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 - June 2, 2011
go Long Chant - Saturday (June 4) at 4 am  
go Chicago Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training   
go Healing Power of Gong & Mantra  
go 166 Meditations and 125 Kriyas @ KYL  
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
News & Notes...
go Yoga Class Schedule
go Yogi Bhajan Quote
go Moon Watch
Long Chant on Saturday
Long Chant
(Adi Shakti Mantra or 'Morning Call')

4:00 am - Saturday, June 4
Two-and-a-Half Hours
Fine Arts Building - Suite 501
Mantra: Ek Ong Kar Sat Naam Siri Wha-hay Guru
Meaning: One Creator created this creation. Truth is His Name. Great beyond description is His infinite wisdom.

Schedule:
3:45 am – Doors to the Fine Arts Building (FAB) open.
4:00 am – Japji (Song of the Soul).
4:20 am – Doors to the FAB are closed (no entry if you are late).
4:20 am – Warm-Ups.
4:30 am – Begin Long chant.
7:00 am – Hukam* of the Day.
7:15 am – Breakfast Snacks at KYL.

This Saturday, June 4, join KYL’s current class of teachers-in-training for two-and-a-half hours of chanting Long Ek Ong Kar (mantra and meaning, above). This meditation is a classic in Kundalini Yoga. It was one of the first meditations taught by Yogi Bhajan. The best time to practice it is in the early hours of morning, before sunrise. The meditation acts on the relationship between your individual soul and the universal soul.

In the words of Yogi Bhajan,
Before sunrise, when the channels of energy are most clear, if this mantra is sung in sweet harmony, you will be one with the Lord. This will open your solar plexus, charging the solar center, connecting it with cosmic energy. You will be liberated from the cycles of karma that bind you to the earth. No tongue can tell how bright the light of cosmic energy is, but when you recite this mantra daily, you will have this light within you.
Please bring a breakfast snack to share. There is no charge for this event.
*A ‘hukam’ is the ‘divine order’ or quote of the day.
Chicago Level 1 KYTT
Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training
The Aquarian Teacher

The Art & Science of Improving Yourself

Our 10th Level 1 course!
10 Weekends over Eight Months
October 28-30 through May 4-6
At first you might be attracted to Kundalini Yoga for the more obvious reasons like:
   — increasing your strength and improving your flexibility,
   — reducing your stress and learning to relax,
   — learning proper breathing, or even
   — for health problems.

But, over time the attraction to this technology increases as you experience:
   — a feeling of connection and vastness,
   — a clarity and neutrality of mind,
   — a calmness and evenness in your life, and even
   — fulfillment as a spiritual being.

Taking the personal journey we call ‘Teacher Training’—this year in particular as we transition from the Piscean Age to the Aquarian Age—is truly a gift to yourself. This course is based on the comprehensive science of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®. It is a journey in the art and science of improving yourself based upon excellence and exaltation. Come learn to elevate your own consciousness and you will also develop the skills necessary to teach Kundalini Yoga publicly as a consciousness educator (if you so choose).

We hope you will join us for the incredible experience called ‘Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training.' Partial scholarships are available (application deadline September 1st).

Click Here for more information.
Healing Power of Gong & Mantra Night
Friday - June 10 - 6:30 to 7:45 pm
 
  Kundalini Yoga in the Loop (KYL)
The Fine Arts Building - Suite 501

Bring a friend and join us for one of our most popular monthly sessions of double gong and mantra! 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 (sometimes three!) 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. Fee just $17 at-the-door. Or,
Click Here to register in advance ($15).

Photo courtesy of TaraPhotographic.com

Kriyas and Meditations
291 Meditations & Kriyas
at
ShaktaKaur.com
Are you looking to create an at-home spiritual practice (sadhana*) for yourself? Would you love to have access to Kundalini Yoga Sets and Meditations on your computer?

Then, Click Here to scroll through 166 different meditations and 125 yoga sets where it is likely you will find something to suit your needs. Shakta Kaur originally typed up all of these kriyas and meditations for students of KYL’s classes. Now, we’ve made them available to you on line!

You can’t make a mistake in your choice of meditation or set of exercises. You might choose something more correct for yourself, but, an incorrect choice you cannot make! So, don’t hesitate, click here and see what you find.

If you need more assistance Shakta is available for either in-person or telephone coaching sessions to help you:
-choose a personal sadhana,
-keep you on track for 40 days, and/or
-teach you the meditation or kriya of your choice.

Half-hour time slots with Shakta are available at $54. E-mail Shakta directly at Shakta@ShaktaKaur.com to schedule an appointment soon!
* Sadhana (pronounced ‘sod-nuh’) is a daily spiritual practice.
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
CURRENT MOON

New Moon - June 1

11 Days After - June 12

Full Moon - June 15

(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.)

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.

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 · Healing Gong & Mantra Night · 6:30-7:45 pm ($17)
  • Sept. 9-11 · Conscious Communication · 9:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Oct 28 · Chicago Level 1 Teacher Training Begins · 10 weekends over 8 months
 

 

 

 

A Thought From Yogi Bhajan
"
The Age of Aquarius is dawning and every person has the opportunity to elevate themselves through sadhana, techniques and commitment. The old ways will change quickly in this fast, electronic age of light. I am just a postman for those souls that have earned the destiny to elevate themselves.
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