Current Events...   March 31, 2010
go Easter Sunday Early Morning Sadhana - 4 AM  free
go Sat Nam Rasayan One-on-One Appointments with Dr. Yogi
go Conference Call - Complete Unfinished Cycles  
go Discover the Art & Science of Improving Yourself!
go Yoga Dance every Thursday in April  
go Cranial Sacral Therapy Workshop
go 40 Days Prior to White Tantric Yoga® Chicago - April 5   
go White Tantric Yoga® - Register Soon
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
News & Notes...
go Yoga Class Schedule
go Yogi Bhajan Quote
go Moon Watch
go Just For Fun
go Food For The Gods
go For Your Health
Early Morning Sadhana - Easter Sunday
April 4 at KYL

4:00 am - Japji Sahib (meditative prayer)
4:20 am - Yoga
5:10 am – Aquarian Sadhana Mantra Meditations
6:30 am - End
Reconnect with your spirit this Easter Sunday morning at KYL with early morning sadhana. It is a special day for many around the world because it is not only Christian Easter, but, Eastern Orthodox Easter, too. And, Passover ends on Sunday April 4 as well!

Christian and Orthodox Easter
Due to a difference in the Gregorian and Julian calendars, Eastern Orthodox Christians around the world celebrate Easter on a date which often varies from the date celebrated by Western Christians of Catholic or Protestant origin. However, in 2010 and 2011, both calendars are aligned and Eastern and Western Easter will be celebrated together for two consecutive years. Although the next date in common will occur in 2014, not since 1942 and 1943 has there been a consecutive coincident date of Easter between the two churches. And, another two-year coincidence will not occur until 2071 and 2072!

Early Morning Sadhana
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 (of the North door-group) will be open.
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.
Complete Unfinished Cycles with the ‘Change-Maker’ Meditation
An Evening Conference Call with Shakta

Tuesday, April 6

6:30 pm Central Time
7:30 pm Eastern
8:30 pm Atlantic
• Are you ready for a change this spring?
• Do you have some less-than-positive habits you would like to break?
• Is there some unfinished business—whether emotional, mental, physical or spiritual—that could use a gentle push towards completion?

If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to any of the above questions then join Shakta on a free conference call to learn a powerful yogic tool that can clear unfinished patterns from your past and help you achieve a higher level of understanding about yourself and the world around you.

The Kundalini Meditation that Shakta will share is one that many will practice together 40 days prior to the beginning of the Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada, Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training course. This meditation uses the syllables Sa Ta Na Ma.
Sa = Infinity, cosmos, beginning.
Ta = Life, existence.
Na = Death.
Ma = Rebirth.
Sa, Ta, Na, Ma is, quite literally, the cycle of creation. From the Infinite comes life and individual existence. From life comes death or change. From death comes the rebirth of consciousness to the joy of the Infinite through which compassion leads back to life.

Shakta will also discuss details and answer questions regarding the Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada, Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training course.

Click Here to receive the call-in number and pass code.
Discover the Art & Science of Improving Yourself!
Join us in Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada for an in-depth experience in the technology of how to fulfill yourself as a human being!
“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
Kundalini Yoga is a sacred science. The sacredness of ‘you’ is awakened through its practice. You begin to realize there is nothing ‘out there’ that will make your life easier ... that you already have ‘within’ what you need for a life of ease, joy and abundance.

If this sounds like something you would like to explore on a deeper and personal level, then our Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training course in Prince Edward Island is designed just for you! In particular if you have noticed—
• ... that the pace of your life is increasing and you would like to know how to respond optimally to the constant change in your environment.
• ... that you could use some guidance on how to overcome some of the obstacles that seem to pop up here and there as you move along your life’s path.
• ... that your human machine needs not only physical stability at a time like this, but, it needs mental stability as well.
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.
Yoga Dance
Join with Namgeet Kaur (Maia Bielak)

Every Thursday Evening in April
6:00 to 7:00 pm

Register
‘Yoga Dance’ with Namgeet Kaur is now available every Thursday evening in April at 6 pm! A one-hour format to have fun with movement, music and dance!  The focus is not on your performance. The focus is on cultivating the moment … each moment … this moment … through the flow of natural movement as expressed by you! (Dance experience is not required.)  Standard 60-minute class fee ($13 drop-in or class-pass).
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.
40 Days Prior to White Tantric Yoga® (WTY) Chicago

is Monday - April 5

 
40 days is a significant number in many spiritual traditions including Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®. In the 40 days prior to WTY we recommend that you choose a yoga set (kriya*) and/or a meditation to practice daily. Begin on Monday, April 5, and continue until WTY Chicago.  To choose from 128 yoga sets and 149 meditations, click here. 

Also, since the nature of your diet in the weeks prior to WTY impacts how easily your body/mind/spirit will cleanse afterwards we suggest avoiding junk foods (i.e., processed sugar/high fructose corn syrup), alcohol, caffeine and meat as much as possible. The ‘Recipes’ section of our website has many delicious vegetarian dishes to enjoy in the weeks prior to WTY. Click Here to see what we mean.

*A kriya in Kundalini Yoga is a sequence of postures, breath, mudra, eye focus and sound that are integrated together to access a particular state of mind, of well-being and/or of health.
White Tantric Yoga®
Saturday - May 15 - 8 AM to 6 PM

A One-Day Meditation Workshop

Register Soon

$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.
Food For The Gods
Greek Spinach and Orzo Soup

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Just For Fun
 One of the Tallahassee, Florida, teachers-in-training brought the entire teacher training class trinkets from the Mobile Mardi Gras celebration last month... including Shakta!
For Your Health
Optimism Strengthens Your Immune System

or, as Yogi Bhajan would say...

"Fake it 'till you make it."

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Moon Watch
CURRENT MOON

Full Moon - April 5

New Moon - April 19

(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)
 

Yoga Dance

Thursdays
6:00-7:00 pm ($13)

 

A Thought From Yogi Bhajan
"
Meditation is the art of breaking habits, to purify the mind and to take care of day-to-day things.
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