Atma is a certified instructor of Kundalini Yoga and is a member of the Kundalini Yoga Teacher’s Association (KYTA). She carried out her Level 1 training with the Amrit Nam Sarovar School in the French Alps and her level 2 training internationally with Shiv Charan Singh the founder of Karam Kriya School. Atma aims to inspire the individual on the path of Love through discourse, Yoga classes, workshops, retreats and pilgrimages. Her training includes study with master meditation teachers and scholars in India, Europe and UK, as well as a postgraduate in Theology and Religious Studies. Atma is dedicated to researching and speaking about ethical, philosophical and theological perspectives on Divine Love.
The Kundalini Yoga and Meditation as taught by Yogi Bhajan is for everyone, universal and non-denominational. The focus in Kundalini Yoga Kriya practice is an awareness of body, mind, and emotion. In awareness self-growth and inner coherence takes place. When we are coherent, we feel better and our compassion for self and all beings increases. During a Kundalini Yoga class, you can expect six major components: tuning-in with the Adi Mantra, pranayama, kriya, relaxation, meditation and the closing mantra Sat Nam.
Contemplation is coming to know one’s true self, and learning one’s relationship to the world. It involves everyone’s vocation to be fully human, aware of who we are, and how we relate to others. Trappist Monk and scholar of comparative religion explains that spiritual formation cannot take place in isolation, but must be grounded in the experience of relationships and community. According to Merton:
“Contemplation is the highest expression of man’s intellectual and spiritual life…It is spiritual wonder. It is spontaneous awe at the sacredness of life, of being. It is a vivid realization of the fact that life and being in us proceed from an invisible, transcendent and infinitely abundant source. Contemplation is, above all, awareness of the reality of that source”