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 - October 17, 2013
go Soul Talk - Free Conference Call with Shakta - New - Beat the Blues!  
go October is Our 10th Anniversary Month
go Release Your Fears - Conference Call Recording - Now Available
go October Special - Weekday Classes Priced at 2 for $10
go Chicago Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training - Jan-Aug 2014 - Registration Now Open!  
go Breathwalk Instructor Training - Weekend #2
go Canada Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training - Registration Now Open!
News & Notes...
go Yoga Class Schedule
go Yogi Bhajan Quote
go Moon Watch
Free Conference Call with Shakta

Soul Talk - Conversations with Shakta -

a series of free conference calls
Saturday - Nov. 2 – Beat the Blues

 7 am Pacific / 9 am Central / 10 am Eastern / 11 am Atlantic
Saturday, November 2nd - Beat the Blues*.  Everyone has experienced depression at one time or another. Someone who is depressed has feelings of sadness or anxiety that can last for weeks or months at a time. Depression is a very real condition for many millions of people around the globe. A difficult situation such as a natural disaster, the loss of a loved one or financial distress is enough to trigger a mild or even deep depression. Yogi Bhajan once said, ‘If you look at all the disease in the world, it is just depression.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) defines depression as a disorder which profoundly impairs the ability of a person to function in everyday situations by affecting thoughts, mood and physical well being (for a period of two weeks). The National Institute for Mental Health claims that depression strikes more American adults each year than cancer, AIDS or heart disease. In all of these situations yogis would say that the human body ‘cannot cope with the need of the time and circumstance.

So, how can you or someone you love ‘beat the blues?’ Besides being a treatable medical condition there are other ways to alleviate symptoms of mild depression.

On this special call with Shakta you’ll learn how:
-- to help yourself if you feel depressed
-- the technology of sound or Naad can affect the body, mind and spirit
-- meditation is a daily tool used to prevent and alleviate mild depression
-- to use bananas, dates and orange juice to create ‘Depression Buster Juice,’ plus
-- four yogic techniques to help you 'beat the blues.'

You’ll also learn about KYL's two upcoming Kumdalini Yoga  Teacher Training courses (Chicago begins Jan. 2014/ Prince Edward Island, CN, begins April 2014).
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.

* If you or someone you care about is in crisis now, seek help immediately by calling 911, by visiting a nearby emergency department or health care provider’s office, or by talking to a trained counselor at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255).
KYL's 10th Anniversary

October Theme... The Power of 10

KYL’s 10th Anniversary Month
The number 10 in Kundalini Yoga is the dynamic ‘all or nothing’ number! And, the number ‘10’ is our focus during the month of October because this is the month that KYL celebrates its 10 year anniversary in The Fine Arts Building!

All classes during October focus on the 10th Body also known as the Radiant Body. The Radiant Body is just one of your ten bodies.* It represents your spiritual royalty and strength. Your 10th Body makes you courageous in the face of any obstacle. You exert a magnetic presence and command the respect of all who know you. And, you maintain that victorious spirit in spite of what may be occurring outside of you!

Come celebrate with KYL during October to...
     -- recognize your inner nobility
     -- enhance your radiance and royal courage
     -- develop your stamina and energy plus
     -- increase your ability to come through in all situations!

* The 10 Bodies are the yogic description of what the perfected human being looks like and acts like. The 10 Bodies are the Soul Body, Negative Mind, Positive Mind, Neutral Mind, Physical Body, Arcline, Aura, Pranic Body, Subtle Body and Radiant Body. The 10 Bodies form a technical break-down of how the different parts of the psyche--the 10 bodies--work.
Oct. 27
FREE Community Breathwalk - 1:00 to 2:30 pm - Sunday Oct. 27.

If you’ve always wanted to try Breathwalk but haven’t had a chance to do so yet, here is your opportunity! On Sunday, October 27th, come Breathwalking with us! You’ll synchronize your breath with your walking steps. And, you’ll learn how to enhance your experience with the art of directed, meditative attention. Plus, it is just plain lots of fun to do!

Bring your friends and family. We’ll meet at 1:00 pm in the lobby of the Fine Arts Building. Wear clothing appropriate for outdoor weather and comfortable walking shoes. There is no charge for this event! But, reservations are required. Click Here to pre-register (no charge).

Recording Available...
Release Your Fears

Conference Call with Shakta
Recording Available!
If you missed last month's conference call with Shakta you can still ‘release your fears’ by listening to the call recording. On this call Shakta defines ‘fear’ and shares that fear comes in degrees from mild caution to extreme phobia and even paranoia. She explained a little about the neurobiology of fear and also named some of the most common fears—both external and internal.

Shakta also shared a meditation that we practiced on this call with her. She suggested that we begin with 3 minutes a day and eventually work up to the recommended time of 11 minutes a day for 40 days to change or break our fear ‘habit.’ About this particular meditation Yogi Bhajan said it would help you gain a secure sense of yourself and release subconscious fears—once and for all!

Finally, details about the Chicago, IL, USA and Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada, Level 1 Teacher Training courses that begin in 2014 were discussed. Teacher Training itself is a powerful technology to help release subconscious fears. Shakta encouraged everyone on the call to consider ‘gifting’ themselves with this course in 2014!

Click Here to access the ‘Release Your Fears’ call.
October Special for KYL's 10th Anniversary

2 people, $10 bucks

(Weekday classes only)
To mark our tenth year at KYL here is a simple gift for you - two people attend a class for ten dollars.  Valid for our weekday classes only, Monday through Friday (not weekend classes nor for Gong and Mantra night).  Of course, both people must attend the same class to receive the $5 each class rate.  So bring a friend to class and enjoy this special rate.  You may also adapt this offer to be One Person for $10 if you wish.  Valid for Monday-Friday lunch and evening classes only during the month of October.  Drop-in or register ahead of time, the same rate applies!
Chicago Teacher Training Registration Now Open at KYL

Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training - Chicago

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

Just 90 Days Away!

Unbelievable to think that Teacher Training at KYL begins in just 90 days! Is January that close already?! Yes, it is all true! And, when you pre-register with your down-payment before November 17th you secure the
lowest possible tuition rate. (On Nov. 18th the tuition rate increases!) We begin Teacher Training at KYL January 17 and end August 17, 2014. This course is always such a beautiful personal journey of growth, challenge, transformation and upliftment!

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]
Breathwalk Instructor Training

Breathwalk Instructor Training

Weekend #2  - October 26-27, 2013 - Chicago, Illinois

For anyone who has already taken Weekend #1!

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. 26-27? 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

 Early Birds Save $300 - Register by October 25th!

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.

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
Moon Watch

New Moon - October 4

11 Days After - October 15

Full Moon - October 18

(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
  • KYL's 10th Anniversary Month - 0ctober! · FREE Breathwalk Sun., Oct. 27, 1 pm!
  • Oct 26-27  · Breathwalk Instructor Training
Year 2014
  • January 17  · KY Level 1 Teacher Training Chicago Begins
    Jan-Aug 2014    Download Brochure
  • 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
You are born to relate to the future. You are born to relate to the silence that can speak to you, that calmness that can stir you to infinity, that radiance that can give you absolute selflessness.