Denise Kirpal Kaur,
E-RYT-500, IKYTA, Level II, Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner
I have been preparing for this moment my whole life. I realized this during my first yoga experience. In that moment following Savasana, the shift inside of me was palpable, the light was now very bright. A very clear understanding, without words, was obvious. This was my path.
My conscious spiritual journey began at 15 with a near death experience and memories of deeper experiences with sacred beings. Since then, through many years of trying on several “ways of living” including career, marriage, children, travel and a blessed life albeit filled with the many challenges most of us face, I was keenly aware that behind all of that, something deeper pulled at me.
Yoga means to yoke or create union, and that union is the experience of realization of our True Nature, that we are not separate from that which is. Practicing, meditating, chanting and opening a fearful heart has revealed that union to me. I feel it is not enough to practice yoga but to live yoga, in every thought, word and deed. Observing a discrepancy between me “on the mat” and me “off the mat”, and to root out that division, reveals an ego projection and allows me to weave that separation back into my heart through a daily spiritual practice, Sadhana. Regular practice is a gradual process that allows for realizations that reveal the inner judge. Allowing a deeper voice to guide, and to trust my heart, exposed the thinking mind.
Completing the advanced Kundalini Yoga Level II courses over 5 years provided astounding clarity and trust in living a Heart centered life. Teaching from my actual experiences of Sadhana, commitment, courage, calm and love provides a safe, loving and nurturing space for others to open and grow. My spiritual name, Kirpal, means “merciful and compassionate one”, and it reminds me that each of us is going through the same kinds of pains, joys, desires, losses, gains and expectations. I am simply grateful for every experience I have, every day, and each being I meet.
The real teacher is the Divine, Life and our experiences.
Jivamukti Yoga, Integral Yoga, The Yoga Institute of Miami (Iyanger Yoga Teacher Training course, 2001), Unity Woods Iyengar Yoga (Apprenticeship 2001), and ongoing workshops with Gurmukh, Shiva Rea, Angela Farmer, Barbara Benaugh, Natasha Rizapoulos, Johnny Kest, Parmath Nikitan Ashram, Rishikish, India and Kundalini Yoga Summer Solstices (2004-2011) as well as the incredible and inspiring doctors and consultants at Sai Ayurvedic College in Miami, Florida.
In gratitude and love Denise Kirpal Kaur
“Thank you for the privilege of a lifetime to sit before you and share these eternal teachings. I welcome you to the journey that never ends, that simply is all there is.”
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