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Current Events...   Thursday - March 31, 2011
go Welcome to one of KYL’s newest babies – Nicholas!  
go Power of the Mother – Pre-Natal Series   
go White Tantric Yoga® Guidelines for Teachers – Part One  
go Shakta Teaching at Midwest Yoga Conference
go White Tantric Yoga® - Just 30 Days Away!
go Images from India
go Conversations with Shakta Kaur - Recordings Available
go Three Workshops in Indianapolis
go Teacher Training - Indianapolis - Starts May 13!
go Breathwalk® Training in Canada  Toronto Just Added!
go WTY Bazaar & Goodie Bags Opportunity
go Conscious Communication - KYTT Level 2
News & Notes...
go Yoga Class Schedule
go Yogi Bhajan Quote
go Moon Watch
go Just For Fun
Welcome to the Planet
    Nicholas Has Arrived

January 31, 2011 - 8 Pounds
New mother Heather tells us that Nico is enamored with his hands. ‘He never really has his hands in fists,’ she said, ‘they’re always open. He lays them on his chest in prayer position!’ Heather loves her yoga so much that she says they’ve noticed Nico’s got quite a ‘buddha belly.’ ‘He is big,’ says his mom. We are glad that you are here, Nico, healthy and growing bigger and bigger every day!
Pre-Natal Yoga
Power of the Mother – Pre-Natal Yoga Series

with Ram Nam Kaur

April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23
(Consecutive Monday Nights at 6 pm)

You need not be pregnant to attend this course!
Our beautiful series of classes for pregnant women returns to KYL – The Power of the Mother: Pre-Natal Yoga with Ram Nam Kaur. The practice of yoga and meditation during pregnancy helps the body function more optimally and also influences the mental and emotional states of the mother-to-be. Learn how to create harmony within your changing self and your environments in the company of other pregnant women. Come share, meditate and enjoy your unfolding both as a woman and as a giver of life.

You will learn:
-basic pregnancy yoga postures,
-body care and nutrition tips,
-yogic teachings regarding the connection between the mother and the soul to be incarnated, and
-meditations particularly suited for the time both during and after pregnancy.

Expand your power to conceive and create through pre-natal Kundalini Yoga at KYL beginning April 18th. Click Here to register.
For Kundalini Yoga Teachers
White Tantric Yoga® Guidelines – Part One

Especially designed for teachers of
Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®
Do you want to know a little bit more about White Tantric Yoga (WTY)?
Do you wish you had more answers to the questions you’re asked about WTY?
Would students like to be a little more comfortable with the process of WTY?
Would you like some help to make WTY easier for both you and your students?

At one time Shakta Kaur felt the same. What she found was a set of helpful guidelines originally created by Sat Simran Kaur Khalsa (with input from KRI’s CEO Nirvair Singh Khalsa, among others). The idea behind the original guidelines was twofold: 1) to expand attendance at WTY by appealing to meditators from other disciplines, and 2) to have beginning students from regular Kundalini Yoga classes become comfortable with the process of WTY so that their experience is enhanced.

Four areas are addressed in these Guidelines:  1) student expectations, 2) culture shock, 3) meditative style and 4) student follow-up. If you are interested in receiving a complimentary electronic copy of the WTY Guidelines click here.

Watch for ‘Part Two’ next week! Part Two is a 5-week curriculum for teachers to use both prior to and immediately after White Tantric Yoga Chicago. All of this great information is offered as a service to you from your friends at KYL!
Shakta Teaching at Midwest Yoga Conference
Shakta Teaching at the 12th Annual Midwest Yoga Conference

All for Love

Friday, May 20 – Sunday, May 22
For the fifth year in a row Shakta Kaur is teaching Kundalini Yoga and Meditation at the Midwest Yoga Conference! Each of Shakta’s workshops features Kundalini Yoga, Meditation and the Gong.

The Invincible Woman
On Friday, May 20th, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Shakta's focus is ‘The Invincible Woman.’ The scriptures teach that women are 16 times more intelligent and 200 times more sensitive than men. But, Shakta says, ‘women don’t understand how to use this power. Sixteen times more intelligence is not to count weaknesses or fears--it is to count blessings.’ This is a special ‘women only’ session as Shakta reveals the beauty of the Creator manifest as the Shakti within every woman.

Sacred Sexual Bliss
On Saturday, May 21, from 8:00 to 10:00 am Shakta teaches that sexuality and spirituality are not mutually exclusive in ‘Sacred Sexual Bliss with Kundalini Yoga, Venus Kriyas and the Gong.’ According to yogic teachings there are over a dozen different types of sexual encounters. In this session Shakta helps expand your knowledge about how to prepare for and end each sexual encounter. Appropriate for either singles or couples (not recommended for pregnant women).

Divine Sexuality
On Sunday, May 22, from 8:00 to 10:00 am Shakta’s workshop focuses on the sexual relationship as the throne of creativity in ‘Divine Sexuality with Kundalini Yoga, Meditation and the Gong.’ In this session she’ll share timeless yogic teachings about men, women, sexuality, and after-sex care for both men and women. Also included is how, ideally, the act of sexual intercourse is the final act which starts in the impulse of spirit as the ‘urge to merge.’ All levels welcome (not recommended for pregnant women).

As in years past, the Midwest Yoga Conference will be held at the Hilton Indian Lakes Resort & Spa in Bloomingdale, Illinois. Click Here for more information and to register.
White Tantric Yoga – Just 30 Days Away!
White Tantric Yoga® Chicago
Saturday, April 30, 2011

Registration is open!
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Regular Rate:  $156 prior to April 17 (then $165)
Seniors/Students: $102 prior to April 17 (then $108)
“In White Tantric Yoga, energy is created en masse to purify the physical and mental bodies. The soul, which is already pure, starts relating to the very existence of the being." -- Yogi Bhajan
WHAT IS IT?
White Tantric Yoga® (WTY) is world-renowned as one of the most powerful and beautiful of all subtle energy practices. It is an integral part of the Kundalini Yoga experience. It enables you to break through deep subconscious blocks, so that your mind, body, and soul can act together as one. As a path to personal freedom and awareness, it has been said that this practice can bring success to every area of your life.

WTY is done in pairs as a group meditation. You sit facing a partner and follow instructions given on DVD by the Mahan Tantric, Yogi Bhajan, and repeated by the course facilitator. Every course is facilitated in person by a representative of the Mahan Tantric. Each WTY course consists of between six and eight kriyas. A WTY kriya is a meditation incorporating a yoga posture, mudra (hand position), eye focus (dristi) and mental focus. Sometimes the meditations are accompanied by music. The meditations vary in length from 11 to 62 minutes. There are breaks in between each mediation.

WHAT TO EXPECT
There are no prerequisites for participating in White Tantric Yoga. Beginners will tune into their internal energies and enjoy a deep and sometimes challenging meditative experience. More advanced meditators will deepen their experience and make new inroads to their spiritual awareness. The mere act of registering for a White Tantric Course sends an intention--a message to the universe--that you’re looking for a change and that you want to cleanse yourself. Some people have very specific intentions for White Tantric Yoga. They might have an intention of getting rid of “X,” to heal “Y” or to understand “Z.” In the alternative, if you have an unpleasant memory, you can bring that thought and find relief at White Tantric Yoga—you don’t have to go through it over and over again.

WHAT TO WEAR
Wear loose fitting and comfortable white or light-colored clothing. White combines all the colors and enhances the magnetic field. Bring a white cotton head covering that will stay securely on your head (...there will be white head coverings available to purchase at WTY if you forget yours or don’t have one). Wearing a head covering is for your personal growth and upliftment. It also helps keep your positive energy within. Wear shoes that slip on and off easily because White Tantric Yoga is practiced with the feet uncovered.

Click Here for additional information and complete details about WTY 2011 Chicago.
KYL's Journey
Images from India
Enjoy yourself as you wander through (just a few!) of the hundreds of photos taken while on our recent journey to India. You will see images of:
Evening Aarti on the riverbanks of the Ganges in Rishikesh,
Purnarnava 3rd International Conference on Ayurveda and Yoga,
Harimander Sahib, aka, the Golden Temple, the most sacred Gurdwara of the Sikhs,
Site in Sarnath where Buddha gave his first public lecture after enlightenment,
Taj Mahal, the monument built by Shah Jehan for his wife’s memory,
Travelers who joined us for this once-in-a-lifetime adventure,
Overnight train ride we took from Agra to Varanasai,
Colorfully dressed Indian women, and
Faces of all the new friends we met along the way!

Click Here for the slide show.
Recorded Conference Calls

Recordings Available

"Divine Sexuality"
"Three Minutes to a New You"
"Change-Maker Meditation"
Divine Sexuality - Shakta’s most recent conference call can help expand your awareness and promote a better understanding of the impact of your sexual encounters.

Three Minutes to a New You - If you missed Shakta’s conference call in January where she shared simple yogic techniques that you can use in your daily life.

The Change-Maker Meditation - If you missed Shakta’s conference call in February where she talked about an ancient tool designed to help end unfinished cycles.   Click Here.
Three Workshops in Indianapolis
Shakta in Indianapolis!

April 8 and 9 - Friday & Saturday

"Cultivate Peace Within"
"Breathwalk"
"Guidance by Intuition"

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"Cultivate Peace Within"

A Kundalini Yoga, Meditation and Gong Workshop held at CITYOGA, 2442 N. Central Ave., Indianapolis, IN, 317-920-9642
Friday, April 8 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Join Shakta in this special workshop and learn to manifest the peace that is always at your core. Vibrate the universal field with your personal peace plan. Cultivate peace within so that you can make peace where you go with Kundalini Yoga, deep yogic breathing, mantra and meditation. Pre-register at www.cityoga.biz-events
"Breathwalk – The Technology of Walking Meditation"

Held at Mother Nature’s Sun, 6516 Ferguson St., Indianapolis, IN, 317-253-5683, Saturday, April 9 9:30 to 11:00 am

After a classroom orientation at Mother Nature’s Sun in Broad Ripple, we Breathwalk the beautiful grounds of the Indianapolis Art Center and Monon Trail. You’ll feel elevated, meditative and leave with a closer connection to the vitality that is your birthright! Pre-register at www.mothenaturesun.com
"Guidance by Intuition"
with Kundalini Yoga, Meditation and the Gong

Held at Mother Nature’s Sun, 6516 Ferguson St., Indianapolis, IN, 312-253-5683, Saturday, April 9 1:00 to 3:00 pm

True intuition is the path of the soul; it is listening to the one Self within oneself. Whenever you want an answer to something, you don’t have to call on anything but your own internal computer—your intuition. Within a few moments your true Self will talk to you. Guide your life with an intuitive knowing of what is going to happen by developing your meditative mind with Kundalini yoga, mantra and meditation. Pre-register at www.mothernaturesun.com
Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training - Indianapolis
Level 1 Teacher Training
Indianapolis - May to December 2011

We Start May 13-14-15!

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 Canada - Toronto Just Added!
with Shakta Kaur

Toronto, Canada
May 28-29 and July 16-17, 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?!
Weekend #1 Participants Receive:
1) Breathwalk® book by Yogi Bhajan and Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, and
2) 5 Fantastic Breathwalks in an Illustrated Program Guide.

In addition, those taking Weekend #2 Receive:
3) 20 Tremendous Breathwalks in an Illustrated Program Guide,
4) The Breathwalk Home-Study and Journaling Guide, and
5) A DVD with Instructor’s support materials including Power Point presentation, research, press clippings and Breathwalk class and workshop design models.
 Click Here for more information and to register for Breathwalk Training.
Bazaar & Goodie Bag Opportunity

White Tantric Yoga

Bazaar and Goodie Bags
White Tantric Yoga Bazaar
Once again WTY Chicago will have a ‘Bazaar’ area available for vendors this year! Bazaar tables are granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Per WTY procedures, the Bazaar may only be open at lunch, during the afternoon breaks, and again after WTY concludes. The fee for a six-foot skirted display table is $60 per table. For details, click here, or call Hari Dev to reserve yours - 312.922.4699.
White Tantric Yoga Goodie Bags
Rather than a ‘Community Table’ WTY Chicago provides a complimentary ‘goodie bag’ for each attendee! Goodie bags reduce paper waste and ensure that each WTY attendee receives a complete package of conscious business/holistic marketing materials. So, if you would like your flier, business card or other marketing item to be included in the WTY Goodie Bags this year, click here for more information or call Hari Dev at 312-922-4699.
Conscious Communication - Level 2 KYTT
Arrange Your Payment Plan Today!

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 $1,099 - For IKYTA members the tuition is $1,199 (regular price $1,299).  Plan now and save money!  Your deposit of $250 will secure these low rates.

Click Here for more information.

Just For Fun
Here is a sign we saw in Dharamsala (Tibet in Exhile).  Pause for a moment... give it some thought.
Moon Watch
CURRENT MOON

Full Moon - March 19

New Moon - April 3
(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.)
A Thought From Yogi Bhajan
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You may pretend you are praying to the heavens but actually you are changing yourself inside. When you ask a blessing for the sick, 'Oh, Almighty, I beg of you... ' from inside your life, energy is pouring in to the other person. It is from a state of compassionate meditation that the healing activity of God within the being flows.
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