About Guru Singh and Guruperkarma Kaur
Guru Singh is a celebrated third-generation yogi, master spiritual teacher, author, and musician.
Guru Singh teaches conscious living through the tools of Humanology, Kundalini yoga, meditation, and sacred sound. He was born in Seattle in 1945 into a yogic spiritual household to a artist father and musician mother. His teachings grew from an esoteric curiosity inspired by his family’s deep connection to the masters of India and the blessings of being ready when teachers appeared.
Paramahansa Yogananda was his first teacher. Guru Singh’s great-aunt met Yogananda in Calcutta in 1916 and travelled with him from India to America in 1919. She studied with and served him until his passing in 1952.
In January 1969, Guru Singh met Yogi Bhajan, a spiritual leader from northern India and master of Kundalini yoga. From that moment on Guru Singh has been studying and teaching Kundalini yoga and meditation, a science taught in India for over five thousand years. He has spread this ancient science with passion and a practical fusion of Eastern mysticism into Western pragmatism.
Guru Singh’s books, music, yoga/meditation classes, blog posts, podcasts, and humanology lectures uplift thousands worldwide. Based in Los Angeles at Yoga West and Golden Bridge yoga studios, while traveling the world, he also teaches Kundalini Level I and II teacher training courses. He meets students privately for consultations and sound healing sessions when in Los Angeles.
Guruperkarma Kaur, Guru Singh’s wife, is the vibrant center of this family. Her presence brings a personal style and focus to the Guru Singh Global Community. She’s a model of grace and inspiration for the countless students who participate in the global Kundalini yoga community.
With a strong intention to know her spiritual path and eager to see more of this world, she journeyed from her small hometown of Sault St. Marie, Ontario at the age of eighteen. It was not long after she landed in Ottawa that she took her first Kundalini Yoga class and fell in love with the teachings of Yogi Bhajan. She moved into the Kundalini ashram in Ottawa and began teaching yoga in a local women’s prison.
Along her journey she has served in many ashrams to help the Kundalini community grow. In 1975 she met Guru Singh at the annual 3HO Winter Solstice Celebration and the two married and settled down in Los Angeles the following spring. In Los Angeles, Guruperkarma first worked as an administrator for Yogi Bhajan’s Healthy, Happy, and Holy Organization (3HO). She also developed a Kundalini-based pre-school, and managed the residential teaching center (ashram) for twenty-five years. She listens carefully, teaches eloquently and shares unconditionally to uplift in those most unique ways that mothers can.
Guru Singh lives and teaches globally with Guruperkarma Kaur. They have raised and guided two lovely children—as well as countless “adopted” ones, all of whom continue this path of service. These vibrant lives exemplify a masterful balance for the 21st century yogic family. This lifestyle is known as Grishtha Ashram in Sanskrit—the life of an enlightened householder. It’s a spiritually purposeful life of service that follows a path of enlightenment while raising families and participating fully in the real-world of work, worship, and community building.