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Amardeep Bliss

Kundalini Yoga Teacher

Amardeep is a life-long learner, PhD candidate in Education, and Kundalini & Restorative Yoga teacher. Her classes include a focus on the practice of Ahimsa (non-harming) and honouring where you are in the present moment. She has travelled and taught in several countries including Germany, Japan, Korea, Croatia, and Canada. Enthusiastic about sacred sound and vibration, she plays the symphonic gong & crystal singing bowls. Amardeep is grateful to the Golden Chain of teachers including Yogi Bhajan, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Ramana Maharshi, and Thich Nhat Hanh. 'Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light.' - Yogi Bhajan. Wahe Guru!

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David Aleksis

Kundalini Yoga Teacher

David has been a dedicated practitioner of Kundalini Yoga since 1998. He is teacher trained in New Mexico and brings an unbridled enthusiasm, strength of spirit and good humour to every class. He is devoted to the promotion of this Yoga of Awareness and the profound positive effects it brings to the practitioner, no matter what one's age or physical capability may be.

Daya Kaur

Kundalini Yoga Teacher

Daya has been practicing Kundalini Yoga since 1996, teaching, and living a yogic lifestyle since 2002. She has additional training in the Healthy Breast Program, Kundalini Yoga for Addiction Recovery, the Radiant Child, and Holistic Nutrition. In her classes, Daya weaves the physical aspect and philosophy of yoga with a reverence for spiritual discipline, aware of the potency and relevance of these sacred teachings for us today. Daya Kaur thrives on sharing this knowledge and guiding others on their personal path.

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Demetria Jackson

Kundalini Yoga Teacher

Demetria is a body empowerment coach and plus-sized, trauma sensitive, Kundalini Yoga instructor, who is passionate about creating and holding space for people who are learning how to come home to, and make peace with, their body. In all of her classes, Demetria creates a grounding, consent-based and shame-free atmosphere that gives you permission to explore your body at whatever depth feels safe for you. Frequently working with beginners, clients in larger bodies and clients with a variety of bodily constraints and disabilities, Demetria loves to show others how to use props and modifications to support their practice and work with their unique body, rather than against it.

Committed to breaking down the barriers to accessing yoga, Demetria regularly offers free/by donation classes, yoga in youth shelters and works with Freeing the Human Spirit and the John Howard Society to share this transformative practice with men in Toronto Detention Centres.

Demetria is known for her high-vibe playlists and soulful classes that open the heart centre and challenge the body and the mind giving her students the opportunity to release blocks, heal themselves and experience radical transformation.

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Dharm Kaur

Kundalini Yoga Teacher

Dharm Kaur (Ela Bielski) has been practicing Kundalini Yoga since 1991. She was fortunate to meet Yogi Bhajan in 1997 and take the Master's Touch Teacher Training him. Studying at the feet of the master transformed her life. She is now KRI certified Level 1 and 2 Kundalini Yoga teacher.

Dharm's calling has always been to provide these sacred teachings to those who need them the most - for many years teaching by-donation community classes at the Howard Park United Church and volunteering for women breaking from addictions and for homeless youth. For the last five years Dharm's focus has been on teaching at the Jean Tweed Centre and at the Covenant House - seeing positive uplifting impact on women in residential programs as well as on street kids sheltered by Covenant House keeps enriching her heart. Presently Dharm Kaur's goal is to become a trainer for the Beyond Addiction Recovery program.

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Eva Blumenfeld

Kundalini Yoga Teacher

Eva is a reiki and energy healing practitioner and delves deeply into the teachings of Kundalini yoga as well as other eastern and western traditions in her yoga classes. She also hosts seasonal events, such as solstice, as well as gatherings at the new and full moons.

'My passion is in making space: new space, safe space, shared space, Sacred space, joyful space…. Any space where you can be You. Where you can let go into your body and temple and be at home in your own Soul. Where you can live through connection and knowing, fully expressing You in this moment. When you're ready, I invite you to come within. There is no judgement in this place within, just your own loving presence that is waiting to hold all of you, both shadow and light, pain and joy, known and unknown. There is no need to abandon yourself anymore, or feel like you should be anymore than what you already are. You can relax, trust, and receive the creative flow of your own existence. By doing so you create the life you never even knew you so deeply wanted, that is in harmony with All, and that is nothing short of an ever-unfolding miracle. Let's simply be, and simply be together. Sat Nam' —Eva

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Gurunam Khalsa

Kundalini Yoga Teacher

Gurunam began her journey with Kundalini Yoga in Toronto way back in 1972. She moved to Vancouver in 1973, living in Guru Ram Das Ashram. She studied personally with Yogi Bhajan and began teaching in 1973. She has taught public, corporate and private yoga classes and meditation. She is a KRI level 2 certified Teacher.

In her classes, Gurunam focuses on creating a deep space within each of us to access our vitality and reduce feelings of stress in our lives. In her own experience, practising Kundalini Yoga and meditation can have immediate effects in creating a feeling of well being and renewed energy.

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Gurushabd Khalsa

Owner & Director, Kundalini Yoga Teacher

Born in Guru Ram Das ashram in Toronto, Gurushabd is a true modern yogi, and grew up in a spiritual community of Kundalini Yogis, healers, teachers, and Sikhs. When she was 13 Gurushabd spent a year studying at a yogic boarding school in India. She became certified to teach Kundalini Yoga at the age of 17 and has over a decade of teaching experience.

Gurushabd teaches welcoming classes with a graceful spirit and a deep gratitude for whoever walks through the door. Her classes have a smooth flowing rhythm, and she shares the truly transformational techniques of Kundalini Yoga in a simple, accessible, and profound way.

When she's not teaching or practicing yoga, Gurushabd is directing the studio and connecting with students. In her down time, Gurushabd can be found biking around the city, playing ultimate frisbee, meditating, and hanging out with her husband Nash. She takes a break annually by retreating to India for the winter.

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Krista Schilter

Kundalini Yoga Teacher

Krista spends her time connecting with people and places near and far. She takes her cues from an array of sources and styles, influenced greatly by her travels and practice around the world. Her interests include urban agriculture and horticultural therapy which lend to a reclaiming of a lost connection with nature. She believes that a mindfulness practice and a connection with self through the natural world will provide us with the means to reset and recharge ourselves.

When she's not teaching or doing yoga, Krista practices Therapeutic Horticulture in greenhouses around the city and maintains a 1000 sq ft herbal plot at Fresh City Farms.

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Leslie McAfee

Kundalini Yoga Teacher

Many years ago, Leslie traded in a ballet barre for a yoga mat. As her body absorbed the many benefits of Kundalini Yoga, she wished that she had come to yoga not at the end of her dancing career, but rather at the beginning of it. Sharing her love of dance was a life-affirming experience; sharing her love of Kundalini Yoga has become yet another.

In her classes, Leslie shares her practical understanding of anatomy and how the body works. She is known for her ability to guide students to hold postures intelligently and refine their movements in a new way.

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Jai Gopal

Kundalini Yoga Teacher

Jai Gopal has been practicing Kundalini Yoga since 1993 and became certified to teach in 2007. As a dedicated teacher who continues to study, Jai Gopal also uses techniques from her additional specialty trainings in Mind and Meditation, Stress and Vitality, and Beyond Addiction.

Jai Gopal's classes encourage students to explore limits with respect and sensitivity while developing awareness and going inward. She is passionate in sharing her knowledge of Kundalini kriyas and mantras to help others use their gifts, continue to grow, and be the change they wish to see in the world.

When she is not teaching or practising yoga, Jai Gopal can be found bicycling around the city, nibbling something deliciously vegan, running the Toronto Vegetarian Association book club, dancing with friends, or snuggling up with her adorable kitties and partner.

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Jaya Leigh Bowen

Kundalini Yoga Teacher

Jaya Leigh is a deeply knowledgeable leader in a vivid range of healing arts and yoga, with a sincere following in the Toronto area. She has been facilitating classes, workshops, and sold out retreats for over a decade. Jaya Leigh brings a unique and welcome combination of humour, relatability, and an intuitive understanding of individual needs. She weaves together powerful techniques acquired from her own training and depth of experience working with people from all ages and walks of life. She is a certified and natural Channel who offers Readings and healing sessions that clear old, often past life impressions keeping people stuck in patterns that are limiting their joy, flow and the true expression of their Soul’s purpose. Having studied with powerful medicine women, she is a recognized energy healer, Reiki master, and teacher to other practitioners and healers. Jaya Leigh teaches reiki, meditation, yoga nidra, and kundalini, yin, hatha, and restorative yoga. Her sincere desire is to empower people to remember their own Divinity, potential, and reason for being here so that we may all live a life of fulfillment, freedom, and joyful service.

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Shivalee Paliwal

Kundalini Yoga Teacher

Shivalee spent most of her years as a classic type A personality – always on the go, filled with a sense of urgency, and looking for the next thing to tackle. Her lifestyle lacked balance and consequently impacted her health and well-being. Being of Indian descent and having been exposed to yoga growing up, she had a natural affinity to the practice and philosophy. Shivalee describes yoga as her ‘self-healing toolbox' which allows her to continue to keep up and engage fully with life's excitement and challenges while also building a strong, healthy, and balanced self.

Shivalee holds her certification to teach Kundalini Yoga, has over 10 years of experience teaching classical and contemporary dance, holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, is an honours mathematics major, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, and is trained and experienced in adult education.

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