A Cult Within a Cult: Charlotte Medlock on Guru Jagat

A Cult Within a Cult: Charlotte Medlock on Guru Jagat

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TikTok-famous Charlotte Medlock was once swept up in the world of the late Guru Jagat, aka Katie Griggs, the Rama Institute and Kundalini. Charlotte wants you to know that this particular Russian nesting doll of Yoga, new-age West Coast-style spirituality, and female empowerment vibes wasn’t all love and light. And we want you to know it all sounds more than A Little Bit Culty. We’re chatting with her about what she thought she was getting into when she first collided with Guru Jagat; when it all started to go off the rails; and how she’s turning the page after a chapter marked by an epically Bad Boss and a cult within a cult. 


Shownotes: The late Guru Jagat, born Katie Griggs, was a prominent figure in the world of Kundalini Yoga. At the height of her fame she was reportedly a personal guru to Hollywood stars like Kate Hudson and Alicia Keys. She was also a magnet for controversy, and a staunch defender of none other than Yogi Bhajan. In case you don’t know who that is, he is credited with bringing Kundalini to the west, and was later accused of rape, sexual misconduct, and financial wrongdoing. 


About Charlotte Medlock:


Charlotte Medlock is a marketing specialist based in Los Angeles. In her work she focuses on the wellness and meditation space, and has helped apps surpass 100k downloads, launched online courses with revenue of over 300k a month, and created viral memes on Instagram. In addition to her work experience, Charlotte has garnered a following on TikTok, where she shares stories and advice based on her cult experience and recovery. She’s currently writing a memoir about her time in the cult. Follow her at:

https://www.tiktok.com/@charlotte.medlock https://www.instagram.com/charlottemedlockk

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