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About

I've always exercised, but after some big life changes, I needed something more. My pain took root in my mind, body and spirit - at the cellular level.  So in my 50s, I tried out yoga.  I wasn't a yoga person!  After attending a variety of classes, it was a Kundalini class that brought me a sense of calm -- a quiet peacefulness that I wanted in my life.  I started participating regularly under SiriNam Khalsa at Yoga Center Amherst. It was then that I started a daily practice (sadhana) and my discipline was established.  Over the months, I felt my energy flow, my body release held-in emotion, I cried, I breathed, grew stronger and started feeling healthier.  I started to recognize a part of me that was deep within.  Quiet.  Loving. Forgiven. Forgiving.  Happy. 

In May of this year, I received my Level One Kundalini Yoga teacher certification through the Baba Siri Chand Ashram in Millis, MA.  My goal is to share the teachings of Yogi Bhajan and create a sacred, safe space, using the teachings, for health and healing.   

Kundalini yoga has transformed my life -it helps me float up and see the big picture in a chaotic world.  It improves energy flow through asana (postures and positions), pranayama - (control of breath), meditation and mantras - (chanting).  The combination results in physical strength, calmness, self acceptance and an increasing trust in the flow of life.  It's a commitment to one's self - one's spirit.  And when I'm thrown out of balance, Yoga restores me back to my center - strong, relaxed and at peace.  

My yoga spiritual name is Deg Ajeet Kaur, the sacred Princess/Lioness of God who overcomes every obstacle by embodying graciousness, hospitality and kindness in the world.  

Phone: 413/230-6946 or jannyhoward11@gmail.com