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 13, 2013
go Healing Power of ‘Double’ Gong & Mantra - This Friday!
go Father’s Day Class Sunday, June 16th   
go Yoga for Miracles and Healing - KYL’s June Theme
go Breathwalk Weekend - July 26 - Early Bird Rate Disappears in 13 Days!
go Ladies in White - Prince Edward Island, Canada  
News & Notes...
go Yoga Class Schedule
go Yogi Bhajan Quote
go Moon Watch
go Just For Fun - Shakta of Green Gables
Renew, Relax, Recharge ...
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).
Celebrate the Masculine...
Father’s Day Class

Sunday, June 16th with Shakta Kaur
10:30 am to 12 noon

And, our delicious veggie potluck afterwards!
The bond between you and your father is very profound. You have known each other for a long, long time. In fact, you made a contract to be together in this relationship before the two of you came into the earth plane. Even after death--for either the father or the child--that relationship continues.

No matter what kind of relationship you have had with your father it is important to thank the soul that helped bring you here. The purpose of being on earth is to evolve your soul. In fact, that is the ‘sole’ purpose of your life! So, it is important to thank the soul that brought you into this world, to wish him well and to pray for him.

Join Shakta for a special Father’s Day Kundalini Yoga and Meditation class to celebrate all of our fathers on this Father’s Day. If your father is alive you can wish him the gift of health and longevity. If your father is deceased you can wish him the gift of peace for his soul. And, if your relationship with your father needs a bit of repair, you can infuse some harmony, burn some karma and help release bad feelings... on both sides! In return you will receive grace for honoring the man that bestowed the gift of life to you.

Sunday's class is always followed by community potluck - bring a vegetarian dish and enjoy the community spirit at KYL! Click Here to pre-register.
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.
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.
 

Early Bird Rate Disappears June 26!

     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
Level 2 in Prince Edward Island, Canada ...
Ladies in White
Ladies in White
A lovely group of ‘ladies in white’ attended the Level 2 ‘Vitality & Stress’ Course on Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada with Shakta Kaur and Mahan Rishi Singh, D.C., May 24-29. The course was held in the Fortune Bridge Yoga Studio, in Souris, PEI. Pictured left to right: Tejbir Kaur Bourgeois (New Brunswick); Satya Prem Ortiz (Puerto Rico, USA); Prabhumeet Kaur Bursey (New Brunswick); Cathrine Leighland (British Columbia); Jasanjeet Kaur Arsenault (PEI); Birprem Kaur Pasek (Illinois, USA); Jaijot Kaur Leger (New Brunswick); Tejwant Kaur Hall (PEI); Adi Shakti Kaur Hronopoulos (Arizona, USA); Atmabir Kaur Richman (PEI); and Siri Chand Kaur Leslie (PEI). This was the 'first-ever' Level 2 course held on Prince Edward Island!  We look forward to many, many more!!
Just For Fun - Shakta of Green Gables
Then... Now...
 
This is the ‘Anne of Green Gables’ version of Shakta Kaur and Adi Shakti Kaur (Phoenix, AZ, USA)! They donned these ‘Anne’ hats while waiting in the Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Airport for their flights home after last month’s Level 2 ‘Vitality & Stress’ course!
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 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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Kundalini yoga classes are a dynamic blend of postures, pranayam, mantra, music and meditation, which teach you the art of relaxation, self-healing and elevation. Balancing body and mind enables you to experience the clarity and beauty of your soul. No previous experience in yoga is required for you to achieve results with your very first class. Men of great knowledge actually found out about the chakras – their workings, their petals, their sounds, their infinity, their co-relationship, their powers. They found that the life of a human is totally based on these chakras. This total science gave birth to Kundalini Yoga.
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