PARAMATMA SIRI SADHANA
Paramatma Siri Sadhana is the founder and director of the Surat Shabad Sound School and The Invincible Hall in New York City and Amritsar, India. A direct student of Yogi Bhajan, the Mahan Tantric and Guru Dev Singh, the Master of Sat Nam Rasayan, her visionary work is leading a revolution in sound, meditation and consciousness in New York City and beyond ~ influencing meditative perspectives, teaching pedagogies and strategies, Aquarian perceptions, practices and the emergent lexicons of Aquarian consciousness.
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Diva Dompé is an artist, interdimensional being, mother, witch, activist, and musician, among other things. She has a monthly guided meditation show on Dublab called Yialmelic Transmissions. She also performs under several different music/performance art projects such as Diva, a utopian pop music project, and Yialmelic Frequencies, which combines frequency sculpture, energy healing, guided mediation and interdimensional channeling. She is committed to aiding in a paradigm shift toward a more loving and liberated humanity.
SANGEET RAJ KAUR
Sangeet Raj Kaur is a woman’s Kundalini Yoga instructor, herbalist and full-spectrum (fertility, abortion, birth and postpartum) Doula. She focuses her teachings on womb wellness, feminine empowerment and supporting women through the many phases of their reproductive cycles.
JULIET RABIA GENTILE
Juliet Rabia Gentile (MA, Sarah Lawrence College) is a historian of women’s history, writer, Sufi adept and performance artist. Juliet founded The Source, a holistic co-living space and spiritual sanctuary located in Woodstock, NY in early 2018.
In her life as a Sufi practitioner, she is a spiritual representative of Shaykha Fariha Fatima of the Nur Ashki Jerrahi Sufi lineage, based in Tribeca and has led Sufi prayer ceremonies throughout New York at venues including the U.N. General Assembly, Riverside Church, Barnard College, Cathedral St. John the Divine, New York Open Center, Omega Institute, Union Theological, Auburn Seminary and One Spirit Learning Alliance. She teaches Sufi whirling (Sema), chanting and frame drumming both privately and in groups in NYC.
She shares her love of music as a vocalist and percussionist in several ensembles including Persian Music Ensemble, American Sufi Project, Brooklyn Raga Massive and The New York Arabic Orchestra. She is a student of astrology in the Nightlight School of Astrology, and has studied various spiritual healing techniques over the last decade, including as an apprentice in the Southern Italian healing dance and drumming tradition of the Tarantella with her teacher Alessandra Belloni. Her writing life began with a degree from the New School University and continued at UCLA, leading her to write Warriors of Love (forthcoming), a memoir about her experiences as an American woman and Sufi practitioner in Turkey and India, as well as the development of two TV pilots including Cryptocracy, a VR experience/drama about an all female hacker collective building a matriarchal society based on blockchain technology and an anthology series looking at the lives of powerful women from the past.
Erin began her journey in dance and music, cultivating the energy patterns in the body throughout her childhood and early adult years. Discovering a kind of ‘flow state’ on stage however, stoked her desire to explore the mind itself through the portal of the ancient contemplative traditions.
She studied and practiced Tibetan Buddhism for the subsequent 9 years with a focus on mediation, yoga, and qi gong, knowing that to achieve a fullness of experience and understanding one had to immerse and commit themselves fully.
She also saw the wisdom of the body as the through line in any practice and that it was necessary to understand all potential access points. This insight led her to the study and practice of Chinese Medicine. For the following 6 years Erin dove deep into the energetic body in formal and informal training. The combination of structure and freedom for exploration opened a portal for her intuition to find its fullest expression. In particular Erin unlocked an ability to understand and create scent to serve as alchemical pathway to synthesize all energetic mediums.
In practice, Erin uses her knowledge and expertise to serve the unique needs of the individual or collective and to bring about an optimal expression of freedom, precision, love and space.
Sevapreet (Jessica Hesser) is a Kundalini Yoga teacher, healing facilitator, writer, guide, holistic fitness specialist and founder of Mantras + Miracles. Her greatest desire is to serve and she does so with authenticity and integrity, creating a nurturing environment for people to experience their divinity, strength and grace. She currently lives with her children and husband on an off-grid farm in Hawaii.
LUISA HARSEVAK KAUR
Harsevak means one who sees the divine in all beings and serves that divine. Harsevak’s practice and teaching is rooted in a reverence for the subtle mysteries of nature and a love of poetry in all its manifestations. She approaches yoga as a practice to harmonize and strengthen the body as a vehicle for spirit. Harsevak has a special calling to work around grief and loss and runs community grief rituals and days of remembrance and sorrow.
In her work as a yoga therapist, Kundalini Yoga teacher and intuitive ceremonialist, Harsevak holds space for individuals and couples to break though, resolve trauma and heal. Harsevak has been running a weekly Shakti Circle for a decade, which she considers this circle her spiritual home. She facilitates temezcals, ceremonies and trainings at Westways Sanctuary, which doubles as ashram and family home for her family of five, as well as at Illumina East, the Center for Integrated Medicine and on her annual retreat and pilgrimage to Mother India. Westways hosts visiting teachers from wisdom traditions, offers teacher trainings and Kundalini Yoga Medicine trainings with her teacher Guru Dharam Singh Khalsa. Harsevak is co-leading an intensive, Soul Revival Camp in New Mexico this July and launching, Ouroboros, a podcast in the deep of winter 2019.
Jaclyn Hodes was born in New York and completed her undergraduate studies at Sarah Lawrence College. She studied Art History, Writing and Sculpture, spending the last year in Paris where she worked as a stylist’s assistant for a whole season of editorials and fashion shows. She returned to New York to finish her studies and to continue assisting top stylists, and was invited into FIT’s Fashion and Textile Studies master’s program. She studied the archives in the costume institute of the MET while also beginning to generate her own styling work for independent magazines. She was brought in to be the fashion editor at Vice Magazine to evolve the content.
Around this time, after ten years of dabbling in the healing arts and with other yoga, Jaclyn finally attended her first Kundalini Yoga class and was transformed by the first Sat Nam. She attended a Kundalini teachers training a few weeks later and her work as a stylist began to transform as she vowed to better weave together her ethics and beliefs system with fashion and style.
AWAVEAWAKE was born out of that weave and developed in the following years. It is a completely and authentically sustainable luxury fashion line, colored exclusively by plant dyes. Her line has been featured in US Vogue, among many other print and online publications. AWAVEAWAKE has been worn by Rihanna, Solange (for her “Don’t Touch My Hair” music video) among other celebrities and luminaries, and sold internationally in the US, Japan and Middle East.
Jaclyn’s work with AWAVEAWAKE and her spiritual work have been woven together as a dharma, leading her from 2013 to 2016 on journeys to Asia, notably landing in Bali in 2015.
At the end of 2016 she moved to Topanga California in the Santa Monica Mountains of Los Angeles area, living and working there for two years and some months to immerse herself in the local nature and wellness community.
She is currently packing up her life there to be nomadic with her collection and planning on focusing Europe. With a lot of deep surrender her journey continues.
I was raised to bohemian parents in the country side of Iran until the revolution there occurred. I went suddenly from a childhood nurtured on imagination and nature to life as a refugee. As one assimilating to a new life, I sought solace in old films, fashion and books which led me to work as an actress in TV, film and theater. After having my first daughter in my early twenties I was diagnosed with an auto immune condition. This diagnosis, and yearning for a healthy planet for my daughter, propelled me on a path as a naturalist and activist. The Local Rose was born out of a desire to celebrate a holistic, healthy, authentic life style without sacrificing taste and glamour. My two daughters and I now live in the Santa Monica Mountains where we raise most of our own produce, nestled by a creek with our cat, rabbits, and chickens.
Photography was the first medium that allowed Diggy Lloyd to feel expressive and empowered as a teenager. She developed her first fiber print when she was fourteen, in a black and white darkroom in high school. At sixteen, she found herself walking the streets of New York City and working in Mary Ellen Mark’s studio. Her time with Mary Ellen taught Lloyd about the importance of honesty when photographing a subject and the power of intimacy. After this eye opening time with Mary-Ellen, she turned her attention towards perfecting her craft and developing her technical ability behind the camera at Parsons School of Design. During her time at Parson’s, she worked with the talented Annie Leibovitz on portraiture and fashion shoots. Lloyd graduated Parson’s to quickly begin her commercial and editorial practice working with global brands and magazines. For the past decade, she has created work for brands such as Levi’s, Puma, H&M, Target, Adidas, and publications like Paper Magazine, Teen Vogue, and Bust. This life long journey inward through the lens of photography has lead me to explore my own mind and the creative process. Contemplative tools such as Kundalini Yoga and ritual have provided insight into honoring my own female creative force. I hope that my work will inspire women to cultivate self-love, journey inward and respect their sisters.
JANUARY 2019 TEACHERS
Susan Ashley teaches eastern philosophy, yogic practice, embodying the divine feminine and meditation in teacher trainings, national workshops and international yoga retreats. Sue has her Bachelors of Arts in Hinduism and Buddhism from Trinity College, CT. She continued her graduate studies in an Individualized Masters of Arts program with a concentration in Consciousness Studies and Transpersonal Psychology. In 2009. Sue completed a 1,500 hour Yoga Development Course, immersed in the teachings of Swami Sivanada Radha at Yashodhara Ashram. Susan has also studied yoga therapy at Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, Chennai India, with the Lila Yoga 500HR. Sue truly sees her current teacher and spiritual guide for life as Paramatma Siri Sadhana, and continues to study and be inspired by her work.
Mother and wife above all else, Carrie-Anne Moss is an actress, teacher, seeker, and storyteller. Her deep calling to connect with women led her to create Annapurna Living as a platform and portal for growth and nourishment. Now, with a community of women all over the world, Carrie-Anne teaches online courses designed to help women and mothers find their voice and to step into their grace.
Agochar Kaur (Luciana Furbino) is a certified Kundalini Yoga and Meditation teacher, Sat Nam Rasayan healer and a member of the Aquarian Trainer Academy of Kundalini Yoga. She also has training in Yoga for the Special Child by renowned teacher Sonia Sumar and Radiant Child Yoga by Shakta Kaur Khalsa.
Agochar moved from Brazil to London, then to New York in 2006 where she met her teacher Gurudev Singh, and began learning the ancient healing art of Sat Nam Rasayan with him. She has been teaching in NYC since 2009 and recently in Brazil.
In addition to being a teacher and a healer, she holds a Juris Doctor in Law and had an extensive practice in the field of Real Estate Law before becoming a yogini.
Her teaching style is subtle and deep, resulting in an uplifting and healing experience for the students at any level, from beginners to the most advanced.
As a full time working mama, Radhajeet's approach to teaching yoga is one that honors the Householder's need for an efficient, honest and somewhat fluid practice to accommodate the demands of parenthood.
Radhajeet began practicing Kundalini yoga in January 2014 and received her Level 1 Certification in May 2015. Shortly after she began doing Seva in the form of leading Aquarian Sadhana, training & scheduling Sadhana leaders, and substitute teaching at RA MA.
She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, young son and dog. When not working or taking care of her family you can find her taking a class at Yoga West or participating in the Akhand Path at Guru Ram Das Ashram, both places of which were founded by the Siri Singh Sahib / Yogi Bhajan.
Her focus on 2019 is:
- To dismantle the desire to be "perfect"
- To laugh more
- To learn more about Guru Gobind Singh (his life and legacy, in both tangible and non-tangible forms).
Chant artist and Kundalini yoga teacher, Charanpal Kaur, M.A., carries the presence of a lioness; evoking creativity, illuminated heart energy, and the feeling of being by a campfire when she sings. As a student of the sacred sound current, chanting mantra is a visceral and potent daily healing practice for Charanpal. With three mantra albums to date, her last two releases, Jala (2017), and Aeons (2015), made it to #3 and #4 on the iTunes music charts. Her first album, Simran Sadhana (2013) was produced by world-renowned cellist, Hans Christian. Charanpal is also a featured teacher for two international online yoga communities; Kundalini Lounge (London, UK) and Kundalini Live (Monterrey, CA). Yogis around the globe practice with Charanpal via her viral Youtube classes, such as The Keep Up Spirit. Charanpal has a master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology and specializes in a form of Gestalt Therapy. Living in the redwoods of Santa Cruz with her husband, whom accompanies her on percussion, two cats, and four alpaca, she feels super blessed to live the life of a modern householder with access to these ancient yogic technologies.
Katie's mission is for each and every woman to live and breathe from a connected, peace-filled, WHOLE-heart space. She knows that when women begin to show up for themselves, in a real way...choosing to WAKE UP, they heal, the people around them find healing, and the world begins to change.
Katie is also a certified wellness coach, classically trained chef, 200RYT Yoga Teacher, Meditation Guide, CrossFit Level 1 coach, essential oil guru, & retired photographer. She loves learning and diving into her passions and is currently studying to become a Master Herbalist. She believes in a holistic approach to your personal healing & wholeness, and uses all of her training, as needed, in all she brings into this world.
Gianroop Kaur (Ann Tracy) teaches kundalini yoga and meditation at The Invincible Hall, NYC where she is implementing a new course entitled “Arte Futura.” This work is a merger of her worlds as painter, university professor, MFA sculpture, minor art history and IAYT certified yoga therapist. Gianroop taught for two years from 2016 - 2018 at Studio Pachamama in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn where she has been instrumental in organizing and facilitating Brooklyn’s first Level 1 KY teacher training with lead teachers Rainer Perry, Guru Dharam Singh Khalsa, Siri Sat Kaur and a selection of international trainers (www.teachingkundalini.com) . Gianroop served the community at Golden Bridge Yoga, NYC for nine years from 2009 beginning as a sadhana leader, and began teaching in 2010 when she completed her Level 1 Teacher Training until Golden Bridge closed their doors in March, 2018. Gianroop is a recognized IAYT certified Yoga Therapist serving clients in the greater NYC area since 2011. She is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and assists her teacher Guru Dharam Singh Khalsa with yoga therapy and level 1 trainings. Gianroop taught art history and fine art on the university level (Boston University as an MFA candidate teaching assistant, Broward Community College in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Clark University in Worcester, MA) for 14 years, serving aprox 6,000 students. She is a painter in the Brooklyn Navy Yard (www.anntracy.info). Gianroop’s approach to teaching is connective, heart centered and authentic, she values each student. She is a householder along with husband Michael (Dharmapal) who is an art therapist at Maimonides Medical Center, and a bio energetic analyst. They enjoy family life with their beloved 14 year old daughter Oona. Gianroop and Dharampal appreciate and grow from a steady early morning sadhana home practice.