Kundalini Yoga is a physical and meditative discipline that combines postures (asanas), breath (pranayama), and the chanting of mantras. Kundalini refers to the energy that lays dormant at the base of the spine. Through the practice of yoga, this energy is raised and travels up the spine, through the chakras, creating an overall sense of well being and a heightened sense of awareness. The word Kundalini literally translates as a “coiled female serpent.”
Traditionally the techniques of Kundalini were only communicated from Master to disciple and through a long initation process. In 1969 Yogi Bhajan began teaching Kundalini Yoga openly to the public.
Yogi Bhajan defines yoga as such: “Yoga means a discipline of mind and body. There is nothing mysterious about it. Yoga does not explain the meaning of life… It’s aim is to develop a quality of mind which can perceive reality and acquire self knowledge.”
About Yogi Bhajan
Yogi Bhajan, Master of Kundalini Yoga, arrived in the United States in 1969 with a stated purpose: “I have come to create Teachers, not to gather disciples.” He then founded 3HO – the Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization, based on his first principle: “Happiness is your Birthright.”
Through the Aquarian Teacher Program, Yogi Bhajan has trained thousands of KRI Certified Kundalini Yoga Teachers. In 1994, the International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association (IKYTA) was formed to further spread these priceless teachings uniting Kundalini Yoga teachers worldwide.
About New York City
Step into the peaceful village vibe we have; located in the historic SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan. Golden Bridge Yoga NYC is a home for Kundalini Yoga and is committed to serving you from the moment you step through the door. Our welcoming staff and talented teachers are devoted to guiding you though a conscious practice. Your fellow students are a vibrant community ready to welcome you as well! In addition to deepening your practice in class, we offer a range of workshops and events for anyone – new to yoga or practicing for years. You can also shop for thoughtful gifts – much of which are sourced from NYC based businesses. Satisfy your quench for knowledge with our unique selection of books, grab a cold-pressed juice on your way to a meeting, or simply invigorate yourself with a complementary cup of yogi tea before or after class. The mission of Golden Bridge is when you leave you feel light, bright and radiant, going back into your world to share your greatness! In the city that never sleeps, you can escape at Golden Bridge Yoga NYC.
Gurmukh and Gurushabd are Legacy Teachers of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. They both studied and served directly with Yogi Bhajan from 1970 until he left his body in 2004, directing the Golden Temple Restaurants in Santa Fe and Los Angeles, pioneering his first Yoga Center in Los Angeles in the early ’80s, sitting at his feet for the Teachings for many years in Los Angeles and New Mexico. Gurmukh attended the Khalsa Women’s Training Camps with Yogi Bhajan from 1972 until he left his body. For more than two decades they experienced the White Tantric Yoga Courses and Solstice Gatherings that he presided over in person. In his household and in public they served him directly.
Their commitment to spread these Teachings has been and continues to be inspired by their Teacher Yogi Bhajan. These Teachings will reverberate on this planet for centuries. Their Mission is to do what he did: foster students to be teachers 10 times better than they are.
We have been touched, inspired, and uplifted every day by these Teachings. Our lives changed in our first Kundalini Yoga class. From that first class we learned the only way to happiness and fulfillment is through kindness and compassion. We live to encourage others to share their kindness and compassion.
We humbly bow to any Souls who wish to join in this Journey of Awakening. This is how the Aquarian Age will blossom into the next Great Age of Peace.
What Golden Bridge Yoga Students Are Saying….
You are the best yoga studio in NYC and the only real spot for Kundalini. Love the teachers, the store, and welcoming atmosphere. Classes are always special and satisfying, each in its own right. Also great that packages don’t expire as it shows you value keeping students over the long haul.
~ Mary B.
The teachers are amazing, supportive and I always leave a class feeling like a new person. I found your studio by accident and at the time had never tried Kundalini before. That was two years ago and it is one of the best things that I have experienced in my life. I bring friends all the time because I think everyone should experience this bliss. Thank you. Sat Nam.
~ Jeanie C.
I like arriving at Golden Bridge and feel the warmth of the space, the people and the items surrounding me. It is like “coming home” to a sacred space. Everybody is so welcoming… My heart opens up every time. I cross the door and enter. Sat Nam.
~ Manuela S
I love the whole experience from the moment you walk in. Everyone that I have interacted with has been lovely. Also the times work perfectly for my schedule.
~ Monica R.
I’ve been attending classes at GB for sometime and am always reminded how important it is to take care of one’s self. The staff are super friendly, warm and welcoming. GB has fantastic reading material that support the Kundalini experience as well as cd’s, clothing, and everything else you can imagine, the store is stocked with lots of goodies! The studios are filled with natural light, are very clean, well maintained, and support positive energy. I’ve been to many yoga studios in NYC, and never have I seen fresh flowers placed at the front of the room. No detail is to small at GB. As a yogi it’s a real joy to walk through the doors of Golden Bridge time and time again and feel the warmth of the GB community, it’s a great experience / environment all round. This is one of it not the best studio in the city! Looking forward to spending more time at GB.
~ Harriet H.
Classes are great and in a very positive, friendly environment. Teachers always make new comers feel at ease.
~ Lauren C.
The classes are better than anywhere else I have tried for Kundalini Yoga.
~ Erin K.
The teachers bring great energy to the class. I find myself looking forward to the end of the day so I can take a class right after work. The workshops are great perks at Golden Bridge. I’ve attended a few of them and they are exactly what I needed at that time. Golden Bridge feels like home to me. I had several life changing experiences during class and at the workshops. I am grateful to have found such a beautiful space to heal, rejuvenate and meet great folks.
~ Brittany O.
The studio is very well set up, great atmosphere, very cool area/neighborhood, and it’s very clear there is much good intention put behind what you do.
~ Jana L.
I love the teachers, the space and the gong. Just a magical place!
~ Keziban B.