Current Events...   November 11, 2009
go Trance Dance Friday - 6 :30 pm
go The Power of Possibility
go Kirtan with Mata Mandir Singh   
go Meditation Clinic with Hari Dev
go Today is 11-11 ! 
go Tallahassee First Weekend of Teacher Training - Open to All
go Make Your Life Easier with Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training
go Bollywood Burn - Fitness Fun!
go Gong and Mantra Night - Friday after Thanksgiving
go Sat Nam Rasayan Workshop with Dr. Yogi  
go Suburban Yoga Network Community (SYNC) at KYL
go Mark Your Calendar! Level 2 ‘Authentic Relationships’ Next Fall
News & Notes...
go Yoga Class Schedule
go Yogi Bhajan Quote
go Moon Watch
go Just For Fun
go Food For The Gods
Yoga Trance Dance

Friday - November 13

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

KYL’s Theme – November & December

The Power of Possibility
Join us at Kundalini Yoga in the Loop (KYL) during the months of November and December as we explore the “Power of Possibility.” This time of year can be particularly daunting with its shorter hours of sunlight and even colder temperatures. However, it also provides a grand opportunity for reflection on your personal journey through life. Are you pointed in the right direction? Have you gotten off-track lately? Where are you most effective? What serves you the best? Come to KYL and use this season to re-arrange your ‘possibility’ landscape from the cozy confines of your inner convictions, wishes and desires. Click Here for Class Schedule.
Kirtan with Mata Mandir Singh
Friday - November 20

7 to 9 pm

$25 in advance / $30 at the door
($45 for a couple in advance)
 
Listen to a Clip!
Mata Mandir Singh is a chant music pioneer having produced more than 25 albums over the past 30 years. His “Yoga of Sound” CD series is still regarded as one of the finest chant album series released to date. His latest “Turn of the Age” CD is music designed to tune you into the eternal flow of spirit as we move into the Age of Aquarius.  When Shakta first began teaching Kundalini Yoga and Meditation she used Mata Mandir’s “Yoga of Sound” CD series quite a bit. 

KYL is pleased to welcome Mata Mandir Singh to his first ever kirtan* in Chicago! We hope you will be able to join us for what we know will be an exhilarating event!

* Kirtan is devotional music from northern India, often thought of as a ‘call and response’ type of chant gathering. Yogi Bhajan’s definition is, “. . . ‘kir’ means ‘the hand,’ ‘tan’ means ‘the body.’ When the hands and body meet, then internal music is created. Suppose you have no place to play an instrument; let your body become the instrument. And, pavan, the prana, becomes your projection and feelings.”
Meditation Clinic with Hari Dev
Saturday Mornings

9 to 10 am - with Hari Dev
Register

Designed for people who have no interest in physical yoga but who would like the benefits of meditation to invoke clarity and calmness of mind.

deepen your awareness, clear the noise, manifest peace

Harness Your Mind to Serve You...   Kundalini yogis have been gifted with meditations that will physically rewire the brain and create new circuits; the net impact being:

  • calm the emotions
  • allow clarity and focus
  • turn off the inner chatter
  • manifest your destiny
  • live peacefully within the chaos of life.

The technology of meditation has been available for thousands of years, but is just now being researched in order to quantify the benefits.  A recent book, How God Changes Your Brain (take a peek), provides a detailed look at just one Kundalini meditation (of thousands) called Kirtan Kriya.  It changes your brain - in positive ways - making your life better.

This course is called a 'clinic' because we teach meditations which have a healing purpose - gently moving the nerves and chemistry of the brain to effect a change in your wellness.  Existing mental patterns which do not serve you (like ruts in a road) will vanish under a new superhighway of freely flowing energy; connecting all facets of your being and revealing your place in the scheme of life. Class fee is $13 or 60-minute/Monthly class card. Please call Hari Dev with your questions - (312) 922-4699.

Engage your will - Express your excellence - Reclaim your life!

Today is Nov 11
That gives us just 728 days until 11/11/11.

The dawning of the Age of Aquarius.
We have been in the cusp period between the Piscean Age and the Aquarian Age* since November 11, 1991. The final transition into the Aquarian Age will occur on November 11, 2011. This is not going to be one magic moment, however. It will be more like a tidal shift in consciousness. It will take until the year 2038 to embed all of the values of the Aquarian Age into society.

The worldwide Kundalini Yoga community began a special 1,000-day meditation on February 14, 2009, designed to usher in the Aquarian Age with strength, grace and prosperity. The meditation is called ‘Meditation for an Invincible Spirit in the Aquarian Age.’ Click here to join in by chanting this meditation for 11 minutes a day until November 11, 2011, adding to the power of the global meditation.

KRI’s Director of Training, Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, Ph.D., said in a letter earlier this year to the worldwide Kundalini Yoga community, ‘Be powerful with prayer. Be prosperous. Face the future with an open heart and open arms.’ Join KYL as we move into the Aquarian Age witnessing humanity’s transition from adolescence to maturity with the ‘Meditation for an Invincible Spirit in the Aquarian Age!’

* The Piscean Age was dominated by machines and hierarchy. The motto of the Piscean Age: “I want to know.” The task was to gain access to the right information. There were special places of study accessible to the few who could qualify or had a particular destiny. The Aquarian Age is to be ruled by awareness, experience, information and a new level of consciousness. The motto of the Aquarian Age: “I know, therefore I believe.” Change and learning are continuous and life-long. There are no longer any well-kept secrets in the Aquarian Age!
Tallahassee First Weekend of Teacher Training - Open to All

Tallahassee, Nov. 13-14-15

$375

Tallahassee Registration
New this year is the opportunity for you to take the first weekend of our Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training course without having to make the commitment to attend the whole course—yet! Yes, if you are considering Teacher Training but aren’t 100% sure yet—come to the first weekend to participate, learn and assess your ability to complete the entire course.

This is a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in the teachings of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® for an entire weekend. Don’t miss this chance to learn a complete spectrum of techniques for personal change and transformation, self-healing, internal balance and spiritual growth. Register online from links above, or call (312) 922-4699 for more information.
Make Your Life Easier with Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training

2 Courses to Choose From:

Tallahassee FL     PEI Canada
In three days we will begin the first-ever Level 1 Teacher Training course in Tallahassee, Florida. If you haven’t started on the study of self that is ‘teacher training’ yet, come to Florida and join a wonderful gathering of yogis. We can reduce your costs with complimentary lodging in fellow teachers’ homes in Tallahassee. So, don’t discount the possibility of starting with us November 13th!

One class of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation can change your day. Nine months of Teacher Training can change your life! See what we mean when you view a video of some of our Teacher Training graduates:  Watch Short Video.
     Chicago IL  -      10 Weekends over 9 Months (Oct to June)
     Tallahassee FL -   9 Weekends over 8 Months (Nov to May)
     Prince Edward Island (PEI) Canada - Two Residential Sessions* 
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.
Bollywood Burn - Fitness Fun!

with Hemali Patel

Tuesdays - 6 to 7 pm
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You really need to attend this class - even Hari Dev does it (just watching him is worth your time and effort!).  You will sweat, you will dance, you will smile, and you will become fit; total fun.

We are pleased to welcome Hemali Lalu Patel to our roster of talented teachers at KYL. If you enjoyed the dancing in the movie ‘Slumdog Millionaire,’ we know you will enjoy Hemali’s ‘Bollywood Burn’ class where she will teach you all those hip-shaking Bollywood dance moves. The class is structured to begin by first teaching the basic Bollywood steps. Then you will learn to combine those steps with popular Indian Beats and rhythms. Once the basic steps are perfected, additional movements are incorporated to give you an extra cardio and core work-out. Hemali creates playful moves and choreographs them to vary in intensity so that you will ‘Bollywood Burn’ from head to toe!

Hemali began her dance career at the age of 6 training in Indian Classical dance--Bharatanatyam under Ramya Harishankar of Irvine, California. She completed her training and continued her career as a member of the Arpana Dance company, where she toured and performed all across the United States and abroad. Along with her training in Indian Classical dance, Hemali was also trained in folk and Bollywood dance forms. Hemali even has some Hollywood experience as a dancer at the premier of ‘The Guru’ in 2002 starring Heather Graham and Jimi Mistry!

Previous dance experience is NOT necessary to enjoy this class. $13 individual class rate or 60-minute/Monthly class card. Click Here to register.

Gong and Mantra Night - Friday after Thanksgiving
with Shakta Kaur, Sanjam Singh, & Hari Dev Singh

Friday, November 27
6:30 pm to 7:45 pm
($15 in advance)

Join us on Friday night, Nov. 27 (and Dec. 18), for our monthly session of the ‘Healing Power of Gong and Mantra.’  Each month 30+ 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 (suitable for anyone) 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 experience a different level of consciousness.

Come heal yourself and others at KYL’s ‘Healing Power of Gong and Mantra.’  Click here to register.
Sat Nam Rasayan and the Gong

with Dr. Yogi
(aka Hari Simran Singh Khalsa, D.C.)

Sunday, Dec. 6 - 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Dr. Yogi returns to Chicago to conduct a special workshop Sunday afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00 pm called, “The Healing Power of Sat Nam Rasayan and the Gong.” Sat Nam Rasayan is the healing modality derived from the Kundalini Yoga tradition. “Sat Nam Rasayan” literally means ‘deep relaxation in the true identity.’ It allows the healer to assess and balance the five elements (ether, air, fire, water and earth) and the pranic body.

Experience the unique healing power of Sat Nam Rasayan and the Gong on Sunday afternoon, December 6 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Click Here to register - $26 in advance / $30 at the door.
Suburban Yoga Network Community (SYNC)
Monday, November 30

12 noon to 1:15 pm
‘Healing Power of Gong & Mantra’
with Shakta Kaur and Hari Dev Singh

1:30 to 2:30 pm – Potluck Lunch and Share
If you are a suburban yoga teacher - of any tradition - why not join us at SYNC's Nov. 30th downtown Chicago visit to Kundalini Yoga in the Loop (KYL) for a special 'Healing Power of Gong and Mantra' class? Shakta Kaur will lead us through some light Kundalini Yoga (suitable for all levels) and then we will move into a relaxation with not one, but two, Paiste symphonic gongs. Shakta’s husband, Hari Dev Singh, will join her to help deeply relax and rejuvenate your body with a luxurious double-gong deep relaxation.

Yogi Bhajan used to say that ‘the mind will have absolutely no defense to the gong after 90 seconds.’ After our gong deep relaxation Shakta will guide us as we use primal sounds (mantra) to remind us that the entire universe was built on sound; on vibration. And, as always, when we tune into a particular combination of sounds we experience a different level of consciousness.

All suburban yoga teachers are welcome to come heal yourself and others at the Suburban Yoga Network Community's (SYNC) Nov. 30 meeting in downtown Chicago at KYL for the ‘Healing Power of Gong and Mantra.'  $11 per person (or a KYL class card).  Click Here to register.
Mark Your Calendar! Level 2 ‘Authentic Relationships’ Next Fall

Sep. 10, 11, 12 and Oct. 22, 23, 24, 2010
Cenacle Conference Center, Chicago

with Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, Ph.D.
KRI Director of Training

and GuruMeher Singh Khalsa
Yoga West, Los Angeles
For a limited time the following rates are offered for this Level 2 module:
$400 - Prior Graduate of ‘Authentic Relationships’
$899 - Prior Chicago Level 2 Graduate
$999 - IKYTA Member
$1,099 - Regular Rate
Monthly payment plans are available. So make your committment now to get the lowest rate available then set-up an easy payment plan (call 312-922-4699). Tuition includes 3 meals daily. All tuition fees will increase on Feb 1 and June 1, 2010. (Housing at the Cenacle is a separate fee.)  Click Here for more information.

In this unique six-day course called ‘Authentic Relationships’ you will learn how to consistently connect with the true identity of yourself and others. You will gain the skills to prevent judgments, fears or circumstances from obstructing your view of the true identity of everyone in your life - as ‘Sat Nam.’  Penetrating through illusions and always relating to the true Essence—the Oneness of all—in your relationships is the ultimate goal.

Come explore how to:
  • Create and maintain Soul-based relationships;
  • Honor the polarities of the male and female energies;
  • Recognize and create Authentic Relationships in each area of your life; and
  • Cultivate personal practices that develop your capacity for Authentic Relationships.

Each day you will study with the Master--Yogi Bhajan--in a video class and meditation. In addition, you will work individually and in groups, exploring the key concepts and ideas in Authentic Relationships. You will experience kriyas* and meditations as well as other processes to recognize how your personal life is affected both by Authentic Relationships and by relationships with a false core.

This is a 60+ hour course; one of five Level 2 modules. Fifty hours are spent in the classroom with 12 hours of home-study to be completed 90 days after the course concludes.

Your Faculty:

Lead Trainer KRI Director of Training Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, Ph.D.  We are graced with the return of Gurucharan Singh to Chicago for ‘Authentic Relationships.’ Gurucharan is an expert in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®, and has been the interpreter and compiler of his teachings since 1969. He serves as the International Director of Teacher Training for the Kundalini Research Institute (KRI), which he co-founded in 1972.
Level 2 Trainer GuruMeher Singh Khalsa serves as the Director of Training at Yogi Bhajan’s original yoga studio, Yoga West, in Los Angeles. GuruMeher has over 25 years experience teaching Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. He is a respected life coach who helps others via yoga, meditation and personal mentoring to accelerate growth, remove obstacles and increase their happiness.

*In Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® a kriya is a sequence of postures, breath and sound that are integrated together to manifest a particular state. When you practice a Kundalini Yoga kriya the result of its repetition is access to a particular, predictable and stable state—one facet of your awareness.
Food For The Gods
Tuscan Bean Soup

Totally Tasty - Recipe
Just For Fun
Moon Watch
CURRENT MOON

Full Moon - November 2

New Moon - November 16
(Above Dates Adjusted for Central Time Zone)

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.

New Moon
The New Moon is when you are at your lowest...energy-wise. 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."
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)

 

Other Classes

  • Tuesday · Bollywood Burn · 6:00-7:00 pm ($13)
  • Saturday · Meditation Clinic · 9:00-10:00 am ($13)

 

A Thought From Yogi Bhajan
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Unto the new Age of Aquarius, the saintly souls are marching to meet the challenge, to serve and uplift humanity. It is their victory, granted by His light and His Hand, unto Infinity. With prosperity, reality and grace. That the Will of God may prevail and our Will may recognize it.
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