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Puranpreet Kaur has fully committed her professional life to offering the teachings of Kundalini Yoga. She has taught 5-7 Kundalini Yoga classes per week since 2013, which includes weekly Aquarian Sadhana. Puranpreet has a Masters Degree in music performance and, since certifying as a Level One Kundalini Yoga teacher, has embraced many opportunities to study with well-respected KY mantra teachers. She has manifested her musical gifts through sacred music composition as a member of the band "Preet", which played its Aquarian Sadhana set at both Summer and Winter Solstice and at Khalsa Ladies Camp in Vancouver. She has found deep connection with the practices of Sikism, and has embraced this path more and more as she moves forward. Currently, her development through the Academy is a major focus. She has embraced opportunities as a member of the training team at Spirit Rising Foundation in Chicago, and also for continued growth outside this direct training environment.

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Shabad Kaur Khalsa, LCPC, LMFT, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, Cofounder of Spirit Rising Yoga, shares over 30 years of yogic lifestyle. Her deeply insightful transmission of yogic wisdom for women and Humanology (yogic science of relationships) is due to her having personally served Yogi Bhajan and transcribing and illustrating many of his teachings. As a psychotherapist, she specializes in offering alternative methods of treatment for anxiety and depression through integrating the teachings of Kundalini yoga and meditation. Shabad Kaur also loves teaching Kundalini prenatal yoga and assisting women in crossing the threshold into motherhood.

Shakta Kaur owns Kundalini Yoga in the Loop (KYL), in Chicago, Illinois, USA (www.shaktakaur.com; 312-922-4699). She is a Level 1 and Level 2 Lead trainer and a graduate of Level 3. Shakta teaches both in-person and 'virtual' Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, Breathwalk® and Levels 1 and 2 Teacher Training courses both in the USA and internationally. From 2004-2008 she served on the Board of Directors of the USA’s Yoga Alliance (YA) as both Secretary and Chair of the Board. She also served as YA's Interim CEO for eight months. Shakta has created a weekend 'Teacher Tune-Up Refresher Courses' for Kundalini Yoga Teachers. KYL's 'Shakta-Shakti' subscription service allows 'virtual' access to over 100+ 60- and 90-minute classes and 25+ workshops for a $20 monthly fee. Shakta's two DVDs (now available for download) --‘The Lunar Woman’ and ‘The Invincible Woman’--remind us to forever embrace the beauty and power of women in the world. In 1987 Shakta founded Women in Franchising, Inc. (WIF) and in 1993, the American Franchisee Association (AFA), a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.

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Level 1 and 2 Lead Teacher Trainer, CEO of the Spirit Rising Foundation. Practicing and teaching Kundalini Yoga for 49 years. A Jupiter teacher, he is jovial, expansive and inspirational, and draws on decades of spiritual practice, devotion and service. Specialties: Meditation, Sadhana, Sikh Dharma, Kundalini Yoga and the Gong.

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Ongoing and Upcoming Programs

Level Two Vitality and Stress — 848 Dodge Ave, Evanston, IL 60202, USA, Mar 12, 2022 to Jul 30, 2022
Level One Teacher Training — 848 Dodge Ave, Evanston, IL 60202, USA, Oct 8, 2022 to May 7, 2023