Evolving Kundalini was formed in 2020 by Ravi Singh and other “Independent” Kundalini Yoga Teachers in response to the disclosure that Yogi Bhajan, who had delivered Kundalini Yoga to the West in 1969, had abused his power and caused very real harm to many.
Evolving Kundalini unequivocally supports those who
were harmed, marginalized, and/or exploited. In the Spirit of Sat Nam and for Kundalini Yoga to truly evolve, we declare a new day for how Kundalini Yoga is taught, practiced, and understood.
This group was founded on these principles:
We honor Adi Shakti who is Compassion. Who is
Kundalini. Who is the Creativity of Creation. Who is the Hope for the World.
We bow to the Infinite Teacher, who is the source of these amazing Teachings.
May we be conscious conduits for the Universe to work through.
We believe that Kundalini Yoga is a compendium of the “greatest hits,” of the Saints and Sages of the ages and that it exists as part of the continuum of All Yoga.
May we have the flexibility to discuss, process, and recontextualize the Teachings while honoring their original intention.
We honor the right of everyone to practice and teach informed by their own experience.
We acknowledge that there will always be a dynamic tension between traditionalists and innovators. This is what fuels evolution.
We opt for the Spirit of the Awe over the letter of the law.
We acknowledge Guru Nanak’s teaching and lineage as the core tradition woven through this technology and we maintain great reverence and gratitude for the Sikh tradition.
We do not recognize 3HO/KRI as having the moral or legal authority to claim “ownership” of Kundalini Yoga. Kundalini Yoga belongs to the people who practice it.
We believe that Kundalini Yoga is meant to be an open source teaching.
Kundalini Yoga is an emergent system, constantly reinventing itself through time and space.
Kundalini Yoga is a tantric system. Tantric systems are based on the same underlying principles which are eternal, but that morph externally into whatever form is most appropriate for the time they’re in.