End Your Karma and Connect with the Endless Circle of Infinite Prosperity!
Bring a friend and join us Friday night for one of our most popular monthly sessions of
Gong and Mantra—for
prosperity! This month we’ve chosen a mantra especially designed to jumpstart your New Year with all the abundance that you deserve.
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.
The mantra for January, ‘Hari Hari Hari Hari Hari Hari Har,’ has the capacity to open you to attracting and receiving exactly what you need. Sometimes it is more than you might expect or even want and sometimes it is totally different from what you desire. The more you are able to relax into this meditation the more you will allow the manifestation of what the Creator has in mind for you.
to pre-register and join us for the deep vibrational healing of
gong and mantra on Friday.
Namgeet leaves for Kripalu...
Congratulations! Farewell! We
will miss you!
Namgeet Kaur (Maia) Bielak
Everyone at KYL wishes Namgeet Kaur (Maia) Bialek all the best as she moves to western Massachusetts ... next week! Namgeet just couldn’t pass up a recent offer of a full time position as ‘Healing Arts Provider’ at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.
Namgeet is a licensed massage therapist and healer. She graduated from KYL’s Level 1 Teacher Training course in 2010 and has been teaching Kundalini Yoga and Meditation at KYL since 2011. Even before she took Teacher Training with us she taught ‘Yoga Trance Dance’ regularly at KYL.
Namgeet wrote Shakta,
“I will so miss everyone! I will especially miss you and Hari Dev. What a life changing situation your studio has provided for me! Your face in the photograph on the Fine Arts Building called to me many years before I even came, but, finally I listened to my intuition and attended class! I love facilitating and teaching classes and workshops, so, it is my intention to continue deepening my studies/practices and to teach... wherever that intention takes me. I hope to come back to Chicago to share and teach, too!”
We will miss you, too, Namgeet, and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
“The beauty of White Tantric Yoga is that it is subtle, it is exalting and it works to give you the mastery of life.” --Yogi Bhajan
WHAT IS IT? White Tantric Yoga® is world-renowned as one of the most powerful and beautiful of all subtle energy practices. 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.
White Tantric Yoga (WTY) is a day of six to eight meditations practiced with a partner. You sit facing your 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 31 to 62 minutes. There are ample breaks in between each meditation.
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. Here are links to register and for more helpful details to prepare for White Tantric Yoga Chicago: Full DetailsBrochureRegistration FormOnline Registration
On or before April 7 - Regular $155; Student/Senior $ 98
April 8 or later - Regular $165; Student/Senior $108
Venue: American Dental Association - 211 East Chicago Ave
- Chicago, IL 60611
WTY Bazaar and Goodie Bags
Shakta at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul (opened in 1461).
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.
WTY Chicago provides a complimentary ‘goodie bag’ for each attendee! Goodie bags are offered in lieu of a ‘Community Table.’ Goodie bags reduce paper waste and ensure that each WTY attendee receives a complete package of conscious business / holistic marketing materials. The fee to include one item in 170 Goodie Bags is just $20!
Click Here for details. April 7 is the deadline for
Bazaar table and for receiving goodie bag materials.
Flow into Your Excellence
2-hour workshop with Kartar Singh Khalsa
Thursday, March 22
- 7:00 to 9:00 pm $25 adv/$30 door A
Fundraiser for the Devi Scholarship*
KYL welcomes guest teacher Kartar Singh Khalsa from Herndon, Virginia, in a very special workshop designed to integrate your body’s eight energy systems with your highest self... your
Excellence!... your Spirit! In ‘Flow into Your Excellence’ you will both deeply clear and then reset all of your energy systems.
A fundamental connection to your personal excellence begins at the first energy center—your base. Your energy flowing like water and the ability to lay a seed is awakened at the second level. A gut level knowing brings an open navel and soft diaphragm at the third center. Trusting yourself over what others may say as right or wrong unfolds compassion and the fourth energy center. An authentic voice—the free expression of your trusted truth—opens the fifth center. A functioning guidance system and intuition open the sixth and seventh centers. And, a strong magnetic field at the eighth center attracts all that will serve your highest self—your Spirit—and filters out everything that will not.
IIn this class you will meditatively experience each of these energy centers, consider how they are working and not working, deeply clear what needs to be cleared and bring about a fundamental reset of body, mind and spirit as you ‘Flow into
Click Here to pre-register.* Established through the generosity of our 2006 Teacher Training graduates the Devi Scholarship ensures that KYL’s Chicago, Illinois, USA, Level 1 Aquarian Teacher Training course remains accessible to all regardless of financial ability. Subsequent classes of KYL Level 1 graduates continue to ‘pay it forward’ so others may participate. Devi Scholarships are granted to individuals who are unable to pay the entire cost of tuition. They are partial scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,500.
Rolf Healing Sessions
Rolf Healing Sessions with Saibhung Singh
(Philip) Clampitt Wednesdays at KYL
Come align your body during a special series of healing sessions with Rolf practitioner Saibhung Singh Clampitt. Saibhung Singh teaches KYL’s Monday evening class from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.
Just before graduation from KYL’s Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training in 2009 and after receiving a series of Rolf Bodywork sessions, Saibhung Singh realized that he wanted to become a Rolf Practitioner. The healing
that this work provided made his Kundalini Yoga practice much more powerful. Rolf
Healing totally re-aligned his body’s structure
in harmony with the gravitational pull of the Earth. He felt a greater sense of grounded connection both to spirit and to the world.
So, shortly after graduation from Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training in 2009 Saibhung Singh attended Rolf school in Boulder, Colorado. He returned to Chicago last summer and has begun to share what he’s learned. Saibhung Singh has found that Rolf bodywork therapy and the practice of Kundalini Yoga both have great potential to bring powerful transformation to awaken your full human potential. He hopes to help you live a life of purpose and conscious awareness.
Hourly rate is $125, multi-session discounts are available.
Click Here to view available times
(currently on Wednesdays - 2 pm to 7 pm), or schedule a session, with Saibhung Singh.
If you have questions, please call Saibhung at (812) 583-1433.
More information regarding the benefits and technology of Rolf
Healing can be found
Nurture yourself with the gift of a more balanced, radiant and nourished life by scheduling an appointment with gifted teacher and healer,
Esther Kovacs. Esther is a Reiki and Ayurvedic Practitioner with a background in psychobiology. She has studied various forms of medicine and health care around the world beginning with Energy Medicine in 2006 and Ayurvedic Medicine in 2008.
Esther recently earned a Diploma in Ayurvedic Medicine in India where she continues mentorship with the professors and Ayurvedic doctors
there. Her goal is to bridge the languages and practice of biomedicine and alternative care while helping individuals with holistic health care needs as well as empowering their ability to self-heal.
Esther’s sessions are heart-centered, soulful and tremendously impactful. The initial 15-minute consultation is complimentary. Then you and Esther decide together which combination of therapies best fits your needs. Here is a preliminary schedule of services:
Preliminary Meeting (15 minutes) – No charge.
First Office Consultation (2 hours) - $185 Reiki Session (45 min
to 1 hour) - $70 Follow-up Visit (45 min) - $80 Shirodara Therapy (60 min) - $85
If you cannot see the video player above, then
Here is a glance at Shakta's weekend in Connecticut with the Level 1 teachers-in-training there. They are an incredible group poised to do so many good things with the teachings of Yogi Bhajan! Shakta sends a big thank you to Mahan Rishi Singh and Nirbhe Kaur Khalsa for allowing her to spend time with this special group. Enjoy the video!
Many thanks to
Barry Raccio (teacher
in training) for creating this awesome video!
Yoga & Meditation for Prosperity
Yoga and Meditation for Prosperity
KYL’s February Theme
Come to KYL during February for our annual ‘Yoga for Prosperity’ series! Each class utilizes yoga postures, meditations, mantras and the gong to release old habits of scarcity and bring in new habits of abundance.
Raise your self-esteem, conquer self-animosity, eliminate negative thoughts and affirm your worthiness to receive through special yoga and meditation classes where you will learn:
How to Recognize Prosperity
Gratitude as a Vibration
How Intuition Helps Us Receive
How to Tap Opportunities
Tithing as a Tool to Receive More
The Power of Blessing
About the Breath of Prosperity
Your Prosperity Consciousness
How Forgiveness Creates Wealth
How to Go from Misfortune to Good Fortune,
More Techniques to Open You to the Flow of Prosperity.
This is one series you won’t want to miss!
Here to register for February classes (or,
just ‘drop in’ for an individual class).
The Stages of Meditation
with Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, Ph.D.
the Self" Weekend
3 - March 17-18
Presence Like a Beacon, Everywhere Radiance, Prayerful Stillness, Preacher, Teacher, Sage and the Infinite Pulse
Give yourself a weekend of meditation that is guaranteed to ‘Transcend
Fees (until Feb. 27): Both Days - $250; Single
Day - $150
March 17-18 is the third
weekend of our amazing journey of ‘The Stages of Meditation: An Expedition towards Realization’ with the Kundalini Research Institute’s (KRI) Director of Training, Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, Ph.D. Gurucharan Singh learned these stages from our teacher and Master of Kundalini Yoga, Yogi Bhajan. Gurucharan then developed the workshops for this very special deep meditation series.
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 returns
to Chicago for the final of three weekends to share what he’s learned with us.
Come join a community of practitioners as you transcend and sublimate the self. You will traverse through seven stages of meditation including Presence Like a Beacon, Everywhere Radiance, Prayerful Stillness, Preacher, Teacher, Sage and the Infinite Pulse. The weekend is part lecture, mostly experiential and totally timeless in its effects. You will deepen your meditation practice and realize a grand new awareness.
Open to meditators from all traditions.
Click Here for more information and to register.
What Others Are Saying About the ‘Stages of Meditation’ with Gurucharan Singh ...
“Awesome. Transformative. Awakening. Uplifting. Enlightening. Challenging. Cleansing. Strengthening. Extremely (infinitely!) valuable. A coveted experience I never knew was possible - a joyous experience way beyond my expectations. I felt strength and stamina that totally surprised me and gave me new confidence and hope. My experience and understanding of meditation was deepened tremendously.” --Kamal Prem Kaur Adrienne
This course is for anyone who wants to enhance the joy of their meditation experience.*
Anyone may participate. Meditators from all
traditions are invited (chairs are available for those not comfortable sitting on the floor for long periods of time.)
Click Here for more details.* This is not a yoga course. This is a meditation course. Early morning sadhana is available on Sunday,
March 18 for those desiring a group yoga practice prior to the start of ‘The Stages of Meditation.’
Breathwalk® is Coming to Pittsburgh, PA
Learn the perfect exercise program
for the Aquarian Age with Shakta next Spring!
Course Venue Wholistic Awareness Center 4363 Northern Pike Monroeville, PA 15146
Weekend #1 – Personal Intensive
- April 28-29, 2012
($250 adv / $300 after April 6) Weekend #2 –
Instructor Training - August 4-5, 2012*
($500 adv / $575 after July 13)
Walking is often the #1 recommended exercise for people of all ages and all ability levels. And, with ‘sitting’ becoming the new ‘smoking’ walking for better physical and mental health is becoming even more important than ever before.**
Breathwalk® is a walking meditation practice derived from Kundalini Yoga. It combines yogic knowledge with western scientific methods. This combination is proven more effective than “just walking,” with many other added benefits including increased mental clarity, increased vitality, an elevation in mood levels and a greater sense of wellbeing and connectedness.
Breathwalk® is a simple, yet profoundly effective mental and physical fitness program. It uses a variety of different breath patterns, timed with your footsteps, to effect a change in your mood and energy level. And, there are 20 different Breathwalks available to choose from!
Join Shakta for a rejuvenating, refreshing and simply remarkable weekend learning to use Breathwalk®... for your health and well-being... and to uplift the lives of many others.
Two levels of Breathwalk® training are offered. Weekend #1 is designed as a personal intensive. You learn 5 Breathwalks with an Illustrated Guide for each, plus, you’ll receive the Breathwalk textbook. Weekend #2 is designed for those wishing to go deeper with the intent of possibly teaching Breathwalk. An additional 15 Breathwalks are provided in an Illustrated Guide for those taking Weekend #2 along with Home Study materials. In addition, extensive Instructor Support Materials are provided.
Click Here for more information.
* A pre-requisite for Weekend #2, Instructor Training, is the satisfactory completion of Weekend #1, the Personal Intensive.
Toronto, Canada "Personal Intensive" - July 14-15, 2012
Payment Plans Available!
Personal Intensive 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 Instructor
Certification 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 in Toronto.
Level 2 Teacher Trainings - Chicago & Prince Edward Island
Plan Ahead for These Special Courses...
- LifeCycles & LifeStyles Sept. 7-8-9 and Oct. 19-20-21, 2012 Cenacle Retreat Center
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Join us for this unique six-day course (one of five Level 2 Modules) and learn about yourself and your relationship to your destiny cycles:
the 7-year cycle of consciousness, the 11-year cycle of intelligence and the 18-year cycle of energy.
In this course you will:
Cultivate promoting habits that are in balance with the natural stages and rhythms of your life.
Invite success by defining your purpose for yourself rather than having it defined for you by fate.
Practice a powerful form of re-birthing so that your true character can be reflected and projected.
Learn to steward your sexuality to keep it potent and vital over your life span.
Become aware of how to live and die consciously.
Continually clear your subconscious so that you can act intentionally with grace and purpose.
Each day we study with the Master, Yogi Bhajan, in a DVD class with meditation. We work both individually and in groups, exploring key
concepts and ideas. In addition, we experience kriyas and meditations as well as other processes to put aside the constant whir of our life for the stillness and intuitive sensitivity of our consciousness.
Yogi Bhajan said,
“Life is based on two things: no stress and you are together; too much stress, there is nothing expected of you.”
Join us on beautiful Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada, as you explore your vitality and relieve your stress in this unique six-day course! Yogi Bhajan often said we could revitalize ourselves in as little as 15 or 20 minutes.
Come learn to: - Recognize the signs and symptoms of stress in ourselves and others.
- Use small amounts of stress to strengthen the nervous system and develop caliber.
- Call on positive emotions to handle stress better.
- Review basic lifestyle habits from the perspective of stress and vitality.
- Become a spiritual warrior who doesn’t create more stress through worry, drama or fear.
- Invoke the limitless healing space to bless and uplift yourself and others.
Each day we study with Yogi Bhajan in a DVD class and meditation. In addition we work both individually and in groups, exploring the key concepts and ideas in Vitality
& Stress. In addition, we enhance our vitality and rid our body and mind of the effects of stress through kriyas, meditations and other processes.
Our Lead Trainer is Mahan Rishi Singh Khalsa, D.C. Our course Location is Shaw’s Hotel, Canada’s Oldest Family-Operated Inn (99 Apple Tree Road, Brackley Beach, PEI, Canada).
Kundalini Level 1 Teacher Training in Canada
Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training
"The Aquarian Teacher" in Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada
Course Dates Session 1: Sept. 15 to Sept. 25, 2012 (arrive 9/14, depart 9/26) Session 2: April 29 to May 9, 2013 (arrive 4/28, depart 5/10)
Registration is now open! $2,900 (enroll by July 17,
2012; pay-in-full by Sept. 17)* $3,200 (enroll by July 17,
2012; make 6 payments)* Reserve your place with a $500 down payment!
It has been one year since the graduation of the first-ever class of Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teachers in the Maritimes. And, we have received many requests in this past year for dates for the next 220-hour Level 1 Aquarian Teacher Training course on Prince Edward Island.
Click Here to see images from the 2009-2010 Level 1 course.
So, we are happy to announce that the second Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training course led by Shakta Kaur on beautiful Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada is now available for registration!
Here for the brochure.
Come experience the teachings of Yogi Bhajan in an environment loved by many as a destination location. You will reside with other teachers-in-training in resort-quality accommodations** and have access to scenic landscapes, beaches and an environment that will soothe your soul. Organic, vegetarian meals will be prepared on-site for us every day by our own chef, too!
Photo courtesy of Atmabir
Kaur (Ruth) Richman.* US funds or checks drawn on US banks only. **
Accommodations and meals are a separate fee depending upon room
choice. See Registration Form for details.
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.)
... 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.
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."
(After Sunday's class join us for a vegetarian potluck.)
Feb 17 ·
Gong & Mantra Chicago
‘Connect with the Endless Cycle of Infinite Prosperity’ -Friday night, 6:30 pm to
7:45 pm - $15 adv / $17
April 28-29 ·
May 22 to June 5 ·
"The Invincible Woman Tour - Australia"
Sydney, Byron Bay, Melbourne
July 14-15 ·
Toronto (Canada) Breathwalk
August 4-5 ·
Sept. 7-9/Oct. 19-21 ·
Chicago Level 2 Teacher Training
& Life Styles"
Canada (PEI) Level 1 Teacher Training
First 11-Day Session Sept. 2012
(second session April 29 to May
28 to Oct. 3 ·
Canada (PEI) Level 2 Teacher Training
"Vitality and Stress"
A Thought From Yogi Bhajan
Prosperity, prosperity, prosperity, is perpetual with people who prefer to be penetrating, prepared and purposeful. But, prosperity only comes to those who are trustworthy, deliver and who are content and consistent. Basically, it boils down to commitment. If you can put your soul into anything, you can plug into the whole world. It will be yours. You can sweep prosperity with your commitment. Contain, commit and be continuous.