Patanjali Kundalini Yoga Care is a spiritual service based on Traditional Kundalini Science. The specialty of PKYC is to assist qualified sincere spiritual seekers to reach a stable elevated level from which they can progress more efficiently. From this level, called Makara point in the Upper Brow chakra, they can become firmly established in a non-dual objective witness mode characterized by clarity and spiritual awareness. This helps the unloading of mental, emotional, and energetic obstacles that would block further growth. After reaching this level, Kundalini Shakti determines which upper route she will take to the pinnacle, Bindu, the place of Realization. She then strives on toward Realization, sponsored by the dedicated cooperation and correct support of the advancing aspirant. During this phase, PKYC provides ongoing individualized spiritual education, support, recommendations, and guidance so the seeker can more skillfully and dedicatedly help Kundalini Shakti make efficient, untroubled, and speedy progress toward Liberation.
Introductory Phase – Assessment & Education: To understand Kundalini Shakti and the individual’s rising.
To more fully understand the theoretical base of Traditional Kundalini Science, interested people may read Kundalini Vidya, atend the PKYC Kundalini Seminar, attend PKYC satsangs, and read selected books available through the PKYC Spiritual Book Service. All are posted on our website.
(Optional). To meet the PKYC director, ask spiritual questions, and/or clarify whether or not to seek guidance through PKYC, an introductory session can be requested. Spiritual direction may be offered, but no assessment or recommendations are given in this twenty-five minute session.
To receive an assessment of the kind of Kundalini process the individual is experiencing, applicants submit three autobiographical histories (personal, spiritual, and health) and other descriptive data in response to our application packet. The assessment is a prerequisite to all further PKYC services. Your Kundalini process will be explained in this fifty minute session.
Intervention Phase – Recommendations: To elevate Kundalini Shakti to Makara point in the upper Brow chakra.
Initial Spiritual Guidance Retreat.
To correct and elevate the Kundalini process of an interested, qualified, and assessed seeker, a special routine of customized spiritual practices is recommended. These are provided in the context of an Initial Spiritual Guidance Retreat. The individualized set of gentle practices consists of several specifically selected physical postures, breathing patterns, meditation/contemplation techniques, dietary and lifestyle considerations, and Ayurvedic dietary supplements for the energy system. The practices vitalize the system, carefully direct the flow of subtle energy, and focus the mind to support Kundalini Shakti’s efforts to open blocks and improve the seeker’s rising. The retreat is designed to train the individual in their customized routine and to monitor their process and progress in person as they practice it. The retreat includes four daily spiritual practice sessions, spiritual teaching, and individual spiritual direction sessions. The goal of the Intervention phase is to establish the individual’s rising at the stable, advanced base camp, Makara point in the upper Brow center (Ajna chakra), from where she can more easily advance.
The two-week Initial Retreats are scheduled year-round by arrangement. The three to six guests are given homemade Ayurvedic meals and single room lodging in a homey natural setting. An Initial Retreat is required of all people who want to receive recommendations from PKYC.
Support Phase – Ongoing Support: To adapt to the Elevation and support the subsequent Renovation phase.
Ongoing Monthly Consultation Service. To help the consultee better understand what they are experiencing and to better manage their adaptation and continued progress during the renovation and restoration phase that follows reaching Makara, regular spiritual direction consultation sessions are scheduled. Consultees report experiences from their spiritual logs and receive instruction, guidance, and support as they learn to establish a solid spiritual life and to facilitate and manage the unloading of their old mental/ emotional impressions, thereby making way for further self-development and spiritual progress.
Upper Process Advancement Retreats. To intensify progress, address specific needs and blocks, clarify aspects of spiritual life, and deepen spiritual experience, spiritual guidance retreats, called Upper Process Advancement Retreats (UPARs), are scheduled by arrangement. Revised spiritual practice routines, spiritual education, individual consultations, and regular practice sessions are provided in this two-week retreat. Swamiji may be present at these.
Advanced Phase – Spiritual Guidance: To maintain progress and advancement to completion and beyond.
Spiritual Guidance Consultations. Individual spiritual direction sessions are offered to advanced consultees by appointment to educate and guide them in the special aspects of higher spiritual life. Swamiji may participate in these by request.
Advanced Retreats. UPARs for advanced practitioners can be scheduled by arrangement to receive revised practices and deeper spiritual training from Swamiji and Joan. Special scripture study retreats are also available.
Spiritual Pilgrimage Retreats. To increase spiritual progress and understanding, a select number of qualified individuals may participate in UPARs in Rishikesh, India with Swamiji and Joan. These include revised practices, spiritual teachings, and visits to holy sites.
Self-Illumination Therapy Intensive (SITI). To enhance progress and understanding in advanced spiritual life, Self-Illumination Therapy Intensives (SITIs) with Swamiji and Shiva focus on spiritual education, each addressing a particular topic and scripture selection. The two-week (twelve full days) retreat includes two formal satsangs per day, group study and individual contemplative study sessions in the evening, one long practice in the morning and shorter practice sessions as possible. An individual consult is included, but practices are not revised unless there is some outstanding need.