We, Marieke & Tim, have been practising and teaching Kundalini Yoga for the past ten years and since 2016 we are sharing through our international online platform: Kundalini Yoga School
In the beginning of 2020 revelations concerning sexual misconduct and abuse at the hand of Yogi Bhajan, founder of Kundalini Yoga, came to the light which made us decide to distance ourselves from his approach, since it no longer feels in alignment with our hearts to be representatives of his teachings. We do however feel the Kundalini Yoga practice and its effects are valid and beneficial and that its foundations are based in a much larger body of teachings that extend beyond Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan.
On a practical level
Since a couple of months we have started developing our own approach based on our gained experience and insights over the past ten years. We are no longer sharing Kriyas & meditations as taught by Yogi Bhajan in our new videos & livestreams. Also we will no longer actively involve the Sikh derived elements into the yoga practice.
Now, like many yoga teachers in other traditions, we compose yoga-sets and sequences ourselves from a compendium of exercises to work on specific themes, chakras, organs, etc. through asanas, Kundalini Yoga style exercises, meditation and pranayama.
We gain inspiration and knowledge from various yogic scriptures and traditions, in which ‘Kundalini energy’ is seen as a universal concept referring to the dormant energy at the base of our spine. In the process of ‘awakening’ it moves up the spine and stimulates an expansion of consciousness.
Kundalini Yoga is a dynamic yoga style with a spiritual and holistic approach. Within a single session you will find yourself practising classical asanas, breath-work, mudra, rhythmic exercises and chanting. You don't necessarily need to be flexible but the practice will stretch your comfort zone in many ways, allowing you to expand your awareness, release emotional and physical tension, build strength and vigour, become physically and mentally stronger and healthier, transcend your limitations and feel deeply connected to yourself. In short Kundalini Yoga is a great tool to experience yourself in a whole other way, giving you access to your full potential.
Your online guide to a daily yoga practice
The online Kundalini Yoga School supports the growth of your awareness with videos & livestreams of yoga-sets and meditations. The online guided Sadhanas help to integrate your experiences and insights gained on the mat into your daily life.