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Thursday - February 20, 2014
||Our Vacation -
It Could Have Been Worse...
||Shakta Teaching 'Yoga for
Prosperity & Abundance' - Sunday!
||Healing Power of Prosperity
‘Double’ Gong & Mantra
- Next Friday!
||Open to All
- First Weekend of Kundalini
Yoga Teacher Training
||Spirituality and Art:
The Creative and Visual Energy of Kundalini
||Embrace Your Destiny
- Conference Call with Shakta -
||White Tantric Yoga® Chicago -
||White Tantric Yoga Bazaar and
||Level 2 in Puerto Rico with Gurucharan - Authentic Relationships -
Gurucharan's final Level 2?!
||Level 2 Course in Prince Edward Island,
Canada - Life Cycles & Life Styles
Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training - Level 1 -
||Canada Kundalini Yoga
Teacher Training - Level 1 - Spring
& Fall 2014
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KYL's Theme -
Prosperity & Abundance...
Shakta is Teaching Sunday at KYL...
Prosperity & Abundance
Sunday, Feb. 23
- 10:30 am to 12 noon
(with delicious veggie potluck afterwards!)
Join Shakta this Sunday for a special session of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation for Prosperity and Abundance. In fact, every class at KYL for the rest of the month uses yoga postures, meditations, mantras and the gong to release old habits of scarcity and bring in new habits of abundance.
Raise your self-esteem, conquer self-animosity, eliminate negative thoughts and affirm your worthiness; throughout
February with 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 class! Or,
click here to pre-register.
Renew, Relax, Recharge ...
Healing Power of Double Gong &
with Shakta and Hari Dev
Friday February 28
- 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Bring a friend and join us for one of our most popular monthly sessions of double gong and mantra—for prosperity! For February we’ve chosen another mantra meditation specifically designed to manifest abundance in your New Year.
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 gongs 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. Or, as Yogi Bhajan said,
‘When we speak with Guru’s words with our tongue, we are purified.’
click here to
pre-register and join us for the deep vibrational
healing of double gong and mantra.
First Weekend Open
First Weekend Open to All*
Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training
March 14, 15, 16
Pre-registration Required (Click Here)
Are you considering Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training at KYL but aren’t 100% sure yet? Well, why not come to the first weekend to participate, learn and assess your ability to complete the course. The fee for attending is $400.*
This is a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in the teachings of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® for an entire weekend. Don’t miss this chance to learn a complete spectrum of techniques for personal change and transformation, self-healing, internal balance and spiritual growth.
Friday – 8 am to 6 pm
Saturday – 8 am to 6 pm
Sunday – 8 am to 5 pm
(Plus, early morning sadhana 4:30 to 7:00 am - either
Saturday or Sunday.)
“This is the yoga to guarantee that you’ll be happy. It guarantees you. There’s a divine promise.
It’s a divine guarantee to make you healthy, happy and holy.” --Yogi Bhajan
to register for first weekend, no obligation to continue with remainder of
* $400 Fee does not include the Teacher Training textbooks. However, ‘First Weekend Open to All’ participants are always welcome to purchase the textbooks at an additional fee.
Spirituality & Art...
Copyright Beatriz Ledesma
Spirituality and Art:
The Creative and Visual Energy of Kundalini
a series of workshops with Shakta Kaur
and Beatriz Ledesma,
- March 1, April 5, May 3 and June 7
11 am to 1:15 pm
$30 one workshop / $95 all four
Come join Shakta and Beatriz for a unique opportunity to open up both your creative and spiritual channels. Using the technology of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® and the power of the mandala you will enhance and deepen the connection between your inner and outer worlds.
Each workshop includes:
-- 60 minute Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Class with Shakta
-- 60 minutes creating mandalas with Beatriz to capture your experience
-- all art materials
-- ‘From the Center,’ a copy of Beatriz’ mandala art book.*
A mandala is a circular symbol representing wholeness, completeness, and unity. Throughout history, the mandala appears as the integrating symbol of self. In Tibetan Buddhism it is created as an artistic aid for meditation; the mandala becomes a visualization tool to advance practitioners toward a state of
well-being and wisdom.
Dr. Beatriz Ledesma is a professional artist, educator, and psychotherapist. She earned her graduate degree in fine arts and art therapy from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Successful as both an artist and clinical practitioner, Beatriz shines the light of her art into the passages of the psyche; both in her image-making and also using artworks-in-progress as part of psychotherapy sessions with clients. Beatriz’s studio is located in the Fine Arts Building--the home of KYL! She often works with Shakta Kaur on both individual and group projects.
Click Here to pre-register. Each workshop stands alone;
sign-up for one or more sessions.
* Free copy for participants of all 4
workshops (also available for purchase, $20).
Embrace Your Destiny...
A Free Conference Call with Shakta
Embrace Your Destiny
Saturday, Feb. 22 - 8 am Central
(6:00 am Pacific / 7:00 am Mountain / 9:00 am Eastern / 10:00 am Atlantic)
Fate and destiny--karma and dharma-- exist together. At every moment we can choose to act in our fate or in our destiny. In fate, we create karma--actions we must complete or resolve. Acting in destiny we are in flow with the universe, with our spirit and with our basic nature. These actions are beyond karma. They are in dharma, or, living within our destiny cycle.
Because we have a will which has freedom we can make new choices to dissolve fate and transform ourselves. Utilizing the sacred science of Kundalini yoga and meditation we can re-write our destiny and live to our fullest potential. This happens when the soul is un-shrouded and clear. At that moment transformation takes place and the magic begins.
The soul returns again and again, remembering a little, forgetting, then remembering, until the destiny task is manifested. Each of us has a very unique destiny to fulfill which no one else can complete.
Utilizing the sacred science of Kundalini yoga and meditation you can re-write our destiny and live to your fullest potential. The soul returns again and again, remembering a little, forgetting, then remembering, until the destiny task is manifested. Each of us has a very unique destiny to fulfill which no one else can complete.
Shakta will share...
- four tools to help you embrace your spiritual destiny,
- a meditation guaranteed to bring tremendous change to your destiny and
- information about the Chicago, Illinois, USA, and Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada, Teacher Training courses!
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.
“It is my personal belief that there are certain souls which have to study from certain other souls. They have earned that destiny. The contact of the psycho-magnetic field is already arranged. Once in a life, each soul must come across the orbit of that soul from which he has the opportunity to learn. It is a law of consciousness. By the virtue of your previous incarnation, you always meet your teacher. Either you surrender your ego to the teacher or you run away from him. The law is that you will meet the opportunity, not that you will recognize it or sustain a commitment to it.” --Yogi Bhajan
Click Here for the call-in number and passcode.
Register Soon For...
White Tantric Yoga Chicago
Saturday - April 12
to 6:00 pm
Registration is now open!
Advance Rate: $165 (by March 31
Regular Rate: $180 (April 1 and later ...no foolin’!)
Seniors*: $100 (by March 31) / $110 (April 1+)
“The beauty of White Tantric Yoga is that it is subtle, it is exalting and it works to give you the mastery of life.”
WHAT IS IT?
White Tantric Yoga®
is world-renowned as one of the most powerful and beautiful of all subtle energy practices. It enables you to break through deep subconscious blocks, so that your mind, body, and soul
can act together as one. As a path to personal freedom and awareness, it has been said that this practice can bring success to every area of your life.
White Tantric Yoga (WTY) is a day of six to eight meditations practiced with a partner. You sit facing your partner and follow instructions given on DVD by the Mahan Tantric, Yogi Bhajan, and repeated by the course facilitator. Every course is facilitated in person by a representative of the Mahan Tantric.
Each meditation incorporates a yoga posture, mudra (hand position), eye focus (dristi) and mental focus. Sometimes the meditations are accompanied by music. The meditations vary in length from 11 to 31 to 62 minutes. There are ample breaks in between each meditation.
WHAT TO EXPECT.
There are no prerequisites for participating in White Tantric Yoga. Beginners will tune into their internal energies and enjoy a deep and sometimes challenging meditative experience. More advanced meditators will deepen their experience and make new inroads to their spiritual awareness.
The mere act of registering for a White Tantric Course sends an intention--a message to the universe--that you’re looking for a change and that you want to cleanse yourself. Some people have very specific intentions for White Tantric Yoga. They might have an intention of getting rid of “X,” to heal “Y” or to understand “Z.” In the alternative, if you have an unpleasant memory, you can bring that thought and find relief at White Tantric Yoga—you don’t have to go through it over and over again.
WHAT TO WEAR.
Wear loose fitting and comfortable white or light-colored clothing. White combines all the colors and enhances the magnetic field. Bring a white cotton head covering that will stay securely on your head (there will be white head coverings available to purchase at WTY if you forget yours or don’t have one). Wearing a head covering is for your personal growth and upliftment. It also helps keep your positive energy within. Wear shoes that slip on and off easily because White Tantric Yoga is practiced with the feet uncovered.
For more information regarding Chicago's White Tantric
please bring a valid high school/college/vocational school
ID. Seniors are 65+ years. People taking
Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training are not eligable for the
White Tantric Yoga®
Do you have what yogis need?
Once again WTY Chicago will have a ‘Bazaar’ area available for
vendors! Bazaar tables are granted on a first-come, first-served
basis. Per WTY procedures, the Bazaar may only be open at lunch,
during the afternoon breaks, and again after WTY concludes. The
fee for a six-foot skirted display table is $60 per table.
Click Here for more information.
White Tantric Yoga®
Instead of ‘Goodie Bags’ this year we offer a Community Table where you may leave your materials for attendees to pick up at their choosing. The fee to leave 150 copies of a flier or business card is $20 per item. There is limited space on our six-foot skirted ‘Community Table,’ so,
reserve your spot soon! Click Here for more information.
Authenic Relationships in Puerto Rico
with Gurucharan Singh and
(This may be his final
Level 2 course - be there!)
March 20-26, 2014
(arrive 3/19; depart 3/27)
lovely ‘free’ day on March 23rd to enjoy the island!)
$200 Discount Extended Until
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...
‘Life Cycles & Life Styles’
Prince Edward Island, Canada
Mahan Rishi Singh Khalsa, D.C. and Shakta Kaur
May 23-28, 2014 (over Memorial Day weekend)
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
8 Weekends Over 8 Months -
March to October 2014
Begins March 14-16, 2014
“If you become your own teacher, prosperity will be there. Good things and good ideas will come to you.” --Yogi Bhajan
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!
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.
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.
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).
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
Kundalini Teacher Training in Canada...
Level 1 Kundalini Teacher Training
Prince Edward Island,
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
“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 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.
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),
Download Registration Form
Full Moon - February 14
New Moon - March 1
(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."
... 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
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.
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
($14) - Monday &
(After Sunday's class join us for a vegetarian potluck.)
|(Class fee discount of 17% with a 6-Class Pass)||
A Thought From Yogi Bhajan
Three laws of prosperity. Be kind to everyone. Never speak ill of anyone. Never speak ill of yourself.