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 - October 29, 2015
go Early Morning Sadhana - This Sunday!  
go Set Your Clock Back ...  
go KYL's Theme for November & December  
go Healing Power of Triple Gong and Mantra - Nov. 27  
go Autumn Class Schedule at KYL  
go Throw Out the Ghosts - This Weekend!  
go Travel to India with Shakta  
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go Yogi Bhajan Quote
go Moon Watch
go Just For Fun - Wiener Dog
Wake-Up Your Soul...

Kundalini Yoga in the Loop

Early Morning Sadhana
Sunday -  November 1
4:30 am to 7:30 am

(doors open at 4 am, close at 4:30 am)
"When a person gets up in the morning and does the sadhana, do you know what accompanies that person? All the angels, all saints and sages come to listen. Their souls fly to those places to listen where God is chanted." –Yogi Bhajan

Once each month we offer the experience of early morning sadhana at KYL. We begin at 4:30 am when the rays of the sun are hitting the earth at a 60 degree angle. Why get up at this time? Because this is the time when all of the great spiritual teachers appear to bless, elevate and transform each one of us. There is no charge for early morning sadhana.

4:00 am - Doors to Fine Arts Building (FAB) Open
4:30 am – Japji (meditative prayer)**
4:55 am – Kundalini Yoga Kriya (set of exercises)
5:50 am – Aquarian Sadhana mantras***
6:55 am – Hukam**** and the Long Time Sunshine Song
7:00 am – Yogi Tea and light breakfast snacks! (Bring something to share!)

There is no charge for this early morning sadhana!

NOTE: The doors to the Fine Arts Building (FAB) open at 4:00 am. Please time your arrival for between 4:00 and 4:15 am. We begin sadhana at 4:30 am. The doors to the FAB are locked again at 4:30 am.

** Japji is a prayer which relates the conscious mind to the soul. ‘Jap’ is often translated as ‘song of’ and ‘-ji’ as ‘the soul.’ As a result, Japji is called the ‘song of the soul.’
*** Yogi Bhajan gave a specific sequence of mantras on June 21, 1992 with instructions to use them for morning sadhana in this particular order: 1) Long Ek Ong Kar, 2) Wah Yantee, Kah Yantee, 3) the Mul Mantra, 4) Sat Siri, Siri Akaal, 5) Rakhe Rakhanahaar, 6 ) Wahe Guru Wahe Jio and 7) the Guru Ram Das chant.
**** A hukam is the divine order of the day
Sleep-in Sunday Morning...
Chicago ‘falls’ back one hour Saturday night (Sunday morning), Oct. 31st!

Turn your clock back one hour before going to bed on Saturday night.
And, you’ll gain one hour of sleep before early morning sadhana!
KYL's Theme for October

Kundalini Yoga & Meditation to

Clear the Subconscious

You clean your apartment, you clean your car, you clear your desk. But, what about cleaning up your subconscious mind?! The ‘subconscious’ mind is the realm of dreams and memories, the seat of fears, and negative habits. The subconscious mind gets overloaded with all the dust bunnies there! And, it needs clearing out--ideally, every day!

So, just as you clean and prepare your home for the upcoming holidays come clear your subconscious at KYL! Come cleanse those hidden miseries and fears while removing old emotional impulses and commotional behaviors.

With Kundalini Yoga, Meditation and the Gong you will:
-- deal with your mind
-- give away your pains
-- empty your (subconscious) garbage
-- listen to your intuition and
-- feel the Unlimited Divine within!

Drop-in’s welcome. Or, Click Here to pre-register...
Gong & Mantra ...

Healing Power of Triple Gong & Mantra

Friday - November 27 - 6:30 pm to 8 pm

with Shakta Kaur, Hari Dev Singh and Tej Karam Singh
Come join us for our ‘Day-after-Thanksgiving’ session of the ‘Healing Power of Gong & Mantra.’ Our country’s first President, George Washington, proclaimed Thanksgiving “as a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed with grateful hearts the many and signal favours of Almighty God.”

It is in the spirit of ‘giving thanks’ that we gather for ‘Healing Power of Gong & Mantra’ on the ‘Day-after-Thanksgiving.’ As usual we begin 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 tune into a different level of intelligence, consciousness and spirit.

Give thanks for all you have received at KYL’s Day-after-Thanksgiving ‘Healing Power of Triple Gong & Mantra!’

Seating is limited. Pre-registration is recommended. Click Here to pre-register.
Autumn Kundalini Classes at KYL

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Autumn Class Schedule at KYL

Monday 6 pm with Gian Prem Kaur
Tuesday No Classes 
Wednesday 12:15 pm with SukhMeher Kaur
6 pm with Ranbir Kaur
Thursday  12:15 pm with Shakta
6 pm with Tej Karam Singh
Friday  12:15 pm with Hari Dev
Saturday  No Classes
Sunday  10:30 to Noon with Shakta
(veggie potluck after class)
Holloween Tradition at KYL...

Throw Out the Ghosts!

Two Halloween Weekend Classes with Shakta
Friday, Oct. 30, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Saturday, Oct. 31, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

$25 for one ‘ghostly’ class in advance / $30 at door
Save! $45 for both classes in advance!
We all have ghosts.
What kind of ghosts do you have?
Are you willing to ‘throw out the ghosts’ that haunt your attic?!

This coming Halloween do something for your ‘ghoulish’ subconscious. Let Shakta take you ‘up there’ into your own attic. This is the place where nobody wants to go and where everything that you haven’t been able to unload just yet is still stored!

Yogi Bhajan called it ‘the idiot’s attic’ that exists in every human.’ What is this ‘idiot’s attic?’ It is your subconscious--the realm of dreams and memories, the seat of fears, negative habits, emotional impulses and commotional behaviors. The subconscious can only be kept clean through meditation.

Come to KYL on Halloween weekend to ‘throw out the ghosts’ in two special classes with Shakta. You’ll experience Yogi Bhajan teaching (via DVD) in those classes, too. And you’ll feel such lightness, clarity and delight afterwards that you’ll wonder why you never got around to cleaning out your ‘attic’ sooner!

Seating is limited. Advance registration suggested. Click Here to pre-register.

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!
Just For Fun
Never Ketchup!
Moon Watch

Full Moon - October 27

New Moon - November 11

11 Days After - November 22

(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
Monday 6 pm with Gian Prem Kaur
Tuesday No Classes 
Wednesday 12:15 with SukhMeher
6 pm with Ranbir
Thursday  12:15 pm with Shakta
6 pm with Tej Karam
Friday  12:15 pm with Hari Dev
Saturday  No Classes
Sunday  10:30 to Noon with Shakta
(veggie potluck after class)
(Class fee discount of 17% with a 6-Class Pass)
Other Events
Year 2015
  • Now thru Nov 2015  · Madison Lv 1 Teacher Training Ongoing
  • Now thru - May 2016  · Chicago Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training - 9 weekends over 9 months
  • Oct 30, 31  · Throw Out the Ghosts - with Shakta  - Friday - 6:30-8:30 / Saturday 3-5 pm
  • Nov 27  · Triple Gong & Mantra  - Friday - 6:30 pm
  • Nov 29 - Dec 21  · Visit India, Change Your Life  a journey with Shakta and Hari Dev (details)
A Thought From Yogi Bhajan
The mind has a collection of dramas and that’s what we’re going to work on ... We want to get into your dreams. We want to shake away their ugliness, which you are carrying in your subconscious. Give [up] your pain ... you will release your subconscious ... You have to volunteer to let the garbage go.