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go Valentine's Weekend Events
go Yoga Trance Dance  
go Re-Write Your Destiny  
go KY Teacher Training - Prince Edward Island  fees reduced
go Authentic Relationships - Level 2 Training
go More Yoga = Less Jail  
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go Moon Watch
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Early Morning Sadhana

Sunday, February 7

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.
Valentine’s Weekend Events
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Gong & Mantra - Friday (Feb. 12) - 6:30 pm

Bring a friend and join us on the Friday night of Valentine’s weekend for one of our most popular monthly sessions of double gong and mantra—for prosperity! For February we’ve chosen a mantra meditation specifically designed to manifest money in your New Year.

We begin with light yoga (suitable for any body). Then we move into deep relaxation with not one, but two, beautiful Paiste symphonic gongs. The gong is a reinforced vibration that impacts the entire body by releasing blocks and reducing tension to allow the flow of all blessings. After the gong we use primal sounds (mantra) to remind us that the entire universe was built on sound, on vibration. As you vibrate a particular combination of sounds, you tune into a different level of intelligence/consciousness. 1 hour 15 minutes - $15 in advance / $17 at the door - Register.

Couples’ Meditation - Saturday (Feb. 13) - 9 am

Learn to meditate with a partner − any partner − allowing a free exchange of personal energy and inner truth. Meditation lowers the barriers within the mind and peels back the needless layers of behavior, then we glimpse that most sacred and precious creation - the True Self. You will gain techniques to see your partner more clearly... not with eyes, but with your heart. 1 hour - $26 per couple - Register.

Partner Yoga & Gong - Sunday (Feb. 14) - 1 pm

Within each gender is the seed of the opposite polarity attracting us toward one another. Harmonize these polarities on Valentine’s Day through partner yoga and special Kundalini couples’ meditations called ‘Venus Kriyas’ − to stimulate the free flow of energy within your body and augment the feeling of oneness between the two of you. The perfect ending includes yogic foot massage! 3 hours - $75 per couple in advance / $80 at the door - Register.

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

Thursday, February 25
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.
Re-Write Your Destiny
A Conference Call with Shakta Kaur

 Saturday, March 6

8 am Central Time / 9 am Eastern Time / 10 am Atlantic Time

Plus, receive answers about KYL Teacher Training Courses!

You have, at your core, a shining soul with a consciousness that is luminous and which carries the experience of the Creator. Yet your soul is shrouded in personal karmas, the results of unconscious choices and attachments that come from ego and fear. However, because you also have a 'will' you can make new choices to dissolve fate and transform yourself. Utilizing the sacred science of Kundalini yoga and meditation you can re-write your destiny and live to your fullest potential. This happens when the soul is un-shrouded and clear. At that moment transformation takes place and the magic begins.

On this call Shakta will share a beautiful meditation guaranteed to bring tremendous change to your destiny. You will also be able to ask questions, receive information and get answers about the details of KYL’s Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada Level 1 Teacher Training course.

Learn how Teacher Training in PEI ...

...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.

Click Here to register and receive the call-in number and conference code.
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 & Meals fee has been reduced 25% to 55%
Register by March 1 to Secure Lowest Rate


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 & Meals fee has been reduced 25% to 55%.  Plus, the tuition fee is 23% lower than the Chicago course fee.  Fee increases on March 1.  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.
Level 2 ‘Authentic Relationships’ Next Fall
Sep. 10, 11, 12 and Oct. 22, 23, 24, 2010
Cenacle Conference Center, Chicago

Register with your deposit today!
Design your own easy payment plan!
The tuition fee includes all meals … a great savings and convenience!


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’
$999 - Prior Chicago Level 2 Graduate
$1,099 - IKYTA Member
$1,199 - 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 June 1, 2010. (Housing at the Cenacle is a separate fee.)  Click Here for more information or to register.

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.
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Moon Watch
CURRENT MOON

Full Moon - January 30

New Moon - February 14

(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
  • 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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The most elementary object of human life with all its sensory system is to meet your own soul; mate your own soul, and live with your own soul, that is the sole purpose, and all prosperity and virtue shall come to you.
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