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Retreat


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.


Hege   


9th September 2016   


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.


Anonymous   


16th January 2017   


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.


Linda   


31st January 2017   


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.
Sat Nam,
Taran Nidhan


Taran Nidhan Kaur   


12th September 2016   


Can't recommend Japjeet's classes and workshops enough! She is a great teacher and holds an incredibly beautiful space for transformation.


Mukti   


9th February 2017   


Dear Japjeet

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 .

Love, R*


R*   


24th May 2017   


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.

Dankjewel xxxxxx


Charandev   


31st January 2017   


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.


Anonymous   


7th September 2016   


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..


Kaatje Molenberghs   


12th December 2016   


Hi Japjeet!!
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!


Anonymous   


16th May 2017   


Lieve Japjeet,

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.


Annelies   


9th February 2017   


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!


Birgitte Devos   


30th January 2017   


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.


Anonymous   


18th October 2016   


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!


Alice   


31st January 2017   


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.


Libby Ferguson   


7th September 2016   


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!


Karen   


31st January 2017   


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!


L i am Simrit Shiva S.   


4th October 2016   

“Another great day doing what I love, nicely finished off with a beautiful session of Kundalini Yoga. Just what I needed yet again! A celestial communication meditation focusing on opening the heart space and being centred in the neutral mind... Bliss... Thank you Japjeet Kaur Khalsa, my amazing teacher, you give so much at every class I am truly grateful... Wahe Guru.” (Leah, August 2014)

“It was good of you to let me drop in blind! Still very stiff but a lovely morning and the students were so welcoming. Thank you Japjeet! Inspiring as ever... Waheguru!!” (Nina, May 2014 – after a workshop)

“Thanks for this evening, we both really enjoyed it although feeling tired and aching but relaxed and happy!” (Ian, August 2014)

"Amazing kundalini yoga workshop today... Thank you Japjeet. Challenging, dynamic, uplifting... feeling very good" (Leah, March 2014)

"These classes are the best combination of physical exercise and spiritual teachings I have ever come across." (Lindsay, February 2014)

"Just a quick email to say how much Hilary and I enjoyed yesterday. You are a wonderful teacher. We both learned a lot and got so much from it. My intention is to do the left nostril breathing while I am on my travels to calm me down before my training/presenting sessions over the next 2 weeks. [...] I can highly recommend the Burn-out & Depression workshop. I was on yesterday's workshop and it was brilliant. Japjeet is a fantastic teacher, whatever your level of experience. A very generous and knowledgeable teacher who puts everything into everyday language. Fantastic experience" (Sue, October 2013 – after a Burn-out & Depression workshop)

"Last lesson was so nice again, thank you. I am so glad that you are giving classes in Coventry and you bring motivation and I am doing meditation and yoga at home as well. Sat Nam" (Sat Dharam, February 2014)

"I enjoyed yesterday's workshop tremendously." (Hari Sadhana, February 2014)

"Thanks for a really wonderful workshop day. Wish you lived closer so I could go to your regular lessons." (Laura, February 2014)

"I really enjoyed yesterday's session (in fact I love them all but yesterday's was especially good!). I just wanted to let you know as well how much I have been enjoying the classes. I feel a much calmer and happier person since attending and I use the skills you have taught us everyday! I wish I could introduce everyone to this experience!" (Shalini, July 2013)

"What is Happiness? Attending Japjeet Kaur's Kundalini Yoga classes!" (Mirka, May 2013)

"I'd like to thank you for my first Kundalini Yoga experience today Japjeet. I feel fantastic!!! Here's to many more KY uplifting experiences! God bless." (Manveer, May 2013)

"Thank you Japjeet! I have really benefited from today's class. Since I've been coming starting January 2013 I've been transforming. I love the transformation of my Mind, my whole Body and Soul. I am healing from the old to a new Me... I have realized it might take me some time for further practice and I am willing to learn. Until now nothing would cure or heal my spine/back, but these classes have and KY is strengthening every bone and muscle.... Thank you for your teachings. Satnam." (J'anna, May 2013)

"Today at Kundalini yoga we worked on detoxing the liver and releasing anger from the past. You don't know what you are still holding onto, even anger from when you were a child can affect your health. Letting go was very powerful, this practice takes discipline but it is worth it. Thank you Japjeet Kaur Khalsa for coming to Leicester and bringing your teachings with you, you are very much loved and appreciated." (L. G., March 2013)

"Kundalini Yoga is fantastic, it is completely holistic, and Shuniya Kundalini Yoga's teacher Japjeet Kaur Khalsa is very authentic, she lives and breathes yoga. I have been doing yoga for years and I am so glad I have recently found this practice, I know it is really working to help balance the body system and strengthen the mind and spirit, if you like a challenge give it a go." (Leah, March 2013)

"Brilliant class today, Japjeet. I loved every minute of it. I will definitely become a regular. This is exactly what I needed to push me to the next level of my journey." (Mukti, February 2013)

"Wow, what an amazing Kundalini Yoga session tonight. I can feel a significant difference within myself. Thank you, I would highly recommend this class to everyone." (Mukti, February 2013)

"I can hardly walk today... That was a hardcore Kundalini Yoga session on Friday... But I really enjoyed it, thank you..." (Leah, March 2013)

" Thank you so much for your wonderful classes. They are doing wonders and I am so glad I found you teaching Kundalini Yoga just around the corner. You are a great teacher and such a kind and lovely person. I feel very calm around you." (Mirka, March 2013)

"Wow my legs kill today! And I feel so tired! But that’s only physically... Internally I'm feeling on top of the world! Thank you for a good class! I really concentrated on some of the really tough things that I wanted to release in last night's session... Perhaps this is a result of letting some of that go too! I really appreciate your teachings and your guidance, thank you Japjeet!" (Mukti, March 2013)

"As a beginner in Kundalini Yoga (and yoga as such, for that matter), the sheer fact of being introduced to Kundalini Yoga was an extraordinary experience. An eye-opener. I am totally hooked and definitely want to integrate it in my life. It does amazing things to your energy, your emotions, your awareness and not-so-awareness. It helps you to come down from the 'safe' and rational head, into the body and its emotions. That is why it is essential to have a good teacher. These are not just some flexibility or fitness exercises... And in this case, the teacher turned out to be the best teacher I could ever have hoped for. The right kriyas / exercises at the right time, lots of energy, support and inspiration... Japjeet, the interaction between the Kundalini Yoga and your spiritual path as a Sikh is very special and enriching. I hardly knew anything about Sikhi, but your explanations, your way of life, and the link with Kundalini Yoga were very interesting and inspiring. Truly beautiful." (Valerie, August 2012)

"I thoroughly enjoyed last night's class and I felt energetic afterwards and ready to take on the world!! I hadn't done yoga like this before so it was certainly different, but I very much look forward to next Thursday's class." (Salma, March 2012)

"Today's Kundalini Yoga class made me feel like I have taken a shower on the inside. I feel all scrubbed on the inside and brand new. I've never experienced anything like this!" (Klaartje, September 2011)

"Kundalini Yoga, through its versatility, has brought more structure and more depth to my life. I've been practicing Kundalini Yoga for a year now. At first I attended weekly classes, but slowly it became part of my daily life, through an intense but very harmonious process. To me Japjeet Kaur is a very inspiring woman, she has that female power, that Shakti, that our times so desperately need. Both the regular classes and Japjeet's women workshop 'Excel & Celebrate' are like an oasis where in deep honesty and vulnerability you can come closer to your essence, where you can share this process with other students, and where you can experience the sense of recognition and mutual support. I can only say: give yourself this gift." (Ingrid, February 2012)

"Kundalini Yoga has enabled me to come 'home' within myself, and it has proved to be the one place where I can find peace and answers. The tranquility and the physical changes that I've been feeling are indescribable." (Lajpreet, April 2012) "I started practicing Kundalini Yoga in May 2010 and it completely changed my life. Every class is so different. I particularly love the combination of mantra's, exercises and meditation. Although the classes are not always easy for me in a physical way (because I have trouble with my joints, especially my shoulders and hips), I participate as much as I can and I feel I have changed emotionally and spiritually. I now feel comfortable with who I am and what I do in this life, I no longer have stress and I can put everything in perspective, in short: I feel like a different person, someone who has come home to herself. And Japjeet Kaur is a wonderful teacher and a true source of inspiration! I also participated in Japjeet's women workshop 'Excel & Celebrate' and that has tremendously enriched my life as well. In our group of women I experienced true friendship. So: do not hesitate, turn your life around and start practicing Kundalini Yoga, you won't be sorry!" (Sevapreet, January 2012)

"After having practiced Hatha Yoga for three years, I encountered Kundalini Yoga. What an immense difference! The difference doesn't just lie in the yoga form as such - which is much more dynamic - but mostly in its effects. I can see why Kundalini Yoga is called the mother form of yoga. Yoga, for me, is a way of release, it's where I can get rid of stress, where I can accept the past and be in the here and now. Where I can take some time out for myself. And believe me, that feels so good!" (Prabhujeet, January 2012)

About the ‘Rebirthing & Healing the Formative Years’ retreat

"Sat Nam Japjeet and Prabhu Anand, what an incredibly amazing job you do together, the pure love and discipline and the Truth of it are still buzzing in me on this 'day after' the retreat. I'll probably write about this experience, there have been shifts and transformations that I hadn't expected, so beautiful! Much love." (Michiel, October 2014)

"Dear Japjeet, I have truly enjoyed this weekend. It was blissful and what a lovely sangat again. You really make sure that everyone can feel safe and relaxed in the group! Thank you thank you thank you." (Rianne, October 2014)

"Thank you Japjeet for the intense weekend! Arms and legs are stiff, but a wonderful feeling resides inside! Thank you for holding the space and facilitating the process; by bringing both humor and discipline to the weekend you have allowed us to grow and evolve more than we could ever have imagined! I am also filled with deep respect for these teachings. Such wisdom! I feel so grateful for having been a part of this! [...] Again thank you for your work this weekend. I really feel that things have changed on a deep level and in a profound way, although I can't put my finger on it yet." (Bettina, October 2014)

"What an intense Kundalini Yoga weekend!!! I'm grateful for all the classes, trainings and amazing KY-moments and people from the previous years that formed the preparation for this [Rebirthing-weekend] and enabled the positive intention I came with and the results I got from it. I'm extremely grateful to Japjeet Kaur who facilitated the deeply transformative process during the whole weekend, and to the other students who embarked on the journey with me. Pure bliss. Incredible!
Japjeet it was really sooooooo special, I feel reborn! I'm amazed at the power of kundalini yoga (this yoga is even more powerful and beautiful than I had ever realised; even though I started years ago with kundalini yoga, this weekend was incredibly special!) and I deeply admire the way you guide people through this process, as it was quite a big group (which made it even more beautiful and powerful!) and a very intense and deep process! I deeply bow before you, Sat Nam, thank you and much love, and I'll definitely be back soon again! I whole-heartedly recommend this experience to everyone!" (Rachel, October 2014)

About the 'Excel & Celebrate' programme

"Enlightening, ground shaking in the most positive way... Thank you Japjeet! Sat Nam!" (Catherine, August 2013, UK)

"The Women's Retreat was an absolutely transformational experience, led by Japjeet, an expert teacher. But the true test of any retreat is how what you've learned manifests in your everyday life upon your return, and I've been feeling wonderful since getting back- the internal changes I've witnessed have been really dramatic! I feel so calm and confident inside, and saw my partner with new eyes when I returned. I also put directly into practice the passive listening technique (learnt from the Yogi Bhajan lectures) when interacting with people and got dramatic positive results, even from people I already know! People seem so much more at ease around me, and I feel also so much more at ease within myself without the pressure to react. Another thing I've noticed is my relationship to food has changed.. I feel as though my vibrational energy has been raised, and my appetite is satisfied with much smaller portions than before, as well as my desire for unhealthy food as pleasure and cravings for animal protein and dairy dropping off almost completely. I can't recommend this experience highly enough!" (Lisa, August 2013, UK)

"Thank you Japjeet for a wonderful yoga workshop in Alhama de Granada and for giving me the opportunity to teach my first Kundalini Yoga classes... such a great feeling... so grateful right now!" (Ramroop, August 2012)

"Thank you again for a truly amazing experience in Granada. The time we spent at the retreat will be cherished forever! You really are a loving and gifted individual, blessed on this earth to touch as many souls as you can. I wish you love and light in all that you do and can't wait for the Yoga lessons to start! (already doing the frogs... Ouch! The kids love the animal exercises!)" (Parvinder, September 2012)

"Still dealing with the feelings of the retreat and passing on the feelings to others. We just cannot wait for the next time." (Ruji, September 2012)

"I got to know Kundalini Yoga and Japjeet Kaur two years ago, during an 'Excel & Celebrate' weekend workshop. What I loved most about the workshop were the empathy within the group; the respect for each other, for oneself, and for All that Is; the power, connection and love; and the teachings behind this programme. Meanwhile I've started taking Kundalini Yoga classes twice a week and I feel the changes in my body - emotionally I'm a lot more balanced than I was two years ago. Japjeet Kaur is a patient and very stimulating teacher, who truly lives what she teaches. I can only recommend this workshop to anybody!!!" (Sabine, March 2012)

"This 'Excel & Celebrate' programme has opened up a new world for me! It has given deeper meaning to my 'womanhood'. For the first time in my life I was told that a woman has eleven moon points and that the energy changes from moon point to moon point every two and a half days, in a fixed pattern that repeats itself every month. I learned that we can make our own personal graph which can help us so much, for example in planning our daily life (when to make important decisions and when not to, e.g. not when the moon energy is in a point that renders us insecure). I learned that this moon cycle is also the reason why men find us women so hard to fathom - because it makes us so complex. At least once a week I flip through the manual and every time I again feel the energy that we created as a group! I can only recommend to every woman out there to participate in this 'Excel & Celebrate' programme. Japjeet is an incredible teacher, I am grateful that she crossed my path!" (Lajpreet, April 2012)

"Japjeet Kaur's women's programme 'Excel & Celebrate' brings about some deep soul-searching and makes you very fertile as well! I found that I really wanted to become a mother and just two weeks after the weekend workshop I got what I wished for: I fell pregnant and nine months later I gave birth to the most beautiful baby boy I have ever seen. For me it was and still is a blissful moment in my life, having shared this weekend workshop with a group of strong women and the best teacher ever!" (Silvia, October 2011)

"After this weekend's women's programme 'Excel & Celebrate' I had a fantastic sleep and I've been feeling very calm within myself all morning. Just the realisation that I'm allowed to take 11 minutes out for myself every two hours helps me to deal so much better with the morning rush and the work pressure. I don't care if it's busy now, later on I will have time to myself. Brilliant! Thank you!" (Veerle, November 2011)

"Kundalini Yoga, through its versatility, has brought more structure and more depth to my life. I've been practicing Kundalini Yoga for a year now. At first I attended weekly classes, but slowly it became part of my daily life, through an intense but very harmonious process. To me Japjeet Kaur is a very inspiring woman, she has that female power, that Shakti, that our times so desperately need. Both the regular classes and Japjeet's women workshop 'Excel & Celebrate' are like an oasis where in deep honesty and vulnerability you can come closer to your essence and your womanhood, where you can share this process with other women, and where you can experience the sense of recognition and mutual support. I can only say: give yourself this gift." (Ingrid, February 2012)

"I started practicing Kundalini Yoga in May 2010 and it completely changed my life. Every class is so different. I particularly love the combination of mantra's, exercises and meditation. Although the classes are not always easy for me in a physical way (because I have trouble with my joints, especially my shoulders and hips), I participate as much as I can and I feel I have changed emotionally and spiritually. I now feel comfortable with who I am and what I do in this life, I no longer have stress and I can put everything in perspective, in short: I feel like a different person, someone who has come home to herself. And Japjeet Kaur is a wonderful teacher and a true source of inspiration! I also participated in Japjeet's women workshop 'Excel & Celebrate' and that has tremendously enriched my life as well. In our group of women I experienced true friendship. So: do not hesitate, turn your life around and start practicing Kundalini Yoga, you won't be sorry!" (Sevapreet, January 2012)

"After having practiced Hatha Yoga for three years, I encountered Kundalini Yoga. What an immense difference! The difference doesn't just lie in the yoga form as such - which is much more dynamic - but mostly in its effects. I can see why Kundalini Yoga is called the mother form of yoga. Yoga, for me, is a way of release, it's where I can get rid of stress, where I can accept the past and be in the here and now. Where I can take some time out for myself. And believe me, that feels so good! I also attended Japjeet Kaur's women's programme 'Excel & Celebrate.' I'm a rather introvert person, but I'm glad I decided to join that workshop. I learned so much about myself there, understood so much more about myself afterwards. I was surrounded by such kind, warm, loving people. We did some beautiful 'processes'. There were tears of sadness and support, but also of love, happiness and joy. I also discovered that sometimes there is so much pain and suffering 'hidden' where on the outside you would just see a strong, cheerful person. I'm not alone! The inspiring words from this programme 'I Am a Woman, I Am Divine' and 'Bountiful, Blissful and Beautiful', are still with me." (Prabhujeet, January 2012)

About the ‘Burnout, Depression & Anxiety’ programme

"Just a quick email to say how much Hilary and I enjoyed yesterday. You are a wonderful teacher. We both learned a lot and got so much from it. My intention is to do the left nostril breathing while I am on my travels to calm me down before my training/presenting sessions over the next 2 weeks. [...] I can highly recommend the Burn-out & Depression workshop. I was on yesterday's workshop and it was brilliant. Japjeet is a fantastic teacher, whatever your level of experience. A very generous and knowledgeable teacher who puts everything into everyday language. Fantastic experience" (Sue, October 2013 – after a Burn-out & Depression workshop)

About the 'Discover Your Inner Potential. Revitalise Yourself. Heal Yourself' 5-day retreat

"As a beginner in Kundalini Yoga (and yoga as such, for that matter), the sheer fact of being introduced to Kundalini Yoga was an extraordinary experience. An eye-opener. I am totally hooked and definitely want to integrate it in my life. It does amazing things to your energy, your emotions, your awareness and not-so-awareness. It helps you to come down from the 'safe' and rational head, into the body and its emotions. That is why it is essential to have a good teacher. These are not just some flexibility or fitness exercises... And in this case, the teacher turned out to be the best teacher I could ever have hoped for. The right kriyas / exercises at the right time, lots of energy, support and inspiration... Japjeet, the interaction between the Kundalini Yoga and your spiritual path as a Sikh is very special and enriching. I hardly knew anything about Sikhi, but your explanations, your way of life, and the link with Kundalini Yoga were very interesting and inspiring. Truly beautiful." (Valerie, August 2012)

"It was an unbelievably intense experience. I now need some time to grasp the full extent of the transformation." (Rita, August 2012)

"These were three incredibly beautiful days that have become the starting point of a new path in my life. I feel grateful to everyone in the group, and to Japjeet in particular." (Karin, August 2012)

"I feel rich with these beautiful memories of a week so extraordinary I can't even describe it... I carry this experience with me in my heart, and I have noticed that in difficult times I can still go back to the strength I found there. And that is so special. Thank you Japjeet, thank you Ingrid, thank you all, thank you, thank you!!" (Liesje, August 2012)

"U n f o r g e t t a b l e!!! What an experience! I got out of bed this morning with so much energy ... and did my yoga sadhana. I feel a profound peace, I have come home to myself. Thank you so much to all of you, it was an amazing group! I felt as if for a little while we were allowed to rest in a beautiful and safe oasis, and that now we can go back to real life, armed with some amazing tools. And Japjeet: words cannot describe what you bring to your students, you are our 'lighthouse', you help us to navigate the cliffs and the dangerous rocks, thank you, you are forever in my heart." (Sevapreet, August 2012)

"I can't find words to express what I feel. I am filled with gratitude." (Anik, August 2012)

"This morning I got out of bed feeling satisfied. I particularly felt a lot of peace. The energy of the previous days was still clearly present. I have a few tough days ahead of me, but I feel like I can carry the burden, that I can transform this energy I am feeling into comfort for others. Japjeet, the energy that you bring through your sheer presence, and that radiates from you, is indescribable... Thank you for sharing this with us." (Chantal, August 2012)

"Japjeet, I feel blissful and blessed for having done one of your workshops and I will surely stay in a state of joyfulness for many weeks or even months to come. Good vibes, positive energy, hard work, but it was all very rewarding! It gives one more awareness and gratitude for being alive. Japjeet, I've added you to My Inspirations on FB. That says it all, about how you teach... You are there in the good company of Kofi Annan, Shirley McLain and Maya Fiennes..." (Linda, August 2012)

"This 5-day retreat has done me a world of good. We laughed, sweat, cried and shared the most yummie meals together! I have lost so much ballast through this workshop. I felt carried by the group energy. It's good to know that you're not alone. It has made me calmer. Hopefully I can stay in the flow of this energy for a while longer. Japjeet, as always you were a source of light and inspiration!" (Nathalie, August 2012)

"My soul rejoices, I am brimming with energy, I am aliiiiive, I enjoy my days, I feel lighter, I am enlightened... I carry less ballast inside of me, there is space for more beauty. Japjeet, thank you and thank you yet again for these wonderful days you have shared with us, I will pay it forward to anyone looking for light and enlightenment." (Martine, August 2012)

"The lunchtime Kundalini Yoga classes that I used to take in Leuven offered a pleasant break to my working day, but it often seemed as if those short kriyas were rather random in their building up, which was very different from the slow, systematic building up and run-down of a main asana that I knew from the vinyasas in Hatha Yoga. Kundalini Yoga seemed like a grab bag from which I could select what I liked and leave the rest aside. Thanks to the long and intense work during the retreat I have come to see the connections. And more importantly: I have experienced the blessings of this yoga: flexibility, clarity, and a concrete realisation of a great potential within that remains uncoiled due to the limitations I impose on myself.

Kundalini Yoga is, like the trail amidst the thistles, a path that can lead me through those feigned limitations. I have experienced how strong the resistance of those self-imposed limitations can be. I would describe the practice of Kundalini Yoga as the taking on of challenges. It was marvellous to (re)discover how much difference the group energy makes in that respect! Kundalini Yoga is so far removed from the solitary academic world I normally work in. Together you can do so much more, as we proved exercise after exercise. The pain was relieved, the joy magnified. It was also very interesting to discover how we can distract our monkey-mind. Japjeet, you said to give the mind a stick to play with and you offered us a whole range of sticks: explanations about the positive effects of what we were doing, stories and anecdotes, jokes (Yogi Bhajan was a master in this too!), the way you sing and hum along with the mantras... All small sticks to keep the mind occupied and to help us gain yet another victory over ourselves. And you were right: no matter how awful the pain seemed in the moment itself, not a single day did I have sore muscles." (Jan, August 2012)

About the 'Shuniya. Past the Ego and Mind, into the Stillness' 3-day retreat

"The Kundalini Yoga weekend has given me so much energy that the week after, I worked as a madman (in the positive sense of the word), thoroughly enjoying my work and bringing so much creativity into it! I will never again leave Kundalini Yoga and next Summer, when I leave for Maputo, I want to let others share in the experience of what Kundalini Yoga can do for you. So I have registered for the Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Level 1... Both as a gift to myself and to the new people that will surround me in Mozambique... Energy, awareness, emotions, a strong spirit, a different way of living, peace of mind, enlightenment, a positive group dynamics, laughing, crying,... I could continue this list for a while... In one word, Japjeet, it was UNFORGETTABLE! You are an amazing guide!" (Min, November 2012)

"The peace I felt on Friday was divine... By experiencing it, I know I can find it within myself! I have the feeling that I now deal differently with 'challenges'... And oh yes, there have already been some major ones! Before the retreat I felt like I was 'stuck', I couldn't put things into action, I was worrying all the time... Now it seems like I have an abundance of energy. It's as if I can pause my thoughts and look at them from an outsider's perspective (while trying not to judge, which is still hard sometimes). As always, it was an amazing experience." (Lajpreet Kaur, November 2012)

About the 'Man Jeetai Jag Jeet. Develop the Power to Succeed' retreat

"Happy, Healthy, Holy, that's how I feel today! Thank you, Japjeet, for your service, your energy, your light." (Sigrid, January 2013)

"I feel it. It touched me. It follows me. It surrounds me. Thank you!" (Farida, January 2013)

"By now I have attended three retreats with Japjeet Kaur, and I can only say that my fascination for Kundalini Yoga keeps growing. Kundalini Yoga helps me to realise and manifest things in my life that I never deemed possible. The practice of this yoga touches me at a profound level and provides an adequate answer to the stressful situations that we all come across in our daily lives. The gentle, caring and professional way in which Japjeet leads these retreats makes each retreat into a journey from which one returns recharged, replenished and much stronger than before. Japjeet's profound knowledge of Kundalini Yoga and her personal lifestyle as a practising Sikh go much deeper than the 'next new age talk'. The strong group dynamics and the peaceful surroundings cause these retreats to be very complete and holistic experiences. Host Prabhu Anand Kaur welcomes her guests in a manner that comes straight from the heart. Her cooking skills form a true source of inspiration for anyone who wants to learn more about the vegetarian, healthy kitchen. Thank you, Japjeet Kaur! ... Sat nam sat nam sat nam sat nam sat nam sat nam Waheguru." (Liesje, January 2013)

"My introduction into Kundalini Yoga was nothing less than stunning. After just one day my energetic passageways were cleared and re-opened, I felt my lifeforce returning to me in full. Through the many experiences that we go through in life, especially the less pleasant ones, my energy sometimes doesn't flow as it should, and becomes unbalanced because I don't know how to act anymore. Before my first retreat I already had a practice at home doing energetic work to release these blockages, but the retreat with Japjeet did so much in helping to release all of these blockages. I fully experienced that thoughtless joy that I remember from my childhood, but this joy was accompanied with a newly awakened awareness. The result: a lot of positive energy, a feeling of freedom, inner peace, a feeling of encompassing cosmic connectedness, grounding, ... I also immediately felt that a profound change had been effected, and that this effect would last for several weeks at least. We are now one week later and so far, that feeling has proven correct. A big thank you. The structure of the retreat also worked really well. On Sunday it felt like everything fell into place, it all felt like an organic whole. That is certainly needed to help everyone return to their 'normal' daily lives, otherwise the shock would have been too great. Nothing but praise for the teacher. Japjeet, I feel that you have a very great talent, which you use in an extraordinarily beautiful way. I thank you a thousand times. You are very professional, you have an amazing take on life and a beautiful energy." (Katty, January 2013)