enjoys helping clients and students on their path to their highest and healthiest life. She began her study of the body and wellness with extensive training in dance from the age of 3. Nirmal began to explore the practice of yoga in early 2001. After taking her first Kundalini Yoga class she felt deeply at home with the practice. She currently teaches Kundalini Yoga and Meditation as taught by Yogi Bhajan in various locations. She is a Level 2 Certified Teacher (500-hr) with the Kundalini Research Institute and an Associate Trainer of Kundalini Yoga with the Aquarian Trainer Academy. Nirmal is an engaging and practical teacher and trainer specializing in Physical and Yogic Anatomy and Postures. Nirmal is also a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist and the author of the forthcoming book, Enlightened Bodies. Find out more about Nirmal at her website, kelseynirmal.com.
Jai Kirti (Kate Thomas) discovered Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan while living and working in France. She completed her Level One teacher training in 2011 (KRI certified). Passionate about helping others live healthily, happily and wholly, Jai Kirti shares the technology and power of these teachings authentically and from the heart. She challenges students to show up for themselves and push their boundaries in a safe and supported way. She dispels the mystery of the practice with clear language and raw encouragement. Jai Kirti aims to make Kundalini Yoga and Meditation accessible to everyone and she creates an experience of playful and meaningful exploration of the Self.
began studying Kundalini Yoga in April 2007 and finished Level I Teacher Training Certification in February 2008. She graduated from Saint Olaf College in 2003 with a B. A. in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts and an emphasis in Dance. Lauren is an active participant in the Twin Cities performing arts community. Principles of Creativity, Prosperity, Projection and Radiance have intersected in her experiences with the fine arts as well as her continued study of yoga, meditation and other healing arts. She is a RYT 200 with the Yoga Alliance and a member of the International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association and the Kundalini Research Institute. Lauren Sat Rattan continues to deepen her knowledge of Kundalini Yoga through further study and is in the midst of completing her Level II Teacher Training.
Inspired by a deep desire to share the beauty of yoga with others, she began her first 230-hour teacher training in the tradition of Tantra Hatha Yoga. Inspired by the spiritual and energetic aspects of yoga, Nicole then delved into Kundalini Yoga. She completed a second 230-hour teacher training program in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Nicole is in the process of completing her 500-hour teacher training in Kundalini Yoga.
Her teaching style is intuitive, powerful yet subtle, and efficient yet playful. She enjoys balancing these extremes of life in a yoga class to help her students find balance and recognize the essential beauty that is at the core of all life experiences. She likes to laugh and believes that the power of love can change the world.
In addition to yoga, Nicole is a writer and healer. She works one on one with clients in her unique program called Awaken Your Creative Power where she combines yoga, meditation, lightwork and energywork, coaching, creativity and more. Her life’s work is helping people rest deeply in their true nature, and allow creativity, passion, and love to spring forth from this place. For more information, visit www.nicolenardone.com
Joyce started practicing Kundalini yoga in 2001 and has been teaching since 2003 when she finished the KRI teacher training (200 hrs). She has twenty five+ years of teaching experience in dance and fitness and in her early career trained fitness professionals in anatomy and kinesiology. Joyce works in Quality and Process Improvement at Metropolitan State University and holds an MA in Organization Development from the University of St. Thomas.
Her spiritual name is Narayan Kaur, which translates to one who has clarity perceiving the truth. One truth is that she feels fortunate to share this powerful technology, from Yogi Bhajan, with others and to observe as students discover the blessings of a quiet moment and recognize their true light.)
Michele began practicing Kundalini Yoga in 2000 during college. She completed the Level I Teacher Training Certification in November 2010. She graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2004 with a B.S. in Nursing, and she is a Registered Nurse licensed in both Minnesota and Wisconsin. Michele is also a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner, which is an energy-based healing technique developed by a nurse. She is a RYT 200 with the Yoga Alliance and a member of the International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association. Michele is deeply passionate about helping people to open their hearts to deep gratitude and love through the use of pranayam, meditation and asana. She believes Kundalini Yoga has a unique way of allowing people to connect to their inner beings and listen to their heart, completely trusting that deep healing occurs with a conscious yoga practice. Her teaching style blends her knowledge of human physiology and energy anatomy, with a little bit of humor, and she loves to play the Healing Gong. Find out more about Michele at her website, michele-yoga.com.
is a lifelong dancer who celebrates the joy of movement as a spiritual practice. A former member of Jawaahir Dance Company (1992-2005) and Cassandra School of Belly Dance instructor, it was through the practice of Yoga that she began to fully comprehend how important the connection between our body, conscious awareness, and creativity is to our overall health and well being. Her own embodiment journey lead her to become a certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor, Global Somatics™ Practitioner, YogaMeetsDance™ Instructor, Usui & Karuna Reiki Master, and New Paradigm Multi-Dimensional Transformation Practitioner.
Each of us is a spark of divinity – a spiritual being having a human experience – and each of us has unlimited capacity for love and healing when we take time to deeply listen to our breath, our body, our spirit. Over her years of teaching, Catherine has been blessed to witness to incredible capacity that each and every person has within him/herself for personal elevation and healing through dialogue with his/her own body. She honors every experience in life, whether wonderful or difficult, as an opportunity to discover and release unhealthy patterns that keep us each from living fully as the happy, bountiful person we are capable of being. In her classes Catherine welcomes all opportunities to connect with others to play, nurture and celebrate the body/mine/spirit through dance, yoga and the healing arts.
Tej Dharam Kaur (Malory Lyn Giraldo) is a certified Instructor of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®. Various forms of Hatha Yoga and holistic healing led this life-long dancer/runner/yogi/educator versed in anatomy, nutrition, and conscious living, to study under the Kundalini Yoga Gurus of Latin America in Quito, Ecuador where she completed the Kundalini Research Institute (KRI) RYT-200 training in 2012. She has taught in Quito, rural Wisconsin, Chicago, and is excited to bring a new perspective to the already well-rooted and expanding yoga community in the Twin Cities. Tej Dharam embraces the meaning of her spiritual name, fearless radiance, and tirelessly works to bring herself closer to her dharmic identity and an expanded consciousness. She has used the steady daily spiritual practice to gracefully overcome day to day life and a difficult series of trauma and loss, especially through the somatic work of physical postures, breath work, and meditation. Her classes bring students into a safe space of maternal empathy, paternal determination, meditative grace, and innate contentment. Beyond a vibrant tapestry of higher education, Tej Dharam has certifications and continues to educate herself on conscious communication, ayurvedic practice, ethics, trauma-sensitive yoga and healing, and violence prevention. Her greatest joy is facilitating student’s transition into a happier, healthier, and more divine lifestyle.
Before he started as a Kundalini Yoga instructor, Joseph Wild, was given the spiritual name Ramdeep, meaning Light of God, "When I first encountered Kundalini Yoga, I had been practicing "fitness club yoga" and was searching for tools to support deeper healing processes. I was immediately thrilled to learn that Kundalini Yoga engages us deeply and on many levels. When I turned my focus inward, I felt as if I were finally beginning to listen to an inner wisdom that had been patiently awaiting my attention." Ramdeep teaches at Nokomis Yoga and Pathways Center.
The moment Jen (Siri Deva) read about Kundalini Yoga (as taught by Yogi Bhajan) she knew she HAD to get certified. Her first class EVER was following signing up for training. Since that time, she's loved every minute of it. She has been on a personal and intentional journey filled with inspiration and transformation since July 2009. After she broke her board (ask her, she'd love to share) she began a mission to "lead with love" while sharing the messages your life is a choice and you really are amazing - to name a couple.
Her first book, “Dying to be Good Enough” was released fall 2014, and her second book, “Hotdish for the Heart” is heading to the Editor soon. In addition to the books, she is excited to be featured as an expert writer with a global magazine, Holistic Living Magazine. Along with writing, she spends her time traveling, speaking, leading workshops, and co-hosting the Happy Healthy and Fit Life podcast. You can listen in weekly!
If you asked Jen one thing she'd share with you, it would be to realize that you really are amazing. Truly. Beyond anything, she is super passionate about sharing a message of love.
Laura is a dedicated yogini, cranio-sacral therapist, writer, spiritual activist, herbalist, outdoor adventurist, and lover of life. Laura elevates those whom she encounters by empowering them to work through challenges and obstacles to be the best version of themselves through Kundalini Yoga and cranio-sacral therapy. Truly gifted, Laura weaves together intuition, divine guidance and years of training to support people in their process. Her mission is to create large change on a global scale one person at time. Laura has worked as a corporate research chemist which allows her to speak to challenges of modern life. Now she devotes her time living her passions and serving as a yoga teacher and cranio-sacral therapist. Find out more about Laura at her website: www.WholeLifeElevation.com
Tiffany has a strong interest in complementary and alternative therapies including yoga, aromatherapy, Tibetan Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine, meditation, energy healing and more. She is a Reiki master and has been to India several times studying yoga, Tibetan Medicine and Ayurveda. She is a level 1 certified (200 hour) Kundalini yoga instructor. She also holds a certificate in Complementary and Alternative therapies from the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota. Tiffany practices yoga as not only an exercise but embraces the lifestyle and philosophy behind the vast and ancient teachings. She is the owner of Om Shanti Wellness, a healing practice focused on Reiki, yoga and hand-crafted herbal wellness products
Courtney attended her first Kundalini Yoga class in 2011 and knew immediately that this was where she needed to be. Had you told her at that time that four years later she would be teaching yoga, she would not have believed you for one second! Courtney is a level one certified teacher (200 hr) with the Kundalini Research Institute (KRI) and has begun course work toward level two certification.
Because Courtney has experienced profound healing and increased mindfulness through her personal practice of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®, she is passionate about sharing this "Yoga of Awareness" with others. Courtney delivers her classes in a loving, no-nonsense fashion and encourages students to go within to find their own inner "guru". She gently challenges students to train the brain to make it to the other side of "this is too hard" and "I can't". By working through resistance, the self-limiting messages are replaced with "I can" and "I will", and students are able to release what no longer serves their highest interest.
Guiding students into a state of deep meditation and holding space for their process is what Courtney thrives on. "I love to see the incredible shifts that people make during meditation and relaxation. This is the time we take for ourselves to really listen to our soul."
Robyn in passionate about spreading her inspiration as a Kundalini yoga/meditation teacher, transformational life coach, holistic health coach, workshop host and speaker. She lives in Inver Grove Heights with her husband and two young daughters. Robyn used to live her life as a perfectionist and someone who always had to feel accepted. She was scared to stand out, scared to use her voice and was stuck in a world dictated by her past. Through expressing massive courage, bravery and tenacity, Robyn has advanced her education, achieved personal healing and growth and created a life aligned with who she really is. She has since founded robyndeusterman.com and The Gratitude Project, a mother/daughter retreat designed to set aside the responsibilities of life, connect, listen and be fully present for one another. Robyn believes that everyone deserves to live a life they love, free from self-doubt and bounding with self-love. Her mission is to walk alongside others as they embrace who they are and gain the power and confidence to live their healthiest, happiest, most grateful life.