Teachers and influencers
I owe a huge debt of gratitude to the many friends and teachers who have influenced me along the way. From the person who lent me a Hatha Yoga book when I was in my early twenties, to the boss who encouraged his staff to attend Gita Yoga and Hatha Yoga classes during work time.
I would particularly like to thank Siri Ram, who introduced me to Kundalini Yoga. And my dear friend and yoga buddy, Sat Ravi, who provided the encouragement to take on teacher training.
It was during the teacher training that I met GuruJivan, Lead Teacher Trainer in Australia and New Zealand. Without GuruJivan’s lifelong commitment to passing on the practice of Kundalini Yoga, I wouldn’t be making this service available to you. Wahe Guru. Thank you so much, GuruJivan.
During the training course, GuruJivan was ably supported by a group of wonderful teacher trainers. Thank you Billie, Guru Daya, Mahan and Siri Hari. And also my class mates, who provided constant support throughout our year of training.
Finally it is my privilege to express gratitude to Yogi Bhajan, who taught GuruJivan. Yogi Bhajan left his home in India in the 1960s and brought Kundalini Yoga to the west, because he saw that we needed it. It was a great act of courage, not only because he migrated to the USA, but because he was told that he would not live to see his next birthday if he taught Kundalini Yoga in public. Prior to that, it had been a secret practice. But, as the Master of Kundalini Yoga, he decided to ignore the warnings, so that we could all reap the benefits.
Thanks to Kerrie at The Elements of Happiness for the use of her studio in Seaford, where we hold weekly classes and occasional gong baths. And also to the Mornington Council for the use of the Community Hall for our Tuesday yoga classes in Mt Eliza.
Some of the images on this site are from the Australia Kundalini Yoga Festival website. If you recognise one of the images as yours, please contact me, as I would love to acknowledge you personally. The image of the ‘Ego Eradicator’ posture was taken for me several years ago by Melissa, after an event in NSW.