TRANSCENDING TRAUMA Yoga Therapy Principles for PTSD

Interantional Kundalini Yoga Festival

Mur de Sologne – France

July 29, 30, 31 (Forest #6) 11h30-13h30


Yoga Psychotherapy and Kundalini Yoga principles to understand

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

This workshop is an introduction to Yoga Psychotherapy and Kundalini Yoga principles to understand Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in order to help others on their personal journey. In this dynamic workshop participants will integrate practices to regulate physiological and neurological functions and to deal with deep mental patterns that hold individuals back from evolving within.

Hari Karm Kaur (Mona Villacres) has been practicing and teaching yoga since 2002. Graduated as a Clinical Psychologist and Yoga Therapist, she helps her patients to overcome symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). For her Kundalini Yoga is one of the best tools to control PTSD symptoms and to befriend individuals mindfully with their present.

She works in Toulouse as a researcher and trainer in yoga therapy projects for women and seniors at YogAct, an international association in service of vulnerable groups, and consultant for organisational culture transformation in ARC Innovation, Alsace. She offers various workshops and sessions along the year to help her patients and other therapists or teachers deepen yoga psychology concepts.

more infos:

Confront your Deepest Fears and then just RELAX

Confront your deepest fear and relax, Intl Yoga Festival France, August 2016
Confront your deepest fear and relax, Intl Yoga Festival France, August 2016

Traveling is the best way to get inspired and to renew your creativity. Like this you learn to overcome some little things in life –not to say everything.

Along a journey, you may find tiny situations that make you wiser. These are lessons to test your strength to confront incertitude and fear. When I travel I love to welcome these lessons with an open heart and I integrate them in my yoga sessions.

This is how after many years of traveling, I’ve become able to help my patients to “decode” their fears. The main problem is that they do not know “who’s talking” in their heads when fear and stress take over their body. There are people who believe that whatever this voice says is REAL. This is what we psychologists call “irrational beliefs”. These wrong beliefs distort our perception when we live a frightening situation making us feel stressed, paralyzed, angry or depressed. Somehow, it becomes a vicious cycle from which people may not be able to escape from.

Since my patients can’t go often on a trip to achieve a goal related to overcome fear, I invite them to live their daily life as a never-ending journey in which a yoga session is the inspiring part of their trip reminding them the importance of a full heart compromise.

Their first mission is to work with their physical bodies to control the emotional reactions: An intensive preparation for the nervous system that sustains their reactions when they feel afraid. This is basically what I share in my new personalized yoga sessions “Kundalini Yoga – La dynamique du corps physique”,  “Yoga à L’Atelier 2i” and “Kudalini Asana 1 – Atelier Intensive“. They are mainly  an intensive preparation of the body including not only muscles and bones but also the nervous, immune, hormonal, circulatory, respiratory and digestive systems.

Once balancing them, the second step is to learn to “observe” when they hear the little voice whispering words of fear. Then, they have to recognize if it is the ego, the mind or the soul. This journey becomes even deeper as the person works with its energetic, mental and subtle bodies. A simple rule to master this exercise: Remember that the soul does not know fear or sorrow. Hence, when the fear’s voice talks, you must know it is not telling you the truth.

Once you memorize this principle they can move forward to the 3rd step: real confrontation towards uncertainty and fear. This is the work I shared at the International Yoga Festival in France last month in a 6-hour workshop “Transforming fear into love energy” (click here for the french version next autumn). I am so grateful with all those who came and were committed to integrate the principles of yoga psychology to transform their deepest fears into something different, into something beautiful. These people were brave enough to make it happen!. The participants went through an immersion towards inner knowledge with the use of kundalini yoga rebirthing techniques. It was a real journey of self-renewal and inner integration towards authenticity. Thank you so much for wanting to rediscover yourself!

If you were not there, I hope you join me into this trip I enjoy so much to share and accompany others in my next workshops!.

For now I share with you this meditation on Maturity and Wisdom (from Yogi Bhajan). Check out the commentaries I wrote and try to build it up starting with 3 minutes, then 11, 22 and then 31 if you like it very much. Click here to download, use the code in the newsletter.

For those who were in the Festival and would like to have some of the material I offered please write me an email to

Have a wonderful Autumn!

Infinite Blessings!


Mental Projection – Yoga Intensive Workshop



End up 2015 with a new vision of your life path and start 2016 with a renewed energy to achieve what you pursuit professionally, materially and internally.

After my studies in Yoga Psychology in India I decided to share the basics of my learning process with my students in my home country in Ecuador. We worked in different intensive workshops with meditative and dynamic series of yoga to realize the importance of defining our identity, to compromise and project ourselves towards our personal vision and mission in life. The results were amazing… Some people encountered the life they always dreamed, others got the job they always wanted, another group found new concepts to improve their professional work and a few ones decided to continue a new path in life, but all of them developed something in common: authenticity. This time, I am sharing these tools in my new home town: Toulouse. Come join us in this intensive process to change the vision of your existence.

Main goals:

  • Set a clear vision of your life and project it towards success.
  • Learn how to use assertive and conscious communication.
  • Understand the dynamics of the mind and apply the use of yogic techniques to control it.
  • Learn to integrate a conscious perception of your “here & now”.
  • Recognize your inner potential to develop and experience authenticity.


-Very useful for: entrepreneurs, job searchers, yoga teachers and practitioners, psychologists, psychology students, therapists, etc…

-3 modules intensive workshop (14 hours) in English. 

Dates: Saturdays 5.12.15 / 30.01.16 / 5.03.16 

Espace Fleurance-Monplaisir, 11 BOULEVARD Monplaisir, 31400 Toulouse

Time: 10h00-16h00 (lunch timing between 12.45-2pm, only tea breaks are included)

Investment: 150 euros, includes 

-3 modules (5/12-30/2-5/03) in English

-Facilities, tea break and material

Pay by check, bank transfer or pay pal. No refunds after payment.


Mobile: 07 52 63 94 92

This is a progressive workshop, the informations and personal work given its time to be integrated in order to experience the results. This is why I strongly recommend to take the 3 modules at once.

Languages: I will give the workshop in English, but I can clarify doubts and guide personally in Spanish and French.

Info, subscriptions and payments with me:

Mona Villacres,

Mobile: 07 52 63 94 92

Thanks for sharing this info!