Featured Yogi Of The Month: Maya Japa Kaur

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If you've had the pleasure of meeting and practicing with Maya Japa Kaur then you know she is just that: a pleasure.  She is the co-visionary of YEG Bloom, a project where intention and action meet to create the space for inspired potential.  You can find her sprinkled around town, sharing her passion for yoga, intention, love and GOODNESS! 


 

How did you get your yogic start? Who brought you to your first class, what was that like, and where was it?

Kundalini Yoga 2002. Did seva work in exchange for my TT and started subbing by 2004.

Angelica Sarkisyan brought me to my first yoga class, “Free Yoga in the Park” at Runyon Canyon in Los Angeles. Was the best tuesday morning of my life. Yoga and Hike.

 

Share a favourite quote, lesson, or teaching that inspires you.

“Patience Pays” By Yogi Bhajan

 

What's your favourite music to practice to (or do you prefer silence!?)

Any dub remix of hit or indie songs is best for asana practice and Aykanna is perfect for Kriya meditaion practice.

 

Your favourite books, yogi-inspired and fiction?

“The 40 Rules of Love” by Elif Shafak, a novel of Rumi. Changed my life.

 

Tell us about your first teacher training.

Transformational! I did my Kundalini Yoga Level 1 TT and I came out the other end amplified and connected to self in a way unfamiliar to my

old self. WOW.

 

Where's your favourite vacation spot?

Tulum, Mexico

 

What is your favourite meal to make and share with friends?

Mexican Quesadillas and guacamole. “TASTE"

 

What's the coolest experience you've ever had with a student?

Witnessing her quit her job, dump the chump and travel to India with me and now living her dream and teaching yoga.

 

What's your favourite pose/sequence/area of the body to work on?

#BackBends!! more of a love/hate relationship ;)

 

Who inspires you?

My powerhouse girlfriends on the internet and in 3D. Gabrielle Bernstein, Danielle LaPorte, Jacki Carr and Ashly Albrand. AND my life partner, Robindra. Who on the daily inspires me to be a better, joyous and compassionate being of light.

 

What is your favourite festival to attend?

Topanga Days Festival. Everyone comes together and sets on the lawn and watches the community put on a wicked show.

 

If you could study with one person who would it be and why?

Paramahansa Yogananda. Read “Autobiography of a Yogi” and you’ll understand why ;)

 

What is the best concert you've ever been to?

Bjork at the Hollywood bowl VIP baby. #Besssht

 

Share your favourite self-healing practice.

Meditation! Heal the mind and you heal the body.

 

Share one of your life goals.

Move to Sevilla, Spain and open up a Yoga Studio Co-op. 10 Year Goal. #CrushingIT

 

Where's the next place you want to travel?

Bail or Peru. They are both ringing in LOUD.

 

Biggie or Tupac? hah

Tupac. LA homie.

 

Namaste Myrah!