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go Healing Power of Gong & Mantra  
go KYL Graduates Level 1 Instructors of Kundalini Yoga
go Shakta’s Latest DVD - The Invincible Woman
go Yoga Ed. - High School Instructor Training
go Breathwalk Canada - July & October
go Conscious Communication - KYTT Level 2
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Level 3: Realization – Teacher

Chakra art courtesy of Paramdesh Kaur (Heather Beck)
The 21 Stages of Meditation

Coming to Chicago

November 11-13, 2011 (Part 1 of 3)

Open to All – students, teachers, friends, family!
Welcome the Aquarian Age on Friday, November 11, as you join KRI’s Director of Training, Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, Ph.D., in Chicago, Illinois, USA, for the launch of Level 3 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training.

Meditation is both a skill and an experience. It has stages, just as a flower grows from seed to sprout to leaves to bloom. Gurucharan Singh was guided through the stages of meditation at the feet of Yogi Bhajan. Now, let Gurucharan guide you through ‘The 21 Stages of Meditation’ as part of the final training - Level 3 - in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®.

Hosted by Kundalini Yoga in the Loop (KYL) you will be among the first to begin the journey of ‘The 21 Stages of Meditation’ – the meditative path to realization. The 21 Stages of Meditation are grouped into three ‘journeys’ of seven stages each. They are:
Experience & Crystallize the Self – November 11-13, 2011
Express & Distill the Self – January 2012 (dates TBA)
Transcend & Sublimate the Self - March 2012 (dates TBA)
This course is for anyone and everyone who wants to deepen the joy of their meditation experience. It is also a requirement for Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Level 3. So, mark the November 11-13 dates on your calendar, watch for additional details to come soon and make plans now to join us!
Healing Power of Triple Gong & Mantra
Friday - July 15 - 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 triple 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 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

KYL Graduates Level 1 Instructors of Kundalini Yoga

View Photo Gallery (courtesy of Guru Nam Kaur)
On Sunday, June 5, friends and family members gathered on the tenth floor of the Fine Arts Building to honor the commitment, time, energy and devotion of those who completed KYL’s ten weekend Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training course in Chicago. Their Graduation Ceremony was both moving and enlightening for all present.

Each teacher-in-training joined Shakta on-stage and shared the meaning of their spiritual name. They also shared one learning or remembrance that they will always keep with them as a result of taking the course. Saying the Kundalini Yoga Teachers Oath ('I am not a woman, I am not a man, I am not a person, I am not myself, I’m a teacher!’) aloud as an individual came next. Then the entire class came on-stage to say the Teachers Oath together and take photos.

The new Instructors then taught a beautiful mantra meditation to their guests and honored Shakta Kaur, Hari Dev Singh and assistants Jasdeep Kaur, Ram Nam Kaur and Guru Nam Kaur before the ceremony ended with the Long Time Sunshine Song. Afterward, everyone enjoyed a delicious (and abundant!) potluck meal together.
Graduates pictured above (left to right): Paramdesh Kaur (Heather Beck), Hari Karam Kaur (Virginia Olson), Onkarjot Kaur (Janet Kellum), Aman Jiwan Kaur (Miriam Dasic), Namleen Kaur (Suvi-Tuulia Keto), Ramsaran Kaur (Valerie Heady), Sahejliv Kaur (Lorraine Reeb), Harbir Kaur (Edith Ducoing). Not pictured: Dharampreet Kaur (Robbin Carroll), Sarab Nidhan Kaur (Kara Gillespie).
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).

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 - July & October
with Shakta Kaur

Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada
"Weekend 2" - Oct. 15-16, 2011 (register)

Toronto, Canada
"Weekend 1" - 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.
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 - June 15

New Moon - July 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
  • Sept. 9-11 · Conscious Communication · 9:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Oct 28 · Chicago Level 1 Teacher Training Begins · 10 weekends over 8 months
  • Nov 11 · Level 3 Course Begins (Aquarian Age Begins!) · Friday to Sunday - Nov 11-13, 2011
A Thought From Yogi Bhajan
Laugh because that is your purpose in life. Love because that is what you came here for. Shine because that is important. Share because it is demanded of you.