Current Events...   November 24, 2009
go Thanksgiving Week Schedule
go Meditation Clinic with Hari Dev
go Gong and Mantra Night - Friday after Thanksgiving
go Make Your Life Easier with Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training 
go Sat Nam Rasayan Workshop with Dr. Yogi
go Private Appointments with Hari Simran Singh, D.C.
go Mark Your Calendar! Level 2 ‘Authentic Relationships’ Next Fall
News & Notes...
go Yoga Class Schedule
go Yogi Bhajan Quote
go Moon Watch
go For Your Health - Flu?  Forget About It...
Thanksgiving Week Schedule
Tuesday Nov. 24 - all classes available

Wednesday Nov. 25 - 12:15 class only

Thursday Nov. 26
(Thanksgiving) - NO Classes all day

Friday Nov. 27
- 12:15 class available / ‘Healing Power of Gong & Mantra’ 6:30 pm

Saturday Nov. 28
- all classes available

Sunday Nov. 29
- 10:30 am to 12 noon with Shakta Kaur and vegetarian potluck afterwards
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!

Gong and Mantra Night
with Shakta Kaur, Sanjam Singh, & Hari Dev Singh

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

Gratitude and appreciation become the focus during our November session of the ‘Healing Power of Triple Gong and Mantra.’ As always we will begin with light Kundalini Yoga, then move into a long, deep relaxation with not one, not two, but three Paiste symphonic gongs. After the gongs we will vibrate the cosmos with mantra.*

Our sadhana** during this session of the ‘Healing Power of Triple Gong and Mantra’ on the day after Thanksgiving is to be grateful for the breath of life that flows through us; for the food in our refrigerator which feeds us; and for the abundance of material wealth that surrounds us, just to name a few.

Similarly, the sadhana of appreciation is to turn our thanks towards the people in our lives. Don’t hesitate to let someone know how much you esteem and value them. Appreciation for the people in our lives is not expressed often enough. As the Catholic mystic, Meister Eckhart once said, "If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough." So begin there, with ‘thank you.’ Then come join us for the ‘Healing Power of Triple Gong and Mantra’ and see how your heart opens with gratitude for all that you have been given.


*Mantra: ‘Man’ = mind. ‘Tran(g)’ = wave or projection. The science of mantra is based on the knowledge that sound is a form of energy having structure, power and a definite predictable effect on the patterns of the mind, the chemistry of the brain and on the human psyche.

**Sadhana (pronounced sod nah) means the regular daily practice of yoga, meditation and related exercises.
Make Your Life Easier with Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training

One Course Still Available...

PEI Canada
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.
Sat Nam Rasayan Workshop

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.
Private Appointments with Hari Simran Singh, D.C.

Dr. Yogi is offering a few private appointments for Sat Nam Rasayan healing sessions.

$95 for a 30-minute session.
Click Here to View Schedule.
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 commitment 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.
Just for Fun
For Your Health
Flu?

We Don't Want It
We Don't Get It!

The big scare - H1N1 - sounds ominous, but as yogis we have several simple methods to combat ALL flues - ALL the time - to remain healthy ALL year long.  Here is a quick list of some effective techniques to unleash your own super-charged immune system:

  1. Antioxidants - increase these substances in your diet to engage the  "seek and destroy" function against foreign viruses.  Read some details:     Antioxidant Research      Foods To Eat
  2. Vitamin C and D - again, your diet is critically important to power the immune system.  Most people are very deficient in Vitamin D - you need to take a big supplement to maintain many aspects of wellness (I take 2000 units daily).  Vitamin C - the "RDA" is way too low (I take 1000 units daily). 
  3. Breath of Fire - using a strong navel pump - will boost the circulation of your lymph fluids - the transport mode for the soldiers sent to fight all dis-ease.  Take a 3-minute BoF break several times during the day (when your co-workers go out for a smoke!).  How To.
  4. Hot Bath Navel Pump - a fantastic technique to super-charge and mobilize your immune response via the lymph system.  This is highly effective at the first sign of an illness - the sooner you begin, the better the result.  Or, if you have been exposed to a virus, then use this technique right away to maintain wellness.  Click Here to get directions.
  5. Physical Yoga - move the body!  Life is movement.  Invest a little time to ensure overall wellness.  Do kriyas (or other movements) that pressurize the lymph glands - such as the navel center and the armpits:   Strengthening the Immune System    Kriya for Disease Resistance     Refresh Your Lymph System
Moon Watch
CURRENT MOON

New Moon - November 16

11 Days After - November 27

Full Moon - December 2

(Above Dates Adjusted for Central Time Zone)
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."

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 Wed/Fri
  • 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

  • Saturday · Meditation Clinic · 9:00-10:00 am ($13)

 

A Thought From Yogi Bhajan
"
People think that when ego is lost they are lost.  That's not true.  When ego is lost the limit is lost.  You become infinite, unlimited, compassionate, kind, beautiful.
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