Current Events...   April 28, 2010
go Yoga Dance Thursday Evening
go Gong & Mantra Night - Room for 60!  
go Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training - Canada
go Children’s Yoga Day Camp
go Cranial Sacral Therapy Workshop
go 17 DAYS Until White Tantric Yoga
go White Tantric Yoga®  Discount Ends May 2 - Sunday
go WTY Vendors - Deadline This Friday, April 30
go Breathwalk® Intensive Training
go Shakta Teaching at Midwest Yoga Conference
go Level 2 'Authentic Relationships' this Fall
go Paiste Symphonic Gongs for Sale
News & Notes...
go Yoga Class Schedule
go Yogi Bhajan Quote
go Moon Watch
go Just For Fun
go For Your Health
Yoga Dance
Join with Namgeet Kaur (Maia Bielak)

Thursday Evening
6:00 to 7:00 pm

Register
Try ‘Yoga Dance’ with Namgeet Kaur tomorrow night—Thursday at 6 pm! Just one hour and $13 (or 60-minute class card) to have fun with movement, music and dance! You’ll experience the practice of free-form movement as you clear your mind. 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.) Click Here to register - $13 drop-in or class-pass.
Healing Power of Triple Gong & Mantra
New Location - 10th Floor Curtiss Hall
Room for 60 People (comfortably!)

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

Plenty of room for everybody in the fabulous 10th floor ballroom called Curtiss Hall. Bring friends and loved ones, or family members! And please bring your own mat (or blanket) and cushion to sit on.  (This is the location of KYL's annual New Year's Eve party.)

Join us for our popular monthly sessions of gong and mantra.  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.

Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training - Canada
Prince Edward Island Level 1 Teacher Training Begins in 22 Days

Join us to discover the Art & Science of Improving Yourself!
“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.
Children’s Yoga Day Camp

5 Days of Conscious Fun for Kids

July 26-30     1:00 – 4:00 pm

5 to 8 year olds

Once again KYL is offering its popular Children’s Yoga Day Camp this summer for the tiniest yogis in your family! Your children will stretch their bodies and their minds through yoga practice, art projects, visualization, music, dramatization, dance and play. Besides learning about yoga children will discover how to use the breath to change their mind; how to be kind to themselves; and how to be healthy, happy and whole!

Some of the many benefits of yoga for children include:

Yoga is non-competitive
Yoga is low-cost and prevents stress
Yoga creates balance, flexibility and quiet
Yoga gives children a greater sense of self, and
Yoga is experiential and social!

Space is limited to 16 campers. Two adults are with the yoga campers at all times. The fee of $175 for all five days (or $40 per day) includes all activities, materials and one snack per afternoon. Click Here for complete details.
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.
17 DAYS
White Tantric Yoga Chicago

17 Days Away
Many have already begun to practice a yoga set (kriya*) and/or a meditation in preparation for WTY Chicago.  So today, day 17, 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 days 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

Just 17 Days Away
Early Discount Ends May 2

$147 in advance (May 3 and later $165)
$93 for students/seniors (may 3 and later $108)

Comming from the twin cities?  consider taking the group bus from eAgan MN - send an email to integrationyoga@gmail.com


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

Display your wares on a table in the Bazaar! Put a flier or your product into the WTY Goodie Bag!

Vendors – Remember the Deadline
Friday, 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.
Breathwalk® Intensive Training

Two Programs Offered:

Personal Intensive - July 10-11 or
Instructor Training - July 10-11 and Aug. 28-29

9 am to 6 pm
Walking is the #1 form of exercise in America. And, Breathwalk® is the next step in feeling great and conditioning both the body and mind. Breathwalk is a yogic walking practice that combines specific patterns of conscious breathing synchronized with your walking steps. You experience profound changes in just a few minutes of Breathwalking. Some say that these changes are even more profound than yoga and meditation.

Breathwalk offers you a wide range of choices—choice over your energy level, choice over your mood, and choice over your mental state. This Training teaches over 20 Breathwalk programs each addressing a specific need. For example, you can choose a Breathwalk to promote ‘Energy and Vitality’ or ‘Weight Control and Overall Fitness.’ Or, you can choose a Breathwalk that shifts you from ‘Anxious to Calm’ or from ‘Scattered to Focused.’ The choice is always yours!

The one-weekend Personal Intensive fee is $250 and the two-weekend Instructor Training fee is $750 (both fees increase on July 1). Click Here for complete details.
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

Tuition Fee Increases June 1.

Register with your deposit and reserve the lowest tuition available Tuition fee includes all meals... a great savings and convenience! Easy payment plans available.


with Lead Trainer, KRI’s Director of Training, Gurucharan Singh Khalsa (weekend one) and GuruMeher Singh Khalsa, Yoga West (weekend two)
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.
Paiste Symphonic Gongs

We Now Have Several Gongs For Sale at KYL.

28"   30"   32"

The gong is the sound of creation, and those sounds perfectly match the energetic meridians of the human body.  This is an under-utilized 'sound therapy' that turns off the stressors in the body/mind, releases blocks, and brings forth the relaxation response.

Paiste Symphonic Gongs have a slightly raised surface with a harmonic and universal sound structure. The fundamental note of the gong is balanced with the instrument's complex overtones. Your mind has no defense to the gong after 90 seconds. 

Call to arrange a private showing and testing of the gongs at KYL (312) 922-4699.

Just For Fun
Do you know why pirates have so much money?    ... they always chant "harrrrrr".
For Your Health
If you agree that healthy food is needed for our kids, then join the Revolution.
Moon Watch
CURRENT MOON

 

Full Moon - April 28

New Moon - May 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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As a human you are a very sophisticated machine. You are part of the universe and the magnetic field. You have the capacity to reach out unto Infinity, or become totally depressed. It is your choice that matters.
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