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 - January 16, 2014
go Shakta Teaching 'Yoga for Prosperity' Sunday  
go January 2014 Class Schedule  
go Healing Power of Prosperity ‘Double’ Gong & Mantra
go Living as Your Authentic Self - with Kartar Singh Khalsa 
go Breathwalk on the island of Kauai 
go Level 2 in Puerto Rico with Gurucharan - Authentic Relationships - $200 Winter Solstice Discount! 
go Level 2 Course in Prince Edward Island, Canada - Life Cycles & Life Styles - $200 Winter Solstice Discount! 
go Chicago Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training - Level 1 - Mar-Oct 2014 - New Dates!
go Canada Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training - Level 1 - Spring & Fall 2014
News & Notes...
go Yoga Class Schedule
go Yogi Bhajan Quote
go Moon Watch
Prosperity & Abundance...
KYL's Theme for January & February

Prosperity & Abundance with Shakta

Sunday, Jan. 16th - 10:30 am to 12 noon
(with delicious veggie potluck afterwards!)
This Sunday Shakta is teaching ‘Yoga for Prosperity and Abundance!’ In fact, every class at KYL during the months of January and February for our annual ‘Yoga for Prosperity and Abundance’ series! Every class during the next eight weeks uses yoga postures, meditations, mantras and the gong to release old habits of scarcity and bring in new habits of abundance.

You can raise your self-esteem, conquer self-animosity, eliminate negative thoughts and affirm your worthiness; throughout Jan. & Feb. through special yoga and meditation classes you will learn:
   - How to Recognize Prosperity
   - The Power of Blessing
   - Gratitude as a Vibration
   - How Intuition Helps Us Receive
   - How to Tap Opportunities
   - Tithing as a Tool to Receive More
   - About the Breath of Prosperity
   - Your Prosperity Consciousness
   - How Forgiveness Creates Wealth
   - How to Go from Misfortune to Good Fortune

and More Techniques to Open You to the Flow of Prosperity.

Simply drop-in to the class of your choice! Or, click here to pre-register.
Classes in January...

January 2014 Class Schedule
Sunday 10:30 am to Noon
Monday to Friday 12:15 to 1:00 pm
Monday & Thursday 6:00 to 7:00 pm
No Classes!
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, January 20

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.
Remembrance Day. We will see
you back in class on Tuesday!
Renew, Relax, Recharge ...

Healing Power of Double Gong & Mantra

with Shakta and Hari Dev
 
Friday January 24 - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Using the ‘Mantra to Manifest Money!’

Bring a friend and join us Friday night for one of our most popular monthly sessions of double gong and mantra—for prosperity! For January we’ve chosen a mantra meditation specifically designed to manifest money in your New Year.

As always, we begin every ‘Healing Power of Gong & 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.

The mantra for this month:

  Har Har Har Har Gobinday,
  Har Har Har Har Mukunday,
  Har Har Har Har Udaaray,
  Har Har Har Har Apaaray,
  Har Har Har Har Hareeung,
  Har Har Har Har Kareeung,
  Har Har Har Har Nirnaamay,
  Har Har Har Har Akaamay,

fixes the mind to prosperity and power. It contains the eight facets of the Self.

Har is the original force of Creativity. The four repetitions of Har give power to each facet and provide the power to break down the barriers of the past. The mantra invokes guidance and sustenance; all powers come to serve your true purpose!

So, click here to pre-register and join us for the deep vibrational healing of double gong and mantra.
Special Class with Kartar...

Living as Your Authentic Self

a special class with Kartar Singh Khalsa

Monday, January 27 - 6:30 to 8:00 pm
$16 advance / $18 door (or class pass)
With the constant clutter of changing patterns of thought and fluctuating connection to the core of one’s Self, it can be a challenge to remain stable and clear. And, it is stability and clarity that open the way to powerfully attracting the future.

Come join guest teacher Kartar Singh Khalsa on a journey to connect with ‘Your Authentic Self’ at KYL. This is a special opportunity to:
   • Become crystal clear
   • Focus and set your caliber
   • Beam and create your future!

Kartar Singh has lived the Sikh Dharma lifestyle and taught Kundalini Yoga for 35+ years. You will appreciate his perspective and learn from his wisdom. Click Here to pre-register.
Walking to Wellness...
Breathwalk Kauai

Personal Intensive - Feb. 8-9, 2014

Location:  Wendy Winkler’s Art Studio - 3908 Namakeha Loop – Princeville - 96722

$250 rate extended until Tuesday, Jan. 21st!
If you love to walk, you'll love Breathwalk!

Breathwalk is the walking meditation practice derived from the Kundalini Yoga tradition. With Breathwalk you can change your mood, your mental state and energy level simply by synchronizing your footsteps with breath, mudra and mantra.

You'll learn Breathwalk from Shakta Kaur of Kundalini Yoga in the Loop (KYL), from Chicago, Illinois. Shakta is traveling to Kauai for a little vacation in February. And, while she's on the island she'll share the technology of Breathwalk in a special 2-day 'Personal Intensive.'

Included in Kauai Breathwalk 'Personal Intensive' is both outdoor time Breathwalking and indoor classroom instruction. Plus, you'll receive the Breathwalk textbook (by Yogi Bhajan and Gurucharan Singh Khalsa) and 5 Breathwalks in an ‘Illustrated Program Guide.’  

Basically, you'll receive everything you need to Breathwalk at home by yourself or with friends and family!

If you can breathe and walk, you can Breathwalk! So, join Shakta for a very special weekend on Kauai learning to Breathwalk! And, receive a $50 discount when you pre-register before January 17th ($250 now, $300, after January 17)!

Click Here for more information - (312) 922-4699 - shakta.kyl@gmail.com - Lead Trainer: Shakta Kaur   Click Here to register online.
Authenic Relationships in Puerto Rico

Give Yourself the Gift of $200 Off!

Authentic Relationships

with Gurucharan Singh and Shakta Kaur

March 20-26, 2014
(arrive 3/19; depart 3/27)
(With a lovely ‘free’ day on March 23rd to enjoy the island!)

 

Were you at Winter Solstice in Lake Wales, FL?  If so, the Early Bird rate applies until Jan. 31st!

Join KRI’s Director of Training, Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, Ph.D. and Shakta Kaur as they co-teach ‘Authentic Relationships’ on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico! This is a unique 6-day course (one of 5 Level 2 modules) to learn how to consistently connect with the true identity of yourself and others as ‘Sat Nam.’

You’ll also learn to release judgments and fears that obstruct your view of one’s true identity. You’ll learn to maintain your integrity and learn to always relate to your true Essence in the midst of the rhythms and energies at play in all of your relationships.

Come explore how to:

  • Create and maintain soul-based relationships
  • Honor the polarities of the masculine and feminine energies
  • Recognize and create Authentic Relationships in each area of your life
  • Hold and maintain relationships that support and catalyze your growth, and
  • Cultivate personal practices that develop your capacity for Authentic Relationships.

Each day you study with the Master, Yogi Bhajan, through a video recording and meditation. In addition, you work both individually and in groups, exploring key concepts and ideas in Authentic Relationships. You’ll experience kriyas and meditations as well as other processes to recognize how your personal life is affected both by Authentic Relationships and be relationships with a false core.

Click Here for more information.  Click Here to register online.
*The $200 discount does not apply to the $499 tuition rate.
Life Cycles & Life Styles in Canada...
Give Yourself the Gift of $200 Off!

‘Life Cycles & Life Styles’

in Prince Edward Island, Canada
with Mahan Rishi Singh Khalsa, D.C. and Shakta Kaur

May 23-28, 2014 (over Memorial Day weekend)

Were you at Winter Solstice in Lake Wales, FL? 
If so, the Early Bird rate applies until Jan. 31st!*


details
Join us on beautiful Prince Edward Island (PEI) in Canada for this unique 6-day course (one of 5 Level 2 modules) to learn about yourself and your relationship to your destiny cycles: the 7-year cycle of consciousness, the 11-year cycle of intelligence and the 18-year cycle of energy.

In ‘Life Cycles & Life Styles’ you will:
- Cultivate promoting habits that are in balance with the natural stages and rhythms of your life.
- Invite success by defining your purpose for yourself rather than having it defined for you by fate.
- Learn to steward your sexuality to keep it potent and vital over your life span.
- Practice a powerful form of re-birthing so that your true character can be reflected and projected.
- Become aware of how to live and die consciously.
- Continually clear your subconscious so that you can act intentionally with grace and purpose.

Each day we study with the Master, Yogi Bhajan, through a video recording and meditation. We work both individually and in groups, exploring key concepts and ideas. In addition, we experience kriyas and meditations as well as other processes to put aside the constant whir or our life for the stillness and intuitive sensitivity of our consciousness. Click Here for more information.

* The $200 discount does not apply to the $499 tuition rate.
Chicago Teacher Training

Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training - Chicago

8 Weekends Over 8 Months - March to October 2014
[download brochure]     [download application]     [register online]


Begins March 14-16, 2014

New Start Date - March 14-16
$100 Discount until February 1

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

January seems to have snuck up on us faster than expected! So, to accommodate the many requests to push back the start date of our Level 1 Teacher Training we have agreed to begin in March instead!!

That means if Teacher Training was on your list of New Year’s Resolutions you have an additional couple of months to prepare yourself to join us on this 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!

At First
Many people come to Kundalini Yoga for the more obvious reasons like:
    --increasing strength and improving flexibility,
    --reducing stress and learning to relax,
    --learning proper breathing or even
    --for health problems.

Over Time
But, over time the attraction to this sacred science increases because you experience:
    --a feeling of connection and vastness,
    --a clarity and neutrality of mind,
    --a calmness and evenness in your life and even
    --fulfillment as a spiritual being.

Excellence
Teacher Training is a journey in the art and science of improving yourself based upon excellence and exaltation. You learn to elevate your own consciousness, to help yourself, to help others plus you will also develop the skills necessary to teach Kundalini Yoga publicly as a consciousness educator (if you so choose).

Sacred Science
Kundalini Yoga is called a sacred science. This is because the sacredness of the student is awakened through it. Whether you’ve taken 1 Kundalini Yoga class or 101 Kundalini Yoga classes, the personal journey we call ‘Teacher Training’ is absolutely the next step. A most remarkable experience begins in March. Come immerse yourself into the comprehensive science of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®. You’ll be very glad that you did!


Tuition: $3,300 - $500 down - Payment Plans Available ($3,500 tuition)
[download brochure]     [download application]     [register online]
Kundalini Teacher Training in Canada...
Level 1 Kundalini Teacher Training

Prince Edward Island, Canada

Two Sessions of 12-days - Spring and Fall 2014

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 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.

Download Brochure     Download Registration Form     Register Online     Tour Venue     Map
Moon Watch
CURRENT MOON

Full Moon - January 15

New Moon - January 30

(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) - Monday & Thursday Only
  • 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)
 
No Classes Monday January 20 - Martin Luther King Day
Other Events
Year 2014
  • January 24  · Gong and Mantra Night
  • February 8-9  · Breathwalk Kauai,Hawaii Personal Intensive
  • March 14  · KY Level 1 Teacher Training Chicago Begins
    Mar-Oct 2014    Download Brochure
  • March 20-26  · KY Level 2 Teacher Training Puerto Rico
    Authentic Relationships    Download Brochure
  • April 24  · KY Level 1 Teacher Training PEI Canada
    Session 1 - April 24 to May 7    Download Brochure
    Session 2 - October 13 to October 26    
  • May 23-28  · KY Level 2 Teacher Training PEI Canada
    Life Cycles & Life Styles    Download Brochure
 
A Thought From Yogi Bhajan
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Prosperity doesn’t mean you will have wealth, health and happiness. The best way to explain prosperity is to say it is like a rosebud when it flowers and opens up, and shares its fragrance. That’s the moment, which lasts a few days, when a rose flower is prosperous. When a man or woman is prosperous, it is the fragrance of security, grace, depth, character and truthfulness that a person can share. Like a candle emits light, a human emits prosperity.
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