Paula Muran’s Kumara Yoga Institute is a new enlightenment and the yoga of the mind where you learn how to liberate limitation. Throughout the website you discover new and advance ways to establish a relationship with the inner YOU and weave together your body, mind and spirit.

Paula teaches how to get beyond fear and doubt and how to enlighten your mind. Her teachings are integrative, bridging the great philosophical insights found in Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism, not by advocating any religion, but rather by addressing the transcendental nature of life.

Kumara Yoga is our teaching section.

Happiness or Enlightenment?

The journey to becoming enlightened is very similar to the journey to living a happy life. It’s the discovery of You-building a relationship with the inner you.

Enlightenment is not

  • Withdrawal from society
  • Meditating all the time
  • Living a monastic life
  • Solitude lifestyle
  • Only for men or Buddhist

Enlightenment is

  • Happiness
  • Mental and emotional freedom
  • Not feeling burdened by past experiences
  • Establish a relationship with the inner you
  • Stop judging life; stay neutral through experiences
  • Everyone including world events are a reflection of you
  • Know everything begins and ends with you in your life
  • Become the attraction of what you want and allow your life to flow
  • No blame, no victim — take full responsibility for you and your actions
  • Stop defining yourself by other limiting factors
  • Live life on your terms not from your parents or society

Yoga and Meditation

The second yoga sutra states, yogash chitta-vritti-nirodhah. “Yoga is the complete calming of the activity of the mind.”  Carl G. Jung,  Swiss psychologist, described yoga as “One of the greatest things the human mind has ever created.”

The prime doctrines of self-realization are yoga and meditation and both provide spiritual vision and philosophical truths. It is by disciplined effort that you can reach your truth.

The Upanishad asks, “Without the practice of yoga, how could knowledge set the atman (soul) free?”

Meditation is crucial yet doesn’t provide the necessary “how to” get beyond personal suffering. This is the importance of Paula’s work.

Core Beliefs

These eight core beliefs are the foundation of life as you know it today. No matter what you think, the core of the belief/thought will resonate down to one of these eight below. They are:

  1. Fear
  2. Anger
  3. Confusion
  4. Resistance
  5. Denial
  6. Emotional addictions
  7. Worthiness (value)
  8. Love

Read more about the core beliefs here >

The true Self

Yoga is described as the union with the ultimate. The actual true Self is transcendental and universal. Realizing the true Self is a deeper journey. It’s the journey to enlightenment—a liberation (freedom) from the ego (fears, doubt, self-sabotage). Getting past these mindsets helps to shift deeper perceptions. It’s where you transcend deep personal limitations.

Enlightenment is not imagining figures of light but making the darkness conscious.” Carl Jung

Kumara Yoga History

Paula has maintained a life-long partnership with the spiritual Hindu deity Sanatkumara, and it’s this reason she chose to call her work Kumara Yoga. Read about Sanatkumara in the Chandogya Upanishads in a powerful discourse with Narada.

Kumara Yoga’s foundation is based on the powerful messages found in ancient yoga teachings, especially the Veda- Yoga Sutras and Upanishads. These teachings transpired 3000+ years ago and laid a perfect foundation for expanding consciousness.

Paula believes there are plenty of excellent asana teachers to learn posture yoga from. She brings you the yoga of the mind and a new enlightenment.

Liberate your limitation. Live mindfully and authentically in today’s world.


  To schedule with Paula-
email info@paulamuran.com