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What is Kundalini Global?

Kundalini Global is a completely new form of Kundalini Yoga that works with the stress system to land you into presence. It is a spiritual practise that is informed by up-to-date physiological, psychological, anatomical and neuroscientific theory and research into the body and mind.

It was founded by Carolyn Cowan, a yoga teacher and teacher trainer with decades’ worth of experience who is also a therapist, specialising in trauma, anxiety, addiction, shame, pre-and-postnatal issues and more.

Carolyn wanted to create change in how teachers view their role, a training that encouraged extremely well-informed, open-minded, and inclusive teachers with excellent boundaries, and a form of yoga that was kinder, more accessible, and much less alienating that some of what she (and very many others) had experienced elsewhere.

Kundalini Global invites you to come out of a transcendent relationship to the world and recognise that you can take responsibility for yourself.

A Kundalini Global teacher is a guide not a guru. Classes aim to familiarise you with your own strength, with your own potency, with your own ability to change how you feel.

Kundalini Global is open-minded and inclusive in its approach to posture, breath, music, mantra and, most importantly, to you.

We work to be inclusive in all aspects of how we approach teaching yoga, from what we say to how we dress to how we work with posture.

As teachers we are supervised, working on a commitment to be self-reflective and not self-obsessed and to notice where our binary thinking, stories, experiences and cults of thought trip us up and limit the inclusiveness of what we offer.

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Is Kundalini Global Linked To Other Forms of Kundalini Yoga?

Kundalini Global is a radical rethinking of many more traditional forms of Kundalini Yoga.

And there are many forms of Kundalini yoga. You may be aware of the Kundalini shaking taught by Osho or, go to Rishikesh, and you will find hundreds of different schools. There is an ancient form of Kundalini Yoga which the now denigrated Yogi Bhajan took and attached to a form of neo-Sikhism.

Kundalini Global is a new way. Teachers are free to dress how they want to, use what music works for them, and make the practises unique to them.

Teachers are also taught about and encouraged to deepen their understanding of as many spiritual and religious belief systems as possible, to continually test and broaden our awareness in our striving to be radically inclusive.

That is not to say that, by not aligning ourselves with any one belief system, our practice is approached in an entirely pragmatic way. We each bring different lenses to our teaching, but understand and hold the sacred aspect of our practice.

For us, what we do, what we show up for, what we are in service to offer as yoga teachers, goes very far beyond the ‘poses.’ We believe that everyone can have a very profound and deep experience of their relationship to the Divine, in whatever form they believe it to take, by finding immanence within themselves.

We bow, with love, respect, and gratitude, to the Divine, at the opening and closing of every class. This is the container within which the entirety of what we offer in our classes is held.