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Alejandro Santiago

Kundalini Yoga Teacher

Alejandro Santiago’s passion for Kundalini Yoga can be traced back to his days as a university student in New York City. His classes are an opportunity to disconnect from the digital world and deepen your awareness through powerful breathing meditations and the technology of Kundalini Yoga. In addition to Kundalini Yoga, Alejandro has also studied Kabbalistic numerology and astrology with Joseph Michael Levry. When he’s not practicing Kundalini Yoga, you can find him at his portrait photography studio in Leslieville.

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Annie Keshishian

Kundalini Yoga Teacher

Annie Keshishian (Arjan Priya) is a Reiki Master and certified teacher of Kundalini Yoga, Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga, therapeutic Yoga Nidra and Gong Yoga of Holistic Resonance by Gong Master Don Conreaux. She immerses herself in the world of Sacred Sound Healing by playing the gong, wind chimes, singing bowls, tuning forks, shamanic flute and drums. She strongly believes that the divine frequency of sacred sound, combined with the powerful energy of Kundalini Yoga, heals the mind, body and soul. She feels a strong connection to Pachamama (Mother Earth) and to all beings in this vast universe and is honoured to be a channel for the teachings of Yoga, Sacred Sound and some shamanic traditions to be passed on to the community.

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Bir Kaur

Kundalini Yoga Teacher

Bir Kaur Khalsa helps others embody the courageous warrior within themselves so they can experience the richness of life with more ease, while not giving into the overwhelming chaos of the world. She offers healing and teaches people with chronic emotional or physical pain how to harmonize their mind, body and spirit through Zero Balancing and Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. She has over 18 years of experience and education in western and eastern healing modalities.

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Chris Dub

Kundalini Yoga Teacher

Chris Dub has been consciously walking the path of self realization since becoming very ill 8 years ago. His body suddenly began to purge physically, emotionally and mentally in an intense process which created dramatic changes and shifts of consciousness. Although an incredibly painful process, it allowed him to become in touch with the essence of his spirit and follow the path of service that resonates most with his heart. Chris is a Kundalini Yoga Teacher and has a diploma in Social Work. He has worked in the field developing and running after school programs for youth relating to healthy living, he has worked as a Teacher’s Assistant and public speaker in elementary schools. Chris has undergone intensive breathe work, bodily cleansing, meditation and self-inquiry to move through chronic pain and find deeper depths of self love.

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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.

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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.

Dharm Kaur

Kundalini Yoga Teacher

Dharm Kaur has been practicing Kundalini Yoga for over 28 years. She met Yogi Bhajan while taking the Master's Touch Teacher Training in New Mexico - experiencing the energy of his Radiant Body was completely transformational. Dharm is now KRI certified Level 2 Kundalini Yoga teacher, a teacher trainer and the Beyond Addiction Yogic Path to Recovery program trainer. Dharm's calling has always been to share these sacred teachings with the less fortunate: under-privileged populations, homeless youth at the Toronto’s Covenant House, women coming of addictions at The Jean Tweed Centre, and advanced MS patients in rehabilitation centres in Poland. Dharm has been fortunate to receive teachings from various paths and wisdom traditions, which have deepened her understanding and enriched her own spiritual path. She has travelled to India and lived in monasteries and ashrams, such as Sri Ramanasramam in Tiruvannamalai, Sri Aurobindo’s ashram in Pondicherry and Tibetan Buddhist Menri (Medicine Mountain) Monastery. She has experienced the powerful energy of Arunachala cave where Sri Ramana Maharshi meditated for years; meditated in the cosmic energy of golden meditation sphere Matrimandir in Auroville, and in the quiet, mystical energy by Sri Aurobindo’s Samadhi decorated with fresh flower petals and hundreds of incense sticks burning, their fragrant smoke lingering deep into the night. Presently, Dharm re-charges her spiritual batteries with daily practice of Kundalini Yoga, trips to Summer and Winter Solstice events, and with the teachings of contemporary spiritual masters. She loves long walks in nature, daily bike rides by the lake and the quality time with her adult twins Joseph and Zofia and her cat Ciuciu. In her warm classes, Dharm conveys the learnings from her deep spiritual journey and transformation; she encourages students to trust their inner guidance, open their hearts, touch their Highest Self, experience the vastness of their Spirit and the sweetness of connection with the Infinite within. After all, this is the Essence of Yoga.

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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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Gurushabd Khalsa

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. She studied at a yogic boarding school in India, and started teaching Kundalini Yoga at the age of 17. She 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.

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Izabella Sokolowska

Kundalini Yoga Teacher

Izabella began her journey with Kundalini Yoga in Hawaii three years ago, returning to Toronto to train under Sat Dharam Kaur. This decision came hand in hand with the experience of burnout from her corporate gig, which was a blessing in disguise as it brought her closer to yoga. She’s spent the last two years studying the somatic experience and release of trauma as well as stress management using mindfulness, sound, and vedic practices. In 2019 she travelled to India to study Hatha, Ashtanga, Advaita Vedanta, Vedic Mantra, and Sound Healing using Tibetan Singing Bowls. Using a light hearted and humorous approach, Izabella brilliantly teaches how the mechanisms in our body are constantly running and how we can equip ourselves with the right tools to not be subjected to our body's outdated auto pilot, and instead to live healthy, joyful and balanced lives. She encourages her students to connect with their power, reminding them that how we show up for life can be a choice. Off the mat you can catch her planning the next surf trip and dancing her heart out.

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Jai Gopal Kaur

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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Joanna Baron

Kundalini Yoga Teacher

Joanna Baron (Tej Atma Kaur) has been practising yoga since she was a child and found her spiritual home in the elevating technology of Kundalini Yoga. She is a devoted daily practitioner and avid student of Yogi Bhajan's teachings. Joanna completed the Immense Grace Women's Teachings Intensive with Guru Jagat and Level One Teacher Training with Harijiwan, Tej, Gurujas and Guru Jagat at RA MA Institute for Applied Yogic Science and Technology.

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Krista Amar Atma Schilter

Kundalini Yoga Teacher

Krista Amar Atma Schilter feels the infinite pulse coursing through all that is and encourages her students to get curious about that which is unseen but felt; to negotiate polarities in some kind of way so we come out radiantly alive with a deeper connection and trust in self. She approaches the teachings with reverence and delight and endeavours to keep it light and full of support for our indivisible uniqueness. She teachers Yin, Kundalini, Hatha, and Vinyasa yoga at studios around the city.

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Marlene Malik

Kundalini Yoga Teacher

Marlene discovered the transformative powers of Kundalini Yoga in 2016 and is eternally in awe of the magic one can create in every facet of their life with this practice. She is devoted to sharing the Kundalini teachings to empower and support all beings in navigating the complex interior and exterior landscapes encountered in each of our remarkable journeys. Close to her heart is creating offerings rooted in healing childhood wounds, releasing destructive programming, using emotions and pain as therapeutic portals for growth, and cultivating self-mastery to live a meaningful and fulfilling life.

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Nash D'Souza

Kundalini Yoga Teacher

Originally from Mumbai, India, Nash came to Canada in 2015 and fell in love with the Kundalini Yoga. Nash teaches Kundalini Yoga because it offers a tangible path in the real world to self awareness and transformation. He guides students to notice their patterns of reactivity in class, move through them, and in doing so feel more fulfilled in everyday life.

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Nirmal Singh

Kundalini Yoga Teacher

Nirmal Singh is Lead Kundalini Yoga Teacher Trainer as well as teacher and trainer in Sat Dharam Kaur’s 'Beyond Addiction: The Yogic Path to Recovery' program. Nirmal has co-facilitated this training in Toronto, Owen Sound, Guelph and Peru, and teaches “Beyond Addiction” classes and workshops in Toronto and surrounding communities. Nirmal owns and operates The Wellness Path which produces Kundalini Yoga related programs including sacred chant concerts, the White Tantric Yoga meditation course, Level One and Two Kundalini Yoga teacher training, retreats and other programs by internationally renowned teachers. Nirmal is a Certified Coach Practitioner through the Certified Coaches Federation, and a Certified Compassionate Inquiry Practitioner, focusing on clients who wish to change difficult habitual patterns, or gain insight and strength in their recovery from addictions or trauma.

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Renelyn Quinicot

Kundalini Yoga Teacher

Renelyn Quinicot is a queer Filipinx, born and raised in the neighbourhood of Parkdale, in Tkaronto. She is a multimedium artist and spaceholder for various forms of holistic care. Her journey inwards began through practices in mindfulness, Buddhism and her own ancestral spirituality with the land and all living beings - seen and unseen. Kundalini Yoga is a method Renelyn has practiced for the past 5 years as a way to deepen her relationship with Self - mind, body and soul. In an age of quick fixes, and numbing distractions, she believes Kundalini Yoga reminds us of the tools we hold within our own selves to provide our own personal care - such as through voice, breath and intention, all moving actively in harmony. In slowness and subtlety, Kundalini has become one of Renelyn’s main forms of healing as it allows her to confront her traumas and inner workings with tenderness and a heightened awareness of her own uniqueness, and that of others. Renelyn is passionate about bridging others back home into them selves. She is especially adamant on fostering a safe, anti-oppressive space that welcomes Indigenous, Black and People of Colour, Queer, Trans and 2-spirited folx of all sizes and abilities.

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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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Tammy Chanan Tera Keren

Kundalini Yoga Teacher

Tammy's love story with yoga started decades ago in Israel and turned into a serious, committed relationship as soon as she took her first Kundalini class in Toronto in 2014. Ever since then she has been devoted to the teachings and practice of Kundalini Yoga. In her classes, Tammy passionately shares the many gifts of Kundalini Yoga and its incredible tools to quickly and dramatically enhance healing, spiritual growth and happiness. With her warm and joyful presence, Tammy creates a welcoming, safe and uplifting environment for students of all levels. Students quickly feel ready to open their hearts, minds, and body to the practice and experience the depth of the soul and the true identity, which builds a platform of strength and radiance for life. In addition to her Kundalini Yoga training, Tammy is a certified Hatha Yoga teacher and an instructor of Restorative Yoga and Yin Yoga. She is also a certified Reiki Master and a Life Coach in the Adler tradition. When she is off the mat, Tammy loves spending quality time with her 3 awesome daughters, journaling and enjoying everything that life has to offer.

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