Current Events...   Thursday - May 20, 2010
go Chicago's Level 2 - Lowest Price in North America!  
go Authentic Relationships Level 2 - Price Increases June 1
go Yoga Dance - Tonight  
go A Party for Bhajan Kaur!  
go Children’s Yoga Day Camp
go Congratulations New Graduates in Tallahassee!
go Paiste Symphonic Gongs for Sale
go Breathwalk® Intensive Training
go Shakta Teaching at Midwest Yoga Conference
go Chicago - KY Teacher Training at KYL
go Visit India – Change Your Life!
go White Tantric Yoga - The Results  
News & Notes...
go Yoga Class Schedule
go Yogi Bhajan Quote
go Moon Watch
Chicago's Level 2 - Lowest Price in North America!
KYL Surveyed Level 2 Fees...

Ours is the lowest we found!
Join with KYL Chicago for the most economical Level 2 Course in North America! Just $999 until June 1st (which includes meals!). Compare that with other venues costing $1,100, $1,200 and more!

This Fall we offer "Authentic Relationships" with KRI’s Director of Training, Gurucharan Singh Khalsa (weekend one) and GuruMeher Singh Khalsa, Yoga West (weekend two). Your deposit today secures Chicago’s $999 tuition fee.  Call to arrange a payment plan... soon... because the $999 price increases June 1st. Text
Level 2 'Authentic Relationships'
Sep. 10, 11, 12 and Oct. 22, 23, 24, 2010
Cenacle Conference Center, Chicago

Tuition Increases June 1.

Register with your deposit to reserve the lowest tuition available.  Tuition 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.
Yoga Dance
Join with Namgeet Kaur (Maia Bielak)

Thursday Evening
May 20
6:00 to 7:00 pm

Register
Yoga Dance returns to KYL once-each-month under the expert guidance of Namgeet Kaur Bielak. 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 or Yoga experience is not required.) Click Here to register.
A Party for Bhajan Kaur
Yoga Class June 2 - 6 to 7 pm
Pot-Luck Party Afterwards

Let's Gather to Say Farewell.....
The world has called Bhajan to pursue new opportunities to serve humanity.  We will miss her steady, nurturing, and patient manner at KYL.  We also know that she will continue to make the world a better place in her new endeavors.

Join with the KYL community in a pot-luck feast to thank Bhajan for her service - she will teach her final regular class on Wednesday, June 2, with a pot-luck following.  Bring your self, some food, and your best wishes for Bhajan's journey!
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.
Congratulations New Graduates in Tallahassee!
Reach Out Teach Out Program
in Tallahassee, Florida,
Graduates its First Class of Kundalini Yoga Teachers!

Sunday, May 2, was an important day in the lives of nine dedicated Kundalini Yoga teachers-in-training. It was their graduation day... a day when family and friends gathered to honor these nine individuals’ commitment and dedication to completing Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training, the Aquarian Teacher.

We celebrated their growth and transformation over the course of the past six months. Congratulations again to each and every one of them!
Back Row (l-r): Jasbir Kaur Dzurik, Gunpreet Kaur Stager, Gurudass Kaur Khalsa (Visiting Teacher Trainer), Shakta Kaur (Lead Teacher Trainer), Sukhnam Kaur DelMonico, Allen Turnage.
Front Row (1-r): Hariraj Kaur Khalsa, Livdeep Kaur McCue, Ajaipreet Kaur Barker, Dayabir Kaur Jungman, Prathna Kaur Ellis.
Paiste Symphonic Gongs

Paiste Gongs Available 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.

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

Stop by KYL’s Booth in the Bazaar and Say, ‘Sat Nam!’

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.
Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training - Level 1
Chicago - KY Teacher Training at KYL

The Aquarian Teacher

October 2010 to May 2011
If you can’t join us in Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada, for Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training - Don’t Worry - KYL is offering its popular weekend course over eight months beginning on Halloween weekend this year!

Click here for the online brochure or registration form.

Devi Scholarship - KYL also has a partial scholarship program available for those in need of financial assistance.  The deadline for consideration for a Devi Scholarship is Wednesday, September 1st Click Here for application.
Journey to India with KYL
Visit India – Change Your Life!

Join Shakta Kaur and Hari Dev Singh on this magnificent journey to India!

Feb. 14–28, 2011
(optional extension to March 2)
FOR ALL SPIRITUAL SEEKERS, TRAVEL TO INDIA HAS A SPECIAL APPEAL. The very land is steeped in spirituality, where many ancient practices were developed and perfected over 5,000 years ago. Simply walking the land can leave a profound and lasting imprint on your soul. To transform your life sometimes requires a journey which will change the way you view yourself and the world.

This is the third tour to India that Shakta and Hari Dev have led with the guidance of tour operator Deepak Singh of Spiritual Journeys. While maintaining all the comforts of home you will have the profound experience of India; absorbing the rich spiritual traditions while enjoying safe food, excellent lodging and the guidance of experienced staff.

Highlights of our tour include:
• Participating in the 5-day Punarnava conference “Ayurveda and Yoga: Where Science Meets Consciousness” held in Rishikesh (the yoga capital of the world);
• Visiting the sacred Golden Temple in Amritsar;
• Seeing the Taj Mahal in Agra on a beautiful sunrise tour;
• Washing away your karmas in the Mother River Ganges;
• Visiting Old and New Delhi;
• Walking the holy ground where Lord Buddha spoke his first sermon after 'awakening' (optional extension tour to Sarnath/Varanasi).

The BBC has listed the Golden Temple and Taj Mahal as two of the top ten sites to visit in the world. The basic tour fee of $1,835 includes the conference, comfortable lodging, sacred ceremonies, breakfast daily and English-speaking guides throughout the trip (land only – airfare to and from India is approximately $1,300 additional). Besides visiting the great religious and cultural sites, and walking in the footsteps of the Masters, our tour also provides time to “shop with Shakta” in the bazaars (an experience in and of itself!) and partake in local customs and ceremonies.  The optional extension tour is $400 additional.  For more information click here.
White Tantric Yoga - The Results
Who Came from Where?
Chicago's 2010 White Tantric Yoga® was the best attended here to date - 168 yogis were on the floor, attended by 10 staff members.  We even had people from Finland and Honduras!

We invite you to share your photos from that day, or just view them, click here.  If you enjoyed the food at lunch, the recipes are available: Red Lentil Soup and Chole.  We thank everyone who participated and helped to make this event a wonderful experience.
Moon Watch
CURRENT MOON

New Moon - May 14

11 Days After - May 25

Full Moon - May 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)
 

Yoga Dance
May 20 - Thursday

6:00-7:00 pm ($13)
 
A Thought From Yogi Bhajan
"
When you are in the worst most rotten condition, get up, shower and do sadhana* -- that's the real victory. Because that day you defeat your challenge. God will stand by you that whole day to give you victory. Nobody can take it away from you.
"

*Sadhana (pronounced ‘sod-nuh’) means ‘spiritual discipline’ and is typically an early morning spiritual practice.