Current Events... February 10, 2010
||Double Gong & "Manifest Money" Mantra this Friday
||Prosperity and the Heart Chakra
||Valentine's Weekend Events
||Yoga Trance Dance
||Re-Write Your Destiny
||KY Teacher Training - Prince
Edward Island fees reduced
||Why I decided to take Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training at KYL!
||Authentic Relationships - Level 2
News & Notes...
||Yoga Class Schedule
||Yogi Bhajan Quote
Healing Power of Double Gong & Mantra
with Shakta Kaur & Hari Dev Singh
Friday, February 12
6:30 pm to 7:45
($15 in advance / $17 at door)
This time we will chant a
mantra to Manifest Money!
Bring a friend and join us on the Friday night of Valentine’s weekend for one of our popular monthly sessions of double gong and mantra—for prosperity! For February we’ve chosen a mantra meditation specifically designed to manifest money for you in the New Year.
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 February is:
Har Har Har Har Gobinday,
Har Har Har Har Mukunday,
Har Har Har Har Udaaray,
Har Har Har Har Apaaray,
Har Har Har Har Hareeung,
Har Har Har Har Kareeung,
Har Har Har Har Nirnaamay,
Har Har Har Har Akaamay.
This mantra directs the mind toward prosperity and power. It contains the eight facets of the Self and
Har is the original force of Creativity. The four repetitions of
Har give power to each facet while providing the power to break down the barriers of the past. This mantra invokes guidance and sustenance;
all powers come to serve your true purpose!
to pre-register and join us for
the deep vibrational healing of double gong and mantra on
Friday, February 12th.
Prosperity and the Heart Chakra
Sunday Morning Valentine’s Day Class with Shakta
February 14, 2010 - 10:30 to Noon
(Vegetarian Potluck Follows Class)
When you’re in love with someone, or just with life, you don’t feel poor. Your heart chakra is open, everything is wonderful and you feel rich. You speak ‘from the heart’ and your capacity for compassion, patience and generosity is amplified.
It is no coincidence then that green, the color associated with the heart chakra, is also the color associated with prosperity!
Come to Shakta’s class this Sunday - Valentine’s morning - to experience heart-opening yoga and meditation to help you stay aligned with your soul’s desire for happiness and abundance in this lifetime.
This class will be especially meaningful if you are looking to:
• Balance an overactive mind with the intentions of your heart,
• Acknowledge your heart and increase your sense of Self,
• Create an energy in your life that promotes prosperity and (or!)
• Open your heart to all the universe has to offer emotionally, mentally, materially and spiritually.
Miracles start to happen when your heart opens and you
extend love out to others. Join us for Shakta’s class this
Sunday morning at 10:30 am to see what we mean. All levels
Click Here to register.
Valentine’s Weekend Events
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 -
Couples’ Meditation - Saturday (Feb. 13) - 9 am
Partner Yoga & Gong - Sunday (Feb. 14) - 1 pm
Space is limited. Pre-registration required.
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 -
Yoga Trance Dance
Join with Namgeet Kaur (Maia Bielak) on
6:30 to 8:30 pm
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,
to register and receive the call-in number and conference code.
...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.
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%
Register by March 1 to Secure Lowest Rate
Spring Session: May 20-May 29
Fall Session: Sept.
(Conference Calls Monthly: June, July, August, Sept., Oct., Nov.)
“If you want to learn something, read about it.
We are all teachers
If you want to understand something, write about it.
If you want to master something, teach it.” -- Yogi Bhajan
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.
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.
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.
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.
Why I decided to take Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training at KYL!
A Testimonial from Hari Miter Kaur (Laurel Paffhouse)
“Shake it all, shake it off, shake it ALL off … even the fat,” encouraged a smiling Shakta Kaur as she happily showed us what she meant from the teaching platform at KYL. We were in the midst of a kriya* to rid ourselves of Apana.** “What would you do if this was the last time you’d ever be able to exercise in your life,” she asked. Several of us joined in the ‘shaking’ a lot more vigorously at that comment! Still smiling, full of joy Shakta extorted, “…and don’t forget to smile!” I was convulsed in inner and outer joy. Shakta’s playfulness was so appealing to me. I felt she wrapped up the entire class in that feeling … a group of around 20 of us dressed in varying amounts of white clothing … all of us in a lighthearted although serious pursuit of ‘self-exalted experience.’ Something else was becoming clear to me as well … Shakta would be my Kundalini Yoga teacher.
I was bursting with radiant mirth and excited by the possibilities she was leading us towards – not to mention feeling a delighted appreciation in this teacher that is Shakta Kaur. Her breadth of knowledge, her passion and her wild humor was so contagious. I was being given a choice to pursue learning and growing with a teacher that I knew was right for me. I wanted to soak in the lively, lived-in moment of her classes … that feisty do-it-all, plunge-in-fully way of being that is Shakta.
I wanted some of that for myself. Each class she leads is an experience. She wraps everyone up in Yogi Bhajan’s wisdom with the promised dream of what Kundalini Yoga and Meditation unravels and lets us loose at the end of class bright-eyed and awake, to realize we truly are a community of spiritual beings having a human experience … a community of one. That is why I decided to take Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training at KYL.
[There is still time for you to take this amazing course starting May 20 in Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada!]
Out of this course a brave new life will emerge for you along with beautiful new ideas that you will breathe into your life. I wouldn’t delay. As Shakta would say, “shake it all, shake it off, shake it ALL off,” and do it. You will be forever glad that you did!
*In Kundalini Yoga classes a ‘kriya’ is a sequence of postures/mudra/eye
focus/pranayam designed with a specific order to have a particular effect upon the body/mind system.
** ’Apana’ is the eliminating force of the body. Powerful ‘apana’ is needed to deal with the elimination of toxins
Level 2 ‘Authentic Relationships’ Next Fall
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’
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.
$999 - Prior Chicago Level 2 Graduate
$1,099 - IKYTA Member
$1,199 - Regular Rate
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.
|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.
New Moon - February 14
11 Days After - February 25
Full Moon - February 28
(Above Dates Adjusted for Central Time Zone)
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."
... 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
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.
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.)
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
($13) - not on Friday
(After Sunday's class join us for a vegetarian potluck.)
- Monday · Classical
Yoga · 6:00-7:00 pm
A Thought From Yogi Bhajan
TO MY VALENTINE
Valentine’s day is a tranquil day,
Calm, smooth, tranquil,
Deep flow of spirit.
The soul of love.
The link between us is the lineage of the human family
And the legacy of divinity.
This bountiful day, bless us with a memory
To meet with love, hugs, and kisses,
Selflessly, humbly and in the ecstasy of God,
So we can acknowledge each other
As a wonder of God’s creation.
With mutual respect and love
From my being to your being,
From my soul to your soul,
From my prayer to your prayer.
In oneness of God, I say thank you, my love
And God bless you.
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!