Kundalini Yoga in the Loop - 410 South Michigan Ave Suite 514 - Chicago, IL 60605
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Current Events...   Thursday - May 5, 2016
go ‘New Moon’ Gong & Mantra - Friday!  
go Shakta at the Sukhava Bodhe Yoga & Music Festival - Labor Day Weekend   
go Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training - Cleveland -  May 20! 
go First Weekend Cleveland - Open to All!  
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Gong Night...

‘New Moon’ Triple Gong & Mantra

Friday - May 6 - 6:30 pm to 8 pm

with Shakta Kaur, Hari Dev Singh and Tej Karam Singh

Bring a friend and join us for Friday night’s special ‘New Moon’ session of the ‘Healing Power of Triple Gong & Mantra.’ The New Moon is in Taurus. That means--no matter what is going on in your life--this grounded, practical new Moon will help you slow down and get your bearings. Taurus is concerned with the most material aspects of your life. And, they need your attention--now.

For example, how do you make, spend, and save your money? This is the time to get on top of your finances. Or, sort through the stuff you no longer use or need. Then recycle or donate them. Figure out what is the most important to you. We want to use the time from Friday’s New Moon until the Full Moon (May 21) to create a sensible plan that brings you comfort and happiness.

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.

So, click here to pre-register and join us for the deep vibrational healing of triple gong and mantra on Friday, May 6.
Labor Day Weekend
I'm thrilled to be a part of Sukhava Bodhe (pronounced "soo-khaah-vuh boh-dhay") Yoga & Music Festival 2016 and hope that you can join me.

Sukhava Bodhe - or "joyful awakening" - is an opportunity to be a part of a mindful community of yogis, musicians, and activists. Experience your own joyful awakening through 4 days of yoga, music, art, wisdom talks, camping, dancing, and celebration.

The festival takes place on Stonehouse Farm Eco-Retreat & Sanctuary, a 37-acre property featuring a historic stonehouse, hiking paths through shady woods, and a tranquil pond with a quiet sand beach.

Use the code below to receive 20% off your ticket purchase here. Or purchase the discounted tickets directly here.


Sukhava Bodhe Yoga & Music Festival
Cleveland Teacher Training


Application Form

Online Registration

Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training

Cleveland Ohio

Begins May 20-21-22 -- Ends Dec. 2-3-4

‘First Weekend’ Open to All

Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training

Friday, May 20 – Sunday, May 22
$450 adv/$500 door*
“Kundalini Yoga is a very natural element that rapidly makes you who you already are, and brings you to the practical experience of Infinity.” --Yogi Bhajan
Come to Cleveland, Ohio, and dive deep into the amazing experience we call Level 1—the Aquarian Teacher—Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training! This course is truly a gift to yourself. It 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 learn to elevate your own consciousness. You will learn how easy it is to live an extraordinary life. And, you will also develop the skills necessary to teach Kundalini Yoga publicly (if you so choose).

Click here for more information and/or to pre-register.
Here’s your opportunity to ‘test drive’ Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training! We call it the ‘First Weekend Open to All!’ The ‘First Weekend’ is especially designed for those considering Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training but aren’t 100% sure yet. You can come to the first weekend of Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training to participate, learn and assess your readiness to complete the course! There is no obligation to continue the training. The fee is $450 in advance (optionally, you may purchase the full set of text books for $165 if desired). Go to the 'Online Reg' link and select the first weekend payment option.

* The Level 1 textbooks are not included in the ‘First Weekend’ fee. However, the textbooks are available at a separate charge.

‘First Weekend’ participants are not obligated to take the full Cleveland Level 1 course. However, if you decide to take the remaining eight weekends of the Cleveland course your ‘First Weekend’ fee is applied in full to your tuition.
Moon Watch

New Moon - May 6

11 Days After - May 17

Full Moon - May 21

(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
Tuesday No Classes 
Wednesday 12:15 with Sukh Meher
6 pm with Raj Nidhan
Thursday  12:15 pm with Shakta
6 pm with Tej Karam
Friday  No Classes
Saturday  No Classes
Sunday  10:30 to Noon with Shakta
(veggie potluck after class)
(Class fee discount of 17% with a 6-Class Pass)
* Saturday classes begin January 30.
Other Events
Year 2016
  • May 14-15  · Breathwalk Personal Intensive - details
  • May 20-22  · Cleveland Teacher Training - details
  • July 16-17  · Breathwalk Instructor Training - details
  • Aug 27 to Sept 1  · 21-Stages of Meditation - details
  • Sept 2-5  · Sukava Bodhe Weekend - details
  • Sept 9-11  · Wahe Guru Fest - details
  • Sept 30, Oct 1,2 plus Oct 28-30  · Chicago Level 2 - Life Cycles Life Styles - details
  • Oct 21-23  · Chicago Level 1 -Teacher Training - details
A Thought From Yogi Bhajan
You can't learn happiness, it comes. Happiness is your birthright. I can't give you happiness, you can't get from me anything. I can teach you the science and art of how to be and it's for you to let it be.