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Get to the depth of your sadness. Grief, anxiety, and fear are not just experiences in our psyches and emotions.  Undergo a transformational healing of your grief with the ancient wisdom of Kundalini Yoga as your guide.


Karuna brings her own unique brand of compassion, enthusiasm, and pure joy to every Kundalini Yoga practice. Karuna likens herself to a coach, helping her students push beyond self-imposed limits. Her classes are filled with humor, music, and the spirit of transformation. 

The Yoga of Awareness

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga, known as “the Yoga of awareness” is an ancient technology for awakening the life force lying dormant within each one of us. Conceptualized as a sleeping serpent, coiled up at the base of our spine, this latent source of primordial energy is mobilized through the actions and components of the kriyas that lie at the heart of Kundalini Yoga practice.

A Kriya is a sequence of physical movements or postures that often include pranayam (breathwork), mantras (sacred syllables), mudras (hand positions), bandhas (body locks), as well as eye focus and angular positions to awaken, direct and contain the flow of this spiritual energy within.

Join Karuna as she leads you through powerful ancient yoga practices known for their deeply spiritual, meditational, and subtle-realm elements. Karuna demonstrates and explains the wisdom of each to help you explore the depth of your grief and heal it.

Getting the Body Out of Distress

  • Getting the Body Out of Distress Practice

  • Message from Karuna

  • History and Elements of Kundalini Yoga

  • Description of Practices

Balancing the Five Tattvas

  • SaTaNaMa

  • Kriya for Instinctual Self

  • Sat Kriya

Ancient Kriyas for Healing Grief

  • Pittra Kriya

  • Shuni Mudra

  • Superman Pose

You Are Not Alone

With tenacity and courage we can get through this challenge together.

MODULE ONE: Getting The Body Out of Distress

Grief, anxiety, worry, fear, concern, etc. are not just experiences in our psyches and emotions. Because we are holistic organisms of spirit and body, all psychic and emotional elements are also deeply embedded in our bodies.

In Healing Grief it is important first to make the body comfortable, by knowing that it is recognized and loved, and in thus calming and relaxing the body creating the environment for a whole-systems approach to the transformation process we are undertaking.

This is one of the great gifts of Yoga.

MODULE TWO: Balancing the Five Tattvas

Ancient wisdom discovered five qualities of our senses in the world and our senses of the world. After quieting and relaxing the body we want to balance these five essential ways that we all sense in, and of, the world.

The ancient traditions called these “Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Ether”. Today we know ether as Consciousness and the intertwining of earth, air, fire, and water as the essential “states of matter” -- gases, liquids and solids-- and their combustions (fire) that have formed both our bodies and the entire universe.

These Kriyas are ancient ones nurturing this balance.

MODULE THREE: Pittra for Healing and Grief

Pittra has an ancient history in the East for healing from calamity, grief, or disaster. The word itself means “ancestor” or “history” and thus directly refers to something lost.

Ancient Kriyas for grief like those in this module were often practiced in nature, especially by a river, to give the sense of healing with the flowing of time.

In Yoga, stress is seen as a “frozen” state. It needs to be released with relaxation of both body and spirit, which is the function of these three Kriyas.

Health and Happiness Are Your Birthrights

Reconcile, Rejuvenate, and Heal

Grief is the first layer of trauma. We store grief under our anger, resentment, destruction, and the way we speak to ourselves. It's important to understand the layers of grief so we can release them.

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“Completing this this workshop released grief and baggage during a desperate time for me. It was so transforming that I ended up thanking the cause of my grief for leading me to the teachings. If you feel things deeply and need to release the pain,...”

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“Completing this this workshop released grief and baggage during a desperate time for me. It was so transforming that I ended up thanking the cause of my grief for leading me to the teachings. If you feel things deeply and need to release the pain, this workshop can give you the tools to find your peace.”

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Karuna

Meet Your Instructor

A devoted mother, daughter, sister, friend and teacher, Karuna brings her own unique brand of compassion, enthusiasm and pure joy to every Kundalini Yoga practice. Based in Boulder, CO, she teaches daily group yoga classes and private lessons, leads weekend intensives on varying themes including relationships, women’s issues and mastering challenges, and leads retreats internationally.

Karuna is an Associate Level Trainer in the Aquarian Trainer Academy. She arranges Level One teacher training programs and Level Two teacher training modules in conjunction with Lead Teachers from the Kundalini Research Institute.

Karuna has studied Hinduism, Buddhism, and the Lakota Sioux healing tradition. As her exploration of spiritual practices continued to deepen, she attended a Kundalini yoga class in Los Angeles taught by Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa. Immediately, Karuna was captivated by this amazing technology—unlike any other yoga she had experienced—in which posture, breath, mantra and meditation blend into a rich whole. Karuna was honored when Gurmukh invited her to apprentice with him.

Today, Karuna shares those treasured teachings with Kundalini yoga students in Boulder, and all over the world. True to her spiritual name, which means “compassion,” Karuna likens herself to a coach, helping her students push beyond self-imposed limits. Her classes are filled with humor, music and the spirit of transformation. Find out more at lightonkundalini.com

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