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...   Thursday - May 23, 2013
go KYL’s Memorial Day Weekend Schedule  
go Today is 40 Days after White Tantric Yoga® Chicago!  
go Open to All - A Taste of Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training   
go Healing Power of ‘Double’ Gong & Mantra   
go Yoga for Miracles and Healing - KYL’s May-June Theme  
go Free Breathwalk Class - Sunday June 2  
go Level 1 Teacher Training Crystal Lake, IL Begins June 7, 2013
go Special for May - 4 CDs for $60!  
News & Notes...
go Yoga Class Schedule
go Yogi Bhajan Quote
go Moon Watch
go Just For Fun - "Exactly how did you get your baby?"
go Food For The Gods - Sweet Potato, Corn & Kale Chowder
Memorial Day Schedule

KYL Class Schedule for

Memorial Day Weekend

Thursday - May 23 YES - 12:15 pm to 1:00 pm
No   -  6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
with Hari Dev
Friday - May 25 YES - 12:15 pm to 1:00 pm with Jasdeep Kaur
Saturday - May 26 no classes  
Sunday - May 27 YES - 10:30 am to Noon with Bhajan Kaur
Monday - May 28 no classes  
Thursday, May 23
Today Marks...

40 Days After White Tantric Yoga Chicago

Congratulations on reaching the 40-day mark after White Tantric Yoga (WTY) Chicago! If you’ve felt your life go sideways or even upside down in the days since WTY Chicago continue to ‘keep up’ and stay centered. WTY has done its work of removing subconscious blocks to bring new clarity and a graceful flow to your life!

Continue to ‘keep up’ by:
   • Staying present with your experience.
   • Doing a sadhana (daily spiritual practice).
   • Connecting with others at yoga and meditation classes.
   • Praying for our highest and best individual and collective experiences.

Then mark your calendar for White Tantric Yoga® Chicago on Saturday, April 12, 2014. We look forward to seeing you then!
First Weekend Open To All

A ‘Taste’ of Teacher Training

First Weekend Open to All*

Crystal Lake, Illinois
June 7, 8, 9

Pre-registration Required (Click Here)

Have you been thinking about taking the Crystal Lake Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Course but aren’t 100% sure yet? If so, then, come to the first weekend — June 7-8-9 — 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.

Friday, June 7 – 8 am to 6 pm
Saturday, June 8 – 8 am to 6 pm
Sunday, June 9 – 8 am to 5 pm (plus, early morning sadhana 4:30 to 7:00 am!)

Click Here to register.  Map of Location - 621 S Brentwood Dr, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 - Located 45 miles northwest of Chicago, 30 miles south of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin and 60 miles southwest of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

* $400 - Fee does not include the Teacher Training textbooks. However, ‘First Weekend Open to All’ participants are always welcome to purchase the textbooks at an additional fee.
Renew, Recharge, Relax ...
Healing Power of Double Gong & Mantra

with Shakta and Hari Dev
Friday June 14 - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Bring a friend and join us for one of our most popular monthly sessions of the ‘Healing Power of Double Gong and Mantra!’ As always, we begin every ‘gong and 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.

So, click here to pre-register and join us for the deep vibrational healing of double gong and mantra on Friday June 145 (and Friday, July 19).
May and June Theme

Yoga for Miracles and Healing

KYL's Theme for May & June

"I don't believe in miracles. I rely upon them." --Yogi Bhajan

If you need a miracle (or two!) in your life come to KYL during the months of May and June. Each class focuses on helping you find your potential and your vitality ... and reaching for your virtues. The miracle is within. The healing comes from within. There is nothing from outside. All is already in you. You are the storehouse of your totality-- you are the storehouse of your own miracles and healing!

Come learn to:
-- breathe consciously rather than automatically
-- exercise, meditate and relax the body for self-healing
-- develop the healing power in your own hands
-- bless yourself with prayers for miracles and
-- wake up to your destiny.

Drop-in to the class of your choice or Click Here to pre-register.
Free Community Event
Breathwalk Sunday - Free Class

Sunday - June 2 - 1 pm to 2:30 pm

click here to register
Free Community Breathwalk® Sunday, June 2 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm. If you like to walk you’ll love Breathwalk! And, on Sunday, June 2nd, KYL offers you the opportunity of trying out a free community Breathwalk class. You’ll practice walking while synchronizing your breath with your walking steps. And, you’ll enhance your experience with the art of directed, meditative attention. Plus, it is just lots of fun!

Two of our talented Breathwalk Instructors will guide you through this free session. This is not only for you--bring your friends and family, too. Who wouldn’t enjoy a walk outdoors on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Chicago? Meet us at 1:00 pm in the lobby of The Fine Arts Building (FAB), 410 S. Michigan Ave. on Sunday, June 2nd. Wear clothing appropriate for outdoor weather and comfortable walking shoes. There is no charge for this event! But, reservations are required.  We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, June 2nd for your Breathwalk!

click here to register
Teacher Training Begins this June
Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training

in Crystal Lake, IL

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 Crystal Lake, Illinois.   The city of Crystal Lake is over 175 years old (map  Located 45 miles northwest of Chicago, 30 miles south of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin and 60 miles southwest of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  In February 1836, the first white settlers, Beman and Polly Crandall and six of their ten children, came from New York State traveling to Crystal Lake in a covered wagon)

The Crystal Lake KY Teacher Training course takes place on 8 weekends over 8 months beginning June 7-8-9 at a beautiful private home. There is lodging nearby in homes of fellow classmates 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:   Brochure     Registration Form     Register Online
Breathwalk Training...
Breathwalk® Returns To...
Chicago, USA - July 26-28, 2013

  KYL brings Breathwalk training back to Chicago!
Mark your calendar for July 26-28 for
Weekend #1, the Personal Intensive.

     Weekend #1 – Personal Intensive
- July 26-28 ($250 / $300 after June 25)
     Weekend #2 – Instructor Training - TBA* ($500 early rate)
Course Venue
Kundalini Yoga in the Loop (and along the lakefront)
410 S Michigan Ave Suite 501
Chicago, IL  60605

Class Times: Fri - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm / Sat - 8 am to 6 pm / Sun - 10 am to 6 pm
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.

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.
* A pre-requisite for Weekend #2, Instructor Training, is the satisfactory completion of Weekend #1, the Personal Intensive.

** See these recent posts about sitting’s lethal effects:
     USA Today    
New York Times
KYL's May Special...
Special Deal for May

4 CDs for $60

($15 each - plus shipping)
Get a nice discount during May when you purchase 4 (or more) CDs at KYL.  If ordering online, then use Promotion Code 0501 (entered for each item you purchase) as shown in this image: 
Food For The Gods

Sweet Potato, Corn & Kale Chowder

Just For Fun
Shakta was at Whole Foods market shopping for the Sunday potluck, and while there ran into some guests of KYL. What a surprise they had for Shakta! Here's what they said ...
"We came to the New Years Eve Retreat in 2011. We asked for a baby. My intention [for a baby] was written and put into the wish bowl - for me to have a healthy baby girl.

We conceived within the month!

Our baby, Mahala, appeared in the dreams of me, my husband, and both of our mothers. She was born shortly after I turned 43. 'What a relief,' she was saying. She had been waiting a long time to come to this place. Thank you eternally for making it possible! Thank you for clearing the way for her and opening us up to her spirit."  -- Mahala, her Mom Alalade (Bonnie Janecek), and her Baba, Ifabemi (Mike Janecek).
Moon Watch

Full Moon - May 24

New Moon - June 8

(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."

Waxing Moon
... 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 New Moon
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.

Yoga Class Schedule  (view online)
Kundalini Classes
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
12:15-1:00 pm ($12)
6:00-7:00 pm ($14) - not on Friday
  • Sunday
10:30-Noon ($18)
(After Sunday's class join us for a vegetarian potluck.)
(Class fee discount of 17% with a 6-Class Pass)
Other Events
Year 2013
  • May 24 to 29 · Canada (PEI) Level 2 Teacher Training
    "Vitality and Stress"
  • June 2  · Free Breathwalk Sunday Afternoon Downtown
    1 pm to 2:30 pm - meet in lobby of Fine Arts Building
  • June 7-9 · Crystal Lake, IL - KYTT Teacher Training Level 1
    Level 1 - 8 weekends over 8 months
  • June 14  · Gong & Mantra at KYL
    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
  • July 19  · Gong & Mantra at KYL
    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
  • July 26-28  · Breathwalk Personal Intensive
A Thought From Yogi Bhajan
You cannot enjoy 70% of your life energy because of fear, pain, insecurity and worry about tomorrow. You are mentally trained that you can't heal yourself, you can't switch gears. You don't tell people, 'I am this. Accept me or reject me.' What difference does it make what people think?