Kundalini Yoga is uncoiling yourself to find your potential and your vitality and to reach for your virtues. There is nothing from outside. Try to understand that. All is in you. You are the storehouse of your totality." --Yogi Bhajan Kundalini Yoga, the Yoga of Awareness, was brought to the West by Yogi Bhajan in 1968. Yogi Bhajan taught that, through the practice of Kundalini Yoga and meditation, your glandular and nervous systems are stimulated, and your capacity for creative potential is heightened. You gain inner vitality to compensate for the adverse effects of stress so you can excel in life.
Kundalini yoga classes are a dynamic blend of postures, pranayam, mantra, music and meditation, which teach you the art of relaxation, self-healing and elevation. Balancing body and mind enables you to experience the clarity and beauty of your soul.
The Kundalini Research Institute is a non-profit corporation housed near the Ashram in Española. Their mission is to safeguard the purity, integrity, and accuracy of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. They provide services and resources for Kundalini Yoga students and teachers around the world, including international yoga teacher certification, and product review and approval. They also head the task of preserving teachings of Yogi Bhajan through the Library of Teachings project.
To find out more about KRI Teacher Training and summer courses visit their website here >
Kundalini Yoga is taught daily at the Ashram as part of the morning Sadhana program. This is not a formal class, and therefore there is no charge to attend. Additional yoga and meditation activities can be found on the Spiritual Life page, or by contacting the Ashram Secretary for further information.
New classes at the ashram!
Kundalini Yoga classes are being offered weekly, in the upstairs Langar Hall
Monday - 6 pm, Tera Kaur, Instructor
Thursday - 6 pm, Sat Sundri Kaur, Instructor
$5-$10 suggested donation. Bring a mat, a blanket, and a water bottle.
Local yoga centers offering classes:
Black Mesa Massage & Yoga, Lori Garcia, Instructor
1318 S Riverside Dr., Espanola, NM 87532
Espanola Presbyterian Hospital - Gentle Yoga - good for anyone with chronic health issues - Can be done on the floor or in a chair - Wednesday 5:15-6:30 at 3rd floor lounge - Free - Instructor: Jivan Joti K Khalsa PhD - Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-753-6241
Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:00 am, 2760 Canyon Rd., Los Alamos. Noor Singh, instructor.
Northern New Mexico College, Espanola - Now offering Kundalini Yoga and Meditation classes with Gurumeet Kaur - Register at the College or online at www.nnmc.edu
Taos Khalsa Health Center (Taos Yoga and Pilates Studio) - Harbhajan S. Khalsa & Rajinder Kaur, #65 Highway 522, Suite C-2,
El Prado, NM 87529. Phone: 575-751-1335. Now also in Santa Fe! Khalsa Health Center, 2074 Galisteo Street, Suite B4, Santa Fe, NM 87505, 505-986-8300. Download flyer
Yoga SouthWest, - now located at the GRD Health Clinic, 415 N Paseo De Onate,
- Monday, 6:00 pm - Yoga for Stress Relief, Gurumeet Kaur, Instructor
- Wednesday, 5:30 pm - Yoga for Weight Loss, Deva Kaur, Instructor
- Thursday, 6:00 pm - Yoga for Healing, Dr. Kartar Singh, Instructor
Yoga Santa Fe, Guruchander Singh and Kirn Kaur, 1505 Llano Street, Santa Fe - 505-982-6369. Schedule of all classes (.pdf)
- Miracle Mantra Sadhana - 2 1/2 hours from 5:00-7:30 am - Oct 21, Nov 18, Dec 16, Jan 20, Feb 17, March 17, April 21, May 19, & June 16, 2013
Many of our local sangat members teach in their homes or in other cities in the nearby area. For a larger list of teachers in the area, view the IKYTA Teachers Directory.