2011 Summer Solstice Presenters

Published on April 12, 2011 by in Uncategorized


Adarsh Kaur has studied yoga and sacred music for 19 years, and has been a KRI Certified Kundalini Yoga instructor since 2000. She studied directly with Yogi Bhajan and with original Celestial Communication creators Siri Hari and Hari Kirn. Adarsh lives in Los Angeles and teaches at Yoga West. www.celestialcommunicationwithadarsh.com

Akal Kaur Khalsa is a Kundalini Yoga Instructor, Pregnancy Yoga Instructor, and Registered Nurse. She lives in Los Angeles, CA and teaches at Golden Bridge. She brings humor, warmth, compassion, and healing to her classes.

Akalsukh Singh knows that the practice of meditation is essential to developing the real You, a true and magnificent spirit. With his devotion to these spiritual teachings, he will facilitate as you push past limits and connect to the incorruptible principle which is your true essence: Sat Nam. www.alalsukhsingh.com

Amar Singh and Sahib-Amar Kaur toured and recorded with the original Khalsa String Band, collaborated on numerous recordings with Singh Kaur, and have contributed beautiful instrumentals and vocals on many 3HO musicians’ recordings. They teach Kundalini Yoga in Richmond, CA, lead Naad Yoga workshops, and participate in interfaith kirtans.

Awtar Kaur Khalsa has been living and teaching in Kundalini Yoga ashrams since 1972. She sat at Yogi Bhajan’s feet with notebook, timer, and camera, prompting him to remark, “She has perfect notes.” Her sense of humor and transparency help her students get real about their own practice and teaching.

Baba Singh, Psy.D., is a registered psychologist working in Los Angeles. He has been practicing Kundalini Yoga for over 10 years, and helps run the morning sadhana program at the Awareness Center in Pasadena.

Bhagwant Khalsa, Jot Singh, and Sopurkh Singh (Men’s Wisdom Council)

Though the “teachers” in this circle are several, the talking stick occupies the focus. “A Talking Stick is so named because the one who holds it speaks from the heart to completion. Those not holding it listen from the heart.”

Dev Suroop Kaur Khalsa delights in sharing the pure practicality of nurturing a successful life through the teachings of Yogi Bhajan. An accomplished musician, recording artist, and Kundalini Yoga Teacher Trainer, Dev Suroop Kaur strives to break it down, keep it real, and guide students to their own empowered authenticity.

Devinder Kaur is a Level 1 Lead Trainer and Owner/Director of the PranaShanti Yoga Centre, in Ottawa, ON, Canada. She enjoys teaching; growing the Ottawa Yoga community; and traveling to deepen her knowledge, study with different teachers, and connect with the many 3HO communities.

Devjeet Kaur is a Level 2 Kundalini Yoga Instructor. Her clients and students vary from the corporate to the artistic. She travels extensively and holds yoga retreats worldwide. Workshops are filled with humor and deep understanding of the human psyche.

Husband and wife team, Siri Marka Singh, Yogic Counselor and Dharam Dev Khalsa, Marriage and Family Counselor, share a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of love and relationships on the spiritual path. Their popular workshop, “Love to Last a Lifetime” will move your heart, now and forever.

Dharma Kaur is a Professional Trainer of Shakti Dance (by Avtar Kaur) and a Kundalini Yoga teacher. She has been practicing yoga since she was teenager. She has studied Arts, Theater, and Indian classical dance, and holds a graduate degree in Performing Arts. 

DukhNiwaran Kaur has been an inspiring Kundalini Yoga teacher in Chicago since 1997. She engages deeply with her own soul to share her love of Kundalini Yoga. As a professional teacher trainer, a massage therapist, and community leader, she strives to live authentically in the teachings of Yogi Bhajan.

Ek Ong Kaar Kaur Khalsa is a writer and a teacher. She writes for her blog and travels around the world sharing the wisdom of Sikh Dharma and teaching Kundalini Yoga.

Elizabeth Gurumukh Greathouse began studying with Yogi Bhajan in 1981, is a Teacher Trainer, E-RYT 500, and the creator of Yoga House Studio in Washington, D.C.

Esra Banguoglu Ogut-Fateh Kaur fell in love with Kundalini Yoga in 1999, ending cycles of depression and substance abuse. Eventually she brought Kundalini Yoga back to Turkey. She and her husband, Aykut’s set up the G.O.D system of coaching and their book on the subject became a national best seller in 2009.

Gurmukh Kaur is the co-founder and director of Golden Bridge Yoga, Los Angeles, as well as the Director of Golden Bridge Yoga, NYC. For nearly three decades, students in Los Angeles and from around the world have sought out her classes in Kundalini Yoga, meditation, and pre-and post-natal care.

Guru Dass Singh had his first Kundalini Yoga experience at Woodstock in 1969. In the 70’s he pioneered Kundalini Yoga in Spain. He has trained hundreds of Kundalini Yoga teachers worldwide. He lives in Chile and travels the world sharing his knowledge and music.

Guru Simran Singh has been a fixture at solstice since 1986, where he has been manager of the set-up/ground crew. In 2001 he completed Master’s Touch with Yogi Bhajan and he has been actively teaching Kundalini Yoga and Teacher Trainings. He feels blessed to teach Kundalini Yoga at Summer and Winter Solstices.

Guru Singh is a 3rd generation yogi who studied at the feet of Yogi Bhajan beginning on January 10, 1969. He is also a musician and author with mantra CD’s and published books on the power of Kundalini. He is currently based in Los Angeles and teaches all over the world.

Gurucharan Singh Khalsa has been the director of training for Kundalini Yoga since 1971 and is known for both heart and wisdom.

Gurudarshan Kaur Khalsa was born into the 3HO family, living a yogic lifestyle since her first breath. She lives to share the art of becoming healthy with abundant prosperity in all aspects of life. Her mission is to use her creativity to uplift the consciousness of the planet.

Guru Dev Kaur has been teaching since 2001 and now plays an integral role in sharing the tools and practice of Kundalini Yoga as the Marketing Director for 3HO International. She designed 3HO’s Global Seva Project to support taking action to uplift humanity through the power of seva.

Guruka Kaur serves as the Executive Director of IKYTA. She is the Coordinator of the Ethics and Professional Standard of a Kundalini Yoga Teacher Committee. She has been a student/teacher of Yogi Bhajan for 40 years.

Guruka Singh is a teacher, writer, and inveterate punster. In this incarnation, he met Yogi Bhajan in 1971 and has been teaching Kundalini Yoga ever since. He is well-known for his many YouTube video classes.

Gurukirn Kaur Khalsa began her studies with Yogi Bhajan in 1971 at the Pomona, California, ashram. She has produced several books incorporating her poetry and artwork, celebrating the soul’s longing to belong. She currently resides in Phoenix and the serves the Guru Nanak Dwara Ashram and Gurdwara communities.

GuruPrem Khalsa is Master of Postures and Alignment for Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. He is the author of “Divine Alignment” and “The Heart Rules.” He has been teaching for over 30 years and has a powerful yoga, meditation, and sadhana practice.

Gurutej Khalsa co-founded 3HO Canada in 1970. Gurutej Kaur is committed to community outreach and philanthropic causes. A co-founder of The Golden Bridge Yoga Center in Los Angeles, she has lived and practiced at The Blessings Center since 1999. She has released over a dozen instructional yoga videos and DVD’s.

Hari Charn Khalsa is a KRI Teacher Trainer and the KRI Director of Reach Out Teach Out. She has been a student of Yogi Bhajan for over 35 years. She travels and develops teachers around the world.

Hari Jiwan Singh Khalsa has been teaching Kundalini Yoga for over 35 years. As Yogi Bhajan’s Chief of Protocol, he travelled around the globe with him. He shares the wisdom from his experience of sitting with Yogiji for those precious hours. His teaching perspective is refreshing, straight, and delivered with sincerity and humor.

Hari Kirin Kaur Khalsa is an artist and teacher dedicated to healing through yoga and art. She teaches at Kripalu and Omega Institute. She is the author of Art & Yoga: Kundalini Awakening in Everyday Life. To view her workshops, paintings and public art events visit www.artandyoga.com and her current museum exhibition whereveryouareisthecenteroftheworld.com

Hari Nam Singh Khalsa has been teaching for over 35 years. He has taught and counseled all over the world in regard to virtually every aspect of human endeavor. He is best known for his passion and expertise in integrating spirituality into daily life. 

Dr. Hari Simran Singh Khalsa has been teaching Kundalini Yoga for more than 30 years. He worked with Yogi Bhajan in the Master’s Touch Teacher Training Courses. He travels the world inspiring and uplifting.

Harbhajan Kaur has extensive training and experience in both Eastern/classical and Western forms of kirtan and notation. As a KRI-Certified Professional Kundalini Yoga Trainer she also holds a specialty in Shabd Guru/Mantra/Naad. She has a master’s degree and years of experience in teaching and aims to make learning enjoyable.

Haridass Kaur/Thi Kim Hoang, PhD, is classically trained in Shiatsu-Anma. She combines her knowledge of Kundalini Yoga, gentle movements, and diaphragmatic breathing to alleviate Chronic Pain and other painful conditions. She teaches from a place of deep compassion for humanity, reverence for the Teachings, and joy of living.

Harijiwan has been teaching Kundalini Yoga since 1975. Known for his unique Gong playing, his classes are funny, profound, and poetic, and offer students the opportunity to receive rarified instruction and enjoy vast change. He lives in Santa Monica, California. More information at www.harijiwan.com  

Harnam Singh is a KRI certified Kundalini Yoga teacher. His daily practice includes 31 minutes of Bound Lotus which he has done for over 1000 days. Mahan Kirin Kaur personally gave her blessing for him to teach this kriya. He is online: www.artyogamusic.com

Jap Singh Khalsa is a Kundalini Yoga trainer and posture specialist, professional dancer, hatha yoga teacher, devotional chants musician (kirtan and Naad Yoga), and author of four CDs. He has developed Asana Dance as a combination of rhythm, asanas, and meditation through many years of practicing and teaching in these fields.

Dr. Japa K. Khalsa is a yoga teacher and Doctor of Oriental Medicine. She lives a high velocity life at the Mother Ashram in Espanola with her husband, two cats, and a dog. Her work with all her patients and students emphasizes growth and transformation through self care.

Jivan Joti K. Khalsa Ph.D., began studying with Yogi Bhajan in 1970. She is a  licensed counselor, Kundalini Yoga Teacher Trainer, and Sat Nam Rasayan practitioner. Author of three books: Dying Into Life, and The Art of Making Sex Sacred, Editions One and Two, her newest book is coming out soon: The Yoga of Chronic Illness.

Joshua Param Sevak is the Director of Kundalini Yoga at Black Swan Yoga, Austin’s first donation-based yoga studio. He teaches Kundalini Yoga and Hatha Yoga.

Jot Singh Khalsa is a world class, award-winning artisan. For over 35 years he has practiced and taught Kundalini Yoga and offers related workshops regularly throughout the USA, Europe and Canada. He has overseen the Solstice Kitchens for 30+ years, which are great blessings of service in his life.

Kamalroop Singh Nihang is a student of the Buddha Dal. He has spent considerable time learning about the traditions passed down from the Tenth Guru. This led to him completing a Ph.D. in the Sri Dasam Granth Sahib at the University of Birmingham, England.

Kartar Singh Khalsa, D.O.M., combines the expertise of a licensed Doctor of Oriental Medicine, a trained Acupuncturist, and Kundalini Yoga teacher. He currently practices herbology and acupuncture in New Mexico. Dr. Kartar Khalsa possesses a personal passion for helping people make positive changes.

Kartar Singh lives and teaches in Herndon, Virginia. He regularly teaches at Summer and Winter Solstice and the Asian Yoga Festival. His passion is teaching Level One Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training.

Kirn and Guruchander Khalsa started studying with Yogi Bhajan in the early seventies, when they began their lifelong passion of celebrating the possibility of Enlightenment through the practice of Kundalini Yoga, yogic numerology, and yogic healing. They serve as directors for Yoga Santa Fe and GRD Health Clinic. www.yogasantafe.com.

Dr. Mahan Rishi Singh is an international teacher and planetary holistic doctor. He has been teaching Kundalini Yoga and meditation for 35 years and presently co-directs The Khalsa Healing Arts and Yoga Center in Yardley, Pennsylvania. Classes with Mahan Rishi are said to be exhilarating, inspirational, and transforming.

Mata Mandir Kaur is a pastoral counselor and practitioner of Imago Relationship Therapy. She has been facilitating the yearly teleclass, “Journey into the Heart of Sikh Dharma” for nine years. Her style is warm, fun and engaging. Her passion is facilitating the growth of connection, authenticity and compassion.

Mata Mandir Singh is an international teacher of Naad Yoga and Kundalini Yoga, and a pioneer of the chant/mantra genre, having recorded over 28 CDs and cassette tape titles spanning 30 years. He is also the author of the forthcoming book, Naad Yoga: The Yoga of Sound Workbook.

Mehtab Benton is the author of Gong Yoga and has trained students around the world to play the gong. A Kundalini Yoga teacher since 1974, Mehtab is the founder of the five Yoga Yoga Studios in Austin, Texas and the recipient of the Outstanding Kundalini Yoga Teacher of the Year Award from IKYTA.

Mukta Kaur Khalsa, Ph.D., is the Director of SuperHealth, the technology on behavioral addiction based on the teachings of Yogi Bhajan. She studied personally with Yogi Bhajan for over three decades and served as his Secretary of Foreign Affairs. She is the author of Meditations for Addictive Behavior. Contact her at www.super-health.net or [email protected]

Nam Kaur worked closely with Yogi Bhajan for 11 years while serving as Executive Director of IKYTA and producing The Aquarian Teacher manual. The wealth of knowledge she acquired serves her well in teaching and creating Kundalini Yoga products.

Nirinjan Kaur is a lifetime devotee of Kundalini Yoga and the sacred teachings of the Sikh Gurus. Her albums are Aquarian Sadhana, Adhara, and So Purkh: That Primal God.

Pritpal Singh Khalsa is a KRI-certified Professional Teacher Trainer, teaching around the world. He is also a musician, having released several recordings of sacred music and performed on four continents. He brings insight and caring to his teaching, and sensitivity to his music. For further information: www.pritpalsingh.com

Ramdesh Kaur is the editor of Spirit Voyage’s blog, hosts “Spirit Voyage Radio with Ramdesh,” and leads 40-day global sadhanas.

Sadhana Singh is a KRI lead trainer dedicated to teaching and empowering new teachers and future trainers. With twenty years experience in teaching stretching and gymnastics, he also dedicates much of his time to counseling, using his in-depth experience of the teachings to guide and uplift others. 

Sangeet Kaur Khalsa (Arizona), a KRI senior lead trainer, is among those teachers molded by Yogi Bhajan for over three decades. A New York corporate executive for 25 years, she moved to Phoenix in 1987 to found and teach Womanheart® Retreats, Blessings Code™ Aquarian numerology, and Reiki energy healing mastery.

Sangeet Kaur Khalsa (New Mexico) is a long-time student of Yogi Bhajan. She sings, teaches, composes, and records sacred music drawn from the Sikh scriptures, specializing in Sound and Mantra.

Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Ph.D. is a neuroscientist with a 40-year Kundalini Yoga lifestyle practice. He is Director of Research for the Kundalini Research Institute and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He researches the efficacy of yoga for stress, insomnia, PTSD, anxiety, and in public schools.

Dr. Sat Kaur Khalsa is the Secretary of Religion for Sikh Dharma.

My name is Sat Sang, which is the state a group experiences when it creates an act of conscious community. I was born into the 3HO family, and have lived with these teachings for most of my 38 years. It is a privilege to serve the Aquarian Age.

Sat Santokh Khalsa is a leader in the field of transformational workshops and applying yogic technology to living in the world with care and consciousness. A former manager of the Grateful Dead, and Snatam Kaur’s father, his presence generates a magical and sacred space in which one’s heart is deeply touched.

Sat Siri Kaur is an ex-Ballerina with the Australian Ballet. She opened the first Kundalini Yoga Studio in Sydney, Australia, and now teaches at Golden Bridge Yoga in Los Angeles. She believes it is everyone’s birthright to experience the peace, grace, and blessings that awaken with daily Kundalini Yoga and Meditation.

Beloved singer, teacher of Kirtan trained directly by Yogi Bhajan on Songs of Guru, Satkirin Kaur’s music touches and guides thousands. Her deep understanding and experience of spiritual sound current has produced 17 Kirtan CD’s. Her specialty is manifesting a deep experience of Naad and rhythm to calibrate joyful, quintessential human experience.

Satya Kaur Khalsa is blessed to live all year at Guru Ram Das Puri. She is a certified Neuromodulation Technique (NMT) practitioner who incorporates the teachings of Yogi Bhajan into her phone and clinical practice.

Shabad Atma Kaur was introduced to yoga in 2001. She knew it would be her calling to share Kundalini Yoga with others. Her practice has taken her around the world to practice and teach. Remaining strong in her foundation, the evolution of her growth always brings fresh energy to her teaching.

Shabad Kaur Khalsa is a psychotherapist and KRI certified Kundalini Yoga teacher trainer. She maintains a private practice in Chicago with 23 years of clinical experience integrating the teachings of Kundalini Yoga into treatment. Carrying the light from many Ladies’ Camps, she loves to help connect women to the technology.

Shakta Kaur Kezios owns Kundalini Yoga in the Loop (KYL) in Chicago, IL, USA (www.shaktakaur.com; 312-922-4699). She is a Teacher Trainer, Breathwalk Instructor Trainer, leads yatras to India and has produced two DVDs: ‘Lunar Woman’ and ‘Invincible Woman.’ She represented KRI on the Yoga Alliance (YA) Board of Directors from 2004-2008.

Shakta Khalsa is the author of five well-known yoga books, including the classic Fly Like A Butterfly: Yoga for Children. Shakta’s two great loves–children and yoga– are the basis for her life work: Radiant Child® Yoga, an international training program for teaching children yoga and raising children consciously. www.childrensyoga.com

Dr. Sham Rang Singh Khalsa is a physician who has practiced Kundalini Yoga and meditation as a student of Yogi Bhajan for over 30 years. He has trained in Ayurveda and Japanese acupuncture. He is a Sikh Dharma minister and practices marriage with his delightful wife, Arjan.

Dr. Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa is the founder of the Guru Ram Das Center for Medicine and Humanology which provides professional training and directs studies on the medical effects of Kundalini Yoga. She is a therapist, a Kundalini Yoga teacher trainer, ERYT500, and a charter member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

Shiva Singh is a direct student of Yogi Bhajan, beginning in 1972, and a teacher trainer who has worked with aging, end of life, senior care, and elder abuse issues for over a decade. He has developed a Kundalini Yoga program for seniors. A Jupiter teacher, he is jovial, expansive, and inspirational.

Simran Kaur was born a Yogi. She has taught yoga all over the world, always learning. Her husband is Posture Master GuruPrem Singh, author of Divine Alignment and The Heart Rules. She has completed many 1000-day meditations including Bound Lotus. Her motto is “Practice with a smile, enjoy the journey!”

Siri Atma Singh Khalsa, M.D. is an engaging speaker in the field of yoga, healing, and medicine. He has a unique ability to tune into what people need to heal at a very deep level. Author of Waves of Healing, Dr. Siri Atma teaches and offers personal Yogic Consultations worldwide.

Siri-Gian Kaur Khalsa is the originator of Intuition Training, and SoulAnswer.com, presenting tele-classes from many great teachers, available world-wide.

Siri Kirin Kaur is a Kundalini Yoga teacher, nutritionist, Reiki master, and Raindrop Thearapy healer/practitioner. Her Kundalini training was through Yoga Yoga in Austin,Texas. She now lives and teaches in Colorado Springs. Her passion is facilitating women’s growth and expansion in the sacred second part of life.

Siri Marka Singh is a 30-year Kundalini Yoga teacher, Teacher Training team member, and marathon runner. He had the great honor to serve Yogi Bhajan personally for 14 years. He travels throughout the U.S. and Mexico giving workshops on “Living and Dying,” “Love and Devotion,” and other topics.

Siri Sevak Kaur has studied Kundalini Yoga and Gurmukhi, the sacred language of the Sikhs since the early 70′s. She loves to share this beautiful information with others and is currently teaching Gurmukhi via teleclass and webinar.

Sunder Khalsa serves as the KRI Coordinator for Teacher Training in Asia. He is on the KRI Board of Directors and is a KRI honoree for 2009. By the grace of the Master he is touching hearts of all those he meets on this journey of life.

Tarn Taran Singh is the founder of 3HO Germany, the European Yogi Tea Company, the 3HO European Yoga Festival, and the first European Teacher Training program. A musician living in New Mexico, he works as the Executive Director of the Aquarian Trainer Academy, KRI.

Upma Kaur Khalsa currently serves as the Manager of IKYTA. She has an extensive background in the healing arts including cranio sacral therapy and aesthetics.  Her passion for self-transformation through Kundalini Yoga serves as inspiration to share the teachings with others. She is known for her dynamic and accessible approach to teaching.   

Dr. Waheguru Khalsa is a practicing Chiropractor in Beverly Hills, CA. For 35 years he has treated patients with Yogi Bhajan’s techniques and spine adjustments. In this class he will share insights on healing and inspiring people. He is the author of the book, The Miracle of Healing Hands.

Yogi Amandeep Singh is a professional counselor and a scholar with the Kundalini Research Institute. Trained in both the Nirmala Sikh Tradition of Guru Gobind Singh and the Udasi Sikh Tradition of Baba Sri Chand he is also a certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher Trainer, Spiritual Healer, and Teacher of Eastern Spirituality.

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