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...   Wednesday - October 10, 2012
go Shakta Teaching at Noon on Her Birthday - This Thursday!  
go Private Appointments with Gurucharan Singh, Ph.D.  
go A ‘Taste’ of Teacher Training - First Weekend Open to All!   
go Clear the Ghosts! Three New Saturday Classes with Shakta  
go KYL's October Theme - Yoga for Vision
go Yoga, Sex & Feminism Conference (YSF) - Dallas!
go Shakta needs an Assistant in Dallas, Texas - Nov. 1-4
go Breathwalk Training Chicago - Level 2 'Instructor'
go Level 1 Teacher Trainings - Chicago (Fall 2012) & Prince Edward Island (Spring 2013)
go Level 2 Teacher Training - PEI Canada - May 24-29, 2013!
News & Notes...
go Yoga Class Schedule
go Yogi Bhajan Quote
go Moon Watch
Celebrate Shakta’s Birthday

Thursday - October 11 - 12:15 pm

Shakta is Teaching Class on Her Birthday!

with delicious Yogi Tea and Birthday Sweets served immediately after!
Shakta is teaching this Thursday’s lunch time class! (Remember when she used to teach all the lunch time classes at KYL?!) This Thursday happens to be her birthday, too! If you haven’t been to class with Shakta in awhile why not come Thursday? You’ll experience her smile, her energy and her love for the teachings. Plus, you’ll have some fun celebrating her birthday! Click Here to pre-register.
Private Appointments...
Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, Ph.D.
Available for in-person appointments

Friday, Saturday, Sunday - October 19-21
held in Lincoln Park (the Cenacle Center)
We are pleased to offer private one-on-one appointments with KRI’s Director of Training, Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, Ph.D., during his October visit to Chicago. Gurucharan combines western scientific training with Eastern traditions to develop practical approaches to personal growth and fulfillment.

Besides his expertise in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® Gurucharan earned both an M.Ed. and a Ph.D. in psychology with an emphasis on research in meditation and clinical counseling. He has a keen understanding of Humanology-- the psychology of personal excellence developed by Yogi Bhajan-- and has used it in clinical practice for three decades.

Gurucharan is committed to sharing the essence of the teachings of Yogi Bhajan to create a lifetime of fulfillment for you in spirit, vitality and destiny. He is unmatched at applying yogic techniques to help with either personal or professional issues.

Gurucharan is the author of ‘The 21 Stages of Meditation’ and is the co-author of Breathwalk® and The Mind with Yogi Bhajan. He also co-edited The Psychospiritual Clinician’s Handbook. Bring your personal or professional questions to Gurucharan Singh. A limited number of 55-minute appointments are available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19-20-21.

Held at the Cenacle Center in Lincoln Park. Click Here to schedule ($195).
First Weekend Open to All!


A ‘Taste’ of Teacher Training

$300 adv/$375 door
Friday-Sunday, Oct 26-28
Schedule
Friday, Oct. 26 – 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Saturday, Oct. 27 – 8 am to 6 pm
Sunday, Oct. 28 – 8 am to 5 pm (plus, early morning sadhana 4:15 to 6:45 am!)

Have you been thinking about taking Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training in Chicago but aren’t 100% sure yet? If so, then, come to the first weekend to participate, learn and assess your ability to complete the entire course. This is a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in the teachings of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® for an entire weekend. Don’t miss this chance to learn a complete spectrum of techniques for stress relief, mental clarity, self-healing, personal change and spiritual growth.

Click Here to register.

Saturday Classes with Shakta
Clear the Ghosts!

Three Saturday Classes with Shakta

Oct. 13, 20 & 27
10:30 am to 12 noon
  • We all have ghosts.
  • What kind of ghosts do you have?
  • Are you willing to ‘throw out the ghosts’ that haunt your attic?!

On Saturday mornings in October Shakta will take you ‘up there’ into your own attic. This is the place where nobody wants to go and where everything that you haven’t been able to unload yet is still stored!

Yogi Bhajan called it ‘the idiot’s attic’ that exists in every human.’ What is this ‘idiot’s attic?’ It is your subconscious--the realm of dreams and memories, the seat of fears, negative habits, emotional impulses and commotional behaviors. The subconscious can be kept clean through meditation.

So, come to KYL in October and ‘throw out the ghosts’ in special classes with Shakta. You’ll get to experience Yogi Bhajan teaching (via DVD) in one of those classes. And you’ll feel such lightness, clarity and delight afterwards that you’ll wonder why you never got around to cleaning out your ‘attic’ sooner! Click Here to pre-register.

Yoga for Vision...
KYL's October Theme

 Yoga for Vision

To See Your Goal and Keep it in Your Consciousness
Are you feeling a need to ...
   -- Access a whole new level of intuition and wisdom?
   -- Find new solutions to old problems?
   -- Manifest a previously unimagined goal?
   -- Tap into your own creativity and source of your vision?

If so, then come to KYL during October for ‘Yoga for Vision--to See Your Goal and Keep it in Your Consciousness.’ Your ‘vision’ is related to your ‘intention’ but it is what comes before intention. It is a grasp of the direction your creativity wishes to take you.

We are often taught that we need to have ‘vision’ first, ‘intention’ second and ‘creativity’ as the third element that infuses ‘intention’ with our Shakti, with our life force. The creative force manifests as the feminine. Vision is the approach of the masculine offering to take creativity into form.*

But, unorganized creativity, inspiration and a little bit of chaos has to come first! We have to become comfortable with holding the space for all possibilities. Then the vision, intention and organization follow naturally and without effort ... so long as our need for control can be relinquished!

Your ‘vision’ may not always make intellectual sense. It may feel more intuitive, but, it will always seem right. The moment you trust your consciousness, your intuition bill become handy, opportunities will come to you and you will be boundless.

How to keep that vision in your consciousness is the next step. Come to KYL during October to learn a new set of guiding forces and principles as you re-‘vision’ your future!
* Special thanks to Lena Stevens for these ideas!
Shakta Teaching at...
Yoga, Sex, Feminism
Shakta is Teaching at the "Yoga, Sex and Feminism" Conference

Dallas, Texas - November 1-4, 2012

more details      view Shakta's workshops
Come join Shakta and 21 other teachers from a variety of lineages at the first-ever ‘Yoga, Sex & Feminism’ TantraVinyasa Conference in Dallas, Texas, Nov. 1-4. This is a landmark event where the topics include relationships, unconditional love, intimacy, sexuality and walking in grace. Special workshops focus on the needs of transgender and gender non-conforming yogis, too!

Shakta is teaching a ‘Lunar Woman, Solar Man and Relationships’ Personal Intensive from 8 am to 12 noon on Thursday, Nov. 1st. Then she’ll teach one workshop each day, Friday through Sunday including ‘The Invincible Woman’ on Friday, Nov. 2; ‘Sacred Sexual Bliss’ on Saturday, Nov. 3; and ‘Sexuality, Intimacy and Pleasure with Kundalini Yoga, Meditation and the Gong’ on Sunday, Nov. 4.

Come join Shakta and the very special group of teachers and yogis who will gather together in Dallas the first weekend of November! Call 800-599-YOGA to learn more about the conference and to pre-register.
Do You Live Near Dallas?
Shakta needs an assistant at the
Yoga, Sex & Feminism Conference
in Dallas, Texas - Nov. 1-4
If you live in or around the Dallas, Texas, area and can assist Shakta at any/all of her classes on Nov. 1, 2, 3 and/or 4 at the Yoga, Sex & Feminism Conference please e-mail info@ShaktaKaur.com. Shakta would like to speak with you about all the details. As Shakta’s assistant you will receive free admission to the Yoga, Sex & Feminism conference on the day you assist! That means after helping with Shakta’s morning class you will be able to participate in other yoga or meditation classes of your choice (dependent upon space availability)!
Breathwalk Training...

Breathwalk
® Level 2 'Instructor'
 
Chicago, USA - December 1 & 2

If you have already taken the Breathwalk Personal Intensive why not come and participate in the Instructor Training?

$575 tuition fee (includes all materials)

Weekend #2 – Instructor Training
- December 1-2, 2012
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!  Call 312-922-4699 or Click Here to pre-register online.
Course Venue Class Times
Kundalini Yoga in the Loop
(and along the lakefront)
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 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Trainings in Chicago & Canada
The Art & Science of Improving Yourself

Our 11th Level 1 course!
10 Weekends Over Nine Months
October through June

Chicago, IL USA

Begins October 26, 2012 - 10 Weekends over 9 Months
Brochure     Registration Form     Devi Scholarship

Tuition $3,100 - $500 Down Payment - Installment Plans Available

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
-- fulfillment as a spiritual being.

Taking the personal journey we call ‘Teacher Training’ 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. You will also develop the skills necessary to teach Kundalini Yoga and Meditation publicly as a consciousness educator (if you so choose).

Kundalini Yoga is called a sacred science. This is because the sacredness of the student is awakened through it. Come respond to the call of your soul and the Infinite and join us the last weekend of October. Partial scholarships are available (application deadline Sept. 1st).
 
 

Prince Edward Island, Canada - Begins Spring 2013

  Brochure     Registration Form     Details

Course Dates
     Session 1: April 29 to May 9, 2013 (arrive 4/28, depart 5/10)
     Session 2: Sept 24 to Oct 4, 2013 (Arrive 9/23, Depart 10/5)

Registration is now open!
     $2,900 (enroll by Feb 28; pay-in-full by April 29)*
     $3,200 (enroll by Feb 28; make 7 payments)*
     Reserve your place with a $500 down payment!

Level 1 in Prince Edward Island (PEI) begins in the spring of 2013! Eleven days in the spring and eleven days in the fall with conference calls every month in between (plus a final conference call in November). This is an ideal way to immerse yourself in the teachings while having plenty of time to integrate what you’ve learned once you’ve gotten back into your regular routine at home.

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! Click 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.
Level 2 Teacher Training - Prince Edward Island
   
Prince Edward Island, Canada

Level 2 - Vitality & Stress

DATES CONFIRMED
Class Friday, May 24 - Wednesday, May 29, 2013.
(Arrive Thursday, May 23/Depart Thursday, May 30.)
Reminder: Monday, May 27 is Memorial Day in the USA.


Flyer     More Details     Housing Options

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.
 
  • $450 – Prior V&S Graduate
  • $1,099 – KYL Level 1 or Level 2 Alumni
  • $1,199 – IKYTA Members
  • $1,299 – Regular Rate


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. Lodging and meal information coming soon.
 
Moon Watch
CURRENT MOON

New Moon - October 15

11 Days After New Moon - October 26

(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
10:30-Noon ($17) 'Throw Out the Ghosts' with Shakta - 3 Saturdays in October.
  • Sunday
10:30-Noon ($17)
(After Sunday's class join us for a vegetarian potluck!)
Other Events
Year 2012
  • Oct. 26, 2012 · Chicago Level 1 Teacher Training
    10 weekends over 9 months.
  • Dec 1-2 · Chicago Breathwalk 'Instructor' Training - Weekend #2

 
Year 2013
  • April 29 to May 9 & Sep. 24 to Oct. 4, 2013  · Canada (PEI) Level 1 Teacher Training
    First 11-Day Session (4/29 to 5/9)
    Second 11-day Session (9/24 to 10/4)
  • May 24 to 29 · Canada (PEI) Level 2 Teacher Training
    "Vitality and Stress"
A Thought From Yogi Bhajan
"
Ghost is nothing but a permanent host on the earth. A soul that is a permanent host on Earth is called a ghost. It is very gruesome to be attached to Earth for the rest of your lifetimes.
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