Trainers 26 

Awtar Kaur Khalsa has been living, studying, and teaching in Kundalini Yoga ashrams since 1972. She is a board member of the SSSC and is active in the Core Compassionate Reconciliation Commission.

Abkhazian, English

Daya became dedicated to her yoga practice when traveling to Nosara 20 years ago. She has since become a life-long practitioner on a spiritual path. Yoga is her lifestyle as mother, wife, grandparent, and educator. Daya has completed thousands of hours of training in various yoga schools and traditions. She brings this breadth of knowledge into her teaching and training programs. Daya is a devoted kundalini yogi, who is a KRI Certified Level 1 & 2, Intern in the ATA, Group Leader/Trainer assisting Kundalini Yoga Teacher Trainings Level 1 & Level 2 at Yoga West Los Angeles yearly working with Guru Singh on the teacher training team. Working privately with families and kids teaching mindfulness and yoga strategies is another passion for Daya. Teaching a variety of public classes in kids, teens, teen athletes, adult vinyasa, adult kundalini, restorative, pre/post-natal yoga classes along with teaching elementary school in Manhattan Beach. She is a mentor and trainer for Mind Up and Yoga Ed Trainer Programs. In the summer, you will find her at Summer Solstice Sadhana Celebration before heading to Costa Rica to lead teacher training for the Yoga Collective Nosara and Kids to Teens Yoga Teacher Training®.

English, Spanish

I have been a Counselor for Individuals, Couples, Families and Children in Beverly Hills for over 20 years. Cultivating ultimate efficacy and an elevated quality of life is the focus in relationships, work and recreation. I integrate the best of East and West by integrating cutting edge Western Psychology and Kundalini Yoga and Humanology as taught by Yogi Bhajan in my work. I am part of the Teacher Training team at Yoga West in West Los Angeles for Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training and am a Level 2 Group Leader. My husband, Siri Marka and I teach courses entitled "Love Beyond Time and Space", "The Miracle of the Breath", "How to Live and How to Die", "Grief: Romancing the Loss" and many others.

Dr. Krishna Khalsa has practiced Kundalini Yoga and Meditation for over 40 years. She studied with the master of Kundalini Yoga, Yogi Bhajan, trained with MSS Gurucharn Singh and has been a certified KRI teacher trainer since 1996. Dr. Krishna enjoys teaching Kundalini Yoga to hundreds of students in a variety of venues (e.g. workshops, health centers, Board of Education, international 3HO Yoga Centers). For the past 15 years, Krishna specialized in training teachers of Kundalini Yoga. As a certified Lead trainer, she delivers both Level 1 and Level 2 KRI Kundalini Yoga Teachers’ Training programs in Toronto, Canada, Sacramento, CA and Reno, NV. Dr. Krishna worked closely with KRI and other experienced trainers developing standards for the Aquarian Academy. She led and coordinate the team that designed and developed Level 3 Teacher training. This has been her love and passion. In her professional life, she works as the Future Workforce Learning & Development Program manager for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District.

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Guru Prem was given the title, Posture Master by Yogi Bhajan. He specialized in how to use the body correctly. He teaches the Breath, Bandhs, Mantra, Mudras, Dristi and Asanas and how to do them with ease for the maximum benefit. He has taught all over the world, New York City, Santiago, Asuncion, SaoPaulo, Mexico City, Brisbane, Toronto, Vancouver, Madrid, Barcelona, and had the honor of teaching at Solstice & European Yoga Festival! He has helped many to practice Yoga with ease and find a more comfortable seat, but also to have a more conscious awareness of ones body/mind/spirit and help people live from their 'True Heart'. He is the author of 'Divine Alignment', 'The Heart Rules' and the New book 'Everyday Devotion' and produces 3HO music! He just released with his wife, Simran 2 New Albums, 'Heal Me' & 'Suite: Kirtan Soheila'

Languages: Czech, English, Spanish Teach in: Los Angeles, CA (during the year) and also Czech Republic, mostly Prague (usually over the summer) Teacher Training Level 1. founder/administrator in Prague, Czech Republic Professional Trainer for TT Level 1 Czech Republic. Email: gurusansar@yahoo.com or skolakundalinijogy@gmail.com Web: kundaliniyoga.blog.cz My favorite topics are the Mind and the Relationships. I have been working a lot with women especially sharing the day-to-day application of Yogi Bhajan's teachings for women. In addition to these two, I have also developed a program on KY and English/Spanish. I like sharing KY with school teachers and healers to help them overcome stress and build their strength.

Catalan, Czech, German, English, Spanish, Russian, Slovak

In 1972, beginning in New Orleans, I lived in an ashram for 16 years, was the director of the Long Beach, CA ashram; was on the KRI Board of Directors in the early years; have taught Kundalini Yoga Classes consistently since 1972 and now caretake InnerWorks Wellness Center, home to Kundalini Yoga in Southern CA since 1988. Following the direction of my teacher, Yogi Bhajan, I obtained a PhD in Clinical Psychology and have been a practicing somatic-relational psychotherapist since the late 1970's. As a trainer of teachers my goal is to provide a safe, supportive, challenging environment, rich in opportunity, that optimizes personal growth and provides ample opportunity to practice teaching. It has been my challenge and my joy to embody this sacred science; to free the deep patterns of body/mind/behavior/relationship. I am humbled by and grateful for this mission.

GuruMeher means compassionate teacher. He began his studies with Yogi Bhajan in 1980 has taught Kundalini Yoga for 33 years and trains teachers in Level 1 and 2 courses internationally. He is a professional Life Coach, speaker, author and creator of Senses of the Soul. His work combines the transformational power of yoga, the skills of coaching, and his unique approach of working with emotions to access strength and spiritual growth. Workshops and full courses in Kundalini Yoga and Emotional Liberation are available live and on the web through SensesOfTheSoul.com and soulanswer.com. GuruMeher lives with his family and the 3HO/Sikh Dharma communities in Los Angeles, CA.

Har Simran Kaur discovered Kundalini Yoga in 1979, while she was living in Boston. Her longing to practice group sadhana inspired her to move into the Ashram. In 1983, she married her husband and moved to Los Angeles, where she attended Yogi Bhajan's twice-weekly classes and weekly Gurdwara lectures. At Yogi Bhajan's invitation, in 1989, she accepted responsibility for the running of his personal household. For ten years, she was immersed in the details and consciousness of serving him in this particular way. In 2003, she completed Level 1 Teacher Training. Since 2013, she has been part of the Level 1 training team at Guru Ram Das Ashram in San Francisco. She currently teaches three Kundalini Yoga classes a week at Kundalini Yoga by the Sea in Santa Monica, CA, and since the early days of the pandemic, co-hosts a daily group sadhana on zoom. She particularly enjoys welcoming new students to the practice and integrating Yogi Bhajan's teachings on Sikh Dharma with his teachings on Kundalini Yoga.

English

I have been practicing Kundalini Yoga since I was seventeen years old and started teaching in 1978. My wife Krishna Kaur Khalsa and I started co-teaching KRI Level One KY Teachers Training programs in the 1990s. We have conducted or been part of programs in Toronto, Canada; Sacramento, CA; San Francisco, CA and Reno, NV. We are creating an Interest List for the next Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teachers Training course in Sacramento and Reno, Nevada. Email: hdkhalsa@comcast.net

Dr. Haridass Kaur Khalsa, Ph.D. lives in Los Angeles, California, USA and is a KRI Lead Trainer. She is trained in Natural Health, Shiatsu-Anma and studies the biomechanics, Qi optimization, and neural patterning of pain sensory to alleviate Chronic Pain. She is focused on making local teachers and building sangat/communities worldwide. She is dedicated to spreading the Teachings far and wide and leads Level 1 Trainings in Bali, Chile, Peru, Mexico, Haiti, Panama, and in the United States. She teaches regularly at 3Ho Solstices, Sat Nam Fest Mexico, Bhaktifest and the European Yoga Festival. She serves as a member of Teacher Trainer Executive Committee and as a KRI Board member.

Ongoing and Upcoming Programs

Level One Teacher Training — Phoenix, AZ, USA, Sep 8, 2023 to Apr 7, 2024
Level One Teacher Training — Enumclaw, WA 98022, USA, Nov 1, 2023 to Apr 14, 2024

Jai Dev Singh is a yogi and internationally known teacher of Kundalini Yoga and Ayurveda. He is the founder and principal teacher of the Life-Force Academy - a global community for yogic teachings and practices with thousands of students in over 60 countries around the world- and the author of numerous courses on Kundalini Yoga and Ayurveda. Jai Dev is a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and served as the Clinical Director at the California College of Ayurveda, as well as the director of the college's Pancha Karma Center and Ayurvedic Spa. Jai Dev travels all over the world sharing the ancient yogic teachings in a uniquely accessible way that is relevant to our times.

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English, Spanish

Krishna Kaur has been teaching Kundalini Yoga since 1970. She opened the first Yoga Center in South Central LA in 1971, was a member of Yogi Bhajan’s personal staff for many years and founded Y.O.G.A. for Youth, a non-profit organization dedicated to changing the lives of challenged and incarcerated teens and pre-teens. Krishna is a joyous, up-beat teacher with a deep passion for living and sharing the technology of Kundalini Yoga. She literally studied at the feet of Yogi Bhajan, Master of Kundalini Yoga, for over 30 years, and is a longtime Kundalini Yoga teacher trainer of Level 1 and Level 2, in the US, Mexico, Canada, Europe, Africa and other places around the world. Her unique personality and sincere devotion to teaching makes the time spent in her workshops stimulating and uplifting.

Ongoing and Upcoming Programs

Level One Teacher Training — 1035 S Cloverdale Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019, USA, Jul 19, 2023 to Apr 21, 2024

I am a musician /yoga teacher giving seminars in Naad Yoga, Japji Sahib, The Art of Listening , Yogic Cooking and the martial art of Gatka. I am available for level 1 teachers training especially the Naad , mantra sections and the philosophy of Yoga. I have taught all over Europe ,Canada, Mexico and the US. I also give mantra concerts and kirtans as well as teach guitar, tabla and Indian vocal training and harmonium in person as well as via SKYPE.

Meherbani Kaur Khalsa is a KRI-certified teacher and a KRI Lead Kundalini Yoga teacher trainer and mentor. She has practiced and taught Kundalini Yoga most of her adult life and teaches from her heart with simplicity and humor. In addition to Kundalini Yoga, Meherbani also practices and teaches Yogi Bhajan’s healing art of Sat Nam Rasayan® and is one of a few individuals worldwide certified to teach this sacred art. Meherbani first met Yogi Bhajan in 1969 while attending UCLA and studied with him for over 30 years, including 15 summer intensives in New Mexico. She continues to enhance her teaching skills by attending yearly week long yoga and healing intensives in New Mexico, California and Italy, as well as occasional retreats in India. Since 1994, she and her husband, Guru Mantra Singh, have opened their home to the community holding daily morning Sadhana, teaching yoga and Sat Nam Rasayan® classes and hosting community events, yoga intensives, classes and seminars. Meherbani Kaur teaches in both English and Spanish and currently runs a yearly KRI level 1 teacher training program in San Diego, Ca. Contact her at www.sdkyi.com or info@sdkyi.com or 619 454-4295

English, Spanish

Ongoing and Upcoming Programs

Level One Teacher Training — San Diego, CA, USA, Feb 3, 2024 to Jul 28, 2024
Level Two Mind and Meditation — 1238 Upas St, San Diego, CA 92103, USA, Feb 24, 2024 to Mar 3, 2024

Enjoy teaching in the US, Asia, Iceland, Europe and meeting Kundalini Yoga teachers and students worldwide. Self-publlisher and author of Divine Relationships: Two Bodies, One Soul. namkaur@gmail.com

Born and raised in India, Priya had an early exposure to a myriad of religious beliefs, traditions, philosophies, and spiritual practices, leading her to question and seek the answers to the underlying Truth of life. Her firm foundation in the wisdom traditions of the East and her curious application of science and practicality of the West, bring about a seamless bridging of the Heart and Mind in all her offerings. Through her insistence on the practical application of spirituality in everyday life, she has become a catalyst for deep transformation and growth in the evolutionary journey of her students. Priya is also the co-founder of the Seventh Chakra Institute of Spiritual Sciences (SCISS) in California. She is a Motivational Speaker, and a Spiritual Life Coach, leads Workshops and Spiritual Retreats and is the Lead Faculty for SCISS Trainings. Through her relentless work, she continues to inspire countless, to clear their lives, commit to their own happiness and inspire others through their strength, stability, presence, and compassion. Follow her on Instagram @seventhchakrayoga For more info and current offerings visit: Seventhchakrayoga.com

English, Hindi, Panjabi

Sat Siri Kaur started the first Kundalini Yoga studio in Sydney Australia. She taught and ran the studio there for 4 years before moving to the US. She teaches at Wanderlust Hollywood in Los Angeles, and leads the Level One Teacher Training there. She travels internationally teaching Kundalini Yoga, and training new teachers. She believes training teachers of this sacred technology is the most important work of her life.

English

Ongoing and Upcoming Programs

Level Two Conscious Communication — Los Angeles, CA, USA, Jan 27, 2024 to Mar 17, 2024

Seva Simran Singh is a California grown Kundalini Yoga teacher and healer with deep compassion, an inspirational attitude and healing presence. He has been teaching Kundalini Yoga since 2004 after receiving certification at Yoga West in Los Angeles. He is currently an Associate and part of the Teacher Training programs in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Emphasizing empowerment, growth and refinement, Seva Simran’s classes are opportunities for individuals to strengthen the intuition, release unwanted habits and addictions and engage the current of their highest aspirations. His approach aids individuals in making simple yet significant changes to enjoy a more radiant and exalted life. www.gotkundalini.com

Born into a Yogic family, her parents Co-Directors of Kundalini Yoga East in New York City, started doing Yoga with her from day-one! She studied in India for 9 years. She has been teaching all aspects of KY Teacher Training for the last 15 years. She has taught in Teacher Trainings, in Mexico City, New York City, Los Angeles, Pasadena, Upland, Espanola, Crestone, Ft. Lauderdale, Herndon, Tallahassee & Eugene. She has also had the honor of teaching at Winter and Summer Solstice as well as at the European Yoga Festival. She has ongoing classes in Los Angeles. She has developed a Teacher Training Program for Divine Alignment & The Heart Rules to supplement any Teacher Training program and make sure that the teaching of how to do Kundalini Yoga correctly is carried forward. She has helped her husband of 27 years, GuruPrem Singh, write 3 books 'Divine Alignment', 'The Heart Rules' & a New book from KRI, 'Everyday Devotion' She has 4 Music Albums, 'Love Life', 'Heal Me' and 'Suite: Kirtan Soheila'

English

Ongoing and Upcoming Programs

Level One Teacher Training — 873 Broadway, New York, NY 10010, USA, Oct 14, 2023 to Nov 25, 2024
Level One Teacher Training — 27D Dalston Ln, London E8 3DF, UK, Oct 21, 2023 to May 26, 2024
Level Two Vitality and Stress — 873 Broadway, New York, NY 10010, USA, Jan 20, 2024 to Jun 15, 2024
Level Two Conscious Communication — Vilnius, Vilnius City Municipality, Lithuania, Feb 14, 2024 to Jun 22, 2024
21 Stages of Meditation - All Journeys — 873 Broadway #614, New York, NY 10010, USA, Apr 27, 2024 to Jun 2, 2024

Love teaching all over the US, Asia, Iceland, Europe....and meeting Kundalini Yoga teachers and students in new places! Self-publlisher and author of Divine Relationships: Two Bodies, One Soul in April, 2013. namkaur@gmail.com

Inspired to serve and learn from his teacher, Yogi Bhajan, Siri Marka taught his first Kundalini Yoga class over 44 years ago. With a smile and a grace he delivers vigorous and heart opening yoga kriyas and meditations from Yogi Bhajan's original weekly classes. Siri Marka is known to speak with joy and from the heart. When he is not teaching, he keeps fit by running the L.A. Marathon, which he has done for the last fifteen years. He also travels and teaches in his native language in different locations in Mexico and Chile. Together with his wife, Dharam Dev he teaches courses entitled, "Love Beyond Time and Space", "The Miracle of the Breath", "How to Live and How to Die", "Grief:Romancing the Loss" and more.

Ongoing and Upcoming Programs

Level One Teacher Training — C. 213, Limón, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica, Oct 28, 2023 to Apr 14, 2024