About Me

I have practised Hatha Yoga all of my adult life, and was introduced to Kundalini Yoga in 2015. Since then I have taken every opportunity to dive deeper into its principles and techniques.

I began a daily discipline of meditation and asana in February 2018. Forty consecutive days of meditation (for eleven short minutes every morning) finally shifted the blocks I had to taking full responsibility for my emotional self.

The results of this commitment had such an impact on me that I decided to become a teacher.

I want to share this deep practice with the people in my life and in my community, for them to feel and benefit from its effects.

I have a background in other healing arts. I am a Level 2 Reiki practitioner, and am fully qualified in holistic massage. However, it is the depth and subtlety of Kundalini Yoga that has inspired me to become a teacher of this wonderful practice.

About Me

I have practised Hatha Yoga all of my adult life, and was introduced to Kundalini Yoga in 2015. Since then I have taken every opportunity to dive deeper into its principles and techniques.

I began a daily discipline of meditation and asana in February 2018. Forty consecutive days of meditation (for eleven short minutes every morning) finally shifted the blocks I had to taking full responsibility for my emotional self.

The results of this commitment had such an impact on me that I decided to become a teacher.

I want to share this deep practice with the people in my life and in my community, for them to feel and benefit from its effects.

I have a background in other healing arts. I am a Level 2 Reiki practitioner, and am fully qualified in holistic massage. However, it is the depth and subtlety of Kundalini Yoga that has inspired me to become a teacher of this wonderful practice.

“Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light.”

 

– Yogi Bhajan

About Kundalini

About Kundalini

Kundalini Yoga is an extremely powerful form of yoga.

It is a technology which is becoming increasingly popular in the UK.

One year of committed Kundalini practise will achieve the same results as twenty years of Hatha Yoga.

Its power is so revered that it was practised only by the spiritual elite in India for many centuries until Yogi Bhajan introduced it to The West in the 1960s.

The word Kundalini means “coiled hair of the beloved”.

Kundalini energy lies coiled at the base of the spine waiting to be awakened.

It is awakened through the combination of exercise (asana), breathwork (pranayama) and mantra (meditation).

When awakened, the energy rises up and around the spine, criss-crossing left to right at the chakras.

It forms a helix of energy spinning around the spine which ultimately unites at the crown chakra.

Practising Kundalini Yoga releases emotions with lower vibration (guilt, shame, apathy, grief, fear and anger) and enhances those with higher vibrations (acceptance, reason, love, joy, peace and enlightenment).

A regular practice incorporating meditation, asana and pranayama creates strength of mind, body, emotion and spirit.

It creates a feeling of well-being, calm and connection.

With its focus on growth it enables us to let go of behaviours, thoughts and feelings which no longer serve us.

It strengthens the body, the mind and the spirit.

Anybody can practise Kundalini Yoga.

The asanas are really very simple.

It is the strength and courage needed to hold and repeat them which bring about the profound transformation.

Yogi Bhajan described seven steps to happiness:

Commitment – we are me(a)nt to commit; commitment builds character.

Character gives us dignity; when we have dignity we can access the divinity within.

When we access our divinity, we can find grace.

when we are graceful, we can make sacrifice.

And, when we make sacrifice, we feel happy.

It all starts with commitment. And commitment starts with starting.

“There is nothing outside us. It is all in us”

 

– Yogi Bhajan

About Mantra

The use of mantra is a vital part of the Kundalini practice. Its benefits are threefold:
 
 
Quieting the mind

Repeatedly chanting the same words and sounds with the same rhythm focusses attention and prevents other thoughts and words from entering the mind.

If you find silent meditation challenging, the chanting of mantra can be particularly useful.
 
 
Stimulating meridians – words have power

The hard palate, or roof of the mouth, contains 84 meridian points which are stimulated by the tongue during speech and chanting.

These stimulations send messages to the brain and in turn the body that we are safe.

The words, rhythms and effects of Kundalini mantra are very specific.

They have great strength in changing the chemistry of the brain and the body.
 
 
Resonating with the Universe

All atoms have energetic vibration.

Mantra tunes into this vibration.

When sound energy resonates with the energy of the Universe, these vibrations are amplified.

The effect of chanting in a group is particularly powerful.

It brings the participants into energetic harmony and is a very beautiful experience.

“When the prayer becomes the vibration of the mind and self, then we can create a miracle.”

 

– Yogi Bhajan