Kundalini Yoga in the Loop - 410 South Michigan Ave Suite 514 - Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 922-4699     www.ShaktaKaur.com     info@shaktakaur.com
Current Events...   Wednesday - December 29, 2010
go Yogic New Year's Eve - Wednesday Today is Final Day to Register  
go Holiday Class Schedule at KYL
go "Yoga 101" Gift Packages
go Yoga and Meditation for Prosperity  
go Celebrate Guru Gobind Singh’s Birthday at KYL  
go Healing Power of ‘Prosperity’ Gong & Mantra 
go Free Aquarian Age Conference Call – "Three Minutes to a New You"  
go Teacher Training - Indianapolis (Begins April)!
go Breathwalk® in Florida (January) and Canada (June)
go Conscious Communication - Level 2 KYTT
go Journey to India with KYL
News & Notes...
go Yoga Class Schedule
go Yogi Bhajan Quote
go Moon Watch
KYL's 8th Annual...   this Friday night!
New Year's Eve Celebration
Wednesday is Final Day to Register
$90 single / $170 for two

Join Shakta and Hari Dev for a fun, inspiring evening of food, yoga, meditation, drumming and chanting in a special New Year's Eve get-together for yogis, your friends and family. We will use this evening of the First Night as a primary gateway for manifesting your perfect beginning to the New Year!

What: Yogic New Year’s Eve Celebration
Where: In the Historic Fine Arts Building’s
When: December 31st
Time: Doors open at 7:30, ending at 12:45 am
  • 7:30 pm – Doors Open
  • 8:00 pm – Relieve, Relax and Recharge with Gentle Yoga and Meditation, including a double-gong bath.
  • 9:45 pm – Delicious Organic, Vegetarian food served Family-style.
  • 10:30 pm – Mantra Dance.
  • 11:30 pm – Drumming Circle (join in or just listen to the rhythms) - bring a percussion instrument if you have one.
  • Midnight – Spectacular Fireworks over Lake Michigan, with a perfect view of the action.
  • 12:15 am – 22-minutes of Chanting/Meditation to Vibrate the Cosmos for the New Year.

Chicago's glittering midnight New Year's Eve fireworks are always spectacular ... especially when you can enjoy them in the company of a community of like-minded people. Organic, vegetarian food will be served in an alcohol and tobacco free environment. (We will enjoy sparkling non-alcoholic beverages instead!)

The extended double-gong bath is designed to remove the last bit of unwanted stress from last year and clear the way for a fulfilling, conscious and abundant new year. A very special First Night meditation will be chanted to ensure that you create new beginnings for yourself, your family and the planet.

Bring a yoga mat, dress in comfortable layers to do yoga. This event is to have fun in a very casual mode.

Space is limited, so register online or call 312-922-4699. No refunds for this event. Reservations required. No walk-ins accepted.

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Holiday Class Schedule at KYL
Wednesday - Dec. 29 - 12:15 to 1 pm / 6 to 7 pm
Thursday - Dec. 30 - 12:15 to 1 pm
Sunday - Jan. 2 - 10:30 am to Noon (Veggie potluck after)
Thursday - Dec. 30 - 6 to 7 pm
Friday - Dec. 31 (Note: Yogic NY Eve celebration is happening)
Saturday - Jan. 1
Yogic Holiday Gifts

"Yoga 101" Gift Package

$170 Value for only $99

What better way to introduce friends and family to the benefits of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation in the New Year than with a delightful Yoga 101 Gift Package!

There’s probably someone you know who would appreciate the calm and serenity that you experience after each of your classes at KYL. For that person we’ve created the ‘Yoga 101 Gift Package’ which includes:

- a six-class pass good for regularly scheduled classes at KYL plus our popular ‘Gong & Mantra’ events,*
- a new Kulae tpECOmat Plus, the latest and greatest in eco-conscious, biodegradable, thick yoga mats, and
- a beautiful CD of Kundalini Yoga mantras guaranteed to soothe stressed out nerves.

Call-in your order (312-922-4699) or purchase a ‘Yoga 101 Gift Package’ on-line.  Don’t wait because supplies of this special offering are limited.**

"Yoga 101" Gift Package
A great eco-conscious yoga mat, plus 6 yoga classes (also valid for Gong & Mantra night), plus a CD of mantras.  $170 value for $99 (buy).
$100 Gift Certificate for $95
  This certificate is good for $100 of goods and services at KYL (buy).
$25 Gift Certificate
  This certificate is good for $25 of goods and services at KYL (buy).
Yogi Bhajan Inspirational Calendar
  The 2011 Aquarian Wisdom Calendars are here! These are compact desk calendars that allow you to read a new quote from Yogi Bhajan by turning the page each and every day. These are insightful messages from the Master of Kundalini Yoga to help focus and inspire. (buy).
New Year's Eve Celebration at KYL
Our 8th Annual "Yogic" New Year's Eve celebration (details).  $90 for one / $170 for two (buy for two / buy for one).

* The "six-class pass" is good for weekly classes and ‘Healing Power of Gong & Mantra’ sessions only and does not apply to workshops or other special events. The card expires on April 30, 2011.

** Shipping to either you or your recipient is also available for an additional charge.
Yoga and Meditation for Prosperity
KYL's Theme for January and February
Come to KYL during the months of January and February for our annual ‘Yoga for Prosperity’ series! Every class during the next eight weeks will use yoga postures, meditations, mantras and the gong to release old habits of scarcity and bring in new habits of abundance...

Raise your self-esteem,
conquer self-animosity,
eliminate negative thoughts, and
affirm your worthiness to receive.

... through special yoga and meditation classes where you will learn:
  • How to Recognize Prosperity
  • The Power of Blessing
  • Gratitude as a Vibration
  • How Intuition Helps Us Receive
  • How to Tap Opportunities
  • Tithing as a Tool to Receive More
  • About the Breath of Prosperity
  • Your Prosperity Consciousness
  • How Forgiveness Creates Wealth
  • How to Go from Misfortune to Good Fortune, and
  • More Techniques to Open You to the Flow of Prosperity

Click Here to view class schedule.
Guru Gobind Singh’s Birthday

Celebrate Guru Gobind Singh’s Birthday at KYL

Wednesday, January 5 - 4:30 am
Come to KYL early Wednesday morning to celebrate the birthday of the Sikh saint and warrior, Guru Gobind Singh. Guru Gobind Singh was born in 1666 as Gobind Rai. He exhibited great fearlessness and an elevated consciousness at a very young age.

Jaap Sahib is a prayer written by Guru Gobind Singh when he was just 19 years old. It describes all of the aspects of the Creator. The yoga set/kriya Wednesday morning is the practice of bowing rhythmically to the verses of Jaap Sahib (i.e., ‘Bowing Jaap Sahib’). The sound of Jaap Sahib rouses the soul and the higher self of the human being. It is good to recite--or even to simply listen to--when your position is endangered or when you feel weak. It brings grace, greatness and royal courage.

Delicious Yogi Tea will be served. You might bring some light breakfast snacks to share afterwards. There is no charge for this special early morning practice, however, donations are accepted.

4:30 am – Japji Sahib (meditative prayer)
4:55 am – Warm-Ups
5:10 am – Bowing Jaap Sahib (yoga set)
5:45 am – Aquarian Sadhana mantras
6:55 am – End (approximately)
Please arrive between 4:00 am and 4:30 am because the building doors are open only during that time.
Healing Power of ‘Prosperity’ Gong & Mantra
with Shakta Kaur & Hari Dev Singh

Friday, January 14
6:30 pm to 7:45 pm
($15 in advance)
End Your Karma and Connect with the Endless Circle of Infinite Prosperity!

Bring a friend and join us Friday night for one of our most popular monthly sessions of Gong and Mantra—for prosperity! This month we’ve chosen a mantra especially designed to jumpstart your New Year 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, but two 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 January, ‘Hari Hari Hari Hari Hari Hari Har,’ has the capacity to open you to attracting and receiving exactly what you need. Sometimes it is more than you might expect or even want and sometimes it is totally different from what you desire. The more you are able to relax into this meditation the more you will allow the manifestation of what the Creator has in mind for you.

So, Click Here to pre-register and join us for the deep vibrational healing of gong and mantra on Friday.
Free Aquarian Age Conference Call
Free* Conference Call with Shakta

"Three Minutes to a New You"

Saturday, January 15 - 8:30 am Central Time (9:30 am Eastern Time)

Join Shakta as she shares simple and easy-to-use yogic techniques that can totally change the way you relate to yourself and the world. Designed for busy people who want quick and effective methods to reduce stress, improve health and create peace of mind these tools are the best of east meets west...  ancient yogic techniques backed by western scientific study. They are proven tools for immediate, positive and long-lasting results.

Shakta will focus on four key areas... your emotional, mental, physical and spiritual well-being.
• Learn to bring balance and calm into any situation.
• Learn to increase your mental clarity.
• Learn to rejuvenate yourself, bringing vitality back into your life.
• Learn to shift your perspective.

And, remember - all of this can be done in just three minutes!

Shakta will also discuss details and answer questions about KYL’s Indianapolis, Indiana, Teacher Training course that begins in April.  You'll learn some of the top reasons others have taken Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training, too (and it wasn’t necessarily to teach public Kundalini Yoga classes, either!).

Do something special for yourself and join Shakta to learn, ask questions and receive answers! Click Here to register.
*While there is no charge for this conference call, your normal long-distance telephone charges will apply.
Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training - Indianapolis
Level 1 Teacher Training
Indianapolis - April to November 2011

Shakta leads the first-ever Kundalini Yoga
Level 1 Teacher Training course in Indianapolis next Spring.

Brochure     Application

Top Five Reasons to take Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training with Shakta Kaur in Indianapolis:

5) receive a direct, internal experience of yoga and meditation,
4) orient your mind toward its proper role as your ‘servant,’
3) stop the repetition of past errors and patterns,
2) invoke your intuition, and
1) make your life easier!

Breathwalk® Training in 2011
with Shakta Kaur

Choose from two fantastic locations!

Tallahassee, Florida, USA
Jan. 22-23 and March 19-20, 2011

Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada
June 11-12 and Oct. 15-16, 2011

Payment Plans Available!
Did you know that Breathwalk® helps to relieve:
• Depression • Anxiety • Fatigue • Feeling Overwhelmed • Stress
• Obesity • Moodiness • Low Stamina • Emotional Trauma • Poor Circulation • Addictive Impulses...  just to name a few?!
Many spiritual traditions use walking as a meditation to calm the mind, connect to nature and for healing. Breathwalk is a simple, yet profoundly effective mental and physical fitness program. Breathwalk uses a variety of different breath patterns, timed with your footsteps, to effect a change in your mood and energy level.

You could use Breathwalk to promote ‘Energy and Vitality’ or ‘Weight Control and Overall Fitness.’ If you’ve been a prisoner of your mind lately you could choose a Breathwalk that shifts you from ‘Anxious to Calm’ or from ‘Scattered to Focused.’  There are even Breathwalks to increase ‘Emotional Presence,’ ‘Intuition’ and ‘Spiritual Abundance.’ The choices are unique, varied and always effective!br>
Join Shakta for a rejuvenating, refreshing and simply remarkable weekend learning to use and teach Breathwalk—not only for your health and well-being but also to uplift the lives of many others.

Two levels of Breathwalk training are offered:

Weekend One – Personal Intensive - $250.  This one-weekend training is mainly experiential, moving through several different programs which provide stress relief, mental clarity, mood control and anxiety reduction.

Weekend Two – Instructor Training - $750.  Breathwalk Instructors take both weekends. The second weekend builds upon the first focusing on understanding the application of Breathwalk programs, working with diverse groups of Breathwalkers and mastering the skills of teaching Breathwalk to others. Click Here for more information and to register for Breathwalk Training.

Call Hari Dev Singh to arrange a payment plan - (312) 922-4699.
Conscious Communication - Level 2 KYTT
Now You Know a Year in Advance!

Level 2 "Conscious Communication"

September 9-11 and October 7-9, 2011
with KRI’s Director of Training
Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, Ph.D.

Tuition includes 3 meals daily!
$250 deposit holds your place!
‘Communication is a gift to know. Communication is a gift to understand Communication is a gift to realize. If you do not use communication for these three things, it is better that you shut up and don’t talk.’ -- Yogi Bhajan

Join us for this unique six-day course (one of five Level 2 modules) to learn how to speak — meditatively and intuitively — not just to talk! The discipline of conscious communication qualifies you to speak each word one-pointedly, faithfully, courageously, directly and simply.

In this course you will learn to:

  • Gather your energy and awareness to support what you intend to communicate.
  • Practice harmonious communication in areas of conflict or confrontation.
  • Consciously communicate at the subtle frequencies of your chakras.
  • Realize prayer as the intimate presence of the Infinite within you.

Gurucharan teaches every day of this course.

Special course fees apply for a limited time.  For KYL Alumni the tuition is $999 - make 10 payments @ $99.90.  For IKYTA members the tuition is $1,099 - make 10 payments @ 109.90.  Plan now and save money!  Your deposit of $250 will secure these low rates.

Click Here for more information.

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)
Are you thinking of joining us? If so, then, it is time to check your passport and apply for a VISA. Click Here for details.
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 $1,935 (until January 15) 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.
Moon Watch

Full Moon - December 21

New Moon - January 4

(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 onlineSome Exceptions Noted Above
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.)
Other Events
Pre-Natal Yoga - Selected Mondays, 6 to 7 pm - Jan. 10, 17, 24  (info)

Yogic New Year's Eve (info)

Breathwalk Training

Teacher Training Level 1

Teacher Training Level 2
A Thought From Yogi Bhajan
A yogi is not a man of miracles and a lot of grace and a lot of money and a lot of wealth and a lot of disciples and a lot of ashrams and a lot of beautiful or ugly people or whatever you’ve come to think. A yogi is a simple audience in the audience of His grace. A yogi is not a person who does anything. A yogi is one who enjoys what God does.