Welcome to Spirit Rising Foundation. On the auspicious day of August 26th, 2009, the anniversary of Yogi Bhajan's birthday, we announced that 3HO Foundation of Illinois, Inc. changed its name to Spirit Rising Foundation. Spirit Rising Foundation operates Spirit Rising Yoga Center - Chicago's oldest and most venerable Kundalini Yoga Center!
The Spirit Rising Foundation is a not-for-profit service based Aquarian business model that has as its mission: to share with all, the teachings of Kundalini yoga and yogic lifestyle, appropriate for householders, to allow an ordinary person to live in the world and be active in society, to experience the ecstasy of consciousness, and then use this consciousness to take a leadership role in serving humanity.
Spirit Rising Foundation offers to all the tools and opportunities for experienced happiness, our birthright:
• International KRI Level 1 & 2 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Certification Courses
• A robust schedule of Kundalini Yoga classes designed for practitioners at all levels
• The Kenny Velez/Guru Kar Singh Memorial Teacher Training Scholarship Fund
• Specialized workshops, concerts and Kundalini Yoga and Yogic Lifestyle events
• Regular Community Group Aquarian Morning Sadhana
• Hosting other community events with an emphasis on service and building a broader spiritual community.
• Providing opportunities and access for those with limited income, limited abilities and limited mobility through no cost classes, activities and volunteer service.
Spirit Rising Foundation activities are based on the teachings of the Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji, affectionately known throughout the world as Yogi Bhajan, and supports 3HO IKYTA practices that reflect 3HO values.
The Foundation's purpose and goal is to enrich people's lives by educating and introducing them to the teachings of Yogi Bhajan and the Aquarian/3HO lifestyle. The key components of this lifestyle are based on a unparalleled pool of teachings that include-
The unique Yoga of Awareness, Kundalini Yoga and Meditation both in a regular schedule of classes, workshops and special events.
Seva, also referred to as Karma Yoga, is the selfless service that our community strives towards, that accelerates spiritual growth and is reflective of awakened consciousness.
We offer Kundalini Yoga in Chairs! to seniors and the infirm at no cost partnering with Solutions for HomeCare at various convenient locations in the Chicagoland area
The Yogic Science of Relationships known as Humanology
The experience of group consciousness, developing and surrounding ourselves with conscious and self-disciplined community/sadh sangaat.
Early Morning Sadhana (practice) open to all at no cost, your presence is the exchange of energy!
Healthy eating based on a non-flesh food Ayurvedic diet, alcohol and drug free.
Sound and Mantra, chanting, the Gong and the ecstatic Mantric Poetry and wisdom of the Shabad Guru, in both meditation and throughout the day
Householder lifestyle. Living as givers, earning and sharing through an honest livelihood. Respect for family and children.
The purpose and spirit of the Foundation is inspired by the purpose of 3HO and the teachings of Yogi Bhajan. Spirit Rising Foundation is committed to supporting the efforts of 3HO International. We invite you to learn more about our inspirational mother-foundation, 3HO Foundation through its website.
3HO International, the Happy, Healthy, and Holy Organization, is 501(c)(3) corporation based in Espanola, New Mexico, the "Mother Ashram". The primary educational mission of 3HO is to spread the teachings of Yogi Bhajan, including Kundalini Yoga, meditation, and the 3HO lifestyle throughout the world. Among other achievements 3HO is recognized by the United Nations as a Non Governmental Organization ("NGO") in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).