Upcoming Special Events
Full Moon Kundalini Yoga Workshop
Thursday June 4th @ 6pm-7:30pm PST
Join Teachers Paulina Salinas & Melissa Akal LIVE via Zoom or Replay Video to cultivate your inner strength through Yoga movements and find that empowered place within you during these times of transformation.
Full moon in Sagittarius brings the first of three eclipses in a row. These eclipses tend to accelerate our evolution and they tend to intensify our emotions.
This Full Moon is a good time to use our collective evolution to harvest compassion to avoid doubt, and to use our heart as our best guide. We will be working on balancing the body by tuning up the glandular system.
Also known as our endocrine system, the glandular system consists of: the pineal gland, pituitary gland, hypothalamus, thyroid, parathyroid, thymus, pancreas, adrenals and ovaries/testes. These glands produce chemical transmitters–hormones which relay information with a rhythmic pulsing that communicates to other glands, the nervous system, the brain and regulate many essential bodily processes.
The practice of Kundalini Yoga incorporates specific exercises, deep breathing, mantra and sound healing to strongly activate the pineal, pituitary and hypothalamus glands. The pituitary is known as the master gland, and as it secretes this regulates the thyroid, adrenals and reproductive glands.
Ultimately, when our glandular system functions at its best, we have the ability to feel deep relaxation and comfort, experience strong immunity, while living with energy, juiciness and a passion for life. Most importantly our glands allow us to bond with other humans, connect deeply with all creatures, visualize possibilities beyond our time and space, and receive the guidance we need through intuition.
All levels welcome. Recommended: Yoga Mat, Bolster/Cushion, Blanket, Water, Journal
Join in with us to experience:
~ Total Body Warmups + Kundalini Yoga Kriya (set of exercises) to develop the Radiant Body & Physical Body and bring balance to the entire glandular system
~ Meditation for Guidance: Tuning in to the Stillness, Awareness & Gratefulness within
~ Sound Healing Crystal Bowl Relaxation
~ CommUNITY connection with others. We mirror each other’s strength, and support and nurture one another through whatever process we may be going through. We stand stronger in community.
Step 1: Register with your Donation
(Preferably via Venmo @Melissa-Akal otherwise Paypal link below. Please keep in mind your donation will be split between two teachers.)
Step 2: Enter your email below to receive Live Video call & Replay details
Suggested Donation $20-$30
(Email for financial assistance options)
A recorded replay link will be available in case you can’t attend live OR want to utilize the movements again in your home practice.
Kundalini Live “Strength & Grace for the New Decade”
Full hour Kundalini Yoga class with Live Music &
Symphonic Gong Sound Healing Meditation
Kundalini Yoga for Holistic Health
“The movements of Kundalini Yoga directly release the tension built up over time from holding the breath and various muscles in your particular stress response pattern.
In each stress response, we draw on the capacity of the glandular and nervous systems, which in turn affects the sensitivity and vitality of the immune response.
Where we hold tension and how quickly we release it—our individual, personal stress response—determines what happens in our body, how much energy we have, how healthy we stay, and how we feel at the end of the day.
Practice of Kundalini Yoga releases tension from the inner organs, nerves, and glands, and creates an internal biochemistry of calm, inner balance, and depth of self.”
Shanti Kaur Khalsa, PhD, C-IAYT
Kundalini Yoga & the Art of Pilgrimage: A Road to the Awakened Heart
A Retreat Experience on Sacred Land in Sedona, AZ
Much of our healing and spiritual development involves opening the supreme intelligence of the heart to renew our bond with the circle of Creation and refresh our understanding of our own spiritual energy. New relationships and agreements with the world result from this process that will manifest auspiciously in our families, careers, security and overall spiritual and personal wellness.
This special offering is aimed at cultivating expanded heart-awareness and offering tools and means for self-healing, personal vision and deepening our authentic presence through internal and external elemental awareness.
We will engage in community prayer, meditation and kundalini yoga practice at sacred sites as we bond with the unique spirit of Sedona’s powerful land.
We will embrace the confluence of Vedic/Ayurvedic traditions with those of indigenous Red Road spiritual practice. Akal Simran will offer various teachings, personal guidance and direct instruction in a group setting—with individual attention to each participant.
The physical and spiritual practice of Kundalini Yoga will guide you on a transformational experience of self-discovery and empowerment through pranayama, asanas, and meditation.
This retreat is designed for both beginning and experienced practitioners of Kundalini Yoga and no prior experience with indigenous spirituality is needed.
Our four days will also be filled with traditional indigenous song & drum as well as mantra from Vedic traditions. We will be visited by a Hopi lineage holder from Second Mesa, Arizona who will share the Hopi understanding of the necessity of awakened human heart, as well as sharing stories from the Hopi Creation myth and prophecy.