Current Events...   September 9, 2009
go Our Theme for September and October  
go Healing Power of Triple Gong and Mantra   This Friday
go Yogi Bhajan Lecture - "Attack on America"   
go Welcome to Bess Cameron - Hatha Teacher
go Three (Level 1) Teacher Training Courses with KYL 
go Level 2 Vitality and Stress - Registration Closes Sept. 10
go Private Counseling Appointments with Gurucharan Singh Khalsa   
go Yoga Trance Dance
News & Notes...
go Yoga Class Schedule
go Yogi Bhajan Quote
go Moon Watch
go Just For Fun
Our Theme for September and October  

Oneness of Heart
Come to KYL during the next eight weeks to experience something we call the ‘Oneness of Heart.’ Yoga and meditation often brings you to a feeling of completeness, of wholeness and of truth. This is the connection to ‘all that is’ that yogis have been speaking about for millennia. It is that feeling of connectedness to something larger than our ‘self’ that can provide a touchstone of peace during our busy day-to-day lives. We hope to see you often during the months of September and October to experience the larger sense of ‘Self’ available through ‘Oneness of Heart.’
Healing Power of Triple Gong and Mantra
with Shakta Kaur, Sanjam Singh, and Hari Dev Singh

Friday, September 11
6:30 pm to 7:45 pm
($15 in advance)

Join us on Friday night, September 11 (also October 16), for our monthly session of the ‘Healing Power of Gong and Mantra.’  This will be a very special Healing Power of Gong and Mantra on the eighth anniversary of the 9/11/01 attack on America. On this evening of remembrance we heal ourselves, the planet and, at the same time, we will send healing energy, protection and kindness to anyone who continues to react from the pain of this day eight years ago.

Each month 40+ beautiful souls gather at KYL to celebrate this once-per-month experience that was recently described as ‘exquisite.’ We begin each ‘Healing Power of Gong and Mantra’ evening with light Kundalini Yoga and then move into deep relaxation with not one, not two, but three Paiste symphonic gongs.  (Your mind will have no defense to the gong after 90 seconds!)  After the gong we use primal sounds (mantra) to remind us that the entire universe was built on sound, on vibration.  We tune into a particular combination of sounds in mantra to tune into and achieve a different level of consciousness.

Come heal yourself and others at KYL’s ‘Healing Power of Gong and Mantra.’  Click here to register.
Yogi Bhajan Lecture - "Attack on America"

"Attack on America"
"You must have watched the tragedy, right? So it came true, that it is only one thought which makes an enemy. It is the thought of animosity against the openness of the United States. We do not know how many people have died, but actually the heading on TV that “America Is Under Attack” was correct. This is first time in the world that civilians have been attacked. Every rule has been broken... continue
Welcome to Bess Cameron - Hatha Teacher

Hatha Yoga on Monday Evenings at 6 pm
We are very happy to welcome Bess Cameron (aka Lakshmi) as KYL’s newest Hatha Yoga teacher. Bess has practiced yoga for over 20 years in the Chicagoland area with a number of well-known instructors including Becky Love, Brunette Eason, Rosalia Holt and Susan Witz. She has studied and practiced at the Sivananda Yoga Center, Temple of Kriya Yoga Temple and the Himalayan Institute. Bess is constantly attending workshops to further her understanding of yoga, breath work and meditation. Bess begins teaching at KYL on Monday, September 14, at 6 pm. Please join her for a deep and inspiring classical Hatha Yoga session.    Class Schedule
Three (Level 1) Teacher Training Courses with KYL
Level 1
PEI Canada
"Teacher Training is about technology – the technology of personal change. How to achieve strength, clarity and grace. It is systematic, comprehensive and complete." - Yogi Bhajan

We are pleased to announce that KYL is conducting three Level 1 Teacher Training courses beginning this Fall... and we’re going international!  If you enjoy weekly classes and want to learn the A’s to Z’s of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation as taught by Yogi Bhajan® then one of these Teacher Training courses is sure to be for you!

You don’t need to be thinking about ‘teaching’ yoga publicly to take Teacher Training, and this course is perfect for yoga students and teachers of all traditions.

Click on these links for more information:

     Chicago IL  -      10 Weekends over 9 Months (Oct to June)
     Tallahassee FL -   9 Weekends over 8 Months (Oct to May)
     Prince Edward Island (PEI) Canada - Two Residential Sessions* (New Dates!)
Residential Session 1 – May 20-29, 2010  and
Residential Session 2 – Sept. 30-Oct. 9, 2010.
*Requirements for KRI certification in the PEI course include participation on 5 monthly conference calls. The final conference call will be scheduled between November 1-12, 2010.
Level 2 - Vitality and Stress         Registration Closes Thursday

Join Director of Training,
Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, Ph.D.
as he returns to the Midwest
for the experience that is called
‘Vitality & Stress!’

Registration Closes Thursday

Call Hari Dev to reserve your spot - (312) 922-4699

WHEN:  Sept. 18-19-20 and Oct. 9-10-11, 2009 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday).  Course begins at 9 am on Friday and ends at 6:00 pm on Sunday.
WHERE:  The Cenacle Retreat Center, Chicago, Illinois (both shared and private sleeping rooms are available).
MEALS:  Three vegetarian meals served daily (included in your tuition fee).
Shakta experienced ‘Vitality & Stress’ earlier this summer in Espanola, New Mexico, with Gurucharan Singh and other senior teachers.  She was especially impressed with the immediate applicability of the course’s content to both her professional and personal life.  In addition to the course itself, you'll receive:
- 276 page ‘Vitality & Stress’ manual
- 80-page Home Study Guide
- Six DVDs of Yogi Bhajan lectures on the topics of ‘Vitality & Stress.’
  • To cultivate your core vitality.
  • To develop your mental and spiritual endurance.
  • To withstand stress.
  • To live as a spiritual warrior who leads, uplifts and delivers.

Besides, lecture, kriyas and meditations this course uses a variety of other processes to help identify your stress hot-buttons.   You will leave with a tool kit that will help balance and uplift yourself and those around you.

Private Counseling Appointments with Gurucharan Singh Khalsa

Get exactly what you need, right now, from Gurucharan.

Monday - September 21 / Wednesday - October 7 / Thursday - October 8
($185 for a 55-minute session)
Whether your concern is business, relationships or personal mastery, tapping your own resources and clearing limiting mental or emotional patterns is what you need. To excel you must relate to your own mind and spirit. Each action must come from your whole heart for there lies the power and uniqueness of your presence, the signature of your being. An elevated self is the only inescapable condition for happiness and top performance.

Gurucharan Singh’s expertise in psychology, physiology, yoga and meditation allows him to tailor a program that leverages your uniqueness and your own pattern or strengths and weaknesses to provoke healing, change and growth. Meditations and exercises will increase vitality and clear subconscious patterns that have blocked you in the past. Let Gurucharan Singh raise your awareness and guide you to consciously master your mental and emotional processes. Click here to reserve your private appointment.
Yoga Trance Dance

Friday - September 25

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

with Maia Bielak

Yoga Trance Dance® is a yogic practice which combines yoga and dance to call you back into your body. Starting with prana yogaasanas (breath driven movement) Yoga Trance Dance® establishes a safe and sacred space for your creative energy to flow. Learn to experience the practice of free-form movement while you clear your mind and more naturally relate to your essence, the life force within. The focus is not on your performance. The focus is on cultivating the moment... each moment... this moment... through an exploration of the eternal flow of natural movement.    Download Flyer   Register Here

Just For Fun
Moon Watch

New Moon - September 18

11 Days After - September 29

Full Moon - October 4

(Above Dates Adjusted for Central Time Zone)
New Moon
The New Moon is when you are at your It is a good day to fast on lemon and water. Fast from sun-up until the next morning at breakfast, when you "break" the "fast."

Waxing Moon
... is the time between the New Moon and the day before the Full Moon. During this time the energy of the body moves into your higher centers (chakras). This is the time to bring new things, new people or new relationships into your life or to accelerate the progress of your special projects.

11 Days After New Moon
Yogi Bhajan taught that this is the day when you are in balance. The glandular system readjusts itself on this day. Your metabolism is changing, so if you eat very lightly (green foods) or if you live just on water and lemon today, your health will be perfect. Eat very lightly during the day. Eat only one meal and drink lemon and water the rest of the day.

Full Moon
You are naturally accelerated on a full moon. You are at your highest energy level. The secretions in your body will be at their maximum, so you don't want your energy being used to consume food. Save your energy to reconstruct yourself. Try to drink only liquids on this day. If you feel you must eat, drink only milk. (But, don't drink cold milk right out of the refrigerator. Milk should be brought to a boil. Allow the milk to foam up and then bring the heat down so the milk is on a slow boil for 5-10 minutes. While cooking it, you may add a pinch of ground turmeric, a pinch of black pepper, a cinnamon stick, or a few pinches of ginger to reduce any mucous causing side effect.)

Yoga Class Schedule  (view online)
Kundalini Classes
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
12:15-1:00 pm ($11)
6:00-7:00 pm ($13) - not on Friday
  • Wednesday
12:15-1:00 pm ($11)
6:00-7:00 pm ($13)
7:15-8:15 pm ($13)
  • Saturday & Sunday
10:30-Noon ($17)
(After Sunday's class join us for a vegetarian potluck.)
Hatha Classes
  • Monday · Classical Yoga · 6:00-7:00 pm ($13)
  • Tuesday · Integral Yoga · 7:15-8:15 pm ($13)



A Thought From Yogi Bhajan
Your power resides in your discipline. When you combine the elementary power of a human being with the power of discipline, you have the power of excellence. Then you cannot be swayed by anything. Then you see the highest self and the highest grace. Storms come and change the atmosphere, but those who live in a solid space are unshakable.