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Guru Jagat // RA-MA Institute
Fitness, How To Glow, Lifestyle, Profiles

Guru Jagat, founder of RA MA Institute for Applied Yogic Science and Technology, is truly one of the glowiest souls we know. Her dedication to her craft is not only inspiring but has created a powerful movement in LA and beyond.

Teaching Kundalini yoga for over a decade, Guru Jagat has catalyzed the yoga community and shed a new and powerful light into this type of yogic practice. Through opening up RA MA Institute in Venice CA, she has created an incredible community of mindfulness and peacefulness. Guru Jagat is spreading the glow by promoting a fully engaged and revolutionized evolution of the Human body mind systems– aka taking advantage of our true full potential.

For those unfamiliar with this type of yoga, as Guru Jagat says: “Kundalini Yoga is a technology for upgrading your operating system and turning on and tuning in more and more neural, endocrine, and nervous system functioning of the Human system. With only A 3-5 % of our potential brain capacity currently functioning as a species, there is a huge amount of growing room. Kundalini Yoga is a complete yogic science and technology dealing with the strength of the physical body, balance of the emotional terrain, endurance of the psyche, and activation of the full range of endocrine, hormonal and nervous systems.”

Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan is a complete system to amplify the highest states of consciousness while removing lower vibrational energy from the physical and mental bodies of the practitioner. It is an ideal practice in today’s fast paced world as it requires little time to practice and produces profound results. Yoga means union and Kundalini creates the union between the flow of the practitioner’s spirit and the universal life force. This process opens up new realms of reality, vitality, prosperity, and creativity. Ultimately Kundalini Yoga is a practice that awakens the inner power that exists within every human to create self-mastery and joy.

RA MA Institute for Applied Yogic Science and Technology brings Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, Pre-natal yoga, Post-natal yoga, and Family yoga to the heart of Venice, California. With seven classes a day, and sadhana (daily committed prayer) everyday at 4am, this community space is a yoga hub, shop, bookstore, and more. Guru Jagat and her team have created RA MA TV, where they offer free online and subscription-based classes, so that you can have access to her teachings and studios 24-7 all around the globe.

RA MA Institute
304 Lincoln Blvd. Venice, CA 90291
(310) 664-3700 // www.ramayogainstitute.com
RA MA TV // www.rama-tv.com

 

HOW THEY GLOW QUESTIONNAIRE

NAME: Guru Jagat

WHERE’D YOU GROW UP? Born in Colorado…grew up in a wild, artistic, historic West Virginia college town…

WHEN YOU’RE EATING HEALTHY, WHAT IS A TYPICAL…

BREAKFAST: Moon Juice Green Juice, Shiljit tonic

LUNCH: Soups, salads, seaweed and sauerkraut

DINNER: Avocado, squash, raw butter, raw cheese, kale and whatever is in my Venice Merchant Farmers Market Box

SNACK: Moon Juice rose geranium bars (WTF!!!)

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE SPOTS/ RESTAURANTS TO EAT HEALTHY?
AxeGjelinaTrue Food

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE INDULGENCE?
Sourdough bread with raw butter, Cortado

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO INDULGE?
Superba Food + Bread

WHAT WOULD BE YOUR LAST MEAL ON EARTH?
Made by the Greek grandmas in the Aegean Sea…ANYTHING made by them…

WHAT IS THE BEST DISH YOU COOK/ YOUR FAVORITE RECIPE?
I’m quite an accomplished cook…it’s my favorite thing to do besides meditate and do yoga…This one’s delicious: Red Cabbage Au Gratin

WHERE DO YOU GROCERY SHOP IN LA?
Rainbow AcresCo-OpportunityErewhon

WHAT IS YOUR FITNESS REGIMEN?
1
-2 hours of physical yoga practice each day // 30 minutes on my rebounder 3/week // 3 Death By Pilates (Pilates Platinum) per week

WHAT IS YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE?
Hot water, Living Libations Rose CreamShiva Rose Face OilBee Yummy Face CreamColostrum Repair Cream from Premier Research

Lymphatic Drainage ONCE PER WEEK with Nuttin’ But Endo—Endermology specialists —STEM CELL MASKS from SCBI

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE NATURAL MAKEUP/ BEAUTY PRODUCTS?
Dr. Perricone’s new mascaraPoppy and Someday’s beet lip stainJosie Maran Coconut cheek stain

IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERT ISLAND, WHAT THREE THINGS WOULD YOU TAKE WITH YOU?

1.  Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chogyam Trungpa 

2.  Shea Butter 24 Karite Gold 

3. Superfood by Dr. Schultz

WHAT PROFESSIONAL BEAUTY/FITNESS/HEALTH GURUS DO YOU SWEAR BY?
Yogi BhajanHarijiwan KhalsaAmanda Chantal Bacon of Moon Juice

TOP 3 FAVORITE SONGS?

1. Love Will Tear Us Apart—Joy Division

2. Monument—Robyn and Royksopp

3. Narayan Shabd—Guru Raj Kaur

MOST LIFE-CHANGING BOOK?
The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan, The Heart of the Buddha Chogyam Trungpa, The Wisdom of No Escape by Pema Chodron

WHAT’S THE BEST GIFT YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
a piano for my birthday this year…

DESCRIBE YOUR PERFECT DAY.
4:00am Sadhana that is blissful and deep

7:00am MAJOR post sadhana nap
10:00am brunch with my friends and loves
1:00pm vintage shopping
4:00pm pilates
6:00pm shopping for beautiful food to cook dinner
7:00pm cook dinner and listen to my stellar record collection

WHAT IS YOUR MOST VALUABLE BEAUTY TIP/SECRET?
Kundalini yoga and meditation…clears your subconscious and balances your endocrine system…makes you look and feel agile and young.

WHAT MAKES YOU GLOW?
Serving others and being more concerned about others well-being, happiness, and evolution than my own….

The secret to this Age…

Photography by: Emily Knecht

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