Welcome to Guru Gayatri Yoga and Meditation Center, home of Kundalini yoga in the heart of Seattle. Guru Gayatri welcomes you into the art and science of Kundalini yoga, where each person is encouraged to reach their highest and purest potential. Through practice and awareness, we can consciously evolve as individuals to build meaningful, authentic, and lasting relationships.
Guru Gayatri Yoga and Meditation Center is a Washington State Corporation 501c3 non-profit teaching and charitable organization.
Kundalini yoga is called the yoga of awareness. It is a dynamic, powerful tool that is designed to give you an experience of your soul. An uplifting blend of spiritual and physical practices, Kundalini yoga incorporates movement, dynamic breathing techniques, meditation, and the chanting of mantras such as Sat Nam, meaning “truth is my identity.” The goal of this practice is to build physical vitality and increase consciousness.
Kundalini yoga is a practical tool for everyday people. It is not posture based; therefore, it’s accessible to everyone, regardless of age, gender, or body type. It’s powerful, efficient, and effective. It gives people the experience of connecting with their personal power, of having a clear mind and a wholeness of being.
Yoga is not a religion at all. It is a science and technology which combines breath, posture, sound, and movement. Consider that religion is how one worships the God. Yoga, on the other hand, makes one experience what it is that one worships.
Yogi Bhajan was considered a master of Kundalini yoga at the early age of 16. He brought Kundalini yoga to the West in 1968. He taught over 8,000 classes and inspired thousands of people to keep up and live in their excellence.
Each Kundalini yoga class incorporates movement, postures, breath, and meditation. Exercises will be taught in the form of a “kriya.” Each kriya is a specific sequence of exercises.
The deep profound transformational qualities of this style of yoga lies in the specific sequencing of these exercises. Each class is unique in that different kriyas in combination with various meditations will be taught. After the workout, time is set aside for deep relaxation or “layout.”
During layout the gong will be played followed by meditation. The sequencing for most classes is yoga workout, deep relaxation with gong, and meditation.
Meditation is the process of clearing the mind. Meditation in Kundalini Yoga contains specific, practical tools that carefully and precisely support the mind and guide the body through the use of breath, mantra, mudra, and focus. The range and variety of meditation techniques in the Kundalini Yoga tradition is truly extraordinary. Yogi Bhajan passed on hundreds of meditations tailored to specific applications. There are meditations that reduce stress, work on addictions, increase vitality, and clear chakras, to name a few. While there exist many styles and approaches to meditation, what sets this the Kundalini approach to meditation apart is its precision, effectiveness, and practicality.
Wear comfortable clothes that you can move in easily. Natural fibers clothing is best for your electromagnetic field. Please bring your yoga mat and a blanket to cover yourself during the layout. Our bathrooms are across the hall and can be used as changing rooms of needed.
There are no levels in Kundalini yoga. We teach to all levels of experience in every class, newcomers as well as experienced yogis. Always feel free to introduce yourself to your yoga instructor if you are a new student or if you have a health concern.
If you have any questions or you need more clarification about Kundalini Yoga, please feel free to call Sada Simran at 206.418.9767