Remembrance

Remembrance

Remembrance Remember how every situation is always an invitation to compassionately observe how you are handling whatever comes your way. Are you reacting or responding? Meaning are you coming from an old projective or protective pattern or are you responding from the...
What does it take

What does it take

What does it take Life doesn’t offer us any guarantees, there is no written plan somewhere in a file cabinet waiting for us to be found, giving us a manual of what we should or shouldn’t do. In a way it feels we all just have to figure it out on our own and this can...
Reinvent yourself

Reinvent yourself

Reinvent yourself What’s happening in your inner world as we move from the Solar Eclipse to the Lunar Eclipse? Do you notice any effects? It might be that you’re experiencing a complete evaluation of where you are now in your life. A lot of stored impressions are...
Beginning a new cycle

Beginning a new cycle

Beginning a new cycle We are entering the Solar Eclipse season and these times are about endings and new beginnings. Although our whole life is a continuous stream of endings and beginnings it is said that during the eclipse seasons those endings and beginnings are...
Release emotions during Full Moon

Release emotions during Full Moon

Release emotions during Full Moon The upcoming Full Moon is in the zodiac sign of Libra which impacts our Bladder Meridian. This meridian traditionally is said to store a lot of emotional and physical tension, mostly related to the past.   It’s probably not...
Pink Full Moon - Rebirth

Pink Full Moon - Rebirth

Pink Full Moon - Rebirth On April 16th 2022 it's the first full moon after the Spring Equinox and its called the Pink Moon. In the time building up to this full moon you can feel a build up of tension in your body and mind that is looking for a way out, just like hot...
Kundalini Yoga Retreats Italy 2022

Kundalini Yoga Retreats Italy 2022

  KUNDALINI YOGA RETREAT ITALY A transformational immersion, deep into your Kundalini Yoga practice Retreat dates: 1 - 8 July 2022 Location: Ventimiglia, ItalyTeachers: Marieke de Lange & Tim SchipperPrice: 575 euro for the whole program including, food and...
The cycle of time

The cycle of time

The cycle of time Can you feel it? A strong surge of energy that is moving in our world calling for a shift, a transformation? Can you sense it in your personal life and in the collective field? It’s as if consciousness no longer fits in the molds it has been ‘kept...
The eagle and the condor prophecy

The eagle and the condor prophecy

The eagle and the condor prophecy   In the prophecy of the ancient people of the Americas there will come a time when the eagle and the condor will fly together, side by side. What is meant by this? The eagle represents the masculine polarity, the mind and is found in...
Emotions as our teacher

Emotions as our teacher

Emotions as our teacher What is currently happening in your life and how do you feel about that? What is your baseline emotion at this point in time? Can you express that emotion, can you allow yourself to feel it? And what is this emotion telling you?   Emotions...
Your body is the entry point

Your body is the entry point

Your body is the entry point I’m currently reading a book on reincarnation which is a profound process of recognition on many levels. I’m integrating lots of insights in the moment which I will be able to share more about later on, first and foremost I feel it is...
The invisible network

The invisible network

The invisible network Last night we finally watched the documentary ‘Fantastic Fungi’ and in many ways this movie is so inspiring. First and foremost because in a way it's a confirmation of something we all know deep down inside of us: everything is connected even...
We are all made of Star dust

We are all made of Star dust

We are all made of Star dust Did you ever think about the fact that you have stardust in your being? Your physical body is made out of the remnant of stars, that’s pretty cool right? In fact scientists have found that humans and pretty much everything that exists...
Dispel your fear and attachments

Dispel your fear and attachments

Dispel your fear and attachments Every birth is a birth into time and change is inherent to time, without change there would be no time, just as without death there would be no life. ⁠ ⁠⁠Kali is the Goddess of time and eternity, death and rebirth. She is the inner...
Change - our tool for transformation

Change - our tool for transformation

Change - our tool for transformation Life is a series of natural ⁠⁠ and spontaneous change. ⁠⁠ Don’t resist them; ⁠⁠ that only creates sorrow. ⁠⁠ Let reality be reality. ⁠⁠ Let things flow naturally forward ⁠⁠ in whatever way they like. ⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ — Lao Tzu ⁠⁠   We all...
It's Solstice, it's initiation time

It's Solstice, it's initiation time

It's Solstice, it's initiation time Here we are, half way through 2021, it’s Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, the day with the most sunlight entering our atmosphere. Many ancient traditions recognized the sun as the giver of life and many spiritual...
Learn to speak the language of energy

Learn to speak the language of energy

Learn to speak the language of energy We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience, a famous expression by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, a Jesuit priest who devoted his life to bridging the gap between religion...
Kundalini Yoga Retreats Italy 2022

Kundalini Yoga Retreats Italy 2021

  KUNDALINI YOGA RETREATS ITALY A transformational immersion, deep into your Kundalini Yoga practice Retreat dates: August 27th - September 3rd 2021 (registration open) Location: Ventimiglia, ItalyTeachers: Marieke de Lange & Tim SchipperPrice: 575 euro for the...
Be a creator of time

Be a creator of time

Be a creator of time ⁠Taking good care of ourselves is fundamental for our physical, mental and emotional health. Somehow we all know this, but still for many of us it can be challenging to make self care an essential part of our daily routine because of all the other...
Skank Mudra to open the throat

Skank Mudra to open the throat

Skank Mudra to open the throat This is the perfect mudra to support your throat chakra as it works on the windpipe and your voice. It is especially powerful if you combine it with the invocation of a mantra. ⁠⁠ ⁠⁠   The practice of this mudra awakens your...
Matangi mudra - Mudra of will

Matangi mudra - Mudra of will

Matangi mudra - Mudra of will   In the yoga sequence 'Centering yourself in Truth' we have incorporated the Mudra of Will. This mudra is a variation of Matangi Mudra, a mudra that activates the Manipura Chakra. ⁠ ⁠ How does this Mudra help to speak your truth? This...
Gayatri Mantra - Connect with the cosmos

Gayatri Mantra - Connect with the cosmos

Gayatri Mantra - Connect with the cosmos   We meditate upon the radiant Divine Light that illuminates the three worlds: dense, subtle and causal We contemplate the Supreme KnowledgeMay it enlighten our minds and awaken our intuition     The Gayatri mantra origins can...
Mantra is your sound Medicine

Mantra is your sound Medicine

Mantra is your sound Medicine Through sound, which is a vibration, we can alter our brain and thought patterns. Thoughts ultimately are nothing else but vibrations as well, vibrations that impact how we feel (high or low vibe). A Mantra is your sound medicine that can...
The not so sexy 'why'

The not so sexy 'why'

The not so sexy 'why' While we are preparing the first Sadhana and the livestream to kick-off the Master Plan program we’re getting into the nitty gritty of why we are actually offering this program and actually that ‘why’ is pretty mind blowing if you think a bit...
Looking Back & Looking forward

Looking Back & Looking forward

Looking Back & Looking forward Here we are, in the last few days of a year we won’t easily forget. Who could have imagined beforehand how this year was going to put everything upside down. Besides the many losses that cause a lot of grief, every crisis also...
A turning point in the darkness

A turning point in the darkness

A turning point in the darkness On this side of the globe the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer. As we move along with this rhythm, it enhances a desire to contain our energy more and direct our focus inward. At the same time our minds can...
What is Kundalini energy?

What is Kundalini energy?

What is Kundalini energy? We are looking for her throughout the times, in different cultures, different lineages and in different approaches: Kundalini Energy (Shakti). Who is she and what is it referring to? This question did put us on a learning journey in which we...
How do you keep yourself nourished?

How do you keep yourself nourished?

How do you keep yourself nourished? When you read this it might be a good moment to pause ... and take some time to reflect on where you are right now in your life. How are you doing or rather how do you feel? How are you handling the challenges this year is bringing...
Lifting the Veil

Lifting the Veil

Lifting the Veil As you know this year (2020) has been (and is) quite challenging. All of a sudden things we had embraced as ‘our way of living’ aren’t the same as before. This at times can feel really unsettling and it is interesting to notice what happens when we...
Parsnip with a twist - Vegan dumplings

Parsnip with a twist - Vegan dumplings

Parsnip with a twist - Vegan dumplings Winter season is offering us a wonderful variety of yummy root veggies that perfectly go with the season. Take parsnip for example, with its sweet flavor and warming thermal nature it is a terrific ingredient for your soups,...
Beat the blues with beetroot

Beat the blues with beetroot

Beat the blues with beetroot The days are getting shorter (and wetter here in Amsterdam) and temperatures are dropping. Now that we miss the bright and sunny days our moods also tend to drop more easily, a whole year before it’s summer again! Of course every season...
Time to Heal

Time to Heal

Time to Heal As you may know, since the beginning of this year a very crucial process has begun within the Kundalini Yoga community due to the release of the book ‘Premka, White Bird in a Golden Cage’. This book, written by a former secretary of Yogi Bhajan, revealed...
The beauty of practice

The beauty of practice

The beauty of practice For three days we are diving deep into the practice of asana with Marieke's first yoga teacher. She is guiding us deep into the specific working of an asana and guiding us to fully allow the deep effect of the posture. It is a different approach...
Vegan Apple Crumble with ginger

Vegan Apple Crumble with ginger

Vegan Apple Crumble with ginger Ginger must be one of our favourite spices, we use it in almost everything from soup to juices, stews, curries, porridge and of course fresh ginger tea. Why? Not just because it tastes great, but also because it is one of the most...
Relax to let it happen

Relax to let it happen

Relax to let it happen The past 3 weeks we are having the blessing to be in a beautiful little town right next to the Adriatic Sea in Croatia. We are recharging after a few intense months in which we had to process all the revelations concerning Yogi Bhajan and of...
The strength of an open heart

The strength of an open heart

The strength of an open heart   You cannot be open to fully feel love⠀ And all its beauty ⠀ Until you can be open to fully feel pain⠀ In all its sorrow⠀ In the strength of my heart⠀ I saw the fragility of yours⠀ ⠀ — Christine Evangelou   It’s a full moon today...
Broccoli Soup with Ayurvedic Spices

Broccoli Soup with Ayurvedic Spices

Broccoli Soup with Ayurvedic Spices Did you know that broccoli contains more Vitamin C that a citrus fruit? And that this cruciferous veggie contains potent disease fighters such as sulforaphane and isothiocyanates, which scientists believe to have cancer-fighting...
Doing the work

Doing the work

Doing the work From an astrological point of view 2020 was promising to be an intense year. Now that we are almost halfway through intense almost seems like an understatement. It feels as if the total collective subconsciousness of humanity is getting a thorough clean...
Do we keep the stories spinning?

Do we keep the stories spinning?

Do we keep the stories spinning? If there is anything we need right now, we would say it’s a mind that is able to clearly discern between untrue and true, backed up by an open and compassionate heart and an ability to act in alignment with your conscience. We live in...
The way forward

The way forward

The way forward A few months ago we shared about how the publishing of a book about Yogi Bhajan set in motion an avalanche of revelations, many stories about the man and his organisation came to the surface that didn’t leave us untouched. We needed a break to do some...
Why we love Sweet Potatoes

Why we love Sweet Potatoes

Why we love Sweet Potatoes Feeling ungrounded and worrisome? The natural sweetness of the sweet potato will help you out as their comforting sweet taste and orange color will replenish the grounding qualities of the spleen and pancreas.   These yummy nourishing...
Every story has two sides

Every story has two sides

Every story has two sides We are embracing this crisis as an opportunity to really dig deep. Deep within ourselves, deep into the things we believed in, deep into seeing what is happening ‘out there’. Digging deep into all the things coming into the light concerning...
Courage to see darkness

Courage to see darkness

Courage to see darkness "The ability to hold light is directly proportional to the courage to see darkness. Choosing to see just one creates distortions and illusions." – Anis Springate Darkness is being exposed in the Kundalini Yoga community, brave women and men are...
Gobinda Hari | Mantra for Self-Reflection

Gobinda Hari | Mantra for Self-Reflection

Gobinda Hari | Mantra for Self-Reflection गोबिंद गोबिंद हरि हरि Gobinda Gobinda Hari Hari   If you are going through a rough time, feel broken or confused, worried or insecure, try chanting the mantra ‘Gobinda Gobinda Hari Hari’ to transform and transcend your...
The beauty of slowing down

The beauty of slowing down

The beauty of slowing down   When you have experienced a very busy time, sometimes it can be hard to stop. Although you stop your activities the mind can still go on, wanting to plan, organise, prepare, anticipate future events, etc.   We like to compare this...
How to navigate these intense times?

How to navigate these intense times?

How to navigate these intense times? How are the first weeks of 2020 treating you? Do you also feel the intense energy of the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse impacting your emotional state of being? We do! It’s like all emotional residues that need to be experienced are...
Kundalini Yoga Mantras

Kundalini Yoga Mantras

Kundalini Yoga Mantras   In Kundalini Yoga there are many mantras you can meditate with, all with their own effect. On the Video Page of the online Kundalini Yoga School we share several mantra meditations, you are most welcome to give them a try and we would...
Japji - the Song of the Soul

Japji - the Song of the Soul

Japji - the Song of the Soul Are you familiar with Japji, a beautiful poem written by Guru Nanak an enlightened master who walked this earth 500 years ago? After obtaining Samadhi (state of Oneness, beyond the duality of the mind) he shared these words as a guiding...
The effects of Warrior Pose

The effects of Warrior Pose

The effects of Warrior Pose If you are looking for an asana (yoga posture) to help you increase your courage and stamina, look no further, Warrior Pose a.k.a. Archer Pose is the posture for you! Try doing this kundalini yoga posture daily for a while and experience...
Sat Nam - Truth is my Name

Sat Nam - Truth is my Name

Sat Nam - Truth is my Name As human beings we have words to communicate with each other, to share what is happening inside of us and to express who we are. Essentially what we are is truth and ideally what we speak is a reflection of this truth. It’s the truth that...
Meditation to invoke a meditative state

Meditation to invoke a meditative state

Meditation to invoke a meditative state Meditation isn’t only a luxury for those who can dedicate some time to it each day, meditation is a necessity for our world and the human species to survive. If we want to achieve peace in the world, we first need to achieve...
Mudras - The magic in your fingers

Mudras - The magic in your fingers

Mudras - The magic in your fingers In a lot of Kundalini Yoga Kriyas and meditation we make use of mudras, seals of energy that we create with our fingers. Each represents a different element and is connected to another planet. By bringing our fingers into certain...
Cleansing Carrot Soup with a Thai Touch

Cleansing Carrot Soup with a Thai Touch

Cleansing Carrot Soup with a Thai Touch This soup has a surprising exotic Thai taste through using lemon grass and the golden combination of curry and carrot. It doesn't only tast great but also has healing properties, it helps you to ground, it cleanses your body and...
Scrambled Eggs the Vegan Way

Scrambled Eggs the Vegan Way

Scrambled Eggs the Vegan Way Sunday morning, time for scrambled tofu! Sorry? You mean scrambled eggs! No, scrambled tofu! A delicious alternative for the evergreen recipe of scrambled eggs, vegan, healthy and super satisfying.   Tofu is a great versatile food you...
Conquer your mind and you conquer the world

Conquer your mind and you conquer the world

Conquer your mind and you conquer the world zਮਨਿ ਜੀਤੈ ਜਗੁ ਜੀਤੁ Man Jeetai Jagjeet  Conquer your mind and you conquer the world   These are famous words by Guru Nanak that make you think or actually encourage us to stop thinking. When the mind stops the world...
Kidneys - The batteries of your body

Kidneys - The batteries of your body

Kidneys - The batteries of your body According to Traditional Chinese Medicine winter is the season of the kidneys. Let’s shed our light on what function the kidneys actually have in our bodies and what role they play emotionally and energetically.   First of all...