Gurmukh is an internationally respected Kundalini yoga teacher and a pioneer in the field of prenatal yoga. She was born as Mary Mae Gibson in a small town in Illinois. At 19 years old, she left home and followed her desire to wander out West and do some soul searching. Her travels took her far and wide — she immersed herself in the ‘60s hippie culture of San Francisco, hitchhiked through Mexico, slept on a beach in Maui for two years, and spent a year meditating for seven hours a day at a Zen Buddhist temple. Her true journey began in 1970 when she met Yogi Bhajan, who brought Kundalini yoga to the West. She knew immediately that she had found her destiny. Yogi Bhajan gave her the name Gurmukh, which means “one who helps thousands across the world ocean.”
After studying with Yogi Bhajan for many years and teaching Kundalini yoga out of her home, Gurmukh and her husband pioneered Yogi Bhajan’s first yoga center in Los Angeles in the early ‘80s. Many years later, they opened additional studios in Hollywood and New York City. Since then, she has spent decades traveling the world to lead classes and trainings in Kundalini yoga and The Khalsa Way, her prenatal training program. Above all, Gurmukh believes that service brings people to their ultimate happiness, and she strives to serve and inspire others through her teaching.