At Yoga Phoenix, we don't just teach yoga - We live it! All Teachers are
. Many of our Teachers studied personally with Yogi Bhajan - some for over 30 years!
Adi Singh Khalsa
Teacher and Teacher Trainer
Adi Singh has been practicing and teaching Kundalini Yoga for over 30 years.
He brings a vast knowledge of health, healing, and
the physiological effects of Yoga.
Ardas Kaur Khalsa
Ardas received her certification through the Master's Touch program in 2002, having practiced Kundalini Yoga since 1994. She is working towards Kundalini Yoga Level 2 certification and is a Reiki Master. She enjoys teaching all ages and levels of experience, with classes focusing on Mantra and Meditation.
Ardas recommends: Reaching Me in Me (book) and all cds by Snatam Kaur.
Bibi Bhani Kaur Khalsa
Bhani has been practicing Kundalini Yoga since 1970. She began teaching shortly thereafter. She is a KRI certified Level One teacher and also holds certifications in Conscious Pregnancy Yoga, and Radiant Child Yoga. She loves the depth and dimension that Kundalini Yoga offers and has made it her lifetime commitment to explore, master, and share this sacred science. She particularly enjoys working with pregnant women, new mothers, and children. Practicing KY during these crucial times helps instill a happy, healthy, holy lifestyle for future generations. Bibi Bhani is also a singer and musician who has recorded several CD's. Her website is:www.b-b-yoga.com
Bibi Bhani's CD's titled "Amrit Bani" and "Union" are available at Yoga Phoenix.
Caroline (Himat) Barnes
Caroline (Himat) has been teaching Kundalini Yoga since 2000, is furthering her training towards Kundalini Yoga Level 2 certification, and has been a practicing massage therapist for ten years. She says, "I began practicing Hatha Yoga in 1989 and when I started Kundalini yoga in 1996 it felt like the difference between getting to a place by train or getting there by jet. " In addition to teaching at Yoga Phoenix, Caroline teaches a weekly "chair yoga" class for seniors. For more information on Caroline (Himat), visit her website:www.Yoga-n-massage.com
Caroline (Himat) recommends: Re Man by Snatam Kaur (cd) or any cds by Snatam Kaur.
Gina (Akal Dev)
Gina (Akal Dev) completed her level 1 Teacher Training certification in July 2006 through the Yoga Phoenix Teacher Training program. She enjoys introducing new students to Kundalini Yoga through her Kundalini Yoga Basics class and likes to focus on yoga sets that are simple but powerful. She says, “I love Kundalini Yoga because it's the best yoga ever! It provides tools and techniques to meet and break through life's challenges."
Jaap Kaur Khalsa
Jaap Kaur(Kitty Pope) trained at Master's Touch & Japji Courses with Yogi Bhajan in 2002 and 2003. She is currently working on Level 2 teacher training and is a Kundalini Yoga Teacher Trainer intern. Jaap Kaur enjoys sharing the reasons behind the science of Kundalini Yoga for deeper understanding and experience--angles and triangles, mudras, meditations, breath, eyes, and relaxation. Her use of the gong allows for deeper healing and integration during the relaxation portions of the class. Each month, Jaap Kaur includes class themes based on yogic numerology and the challenges of the times. All aspects of the class support a central theme to provide maximum physical benefits and inner peace for the efforts. For more information on Jaap Kaur and her other classes around the Valley: www.yoga-4all.com
Kewal Kaur Khalsa
Teacher and Teacher Trainer
Kewal enjoys sharing yoga with students of all experience levels and encourages students to approach their practice with openness, honesty, and fun. She received her yoga teacher certification through KRI in 1997, is an E-RYT (experienced registered yoga teacher) through Yoga Alliance at the 500 hour level, and has additional training in Prenatal Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Children's Yoga and Kundalini Yoga Level 2 Modules. Until 2004 she was a Owner, Teacher, and Teacher Trainer at "Yoga Yoga" studios in Austin, Texas. She is a writer, a mother, a doula (childbirth support) and since 2005, has been the Managing Director of Yoga Phoenix. Her website for doula services and prenatal yoga is www.YogaAndBirth.com
Kewal recommends: Kundalini Yoga: The Flow of Eternal Power (book), Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful (book), Shashara (cd), and Flow (cd).
Livtar is a student of truth and a teacher of experience. He completed his Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training through Master's Touch with Yogi Bhajan in 2001. Livtar has continued his training with four Level 2 training courses and attends many White Tantric courses all over the United States. Along with his early morning yoga classes, Livtar teaches yoga to individuals with Traumatic Brain Injuries. Livtar brings a very compassionate and supportive vibe to his classes and provides live music for relaxation and healing meditations.
Rai Singh Wilson
Randy (Rai Singh) began practicing Kundalini Yoga in 2004 and is a recent graduate of the 2007 Yoga Phoenix Teacher Training course. He loves focusing on the breath and keeping the yoga simple. He also brings with him the unique sound of the didjeridu for deep relaxation in his classes.
Rai Singh's cd, Wind through the Pines, is available at Yoga Phoenix. He also recommends all of Sat Kartar Kaur's cd's, Kundalini Yoga: Sadhana Guidelines (book) and The Aquarian Teacher (book).
Ram Das Kaur
Ram Das Kaur (Julie) received her KRI certification in June of 2000. She started Kundalini Yoga in 1999 with Sat Jiwan Singh at the Gentle Strength Coop and she immediately knew that she wanted to teach. She states, "I love Kundalini Yoga because it creates and opportunity to connect to your infinity. This technology cuts through the muck and has the potential to clear and polish us."
She is employed as an Allergy Program Manager and Registered Nurse at Arizona Center for Advanced Medicine in Scottsdale, AZ. She also performs and teaches Fire Poi Spinning. Visit her website at www.phoenixbreathoffire.com
Ram Das Kaur recommends:
Flow of Eternal Power (book), The Autobiography of A Yogi (book), and Prem (cd)
Rashmi (Hari Inder Kaur) Goria
Rashmi grew up in India where she practiced Hatha Yoga. She was introduced
to Kundalini Yoga at Yoga Phoenix and describes the experience as "Coming Home".
She recently graduated from the Yoga Phoenix 2008 Level I Teacher's Training program and
is pursuing her Level II Certification. Rashmi is reiki-trained, a certified life coach, published author and works as a Meeting Manager for a major corporation.
"Kundalini Yoga has taught me how to love, live and see the beauty and perfection in myself and others. Its quite simply transformed me into the 'best' me I can be and the process gets better everyday.
I feel blessed and honored to share this experience with others."
Sadhana Kaur Lode
Sadhana Kaur completed her level 1 Teacher Training certification in July 2005 through the Yoga Phoenix Teacher Training program. She has begun her training for Level 2 certification as a Kundalini Yoga Teacher. Sadhana Kaur loves teaching Kundalini Yoga because, "it is a practical way to have a relationship with the body, mind, soul, and infinity."
Sadhana Kaur recommends: Lightness of Being (cd), Mother's Blessing (cd), and The Mind (book).
Sangeet Kaur Khalsa
Teacher and Teacher Trainer
Sangeet has been specializing in yoga for women for more than 20 years with classes, workshops, books, videos, CDs and her Womanheart Retreats. She is fun and energetic and co-developer/teacher of KRI Level II Teacher Training Module on Conscious Relationships. For more information on her classes around the valley visit her website: www.HealingSource.com
Sarah (Nirmal) Butterfly
Sarah (Nirmal) received her certification in July 2006 through the Yoga Phoenix Teacher Training program. She enjoys teaching powerful yoga sets that create deep stretching and aerobic movement. Nirmal says, "Kundalini Yoga gives me what I had searched out for 10 years in another yoga practice (Ashtanga). It is truly a yoking of my body, mind and spirit; Kundalini Yoga awakens my soul while quieting my mind and nurturing my body."
Nirmal recommends: Keeping Up with Kundalini Yoga (book), Fly Like a Butterfly (book), Angels' Waltz (cd), and Flow (cd).
Sevak Singh Khalsa
Executive Director of 3HO of Arizona,
Lead Teacher Trainer, and Teacher
Sevak Singh has studied, practiced and taught Kundalini Yoga and Meditation for thirty years. He is a KRI certified Lead Professional Teacher Trainer, a spiritual coach and co-founder of "The Elevation Institute", a provider of techniques for life improvement. Sevak is the Executive Director of the 3HO Foundation of Arizona, Yoga Phoenix's parent non-profit. He teaches internationally, guiding students through the process of spiritual self discovery and renewal. As a husband, father, grandfather and professional artist he brings experience, wisdom, humor and creativity into his unique teaching style. As a personal student of Yogi Bhajan's since 1973, Sevak Singh feels the blessing and obligation of sharing these life giving technologies with the world. His message is, "It's your birthright to be happy so smile and lighten-up, be enlightened!" His website is www.TheElevationInstitute.com
Sevak Singh recommends: Divine Alignment (book), cds by Sat Kartar Kaur, cds by Snatam Kaur, and all Crimson Collection cds.
Thomas Travers has been studying and teaching Kundalini yoga since 2000. Thomas has studied extensively on an international level has completed Level 2 courses: Conscious Communication and Humanology of Cycles as well as many courses in Karam Kryia. Thomas is both Hatha and Kundalini Yoga certified. His teaching style has evolved into a pragmatic application of Kundalini Yoga that provides beginner and advanced students with an opportunity to deeply explore the dynamic range and subtle power of kundalini yoga. Expect to leave his class feeling more balance, sensitive and alive. Gong mediation at all Ashram classes.
Yogiray, M.A. in Communication, began his yoga study in 1978 and was on a retreat to the Brazilian Amazon when he first was introduced to Kundalini Yoga. As a recent graduate of the 2007 Yoga Phoenix Teacher Training course, Yogiray says of his Kundalini Yoga practice, "It is an integral part of my purpose for living. The more I embrace yogic teaching and practice, the more life flows in fulfilling ways." He brings a broad spectrum of experience as a professional DJ, grief & Hospice counselor, aerobic dance instructor, animal shelter foster program volunteer and Reiki-trained bodyworker, among other things!
Yogiray recommends: The Mind: Its Projections and Multiple Facets (book) and Flow (cd).