In the June 2007 Edition of Vanity Fair Magazine (USA) Gurmukh Kaur is featured on a two page spread in front of the Golden Temple. In this edition of the magazine they feature Gurmukh Kaur who is a very popular teacher of Kundalini Yoga in Los Angeles (and also an old friend…though she is my mothers age). The article features about 15 different yoga teachers and how the different styles of yoga have become very popular all over the world. I didn’t actually read the article, but I thought it was cool for a Sikh (and a friend) to be so publicly visible in a magazine like Vanity Fair which is read by millions(?).
Here is the summary from the magazine about the article:
"No wonder Americans are Downward Dogging by the millions: yoga can work wonders on mind, body, and soul. In the U.S., 16.5 million people practice it, and it’s thus become a coast-to-coast, Zeitgeist-defining phenomenon as well as a multi-billion-dollar industry. In these outtakes from the yoga portfolio featured in our June issue, Michael O’Neill photographs the movement’s leading figures, from Christy Turlington and Sting to Rodney Yee and B.K.S. Iyengar." – Vanity Fair
Photo and text from Vanity Fair Website
"Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa: queen of Kundalini. Kundalini is a rigorous yoga involving meditation, chanting, and breath exercises which harmonize the body’s energy centers, or chakras, and tune the nervous and glandular systems. The glamour girl of Kundalini is Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, an erstwhile flower child and veteran of love-ins, whose Golden Bridge Yoga center in Los Angeles is the hub of her empire; a second branch recently opened in Manhattan. Many Hollywood figures (Courtney Love, Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams) have taken her classes, alongside civilians who have become addicted to the yoga’s powerful positive effects on physical and psychic well-being. Photographed in the Ganges River near Rishikish." – Vanity Fair