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 8, 2015
go Shakta Teaches "Yoga for Prosperity & Abundance" - Sunday!  
go Martin Luther King Remembrance Day - Monday Jan 19 - No Classes at KYL  
go Healing Power of Triple Prosperity Gong & Mantra - Friday Jan 23  
go Free Conference Call with Shakta -   Saturday Jan 24
go Travel to India in 2015 with Shakta and Hari Dev  
go Level 2 Course in Puerto Rico - Conscious Communication - March 2015 (Early Bird rate ends Jan. 31!)
go Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training - Madison WI - March 2015
go Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training - New Jersey - March 2015
News & Notes...
go Yoga Class Schedule
go Yogi Bhajan Quote
go Moon Watch
go Just For Fun - Yogic New Year's Eve Pics
KYL's Theme...

Yoga for Prosperity & Abundance

KYL's January and February Theme

Shakta’s Teaching Sunday at KYL
10:30 am to 12 noon
(with delicious veggie potluck afterward!)
Come to KYL during the months of January and February for our annual ‘Yoga for Prosperity and Abundance’ series! Every class during the next two months uses yoga postures, meditations, mantras and the gong to release old habits of scarcity and bring in new habits of abundance.

Prosperity is damaged by mental insecurity. So, come raise your self-esteem, eliminate negative thoughts and affirm your worthiness to receive through special yoga and meditation classes where you will learn:
    -How to Recognize Prosperity
    -How Appreciation Builds Prosperity
    -To Use Tithing as a Tool to Receive More
    -How to Tap Opportunities
    -The Power of Blessing, and
    -How to go from misfortune to Good Fortune!

Simply drop-in to the class of your choice! Or, click here to pre-register.
Sacred Sound...
Prosperity Triple Gong & Mantra

Friday - January 23 - 6:30 pm

with Shakta, Hari Dev, and Tej Karam

$16 advance / $20 door
8th Floor, Suite 825
Bring a friend and join us for our first ‘Healing Power of Gong and Mantra’ in 2015! This is one of our most popular monthly sessions of 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 Triple 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, not two, but three beautiful Paiste 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...
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 triple gong and mantra on Friday, January 23rd.
The Change Maker Meditation ...
Free Conference Call with Shakta!

 "Change Maker" Meditation

Saturday - Jan 24 - 8 am Central Time

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience. This statement goes against every religion, but it is a fact. Your spirit took the birth, not your body." --Yogi Bhajan

?  Is there some unfinished business—whether emotional, mental, physical or spiritual—that could use a gentle push towards completion?
?  Do you sometimes feel that there’s something holding you back from all the happiness and success you deserve?
?  Do you have some less-than-positive habits you would like to break?

If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions then join Shakta for a free conference call to learn a powerful yogic tool that can clear unfinished patterns from your past and help you achieve a higher level of understanding about yourself and the world around you.

The Kundalini Meditation that Shakta shares is one that many practice together 40 days prior to the beginning of KYL’s Teacher Training courses. This meditation uses the syllables Sa Ta Na Ma:

    Sa = Infinity, cosmos, beginning
    Ta = Life, existence
    Na = Death
    Ma = Rebirth.

Sa Ta Na Ma is, quite literally, the cycle of creation. From the Infinite comes life and individual existence. From life comes death or change. From death comes the rebirth of consciousness to the joy of the Infinite through which compassion leads back to life.

Shakta will also discuss details and answer questions regarding the journey of personal growth and transformation that is called Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training. Teacher Training starts March 6-7-8 in Madison, Wisconsin. Register by Jan. 31 to receive $100 off your tuition fee!

Click Here to receive the call-in number and pass-code for the free  ‘Change Maker’ Conference Call with Shakta.
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
  Return to the US on Winter Solstice, 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!  

Did you graduate from a KYL Level 1 or 2 Teacher Training Course? If so, then you receive an additional $100 discount!

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!
** Plus, 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!

Fee increases $100 February 1!
So, register soon!!
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
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 in 2015 consider coming to Madison, Wisconsin, this 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 -Early Birds save $100 when registering 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
Twinkling candles and miniature white lights transformed the 10th floor of the Fine Arts Building (FAB) into a yogic wonderland for KYL's 11th annual 'Yogic  New Year’s Eve!' Pictures courtesy of Val Guerrero.  Thanks, Val!
Moon Watch

Full Moon - January 4

New Moon - January 20

11 Days After - January 31

(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
  • 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 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 27-29  · New Jersey  Level 1 - Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training (details)
  • Nov 29 - Dec 21  · Visit India, Change Your Life  a journey with Shakta and Hari Dev (details)
A Thought From Yogi Bhajan
When your soul will be the guiding factor in the sector of your activities, it will always be a prosperous life, it will always be a happy life.