You can also call me Jara, it’s my old name and it means my best friend or dearest one in Hindi.
I come from Iceland and I am a mother of two amazing boys, one of them almost a full grown man by now.
My life has been quite colourful. I do a lot of things because I need to be constantly learning and adding to my knowledge.
My name, Gian Tara is my spiritual name. It means the one who by embracing the power of the Diving wisdom illuminates the world with light, like the shining stars. I have been seeking knowledge my whole life. I guess now it’s time to start working on the Illuminating part of my name.
I am Kundalini yoga teacher, sound healer, Reiki and Sat Nam Rasayan healer and a artist/composer/musician.
I studied Kundalini Yoga at Ra Ma Mallorca with the brilliant teachers Harijiwan, Guru Jagat & Gurujas and I continue to be their student.
I am also a professional astrologer and I have been studying astrology and numerology, mysticism and philosophy, both western and eastern, for the last 20 some years. I have been meditating and doing yoga for even longer but only just managed to make it a solid daily practice in 2017. I was always reading, Doing, not as much.
My secret goal in life has always been enlightenment, the great awakening. To experience God. To understand life, the universe and everything.
Let’s just say that’s a work in progress…
I love Kundalini Yoga and teaching it brings me immense joy. I feel like I have finally hit gold after decades of searching. Kundalini yoga is the yoga of awareness, a Raja yoga (royal yoga). It is a masterful technique to bring you closer to your essence, your soul.It is also a householder yoga, perfect for people with a busy schedule that still want to develop a powerful spiritual practice.
I have another website The Sacred Way where I post about the things I find that fascinate me. It went on a break while I dove into studying Kundalini yoga but now I have found a balance and have started to post there again.
I believe sharing makes us stronger.
Part of my journey has been to overcome childhood abuse and the trauma it inflicted upon me. I went on to enter two relationships with physically abusive men. I became a mother at 21, fortunately his father is a lovely man, not one of my abusers.
I lost my brother, my closest family to suicide the same year I had my firstborn. He was 2 years younger than me. The same year I lost 5 other friends and family members to all the ways humans die, except none of them was killed.
I suffered from depression, anxiety and PTSD for a long time.
I sometimes feel like before I came here I decided to try out as much as I could of the more devastating parts of the human experience.
It sure was hard.
But it was also a great lesson. I have endless compassion for my fellow humans. I know that we are all fighting our own battles and it’s impossible to know what another is going through except maybe if the tell you.
I know that having gone through all that I went through and to have come out on the other end, happy, content, full of life and love for this planet and everyone on it is a great gift.
And for the rest of my life I intend to use this gift to serve the world the best I can.
My goal in life is to do my best, no matter how imperfect my best may turn out to be, to help make us all become a stronger kinder people. To be who we really truly are. I want to share all my knowledge, my thought process of pondering those questions and my progress along the way. I believe in big goals. Big dreams are the best. (Think Martin Luther King.)
If you are reading this, know you are loved, at least by me. And I mean it.
I have made it my business to take every single human being into my heart and am in a process of growing my heart to better fit all of you in there. I am working on an infinitely big heart.
With so much love,