Andy Steinfeld is a relative newcomer to Kundalini Yoga, but he’s as passionate as anyone about the practice. Last year was his first Sat Nam Fest. For Andy, deciding to return to the Berkshires this year was a “no-brainer.” Here, he shares his experience and love for the festival.

Sat Nam Fest: What struck you most about Sat Nam Fest Berkshires last year?

Andy: I loved seeing in person all the artists and yoga teachers that I had been watching on YouTube. It was like seeing all the rock stars of the Kundalini world. Also, just the overall vibe was so wonderful. Being with and meeting so many like-minded people was truly amazing. To live the lifestyle all day for the time I was there was pretty cool.

Sat Nam Fest: What was your favorite workshop?

Andy: All the workshops were great. There were different parts of each of them that I really enjoyed. But, if I had to pick just one, it would be Gurmukh’s. Sitting and listening to Gurmukh speak was hypnotic to me. Her knowledge and her essence were beyond astounding. You just knew you were in the presence of someone very rare and special. Gurmukh’s connection to our practice is so strong. A very powerful woman.

Sat Nam Fest: What was your favorite concert?

Andy: Snatam Kaur. When you hear the recorded version of “The Long Time Sun” song after every Kundalini class and then you sit there and see and hear her perform it…Goosebumps! Also, when Snatam chanted “Akal” and over 200 people stood and held hands, it was magical. They also passed around cookies that were really tasty!

Sat Nam Fest: How did it change your relationship to your practice?

Andy: It certainly took it to the next level. I was committed before I went, but when I returned I had a much deeper love of the practice.

Sat Nam Fest: Why did you decide to return this year?

Andy: It was a no brainer. I had such a great experience last year, I can’t wait to go again. The memories I made will last me a lifetime! Last year, I was just there for the weekend. This year, I’ll be there for the entire time!

If you have yet to register, we hope you consider joining us in the Berkshires, August 9-13, 2017. There are a wide variety of tickets available — from one-day to weekend to five-day passes! Wahe Guru!


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Cate discovered Kundalini Yoga by accident nearly 20 years ago and was surprised and thrilled by how engaged, energized, and inspired it made her feel. She’s been practicing ever since. In 2008, Cate completed her Level 1 (200 hr) teacher training with Hari Kaur Khalsa of Hari NYC. In 2012, she broadened her knowledge with a very special Holistic Hatha Yoga training (300 hr) with Amy Witmyer of Sacred Space. More recently, Cate completed her training in Shakti Dance™ with Dharma Devi Kaur, a beautiful dance practice that grew out of the teachings of Kundalini Yoga. She lives in Montclair, New Jersey with her husband and two teenage children, and she co-owns Montclair Kundalini Yoga, a business dedicated to sharing the teachings of Kundalini Yoga and Shakti Dance™ with all who want to experience it.