Ilarion Updesh Kaur believes in honoring all life and finding how to live in alignment with this ideal. She invokes the beings of light, within and around us, to assist us in becoming one with our highest potential of truth. From this place of truth we can more fully serve others and this world.
Her path of hatha yoga and healing work initiated in 2004, inspired by the clear guidance of her spirit, as well as the conscious desire to bring forth more balanced health. After years of yoga practice and healthful benefit, and multiple teacher trainings, she began teaching yoga in 2011.
Her first kundalini yoga experience took place in 2005, however it wasn't until 2013 that Ilarion committed to this practice as her primary form of yoga. That year she traveled to India to study with Gurmukh and many other wonderful teachers. She completed her Kundalini Yoga Level 1 training in India, and followed up with another Level 1 for integration in Chapel Hill North Carolina with HarDarshan Kaur Khalsa. Ilarion completed a level 2 training "Mind and Meditation" with Guru Meher and Guru Tej. She has also studied the healing practice of 'Sat Nam Rasayan' with Guru Dev in Mt. Shasta. Ilarion now teaches kundalini yoga locally in North Carolina, near Chapel Hill.
Ilarion understands yoga to be a path of connecting with our ultimate potential, our highest health, and our individual commitment to living our truth. She is thankful for Yogi Bhajan and all the beings of light who come through this technology. She appreciates the numerous gifts this path has nurtured within her life, including commitment, healing, and faith. She is incredibly grateful for this illumined community of yogis and yoginis.
In addition to yoga, Ilarion offers healing and clearing work in collaboration with the realms of Light. This can include karmic clearing, soul integration, Sacred Heart Soul Healing, Reiki, readings from the Akashic records, intuitive coaching, and more. Both yoga and all of these modalities have been a huge part of Ilarion coming into her own wholeness.
Ilarion also presents workshops in Compassionate Communication, or Nonviolent Communication~ which helps people to move beyond judgemental thinking and understand the universal feelings and the hopes or needs beneath all forms of communication and intention. In her experience, this work allows for clarity, healing, insight, forgiveness, acceptance, and effectiveness. She also honors that, as with any practice, it is an ongoing process of learning and integration.
As an visual artist, her intention is to create portals of light to shift our consciousness in celebration of fun, expansion, the realms of nature, and the light of spirit.
Ilarion also enjoys writing prayers and invocations, dancing with the elementals, organic gardening, nature photography, hiking, and communing with nature. Ceaseless beauty she finds, in nature's flowers, fresh air, birdsongs, elements, insects, furry ones, plant friends, and all beings. She hopes as humanity opens its inner eyes, we can once again commune with the realms of the nature spirits and elementals and share this earth in united harmony with all of our octaves of light.
It is my intention to honor you and however you are choosing to grow in your life. If I can be of assistance through any of my offerings, I welcome our connection!
And, for those who wonder, Ilarion is my "light name" that I received from the light when I asked for one. It is pronounced ih LAR ee ahn (ih as in it, LAR as in car, ee as in be, and ahn as in fun).
Updesh Kaur is my 'kundalini yoga' name, as given to me by 3HO. It means "One who lives the essence of the guru's teachings."