Q: Which of your teachers has influenced you the most...and why?
A: Yogi Bhajan brought Kundalini to the West in 1969 so that would be my first teacher, without that happening, it may not have appeared in my life or many others. Though in life teachers Zita Harkaran from New York teaches in a simple beautiful way and Carolyn Cowan from London is a badass, a blend of Kundalini Yoga, addiction recovery and reminders to be gentle with yourself.
Q: How would you like people to feel when they leave your class?
A: I'd like people to feel like - Wow - What just happened? Where did the time go? To feel as they experienced stillness, Kundalini Yoga is full of repetitive movements that can seem hard though it's all about a meditative mind. I'd like them to feel that they can take action towards blocks in their life the same as the block of moving their arms around for 11 minutes.
Q: What is one of your favourite inspirational quotes right now?
A: At the moment I'm into reading about our dark side as well as living in lightness of our being. To explore all parts of ourself to a happier whole. With that in mind 'The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are!' - C.G Jung.
Q: What is your favourite posture/asana right now?
A: Favourite posture - There are so many in Kundalini Yoga, to bring it down to one is hard! If I had to do only one right now it would be Spinal Flex, it wakes me up in the morning and flexes the spine. Also I've been going through books and found Locus Pose, a sort of swan dive and it's fun to practice.
Q: If you could be any animal what would it be & why?
A: If I could be an animal I would be a Toucan. Bright and bold, not the least bit concerned about taking up space.
Q: What positive change would you like to see in the world right now?
A: A positive change I'd like to see in the world is more people talking face to face and having real conversations. Less small talk, less phone usage and more creative living.
Q: Are you pregnancy trained?
A: I'm not pregnancy trained - yet! I loved attending pregnancy, postnatal classes they are so beneficial to relax mind and body.
Taran Kaur has explored a daily yoga practice since her teens and throughout her twenties, it still is the most valuable tool in her life.
Taran stumbled across Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan at home one day and was hooked.
It led her to make positive life changes including small acts of ordinary courage, identifying and letting go of self-destructive patterns and allowing the breath to carry her through everything. Taran completed her Level 1 Kundalini Teacher Training in 2017. Her intention is for students to experience their whole selves, to look in the mirror unapologetically and know no limit, only infinity.
Kundalini Yoga is the yoga of awareness. Through postures, movements, and meditation we focus on awakening your kundalini energy or 'creative potential' and live your truest self at your highest caliber in class and in life. Kundalini Yoga is a workout for the mind, body, and spirit, a common saying is 'Keep up and you will be kept up'. Kundalini Yoga is available to anyone open to experiencing it.
www.taranjeetkaur.com and occasionally on @authenticnowkaur on instagram