Who is Guru Jagat's husband Teg Vedjeet? Celebrity yoga coach dies at 41
Colleen Wachob, the Co-CEO of MindBodyGreen, revealed on August 2 that Guru Jagat had died 'suddenly from a pulmonary embolism'
Guru Jagat, the renowned yoga coach who inspired famous Hollywood celebrities such as Kate Hudson, Alicia Keys, and Kelly Rutherford, died at the age of 41 on Sunday, August 1, leaving thousands of her followers mourning her death. The news of her death was first revealed on Monday, August 2, by Colleen Wachob, the Co-CEO of MindBodyGreen, revealing that Jagat had died “suddenly from a pulmonary embolism.” Her memorial message for the yoga teacher read, "Jason and I are heartbroken by the loss of someone who has left an incredible legacy in the well-being world and was a life-changing visionary to so many leaders and experts.”
Jagat founded the RA MA Institute—a yoga and meditation studio with multiple locations in California, Spain, and New York. She was also the author of the bestselling book 'Invincible Living.' Her achievements also included conducting guest lectures at Harvard Divinity School, starting her own business school, and launching RA MA Records. Some of the other celebrity "gurus" who recently made headlines in their own respective fields include Dave Ramsey, Craig Ivey, Jamie Lee and Amy Bond.
Jagat's Instagram page is still active. Those managing her account also mourned her loss, thanking her followers for the overpouring of tributes on social media. "Community— THANK YOU all for the tremendous outpouring of prayers, love, support, and strength. Your intention and practice are deeply felt through time and space. Together, we are helping to create and hold the space of healing and miracles needed for Guru Jagat right now," read the latest post on Jagat's Instagram.
The post added, "To keep our incredible community unified in prayer during these pivotal days ahead, a live stream of the Guru Ram Das meditation is now open on zoom 24/7 so we can chant together around the world. Join at the link below and continue to help us send Guru Jagat the strongest beams of healing and strength we can collectively hold. What’s needed most right now is this - your most powerful and intentional prayers. And your practice- your diligent, steady, and most devotional practice. We love you all more than we can express. Thank you. Sat Nam." The Kundalini yoga teacher is survived by her husband Teg Vedjeet, who according to his Instagram page is the director of RA MA Institute.
Who is Teg Vedjeet?
Teg Vegjeet also goes by the name Teg Nam. Not much else is known about him except the fact that he appears in a number of Jagat's posts where she adoringly refers to her husband as the "love of her life." In one of her latest posts, Jagat talked about making peace with death, alongside a photo of herself with Vedjeet. "In a world where death is the hunter, my friend, there is no time for regrets or doubts. There is only time for decisions. Death is the only wise advisor that we have. Whenever you feel, as you always do, that everything is going wrong and you're about to be annihilated, turn to your death and ask if that is so. Your death will tell you that you're wrong; that nothing really matters outside its touch. Your death will tell you, 'I haven't touched you yet.' — Don Juan. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the outpouring of prayers & well wishes. We are so grateful. My body is weak but my spirit is STRONG!!!"
She also celebrated her husband on July 22, writing, "Hero Husband Vibes coming in so strong. I love you so much @tegnam. #gurujagat #loveofmylife #ramamensleague."
She features in his Instagram posts too, some dating back to 2019. One such post shows him playfully hugging her from behind as they walked through what looked like a garden.
Who is John Wineland?
However, some reports list Jagat's partner as John Wineland, who is a motivational speaker. However, there are no official sources confirming if she was ever married to him or dated him in the past. There is no mention of him in any of her recent posts. Neither does she appear in any of his Instagram posts. In fact, his social media page is filled with just videos of his public speeches. In 2014, he had launched the Aquarian Relationship Series with Guru Jagat, offering workshops around the world.