Kundalini Yoga Boston

Teachers

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    Siri Ram Kaur

    Owner and Co-founder of Kundalini Yoga Boston, Siri Ram Kaur Khalsa brings the wealth of knowledge and stories of inspiration that come with sitting at the feet of the Master. She served in the secretariat of Sikh Dharma for twenty five years and worked for eight years as the Editor in Chief of Aquarian Times Magazine. One of the original White Tantric Yoga facilitators selected personally by Yogi Bhajan, Siri Ram travels worldwide to facilitate White Tantric Yoga . She is a certified K.R.I. Kundalini Yoga Instructor and teaches regularly at Kundalini Yoga Boston.

    Siri Ram is also Co-founder of the Inman Square Gallery. In 2010, she received her undergraduate degree in Art at Simmons College and was awarded the Thomas J. Wallace Memorial Award in Studio Art. She is author of A Child’s Dream for Peace: Art and Poetry by New Mexico and Soviet Children. She is currently on leave from her graduate studies at Simmons to give her full-time focus to the studio and gallery.

    Siri Ram is married to Jai Singh Khalsa, also a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher and owner of Khalsa Design Inc., an architectural firm located in Somerville, Ma. Their home, which they designed together, was recently published in Perspectives On Design New England. They are currently working on a book about the Positive and Negative Mind, based on the teachings of Yogi Bhajan.

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    Siri Bani Kaur/Cindy Ludlam

    Co-Owner of Kundalini Yoga Boston, Siri Bani Kaur is a certified K.R.I. Kundalini Yoga Instructor, a certified Level 2 Radiant Child Yoga Instructor and a certified Level 2 Reiki Practitioner. She has been practicing many styles (Kundalini, Power, Flow, Bikram, Ashtanga) of yoga as well as teaching art and yoga for over two decades. She facilitates cooking, health & wellness classes, along with art & yoga workshops and mindfulness programs for teachers, parents, children and adults. She has experience in the healing practice of Sat Nam Rasayan®.

    In addition to teaching yoga, Siri Bani Kaur is a working artist, art instructor and a field associate in the Art and Education Department at Boston University. Siri Bani Kaur is also co-founder of the Inman Square Gallery. She received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her MFA from The College of Fine Arts at Boston University.  She has taught art at Boston University, Monserrat College of Art, and in the Waldorf Schools. She is presently the Visual Art Department Chair and Gallery Director at the Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School.

    Calling on her extensive and remarkable background in fine and healing arts, Siri Bani Kaur is offering her services for small group or private yoga classes, life coaching and Reiki sessions. Please  call 617.868.0055 to book your private session.

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    Dharam Singh

    Dharam Singh brings a unique and earthy perspective to the Kundalini Yoga community that is inspired by broad exposure to Native American Shamanism, Tibetan Buddhism and Reichian Body-centered Therapy.

    Dharam Singh hails from NYC, where, as a child in the 60′s one could hear, on any given summer night, the rich rhythms and chants of Africa brought by immigrants from Cuba and the Caribbean blending with the sounds of Motown, R&B, and Jazz. Years later, as Hip Hop culture would emerge, he witnessed the role music and dance could serve, not only as a form of expression, but as a pressure relief valve for tensions. He spent 10 years doing radio with NPR in Fairbanks, AK, further expanding his knowledge and experience of an extremely wide range of music from many different cultures. Now, his passion for the transformative power of sound and music has found a place in the use of the Gong as a tool for deep healing. He has “gleaned” a great deal from, and studied with Richard Hite, Iasos, Yogi Bhajan, Ed Mann and Michael Bettine.

    Having walked the path of Sikh Dharma, with Yogi Bhajan, for more than 30 years he has come to more fully understand that sound and energy is the essence of the order of everything and that people can find peace and wellness simply through laying down, relaxing and listening. Visit Dharam on the web at http://gongsongs.com.

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    Shelley Loheed/Sahaj Kaur

    Shelley Loheed/Sahaj Kaur received her certification as a Kundalini Yoga Teacher in 2000. She brings a deep love of yoga and 20 years of experience in studying both Hatha and Kundalini yoga. She is currently teaching with the Kundalini Yoga Teacher training in Millis, MA. She has been teaching yoga classes in Cambridge and Boston for the last 10 years. Her classes are open to all, both beginners and advanced students.

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    Hari Dass Kaur

    Hari Dass is third generation yoga practitioner, with a strong daily Kundalini yoga and meditation practice. With grace and harmony, she blends her knowledge of the human mind, body and spirit with her gift for teaching. Hari Dass teaches yoga as a way of life, where all are welcome to share, enjoy and heal. When she is not practicing or teaching, she serves as a child and family therapist and a mother. Hari Dass completed the Yoga Alliance ®–certified teacher training program for Kundalini in 2007 at the Baba Siri Chand Ashram in Millis, Massachusetts. She holds Masters of Arts degrees in Education and Psychotherapy.

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    Kythe Heller

    Kythe Heller has trained since 1995 in Theravadan Buddhist Vipassana meditation and since 2003 in Kundalini, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa yoga, receiving her Yoga Alliance and KRI teacher certification in 2010. She has taken advanced Kundalini training in subtle communication and mind body healing techniques and welcomes the opportunity to share the benefits of these healing techniques with others. Her yoga and meditation classes are imbued with a strong foundation of joyful daily yoga and meditation practice, scholarly study of original yogic texts, a yogic lifestyle, gratitude, and good humor. Her classes are accessible to all and are intended to activate the potential for deep and safe inner self-transformation for students at any level of yogic practice. In her professional work, she writes and performs, makes multimedia artwork, and is currently earning a doctoral degree in Religion at Harvard University, where her work engages contemporary forms of spiritual practice and the arts. For more information, please visit kytheheller.com

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    EkOngKar Singh Khalsa

    EkOngKar Singh Khalsa has taught and practiced Kundalini Yoga for the past thirty-five years and has been teaching in Harvard Square and in the New England region since 1988. Beginning in 1973, EkOngKar Singh was blessed with the privilege to study directly with Yogi Bhajan  and spent nearly twelve years under his guidance at Guru Ram Ashram in Anchorage, Alaska.

    From 1996 until 2007, EkOngKar Singh served as Director of Guru Ram Das Ashram in Millis Massachusetts, a successful, intentional spiritual community founded in 1981, and as President of Sikh Dharma of Massachusetts, a position he continues to hold. He is a kind and compassionate teacher and brings great humor to his classes and to his approach to practice. Dedicated to the art and science of Naad Yoga and to the Shabd Guru, EkOngKar Singh incorporates the rich tradition of chanting, kirtan and sound current in all his classes and workshops.

    His professional life includes nearly twenty five years experience in real estate development and environmental affairs and he presently serves full time as Executive Director of the Mystic River Watershed Association.

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    Simranpreet Kaur / Stacey Babb

    Simranpreet Kaur/ Stacey Babb has practiced yoga for over 15 years and found Kundalini Yoga 5 years ago.  She was drawn to it as a powerful yet practical tool to facilitate physical, spiritual and emotional healing.  In 2013, Stacey completed her 200 hour training at Kundalini Yoga Boston under Mahan Rishi to become a certified teacher of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan.  In 2010, she studied with Gurmukh, a pioneer in prenatal yoga, to become a certified teacher of Khalsa Way Prenatal Yoga.  Having recently completed training with Checka Antifonario, Stacey is also certified to teach Radiant Child Yoga. Stacey feels blessed to have been able to utilize these powerful teachings and meditative techniques during the natural birth of her son and continues to be inspired as a mother.  She is humbled to share this sacred wisdom with her students.

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    Emily Allen / Sangatpreet Kaur

    Emily Allen / Sangatpreet Kaur is a K.R.I. certified Kundalini Yoga teacher, completing her training with Hari Kaur Khalsa at the Baba Siri Chand Ashram in Millis, MA and Radiant Child Yoga training with children’s yoga pioneer, Shakta Kaur Khalsa, founder of the International Radiant Child Yoga program. Emily is also a certified Reiki Master. She completed her final training in Hawaii with William Lee Rand, founder and president of the International Center for Reiki Training.

    Kundalini Yoga unites a lifelong interest in holistic modalities, movement, and natural rhythms. A longing for a deeper personal practice led Emily to a variety of yoga styles, meditation techniques, and ultimately to Kundalini Yoga. Her wish is that everyone, young and old, can experience how this powerful yet practical yogic approach can heal your life. In her classes, she seeks to celebrate the infinite potential and truth that lies within each of us.

    Her professional life includes more than 15 years in marketing, most recently as a director of marketing and communication prior to a soul-urging experience prompting the decision to go on an extended sabbatical to focus on healing and creative arts.  Emily holds a B.A. in Communication from the University of New Hampshire.

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    Philip Abrams/Sat Nam Singh

    Philip / Sat Nam Singh is a long time student, new teacher:  Kundalini Yoga has been a feature of his  ife since 1983 when he began studying with Gurucharan Singh Khalsa.  This Yoga has been a good, trusted and patient friend, always there when he wants or needs it, never complaining when he neglects or appears to abandon it.  The teacher training, based at the Baba Siri Chand Ashram in Millis, MA in 2010-11, was a catapult for deepening his practice and a catalyst for sharpening his commitment to practicing.

    In this long life he has been a carpenter (10 years); a personal growth workshop and business leader (10 years); and is currently a leadership trainer for a global consulting company (15 years); and (the most exciting roles of his life as) a happy husband and father of two extraordinary boys.

    Kundalini Yoga is the vocation that is taking him into the next phase of life, enabling him to continue to deliberately live his life’s mission:  to contribute to world peace by teaching people how to create fulfillment and peace within themselves (and hopefully their community and their world).

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    Karta Kaur/Dawn Drevers

    Karta Kaur took her first Kundalini Yoga class in 1978 and immediately became hooked. She took Teacher Training here in Cambridge at that time and taught for 5 years before taking a “sabbatical” for 28 years. During those years she has raised 3 sons and become an oncology nurse working primarily with patients facing end of life issues and practiced other forms of yoga. When Kundalini Yoga Boston opened Karta was one of our first students. She completed  Teacher Training Level 1 at KYB in September 2012. Coming home to Kundalini Yoga after all these years has brought great joy and focus into her life and she feels blessed to be able to share the teachings in this community.

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    Lisa Haskin/Liv Avtar Kaur

    Lisa Haskin, Liv Avtar Kaur, has been practicing yoga for over 20 years. Over the years, she has explored many styles of yoga and meditation including Iyangar, Vinyasa Yoga and Vipassana (mindfulness meditation). Liv Avtar became a certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor in 1997 and taught for many years in the Seacoast NH area. Most recently, Liv Avtar has been exploring the beautiful practice of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. She is now a certified K.R.I Kundalini Yoga Instructor and is excited to share this practice

  • image of Devi Dyal Kaur/Deborah Arraj

    Devi Dyal Kaur/Deborah Arraj

    Devi Dyal has been practicing yoga for twenty years. In 1998 she became a certified Kripalu Yoga instructor which she taught for ten years. In 2000 she began practicing Kundalini Yoga taking classes with Gurucharan Singh. While living in Espanola New Mexico she took the Immersion Course to become a Certified K.R.I Kundalini Yoga instructor in 2005. She taught yoga to both students and teachers in elementary and high schools. While teaching children she developed a light and playful style which carries over well into adult classes. In addition to teaching yoga Devi Dyal is a psychotherapist. She received her MSW from Boston University with a concentration in youth and families. Having worked in clinics, hospitals, businesses and schools she is currently in private practice. She integrates the technology of yoga and meditation into a wholistic; mind,body, soul psychospiritual approach.

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    Preet Kaur/Emily Royce

    As a recent graduate of the KRI Teacher Training at Kundalini Yoga Boston, Emily brings a newcomer’s curiosity and delight to her Kundalini classes. Classes are open to all ability levels and those who have had little success with other types of movement are encouraged to attend. Music, chanting, meditation, Kriyas that incorporate dance, and Gong relaxation all feature prominently. Emily loves the hidden treasure of rarely used Kriyas and enjoys highlighting these in class.  Emily was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis three years ago and has been practicing Kundalini nearly as long. She considers the technology her saving grace and is honored to be the vessel in which this science can be passed on to others.

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    Virginia Bunting/ Nam Hari Kaur

    Virginia Bunting/ Nam Hari Kaur is a Reiki Master, Certified Holistic Life Coach, K.R.I. Certified Kundalini Yoga and Meditation teacher and mother of 3 young girls residing in Newton, Massachusetts.  During a difficult transition in her life she began practicing Kundalini Yoga and Reiki simultaneously and was captivated by the rapid and transformative power of this combination of modalities. Through her unique brand of compassion, wisdom, humor and healing, she makes the teachings accessible and takes you beyond the physical aspects of yoga, encouraging her students to connect with their truth. The practice of Kundalini Yoga is woven throughout her life whether in her early morning yoga and meditation practice (sadhana), a breathing exercise at a stoplight, or singing mantra with her girls. She is devoted to the practice of Kundalini Yoga and is humbled to share this technology with others.

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All of our teachers are certified and insured Kundalini Yoga teachers.