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July 26, 2012
||Healing Power of Double Gong &
- Friday (tomorrow)!
||Sunday Class with Shakta -
Day After the New Moon
||RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE!
Releasing Subconscious Fears
||Teacher Training Devi Scholarships Available
- Apply by Sept. 1!
||Breathwalk Training Chicago -
Level 2 'Instructor'
||Level 2 Teacher Trainings - Chicago &
Canada - Early Bird Discount Ends
||Level 1 Teacher Trainings -
Chicago (Fall 2012) & Prince Edward Island (Spring 2013)
News & Notes...
||Yoga Class Schedule
||Yogi Bhajan Quote
||Food For The Gods -
Butternut Squash & Ginger Soup
Gong & Mantra Night
Healing Power of Double Gong & Mantra
with Shakta Kaur and Hari Dev Singh
Friday, July 27
6:30 to 8:00 pm
(Also on Aug 24, Sep 21, and Oct 26)
Featuring New Music from
Bring a friend and join us for one of our most popular monthly sessions of 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 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.
Click Here to register ($15
in advance / $17 at the door).
Join Shakta this Sunday at KYL for...
Yoga for Humility and Intuition
11th Day after the New Moon!
- July 29 - 10:30 am to 12 noon
With delicious veggie potluck after class!
‘This series is just what I need,’ said a guest of KYL recently. ‘I just didn’t know I needed it so much!’
Another guest commented: 'The lessons of humility are reaching me at a time in my life when I
finally feel ready to learn about humility. Thank you.'
Come join Shakta this Sunday - on the 11th day after the New Moon - as we continue our series of classes focusing on ‘Kundalini Yoga for Humility and Intuition.’ On this day our glandular system adjusts itself, our metabolism changes and we are in balance.
It is especially important
on this day to sense and acknowledge the Infinite, surrendering all thoughts and conflicts. Everything that comes to us is part of our destiny. It has been given to us so that we may experience and mature because of it. But, the
divine will and our will only meet as one in humility. Inner conflict arises when we lack humility and demand control ... that we never truly have!*
Come and learn that...
- Humility is a capacity that allows wisdom to guide your life... to let the ego go and open the heart.
- Humility takes you beyond what you know and opens your intuition ... to see the unseen.
- Humility is the absence of arrogance, conceit or the feeling of superiority over others ... it comes from putting the Infinite above any status.
- Humility is an openness to all that is ... are you humble enough to accept and act on your gifts without inner conflict?
Drop-in to Shakta’s class this Sunday and experience a powerful group meditation that is practiced only on the day of the Full Moon, New Moon, or 11 days after the New Moon. Click Here to pre-register.
* The 21 Stages of Meditation by Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, Ph.D.
Recorded Conference Call
Releasing Subconscious Fears
a recorded conferece with Shakta
If you missed the special one hour conference call with Shakta on June 30th it is now available for you to listen to whenever it fits into your schedule!
Shakta shared that fear comes in degrees from mild caution to extreme phobias and paranoia. And, that while a good dose of fear is often necessary for personal safety sometimes at a very early age fear becomes part of our subconscious.
Adults sometimes show this unconscious fear as fear of loss, separation, abandonment or feelings of helplessness. Other times fear might show itself in feelings of not really being sure of ourselves. Fear clouds our judgment and engages not only the mind, but the body, too.
So, listen in on the call and learn how to eliminate and take fear out of your life—once and for all. Included is the practice of a meditation that uses the sound ‘Gobind’ (which means ‘to protect and sustain the self)’ to help release subconscious fears ... now!
For Chicago's Level 1 Teacher Training
Teacher Training Devi Scholarship
Deadline is September 1
If finances have kept you from taking the Chicago Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training course at KYL, then the Devi Scholarship may be just what you need! Go on-line
for more details, then complete the application form and return it with your financial deposit on or before Sept. 1st to be considered for one of several partial scholarships. Devi Scholarships are funded by friends, supporters and prior graduates of KYL’s Level 1 Teacher Training courses.
‘By hearing God’s Name the mortal becomes a perfect person,
religious guide, spiritual hero and a great yogi.’
These words from the 8th Pauri (stanza) of Japji* are what started it all. They were the inspiration behind the creation of a special scholarship fund—the Devi Scholarship—available to applicants of Chicago’s Kundalini Yoga in the Loop (KYL) Level One Teacher Training course. He named the fund after his mother because it was she who urged him to take his first Kundalini Yoga class. His intention was that whoever wanted to take the incredible journey that we call Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training as taught by Yogi Bhajan® could do so regardless of financial need. It was his way of paying back for all that he had received from the course.
One Devi Scholarship recipient sent an open letter to those KYL graduates who contributed so generously. Her letter reads, in part,
“I’d thought of writing a thank you immediately upon receiving this scholarship, but decided instead to offer up a prayer of gratitude and wait until I could share what the experience meant to me. I am awed by the breadth of yoga, by the true reach of consciousness, and the possibilities of yoking yoga with daily living. Thank you for believing so much in this yoga and that those called to this path, regardless of financial circumstance, must heed the call. In providing the finances to facilitate an answer to Spirit, you do an incredible service to the world. You create teachers. You birth a greater mindfulness. You go above and beyond to gracefully usher in the footsteps of the Aquarian Age. I thank you most heartily for this. I know that many opportunities will come for me to give as you have; I trust that I shall show as much generosity and so continue this Golden Chain of offering, of connection, of evolution and of service. Thank you.”
To apply for a Devi Scholarship you’ll need to complete an
application form that requires answers to six questions (available here). You are asked to write a biography about yourself; to describe a teacher of any kind whom you admire; to describe your current yoga practice; and to write something about your motivation to take Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training at KYL. When you send in your application you include a financial deposit ($500 recommended). This indicates to the universe your commitment to take the course. You will need to offer some evidence of financial need. Finally, a personal interview is conducted to determine which candidates will eventually receive a Devi Scholarship.
Click Here for information or to apply for a Devi Scholarship.
* Japji – or, Japji Sahib - an extended prayer written by Guru Nanak which relates the conscious mind to the soul.
Level 2 'Instructor'
Chicago, USA -
December 1 & 2
If you have already taken the Breatwalk Personal
Intensive why not come and participate in the Instructor
Weekend #2 –
Instructor Training - December 1-2, 2012
($500 early rate / $575 on Aug 18)
You will enjoy two days of camaraderie with a group of fellow walking enthusiasts. You will learn how others have used Breathwalk to improve the lives of the people in their communities. And, you will see why we think Chicago is always fun during the first week of December! Lock in the lowest tuition rate now with your down payment. Call 312-922-4699 or
Click Here to pre-register online.
|Kundalini Yoga in the Loop
(and along the
410 S Michigan Ave Suite 501
Chicago, IL 60605
|Saturday - Dec 1
||8 am to 6 pm
|Sunday - Dec 2
||8 am to 6 pm
Level 2 Teacher Trainings - Chicago & Prince Edward Island
Early Bird Discount Disappears
- LifeCycles & LifeStyles
Sept. 7-8-9 and Oct. 19-20-21, 2012
Cenacle Retreat Center
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Early Bird Discount Disappears July 31!
Registration is now open!
Click Here for details.
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.
Prince Edward Island, Canada
Level 2 - Vitality & Stress
Course Dates - Sept. 28-29-30, Oct. 1-2-3
(arrive 09.27, depart 10.04)
Bird Discount Disappears July 31!
Registration is now open!
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).
Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Trainings in Chicago
Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training
"The Aquarian Teacher"
in Chicago, IL, USA
& Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada
Chicago, IL USA
Begins October 26, 2012 - 10 Weekends
over 8 Months
A note from Shakta Kaur: “I will never be the same again,”
is what we often hear from those who have taken Kundalini Yoga
Teacher Training at KYL . My initial motivation was to
deepen my personal yoga and meditation practice. And, in
truth, I had no intention of teaching Kundalini Yoga. I
already had a degree in music education and had taught public
school music for several years. I really thought that my
teaching days were over!
It wasn’t long, however, before I found myself informally sharing
the techniques I’d learned during Teacher Training not only with
my friends and family, but with the loan officer at our bank and
other business contacts. I laughed out loud when I
realized that I was, in fact, ‘teaching!’
Whatever draws you to this amazing course in Kundalini Yoga as
taught by Yogi Bhajan, know that the end result will be perfect
for you even while it might also be totally different than what
you initially expected. Along the way your mental,
physical and emotional growth will be enhanced in a supportive
and cozy environment. You will learn the tools to not only
deepen your own personal practice, but, you will also gain the
knowledge and self-confidence to elevate yourself and others
into a more peaceful and powerful space.
Tuition: $3,100 (until Oct. 1) - $500 down - Payment Plans Available
Prince Edward Island, Canada -
New Start Date
We’re starting KYL’s Level 1 course in Prince Edward Island (PEI) next spring (2013) instead of this fall. The spring 2013 dates are listed
below. We’ll choose the fall 2013 dates later this month.
This means you’ll have more time to prepare for your unique Maritimes Level 1 in the idyllic setting of Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada. Brochure
Session 1: April 29 to May 9, 2013 (arrive 4/28, depart 5/10)
Session 2: TBA
Registration is now open!
$2,900 (enroll by
xxx; pay-in-full by yyy)*
$3,200 (enroll by
xxx; 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!
* 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.
Food For The Gods
Butternut Squash & Ginger Soup
New Moon - July 18
11 Days After - July 29
Full Moon - August 1
(Above Dates Adjusted for Central Time Zone)
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."
... 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
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.
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.
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
($11) - not on Tuesday
($13) - not on Friday
(After Sunday's class join us for a vegetarian potluck.)
A Thought From Yogi Bhajan
There are certain lines, which I cannot cross. We do not initiate. We ask our inner being to initiate, we never, ever start a class, without mentally chanting or loudly chanting, Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo. This is one line we always begin with. In this Raj Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, the higher you are the more humble you are.