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...   Wednesday - November 26, 2014
go Triple Gong & Mantra - This Friday!
go Thanksgiving Week Schedule at KYL
go Our Nov-Dec Theme:  Spiritual Strength - Shakta’s Teaching Sunday at KYL!
go Travel to India in 2015 with Shakta and Hari Dev  
go Level 2 Course in Puerto Rico - Conscious Communication - March 2015 - Registration Now Open!  
go Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training - Madison WI - March 2015  
go Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training - New Jersey  
News & Notes...
go Yoga Class Schedule
go Yogi Bhajan Quote
go Moon Watch
go Just For Fun 
Renew & Restore...
Healing Power of

Thanksgiving

‘Triple Gong & Mantra’

with Shakta Kaur, Hari Dev and Tej Karam Singh

Friday, November 28 - 6:30 to 8:00 pm
$16 advance / $20 door
Come create a vibration of universal ‘thanksgiving’ at our November session of the ‘Healing Power of Gong and Mantra.’ Join a community of like-minded people to create a deep stillness in your heart. Then experience the vibrations of not one, not two, but three beautiful Paiste gongs! KYL Teacher Tej Karam Singh brings his gong to join Shakta Kaur and Hari Dev for this very special evening.

As always, 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 all three 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.

So, Click Here to pre-register and join us with the deep vibrational healing of triple gong and mantra!
Thanksgiving ...
KYL Thanksgiving Week Schedule

NO Class
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday


YES Class
‘Healing Power of Triple Gong & Mantra’
Friday, November 28, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
KYL's Theme...  Shakta’s Teaching Sunday at KYL

KYL’s Nov-Dec Theme

Yoga & Meditation
for
Spiritual Strength
Never feel that you are alone. Your self, your consciousness and your spiritual strength is always with you. Never ignore yourself and the unseen hand of God that is always with you.” -- Yogi Bhajan
Some people think that their strength comes from their muscles or their wealth or their influence. But to the yogis strength does not come from the body or from the show of money or power. Strength comes from the spirit or soul. Soul is a part of the Creator. Therefore you are a part of the Creator and the Creator is a part of you. That is your strength! Spiritual strength is when you are constant and continuous in the flow of your spirit—no matter what comes your way!

During the months of November and December come to KYL and learn how to:
     - develop meditative strength
     - optimize the 8 chakras and 10 bodies
     - enhance your reputation, and
     - share the strength you have!

Drop-in to the class of your choice or click here to pre-register.
December 2015 Trip to India
Visit India, Change Your Life

with Shakta & Hari Dev
Nov-Dec 2015
Pre-Tour North India:  Delhi, Taj Mahal, Golden Temple Nov 29 to Dec 6
Main Tour Cochin, Elephant Camp, Houseboat River Tour, Vaidyagrama, Conference:  Ayurveda & Yoga: Where Science Meets Consciousness, Coimbatore Dec 6 to Dec 18
Post-Tour South India:  Madurai, Tiruchirappalli, Trichy, Tanjore Dec 18 to Dec 20
  Register by Dec 31, 2014 for the lowest rate. Arrive US Dec 21

For all spiritual seekers travel to India has an almost magical appeal. The very land is steeped in spirituality where many ancient practices were developed and perfected over thousands of years. Simply walking the land can leave a profound and lasting imprint on your soul. The sights, the sounds, the smells and the people of India are guaranteed to change the way you view yourself and the world.

Shakta and Hari Dev’s tour maintains all the comforts of home with the profound experience that is India. You absorb the country’s rich spiritual traditions while enjoying safe food, top notch lodging and the guidance of experienced staff. Highlights of this tour include the 7-day ‘Ayurveda and Yoga Conference: Where Science Meets Consciousness*,’ pre-dawn visits to both the Golden Temple in Amritsar and the Taj Mahal in Agra, touring in a houseboat, visiting an elephant camp sanctuary, viewing the intricately carved temples of Madurai in south India, and (of course!) shopping in the bazaars with Shakta.

Design your own tour! Take just the pre-tour and main tour. Or, take just the main tour and post-tour. It is totally up to you and your schedule!  Take all three tours and receive a $200 discount!

Pre-register with your down payment of $600 by December 31st to receive the ‘early bird’ rate.**

Detailed itinerary:   http://www.spiritualjourneys.net/Tours/Shakta15.htm

Download Flyer       Registration Form

Note:  You must have a passport valid until June 2016 and obtain a visitor's visa for India.  Roundtrip airfare to India is not included in the tour prices.


*   Shakta is teaching Kundalini Yoga & Meditation once again at the Ayurveda & Yoga Conference!
** Alumni of KYL’s Level 1 or Level 2 courses receive an additional $100 discount.
Conscious Communication - Level 2 KYTT

Level 2 "Conscious Communication" - Puerto Rico

With Mahan Rishi Singh, D.C., Nirbhe Kaur and Shakta Kaur

March 12-18, 2015
includes a lovly "free day" to enjoy the island

Make Your Sleeping Room & Meals Reservations Now!
Communication is a gift to know. Communication is a gift to understand. Communication is a gift to realize. If you do not use communication for these three things, it is better that you shut up and don’t talk.’ -- Yogi Bhajan

Join us for this unique seven-day course (one of five Level 2 modules) to learn how to speak — meditatively and intuitively — not just to talk! The discipline of conscious communication qualifies you to speak each word one-pointedly, faithfully, courageously, directly and simply.

In this course you will learn to:

  • Gather your energy and awareness to support what you intend to communicate.
  • Practice harmonious communication in areas of conflict or confrontation.
  • Consciously communicate at the subtle frequencies of your chakras.
  • Realize prayer as the intimate presence of the Infinite within you.

This is our second Level 2 course at the beautiful Copamarina Resort. You will love the ‘Copa.’ Their staff is truly accommodating. Our classroom is on the waterfront. Our vegetarian meals are lovingly prepared. Our group dinners under the trellis are nothing short of magical. And, we guarantee that you will enjoy relaxing in the hammocks scattered around the property during breaks from class!

Course Fee:
$   599
$1,099
$1,199
$1,299
Prior Graduate of CC
Prior KYL or Khalsa Healing Arts Level 1/Level 2 Alumni
IKYTA Member
Regular Rate

Click Here to register online, or download application form.


* Housing and meals fee a separate charge.
Transform Yourself...
Level 1 Kundalini Yoga & Meditation
Teacher Training in Madison, Wisconsin

with Shakta Kaur, Gurusahay Singh, D.C. and Hari Simran Singh, D.C.

March to November 2015 - 9 Weekends – 9 Months!
If you’re thinking about taking Teacher Training next year consider coming to Madison, Wisconsin, in the Spring! Shakta Kaur leads a KRI-certified Level 1 course—for the first time ever—in Madison!!

Our venue is the amazing Quarry Arts Building originally designed to create a restorative environment for Madison’s healing and professional community. The land on which the Quarry Arts Building sits was once called Taychopera. This tribal name describes a place of peace, healing and restoration. It is a perfect location for our Teacher Training course.

We hope to see you in Madison for Level 1, The Aquarian Teacher, Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training, with Shakta Kaur and her amazing team of Teacher Trainers!

Click Here for more details.                 Register Online -Save $200 by Dec 31, or, save $100 by Feb 6, 2015.
Application Form - to pay by check.     Download Brochure
KY Teacher Training in New Jersey
Level 1 Teacher Training in Westfield, New Jersey

with Shakta Kaur, Hari Simran Singh, D.C. and Siri Sat Kaur

March to November 2015 - 9 Weekends over 9 Months!
The Aquarian Yoga Center in Westfield, New Jersey, is preparing to host its second Level 1 Teacher Training course. And, Shakta Kaur is serving as their Lead Trainer!

So, if you live on the east coast or travel there often, come join Shakta and her talented team of Teacher Trainers for the personal journey of growth and self-development that we call ‘Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training.’ This is a course where you learn the fundamentals of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® to improve yourself. And, once you satisfactorily complete all the course requirements you will also have the skills necessary to teach publicly if you so choose!

Kundalini Yoga is called a sacred science. This is because the sacredness of the student is awakened through it. Come respond to the longing within and join Shakta, Hari Simran Singh and Siri Sat Kaur in Westfield, New Jersey, for the experience of a lifetime!

Click here for more information and/or to pre-register: http://www.aquarianyogacenter.com/KY_Teacher_Training.php
Just For Fun
Moon Watch
CURRENT MOON

New Moon - November 22

11 Days After - December 3

Full Moon - December 6

(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
  • Noon-Time Weekdays - 12:15 to 1:00 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday ($12)
  • After Work Weekdays - 6 to 7 pm
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday ($14)
  • 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 2014
  • Nov 28  · Triple Gong & Mantra  - Friday - 6:30 pm
  • Dec 26  · Triple Gong & Mantra  - Friday - 6:30 pm
 
Year 2015
  • Jan 23  · Triple Gong & Mantra  - Friday - 6:30 pm
  • Feb 27  · Triple Gong & Mantra  - Friday - 6:30 pm
  • Mar 6-8  · Madison, WI  Level 1 - Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training (details)
  • Mar 12-18  · Puerto Rico  Level 2 - Conscious Communication (details)
  • Mar 27  · New Jersey  Level 1 - Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training (details)
  • Nov 29 - Dec 20  · Visit India, Change Your Life  a journey with Shakta and Hari Dev (details)
 
A Thought From Yogi Bhajan
"
Our thanks from the bottom of our heart that guidance of the Guru gave us endurance, character, the power of forgiveness, the life of gratitude, and the attitude of service and standing out to serve, for which we are grateful.

This Thanksgiving is not to roast a turkey, we are very grateful that this Thanksgiving today is to save a turkey.

It is a very powerful thing to understand life. Whenever there is negativity–it doesn’t matter what or where it comes from–it is fanned by ego. Whenever man wants to get out of it, he can only get out of it with his consciousness, which is a positive path. That’s what Guru says, for which we have thanks to give: that there is guidance. He is with us forever.
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