Sun. Aug 19, 2018 – Sun. Aug 26, 2018

In this week long intensive, each participant will have the opportunity to embody sacred sound as teacher (Shabad Guru),  through an in-depth experience of three Shabads (sacred songs from the Sikh tradition), guiding us through a vital soul journey.  We will first release negativity to clear the energy of emotional patterns, then find internal healing, and finally open the channels of the body to experience the voice of the soul. When this voice is activated it not only sends healing energy throughout the body, but also allows the soul voice to be heard as the core vibration of one’s life.  All thoughts, words, and actions can come from this beautiful voice.  We will utilize the powerful technologies of Kundalini Yoga  and Sikh Dharma to support our journey.

This intensive will be taught by Snatam Kaur and her mother, Prabhu Nam Kaur. It 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.

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 (Sunday – Sunday). We are pleased to offer 3 sliding scale registration prices and a payment plan option upon registration. All additional accommodations (lodging and food) will be handled by Yoga at the Ashram once registration is complete. Please contact them directly. Transcontinental participant discount includes all students traveling from outside the United States, Canada and Mexico.

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.

For general questions contact Nirankar Kaur by cell phone at 603-562-6813 or by email at spiritvoyageliveevents@gmail.com. For questions regarding the location and accommodations please call Yoga at the Ashram at 508-376-4525 or visit their website and click on Your Visit.

No yoga or musical experience required. 

During August 19-26, 2018, Snatam Kaur and her mother, Prabhu Nam Kaur will teach a course for adults called Voice of the Soul Through Shabad Guru. Course participants will experience sacred sound as a teacher by learning three sacred songs (Shabads) from the Sikh tradition. Voice of the Soul 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. Voice of the Soul 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.

Voice of the Soul for Kids will take place at the beautiful 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.

This course offers a sliding scale registration. Please choose the rate the best suits your financial needs. Sliding scale A- $1650.00, Sliding Scale B- $1450.00, and Sliding Scale C- $1250.00. The registration fee includes all course materials and lunch each day (Sunday – Sunday). There is a payment plan option upon registration.

Meals

The Millis ashram is known for it excellent food.  Meals are prepared  “Langar Style”, meaning one meal is prepared, not a menu of options.  Food is prepared consciously, onsite by skilled vegetarian cooks who understand food preparation from the Ayurvedic perspective.  Produce is organic and locally sourced.  Meals are vegan and gluten free with dairy and gluten options on the side.  Please advise if any severe allergies such as nuts. Due to the size of the course, if an individual has needs outside vegan or gluten free, they are advised to make their own food arrangements.

NOTE: the Ashram is a vegetarian property.  Do not bring meat, fish or eggs here.   Dairy is ok.

Your tuition includes the following meals:

Free Community Lunch 12:30 pm Sunday August 19  ( Registration opens at 1:30 pm and course begins at 3 pm)

Dinner Sunday August 19

Lunches Monday August 20-26

Free Community Breakfast in celebration of Yogi Bhajan’s Birthday August 26.

You may purchase additional meals:

Breakfast each day  Monday August 20-Saturday August 25

Breakfast buffet to include such items as fruits, nuts, cereals, quality baked goods, and steamed greens/ miso soup.

 $60 for the 6 breakfasts.  Purchase Now

Dinners each day  Monday August 20-Saturday August 25.  The main meal each day is lunch.  Dinner will be a light, tri-doshic and Ayurvedic staple such as  Kitchari  or dal & rice with tortilla and salad.  Dinner is intentionally sustaining but light to facilitate one’s ability to rise up for early morning yoga practice.

$102 for the 6 dinners.  Purchase Now

Note: your purchase will be via MindBody and you will be asked to create an account.  If you have any trouble navigating, search the category of food and drink.

You may bring your own additional vegetarian foods onsite.

Guru Ram Das Ashram is a year-round residential community which normally offers only 16 beds in guest space dormitory style apartments.  The ashram is maximizing all possible onsite space to welcome the Voice of the Soul attendees.  This site will be updated regularly if new spaces open up.

Current Onsite Accommodations:

  •  Shared dormitory style apartments: 10-12 persons per 5 room apartments with shared full kitchen, bath, and laundry.  2-5 persons per bedroom.
  • There are a few tent sites for those who can bring their own tent, sleeping bag, etc.
  • All campers will have access to indoor showers/bathrooms.

Please contact us with your accommodations requests which will be handled on a first come first served basis.

Additionally, there are several hotels in the area, the closest being in Milford and Franklin, about a 15-20 min drive to the ashram.  There is a room block reserved for course attendees at the Marriott Residence Inn, 4 Forge Parkway, Franklin, MA 508-541-8188.  Deadline date for reservations is July 23rd. Use promo code ASHRAM when booking.

Visitors have used Airbnb or TripAdvisor to find lodging that suits their needs.