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 - August 29, 2013
go Shakta Teaching This Sunday at KYL  
go KYL's Labor Day Weekend Schedule  
go Soul Talk - Free Conference Calls with Shakta   
go Chicago Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training - Jan-Aug 2014 - Registration Now Open!  
go Join Shakta at the Sukhava Bodhe Yoga and Music Festival  
go Let Us Know...  Interested in Pre-Natal Yoga?  
go Breathwalk Instructor Training - Weekend #2
go Canada Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training - Registration Open
go Yoga for Grace - KYL's Theme for August
News & Notes...
go Yoga Class Schedule
go Yogi Bhajan Quote
go Moon Watch
Shakta Sunday at KYL...


This Sunday - September 1


Shakta Teaches Yoga for Grace

at KYL

10:30 to Noon

(with delicious vegetarian potluck afterward!)
Take a Day for Yourself
KYL Class Schedule For...

Labor Day Weekend
YES Classes Friday - August 30 - 12:15 pm with SukhMeher
  Sunday - September 1 - 10:30 am with Shakta
                    (veggie potluck follows class)
NO Classes Saturday - August 31
Monday - September 2
Free Conference Call with Shakta

Soul Talk - Conversations with Shakta -
register

a series of free conference calls

Saturday - Sept. 7 – Change Your Destiny
Saturday - Oct. 5 – Release Your Fears
Saturday - Nov. 2 – Beat the Blues

 7 am Pacific / 9 am Central / 10 am Eastern / 11 am Atlantic
Saturday, Sept. 7th - Change Your Destiny.  Fate and destiny--karma and dharma-- exist together. At every moment you can choose to act in your fate or in your destiny. In fate, you create karma--actions you must complete or resolve. Acting in destiny you are in flow with the universe, with your spirit and with your basic nature. These actions are beyond karma. They are in dharma, or, living within your destiny cycle.

The soul returns again and again, remembering a little, forgetting, then remembering, until the destiny task is manifested. And, because you have a will which has freedom you can make new choices to dissolve fate and transform yourself. You can re-write your destiny and live to your fullest potential. This happens when the soul is un-shrouded and clear. At that moment transformation takes place and the magic begins.

On this call Shakta shares...
-- four tools to help you embrace your spiritual destiny
-- a meditation guaranteed to bring tremendous change to your destiny, and
-- details about the Chicago, IL, USA and Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada, Level 1 Teacher Training courses!

You’ll also learn how Teacher Training is an earned destiny which ...
-- provides a direct, internal experience of yoga and meditation
-- orients your mind toward its proper role as your ‘servant’
-- stops the repetition of past errors and patterns
-- invokes your intuition, and
-- makes your life easier.

Click Here for the call-in number and pass-code.
Chicago Teacher Training Registration Now Open at KYL

Registration is Now Open!

Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training - Chicago

8 Weekends Over 8 Months - January to August 2014
[download brochure]     [download application]     [register online]

If you become your own teacher, prosperity will be there. Good things and good ideas will come to you.” --Yogi Bhajan

Registration is now open for KYL’s 13th Level 1 Course - the Aquarian Teacher, Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training as taught by Yogi Bhajan®. We begin on January 17 and end on August 17, 2014. Teacher Training at KYL is always a beautiful personal journey of growth, challenge, transformation and upliftment!

Why Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training? Kundalini means ‘awareness.’ Awareness is the active interaction of you as a finite individual identity with you as an Infinite potential identity! This dormant energy of awareness is in you. And, Kundalini Yoga is the supreme technology to take you to your Original, Best and Highest Self!

Drop Frustrating Patterns. As you move through the Teacher Training course you will grow. Like a snake you will shed old skins to become more of who you really are. You will learn to examine your attitudes, behaviors and emotional habits. All your frustrating ‘demoting’ habits will come to the surface to be acknowledged, blessed and sent on their way! You will gain new perspectives and capacities. You will develop ‘promoting’ habits to support your expanded awareness. The Number ‘8’ KYL’s Chicago course is 8 weekends over 8 months.

The number ‘8’ is quite significant. It has many different properties and meanings all over the world.
   --In China the number ‘8’ represents the totality of the universe.
   --Eight was the number of balance and the cosmic order according to the Egyptians.
   --The Greeks taught that there were eight divisions of the sky.
   --In Hebrew the number 8 is Sh’moneh meaning ‘super abundance.’
   --There are 8 arms of Vishnu and 8 forms of Shiva.
   --Sage Patanjali codified the teachings of yoga that we know today as the ‘8 Limbs of Yoga.’
   --The ‘Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi’ (‘Lord, make me an instrument of peace’...) contains 8 requests.
   --And, in mathematics the symbol of Infinity is represented by the number ‘8’ laid down--the ‘Infinity Loop.’

Aura. In Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan there are 8 Chakras or energy centers of the body. Seven Chakras correspond with the physical body and the 8th Chakra is the aura. The aura is both your protection and your projection. In Teacher Training you’ll learn how to augment your aura, attract positivity and repel negativity!

Pranic Body. The number 8 in Kundalini Yoga is also associated with the Pranic Body. Prana is the life force that you breathe in on the air. It continuously brings energy into your system. The Pranic Body allows you to feel fearless, fully alive and at one with creation. In Teacher Training you learn to renew your energy and tap into your self-motivation so that you have more than enough vitality to enjoy life and achieve your goals!

Owner’s Manual. The techniques that you learn during this 8 month course form an ‘owner’s manual’ for human consciousness. Everyone needs a technical know-how to get the best from the body, mind and spirit. That technical know-how is called ‘Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training.’

Through your own practice and discipline you will go beyond mere intellectual knowledge. You experience with your own heart and being your Original, Best and Highest Self. That is how, as Yogi Bhajan says, all ‘good things and good ideas will come to you!’


Tuition: $3,200 (until 11/16/2013) - $500 down - Payment Plans Available ($3,400 tuition)
[download brochure]     [download application]     [register online]
Yoga & Music Festival


Join Shakta at the

Sukhava Bodhe Yoga and Music Festival

Saturday - August 31 - 8:30 am to 10 am
If you’re looking for an awesomely different way to spend the Labor Day weekend, why not come to the (first-ever) Sukhava Bodhe Yoga and Music Festival? Sukhava Bodhe (pronounced soo-khaah-vuh boh-dhay) means Joyful Awakening.

The Festival features four days (Fri., Aug. 30-Mon., Sept. 2) of yoga, music, kirtan, camping, dancing, and kids’ activities. It all takes place at Stonehouse Farm Eco-Retreat and Sanctuary (1.5 hours from downtown Chicago) (map).

Shakta teaches ‘The Lunar Woman, Solar Man & Relationships,’ with Kundalini Yoga, Meditation and the Gong, on Saturday, Aug. 31st, from 8:30 to 10:00 am. She’ll share why the yogis say that woman’s basic nature is like the moon which waxes and wanes while man’s basic nature is like the sun which is continuous and constant. And, you’ll receive some very practical tips from Shakta on how to harmonize the natural polarity between the masculine and the feminine, too!  Appropriate for singles, couples, men or women, in a relationship or not! It is definitely an experience not to be missed!

Use this link for discounted fees & pre-register for Sukhava Bodhe:    [KYL Discount]      Festival Website     Festival Brochure
Please Let Us Know...


If you are interested in taking

The Power of the Mother ...

Pre-Natal Yoga

at KYL Downtown


If interested please send an email (click here)

with your contact info, and a selection

of Dates/Times that you could attend.
Question: Are you pregnant? If so, congratulations! And, we want to know if you are interested in taking pre-natal yoga (classes or workshop) at KYL?  Pre-Natal classes at KYL include exercise, meditation, music, chanting and information about yogic lifestyle during pregnancy!
Breathwalk Instructor Training

Breathwalk Instructor Training

Weekend #2  - October 25-27, 2013 - Chicago, Illinois

For anyone who has already taken Weekend #1!

October 25 - Friday, 6 to 8 pm
October 26 - Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm
October 27 - Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm

Thirteen walking enthusiasts joined us for Weekend #1 - the Breathwalk® Personal Intensive - last month. Their radiant faces are pictured here.  If you’ve already taken Weekend #1 and would like to expand the depth of your knowledge of Breathwalk, so that you can teach it, why not come to Chicago on Oct. 25-27? Chicago in the fall is an optimal time to practice Breathwalk outdoors and to begin the identity switch from a student to a teacher of Breathwalk!

Click Here for more information and/or to register.

Pictured left to right:  Santmukh Kaur (Arleen) Englander; Hari Jiwan Singh (Howard) Englander; Adi Shakti Kaur (Sophia) Hronopoulos; Dalpreet Kaur (Marissa) Munoz (kneeling); Susy Lavagna; Montine Pauers; Joni Winston (pink sweater); Fateh Kaur (Josephina) Leautaud; Mandeep Kaur (Chenoa) Lorenzo; Siri Radha Kaur (Susannah) LeBaron (purple sweater); and Moctar Datt.
(Not pictured: Jai Jagdeesh Kaur (Julie) Graber and Tej Karam Singh (Tom) Ford.)
Kundalini Teacher Training in Canada...
Level 1 Kundalini Teacher Training

Prince Edward Island, Canada

Two Sessions of 12-days - Spring and Fall 2014
Registration is Now Open! Level 1 Teacher Training Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada

     Session 1 - April 25 to May 6, 2014 (arrive 4/24 depart 5/7)
     Session 2 - Oct. 15 to Oct. 25, 2014 (arrive 10/13 depart 10/26)
If you want to learn something, read about it. If you want to understand something, write about it. If you want to master something, teach it.” -- Yogi Bhajan

Registration is now open for a most unique Level 1 experience on Canada’s Prince Edward Island (PEI). This 220-hour Aquarian Teacher Level 1 Teacher Training in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan is taught in two 12-day sessions—the first in the spring of 2014 and the second session is in the fall. (Both sessions are required for certification.) Conference calls are scheduled once each month during June, July, August and September. These calls keep us on-track with both our written homework and personal practice. And, they keep us up-to-date with our fellow teachers-in-training as they share their experience of integrating the teachings into daily life. Conference calls are also scheduled once each month for 4 months after the training ends. These calls guide the graduates as they begin sharing and teaching what they’ve learned.

Training Team
If this sounds like something you would like to experience, why not join us for 12 days next spring and another 12 days next fall for the 220-hour Level 1 Teacher Training course in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan that is called ‘The Aquarian Teacher?’ When you do, you will receive guidance from an international team of teacher trainers including Shakta Kaur (Chicago, IL, USA), Hari Simran Singh, D.C. (Oakland, CA, USA) and Shabad Saroop Singh (Montreal, CN).

Ashram Setting
This is an unique Level 1 course format, especially designed to create community in an ashram-like setting where your senses, mind and body will be nourished (and challenged!) by the teachings of Yogi Bhajan. It is also golden opportunity to learn reverence and respect for yourself while being immersed in a discipline which can liberate you from the cycle of birth and death.V

Feeling the Call
Some people feel the call to change their life. Some feel the call to be more authentic. Some feel a need to connect with like-minded people on a deeper level. Some simply want to spend more time immersing themselves in the teachings. Whatever your desire is to take this amazing course know that the end result will be perfect for you.

We are all teachers.
We teach each other when we can see ourselves clearly and when we can help another see him/herself clearly. To teach is to transform and to be transformed. To be the best teacher we need to be the best student. And, the best student comes from a genuine immersion into a practice where we learn to be who we are and serve all from the heart.

Come immerse yourself in The Aquarian Teacher Level 1 Teacher Training Course on Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada. Register with your down-payment by Oct. 25th and receive a $300 tuition discount!

Download Brochure     Download Registration Form     Register Online     Tour Venue     Map
KYL's Theme...

Kundalini Yoga & Meditation

for Grace
The most precious thing you have as a human being is your own grace. The only real difference between people is in their degree of grace. Your real power—your spiritual power—is in your grace.
“What is Grace? Grace is the shield of radiation or radiant shield which protects the pranic balance in your entire living system, not only with you, and within you, and within your psyche, but how you correlate to all other psyches in your communication of memory. All who have gone before you, all who have to follow you. Do you understand what grace is now?  The trust that others place in you, is your grace. The word you give to others is grace. Expectation of you being who you are is grace. It is a sum total of your personality, reflected by you. It is your radiant body.” — Yogi Bhajan
Come to KYL and learn to:
   -- be grateful for consciousness and existence (because accepting is grace)
   -- develop the grace of the meditative mind
   -- not lose your grace, no matter what
   -- stand any disgrace with grace and
   -- serve your grace, not your ego.

Drop-in to the class of your choice or Click Here to pre-register.
Moon Watch
CURRENT MOON

Full Moon - August 20

New Moon - September 5

(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
  • Sept 20  · Gong & Mantra at KYL
    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Oct 25-27  · Breathwalk Instructor Training
 
Year 2014
  • January 17  · KY Level 1 Teacher Training Chicago Begins
  • April 24  · KY Teacher Training PEI Canada, Session 1
    Session 1 - April 24 to May 7    Download Brochure
  • Oct 13  · KY Teacher Training PEI Canada, Session 2
    Session 2 - October 13 to October 26    Download Brochure
 
A Thought From Yogi Bhajan
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What do you mean by grace? Can anybody tell me what you mean by grace? To act as God on earth. Simple. Your actions, your deeds, must prove that you are God on earth. But you must not say it. You must not play it, you must not pronounce it our announce it. Just live it.
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