Soul Radiance for Adults
The radiance of the soul exists as light but is often hidden from our conscious experience. To bring forth this radiance we have a gift called the Shabad Guru, where sound becomes the teacher. In this intensive, taught by Snatam Kaur and her mother, Prabhu Nam Kaur, each participant will have the opportunity to embody Shabad Guru, through an in-depth experience of Shabads (sacred songs from the Sikh tradition). We will dive into ancient vocal techniques to strengthen and open the voice, we will celebrate and learn rhythm to find the heartbeat of the music, we will embrace the sacred and healing language of Gurmukhi, finding how we connect to the meaning and energy of the sacred songs shared. We will also utilize the powerful technologies of Kundalini Yoga and Sikh Dharma to support our journey. This course is designed so that participants, musicians and non musicians alike, have the knowledge, confidence and love to embody the essence of Shabad Guru, bringing forth the soul radiance that allows each of us to be beacons of light in our lives, for ourselves, for our families and communities.
Soul Radiance for Kids will be taught as a companion course so children (ages 6-12) and adults alike can learn this sacred technology as it was meant to be shared – fully in community mixing voices of all ages. Soul Radiance for Kids will be led by another experienced mother-daughter duo, Jai Fuller (Khalsa Camp) and her mother, Amar Fuller (Khalsa Childcare).
In the first half of the day, children will learn directly from Snatam and Prabhu Nam, participating in vocal warm ups, Kundalini yoga and chanting with the adult group. The morning teaching will be accessible to children and the adults will benefit from having their young energy present. It is our experience that children absorb this content quickly and naturally and it serves both groups by mixing them in this way. Parents can relax into their experience knowing that Jai and Amar will be present with the children, attending to any individual need that may arise during this shared morning session.
Jai and Amar will gather the children for lunch and lead them in an afternoon of summer delight.
Jai will apply her background in dance and theater as well as her knowledge of experiential learning to bring the essence of these Shabads to life through fun and play. Each child will relate to the sacred song in a way that is uniquely their own through skits, role-playing and art.
The course will be held at the beautiful Yoga at the Ashram: The Baba Siri Chand Yoga & Retreat Center at Guru Ram Das Ashram, specifically chosen for this course because of the sacred energy of the Gurdwara (Sikh place of worship), that has been cultivated there for many years. The Ashram has many magical places for kids to explore and be in nature.
No yoga or musical experience required. There will be time during the course for instructions to musicians.
Registration fee includes all course materials and lunches each day (Tuesday – Sunday). All additional accommodations (lodging and food) will be handled by Yoga at the Ashram once registration is complete. Scroll down on this page for further information.
Bring comfortable clothing, a yoga mat, a journal, and a water bottle. Please bring a head covering that covers the top of the head to each day of the course.