The Yoga that I teach

Dhyan­jot teaches Hatha, Ash­tanga Vinyasa (flow Ver­sion Warm ups), Anusara Align­ments and Kun­dalini Yoga

For those of you who are new to my classes, I teach Restora­tive classes which may also include some Yin Pos­tures, Kundinyasa (blend of Ash­tanga Vinyasa Warm ups with Kun­dalini Med­i­ta­tion), and Kun­dalini Yoga & Med­i­ta­tion classes.
Each class may includes pranayam (breath­ing exer­cise), Ash­tanga Vinyasa warmups, Kriya (set of postures)with a spe­cific inten­tion, meditation(some include chant­ing) and a 15–20 minute live plan­e­tary gong relax­ation to enhance heal­ing and trans­for­ma­tional power of the practice.

I teach a restora­tive class on Mon­day Nights at North Park Yoga,  Tues­day night Kun­dalini Mantra & Med­i­ta­tion Class at Gin­seng Yoga, Thurs­day night Kundinyasa (Blend of Ash­tanga Vinyasa Warmups with Kun­dalini Yoga practice)at Gin­seng Yoga, and Wednes­day morn­ing at 6 am Kun­dalini for Vital­ity at Gin­seng Yoga and an 8:30 Kun­dalini Yoga & Med­i­ta­tion at Cos­mic Flow in Golden Hill.

I have a monthly 2 1/2 hour gong heal­ing immer­sion, Bi weekly sound ses­sions and sea­sonly I con­duct an 11 day Evo­lu­tion Reju­ve­na­tion Detox Cleanse.  See sched­ule and events for details.

Dhyanjot’s Back­ground and Influences:

Dhyan­jot has been prac­tic­ing and study­ing yoga since 1999.  Dhyan­jot teaches two types of heart open­ing, heal­ing, and trans­for­ma­tional yoga prac­tices.  The first being Kundinyasa Yoga that includes Ash­tanga Vinyasa warm ups with align­ment tech­niques from Anusara school of Yoga com­bined with the depth and trans­for­ma­tion prac­tice of Kun­dalini Yoga.

The sec­ond is a deep heal­ing restora­tive prac­tice with influ­ences in Atma, Naam and Yoga Nidra.  Dhyan­jot has been influ­enced by late mas­ters includ­ing Parama­hansa Yogananda (Kriya Yoga), Osho, Christ, Bud­dha, Yogi Bha­jan, Krish­na­macharya, and Sai Baba.  Dhyanjot’s mod­ern day teach­ers & influ­ences include Dr. Joseph Michael Levy (Naam and Sound Heal­ing), Sid­dhi Elling­hoven (Kundinlini/Naam), GuruMe­her Khalsa  (Kun­dalini Yoga), Eric Schiff­man (Anusara), Jeanie Carls­bad (Anusara), Adesh Khalsa (Ash­tanga Vinyasa/Reiki), Mehtab Ben­ton (Gong Tech­niques), Sotan­tar (Gong Sound Heal­ing), Joshua Leeds (Sound Heal­ing & Ther­apy), Guru Ron (Ayurveda), Joe Guar­ino (Ayurveda/Chinese Medicine/Clinical Nutri­tion), Dr John Zim­mer­man (Natur­o­pathic Med­i­cine), John Finch (Her­bol­ogy), Kath­leen Padecky (Aro­mather­apy), Sey­mour Koblin (Body Reading/Kinesiology).

Dhyan­jot aka Gary Grenus has grad­u­ated:  Texas Chris­t­ian Uni­ver­sity 1993:  Busi­ness, Psy­chol­ogy, Nutri­tion;  School of Heal­ing Arts 2009:  Whole Food Nutri­tion;  Kun­dalini Research Insti­tute Grad­u­ate 2009-E-RYT Cer­ti­fied Teacher.  Other Influ­ences include Health Food Restau­rant Owner : Spir­it­land Bistro 2004–2008.  Whole Foods Mar­ket Neu­traceu­ti­cal Buyer 2008–2011.  Real Estate Entre­pre­neur 1995–2007

Dhyan­jot teaches Kundinyasa Yoga in South Park and a Restora­tive Deep Heal­ing Sound Heal­ing Yoga  at North Park Yoga.  He also leads bi weekly sound heal­ing Ses­sions and monthly Gong Immer­sions along with a quar­terly nutri­tional cleanse and reju­ve­na­tion pro­gram (Evo­lu­tion Cleanse).  Each year Dhyan­jot also co leads a Kundinyasa Yoga Teacher train­ing pro­gram each Spring in San Diego.

Class Schedule

Dhyan­jot Yoga Class dur­ing Spring Cleanse Spring 2013

Yoga is more than just exer­cis­ing the phys­i­cal body.  It is so much more.  Asana means “to take a seat” to med­i­tate, con­tem­plate to under­stand thy­self so one can have a har­mo­nious rela­tion­ship with their phys­i­cal body, men­tal body and spir­i­tual body.  This con­nec­tion allows for more joy, love, and hap­pi­ness in ones life.  When you live with self love you begin to take back your per­sonal power and every­thing becomes possible.

Yoga Classes with Dhyan­jot focus on a spe­cific inten­tion for the week.  Each inten­tion is high­lighted in his weekly newslet­ter that include mantra infor­ma­tion, moti­va­tional quotes and arti­cles, astrol­ogy, nutri­tional tips and yoga class inten­tion for the week.  Each class peels back a deeper aware­ness of the phys­i­cal, men­tal, emo­tional and spir­i­tual body.  Reg­u­lar par­tic­i­pa­tion will max­i­mize your poten­tial in many dif­fer­ent ways in your life.  His classes are like the “yoga of sur­prise”.  It is never what you expect but it is always the per­fect class.
When you prac­tice in group classes-in union-you mul­ti­ply the ben­e­fits while ener­get­i­cally exchang­ing gifts and sup­port­ing each other ener­get­i­cally dur­ing the experience.

Pri­vate Ses­sions– Develop your per­sonal dis­ci­pline: Dhyan­jot believes that it is impor­tant to meet peo­ple where they are so they may enjoy the suc­cess of their jour­ney.   Each per­sonal ses­sion sets one up for suc­cess as each pos­ture and move­ment is designed for your body type mak­ing pub­lic classes much more acces­si­ble.  If inter­ested he will design a per­sonal daily yoga set that you can uti­lize on your own each day that not only fits your phys­i­cal self but also helps with your emo­tional, men­tal and spir­i­tual self as well.  Per­sonal coach­ing may include nutri­tional coach­ing, sound heal­ing and/or numerol­ogy read­ings to help set you on your life path.
Other coach­ing ses­sions includes Life path and Series Seven for per­sonal align­ment ses­sions are a unique oppor­tu­nity to take self dis­cov­ery one step at a time and at your own pace.  Its an oppor­tu­nity to over­come your per­sonal obsta­cles at a pace that you can han­dle. Once you under­stand  your­self on a deeper level it is eas­ier to over­come the obsta­cles and build rela­tion­ships that honor your life and your purpose.

How does Kun­dalini relate to Hatha and Vinyasa?
Most Yoga classes are pieces of the whole.  Yoga has been bro­ken down as it is eas­ier to under­stand and prac­tice.  When you bring Ash­tanga Vinyasa together with Kun­dalini you bring the sum total of its parts together to form the whole prepar­ing you for the depths of med­i­ta­tion and aware­ness.  Con­sis­tent prac­tice promises you more peace and hap­pi­ness in your life.

Vinyasa flow is “Hatha in motion” cre­at­ing a nice cir­cu­la­tory prac­tice and is an impor­tant com­po­nent to an effec­tive yoga prac­tice to build strength and flex­i­bil­ity.  This is only 5–10% of a yoga prac­tice but it helps you pre­pare for the deeper prac­tice that awaits you in Kun­dalini sys­tem which has a strong med­i­ta­tion prac­tice.
We are all here on Earth school to learn and grow and it is impor­tant in Yoga to “poke and pro­voke” the  phys­i­cal, emo­tional, and men­tal bod­ies to release stored envi­ron­men­tal and genetic stag­na­tions that keep us from grow­ing, find­ing con­tent­ment and ener­getic peace.  This is where Kun­dalini Yoga is effec­tive.   Kun­dalini Yoga helps direct and man­age the Kun­dalini energy that is present in all human beings.  When prac­tic­ing Kun­dalini Yoga one will stim­u­late and direct dif­fer­ent chakras (energy cen­ters) to release stag­na­tions and bring more ener­getic bal­ance into the body.  This aware­ness of these energy points in the body is an oppor­tu­nity to break through what has been sup­pressed or ignored caus­ing imbal­ances in your life phys­i­cally, emo­tional, and men­tally. Com­bin­ing the strength and flex­i­bil­ity of Vinyasa for your align­ment and flow along with the tools and tech­nol­ogy of Kun­dalini Yoga to man­age and direct your energy cre­ates an impor­tant well rounded yoga prac­tice thats sets you up to reach your fullest poten­tial as a being.
By com­bin­ing ener­getic release with cir­cu­la­tion, flex­i­bil­ity, and strength of the body while merg­ing this poten­tial with the still­ness and focus of the mind brings one closer to to the pos­si­bil­i­ties of enlight­en­ment.  This is Kun­dalini Vinyasa Flow.

Isn’t time to bring your body align­ment to be a per­fect reflec­tion of the universe.

Come join a class or the Yoga Teacher Train­ing pro­gram co-lead by Dhyan­jot called Kundinyasa Yoga held each Spring at Gin­seng Yoga.

What is Ash­tanga Vinyasa?  What is Hatha Yoga? What is Raja Yoga?  How does all this fit together?  Ash­tanga Vinyasa is a set of pos­tures that brings more strength and flex­i­bil­ity to your prac­tice.  A Vinyasa Flow class can be cre­ated from the Pri­mary Series of the Ash­tanga Vinyasa Sys­tem and is based from phi­los­o­phy of the 8 limbs of Yoga.
The “Hatha” Yoga Sys­tem is a rep­re­sen­ta­tion of oppo­sites.  It is a way to mas­ter your polar­i­ties through bal­anc­ing the dual­ity of the mind through the move­ment and con­nec­tion with your phys­i­cal body and your breath.  Each week I teach asanas (phys­i­cal pos­tures) that help with poise, bal­ance, flex­i­bil­ity, and strength.  You prac­tice to improve the body’s phys­i­cal health and to clear the mind in prepa­ra­tion for med­i­ta­tion.  The orig­i­nal Hatha text, Hathapradipka by Swat­marama, dis­cusses that an impor­tant part of the hatha prac­tice is to awaken the Kun­dalini by the way of the 6 limbs(before the 8 limbs of Ash­tanga) of yoga to attain Samadhi.  He also states in the text that “there is no raja with­out Hatha and no Hatha with­out Raja yoga”.   Raja yoga uses asana to pre­pare the body for pro­longed med­i­ta­tion where Hatha yoga uti­lizes not only med­i­ta­tive pos­tures but a large arrange­ment of cul­tural pos­tures to enhance your over­all con­nec­tion with the body.  My classes com­bine the under­stand­ing that Vinyasa Flow from the Ash­tanga Vinyasa sys­tem and blend it the depth of Kun­dalini, a Raja style of yoga.  FYI:  Vinyasa flow is a group of hatha pos­tures arranged in a sequence with dif­fer­ent rates of speed.

Note: My classes tend to focus on warmups that include a slow to mod­er­ate speed vinyasa flow based on both Ash­tanga Vinyasa Series and align­ments from the Anusara Yoga Sys­tem.   This style enables you flow but to also hold some pos­tures longer to con­nect to your phys­i­cal align­ment and your breath.  The warm ups are fol­lowed by kriyas and med­i­ta­tions that allows you to fall deeper into your prac­tice.  Each ses­sion includes a specif­i­cally designed plan­e­tary gong sound heal­ing that matches the prac­tice and astro­log­i­cal happenings.

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What is Kun­dalini Yoga:  a Raja style of Yoga (Royal Union). Raja yoga aims at the cul­ti­va­tion of the mind using a suc­ces­sion of steps to reach Samadhi-one-pointed con­cen­tra­tion of the mind.  Samadhi helps one reach out­side of the human dual­ity to expe­ri­ence pure consciousness.

To enhance your expe­ri­ence I uti­lize Kun­dalini Yoga tech­niques to go deeper into your yoga prac­tice.  What is Kun­dalini Yoga?   Kun­dalini yoga, “yoga of aware­ness”, is blend of yoga tra­di­tions that pre­pare one for deep med­i­ta­tion by clear­ing and bal­anc­ing ones energy chan­nels and vor­texes of the body. To open these energy chan­nels Kun­dalini yoga embraces two other prin­ci­ples of yoga that are based in sound and mantra called Nada and Laya Yoga. The “naad” in Nada Yoga is the pri­mal vibra­tion and imple­ments the dis­ci­pline of all sound. When the naad is inte­grated with the Kun­dalini, it trans­forms itself into Laya Yoga, the merg­ing of the finite self with the infi­nite self through the use of tantra(spiritual sci­ence), pranayam (breath tech­niques), sound and mantra. When you merge with the infi­nite self you become what you vibrate-that is the “naam”.

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Where did Kun­dalini yoga come from?  It is best to know where Yogi Bha­jan extracted the infor­ma­tion.  Yogi Bha­jan brought what is now known as Kun­dalini Yoga to the United States in 1969.  Yogi Bha­jan learned from Mas­ters such as Sant Haz­ara Singh, Sat Nazara Singh, Swami Chi­dananda, Vishnu Devananda, Satchi­dananda, Acharya Narinder Dev, Dhiren­dra Bra­macharya, and Maharaj Virsa Singh.  His teaches had a back­ground in Raja, Hatha, Tantra, Vedanta, and Sikh tra­di­tions or teach­ings of Naam,  Before 1969 Raja Yoga tech­niques were only given to roy­alty or to stu­dents who proved their wor­thi­ness to a Raja Yoga teacher.  Orig­i­nally the only way to be taught was to be selected by a Raja Yoga teacher and to go through the steps to prove to them that you were wor­thy of the infor­ma­tion and prac­tice.  In 1969, in the dawn of the Aquar­ian Age, Yogi Bha­jan found it nec­es­sary to change the rules, with much resis­tance from Sikhs in India, and decided to share the infor­ma­tion with any­one who had the courage to lis­ten and become “aware”.  Since its birth in 1969, Kun­dalini Yoga has been known as the “yoga of aware­ness”.    The Shikha-Upanishad refers to Kun­dalini Yoga as the com­bined prac­tice of Mantra Yoga, Laya Yoga, Hatha Yoga, and Raja Yoga.

 “It is a royal com­mand and ruler­ship of yogic virtue and values”-Yogi Bhajan.  

Kun­dalini Yoga is known now as the mas­ter sci­ence of expe­ri­ence and aware­ness.  It is the clas­sic form of yoga that trans­mits con­science aware­ness from per­son to per­son through the Legacy of the golden chain of teachers.

Kun­dalini yoga classes are a dynamic blend of pos­tures, pranayam, mantra, music and med­i­ta­tion, which teach you the art of relax­ation, self-healing and ele­va­tion. Bal­anc­ing body and mind enables you to expe­ri­ence the clar­ity and beauty of your soul. No pre­vi­ous expe­ri­ence in yoga is required for you to achieve results with your very first class. Men of great knowl­edge actu­ally found out about the chakras – their work­ings, their petals, their sounds, their infin­ity, their co-relationship, their pow­ers. They found that the life of a human is totally based on these chakras. This total sci­ence gave birth to Kun­dalini Yoga.”

How does Kun­dalini Yoga work:  The Kun­dalini energy is dor­mant at the base of the spine or root chakra (mulad­hara chakra).   The down­ward elim­i­nat­ing energy or apana(negative) rises through the cen­tral nerve (sush­muna) with the appli­ca­tion of the root lock (Mulbandh)to mix with the life force of the atom or prana(positive) in the naval center/nadhi /4th ver­te­brae, the cen­tral seat of the Kun­dalini energy. The Sec­ond or diaphragm lock (Uddiyana Bandh) increases the pres­sure to pull the kun­dalini energy up through the cen­tral nerve to the Neck/throat chakra.  Lastly the third lock (Jaland­har Bandh) takes the energy from the throat chakra to the top of the head to merge with the sahas­rara, or crown chakra.   This union of expe­ri­ence of the Kun­dalini energy that rises to the crown and encap­su­lates the body before return­ing to its ori­gin at the base of the spine is great beyond words-Wahe Guru.  This process helps you hold the space to be engrossed in deep med­i­ta­tion and infi­nite bliss.

The key to the kun­dalini prac­tice is hav­ing the dis­ci­pline to prac­tice reg­u­larly and develop the tech­niques to move the the energy through the body to the crown so that all sev­enty two major merid­i­ans vibrate and clear and clean the 72,000 chan­nels through­out the body’s dif­fer­ent sys­tems.  Reg­u­lar prac­tice of the Kun­dalini yoga tech­nol­ogy of var­i­ous  inten­tional based Kriyas, Pranayams, and Med­i­ta­tions allows stu­dents to be con­nected to infi­nite source.  The prac­tice opens block­ages, trans­forms habits and releases bod­ily dis­com­forts so that unlim­ited poten­tial and wis­dom that already exists within every human being may be reached.

It is impor­tant to enjoy the process by tak­ing each class as a step on your jour­ney into union with the infi­nite where joy, hap­pi­ness, and abun­dance is limitless.

Come join the reg­u­lar expres­sion of explor­ing the uni­verse becom­ing aware of itself.…

 

 

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