Kundalini Yoga by definition is an ancient and synergistic form of yoga practiced for centuries in India and the East. It incorporates the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of yoga into a cohesive and integrated system.
Much of Kundalini Yoga was kept secret until Yogi Bhajan first came to America to
teach it in 1968 and founded the
Kundalini Yoga is dynamic in its practice, vast in practical information and
powerful its experience. It is perfect for people who want both the immediate and
long-term benefits of yoga and a relaxed and uplifting experience of consciousness.
The benefits will be enhanced health and well being, greater
physical flexibility, a more comfortable back, stronger and balanced immune, digestive,
eliminative, and nervous systems. You will gain greater calmness, clarity, creativity, and
improved concentration, a working understanding of the mind/body connection and a
self-guided ability to relax and rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit.
The founders of the Kundalini Yoga of Alaska, Guru Ram Das Center for Yoga and Healing are Nirvair Singh and Nirvair Kaur Khalsa. We have been studying Kundalini Yoga with Yogi Bhajan since 1971 where we first met him in Eugene, Oregon. We drove up the Alcan Highway and came to Alaska in 1975 to teach Kundalini Yoga and to start a yogic community of people who value spiritual growth and development.
Our first yoga class was at the historic downtown Pioneer Schoolhouse. We still keep in touch with several people that took that original class in the summer of 1975. Nirvair Singh started teaching Kundalini Yoga at Anchorage Community College in the fall of 1975. ACC was merged with UAA a few years later and he taught there until 2007....32 years of Kundalini Yoga at UAA!!!. He now guides and heads our worldwide organization Kundalini Research Institute http://www.kriteachings.org that is dedicated to preserving and making accessible these valuable teachings as well as developing new teachers and encouraging the practice and expansion of Kundalini Yoga worldwide. Nirvair Kaur also taught Kundalini Yoga in many places throughout the community as well as private classes, women's classes and vegetarian cooking classes. We started our natural food store, restaurant and bakery, Golden Temple Natural Foods on Fireweed Lane in the summer of 1975 as well.
We taught classes at our home, libraries, schools, churches and community centers for three decades and in 2001 decided it was time to have a yoga center of our own. Yogi Bhajan named our yoga center and the name is intended to honor the lineage from which these teachings came and continue to be practiced worldwide. The Kundalini Yoga part is self-explanatory. Guru Ram Das was an important teacher in India long ago and is known for his emphasis and embodiment of humility, service to all and his healing presence. It is in the spirit of all of this that this center has come into being.
It is a completion and a joy for us to have our own environment that will maintain and hold the serene and uplifting experience that we create during our classes and workshops.
Please contact us for any further information.