Current Events...   March 24, 2010
go Healing Power of Triple 'Prosperity' Gong & Mantra
go Sat Nam Rasayan One-on-One Appointments with Dr. Yogi   
go Become a Consciousness Educator!
go Cranial Sacral Therapy Workshop
go Just Added!  More Yoga Sets – More Meditations
go White Tantric Yoga®
go Vendor Tables and 'Goodie Bag' Inserts for WTY
go 'Double-Up' Coaching with Shakta
go Shakta Teaching at Midwest Yoga Conference
go Level 2 'Authentic Relationships' Next Fall
go In Deepest Sympathy - Hari Dev Enters the Late Fifties  
News & Notes...
go Yoga Class Schedule
go Yogi Bhajan Quote
go Moon Watch
go Just For Fun
go For Your Health
Healing Power of Triple ‘Prosperity’ Gong & Mantra
with Shakta Kaur, Hari Dev Singh, and Sanjam Singh

Friday, March 26
6:30 pm to 7:45 pm
($15 in advance / $17 at door)

Bring a friend and join us on the first Friday of Spring for one of our popular monthly sessions of gong and mantra—for prosperity! For March we’ve chosen another mantra for prosperity so you may enjoy the coming of spring 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 March is Ajai Alai (pronounced ‘uhja uhla’), combined with a special mudra (hand position) placed at the heart center to open you up to experience a more expanded and prosperous life. (Mantra sheets will be available to practice the mediation at home, too!) Join us for the deep vibrational healing of triple gong and mantra on Friday, March 26 - Click Here to register.

Ajai Alai
Unconquerable, Deathless
Abhai Abai
Fearless, Sinless
Abhoo Ajoo
Birthless, Free from the Cycle of Birth and Death
Anaas Akaas
Indestructible, Omnipresent
Agunj Abunj
Unbreakable, Indestructible
Aluck Abhuck
Incomprehensible, In need of no sustenance
Akaal Dayaal
Immortal, Merciful
Alake Abhake
Countless, Garbless
Anaam Akaam
Nameless, Desireless
Agaahaa Adhaahaa
Bottomless, Endless
Anaatay Paramaatay
Masterless, Supreme
Ajonee Amonee
Without birth or death, the Speaker in all Beings
Naraagay Narangay
Without attachment, Without color
Naroopay Naraykay
Without form, Without destiny
Akaramang Abharamang
Without deed, Without superstition
Aganjah Alaykhay
Imperishable, Indeterminable

Click Here to register and join us for the deep vibrational healing of triple gong and mantra on Friday, March 26.

Sat Nam Rasayan One-on-One Appointments
With Dr. Yogi (Hari Simran Singh Khalsa, D.C.)

Monday, April 5
7:30 am to 10 am
$95 (twenty-five minute session)
Hari Simran Singh Khalsa, D.C. (aka Dr. Yogi) will return to Chicago soon and has arranged time in his schedule while he is at KYL to once again offer private Sat Nam Rasayan appointments. Sat Nam Rasayan is the healing modality derived from the Kundalini Yoga tradition and 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 in a one-on-one session with Dr. Yogi on Monday, April 5th.

Click Here to check schedule.
Become a Consciousness Educator!
Join us in Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada for an in-depth experience in the technology of human consciousness!

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
Join us for this incredible 'course of study of the Self' in beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada!

We are all teachers

We teach each other when we can see ourselves 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.  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.
Cranial Sacral Therapy Workshop

Monday, May 10 through Wednesday, May 12

at KYL

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

$400 tuition fee (regular rate $450) - Download Flyer
Join National Bodywork Seminar owners Heath and Nicole Reed in Chicago for three days of instruction in Cranial Sacral Therapy at KYL. Cranial Sacral Therapy uses gentle, meditative touch to release restrictions throughout the Cranial Sacral system* to heal the body by improving the functioning of the central nervous system. This is an introductory course presenting the anatomical structures and metaphysical implications of the major bones of the skull and sacrum.

National Bodywork Seminars emphasizes hands-on training so you will be able to perform a 60-minute Cranial Sacral session. Meditation and movement is also explored to enhance your ability to sense and impact the ‘cranial sacral wave.’

This course is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. The course includes 25 national and state-approved credit hours, a pictorial manual and Certificate of Completion. A $200 deposit is required upon registration with the balance of $200 due on the first day of the seminar.

For more information and to register go to www.NationalBodyworkSeminars.com or call 602-751-1201.
*The Cranial Sacral system consists of the membranes and fluid that surround the brain and spinal cord.
Yoga Sets & Meditations on KYL's Website
Now Online at KYL...

128 Kriyas  (view)
149 Meditations  (view)

Whether you visit KYL for regular classes or simply visit us on-line for information on events and classes, we hope you enjoy clicking through all of the yoga sets and meditations that are provided. There are now a few new additions including Immune Yoga 2 from the ‘Reaching Me in Me’ manual.

Plus, check-out these other informative links:

Archived Newsletters
Vegetarian Recipes
Rejuvenate in the Bath
Detox Melon Fast

We all extend a big thank you to Hari Dev Singh for keeping KYL’s web presence looking good and lovingly updated!
Hari Dev Singh creates websites / newsletters / flyers for many Kundalini Yogis.  He can do the same for you, too. Fees range from $26 per hour to a negotiated flat rate.  Payment plans available. Call Hari Dev at 312-922-4699 for more details.
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, then $165)
$93 for students/seniors (until May 2, then $108)

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)
·
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.
Vendor Tables and 'Goodie Bag' Inserts for WTY

Market Your Services to Attendees of
White Tantric Yoga Chicago
Once again WTY Chicago will have a ‘Bazaar’ area available for vendors, as well as the opportunity to insert a promotional flyer into the 'goodie bag' given to each attendee.  These are in-lieu-of a Community Table at WTY.  Click Here for details and important deadlines.
'Double-Up' Coaching with Shakta
March and April
$108 per session - For 2 People

Lifestyle Choices
Spiritual Guidance
Holistic Business Planning
If you've wanted to have a one-on-one coaching session with Shakta over the phone but have been hesitant to do so because of the cost why not 'double-up' with a friend or colleague and share the cost of a one-hour session together? Shakta has helped many, many people over the years with a variety of concerns and issues, both personal and professional. Find a friend and learn from Shakta together!

Whether it is for personal growth, enhancing your professional or business life, spiritual guidance or empowering yogic advice, spending time one-on-one with Shakta is guaranteed to maximize your ability to move fluidly, react neutrally and live confidently. Her practical advice, thoughtful guidance and easy-to-implement suggestions coupled with her sense of humor are just a few of the qualities Shakta is known for bringing to each coaching session. You and she even craft an 'action plan' to guide your next few steps. And, besides saving you money, 'doubling-up' with a friend or colleague always guarantees greater understanding and spontaneous learning in each and every session.

Book your March or April session with Shakta now and receive her discounted fee of $108 per session - for you alone, or with a friend! Click Here to check schedule.
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 increase on 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.
Yikes - Hari Dev Turns 57 Thursday

"Had I known I would live this long,
I'd have taken better care of myself."
What I Have Learned:  Body parts can fossilize.

I Was Last Seen In Public:  Shooting pool with Moses.

My Most Interesting Experience:  Watching the Earth cool.

Former Outdoor Pastime:  Terradactyl watching.

Just For Fun
For Your Health
High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) linked to liver scaring - Read Story

HFCS linked to gout! - Read Story

HFCS a major player in obesity epidemic - Read Story

Potential role of fructose in the epidemic of hypertension, obesity and the metabolic syndrome, diabetes, kidney disease, and cardiovascular disease - Read Story

Abstract - Currently, we are experiencing an epidemic of cardiorenal disease characterized by increasing rates of obesity, hypertension, the metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and kidney disease. Whereas excessive caloric intake and physical inactivity are likely important factors driving the obesity epidemic, it is important to consider additional mechanisms. We revisit an old hypothesis that sugar, particularly excessive fructose intake, has a critical role in the epidemic of cardiorenal disease. We also present evidence that the unique ability of fructose to induce an increase in uric acid may be a major mechanism by which fructose can cause cardiorenal disease. Finally, we suggest that high intakes of fructose in African Americans may explain their greater predisposition to develop cardiorenal disease, and we provide a list of testable predictions to evaluate this hypothesis.

Moon Watch
CURRENT MOON

New Moon - March 16

11 Days After - March 27

Full Moon - March 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)
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
"
Life is not given to suffer. Life is given to offer something.
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