What is Kundalini Yoga?
Known as the Mother of all Yogas- It’s one of the original 22 schools of Yoga, a pure form of yoga, often referred to as the yoga of awareness because it focuses on the expansion of sensory awareness and intuition in order to raise individual consciousness and merge it with the Infinite consciousness. Kundalini Yoga’s purpose is to cultivate the creative spiritual potential of a human to uphold values, speak truth, and focus on the compassion and consciousness to heal yourself and serve others.
Attending Your First Class
Kundalini is a blissful and joyous practice of getting to know your true authentic self. You will leave feeling stronger, more confident, refreshed and sometimes euphoric. We always recommend that you go at your own pace and will support you with modifications, so any class is suitable for beginner practitioners.
In a Kundalini class you’ll experience many components of yoga that are sometimes forgotten. You’ll do some dynamic movements like swinging your arms to create circulation and move your body in ways you never have! Each class is different as there are 100’s of Kundalini Sets. You’ll learn how to use ancient breathing techniques to self regulate. We’ll meditate and even do a little chanting. Ending each class with a generous Savasana with gong relaxation for full body integration. Stay for a cozy cup of yogi tea and a few minutes of communiTEA time.
Benefits of Kundalini Yoga
Get rid of stress build up and learn ways to cope with stressful situations • Be centered and calm • Conquer anxiety • Live a truthful honest life • Get rid of insomnia and get your inner clock back on track • Sharpen your communication skills • Have meaningful and rich relationships • Enhance your creativity • Think outside the box and work more efficiently • Strengthen your core and your values • Find balance • Heal injuries • Increase flexibility • Control hypertension
Besides getting a great physical workout and building core strength, you’ll naturally increase your stamina and endurance. Having practiced these skills, you will have the toolkit you will need to navigate the continent of your own Mind. You will notice more control of your emotions and your mood. Kundalini Yoga allows you to achieve your highest potential, all the obstacles that were once blocking you from getting “there” simply shed away with each class. When the body and mind are at ease, inspiration flows freely! Through the use of these ancient Yoga and meditation techniques, peace of mind can be obtained giving an experience of deep inner calm, improved concentration and self-confidence. It gives you the vitality and health that is your birthright. It doesn’t take long! In fact, you will feel immediate results.
Our Teacher & His Mission
Yogi Bhajan Ji, Ph.D, Master of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, Founder of 3HO (Happy, Healthy, Holy Organization), came to the West from India in 1969. He broke with tradition dramatically by teaching this once secret knowledge to all.
Since then, thousands of people around the world have embraced the practice and lifestyle teachings of Kundalini Yoga as a technology to transform their lives, to experience the fulfillment that comes with clearing the subconscious blocks in the mind and body to rapidly improve emotional, physical and mental health. All of our classes respectfully draw upon the vast body of teachings he shared.
Know the Faqs
Do I have to wear white?
No. Wear what feels comfortable to you, though you may want to try it someday! White is light, you may’ve felt it wearing a white dress or suit. There is a neutrality, a balance to it, that allows the practitioner to project past their personality. White represents purity, it takes extra consciousness to keep it clean. Yogi Bhajan said white extends the aura, and wearing it is simply an extension of the practice.
Why do Kundalini Yogis wear turbans?
Kundalini Yoga is an energetic practice. You can think about a turban in the same way you think about a winter hat. The hat helps keep your warmth in, it’s tangible. The turban in Kundalini Yoga has the same concept, to contain the energy and enhance meditative concentration at the brow point. It isn’t necessary to wear a turban or head cover in class, but some choose to for this reason. The added bonus is a natural cranial adjustment, and stabilization of the cerebral matter and the 26 parts of the brain, which are interlocked with the neurological system and electromagnetic field.
What is gong savasana all about?
The gong promotes a deeper relaxation that reaches the cellular level. We end each Kundalini class with the gong to experience the ecstasy of our expanse through sound, reset the nervous system and enhance circulation. The gong can take you deeper into the meditative mind and inspire physical or emotional release.
Are classes accessible to beginners?
Yes. We even have one beginner level specific class on our schedule. All of the Kundalini classes, unless specified “intermediate” will be open to beginners. You may surprise yourself in your first class, as Kundalini isn’t like other yoga that requires more physical flexibility. It’s for everyone, even if you need a chair. You come where you’re at, we’ll meet you there.