Teachers & Musicians

Musicians

Music is the core of the Sat Nam Fest experience. Our magnificent musicians carry us along on the sacred sound current, continuously harmonizing and vibrating the naam in waves that wash over us in pure bliss.  Kundalini Yoga’s music is shared with a depth of grace and devotion, you will be swept away.

During concerts, and as live music during yoga classes and workshops, musicians take the Sat Nam Fest experience higher and higher…to infinity and beyond.

Yoga Teachers

We’re bringing you more teachers and yoga classes than ever before, giving you an ocean of possibilities to expand into bliss. Every yoga class takes you higher, elevating your consciousness, opening your heart, bringing you closer to your inner Sat Nam.

Ajeet Kaur

Ajeet Kaur debuted her first solo album, At the Temple Door in 2014 and has been traveling  the world to offer music and yoga. Her love of music has led her around the world to study traditional Indian and Irish music.  Along with music, the love of Ajeet’s life has been her study of healing with her teacher Guru Dev Singh. Ajeet blends the healing power of ancient mantras with a fresh and unique contemporary style.

Aykanna
Aykanna is a sacred life revolution.  Best known for their musical group Aykanna, husband and wife team Sukhdev and Akahdahmah Jackson share their soulful, freestyle-infused, percussion-driven music with audiences all over the globe.  They share their passion for Kundalini yoga  and sacred chant through concerts, retreats, and workshops.
As a musical duo, Aykanna’s style is infused with a deep sense of unity, a strong connection to the sacred chant traditions of India, and a powerful influence from shamanic rhythms. Aykanna’s music is positive, inspiring and reaches out beyond the boundaries of kirtan and new age music genres and into the hearts of the mainstream.  This is music with a purpose.
Aykanna has performed at Sat Nam Fest, Wanderlust, Hanuman Festival, Yoga Journal Conference and Summer Solstice Sadhana Celebration as well as internationally in Central America, Europe and all over the US.  They just released their 6th album. A meditation album through Spirit Voyage named Light In The Darkness. They live in Ojai with their beautiful daughter Sahej who is five years old.
Yogi Amandeep

Yogi Amandeep Singh M.Sc(Aust), MA(UK), B.Sc Hons(UK) is a counsellor by profession and an accomplished yogi, having studied in depth many yogic traditions in India. He is a Kundalini Yoga Teacher, a scholar with Kundalini Research Institute(USA), Healer, Mystic & a teacher of Eastern Spirituality. He is a leading authority on philosophy & history of ancient yogic traditions. He brings great depth, accuracy, joy and spontaneity to his teaching. Being inspired by Yogi Bhajan, his master, he travels around the world sharing transforming wisdom.

 

Anne Novak

Anne Novak developed a deep and abiding love affair with Kundalini Yoga and Meditation after a lifetime studying physical therapy, fitness and the human body-mind.  She  has been working in the health and fitness industry for over twenty-five years and her instructional videos on Spirit Voyage’s YouTube channel are international sensations.  Anne’s teaching is powerful and insightful, combining a vast knowledge of the human body and a delicate grasp of the human heart.

Bachan

Bachan Kaur fell in love with the power of music to awaken spirit and bring wholeness and joy over 15 years ago, through Kundalini Yoga. Her live music and six albums are well-loved in the yoga world and beyond. As a devotee of heavens and earth, she has been living and learning in Mexico, Canada, and the USA, integrating her love of teaching, music, yoga, art, nature, travel, ceremony, and dance in private and group offerings, spiritual retreats, trainings, and events.

Hear her music at: http://bachanmusic.com/

Crown of Eternity

Crown of Eternity is a duo consisting of guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, singer, gong lover Harnek Singh (Mike Tamburo) and singer, pianist, gong lover Harnek Kaur (Gallina Tamburo).  They live in Pittsburgh, PA where they both teach kundalini yoga and run their own yoga and vibrational healing center.  They are an incredible force when they play their gongs and their participation at Sat Nam Fest is a true blessing.

Dharm Singh

Dharm is coauthor of the acclaimed book, Essential Kundalini Yoga – an Invitation to Radiant Health, Unconditional Love and the Awakening of Your Energetic Potential. He was an assistant to Yogi Bhajan, and the house piano player at Yogi Bhajan’s estate. He started practicing yoga at eight years old, learning hatha yoga from his mother, and has been teaching Kundalini Yoga for over 35 years. He has recorded five albums of sacred mantra music, including Angels of Awakening, and collaborated on many others. He is on the Board of Directors the non-profit corporation founded by Yogi Bhajan, 3HO Foundation. He is an ordained minister and counsellor, lives in the Mother Ashram community of Espanola NM, and travels to lead workshops, teacher trainings and concerts that are full of joy and experience. He teaches that by clearing energetic restrictions in our body and energy fields, opening our hearts, and surrendering to the love and grace of the universe, we can live with the profound beauty, bounty, love and connection that we were born to express in this lifetime. For more about Dharm please visit www.dharmji.com

 

Gurmukh

Bio coming soon!

 

GuruGanesha Band

GuruGanesha Band – Rock n Roll For the Soul

There are times when music becomes a truly transcendent experience, uniting performers and listeners in an ecstatic current of beauty and heartfelt emotion. When live music is at its best, the line between performer, participant, and the divine is dissolved and reassembled into one collective experience.

In the tradition of the sacred music artists of our time combined with some essential influences from classic rock ‘n’ roll greats, GuruGanesha Band embodies an entirely new music landscape and style that is conscious mantra based rock.

GuruGanesha Band effortlessly spans a multitude of musical styles, from deeply meditative musical compositions that unfold like lotus petals, to the spellbinding fusion of Indian raga and Western jazz, to full-on bhakti infused rock. The band expresses a universal musical language that transcends boundaries, cultures, and generations. Anyone who’s experienced the live juggernaut this is the GuruGanesha Band can testify to the fact that they’ve been part of an experience that is memorable and transformational.

When GuruGanesha himself experienced the groundbreaking musical adventures of the Grateful Dead in the ‘60s, he knew right away that he had found the seeds for his musical blueprint. The Dead’s loose but exciting melodies became something else when grace hit GuruGanesha in 1972. That’s when his life changed and his spiritual path was cemented by the meeting of his spiritual teacher, Yogi Bhajan. It was then that he was able to see that the path of musical alchemy could be combined with devoted spiritual service to create a union of love, melody, message, and rhythm in a way that hadn’t been done before.

GuruGanesha explains, “ As Yogi Bhajan strode the aisle from the back of the room, I could feel his presence. Amazingly, he stopped and spoke to me. With graceful eyes he looked down at me and simply said, ‘what took you so long.’ It was then, listening to Yogi ji, I laughed and felt joy for the first time since my own father had died. I was inspired.”

This inspirational musical mission took on many forms over the years, and has now culminated in the what is the ultimate expression of all the GGB members’ musical intentions. Part of the uniqueness behind the GGB is the different colors, textures, and ideas that each band member brings to this devotional sonic laboratory. GuruGanesha’s fluid lyrical lead guitar playing is complimented by the harmonic brilliance of Sat Kartar’s rhythm guitar, and then anchored to the groove by Guru Sangat’s brilliant jazz influenced bass lines and Fabio Pirozzolo’s world drum beats.

Like a magical breath of devotional grace each member can only barely put into words the effortless perfection that happens when the four of them plug in and exchange their musical vocabulary. Through improvisation, original composition and some traditional chant infusions the material for the upcoming GuruGanesha Band album People Of Love expresses exactly where they are at on this journey, at this moment in time.

And if it wasn’t for the joy of sharing it with the world out on the road the GGB would be in a barn somewhere in Vermont pounding out the sonic magic until all hours of the night and day.

Their open hearts encourage all to sing, chant, dance and meditate along with them. Those who have experienced the GuruGanesha Band live in concert already know that the group tears down the house while lifting the audience’s collective spirit to a higher plane. They are guiding the way towards a bold and blissful new direction for live mantra music that is perhaps more necessary now for the planet than ever before.

Crown of Eternity

Harnam Singh (Tony Zatzick), MFA, is a sacred artist, kirtan musician and dedicated Kundalini yoga teacher.  He has lectured on painting at many top universities and shown in galleries throughout the United States. Harnam is known for his engaging teaching style and the beauty of his powerful art, which often incorporates nature, sacred geometry, mandalas and divine deities. As a sacred chant artist, he shares his soulful music on the albums “A Fearless Heart” and “All Roads”.

Hari Kirin Kaur

Hari Kirin Kaur Khalsa is the author of  Art & Yoga: Kundalini Awakening in Everyday Life and a member of the 3HO Board of Directors. She has been quoted in Yoga Journal, Yoga International, and Spirituality & Health magazines as an expert on Yoga and Creativity. She is an artist, Creative Arts Therapist and a Lead Trainer of Kundalini Yoga. She has been a visiting lecturer at Boston University, Marlboro College, Hofstra University, Smith College, and Maine College of Art. She trains yoga teachers  and Art & Yoga facilitators around the world.  www.artandyoga.com

Jai-Jagdeesh

Jai-Jagdeesh’s journey as a singer began nearly 25 years ago, in a temple in India. Spending her formative years in Northern India – and traveling as a musical representative of Yogi Bhajan’s foreign education program – set the foundation for a deep connection to the sacred texts of the Kundalini yoga tradition & the Sikh faith. Between then and now, her creative spirit has walked many artistic paths: actress, classical Indian dancer, photographer, and writer. With music now at the forefront, Jai-Jagdeesh is effervescently expressive: Her journeying as a spiritual nomad coupled with a devotion to mantra and meditation has resulted in the creation of several acclaimed studio albums and meditation CDs, each one full of deep, transformative resonance. With new music on the horizon and two books up her sleeve, Jai-Jagdeesh continues to inspire and connect with audiences worldwide, sharing songs and stories from the very center of her heart.

 

Jai Dev

Jai Dev Singh is a yogi, teacher and practitioner of Ayurvedic Medicine. His innovative Ayurveda and Yoga courses have been attended and studied by thousands of people throughout the world. He is the creator of The Life-Force Formula, The Complete Course of Ayurveda and The Radiant Body Course.  Jai Dev lives in northern California with his wife, Simrit Kaur, and their son.

 

Krishna

Krishna Kaur, a dynamic, heart centered Yoga teacher, began studying with Yogi Bhajan in 1970 and has passionately taught the art and science of Kundalini Yoga and Self Awareness for 40 years. In her 70’s, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from her teaching in Africa, Mexico, and inner cities throughout the United States. A master teacher trainer of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan.

 

Karena

Karena Virginia brings 20 years of experience as a certified healer and highly acclaimed Kundalini yoga instructor. Before her teaching career, she worked in the entertainment industry as an actress and model. Her work encourages us to connect and empower our own personal truth through love, compassion, inner beauty, and radiance. Karena conducts ongoing workshops in the United States and Europe.  Karena believes deeply in synchronicity and miracles, and ever since her childhood she has been on a mission to bring light to others.  Many people who work with Karena say through her warmth, humor, compassion, heart -centered awareness and healing presence, she has a transformative quality that enables them to move past fear and into the path of least resistance where miracles happen with ease.

In 2015, Karena released the Amazon Choice DVD The Power of Kundalini Yoga with Sounds True. In 2017, she and her co-writer, Dharm Khalsa, released the highly acclaimed book Essential Kundalini Yoga with Sounds True. Karena is also the voice behind the IOS APP called Relax and Attract with Karena which has been helping thousands of people internationally to find peace in chaotic times.  Karena is a member of Oprah’s Belief team and continues to use her voice for positive change. Karena will be featured on the cover of Yoga Journal this summer with featured blogs and videos sharing the powerful transformative qualities of Kundalini Yoga. Karena resides in the NYC area; she spends her free time relaxing with her husband and two children.

Mahan Rishi

S.S. Mahan Rishi Singh Khalsa, D.C. Mahan Rishi Singh co-founded the Khalsa Healing Arts and Yoga Center in Yardley, PA. USA in 1989. He began studying yoga and meditation in 1973-4 and entered the Guru Ram Das Ashram in 1975 as a student and teacher of Kundalini yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Having taught nationally and internationally, along with traveling numerous times to India, he seeks to bring the ancient wisdom and authentic devotional practices of yoga and meditation into everyday life. He has been leading retreats and yatras (spiritual pilgrimages) to India, Nepal and Tibet over the past 25 years. His experiences of the kundalini and subtle energy currents of the etheric body have led him to guide his students toward Self-realization and illumination through Universal love and understanding. His vision is for each student to have an experience of vital energy, great joy, and liberating peace.

Mahan Rishi is also a doctor of Chiropractic and Herbal nutritionist. He graduated from New York Chiropractic College in 1988. Through natural healing practices and holistic health care he guides his client toward optimum health and well-being. Dr. Khalsa seeks to awaken the vital spirit and heart of each individual on their journey of wholeness and liberation. He graduated from the International School of Polarity Therapy in 1978 as a certified practitioner of Polarity Therapy………utilizing various techniques of energy balancing through bio-energetic synchronization, meridian balancing via pulse diagnosis using both Chinese and Auryvedic traditions, and auric balancing through breathwork and yogic practices he helps to enhance the vital life force of your body, mind and spirit….. Also trained in Reiki, Yogic subtle body, crystal and aromatherapy healing practices he releases deep emotional and vibrational blocks, unleashing your profound potential and vital energy.

Dr. Khalsa has studied with healing masters from around the world for over 30 years, including some of the oldest known yogi’s and dharma teachers, Swami Bua who still lives today at 119 in New York, and the world renowned Green Monk Bhante Dharmawara Mahatera who lived to 110. Dr. Khalsa’s knowledge of herbology and nutrition is valuable for anti-aging as well as rejuvenation. His experience over the past 20 years of tongue diagnosis and iridology give him deep insight into one’s internal bio-chemistry. By integrating herbology, and various orthomolecular therapies (vitamins and minerals) he is able to guide you toward optimum health. As a healthy vegetarian for over 30 years he is able to guide you toward creating healthy dietary habits which enhance your overall state of well-being.  After thirty years of dedication Mahan Rishi was given the minister’s title of Singh Sahib by Yoga Bhajan ….to serve as a spiritual minister of Sikh Dharma officiating weddings and other sacred ceremonies. Sessions with Mahan Rishi are gentle yet powerful, energizing and calming, creating a deep sense of peace and vitality.

In 2015, Karena released the Amazon Choice DVD The Power of Kundalini Yoga with Sounds True. In 2017, she and her co-writer, Dharm Khalsa, released the highly acclaimed book Essential Kundalini Yoga with Sounds True. Karena is also the voice behind the IOS APP called Relax and Attract with Karena which has been helping thousands of people internationally to find peace in chaotic times.  Karena is a member of Oprah’s Belief team and continues to use her voice for positive change. Karena will be featured on the cover of Yoga Journal this summer with featured blogs and videos sharing the powerful transformative qualities of Kundalini Yoga. Karena resides in the NYC area; she spends her free time relaxing with her husband and two children.

Dr. Ramdesh Kaur

Author of The Body Temple: Kundalini Yoga for Body Acceptance, Eating Disorders, and Radical Self-Love, and host of Spirit Voyage Radio with Ramdesh, a podcast that brings mantra and meditation to 300,000 listeners each year, Dr. Ramdesh’s unique brand of approachable, heart-centered humor brings Kundalini Yoga to every body and every heart.

Snatam Kaur

Snatam Kaur is a devotional singer whose music is a deeply personal spiritual journey.   Her voice has touched the hearts of millions around the world  from Moscow to Buenos Aires, from Hollywood to Bollywood, from Ram Dass to Oprah Winfrey.  But Snatam maintains her humble, deeply personal connection with her music and truly loves to share the teachings of Kundalini Yoga and Gurbani Kirtan through her music.

I knew nothing about Kundalini Yoga or the music before Sat Nam Fest. It was one of the most pleasant experiences of my life. The practice is so beautiful is making a huge difference in my life. When I got home and into my daily routine I noticed that every person I ran into was smiling back at me, as if my joy was infecting them, in a good way!

Kena

I loved having the opportunity to fully immerse myself in mantra for 4 days! I appreciate the level of consciousness and devotion that each of the artists brought to their offering. It was also awesome to have someone else prepare my meals for me!

Tracy

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