HERE ARE THE TEACHERS AND MUSICIANS THAT REGULARLY JOIN US AT SAT NAM FEST. 

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.

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.

Aisling Urwin

Aisling Urwin is a harpist and songwriter from the seaside town of Kenmare in the South West of Ireland. Aisling aspires to use the harp in a contemporary context, challenging traditional views in an effort to stretch people’s preconceptions about what the harp should sound like.

Her work reflects the sounds of today’s youthful modern Irish traditional music, an ever evolving tradition.  Aisling’s music combines the organic sounds of lever harp and natural vocals with rich electronic sounds and textures.

She will be playing with Ajeet Kaur at Sat Nam Fest.

Akah

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

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

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

Alice Fulks

Alice Fulks is a certified Holistic Nutritionist, Kundalini Yoga Teacher, and Radiant Life Coach.

Alyson-Atma

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.

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.
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.

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

Dharam Dev
Dharam Dev is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. She is a Lead Kundalini Yoga Teacher Trainer who studied directly with Yogi Bhajan for over 30 years.
 
Ezra Landis
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.
 
Feather and Dot
Feather and Dot is a Tribal Electronic duo from Los Angeles. Producers Sanjay and Hargo take it from Sacred to Sexy on the dance floor fuzing ancient mantras with Deep House and Downtempo tribal grooves. Making waves at the festival scene in 2017 with epic sets at iconic gatherings Burning Man, Lightning in a Bottle, Shaktifest/Bhaktifest, Summer Solstice Sadhana, and Oregon Eclipse, Feather and Dot are part of a growing culture that is devouring underground electronic music, yoga, spirituality, sexuality, and empowerment.
Ghylian Bell

Ghylian Bell is a master lifestylist focused on reminding us of our “knowing energy” through lost indigenous practices of sound, ceremony, breathing and movement. Having practiced and taught yoga for over 20 years, she has witnessed its transformative healing powers and is beyond passionate about sharing wellness with others.

She started The Urban Yoga Foundation in Nov 2007 which provides language, yoga poses, breathing and mindfulness techniques to marginalized student populations in schools, organizations and corporations globally. As founder of the Urban Yoga Foundation Ghylian has trained over 200 teachers and reached over 500,000 individuals. UYF is a grassroots volunteer based organization building communities of wellness and educating people to the true meaning of a service practice.

Ghylian is a strong supporter of multi-generational experiences to re-connect us all and has studied Ashtanga with Eddie Stern and Manju Jois, ISTHA with Allen Finger, Heart Of Yoga with Mark Whitwell, Childrens Yoga with Jodi Komitor, Kemetic Yoga with Yiser Ra Hotep and Hatha with Tao Porsche Lynch.

Ghylian and Sunseed have worked together bringing movement and sound as a compliment to any yoga practice.

Implementing an array of tones and sonorous sound waves, inducing meditative states and vivified relaxation. Sunseed inacts the vibratory OM spectrum via singing bowls, chime bars, crystal pyramids, Gongs and a medley of organically resounding tools. Ghylian and Sunseed take you on a Journey Of ceremony and sound as you balance and create inner harmony and peace.

Grecco Burrato

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.

 

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.

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 Singh

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.”

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 in the GuruGanesha Band.

Guru Prem Singh Khalsa
GuruPrem Singh 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 40 years. For over 30 years he has participated in Kundalini Yoga teacher training programs world wide. GuruPrem has had an active practice at the Khalsa Medical Clinic in Beverly Hills, as a teacher, structural, breath, Yogic and Massage Therapist for over 40 years.  He is the author of three books, ‘ “The Heart Rules”, “Divine Alignment”, and the New Everyday Devotion: The Heart of Being!   He is also a musician, producer and composer, some of his most popular titles: Tantric Har with Simran Kaur & with Nirinjan Kaur: Humee Hum Brahm Hum & Every Heartbeat is God’s Name to me.
GuruMeher Singh

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.

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.

Guru Sangat

Bio coming soon!

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

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

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.

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

Jaya Lakshmi & Ananda
Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda are Oregon based musical artists in the genre of mantra music and heart songs. As inspired singer/songwriters, they are best known for their English devotional lyrics infused with vedic mantras but are also well known for their enchanting acoustic kirtans. They are known for their powerful blend of modern and ancient soundscapes that touches the heart and invokes a meditative connected state. They both play guitar and harmonium while weaving vocal melodies. In addition, Jaya Lakshmi plays keyboard and Ananda captivates audiences with the bansuri flute.
“Listening to Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda is like being serenaded by a choir of angels. They sweep you up and lift you to a blissful state, infuse you with sweetness and leave you with a sense of the Sacred within all life. Sublime.” Kia Miller (Radiant Yoga Teacher)
Jai-Jagdeesh
Jai-Jagdeesh began her relationship with music in a temple in India over 25 years ago. Between then and now, her innovative spirit has walked many artistic paths: singer, actress, classical Indian dancer, photographer, and writer. As she immersed herself in music, she discovered a voice that is at once vulnerable and powerful, and her songs began to travel across the globe. Grounded by a practice of Kundalini Yoga, her singing comes from a deep well of raw emotion and profound devotion. 
 
Resonating with spiritual seekers around the world, Jai-Jagdeesh’s music has topped the Billboard and iTunes charts. Her albums include the bestselling “Down Come the Walls,” “Of Heaven & Earth,” and “I Am Thine,” as well as the Kundalini meditation collections “Miracles Abound” and “The Expansive Spirit.” Her concerts take listeners on a wild, heart-opening ride; one of mystery, magic, inspiration, and joy.
 
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.

Jai Chand & Grayson
Rooted in harmony and their connection as Twin Flame Besties, Jai Chand + Grayson’s music is a reflection of their devotion to the sound current.
They released their first single “Gobinday Mukunday” to wide-acclaim in spring 2019, and their debut album is set to release in the spring of 2020.
Jai Chand + Grayson have had the pleasure to perform alongside Hansu Jot, Aykanna, Sat Purkh and Sukha and they are excited to have their premier performance at Sat Nam Fest West! 
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.

Kirinjot
Karena Virginia

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.

Krishna Kaur

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.

Kjord Davis

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.

Mahan Kirn

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. 

Mike Tamburo

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.

Onkar
Onkar is a student and teacher of Kundalini Yoga, intuitive counselor and meditative healer. She is level 1 & 2 certified, level 1 Satnam Rasayan healer and the founder of HEALREVIVE- an online platform of support for bringing spiritual ritualism into our everyday lives. She brings her love and wisdom of teaching and meditation experience to create powerful 40-day programs that help to heal the mind, body and soul. Known for her approachable methods for accessing the technology of Kundalini Yoga Onkar, has brought this accessibility to the masses as a frequent contributor to mainstream publications and wellness brands. She finds the greatest joy in life being a mother, wife and teacher. You can find her at www.healrevive.com
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.
Ram Kirin

Ram Kirin teaches Kundalini Yoga, “The yoga of awareness.” He has studied under many spiritual masters and it is now his gift to share with the world. Ram Kirin uses the sacred sound of the gong to help rebalance the physical, mental, and emotional state of all who seek its harmony and alignment. Ram Kirin resides in Los Angeles where he teaches extensively. Classes range from meditative to highly energetic and he has taught at Golden Bridge,Yoga West and many other studios in the LA area. He also taught all over the USA inc Colorado, Joshua Tree, the Bay area, Sat Nam Festival and Burning Man Festival, and shared the sacred sound of the gong at the Bhakti Festival. For many years RamKirin has lived by and believes in an early morning Sadhana practice (daily discipline). “I have a daily feeling of immense gratitude for the guidance that has led me on this path, and as a teacher I feel it is important to help guide the students on their own empowering journey of self.”

Sat Kartar Singh

Bio coming soon!

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.

Simran Kaur

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.

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.

Sukhdev
Sukhdev Jackson is one of the international faces of the new generation of Kundalini Yoga teachers.
Supporting women to return to their true power is her expertise. Sukhdev is the founder of “Shakti School”,  school created to serve and train women to develop into their true power through the Women’s teachings of Kundalini Yoga and meditation.
Sukhdev is also part  of the world renowned musical duo “Aykanna”, and is  a “Billboard Magazine” acclaimed musician, with a career spanning over 20 years.
She currently teaches at the world renowned Omega Institute in  New York, Kripalu, Blue Spirit in Costa Rica, Summer Solstice Celebration & Woman’s Camp in New Mexico.
She lives with her husband and 5 year old daughter in Ojai, CA and is currently working on a new album.
Sukha

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.

Tommy Rosen

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

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.

Tiaga Prem Bio

Tiaga Prem (Formerly known as Reno Muenz) has spent 20 years uncovering what it means to live a spiritually inspired-conscious life. He believes every student has the capacity to step into the role of the master. He shares authentically from many wisdom traditions and from his love of music, both of which inspire his devotional classes.

Tripp Dudley

Bio coming soon!

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.

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