Sat Nam,

Thank you for pre-registering for White Tantric Yoga (WTY) Chicago.  You are one of 150 yogis pre-registered as of today’s date!

When you pre-registered you received detailed information about the course location (Jones College Prep, 700 S. State St., Chicago, IL, 60605); logistics, (registration opens 7:15 am, warm-ups 8:15 am, WTY begins 9:00 am, WTY ends 6:30 pm); what to expect; etc.  If you do not recall receiving that message it is copied at the end of this email for your convenience!

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look at our website for additional details about White Tantric Yoga - travel tips, hotels, directions, trains, and more.  Be sure that you also complete the registration form for WTY.  Everyone must complete this form.  (Print it out and bring it with you next Saturday.  Or, complete it and email it back to us.)  Your vegetarian lunch and snacks are included in the course fee.

In the meantime below is a little more information to help you prepare for our day!

Our Facilitator
A representative of the Mahan Tantric, Yogi Bhajan, facilitates each White Tantric Yoga® course.  The original facilitators were chosen personally by Yogi Bhajan from members of his staff.  Since his passing (in 2004) the members of the Board of Humanology and Health Science (which manages White Tantric Yoga®) have used the profile he created for choosing new facilitators.  All current White Tantric Yoga® facilitators have studied personally with Yogi Bhajan.  The facilitator's role is two-fold.  The first is to ensure the methodology given by Yogi Bhajan is carried out, and second, to help participants maximize their experience.

White Tantric Yoga® is a meditation for the facilitator.  Her job is to keep in tune with the energy field that is being created during White Tantric Yoga®.  Using the diagonal energy, the Mahan Tantric, Yogi Bhajan, connects his subtle body to the subtle bodies of the participants through the facilitator.  This works the same way as a worldwide telephone system that relies on satellites and electromagnetic energy to connect two parties.  The facilitator acts as a satellite.  Each facilitator has a different experience of her role.  But, what is true for each is that it is the Mahan Tantric who does the work and the facilitator's job is to facilitate the group to have the experience that was designed for them by the Mahan Tantric, Yogi Bhajan.

We are happy to welcome Sat Nirmal Kaur Khalsa back to Chicago as our Facilitator!

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Sat Nirmal is a certified teacher of Kundalini Yoga and a minister of Sikh Dharma.  She has been a student of Yogi Bhajan since 1973 and has traveled extensively teaching Kundalini Yoga to business executives, students, children and teens.  She served as an executive in the Yogi Bhajan inspired businesses for over 40 years.
 
Sat Nirmal Kaur is an accomplished musician, studying piano, viola and voice since the age of 5.  She has learned the Sikh

traditional music, gurbani kirtan, and has participated in kirtan programs worldwide.  She has produced a musical version of Guru Gobind Singh’s Jaap Sahib which is available on CD.
 
Sat Nirmal Kaur lives in Espanola, New Mexico with her husband of 33 years, Daya Singh. They have one daughter who resides in California and is a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and Kundalini Yoga teacher.

 

Bazaar
Vendors will offer products and services in the WTY Chicago Bazaar.  The Bazaar is open before WTY begins, during lunch and after WTY ends.  The Bazaar will not be open during breaks in between kriyas (the meditations).  Our lunch period will be extended so all have ample time to visit the Bazaar.

Head Covering
Attached to this email is an article detailing why wearing a white head covering is required during WTY Chicago.  Please read this article.  If you do not have an appropriate white head covering several will be available for sale in the Bazaar prior to the start of WTY Chicago ($10-$42).

Mantra Sheet
Also attached to this email is a sheet containing the mantras for Saturday, April 29!  Please print this out and bring it with you to WTY Chicago.  Extra mantra sheets will be available at the Registration Table if you forget to bring one for yourself!

Our morning consists of 3 kriyas (meditations); 62 minutes each!
Our afternoon contains 3 kriyas (meditations); one 31-minutes and two 62-minutes!!

Students & Seniors with Valid ID
If you pre-registered or are registering as a student (high school/college) or a senior (65+) remember to bring your ID.  You will be asked to show your student/senior ID at the Registration Desk.  Those enrolled in a Level 1 (2 or 3) Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training do not qualify for the Student Rate, sorry!

Females!  Room at the Hostel!
For females looking for an inexpensive place to sleep Friday, April 28, and/or Saturday, April 29, a group of women from Wisconsin, are sharing an 8-bunk bedroom at the J. Ira & Nikki Harris Family Hostel (Congress Parkway & Wabash St.).  The rate is $47 per night.  This Hostel provides complimentary breakfast.  And, it is within 2 blocks walking distance of the WTY Chicago venue!

Contact Piardev Kaur to let her know you’d like one of those (great!) beds (piardev.kaur@gmail.com).

Questions
If you have further questions please check our website (1st) and/or call our office (2nd).  Everything you need to know to prepare for WTY Chicago is available on-line.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday morning, April 29th, for WTY Chicago!

Love,

Shakta Kaur and Hari Dev Singh
Your WTY Chicago Organizers and Hosts

 

“In White Tantric Yoga, energy is created en masse to purify the physical and mental bodies.
The soul, which is already pure, starts relating to the very existence of the being."

--Yogi Bhajan


Prior Message for WTY...


Thank you for registering for White Tantric Yoga (WTY) Chicago on Saturday, April 29th, at Jones College Prep High School, 700 S. State Street, Chicago, IL, 60605.  You can expect meditators from at least a dozen states to join you for this amazing, powerful, heart-opening and uplifting experience called White Tantric Yoga (WTY) Chicago!  Below is a ‘keep up guide’ to WTY Chicago so that your experience will be the best it can be.

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Please take a look at our website for more information about White Tantric Yoga - travel tips, hotels, directions, trains, and more. Be sure that you also complete the registration form for WTY (everyone must complete this form).  Vegetarian lunch and fruit snacks are included in the course fee.

 

What’s Involved

WTY participants sit facing each other in rows.  Some people arrive with partners (those sitting across from each other), but many people find partners once they arrive.  Tell a ‘greeter’ or a ‘monitor’ that you are looking for a partner.  And, listen for announcements asking, ‘if you need a partner, please raise your hand.’ 

Instructions are given by the Mahan Tantric, Yogi Bhajan, via previously recorded videos and are repeated by the Facilitator.  The instructions include the length of the meditation, mudra, dristi, pranayam and mantra.  The facilitator also reads the transcript of what Yogi Bhajan said when he recorded the meditation. 

Who Can Participate

Anyone may participate in WTY… beginners as well as experienced meditators!  WTY cleanses the individual’s subconscious while the group consciousness supports and uplifts each participant.  Your experience of WTY will be different than the next person’s experience.  But, know that you will receive exactly what you need at this point in your journey along the spiritual path.

Your Intention

Once you register for WTY you have set in motion an intention to cleanse, to grow and to progress.  You might find it helpful to make a list of the hurdles, blocks, conundrums or areas of your life where you need guidance.  Surrender it all into the energy of WTY.  As the Mahan Tantric, Yogi Bhajan once said, ‘Give up all your nonsense to Him so you can make sense.’ 

Altar On-Site

There will be an altar set up in the WTY room where you may put a photo of your loved ones, your mala, a crystal or other item precious to you (this is optional and is not required).  After WTY finishes, be sure to pick up your object and take it home!

What to Bring/Wear

Wear loose-fitting, comfortable white clothing, preferably in natural fibers.

Wear a white head covering that completely covers the crown of the head.  Be sure your head covering will stay on securely during the meditations with movement.  (Note:  Crocheted head coverings with large openings are not acceptable.)  If you do not have an appropriate head covering there will be available options for you to purchase the morning of WTY ($8 to $38).

Our WTY venue is NOT carpeted.  You should bring a yoga mat, blanket and/or sheepskin to sit on and a light blanket, sweater or shawl to cover yourself during relaxation periods.  A meditation cushion to sit on is needed – to raise your hips higher than your knees – unless you are accustomed to sitting on the floor for extended periods of time.

A limited supply of water and fruit will be available during breaks.  So, be sure to bring your own water bottle.  You may also bring additional snacks if you know you’ll need more to eat in between meditations during WTY.

What NOT to Bring/Wear

WTY Chicago is a scent-free environment.  As a courtesy to fellow WTY participants please do not wear or bring perfumes, essential oils or sprays.  If you use these items during WTY you will be asked to leave and/or wash off all scents.

Do not bring oversized bags or backpacks.  A bag that can be folded up after you’ve removed your yoga gear is best.  You will be asked to put any oversize backpack or bags against the wall in the WTY room.  The aisles in between the WTY lines must remain clear for the monitors.

Do not bring intoxicants of any kind.

Driving to & Parking At WTY

Parking can be expensive in downtown Chicago.  There is an open air public lot across the street from Jones College Prep High School.  It is credit card only – no cash!  Rates are 0-12 hours $16.00; 12-24 hours $25.00.  Over-sized vehicles/trucks $30.00.

Taking public transit, i.e., the ‘el’ via the Brown, Red or Blue Line and then walk to Jones College Prep is best (about 3 blocks).

     -- If taking the Brown Line exit at the ‘Library/State/Van Buren’ stop.  Take the stairs down, make a right on State Street and walk 1 ½ blocks to Jones College Prep High School.

     -- If taking the Blue Line get off at the ‘Jackson’ stop, walk towards the Van Buren exit and take the escalator up to the street.  Walk 1 block and cross Congress Parkway.  Make a left turn on Congress then a right turn on State.  Walk 1 block to Jones College Prep High School.

     -- If taking the Red Line exit at the ‘Harrison’ stop.  Walk ½ block to Jones College Prep High School.

Our Day (times subject to change)

6:30 am – Bazaar Vendors Set-Up

7:30 am – Registration Opens (Receive name badge.  Sign ‘Release Form’ if not already done.)

7:45 am – Doors to the WTY Room Open (Doors open earlier if the room is ready!)

8:15 am – Warm-Ups Begin

9:00 am – WTY Chicago Begins

12:30 to 1:45 pm – Lunch (time approximate.)

6:00 pm – WTY Ends (time approximate.)

Our Lunch

Saag Paneer (spinach with cottage cheese)
Chole (chickpeas)
Gobi Aloo (cauliflower with potatoes)
Yellow Dal (lentils)
Salad
Rice Pilaf
Yogurt
Naan/Parantha
Kheer (rice pudding)
Yogi Tea

BTW, our caterer is preparing our food using either vegetable or canola oils (no butter or ghee).

In the Bliss - Sunday, April 30

10:30 am to 12 noon
‘In the Bliss’ Class with Shakta Kaur

Come to Kundalini Yoga in the Loop (KYL) for a class especially designed to enhance your post-WTY experience.  Shakta Kaur teaches this class and promises to both refresh and relax you… while keeping you ‘in the bliss!’

Fee:  $16 advance / $18 door.

Refund Policy

If for some reason you cannot attend WTY Chicago your request for a refund must be sent via e-mail.  Phone calls and texts are unsatisfactory.  All refund requests made on or before April 15-100% refund (less non-refundable administrative fee of $40); between April 16 and April 22–75% refund (less non-refundable administrative fee of $40); April 23 and after-no refunds.

Questions?

Call 312-922-4699 before 10:00 am on Friday, April 28th, for any last-minute inquiries.  It is almost impossible for us to answer individual queries after 10:00 am on Friday.

You may always call Shakta’s cell phone.  Or, click here http://www.shaktakaur.com/wty.aspx for the most up-to-date information (available 24-hours a day).

Our hard-working WTY Leadership Team looks forward to seeing you on the Saturday, April 29th, for White Tantric Yoga (WTY) in Chicago!

Love,

Shakta Kaur and Hari Dev Singh
Your WTY Chicago Organizers and Hosts

We cannot stop the tantric energy; we want to enrich ourselves;
we want to grow; and we want to progress
.”
--Yogi Bhajan