Mon. Aug 19, 2019 – Sun. Aug 25, 2019
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.
For general questions contact Nirankar Kaur by cell phone at 603-562-6813 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Please note: Refunds will not be entertained after July 30, 2019.
Early Bird Pricing: $1550
Regular Admission: $1750
Children’s Program: $600
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.
Updates and optional breakfast and dinner plans coming soon and will be posted by mid January.
Guru Ram Das Ashram is a year-round residential community which normally offers only 16-18 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.
Housing information will be updated by mid-January.