Japjeet Kaur & Shuniya Kundalini Yoga in the media :
- For 2 years in a row now (2017 and 2018), ThreeBestRated has awarded Shuniya Kundalini Yoga with their ‘Badge of Excellence’ as ‘Best Business of the year’ for the category ‘yoga’ in Leicester, testifying to the consistent prime quality of classes and services offered: https://threebestrated.co.uk/yoga-classes-in-leicester
- Read the (Dutch) interview in the Belgian monthly magazine Feeling, edition December
2017, in which Belgian’s multiple-award- winning actress and singer Veerle Baetens (Loft,
The Broken Circle Breakdown, Tabula Rasa, …) interviews her yoga teacher Japjeet Kaur : http://www.shuniya-yoga.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Veerlejapjeet.pdf
- Watch this short video interview with dscreationsTV for his Hola Mahalla series (the
interview took place in 2015, the video was released on May 4, 2017):
- Read this (English) article from November 14, 2014 in the Huffington Post, UK: “‘I felt I had
come home to something.’ Yoga teacher Japjeet Kaur Khalsa was born in Belgium but moved
to Leicester after becoming a Sikh”:
I really enjoyed the massage yesterday and felt more relaxed than I have in a very long time. I saw my mum and sister in the afternoon and they commented that I seemed different, that even my posture was different. I felt so much softer in my shoulders and a sense of calm and clarity so thank you very much for giving me that experience.
Dear Japjeet, I am so glad to receive your newsletters each month. I particularly like the information about the Full Moon as I no longer get that from anywhere else. It reminds me that some of the things that are happening are just passing.
Om Shanti, Lesley
Dear Japjeet, I had a peaceful and restful night after the retreat and the first thing that came to my mind was the song "I am bountiful, blissful and beautiful"!!! As I am cooking my oats I just can't stop having the tune in my head and under the shower I made sure I sang it out loud. I am happy today full of energy and feeling new. Thank you!
I’m so gratefull for all the teachings I received from you Japjeet🙏🏻. My life has made beautifull shifts through the different workshops I followed and the practice in daily life of course😉. Whahe Guru🙏🏻✨How can I ever thank you for all the presents you brought into my life.
Thx for all the Blessings.
Dear Japjeet, Thank you for your wonderful workshop on Friday. I really enjoyed it and felt much loser and lighter afterwards. Your description of kundalini yoga as being "transformational" really fits with my experience. The physical yoga felt like it was drawing my awareness towards aspects of my emotional issues and thinking patterns (and how they hold me back in my life.) Thoughts such as "am I getting this right", " I'm getting it all wrong" etc. kept popping into my head as they usually do and as they did I found myself physically blocked from moving, or making jerky uncoordinated movements and breath, the thoughts interfered with me carrying out the tasks. This gave me an insight into how much my self-talk holds me back in my life and a rare sense of clarity. As I continued working through the physical blockages I could feel a shift emotionally. It was powerful and I am very grateful to you for sharing your knowledge and experiences. Knowing that you have been through and not just survived depression but really found a sense of purpose and well-being gives me a lot of hope.
My experience on Friday and the calm and well-being I felt afterwards (and getting a good night's sleep for once!) has made me realise that I would like to commit to a daily practice. I know that being realistic I will probably not have time for a full kriya everyday but even if I just manage to do some breathing exercises and spend ten minutes I know it will make a difference. Ideally I would like to commit to a weekly class (especially as what you were saying about the importance of connecting with others on the same path really resonated for me) but I know that realistically I cannot do that either at this time because of my family situation but I will continue to come when I can.
I know I am writing a lot but I really wanted to let you know how much it meant to me and that your workshop awoke something very good for me. That night as I watched my daughter sleeping I felt such gratitude for having her and I thanked God. She is 16 months old and never have I actually thanked God for the blessing that she is. It was a real wake up call for me. I lost my faith when I was 12 years old and it's when my depression started. These practices have given me some clarity and restored some faith...It's like getting a glimpse of the path and what is possible.
There are three big things that I have taken away from your workshop (apart from a taste of the peace, clarity and freedom that I now know is possible.)
The first is to be grateful for what I have and see the gifts and blessings in life rather than walking around feeling doomed and cursed. The second is a desire to serve and help others and to build positive relationships, the third is a feeling of something very hard to label but a taste of there being something more, a divine presence...faith is perhaps the best word.
So from the bottom of my heart thank you. If there ever comes a time that you need any thing or a volunteer please let me know.
Alhoewel ik weer supervroeg op moest voor mijn vroege shift op het vliegveld, was ik vanochtend super relaxed. Ik voel me werkelijk herboren.... De retreat was zoals altijd super interessant. Altijd toch weer nieuwe dingen te leren. Leuke groep. Het eten was lekker en met liefde bereid.
The first love is the deepest ❤️❤️❤️ zoveel dankbaarheid om wat je hebt gegeven. Ik ben blij dat ik een stukje van het pad heb mogen meewandelen. Je licht heeft me uitgenodigd om mijn eigen licht ook helderder te laten schijnen. De mala die ik voor de rest van mijn dagen draag, is mijn eerbetoon aan jou! Welkom aan de vrouw, de moeder, de kom, de creatie! ❤️
I receive your newsletters since 2 or 3 years and I really appreciate what you share, it is a great source of inspiration in the choice of kriyas or meditations for my regular KY courses. Thank you, dear sweet sister. May the Guru bless You for ever. Sunderjot Kaur from France.
I am thankful beyond words that I have met you and been formally introduced to kundalini yoga .
Today was a beautiful day, change started from the morning and during my session with you I felt the urge to cry in gratitude !
I can't wait until our next session and will practise what you taught today .
Wahe guru💕, good luck🍀. En ik kan je niet 💚 genoeg bedanken voor alles wat je me hebt bijgebracht!! Bedankt om er te zijn🙏. Ik ga je missen, maar ik zie je graag terug in Leicester. With love and light, Jotdev X
What a week. So powerful, transforming, a real eye opener. Kundalini yoga already changed a great deal of my life but this womens' retreat was the cherry on the cake. Not that I’m ready, not that I arrived but it pushed me forward on this long road of finding peace with myself, with the world. I am a control freak but this retreat thought me so much about the importance of self care, about the differences between men and women and that we forgot and lost a great deal of our cultural ancient wisdom. Thank you, I am grateful. This week brought me closer to myself.
I can't thank you! You know why, you told me. But I know that for you there is new service waiting. I console myself now - knowing wherever the teacher is, spiritual progress rests within ourselves. A teacher can show us the way as the Guru does, but it is up to each of us to walk the path or not. I trust to walk. And I know where you live 🙂
Can't recommend Japjeet's classes and workshops enough! She is a great teacher and holds an incredibly beautiful space for transformation.
I wish you all the best on your new adventure Japjeet ji, you are in my heart and in my soul 💞. You brought the best out of me! Wahe guru xxx
Sat Naam Japjeet,
Het was een super weekend. Toen ik maandagochtend wakker werd op de tonen van Rakhe Rakhanhar kreeg ik alle antwoorden op mijn vragen die ik zondagavond had. Het mooiste geschenk, te weten wie je bent, wat je pad is en oneindig verbonden zijn met de aarde en al zijn levensvormen. Ik ben eindelijk ook thuis hier op aarde.
After having multiple miscarriages and a hysterectomy, I went to see Japjeet Kaur for the very soothing closing of the bones ceremony. The entire process was so perfectly gentle and in a comfortable environment. There is an innate healing energy from Japjeet Kaur that was so very delicately balanced and left me feeling lighter - physically and emotionally. As someone who studies the science of the mind in relation to results, I have to say that this is one of the definite factors for my personal healing and my professional strides.
On top of all of this, she has an incredible array of products and an exemplary knowledge of a work that is carried out with love and compassion. Thank you so much for helping me with my healing. I would come to you again and again!
I feel deeply grateful and touched by your knowledge and love for the Guru and how it inspired me on my path ! Your presence at the Closing the Bones training was also lovely and your knowledge brought it again to a deeper level... also a beautiful masterclass to finish it 🙏 You can look back with fulfillment for what you brought for so many students in Belgium and for sure it is up to us to do our daily work... I wish you a magnificent next chapter! May the Guru always bless you and guide you to find your way Home...! Always in my heart
Ik had een hele fijne tijd afgelopen weekend, ik kijk er met een goed gevoel op terug. Het was een mooie ervaring voor mij, met heel veel mooie herinneringen aan mijn tijd in de baarmoeder en mijn kindertijd. Ik had ook het geluk mijn ouders beide te mogen zien gisterenavond en hun toch wel te bedanken voor de liefde en de zorg. Hoewel ik niet wist dat ik een week in het ziekenhuis moest blijven na de geboorte (omdat ik te licht was), verklaarde dit veel waarom ik me toch alleen voelde in het prille begin. Fijn om te weten waar dit vandaan kwam en dit ook in mijn verdere kindertijd vaak een ‘issue’ was.
Enfin, kort gezegd: ik voel me zeer gezegend dat ik dit mocht herbeleven en nog meer te beseffen in wat voor warme thuis ik mocht terechtkomen en opgroeien!
Japjeet, Thank you for all the teachings I received during all those retreats I followed in Pellenberg and the beautiful women’s retreat in Gozo, they changed my direction in life❤️
My first experience with Kundalini Yoga, guided by wonderful Japjeet, cherished by always caring Ingrid, was a warm call for acting towards a more intensive and better life. I can recommend this for everyone, both men and women, to get healthier and with more love and compassion towards themselves and their beloved ones. Thanks to Japjeet, Ingrid, and the whole group who took us higher. Sat Nam!
More mysterious stuff has happened to me this week! It's quite surreal and I am still wondering if it is mind over matter!!! Or, like you say, Kundalini Yoga really is powerful stuff!!
I am going through lots of changes at the moment in this stage of my life so i think it is a combination of everything... there is a reason why I sought after your yoga in the first place. And I think it is working beyond what I ever imagined.
I am really enjoying Wednesday mornings and really learning A LOT from it all. Thank you!
Satnaam Japjeet Bhenji,
Thank you for probably the most informative workshop [workshop on PCOS] I have attended! So much to consider, reflect and action.
I started yesterday by enjoying a full day of self-care. Lots of nourishing fresh food, meditation, relaxing and a long soak with the detoxifying blend. Felt so good for doing it and intend to continue with this regularly.
Still absorbing much of the content and am sure I will have some specific questions relating to it but for now, thank you & blessings.
So gratefull for meeting Japjeet. She has so much knowledge and passion. She is so inspiring. The 3 days were emotionally draining for me. And still at the end I felt so much joy in my heart. And peace.
Food was the best.
I hope to do another retraite soon..
Wow, mijn energieveld trilt nog steeds op al die liefdevolle, good vibes, van in de vrouwenweek enkele weken geleden. Iedere vrouw aanwezig, zo mooi, zo puur, zacht, liefdevol en openhartig.
Wat hebben we veel mogen delen en van mekaar mogen leren. De mooie opbouw van deze week, iedere dag werken rond een specifiek thema, de heerlijke gezonde lunches, tussendoortjes en avondmaal, samen met de eindmeditatie in de Yurt 's avonds, maakte dat dit een heel intense en TRANSFORMERENDE week voor me was (is). Ik voel de kracht en de discipline om echt iedere dag vroeg op te staan (6.00 uur) om mijn gekozen kriuya en meditatie te doen voor 40 dagen op rij. Ook iedere avond voor het slapen gaan doe ik de Evening Prayer en het gaat super goed. Zo voel ik dat ik verbonden blijf met de energie van die week.
2 weken later ben ik dan de workshop over de wervelkolom gaan volgen waar we heel wat fysiek werk verrichten. En waar ik dan nog dieper ben kunnen gaan helen in mijn lichaam. Ideaal.
Ik voel me inderdaad THUISKOMEN en heb dan ook meteen besloten de Kundalini Teacheropleiding te volgen. Ik geef al yoga, maar deze vorm wil ik zeker verder delen en mijn persoonlijke ervaring en enthousiasme met zoveel mogelijk anderen delen.
Het is ieders geboorterecht gelukkig te leven en te stralen in LICHT & LIEFDE.
WAHE GURU, Dank je wel Japjeet, ik ben zo blij jou te leren kennen, je bent een voorbeeld voor velen.
It has been just a few weeks since I participated in the Excel and Celebrate retreat with Japjeet, Ingrid and 13 inspiring women from many different backgrounds and at different stages in their life experience. I am already noticing the differences in my life and feeling the benefits of this multi-faceted experience. I feel truly honoured to have been able to participate in this life-changing course. Japjeet is a passionate, knowledgeable and 'human' teacher. She does not teach from a parapet, but is able to identify with and make time for every single woman in the room. The course was truly geared towards real-life situations allowing us to learn for ourselves simple ways to improve our current lives and relationships, based on the incredible Kundalini Yoga teachings. Japjeet is able to create an incredible atmosphere of love and trust, allowing women from many different walks of life to inspire and support one another on this journey of self-discovery. This is not your average yoga retreat - it brings up things, awakens new opportunities and ways of seeing - all in a totally supportive environment. Ingrid, our wonderful host has created a haven of love, peace and tranquility that is evident in the delicious food that she makes and the beautiful space that she has created. I have come home with a more open-hearted and joyful approach to life. Current challenges that I was experiencing in my relationship and my work feel much lighter. Stress and unease, that had become such a normal part of my life have reduced, and I have thus created more space for joy. I feel healthier, more energetic and inspired to create the life that I want for myself and my partner. This retreat is a true gift for any woman wanting to improve her life, health and relationships.
Sat nam Japjeet... just wanted to say a huge thank you for your skill and kindness in preparing the homemade bug repellent and antihistamine ... amazing - up a mountain meditating and in the Forrest or at the waterfall - only x2 bites in x2 weeks and instant relief - healed in x2 days... no chemicals or pharmaceuticals required. Love, light, blessings and joy to you Jx
All blessings & wahe guru for all your inspiration and uplifting 🙏
Zeer leerrijke retreat, die de uitdagende vraag 'Wie ben ik?' in een yogisch - Oosters perspectief plaatst. Japjeet gaat met deze retreat in de diepte en raakt daarmee de kern van waar het in kundalini yoga om draait. Zij geeft niet alleen een theoretisch kader maar weet op een boeiende wijze de vijf dieven (Panj Chor) die de mind voortdurend kapen en misleiden te beschrijven zodat ze niet alleen inzichtelijk maar haast tastbaar worden. Daarbij draagt ze niet alleen belemmeringen en moeilijkheden aan om met deze bedriegers om te gaan maar reikt ze ook de nodige praktische tools aan om het spel met hen te gaan spelen op het spelbord van het leven! Zeer leerrijk, afwisselend en uitdagend gegeven door een teacher waar de autoriteit op positieve wijze van afstraalt. Ook locatie en de kookkunst en zorgen van Ingrid Klabbers droegen natuurlijk bij tot een geslaagd en waardevol weekend. Kortom een retreat die zeker invloed zal hebben op mijn persoonlijke sadhana en leefstijl…een aanrader!
Sat Naam lieve Japjeet,
Het zal moeilijk zijn om een even authentieke Kundalini Teacher als jij te vinden. Gelukkig blijft alles wat je me geleerd hebt, nazinderen, maar... 'Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you got 'til it's gone.' (Joni Mitchell). Ik zal wel niet de enige zijn die dat zo ervaart.
Nu ik wat gewend ben aan mijn nieuwe job, zoek ik terug een spiritueel 'eiland', een soultribe om tot rust te komen. Atheïstische doorsnee yoga kan me niet bekoren.
Leicester ligt niet bij de deur. Maar mocht je ooit nog eens terugkomen naar België, dan mag ik niet aarzelen om me snel in te schrijven.
I am that I AM
Woorden kunnen niet beschrijven hoe dankbaar ik ben om wie jij bent, wat je doet en waarvoor je staat 💗
Mooie wijze vrouw ❤️
Voor ALtijd in mijn hart en zoveel meer... 🌹
The retreat was a great boost and just what I needed in order to meet autumn with lots of energy! The place itself is beautifully situated in a calm area where you can go for nice walks during breaks. The classes where very well organised by Japjeet - probably one of the best yoga teachers I have ever encountered (and I've had a few!), as well as challenging and informative. I have learned a lot, met really nice people, and eaten lots of delicious vegan food thanks to the great cooking by Ingrid and Mathilda. This retreat exceeded my expectations and I would recommend to anybody looking for some time out from life's daily routine and stress.
Dear Japjeet, I have read and learned a lot from your blog on the full moon and your newsletter. Thank you for taking the time in writing and distributing these really inspirational words of wisdom.
ik vond het een memorabel weekend laatstleden met die rebirthing! Het heeft heel wat bij me teweeg gebracht. Er gebeurt vanalles. Er is me heel veel duidelijk geworden!!! Ik ben letterlijk en ook figuurlijk herboren, waarvoor heel veel DANK! Heb helemaal niks in mn schouders gevoeld, geen beetje spierpijn. De enige spanning die er zat op de schouderkap is zelfs verdwenen.
A deep felt Thank You, dear Japjeet - for the perfect KY Trinity Masterclass yesterday - and for being a lighthouse on my path of KY and love for the Guru 💚🙏✨ Blessings and Light, Ekjotee Kaur
Bedankt voor alles, jou leren kennen heeft mijn leven veranderd ❤️🍀
"Women's Retreat: Excel and Celebrate" sounded like a mystical journey to me since the first time I heard about it… I had an idea of what to expect because I am quite known with the formula of kundalini yoga workshops and women workshops but in no way was I prepared for the profoundness of what we experienced during this week!
What amazes me most is the depth of connection of women who gather, even if they don’t know each other, they See and Hear each other… Everyone has its own insecurities, issues, deep secrets, vibrant unique personality and despite this, it so matches and blends in one radiant group space… A space where everything is allowed to be shared, a space where you feel held, whether if you are just starting out in yoga, life, your path, or whether you already quite aware of who you are and are really want to dive in and go deep…
A big part of this depends on the group, though to me it is very clear too, that a lot of this space is created by the fine example of the Teacher Japjeet Rajbir Kaur Khalsa - and also Prabhu Anand Kaur (Ingrid Klabbers), who lovingly holds the space in the house and nourishes us with deliciously healthy food.
The combination of the firmness and confronting aspect of the Yogic Teachings (and Sikh Dharma - from which a lot of the Teachings origin), are amazingly impressive and a real forte to Japjeet Rajbir’s approach, together with the motherly, sisterly warmth and radiance of both Japjeet Rajbir and Ingrid is quite transformative… It is because they both are really from their Being, you feel almost automatically drawn into Yours. You go in deep right away, though each in its own pace and rhythm.
And I must say (in being a Kundalini Yoga Instructor myself) this combination of teaching and also Being yourself (which is normally not done in Kundalini Yoga - but in this case because you are with Women, it would feel unnatural if you don't, you put yourself out of the circle so you create a missing link) , is really balancing on a very thin line, you really have to know and feel what you are sharing when and when not... And for me Japjeet Rajbir, mastered it, we could See her All, her beautiful naked Women Soul and at the same time, she knew when to poke, provoke, confront and elevate as a true Teacher needs to do!
I could go on about the program, the Love, the comfort, the ‘at home’ness, the beautiful surroundings and pure nature at the location, the extra sacred ‘Closing the Bones’ sessions Japjeet Rajbir offers, the food, the healing effect,… but I would just say, come and experience this for yourself, because that was the best part! For always engraved in Soul and Heart!
Sat Naam Sri Wahe Guru _/_
I only attended three workshops back in 2015-2016 and I'm really glad I did for they will always mean a lot to me.
"Forms vanish" as we know. I regret I didn't attend other interesting workshops like the Childhood years (new work assignments I had to get used to and education of my sons). [...]
I loved the way you spoke completely out of the box.
You introduced me to the most beautiful music I ever heard.
You helped to dissolve the heart blockages I built up. I can easily cry now 🙂
and I will never forget your workshop on passing through the door back to Source !
Thank you for holding a space with your mere Presence. I will always remember you.
Thank you Japjeet for all your wonderful teachings. Hope to meet you again, somewhere, somehow🙏🙏🙏💕💕💕