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 - June 6, 2013
go Open to All - A Taste of Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training - Starts Tomorrow!
go Level 1 Teacher Training Crystal Lake, IL Begins June 7, 2013
go Yoga for Miracles and Healing - KYL’s June Theme  
go Healing Power of ‘Double’ Gong & Mantra - A Week from Friday
go Breathwalk Personal Intensive Weekend - July 26
News & Notes...
go Yoga Class Schedule
go Yogi Bhajan Quote
go Moon Watch
go Just For Fun - Vegetarians Live Longer
First Weekend Open To All

A ‘Taste’ of Teacher Training
Tomorrow!

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.

Schedule
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.
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 7, 2013 to January 2014

There is still time to join us tomorrow!
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
June Theme

Yoga for Miracles and Healing

KYL's Theme for 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 month of 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.
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).
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
Just For Fun
Here is a good article that appeared in the Wall Street Journal - Vegetarians Live Longer (read it).
Moon Watch
CURRENT MOON

New Moon - June 8

11 Days After - June 19

Full Moon - June 23

(Above Dates Adjusted for Central Time Zone)
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.

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.

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
  • 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
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Your greatest mantra is, ‘I don’t know,’ ‘I can’t say it,’ ‘I can’t do it,’ can’t, can’t, can’t and when you can’t, can’t, can’t all the time and you want yes, yes, yes, happen, happen, happen, miracle, miracle, miracle, what are you talking about? Just test it out, have gratitude, attitude of gratitude, and see how many things come to you.
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