Master Teachers S - W
This section starts with Kundalini Yoga Master Teacher Shabad Kaur and ending with Waheguru Singh Khalsa.
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Shabad Kaur Khalsa, MA, LCPC, LMFT, E-RYT 500 is Vice President of Kundalini Yoga Programming and Director of Spirit Rising Yoga, and one of the Directors of Spirit Rising Foundation of Illinois.
She personally served Yogi Bhajan and worked to transcribe many of his lectures on women's teaching and relationships.
These decades of experience provided her with what is a unique knowledge of the specifics of his meditations and kriyas and of the teachings.
She is a marriage and family therapist and expressive arts therapist in private practice. She integrates verbal, art and play therapy techniques with the teachings of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, offering a holistic approach in designing treatment plans. She facilitates experiential workshops at various settings including schools, clinical conferences, professional groups and hospitals.Spirit Rising Foundation
Shabad Saroop Singh is a certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor, co-founder and director of Equilibrium, and an independent business owner.
In 1981 he met Yogi Bhajan. He has been teaching Yoga for 30 years and regularly travels to study and deepen his knowledge of yoga.
Shabad shares the teachings of Yoga with a rare warmth, humanity, wisdom and a sense of humour. Teaching for him is a vehicle to serve others and to contribute to the upliftment of humanity.
Shakta Kaur Khalsa internationally recognized teacher of yoga for both adults and children, has been practicing and teaching for over three decades.Shakta is an IKYTA certified Kundalini Yoga instructor and teacher trainer, an AMS certified Montessori educator, and an E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance.
Yogi Bhajan recognized her as a teacher of children, and for many years had her answer inquiries he received about children's yoga.
Shakta began teaching children yoga in 1976 when she lived in a spiritual community in Baltimore, MD. She loved making up yoga stories, and the children seemed to love it too.
In time she became a Montessori teacher. From there, she began teaching yoga in schools and daycare centers and realized that she could not personally meet the demand for children's yoga.
Thus was born the Radiant Child Yoga Program (RCYP), a comprehensive system for training children's yoga teachers.
Shakta travels to around 40 cities each year teaching RCYP. Tens of thousands of people all over the world have benefited from this training, and RCYP has been recognized as CEU credits in public schools and therapy institutions as well as with Yoga Alliance.
In 1998 Shakta wrote Fly Like a Butterfly: Yoga for Children, which launched her career as an well-known author of several yoga books, musical CDs, and, most recently, Yoga In Motion DVD and Workbook.
She also teaches yoga workshops especially for women, based on her best-selling book Yoga for Women, and Kundalini yoga workshops for all levels. Shakta lives in Herndon, Virginia, USA.
Personal consultations are being offered in response to requests from those who have not been able to attend Shakta's courses, as well as from course participants.
Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, PhD PhD is founder and director of the Guru Ram Das Center for Medicine & Humanology.
A yoga instructor since 1971, she began to specialize in teaching Kundalini Yoga and Meditation to people with chronic or life threatening illness and their family members in 1986, under the direction of Yogi Bhajan.
As a non-profit organization, the Guru Ram Das Center for Medicine & Humanology brings the techniques of Kundalini Yoga into the health care field.
We provide instruction in Kundalini Yoga and Meditation to people with chronic or life threatening illness and their family members, offer continuing education and professional training to health care providers and conduct outcome studies on the health benefits of Kundalini Yoga practice.
The Center provides direct client services and yogically based programs for people with diabetes, cancer, heart disease, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, HIV, anxiety, depression and life transitions. We offer professional training and conduct outcome studies on the medical effects of yoga practice.
Shiv Charan Singh is the founding director of the Karam Kriya School and Kriya centre for Kundalini yoga in North London.
He runs training programmes throughout Europe, Russia and the Lebanon. Karam Kriya School which offers a number of courses including an accredited teacher training in Kundalini Yoga.
As an adolescent, he experienced full Kundalini rising, a term used to describe profound spiritual awakening.
Inspired by Sri Singh Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogi Ji he began learning and teaching Kundalini Yoga in 1982 supplementing this with a life long study of Numerology. The combination of these different influences have led to the development of a new approach to the art and skill of holistic living and dying.
The science of Applied Numerology can be studied which provides a tool for understanding the harmony and inter-relatedness of all things.
Karam Kriya means 'action in spiritual awareness'. He is a skilled counsellor, author of several books on human communication, "Let the Numbers Guide You: The Spiritual Science of Numerology".
Following a degree in humanities, he has undertaken extensive training in counselling and therapeutic skills. He has worked intensively and successfully with people who have drug habits and severe emotional problems, and he offers profoundly transformative individual counselling.
Karam Kriya Consultancy is a three-year course that focuses on communication and relationships.
S.S. Shiva Singh Khalsa is the President & Chief Executive Officer of the Spirit Rising Foundation. Since 1971 Shiva Singh has taught and lectured on yoga and meditation and other mind-body topics in scores of venues and to various populations ranging from children to University students to incarcerated felons.
In 1971, after some Hatha yoga practice, he was introduced to Kundalini Yoga. It made profound changes in his lifestyle, not least of which was to manage frequent seizures without medication.
It was this and the magnificent community that was blossoming around the teachings of Yogi Bhajan that saw him make a conscious commitment to this path in 1973.
He was ordained a Singh Sahib, Minister of Sikh Dharma in 1983 and has served the Sikh community in a variety of ways. Shiva Singh has received many honors and awards for his work in service to communities as an AIDS activist, to the Sikh and Indian communities.
He was recently honored as a foremost advocate for South Asian elderly and especially those neglected and abused and for which he is most proud, his work with preventing domestic violence against women.
He is on the staff that organizes the annual Summer Solstice Yoga Camp in New Mexico which attracts 1800 serious seekers each year to the high desert mountains for transformation and renewal.
In his role as minister and community organizer he helped found the groundbreaking Rogers Park Inter-religious Partners, a group of 20 faith traditions in the Chicago area in dialogue, collaboration and cooperation to use their faiths as bonds to increase the harmony, trust and community in their neighborhood.
He helped organize the Sikh participation in the 1993 Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago and he traveled with Yogi Bhajan in 1999 to the Parliament in South Africa and was influential in manifesting an historic meeting of Sikh leaders from all over the world.
At 1999's Parliament of the World's Religions,Yogiji had Shiva Singh represent him and Sikh Dharma on stage with the Dalai Lama and other religious leaders.
He is a pastoral counselor with 20 years of clinical experience. He is the Director of 3HO Foundation of Illinois and the Midwest's Senior Kundalini Yoga Teacher Trainer.
Dr. Siri Atma was a student of Yogi Bhajan for almost 30 years and served as his personal physician.
He is a KRI Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher & Teacher Trainer. He teaches at Yoga Centers, Solstices, Yoga Festivals and Teacher Training programs worldwide.
As a physician and healer, Dr. Siri Atma can help you understand how physical illness parallels spiritual challenge and opportunity.
Consultations incorporate yogic counseling, diet and nutrition, medical knowledge, Kundalini Yoga and meditation, to create permanent positive change in your relationships, health, career or spiritual path.
CD Lecture: In Merging Your Soul with the Infinite, Dr. Siri Atma talks about the paradox of having to both find and give up your identity in order to merge with the Infinite; the importance of your spiritual name; the benefits of a pure diet; and how to make time for sadhana!
Book: WAVES OF HEALING: Listening to the Voice of Your Soul
Siri Bandhu has taught at Ottawa University, 3HO Summer and Winter Solstices, KWTC (Khalsa Women's Training Camp 1979-1999), Director Health & Healing Education KWTC, Co-director 3HO, Ottawa, ON since 1979, and at the London College of Acupuncture in England.
Since 1976. Siri Bandhu Kaur Khalsa has practiced as a Registered Massage Therapist for 30 years.
Siri Chand Singh had studied at Maha Deva Ashram in Tucson Arizona in 1971 before being sent with Jhot Niranjan Kaur to open an Ashram in Nebraska. Siri Chand and Jhot Naranjan stayed in Nebraska almost 10 years.
While there he opened a Golden Temple Restaurant, YogaMat (pre-school children yoga), and taught yoga all over the state.
After leaving Nebraska in the early 198os Siri Chand started a "Wellness Week" retreat program in South Carolina which was held in the spring.
This program of kundalini yoga and various healing activities spanned over 25 years and has now relocated itself to the farmland of Maryland.
Presently Siri Chand teaches about 3 classes a day throughout suburban Washington DC . He also manages the Bethesda Co-op a natural foods store.
My first contact with Yogi Bhajan was in 1975 when I had a very vivid "dream" of meeting him in a back room where he was being attended by several women in white. We talked long and carefully about what we would do together, and I made my agreement with the plan. Years later, when I visited Guru Ram Das Ashram in LA, I recognized that as the place. That was where he met and counseled people for many years.
In January of 1976, my first KY class was an extraordinary experience! Then every night after that, even though my "head" might not have been into attending the class, some unseen force actually pulled me from my heart center, right to class at Ahimsa Ashram in Washington, DC.
Then a few months later, when I realized that I wouldn't have to pay to do yoga and meditation early in the morning, I began my daily sadhana! And I haven't quit.
Yogi Bhajan gave me my name in March of that year, and did his best to earnestly tell me more about my Destiny. But I was crying so hard (I am not normally a crier) that I couldn't hear him then. So, now I listen to him all the time!
In 1992 Yogi Bhajan and Guru Ram Das trained myself and another lady as healers from their subtle bodies. Then for several years I traveled constantly to teach and heal both nationally and internationally. Concerning my intuitive readings, Yogi Bhajan commented, "You are fantastic!"
In 2005, I returned to our Mother Ashram in Espanola, NM where I have been guided to create our virtual yoga center, Soul Answer that is now presenting affordable tele-courses taught by a variety of incredible KY teachers in our Soul Answer University.
I have also been led to create the series of courses called INTUITION TRAINING in which students learn to listen to and rely on their own God Self, their Soul.
In 2009, I was most surprised when Baba Siri Chand directed me to listen to him weekly, and then repeat his extraordinary lessons and meditations on free conference calls. He also provides most revealing insight along with healing energy in our telephone appointments with folks.
Siri Karm Singh Khalsa is the president and founder of The Boston Language Institute, which since 1981 has provided instruction, translation and interpreting services in over 140 languages to about 54,000 students and hundreds of corporations, universities and federal and state agencies.
The Institute also offers cross cultural seminars for companies doing business abroad and has trained about 1400 teachers in its internationally acclaimed TEFL Certificate (English teacher training) Program, lauded by the Wall Street Journal as "one of the better known (such) programs in the country."
Siri Karm has been teaching Kundalini Yoga and meditation, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, for 25 years and is a certified Level 1 Kundalini Yoga instructor as well as a Level 1 Sat Nam Rasayan practitioner.
He serves on Khalsa Council, the Advisory Council of the Boston Center for Community and Justice and the Executive Committee of Guru Ram Das Ashram in Millis, Massachusetts, where he lives with his wife, Siri Devta Kaur and his son, Guru Prakash Singh.
As a Sikh, Siri Karm believes that all religions share the same truth at their core and is a frequent speaker at such events as Buddhist and Baha'i services as well as at Boston area high schools, where he addresses such subjects as the vital contributions that immigrants make to American life and the personal growth available through exposure to different languages and cultures.
Siri Karm holds a BA from Haverford College in history and French and a certificate in French studies from the University of Montpellier in France. He is also a 2008 graduate of the LeadBoston Program of the Boston Center for Community and Justice.
Siri Krishna Kaur Khalsa has taught yoga from more than 25 years to private clients, group classes, and teachers across the United States.
She is a certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher and has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Fine Arts. She specializes in yoga classes for women with a focus on personal growth.Yoga at the Ashram
Siri Marka Singh taught his first kundalini yoga class over 37 years ago. He recognized at an early age, the priceless opportunity of practicing the art and science of KY thugh serving his teacher, Yogi Bhajan.
SS SiriNam Singh Khalsa, MS.Ed, began practicing yoga in 1976. He moved to Massachusetts in 1980 and shortly after began serving as the director of the Leverett Ashram for many years.
His present "downsized" home/ashram offers yoga classes and serves as a Sikh Gurdwara for the local community. He has been practicing and teaching Kundalini Yoga for more than 30 years.
SiriNam Singh Khalsa received his Masters degree in Special Education from SUNY at New Paltz.
He is an instructional leader for a large urban school district and has received the Distinguished Teacher award.
SiriNamSingh Khalsa has been fortunate to have authored several educational books which include: The Inclusive Classroom, Group Exercises for Social Skills and Self-Esteem, Breaking the Bully Cycle and Teaching Discipline and Self-Respect.
For the past 25 years, SiriNam has served as the director of Khalsa Youth Camp at Ram Das Puri, Espanola, New Mexico.
Siri Neel Kaur Khalsa is a certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher and Teacher Trainer. She began practicing yoga since 1968 and teaching since 1970. She teaches classes with people from ages 3-90.
Specialized classes for Gentle yoga, prenatal yoga and Mom and Baby yoga, plus a certified Teacher Training Course.
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Siri Ram Kaur Khalsa has 30 years as a minister of Sikh Dharma, Certified Kundalini Yoga teacher and as a life coach. She is an educator and an administrator, owning and operating schools and several businesses.
At present she and her family operate Ancient Healing Ways which provides all of our yogic products and the Teachings of Yogi Bhajan. She integrates these amazing products, yoga and meditation into her life coaching business.
In her spare time she assists on the India Yatra's. or write her at EMAIL
Siri Vedya Singh has been teaching Kundalini Yoga since 1977. From 1979 through he served as the Director of the San Francisco Kundalini Yoga Center, and has been teaching the Saturday morning class at the center for the last 15 years.
A student of Yogi Bhajan for nearly 30 years, Siri Vedya takes great delight in sharing stories and anecdotes taught by the Master of Kundalini Yoga.
Siri Vedya's classes include a short talk, live guitar music, and the deep intention to help each of his students cultivate their own ability to uplift and strengthen themselves.
Sopurkh Kaur served as a trusted aid and staff member to the Siri Singh Sahib Yogi Bhajan for over 25 years as the Comptroller and the Legal and Financial Council.
She was honored by the Siri Singh Sahib Yogi Bhajan to be entrusted with the title and office of "Director of Spiritual Trust". This was created to maintain the integrity and quality of the teachings of Yogi Bhajan on the practice of Kundalini yoga, meditation and humanology.
Sopurkh Kaur travels extensively as one of the facilitators of White Tantric Yoga, as Director of Spiritual Trust and in her capacity as President of many of the Dharmic businesses and nonprofit organizations.
She enjoys speaking and teaching about the wonderful visions and values that the Siri Singh Sahib taught her and is looking forward to serving the worldwide community with her lifetime experience of personal spiritual development.
Subagh Kaur Khalsa has been living in Brazil since 1986. Together with her husband, Guru Sewak Singh, they founded 3HO Instituto de Yoga in SÃo Paulo. Subagh Kaur was born in Pennsylvania, discovered yoga in Maine.
She teaches Kundalini Yoga, levels 1 and 2 and Meditation, Teacher Training and other related courses. At 3HO Brasil, there is a healing center, and can house up to 20 yogis ashram style. There is massage therapy and gong therapy. Llevels 1 and 2 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training.
3Ho Instituto De Kundalini Yoga Subagh Kaur Khalsa
Dr. Subagh Singh Khalsa has been studying and teaching yoga and meditation under the direction of Yogi Bhajan since 1971 and studying and practicing the healing techniques in "Anatomy of Miracles" (Sat Nam Rasayan®, since 197).
Subagh is a retired dentist and was formerly a Minister of Sikh Dharma. He and his wife, Subagh Kaur, co-direct Chautauqua's Mystic Heart Program and maintain this web site. He is also a sculptor and frequently engages in extended solo retreats.
He is alsso the author of Meditation for Absolutely Everyone, Success of the Soul. He lives in Rochester, New York.
Books by Subagh Khalsa:
The Success of Soul (help in establishing personal vision, and following through to its completion- packaged with two audio tapes to guide practice), available through Amazon.com.
Anatomy of Miracles (a guide to the spiritual healing process known as Sat Nam Rasayan) Available FREE PDFLulu
Healing Ourselves, Healing the World (eight lessons in mystic meditation practice), available FREE PDFLulu
The Kundalini Research Institute honors Sunder Singh Khalsa for his devoted service to the emergence of the Teachings of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan in Asia.
He brought the first Yoga Festival to SE Asia, which has become an annual event in Thailand, and has helped the emergence of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan in Thailand, China, Cambodia, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore and Sri Lanka and he oversees Teacher Training programs in these countries.
He serves as the KRI Coordinator for Teacher Training in Asia and also serves on the KRI Board of Directors and the Teacher Training Executive Council.
Sunder Singh Khalsa was born in Taiwan. He was told by two teachers that he had traveled the path of Dharma before. The first was Yogi Bhajan who told him that he was a saint in his past life, or as Yogi Bhajan put it, "You know what your problem is? You weren't just a saint, you were a big saint and everything you ever did wrong you have to pay off, for this is your last lifetime."
The second was Taoist Master Ni, who told Sunder that he was a Taoist and although in this life his form is different, he carries the essence of the Taoist teachings with him.
In 1971, he was living in the Tucson ashram and in the winter of that year he was sent out to start an ashram in upstate New York.
Prior to my journey to New York, I had an experience during my meditation that impacted me deeply. That experience was a vision or darshan of Sri Baba Siri Chand Ji. While there are too many details to go into here, I came out of that vision knowing I had agreed to something, what it was, at that time I had no idea. All I remembered was what Babaji said at the end of the vision, "It will be difficult, but you will come through it." Then he touched me on my forehead and everything dissolved into a white light.
Almost immediately afterwards, in both my meditation and my life, I experienced a major shift, as if all the pain and hurt of the world was going through me. This dark night of the soul went on for a few months, until it was too much for me to bear. I decided then to leave this Dharma.
Because I was a young man of 21, I foolishly thought if I left and found a different yogic path everything will magically revert back to how it was and I could just stay in my meditative bliss. So one night I packed all my belongings and was prepared to leave the next morning without telling anyone.
At two in the morning I was awakened by the most beautiful music. I remembered opening my eyes and just listening to this celestial sound. In the center of the sound was the mantra, "Har Har Ram Das Guru Hai," being repeated over and over. Needless to say, I decided to stay and used this mantra.
More than 15 years later, I was with Yogi Bhajan and told him my experience with the mantra minus the part about almost leaving. He looked deep into me, closed his eyes, and meditated. Finally he told me that Guru Ram Das Ji has given me a personal mantra and I should use it.
Only in the last few years have I started telling this story, because I feel it is time to share the grace of Guru Ram Das. Even though this mantra came to me, I feel it is for all of us, it is in that spirit I am sharing this, "Har Har Ram Das Guru Hai".
In the many years of teaching, I have only suggested the use of this mantra to one person. It was a Gurusikh in Singapore. He was the manager of a Sikh Center at that time and because of politics left his job. In the following months he could not find a job because of his long beard. He was told to either trim his beard or roll it up, neither of which, was an option for him.
Finally he emailed me and said, "I am at the end, I have no money, creditors are knocking on my door, I have a wife and two small children, I will do whatever you tell me." I gave him this mantra among other suggestions and in five days of his using it, his life turned around. Today he is a prosperous businessman. The point of this story for me is that in the darkest night, the grace of Guru Ram Das manifested with this mantra.
Tarn Taran Kaur Khalsa, NM, Director of Women's Studies for 3HO International, and studied directly with Yogi Bhajan starting in 1972.
Yogi Bhajan requested that she and her husband, Tarn Taran Singh, teach in Europe - where they established 3HO Germany Foundation.
In addition to serving as the 3HO WOMEN International Director and the Director of the KRI-approved Specialty Training for Conscious Pregnancy, Tarn Taran Kaur is also a KRI Teacher Trainer - Level I and II. She serves on the Boards of 3HO Foundation Int'l and KRI TTEC.
In 1972, Tarn Taran Kaur began to teach Kundalini Yoga for pregnant women in Amsterdam and later in Hamburg, Germany. Within the next years she received many requests from Kundalini Yoga Instructors throughout Europe who were interested to serve pregnant women with the yogic teachings. Her first pregnancy yoga teacher's training program began in Hamburg, Germany a few years later.
In 2000 Yogi Bhajan requested that Tarn Taran Kaur and her husband, Tarn Taran Singh, relocate to the United States and expand their efforts to the global family of 3HO. Within a short time the Conscious Pregnancy Training Program expanded even wider around the planet, for example, in Australia, Austria, Sweden, Mexico, and other countries.
In the Spring in 2011, Tarn Taran will be teaching five Level 2 trainings throughout Germany…in German!
Conscious Pregnancy Teacher Training in Warsaw, POLAND will be offered March 8 -14, 2011.
Conscious Pregnancy Books Available in English, German, French, Italian and Spanish. Conscious Pregnancy books, " Pregnancy Yoga Manual, Conscious Pregnancy: The Gift of Giving Life.
Tarn Taran Singh Khalsa became a student of Yogi Bhajan's in 1972. Teaching, training teachers and practicing Kundalini Yoga for more than 30 years in the USA, Europe and Latin America.
Tarn Taran Singh founded 3HO Germany, the European, Executive Director of the Aquarian Teacher.
Tej Kaur has been a student of Yogi Bhajan for over 30 years. She is the Custodian of the Archives of the Teachings of Yogi Bhajan, and a recognized authority on the teachings.
She has been involved in numerous Yogi Bhajan publications as transcriber, editor, and compiler including the Woman's Camp Series, "72 Stories of God, Good and Goods," and "The Master's Touch."
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. Tej teaches a regular schedule of classes at Golden Bridge Spiritual Village in Hollywood.
Tej talks about the hardest thing she's ever done as being the four years of White Tantric Yoga, every weekend, with Yogi Bhajan. "To do only one of these courses takes 40 days to have the sub-consciousness filter out and cleanse then get used to this new state. It was a severe cleansing every weekend and I don't recommend this to anyone. We were around him, he allowed us to do it and his aura was protecting us."
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Waheguru S. Khalsa, D.C. was born in Newport News, Virginia and attended the University of Maine. He started with Yogi Bhajan in 1972.
Finding that he had an interest in alternatives to western medicine he enrolled in Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles, California. He graduated in 1975 and received his license to practice the same year.
He has advanced training in oriental medicine which includes using herbs & vitamins to enhance his patients' well being.
For 24 years he has maintained a practice in Los Angeles combining the techniques in this book with chiropractic adjustments, diet and nutritional counseling. He is a certified Kundalini yoga teacher.
He has written a book: "The Miracle of Healing Hands".
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