Lehigh Valley Counseling and Yoga
Janice A. Bourdage, MSW, LCSW (aka Ravi Hari Kaur )
Psychotherapist & Spiritual Counselor Certified Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Instructor
Bethlehem, PA New York City Nationwide
I'm a certified
Kundalini Yoga &
Certification received from the
Kundalini Research Institute (KRI)
Member of the International Kundalini
Yoga Teachers' Association (IKYTA)
Janice is affectionately known by the thousands of students who have studied Kundalini Yoga and Meditation with her over the course of three decades as Ravi Hari Kaur.
Certified by the Kundalini Research Institute and a member of the International Kundalini Yoga Teachers' Association, Ravi Hari has been on the yoga teaching staff of such notable NYC venues as the United Nations, The New York Open Center, Herbert Bergdorf Acting Studio, Kundalini Yoga East, and Universal Force Healing and Yoga Center.
Ravi Hari teaches classes and workshops at Kula Heart Yoga, West End Yoga, and The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem, as well as other venues throughout The Lehigh Valley Region of Northeast Pennsylvania. She has been a featured presenter at the Lehigh Valley Yoga Fest and will be once again presenting at this year's Yoga Festival to be held 7/23/16 at the beautiful, historic Moravian College campus in Bethlehem, PA. Additionally, Ravi Hari continues to counsel and offer workshops in NYC and teaches yoga, meditation, and stress reduction techniques to private individuals, in workshop settings, and in corporate settings throughout the United States. Ravi Hari's workshops in The Psychology of Yoga are a special favorite of hers to teach.
A Closer Look...
Ravi Hari considers herself fortunate to have studied directly with Kundalini Yoga Master, Yogi Bhajan, as well as other “first generation” KY teachers. Yogi Bhajan instructed his students to become ten times better than him as a teacher. This is Ravi Hari’s legacy and hope for her students - that they may go on to become teachers and humanitarian guides in their own right, set the bar ever higher, and, in sharing their divine gifts on this earthly plane, help to make this world a better, kinder, and more compassionate place for all living beings of all species.
With her background as a mental health counselor, animal rights advocate, and professional modern dancer and theater artist, Ravi Hari brings to her classes an ecstatic appreciation of life in all its diversity, as well as a love of movement, rhythm, words, and the workings of the human mind.
As a perennial student, Ravi Hari is intrigued with the notion of how people learn and is constantly looking for ways to help each individual master the basic building blocks of whatever discipline she is teaching. She believes that while everyone, given the right environment, is capable of learning, teaching is for those who can remember a time in their own lives when that special someone took the time, offered unlimited encouragement, exercised infinite patience, and then, let go…. and watched with joy as you took flight!
Kundalini Yoga – A Brief Overview
Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, is a 5,000-year-old authentic system of yoga exercise and meditation that, in combination with other healthy lifestyle choices, can help promote mental, physical, and spiritual well-being. Combining a dynamic blend of postures (asanas), movement, breath (pranayama), meditation, and sound current (mantra), Kundalini Yoga is taught through the use of safe, effective, and powerful sets called kriyas.
Accessible to all, the yoga is designed to provide you with a first-hand experience of your highest consciousness through the raising of Kundalini. “Kundal” literally means “the curl of the hair of the beloved,” implying the coiled up, untapped potential of the human being, which, according to yogic philosophy, is said to lie dormant at the base of the spine. By safely and methodically ‘uncoiling,” releasing, and directing this energy, the practice of Kundalini Yoga sets the stage to enable you to merge with, or “yoke” with, the Universal or Higher Self. This yoking or merging of individual consciousness with universal consciousness creates the divine union we know as yoga.
In practical terms, some of the possible benefits of practicing Kundalini Yoga include increased flexibility and strength in mind and body, promotion of a relaxed state of mindful awareness, strengthening of the nervous system, balancing of the glandular system, and developing of sensitivity and intuition.
Come, be welcomed. Prepare to move - and to be moved!
All levels are welcome, and no experience is necessary.