Meet The Team

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 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.

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.

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.

Kamalbir Kaur (Arlette)

Practicing kundalini yoga – the yoga of awareness - has been transformative for me, and I want to share it with you! I completed my level one training with Gurmukh, Gurushabd, and Amanbir
in London, and am currently involved in level two training with SiriMarka and Dharam Dev. I have also completed the Childplay Yoga training with Gurudass Kaur in Moscow, Russia. Join me as we reverently tap into the energy of consciousness through the self-healing technology of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan through kriya (complete action), pranayama (breathwork), mudra (hand movements that seal and guide energy), drishti (eye focus), mantras (sound current), and meditations.

 

“What is kundalini? It is the whole energy of the cosmos in the individual and beyond the individual. It is the energy of consciousness.” ~Yogi Bhajan

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.” 

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. 

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.

Grecco Buratto

Grecco Buratto is an artist by birth, musician and record producer by trade and yogi by destiny. He began his journey in Kundalini Yoga in 2008 after experiencing an awakening of consciousness while on tour in the islands of Cape Verde.
Under the guidance of Guru Singh, he became an avid student and practitioner of the technology brought to the west by Yogi Bhajan applying years of disciplined music training to his personal practice. He graduated Yoga West's Teacher Training Level 1 Course  in 2010 and completed the Level 2 Transformation Course in 2016. He has taught in Los Angeles and Brazil.  

Ava Sunderta Kaur

Ava (Sunderta Kaur) is a Level 1 certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor with a passion for healing and guiding her students to connect to their own infinite self. Ava was has been practicing yoga regularly for the last 7 years and 4 years ago was drawn to Kundalini and immediately fell in love with the practice as it helped her move through her own blocks and step in to a life that is full of miracles and synchronicity and so she knew she wanted to help others do the same. Her classes are targeted towards releasing old patterns that are no longer serving us, manifesting our goals and healing the pain of the past, as well as releasing stress, calming the mind and becoming non reactive. 
Her teaching style can vary from soothing and meditative to vigorous and physical depending on the students needs at that time. Ava has experience teaching larger groups as well as individual students and loves being a channel of spirit for her students.
Ava is also a trained singer and sound healer and loves to incorporate the healing power of sound in her work.

Anastasia Jai Prakash

Anastasia Jai Prakash is a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher and a Therapeutic Massage Therapist. Her love and passion for Kundalini Yoga and Meditation began in 2012, that’s when she became consistent with her practice. Driven with intention to balance mind, body and spirit she focuses on the healing aspect of the practice. “The art of healing, the art of ecstasy, the art of God-consciousness has millions of names in mystic terms. It has to do with rhythm and reality. When the body is in rhythm, there is ease. When the body, or any part of the body goes out of rhythm, there is dis-ease”. ~ Yogi Bhajan

Shanti Kamal Kaur

Mary Haberski is 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. When she’s not down-dogging or Sat Nam’ing you can find her in the waves surfing or running events for her ocean optimistic organization Daana Blue.

Francesca Aster

Francesca was certified as a Kundalini yoga and meditation instructor in 2001 at Golden Bridge Yoga in Los Angeles, studying under  Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa. 

She started a yoga program at Kol Ami Sanctuary in 2014 and following created a donation based yoga and meditation program at the LGBTQ Center in 2016. As a Registered Nurse, board certified in pain management Francesca has spent many hours at the bedside of terminally ill patients guiding them through meditation and relaxation breathing. Her passion is palliative care and hospice, and operates Soulfulpassing 4PAWS, going into the homes of pets who are transitioning into death. Francesca is dedicated to teaching this ancient practice of awakening and awareness. With an open heart of love and compassion, she brings to students the art of transformation. 

Satya Anand Kaur

My approach to every class is to honor the bond we share as a community, honor each of us as individuals moving through our own struggles and victories, and to honor the integrity of the teachings so that we may benefit to the fullest and embrace our best selves. My spiritual name is Satya Anand, which means “truth bliss”. Truth is the essence of existence, and when we live in Truth, we can experience bliss in all it’s forms; subtle and large, small and bold. I started practicing Kundalini Yoga and Meditation in 1999 and am a KRI certified Instructor. I’m a licensed acupuncturist since 2008 and practice Classical Five Element Acupuncture in Santa Monica. I bring great love and care, guidance and playfulness to every class.

Mina Bahadori

Mina Bahadori is a powerful KRI certified Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Crystal Healer, Intuitive, and Reiki Channel. She completely transformed her relationship to mental health, transmuting chronic anxiety, depression, and addictive patterns into healing, consciousness, and deep understanding. As a teacher and healer she is considered calm, compassionate, kind, and wise beyond her years. 

Sharon Kirti Jodha

Sharon Kirti Jodha is a certified sound healer and Kundalini Yoga instructor. Through her own experience dealing with stress and anxiety, she has found that they can be managed successfully through the tools of Kundalini Yoga and sound current. Using meditation, chanting, mantras, the primordial sounds of the universe, and the wisdom of the teachers who have come before — she shares usable tools with others to support them in remembering their essential selves. Sharon Kirti Jodha believes everyone can tap into their own greatness and healing that resides within them, and that all possibilities are open to be discovered.

Seva Jodha Richard

Richard Rountree has been a stable presence in the Los Angeles health and wellness community for over 12 years. His journey began after graduating from the University of Michigan Law School and working as a corporate attorney. He soon found that his true passion was to serve and teach people how to take care of themselves. Intent upon pursuing a career in the fitness industry, Richard became certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. One of the top trainers at both the Sports Club LA in Beverly Hills and later Equinox, Richard's approach is to incorporate everything from yoga, pilates, functional training, muscle activation technique, weight training and martial arts into his sessions. His goal is to make sure that his clients get the most balanced, three-dimensional workout possible.

Rima Thierry

Rima, is an RYT-200, RPYT, and Birth Doula  who has a joyful spirit and a deep love for pregnancy, birthing, and motherhood.  She inspires to guide women deeper into their bodies and souls- connecting them with their babies and laying a foundation for a relaxed, manageable, and mindful birth.  

As a mother of four, Rima has experienced first hand the power of prenatal yoga.  Every class includes poses mamas can use during labor and birth, partnered with mantra and traditional wisdom that builds confidence and understanding during the birthing process.  She seeks to create a healing, inspiring and supportive environment for women at all stages of their pregnancy.

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Hari Simran Kaur Khalsa

Hari Simran Kaur Khalsa was born into a family of Kundalini Yogis. She has been a student of Yogi Bhaja's since her early childhood. She was educated in India from kindergarten through high school where she practiced the teachings of Yogi Bhajan and Kundalini yoga on a daily basis. It was there that she was trained and received her Kundalini Yoga teacher certification.

Hari Simran Kaur went on to earn a Bachelors Degree in International Business from the College of Santa Fe and then further developed her experiences in India and her knowledge of Ayurvedic medicine at the California College of Ayurveda. She is currently practicing as a clinical ayurvedic specialist and healer in Santa Monica, CA.

Hari Simran’s Yoga classes are energetic and inspiring. In each class she brings together the science of Yoga and Ayurveda as a complete system of healing. Students will experience the wisdom and power these teachings can bring to everyone.

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.

Robin (Tej Kriya)

Robin (Tej Kriya) 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.

Dawn & Greogoire

Dawn and Gregoire traveled across continents to bring mindfulness, yogic tools, as well as environmental and social advocacy to children. They teach every Tuesday at 4:00pm at Kundalini Yoga by the Sea. Embracing different teachings (Kundalini Yoga, Thich Nhat Hanh, Western and Eastern Sciences) they consider our relationships to self, to others and to Nature as the highest teachers. Combining music, positive affirmations and creative expression for self discovery is an integral part of their curriculum. Both being experienced educators they also have Yoga4Kids (Suzie Manson, South-Africa) and Yoga for Youth certifications (Krishna Kaur, Los Angeles). Dawn and Greg are involved with the non-profit "Love Activists" to teach in underserved communities of LA and are available for private classes, birthdays and children workshops.

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

"Don't love me, love my teachings. Become ten times greater than me."

-Yogi Bhajan

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