Current Events...   April 7, 2010
go Yoga Dance every Thursday at 6 pm  
go Healing Power of Triple 'Prosperity' Gong & Mantra  
go Discover the Art & Science of Improving Yourself!
go Cranial Sacral Therapy Workshop
go 38 DAYS  
go White Tantric Yoga® - May 15
go Vendor Tables at 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 Food For The Gods
go For Your Health
Yoga Dance
Join with Namgeet Kaur (Maia Bielak)

Every Thursday Evening
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).
Healing Power of Triple ‘Prosperity’ Gong & Mantra
with Shakta Kaur, Hari Dev Singh, and Sanjam Singh

Friday, April 16
6:30 pm to 7:45 pm
($15 in advance / $17 at door)

Bring a friend and join us for one of our popular monthly sessions of gong and mantra.  For April we’ve chosen another mantra for prosperity so you may enjoy the arrival 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.

Join us for the deep vibrational healing of triple gong and mantra on Friday - Click Here to register.

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.
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.
38 DAYS
Today is 38 Days Prior to White Tantric Yoga® (WTY) Chicago
Many guests of KYL have already begun to practice a yoga set (kriya*) and/or a meditation in preparation for WTY Chicago. Traditionally, beginning a spiritual practice for 40 days or more is significant in many lineages including Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®. So, today, day 38, is an awesome day to begin your journey towards WTY Chicago! To choose from 128 yoga sets and 149 meditations, Click Here.

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

Market Your Services to Attendees of
White Tantric Yoga Chicago

Deadline is April 30
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
Moroccan Red Lentil-Bean Stew

Highly acclaimed at pot-luck!  Recipe
For Your Health
Words Actually Can Hurt Your Brain!

It turns out that 'hurtful' words really do hurt.
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Moon Watch
CURRENT MOON

Full Moon - March 30

New Moon - April 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)
 

 

Yoga Dance

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

 

A Thought From Yogi Bhajan
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There is no shortcut to life. People who indulge in the lower chakras will never reach the higher chakras. And people who are stuck in the higher chakras are called 'spaced out.' There has to be balance.
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