Gillian Symonds


BFA, Advertising, Art Center College of Design

International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association

Gillian is a certified Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Instructor, and a certified level 2 Sat Nam Rasayan, healing through consciousness, practitioner. She earned her BFA in Advertising Illustration at Art Center College of Design.

Her two passions, design and yoga merged when she was a freelance corporate graphic designer and illustrator. She brought Kundalini Yoga and meditation into the corporate environment by teaching staff at lunchtimes. She also served as art director Aquarian Times, a Kundalini Yoga magazine.

Gillian leads monthly healing and meditation workshops, teaches weekly public and private yoga classes at the Awareness Center in Pasadena, and yoga and meditation to patients in residential rehab. Her community service includes teaching yoga at the Cancer Support Group in Pasadena and graphic design for Jericho Road, a local organization that links professionals with non-profits who need their expertise.

Gillian enjoys her daily yoga and meditation practice. She also delights in reading books of all kinds and going to the opera with her husband.