Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa
International Yoga Teacher, Founder Golden Bridge Yoga and Khalsa Way, Alo Moves
Gurmukh was born Mary Mae Gibson in a small Illinois town. At the age of nineteen she left her home and headed west. She was a seeker,though not clear about what she was seeking until she found her Spiritual Teacher Yogi Bhajan and the calling of her Destiny in 1970. When she met Yogi Bhajan, she knew that she had found her Path. Yogi Bhajan gave her a spiritual name that means, “One who helps thousands across the world ocean.” For more than four decades Gurmukh has traveled the world to teach, inspired to fulfill her Destiny.
Gurmukh and her husband Gurushabd sat at Yogi Bhajan’s feet for the Teachings for many years in Los Angeles and New Mexico. Gurmukh taught out of her home in Los Angeles. In the early ‘80s, Gurmukh and Gurushabd pioneered Yogi Bhajan’s first Yoga Center in Los Angeles, a small and cozy studio that built a Community for Kundalini Yoga in Los Angeles.
After many years they opened a studio in Hollywood. There in the middle of the “lights and action,” Gurmukh taught daily. Yogi Bhajan graced Gurmukh and Gurushabd with the name Golden Bridge Nite Moon; and so the studio became a Spiritual Village with a café, wellness center, and yoga boutique where many people found sanctuary.
Gurmukh’s classes in Kundalini Yoga and Meditation and The Khalsa Way Prenatal and Postnatal Training became highly sought after in the yoga world. She received invitations to travel and teach at festivals and yoga conferences… from Yoga Journal to The String Cheese Incident Music Festival. Gurmukh was spreading the Teachings of Kundalini Yoga far and wide.
As the years continued, Gurmukh and Gurushabd were given the opportunity to open a studio in New York City, which is a thriving sanctuary for Kundalini Yoga and Meditation as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Gurmukh was called to the road more and more, giving most of her time to traveling and teaching.
Gurmukh and Gurushabd now have a home in The Greater World Earthship Community in New Mexico where they go to rest and relax. Gurmukh travels to New York City, to India several times a year, and to lots of beautiful places in between.
Gurmukh’s grace and wisdom continue to expand, transmitted through her teachings. You can find Gurmukh at Golden Bridge, on the road, on YouTube and on our Global Village Online Studio.
What's your definition of a SoulJour?
To live within your Soul Purpose every day!
What mantra/quote/belief do you life by?
What's been your biggest challenge?
Letting my fears be in my way.
How did you heal?
My healing process was long, painful, and challenging. Every day I was blessed with the Mantra, "Wahe Guru." The word "Guru" means "from darkness to Light." "Wahe Guru" has probably helped me more than anything in going from darkness to Light.
How did you turn this challenge into opportunity?
I didn't do anything except rise every morning, do Sadhana, roll up my yoga mat, and ask, "What can I do today to help?"
What's your daily practice?
What's #1 on your bucket list currently?
To teach and to serve.