Meet Sundari Ma


Many years ago, Sundari Ma had a profound experience of being touched by the presence and all-embracive love of the Goddess, which changed the course of her life. The longing had been ignited to follow this calling within her heart. In the same year, her father died from cancer. Witnessing his transition made her set the resolve to find and know supreme love within the heart of every being.

Sundari Ma founded and co-directed Soma Yoga, studio for Yoga, Ayurveda and Meditation in Freiburg, for many years, and has been teaching Vedic and Tantric wisdom for almost two decades. She studied closely with Dr. David Frawley and Tantric teacher Sally Kempton, among others. 

In Igor Vamadeva Kufayev, Advaita Tantra teacher and artist, she has recognized her ultimate spiritual guide. Sundari Ma has been serving the work of her Teacher and his community, Flowing Wakefulness, since 2015. Igor has trained and assigned Sundari Ma for the role of facilitating his work and teaching in his tradition because of her direct recognition of the subtlety and depth of his Teaching of the Heart and the understanding she gained from her own process of awakening.

In the essay The Touch of Grace, Sundari Ma shares candidly about her spiritual training and transformative journey under the guidance of her Teacher: the heart-to-heart connection beyond words, the transformation of consciousness that has been initiated and safeguarded by Igor, characteristic challenges that Kundalini awakening brings about, the integration of higher states of consciousness into the neurophysiology of the body, and the growing into spiritual maturity.

Sundari Ma, offers Igor’s transformative teachings in German and English since January 2021. Her courses, retreats and gatherings contain a unique blend of tantric teachings, guided meditations and intimate interactions with the group – tailored to the needs of the modern householder.

Sundari supports others on the spiritual path and journey of Kundalini awakening through personally tailored 1-2-1 sessions. It is her passion to re-connect people to the healing, life-sustaining and fiercely protective power of the Sacred Feminine at the Heart of all existence, and to re-awaken reverence for the mystery of life and Mother Nature. Her knowledge of the ancient wisdom traditions, insights gained from her own transformative process and work with her teacher form the foundation of her work.

She developed the 8-month course Shakti Sadhana – The Art of Meditation, synthesizing the teachings of inner tantric Yoga, Ayurveda and tantric psychology. It is her joy to support others to rise beyond their psychological limitations, to skilfully balance and integrate transformative changes and to live life from the Heart. Her offerings include meditation gatherings, women workshops and retreats that integrate yogic and tantric wisdom, meditation and lifestyle-skills for the modern householder. She currently lives in the beautiful city of Freiburg, Germany.

“Your heart will tell you that this is the place where your spiritual thirst will be quenched. You may have done years of yoga, or any number of spiritual practices or perhaps you are an artist or lover of life, but when a certain point comes and you truly know its time to awaken to yourself, then you can and must only trust your heart to guide you towards a guide that will reveal in you, the source of truth, knowledge and bliss. Sundari Ma is a true embodiment of this sat-chit-ananda and all those who take the leap into the mystery and beauty of her offerings will be given the opportunity to drink the nectar of the true Self.” 

~ Daisy Bowman – participant in the 4-month meditation program ‘The Nectar of the Self,’ 2024

Biography in a Nutshell


• Visit of High School for Music & Fine Arts in Bamberg (till 1994)
• Study of Forestry at Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg (1996-2001)
• Publication of “Landscape in Motion: The Human Relationship to Nature through Contemporary Dance,” (2002)
• Study of Contemporary Dance (1996), African Dance (1990-1995), New Dance & Improvisation (1999-2000).
• Trance healing, Reiki Master & Hypnosis therapy
• Beginning of Yoga & Meditation Sadhana in 1997
• Ayurveda Studies at the Shree Shankara Hospital in Kerala, South India (2003), Certificate of Ayurvedic Medicine, Practice & Kerala Treatments
• Co-Founder of “Yoga Lounge Freiburg – Studio for Vinyasa Yoga & Meditation” (2004)
• In-Depth Studies of Ayurveda & Jyotish – Vedic Astrology (since 2005)
• Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher, trained by Sharon Gannon & David Life (2007)
• Co-Founder & Co-Director of Soma Yoga Freiburg – Educational Center for Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda & Shakti Sadhana (2007)
• Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT), Yoga Alliance (since 2009)
• Study & Sadhana with Tantric Meditation Teacher Sally Kempton (2008-2014)
• Study of Ayurveda, Tantra, Mantra & Vedic Teachings with Dr. David Frawley & Yogini Shambhavi (2009-2013)
• Initiation into Neurophysiological Transformation and the “Path of the Heart” in June 2015 by Advaita Tantra Teacher Igor Vamadeva Kufayev
• Spiritual Training & selfless Service as part of Igor Vamadeva Kufayev’s community ‘Flowing Wakefulness’ since 2015
• Facilitator of Igor’s Work since 2016 & Teacher in his tradition of the Heart since 2020