

Testimonials

“I loved all the tools I got in order to continue to elevate my consciousness every day.”

“Thankful and honored to share with an aligned and awaken community. I love the group healing practices.”

“Gracias a este lugar tan maravilloso! El espacio de practicas está hermoso, igual los jardines y la instalación una belleza. Atma Chanan tiene mucho temple, facilidad para las enseñanzas y transmite much armonía y sabiduría. Agradezco por todos los aprendizajes!”

“Hace dos años inicié una búsqueda para conectarme con mis ancestros y hasta el día de hoy no había sentido y experimentado algo tan fuerte al hablar con ellos.”

“I’ve been able to feel my auric field and connect to nature.”

“I love connecting with my ancestors and the Kirtan Kriya practice in nature. I’m so grateful to connect with Divine Mother of All Creation and with one another. I’m a new person.”

“I feel I emptied the heavy weight I was carrying on my back. Thank you for sharing this knowledge with us. It went beyond my expectations. I don’t have much time to practice but in this event I grew spiritually. I hope to share all this with others.”

“I feel at peace with my experience in this retreat. I’m a new widower and I’m grateful to the person who brought me here. I’m moving forward one step at a time. I loved the 4:30 am practice. It brought me vitality and spiritual calmness. I met wonderful people here. I trust things will continue to come to me like our time together did.”

“Que hermosa la devoción, y que hermoso conectar a una hora tan sutil e íntima como son las 4:30 am con personas de todas las profesiones y pasados, definitivamente un habito nuevo que me impacto y ya está haciendo un cambio en mi vida.”

“Dentro de los tres años que tengo practicando yoga, es la primera vez que experimento y siento mi energía y campo aúrico tan latente en mí. Agradezco a este espacio por darme las herramientas internas para adentrarme en mi Ser.”

“I love the morning chants. Kundalini opened me to peace and good vibes for a new phase in my life. Una grata experiencia que trajo mucha luz en mi camino. Me encantaron los cantos matutinos, muchas paz y buena energía para esta nueva etapa de autoconocimiento y descubrimiento. El Kundalini me abrió a una experiencia que incorporare a mi vida de aquí en adelante. Gracias a las personas humana y sensibles allí que aman lo que hacen!”

“El Kirtan Kriya me dio mucha paz. Vi que mejoró mi concentración así que excelente practica. Sentí la fuerza del Pauri 24 y 25 del Japji y me encantaron todos los mantras.”

Previous Events:

Summer 2021, Book Tour, Kundalini Serpent Goddess: Rising from the Boderland

Atma Chanan toured with her book, Kundalini Serpent Goddess: Rising from the Borderlands at Hacienda Guru Ram Das, New Mexico; Farmer’s Market, Sebastopol, California; G-Goddess Festival, Mt Shasta, California; and the Sirens Festival, Sebastopol, California (August 7-8). What a blast we had at these festivals and markets where people gather to come together and share their talents! Atma Chanan sold out her books, signing them individually to the women who showed up and identified with her story and her healing journey. So much support and nurturance, learning about each other’s feminine roots, coming together in women’s rituals and loving our unique cultures, languages and contributions, combining also the ancient technology of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation with priestess arts, belly dancing skills, and one another’s inner wisdom and knowledge.

Previous Event:

Japji Sahib Course in Española Ashram, New Mexico, October 2020-June 2021.

We gathered weekly to discuss the meaning of each of the 38 stanzas, Mul Mantra and Shalok of the Japji Sahib, the Song of the Soul, given to us by the consciousness of Guru Nanak incarnated in India in the 1600s. We explored words in Gurmukhi, sounds and meaning of letters, and the benefits of the stanzas as taught by Yogi Bhajan, the Kundalini yogi who brought Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, along with Sikh Dharma to the West in 1969. Guru Nanak was a poet and a singer so that his message could reach everyone’s heart, that’s how great teachers like Buddha, Jesus, Mary Magdalene and other yoguinis taught about the soul and heart. the Japji is a beautiful song that stands as the first fifty pages of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, the sacred scripture of Sikhs, a religion that has over 30 million followers in the world and is guided by the principle of EK ONG KAR, We are all One. Like all spiritual traditions it has a shamanic root and a feminine root, that stands out for its communion with nature and we’re all brothers and sisters, the sacred masculine and the sacred feminine guiding our belief systems and actions.

Testimonials

“Atma Chanan has a lot of experience in facilitating, so the course flowed smoothly, in the frequency of the neutral mind. She is patient and has good deep listening skills.”

“Thanks Atma Chanan for bringing us together for this beautiful experience. Each week I look forward to our class. I highly recommend the Japji series taught by her. She provides much knowledge, interesting story-telling, meditation, group sharing, and well-rounded teaching skills that are open, relaxed and expansive. She’s effective in focusing the group energy to invoke a deeper understanding of Japji in an open and relaxed way.”

“Japji with Atma Chanan has been a very enriching experience with dynamic enlightening discussion about each pauree as well as eleven repetitions before we got into our group discussion. She brought priceless stories and deep meditation. I experienced much growth and it was very enjoyable.”

“This course gave me hope and inspiration at a very difficult time in my life. Atma Chanan has a relax teaching style that encourages participation. I highly recommend her.”

Previous Events 2020 & 2021:

Kundalini Yoga Classes & Summer Women’s Solstice Event at the Healing House and Hacienda Yoga Studio, New Mexico.

What a delight to teach in this beautiful outdoor setting and at the yoga studio of the Kundalini Yoga ashram in New Mexico. Kriyas worked well for beginners and advanced students who were passionate about the technology of ancient yogis and yoguinis. Some were interested in Kundalini awakening and finding peace within, others in healing techniques and others in the Adi Shakti, the feminine force of all Creation.

Testimonials

“Atma Chanan has a caring, supportive and nurturing way of teaching. She’s a dear sister and her book had a powerful impact in my life. It touched me deeply as a woman, and her family stories opened my heart. I feel I’m back at home in my soul and innocence.”

“I’m grateful to Atma Chanan for her elegant and graceful way of teaching about the Divine Feminine. I love her enthusiasm and insights on how to reclaim the Adi Shakti power through ritualistic ceremonies. Over the three week course online, I received many revelations about my life, which is allowing me to honor, embrace and embody my power as a Goddess and Higher Priestess.”

“It was a pleasure to be guided by Atma Chanan’s wisdom and energy in the Divine Feminine course. I’ve leaned a lot and acquired important knowledge in my development as a priestess. Thank you for your instructions, the images you brought and a beautiful experience. We’ll keep in touch through our Goddess and Warriorress ancestors.

“It was very insightful and helped me to reinforce my inner power without losing my femininity. Connecting with other women and listening to their situations was fantastic and it encouraged me to keep nurturing myself and to raise my voice in a compassionate way. Thank you Atma Chanan for creating a marvelous and safe place for us to share. Your knowledge transcends cultures and motivates me to keep developing my healing path.”
SAT NAM!

Previous Events: Intensive Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Workshops in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic:

“Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, Releasing Stress, Anxiety and Depression,” February 2020 (3-hour sessions)

Led by Atma Chanan at Shala Luna Yoga Studio, Olivos, Argentina

“Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, Releasing Stress,” March 2020 (3-hour sessions) 

Led by Atma Chanan at Caminos Esenios and Saberamar Yoga Studio, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Previous Events in California and New Mexico.

Sisterhood Rise! Celebrating together New Moon and Full Moons

Be heard, blessed and celebrated by a conscious, loving group of women. Practicing together, we reclaim the wisdom of our womb, celebrate our creative Selves, and synchronize our cycles with the natural rhythms of Mother Earth and our Outer/Inner Moons. Every gathering is loving and delicious, letting go of what no longer serves us and bringing transformation, divine feminine grace and rebirth.

March -June 2021, Gurprassad’s Casita, Espanola, New Mexico.

March 2020, Saberamar Yoga Studio, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

October -December 2019, Hacienda Yoga Studio, Shakti Lane, Española, New Mexico.

March-July 2019, private home, Sebastopol, California

Testimonials

“All the sharing and practices we did together were so rich and deep.”

“I loved the way the altar symbolized the elements of nature, water, fire, earth and air, and how facilitators brought herbs and food fresh from the garden, the way women have done for generations.”

“The facilitators have a deep reverence for guiding women in their spiritual journey. Sharing with our circle in such deep way inspired me to dust off the altar I have at home, and renew that sacred space by honoring the beauty of my own spiritual practice.”

“I was looking to be part of a women’s group and I’m happy to embrace the loving playfulness this circle offers, and also sharing about my life with them.”

Previous Events: Summer in the Magic land of Mt. Shasta, California, 2018 & 2019.

Led by Atma Chanan and Har Anand; Atma Chanan & Ruth Figueroa.

Recharge and rejuvenate in the splendor of the Divine Feminine energy of Mt. Shasta, one of the most sacred places on earth. Our daily Kundalini Yoga and Meditation practice (breath work, asanas, mudras, and mantras) combined with Body Conscious Movement and Reiki will take you deep into your own wisdom and self-empowernment. We’ll have dyads, group shares, and daily outings supporting us on this journey. Atma Chanan Kaur and Ruth Figueroa will guide you in a gentle way, while chanting, meditating, soaking, journaling, and doing outdoor yoga, co-creating a safe space for one another. Breakfast and lunch will be included, and dinners will be on your own, along with free time in the evening. We’ll visit Heart & Crystal Lakes, Panther Meadows, McCloud & Burney Falls.

Testimonials

“This workshop was a deeply spiritual experience including delicious food, meditation in nature, a beautiful retreat setting, and fun excursions to the area. It was all done with depth, presence, and kindness by the skilled and loving facilitators. I can’t recommend this trip highly enough.”

“This workshop was an unforgettable experience. The power, energy, and beauty of the mountain and the retreat center made this a perfect setting for group yoga. The facilitators led powerful yoga kriyas and meditations in incredible natural settings. I also appreciated the periods of relaxation and rejuvenation. I left feeling energized and inspired.”

“This workshop was my first contact with Kundalini Yoga and I loved the way the facilitators transmitted their enthusiasm, discipline and motivation. I felt I could achieve any goal I set my mind to, in addition to the beautiful surroundings, the friendliness of the people, and the opportunity to grow together as human beings.”

“I loved the warmth of the group and how we practiced together. It empowered us individually, as well as feeling the energy of all the places we visited, including the cool healing waters of the creeks. It was a marvelous experience all around.”

Previous Half-Day Workshop

“Open the Door to Your Heart,” Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Workshop, Saturday, September 15th, 2018, 12:30 pm-4:30 pm, Sebastopol, CA 

In a fun and loving environment, you’ll learn the tools to:

  • Gain emotional resilience around past hurts, separation and loss.
  • Build acceptance and trust in yourself & your relationships.
  • Awaken your creativity and reconnect to the source of love.
  • Align yourself with the magic of Kundalini meditations & mantras.

“Atma Chanan did a great job integrating Kundalini yoga to heart-opening exercises. The Kriyas and meditations were the most powerful part of the workshop. I noticed ways that my heart had recently become more guarded and I felt a lot of release happening.”

“The most effective part of the workshop was the yoga relaxation followed by interactions with partners. It helped me to look at fear, love and joy in relationships.”

“I like the Kriyas the most. I got some real insight on the state of my heart. It was lovely.”

“The breathing meditations had the greatest impact for me. Atma Chanan created a safe environment with kindness and grace. It inspired me to continue to trust a path of yoga.”

“Atma Chanan created a comfortable, safe place to explore Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. It increased my interest and confidence in the practice. I felt safe, and relaxed.”

“I came to workshop for breathwork and friendship. I gained awareness of the body image, and past/present pain. Stretching the spine had the greatest impact for me. I felt seen and heard, treated with kindness and respect.”

Previous Full Day Workshop

“The Heart and Soul of Authentic Living,” Tantra and Kundalini Yoga Workshop led by Atma Chanan & Dan Argraves, Saturday, November 4th, 2018, 10:00 pm- 5:00 pm, Sebastopol, CA 

In a safe and caring space, Dan and Atma will guide you in uplifting and heart-opening exercises combining breath work, mudras, mantras, dyads, and group exercises. You’ll experience to awaken your creativity and lead from the heart., while embracing your energy flow in body-centered experiences. 
Learn ancient tantric skills and honor the power of the feminine. Gain body sovereignty and deepen your self-love.

Singles, couples, all genders, all cultures and all ages over 18 are welcome. Cost: $40 in advance,  $45 at the door. Sebastopol, CA

“I’ve gained a lot from Atma Chanan and Dan’s workshop. I realized we all want love and presence. This awareness softened me to let go of my last relationship in a loving and surrendering way. I felt more clarity and direction.”

“Atma Chanan and Dan provoked deep feeling and honest self-exploration during this workshop.  My awareness was expanded and my energy was heightened. They combined Kundalini yoga and energy building exercises along with group discussion and dialogue. The couple’s ritual allowed me to voice my awe and reverence for the divine feminine qualities of women that I had previously not been able to express. A mind-expanding experience!”

“Atma Chanan and Dan put together a very organized workshop. I liked how energy flowed so smoothly between them. She did a great job presenting yoga exercises to open the chakras, combined with practices to honor the Divine Feminine. I was able to gain personal insights into letting go.”

“Atma Chanan’s instructions were clear and easy to follow. She had a very good delivery and paced the exercises well. They did a great job together.”

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