The first time Sheel Seidler tried Kundalini yoga, she felt a shift inside. Awaiting her first child and about to leave her successful law career, she'd been feeling anxious, despite her regular Hatha yoga practice. "All the mantra work and breathing really came me down and let me enjoy being pregnant," says Seidler, who is married to San Diego Padres owner Peter Seidler. "I have been meditating ever since."
Now, Seidler is bringing Kundalini to Windansea Beach with an airy new studio aptly named Kundalini Windansea. "We are on a mission to bring the technology of Kundalini yoga and meditation, and the mantras of the Age of Aquarius to the vernacular of the Lululemon-wearing La Jolla mom," she says. The 1,200-square-foot outpost features high ceilings and is awash in white, from the distressed floors to the semicircular teacher platform. "White neutralizes negative energy," says Seidler of the industrial-rustic space.
Notable Kundalini experts Ana Brett and Ravi Singh - who go by the portmanteau Raviana - are relocating from L.A. to teach classes. Seidler, who has two daughters, Sadhana and Shanti, will also be an instructor. "Deepening my practice is part of the journey," says the glowing yogi. Seidler's inner calm helps keep her on top of her game, from high-society Padres soirees to hard parenting moments. And she's expecting Kundalini to catch on. "It's like green juice," she says. "People are curious. It may not be fun or easy at first, but there's something so good about it."