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We are an active group of kundalini students/teachers, yogis, meditators, etc. Our events are welcoming and open to all. Events will be hosted primarily at River Garden Yoga Center in Saint Paul (www.rivergardenyoga.com) We love to see new faces so please join us. We try to make yoga/meditation accessible and welcoming to everyone, regardless of income, race, gender, etc.

Kundalini Yoga combines meditation, mantra, physical exercises and breathing techniques; it is a Raj Yog, encompassing the eight limbs of yoga into a singular practice of excellence and ecstasy. “Kundalini” literally means “the curl of the lock of hair of the beloved.” Kundalini Yoga is also known as the Yoga of Awareness; its focus is on self-awareness and delivering an experience of your highest consciousness. Kundalini Yoga is a science of the mind and body, to elevate the spirit, which has no boundaries, no discrimination. Therefore it is for everyone, universal and nondenominational. The primary objective is to awaken the full potential of human awareness in each individual; that is, recognize our awareness, refine that awareness, and expand that awareness to our unlimited Self. Clear any inner duality, create the power to deeply listen, cultivate inner stillness, and prosper and deliver excellence in all that we do. In this tradition, meditation is not considered separate from asana or yoga; it is integral to the practice. The exercises in the kriya (set) bring the body and mind to a state where deep meditation is easily achieved. Our fundamental objective is to awaken the power of the individual to excel—to experience their Infinity and fulfill their personal destiny.

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Upcoming events (5+)

Kundalini Aquarian Sadhana-Ongoing every Sunday Morning

River Garden Yoga Center

For those seeking to go deeper into their Kundalini practice-Join us for this ongoing, weekly Sadhana. Aquarian Sadhana is a FREE event offered every Sunday morning. We practice this tradition to gain expansion and awareness beyond individual consciousness and building toward a universal consciousness. By practicing Sadhana in a group, we are opening ourselves to an experience of the vastness of ourselves and the power of the infinite! Everyone Welcome!

Sunday Morning Kundalini Yoga & Meditation

River Garden Yoga Center


These classes present ancient yogic techniques to unify body, mind, and spirit. Classes include movement, postures, strength training, mudras, mantras (chant), & meditation. Increase flexibility, boost metabolism, maintain a healthy weight, open spiritual awareness, relieve depression & insomnia, restore energy & vitality, promote self-love, feel happy & centered & so much more. 10 classes for $130 Drop-in rate is $15 for one class Lauren Sat Rattan Asheim began studying Kundalini Yoga in April 2007 and finished Level I Teacher Training Certification in February 2008. She graduated from Saint Olaf College in 2003 with a B. A. in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts and an emphasis in Dance. Lauren is an active participant in the Twin Cities performing arts community. Principles of Creativity, Prosperity, Projection and Radiance have intersected in her experiences with the fine arts as well as her continued study of yoga, meditation and other healing arts. She is a RYT with the Yoga Alliance and a member of the International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association and the Kundalini Research Institute. Lauren Sat Rattan continues to deepen her knowledge of Kundalini Yoga through further study and is in the midst of completing her Level II Teacher Training.

Deep Restore-Yoga Nidra & Yin Yoga with Bianca Matter

River Garden Yoga Center


In this class, several profound practices on their own – Yin Yoga, Restorative postures, Gentle somatic movements and Yoga Nidra - complement each other so that students learn to listen deeply to the unheard voice of their bodies, and to enter more fully into the present moment. Yoga Nidra is a thorough guided relaxation-meditation based in ancient Yogic teachings, that has recently received a lot of research attention and is thus backed by an extensive body of positive study outcomes as to the effectiveness of Yoga Nidra to alleviate many stress-related diseases as well as addictions, as the placement of a positive affirmation during a time when the subconscious is very receptive helps re-negotiate stuck mental patterns. Price; 12.00-all proceeds go to support the teacher and studio For more information on these and other classes and for information about Bianca, go to; http://www.rivergardenyoga.com

Loving-Kindness Meditation

River Garden Yoga Center

Lovingkindness Meditation Practice with Patrice Clark Koelsch Cultivating lovingkindness and the related qualities of compassion, appreciative joy, and equanimity enables us to embody Mahatma Gandhi’s challenge to “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Through ancient, gentle and gradual practices, we learn to let go of fear and ill-will and to open our hearts to ourselves and to others, known and unknown. Our time together will include instruction, guided meditation and discussion. (Garden Studio-lower level-enter through rear of bldg.) Mondays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm Begins May 16th Cost: donation, Everyone Welcome! All proceeds go to the teacher and to support the studio Contact: Patrice Koelsch: [masked] Formally trained with a Ph.D. in Philosophy, Patrice Koelsch is a writer, educator, and HIV/AIDS services specialist who began sitting at Common Ground Meditation Center in 1995. Patrice is a graduate of Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leaders Program, and completed a year-long Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program at the Sati Center for Buddhist Studies. She has practiced meditation at monasteries in Thailand and Myanmar. Patrice has been facilitating meditation groups in correctional facilities since 1999, and has a special interest in offering mindfulness and loving kindness practice in non-traditional settings.

Past events (1,413)

Saturday Morning Kundalini Yoga & Meditation

River Garden Yoga Center

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