Current Events...   January 13, 2010
go Early Morning Sadhana This Sunday - 4 am  
go Pictures from "Yogic New Year's Eve" (all of them!)
go Prosperity for January and February at KYL
go Healing Power of Triple Gong & Mantra
go Yoga Trance Dance
go Reduced Fees for KY Teacher Training in Canada!  
go Welcome New Hatha Yoga Teacher  
go MLK Jr. Day - Class Schedule  
News & Notes...
go Yoga Class Schedule
go Yogi Bhajan Quote
go Moon Watch
go Just For Fun
Early Morning Sadhana

Sunday, January 17

4:00 to 6:30 am
Why get up to join us for early morning sadhana on Sunday? Because between 3:00 and 6:00 am, when the rays of the sun are hitting the earth at a 60 degree angle, Yogi Bhajan taught that all of the great spiritual teachers appear to bless, elevate and transform each of us.

Join the KYL Sangat* to receive these blessings!  We start with Japji (meditative prayer), practice a Kundalini Yoga set, and end with 62 minutes of meditations (the Aquarian Sadhana mantras). Once each month we offer the experience of early morning sadhana at KYL.

Sadhana means a daily spiritual practice.  The yogic scriptures call for at least two-and-a-half hours of sadhana before the rising of the sun.  The two-and-a-half hours is determined by the law of karma--everything you give, you receive back tenfold.    So, if you dedicate one-tenth of your day to your higher consciousness, your whole day is covered by the returning energy.  And, when a group of us meditates together, the total effect of our sadhana is multiplied by the number of people participating!

Getting up for sadhana is a victory over time and doing sadhana together is a victory over space.  Sadhana is a self-victory.  You become incapable of being defeated!  (There is no charge for early morning sadhana.) After sadhana, please join Shakta and Hari Dev for breakfast at their condo.  All are invited!  

* 'Sangat' means the company of the holy. Please arrive between 3:30 and 4:15 am, the doors will be open only during that time.  Use the North end doors (on the right as you face the building) to enter -  only the door furthest left will be open.
KYL's Community on New Year's Eve
KYL's 7th Annual Yogic New Year's Celebration
(click here to view the full set)





Prosperity for January and February at KYL

Kundalini Yoga and Meditation for Prosperity
Come to KYL during the months of January and February for our annual ‘Yoga for Prosperity’ series! Every class during the next eight weeks will use yoga postures, meditations, mantras and the gong to release old habits of scarcity and bring in new habits of abundance.

Raise your self-esteem, conquer self-animosity, eliminate negative thoughts and affirm your worthiness to receive through special yoga and meditation classes where you will learn:

  • The Power of Blessing
  • How to Recognize Prosperity
  • About Gratitude as a Vibration
  • How Intuition Helps Us Receive
  • How to Tap Opportunities
  • About Tithing as a Tool to Receive More
  • Techniques to Open You to the Flow of Prosperity
  • About the Breath of Prosperity
  • Your Prosperity Consciousness
  • How Forgiveness Creates Wealth
  • How to Go from Misfortune to Good Fortune
Healing Power of Double Gong & Mantra
with Shakta Kaur & Hari Dev Singh

Friday, January 22
6:30 pm to 7:45 pm
($15 in advance)

End Your Karma and Connect with the Endless Circle of Infinite Prosperity!

Bring a friend and join us Friday night (January 22) for one of our most popular monthly sessions of double gong and mantra—for prosperity! This month we’ve chosen a mantra especially designed to jumpstart your New Year with all the abundance that you deserve.

As always, we begin every ‘Healing Power of Gong & Mantra’ session with light Kundalini Yoga to prepare the body for what’s to come (the yoga is appropriate for all levels). Then we move into deep relaxation with not one, not two, but three beautiful Paiste symphonic gongs. Your mind will have no defense to the gong after 90 seconds!

After the gong we use sound (mantra) to remind us that the entire universe was built on sound, on vibration. And, as we vibrate a particular combination of sounds, we are able to tune into a different level of intelligence, or, consciousness.

The mantra for January, ‘Hari Hari Hari Hari Hari Hari Har,’ has the capacity to open you to attracting and receiving exactly what you need. Sometimes it is more than you might expect or even want and sometimes it is totally different from what you desire. The more you are able to relax into this meditation the more you will allow the manifestation of what the Creator has in mind for you.

So, Click Here to pre-register and join us for the deep vibrational healing of double gong and mantra on Friday, January 22nd.

Yoga Trance Dance
Join with Namgeet Kaur (Maia Bielak) on

Thursday, January 28
6:30 to 8:30 pm

Register
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.  No yoga or dance experience needed.  $26 in advance / $30 at the door.
Reduced Fees for Prince Edward Island (PEI) Teacher Training Course!
Join us for an incredible course, a study of the Self, in beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada!

Lodging fee has been reduced 25% to 55%

Spring Session: May 20-May 29
Fall Session: Sept. 30-Oct. 9
(Conference Calls Monthly: June, July, August, Sept., Oct., Nov.)
“If you want to learn something, read about it.
If you want to understand something, write about it.
If you want to master something, teach it.” -- Yogi Bhajan
We are all teachers
We teach each other when we can see ourself clearly and when we can help another see him/herself clearly. To teach is to transform and to be transformed. To be the best teacher we need to be the best student. And, the best student comes from a genuine immersion into a practice where we learn to be who we are and serve all from the heart.

Training Team
If this sounds like something you would like to experience, why not join us for two separate sessions—the first this spring and the second next fall—for the 220-hour Level 1 Teacher Training course in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan that is called ‘The Aquarian Teacher?’ When you do, you will receive guidance from an international team of teacher trainers including KRI’s Director of Training for Kundalini Yogis worldwide, Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, Ph.D.

Ashram Setting
This is an unusual Level 1 course format, especially designed to create community in an ashram-like setting where your senses, mind and body will be nourished (and challenged!) by the teachings of Yogi Bhajan. It is also golden opportunity to learn reverence and respect for yourself while being immersed in a discipline which can liberate you from the cycle of birth and death.

New Venue
Our recent switch to a new venue for this course means a significant reduction in room costs - Lodging fee has been reduced 25% to 55%.  Plus, the tuition fee is 23% lower than the Chicago course fee.  Click Here for more details.

     Prince Edward Island (PEI) Canada - Two Residential Sessions* 
Residential Session 1 – May 20-29, 2010  and
Residential Session 2 – Sept. 30-Oct. 9, 2010
(you arrive on PEI the day before, and depart the day after)

*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.
Jennifer Rzab - KYL's New Hatha Yoga Teacher

Jennifer Is Now Teaching Hatha Yoga
at KYL - Mondays at 6 pm.

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Jennifer admits that an uncontrollable laughing fit during a breathing meditation was her introduction to yoga! Since that moment in 2002, yoga has been an integral part of her physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing.

In 2003, Jennifer began training through YogaFit® Training Systems Worldwide and has taught in the Chicagoland area since 2004. Jennifer's personal journey as a student led her to KYL. Her participation in KYL's classes has helped her develop a new outlook on life as well as teach her simple, but important lessons including: always accept laughter even if during the most inopportune moments, we wouldn’t be graced with the experience if it wasn’t worth it.

Hatha Yoga 1 will offer students a chance to unwind through breathwork, gentle stretches, sequenced posture flows, balance postures and a little R&R to finish the evening off right!
MLK Jr. Day - Class Schedule
Class Schedule Changes for Monday, January 18

No Class - 12:15 pm

Yes Class - Kundalini @ 6 pm & Hatha @ 6 pm
Just For Fun
Moon Watch
CURRENT MOON

New Moon - January 15

11 Days After - January 26

Full Moon - January 30

(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.)

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) [not on Jan. 18]
6:00-7:00 pm ($13) - not on Friday
  • 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)
 

 

Other Classes

 

 

A Thought From Yogi Bhajan
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Prosperity, prosperity, prosperity is perpetual with people who prefer to be penetrating, prepared and purposeful. But, prosperity only comes to those who are trustworthy, deliver and who are content and consistent. Basically, it boils down to commitment. If you can put your soul into anything, you can plug into the whole world. It will be yours. You can sweep prosperity with your commitment. Contain, commit and be continuous.
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