Faculty - Sat Dharam Kaur

Sat Dharam began studying and practicing Kundalini Yoga with Yogi Bhajan in 1979 and has facilitated teacher training programs over the last 20 years. Sat Dharam teaches a popular and transformative 220-hour Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Program in Toronto. She has developed and teaches a yoga-based addiction recovery program with Dr. Gabor Mate, and has pioneered a breast health yoga training, designed to help educate women in breast cancer prevention through Kundalini Yoga and lifestyle change. Sat Dharam was awarded the "Naturopathic Doctor of the Year" by the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors in 2000 for her work in breast cancer prevention and environmental education. Sat Dharam's bestselling books include A Call to Women, The Complete Natural Medicine Guide to Breast Cancer, and The Complete Natural Medicine Guide to Women's Health.

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Kundalini Yoga for Cleansing Your Subconscious Mind

All Levels Students, Teachers

Sat Dharam Kaur - FR2SDK

"Do you ever feel like you want to do something, but can’t make it happen? It feels too big, too hard, or there’s just too much in the way? Try Kundalini yoga to help find the way. A common experience of devoted Kundalini yogis is positive rapid change in one’s life as subconscious beliefs, thoughts and physical holding patterns are dispersed. Be the change you wish to see as you use asanas and mantra to cleanse the subconscious mind, balance the hemispheres of the brain and wake up to your glory. "


6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (2 HRS)


Kundalini Yoga and Healing Trauma

All Levels, Teacher Training, Therapy

Sat Dharam Kaur - SA3SDK

The experience of a traumatic event can result in a cruel sentence—the past replays itself, constantly hijacking one’s capacity to enjoy the present. The past cannot be fixed; we cannot go back and change what happened. The real trauma is that we lose the connection to ourselves—to our own curiosity, joy, aliveness, imagination, responsiveness and spirit. Kundalini yoga, breathing exercises and meditation are powerful tools to help us regain the connection to our spirit, find safety within the body, and foster aliveness, flexibility, body-mind integration and joy. In this workshop you will learn to: • calm the disturbing emotions and physical sensations that are still present from the past • decrease the physiological arousal by activating the vagus nerve • turn down the volume of stress hormones • become skillful in witnessing body sensations and emotional states • develop a greter capacity to compassionately hold space for yourself, and to feel what's there • find a sense of freedom in your own body


1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (2 HRS)


Beyond Addiction: The Yogic Path to Recover

All Levels Students, Teachers, Therapeutics

Sat Dharam Kaur - SA5SDK

We create our habits; our habits create us. Commit to redesigning yourself as you utilize Kundalini yoga to reprogram neural networks, cleanse the subconscious, release past conditioning and activate the higher chakras to align with your soul’s purpose. Learn techniques to break addictive tendencies, reroute brain circuits, balance the glandular system and develop the navel chakra. Awaken your courage, intuition, self-compassion, patience, honesty and dedication.


5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (2 HRS)


Yogic Breathing Exercises for Use In Healing

All Levels Students, Teachers, Therapeutics

Sat Dharam Kaur - SU3SDK

Breathing exercises have been practised in India as part of a yogic system for over 2000 years, being referenced in both the Sutras of Patanjali (200 CE) as well as the Bhagavad Gita (200 BCE). Yogic texts have described a variety of breathing exercises, along with their effects on mental and physical well-being. In recent years, various breathing practices have been researched and found to be beneficial for conditions such as anxiety, depression, COPD, stroke, lung cancer, fatigue, PTSD, hypertension and insomnia.  This workshop will present an overview of the physiological and mental-emotional effects of a variety of breathing exercises used in the Kundalini yoga tradition. You will learn how specific exercises affect the autonomic nervous system, the hemispheres of the brain, vagal tone and the HPA axis. Participants will experience the effects of several breathing practices and learn which patients and conditions they may benefit. You will be provided with handouts that clearly describe the practices and conditions they may help to regulate. Learning Objectives • Become familiar with the effect of specific breathing exercises and their effects on the autonomic nervous system • Understand how breathing practices can be used to adjust cortisol levels • review the potential of breathing practices to regulate the HPA axis • understand what breathing exercises to use to increase vagal tone • learn specific breathing exercises to prescribe to help patients with fatigue, insomnia, hypertension, anxiety, depression, PTSD, anti-aging, hormone regulation, brain hemisphere balance • become familiar with the current research on utilizing breathing practices for treating physical and psychological ailments


2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (2 HRS)