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3HO Foundation ~ Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization
A Global Community of Living Yoga


3HO Foundation ~ A Global Community of Living Yoga is comprised of people dedicated to living a life that uplifts and inspires. Over the past 40 years, 3HO has become a vibrant, dynamic community of leaders, teachers, students, and seekers practicing the time-proven technology of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation as taught by Yogi Bhajan® grounded and centered in a philosophy of compassion and kindness.


“Happiness is your birthright!” ~Yogi Bhajan, Founder of 3HO Foundation


People from all walks of life and on every continent share this technology and are experiencing their potential, realizing peace in their inner world, and participating in a healthful lifestyle. The 3HO Global Community is Living Yoga regardless of race, religion, creed, nationality, sexual orientation, or gender.

The dawning of the Aquarian Age brings this Global Community together to share the wisdom of Yogi Bhajan and his teachings.


The teachings give us the tools to be healthy, happy, and holy ~ to be A Global Community of Living Yoga.

3HO Foundation ~ A Global Community of Living Yoga as www.3HO.org is an online resource to connect with the Global Community, learn Kundalini Yoga Technology, and get involved.

3HO Foundation ~ Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization is a 501(c)3 NPO and a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations.


Yogi Bhajan

"You Should Make yourself so happy, that by looking at you, other people become happy."  

Yogi Bhajan, a Master of Kundalini Yoga by the age of 16 - itself a rare feat - gave his first lecture at a Los Angeles hight school gym on January 5, 1969. Then a 39-year-old recent emigre from India, he left behind a government career in order to realize the vision of bringing  Kundalini Yoga to the West. No mat
ter that not a single person was present that evening; he came to teach and he proceeded to speak to the empty hall.

In the turbulent, drug culture of the 60s, Yogi Bhajan first reached out to the youth. He recognized their experimentation with drugs and "altered states of consciousness" expressed a deeper desire to experience a holistic, liberating sense of awareness and a longing for family, for connection with themselves and one another. Soon realizing that pharmaceuticals provided, at best, a cheap imitation to the peaceful, inner euphoria they could get naturally from Kundalini Yoga, and at worst, had debilitating physical and mental side effects, young people began flocking to his classes, arriving by the busloads. He created a family, known as 3HO (Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization) and soon 3HO teaching centers began springing up across the United States and throughout the world.

He sparked a movement whose many tendrils have wound their way into our culture. Yogi Bhajan blazed a trail, which today, after more than 30 years of determined effort on the part of 3HO and the Kundalini Research Institute, yoga and meditation have gained widespread acceptance in the West. This popular attention speaks not only to the proven benefits of yoga and meditation, but to the increasing public interest in spirituality and a healthy lifestyle.

Born Harbhajan Singh in what is now Pakistan to a family of healers and community leaders, Yogi Bhajan studied comparative religion and Vedic philosophy in his undergraduate years, going onto receive his Masters in Economics with honors from Punjab University. Years later, he earned his Ph.D. in communications psychology from the University of Humanistic Studies in San Francisco.


Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini is considered the most comprehensive of yogas, combining meditation, prayer, physical practices and breathing exercises. “Kundalini” literally means “the curl of the lock of hair of the beloved.” This poetic metaphor alludes to the flow of energy and consciousness that exists within each of us, and enables us to merge with – or “yoke” – the universal Self. Fusing individual and universal consciousness creates a divine union, called “yoga.” The Upanishads, Hindu’s sacred scriptures that date back to the fifth century B.C., describe Kundalini, although the oral tradition reaches back even further into history. For thousands of years, this sacred science and technology was veiled in secrecy, passed along verbally from master to chosen disciple.


3HO

Yogi Bhajan sparked a movement whose many tendrils have wound their way into our culture. By founding 3HO, The Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization, Yogi Bhajan blazed a trail. Today, after more than 30 years of determined effort on the part of this organization and others, yoga and meditation have gained widespread acceptance in the West. Witness the frequent feature articles that grace the covers of such publications as Time, Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal. This popular attention speaks not only to the proven benefits of yoga and meditation, but to the increasing public interest in spirituality and a healthy diet.

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3HO AFrica Regional Coordinator

Krishna Kaur, a dynamic heart centered Yoga teacher,  began studying with Yogi Bhajan in1970 and has been teaching the art and science of Kundalini Yoga and Self Awareness for 40 years. She
is certified by the 3HO Foundation and the Kundalini Research Institute as a Kundalini Yoga Teacher and Trainer of both Level I and II. Krishna also founded and  runs Y.O.G.A. for Youth, a non-profit dedicated to training yoga teachers to work with at-risk youth and creating yoga programs in schools and juvenile facilities. Krishna opened the first yoga center in South Central Los Angeles and continues to teach yoga throughout the world in places like Mexico, Canada, Germany, and Ghana. Her mission is to bring yoga to the underserved populations who normally would not have access.


Email: info@3HOAfrica.org


Websites:  www.Krishnakaur.org 

                  www.yogaforyouth.org