About Maria Savina
Maria Savina is a certified energy healer having studied with Mahan Kirn, who was a disciple and personal healer of Yogi Bhajan, the founder of Kundalini Yoga in the U.S. Maria’s work in spiritual practices came from her desire to heal herself from Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, an autoimmune disorder. The techniques and practices she learned to help herself, Maria now enjoys sharing with and helping others.
Maria is also a successful international interior designer and entrepreneur. She studied design at the International Academy of Design and Technology in Toronto and has completed successfully residential and commercial projects in Moscow, Toronto, New York, and her current location in Miami. Her most well-known projects include residences in the prestigious Plaza Hotel in New York as well as celebrity residences in Moscow. Maria is known for her eclectic style and uses design as a multidimensional and powerful art form that can translate human energy into work and living spaces.
Maria was born in Belarus and is fluent in both Russian and English. In her personal life she enjoys, photography, fitness training, golf, skiing, watersports, meditation and has been seen performing highly predictive Tarot readings. Maria has been featured in Entrepreneur and gives a great interview on podcasts.
About Kundalini Yoga & Healing
In 1968, Harbhajan Singh Khalsa, also known as Yogi Bhajan, introduced his own brand of kundalini yoga into the United States, "Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan". Yogi Bhajan founded the "Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization" as a teaching organization. Yogi Bhajan took yogic postures and techniques, attached them to Tantric theories and Sikh mantras, synthesizing a new form of 'Kundalini' yoga. Yogi Bhajan's Kundalini is essentially a combination of yogic mechanics learned from the former and the Sikh-derived mantras (Ik Ongkaar, Sat Naam, Sri Waheguru).
Kundalini is the term for "a spiritual energy or life force located at the base of the spine", conceptualized as a coiled-up serpent. The practice of Kundalini yoga is supposed to arouse the sleeping Kundalini Shakti from its coiled base through the 6 chakras and penetrate the 7th chakra, or crown. This energy is said to travel along the ida (left), pingala (right) and central, or Sushumna nadi - the main channels of pranic energy in the body. A recent article has suggested that the process may be mediated by the vagus nerve.
Kundalini energy is technically explained as being sparked during yogic breathing when prana and apana blends at the 3rd chakra (navel center) at which point it initially drops down to the 1st and 2nd chakras before traveling up to the spine to the higher centers of the brain to activate the golden cord - the connection between the pituitary and pineal glands - and penetrate the 7 chakras.
Borrowing and integrating many different approaches, Kundalini Yoga can be understood as a tri-fold approach of Bhakti yoga for devotion, Shakti yoga for power, and Raja yoga for mental power and control. Its purpose through the daily practice of kriyas and meditation in sadhana are described as a practical technology of human consciousness for humans to achieve their total creative potential. With the practice of Kundalini Yoga one is thought able to liberate oneself from one's Karma and to realize one's Dharma (Life Purpose).