Current Events...   December 2, 2009
go Healing "Sat Nam Rasayan" Workshop with Dr. Yogi - Sunday
go Private Appointments with Dr. Yogi, D.C.
go Schedule Changes at KYL  
go Make Your Life Easier with Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training
go Winter Solstice Weekend Schedule  
go Yogic New Year’s Eve  
go Level 2 ‘Authentic Relationships’ Next Fall
News & Notes...
go Yoga Class Schedule
go Yogi Bhajan Quote
go Moon Watch
go Just For Fun
go For Your Health
Healing "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.
Schedule Changes at KYL

 

Bhajan Kaur (aka Loren Daniel) will be teaching two classes on Wednesday evenings in December - 6:00 to 7:00 pm and then again at 7:15 to 8:15 pm.  She is one of KYL’s most beloved teachers!  Come and experience her graceful delivery of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation on Wednesdays at KYL.

 

Hemali Patel (Bollywood Burn) will be away in India for several weeks.  We expect to resume Bollywood Burn classes in mid January on Tuesday evenings.

Make Your Life Easier with Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training 

Residential 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.
Winter Solstice Weekend Schedule
Join with all the talented teachers at KYL to celebrate the time when darkness rules—Winter Solstice! This is the time of year the ancients considered the ‘gateway to God.’ The gods of the ancient Babylonians, Egyptians and Greeks were all born at this, the darkest time of the year, to bring light.

Darkness gives us time to pause, to go within, to recognize the divinity we carry inside and to continue to bring it forward in our day-to-day lives. To see and recognize that one light, the light of consciousness, which is manifesting and pulsating through all of creation, is the goal of life. Expand beyond your imaginings with Kundalini Yoga and Meditation especially designed to illuminate the divine light within!
Friday, Dec. 18 Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Class with Sanjam Singh - 12:15 pm to 1:00 pm



Friday, Dec. 18
: Healing Power of Triple Gong and Mantra with Shakta Kaur, Sanjam Singh and Hari Dev Singh - 6:30 to 8:00 pm







Saturday, Dec. 19: Meditation Clinic with Hari Dev Singh - 9:00 to 10:00 am

Saturday, Dec. 19: Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Class with Hari Dev Singh - 10:30 am to 12 noon

Sunday, Dec. 20: Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Class with Shakta Kaur (vegetarian potluck afterwards!) - 10:30 am to 12 noon

Monday, Dec. 21: Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Class with Sat Sandesh Kaur - 12:15 to 1:00 pm

Monday, Dec. 21: Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Class with Ram Nam Kaur - 6:00 to 7:00 pm

Monday, Dec. 21: Hatha Yoga Class with Lakshmi - 6:00 to 7:00 pm
7th Annual Celebration
Thursday - December 31 - 7:30 pm
Join us for a fun, inspiring and conscious evening of Kundalini Yoga, meditation, drumming, chanting and community at KYL’s 7th Annual ‘Yogic New Year’s Eve’ celebration! This year we will enjoy the newly renovated floor in the historic ballroom on the 10th floor of the Fine Arts Building (FAB) which provides a perfect view of Lake Michigan and the fireworks from Navy Pier. Delicious organic, vegetarian food will be served in an alcohol and tobacco free environment.

This New Year’s Eve we have both a Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse as major influencers. This may manifest for you as a feeling of wanting to plan as little as possible for the holidays. If that is the case, keep your celebrations simple and inexpensive. Put your focus inward instead, towards your personal growth, in the company of like-minded people as you consider joining us Dec. 31st for ‘Yogic New Year’s Eve.’
7:30 pm – Doors open
8:00 pm – Yoga to Relieve, Relax and Recharge with Double-Gong Bath
9:45 pm – Delicious Vegetarian Dinner
10:30 pm – Mantra Dance
11:30 pm – Drumming – Bring a percussion instrument if you have one
Midnight – Spectacular Fireworks viewed from the 10th floor!
12:15 am – 22-Minutes of Kirtan to vibrate the cosmos for the New Year
Click Here to register or call (312) 922-4699. Space is limited - Advance registration is necessary. No walk-ins on the day of the event; pre-register by Sunday Dec. 27, $85 single / $155 for two.  Download Flyer.
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!

"Healthy am I!"

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

Full Moon - December 2

New Moon - December 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

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

 

A Thought From Yogi Bhajan
"
Tell your Creator, I give you my ... sleeplessness, depression, etc.
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