Amy Walden

I am excited to share the teachings of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® with you. After practicing for 24 years, I continue to experience the power of Kundalini Yoga and meditation to reduce stress and build inner strength to navigate the ups and downs of daily life. Since 2004, I have taught middle schoolers, adults and seniors, sharing yoga and meditation to calm the mind and uplift the soul. In January 2014, I completed the Kundalini Research Institute Level One Certification Training and earned membership in the International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association. My spiritual name is Siri Bahadur Kaur which means Princess or Lioness of Great Bravery and Courage. This name reminds me to call on my inner warrior to accomplish my goals. My day job as a hazardous waste specialist at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources challenges me to continue with my practice, further my study of this technology and share it with the yoga community.

Amy Walden instructs the following:
  • Kundalini Yoga is a technology for awareness. It is for the householder, the ordinary person living in the world, to experience increased awareness and create a better life. This practice helps you to energize, awaken, purify and heal yourself from the emotional, physical and spiritual damage of the past. With a blend of breath, movement, mantra and meditation, the practice relieves stress, promotes positive habits and develops intuition to recognize what is real and important to you. This technology balances the glandular system and strengthens the nervous system to consciously ride the flow of life.
    Every Kundalini class combines rhythmic movement, breath, mantra and music. This promotes mindful awareness, physical flexibility and builds inner strength. The experience open pathways to change and healing to help you live a more conscious life. Self-imposed limitations and blocks are removed and your creative potential is available to you.
    Class begins by chanting a mantra to connect to your inner wisdom, "Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo." After a warm up or two, we dive into the Kriya or sequence of exercises to gain a specific effect. Then relax deeply to the sounds of the symphonic gong, releasing blocks, reducing tension and stimulating circulation in the body. We come back slowly and finish class with a Kundalini meditation, followed by the Long Time Sun Shine Song.
    For established students who want to augment their typical practice with variety, or for students, beginning to advanced, desiring a practice focused on energy and awareness.