20th Anniversary Gala Fundraiser 8/25 & 8/26
Aug
25
to Aug 26

20th Anniversary Gala Fundraiser 8/25 & 8/26

Join us in Joy!
20th Anniversary Gala Fundraiser
8/25 & 8/26

We're marking 20 years of Teacher Training and 10 years of the official launch of our not-for-profit status as Spirit Rising Foundation! Next month we'll be having a HUGE celebration and scholarship fundraiser on the weekend of Yogi Bhajan's birthday. This is also the last summer of the Khalsa family residing in our coach-house, and there will be a full moon, can't be coincidental. If it aligns for you just as perfectly, we hope you'll join us for this beautiful time of togetherness with music, dance party, meditation, gong, community, and a few surprises, including a give-away of 2 Snatam Kaur concert tickets for October 3rd! We are so grateful to these talented graduates of ours who will generously share their musical gifts with our community! We are so grateful to you our community for 20 years of connection, consciousness and love. We carry the torch together. 

RSVP for details (info@spiritrisingyoga.org)
If you plan to attend, please kindly RSVP so we have an idea of what to expect for catering. The full weekend schedule can be seen below.

SATURDAY 8/25
- Spirit Rising Yoga: 8:30-9:30 am - Shabad Kaur's Women's Kundalini Yoga Class is donation-based, all are welcome
- Spirit Rising Yoga: 3-4:30pm - Special Kundalini Yoga Class with gong relaxation, by donation
- Khalsa Yard: 5:30-6:30 pm - Jazz Stylings by acclaimed musician Michael Stryker (Sangatprem Singh) KYTT 2017, on piano/keyboard; has played with well-known jazz greats including Freddie Hubbard
- Khalsa Yard: 7-8:30pm  - Unforgettable Dance Party with DJ Siri Adi Singh (Thundergong Redlox) KYTT 2003, "The sound heard around the world."

SUNDAY 8/26
- Spirit Rising Yoga: 4:15-7:45 am - Special Sadhana celebrating Yogi Bhajan's birthday (2.5 hrs of Long Ek Ong Kars)
- Spirit Rising Yoga: 10-11:30 am - Shiva Singh's Extended Gong Class - More Gong! is by Donation, all are welcome
- Khalsa Yard: 2-4 pm - Enchanting and liberating music of Preet, trio of talented recording artists, Puranpreet Kaur, KYTT 2013; Sangatpreet Kaur, KYTT 2013 & Sahejpreet Kaur, KYTT 2014.

We'll also be serving delicious refreshments, including Yogi Tea on both days.
Your generous donations for the Spirit Rising Teacher Training Scholarship Fund are sincerely appreciated, and are tax deductible. Even if you can't attend, please still consider donating.

 

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Yogi Bhajan Special Sadhana
Aug
26
4:30 AM04:30

Yogi Bhajan Special Sadhana

Share the special sadhana honoring Yogi Bhajan 21/2 Hours Chant, Morning Call - ‘Long Ek Ong Kar’  Sunday August 26, 4:30 am

at Spirit Rising Yoga 3717 N. Ravenswood, Chicago

All are invited, stay as long as you wish.  Call 773-480-3272 or text for door code.

4:30 am: Japji, tune-in, yoga

5 am: Our worldwide community simultaneously chants Guru Guru Wahe Guru, Guru Ram Das Guru for 11 min.

5:15 am: 2 ½ hours Long chant

8:00 am: Breakfast

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Aug
26
6:00 PM18:00

Women's Full Moon Workshop - August Harvest Moon

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August: Harvest Moon
Sunday, August 26, 2018, 6-8 pm
(Please note special start-time for this workshop!)

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

This moon reminds us to treasure each day of summer as a gift, to be aware of and preserve the insights gained through spiritual harvest. Join shaktis in conscious community for Kundalini Yoga and meditation, a nature craft around this theme, and enjoy Yogi Tea! Don't miss it!

$25, Register online

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Aquarian Sadhana
Jul
22
4:30 AM04:30

Aquarian Sadhana

Group Aquarian Sadhana at Spirit Rising Yoga
Sunday morning, July 22, 4:30 - 6:45 am
Led by experienced KRI certified Kundalini Yoga Teachers. Expect a wonderful uplifting experience that transforms your inner life. Experience the magic of the Amritvela, the NEctar Time before the world awakens.
Live chant music to awaken your spirit to your true self. No experience required.
No charge, donations accepted.

 

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Yoga for Emotional Wellness -Drawing Inspiration!
Jul
17
to Aug 7

Yoga for Emotional Wellness -Drawing Inspiration!

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Reserve your spot in this upcoming Summer series!
Yoga for Emotional Wellness ~ Drawing Inspiration!
Women’s Group, 4 Weeks
Tuesdays, July 17 – August 7, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:15 pm

With Shabad Kaur Khalsa, LCPC, LMFT, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT
Location: Spirit Rising Yoga Center
3717 N. Ravenswood Ave., #220W, Chicago, 60613
In this short and sweet series we'll draw inspiration from women in history, culture, and the arts! We'll practice uplifting Kundalini yoga kriyas recommended especially for women, and practice meditations to help us feel connected and inspired by Shakti (sacred female) energy! We may even have a guest teacher joining us as well! Make space for nurturing yourself. Meditation, journaling, small group work and creative expression are also included. All levels welcome.
Pre-registered only.
Please send me a reply ASAP to confirm your registration, thanks!
Your referrals are greatly appreciated.
In peace,
Shabad Kaur Khalsa, LCPC, LMFT, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT
773.480.3273
www.shabadkaur.com

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May
19
to May 20

Yoga Days! Weekend of Drop-in Classes!

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Yoga Days!
Weekend of Drop-in Classes
KYTT 2017-2018 Teaching Practicum

Class Schedule (One-hour drop-in classes, 30 min. between)
Saturday, May 19th
8:30 am, 10 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm, 2:30 pm

Sunday May 20th
10 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm, 2:30 pm


By Donation, all proceeds support the Kenny Velez/Guru Kar Singh Memorial Scholarship Fund

YOGA DAYS is an opportunity for our talented, graduating class of our Teacher Training Level 1 Course to teach publicly. Come on down to support your friends and teachers for a full 2 days of classes!

Come to one, or come to them all! Great for beginners as well. The donations support our Scholarship Fund and I Grow Chicago who is doing great work in Englewood. Classes are one hour with a half-hour break in between.

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May
12
11:30 AM11:30

NIA Workshop ~ Poetry in Motion: Embodying Animal Wisdom

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NIA Workshop (Playshop)!
Poetry in Motion: Embodying Animal Wisdom
With Jamie Elizabeth Klausing
Nia Trainer, Somatic Movement Specialist

Saturday, May 12, 2018
Spirit Rising Yoga
11:30 am - 2 pm

PLEASE PRE-REGISTER by Friday 5/11 at 12 pm
SPACE IS LIMITED &
We are preparing handouts and refreshments for all participants.

Open your heart and mind to the wisdom of the animal kingdom. We will explore techniques to discover your body’s natural rhythm, flow and organic movement.  When we attune ourselves with nature we find power and grace, decrease physical tension and stress, and increase vitality.  This workshop includes collaborative group interaction, experiential activities, expressive movement poetry and a Nia class reflecting both our collective experience and the inspirational teachings of the animal world.  

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 bring Jamie Elizabeth Klausing, your highly experienced Nia teacher and trainer to Spirit Rising.
 

$40

 

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21 Stages
Mar
10
to Mar 11

21 Stages


Open to all sincere students of Meditation, those experienced or new to the journey and for those who want to immerse themselves in a deeply transformative process.

This course contributes to KRI Level Three Certification within The Aquarian Teacher™ Training Program and qualifies for RYT hours with Yoga Alliance and IKYTA CEU'S.
3rd Journey, March 10-11, 2018
This course will provide: Introduce the Nature of Meditation-Provide an Overview of the Stages of Meditation-Provide specific tools that access different parts of your mind and heart-Give the experience of personal insight and realization

THIRD JOURNEY: THE TRANSCENDENT SELF
In this final journey, we recognize all that we are as the formless presence of the infinite Self. We open the dimension of our Transcendent Self. This journey requires us to go beyond differences and similarities into reality and unity. By forging an elevated identity with our infinite Self within our finite self, we become spontaneous, creative and flexible. We excel in this infinite game of the soul. Love, compassion and kindness become the core of our experience. At the peak of this journey we become the nothing within the center of all that is. Mystery is now mastery. The sacred space opens up to intuitive presence, which serves innocence, loves life, blesses all, and praises the Infinite, the all within All. You become you, nothing more, nothing less. In this final journey, we become realized human beings.

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Mar
10
to Mar 11

Special Drop-in Class Location - 3/10 & 3/11 Weekend

PLEASE NOTE:
The following Drop-in Classes will be held at
Head/Heart Therapy (Suite 239)
Saturday 3/10 & Sunday 3/11
due to Special Programming

Saturday, 3/10, 8:30 am (Women's Class)
Sunday, 3/11, 10 am (Kundalini Yoga & the Gong)

Community Class will be cancelled
Sunday, 3/11, 4:30 pm

There WILL be morning sadhana on 3/11, 4:30-6:45 am

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Feb
4
6:00 PM18:00

Women's Full Moon Workshop - February Super Moon! (Candle Moon)

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Women's Full Moon Workshop
Super Moon vs Super Bowl!
February Moon: Candle Moon
With Shabad Kaur Khalsa, LCPC, LMFT, E-RYT 500

Sunday, February 4th, 6-8 pm

This is a very special moon gathering, surrounded by candlelight, which reminds us of the return of the sun, and the beginning of the thaw...  Connect with shaktis in conscious community for Kundalini Yoga and meditation around this theme, and enjoy Yogi Tea!

Cost $25, Online Registration available

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Joy in Motion! Nia Movement Workshop
Jan
13
11:00 AM11:00

Joy in Motion! Nia Movement Workshop

Joy in Motion!
Nia Movement Playshop/Workshop

Saturday, January 13
11 am-1:30 pm

With Jamie Elizabeth Klausing
Nia Trainer,  Somatic Movement Specialist

At the beautiful Ravenswood Event Center Atrium!
4025 N. Ravenswood Ave.

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Discover the "Joy of Movement".  Share and express from the heart, strengthen connections with others and explore movement in a playful, joyful way. We'll practice movement forms designed to create balance and wellness within. Learn somatic skills rooted in Nia’s philosophy to connect with Joy, physical sensation and increase vitality by moving your body in ways that feel good to you.

$40, Register here

 

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Jan
7
6:00 PM18:00

Women's Full Moon Workshop - January: Silent Moon

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Women's Full Moon Workshop
January: Silent Moon
With Shabad Kaur Khalsa, LCPC, LMFT, E-RYT 500
Sunday, January 7th, 6-8 pm


This is the deep silence of winter Earth after the Winter Solstice heralding the return of ever-lengthening daylight. Join us for Kundalini Yoga, meditation, and a creative activity around this theme with shaktis in sacred community!


$25, Register Online

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New Year's Day Peace Day!
Jan
1
11:00 AM11:00

New Year's Day Peace Day!

New Year's Day Yoga Peace Day! 
This is the best New Year's resolution - invite inner peace and be in community. Kundalini Yoga classes,  All are welcome!

Schedule:
11 am - 12 pm: Drop-in Class
12:30 - 1:30 pm: Drop-in Class
2 - 3 pm: Drop-in Class
3:30 - 4:45 pm: Drop-in Class (including deep gong relaxation)
4:45 - 5:15 pm: Chant for Peace
5:30 pm: Veggie Dish to Pass Dinner

Yogi Tea served all day.

By donation, all funds go towards the United Sikhs Puerto Rico Recovery Fund. 

 

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Dec
24
to Dec 31

Holiday Schedule

Holiday Schedule ~ Community Class Cancelled on 12/24 & 12/31
(There WILL be Gong Class on 12/24 & 12/31)

Tuesday Beginners' Class Cancelled on 12/26 & 1/02

Thursday 7 pm Class Cancelled on 12/28

Join us for Yoga Peace Day on Monday, January 1st!
A full day of Drop-in Classes & Community!

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Dec
21
7:00 PM19:00

Winter Solstice Celebration - Spark the Light Within!

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Gateway to 2018 - Winter Solstice Celbration - Spark the Light Within
Thursday, December 21, 7-9 pm

A community event held at Heaven Meets Earth Yoga Studio
2746 Central Street | Evanston, IL 60201  

Kundalini Yoga & Meditation, Live Mantra Music, Gong, Dance & Community!
Gathering on the Winter Solstice is a profound way to nourish the spirit and connect with the magic and beauty of the season! This point in time, when daylight begins to lengthen again, is a significant time for meditation, reflection and renewal.
Enjoy a cup of Yogi Tea & Refreshments

Shiva Singh Khalsa, E-RYT 500, with Shabad Kaur Khalsa LCPC, LMFT, E-RYT 500 & Sat Inder Kaur (Lisa Faremouth Weber) E-RYT, RCYP, PYT,  Chakradance Facilitator

$30 SIGN UP

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Winter Solstice - Gateway to 2018: Spark the Light Within
Dec
14
12:00 PM12:00

Winter Solstice - Gateway to 2018: Spark the Light Within

Winter Solstice - Gateway to 2018: Spark the Light Within
 Dec 21 2017 From: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
"Spark the Light Within"
Winter Solstice Special Event
Thursday, December 21, 7-9 pm
Featuring Kundalini Yoga & Meditation, Live Mantra Music, Dance & Community
Yogi Tea & Refreshments

Gathering on the Winter Solstice is a profound way to nourish the spirit and connect with the magic and beauty of the season! This point in time, when daylight begins to lengthen again, it is a significant time of reflection and renewal.

With:
Shiva Singh Khalsa, E-RYT 500, Mentoring Lead Trainer
Shabad Kaur Khalsa, E-RYT 500,  LCPC, LMFT, E-RYT 500
Sat Inder Kaur (Lisa Faremouth Weber E-RYT, RCYP, PYT, Chakradance Facilitator

$30 

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Dec
3
6:00 PM18:00

Women's Full Moon Workshop - December - Crystal Moon

Women's Full Moon Workshop
December: Crystal Moon with
Nia Dancing by Candlelight!
Sunday, December 3, 2017, 6-8 pm

With Shabad Kaur Khalsa, LCPC, LMFT, E-RYT 500 and Jamie Klausing

Let's appreciate the return of light, as days will begin to lengthen following the Winter Solstice. We'll do Kundalini yoga, meditation, and NIA dancing by candlelight!

$25 by 11/30, $30 at the door, Register Online

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SEVA  - Thanksgiving 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Nov
23
1:00 PM13:00

SEVA - Thanksgiving 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Spirit Rising Foundation has been a part of this SEVA project for over 10 years.

From Mr. Sarwan Singh:

Waheguru ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji ki Fateh!
As Guru Granth Sahib Jee teaches us:"Jithai Neech Samaalian, Tithai Nadar Teri Bakhsees."
"God's grace is especially present when the poor and the lowly are looked after
."

CALL FOR SEWA: We need 10-20 volunteers to help feed the needy at the Salvation Army on Thanksgiving day. Thanksgiving is a traditional dinner in USA and it falls this year on Thursday, Nov 23.
History: The Sikh Community has been volunteering / sponsoring once a month meal from 1992 thru 2008 at Tom Seay Center. Tom Seay center was located at the crossing of Sunny Side and Broadway in Chicago. Tom Seay center was closed in 2008. Now Sikh Community resumed doing volunteer and partially sponsoring Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinner since December 2014. Please lets continue serve at Salvation Army.

Contact Shiva Singh at 773-480-3272 to RSVP
     
When: Date: 23 rd Nov, 2017, THURSDAY
Time: arrive at 9:30 sharp to get volunteers assignments
Where:  HARBOR LIGHT CENTER
825 N CHRISTIANA AVE
CHICAGO, IL 6065

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Special Morning Sadhana Celebrating Guru Ram Das Birthday
Oct
9
4:30 AM04:30

Special Morning Sadhana Celebrating Guru Ram Das Birthday

Every Fall we have the blessing of celebrating Guru Ram Das Ji's birthday. Known as the Lord of Miracles, Guru Ram Das embodied humility, service, and deep devotion. Guru Ram Das held a special place in Yogi Bhajan's heart. Yogi Bhajan gave us a special sadhana to do in celebration of Guru Ram Das's birthday. 

September 28 - October 8: For 11 days prior to his birthday we chant the shabad Dhan Dhan Ram Das Gur for 11 - 31 minutes. This is the Shabad of Miracles. 

October 9th: This is the day we celebrate Guru Ram Das Ji's birth, when we have a special sadhana of chanting Dhan Dhan Ram Das Gur for 2 ½ hours in the Amrit Vela.  

4:30 am: Recitation of Japji Sahib and a short yoga set.
5:00 - 7:30 am: Chanting Dhan Dhan Ram Das Gur for 2.5 hours
7:30 am Breakfast - dish to pass
Come when you can and stay as long as you are able. 

Our collective light shines always, and our soul's radiance is a perpetual, powerful gift from the universe. Our hearts have opened the doors at Spirit Rising Yoga Center for this special Morning Group Sadhana once again. The light is on, and there is yet another space for your sacred practice. When we practice together, we magnify and multiply the elevation and vibration of peace and consciousness. We practice to still our minds, to better hear the voice of our soul.

Yogi Bhajan has described this occasion as a powerful time for the fulfillment of prayers and a time of great blessing. Allow the divine healing energy of Guru Ram Das to take care of you.  We will share a “wish-and-a-dish” for breakfast after Sadhana. 

In addition, October 6 marks the Day of Remembrance of Yogi Bhajan's passing. This is a special time to reflect on his life and legacy, and give thanks for his teachings.

There is no charge for this special sadhana. Any donations are always welcome for Spirit rising Foundation's scholarship fund.

Dhan Dhan Ram Das Gur - Sangeet Kaur  (very beautiful melodic 31 min.)

Dhan Dhan Ram Das Gur - Pritpal Singh   (sincere beautiful)

Video of Snatam Kaur leading Chanting at Espanola, NM    (cozy group)

Dhan Dhan Ram Das Gur - Dharam Singh Espanola     (upbeat)

Dhan Dhan Ram Das Gur - Sat Hari Singh & Hari Bhajan Kaur (upbeat playful)

Dhan Dhan Ram Das Gur - Sikhnet (Many versions by many styles)

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Midwest Women's Yoga Retreat 2017
Oct
5
to 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

2017 Theme: 'Weaving Our Stories'

A beautiful opportunity to connect with your own inner strengths and find deep renewal in the company of conscious women.

Our retreat is held at the lovely new St. Iakovos Retreat Center in Kansasville, WI, only 1.5 hrs. from Chicago!

Learn more

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11 Days of Chanting - New Evening Times!
Sep
28
to Oct 8

11 Days of Chanting - New Evening Times!

September 28 - October 8: For 11 days prior to celebrating Guru Ram Das's birthday with the Special Sadhana we chant the shabad Dhan Dhan Ram Das Gur for 31 minutes. This is the Shabad of Miracles.

We will chant from 6:15 pm to 6:46 pm on these evenings at Spirit Rising Yoga Center:

Friday, September 29
Sunday, October 1
Wednesday, October 4
Thursday, October 5
Friday, October 6
Saturday, October 7
Sunday, October 8

All are invited to chant or listen and you can also share in this energy at your home on the other evenings.

There is no charge for this special practice. Any donations are always welcome for Spirit Rising Foundation's Scholarship Fund.

CLICK HERE for versions of this shabad and information about the Special Sadhana on Monday, October 9th.

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Thirsty Ears Music Festival
Aug
12
to Aug 13

Thirsty Ears Music Festival

Saturday, August 12, 1:00 – 9:00 PM
Sunday, August 13, 12:00 – 7:00 PM

Spirit Rising Yoga will have a display booth at this event and we invite you to stop by and support our Teacher Training and Yoga Center! We'll be teaching the Calm Heart Meditation.

ACM is proud to present the second annual Thirsty Ears Festival: Chicago’s only classical music street festival!

For two days Wilson street between Hermitage and Ravenswood will be closed to feature fifteen stellar ensembles and soloists performing music from Beethoven to Shostakovitch to Reich and everything in between on the main stage.

$5 suggested donation, all proceeds support the ACM School of Music.

1758 W. Wilson Ave.
Public transportation options:
Brown line Montrose or Damen stop
Ravenswood Metra stop
Lawrence or Montrose Ave. bus

Parking is limited to street parking

 

 

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