Today's guest is Olivia Taglioli. Originally born in Italy and lived there until 1998.
At age 6 years old, her mom announced that Olivia was to receive her spiritual name, Atma Kaur, from Yogi Bhajan, whom she met in the summer of 1985 in Spain.
From then on, under her mom's guidance and sometimes insistence, she began practicing Kundalini Yoga and later Sat Nam Rasayan, and other 3HO lifestyle practices.
She met Guru Dev (Master of Sat Nam Rasayan) in 1990 at age 11. She attended her first European Yoga Festival in Loches, France in 1992 at age 13; Also the first time she sat through White Tantric Yoga.
She was “counseled”, and receiving "Healing Treatments" by GuruDev Singh and was regularly sexually abused by him at the age of 16/17. She was forced to keep quiet by her mom and Guru Dev Singh and overall community atmosphere.
At 19 (1998) she was "moved" to the Amsterdam Ashram, working for the ashram, the 3HO Foundation and the Yogi Tea Company for several years in numerous capacities.
In 1999 she married a former MPA student from San Diego, CA (who’s parents are well-known members in 3HO) and their wedding was officiated by GuruDev Singh at Solstice 1999.
They had three daughters together and later divorced in 2010. She currently resides in San Diego, CA with her four daughters.) She’s a massage and cranio-sacral therapist part time, a writer and a self healer.
Song credit: No Ceiling by Eddie Vedder
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