Guru Rattana, Ph.D., author, teacher and teacher of teachers, has been a student of Yogi Bhajan and teacher of his Kundalini Yoga and Meditation for almost 40 years. She literally lives and loves Kundalini Yoga, and has devoted a large part of her life to teaching and writing books about this amazing technology.
She has been publishing her books since 1988-89. In her first four manuals, which helped launch the teachings to a much wider global audience, she was primarily concerned with assembling information and writing down the instructions for yoga sets and meditations. Yogi Bhajan didn't come from India with a big box of Kundalini Yoga books! His students had to preserve his teachings by writing down everything that he taught.
After many decades of daily practice and teaching, she now feels Kundalini Yoga. She writes and teaches from her own experience of the transformative power of this sacred technology. She has witnessed the effects of this practice in her own life, and in the lives of the many women and men she has taught from all over the world.
Over the years, she has gone deeper into the essence of what Yogi Bhajan calls The Yoga of Awareness. She is now much more aware of how to tune into the subtler aspects of the technology, and of how all students must pay attention, focus, listen, and feel to consciously experience its full physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual benefits.
Her works include the Kundalini Yoga and Meditation manuals: Transitions to a Heart-Centered World, Relax and Renew, Sexuality and Spirituality, and Introduction to Kundalini Yoga (new edition in 2 volumes), as well as Your Life is in Your Chakras, The Destiny of Women Is the Destiny of the World, and her recent books The Inner Art of Love — Awaken Your Heart with Kundalini Yoga, The Gift of Womanhood — Inner Mastery, Outer Mystery, The Power of Neutral – Soul Alchemy in Meditation and Sing to Your Soul - Awaken to Oneness.
Her Guru Rattana Online streaming video subscription service has made Kundalini Yoga available in many places where there are no teachers, and helped to spread the teachings to some of the most far-flung corners of the Earth. The service has recently received a major upgrade, and will now work on all devices including iPhones & Androids. There are 76 lessons currently available with more in the pipeline.
Her international teaching tours have taken her to England, France, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Russia, Ukraine, The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Portugal, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Montenegro and Croatia, and include an annual Gift of Womanhood Retreat. She is lead trainer and co-creator of KRIYA Inner Awareness Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Courses, registered with Yoga Alliance.
A KRI-certified Kundalini Yoga teacher, Guru Rattana has attended over 100 White Tantric Meditation courses, including Summer and Winter Solstices, and over a dozen Khalsa Women’s Training Camps, where she taught many classes.
She earned her Doctorate in Political Science from the Graduate Institute of International Studies (University of Geneva) and received her Master’s degree from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (Washington, DC, and Bologna, Italy). Her academic career includes teaching International Environment and Development Studies at Dartmouth College, MIT, and New Hampshire College, and Philosophies of Life and History at the U.S. International University (San Diego). She has also taught courses at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, California, and Stanford University.
Guru Rattana lives, writes, and organizes her workshops from her base in Coronado (San Diego), California.