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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why is kundalini energy represented by a snake?
    It is said that kundalini energy is coiled like a snake at the base of the spine. As people experience the awakening of the chakras, some people equate the powerful release as a spiraling upward movement. The snake is an ancient symbol of development and transformation in many cultures. It represents death and inner rebirth. It symbolizes transformation and change.
  • Is Kundalini Activation Process (KAP) the same thing as Kundalini Yoga?
    KAP is a different modality from Kundalini yoga and is not practiced by Leilani.
  • How is Kundalini Yoga different from Ashtanga Yoga?
    Kundalini Yoga is an ancient and very powerful form of yoga that incorporates dynamic breathing techniques (pranayama), postures (kriyas), chanting (mantras), and meditation. Kundalini Yoga aims to release spiritual energy in the lower body and allow it to travel through the seven chakras by awakening the Kundalini spirit found at the base of the spine. Ashtanga yoga is a more athletic form of yoga that consists of moving from one posture to another, united by breathing. Ashtanga uses asanas (postures) and vinyasas (breathing). Unlike Kundalini yoga, Ashtanga sequences are always the same, while Kundalini yoga can vary each time. The difference between Kundalini yoga and Ashtanga can be put like this: Ashtanga is an external physical practice designed to unite mind, body and spirit using postures (asanas) and vinyasa; while Kundalini is an internal practice designed to awaken your inner power by harnessing the energy of the chakras.
  • What are the main advantages of practicing kundalini yoga?
    Kundalini Yoga can improve your overall fitness level and improve your posture and flexibility. Also can: Lower your blood pressure and heart rate Reduce tension in the body Improve your self-confidence Increase self esteem Reduce stress improve your coordination improve your concentration Increase satisfactory sleep aid digestion Reduce negative thinking patterns Improve joint strength Increase lung capacity Increase vitality and energy Additionally, practicing kundalini yoga can also help with the following conditions: Anxiety Depression Addictions Substance abuse Back pain Shoulder and arm pain Neck pain Hormonal imbalances Chronic pain
  • What is Kundalini yoga and what is it used for?
    Kundalini yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice. People experiencing stress, anxiety, excessive worry, lack of mental clarity, unable to process through a difficult time, feel emotionally unstable or defeated, experiencing stiffness or joint pain, Eliminate emotional blocks Release physical locks Improve range of motion to the spine improve posture increase concentration increase energy & vitality
  • How many years have you been teaching Kundalini yoga?
    Leilani has been teaching Kundalini yoga since 2018.
  • Is Kundalini Yoga a religion?
    Yoga is not a religion. Kundalini yoga classes with Leilani are a safe space for all. Regardless if you practice a religion or not, you are welcome in Leilani’s classes. Kundalini yoga does include practices found within many religions, such as: the chanting of mantras, devotion/ meditation, and surrendering to the infinite- which you may identify as God, Spirit, the Universe, or simply the acceptance of what we cannot control. Yoga is not a sport, but the systematic practice of kriyas that will give you a healthy, strong, flexible body and will prolong your youth for many years. Kundalini yoga is a meditative practice to facilitate a greater awareness within yourself. It calls us to respect others and have compassion for others, acknowledging that the only way we can truly do this is to first love, respect, and have passion for ourselves. As a meditative practice, kundalini yoga will give you peace of mind and peace with those around you.
  • What are the mental benefits of practicing kundalini yoga?
    Anxiety and depression levels drop. Some areas of the brain are activated, specifically those associated with feelings of empathy, compassion and altruistic love. The volume of the amygdala, the region of the brain involved in the process of fear, is reduced. It has positive effects on the telomerase molecule, which is responsible for lengthening the DNA segments at the ends of the chromosomes; It is the enzyme that facilitates the immortality of cells in most cancer processes. It helps to rest and relax our mind. Reduces blood pressure. Improve memory. Improves emotional stability. It helps to gain greater personal awareness. Facilitates and improves the quality of sleep. Improves overall health. Relax muscle tension. Improve concentration. Contributes to improve mood.
  • What brought you to Kundalini yoga?
    I was paralyzed and the application of therapeutic kundalini yoga aided in rebuilding my nervous system. Because of kundalini yoga, I now have full functionality of my arms and legs.
  • What are the benefits of practicing yoga consistently?
    Scientific evidence supports the following positive effects of yoga: Yoga relieves chronic pain: Helps control coronary artery disease, asthma, diabetes, lymphoma, and breast cancer. Yoga helps people who suffer from mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and schizophrenia. Yoga improves the psychological well-being of healthy people, increasing life satisfaction and self-esteem, and reducing stress and anxiety. Yoga reduces fatigue and in turn gives a feeling of increased energy. Yoga improves both our mental and physical health.
  • Are you certified?
    Yes. Leilani is certified through Yoga Alliance and Kundalini Research Institute.
  • I have recently been released from the doctor, can I come to class?
    Leilani teaches her kundalini yoga classes in such a way that all levels are welcome. Please reach out to Leilani before attending classes to communicate what your special needs are so that accommodations can be made in class.
  • What is Kundalini Yoga?
    Kundalini Yoga is known as the “Yoga of Awareness” and it is meant to be practiced by people living everyday lives, experiencing the stresses of everyday lives (verses the idea of a yogi who practices in isolation from society).
  • What should I expect at a Kundalini Yoga class?
    In Kundalini Yoga we practice meditation, movements (asanas), breathwork (pranayama), and repetitive sounds (mantra). These areas are collectively referred to as a kriya. Kriyas combine meditation, asanas, pranayama, and mantra in a designated pattern to achieve a desired result through continuous practice. You might say a kriya in Kundalini functions the same way a recipe does for cooking. After the kriya, the gong is played for deep relaxation (shavasana).
  • How is Kundalini Yoga different from Hatha Yoga?
    Kundalini yoga focuses on balancing the nerves, hormones, and glands within the body. This is done through the practice of breathwork, meditation, movement, and gong relaxation. Unlike Hatha, where the sequence of the class is determined by the teacher, Kundalini yoga has kriyas, sets of postures that work on a particular focus.
  • How many years have you been practicing yoga?
    Leilani has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years.
  • What are the advantages of practicing kundalini yoga?
    Kundalini yoga is physical, mental, and spiritual practice. It allows you to reconnect with your body, mind, and spirit. Among the many benefits of kundalini yoga, it tones muscles, improves sleep quality, eliminates toxins, increases energy, and even eases digestion. Kundalini Yoga also provides mental and spiritual benefits such as reconnecting us with our purpose, moving past feeling stuck, reducing anxiety, increasing mental clarity, reducing cravings, reducing depression. Through the practice of Kundalini yoga, we can reconnect, renew, and reset from the inside out. Kundalini Yoga has the power to connect body, mind, and spirit through breathwork, meditation, and physical movement. It helps to work joints and myofascia, supporting the healthy range of motion for ligaments and tendons, and releasing tension throughout the body; thus providing the body more satisfactory rest.
  • I am not flexible, can I still practice kundalini yoga?
    Yoga is not about flexibility; it’s about meeting your body where it is today at this moment in time. Yoga is a practice. So- so what, you can’t touch your toes, do a pretzel, or a back bend… majority of the population can’t either! Leilani can show you options you can do. Come try out a class!
  • What’s the difference between a yoga class and a yoga therapy session?
    When an individual seeks out a yoga therapist, he/she/they is typically needing relief from chronic pain, assistance processing through a fatal or potentially fatal diagnosis, or is recovering from injury. Therefore, the yoga therapy session focuses on applying yoga techniques to improve the individual’s daily life experience, works to reduce pain, and improve physical, mental, and emotional health.
  • Can I join a class online?
    Yes, you can join a live class online also. If you are interested in practicing online, please send an email to with days of the week and times that you are interested in practicing and we will get you set up!
  • How do I signup for a class?
    Follow this link: Chose a pricing plan that works for you. Each plan has a set number of classes you can attend per month. On our weekly calendar you will be able to book the classes you would like to attend either for the week or the entire month. We also have the option for "walk-in " and per for just one class in person.
  • Do you offer a price plan for access to unlimited classes?
    Yes we do. Please send us an email at
  • Do unused classes carry over to the next month?
    No they do not.
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