Current Events...   September 24, 2009
go Yoga Trance Dance - this Friday
go Oneness of Heart
go Healing Power of Triple Gong and Mantra 
go KYL's Fall 'Teacher Lineup'  
go Kaur Clothing Line at KYL  
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 Evening Workshop with Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, Ph.D.  
News & Notes...
go Yoga Class Schedule
go Yogi Bhajan Quote
go Moon Watch
go Just For Fun
go For Your Health
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

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.’
Healing Power of Triple Gong and Mantra
with Shakta Kaur, Sanjam Singh, & Hari Dev Singh

Friday, October 16
6:30 pm to 7:45 pm

($15 in advance)

Join us on Friday night, October 16, for our monthly session of the ‘Healing Power of Gong and Mantra.’  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.
KYL's Fall 'Teacher Lineup'
  Who Teaches When?

KYL teachers did a 'Summer Shuffle' earlier this year and have now settled down into a consistent pattern.  Vote for your favorite teacher (attending their class is one vote!)  Here is the lineup:

Shakta Kaur - Sundays - 10:30 am to Noon
Sat Sandesh Kaur - Mondays & Thursdays - 12:15 pm to 1:00 pm
Hari Atma Kaur - Mondays - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Lakshmi Bess Cameron - Mondays (Hatha Yoga) - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Hari Dev - Tuesdays & Wednesdays - 12:15 pm to 1:00 pm

                   Saturday - 10:30 am to Noon
Sukhjeet Kaur - Tuesdays - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
                             Wednesdays - 7:15 pm to 8:15 pm
Siri Dharma Singh (Hatha Yoga) - Tuesdays - 7:15 pm to 8:15 pm
Bhajan Kaur - Wednesdays - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Ram Nam Kaur - Thursdays - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Sanjam Singh - Fridays - 12:15 pm to 1:00 pm
Kaur Clothing Line at KYL
Organic Cotton Tops and Pants Designed by
KYL Teacher Meherbani Kaur (Chelsea Schwartz)

Ladies, if you’re looking for graceful, inexpensive, organic cotton clothing to wear to yoga class or even out on the town, you will love Meherbani Kaur Schwartz’s new line of yoga clothing now available at KYL. Meherbani Kaur is a former KYL teacher (who recently thought she was moving to Portugal, but now is living back in her Iowa hometown).

Meherbani Kaur decided to combine her degree in fashion design with her love of Kundalini Yoga and the ‘Kaur’ line of yoga clothing and accessories was born! They are both easy-to-wear and easy-to-care-for. An example, if the pants are a bit too long for you, simply trim them to the length you prefer—no tailoring required! Prices range from $20-$40 per piece. Come to KYL and try on some of Meherbani Kaur’s new Kaur clothing line, soon!.

KYL carries men’s clothing, too, so, guys, don’t feel left out here!

Make Your Life Easier with Teacher Training
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 and Hari Dev ...
Come to an informal 20-minute chat after class on -
Saturday - Sept. 26, 12 noon with Hari Dev;
Sunday - Sept. 27, 1:00 pm with Shakta;
Tuesday - Sept. 29, 1:00 pm with Hari Dev;
Tuesday - Sept. 29, 7:00 pm with Shakta;
Wednesday - Sept. 30, 1:00 pm with Hari Dev;
Thursday - Oct. 1, 1:00 pm with Shakta;
Thursday - Oct. 1, 7:00 pm with Shakta;
Saturday - Oct. 3, 12 noon with Hari Dev.
Join with others interested in learning more as they ask questions, receive information and get answers from Shakta and Hari Dev 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.
We hope to see you and your friends at one of our ‘Teacher Training’ chats soon!
Private Counseling Appointments with Gurucharan Singh Khalsa

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

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 of 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.
An Evening with Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, Ph.D.

Wednesday, October 7
6:30 to 8:30 pm
$25 advance/$30 door
We are pleased to announce a special 2-hour evening of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation class with KRI’s Director of Training, Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, Ph.D. Gurucharan met Yogi Bhajan in 1969 at a lecture he was giving at the Claremont Colleges in California. Gurucharan was an American-born doctoral student in mathematics at Claremont College. Yogi Bhajan was a Master Yogi and a spiritual teacher who had recently arrived from India. It was definitely an ‘East meets West’ moment! The end result was that Gurucharan Singh worked with Yogi Bhajan for over thirty years teaching hundreds of thousands of people how to live healthy, happy, and fulfilled lives.

Gurucharan studied mathematics and chemistry at Harvey Mudd College and graduate mathematics at Claremont Graduate School. He earned a Masters in counseling at Boston University and later completed his doctorate in psychology. He has done original research on the cognitive and physiological impact of meditation, authored many texts on yoga, designed social programs, and trained counselors in the use of yoga and meditation in the clinical setting. He is the co-author of two books with Yogi Bhajan—“Breathwalk: Breathing Your Way to a Revitalized Body, Mind and Spirit” and “The Mind: It’s Projections and Multiple Facets.”

Seating for this event is limited, so pre-registration is recommended. Click here to register for ‘An Evening with Gurucharan.’
Just For Fun
For Your Health
Your Appendix is Useful After All!

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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.)

Waning Moon
... is the time between the Full Moon and the day before the New Moon. This is the best time to remove things, relationships or situations from your life that no longer serve you. It is not generally thought of as the best time to start a new project.

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
Total harmonious relaxation cures the body.  To achieve this there must be a coordination between the three facets of ourselves:  body, mind and soul.