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 - April 15, 2015
go Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Level 1 - Chicago 
go KYL's Theme - Yoga & Meditation for Renewal   
go Healing Power of Triple Prosperity Gong & Mantra - Friday April 24
go White Tantric Yoga® - This Saturday!
go Travel to India this December with Shakta and Hari Dev  
go Self-Knowledge - An Introduction to Kundalini Yoga, Meditation & the Gong  
News & Notes...
go Yoga Class Schedule
go Yogi Bhajan Quote
go Moon Watch
go Food For The Gods - Lentil and Rice Casserole
KYTT in Chicago...
Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training

at Kundalini Yoga in the Loop (KYL) Chicago
Begins July 31, 2015 - Ends April 3, 2016

Learn to live an extraordinary life!
Taking the personal journey we call ‘Teacher Training’ is truly a gift to yourself. KYL’s Level 1 course is based on the comprehensive science of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®. It is a journey in the art and science of improving yourself based upon excellence and exaltation. You will:
  1. receive a direct, internal experience of yoga and meditation,
  2. orient your mind toward its proper role as your ‘servant,’
  3. stop the repetition of past errors and patterns,
  4. invoke your intuition, and
  5. learn to live an extraordinary life!
At first you were probably attracted to Kundalini Yoga for the more obvious reasons like:
  • increasing your strength and improving your flexibility,
  • reducing your stress and learning to relax,
  • learning proper breathing or even
  • for health problems.

But, over time the attraction to this technology increases as 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.

Once you complete all course requirements you will also learn how to teach Kundalini Yoga publicly—anywhere in the world--should you so choose! Call Shakta to talk about your vision for taking Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training. Or, just to hear her voice and have your questions answered.

Register with your down payment by May 31 and you’ll receive a $200 discount!


Brochure     Application     Register Online     

Send Shakta an email at Shakta@ShaktaKaur.com if you have questions, or call (312) 922-4699.
KYL's Spring Theme...

Yoga & Meditation
for Renewal

April's Theme
Come to KYL to renew yourself with yoga and meditation classes especially designed to rejuvenate your energy reserves, restore your vitality and revive your sense of self. Whether for your physical, mental, emotional or spiritual replenishment KYL has a class, a teacher and a format that will be just right for you.

You will:
   --stretch your body out of its winter patterns
   --clear your mind of any lingering stress
   --change disruptive signals and
   --create happiness on the spot ...

... guaranteed ... with Kundalini Yoga & Meditation for Renewal!   Click Here to see class schedule.
Renew, Relax, Recharge ...

Healing Power of Triple Gong & Mantra

with Shakta, Hari Dev, and Tej Karam
 
Friday April 24 - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Bring a friend and join us for one of our most popular sessions--the ‘Healing Power of Triple Gong and Mantra!’ As always, we begin every ‘Healing Power of Triple Gong & Mantra’ 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! KYL Teacher Tej Karam Singh brings his gong to join Shakta Kaur and Hari Dev for this very special evening! 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 tune into a different level of intelligence, consciousness and spirit!

So, Click Here to pre-register and join us for the deep vibrational healing of triple gong and mantra on Friday! Seating is limited.
Annual 'Spring Cleaning' for The Mind
White Tantric Yoga® Chicago

This Saturday!

Saturday, April 18 - 8 am to 6:30 pm
 
details     register
Fees (same prices as in 2008!):
Regular Rate:  $167 - includes delicious vegetarian lunch!*
Seniors / Students* $108 - 65+ & Students (valid high school/college/vocational school ID)**
New Venue!
Jones College Prep High School
700 S. State Street, Chicago, IL, 60605
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“The beauty of White Tantric Yoga is that it is subtle, it is exalting and it works to give you the mastery of life.” --Yogi Bhajan

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 WTY course consists of between six and eight kriyas. A WTY kriya is a meditation incorporating a yoga posture, mudra (hand position), eye focus (dristi) and mental focus. Sometimes the mediations 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 completely covers the crown of your head and that will stay on securely (white head coverings are 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.

To register online for WTY (paying via credit card add 3% finance charge):   [online]
For complete details about the WTY experience, and to register via check:   [details]


*   These are 2008 prices! 
**  ’Student’ does not include those enrolled in Level 1 or Level 2 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training courses.


White Tantric Yoga® Bazaar - Once again WTY Chicago will have a ‘Bazaar’ area available for vendors this year! 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 vendor table in the Bazaar is $60. (These are not ‘skirted’ display tables. Please bring your own table coverings!) Click here to reserve your table: [vendor]

White Tantric Yoga® Community Table - This year we again 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 a limited number of space on our ‘Community Table,’ so, click here [community] to reserve your space soon.
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!
Shakta's Workshop at the Infinity Foundation ...
Self-Knowledge
 
An Introduction to Kundalini Yoga, Meditation & the Gong

a workshop with Shakta

Saturday - May 2 - 1:00 to 4:30 pm
The Infinity Foundation - Highland Park
The ancient sages and saints who developed Kundalini Yoga began first by studying themselves. Over thousands of years it was discovered that within each human being lies the dormant power of Infinity.

This dormant power is often represented as a snake coiled 3 1/2 times at the base of the spine. That ‘half’ coil represents what humans long for even now --that touch of Infinity which locks together the three dimensions of time, space and self.

The purpose of all branches of yoga is to raise the Kundalini--to raise the dormant power of the human to have excellence. It is said that Kundalini Yoga is the fastest way to create that transformation--that enlightenment--which each individual seeks.

Knowing this intellectually is not enough. We need to ‘experience’ this wisdom personally. In Kundalini Yoga the primary focus is your personal experience. Only then can you can withstand whatever test time and space have in store for you!

Come experience Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®, meditation and the gong with Shakta in a beautiful afternoon workshop at the Infinity Foundation in Highland Park. What you’ll experience will have an immediate positive impact for your personal situation. This is not just any kind of knowledge, but, the kind of self-knowledge that transforms!

Click Here to pre-register. $60 adv / $70 door.
Food For The Gods

Lentil and Rice Casserole

recipe
Moon Watch
CURRENT MOON

New Moon - April 18

11 Days After - April 29

Full Moon - May 3

(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
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
  • Mar to Nov 2015  · Madison Level 1 Teacher Training Ongoing
  • Apr 18  · White Tantric Yoga - Saturday
  • Apr 24  · Triple Gong & Mantra  - Friday - 6:30 pm
  • July 31  · Chicago Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training - 8 weekends over 9 months
  • Nov 29 - Dec 21  · Visit India, Change Your Life  a journey with Shakta and Hari Dev (details)
 
A Thought From Yogi Bhajan
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We say "Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan" because we don't want to pollute it with other things. That's why we ourselves named it "White Tantric Yoga." White Tantric is for the spirit, for elevation and it completes everything. That's why we distinguish it from Black Tantric and Red Tantric. Those are temporary nonsenses. We don't even want to associate ourselves with them.
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