Mandala Yoga's Teachers

Signa Cheney
Signa's journey began with Hatha Iyengar Yoga and teacher Gayna Uransky, and continued with many years of Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Kundalini, Kirtan, and study of gong and sound healing. She has been practicing yoga since 1988 and teaching since 1990. Signa is the visionary and owner of Mandala Yoga. She enjoys helping people experience yoga as a personal and self-healing path, and considers her own practice a sacred ritual. She is passionate about mantra, pranayama, gong, authentic voce opening, and the use of gongs and sound current in yoga practice. Her classes offer a depth of understanding and connection to many yoga lineages, a passion for music, dance and healing sound, and the experience of more than 30 years of personal practice and devotion to the path of yoga. Signa holds a 500 hour level Hatha certification, a Level 1 KRI Kundalini Yoga certification, and has been offering sound healing and leading kirtan since 2012.

Ajeet Kaur
Ajeet fell in love with Kundalini Yoga in 1978. She sought out teachers, attended historic lectures and studied at the Portland Ashram. Since 1999, teaching Kundalini has become a part of her life’s service. When Ajeet teaches, she holds a nurturing space based in neutrality. In this space students find balance in their minds and bodies, while reducing stress in their lives. Ajeet is certified as a Level 2 KRI Kundalini Yoga Teacher, Level 2 Sat Nam Rasayan Healer, Breathwalk Instructor and a Kundalini Yoga Teacher Trainer. It is her intention to help students to help themselves, as together we journey into the Aquarian Age. Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself ~ Chinese Proverb

Guru Surya Khalsa
Guru Surya has been practicing Kundalini Yoga since 2002, discovering it at a time of great transition in her life. She feels that yoga helps her to be lighter, happier, more graceful and grateful. She completed her Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training here in Portland, in 2009 and feels blessed to teach others. She has completed all five of the Level 2 Teacher Training modules and is now part of the Aquarian Trainer Academy, supporting new teachers. Guru Surya has supported and served the Kundalini Yoga Portland organization since 2009 and continues to show up in various ways for the community. Her name, Guru Surya Kaur Khalsa, means a "pure princess of the sun, who brings one from darkness to light". She feels it is her destiny to humbly achieve this, and she is grateful for the opportunity to support people in reaching their full potential.

Katy LeBris

Katy discovered the power of Kundalini Yoga in the heart of the Jefferson Wilderness, at Breitenbush Hot Springs in 2015. She joined Mandala Yoga shortly after and embraced the Kundalini lifestyle and community with reverence, joy and gratitude. An immigrant at heart, she appreciates the deep Oneness that connects all places and all souls. This philosophy also led her to become an entrepreneur in the translation and copywriting industry, bridging languages and cultures to unite people. She does what she loves and loves what she does! Katy is a Level 1 KRI Certified Kundalini Yoga teacher and teaches from a place of compassion and sense of humor. Her guiding principles: Relax, Heal and Elevate.

Anandjot Singh

Anandjot took his first yoga class 45 years ago and has been on a path of spiritual growth ever since. A certified teacher in Kundalini Yoga, he has been meditating daily for over 16 years. Anandjot's yoga experience also includes over 30 days of White Tantric Yoga, 11 summer solstices and 3 winter solstice celebrations. His daily sadhana practice is central to his life and creative passions, and He has completed all five Level II Kundalini Yoga teacher training retreats. He attends Summer Solstice in New Mexico every summer to recharge and renew his life-long commitment to yogic living. Anandjot applies the lessons of yoga to all parts of his life: spirit, mind, body, relationships and business. He is currently working on a book which addresses mindful thinking and the relationship between personal and organizational excellence. Anandjot teaches from a place of humility and creates a space for students to access their connection to the universe and their own inner teacher.

Mehtab Singh

Mehtab Singh (Jerry King) began practicing Kundalini Yoga in 1976 by attending classes at the University of Oregon. Mehtab’s love for the practical and specific benefits that accrue to those who practice Kundalini, as well as a pull to explore and manifest a mystical connection with the universal spirit, led him to complete the KRI Level One Kundalini Yoga teacher training in 2011. In the ensuing eight years he as well completed all five Level Two trainings. His teaching unfolds the Kundalini Yoga experience with physical exercises, breath work, meditation and mantra to engage students to deliver themselves to an understanding of their own true self, awareness, and expanded consciousness.

Mandala Yoga's Subs

Marla Becker
Driven by an interest in studying consciousness and a sincere desire to help others, Marla has experienced a variety of yoga and meditation styles. She has found herself in love with Kundalini Yoga, because “it works.” By working with specific kriyas and meditations, she has found it possible to target issues in herself and her clients, such as anxiety and depression, experiencing notable results of deepened awareness, calmness and well-being. After more than 45 years on a spiritual path, and a career as a marriage and family therapist, Marla feels honored to be teaching and sharing the experiences and information she has absorbed over the decades. Marla’s own daily sadhana (practice) has created a deeply meaningful impact in her own life, and she feels it is extremely rewarding to help facilitate others in the experience of their own self-exploration and personal awakening. As a yoga teacher, Marla aims to help others overcome obstacles and maximize their individual potential to live mindfully. She completed a KRI Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training in 2014, and is so happy and grateful to be a part of the incredible Mandala Yoga community.

Laurel Clohessy

Laurel Clohessy grew up with Kundalini Yoga sprinkled throughout her early childhood. She returned to the arms of this practice following the birth of her oldest son. In 2005 Laurel studied with Gurmukh to become a certified Khalsa Way Prenatal teacher. In 2007, she completed the Radiant Child teacher training with Shakta Kaur, and in 2014 Laurel completed a level one Kundalini Yoga teacher training with Sevak Singh Khalsa. Laurel often incorporates poetry and dance movement into her all-levels classes. It is her joy to share these teachings with others, and she sees the powerful practice of Kundalini as a compass that can always point us forward, as well as return us to the happiest, truest Self.

Dr. Neera Malhotra

Dr. Neera Malhotra's meditation practice began early in life, at the age of 12. Her mother gave her a mantra, a set of empowering words that she was taught to recite internally, for inner healing and building courage. This experience impacted and inspired her for life. Neera is a certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor since 2016, and is presently in training to complete a 500-hour advanced level training in Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. Neera offers trauma-sensitive yoga, primarily focusing on meditation and pranayam, for building resiliency, trust and healing. In the day time, she teaches at Portland State University and focuses on intersectional topics such as identity, trauma, meditation, resiliency and social justice. She has a doctorate in Education and specializes in universal design and trauma-Informed teaching and learning, using Interpersonal Neurobiology. Neera also volunteers as a yoga teacher for Living Yoga.

What to Know Before a Yoga Class?

Yoga is for everyone - If you can breathe, you can do yoga. This 4 minute introductory video helps you arrive to class prepared for a positive yoga experience.

Why Kundalini Yoga?

Known as the yoga of transformation, Kundalini Yoga is designed to give you real and lasting benefits quickly, which is great in today's modern, busy world!