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Thursday - February 28, 2013
||White Tantric Yoga® Chicago -
Registration Now Open!
||White Tantric Yoga®
||Free Conference Call with
Sadhana at KYL - Sunday March
Prayer & Blessing at KYL
||Teacher Training in Richmond, IL -
Begins in June!
Divine Alignment Weekend with Guru Prem Singh -
||Level 1 Teacher Training -
Prince Edward Island (Spring
& Fall 2013)
Teacher Training - PEI Canada -
May 2013 - Housing Fees Reduced!
News & Notes...
||Yoga Class Schedule
||Yogi Bhajan Quote
Register Soon For...
White Tantric Yoga Chicago
Saturday - April 13
to 6:00 pm
Registration is now open!
Advance Rate: $160 (by March 31
Regular Rate: $175 (April 1 and later ...no foolin’!)
Seniors*: $98 (by March 31) / $108 (April 1+)
“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 meditation incorporates 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.
For more information regarding Chicago's White Tantric
please bring a valid high school/college/vocational school
ID. Seniors are 65+ years. People taking
Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training are not eligable for the
White Tantric Yoga®
Do you have what yogis need?
Once again WTY Chicago will have a ‘Bazaar’ area available for
vendors! 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.
Click Here for more information.
White Tantric Yoga®
Instead of ‘Goodie Bags’ this year we offer a Community Table where you may leave your materials for attendees to pick up at their choosing. The fee to leave 150 copies of a flier or business card is $20 per item. There is limited space on our six-foot skirted ‘Community Table,’ so,
reserve your spot soon!
Click Here for more information.
Free Conference Call with Shakta
"3-Minutes to a New You"
Saturday, March 9 - 8 am Central Time
|On this free "Three Minutes to a New You" conference call Shakta will share simple, easy-to-use techniques that can totally change the way you relate to yourself and the world. Designed for you if you’re busy, are looking for some quick and effective methods to reduce the effects of stress, to improve your health and simply, to create some peace of mind. These are some of the best of east meets west ... ancient yogic techniques backed by western scientific study ... proven tools for immediate, positive and long-lasting results.
Shakta will focus on four key areas... your emotional, mental, physical and spiritual potential. You’ll learn to bring balance and calm into any situation, to increase your mental clarity and to immediately shift your perspective. And, all of this can be done in just three minutes!
Then ask all the questions you want about one or both of KYL’s upcoming Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training courses. The Richmond, Illinois, course is 8 weekends over 8 months in McHenry County, Illinois. The Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada, course is 11 days in the spring and 11 days in the fall (with monthly conference calls in between the two 11-day sessions)!
Phone lines are limited for ‘3-Minutes to a New You,’
so, reserve your space ... now! Click Here
Early Morning Sadhana
This Sunday - March 3 -
4:30 am to 7:00 am
4:30 am – Japji (meditative prayer)
Once each month we offer the experience of Sunday early morning sadhana at KYL. We begin at 4:30 am when the rays of the sun are hitting the earth at a 60 degree angle. Why get up at this time? Because this is the time when all of the great spiritual teachers appear to bless, elevate and transform each one of us.
4:55 am – Kundalini Yoga Kriya (set of exercises)
5:50 am – Aquarian Sadhana Mantras*
6:55 am – Hukam** and the Long Time Sunshine Song
7:00 am – Yogi Tea and light breakfast snacks!
The doors to the Fine Arts Building (FAB) open at 4:00 am. Please time your arrival for between 4:00 and 4:15 am. We begin sadhana at 4:30 am.
The doors to the FAB are locked again at 4:30 am.
Delicious Yogi Tea and breakfast snacks will be served at KYL after early morning sadhana. You are welcome to stay and enjoy something to eat before you head off into the rest of your day!
* Yogi Bhajan gave a specific sequence of mantras on June 21, 2992, with instructions to use them for morning sadhana in this particular order: 1) Long Ek Ong Kar, 2) Wah Yantee, Kah Yantee, 3) the Mul Mantra, 4) Sat Siree, Siree Akal, 5) Rakhe Rakhanahaar, 6) Wahe Guru Wahe Jio and 7) the Guru Ram Das chant.
** A ‘hukam’ is the ‘divine order’ or quote of the day.
Yoga for Prayer and Blessing
KYL's Theme for March and April
Prayer is the most powerful technique to communicate to the unknown. The unknown is both within and without. It does not have the boundaries that our conscious mind creates and depends upon. So, come to KYL in March and April and learn to expand your concept of prayer. Come to communicate prayerfully, to develop a prayerful attitude and to complete the link between your known and unknown.
Many of us have old understandings of prayer. We think we have to sit and beg a distant saint or deity for acknowledgement or to fulfill a need. We were taught to ask or to plead and wish for something rather than communicate, recognize our Infinite nature and confirm our consciousness. We were told we were sinners and we had to redeem ourselves.
But, the Aquarian approach to prayer is different. Prayer is communication. Come to KYL to learn:
- Prayer is tapping energy from the Unknown part of you.
- Prayer is cultivated in two powerful ways ... Shakti and Bhakti.*
- Prayer is the intunement of the mind into the Unknown.
- Prayer is to create by intention.
- The four qualities of a prayerful person.
- Prayer that moves the Divine comes with a full heart and love.
- Prayer doesn’t give you God; you are already God.
Each class at KYL during the months of March and April focuses on ‘prayer and blessing.’ We hope you will join us!
Click Here to
view the class schedule, or, simply drop-in to any class, any time!
* Bhakti is devotion, surrender, humility and reverence to your highest and best self.
Shakti gives you the courage, energy and strength to face and dispense with fears and projections.
New KYTT this June
Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training
with Shakta Kaur
plus an incredible team of
Visiting Teacher Trainers!
8 Weekends -
June 2013 to January 2014
For the first time ever, Shakta is leading a Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training course in Richmond, Illinois.
The village of Richmond is over 150 years old (map Located 55 miles northwest of Chicago, 11 miles south of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin and 44 miles southwest of Milwaukee, Wisconsin).
KY Teacher Training course takes place on 8 weekends over 8 months beginning June 7-8-9 at a beautiful private home. There are 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms at the home which are available to those who might need to stay overnight during the course!
This program is based on the comprehensive science of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. It is certified by the Kundalini Research Institute (KRI). The course is registered as an RYT-200 with Yoga Alliance (YA).
In this Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training course you learn the fundamental principles and practices of Kundalini Yoga. You embark on a tremendous journey of self-growth and personal development as you develop the skills to instruct students in Kundalini Yoga and Meditation should you so choose.
This is a 220 hour course of which 180 are classroom hours of instruction in a well-defined curriculum including:
|• Yogic Philosophy & The Origins of Kundalini Yoga
||• The Chakras
|• Sadhana—Daily Spiritual Practice
||• The Ten Bodies
|• Yogic Lifestyle, Diet & Nutrition
||• The Art of Relaxation
|• The Art of Self-Healing
||• Sound and Mantra
|• The Role of a Kundalini Yoga Teacher
||• The Science of Breath
|• Teaching Kundalini Yoga Postures, Kriyas & Meditation
||• Anatomy & Physiology
Links for more details:
Master of Postures at KYL!
a weekend workshop with Guru Prem Singh
Sat. March 2 - 8 am to 6 pm
Sun. March 3 - 10 am to 5 pm
Fee is $300
($159 for one day only – either Sat. or Sun.)
Come join ‘posture master’ Guru Prem Singh Khalsa when he visits KYL for two days of postures, alignment and bandhas study! Yogi Bhajan himself named Guru Prem the ‘Posture Master!’ Once you spend time with Guru Prem in March you’ll see why!
Guru Prem Singh has taught and practiced yoga all over the world for over 35 years. He is a Teacher Trainer of Kundalini Yogis and an advanced Ashtanga Yoga practitioner. In Chicago he’ll share with you the tools of his trade in ‘Divine Alignment’ and letting your Heart Rule!
You will learn:
- Correct Alignment in Sitting, Standing and Reclining
Basic & Advanced Asana Fundamentals
New Tools to Unlock Patterns of Tension in the Body
How to Safely Approach More Challenging Asanas
The Bandhas’ Applications and Uses
How to Connect with the Earth while using Gravity to Your Benefit
Warm-up exercises/stretches to open up the hips and shoulders, plus,
Much, much more!
Guru Prem Singh is the author of three books--'Divine Alignment,' ‘The Heart Rules’ and 'Everyday Devotion.’ His wisdom, expertise and insights are beneficial to both beginners and more advanced yogis.
No matter where you’re at in your ‘divine alignment’ you will benefit from these two special days with Guru Prem Singh. So, come learn the basics, challenge yourself and have even more success on your yogic journey!
Click Here to register.
Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Trainings in
The Art & Science of
Level 1 course!
Prince Edward Island, Canada -
Begins Spring 2013
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!
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
Housing Fees Reduced!
New Venue - McLean House Inn
May 24 - Wednesday,
May 29, 2013.
(Arrive Thursday, May 23/Depart Thursday, May 30.)
Reminder: Monday, May 27 is Memorial Day in the USA.
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.
Full Moon - February 25
New Moon - March 11
(Above Dates Adjusted for Central Time Zone)
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."
... 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.
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
($14) - not on Friday
(After Sunday's class join us for a vegetarian potluck.)
|(Class fee discount of 17% with a 6-Class Pass)||
March 2-3, 2013 ·
Guru Prem Singh Postures
Both Days - $250 ($300 on Feb. 17);
Single Day - $159
April 29 to May 9
& Sep. 24 to Oct. 4, 2013 ·
Canada (PEI) Level 1 Teacher Training
First 11-Day Session (4/29
Second 11-day Session (9/24 to 10/4)
May 24 to 29 ·
Canada (PEI) Level 2 Teacher Training
"Vitality and Stress"
June 6-8 ·
Richmond, IL KYTT Teacher Training
Level 1 - 8 weekends over 8 months
A Thought From Yogi Bhajan
Prayer is as projected a part of life as breathing is. Prayer is the power of life.