Current Events...   September 16, 2009
go Autumnal Equinox and the Power of Balance
go Oneness of Heart at KYL
go Welcome New Kundalini Yoga Teacher  
go Make Your Life Easier with Teacher Training
go Why Take Teacher Training? A chat with Shakta...   
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
go For Your Health
Autumnal Equinox and the Power of Balance

Autumnal Equinox - Tuesday September 22 - 4:18 pm CDT
Celebrate the turning of the seasons at KYL as we move through that once yearly phenomenon of a balancing of light and dark in the equal length of day and night that is known as the Autumnal Equinox on Tuesday, Sept. 22.

In the northern hemisphere this time of year is one where we love to linger in the fullness of summer’s manifestation even as we prepare to turn inward. Come to KYL and create a dynamic balance between the outer and inner spaces--between the light and dark. We will reflect together on the seeds that we planted last spring. We will assess privately how we have manifested them in our personal fall harvest.

As our energy peaks and flows, finally coming to balance this fall, we will send that energy outward where balance is needed most. We will find that the power of balance is found in our hearts, in our dreams and in our souls through Kundalini Yoga, Meditation and the Gong at KYL. Click here for our full schedule of classes.
Oneness of Heart at KYL

Oneness of Heart
During the months of September and October at KYL come 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 next few weeks to experience the larger sense of ‘Self’ available through ‘Oneness of Heart.’
Welcome New Kundalini Yoga Teacher

Hari Atma Kaur
(Jennifer Miller)

Monday, 6-7 pm
We are pleased to announce that one of our most recent Teacher Training graduates, Hari Atma Kaur (Jennifer Miller), is now teaching Kundalini Yoga and Meditation at KYL. Hari Atma Kaur is the mother of two teenagers (12 and 18), a social worker (MSW), a business owner and an author and playwright. She is writing a book about her own spiritual journey and healing. She believes in creative/artistic expression and all forms of healing.

Her destiny has finally led her to become a Kundalini teacher after years of ‘searching for God’ and looking for all the answers to every possible question!  We hope you will join Hari Atma Kaur soon, on Monday evenings from 6:00 to 7:00 pm!
Make Your Life Easier with Teacher Training at KYL
Level 1 Teacher Training Three Courses Available!

Chicago IL     Tallahassee FL     PEI Canada

Why wait for something ‘out there’ to happen that will make your life easier? Wouldn’t it be a wonderful discovery to learn that you already have ‘within’ what you need for a life of ease, joy and abundance?

If you have noticed:

  • that the pace of your life is increasing and you would like to know how to respond optimally to the constant change in your environment.
  • that you could use some guidance on how to overcome some of the obstacles that seem to pop up here and there as you move along your life’s path.
  • that your human machine needs not only physical stability at a time like this, but, it needs mental stability as well.
  • how good you feel after Kundalini Yoga and would like to know more in depth about how this technology affects you, your body, mind and spirit.

Then Teacher Training at KYL is for you!  KYL is offering two Level 1 Teacher Training courses beginning in October. Plus, for the first time, we are offering a third course in 2010 - a residential course - in Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Choose a format (see below) depending upon your schedule, your family's needs, and your life style. Any one of our three formats work for yoga students and teachers of all traditions. And, each of them can make your life easier as you learn to bend with the winds of change rather than getting uprooted by the storms.

     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.
Why Take Teacher Training?   A chat with Shakta...

Come to an informal 20-minute chat with Shakta after class on:

  • Sunday, Sept. 27, 1:00 pm,
  • Tuesday, Sept. 29, 7:00 pm,
  • Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1:00 pm,
  • Thursday, Oct. 1, 1:00 pm,
  • Thursday, Oct. 1, 7:00 pm.
Join with others interested in learning more as they ask questions, receive information and get answers from Shakta about the details and nuances of KYL’s Chicago Teacher Training course. You will learn how Teacher Training:
-- provides a direct, internal experience of yoga and meditation,
-- orients your mind toward its proper role as your ‘servant,’
-- stops the repetition of past errors and patterns,
-- invokes your intuition and
-- makes your life easier.
Shakta hopes to see you and your friends at one of her ‘Teacher Training’ chats soon!
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
For Your Health
Bruce Lipton, Ph.D. Shows How to Reclaim Your Life
(Click Here to view)
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
All my life I prepare for one thing: The day I meet God I’ll meet Him as part and parcel of Him, never as an individual. Therefore, never meet any human as an individual to an individual. Meet that person always as a part and parcel of them as you are one. Learn the art of being One. And remember, 1 and 1 makes 11, never 2.