Dying Into Life: The Yoga of Death, Loss and Transformation Book and Trainings
The Second Edition to Dying Into Life: The Yoga of Death Loss and Transformation and CD and its KRI Certified Specialty Training Levels 1, 2 and 3 are available in January 2023.
Death and loss are universal experiences, which we all experience in our lives. The experience of death and loss are never convenient, and everyone responds to them differently. For some, death is an ending, a tragedy, a wall of sorts; for others, it is a beginning, a door or an opportunity for tremendous personal growth and transformation. With training, we can prepare ourselves to view and respond to these transitions with more grace and inner serenity. We can also help others in their own transformative journey. Dying into Life book and course will give you such a training. The teachings used in the program come from the ancient/Eastern traditions of Kundalini Yoga for the Aquarian Age. Even though the philosophy and practices are yogic in nature (as taught by Yogi Bhajan), they can be adapted to most religious and lifestyle orientations. We will explore how life and death are experienced each moment of our lives.
Your experience will include some simple relaxing and energizing chair exercises (All of the practices in the book are done in a chair or bed but can be done on the floor as well), mindful meditation (including the use of breath, sound, the gong, and hand positions), instructor-based lectures, whole and small group discussions, and expressions through art mediums. We will also do special ancient and safe meditations and visualization to prepare for death. Preparing for death can also dramatically enhance one’s experience of living life to the fullest.
“I am so grateful for the opportunity to experience this Dying Into Life book and workshop under the guidance of Dr. JivanJoti Khalsa. They were excellent, very educational, and inspiring. I will carry with me this learning experience in my life journey and hope to share it in a healing and compassionate way with others. I think the meditations for healing one’s grief will be especially helpful. Thank you JivanJoti for your sharing, your knowledge, your selflessness and your openness.” TDLL
“This Dying Into Life book and workshop were excellent; extremely helpful to me in my work with terminal patients and in dealing with family members close to the end. It was also therapeutic for me personally, since some memories came up for me that were very painful, and it was helpful to share them in a safe and supportive environment. I appreciated learning different meditation techniques for balancing and clearing emotions.” Thank You! M
“This Dying Into Life book and course are very valuable and fill an obvious gap in the death and dying process. My experience with the typical Western way of viewing/handling a natural process that everyone must go through with loved ones and with him/herself does little to aid a person in being able to welcome or find comfort in this inevitable event. This book and course provide a beautiful alternative paradigm. I found the additional 6th Step in the Grieving Process, “Spirits Merging” to be excellent as well. Thank you!”
Who is this book and training for? We will all die at some time. And, we will most likely have the opportunity to help a loved one, yoga student or friend transition. If we feel comfortable with our own death first, we will be better prepared to help another. The book's release is expected in October 2022. Please check back again.
Social workers and Counselors, working with death, grief and loss issues
Healers of all disciplines
Anyone who might help someone else die, i.e., family member, friend
Anyone who wants to die fearlessly with grace and peace
Some of the topics addressed include:
Exploring Death from an Eastern/Yogic Perspective
Changing the Mystery, Fear and Mystique Around Death
Karma, Dharma, Reincarnation
Heaven and Hell in Life and Death
Liberation While Alive
Types of Death (special attention to suicide)
Children and Death
Preparing for and Rehearsing Death
Tools to Work with Someone Transitioning and Their Families
Healing Through Prayer, Meditation and Shuniya
Understanding Your Role Realistically and Effectively
Leaving a Legacy
Journey of the Soul Through the Five Blue Ethers
Spiritual Perspective on Grief
Creating a Relationship After Death
Teaching Chair Yoga
There are three levels to The Dying Into Life Journey training. They include:
The Foundations Course
The Foundations Course is for people who are not a certified KRI Kundalini Yoga Teacher. It covers the basics of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, as presented in chapters 1-5 in the DIL textbook and serves as a preparation for the Level 1 Training.
Level 1 Overview Training
Level 1 Overview Training uses the zoom format to accommodate and attract a global population of participants. It is a 5+month, 70-hour class time training, which contains all of the teachings in the Dying Into Life Journey program including the above topics. Besides the classes, participants are also required to be a part of a small Support Group with other participants of the training. Support Groups are an integral part of the program, in which one can more deeply explore the topics and emotionally process their DILJ experience with other supportive peers. Each Support Group has a certified Level 1 DILJ graduate as a mentor.
Level 2 Death Doula Program
Level 2 Death Doula Program. Also using the zoom format, graduates of the Level 1 program have the choice to continue to Level 2, a 2-part program. Part 1 contains 7 classes and Support Groups where participants work together as a cohort to incorporate the tools they need to be an effective DILJ Doula. They learn and apply the Three Phases of Awareness to help clients go through the process with more ease, awareness and self-care. Part 1 is very intimate and interactive where traditional class times are replaced with in-depth discussions using case studies. Part 2 requires that the Level 2 participants are a part of another Level 1 training with 2 purposes – to take the course again seeing it through the lens of a DILJ Doula and to be mentors in the Level 1 Support Groups. They also continue with their own Doula Support Groups.
Level 3 Train the Trainer Program
Level 3 Train the Trainer Program also uses a zoom format and is for graduates of DILJ Level 1 and 2 who want to be Trainers of DILJ programs. This program is currently being developed.