Gurmukh was born Mary May Gibson in a small Illinois town. At age nineteen, she left her home and headed west. She was always a seeker from a young age, not really clear what she was seeking until she found her teacher Yogi Bhajan and her calling in 1970. She met Yogi Bhajan in Los Angeles, CA and knew she had found her path. He gave her a spiritual name, which means “one who helps thousands of people across the world ocean.” For over four decades Gurmukh has traveled the world to teach, inspired to fulfill her namesake.
Before opening her first yoga studio Gurmukh taught out of her home in Los Angeles. In 1985 her and her husband Gurushabd opened their first yoga center. It was a small and cozy studio that built a community for Kundalini Yoga in Los Angeles. Yogi Bhajan even came and blessed the studio with his teachings on several occasions.
After many years in this cozy space it was time to grow. The studio moved to Hollywood, and there in the middle of the “lights and action” Gurmukh taught daily. As the studio was nameless, Yogi Bhajan graced Gurmukh and Gurushabd with the name Golden Bridge Nite Moon. And so the studio became a spiritual village. With a café, wellness center and yoga boutique many people found sanctuary within its walls.
Her classes in Kundalini Yoga, meditation and pre and postnatal training became highly sought after in the yoga world. She began to get invitations to travel and teach at festivals and yoga conferences. Everything form Yoga Journal to The String Cheese Incident music festival. She was spreading the teachings of Kundalini Yoga beyond where they had gone before.
As the years continued, her and Gurushabd were given the opportunity to have studios in New York City and Santa Monica, both of which are still thriving sanctuaries for Kundalini Yoga & meditation. As the studios grew, Gurmukh was called to the road more and more. Eventually spending more then half the year traveling and teaching, the choice was made to keep the New York City and Santa Monica studios, but to close the studio in Hollywood.
Gurmukh now has a home in Taos, New Mexico where she goes to rest and meditate, and when she is not there she is living her namesake. You can find her in Santa Monica, New York City, and India several times a year, and lots of beautiful places in between.
Now in her 47th year of teaching, Gurmukh's grace and wisdom keeps on expanding and being transmitted through her teachings. You can find Gurmukh at Golden Bridge, on the road, on YouTube
, or on our Global Village (online studio)