Teachers & 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.
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 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.
Amanbir Singh – Kundalini Yoga teacher, acupuncturist, and singer draws his influence from studying the power of vibration, mantra and the sound current to promote healing and elevation at many levels. Based in New York City, Amanbir has been teaching Kundalini Yoga and Meditation for several years in both classes and teacher trainings.
Known for his sense of humor, music, and extensive knowledge of the healing field, he offers a direct and fun approach to the healing dynamics of Kundalini Yoga. Amanbir currently shares his in-depth understanding of energetic and physical anatomy in numerous Kundalini Yoga and therapy trainings worldwide. He serves as one of the lead teachers and directors of Golden Bridge Yoga trainings with Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa.
His passion with music is to inspire everyone to find joy in all moments and celebrate the creative current that runs through all.
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.
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.
A friend introduced Andi Flax to Kundalini yoga; when she sang “Long Time Sun” for the first time, she heard the “true” voice of her soul, and knew that she was home.
Andi is committed to the idea of life as a piece of art, and lives in service to humanity through the expression of her music and feels both honored and privileged to be able to pass on these beautiful and sacred teachings of Kundalini yoga and Naad Yoga (the yoga of sound/mantra) She currently resides in Newport Rhode Island, and is a kundalini yoga teacher, birth and postpartum doula, and a second degree reiki practitioner.
Arjan Kaur Khalsa
Arjan Kaur Khalsa is an Intuitive Counselor & Healer, who is a devoted lover of God, an Angel Therapy Practitioner, a gifted medium, and an equally experienced yogini and meditator. Arjan Kaur & Sham Rang Singh met and married 19 years ago after each had already discovered deep romantic relationships with God as the Beloved.
Alyson Atma Simms, E-RYT 500, is a natural bridge between the earthly and divine realms. She was drawn to her first yoga class in 2001 and her life became one of devotion to all forms of yoga and healing. Her teaching style brings an intensity of spirit, while enveloping you in grace and humor. With a degree in Art Education and a long-time interest in gems and jewelry making, it only seemed natural to bring these into her love of yoga. Her teachings in Hatha, Kundalini, & Meditation have led her around the world to teach. Her business, Atma’s Offerings, supplies delightful mala beads and other devotional products.
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
Ezra Landis has become a strong presence in the world music circuit, sharing the stage with renowned artists such as Snatam Kaur, Ajeet Kaur, C.C. White, Simrit Kaur, Donna DeLory, and Jai-Jagdeesh. His gentle yet powerful guitar playing offers a profound musical experience as he weaves together influences from folk to funk to flamenco, reggae to rock and Celtic to classical. Outside of the world of sacred chant music, Ezra also finds great joy in writing and performing instrumental music with his band Same Size Feet.
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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, a child of the ‘60s, grew up in a world where social expression and musical boundaries were confined to a very rigid set of rules that the 1950’s America dictated. Then one day that all changed: It was in 1964 that the Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show for the first time, and the world was never the same. He knew right away what his life long calling would be and then set out across the country armed with a guitar and a vision to touch people’s souls with sound and love.
Early influences by Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead and Eric Clapton formed the early ideas for GuruGanesha but it’s when he met Yogi Bhajan in 1972 that all of his life’s ideals would form into one statement of joy. “I was inspired in a way that I had never felt before. It was as if my heart burst open as if it were the sun itself.”
Now, in his work with the musical alchemy that is the GuruGanesha Band he has embarked on an ultimate expression of spirit, love, and rock ‘n’ roll! “I love our new sound! In bringing a guitar band to our stage of world sacred and devotional music, we’re offering conscious rock ‘n’ roll for the soul.”
Gurusangat’s lyrical, poetic, and groove-based bass lines are undeniable. They are the foundation that the GuruGanesha Band is built atop of. At the age of 11 he began playing in the famed French Quarter of New Orleans, honing his skills and developing his own musical vocabulary. Continuing that journey into the minute-by-minute thrill of busking in Boston is where this singer-songwriter took on the mission to inspire hearts around the world with peace, joy, and unity.
“I was pretty fearless, and loved singing and playing, so I did well in the subways of Cambridge and Boston, and in the French Quarter of New Orleans.”
A seasoned professional with more than a dozen production credits to his name, he is also one of the finest sonic architects around. His effortless ability to blend sounds, voices, and mantras into one gorgeous landscape makes him one of the great talents in the business. Joining the GuruGanesha Band as a bass player, vocalist, songwriter and producer is part of the vital mix that makes the GuruGanesha Band a perfect fit
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
Dr. Haridass Kaur
Dr. Haridass Kaur Khalsa is a Kundalini Yoga Lead Teacher Trainer. She emphasizes deep meditative practices combined with energetic yoga allowing students the space to process and witness their own evolutionary process of awakening. Haridass Kaur, PhD specializes in delivering the teachings with fierce precision and enthusiasm. She has a doctorate in Natural Health and focuses on biomechanics, diaphragmatic breath, and Kundalini Yoga to alleviate Chronic Pain. She is leads a dynamic team of international trainers in Level 1 Teacher Trainings in Mexico, Chile, Peru, and Bali.
Harnam (Tony Zatzick), MFA, is an artist, yogi and musician who deftly weaves these powerful elements into his transformational workshops. Whether creating mandalas, leading sacred chant, or teaching yoga – Harnam will take you there. He is known for his heart-centered, authentic, and engaging style. His paintings and recordings are critically acclaimed for their transformational and soulful power. His upcoming album Speed of Love is scheduled for release in Fall 2018. Visit www.harnamusic.com to experience his paintings and other albums: “A Fearless Heart” and “All Roads”, “Awakening Your Creative Fire”, and “Removing Obstacles”.
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.
Jayalakshmi & Ananda
Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda are Oregon based musical artists in the genre of mantra music. They offer kirtan, healing mantra music and Kirtronica (kirtan and electronica fusion). In their 6 years together, they have released 8 albums on Sounds True, Spirit Voyage and independently. They tour nationally and internationally holding their own events and retreats. In addition, they perform and teach at festivals and regularly offer Kirtronica at ecstatic dances.
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.regularly offer Kirtronica at ecstatic dances.
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.
Mike Tamburo has spent his life serving and exploring the power of music. His concerts and workshops are heart centered, uplifting, sonically multi-dimensional, life affirming experiences that focus on self transformation through conscious listening and breathing. He lives in deep gratitude and joy that his life of music has had meaning and been of use to the world around him. He seeks peace and harmony in his life and hopes to share this peace with others through his music and teachings.
Through extensive national tours both solo and with Crown of Eternity, Mike has offered countless workshops, classes, therapy sessions, concerts and retreats and has guided thousands of people to listen deeply, relax, reconnect to themselves and most importantly marvel at the power of sound.
Over the past 20+ years Mike Tamburo has become well known as a multi-instrumentalist, music educator, interdisciplinary sound artist, video artist, sound therapist, writer, meditation teacher and avid traveler; sharing over 1800 public and private performances and recording more than 65 albums of ecstatic and transcendental music as well as folk, drone, ambient and sometimes unclassifiable sounds. Early in Tamburo’s career he gained notoriety for his string playing (hammered dulcimer, guitar and shahi baaja). In many of his early performances he began to enter into altered states of consciousness and have out of body experiences while performing. In order to understand these experiences he went into years of self study; exploring Kundalini Yoga, energy work, the therapeutic use of sound and how sound effects consciousness, human perception and self healing. His love for long sustained drones, overtones and psychoacoustics led him to working with multiple gongs and other tuned metal instruments (bells, sound plates, singing bowls) as well as exploring the healing power of mantra and toning.
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.
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SUKHA is a mantra band, from Los Angeles. Comprised of Sukhmani, a KRI Level II Kundalini Yoga teacher, and her husband/guitarist/yogi Sukhman. SUKHA exists to open the doors for others to fall in love with the elevating effects and healing powers of mantra music, yoga & meditation. They produce & compose their own blend of unique and “folk & rock-inspired” mantra music. Sukha regularly plays in Sukhmani’s Kundalini Yoga classes, trainings and workshops. They also regularly lead Kirtan and support other yoga teachers with mantra music for various yoga styles including, but not limited to Kundalini, Bhakti and Yin. Sukha‘s international and national tours often include an eclectic mix of world-class musicians. They are known for their high-vibration & heart centered delivery. Sukha‘s dynamic full-length albums include their award winning debut mantra album (2016) RISE, “a concept album for the Root Chakra”, and their recently released (2018) critically acclaimed album CUSP “a concept album for the Sacral Chakra”. Their 3rd album FIRE, inspired by the Navel Chakra, is currently in pre-production with an expected release date in 2020. All albums are co-produced by Ram Dass Khalsa.
Satya Scainetti is the founder and designer of Satya Jewelry. A philanthropist, yoga teacher and Reiki healer, Satya lives a lifestyle dedicated to giving back to the world community. The name Satya, meaning “truth” in Sanskrit, inspires each wearer to find and live their individual truth. Satya has built a devoted global following as she creates beautiful, inspiring and meaningful jewelry that resonates with each customer’s own personal journey. Satya’s background in social work and passion for early childhood education sparked the creation of the Satya Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides children all over the world with hope, change and the opportunity to fulfill their destinies.
Sat Kartar Singh
“I’m an accidental rock star,” says Sat Kartar with a chuckle. With his self effacing humor and sincere worldview, his spiritual heart began when he met Yogi Bhajan in 1972. He loved that Yogi Bhajan was incorporating Western music and guitar into the ancient sacred teachings of mantra and divine poetry.
Like GuruGanesha, Sat Kartar is also a child of the new wave of spiritual exploration and heart opening that came from the 1960s. Early on, like so many children of the era, he picked up an acoustic guitar and started forming poetry and lyrics to fit his precise and harmonic rhythm guitar style. Later on he fused all of that with his love for Indian music by learning the tabla and harmonium. Those influences are easy to pick out today in GuruGanesha Band’s musical language that transcends boundaries, cultures, and generation.
Sat Kartar and GuruGanesha have been singing and playing together for more than 25 years. He has been with the GuruGanesha Band since its inception, and more recently has been writing music and collaborating with the entire band. Sat Kartar’s influence and maturity in the band is an integral part of its leadership and future.
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.
Sham Rang Singh
Dr. Sham-Rang Singh Khalsa is a physician who has also practiced Kundalini yoga and meditation as a student of Yogi Bhajan for over 35 years. Dr. ShamRang merges Ayurveda (traditional Indian yogic healing), yoga and western medicine, utilizing meditation with a strong focus on helping people open to their own self-healing. He teaches from a place of humor and challenge, pushing the student to greater awareness without fear.
There has never been any question in Sirgun Kaur’s mind what she should do “when she grew up.” From collecting nursery rhymes as an infant, to sharing her adolescent woes with a sympathetic piano, or touring the United States as a singer-songwriter in her early 20s, music has always been an anchor in Sirgun’s life. It was not until she discovered Kundalini Yoga, chanting, and mantra, however, that she understood the transformative and healing potential of music. Since then, Sirgun has released four albums of sacred chants: Reclaim Your Happiness, Dayaal, The Cosmic Gift, and The Music Within. Sirgun’s first two albums were funded entirely through the generous support of her global fanbase, for which she is infinitely grateful. She lives in Phoenix, AZ, with her husband and two sons.
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.
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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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