Kundalini Yoga is a powerful practice combining breath work, postures, meditation and mantra to bring balance to mind, body and spirit. It is known as the yoga of awareness for the enhanced clarity it brings to people’s lives. Kundalini Yoga is an ancient practice that was once taught in caves from Master to disciple. It creates a heightened sense of awareness, boosts the immune system and, practiced over time, helps you to keep your balance no matter what is going on around you. Rather than looking for happiness in the outside world – which is always transitory – it becomes possible to find and maintain that focal point of stillness inside.
The word yoga derives from the Sanskrit word meaning union and refers to union with the Divine or universal consciousness. The blocks to such union are the waves and modifications of the mind. The true purpose of yoga is therefore to gain mastery over the mind and Kundalini Yoga is one such way of doing so. Much more than working the physical body (which it does) it works the mind, and emotional releases and elevated states of consciousness can be common as individuals work through blocks that have held them back and access more of the true nature of their being. It is a potent tool for transformation for the dedicated seeker and is particularly effective when carried out daily over time.
The word Kundalini refers to the dormant energy situated at the base of the spine. Through the practice of Kundalini Yoga, and the movement of energy in the body instigated by the different Kriyas, blocks in the chakras are gradually released, thereby enabling this energy to rise in a safe way, with the ultimate aim of bringing individuals in to ever deeper states of awareness and ultimate union.
Classes, workshops and 1-2-1s:
I offer group Kundalini Yoga workshops as well as one-to-ones and my teaching style always combines the physical with the psychological and spiritual.
Please see the workshops page for details of any upcoming workshops.
The recommendation in Kundalini Yoga is to carry out a specific Kriya over a number of 40, 90, 120 or 1,000 days as this enables true transformation to occur. The large number of Kriyas available – each with a different focus – means practices can easily be tailored to an individual’s specific development needs and levels of ability. In 1-2-1 sessions I guide individuals through specific sets that are relevant to their needs and provide the Kriyas for those that wish to keep the practice up at home. 1-2-1s are also a good opportunity to discuss any changes and shifts in consciousness that are brought about through the practice.
I am currently offering the majority of my sessions online via Skype and Zoom.
I also have some Kundalini Yoga meditations available on my YouTube page, which will be added to over time.
What to expect:
A typical session involves tuning in by chanting the Adi Mantra (Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo) and Mangala Charn Mantra (Ad Guray Nameh, Jugad Guray Nameh, Sat Guray Nameh, Siri Guru Devay Nameh) three times each, some breathing exercises and/or warm-ups, followed by a Kriya, which is a sequence of postures, breath and sound, that are carried out in a specific order to work on a particular theme. There are thousands of Kundalini Yoga Kriyas – all varying in intensity – and so each set may feel quite different from the next. A session usually concludes with a meditation, followed by a relaxation, and tuning out with three repetitions of the mantra Sat Nam.
I carried out my Level 1 and Level 2 training with the Amrit Nam Sarovar School in the French Alps and have carried out a consistent daily personal practice of Kundalini Yoga and meditation over a nine year period. As a qualified psychotherapist and healer as well, I always combine the physical with the psychological and spiritual as I teach.
The process of growth through Kundalini Yoga is a natural unfolding of your own nature. The blocks to that growth are your attachments to the familiarity of the past, and your fear of the expanded Self. As you practice Kundalini Yoga you will grow. Like a snake you will need to shed old skins to be more of who you are.Yogi Bhajan