Thursday, May 17, 2012

Kundalini Yoga Classes

The ancient yoga of awareness, Kundalini Yoga combines pranayam (breathwork), mantra (sound), asana (postures), relaxation, and meditation in each class. This yogic technology will create harmony throughout your entire being. Kundalini Yoga can be experienced by all ages and fitness levels.

Class is ongoing.

Wednesday evening classes: 5:30pm to 7pm

$12.00 per class or $ 60.00 for a 6-class card.  Drop-ins are always welcome!
Classes are held at Radiance, 9 W Grant St,  Lancaster (across from Central Market).  Call Radiance, 290-1517, or stop by to register.
Bring to class: a natural fiber blanket or towel and/or a yoga mat; a pillow if it will help you sit with more comfort on the wooden floor, a bottle of drinking water. Dress loosely and in layers.

 Padmani Kaur (Christine Cappabianca) practiced Hatha Yoga for 10 years & taught for 6 years. The philosophy of tension release, increased energy, & feeling happier motivated her to then study & teach Kundalini Yoga (3 years now). She believes in a gentle approach so that each student can experience the beauty & benefits in the science of Kundalini. Christine is an I.K.Y.T.A. certified teacher as well as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200) with the Yoga Alliance.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A Night of Kirtan with Gurunater Kaur Khalsa

Meditation doesn't come easily for many people.  Kirtan - one of the oldest sacred music traditions of the world - offers another method.   Kirtan is a call-and-response style of singing sacred chants.   Kirtan carries us effortlessly to a place of quiet, to stillness.  While it is true that we can sing these chants in the solitude of our own homes, there is nothing like the magic of chanting live with musicians and other participants all adding their energies to the experience.

It’s the heart, not the art.   The purpose of Kirtan is to get us out of our heads and into our hearts.

Chants heal.
The powerful healing and transformational energies of these ancient chants can help to reconnect us to the Ever-Present and Eternal Being that lies within us all. All the mantras, melodies, and instruments of Kirtan are designed to lead us toward this meditative state.

The beauty of relaxation.
Kirtan brings us back to our center. When this happens, beautiful things begin to unfold. Feelings of inspiration, peace, and a sense of connectedness are common experiences.

Come, sing with us.  Friday evening, June 29, 2012, 6:30-8pm, at Radiance, 9 W Grant St, Lancaster, PA, across the cobblestones from Central Market.

Bring a blanket and/or yoga mat to sit on, a pillow if it helps you to sit on the floor with more comfort, and dress in layers.  
Cost is $15 in advance, $20 that evening.  Call Radiance, 717-290-1517, or stop in to register. 
Gurunater Kaur has been teaching Kundalini Yoga internationally for 36 years having studied directly under Yogi Bhajan beginning in 1976.  She is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Yoga Association, International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association, and a Level One Professional Teacher Trainer. Gurunater Kaur is a healer and intuitive doing angelic healings, a reiki master, polarity therapist, and a Sat Nam Rasyan practitioner.  She is a certified hypnotherapist and a past-life regression therapist.  She creates healing gemstone Malas (prayer beads) some of which have belonged to Yogi Bhajan, the Dalai Lama, President and Hillary Clinton and other international dignitaries.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

New Shipment of African Market Bastets has Arrived!

Come in to see the new selection!  We've been selling these African Market Baskets since before Radiance opened, nearly six years ago.  We LOVE them!  The colors are always a delight & add to the visual delight you experience in the shop.  Handmade in Ghana, they are a traditional design, and are made by members of a fair trade collective.  And, they are not just beautiful, they are strong.  These baskets are made to be working baskets.  I've been carrying one every day for more than 5 years - yes, the same one... back & forth to work, it holds everything I need, from my calendar to my lunch and knitting, from vegetables I buy at market to herbal reference books.  It's my version of a briefcase.  Because, what would an herbalist look like carrying a briefcase?...