Through inspirational concerts, and teaching workshops, immersion courses & retreats, the much-beloved devotional singer and Grammy nominated recording artist Snatam Kaur shares the power of Sikh sacred mantras with all the world. Possessed of an incandescently luminous voice and a deep knowledge of Kundalini yoga, her concerts and classes are joyous occasions and a source of solace for our troubled times.
“A big focus in all I’m doing now is simply coming back to ‘I am love’ and feeling that vibration of love. There’s such a feeling of divisiveness in the world now—division amongst each other, and division within ourselves in the form of either shame, guilt, fear or anger. Mantra is powerful in awakening us back to what it means to be loving to ourselves, and loving toward our neighbors who may not agree with us. It’s really from that place of love that we can find the language to work together—to be together.”
Head of School
Sopurkh Singh Khalsa began studying yoga & meditation since 1997 and has been teaching for over 17 years as a KRI Certified Teacher. He has taught in retreats, workshops and classes around the world.
“Kundalini Yoga has been so transformational and heart-opening for me. It has given me a sense of peace and joy within myself. My wish is to share these benefits with all.”
Prabhu Nam Kaur
Prabhu Nam Kaur has been singing Gurbani Kirtan for 45+ years. To share some of the majesty and profoundness of Gurbani has motivated her to study and practice these many years to communicate as best as could be the rare beauty of Shabad Guru. She lives in Northern California with her husband in the extended San Francisco Bay Area ashram community.
"I love helping people feel comfortable and confident with the words and music of Gurbani so they can then relax into its deep sound current learning space where the Shabad Guru becomes the ultimate teacher."
Yoga Therapist Intern
Nirankar draws on 25+ years of experience and leadership in the health and sick-care industries, inspiring her to develop a natural health approach based on accessing your power and inner authority. She studied clinical exercise physiology in college and worked in two rural hospitals, discovering Kundalini yoga along the way. Nirankar has been practicing and teaching Kundalini Yoga since 2002 and is pursuing a Kundalini Yoga Therapist certification. From her experience in healthcare and yoga, Nirankar creates a safe space for women to transform.
"Our health is a portal, a journey, an opportunity to embrace and live into who we truly are - connected to all that is. For my own healing, I rely deeply on the wisdom I see and feel in the natural world and take every opportunity possible to be outside."
Sat Tara Kaur
Sat Tara has a strong love of the Earth, conservation and care of the land. She loves meditation and contemplation of the Divine. She is passionate about engaging in Spiritual Community and the study of and embodiment of Shabad Guru.
"What I love most about teaching Kirtan/Music and Singing is the unfolding, emergence and excitement students experience and the merging that can happen within."
Sukhmani Kaur Rayat
Sukhmani Kaur Rayat is a tabla player and percussionist from the UK who began her training at the age of eleven under the tutelage of Pandit Sharda Sahai and Bhupinder Chaggar of the Benares Gharana. She has since gained international acclaim as one of the only female tabla players to emerge from the British Asian Classical music scene, and has toured and performed with prominent musicians within the World and New Age music genres. Sukhmani is a creative and dedicated teacher of tabla, rhythm, and groove, and is passionate about giving people an experience of their inner rhythm to deepen and develop their own spiritual practice.
"The contemplation of Gurubani is at the core of the Sikh faith and practiced by all Sikhs around the world. Kirtan is integral to the collective spirit of Sikh practice both spiritually and socially. Playing tabla with Kirtan is an essential piece of the puzzle - it has allowed me to connect with the practice in a unique way, grounding and supporting the message of each Shabad or Mantra. I feel beyond honored to be able to teach something which has been such a huge source of peace and strength throughout my life."
Avtar received his Level 1 KYTT certification in 2013 and began teaching that very same year. Since then, he has completed Level 2 training courses in Authentic Relationships, Vitality & Stress, Lifestyles & Lifecycles, and Mind & Meditation. Within the abundance of specializations available through the teachings, Avtar has chosen to concentrate on developing a mastery of Yogic Numerology and has been counseling and teaching courses on the subject since 2012; with the intention of supporting an individual’s ability to illuminate their authentic selves and maintain self-authority through the lens of Numerology and the practice of Kundalini Yoga.
“Numerology is a system through which we may learn to speak the hidden language of numbers and uncover the deeper meanings behind some of the most significant ones in our lives -- among those numbers is our birth date.”