Meet The Team

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Gian Atma Karina Guimaraes

Gian Atma Karina is a kundalini yoga student, teacher, and reiki master who focuses on all aspects of health: healthy mind, healthy body and a healthy soul. She has studied kundalini yoga with Shiva Rea, Hala Khoury and Kundalini Yoga with Gurmukh and Gurushabad. Karina's intention is to share with students and clients the vitality these tools can bring so they are able to bring forth into the world their unique light and gifts.

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Siri Marka Khalsa

Inspired to serve and learn from his teacher, Yogi Bhajan, Siri Marka taught his first Kundalini Yoga class over 45 years ago.

With a smile and a grace he delivers vigorous and heart opening yoga kriyas and meditations from Yogi Bhajan’s original weekly classes. Siri Marka is known to speak with joy and from the heart. As a KRI certified Lead Trainer for Kundalini Yoga Teacher Trainings he  is the host of many trainings every year, from here in Santa Monica, Eagle Rock, the South Bay and Latin America to share the teachings. He has been featured several times on Univision sharing the benefits of KY with farmworkers to business people.

 

When he is not teaching, he keeps fit by running the L.A. Marathon, which he has done for the last 17 years. You can also see him as a Yogic Coach and Counselor in his Beverly Hills office. With love, humor and a dose of truth, Siri Marka will help propel you the next level in your spiritual evolution.

Siri Simran Khalsa

Siri Simran Khalsa is a yogi, healer and teacher of meditation in the ancient healing traditions of Kundalini Yoga and Sat Nam Rasayan. She is also a White Tantric Yoga facilitator. 

For more than 18 years Siri Simran has studied Sat Nam Rasayan under the direct tutelage of Guru Dev Singh, the master of this ancient healing art.

She holds a Level 3 certification in Sat Nam Rasayan. She was also certified in Kundalini Yoga by Yogi Bhajan personally.
As the first baby of 3HO, she has been practicing Kundalini Yoga since early childhood when she first met Yogi Bhajan in January of 1969. She traveled with Yogi Bhajan, the teacher renowned for introducing Kundalini yoga to the public, for eleven years serving with devotion as his full-time assistant.
During that time period she attended every meditation class he taught. As a result, Siri Simran has accumulated a deep and broad knowledge of Kundalini Yoga.
Besides teaching and healing, for the past 18 years she has had the most joyful and fulfilling experience of raising her wonderful son.
Based in Los Angeles, she teaches locally and worldwide.
She is passionate about the powerful effects of Sat Nam Rasayan® and Kundalini yoga.

Har Simran Kaur Khalsa

A native of North Carolina, HarSimran Khalsa started practicing Kundalini Yoga in 1980. Over decades of daily practice, she gratefully testifies to less stress, more joy, speedier recovery from all types of upsets, a clearer and more loving relationship with her Self, and more consistent and deeper connection with Spirit. Living in Los Angeles with her husband since 1983, HarSimran attended many of Yogi Bhajan's twice-weekly live classes and served in his personal household. HarSimran became a certified Kundalini Yoga instructor in 2003. Teaching Kundalini Yoga is part of her life's fulfillment. Her style features clarity, gentleness and humor.

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Shehera Seva Chandra

Shehera (Seva Chandra) is a certified Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Teacher. In her own healing journey, she discovered herself through Kundalini Yoga and sees it as the fastest path to awakening the consciousness and opening the heart. Her heart-centered, integrative approach carries into her teachings and aims to address the range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental influences that affect health, happiness, and vitality. She intuitively curates each class to guide her students to disentangle from cycles of insecurity, fear, and self-imposed limitations and connects them to the limitless nature they were born to live.  

Shehera has studied various forms of bodywork, nutrition and healing arts since 2012 which she skillfully integrates into her classes. She holds a Reiki Master certificate and is trained as a Certified Nutrition Health Coach.

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Kia Dharam Atma

Kia Dharam Atma started practicing yoga in 1999 in the French Pyrenees while on a retreat in  La Val Dieu (The Valley Of God). Under the instruction of her first teacher Bridget Manor, a deep love for the science of Kundalini Yoga was instilled and forever changed her life. She received her certification in Kundalini Yoga in 2004, after taking the last teacher Training "Master Touch" with Yogi Bhajan. After this she went on to get her certification to teach family yoga from Karma Kids in 2011. Before moving to Los Angeles four years ago, she taught regular yoga and workshops in Grenada where she owns a boutique hotel called Caribbean Cottage Club.  

After completing a one year acting course intensive at the Los Angeles Performing Arts Conservatory, she became impassioned to apply the technology of Kundalini Yoga to help actors reach peak creativity, concentration and self expression. Kia is also a native Italian who is also fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. 

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Dharam Dev Kaur Khalsa

Dharam Dev Kaur Khalsa is a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Counselor practicing in Beverly Hills for over 32 years. She is a co-founder, Lead Teacher Trainer, and Director of Teacher Trainings at Kundalini Yoga by the Sea in Santa Monica.  She facilitates both Level One and Level Two Teacher Training courses with her husband, Siri Marka. Incorporating the best of eastern and western modalities, she facilitates her students in expanding their consciousness and realizing their highest potential. With a heart forever young, she relates to the new generation of truth seekers and expresses the deepest wisdom of Yogi Bhajan PhD’s Teachings in the simplest language. Through compassion and humor, she delivers the ancient technology of Kundalini Yoga in a friendly and joyous manner. Presently she teaches three times weekly and runs ongoing groups on various topics such as “Grieve with Grace,” “What Sparks Joy,” and “Sacred Secrets of Success.” 

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Nicholas Petricca

Co-founder Nicholas Petricca discovered Kundalini Yoga in 2016 and was immediately drawn to the vibrational quality of the practice. It felt as familiar and healing as his life's work in music. Nicholas, a singer and keyboardist, formed the American rock band WALK THE MOON, which is known for its onstage interactive performances as a celebration of life and love, a communal commitment to joy and living in the moment. Nicholas is currently studying to be a Kundalini teacher as part of KYBTS’s Level 1 Teacher Training program.

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Tej Kriya

Tej Kriya (Robin) is a Los Angeles native (yes, they exist) who runs a healthcare software business. Robin
has a strong background in teaching martial arts and also enjoys many hobbies such as running, salsa
dancing, writing and eating good food. As a person in pursuit of many endeavors, Robin leans on
Kundalini yoga to deliver his commitments daily and is very excited to help others deliver their power to their daily lives.
Robin has a gentle way of easing beginners into Kundalini Yoga and will also push those with experience
to stretch their goals and advance through to higher levels. In Robin’s classes, he will deliver to you the
teachings of Yogi Bhajan, with focus on proper alignment and quality Kundalini techniques to empower
your mind, body and soul on a cellular level.

Premdev Kaur is IKYTA-certified and has been teaching Kundalini Yoga for 20 years in the Southern CA area. She is also a certified Khalsa Way Prenatal Yoga teacher and a certified Birth Doula. She loves including her 30” Symphonic Gong in the ending deep relaxation of her classes; she’s known for her gong journeys. “It’s an honor to teach at KYBTS— hope to see you soon!”

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Shanti Kamal Kaur

Shanti Kamal (Mary Haberski) s an internationally celebrated, LA based yoga teacher and healer who has been studying the art and science of yoga and meditation for more years of her life than not, in multiple disciplines. She is KRI certified in Kundalini Yoga and meditation along with Yoga Alliance certification in Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga. 

Maya has a passion for helping people be their best self and reach their dreams.
Her passion for helping people release stress and live the life they dream of has grown tremendously since she saw how fast paced life in LA could be.
She discovered Kundali yoga and meditation and realized that this ancient practice can help people reach their highest potential.
Her classes are focused on centering, heart opening and stress release so that everyone can manifest their best life.

"Kundalini yoga is not a fad, and it's not a cult. It's a practice of experience of a person's own excellence which is dormant and which is awakened"
~ Yogi Bhajan

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Hari Narayan Kaur Khalsa

Hari Narayan teaches Kundalini yoga in a compassionate and encouraging way. She challenges students to help them find their strength of their spirit and the courage to listen to their heart. She imparts her love for the practice and her experiences with infinite gratitude to her teachers: Tej Kaur Khalsa , Harijiwan Singh Khalsa, and Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa. She allows the teachings of the Master Yogi Bhajan guide her and as she holds the space for the healing to happen. Hari Narayan is KRI certified teacher since 2004 and continues her studies of Kundalini Yoga through classes, workshops, and Level 2 Teacher Trainings. Hari Narayan carries White Butterfly Medicine through the profound Shaman, Eagle Woman. She is the creator of Heart Potions, offering: Healing Facials, Raindrop treatments, aromatherapy perfumes and handmade skincare. www.heartpotions.com

Dyal Bhajan (Jason)

Jason (Dyal Bhajan) is a KRI Certified Instructor of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation with a passion for positive growth and change. As a musician, Jason has many years composing, performing, recording, and teaching. You will often experience live music at his classes . . . and hopefully you’ll even join in. Through the teachings of Yogi Bhajan, Jason focuses on connecting with our infinite selves and our loving and creative nature to push past the blocks that hold us back.

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Savitri Jaap 

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