HERE ARE THE TEACHERS AND MUSICIANS THAT REGULARLY JOIN US AT SAT NAM FEST.
WE WILL HAVE OUR 2020 PRESENTER LINE-UP SOLIDIFIED BY MID AUGUST
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.
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.
Ajeet Kaur is a recording artist, a yogi, and a carrier of ancient healing practices. She is a fresh new presence in the world of sacred chant, but her music has quickly found its way into thousand of hands around the world, carrying with it a sense of sacred space, and an opening to healing. Growing up in a musical and spiritual home in both the United States and Ireland, Ajeet found her way to the magic of sacred music at a young age, falling in love with the music, stories and mystery of many sacred traditions.
Celebrated as a top spiritual recording artist, Ajeet Kaur’s albums have been featured at #1 on iTunes World Chart and on the Billboard Top 10 New Age Chart. Collaboration is central in her work, and some of her collaborators include Snatam Kaur, Trevor Hall, and Peia. Ajeet now travels the world sharing music and practices for healing at her concerts, workshops and retreats.
Ordained healing minister, spiritual counselor, certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher, percussionist and, a 5th generation plant and spirit medicine man, Akah is gifted in his ability to fortify the teachings of Kundalini Yoga with science. and metaphors in ways that are both engaging and empowering.
Akah’s passionate teaching style is fueled by the intent to use the yogic teachings to balance the mind so we can be free to Be. He also uses the healing joy transmitted through rhythm and ancestral inspiration from his over two decades of being immersed in Indigenous ceremony.
In his spiritual counseling practice he offers a multi-dimensional perspective on health and recovery from addiction. Akah travels nationally and internationally with his wife sharing their medicine music and teachings as Aykanna. In his spiritual counseling practice he offers a holistic perspective on health and recovery from addiction and trauma. Akah also sees clients at Internationally known recovery center Passages in California. He lives in Beautiful Southern CA. with his wife and 5-year- old daughter.
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
Adarsh Kaur began her yogic journey in 1992 at the age of 14 and initiated a focused study of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan in 1999. She became a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher, continuing her studies directly with Yogi Bhajan. Under his guidance, she learned the practical applications of yoga in business, relationships, communication and community, and has used her leadership knowledge to serve the businesses founded by Yogi Bhajan. Adarsh Kaur continues to study and teach Kundalini yoga and Celestial Communication globally and, in her role as a Kundalini Research Institute Teacher Trainer, mentors students towards becoming teachers.
These teachings and experiences have transformed Adarsh Kaur’s life and have supported her through healing, emotional growth, success, confidence, relationships, and the creation of a courageous, beautiful life. She feels a sacred duty to share her experience and knowledge to support others in their own spiritual quest.
To learn more about Adarsh, go to www.adarshkaur.com
Alyson Atma Simms, Owner of Atma’s Offerings, E-RYT 500 Kundalini, 200 Hatha, is a natural bridge between the earthly and divine realms. Her teaching style brings an intensity of Spirit, while enveloping you in grace and humor. Your body will tune, your mind will balance, your courage will be summoned, and most importantly, your soul will shine. Her passions include healing gems, world traveling, dance, and creating community through business and healing groups.
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His lively teaching style draws from his practice in Traditional Chinese Medicine and other healing modalities. Hailing from New York City, Amanbir was originally drawn to Kundalini Yoga for its dynamic approach to expanding awareness and uplifting others. After seeing the incredible changes and opportunities that opened up in his life from the practice, he knew he had to become a teacher. With over a decade of teaching experience, Amanbir shares the wisdom and treasures he has discovered through the practice of Kundalini Yoga.
Azita Nahai Ph.D.
Dr. Azita Nahai is a Kundalini Yogi, speaker and therapist. She is the founder of Trauma to Dharma™ ~an experiential method that integrates a holistic mind-body-spirit approach to healing trauma and transforming one’s pain into purpose. As a domestic abuse survivor turned thriver Dr. Nahai experienced a piece missing in her own recovery, and so, she created it. Her decades of research support the use of Kundalini yoga and meditation as a valuable therapeutic modality in post-traumatic growth.
As a change agent and trauma specialist, she is fueled by her passion to awaken and empower others to become conscious and active participants in their own healing. Dr. Nahai’s anticipated Trauma to Dharma™ book is now available. Go to azitanahai.com for more details on the book and future Trauma to Dharma™ Full Immersion Workshops and E-Course.
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 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
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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 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.
Grecco Buratto is a Brazilian-born artist by nature, musician and record producer by trade, and a yogi by destiny. He began playing guitar at the age of 8. He relocated to Los Angeles to attend the Musicians Institute in 1995 and has since recorded with a long list of artists including Pink, Luis Fonsi, Boyz II Men, Backstreet Boys, Earth Wind and Fire, Lamont Dozier and George Duke. He has toured all over the world with international stars such as k.d. lang, Gwen Stefani, Shakira, Enrique Iglesias, Leehom Wang, JJ Lin, Anastacia, Mandy Moore, and jazz legends Sérgio Mendes, Airto Moreira, and Flora Purim. He is now touring with Snatam Kaur.
Guru Prem Singh Khalsa
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.
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GuruMeher translates to “compassionate teacher”, something that he brings into every class. GuruMeher studied directly with Yogi Bhajan and has taught Kundalini yoga and trained teachers internationally for over 35 years. He is the creator and author of Senses of the Soul, a system of self-therapy using heavy emotions mindfully as a source of intuitive guidance. As a professional life coach and certified Yoga Therapist, he teaches people worldwide how to solve the problems that block their success and happiness. See him at www.sensesofthesoul.com.
Gurumukh Mark Harris
Gurumukh Mark Harris, is a legacy Kundalini Yoga Teacher who first trained in the early 1970’s, and retrained with Krishna Kaur in the early 21st Century. A Nationally Certified Master Addictions Counselor, he has trained in the SuperHealth program. He is an award winning journalist, college educator, trauma informed therapist, storyteller, trainer and singer-songwriter. He infuses African and Native American traditions into his music and therapy practice.
The Yoga of Intersectionality workshop fuses Kundalini Yoga and Meditation with African-American therapy, Liberation Theology, and social justice / civil rights praxis. Intersectionality is the study of multiple intersecting systems of discrimination, which cause suffering, and how to liberate oneself from them.
This is satyagraha and self care for activists, or simply humans who wish to live well in challenging times.
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
Hari Rai Kaur Khalsa
Hari Rai has been composing and leading musical experiences in Gurudwaras, yoga studios, music studios, and on stages since a young age. Her music arises from an an eclectic background including a Sikh kirtan, kundalini mantras, Celtic jams, Zimbabwean marimba, Japanese taiko drums, and classical training in viola and violin. Her vibrant debut album “Eternity,” (2016) is a blend of mantra, shabd, poetry, and song with rich instrumental textures and meditative vocal melodies. She has performed internationally in Europe, Asia, and North America. She grew up in the ashram communities of LA and Espanola, immersed in the songs and mantras, is a KRI certified Kundalini yoga instructor, and holds degrees from Stanford and Oxford in creative writing. She currently lives in Santa Fe, NM. For more information visit www.hariraikhalsa.com
Hari Simran Khalsa
Hari Simran Khalsa was born into a family of Kundalini Yogis and has been a student of Yogi Bhajan since her early childhood. She was educated in India from KG through high school where she practiced the teachings of Yogi Bhajan, Kundalini yoga and yogic living on a daily basis. She has been teaching and practicing Kundalini Yoga and Ayurvedic medicine for over 10 years.
Hari Simran’s work with yoga practitioners and clients incorporates the principles of these powerful, ancient sciences to heal modern health and life issues. Using Ayurvedic medicine and Kundalini Yoga as tools to support self-healing and happiness, Hari Simran believes all people no matter what stage of life they are in can feel their very best both inside and out.
Hari Simran currently practices Ayurvedic medicine and teaches Kundalini Yoga in Los Angeles, CA. Contact her at www.harisimranayurveda.com
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”.
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.
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.
Jaya Lakshmi & Ananda
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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.
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.
Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, Kjord is a Los Angeles based KRI certified Level 1 and 2 Kundalini yoga teacher. He is the founder & visionary behind Indigo Lab LA, formerly a brick and mortar Kundalini yoga studio in West Hollywood that has now transformed into a health and wellness brand with classes, workshops and retreats worldwide. Kjord is also the Director of the Kundalini Program where he has built & preserved the heritage of Kundalini yoga in the space of the former Golden Bridge, now Wanderlust Hollywood. Devoted to the expansion of the practice & technology of Kundalini yoga, you can find Kjord supporting various Level 1 Teacher trainings throughout Los Angeles and teaching at festivals across the country. Kjord’s approach to the teachings is to use specific powerful yoga sets, breath-work patterns and meditations to break through mental blocks, transcending physical pressures while energizing the system and unlocking ones greatest potential allowing space for deeper levels of peace, joy and vitality.
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 Kirn is a world renowned yogi and healer who brings passion and inspiration to her teachings. She leads global workshops to support others in finding deep meditative silence and achieving self-mastery. Mahan Kirn is a Certified Kundalini Yoga Professional Trainer, White Tantric Yoga Facilitator, Level III Sat Nam Rasayan® Healer and serves on the Board of Directors of Humanology and Health Science. She is the founder of the non-profit Bound Lotus Foundation and has authored two books on Kundalini Yoga, The Bound Lotus and Three Minute Start.
Mahan Kirn began practicing Kundalini yoga at the early age of two and had the unique opportunity to learn the ancient art of healing directly from Yogi Bhajan for 10 years. At the age of 25, after being faced with a life debilitating disease and the possibility of living in a wheelchair, she was able to heal herself through deepening her exploration of Kundalini Yoga. Since then, she has dedicated her life to teaching others to transform their minds and bodies. Mahan Kirn currently resides in Los Angeles, where she offers a diverse array of services to her clientele through classes, corporate workshops and trainings and individual healing sessions in her private practice. For more information visit Mahankirn.com.
MAYA FIENNES IS A FORCE OF NATURE
Maya is a mother, musician, composer, yogi, and author of “Yoga for Real Life.” Her approach to yoga is about using the tools that yoga offers in day-to-day life.
“Everything in life we have to experience fully. We create our lives, we paint our canvas, we write our scenario, we direct it, and we act in it. This process has a beginning, middle and end. That’s what you get each time you come to my class.”
Maya’s approach to yoga is about using the tools that yoga offers in day-to-day life. She started yoga when she was a concert pianist to help her with the fear of performing, and to calm her nerves, but she soon realized that yoga helped her with anxiety and mental noise, too. Her deepest desire is to share the knowledge she gained to help people have a more fulfilled, joyful life.
Maya’s digital presence is growing exponentially as she travels the world facilitating retreats, live performances, and teacher trainings. She is the creator of KundaDance, which integrates her talents as yogi, dancer, musician and knowledge of Tai Chi and Qi Gong. Wherever she goes she inspires, uplifts, ignites, energizes and empowers! Her profound light transforms all in her wake and to meet her is to love her. She loves life, loves to serve, loves to dance, and loves to heal. Maya Fiennes is a pioneer of new ways of feeling, thinking and sharing, and she wants to help you create the life that you want!
In the words of the great Deepak Chopra…
“To be in her presence, and feel her spirit, her energy, and her teaching is an extraordinary experience.”
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Musical collaboration has always been an essential part of Sahib-Amar’s life. She began violin at age 9 but switched to viola a year later, fell in love with its deep, rich tone and stayed with it ever after. In additional to classical, she enjoys playing improv, musical shows, and kirtan. For her, the highlight of Solstice gatherings is playing music with everyone, and she is excited to be backing up so many different artists at Sat Nam Fest.
Sahib-Amar began Kundalini Yoga way back in 1969. The chanting and importance of music in 3HO was a big attraction! In 1972, she moved into the Española ashram and met Amar Singh at the Mendocino Summer Solstice, where they began playing music together since they were on silence and couldn’t talk to each other. They’ve been making music together ever since. Two years later, she was invited to join the Khalsa String Band and also married Amar. They spent their honeymoon touring and recording with the Khalsa String Band. They led the ashram in Madison, Wisconsin for six years. Following that, they lived in the St. Louis ashram and collaborated frequently with the inimitable Singh Kaur. They currently live in the SF Bay Area, where Sahib-Amar continues to teach Kundalini Yoga and participate in as many musical adventures as possible. She is also a free-lance editor.
Sahib-Amar has recorded with numerous 3HO artists. It was her great privilege to play with Singh Kaur on several albums (Fairy Night Songs, Universe, Wahe Guru Jio/Mender of Hearts, Peace Lagoon II). She is the proud mother of Ram Dass Khalsa, who is also a gifted musician and producer.
Sarah Calvert is a modern day Renaissance Woman who adorns many hats as an award-winning performing singer-songwriter, mantra musician, producer, assistant musical theatre director, former high school English teacher, freelance journalist, Extreme Freestyle Skiing competitor, ski, sailing and Kundalini Yoga instructor, outdoor wilderness guide and all around swell gal.
An accomplished multi-instrumentalist, she has produced and recorded four full-length CDs. “Love and Light” features Kundalini Yoga mantras; “Other Side” is a collection of original music; “Masala: Memories and Melodies” is a compilation of 11 original songs and their accompanying memoirs of traveling the world that lie behind the songs; “Santiago Sadhana” is her most recent album and features the Aquarian Sadhana mantras. Her music is as diverse as she is: folk; rock; jazz; blues; Latin; electronica.She has performed on stages all over Canada, the US, South America, India and Australia on world tours.
She began playing piano at seven years of age, and was influenced by her father’s rock and roll record collection, and her mother’s love of musical theatre. After leaving school-teaching, she became a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher and returned to college to study jazz piano and vocals: her true passions being yoga and music. She loves to teach. She loves to perform. She loves to spread the light.
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.
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.
Siri Marka Singh Khalsa
Inspired to serve and learn from his teacher, Yogi Bhajan, Siri Marka taught his first Kundalini Yoga class over 46 years ago. With a smile and a grace he delivers vigorous and heart opening yoga kriyas and meditations from Yogi Bhajan’s original weekly classes. Siri Marka is known to speak with joy and from the heart. As lead trainer for Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training he travels to Latin America to share the teachings there. He has been featured several times on Univision sharing the benefits of KY.
When he is not teaching, he keeps fit by running the L.A. Marathon, which he has done for the last 18 years. You can also see him as a Yogic Coach and Counselor in his Beverly Hills office. With love, humor and a dose of truth, Siri Marka will help propel you the next level in your spiritual evolution.
Sada Bahar Kaur
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Sat Kartar Singh
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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.
Simran has been doing Kundalini Yoga all her life, teaching for the last 20+ years. She is the Lead Trainer of Divine Alignment & The Heart Rules Training Courses. She is an expert in the Asana, bandh’s & alignment and has taught many KY Teacher Trainings for years. She has lived in Los Angeles since 1990, with her husband. She continues to practice and teach locally as well as around the world, bringing lightness, joy, ease and a smile to the yogic discipline. She has mastered(over 1,000 days of continuous practice) many meditations and Kriya including Bound Lotus and Kirtan Kriya.
Through inspirational concerts, workshops, immersion courses and retreats, the much-beloved devotional singer and Grammy nominated recording artist Snatam Kaur shares the power of Sikh sacred mantras with all the world. Possessed of an incandescently luminous voice and a deep knowledge of Kundalini yoga, her concerts and events are joyous occasions and a source of solace for our troubled times.
Sukhmani Kaur Rayat, from the UK, is a student of Bhupinder Singh Chaggar and is a student of Pandit Sharda Sahai of the Banares Gharana. Her tabla playing is powerful, precise, passionate and full of prana. She performs in many fusion bands as well as accompanying Indian classical music. Sukhmani has toured and performed with artists such as Snatam Kaur, Ajeet Kaur, Jai-Jagdeesh and many others.
Tommy Rosen is a yoga teacher and addiction recovery expert who has spent the last two decades immersed in recovery and wellness. He holds certifications in both Kundalini and Hatha Yoga and has 25 years of continuous recovery from drug addiction.
Tommy is one of the pioneers in the field of Yoga and Recovery assisting others to holistically transcend addictions of all kinds.
Tommy is the founder of the Recovery 2.0 Global Community, the Recovery 2.0 Online Conference series and the Recovery 2.0 Group Coaching Program. He leads Recovery 2.0 retreats and workshops internationally and presents regularly at yoga conferences and festivals.
Tommy’s first book, Recovery 2.0: Move Beyond Addiction and Upgrade Your Life, was published by Hay House in 2014.
Tommy and his wife, yoga teacher, Kia Miller, live in California where they teach yoga and grow organic vegetables in their backyard.
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.
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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.
Dr. Wendy Harris
Dr. Wendy Harris, PsyD, is a Level II IKYTA certified teacher of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, an International Trainer for Beyond Addiction: The Yogic Path to Recovery, and Director of the Addiction and Recovery Specialization at Antioch University Los Angeles. She is also a facilitator with Gabor Mate and leads groups through his Compassionate Inquiry program world-wide. In her work as a cutting edge, innovative Addiction Specialist, she integrates the teachings of Yogi Bhajan with evidence-based interventions in her transformational Recovery Coaching practice and immersion programs.
She teaches at Kundalini Yoga by the Sea in Santa Monica. Her online course, Overcoming Addiction is available through Spirit Voyage and Kundalini Yoga U.
After receiving a Bachelor of Science honors in information system and software engineering from Oxford Brookes University in the UK, Yogi Amandeep gave up his job to search for inner peace. His search lead him to India where he had the good fortune to study from many teachers of different yogic traditions. Yogi Amandeep primarily learned from the leading authority on Adwaite Vedanta, philosophy & history of ancient yogic traditions- the Udasi Sikh tradition of Baba Sri Chand and the Nirmala Sikh tradition of Guru Gobind Singh. He also studied with Yogi Bhajan, who he considers his primary teacher.
This experience also led him to pursue his studies in a field that focused on one’s relationship with the divine, healing and inner peace. He went on to complete two masters programs in comparative studies of world religions and counseling from University of South Australia.
Yogi Amandeep teaches his own form of yoga that merges the teachings from the various masters and teachers he has studied with. He is not a KRI-Certified Kundalini Yoga teacher.
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