MUSICIANS

Music is central, the integral 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.

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

YOGA TEACHERS

Sat Nam Fest calls in some of the most inspired, most masterful Kundalini Yoga teachers in the world to guide you along your yoga journey. Together they add delicious depth and subtle sophistication to your practice. There’s something for everyone, whether just beginning or a seasoned yogi, transformation is yours as you elevate and celebrate with our brilliant teachers.

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.

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.

Akasha

Akasha became a student of Yogi Bhajan at the age of 11. This initiation with his teacher sparked his life-long quest to grow, learn and experience life through his body, mind and spirit. At 18, and by the direction of his teacher, Yogi Bhajan, Akasha began teaching Kundalini yoga and martial arts. During college, Akasha studied Ayurvedic medicine under Dr. Vasant Lad at the Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico. In his twenties, while living and working in India, Akasha began studying Ashtanga yoga w/ Pattabhi Joi’s nephew, Vish-wanath. His classes reflect his personal approach and include the traditions of Kundalini and classical Ashtanga for a heart-centered class that will leave students toned, stretched, centered and open, from the inside out. He currently offers workshops, retreats, teacher training and general classes throughout the year and is co-owner of Birmingham Yoga 

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.
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.

Ezra Landis
Ezra Landis grew up in the woods of NH surrounded by the stunning and effortless beauty of the natural world. He didn’t know it yet, but this was the beginning of his musical journey through life.
Through an unconventional upbringing and education Ezra and his two brothers happened upon an electric guitar, a drumset, and an electric bass. Almost instantly, a band was formed and energetic original music filled the air! Throughout the years Ezra has brought his love and reverence of nature, and joy of being alive to his guitar playing with passion and subtly. He has been a part of many rock/reggae/world/folk bands, all of which involved some member of his family.
The theme of flow has been evident as Ezra’s musical journey continued into the sacred chant realm with such artists as Girish, Irene Solea, and Tom Lena. Ezra is excited to now find himself touring the world with beloved Kundalini chant artists Snatam Kaur, Ajeet Kaur, and Simrit Kaur.
When not touring the world through music, Ezra likes to travel to the many beautiful cliffs and boulders that this world has to offer – and then climb them. When at home in NH, Ezra also enjoys the tangible creative process of hunkering down and making things out of wood.
GuruPrem & Simran

Simran & GuruPrem have been teaching together for decades in specialty courses and teacher trainings.

GuruPrem was named ‘Posture Master’ by Yogi Bhajan, and is an expert on body awareness in relationship to personal growth.  He is a KRI certified Teacher Trainer and has been practicing and teaching Yoga for over 30 years. He has had an active practice at the World famous Khalsa Medical Clinic in Beverly Hills, as a teacher, structural, breath, Yogic and Massage Therapist for over 28 years. Guru Prem is the author of three books, Divine Alignment, The Heart Rules and Everyday Devotion.  He is also a musician, producer and composer.
Simran Kaur Khalsa was born into a Kundalini Yoga family, she has done Yoga her whole life, the daughter of Sat Jivan Singh & Kaur: co-directors of Kundalini Yoga East in NYC, she is also mother to 2 young adults. In addition to teaching with her husband, she has taught Divine Alignment and The Heart Rules, all over the world. This includes the basics, bandhas, breathing and correct alignment applicable to easy and advanced Asana and Kriya’s. She has mastered many Kriya’s, including Kirtan Kriya and Bound Lotus. She is the voice of ‘Tantric Har’ and the new albums: ‘Heal Me’, ‘LoveLife’ & ‘Suite: Kirtan Soheila.’

Guru Singh

Dr. Guru Singh, DD, MMS, is a yogi, teacher, writer, composer-musician, shaman, ordained minister, healer, and family man. Guru Singh’s teaching grew from an esoteric curiosity inspired by his family’s deep connection to the masters of India and being ready when these teachers appeared.  His teaching style is a fusion of the eastern-mystic-spiritualism, and enough western pragmatism to be completely relevant.

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.

Gurujodha Singh

Gurujodha Singh is a Kundalini yoga teacher who began his studies with Yogi Bhajan in 1974. Gurujodha teaches yoga as a dynamic training method for martial arts and personal excellence. Gurujodha Singh Khalsa is a Sixth degree Black Belt and an instructor of Kenpo Karate at the Bryan Hawkins School of Kenpo Karate.

Gurujodha Singh was part of Yogi Bhajan’s personal security team from 1990 to 2003. He now serves as the current President of the Siri Singh Sahib Corporation. He is an attorney licensed in CA since 1979 and is one of four Chief Deputies in the Office of County Counsel, Bakersfield, Kern County, CA. He is the originator of a self-defense system entitled The Spiritual Warrior Training System and is a Sixth degree black belt Instructor of Kenpo Karate. He is a founding member of the Amritsar-Bakersfield Sister City Committee. His name means “Warrior of the Guru” and he regularly teaches martial arts to youth.

Harnam

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”.

Hansu Jot

Hansu Jot is born in Hamburg/ Germany with a taiwanese mother and and german father. 

Through the practise of his mother he very early came in touch with the values and various practises of Buddhism and the Chanting of Mantra and later decided as a young adult to dive into the teachings of Kundalini Yoga and Naad Yoga (Yoga of divine sound) to study its deep and healing impact on the human body, psyche and emotions.

Having finished the Kundalini Yoga teacher training in 2012 Hansu Jot is now traveling and touring the world to teach Kundalini Yoga workshops and share the Sacred Sound through Naad Yoga and Sacred Chanting events, has published three Sacred Chant albums with the the band Tera Naam and is about to publish his first solo album: ”To the stars and back” in the beginning of December 2018.

Since 2015 Hansu Jot is integrating the Art of Meditative Healing a KRI approved Healing Method into his teachings and personal consultations

Jai-Jagdeesh

Jai-Jagdeesh’s journey as a singer began over 20 years ago, in a temple in India, and the soundcurrent continued all through her childhood. While at school in Amritsar, she traveled around Northern India as one of the musical representatives of Yogi Bhajan’s foreign education program (now Miri Piri Academy), playing kirtan everywhere the students were invited. Between then and now, her creative spirit has walked many artistic paths – actress, classical Indian dancer, photographer and writer – and she says “I find myself truly fulfilled now that music has returned to the forefront.”

In 2010, Jai-Jagdeesh joined the Spirit Voyage family of recording artists. Her debut album, ‘I Am Thine’, a combination of sacred mantras and powerful English lyrics, was released in the summer of 2011 to record sales and acclaim. She began touring across the globe and performing at Sat Nam Fests, delighting crowds with her soulful voice and deeply authentic style. She released her first meditation CD of Kundalini mantra, ‘The Expansive Spirit’, as a part of Spirit Voyage’s Meditations for Transformation series in early 2012. Her second full-length studio album, ‘Of Heaven & Earth’, climbed up to #6 on Billboard’s New Age Music chart within the first few weeks of its release in the fall of 2013, and has been making waves on the airwaves around the world.

Jai-Jagdeesh continues to record (a new meditation CD, ‘Miracles Abound’ was released in February of 2015), perform, and express her heart’s deepest creativity. She is completely devoted to sharing these sacred sounds, and sings them from the center of her heart. With humility, grace and kindness, she brings a bit of dance and lot of love to the world of kirtan.

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.

Jamshied Sharifi

Jamshied Sharifi is an American composer and musician. He has produced most of Mirabai Ceiba’s albums and plays with them in concert whenever he possibly can make time in his busy schedule.  Born to an Iranian father and American mother, Sharifi was exposed to Jazz and Middle Eastern music as well as to European classical and church music. He began to study classical piano at age five and quickly developed a thirst for musical instruction and a desire to improvise. At age nine he began studying guitar and drums, and at age ten added flute.

 

Kia Miller

One of the most well-known Kundalini teachers in the West, Kia has an ability to translate the subtle teachings of Kundalini Yoga in a highly accessible way. Kia’s study of yoga began when she was 15. She is certified in both Hatha and Kundalini Yoga and teaches workshops, retreats and teacher trainings throughout the world. Kia’s passion is to share the Kundalini tradition infused with Bhakti. Kia’s classes are a powerful mix of Asana, breath, meditation and chanting that will leave you feeling uplifted and empowered. Practice with Kia online at  www.yogaglo.com.

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.

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.

Mirabai Ceiba

Mirabai Ceiba’s Markus and Angelika travel the world with their music while they lead lives devoted to their spiritual and yogic path.  Their practice is deeply personal and in their workshops they share the experience of yoga and music that have transformed their lives and continue to nourish and enrich them.

Mahankirn

Mahankirn is a world-renowned Kundalini Master Teacher and Healer.  When she was 18 she became a personal assistant to the Master of Kundalini Yoga, Yogi Bhajan, and was appointed as his personal healer for 10 years. She has studied with the current Master of Sat Nam Rasayan®, Guru Dev Singh for two decades and has received the highest certification in this healing modality. She believes that everyone has the capacity to reach a deep healing state of stillness within.  It is her passion to distill easy and user-friendly techniques from the teachings to share them with everyone.  She is the author of two books, Mah Boundlotus and Three Minute Start.  For information on private healing sessions and classes visit www.mahankirn.com

Ramdesh Kaur

Ramdesh is a devoted Kundalini yoga teacher who guides Spirit Voyage’s online community. The host of the 40 Day Global Sadhanas, Ramdesh’s unique blend of infectious enthusiasm and heart-centered compassion inspires thousands around the globe.  She also hosts Spirit Voyage Radio with Ramdesh on Unity.FM, one of the top-rated spirituality podcasts on ITunes and the network’s most popular show. She writes extensively on yoga, meditation and mantra and has a series of best-selling critically-acclaimed guided meditation albums.

Satwant Singh

Satwant Singh Khalsa has been teaching and practicing Kundalini Yoga under the guidance of the Master of Kundalini Yoga, Yogi Bhajan, for over forty years. Having also worked in the corporate world for over two decades, Satwant Singh is at home in both the sadhana room and the board room. A KRI-Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher, he teaches at Raj Yoga Center in Sterling, Virginia and has been at Sat Nam Fest since our first festival. He serves as Executive Director of the Siri Singh Sahib Corporation, a non-profit organization which manages the family of organizations that Yogi Bhajan established to spread the teachings of Kundalini Yoga and Sikh Dharma.

Sirgun

Bio Coming Soon!

Tej

Tej is the Custodian of the Archives of the Teachings of Yogi Bhajan, and a recognized authority on the teachings. She holds a Masters Degree in Counseling and for many years, worked on Yogi Bhajan’s correspondence during which she received extensive training from him on yogic counseling. Her classes are occasions to enjoy deep meditative experiences and to learn vast amounts of yogic knowledge.

Wah Khalsa

Wah Khalsa, daughter of Gurmukh and Guru Shabd was born into a lineage of yogis. Schooled in India, Wah is a true modern day yogi and global citizen. As a Kundalini Yoga teacher and student of Yogi Bhajan she uses the technology of yoga and its teachings to navigate through life. You can find her working and teaching at Golden Bridge or catch her on one of her soulful teaching treks around the world.

Sat Nam festival is a rejuvinating, inspiring event. The art, music, and yoga were a beautiful combination!

Anadel

Sat Nam Fest is a true and wonderful journey for the soul- I left feeling whole, refreshed, loved, and looking forward to the next one!

Alice

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