Feb
17
6:00 PM18:00

Women's Full Moon Workshop ~ February: Candle Moon

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Women's Full Moon Workshop February: Candle Moon

Sunday, 2/17, 6-8 pm

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

Yoga by Candlelight!

This moon refers to the light of candles and the beginning of the thaw, a new cycle of growth and hope. We’ll do Kundalini Yoga & Meditation around this theme, share conscious Shakti energy, and enjoy a cup of Yogi Tea!

$25, Pre-Registration

Register HERE

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Jan
20
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, C-IAYT

The quality of this moon’s energy is one of new possibilities after the Solstice and the return of ever-lengthening daylight. We’ll do Kundalini Yoga & Meditation around this theme, share conscious Shakti energy, and enjoy a cup of Yogi Tea!

$25, Pre-registration available

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Jan
15
to Feb 19

Yoga for Emotional Wellness Class Series

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Yoga for Emotional Wellness

Winter Theme: Take a ‘Time-in’

Yoga for Emotional Wellness
6 Week Women's Series
With Shabad Kaur Khalsa, LCPC, LMFT, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

6 Weeks:
Tuesdays: January 15 - February 19
6:30-8:15 pm

Winter is a perfect time to self-nurture, turn our attention internally and strengthen our inner reserves to build stress resilience. This series focuses on ways to bring more conscious presence and relaxation to daily life and create physical, emotional and spiritual balance through yoga, breath-work, and meditation. Feel connected and inspired by Shakti (sacred female) energy in this group! Make space to nurture yourself. Journaling, small group work and creative expression are also included. All levels welcome. Pre-registered only!

"Mental happiness is total relaxation." Yogi Bhajan


Series Fee: $180, Pre-registered.

Please email to register: shabadkaur@shabadkaur.com

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Bring in the Light! Visioning Workshop for 2019
Jan
12
10:00 AM10:00

Bring in the Light! Visioning Workshop for 2019

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Bring in the Light!
Visioning Workshop for 2019

This Event is Now Full! Please Join us for Future Programming!

Saturday, January 12, 10 am-1 pm
Featuring Kundalini Yoga & Creative Arts
With Shabad Kaur Khalsa, LCPC, LMFT, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

We'll do a Kundalini Yoga set for abundance, create a vision board for the New Year and practice a meditation to break through blocks. Embrace this opportunity to throw open the doors and welcome fresh new energy!




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Celebrate 3HO’s 50th Anniversary With a Global Meditation on January 5, 2019
Jan
5
10:00 AM10:00

Celebrate 3HO’s 50th Anniversary With a Global Meditation on January 5, 2019

Celebrate 3HO’s 50th Anniversary
With a Global Meditation
January 5, 2019

Join us at Spirit Rising Yoga Center! All are welcome!
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Broadcast & filming begins at 10 am sharp.
RSVP by January 3rd.

2019 marks our 50th Anniversary year since the founding of 3HO International, a global community that seeks to inspire everyone everywhere to realize their full potential through the uplifting experience of Kundalini Yoga. 

January 5th is the 50th anniversary date of Yogi Bhajan's founding of 3HO. Calling all yogis from around the world -- come meditate with us to celebrate this monumental event in our international community!

On the official anniversary of 3HO we will be doing a 24-hour worldwide meditation, starting with UTC/GMT +13 (New Zealand) and ending in UTC/GMT -10 (Hawaii), with each time zone meditating for 11 minutes. Thus the meditation will be passed from hour to hour, covering the entire globe over the course of 24 hours. You can participate from anywhere in the world by tuning into the livestream on our Facebook page.

3HO will have communities in these countries (more to come!) participating in our livestream or hosting events, by timezone:

New Zealand
Australia
Japan
Taiwan
Malaysia
Bali
Singapore
Thailand
Cambodia
Sri Lanka
Israel
France
India
Gambia
South Africa
Trinidad
Germany
Russia
Greece
Sweden
Iceland
Ireland
Brazil
Chile
United States
Mexico
Canada
and the United Kingdom

Will you join us?

 Healthy Happy Holy Breath

Originally taught by Yogi Bhajan on July 10, 1975 

This meditation uses the power of the breath to enhance the depth of the effects of the mantra Healthy am I, Happy am I, Holy am I, and to carry out your intentions.

When practiced correctly, the breath will slow to two and a half breaths per minute. This shift from the normal 12-15 breaths per minute is significant. Once the breath rate is slower than four breaths per minute, the central brain starts functioning more intensely. The pineal and pituitary glands shift their relationship to each other. In this state the effects of outer and inner sound are greater. The mantra will become more penetrating. A larger portion of yourself will be able to synchronize and carry out your intentions.

How to Do this Meditation:

Posture: Sit in any easy posture that keeps the spine straight.

Mental focus: Bring the mental focus to the Brow Point.

Breath and Mantra: Inhale deeply and completely through the nose. Hold the breath by suspending the movement of the chest. Silently repeat the mantra 3 times: Healthy Am I, Happy Am I, Holy Am I. As you exhale, repeat the mantra out loud three times. Each repetition of the phrase takes about five seconds.

Time: Continue for 11 minutes.

To End: Inhale deeply, relax the  breath, and sit silently for a minute or two. Then inhale deep, stretch the arms up over your head with the fingers interlocked, and pull the spine up. Exhale and relax.

When you are teaching this meditation, it is best to guide the students by chanting the mantra out loud as they suspend the breath.

© 1975 The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan

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Dec
23
6:00 PM18:00

Women's Full Moon Workshop - December Crystal Moon

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Women's Full Moon Workshop - December Crystal Moon

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

This is the moon to celebrate the return of light, as the days gradually lengthen after the Winter Solstice. We’ll do Kundalini Yoga & Meditation around this theme, share conscious Shakti energy, and enjoy a cup of Yogi Tea!


$25, Pre-registration available

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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 shabd 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 - 5:15 am: Recitation of Japji Sahib and a short yoga set.
5:15 - 7:45 am: Chanting Dhan Dhan Ram Das Gur for 2.5 hours
7:45 am Breakfast - Yogi Tea and dish to pass
Come when you can and stay as long as you are able. 

At the end of this post there are several versions of this shabd for you to enjoy.

Our hearts have opened the doors at Spirit Rising Yoga Center for this special Morning Group Sadhana once again. When we practice together, we magnify and multiply the elevation and vibration of peace and consciousness.

Yogi Bhajan has described this occasion as a powerful time for the fulfillment of prayers and a time of great blessing.

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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Aquarian Sadhana - Don't Miss The Bliss...
Sep
16
4:30 AM04:30

Aquarian Sadhana - Don't Miss The Bliss...

Group Aquarian Sadhana at Spirit Rising Yoga
Sunday morning, September, 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 Amrit Vela, 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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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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Yogi Bhajan Special Sadhana
Aug
26
4:15 AM04:15

Yogi Bhajan Special Sadhana

Share the special sadhana honoring Yogi Bhajan 21/2 Hours Chant, Morning Call - ‘Long Ek Ong Kar’  Sunday August 26, 4:15 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.

4:15 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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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 Siri Adi Singh (DJ 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 Bliss! By Donation, all are welcome
- Khalsa Yard: 2-3:30 pm - Enchanting and liberating music of Preet, trio of talented recording artists, Puranpreet Kaur, KYTT 2013; Sangatpreet Kaur, KYTT 2013 & Sahejpreet Kaur, KYTT 2014.
- Khalsa Yard: 3:45-4:30 pm - Shiva Singh's Gong Stylings, then he joins Preet for Longtime Sunshine Song. Blessings!

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.

Donate Here

 

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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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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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