“You will never regret this course. Do it! And take it with as much compassion, consciousness and support as you can.”  – GL

“BA gave me the opportunity to feel and experience the collective vulnerability of experienced trauma and the coping mechanisms of addiction. The program illuminated sound practices, ancient wisdom, contemporary thought and the most compassionate approach to addiction I’ve encountered.”  – DS

“This was empowering and profoundly world-shaking!  Yet the space was always full of amazing energy and warmth, that always kept me from breaking apart.  It has to be experienced to be understood just how greatly electrifying it can be to be in a space like Beyond Addictions offers.  This program has shifted me and my perspective.  I know how to work smart and how to chart a way towards a future of joy, personal power and hope.”  – KDB

“The Beyond Addiction course offers a unique experience to learn about your self and why you do what you do.  It helps answer the great “why can’t I just stop?”  It gives you hope and the opportunity to learn what will change your life.” – SB

“Beyond Addiction has changed my life.  I came in without much hope and I feel now, for the first time in a very long time that life is full of possibility and that I have the confidence to face the challenges it offers me head on.  I don’t want it to ever end.”  – EL

“This program exceeded my expectations in terms of tools given and personal transformation.  I would recommend Beyond Addiction to anyone wishing to grow and live in deeper connection with themselves.” – TC

“Beyond Addiction was the key to the door of awareness to my true self. The holistic tools of kundalini yoga, pranayam, mantra, nutrition and personal development work is revolutionary in its ability to heal people and propel them to an awakened life.”  – SK

“The BA program is amazing – packed full of knowledge, techniques, wisdom and powerful kundalini yoga that supports the healing of the whole self, psychologically, physically and spiritually, along with self-discovery, nutrition, yoga, community and the wisdom of Sat Dharam Kaur and Gabor Maté.  Give yourself this gift.”  – KM

“I now have a vast toolbox of ways to deal with my addiction – to understand it. Connecting to myself – my true self – my spirit – will be the only true way to overcome.” – EP

“Since taking this course I feel more open and healthier. I feel I have the tools to continue with the practice.”  – JH

“This course can help us all. Learning to be conscious, present and aware, to move beyond addiction and into our power.” – GL

“This program provided a thorough and profound experience.  The structure of the program and Sat Dharam’s presence helped me dig deep inside myself to uncover my ability to heal.” – EL

“This program can truly shift addictive behaviour – but nothing will work if you are not willing to work – so a willingness to shift and Sat Dharam’s program is a life changing combination. Sat Dharam really hears each one of us. She goes deep – way beyond the surface – in a way the others don’t – she really understands.” – AD

“You need to be ready and willing to look in your closet. Great preparation to doing your fourth step!” – HS

“This course will increase your knowledge and show you ‘how to run your life'” – AN

“Awesome experience. Terrific skill building program including leadership skills.” – RS

“I want you to know that I am having the most magnificent experience in my life… I want to tell you all about it and the transformation I have made and the joy and hope I’m experiencing. Most important, I want to express my gratitude to you for being who you are, developing this program, working with me, and allowing me to find my way. It’s working beautifully. Working daily has been amazing.” – RR

“[This course] has made me feel alive again, strengthened my life force, as well as strengthening my mind. It has given me practical tools to help me live my life consciously, living in accordance with my Dharma.” – JM

“This course gave me a sense of purpose, direction and light in my life. It gave me hope when I was hopeless and lifelong tools I can use to live by and continue growing to become a better person and to want to keep living. It has awakened the desire in me to live a pure, chemical-free life. The most valuable thing is knowing that Kundalini Yoga is out there and how powerful and life-changing it can be.” – IM

“The course made me aware of how dangerous self-neglect can be and the meditations created inner peace” – SM

“This course is an amazing body of work. I loved the group sharing, yoga sets, meditations, depth of information and dialogue. It helped me to achieve direction, discipline and gave me many tools to work with cravings and emotional responses. I dropped much of my food addictions and appreciated the kindness, understanding and compassion shown to all members of the group.” – SD

“This program has given me tools to calm my mind, drop into the present moment, and get in touch with my soul. It has given me a sense of peace, calmness and purpose to keep fighting addiction. This program is motivating me to keep putting one foot in front of the other and blindly trusting that my life can change for the better.” – DS

“ A gratifying experience! Not only did I get to explore the feelings and beliefs that drive my addictive and co-dependent behaviours – I reduced them and found a willingness to quit smoking. I also delved deeper into my spiritual practice and gained huge insights into my purpose and destiny at a soul level.” – MB

“I have worked for over 30 years in the mental health and addictions field. This is the most comprehensive course I have ever taken. It addresses the biological, social, psychological and spiritual aspects that addictions affect. It was transformative on both a personal and professional level.” – MM

“This program has been incredibly healing. The space is contained and felt safe enough for us to explore the depth and root of our addictions. The teachers were well prepared and gave us the necessary tools to process and heal our addictive patterns.” – JM

“I have felt, at times, a bit like a wandering minstrel, a tinkerer. Addiction was something that protected me, like a shield, from the judgment of others because I was habitually setting up my life so as to do the least amount possible. All the while, justifying this through the lowest common denominator lens of whatever drug I was addicted to. Depression and anxiety seemed to be an integral part of the cycle, and I long ago lost track of which came first – the disease or the addictions.
I did Kundalini Yoga for Addiction Recovery with you three years ago, after which, and for the first time, I felt I had encountered a teacher and a technology that offered something real, something that I knew would work: an open heart. What I lacked, though, was the ability to sustain that opening; I needed discipline.
I found the discipline in the Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training. Over these nine months I feel as though something very deep in me has had to emerge through the sustained opening of my heart and come into the light of day where it could not survive. That’s Healing! And through the deep support of this community I have built strength and commitment which furthers this healing in so many ways: My body and mind are stronger and I don’t care so much what others may or may not be thinking about me; When I am inspired by those around me I have the strength to act on that inspiration and achieve something; I am more sensitive to the needs of others and have the energy to act on their behalf with compassion; I can use my intelligence to listen more carefully and thus learn more fully; I find it easier to act with integrity and trust myself and others. And most importantly I feel a new strength in the place that would normally be most vulnerable to relapse.
I have always loved to cook and create, particularly for others, in the kitchen and I feel this opportunity comes at a time when I can really seize the moment and make the most of it. I have the clarity of vision, the discipline and the motivation – I want vocational work and this is what the program is offering; I’m ready.” – RB

“I found the meditations to be very powerful and the personal and group exercises very deeply transformative. I was able to shed many of my addictive patterns, many of which I thought I would never be able to shift. I completely got rid of my deepest addiction. I can’t believe how far I’ve come. This course has brought changes within myself that I never dreamed possible. I am a new person, happier, healthier and full of the joy for life that I thought was gone forever.” – AM

“I really loved doing the yoga with the meditations and breath work. I enjoyed hearing people’s responses in the sharing circle and taking the recommended vitamins as well as practicing the yoga has created a real shift in me.” – DF

“I loved the growth, the unconditional space and the beautiful people in the course. It has changed my whole life and given me a path to follow towards my destiny. I have quit smoking cigarettes, pot and cut down significantly on sugar and alcohol. The course provides tools for great transformation. All that is needed to do is to use them!” – KC

“The course uplifted me and gave me better coping skills. I have less desire for toxic substances and greater desire for purity of thought, speech and action. I stopped drinking coffee and my breathing is better. The course helped me reconnect to my true aspirations and to realize my true nature, while decreasing my attachment and desire to what is not my truth.” – SG

“The course was very informative, encouraging, comprehensive, therapeutic and well delivered. It improved my mental clarity, balance, coping skills and brought me neutrality and practical skills to use in dealing with codependency issues as well as addictions.” – ST

“I enjoyed the course completely. It increased my awareness, spiritual discipline and practice, helped me notice the sneaky underlying patterns that don’t serve my highest good and greatly supported me in giving up addictions. I learned how to take back control of my life and loved the balance between mental and physical exercises and the combination of chanting, meditation and yoga.” – AS

“[This course] gave me tools that gave me hope, put me on a better path, and stabilized my psyche.” – ON

“[This course] is helping with the reduction of some addictive thinking patterns and inviting more personal responsibility in the face of interpersonal challenges.” – YM

“[This course] has made me feel alive again, strengthened my life force, as well as strengthening my mind. It has given me practical tools to help me live my life consciously, living in accordance with my Dharma.” – JM

“Kundalini Yoga releases energy and circulates it through the body by increasing the circulation of the blood, lymphatic system and other bodily fluids. I must say it’s one of the most powerful experiences I’ve ever had. It’s also one of the most difficult as the breathing and postures can be extremely challenging. Pushing the boundaries on tolerance is part of the program. It’s designed to build stamina and the inner belief in your innate abilities to overcome life’s struggles. It’s quite something to experience the sensations of kundalini energy spiraling up your spine after all the hard work – well worth the effort!” – KS

“The specific exercises (kriyas) for good sleep, muscle building, cleansing the liver and internal organs and improved communication have helped me feel like a completely new woman. I feel stronger, more in control of my mind, body and emotions and a renewed sense of spirituality, balance and serenity.” – KS

“Having tried various pharmaceutical and alternative healing methods (including Ayurveda and naturopathy) to overcome my Marijuana habit, I came to the Beyond Addiction class looking for strength to quit and get my life back. Many people say that you cannot get addicted to Marijuana, but I am an example that you definitely can – whether it is on a psychological or physical level, addictions to anything leave you drained and in pieces, unable to function fully, find happiness and feel peace on your own. I came to the course uncertain about what to expect and unsure about how this could help me to quit. 10 weeks later, I am a changed person. Through the group discussions and advice, keeping journals of my behaviour and eating habits, and of course doing the amazing Kundalini yoga, I was able to realize where my own thoughts and behaviours were harming me, and was able to build the strength and courage to quit. Now, whenever I feel the urge to smoke, I have a whole ‘tool box’ of ways I can redirect my cravings and urges to make healthier and more empowering choices. Today, I am free of my addiction and am a stronger, happier, healthier and more whole person – something I thought was never possible.” – BK

“Regularly engaging in the practice of kundalini yoga has increased my body strength and flexibility. Also, however, I feel the releasing of tension in my body that has been with me for decades while doing some of the exercises, including chronic back pain that drove me to drink, and I leave the class and feel my skin tingling for hours afterward!–experiences that I’ve never felt before.” – JR

“I have found that my cravings for substances have reduced: I have little desire to smoke cigarettes; I find myself not seeking out marihuana and my desire to consume alcohol is lessened as well. I joined the course midway through and have only been doing it for a month. I’m truly excited with the results and have now started practicing daily. Already, kundalini yoga has changed my life and I look forward to future benefits as well.” – AP

“I now tell everyone who will listen about kundalini yoga. It is the most powerful physical therapy I have ever encountered in my forty-eight years–and I have tried many in past efforts to solve my various problems.” – ST

“Thanks to you and your addictions program, I am finally sober. And with this clarity, and renewed gratitude for this gift of life, comes the startling truth that I have no financial resources, no nest egg, no savings, no credit card, no RRSP’s, no mortgage, and I am not far off the 50 year old mark!
By the grace of God, I met You, and the Kundalini community, and I was given a textbook that has changed my life.“ – TJ

“The Beyond Addiction Kundalini Course brought light back into my life, and gave me hope when I was hopeless and life-long tools I can use to live by and continue growing with to become a better person and want to live.” – IM

“This course has brought about changes within myself that I never dreamed possible. I am a new person: happier, healthier, and full of the joy for life that I thought was gone forever.” – CM

“This course provides the tools for great transformation. All you need to do is use them!” – KC

“I’m filled with gratitude and joy and fulfillment from last weekend and for the very rich and profound experience throughout the course. I have not wanted this course to end and although I recognize I have come a long way since the start of the course, I feel I’m just getting my feet wet. (I quit smoking pot and am still working on quitting cigarettes). I’m reassured that there are useful mechanisms in place to feel a sense of continuity and support on this healing journey…I just have to make the effort and it’s all there, available to me…including this rich body of material that you have created that I can use for a long time to come. This means a lot to me and I know all of this to be critical for my recovery. To me, the end of the course is like being lovingly pushed out of a womb, with a new and better life, a new family, a deep spiritual dimension and stronger limbs (literally and figuratively) to reach within and without to heal my wounds and embrace life. (Yes, I’m shedding tears as I write this)
I am deeply blessed and inspired by your beautiful presence, your majesty and dedication to this work and path and to us all.
I look forward to staying connected to you and this incredible community of generous souls, being open to all possibilities. Wahe Guru!!
Keeping up and staying in the moment as much as possible.” – EK

“I have had the pleasure of attending many of Sat Dharam’s workshops in the past and had heard Dr. Gabor Maté speak when he released his book “When the Body Says No”
To be able attend the Beyond Addiction course with both of these talented teachers was a dream that filled me with a feeling of extreme gratitude.
I look forward to more of these opportunities in the future. I left the program with a daily practice and a sense of acceptance I never believed I could achieve
Although I struggle daily with chronic illness, the experience of the BA course and the inspiration that I felt being in the company of the caring, kundalini community has changed my attitude to one of fulfillment and hope that people can change when given the right information and practices
I wish I had the words to express the wonderment of the weekends and the new way I look at the world and its people” – LA

“I greatly appreciate the effort that has gone into creating this course and the teaching that this course has provided for me. I pray that this program is available in every country, and every part of the world so people have options and a support system once they leave rehab. This program is a tool to deal with life’s challenges and provides a community that can elevate individuals, like a forklift. I am very happy to be part of this beautiful program. Thank you. Sat Nam!” – PS

“A change…lots of change! … Shifts, movement in all aspects of life, from the external surroundings to internal emotions. … Change of living space. Change of relationships. House sold. Van sold. Creating a yoga space. Seeing addictive patterns; shifting thought patterns; more spiritual thoughts. Clarity. New breath. New awareness. New life!”

“What’s changed? Everything! What hasn’t? My attitude, my outlook, my response, my positivity; letting go of relationships that no longer serve me; inviting in new healthier relationships. Being my authentic self. Taking off my mask. No substance abuse. An inner balance. Finding out about my cortisol imbalances and taking supplements to balance them out. Doing LENS neurofeedback to balance out my neurotransmitters in my brain. Being able to be in the present moment and to bring myself back to [the] present moment if I stray off to visit the past or race forward to the future.”

“I have less shame about my addictive thought pattern. I share with others I trust to explore the pattern and shed some light on it. It is scary at times to reveal my thoughts and feelings, but I sense relief afterwards and more connection to my spirit and others.”

“I was supported to gain knowledge of “unwanted thought patterns” that underlie my behavioral issues… I was rejuvenated by the way that we spoke about addictions. I have dramatically altered my behaviors to align with my values and beliefs. I was drinking heavily for 16 years. I used the support and knowledge from this program to stop drinking and find my joy. My relationships have become more meaningful. I have softened my attitude towards myself and I feel more aligned with my heart and purpose.”

“My health is better, I’m more eager to learn more, I have a greater and deeper connection with God and myself, I believe in myself, I love myself more, I am more organized, I have better interactions with people, I meditate every day, I have more hope, I feel more fulfilled, I am happier, have a greater sense of purpose and am more grounded.”

“I have been able to gain a deeper insight into my addictions and their roots than I have ever before, in just 4 months. I have been in a lot of therapy for years in the past. I have grown much more compassionate towards myself and others. I value community and service as ways to become meaningfully applied to myself and my life. I see where all my work is and now I have a way forward to see how to channel and strengthen my energy. I feel like a hero on a journey instead of a pathological cretin or victim.”

“Awareness that I can strengthen myself –body, mind, and spirit in order to manage symptoms, change habits, and become my Future Self; awareness that I can push through self-imposed boundaries and realize my Destiny.”

“I’m even more aware of my underlying negativity – it’s constant when I’m conscious. I’ve started with a kindness journal, which helps me feel good every day… I’m discovering my natural kindness.”

“I have been able to set and keep boundaries around my computer use, bedtimes, number of hours of sleep, and food (minimizing sugar intake). I have been writing more and have taken steps to get some of my work out into the public. I have developed a deeper understanding and awareness of my various addictive behaviours and glimpsed what may be at the root of them.”.