Prior to digging into the specifics around the History of Kundalini Yoga it is good to have a basic overview of the History of Yoga. The Yoga Journal provides good commentary on the history of yoga.
Kundalini Yoga was brought to the West by Yogi Bhajan.
“Yogi Bhajan, Master of Kundalini Yoga and Mahan Tantric (Master of White Tantric Yoga), arrived in the U.S. in 1969 with one purpose, “I have come to create teachers, not to gather disciples.” For more than 30 years he traveled internationally teaching Kundalini Yoga, the Yoga of Awareness. In 1969, he founded 3HO, the Healthy Happy Holy Organization, based on his first principle, â€œHappiness is your birthright.â€
Through the years he has trained thousands of KRI Certified Kundalini Yoga Instructors and Teachers. In 1994, IKYTA was formed to further spread these priceless teachings through the united efforts of Kundalini Yoga teachers worldwide. “
One of his most well known and amazingly gifted teachers is Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa,Â she has a great Kundalini Yoga DVD: