“I found a part of myself that, until that moment, I did not know existed.” ~ Kia Miller
Kia Miller is a dedicated yogini, teaching at Radiant Body Yoga. She pulls from multiple yogic disciplines and is both intuitive and steeped in the traditional aspects of yoga. Kia views the science and spirituality of Yoga as a path to explore our inner selves and elevate our consciousness, while creating a counter-balance to the stresses of modern life.
What makes Sat Nam Fest special?
It is a celebration of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan! It is a coming together of a community of teachers and practitioners whose lives have been positively impacted by the teachings.
What is it about Sat Nam Fest that makes it a transformative experience?
Creation of safe space. Practice of kundalini yoga. Group sadhana. Elevated conversations. Reflections of people on the path who are thriving in their life. Guidance from elders.
A true transformation of consciousness is possible when we embrace this path holistically. Yogi Bhajan shared the science of living, of transforming darkness into light. May we all continue to grow and to prosper, may we all face the shadow and darkness of the world with an open heart and mind. We are the lighthouses! We are the light!
What is the main difference between taking a live yoga class at Sat Nam Fest and watching on the computer?
What we do not get at home is the impact of the group, the fact that we tend to go deeper when inspired by those around us. Also there is an impact created by the group energy and group auric field on the individual level.
In the words of Yogi Bhajan, “It only takes one person in a group to be connected to the divine, and all are connected.”
How long have you practiced yoga? what made you start?
I have been practicing yoga since i was 15. I found it in a book on beauty written by Raquel Welch! I instantly resonated with the practice and then joined a yoga school offering ashtanga yoga in London, which became my first yogic love affair. I then found Kundalini Yoga about 10 years later. One of my friends took me to Guru Singh’s class in Los Angeles. At first, I found it a little weird, but after a strong navel set one day, I found a part of myself that, until that moment, I did not know existed. I found a sense of my own power and presence. From that day, I immersed myself in the technology of Kundalini Yoga. It has transformed my life from the inside out. I am so grateful for the depth and breadth of these teachings. I feel blessed to share them with students all over the world.
How do you stay grounded and comfortable while traveling, like on vacation or at a festival like Sat Nam Fest?
I keep up my daily sadhana. It is of number one importance in my life. I make sure i eat well. I travel with superfoods and essential oils that keep my immune system on track. I rest whenever I can, and spend as much time in nature as my schedule permits.
What is your mantra/yoga pose/ or grounding practice that brings you back to your center and truth?
We suffer when we polarize with people and circumstances. The path of yoga is one of learning to walk the middle path, to be unaffected by the pull of opposites. This is a challenge in this current time of political polarity, yet if we can be examples of this, then we are truly offering a path to peace, a path of consciousness, where we do not need to make another wrong in order to be right. I remember the Morning Chant whenever I fall into doubt or confusion – it helps me to remember who I am, to not get lost in my egoic identity, or fleeting attachments. Whenever I chant it out loud, it changes my energy, uplifts me, and helps redirect my energy toward balance.
What is something that you are working on currently?
Continuously deepening my own practice. In order to continue to evolve as a teacher, I must keep evolving in my own practice. I recognize that this is the true source.