Patanjali Sutra 1.2

PYS 1.2 Yogas Chitta Vritti Nirodhah

Yoga is the cessation of the mindstuff.

This sutra by Patanjali explains completely what Yoga is. It is not anything you do, not in the largest sense of the word. It is not the moment by moment attempts to live a satisfying life. It is not the struggle to stand on your head or achieve the perfect chaturanga. It is not even the random acts of kindness you commit. Yoga is a balanced quality of mind, which each of us has the potential to carry while engaged in living the particular life you are living. No matter what comes your way. No matter the attainment or the loss you experience. Yoga is the balanced or pure quality of the mind that opens the heart to serving, surrendering and knowing one's own unity with the Divine and with all beings everywhere.

Buddha and many other great teachers have said "humans suffer." It is true. That is what we do. The quality of our suffering is extrapolated one-thousand fold due to the tendency of the mind to replay, rehash and resort to the "story" we carry.

Patanjali's Sutra 1.2 explains that the true Yoga exists only when the mind is peaceful. Not necessarily empty, but peaceful, unfluctuating, not irritated, not caught up in retelling the story...

Not easy. And that is okay because we are not meant to be perfect in that way. Our life is a series of struggles, on purpose, so we can re-discover the method to resolving our actions, one at a time, until we make peace with all we have done and not done. Until we make peace with ourselves. It is only then that we will be able to truly be at peace with all others, including the "others" whose names currently fill our storybooks with details and dramas...

Yoga is the cessation of the mindstuff.

Learn more about Patanjali and his words of wisdom. He didn't stop at the simple definition of Yoga found in Sutra 1.2. He goes on to explain to the interested student just how to achieve that state of peace.

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a sacred space
stillness is enjoyable
kindness is consistent
community is supportive
service is heart centered
practice is spiritual sadhana
sound is healing
healing is a priority
potential is accessible
the Divine is present
in each breath
in each moment.
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Sunday May 22, 2016
from 11am - 8pm

11am meet & greet

11:30am Gentle Mantra Movement and Meditation with DurgaMayiMa Louisa

12:30am Q & A, Cookies & Chai compliments of Chef Lisa

1pm Chair Yoga with Healing Bowls with Ed

1pm Mantra, Movement & Meditation with David Dragonfly with Live Classical Music by Jaime & Lisa

2pm Yoga & Yoga Therapy Q & A

2pm Shitili and Karana Yoga Relaxation Sampler with Gayatri (Ine Jones)

3pm - 4:30pm Special Musical and Kirtan Guest: DALIEN, aka 13 HANDS ( Daniel McBride )

enjoy this beautiful BHAVANTU chant from 13 HANDS latest album TRINITY:

5pm Basics of Practice with Jeanette Rashmi Devi

6pm Hip Openers with Sudha

7pm Kirtan & Satsang with TAO (The Ashram Orchestra)

(more are being added every day)
holistic vendors 11am-3pm

KarmaLife Beadz

John Balinski with IASO

Sacred Malas by Sivakami

Paintings by Jim Houba - Jim painted the murals at the Austraw him. He will be creating a new painting and talking about his creative process.

Art by NaShiRa

Hello Bluebird

Hermit House Creations

And more...

The Ashram is a holistic ministry providing weekly “BY DONATION” Yoga, Meditation, Mantra, and Ministry.

The Ashram also provides tuition based professional trainings and workshops.

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Thank you for being part of the magic. Thank you for being part of the healing.

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What Yoga Alliance's New Stance on Yoga Therapy Actually Means

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Thank you for your kindness.
OM Shanti.

Sudha talks to Jeremy Grunin about the essence of the service of Kula Kamala Foundation. Sudha to Jeremy, "I think you speak faster than I do... and that is the way the mind usually works. Its constantly in over-drive. Tons of stories. Tons of thoughts. Tons of ideas. Most of which are actually not high vibration. Most of which are full of doubt, full of self questioning, full of fear for many people. At one point when you came back on air you slowed down, and you started to talk at a pace that was calm and comfortable and that's what Yoga teaches us to do and that's what we are teaching the kids how to do is to bring their mind from a place that is high speed, that is full of thoughts that seem chaotic and out of control, and that cause impulsive behaviors and we are giving them tools to bring themselves into a place where they can think more calmly, behave more calmly and more rationally, and interact more appropriately with their community, whether that community be at school or at home or with friends"

Listen to the interview here:



Students can now apply online for their 200YTT, 300TYT or 870PYT. Just choose the appropriate program link below to learn about the program and start your application. Kula Kamala Foundation, where education is inspired, healing, spiritually based and always professional.

Start Singing

by Sudha (12/8/15)

this moment offers
a brief quiet space
amidst the coming and going
of thoughts and distractions

fleeting and narrow
the heart is easily broken
like the line of migratory birds
sweeping through a late autumn sky

nonexistent retoric
intention stays just long enough
to be a mystery, a healing
and a frustration

to think back on better days
is to recall the tragedy or victory
of surviving one thing
or falling at the feet of something else

where am I in all this
a pillar to a post to a pillar
or just a journey between the two
past to future then past again
then or then... why never now

stop thinking
stop thinking
stop thinking
slow down
start singing
Hari OM Hari OM Hari Hari Hari OM

Swami Sivananda on What is Means to be a Yogi

Swami Sivananda said: a yogi should be grounded in ahimsa (non-harming), sauca (mental cleanliness) and should be arjavena (with straightforward behavior), and always with their mind to the Divine, if you dedicate all your thoughts as prayers to the One and then your suffering will end.


image (c) 2015 Kula Kamala Foundation

870PYT Accreditation

Hari OM!

On June 6, 2015, the radiant Liz Bahr stopped by the IAYT Awards Ceremony in Newport Beach CA to pick up our official certificate of accreditation for our 870 hours Professional Yoga Therapy program.

Professional Yoga Therapy take the techniques of Yoga to medical and mental health environments and to people living with physical, mental or emotional concerns, in a way that offers healing to the whole person. The program moves beyond the basic education of a 200 and 300 level training and provides the necessary tools to work alongside and communicate effectively with other health and wellness professionals.

We are now one of only twenty schools worldwide to achieve accreditation. The process was not an easy one as the accrediting committee is asking for a very high standard of education, one that is necessary for Yoga Therapists to work effectively alongside doctors, medical and mental health specialists and to work mindfully with clients and students in a way that offers the deepest possible healing through the most sacred and with the safest of approaches. We are honored to be offering our 870 hours kula-kamala-yoga Professional Yoga Therapy Certification program to individuals who have completed 200YTT and are interested in continuing their journey into the realm of YOGA as a professional healing art.

Hari Om Hari Om Hari Hari Hari OM.

To learn more about our professional training programs contact the ashram 484-509-5073 or the shala 732-309-6787.





RELAXATION is something we all need more of. Most of us don't realize (or we ignore the fact) that if we do not rest appropriately the systems of the body can not function properly. Continued exhaustion can lead to adrenal fatigue, and even death in some extreme cases. We live in a 24/7 world and that creates a lot of stress. You owe it to your body and mind to purposefully relax. You can achieve this through Yoga Nidra, which is a 50 minute practice that takes you deep into your own subconsciousness (although you are not asleep) and works to reset your nervous system, taking it away from the fight or flight response and closer to the inner calm necessary for optimal health. You can practice Yoga Nidra easily. There are several recordings available and some Yoga studios and schools offer it as a class. There is no reason to avoid the stillness. If you would like to live a long, happy and healthy life, stillness and relaxation become necessities. OM Shanti.