Would you like to commit to personal growth and transformation?

Befriend your soul?

Release past trauma and access clarity and strength within you through Kundalini Yoga?

Would you like to understand your choice in your behaviour?

Explore the root cause of your addiction?

 

If yes, this retreat is for you!


We invite you to join us and others from around the world on this sacred passage of inner healing and transformation in the vicinity of the Golden Temple in India.

In the Picture: The Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab India

 

Registrations are closed

If you haven’t made the payment yet, please do so at the link below. Please fill out your application form and make the payment below via the two links.

Convert to your time zone here.

Space is limited. Do not miss this opportunity!

Registration Fees: $2100 CAD (Canadian Dollars) Convert to your currency here.

 

Download Retreat Schedule here

*Subject to Change

 

Please refer to the frequently asked questions here

Read FAQ’s here

 

For questions, regarding the retreat please contact [email protected].

 

For Accomodation and Travel Assistance Please contact Ms. Dishka Arora at +91-9779079792 or email [email protected]

Accomodation and Meals include:

3 vegetarian meals and snacks/day, + 10 nights accommodations with Wifi

You must Arrive by: Friday, November 18, 2022

Departure: Sunday, November 27, 2022

 

Watch our Live Q&A Call with Sat Dharam Kaur for more information

Live Q&A Call

Beyond Addiction Presentation


 

The Amritsar Retreat is a 9-Day Immersive Experience + 16 Week Online Follow-up using

Kundalini Yoga Counselling Naturopathic Medicine

 

Facilitated by Sat Dharam Kaur ND and Guest Instructors

 

It is an opportunity to study and practice sadhana in-person with the Teacher of Teachers and Healer of Healers ‘Sat Dharam Kaur ND’

 

About the Creator of Beyond Addiction

 

Creator of Beyond Addiction, Sat Dharam Kaur is a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher trainer and instructor, author, and naturopathic doctor. She has studied Kundalini Yoga since 1976 and has facilitated teacher training programs in Toronto (ON), Canmore (AB), and Owen Sound. She developed the Beyond Addiction program, inspired by the teachings of Dr. Gabor Maté and other addiction and trauma experts. She has also developed breast health yoga training, designed to help educate women in breast cancer prevention through Kundalini Yoga and lifestyle change. A featured teacher at the Toronto Yoga Show for many years, she has written books: A Call to Women: The Healthy Breast Program and Workbook, The Complete Natural Medicine Guide to Breast Cancer and The Complete Natural Medicine Guide to Women’s Health.

 

 

 

Learn More About Amritsar Retreat:

 

 

Watch our Live Q&A Call with Sat Dharam Kaur for more information

Live Q&A Call

Beyond Addiction Presentation


Our Focus for the Retreat

The focus of our time together is to bless and release the past, recreate ourselves in alignment with spirit, integrate healing lifestyle practices, and rekindle our inner light and devotion.

We will be guided through a deep, impactful and unique program that connects you to the source of vitality, clarity and strength within you through daily practice of kundalini yoga, pranayama and meditation.

We will enjoy a catered breakfast, lunch, and dinner, based primarily on a traditional Indian vegetarian diet. We will connect deeply with one another through group discussion and deep listening. You will have the opportunity to bathe in the healing vibration and sound current of the Golden Temple, and early morning visits to the Golden Temple, as well as sadhana, are optional. We will enjoy relaxing evenings around the pool along with walking tours and shopping in Amritsar.

In the Picture: Sat Dharam Kaur in-person Kundalini Yoga Practice, Kundalini Yoga, Guru Granth Sahib, Morning Prayer at the Golden Temple

 

Befriend your Soul

  • Use Kundalini Yoga and meditation to rejuvenate body, mind and spirit
  • Utilize yogic techniques to decrease cravings
  • Restore the nervous system, brain, frontal lobe and adrenal glands with yoga and naturopathic therapies
  • Access your spiritual center and learn to rely on your Higher Self
  • Develop neutrality and clear subconscious patterns
  • Manage your reactions to people and events
  • Enhance communication and relationship skills
  • Make a healthy shift in perspective and attitude

 

Additional to the 9-Day In-person you will receive a 16 Week Follow-up which includes:

16 Theme Based Modules

500 Page Written Material Expanding on the Themes

Specific Kundalini Yoga Sets, Pranayama and Meditaitons for each Module

90 Teaching Videos of Dr. Gabor Maté

Dietary and Nutritional Guidelines

Self-Assessment Questions

This home practice program will run from January – April, 2023, with online meetings twice weekly

 


Daily Schedule

Optional Group Sadhana (early morning spiritual practice): 4:15-6:30 a.m.
Breakfast: 7:30-8:45 a.m.
Class time: 9:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. – Module Discussion, Pranayama, Yoga, Meditation, Group Discussion
Lunch: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Class time: 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Module Discussion, Pranayama, Yoga, Meditation, Group Discussion
Evening relaxation, walking tours, visit Golden Temple
Download the Detailed Schedule here


Why Amritsar?

Amritsar is home to the Golden Temple, a pilgrimage place for Sikhs and a healing sanctuary for people of all faiths. The name Amritsar is derived from two words; ‘Amrit’ meaning nectar of immortality and ‘Sarovar’ meaning pool. The temple hosts the holy scripture of the Sikhs, the Sri Guru Granth Sahib.

 

Feel the pulse of the infinite in the sacred vibration of the Golden Temple

In the Picture: Sat Dharam Kaur in India, Golden temple and Kundalini Yoga Practice

The old Jubi Tree, located in the north-west corner of the temple complex, is believed to have special powers. The tree was planted around 450 years ago by the first priest of the Golden Temple. The devotion and selfless service of individuals preparing and serving langar (a community meal) at the Golden Temple is inspiring and transformative.

 

In the Picture: Sights and Sounds of Amritsar, Punjab India

Close to our Heart and Long Anticipated

Our expert Beyond Addiction team of trainers from Canada and India is passionate about bringing this innovative recovery program to people internationally and training local professionals to continue to offer the program. We also invite international travellers from all faiths and nationalities to join us at this sacred pilgrimage site for deep renewal.

The Beyond Addiction program will remind you what you came into this lifetime to be and to do, while simultaneously acknowledging the trauma and pain of the past. Through acceptance, compassion, self-expression, connection, courage and grace, all wounds can heal. We will guide you to recover your true self through Kundalini Yoga, Counseling and Naturopathic Medicine while utilizing the transformative power of mantra.

 

Who may Apply?

  1. Individuals who are at least 40 days free of substance use or currently in a de-addiction program, and are motivated to heal.
  2. Individual who need support in their continued recovery, with a program that addresses the trauma and pain at the root of every addiction, and takes you through a journey of profound healing and connection to yourself and others
  3. Individuals who are health professionals – addiction counselors, therapists, social workers, psychiatrists, medical doctors, Ayurvedic practitioners, students, yoga teachers and family members.
  4. Individuals who want to use this program for personal growth. Experience the transformational power of kundalini yoga, make positive lifestyle shifts, and inspire your loved ones.

 

Beyond Addiction is Beneficial for:

  • Health Professionals
  • Medical Professionals
  • Psychotherapists
  • Coaches and Therapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Addiction Counsellors
  • Primary caretakers of addicted individuals
  • Yoga Teachers 
  • Naturopathic Doctors
  • Kundalini Yoga Teachers and Trainers
  • Anyone currently going through an addiction or who is impacted by addiction indirectly
  • Anyone working in the space of addiction who would like to explore the impact of a yoga-based addiction recovery program

 

Understanding Addiction

Is there an activity that you crave and repeatedly do in your life that has a negative impact on you, your family and/or your relationships and you tried to stop but without success?

Have you experienced disconnection from your true self?

Addiction is any pattern of behaviour that you crave, and find some temporary relief or pleasure in, but are unable to give up despite the negative long term consequences of engaging in that behaviour. Most of us have at least one addiction, whether it be sugar, internet use, compulsive cell phone use, or a more harmful physical substance or behaviour, such as alcohol, opiates or gambling. We use these substances and activities to relieve the painful emotions that we don’t want to feel, often a result of childhood trauma.

Addiction springs from a desire to avoid or relieve pain, suffering, and uncomfortable feelings, and to experience pleasure and comfort. When we are addicted, we surrender a piece of our autonomy to a substance or behaviour that may provide short-term relief but then has power over our feelings, thoughts and actions, with negative consequences to ourselves, our relationships and society.

Addiction can be healed by reconnecting to one’s essential spiritual nature, nurturing a healthy lifestyle, practicing yoga and meditation, finding one’s place in a safe supportive community, connecting to loved ones with authenticity, cultivating one’s strengths, and focussing on what gives us joy and a sense of purpose.

 

Dr. Gabor Maté, an international addiction expert says,

The question is not, ‘Why the addiction?,’ but ‘Why the Pain?’” Addiction is not the primary problem. Addiction is an attempt to solve the problem, which is unexpressed emotional pain, often linked to childhood and intergenerational trauma that was present long before the addiction.

Dr. Maté states: “The chronic condition of severe substance addiction is caused, in most cases, by the distorting effects of early childhood abuse or stress on the developing brain, often in the context of multigenerational trauma and social dislocation.”

 

Our Goal

The goal of Beyond Addiction is to guide and reconnect you to your purpose, while simultaneously acknowledging the trauma and pain of the past. Through acceptance, compassion, self-expression, connection, courage and grace our wounds can heal. Recover your True Self through Kundalini Yoga, Counseling and Naturopathic Medicine.

In this program, we have taken teachings from kundalini yoga, married them with guidelines and research in naturopathic medicine and neuroscience, and infused them with the insights and experience of Dr. Gabor Maté, Dr. Bessel Van der Kolk, Dr. Marc Lewis and other contemporary leaders who work with people who have experienced trauma and have sought relief from emotional pain through various addictive behaviours. 

Beyond Addiction has been taught internationally in 13 countries, in 7 different languages and has transformed over 3000 lives, through more than 75 programs, which have been either conducted live in-person or online since 2008.


Our Schedule

Optional Group Sadhana (early morning spiritual practice): 4:15am – 6:30am
Breakfast: 7:30am – 8:45am

Class time: 9:00am – 12:30pm
Module Discussion, Pranayama, Yoga, Meditation, Group Discussion

Lunch: 12:30pm – 1:30 pm

Class time: 1:30pm – 5:00pm
Module Discussion, Pranayama, Yoga, Meditation, Group Discussion

Evening relaxation, walking tours, visit Golden Temple


Our Venue

The venue of the program is within walking distance of the Golden Temple, where you can renew your devotion and spiritual connection, regardless of your faith. The beautiful sound of Gurbani music reverberating through the Golden Temple is a healing balm for the soul.

Location: Ramada Hotel, Amritsar, India. 117/1 Hall Bazaar, Inside Hall Gate, Amritsar, 143006.

For Reservation at the Ramada Hotel Please contact Ms. Dishka Arora at +91-9779079792 or email [email protected]

For more information click: For Reservation at the Ramada Hotel

 


 

Please refer to the frequently asked questions here
For questions, regarding the retreat please contact [email protected].

Read FAQ’s here

For Accomodation and Travel Assistance Please contact Ms. Dishka Arora at +91-9779079792 or email [email protected]

 


 

Testimonials from Past Participants

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

 

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For Reservation at the Ramada Hotel


Location & Dates

Please contact Ms. Dishka Arora at +91-9779079792 or email [email protected]

3 vegetarian meals and snacks/day, + 10 nights accommodations 

Arrival:    Friday, November 18, 2022
Departure:   Sunday, November 27, 2022
Length of stay:   10 nights

 

Map:Ramada Hotel Amritsar Map

 

Standard Room for 10 nights, plus meals, double occupancy:  $880 CAD (this rate is in Canadian dollars per person, with two people per room)  (53,314.78 INR approx, for exact amount please refer to the currency rates) Convert to your currency here.

Standard Room for 10 nights, plus meals, single occupancy:  $1400 CAD for single occupancy room for 10 nights including breakfast, lunch and dinner, and tea.  (85,438.40 INR approx, for exact amount please refer to the currency rates) Convert to your currency here.

The 19 square meter Standard Room comes with a queen size bed and a study table. It overlooks the old walled city. The Standard Room includes a 32-inch flat screen with full HD television. Its bathroom has both a hand and a rain shower.

Price may change slightly with the exchange rate.

 

What is Included in the above room fees?

Daily Buffet Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and Morning and evening tea with snacks.

 

Ramada Hotel Room Facilities

  • High speed internet
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & ironing board on request
  • 24-hour room service
  • Tea/Coffee maker
  • Multiple Channel full HD television
  • Direct temperature control
  • Mini bar on request
  • Blackout curtain
  • Two bottles of complementary packaged drinking water
  • Daily Newspaper
  • Large Writing/ study table
  • Laundry Service
  • Spacious wardrobe with digital safe

 

You can also book your meals separately through Ms Dishka Arora

Fee for Food Only (for those who have other accommodations)

  • Breakfast: $13 CAD (793.36 INR) per person per meal
  • Lunch: $20 CAD (1220.55 INR) per person per meal
  • Dinner: $20 CAD (1220.55 INR) per person per meal

Convert to your currency here.

 

For Alternate Accomodation Options:

There are alternate hotel options near The Ramada Hotel.

  • Hotel Amritsar Grand by Levelup hotels and resorts
  • Treebo Trend Royal Shelton

Bookings are not made here as they are subject to availability. You can contact: Ms. Dishka Arora at +91-9779079792 or email [email protected] for further information.

Any extra days added to the booking from Nov 18th (check in) to Nov 28th (check out) , will be provided at the per day rate given to us. For travel and hotel related points do get in touch with our dedicated travel agent.

 

Amritsar Tourist Spots:

Places to visit:

  1. The Golden Temple
  2. Rose Garden
  3. Wagah Border Ceremony
  4. Jallianwala Bagh
  5. Gobindgarh Fort
  6. Shri Durgiana Mandir
  7. Sri Ram Tirath Temple
  8. Mandir Mata Lal Devi
  9. Sada Pind
  10. Haveli
  11. Partition Museum

 

Shopping Places :

  1. Katra Jaimal Singh Bazaar
  2. Hall Bazaar
  3. Guru Bazaar, Amritsar
  4. Lawrence Road, Amritsar
  5. VR Mall
  6. The Mall of Amritsar

 

Places to eat :

  1. Kesar Da Dhaba  
  2. Bharawan Da Dhaba
  3. Kanha Sweets
  4. Lassi from Ahuja Milk Bhandar
  5. Crystal Restaurant
  6. Kulcha Land
  7. Goenka Sweets

Learn more about the Retreat through the FAQ’s

Read FAQ’s here

 


Program Instructors

Founder, Lead Trainer, Naturopathic Doctor

Sat Dharam is a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher trainer and instructor, author, and naturopathic doctor practicing in Owen Sound, Ontario. She has studied Kundalini Yoga since 1976 and has facilitated teacher training programs in Toronto (ON), Canmore (AB), and Owen Sound. She developed the Beyond Addiction program, inspired by the teachings of Dr. Gabor Maté an other addiction and trauma experts. She has also developed … Continued

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Course Translator, Kundalini Yoga Instructor, BA Group Facilitator

Priya is a naturopathic doctor and kundalini yoga instructor practicing in Toronto, Ontario. Areas of focus in her practice are breast cancer, autoimmune disorders, addictions and supporting people affected by mental health issues using the Compassionate Inquiry Approach. Priya obtained her Doctor of Naturopathy degree from Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM), Toronto. Prior to attending CCNM, Priya was trained as a medical doctor in … Continued

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BA Trainer, Compassionate Inquiry Practitioner, Psychotherapist, Kundalini Yoga Teacher and Therapist

Michelle Peddle is a Certified Compassionate Inquiry Practitioner, Facilitator and Registered Psychotherapist. She is also an IAYT Registered Yoga Therapist, KRI certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher, and E-RYT 500 Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance. She witnessed first-hand the powerful impact of blending Eastern spiritual practices with Western psychology in her early 20’s. She utilizes these diverse practices, philosophies, disciplines, and theoretical perspectives to provide her … Continued

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BA Assistant Trainer

Anirudh N Goel is actively pursuing to become a Mental Health Professional since 2017. He is currently based out of Mumbai India, where he parallely runs a Brand and Marketing Strategy Consultancy. He is trained and certified in diverse modalities and processes, such as Somatic Experiencing, Integrated Somatic Psychotherapy, Bodymanics, Compassionate Inquiry and Presence Oriented Psychotherapy. His personal explorations have led him to the Eastern … Continued

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Fees & Registration

Course Fee

Early Bird Fee by September 30, 2022: 

$1800 CAD dollars (1,09,849.38 INR approx, for exact amount please refer to the currency rates) Course Fee (includes manual, immersion course fee, and follow-up 16-week online program with facilitated weekly integration check-ins). Does not include accommodation and food – see below. 

Convert to your currency here.

 

Regular Fee on or after September 30, 2022: 

$2100 CAD dollars (1,28,157.61 INR approx, for exact amount please refer to the currency rates) Course Fee (includes manual, immersion course fee, and follow-up 16-week online program with facilitated weekly integration check-ins). Does not include accommodation and food – see below.

Convert to your currency here.

 

Group Pricing

Are you an organization or a group interested in enrolling for the Amritsar Retreat?

You may contact [email protected] for further questions.

 

Registration Process

  1. In order to register for this retreat, you must first read the Criteria for Acceptance into Beyond Addiction Program. Space is limited, register early.
  2. Block the room in the hotel post registration. Contact Ms Dishka Arora to block rooms through [email protected].
  3. Apply for Visa to travel to India
  4. If you need extension or are reaching Amritsar early, please contact Ms Dishka Arora through [email protected] for arrangements.

 

Email: Please fill out the completed registration form or send an e-transfer (for Canadians) to [email protected].

Phone: Please fill out the completed registration form and then call us at (519) 372-9212 with your credit card information.

Fax: Please complete the registration form and Fax your credit card information to (519) 372-2755.

Mail: Please complete and print the registration form and send it along with your credit card information, cheque, or money order (made out to Sat Dharam Kaur) to: Sat Dharam Kaur, 235 9th St E, Owen Sound, ON, Canada N4K 1N8.

Payment may be made by cheque, money order, VISA, MasterCard, or eTransfer.

 

 

What the Course Fees Does Not Include :

Travel, Visa, Food and Accommodation are not included in the Course Fees

 


 

Registrations are closed

If you haven’t made the payment yet, please do so at the link below. Please fill out your application form and make the payment below via the two links.

Convert to your time zone here.

Space is limited. Do not miss this opportunity!

Registration Fees: $2100 CAD (Canadian Dollars) Convert to your currency here.

Please refer to the frequently asked questions here
For questions, regarding the retreat please contact [email protected].

 

For Accomodation and Travel Assistance Please contact Ms. Dishka Arora at +91-9779079792 or email [email protected]

Accomodation and Meals include:

3 vegetarian meals and snacks/day, + 10 nights accommodations with Wifi

You must Arrive by: Friday, November 18, 2022

Departure: Sunday, November 27, 2022

 

Watch our Live Q&A Call with Sat Dharam Kaur for more information

Live Q&A Call

Beyond Addiction Presentation

 


 

 

Cancellation Policy:

  1. Once the program has begun, there are no refunds. If you withdraw six weeks before the course begins, by Oct 4, 2022, a $500 CAD cancellation fee will be charged and the rest of your payment will be refunded. No refunds after Oct 4, 2022
  2. Cancellations for accommodation must be made separately through [email protected]
  3. If the retreat is canceled, a 100% refund would be provided on the course fee

 

Evaluation for Suitability:

After registering, each participant will be evaluated on his or her own readiness for the program, based on his/her intake form and an interview with the Lead Mental Health Practitioner of the designated program.

The Lead Trainer and the Lead Mental Health Practitioner will determine the fitness of each candidate for the program. Acceptance of the registration fee does not confirm attendance in the program. If the applicant is not suitable at this time, the registration fee will be fully refunded and every attempt will be made to assist the applicant in finding a suitable alternative program or support.