Kundalini Yoga in the Loop - Chicago

(312) 922-4699 - Fine Arts Building - 410 S Michigan Ave - Suite 514 - Chicago, IL 60605 - info@shaktakaur.com

White Tantric Yoga® - Chicago


The following information is referencing LAST YEAR'S WTY - 2017

Next Time: Saturday - April 28, 2018 - 8 am to 6 pm

Venue: In Chicago, IL

WTY

Please Read This WTY "Keep Up" Guide (read it)
audio file of Jaap Sahib


Vendors - Click Here for information about the WTY Bazaar and Community Table.
WTY Monitors - Click Here to register as a monitor.

What is White Tantric Yoga (WTY)?

Our minds release 1000 thoughts per wink of an eye. Some of these thoughts get lost in the unconscious, and some get stuck in the subconscious and affect the conscious mind. These thoughts become feelings, emotions, desires, multi-realities or fantasies. Instead of mastering our mind, often our mind and thoughts direct us, which can cause impulsive decisions, poor communication and self-imposed stress.

White Tantric Yoga® enables you to break through these subconscious blocks, so you can have a more enjoyable life. In the shortest time, you can experience release from a lot of the burden you carry in your mind.

When you see and act on each moment with clarity, you can gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your life can change. Your mind, body, and soul can act together as one. This is the path to personal freedom and awareness, and will bring more success to every area of your life.

What to Expect
White Tantric Yoga® is done in pairs as a group meditation. You sit facing a partner and follow instructions for meditation given on video by the Mahan Tantric, Yogi Bhajan.

A representative of the Mahan Tantric will be present to facilitate White Tantric Yoga®. The original facilitators were chosen personally by Yogi Bhajan from members of his staff. Since his passing the Board Members of Humanology and Health Science, which manages White Tantric Yoga, have used the profile he created for choosing new facilitators. Currently all White Tantric Yoga facilitators have studied personally with Yogi Bhajan. The facilitator's role is one of ensuring the methodology given by Yogi Bhajan is carried out, and helping participants maximize their experience.

Each workshop consists of between six and eight kriyas. A kriya is a meditation incorporating:

• a yoga posture (asana)
• a hand position (mudra)
• a breathing technique (pranayama)
• a mental focus
• and/or a mantra

Sometimes the kriyas are accompanied by music. These kriyas vary in length, for 11 minutes up to sixty-two minutes. There are breaks between each kriya. The environment is peaceful, and the atmosphere is friendly, supportive, and uplifting. A vegetarian lunch is provided along with fruit snacks.

Who can Participate
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 meditation practitioners will deepen their experience and make new inroads to their spiritual awareness.

How to Prepare
It is recommended to come to the course ready to meditate.  'Warm-ups' begin at 8:30 AM.

What to Bring
• Wear loose, comfortable, white clothing. White combines all the colors and enhances your magnetic field and auric strength.
• Wear a white cotton head covering which completely covers the head and will stay on securely during exercises with movement.
• Bring a deep, very firm cushion to sit on (such as a 'zafu' cushion).  Or bring a firm pillow to fold in half to make a deep cushion.
• Please bring a blanket or sheepskin to sit on and a light blanket or shawl to cover yourself with during relaxation periods.
• Because this is a cleansing process you will want to drink water. Water will be provided during the day or you may bring your own.
• Fruit snacks will be provided, or bring your own.

You can read more about WTY on the WTY website.

WTY Course Fee 

The course fee includes the all-day program, vegetarian lunch, and fruit snacks. We must receive your registration and payment on or before April 17 to get the early registration rate. Students must present a current and valid ID from an educational institution (this includes High School, College, Vocational); a person in Kundalini Yoga teacher training is not included in this category. Seniors are 65+ years old. Also note, when paying via credit card there is an additional 3% finance charge.

Course Fee (cash price shown - credit card is 3% higher - mail a check to avoid the extra 3%)
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Standard Fee -
   Early Rate:  $156 (until April 17)
   Normal Fee: $176

Students & Seniors -
   Early Rate:  $102 (until April 17)
   Normal Fee: $112

Refund Policy... $40 is non-refundable. Request by April 17 - 100% refund (less non-refundable $40); between April 18 and April 24 – 75% refund (less non-refundable $40); April 25 and after - no refunds.

Housing and Hotel Options

Hostelling International
The J. Ira & Nicki Harris Family Hostel
24 East Congress Parkway
Chicago, Illinois 60605
312-360-0300
www.hichicago.org
For the lowest published room rate this is the place - about $41.50 per night - but it is a shared room with either 6 or 12 beds.  The rooms are nice if you can do without privacy. This is perfect when you just need a crash pad.

Travelodge Downtown
65 East Harrison St.
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: 312-427-8000
http://www.travelodgechicago.com/
Very nice rooms.  The rooms are moderately priced, about $135 for two double beds.  Just one block from WTY venue, and close to lakefront - a visitor's delight.

Hotels - via Priceline.com
Fancy hotels in downtown Chicago are pricey - unless you get one via Priceline.  Follow these specific directions and you could secure a very nice hotel for a very low rate; sometimes you can get a Hilton for $70 per night.  Please note, once you commit to pay a certain price - called "Name Your Own Price," you will be charged for the room - before knowing the exact hotel that accepted your bid.  Plus, you may NOT cancel nor re-assisgn that room - use it or lose it.

Step 1
Go to www.priceline.com, then select the Name Your Own Price feature by clicking on the Bid Now button.

Step 2
Select the city and dates of interest.  For example, enter Chicago, IL and then your check in/out dates:




Step 3

Then select the locaton wanted to search.  Select Millenium Park - Loop, zone 2.



Step 4
Select the 'star' level you want.  Higher stars generally offer the best discounts, at a better hotel.




Step 5

Enter a bid for the hotel room, start at $75 and see what happents.  You may need to bid several times, raising your bid a little bit each time (try $10 raises).  Remember, if your bid is accepted, you have purchased the room - only after the purchase will you be told the specific hotel that accepted your bid.  Then find a WTY attendee to share the room and split the fee.




Note:
  Your final hotel bill will include an additional 15.4% city tax.
 

Air and Bus Travel Into Chicago

Midway Airport (MDW)

Several low-cost carriers fly into Midway, such as: Southwest Airlines, Air Tran, Frontier, and others.  For more info about Midway airport, click here. Also note, some low-cost carriers do not have listings on search engines such as Expedia or Travelocity; go directly to each carriers’ website to check fares.  Convenient train service, the “EL,” runs from Midway to Chicago downtown (about 25 minutes) and the suburbs for $2.25.  Midway is closer to downtown and less likely to have airport delays.

O’Hare Airport (ORD)

The big airport in Chicago serves every major airline. For more information about O’Hare, click here. Convenient train service, the “EL,” runs from O’Hare to Chicago downtown (about 45 minutes) and suburbs for $5. Generally it is faster to take the EL train downtown rather than a taxi ($60), due to traffic delays.

MegaBus — Low Cost, Long Distance

Make reservations and view schedules online. Several Midwest & Northeast states are served by Megabus. Sample round-trip fares into Chicago from:

• Indianapolis: Between $20 and $43 (2 hours 15 minutes).
• Cincinnati: $40 (5 hours)
• Kansas City: $36 (10 hours)
• St. Louis: Between $30 and $33 (5 hours)
• Milwaukee: Between $6 and $10 (2 hours 15 minutes)

 Lunch Menu

We work closely with the chefs to ensure a quality, vegetarian (and totally tasty!) lunch for our hard-working White Tantric Yogis.  Lunch is included in the program fee.  However, if you elect to bring your own food, or simply choose not to eat the provided meal, there is no discount off the program fee.

The menu for this event is:

Saag Paneer (spinach with cottage cheese)
Chole (chickpeas)
Gobi Aloo (cauliflower with potatoes)
Yellow Dal (lentils)
Salad & Rice Pilaf
Yogurt
Naan
Parantha Kheer (rice pudding)
Yogi Tea

Driving To & Parking At WTY

Parking is not cheap in downtown Chicago.  There is public lot accross the street from the WTY venue (on State at Balbo).  Drive around a bit to see what is available.  Also, the public transit option for the Red Line is very good - you can walk from the "Harrison" stop to WTY.

Public Transit in Chicago


WTY Venue:  Jones College Prep High School - 700 S State Street - Chicago 60605 (map)

EL Trains & City Bus Routes Map of EL Trains & Bus Routes

Bus Schedules
The Loop is the original center of downtown Chicago, defined by the boundaries of the EL train route.  "EL" is short for elevated.
How To Get Around via Public Transit Public Transit Planner Use this to get directions for taking public transit in and around Chicago via bus or the EL.
EL Stops Close to WTY Venue Red Line - "Harrison" Stop; or any loop train with the "Library, State, & Van Buren" stop.



Waiver of Liability

Every attendee of White Tantric Yoga® (WTY) must agree to the following Waiver; if you do not agree to these terms, do not attend WTY.  Attendance at WTY is tacit approval of the following terms and conditions:

The person signing this Release agrees that Humanology and Health Science, Inc., a California corporation; 3HO Foundation, Inc., a California corporation, and any and all of its subordinate and/or affiliated corporations; Sikh Dharma, a California Corporation, and any and all of its subordinate and/or affiliated corporations; the Siri Singh Sahib of Sikh Dharma, a California corporation; Kundalini Yoga in the Loop/Shakta Kaur Kezios, and their employers, employees, representatives, agents and affiliated and/or subordinate organizations; Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji, also known as Yogi Bhajan are all hereby released from any liability for any and all claims, obligations, damages, losses, injuries, and/or causes of action arising as a result of participation by the undersigned in WHITE TANTRIC YOGA®.

The oral and written presentations at this seminar are the unique intellectual property of Humanology and Health Science, Inc. and are protected by copyright. No part of such presentations may be reproduced, transmitted or distributed in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical. By registering for and attending the seminar, you expressly agree not to reproduce, transmit or distribute, or aid in reproducing, transmitting or distributing, any description, account, picture, video, audio recording or other reproduction of this seminar. No still or video cameras or recording devices of any kind may be brought onto the premises without the prior written consent of Humanology and Health Science, Inc. Humanology and Health Science and Kundalini Yoga in the Loop reserve the right to refuse admission to, or eject from the premises, any person upon refunding of the registration fee.

The person signing this Release further agrees and understands that nobody has made any warranties about the safety and protection of his or her person and possessions during participation by the undersigned in WHITE TANTRIC YOGA®. The person signing this Release voluntarily takes part in WHITE TANTRIC YOGA® at his or her own risk.

WTY Testimonials

 Read how WTY affected past students - Click Here.

Articles About WTY

General information about the impact and technology of WTY - Click Here.

Meet the Facilitator

Arjan Kaur Khalsa... Arjan Kaur Khalsa is a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine and has lived in Espanola NM since 1999. She studied healing directly with Yogi Bhajan for the first two years she lived there. Yogi Bhajan taught her the subtleties of healing through awareness and meditation. Today, her practice includes using modalities of yoga, nutrition and meditation in addition to Chiropractic to heal the total self. She is married and has two children. Her son, Narayan attends Miri Piri Academy in Amritsar, India and her daughter Charanjeet Kaur lives in New Mexico with her and her husband. She loves traveling, meeting new people, visiting friends, eating really good food, bringing people together and playing tennis.

Things to Bring to WTY

● Yoga mat, or sheep skin, or blanket. The floor is tile, very hard, bring plenty of cushions or mats.
● Deep (firm) cushion to sit on (you will be sitting for most of the day). A big, firm pillow (not feathers) will work if you fold it in half. Try to raise your hips to be level with your knees when sitting cross-legged in 'easy pose'.

● Wear white clothing (or very light colors) and a white head covering, natural fiber.
● A big bottle of water (or drink 'tap' water at the venue).

Please DO NOT Bring...

● Aromas / scents / oils - you will be asked to remove those items.

WTY Brochure and Registration Form 

You will need the free utility "Adobe Reader" to open these files - Get It Here.

Steps to Register for WTY

(1)  Read and understand the details on this web page.

(2)  Special concerns can be resolved by calling (312) 922-4699, speak with Hari Dev Singh or Shakta Kaur.

(3)  All WTY attendees must complete the registration form - download it

(3)  If making your payment by check, please mail the check (payable to Kundalini Yoga in the Loop) and your registration form to the address shown on the form.  First, download and fill-in the form, return it online if possible.  Then mail your check and please add a note that you already completed the registration form.

(4)  Register Online:  If making your payment by credit card (which carries an additional 3% finance charge) then go to our online site - Click Here.

White Tantric Yoga® is a registered trademark of Humanology and Health Science, Inc.