Dr. Gabriel Cousens & Shai Tubali

Your Kundalini Awakening

Discovering Your Inner Forces in a two-day Seminar with Dr. Gabriel Cousens and Shai Tubali


“The complete fire of spiritual life does not fully begin until the Kundalini is awakened.”
– Swami Muktananda

Discover the Divine Spark within you. Once awakened, it leads you out of restless thought forms and limiting beliefs into deep, liberating meditation, changing your perception of yourself, how you view life, and how you experience yourself and everything around you.

May 20–21, 2023, Yoga Sky, Berlin, Germany


Shaktipat Initiation for a safe and consistent activation of Kundalini, the divine force that is resting as potential within us.


Deepen the meditative experience and integrate the Kundalini process through the power of expanded consciousness.


In-depth lectures on the importance of Kundalini awakening in the spiritual process, and on the ideal lifestyle to support a harmonious and liberating Kundalini process.

The Teachers have been featured in:


A Journey into Awakening

The Life-changing and Liberating Power of Kundalini Within You

“Where are you going?”

When Swami Muktananda met visitors to one of his ashrams, he would often greet him with this question.

Sometimes it seems as if we have lost sight of our true goal, as if we have allowed ourselves to be distracted from the real thing.

Even though it is said that we live in a world of progress, our inner experience does not seem to have made any progress. We carry conflict within us, we carry conflict into the world. We seem to be going in circles in a perpetual search for fulfillment.

So where are we actually going? What is the destination of our journey?

The problem with the search for fulfillment is that we are looking in the wrong place. We have actually forgotten who we are. We do not know the greatness that rests in the human heart.

Within us is a spark of divine consciousness. In the yogic traditions it is called Kundalini. Once awakened, it begins to fundamentally change our experience of how we perceive ourselves, our relationship to others and to the world. From an experience of separation, Kundalini leads into an awakening of unity consciousness, deep love and bliss. Kundalini is the vehicle that leads us into an awakening of the true Self.

This weekend seminar with Kundalini masters Dr. Gabriel Cousens and Shai Tubali is an invitation to discover the living and life-changing power of Kundalini within us, and to dive into a direct, liberating experience beyond words and concepts.

The Vehicle of Enlightenment

When Kundalini Awakens


Broadly speaking, there are two paths to spiritual awakening: Through the body – the path of Kundalini – and through consciousness: an understanding that causes Kundalini to awaken. In the first path, Kundalini is the cause, in the other it is the by-product. But in both paths, Kundalini is dramatically involved; it is the  vehicle of enlightenment, and there is no other.

Awakening cannot happen only through inquiry or other cognitive approaches (working with the mind); it must also happen through the body. If you know how to activate the vehicle, you have the greatest key.

That is why, in tantric Buddhist and Hindu traditions, the awakening of Kundalini is considered the most powerful key to the transformation of the human system. But other traditions also speak of Kundalini, under other names. Christianity speaks of the Holy Spirit, Judaism of Shekina or Ruach Ha-Kodesh.

In this seminar we will explore and learn about these terms and the spiritual reality they point to. And we will get to know two powerful ways of Kundalini activation that combine to provide a profound yet integrative and safe process – Shaktipat and Expansion.


The Seminar Includes:

Shaktipat Initiation for a safe and consistent activation of Kundalini, the divine force that is resting as potential within us

How to use the power of expanded states of consciousness through the Expansion Method to support a balanced Kundalini process

In depth-talks on the subtle mechanisms of Enlightenment and Kundalini

The importance of subtle fields or koshas in the Kundalini process


This is what enthusiastic participants say

Liliane Meier

Yoga Teacher

"My personal transformation process was an immense opening to the inner source."

“My personal transformation process was an immense opening to the inner source.

This connectedness, from which I can draw at any time in order to give, is probably the most sacred thing I have realised. I have experienced so much peace in my being that emotions no longer take up so much space. I react much more calmly and clearly when a storm breaks in from the outside. Decisions are no longer based on offended ego, but in compassion and peace.

I would definitely recommend this training. This training is key and there is probably no one who could not use this kind of healing. Especially now in this time when there is a global awakening going on.”

Dr. Nir Brosh

Medical Doctor, Meditation Teacher

"It is a haven for true seekers of truth and transformation."

“The meditation retreats and seminars with Shai Tubali had been one of the greatest engines of true spiritual transformation for me, combining profound spiritual wisdom, with crystal clear guidance, imbued with depth and inspiration. Shai is a true master of spirit, and the atmosphere in the retreats is highly supportive and well thought through- it is evident that every little detail is taken into consideration, in order to create a highly transformative and empowering spiritual field. It is a haven for true seekers of truth and transformation.”

Dr. Bettina Preney

Literary scholar

"It is a wonderful intimate journey to oneSelf. "
Last Summer I experienced already a Silent Retreat with Shai Tubali. It is a wonderful intimate journey to oneSelf.

Bathing in Shai’s pure Energy, we are cleansing and purifying ourselves – like in a bath of Light.

Especially his powerful Life-Force-Meditations let us experience the Unity we are – since I am sure that there are no real boundaries between us – that we are all this flowing Life-Energy.

Really, that gives such happiness!

In the time between the meetings with Shai, we can walk in beautiful landscapes, Yoga-exercises are proposed, Dynamic Meditation – and last not least, we have delicious vegan food.

So, I’m really grateful that I can participate in this new Retreat 2023, thank you for organizing such beautiful events!

Franziska Schneider

Web Designer, Transformational Coach

"This Universe is unbelievable and full of miracles – and so is this seminar! "

“After a meditation I had the gift to sink deep into the intimacy of my true essence, losing all boundaries and merging with a happiness which was so unconditional and nourishing that no words can describe it.

This Universe is unbelievable and full of miracles – and so is this seminar!

Thank you with all of my heart for all the Love!”

The Sacred Initiation


“Once our Kundalini is awakened, we become more spiritually empowered to see and experience the cosmic dance of the Divine in everything. Shaktipat can open this realm of experience and reality beyond understanding.”

– Dr. Gabriel Cousens

One direct and safe way to awaken Kundalini is through the tradition of Shaktipat Kundalini Initiation. This occurs when an awakened spiritual teacher with a great amount of spiritual Kundalini shares the Grace of this energy with the aspirant. In the past, Shaktipat was a secret initiation and was transmitted only by enlightened masters to a few advanced disciples. However, according to the requirements of our modern times, Swami Muktananda began to give public Shaktipat initiations for the first time.

The extent to which Shakti manifests and awakens depends, of course, on the receptivity and maturity of the energy system of the person receiving it.

When Gabriel received Shaktipat Initiation from Swami Muktananda in 1975, he received a direct perception of the truth, and he fully realized: “…There is no death for the Self; only the body dies.”

After seven years of an intense spiritual lifestyle and practice Gabriel was acknowledged as liberated and Muktananda empowered him to become a vehicle for Shaktipat transmission.

Inner Shaktipat

Expansion Method

You have the capacity and all the energies within to awaken yourself.”

– Shai Tubali

Having studied closely with Gabriel for a period of seven years, Shai was initiated by him into the Nityananda tradition and was encouraged by Gabriel to serve as a teacher. His dharma led him in the direction of searching for ways in which people could gradually activate the Kundalini directly within themselves, without energy transmission from a teacher. Thus was born the Expansion Method. We could also call it “inner Shaktipat” or “self-bestowed Shaktipat”. It is meditation that leads people into an expanded consciousness, balancing the subtle energy system and purifying the central energy channels, and thus creating the optimal conditions for Kundalini awakening. And once awakened, it optimally balances and supports an integrative Kundalini process.

This seminar weekend is a unique opportunity where both approaches to Kundalini awakening meet to dive together into a powerful field of spiritual awakening, deep meditation and liberating self-knowledge.

philosopher and spiritual teacher

Shai Tubali

Spiritual Teacher, Author and Philosopher – Shai is a prolific and renowned author, with 23 books published to date. His bestselling books have been translated into five languages and have won awards in Israel and the United States.

In his teachings Shai makes use of ancient mystical knowledge to enlighten our human experience. He believes that transcendent states of consciousness have the power to pour meaning, depth, order, and clarity into our deeply complex and sometimes troubled life. In his work, he aims to clarify the principle of psychological and spiritual transformation as much as possible.

Based on his own direct and ongoing revelation of cosmic consciousness since the age of 23, he is a pioneering figure in the field of self-transformation who has helped thousands of people to transform their lives in his many years of teaching around the world.

RABBI AND Kundalini Master 

Dr. Gabriel Cousens

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Rabbi Gabriel Cousens M.D., M.D.(H), D.D. (Doctor of Divinity), Diplomate of American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, Diplomate Ayurveda, mystic visionary, physician of the soul, holistic physician, psychiatrist, family therapist, and founder of the Holistic Liberation Way and the Tree of Life Foundation, is a leading author, spiritual master, expert in raw and living foods and vegan nutrition, and a researcher on naturally healing diabetes, and depression. As well as a spiritual ecology leader, who began living fully off the grid in 1976.




Rabbi Gabriel Cousens M.D., M.D.(H), D.D. (Doctor of Divinity), Diplomate of American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, Diplomate Ayurveda, mystic visionary, physician of the soul, holistic physician, psychiatrist, family therapist, and founder of the Holistic Liberation Way and the Tree of Life Foundation, is a leading author, spiritual master, expert in raw and living foods and vegan nutrition, and a researcher on naturally healing diabetes, and depression. As well as a spiritual ecology leader, who began living fully off the grid in 1976.

Gabriel is considered a master of kundalini energetics and meditation. He is also an eleven year Spirit Dancer (traditional Ghost Dancer) and a sweat lodge (inipi) leader, and a four year Native American Sundancer and Eagledancer. He has been adopted into the Lakota Tribe Horn Chip Clan and given the name Yellow Horse.

Gabriel Cousens, M.D., has been involved in humanitarian work since 1963, when he began working with black gangs on the south side of Chicago. From there, he developed a published school health program which was established in half of the schools in Central Harlem – where he lived and worked for 3 years while attending Columbia medical school. Presently, he has 26 community-based diabetes prevention and organic-vegan farming programs in 13 countries. He is a co-founder of West African Resource Development Services (WARES) and “Alianza de Corazon” – a group of humanitarian organizations in Mexico. In 2013, he received the Cesar Chavez Award for his work with migrant farm workers.

Gabriel functions as a holistic physician, one of the main live-food and vegan medical experts in the world, and according to the New York Times: “the fasting guru and detoxification expert”. Dr. Cousens is the author of 13 books, starting with his classic book, Spiritual Nutrition and the Rainbow Diet, published in 1986. Other popular book titles include Conscious Eating, Conscious Parenting, and Torah as a Guide to Enlightenment. His latest book Into the Nothing is a spiritual autobiography. Gabriel is an internationally celebrated spiritual master bridging cultures and ethnic groups, as well as teaching in 42 countries. He is an Essene rabbi and founder of the Essene Order of Light. 

Gabriel’s spiritual path began in 1943 at the age of one, when he faced near death from military TB. This was prior to the introduction of antibiotics for T.B.  At the age of 8, he began having explicit visions of white-robed ancients in a desert setting. Neither he nor his parents understood these visions. At the age of 16, his older brother was killed in a car accident. This event served as a spiritual wake-up call. Gabriel spent hours in silence in his brother’s room for several years. During this time, he spontaneously began to meditate, and he created a heart-lung machine that won the Illinois state science fair. His father died when he was 21, and his mother died when he was 33. Although he had been searching for the meaning of death since his near death at age one, he had not found a teacher to illuminate the mystery of death for him, until meeting Swami Muktananda.

When Gabriel received Shaktipat initiation from Swami Muktananda in 1975, he received a direct aperception of the truth, and he fully realized: “…There is no death for the Self; only the body dies”. After 7 years of an intense spiritual lifestyle of meditating 6 hours a day and chanting for 4.5 hours per day, he was acknowledged by Swami Prakaskananda as being liberated in 1981. Shortly thereafter, Swami Muktananda acknowledged Gabriel’s liberation prior to leaving his physical body. In 1983, at the end of a 40-day fast and three days of unbroken nothing awareness, a small voice (Bat Kol) broke the eternal silence with a whispered message (chasmal); he was now to serve his people of birth, of which he has 37 Levite genes in the great Torah way.

As a result of that Divine direction, Gabriel entered into a study of the Torah, mystical Kabbalistic and Essene aspects of Judaism to realize the truth as bitul hayesh, in which the personal I disappears, leaving only Hashem (God); all else being the dance of the illusionary matrix. In 2008, Rabbi Gershon Winkler initiated Gabriel as Rabbi into a lineage that may be traced back to the Ba’al Shem Tov, the Maggid of Mezrich, and Rabbi Elimelek.

These Kabbalistic/Essene/Judaic, Yogic, and Native American aspects of Self-Liberation have brought Gabriel to a unique, authentic, ecumenical, unified worldview. Presently, he serves as the Rabbi for the Etz Chaim shul; “Rabbi at large”; and an Essene Rabbi bringing Jewish (B’nei Israel) and non-Jewish (B’nei Noach) peoples into unity for the healing of the planet.  Rabbi Cousens has been an ordained Essene teacher since 1989 and founded the Essene Order of Light in 1993. As the founder and president of the Tree of Life Foundation, he and his wife Shanti, an Essene Priestess, train Essene priests and priestesses. (The Essenes are a meeting of the Jewish-Kabbalistic and the early Christian traditions, also known respectively as B’nei Israel and B’nei Noah.) The foundation helps to coordinate international humanitarian programs benefiting indigenous and disadvantaged families, children, and cultures through holistic education in the context of a spiritual ecological framework. Dr. Cousens has combined these three traditions into a way of living which he calls the Holistic Liberation Way. He teaches an everyday spiritual lifestyle based on the Six Foundations and Sevenfold Peace that supports the liberation process.

Woven into this is his work as a physician leading the planet in living plant source vegan nutrition and the development of healing approaches for healing type 2 diabetes (There Is A Cure For Diabetes) and depression naturally (Depression Free for Life). As a family therapist and psychiatrist, he teaches a sacred relations course with his wife Shanti. He leads spiritual fasting retreats, teaches conscious eating courses, and has developed a Western Jnana Yoga program called Zero Point. He co-created the Kundalini Crises Clinic in 1976 with Dr. Lee Sanella and is a vehicle for Shaktipat transmission at the direction and empowerment of Swami Muktananda. He is considered a master of kundalini as well as a teacher of meditation, prayer, jnana, bhakti, karma, and mantra yogas. Gabriel has been a student of hatha yoga since 1975 and teaching meditation since 1973.

As a part of his world service, Dr. Cousens functions as a live-food vegan peace worker reactivating the prophetic teachings of Genesis 1:29 for the healing of individuals and the planet. As a husband, father, and grandfather, he supports families on the spiritual path. In summation, Gabriel is a world spiritual master and an inspiration to thousands for the paradigm of whole person health and liberation.

Gabriel is married to Shanti Golds Cousens. He has two children and three grandchildren. He presently lives in Israel.

As a spiritual evolutionary visionary, he has committed his life to the world service of elevating planetary consciousness and of establishing these healing and transformational programs on an international basis so that he, and everyone who chooses to help, can participate in the healing and transformation of the individual and the world.

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How You Can Participate


May 20-21, 2023


The seminar begins each day at 10:00 and ends at 18:00.


Yoga Sky Berlin

Leone Bergmann GmbH
Am Tempelhofer Berg 7d
10965 Berlin



Carlos Stickel
+49 178 5175 114


We charge 280 Euro 240 Euro (early bird until 15.03.2023) for our seminar program with Dr. Gabriel Cousens and Shai Tubali.


Join the Seminar Now

Participate live on-site. This package includes online access to all of the video-recordings.

  • Date: May 20-21, 2023
  • Inspiring and in-depth talks about the subtle mechanism of enlightenment and Kundalini
  • Four Shaktipat Initiations to support a safe and consistent activation of Kundalini 
  • How to use the power of expanded states of consciousness through the Expansion Method to support a balanced Kundalini process.
  • The opportunity to ask questions throughout the seminar, so you can be supported optimally in your individual process.
  • Instruction in English or with simultaneous translation into German.
  • No prior knowledge required.

Price: 280 Euro 240 Euro (early bird until 15.03.2023)




Book the Seminar Now


The seminar is fully booked. For a place on the waiting list please email: c.stickel@human-greatness.com


You have open questions?



I am not experienced/have only a little experience with meditation. Can I still join?

Yes, the seminar program is built in a way that is supportive for beginners and experienced participants alike. You do not need any prior experience in order to participate. The teachings and practices will take you as far as you can go and lead you, in a soft and structured way, to your full potential of transformation at that time.

Are there any dangers involved in Kundalini awakening through Shaktipat?

The safest and most consistent way that a kundalini awakening happens is through the tradition of Shaktipat Kundalini Initiation.

Being a vehicle for Shaktipat transmission, empowered by Swami Muktananda, and the co-founder of the first Kundalini Crises Clinic in the West in 1976 with Dr. Lee Sanella, Gabriel Cousens has guided thousands of people through processes of Kundalini Awakening.

In his experience Kundalini crisis is mostly associated with drug/medical plant usage after the Kundalini has awakened.

I am not sure if my English skills are good enough to understand everything.
The retreat will be guided in English, but we offer simultaneous German translation for anyone who is interested in that through personal high quality receivers and headphones. You can choose to listen in English, German, or both.
You have more question?

Please feel free to contact us. We are more than happy to get to know you and answer your questions!

Just write an email to: c.stickel@human-greatness.com



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