Body Wisdom Movement Workshop with Tara Kaur ~ Sarah Ford Thompson
1:00 PM13:00

Body Wisdom Movement Workshop with Tara Kaur ~ Sarah Ford Thompson

Body Wisdom Movement Workshop
with Tara Kaur ~ Sarah Ford Thompson
Sunday, June 15, 1-4 pm
Our bodies are not only a tool, but a partner in this life. Lets listen deeply to messages from your body through breath work, movement, reflection and self care practices.  

Tara Kaur/Sara Ford Thompson is a dancer since childhood. Her every movement flows with deep wisdom of her body. A talented teacher, you will effortlessly share in that incredible joy of movement. Tara Kaur is a Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Instructor, certified group fitness instructor and Clinical Exercise Specialist

$35/40 at the door


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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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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
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.



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21 Stages
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

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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to Mar 11

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

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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Aquarian Sadhana
to Apr 12

Aquarian Sadhana

Group Aquarian Sadhana at Spirit Rising Yoga

Every Tuesday, Friday & Sunday morning 4:30 - 6:45 am
Until April 12th

Led by experienced KRI certified Kundalini Yoga Teachers and this year's Mentors.. Expect a wonderful uplifting experience that transforms your inner life.
There will often be live chant music to awaken your spirit to your true self.
No charge, donations accepted.


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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
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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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!
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!

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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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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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


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Winter Solstice - Gateway to 2018: Spark the Light Within
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.

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


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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
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

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Special Morning Sadhana Celebrating Guru Ram Das Birthday
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
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!
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
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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Day of Seva
9:00 AM09:00

Day of Seva

In memory of those in the Sikh Community in Oak Creek WI, who lost their lives in a tragic act of hate we commemorate and honor their lives by committing to an day of Seva, selfless service to the community at large.

We are encouraging you to participate and help us with a valuable project - let us know!
Community Healing Event for Circles and Ciphers!
Location: 1545 W Morse Avenue, Chicago (Rogers Park neighborhood). 

Date: Sat, Aug 5th, 12:30-4:30pm. 

more info or to register as a healer: please email




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Yoga for Emotional Wellness
to Aug 8

Yoga for Emotional Wellness

Yoga for Emotional Wellness
 With Shabad Kaur Khalsa, LCPC, LMFT, E-RYT 500

Women's Class, 5 weeks, Tuesdays, July 11 - August 8, 6:30-8:15 pm
Summer Theme: Awakening Your Senses

Each class in this series will focus on awakening one of the five senses through creative approaches like aromatherapy and tasting delicious vegetarian treats! You'll learn techniques to relieve stress, increase mental clarity, and strengthen emotional resilience. Classes will feature Kundalini Yoga and meditation, expressive art therapy, journaling, and small group and partner work. This series promises to be a lot of fun!
Spaces limited! $150. Please send me a reply ASAP to confirm your registration, thanks! 

 ~ Contact: Shabad Kaur Khalsa, LCPC, LMFT, E-RYT 500, 773.480.3273,

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Breaking Good: Yogic Science for Addictive Behaviors
2:00 PM14:00

Breaking Good: Yogic Science for Addictive Behaviors

Breaking Good: Yogic Science for Addictive Behaviors
with Mukta Kaur Khalsa, PhD.
Sunday, June 11, 2017, 2 - 4 PM

~ Don't you just wish you wouldn't grab that bag of chips or spend too much time online every time you feel discouraged and stressed?
~ Do you immerse yourself in work to avoid unpleasant personal discussions or decisions?
~ Do you have unhealthy habits that you use as coping mechanisms when tired or over-stressed?
If the answer is yes to any of these questions for you or someone you know, then this workshop for you!
SuperHealth is on the cutting edge of recovery protocols. The trainings combine core technologies of Kundalini Yoga, meditation, breathing, nutrition restoration and dietary formulas, all as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Participants gain the ancient wisdom of yogic science combined with the innovations of western medicine to progress from recovery to self-discovery.

Learn positive coping mechanisms for healthier life choices with Kundalini yoga and meditation. The use of mantra or Sound Affirmation therapy works with the psychological clearance of the subconscious mind, recalibrating blocks and memories in the psyche. You will learn:

  • How to identify unconscious triggers and the impact of addictive behavior on relationships
  • How Kundalini Yoga strengthens the nervous, glandular, circulatory and digestive system which is directly affected by substances, stress and outside sensory distractions.
  • About foods that promote health and healing to expedite detoxification of toxins and enhance the rehabilitation process
  • How to recalibrate addictive patterning and its imprint on the psyche

Location: Spirit Rising Yoga, 3717 N. Ravenswood, #220W, Chicago, IL 60613

Cost: $35 by 6/04, $45 after 6/04,  Register:
Online Registration Available


About the Presenter::
Mukta Kaur Khalsa is a worldwide trainer, lecturer to healthcare specialists, government officials, yoga communities incorporating SuperHealth technology with modalities enhancing healing process, expediting recovery in its evolution to self-discovery. Mukta Kaur directed a pilot project for substance abusers in collaboration with the Punjab government, India; co-author of research paper on the effectiveness of the project in the Journal: 'Ethnicity of Substance Abuse'. She is a special Representative to the United Nations Office of Drug Control and Crime, Vienna, Austria.

Mukta Kaur Khalsa is the author of
1. “Meditations for Addictive Behavior “:
A System of Yogic Science with Nutritional Formulas – From Recovery to Self-Discovery
2. “Healing Addictive Behavior” – focuses on Alcohol, Nicotine, Marijuana and Cocaine and specific teachings and formulas as taught by Yogi Bhajan

Private ½ hour sessions with Dr. Khalsa available after the workshop.  Email Carol Sahejpreet Kaur at CSCCSK@GMAIL.COM for more information.

Qualified participants can earn 2 CEUs for participation in this workshop.  SuperHealth is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (provider #131565) to sponsor continuing education for licensed, LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs & LEPs, Yoga Alliance, Physical Therapists & IKYTA. 

SuperHealth maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

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