Kirn Kaur Khalsa- Lead Trainer
Kirn met Yogi Bhajan and 3HO in 1975 and started her life long passion of celebrating the possibility of Enlightenment for Real World People through the practices of Kundalini Yoga. Her current work as a healer, teacher trainer, and writer focuses on the integration of yogic teachings with alternative healing approaches. Kirn serves as the director for Yoga Santa Fe and travels extensively throughout the world sharing these beautiful teachings.
Kirn will be leading these weekends in the 2018 course:
- January, May & September
Nirvair Singh Khalsa- Lead Trainer
Nirvair began studying with Yogi Bhajan in 1971. He is a retired University Instructor at the University of Alaska Anchorage where he taught classes in Kundalini Yoga for 31 years. He has authored nineteen best selling DVD's/Videos and four books on Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. (http://www.kundaliniyoga.net) He has also taught classes, workshops and trainings throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. Currently he is the CEO and President of The Kundalini Research Institute. He is a Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 certified teacher trainer. He lives with his wife of 40 years, Nirvair Kaur, in Tesuque New Mexico.
Nirvair will be leading this weekend in the 2018 course:
Sat Purkh Kaur Khalsa - Lead Trainer
Sat Purkh has been singing for as long as she can remember. Her journey with the sound current began many years ago and doesn't seem to have an end — instead it has become an infinite quest for the anahat, or unstruck sound.
A student of sound for more than 15 years, she integrates the Naad into her music, teaching, and healing practices. She has studied with some of the great Sound practitioners in the West: David Hykes, Shanti Shivani, and Pandit Mukesh Desai and is also influenced by the the Shabd Guru — the sound current in the Sikh tradition. Her music focuses on using sound to move the body, the mind and the breath toward powerful transformative experiences that uplift the individual and serve the soul.
Sat Purkh has put out three albums of sacred music — Nectar of the Name, Beautiful Day, and most recently, Queen Be. She has also authored Everyday Grace: The Art of Being a Woman, an introduction to women's teachings of Yogi Bhajan.
Sat Purkh will be leading this weekend in the 2018 course:
Sat Siri Dougherty - Lead Trainer
Sat Siri, a lifelong yogi and athlete, is a former ballerina with the Australian Ballet. She has been practicing yoga and meditation for over 20 years and completed her Kundalini Yoga teacher training in 2003 under the guidance of Yogi Bhajan. After becoming certified by KRI and IKYTA, Sat Siri opened the first Kundalini Yoga studio in Sydney, Australia. She is a trail-blazing Yogini who frequently travels internationally and trains new teachers in Australia, India, Canada, and the United States. Sat Siri’s teaching style is uplifting, challenging and healing. She believes it is everyone’s birthright to experience the peace, grace and blessings that awaken with daily Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. Training teachers has become one of the most inspiring and enriching aspects of her work. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her daughter.
Sat Siri will be leading this weekend in the 2018 course:
Nirmal Lumpkin- Professional Trainer
Nirmal 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.
Upon completing her study of dance with a BFA in Dance from SUNY-Brockport (May 2005). Nirmal decided she wanted to create a life of service. Nirmal went back to school to become a Massage Therapist. She attended Northwestern Health Science University, a COMTA accredited program (December 2006). She has been nationally certified in massage and bodywork since 2007. She has completed additional training in Bodywork for the Childbearing Year and Active Isolated Stretching.
Nirmal is passionate about and intrigued with the study of the Human Body in all of it's forms. This passion lead to the publication of her first book,Enlightened Bodies, with co-author Japa Khalsa, in 2015. This work explores the study of the human body from many different angles from physical-gross anatomy to a subtle understanding of chakras and meridians.
Nirmal will be leading these weekends in the 2018 course:
- March & August