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Double Gong & Mantra - this
||The Power of Balance -
This Sunday - with
||Recording Available -
Change Your Destiny
||Soul Talk - A
Second Free Conference Call with Shakta - October 5
Yoga Teacher Training - Jan-Aug 2014 -
Registration Now Open!
Training - Weekend #2
||Canada Kundalini Yoga
Teacher Training - Registration
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Celebrate the Fall Equinox!
Double Gong & Mantra
with Shakta and Hari Dev
Friday, September 20
- 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Bring a friend and join us to celebrate the turning of the seasons at KYL with our
fall equinox ‘double gong & mantra!’ 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.
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.
A Time of Harvest.
This weekend is special as we experience that once yearly phenomenon--the balance of light and dark--that is known as the Fall Equinox (officially Sunday, Sept. 22). In the past this was traditionally a time observed with a harvest feast. The abundance of the past was shared even as preparations were made to turn inward.
It is a perfect time to re-assess--to balance yourself and your life--re-setting yourself and your priorities, making things ready for a new cycle of being. We will reflect on the seeds that we planted last spring. Then we’ll assess privately how we have manifested them in our personal fall harvest.
When you come to KYL this weekend consider:
1) what you want to leave behind in summer’s waning sun,
2) what you’d like to bring forward for yourself, and
3) what you’d like to bring forward for the planet in this new season of change.
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This Sunday at KYL...
Celebrate the Fall Equinox
Power of Balance!
Sunday, September 22
10:30 am to 12 noon
(delicious veggie potluck immediately afterwards!)
Shakta is teaching this Sunday on the first day of Autumn! Trees and plants are ending this year’s cycle of growth, temperatures are beginning to drop and the days start to get shorter in the northern hemisphere.
As our energy peaks and flows finally coming to balance this fall, we come together to send that energy outward where balance is needed most. We will find that the power of balance is found in our hearts, in our dreams and in our souls through Kundalini Yoga, Meditation and the Gong with Shakta this Sunday at KYL.
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Change Your Destiny
Conference Call with Shakta
Recording Now Available!
If you missed
the prior conference call with Shakta you can still ‘change your destiny’ by listening to the call recording! Shakta talked about how fate and destiny--karma and dharma-- exist together. She said that at every moment you can choose to act in your fate or in your destiny.
She shared four tools to help you embrace your spiritual destiny. She also shared a meditation—that you practice on this call with her—guaranteed to bring tremendous change to your destiny.
Plus, if you’re interested in more details about the Chicago, IL, USA or Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada, Level 1 Teacher Training course there was conversation on the call about Teacher Training, too!
Click Here to access the ‘Change Your Destiny’
Free Conference Call with Shakta
Soul Talk - Conversations with Shakta -
a series of free conference calls
- Oct. 5 – Release Your Fears
- Nov. 2 – Beat the Blues
7 am Pacific / 9 am Central / 10 am Eastern / 11 am Atlantic
What do you fear? The #1 fear of most Americans is the fear of public speaking. Other common fears include the fear of taking an exam, the fear of change, enclosed spaces, heights, spiders, snakes, ghosts and growing old. Most everyone has some fear of death. Fear comes in degrees from mild caution to extreme phobias and paranoia.
While a good dose of fear is often necessary for personal safety sometimes at a very early age fear becomes part of our subconscious. As adults we may show this unconscious fear as fear of loss, separation, abandonment or feelings of helplessness. Other times fear might show itself in feelings of not really being sure of ourselves. Fear clouds our judgment and engages not only the mind, but the body, too.
There are ways to eliminate and take fear out of your life—once and for all. Join Shakta on this conference call as she shares:
• a powerful yogic tool that can help you release fears,
• a meditation that uses a sound which means ‘to protect and sustain the self,’
• how the fear of change can be overcome, plus,
• information about the Chicago, Illinois, USA, and Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada, Teacher Training courses!
(While this call is ‘free,’ your normal long-distance telephone charges will apply.)
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call-in number and pass-code.
Teacher Training Registration Now Open at KYL
Registration is Now Open!
Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training
8 Weekends Over 8 Months -
January to August 2014
“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.’
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!
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!
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
Breathwalk Instructor Training
Weekend #2 - October 25-27, 2013 -
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
(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,
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
“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.” --
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.
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).
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
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 Registration Form
Kundalini Yoga & Meditation
KYL's September Theme
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.
Full Moon - September 19
New Moon - October 4
(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."
- 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!)||
Sept 20 · Gong &
Mantra at KYL
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Oct 25-27 ·
Breathwalk Instructor Training
January 17 ·
KY Level 1 Teacher Training
April 24 · KY
Oct 13 · KY
A Thought From Yogi Bhajan
Life is nothing but a lease on time and space. This is your chance. It is now that you can secure your tomorrow. It is now that you can elevate yourself. It is now that you can learn to be so graceful so that your confidence in yourself and your reputation can travel before you.