"Spirit Rising" is translated as "Cherdi Kala!". Cherdi Kala is the experience of a self-disciplined person who is self-realized and always has the energy to accomplish their mission in life. "How are you?", you might ask that person, and the answer with a smile is "Cherdi Kala! My spirit is rising!" It is a reference to the vital force of the Kundalini Shakti, active and unfettered by fear, ignorance or laziness and reflecting radiance, grace and nobility.
Spirit Rising Yoga is a sacred space to practice Kundalini Yoga and Meditation with the guidance of experienced teachers. To develop awareness and group consciousness.
All teachers at Spirit Rising Yoga are certified by the Kundalini Research Institute. Directors' of Spirit Rising Yoga are Shiva Singh Khalsa, one of Yogi Bhajan's original students and the Midwest's Senior Teacher Trainer and Shabad Kaur Khalsa one of Yogiji'ssincerest students who spent many years serving him personally and working closely transcribing his teachings on women and relationships.
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Spirit Rising Foundation
"Sooner or later there shall be a humongous amount of emptiness in people. Emptiness always brings a void, and void brings unhappiness. People will look for a place where they can be healthy, happy and holy. That is 3HO." Yogi Bhajan. Spirit Rising Foundation is inspired by the teachings of Yogi Bhajan Ji and supports the goals and values of unity, collaboration and inclusiveness of 3HO International. The founders of Spirit Rising Foundation have lived the 3HO lifestyle for decades and see their Foundation as a means to inspire others to do so.
Founded by Yogi Bhajan this is the educational arm of Kundalini Yoga. One project is the creation, with the devotional service of Teacher Trainer Grads, a reference library and reading room making available materials on Kundalini Yoga and meditation, vegetarian lifestyle, Sikh Dharma and other faith traditions and more. Most valuable are the accumulated 40 years of the Teachings of Yogi Bhajan in notes, published materials, audio and video tapes. Please contact us for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program
An experience to last a lifetime! 220 hour immersion in Kundalini Yoga and Meditation.
Community Morning Sadhana
Morning Sadhana shared in group consciousness in the Amrit Vela (Nectar time). Led by the talented teachers in Chicago who commit to open this door for you every Saturday morning at 4:30 a.m. and other mornings, check our schedule for the next Morning Sadhana.
A place to learn about and enjoy the mystical path of the Sikh tradition.
Spirit Rising Foundation admits students of any race, color, creed, religion, national and ethnic origin, immigration status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or sex to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at Spirit Rising Foundation. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national and ethnic origin, immigration status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or sex in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.