Sungalaa | September 2021

'21 Stages of meditation'

15.09.21 ‚Äď 22.09.21

With Sohan Kaur & Jiwan Shakti Kaur

Sungalaa invites you to the Level 3 KRI International program of Advanced Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training:

“Meditation is your first habit. Every human should meditate to keep the mind clean. Meditation is nothing but cleansing the mind through a process. You will take a bath so that you may not stink, but if you don‚Äôt take a bath and you put on cologne, you will stink differently. Meditation is the cleansing of the mind so that mind can tell you who you are” – Yogi Bhajan.

Sungalaa at Pelion Homes

The Location

Pelion Homes Retreat Centre.¬†Agios Georgios Nilias is a beautiful and green traditional village on the slopes of the Western Pelion, 22 km from Volos, between the Pagasitikos Gulf and the Aegean Sea, at a distance of 20′-30 ‘from the nearest beaches and near the village of Milies.


Sohan Kaur:

Co-founder and director of SunGalaa (Educational Institute for Yoga and Good Life), is a well-known kundalini Yoga teacher and trainer of Level 1, Level 2 and 21 Stages of Meditation.
As a Karam Kriya trainer, Hypno Therapist, and counsellor, she invites to re-establish an authentic connection with the guiding true Self inside. This powerful and healing experience is the reminder that all we search outside already awaits us inside Рready to unfold and blossom. 
Karam Kriya, the applied science of numerology, guide her in all consultations like a backbone.

Further techniques Sohan uses are based on the insights of Dr. Milton H. Erickson, Roy Hunter, and Dr. Bruce Eimer.
The Timeline technique and the catathymic image perception by Dr. Hans Carl Leuner are applied for all work in the field of regression, solving the effects of karma of past lives on the present which allows a future with ideal self-empowerment.

Of a Greek father, Austrian mother, raised in Germany, living in Italy, Sohan manages to bring everyone closer with a great spirit of union and understanding, beyond any cultural barrier.

Jiwan Shakti Kaur:

Co-founder and Creative Director of SunGalaa, is a renowned Kundalini Yoga teacher and trainer of Level 1, Level 2 and 21 Stages of Meditation. Based on her rich experience of 30 years of Yoga and her professional background as an actress, producer and screenwriter, her approach is unique. Communication, teamwork, leadership, body language, ability to address emotions and feelings, are perfectly combined with her in-depth study of Kundalini Yoga.
As a Hormonal & Yogic Body Language counsellor, she invites to discover how much the body is telling us about what is going on in our mind. How to reach our inner peace by slowing down, listening to the body and meditate instead to run al the time, we don’t know any more where and why.¬†
Italian by birth, Jiwan Shakti lived in Spain, Greece, Algeria. Full of sense of humour, which gives her the ability to reach everyone, she teaches over Europe, North Africa and Argentina.


A wonderful journey into the depth of your Self in the tradition of Kundalini Yoga. 


Yogi Bhajan describes three journeys, each comprised of seven stages, taking you step by step into a deeper level of awakening and realization. We will move through the rudimentary skills of meditation to the deeper levels of awareness and integration and finally into identity, projection and merger in the infinite pulse of creation.

  • First Journey: The Crystallised Self
  • Second Journey: The Expressive Self
  • Third Journey: The Transcendent Self

The course is open to all, also to practitioners of other traditions.

For the KRI Level 3 program, 21 Stages of Meditation is part of the intensive group meditation requirement.


First Journey: The Crystallized Self.

The focus of the first journey is to recognise, experience and crystallise the Self. The blocks are encountered in the first four stages: upset, boredom, irritation and frustration. The first ascent starts when we have a sense of our Self, separate from all the commotions, emotions and sensory impulses; we begin to focus and recognise a still point, a nucleus within, which is the Self.

It is this crystallised sense of Self that is needed in order for consciousness to work.


Second Journey: The Expressive Self

In this second journey, the initial challenge is to develop a sensitivity to the Self, as we engage in relationships and participate in life. When we take the seed of our Self and our identity and project it into the world, it expands. In this second journey, we cultivate the meditative skill to merge with our projection yet still be able to distil our Self from the various roles we play; in this way, this second journey prepares us to maintain our integrity in action and ultimately to find the stillness within every action.


Third Journey: The Transcendent Self

We recognise all that we are as the formless presence of the infinite, transcendent Self. By forging an elevated identity with our infinite Self within our finite self, we become spontaneous, creative and flexible. We excel in this infinite game of the soul. Love, compassion and kindness become the core of our experience: We become the nothing within the centre of all that is. Mystery is now mastery. The sacred space opens up to intuitive presence, which serves innocence, loves life, blesses all, and praises the Infinite, the all within All. You become you, nothing more, nothing less  ‚Äď a realised human beings.


The real question is why do we practice in the first place?


By articulating and describing each of the 21 Stages of Meditation, we have attempted to put into words the states of consciousness that are traversed by those who use the power of meditation to enhance their lives through the pursuit of happiness and peace of mind.

The meditations that guide us through the stages on the journey to realisation are designed to follow the natural structure and qualities of each stage. The experiences of one stage support the progress in the next stage. You can explore any of the stages on your own as an individual practice. The benefit of each meditation stands on its own; but the added benefit of practicing an entire journey comes from the intensity of the practice when done in sequence, within a concentrated period of time and in a community of practitioners.

The goal is clear: happiness.

The nature of meditation is well-defined: Refine the mind and elevate your awareness.

The path is open: Deepen your meditation through each of the 21 Stages of Meditation in order to reach that intangible quality we call realisation.

Pelion Homes Retreat Centre


All of the villas and Pelion Mansion are a few minutes walk from the retreat space. Ensuring that you have easy access each day. 

Pelion is an absolute natural paradise! A mountain dotted with picturesque traditional villages and fringed by mesmerizing beaches! Greece as you never have seen.


This retreat is hosted by Sungalaa.¬†For more information on¬†‚ÄėAuthentic Relationships Training‚Äô,¬†please contact¬†Sungalaa |¬†

Jiwan Shakti Kaur |


Our chefs will work their magic in creating a variety of farm-to-table Mediterranean dishes with a twist. Nutritious but delicious. Using ingredients from the farm and locally sourced ingredients.

Sungalaa at Pelion Homes

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