Yoga for Emotional Wellness
Mar
21
May 2

Yoga for Emotional Wellness

"The message of Spring: Let your soul sprout!"  - Yogi Bhajan
 
Please join me for the next series!

Yoga for Emotional Wellness
 With Shabad Kaur Khalsa, LCPC, LMFT, E-RYT 500
 
Theme: Cultivating Awareness
Women's Class, 6 weeks, Tuesdays, March 21 - April 25, 6:30-8:15 pm
 
'Bloom into Spring' as we practice ways to strengthen our awareness of our physical and emotional selves. This series will integrate techniques to increase our vitality, cleanse and clear negativity, and enliven the senses. Classes will feature Kundalini Yoga and meditation, expressive art therapy, journaling, and small group and partner work.
 
Spaces limited! $180. Please send me a reply ASAP to confirm your registration, thanks! 

 ~ Contact: Shabad Kaur Khalsa, LCPC, LMFT, E-RYT 500, 773.480.3273, shabadkaur@shabadkaur.com

 

Kundalini Yoga to Heal the Heart
Mar
26
6:30 pm18:30

Kundalini Yoga to Heal the Heart

Kundalini Yoga to Heal the Heart
with Jenny Bergold (Jagatjeet Kaur)
Sunday, March 26
6:30p-8:00p, $25 in advance, $30 at door

Kundalini Yoga is the yoga of awareness. The power of Kundalini Yoga lies in the actual experience. It goes right to your heart and extends your consciousness so you may have a wider horizon of grace and knowing the truth. We will discuss the basics of Kundalini Yoga including breathwork, meditation, kriyas, mantras, and chanting which will focus on healing the heart center. This workshop includes a yoga practice with live music and is suitable for all levels.

In addition, you will immerse yourself in the healing sounds of the gong tuned to the planet Uranus and healing the Sacral Chakra, balancing emotions. The gong is one of the oldest musical instruments in the world. Based on ancient wisdom, the gong vibrates at the same frequency as the body allowing the body to heal itself. The gong balances the central nervous system and aids in deep meditation. Singing crystal and Tibetan bowls will also be added to raise the vibration and heighten the experience.

Jenny Bergold (Jagatjeet Kaur) has been practicing yoga for eighteen years and teaching for eight. Jenny discovered yoga to calm the body and strengthen the mind. Jenny has her 200 Hour Hatha certification from Heaven Meets Earth Yoga in Evanston, IL and her 200 Hour Kundalini certification from Spirit Rising Yoga in Chicago, IL.  Jenny's classes focus on the mind and meditation, healing the body through asana, and uplifting the spirit through inspiration.

Register HERE

NEW! Qigong & Yoga Energy Elevation
Apr
6
5:45 pm17:45

NEW! Qigong & Yoga Energy Elevation

NEW CLASS!
Qigong & Yoga for Energy Elevation
With Kamal Prem Kaur (Martha Adrienne)
Weekly Classes begin Thursday, April 6!

5:45 - 6:45 pm

Qigong is often called a “moving meditation” - a beautiful and satisfying practice!  Gentle, focused movements are designed to open the energy channels (Merdians) and nourish all systems of the body.  Qigong operates according to the 70% rule of energy management; mindful movement is favored over pushing beyond one’s comfort level or striving for results.  Gentle range of motion and balance exercises are the key to mental clarity, optimum health, and longevity.  All sessions will include meditation and relaxation with the gong.

Join Kamal Prem Kaur (Martha Adrienne) for this fun and energy enhancing practice.  
All ages and levels welcome

Online Registration  HERE

KYTT Level 2 Conscious Communication
May
6
Jun 4

KYTT Level 2 Conscious Communication

Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Level 2
Conscious Communication

inspired by the teachings of Yogi Bhajan

May 6-7, May 20-21, June 3-4
Mastery of the Word
This exceptional six-day course gives you tools to effectively communicate with yourself and with others and to speak from the voice of your soul. Throughout the course, you will create an experience of transformation in your ability to communicate effectively as an individual and a teacher. We invite you to explore these themes and more:  Learn to listen and respond with compassion | Learn to elevate and inspire through your word | The power to speak and to be heard | Communication and chakras | Communication and the projection of a teacher | Recognize and contrast conscious communication with other types of communication | The role of silence and shuniya in communication | The art of deep listening, sunni-ai
 

Oct
5
Oct 8

Midwest Women's Yoga Retreat 2017

Spirit Rising Yoga presents our
5th Annual Midwest Women's Yoga Retreat
October 5 - 8 2017
at St. Iakovos Retreat Center

Unburden and create your "Inner Sanctuary" at the 4th Annual Midwest Women's Yoga Retreat. Connect with your own inner strengths and find deep renewal in the company of conscious women.

This year's retreat will be held at the lovely new St. Iakovos Retreat Center in Kansasville, WI, only 1 1/4 hrs. from Chicago!

Learn more


Mar
12
6:00 pm18:00

Women's Full Moon Workshop - March: Promise Moon

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Women's Full Moon Workshop - March: Promise Moon
Sunday, March 12, 6-8 pm
With Shabad Kaur Khalsa, LCPC, LMFT, E-RYT 500

Welcome the buds and blooms of Spring and expand with new beginnings!  We'll do Kundalini Yoga and meditation around this theme, share a nature craft, and enjoy Yogi Tea with shaktis in conscious community!

$25, Register Online

Feb
14
6:00 pm18:00

Nia Dance Pop-Up Class

Sacred Hearts ~
A Nia Dance Pop-Up Class!

With Jamie Klausing
Tuesday, February 14
6-7 pm

Nia is a mind-body fitness & lifestyle movement practice. It offers a fantastic workout and it's really fun! Learn more about Nia. We're blessed to have Jamie Klausing, your highly experienced Nia teacher and trainer, sharing a brand new Nia Dance routine called 'Sacred.'

$15, Register Online or pay at the door. All levels welcome! Yogi Tea & refreshments will be served.

Feb
4
10:00 am10:00

Healing Life's Imbalances, a Sat Nam Rasayan® Workshop with Hargopal Kaur

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Healing Life’s Imbalances through the Elements
A Sat Nam Rasayan® Workshop with Hargopal Kaur

Saturday, February 4, 2017
10 am - 4 pm

Sat Nam Rasayan® is an ancient yogic healing approach that makes it possible to heal through a meditative state where we empty ourselves and allow what is. One modality within Sat Nam Rasayan® is the elements. “In the yogic science they found out that … it is the imbalance of the tattvas, which creates the psychological imbalance.” – Yogi Bhajan 7/30/87

The tattvas are the elements: earth, water, fire, air, and ether. With life’s pressures, changing situations, and our own thoughts about what is and what should be, there are many factors which can throw us out of balance. Where we are physically, emotionally, and mentally shows up in the balance (or imbalance) of our elements. Not enough earth? It may be difficult to stay grounded. If there’s a lot of fire, you’re easily agitated. When fire is balanced it supports enthusiasm and passion. And to stimulate digestion, fire is vital. The elements can be used to calm the emotions, think clearly, deeply relax, be compassionate, and lots more.

In this workshop, through meditation and healing exercises, we will explore the elements, how we embody them, and how to balance them.

Register and Purchase HERE

Bio
Hargopal Kaur Khalsa has journeyed from Physics to metaphysics, studying space in the infinitesimal realm to the space in which our planet inhabits, and the space of existence and relationships. Hargopal wandered into Kundalini Yoga and found a home in the teachings of Yogi Bhajan. Already grateful to have found her teacher, Sat Nam Rasayan® taught by Guru Dev Singh, came knocking at the door. This ancient healing modality, based on subtlety and deep awareness, allows a dance of consciousness!  Hargopal Kaur maintains a private healing practice as well as offering healing workshops.

Interested in scheduling a private Sat Nam Rasayan® session with Hargopal Kaur?
Click here

 

Feb
3
Feb 5

Private Sat Nam Rasayan® Healing Sessions with Hargopal Kaur

Private healing sessions (45 min) can be scheduled on:
Friday, 2/03, 10 am-2 pm
Saturday, 2/04 after 4:30 pm or
Sunday, 2/05, 1-4 pm

Private healing sessions are $125.
To schedule a private session with Hargopal Kaur, contact Tabitha Carney at tabcarney@hotmail.com or 224.307.9095

Private Sat Nam Rasayan® sessions are often requested when there is dis-ease: pain, physical issues, emotional turmoil, fear, stress, anxiety, self-criticism, isolation. As blockages to flow that hold these tendencies are dissolved, the self-healing abilities of the body/mind/soul become more effective.  This can shift limitations in relationships and open up the healing ability of the body.

Bio
Hargopal Kaur Khalsa has journeyed from Physics to metaphysics, studying space in the infinitesimal realm to the space in which our planet inhabits, and the space of existence and relationships. Hargopal wandered into Kundalini Yoga and found a home in the teachings of Yogi Bhajan. Already grateful to have found her teacher, Sat Nam Rasayan® taught by Guru Dev Singh, came knocking at the door. This ancient healing modality, based on subtlety and deep awareness, allows a dance of consciousness!  Hargopal Kaur maintains a private healing practice as well as offering healing workshops.

 

 

Remedy is Community Yoga & Meditation Marathon
Jan
20
3:00 pm15:00

Remedy is Community Yoga & Meditation Marathon

The Remedy is Community!
Yoga & Meditation Marathon
Friday, January 20
Be the Light, Share the Light
@ spirit rising yoga

(45 Min.) Drop-in Yoga Classes: 3 pm, 4 pm, 5 pm
Gong(s) 6 pm | Veggie Potluck & Mingle: 6:30 pm
Family Friendly
By Donation, proceeds support Spirit Rising's Teacher Training Scholarship Fund

Dec
11
6:00 pm18:00

Women's Full Moon Workshop December: Crystal Moon

Women's Full Moon Workshop
December: Crystal Moon
Sunday, December 11, 6-8 pm

With Shabad Kaur Khalsa, LCPC, LMFT, E-RYT 500

Let's appreciate the return of light, as days begin to lengthen following the Winter Solstice. We'll do Kundalini yoga, meditation, and a nature craft around this theme, as well as share Yogi Tea with shaktis in conscious community!

$25, Register Online

Nov
30
Dec 16

Seva - I Grow Chicago’s Holiday Gift Giveaway for Englewood Families

Seva Project for December Starts Now!
"We will be known for our service."  Yogi Bhajan

I Grow Chicago’s Holiday Gift Giveaway
for Englewood Families

For the last few years  Spirit Rising Foundation has partnered with I Grow Chicago to provide holiday gifts to children in the Englewood neighborhood, to help brighten their holidays.

I Grow Chicago operates a community Peace House in Englewood and they offer community gardening, after-school tutoring, children’s yoga, and summer camps. Our goal is to sponsor 30 children with nice gifts this year. 

Gifts will be distributed by a Santa that is appearing at I Grow on 12/18. We invite you to purchase and wrap a gift for a child aged 2-16, (value $20-30) and mark the age and gender. Gifts may be dropped off at Spirit Rising Yoga by Friday, 12/16, 7 pm. We’ll deliver them to I Grow for distribution.

Spirit Rising Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable organization and any donations are tax deductible.

Contact us at info@spiritrisingyoga.org to let us know if you’re inspired to participate. Thank you! Spread the Word!

"I Grow Chicago’s mission is to provide a safe,
inter-generational haven to children and at-risk community members.
Through sustainable farming and educational programs in nutrition,
movement yoga and the arts, we foster creativity,
wellness and empowerment for individuals in the community as a whole.
I Grow Chicago is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
formed for exclusively charitable and educational purposes."

Nov
29
Nov 30

Giving Day - Be Known By Our Seva

Be Known By Our Seva
 

Spirit Rising Foundation, as a 501(c)3 organization, organizes Service projects to under-served communities including teaching Kundalini Yoga classes through the Kenny Velez/Guru Kar Singh Memorial Scholarship Fund. Contributions to this fund provides the needed financial support for aspiring Kundalini Yoga teachers to participate in the Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Courses.

Past Seva Projects of Spirit Rising Foundation:

- Mentoring young men at I Grow in Chicago's Englewood Neighborhood
- Teaching Kundalini Yoga and Peace studies to children at I Grow Chicago's Peace House
- Sharing Prenatal Yoga in the Teen Mothers Program at U-Can Chicago
- Serving meals to the needy at Salvation Army and Uptown's Loaves and Fishes
- Providing uplifting entertainment for families with children in hospitals
Making Valentine's cards for isolated seniors with Little Brothers of the Elderly

The List Goes On and On...
We're grateful for your tax-deductible donations!
Our TIN is 26-3118532.

Donate
Nov
24
4:30 am04:30

Special Thanksgiving Day Sadhana

Special Thanksgiving Day Sadhana

Blessings, Gratitude, Community

Japji, Kundalini Yoga, Live Music Chants and gratitude.

4:30 AM - 6:45 AM

At Spirit Rising Yoga

Come and go as you wish.



 

Sep
18
6:00 pm18:00

Next Women's Full Moon Workshop - September - Singing Moon

Next Women's Full Moon Workshop
September: Singing Moon
Sunday, September 18, 6-8 pm

With Shabad Kaur Khalsa, LCPC, LMFT, E-RYT 500

A time for mellowing as the balance of light and darkness brought by the Autumnal Equinox on 9/22 approaches at this turn of the Wheel. It is essential for a woman's balance to share time with other shaktis so don't miss this opportunity for Kundalini yoga and meditation around this theme, Yogi Tea, and a nature craft!

$25

Online Registration

Aug
26
4:00 am04:00

Yogi Bhajan Memorial Special Sadhana @ Spirit Rising Yoga

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Yogi Bhajan Memorial Special Morning Sadhana@Spirit Rising Yoga:

We're reopening SRY after our extreme summer makeover and inviting you and yours to be a part of this wonderful experience

It begins with recitation of, Japji then Yoga and then at exactly 5am we join our worldwide community andsimultaneously chant Guru Guru Wahe Guru, Guru Ram Das Guru for 11 minutes.

Morning sadhana continues with 2.5 hours chanting Long Ek Ong Kar (Morning Call). If you haven’t experienced this sadhana before, this is a perfect opportunity.

If your schedule requires flexibility, you are welcome to come and go as as you please.

Yogi Tea will be served during and after sadhana and we will share in what always turns out to be a delicious light dish to pass breakfast.

Aug
21
4:00 pm16:00

Free 'BIG REVEAL' class & gong relaxation

Spirit Rising Yoga Center will be closed for a 'Spruce-Up' project between 8/14 and 8/21! Cancelled classes: Sunday 8/14 through 8/21.

Join us for a free 'BIG REVEAL' class and gong relaxation on Sunday 8/21, 4-5:30 pm!

Enjoy iced Yogi Tea Frappe and vegetarian snacks both savory and sweet!

No charge.

Aug
6
10:00 am10:00

Spirit Rising Teacher Training Info Session - Milwaukee-Area

Curious about Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training? An opportunity to meet the Lead Trainers and a course graduate, enjoy a cup of Yogi Tea, and have your questions answered about the course. Gearing up for Spirit Rising Yoga's 18th year of training, we'd love to meet you!

Mequon, WI

RSVP by 8/04 to receive exact address of Info Session: training@spiritrisingyoga.org

Learn more about Level 1 Teacher Training

May
14
8:30 am08:30

Yoga Days! Weekend of Classes

Yoga Days! Weekend of Classes
Yoga Days Schedule – Spirit Rising Yoga
KYTT 2015-2016 Teaching Practicum
By Donation supporting the Kenny Velez/Guru Kar Singh Memorial Scholarship Fund

Saturday, May 14   
8:30 am    Caryn (Class is co-ed this day)    
10 am        Laura (Atma Pritham Kaur)
11:30 am    Lauren (Dass Kirtan Kaur)
1 pm          Aneela (Avtar Shabad Kaur)

Sunday, May 15
10 am       Francesca (Subaghdeep Kaur)
11:30 am   Nicole
1 pm         Dominique

Mar
27
11:30 am11:30

Free Teacher Training Information and Gong Session

Free Level 1 Teacher Training Information & Gong Session!
~ Sunday, March 27, 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Meet the lead trainers as well as a course graduate, learn more about the program,

enjoy a cup of Yogi Tea along with a blissful gong relaxation!
 

Feb
28
Apr 7

40-Day Aquarian Sadhana

40-Day Aquarian Community Sadhana

Special 40 Day Practice, Aquarian Sadhana is scheduled for 2/28/16 – 4/7/16.

During these 40 days Community Sadhana will be held at Spirit Rising Yoga Center on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from 4:30-6:45 am and at Sat Nam Yoga, 1304 W. Washington Blvd., on Mondays & Thursdays from 4-6:15 am.

The Trainees at Spirit Rising Yoga's Level 1 Teacher Training practice Aquarian Sadhana for 40 consecutive mornings as a part of their Training. We support them by having Group Sadhana during those 40 days.at Spirit Rising Yoga Center and Sat Nam Yoga.

All are invites to share this experience. No experience necessary! YogiJi said "Get up, dress up, show up, keep up!"

You can come and go as you please, for example some folks have to go to work or have kids that have to get to school. We look forward to seeing you in the Ambrosial Hours!

All are invited! There is no charge for Sadhana.

Learn more about Sadhana

"We call the time we spend on our maintenance sadhana. It is an essential part of life. If you do your sadhana, your mind can take the pressure. It will guide you and groom you properly." ~ Yogi Bhajan

 

Aug
17
6:30 pm18:30

New Kundalini Yoga Class starting Monday August 17th!

New Class! With Amy Kordeck/Tej Karam Kaur

Mondays, 6:30 - 7:30 pm Kundalini Yoga & Meditation
Raise your energy through vigorous kriyas designed to increase your reserve capacity for the week. And connect with your inner strength during dynamic meditation. Drop in - all levels welcome!