by Jodh Kaur
Let's get serious... actually let's not - life is way too serious these days! Some of you may be like me and have a tendency toward the serious-ness of life. While I do have a fun loving even funny side to me, I often find my default is the serious Jodh Kaur- even my name, "Princess of God who is an UNDAUNTED and Brave Warrior for Truth and Righteousness" has a serious flair to it, does it not?
I have found that my career choices - Crisis Social Worker, working in Corporate America and yes even Yoga Instructor and Business Owner - all serious stuff! Right? Even my personal growth and development journey - wrestling with myself to be better (whatever that means), happier, kinder, more communicative, emotive, REAL (the list goes on) - all VERY serious! Right? Well that's what I thought anyway. But somewhere along the way, I started thinking - where's the fun? Where is the playful side of me? How do I lighten up in my teaching and my daily life? 🤔
I have always taken the teachings of Kundalini Yoga, this technology, my practice and my teaching very seriously. After all, this is life changing, transformational technology!
However, I experienced a shift last year during our Teacher Training where I witnessed how FUN teaching & practicing yoga can be and how we can truly use it to work with all aspects of self, including drawing out our inner child. Our first trainer, Gurudass, had the challenge of coming into UYC where she knew no one other than Savitree and me, yet through her kind and loving teaching style, we experienced teamwork, sharing, supporting each other, even strengthening our intuition in a totally light and joyful way.
We quickly learned that Gurudass loves to bring the inner child out of us serious adults. Her teaching and travels around the world have provided her with the unique ability to engage with her students quickly and authentically (without using any of those ice breakers we all try to avoid at networking events). Though our own experiences with Gurudass and her teaching, we knew we wanted to bring her and her ChildPlay Yoga course to UYC so that the Midwest would have the opportunity to call out the inner child in all of us.
Gurudass calls ChildPlay Yoga - the Yoga of Fun. Yes it's an amazing opportunity to learn how to teach yoga to children, but what is even more valuable it is an opportunity to teach yourself how to reconnect with the child inside of you.
We invite you to join us November 9-11 for ChildPlay Yoga. In honor of our anniversary this month, we are offering special pricing for this course. Register by July 25 and save $125 off the full price of the course.*
Have questions? Let us know.
Come play with us!
Kundalini Yoga Quotes:
“I’d never felt anything like it; it was just an opening of energy and a feeling of such liberation.” -Marika Bethel, owner, Glowing House