Welcome to Darshan Yoga – Kundalini Yoga based in Barnstaple, North Devon.
Welcome to Darshan Yoga – Kundalini Yoga based in Barnstaple, North Devon.
I’m Darshan Atma Kaur and I teach Kundalini Yoga. My journey into yoga began as Dana Franks and in my ‘other life’ that is how you will know me. I’m an holistic therapist, Reiki Master, Aikido Sensei.
I’m mother to Joshua who is all grown up now, a successful hairdresser living in the fast lane in London. I live my life now with my love Mark and Mia my dachshund who rules the house.
After 25 years in martial arts studying aikido to godan (5th dan) and iaido to sandan (3rd dan), I’m fascinated with the growth that comes from personal development and when I came across the kundalini yoga teachings, I felt profoundly moved. After one lesson I was ‘in’. Totally hooked and excited to have found a practise of such accelerated expansion, I pursued the teachings with enthusiasm and within a short time (one year) became a teacher. I love helping and serving people to reach their full potential, that is my purpose and my mission and I’m finding more ways of being able to do that.
I love nature and living by the sea. That is why I find myself here in North Devon, its beautiful coastline is a continual inspiration to me.
I am eternally grateful to my teachers in all their guises, who may or may not be aware of their role in shaping my life. It is a privilege for me to deliver these teachings to you, through the golden chain of Kundalini yoga.
I’m 55 now and feel I’ve just scratched the surface and there is so much more to learn. I am a student and a teacher.
Kundalini Yoga …
Kundalini yoga will have a beneficial impact on your physical and mental health. It is a dynamic form of yoga that makes use of the following techniques:
A sacred practise, but at it simplest and most profound – an experience. An experience of what it is to be human. To be the best human being you can be. That is what it is to me and how I approach it. There are many books on the subject, youtube clips to look at and opinions to hear but the best thing is simply to do it. Come to class, practise and feel it. That is really all I want to say as the subject is so vast, infinite and I am not equipped to explain it.
I’ve had the privilege of training at Amritnam Sarovar International Kundalini Yoga School in the French Alps and here in North Devon with Teacher Trainer Shivdev Kaur .
I have received Level 1 Instructor Certification from KRI.
Weekly IN PERSON classes
Wednesday 10.30-11.45am at ..
The Yoga Barn, Lee/Woolacombe/Ilfracombe
Thursday 11.30am-12.45 and 7.00-8.15pm at ..
Aleafia Wellness Centre, Gammon Walk, Barnstaple, EX311DJ
All are welcome, beginners and advanced yogis alike. This is kundalini and it’s for everyone after all – there is no ‘beginners’ or advanced’ yoga set. You can tune into any class at any level and have your own experience. Anyone of any age and fitness level will benefit from these practices.
A yoga mat if you have it, although not essential. A blanket to cover yourself during the relaxation. A cushion to sit on or help you sit comfortably in easy pose. An open mind and heart.
A ‘kriya’ which consists of postures and movement. A meditation which may or may not involve mantra (chanting). Conscious breathing techniques. A relaxation. Mostly done to beautiful kundalini mantra music.
£8 online price or by donation, your choice.
£10 at Aleafia Wellness Centre. It’s drop in so come along as and when you like, although you will feel immense benefit with regular practise.
£12 at The Yoga Barn drop in or pay £40 for a 4 week term.
Payment details …
Bacs – Dana Franks 25283068 | 30.96.38
Bitcoin – 1HuN2JzVKcJreG8KsZUSNqehRVu1Ng5ByR
“Thank you for another wonderful Kundalini Yoga session – Your sessions really are a harmonious and enlightening experience, it really is so nice to find something that can free the mind and body. I would highly recommend giving Kundalini yoga a go – especially for those who are looking to re-set and make a fresh start, the body tends to hold onto a lot of unnecessary stuff which Kundalini releases leaving you feeling re-charged and an over all sense of wellbeing! It’s also a great physical workout suitable for all abilities as you can work at your own pace”
“If you need some good quality ‘me time’, take your body and mind on this beautiful journey, with like-minded people. Relax, revitalise, reboot and rediscover yourself. It is very special. Thank you “
“Discovering kundalini yoga with Dana has been a truly enlightening and transformative experience. I was a complete novice to yoga but Dana not only expertly leads the physical practice but also the philosophical, ethereal and sometimes cosmic aspects of this amazing yoga form. Every practice is completely different and is always thought-provoking, challenging, inspirational and fun! Dana is a very special teacher and is effortlessly welcoming and talented in creating a warm and safe space. The online classes have given much strength through an unusual and challenging year and Dana’s gentle guiding and sharing spirit has been a true source of comfort and joy in the last 18 months.”
My own healing journey began in and around 1998 when I discovered shiatsu. I was very inspired by the effects of this form of healing bodywork on my own neck and back injuries and emotional issues so I embarked on a diploma course with the Devon School of Shiatsu qualifying as a practitioner in 2001.
Shiatsu is an holistic form of healing bodywork from Japan. It is very relaxing to receive, relieving the body of physical and emotional tension.
I added Craniosacral therapy to my holistic skills in 2009 after some incredible treatment followed by training with Turning Point Clinics.
Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, safe and effective treatment to release restrictions held in the body which lead to symptoms of ill health. Very light touch is used to allow a flow in the natural rhythms of the body and encourage the body to heal itself.
Reiki is something that just flows when I give healing or teach yoga or go about my everyday life. I discovered it after seeing an advert on a post office notice board in 1996. Intrigued I followed it up, had a treatment and therefore started on my path to self development, empowerment and personal healing. I became a Master in 2001 and now teach others this amazing, accessible and beautiful form of healing.
Reiki is an effective method of hands on healing which restores health by replenishing and rebalancing the recipient’s vital energy. Reiki is a gentle, non-invasive treatment which is very relaxing to receive as it relieves physical and emotional tension at a deep level and brings about a balance of mind, body and spirit.
I offer treatment sessions or I can teach Reiki through the attunement process of Levels 1, 2 and 3 taking you from self healing to delivering the Master level. Please ask me for more details if you feel aligned to further your Reiki journey.
Universal Rays Healing is a powerful transformational healing process offered through direct contact with the Ascended Masters of Light. This work assists you to transform your consciousness on all levels – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual and move into balance in your life.
When you are in resistance to this consciousness, you create chaos and imbalance on many levels, which in turn may cause disease and inability to focus and align to your highest potential.
Receiving this healing allows you to step back into alignment to your true nature and to follow the path that your soul chose to walk in this lifetime, without distortion or illusion.
Universal Ray consciousness allows you to resolve the old limitations of separation and resistance that you create and assists you to move into a place or harmony and love.
I am in awe of this compelling and high vibrational healing which has been channelled by Ishtar and brought to us on Earth now as we need all the tools for living in such accelerated times.
All treatment time with me costs £40.
First treatment is £45 and expect to be with me for 2 hours for Universal Rays Healing first session and 1.5 hours thereafter
All other treatments its 1.5 hours first session and 1 hour thereafter.
You can call me on 0781 592 2823
email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I can accept cryptocurrency for payment, ask me for details.
Thank you for visiting my website. Thank you Mark for designing and making it!