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Current Events...   Thursday - May 19, 2011
go Shakta Teaching at Midwest Yoga Conference - This Weekend
go Yoga for Courage & Fearlessness
go Memorial Day Weekend Schedule   
go Yoga Ed. - High School Instructor Training  
go Summer Solstice 2011 Raffle - Win a Free Pass
go Breathwalk Canada Registration Open
go 40 Days after White Tantric Yoga Chicago - Thursday, June 9
go Conscious Communication - KYTT Level 2
News & Notes...
go Yoga Class Schedule
go Yogi Bhajan Quote
go Moon Watch
go Food For The Gods - Spinach & Bean Soup
Shakta Teaching at Midwest Yoga Conference - This Weekend
Shakta Teaching at the 12th Annual Midwest Yoga Conference

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.
KYL's Theme for May & June

Yoga for Courage & Fearlessness
Acting courageously means acting even though you may be afraid. How do you rise above the occasion and let your inner royalty and radiance shine? How do you manifest—at a moment’s notice—courage and strength to cut through the negativity and exceed your own expectations?

Come to Kundalini Yoga in the Loop (KYL) during May and June for inspiring Kundalini Yoga and Meditation classes to replace fear with courage, to remember that you are part of the Infinite’s light and power, and to recognize your own magnificence even as you reveal it to others. Click Here to register for classes.
Memorial Day Weekend Schedule
Class Schedule May 27-30

YES - All Classes Open
Friday May 27 - 12:15-1:00 pm
Saturday May 28 - 10:30-Noon
Sunday May 29 - 10:30-Noon

NO Classes
Monday May 30
Yoga Ed. Coming to Chicago
4-Day Instructor Training
High School Curriculum
and Tools for Teachers

Held at Kundalini Yoga in the Loop (KYL)
Thursday, July 21 – Sunday, July 24
$750 adv (before July 14)
$800 (July 15 and after)
Yoga Ed. returns to KYL with their popular High School Instructor Training course in July! If you are a teacher of high school students this transformational 4-day training program qualifies you to teach two different courses including Yoga Ed.’s High School Curriculum Course which meets the Physical Education (PE) requirement of many school systems.

Some of what you’ll learn:
--Teach fitness, health and life skills to high school students through yoga, plus,
--Receive lesson plans, a Teacher’s Guide & Game Book and
--Yoga Ed.’s 36-week Curriculum Guide with Resources.

You’ll also receive Yoga Ed.’s ‘Tools for Teachers’ program so that you may teach classroom teachers simple yoga techniques to use during the school day while in the classroom. ‘Tools for Teachers’ includes Yoga Ed.’s ‘Tools for Teachers’ Training Handbook and Manual.

About Yoga Ed.: Yoga Ed. develops and produces trainings and products for teachers, parents, children and health professionals that improve academic achievement, physical fitness, emotional intelligence and stress management. Yoga Ed.’s lesson plans are already used in high schools in the USA, Canada and Mexico. Their lesson plans meet physical education (PE) standards, addresses multiple intelligences and three developmental levels. Teachers consistently state that Yoga Ed.'s tools are highly effective for class management. Teachers also note an improvement in concentration, learning and the overall health of students who experience Yoga Ed.’s curriculum.

Call 310-471-1742 or Click Here to register.
Summer Solstice Sadhana Celebration 2011 - Raffle
This is your chance to win a FREE Registration
to Summer Solstice Sadhana Celebration 2011
in Espanola, New Mexico June 16-25

$20 Raffle Ticket for a $700 Value!

Click Here
to purchase on-line

Kundalini Yoga in the Loop (KYL) has an awesome opportunity for anyone who has never had the chance to go 3HO’s Summer Solstice in Espanola, New Mexico. It is the chance to win a FREE registration to all 8 days of the event!

The Summer Solstice Sadhana registration fee is a $700 value. Your registration includes all the Kundalini Yoga and Meditation workshops you could possibly desire, early morning sadhana each day, 3 days of White Tantric Yoga (WTY), all of your meals and a camping spot at beautiful Ram Das Puri, the Summer Solstice Sadhana campsite, plus much, much more!

All of the proceeds raised from this raffle will go to KYL's Devi Scholarship Fund.

The Devi Scholarship Fund was created by KYL’s first graduating class of Kundalini Yoga Teachers. They decided that everyone—no matter their financial capability—should have the opportunity to take Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training as taught by Yogi Bhajan®. Creation of the Devi Scholarship Fund was their way to ‘pay it forward’ to those who would come afterward.

So, purchase as many raffle tickets as you can. It is your chance to win a FREE registration to Summer Solstice Sadhana Celebration in Espanola, New Mexico. When you do, know that you are also providing needed support for KYL’s Devi Scholarship Fund. This is a fantastic win-win for everyone!

You may purchase raffle tickets either in person at KYL or on-line between now and May 31st. The winner will be announced on June 2nd. (Winner must be a first-time attendee to Summer Solstice and the pass may only be used for the 2011 Summer Solstice Sadhana Celebration. It is not transferable to another year.) Purchase your $20 raffle tickets soon for the chance to help yourself and others at the same time. Click Here to purchase on-line, or get your ticket at the KYL studio.

Breathwalk® Training in Canada - Toronto Registration Open!
with Shakta Kaur

Toronto, Canada
May 28-29 and July 16-17, 2011 (register)

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

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 or to register for Breathwalk Training.
40 Days after White Tantric Yoga
Thursday - June 9

is 40 Days After White Tantric Yoga
One hundred seventy-six students from twelve different states and four countries participated in Chicago on April 30th for the single day of meditation with a partner called White Tantric Yoga (WTY). But, that was just the beginning because this one day of meditation takes another 40 days to become completely integrated into the subconscious.

Since April 30th many of those who participated in WTY Chicago have chosen a kriya* or meditation to practice consistently for 40 days afterward. Forty days is a length of time referred to in many ancient scriptures for enacting change. Doing something for 40 days can either make a new habit or break an old habit. If you are consistent with the practice, you can clear old subconscious patterns, set up new positive patterns and change your life for the better.

Consistent - The key word is ‘consistent,’ however! How does this work? You choose a specific time of day—early morning, for example—to practice your sadhana**. If you choose the morning, but one day you oversleep or are late for work, be sure to practice your meditation somewhere within the 24 hours before the next morning. The goal is not to miss even one day! However, don’t be too hard on yourself up if you wake up one morning and realize you missed one day. Just pick up where you left off and continue your sadhana as we move closer to Thursday, June 9th.

Remember that WTY unfolds in your life the entire 40 days afterward. If you feel your life going sideways or upside down, stay centered and ‘keep up.’ Know that these changes are completely natural as WTY works to remove subconscious blocks and eventually brings more clarity and flow to your life.

‘Keep up’ by continuing your daily sadhana, connecting with others in yoga classes and praying for the continued growth of your individual and our collective consciousness. Then, celebrate reaching 40 days after WTY Chicago by coming to class at KYL on Thursday, June 9th! You’ll be glad that you did!

Click Here to register for class at KYL on June 9.
* Kriya literally means ‘completed action.’ In Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® a kriya is a sequence of yoga postures linked to mantra and breath to produce a particular effect.
** Sadhana means spiritual discipline, most often referring to an early morning daily spiritual practice.
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.

Food For The Gods

Spinach & Bean Soup

recipe

The Sunday potluck students voted to put this dish in the permanent collection.  Find out why...
Moon Watch
CURRENT MOON

Full Moon - May 17

New Moon - June 1

(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.)
Other Events
  • Monday · Pre-Natal Yoga · 6:00-7:00 pm ($13) - May 23
  • Sept. 9-11 · Conscious Communication · 9:00 am-6:00 pm
 

 

 

 

A Thought From Yogi Bhajan
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May you all be excellent. May your future be bright. May you touch and change everybody who's down to be up. May 'Keep Up' become your own mantra. 'Keep up' become your own motive. 'Keep Up' become your mission. May you keep up 'til the Infinity.
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