Devpreet Kaur IKYTA, RYT 200
Devpreet’s yogic adventure started as a child in the 1960’s when
despite neglect and abuse, she felt so certain of God’s love that she began a
lifelong quest to understand what she so strongly knew. Her journey took her to
yoga in 1978 with sporadic Hatha Yoga classes, but it wasn’t until her brother’s
sudden death in 1993 that she was “shaken awake.” Shortly thereafter, she left
an unhappy marriage and her job as a pharmaceutical executive and started her
own company. She simultaneously pursued a two-year program at The School of
Practical Philosophy where she learned yogic principles, was initiated and
given a mantra.
In 1994, when she came to the Khalsa clinic for meditation and
chiropractic care, Devpreet discovered Kundalini Yoga. “I knew that I had come
home,” she says, and it was then that her path to becoming a teacher was born.
In 2011, Devpreet left a career in traditional healthcare and corporate
training due to debilitating health and set out to heal herself by yogic and
naturopathic means. In 2013, after 19 years of practicing Kundalini Yoga,
Devpreet completed teacher training and embarked on her destiny; she believes
that her entire life’s course has prepared her to teach Kundalini Yoga.
Devpreet’s style is reverent as she communicates the deep Truths of the
teachings. Through stories told with authenticity and ease, she shares the
transformative effects that the teachings have in her own life
and in so many others’.
Haripal Singh came to yoga about 20 years ago, practicing Hatha, Vinyasa, Bikram, and Ayengar traditions in the Philadelphia area. As a working registered architect, he loved the structure of yoga to align the body, carry weight, distribute mass, and tune up the muscles.
In about 2008 he found Kundalini Yoga and was immediately engaged by its larger scope. Not only does it strengthen the muscles of the body, incorporating cellular gains throughout the body and the organs, it works the endocrine system and glands, the body and minds 'computer' system, and it especially works the energy field around the whole body. Haripal Singh didn't know what he was missing, until he started this practice.
Kundalini Yoga helped remove long time depression and anxiety. Kundalini Yoga helped move energy from the head to the heart. The freedom that ensued, releasing emotional and mental holding, allowed the spirit and soul to soar. Kundalini Yoga uses Mantra and Mudra, as well as Dhristi and Meditation to further find connection to the Authentic Self. This invaluable gift forever continues and inspires this practitioner.
As a Certified Teacher of Kundalini Yoga (from the Khalsa Healing and Yoga Arts Center thru KRI) ; Haripal wishes to bring all this millennially developed technology to others. He aspires to help others remove blocks and find their freedom. To help individuals find a new and deeper connection to their hearts and souls, to compassion and healing, Haripal knows, will bring more peace and compassion into this world.
S.S. Nirbhe Kaur Khalsa began practicing and studying
Kundalini Yoga and Meditation as taught by Yogi Bhajan in l972 in Michigan. Upon finding something that truly spoke to
her soul she soon moved into an ashram in New Jersey where she married and helped direct
the ashram there. Studying under the
direct guidance of Yogi Bhajan with every opportunity possible she knew her
life had found its path and focus to serve others on their path to
self-awareness. Summer and Winter
Solstices, Spring and Fall Tantric
Courses, Women’s Camp and numerous
meditation evenings with Yogi Bhajan each year have been an amazing foundation
to enrich and strengthen her life, caliber, depth and persona, for which she is in absolute gratitude. In
1974 she became a minister of Sikh Dharma and finds performing marriages to be
among her favorite things to do.
In 1989 Nirbhe Kaur co-founded The Khalsa Healing Arts and Yoga Center
in Yardley, Pa., U.S.A. Nirbhe Kaur offered massage therapy to
complement her husbands Chiropractic practice and together they began teaching
both Level I and Level II Aquarian Teacher’s Training to students in their
center as well as in other parts of the country. Another special interest for her is the
teaching of both yoga and mediation retreats, hosting spiritual yatras to Jamaica, India,
Nepal, and Tibet, and offering Vegan cooking
Nirbhe Kaur is a soft spoken woman with a gentle and warm
heart who feels her greatest joy is in teaching, sharing and inspiring others
to find their wholeness, radiance and bliss.
S.S. Mahan Rishi Singh Khalsa, D.C.
Mahan Rishi Singh co-founded the Khalsa Healing Arts and Yoga Center
in Yardley, PA. USA in 1989. He began studying yoga and meditation in
1973-4 and entered the Guru Ram Das Ashram in 1975 as a student and teacher of Kundalini
yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Having
taught nationally and internationally, along with traveling numerous times to India, he seeks
to bring the ancient wisdom and authentic devotional practices of yoga and
meditation into everyday life. He has
been leading retreats and yatras (spiritual pilgrimages) to India, Nepal
over the past 25 years. His experiences
of the kundalini and subtle-energy currents of the etheric body have led him to
guide his students toward Self-realization and illumination through Universal
love and understanding. His vision is
for each student to have an experience of vital energy, great joy, and
Mahan Rishi is also a doctor of Chiropractic and Herbal
nutritionist. He graduated from New York Chiropractic College
in 1988. Through natural healing
practices and holistic health care he guides his client toward optimum health
and well-being. Dr. Khalsa seeks to
awaken the vital spirit and heart of each individual on their journey of
wholeness and liberation.
He graduated from the International School of Polarity
Therapy in 1978 as a certified practitioner of Polarity Therapy………utilizing
various techniques of energy balancing
through bio-energetic synchronization, meridian balancing
via pulse diagnosis using both Chinese and Auryvedic traditions, and auric
balancing through breathwork and yogic practices he helps to enhance the vital
life force of your body, mind and spirit…..
Also trained in Reiki, Yogic subtle body, crystal and
aromatherapy healing practives he releases deep emotional and vibrational
blocks, unleashing your profound
potential and vital energy……..
Dr. Khalsa has studied with healing masters from around the
world for over 30 years, including some of the oldest known yogi’s and dharma
teachers,:Swami Bua who still lives today at 119 in New York, and the world
renowned Green Monk Bhante Dharmawara Mahatera who lived to 110. Dr. Khalsa’s knowledge of herbology and
nutrition is valuable for anti-aging as well as rejuvenation.
His experience over the past 20 years of tongue diagnosis
and iridology give him deep insight into one’s internal bio-chemistry………By
integrating herbology, and various orthomolecular therapies (vitamins and
minerals) he is able to guide you toward optimum health…………..As a healthy
vegetarian for over 30 years he is able to guide you toward creating healthy
dietary habits which enhance your overall state of well-being…….
After thirty years of dedication Mahan Rishi was given the
minister’s title of Singh Sahib by Yoga Bhajan ….to serve as a spiritual
minister of Sikh Dharma officiating weddings and other sacred ceremonies.
Sessions with Mahan Rishi are gentle yet powerful,
energizing and calming, creating a deep sense of peace and vitality………..
Kaur’s yoga journey began in 1998-9. She
was in her early 20’s when a running injury forced her to try alternative forms
of exercise, such as Hatha Yoga. She
wasn’t hooked right away but something kept her coming back for more. Yoga just seemed to “get the lead out” in a
way that nothing else could. In 2002,
she completed a Power Yoga teacher training to deepen her practice. She had no intention of ever teaching yoga
but the universe had other plans for her.
When a yoga teaching opportunity was offered to her, she simply said,
ago, Shivraj tried Kundalini Yoga and felt a slow pull to go back for
more. It wasn’t until she went to
Wanderlust in 2011 that she really fell in love with Kundalini Yoga and
Meditation. Something opened up inside
of her and she never looked back. In
2013, she completed the Level 1 Kundalini Yoga teacher training (IKYTA) under the
loving guidance of Mahan Rishi Singh and Nirbhe Kaur Khalsa.
Shivraj is also
trained to teach Asthanga Yoga, Primordial Sound Meditation, and the Veterans
Yoga Project’s Mindful Resilience for Trauma Recovery Yoga. Shivraj studied Asthanga Yoga with Manju Jois
and David Swenson and often practiced under Patthabi Jois when he was in the
United States. She studied Primoridal
Sound Meditation at the Chopra Center under the guidance of Deepak Chopra, the
late Dr. David Simon, and Davidji. She
is also a Reiki Master.
inspired by the centeredness, calmness, and grace of truly devoted Kundalini
practitioners, most notably those teachers that she has had the opportunity to
study under. She is also inspired by the
random acts of kindness of strangers, by nature, and by the teachings of
Paramahansa Yogananda, Yogi Bhajan, and Christ.
The practice of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation has helped her to heal
physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Shivraj feels that yoga and meditation are Divine tools that have helped
her to move through some of her darkest hours.
as a Kundalini Yoga and Meditation teacher is to share those blessed and sacred
teachings as tools to help empower others to heal themselves from the inside
out and to help others to move out of their own darkness and into their own
(Alice Zander) is a certified Yoga teacher in the Kundalini (IKYTA) and
Saraswati River traditions who also holds certification in Thai Yoga Bodywork.
A Yoga practitioner for more then 30 years, Swarandeep teaches Yoga as a
technology for Awakening.
With great love and
appreciation she credits her many teachers for the gift of Yoga.
Swarandeep began Yoga in 1978 and soon pursued studies with Senior Iyengar
teachers Joan White and Kofi Busi.
In 1996 she became a student of Kirin Mishra (Parvathi
Nanda Nath Saraswati). Kundalini Yoga
teacher’s training (IKYTA) was completed in 2011 after a transformational
experience with the much beloved Nirbhe Kaur and Mahan Rishi Singh Khalsa.
teaching people of all ages and abilities. She has offered classes in
many different settings including Jefferson Hospital Wellness Center,
Philadelphia, Omega Institute as Summer Staff instructor, Philadelphia
Corporation on the Aging and many yoga studios including Shine Yoga Center
Perkasie and The Khalsa Healing Arts Center in Yardley.
Priscilla delights in
teaching yoga, especially to those who don't think
they can do it. Priscilla has been practicing Kundalini Yoga for ten years and
certified instructor in March 2012. She's trained relentlessly after
completing courses in Chair (Accessible) Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga,
SuperHealth® Yogic Science for
Addictive Behavior, and Gong Technique. Priscilla is currently training for
Kundalini Level II certification, a
two-year program; and trains other yoga teachers in the art of Accessible Yoga.
In addition to teaching regularly and conducting local workshops, she
conducts annual workshops and fundraisers for the international non-profit
organization Women for Sobriety. A passionate hiker, Priscilla leads yoga and
retreats for the national non-profit organization The Appalachian Mountain
Club, where she has been a certified hike leader since 1997.