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 - November 19, 2015
go Early Morning Sadhana - This Sunday!  
go New Year's Eve Celebration at KYL  
go Shakta is Teaching This Sunday - Clear the Subconscious  
go Healing Power of Triple Gong and Mantra - Nov. 27  
go Autumn Class Schedule at KYL  
News & Notes...
go Yoga Class Schedule
go Yogi Bhajan Quote
go Moon Watch
Wake-Up to Your Soul...

Kundalini Yoga in the Loop

Early Morning Sadhana
Sunday -  November 22
4:30 am to 7:00 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.

Schedule
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
Consciously Begin the New Year...

Yogic New Year’s Eve

Thursday, Dec. 31

6:30 to 9:00 pm

with Shakta, Hari Dev, and Tej Karam
Our Schedule
     6:00 pm Doors Open
     6:30 pm Light Kundalini Yoga (all levels) then Triple Gong & Mantra
     8:00 pm Vegetarian Potluck Dinner (bring a dish and a wish for the New Year!)

Our New Year’s Eve begins with a magical combination of Kundalini Yoga, breath and mantra. Then we move into deep relaxation with three beautiful Paiste symphonic gongs!

After the gongs we’ll use mantra to tune into the awareness of our connectivity. And, as we vibrate the mantras, the entire universe will vibrate along with us! Come join KYL family and friends for a transcendent New Year’s Eve!


$25 one / $45 two - Advance registration required. Click Here to register.
Shakta's Teaching KYL's Theme...


Kundalini Yoga & Meditation to

Clear the Subconscious
with Shakta

Sunday - Nov 22 - 10:30 to Noon
(with delicious veggie potluck afterward!)

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 to Sunday’s class with Shakta, or Click Here to pre-register...
Gong & Mantra ...


Healing Power of Triple Gong & Mantra

'Day After Thanksgiving'

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.” Since then we continue to celebrate the themes of generosity and giving ‘thanks’ in our current celebrations of Thanksgiving.

It is in the spirit of ‘giving thanks’ that we gather for ‘Healing Power of Gong & Mantra.’ 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

View Class Schedule

Autumn Class Schedule at KYL

Monday 6 pm
Tuesday No Classes 
Wednesday 12:15 pm
6 pm
Thursday  12:15 pm
6 pm
Friday  12:15 pm
Saturday  No Classes
Sunday  10:30 to Noon
(veggie potluck after class)
Moon Watch
CURRENT MOON

New Moon - November 11

11 Days After - November 22

Full Moon - November 25

(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 - April 2016  · Chicago Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training - 9 weekends over 9 months
  • Nov 27  · Triple Gong & Mantra  - Friday - 6:30 pm
  • Nov 29 - Dec 21  · Visit India, Change Your Life  a journey with Shakta (details)
  • Dec. 31 - Yogic New Year's Eve with veggie potluck!
 
A Thought From Yogi Bhajan
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Whatever thought you do not record, practice and go for, goes into the subconscious. The subconscious needs to be cleaned so that sometimes the intelligent thought can be pulled out and worked out. It needs to be sorted out. That’s why meditation is essential.
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