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.
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
His roots in classical music combined with a deep affinity for folk music creates the perfect blend of precision and soul. By winning three classical violin championships in his native Yugoslavia he received an scholarship to study in Canada, where from his road expanded to an extensive performance experience in different music branches and projects all around the world.
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.
GuruPrem & Simran
Simran & GuruPrem have been teaching together for decades in specialty courses and teacher trainings.
GuruPrem was named ‘Posture Master’ by Yogi Bhajan, and is an expert on body awareness in relationship to personal growth. He is a KRI certified Teacher Trainer and has been practicing and teaching Yoga for over 30 years. He has had an active practice at the World famous Khalsa Medical Clinic in Beverly Hills, as a teacher, structural, breath, Yogic and Massage Therapist for over 28 years. Guru Prem is the author of three books, Divine Alignment, The Heart Rules and Everyday Devotion. He is also a musician, producer and composer.
Simran Kaur Khalsa was born into a Kundalini Yoga family, she has done Yoga her whole life, the daughter of Sat Jivan Singh & Kaur: co-directors of Kundalini Yoga East in NYC, she is also mother to 2 young adults. In addition to teaching with her husband, she has taught Divine Alignment and The Heart Rules, all over the world. This includes the basics, bandhas, breathing and correct alignment applicable to easy and advanced Asana and Kriya’s. She has mastered many Kriya’s, including Kirtan Kriya and Bound Lotus. She is the voice of ‘Tantric Har’ and the new albums: ‘Heal Me’, ‘LoveLife’ & ‘Suite: Kirtan Soheila.’
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.
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.
Jai Dev Singh is a yogi, teacher and practitioner of Ayurvedic Medicine. His innovative Ayurveda and Yoga courses have been attended and studied by thousands of people throughout the world. He is the creator of The Life-Force Formula, The Complete Course of Ayurveda and The Radiant Body Course. Jai Dev lives in northern California with his wife, Simrit Kaur, and their son.
Jamshied Sharifi is an American composer and musician. He has produced most of Mirabai Ceiba’s albums and plays with them in concert whenever he possibly can make time in his busy schedule. Born to an Iranian father and American mother, Sharifi was exposed to Jazz and Middle Eastern music as well as to European classical and church music. He began to study classical piano at age five and quickly developed a thirst for musical instruction and a desire to improvise. At age nine he began studying guitar and drums, and at age ten added flute.
Jaya Lakshmi & 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.
Mirabai Ceiba’s Markus and Angelika travel the world with their music while they lead lives devoted to their spiritual and yogic path. Their practice is deeply personal and in their workshops they share the experience of yoga and music that have transformed their lives and continue to nourish and enrich them.
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.
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.
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.
Siri Ved Kaur
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Siri Ved Kaur
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Tej is the Custodian of the Archives of the Teachings of Yogi Bhajan, and a recognized authority on the teachings. She holds a Masters Degree in Counseling and for many years, worked on Yogi Bhajan’s correspondence during which she received extensive training from him on yogic counseling. Her classes are occasions to enjoy deep meditative experiences and to learn vast amounts of yogic knowledge.
Wah Khalsa, daughter of Gurmukh and Guru Shabd was born into a lineage of yogis. Schooled in India, Wah is a true modern day yogi and global citizen. As a Kundalini Yoga teacher and student of Yogi Bhajan she uses the technology of yoga and its teachings to navigate through life. You can find her working and teaching at Golden Bridge or catch her on one of her soulful teaching treks around the world.
Sat Nam festival is a rejuvinating, inspiring event. The art, music, and yoga were a beautiful combination!Anadel
Sat Nam Fest is a true and wonderful journey for the soul- I left feeling whole, refreshed, loved, and looking forward to the next one!Alice