About Guru Rattana, Ph.D.

Groundbreaking author, teacher, and teacher of teachers, Guru Rattana has followed a committed spiritual path since the age of 25 when she started studying Hatha Yoga. In 1977, she met and began training in Kundalini Yoga with Yogi Bhajan. In the early 80s, Yogi Bhajan told her that she would be the teacher who brought the most students to Kundalini Yoga. She has also studied astrology, Tai Chi, Kung Fu, and Chi Gong, all of which have contributed to her spiritual awakening and life as a writer and teacher.

She is author of four of the original (now revised and updated) and still best-selling Kundalini Yoga and Meditation manuals, based on Yogi Bhajan’s early classes. In her 11 books, she demystifies spiritual concepts and adds subtle feminine sensitivity to yoga traditions previously created by men for men. Each of her books contributes to elucidating the Inner Art of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. Several of her books have been translated into Russian, German, Chinese, and Spanish. 

She writes a monthly Guru Rattana Blog—featuring discussions of astrology, Kundalini Yoga, and spiritual awakening. She has filmed over 100 classes in her profound and captivating teaching style. These are now available on Guru Rattana Online video service at yogatech.com

Her annual International Teaching Tours have taken her to 17 countries throughout Europe. She is lead trainer and co-creator of K.R.I.Y.A. (Kundalini Rising International Yoga Academy) and Inner Awareness Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Courses, registered with Yoga Alliance.

Following receipt of her M.A. from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Guru Rattana earned a Doctorate in Political Science from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and went on to pursue an academic career, teaching at Dartmouth College, MIT, New Hampshire College, US International University (San Diego), and Stanford University, and the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology (Palo Alto). Her spiritual path has inspired her to write and teach about awakened heart consciousness to create the foundation for real political, social, and personal transformation.

Guru Rattana lives in Coronado (San Diego), California.