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...   Thursday - May 26, 2011
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go Summer Solstice Raffle Tickets - Just 7 More Days!
go Shakta’s Latest DVD - The Invincible Woman  
go Yoga for Courage & Fearlessness
go Yoga Ed. - High School Instructor Training  
go Breathwalk Canada - New Toronto Date!
go 40 Days after White Tantric Yoga Chicago - Thursday, June 9
go Conscious Communication - KYTT Level 2
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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
Summer Solstice Raffle Tickets
Just 7 days left to buy a $20 raffle ticket!
And, win a full registration to Summer Solstice Sadhana Celebration 2011
in Espanola, New Mexico June 16-25

$20 Raffle Ticket for a $700 Value!
Less than 30 tickets have been sold, so,
your chances of winning are fantastic!

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 to 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 after them.

You may purchase raffle tickets either in person at KYL or on-line between now and May 31st. The winner will be announced on May 31 - on our website. (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.

Shakta's New DVD
Invincible Woman

Now available – just $14.95!

Recorded live in Chicago, Illinois, USA, this two-hour workshop of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan teaches women to cultivate their invincibility in all aspects of life. Featuring the music of Gurudass Kaur (Adi Shakti) and Hari Bhajan Kaur (Miracles & Healing), Shakta explains how women were given 16 times more intelligence and 200 times more sensitivity 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.’

You will learn:
--Qualities of an Invincible Woman
--Why woman is called the ‘Adi Shakti’ and
--How to win with integrity, dignity and divinity.

So, begin a journey of the Creator manifest as the Shakti in you with ‘The Invincible Woman!’ Click Here to order (wholesale orders also available).

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.
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.
Breathwalk® Training in Canada - Toronto Date Change!
with Shakta Kaur

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

Toronto, Canada
July 16-17, 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.

Moon Watch

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
  • June 10 · Triple Gong & Mantra Night · 6:30-7:45 pm ($17)
  • Sept. 9-11 · Conscious Communication · 9:00 am-6:00 pm




A Thought From Yogi Bhajan
Do not look down on people, and do not look down at yourself. These are the two things you have to guard against. Uplift everybody and uplift yourself.