Kundalini Global was founded by an anarchic, extremely clever, very funny, multi-talented wonder-human called Carolyn Cowan, who is not only an experienced and magically potent yoga teacher and teacher trainer but also a therapist, specialising in trauma, anxiety, addiction, shame, pre and post natal and more…
Carolyn is resolutely not a guru but she is the force of nature behind the new path that many brave and fearless huamans now begin to tread, in service, as teachers of a new, very magical, form of yoga…
Years before creating the Kundalini Global teacher training, Carolyn spent a long time teaching Kundalini yoga within the ‘As Taught By Yogi Bhajan’ lineage.
As a(n extremely cool) powerful feminist and ex-punk I cannot imagine that Carolyn ever managed to look as if she followed the (very many) rules that this somewhat dogmatic approach encouraged in its practitioners. And eventually she left. Or was pushed out. Either way, she knew that change was needed. And thank god.
Very many of us were waiting for the change to come.
Carolyn recognised that Kundalini yoga needed to become more inclusive, less bound in male dogma, and to serve a wider demographic.
Her knowledge of the stress system and the mind-body connection played an enormous role in allowing Kundalini Global to take shape as an entirely new way… where the practise of Kundalini Yoga had been taken apart, examined, considered relative to not only esoteric thought but science too, and re-assembled for the modern-day human.
At its core, Kundalini Global it is a practise that works to quickly take you out of feeling anxious, stressed out, pissed off, despairing or overwhelmed and land you into a magical place called Now.
It is potent.
It leaves practitioners feeling extremely lovely. Softer. Kinder. Gentler. With increased sense of humour and an ever-burgeoning connection to how much agency they have in how they can experience life. For me it is a practise that reminds me, again and again, to be in my body not up up up and out… not lost in the mind. It is a practise that has awoken me to parts of myself I never knew existed. To experiences of myself that I would not have believed possible. It has made me more creative, allowed me to stand taller and gifted me some pretty fucking strong thighs, abs and arms…
But it is also kind: created and taught with real bodies, and the huge variation therein, in mind.
Classes really do open you up to new states of being that become accessible to all of us when we can begin to feel safe enough for stillness.
Is it a spiritual practise? I would certainly say yes. It is. But ultimately, whether you perceive that the same way as me is unimportant. As teachers we commit to being open-minded, kind, inclusive and extremely human.
We work to build communities where your belief system, religion, race, ethnicity, lifestyle, gender identity, sexual identity, age, body shape and ability is held, welcomed and respected. To make our spaces, our classes, safe.
We may not always gets that perfect but we work toward being radically, ever-expansively, inclusive.
The deep generosity, fierce intelligence, wisdom, kindness and boundless sense of humour that has set the foundations of Kundalini Global makes this powerful practise a very exciting and much needed offering to the Universe. I’m very proud to be a part of it.
To find out more about Kundalini Global I would whole heartedly recommend, indeed IMPLORE, that you to check out:
Carolyn always has a whole multitude of offerings within the realms of Kundalini Global and beyond, in her work as a therapist.
Her website is a treasure trove of information and a lovely place to spend time. If you want my recommendations I would say, aside from the weekly online classes, you should check out The Exquisites (the most beautiful thing you could ever read, hear and watch), The Prayer Workshop and Mastering The Addictive Personality. Those would be 3 of my top 10. At least.
The Kundalini Global Website
Learn more about Kundalini Global, and about how you could train to teach this absolutely magical form of yoga. It was the best gift I ever gave to myself.
Trained in 2020 by the incredible Carolyn Cowan, Sara-Jayne is a passionate, creative and radically inclusive yoga teacher, with a specialism in, and real passion for stretching and breath work as tools in moving through anxiety and addiction.
Sara-Jayne currently teaches classes and workshops online, via Zoom.
Sara-Jayne has undertaken further teacher trainings in yoga for the anxious and addictive personality and in teaching breath practises to reach altered states.
As well as offering regular free classes, Sara-Jayne is passionate about making her classes inclusive and accessible to all and teaches with every body in mind.
Do you have questions about classes or want to get in touch?
You can contact Sara-Jayne via email:
Sara-Jayne is currently based in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, United Kingdom.
She has moved around a lot over the years. Many of those years in London and some, too, in Liverpool. A city that will always have her heart.
Sara-Jayne Kundalini: Fun, Dogma-Free, Very Human and Very Kind.