Current Events...   February 17, 2010
go White Tantric Yoga® - May 15  
go Yoga Dance - New Format, Lower Price  
go Re-Write Your Destiny
go KY Teacher Training - Prince Edward Island  fees reduced
go Why I decided to take Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training at KYL!
go Shakta Teaching at Midwest Yoga Conference  
go Authentic Relationships - KYTT Level 2 Training
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go Yoga Class Schedule
go Yogi Bhajan Quote
go Moon Watch
go Just For Fun
go For Your Health
White Tantric Yoga®
Saturday - May 15 - 8 AM to 6 PM

A One-Day Meditation Workshop

Registration Now Open

$147 in advance (until May 2)
$93 for students/seniors

Details
The beauty of White Tantric Yoga is that it is subtle, it is exalting and it works to give you the mastery of life.” -- Yogi Bhajan

The yogis say that our minds release 1,000 thoughts in the blink of an eye. Some of these thoughts get lost in the unconscious and some get stuck in the subconscious affecting the conscious mind. These thoughts become feelings, emotions, desires and/or fantasies. Instead of mastering our mind, our mind and thoughts end up directing us!

White Tantric Yoga® (WTY) enables you to break through these subconscious blocks so that you can have a more enjoyable life. In the shortest time (one full day) you can experience release from a lot of the burden you carry in your mind.

WTY is done in pairs as a group meditation. Everyone sits facing a partner and follows instructions for the meditation given via DVD by the Mahan Tantric and Master of Kundalini Yoga, Yogi Bhajan. [No need to bring a partner.]  A representative of the Mahan Tantric will be present to facilitate WTY Chicago.

Our day will consist of between six and eight meditations incorporating:
· a yoga posture (Asana)
· an eye focus (Dristi)
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a hand position (Mudra)
· a breathing technique (Pranayam)
· and/or chanting (Mantra)
Sometimes the meditations are accompanied by music. The meditations vary in length, up to 62-minutes. There are ample breaks between each meditation. The environment is peaceful with a friendly, uplifting and supportive atmosphere.  Come spend the day with us and fortify your spirit!

Included in the course fee is a wonderful vegetarian lunch, featuring recipes from Hari Dev Singh's kitchen.  Click Here to register.
Vendors! Click Here for details about the WTY Bazaar and Goodie Bags.
Yoga Dance - with Namgeet Kaur
Thursday, February 25

6:00 to 7:00 pm

New 1-Hour Format
$13 or Class-Pass

Register  (Drop-Ins Welcome)
If you've always wanted to try 'Yoga Dance' with Namgeet Kaur but hesitated because of the time and money commitment, you will like the changes we've made recently! 'Yoga Dance' is now just one hour instead of two, and just $13 instead of $26! You may use your KYL "class-pass," too. How about that for convenience and fun?!

Be ready to move your body with music and reveal your spirit as it finds expression in a creative and fluid process! No dance or yoga experience needed!

"This is just fun!" - TK from Alaska

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.
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 - physical/mental/spiritual.
Shakta Teaching at Midwest Yoga Conference
We are pleased to announce that Shakta is teaching once again at the Midwest Yoga Conference this year! Join her on Friday, June 4, from 2:30 to 4:30 pm for 'Sexuality, Intimacy and Pleasure with Kundalini Yoga, Meditation and the Gong' and again on Saturday, June 5, from 8:00 to 10:00 am for 'Breathwalk—the Technology of Walking Meditation.' For more information and to register click on  www.midwestyoga.com.
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.
Just For Fun
Watch a nice dog eat his dinner - click here

For Your Health
Aspartame has been Renamed and is Now Being Marketed as a "Natural" Sweetener called AminoSweet.

Do not ingest these man-made products.  Read Story.
Moon Watch
CURRENT MOON

New Moon - February 14

11 Days After - February 25

Full Moon - February 28

(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 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)
 
A Thought From Yogi Bhajan
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Richness is having the power of wealth. Prosperity is when you are purposefully satisfied.
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