Mandala Yoga's Teachers

Ajeet Kaur

www.kypdx.org
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

Alexandra has been studying Hatha Yoga since 2002, teaching since 2008, and practicing Chinese medicine since 2014. She is a yogi and practitioner of East Asian medicine. She uses acupuncture, herbal medicine, movement medicine, and healing song to care for people who want their health care to connect them to body, mind, and heart. Her work is especially well suited for chronic pain and chronic illness, balancing mental/emotional health, and supporting the journey of conception, pregnancy, childbirth, and post-partum healing. She approaches her work as an art and science, but above all, a practice of the heart.

Andy brings over 20 years of dedicated practice to his teaching. He began with an Iyengar foundation and then continued to explore other traditions and styles. Many years ago Andy began studying with Sofia Diaz, which rejuvenated and altered his practice and understanding of Hatha Yoga. Andy was certified through Integrative Yoga Therapy in 2003, and since, has been working with yoga therapeutically in a one-on-one clinical setting, to help people work through various injuries and ailments. His classes incorporate a balance of deeply steadying postures, some Vinyasa, mixed with precise alignment instruction, all the while encouraging students to further surrender into their personal edge. Andy is also a practicing counselor.

Angelle St. Pierre

Angelle holds teacher certifications in Prana Flow Yoga and Kundalini Yoga, and has been practicing yoga since 1998. Her approach to teaching is inspired by an understanding that we all have the capacity to become the source of the peace we seek. She is committed to helping students access and strengthen inner wisdom through a complete yoga practice that includes asana, pranayama, yoga philosophy, mantra, mudras and meditation. Her heart-centered teaching style is informed by her 14 year practice as a massage therapist, which has kindled a deep understanding of how to help people relax, tune into their bodies and inner landscapes, and access their innate healing capacity.

A committed yoga practitioner in the Iyengar tradition for over 20 years and teaching in this tradition for more than 15 years, Anna Belle emphasizes attention to alignment and personalization. After a long career as a research food scientist, and a university professor, she went back to school and is now a professional counselor. She uses yoga in her counseling practice to help clients recover from trauma and manage life stress.

Bibi McGill

An internationally known musician, Bibi McGill is also an acclaimed yoga teacher and wellness educator. She offers traditional Cha Do Chinese tea ceremony, yoga and music around the world. Like yoga, tea is a medicine that opens up the body’s energy channels. Her teas are sourced from trees and bushes as old as 2,000 years, and have been cultivated, grown, harvested and processed by generations of families with the highest integrity. Since discovering yoga in 1998, Bibi has traveled around the world extensively studying and teaching. Bibi enjoys advocating for world betterment, organic gardening and sustainable living.

Deborah Eden Tull

www.deborahedentull.com
Deborah Eden Tull is the founder of Mindful Living Revolution. She is a meditation and mindfulness teacher, author, speaker, and sustainability consultant. She spent seven years as a monk at a Zen monastery and teaches the integration of compassionate awareness into all aspects of life. Her teaching style is grounded in experiential learning, compassion, and an unwavering commitment to personal transformation. Eden is a graduate of UCLA's Mindfulness Facilitation program and facilitates "The Work That Reconnects", created by Joanna Macy. Eden is the author of The Natural 'Kitchen': Your Guide for the Sustainable Food Revolution, and is completing her new book, Mindful Living 'Revolution': How to Live Sustainably from the Inside Out.

Elona Landau became a certified yoga instructor as a way to combine her love of yoga with her desire to improve people’s lives. She believes wholeheartedly in the energetic power, strength building and mental enrichment a yoga practice can provide. It is with great joy that Elona looks forward to continuing to grow as a person and as a teacher as she shares her enthusiasm, positive energy, and compassion for finding ways to make people’s lives better on an individual level and for the larger community. Yoga has brought joy, balance and peace to her own life, and she welcomes the opportunity to have it do the same for others.

Erik Blender

www.omtaraevents.com
Erik has been teaching meditation, mantra & breath practices since 2015, and loves to put it all together with a vigorous kundalini class. His classes include a diverse range of breath practices, sound current, energetic kriyas, and melodic mantra for all to join right in. Erik sings and plays live mantra music in class with guitar, gong, Tibetan bowls and other sound healing instruments. In addition to teaching Kundalini Yoga, Erik is a singer & song-writer in the healing music group OmTara & a co-founder of an annual yoga and sound-healing festival, called Resonance. Erik feels that a large part of his Sat Nam, or true path, is assisting others in finding or deepening their awakening practice, their dharma, and their service to the Earth. His classes humbly aim to be an opportunity for a deep journey into yogic practice, Self, consciousness and awakening to the Divine.

Eugene Lewins

www.YogaWithEugene.com
Teaching yoga since 1997, Eugene has studied in the Iyengar tradition with Aadil Palkhivala, and Julie Gudmestad. He connects his own yoga practice with a love of outdoor adventures, finding inspiration and direction from the natural world. He is a massage therapist and leads climbs and outings for the Mazamas Mountaineering Organization. Expect alignment, community and humor in his classes.

Eva Villalobos

A lifelong seeker, Eva began dancing and experiencing yoga at a young age. Throughout her life, she has studied wisdom traditions and various movement arts. She began her yoga journey in earnest after a dance-related injury, at the age of 19. She found deep healing in the practice of yoga, and discovered it to be a reliable path to joy and self-acceptance. In 2014 Eva completed a 300 hour teacher certification in Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative Yoga. In 2017 she completed a KRI level one Kundalini Yoga teacher certification. Her primary teachers include Gurmukh, Erica Jago, Gabrielle Roth and Tara Brach. Eva’s classes weave together indigenous intuition with eastern wisdom, guided movement and soulful music, to awaken the true freedom nature within.

Greg Allen

Greg Allen first discovered the practice of yoga in 2009. He completed a Vinyasa RYT-200 training in 2013 and a KRI certification in Kundalini Yoga in 2016. Greg has enjoyed a consistent and devoted yoga practice since 2009. His dual training and certifications give a spiritual depth to his practice of postures and meditation. Grounded in years of consistent, personal practice, Greg teaches from a place of humility and invites students to an experience of their own inherent wisdom. In addition to teaching yoga, Greg is a gifted musician.

Guru Surya Khalsa

www.kypdx.org
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. Guru Surya will continue to teach online with Yoga West Eugene. Feel welcome to contact her at gurusuryakaur@gmail.com.

Dr. Hari Dass Singh Khalsa

www.khalsachiro.com
Dr. Hari Dass Singh Khalsa has taught Kundalini Yoga since 1976 and has been a Kundalini Yoga Teacher Trainer since 1998. His classes are usually challenging, with little explanation and teacher talk. He delivers Yogi Bhajan's teachings and creates space for you to have your own experience. Hari Dass has a successful chiropractic practice, Khalsa Pain Relief Clinic, P.C. since 1982, and has taught anatomy for yoga instructors of many different backgrounds since 1996.

Heather Beckett

Heather brings over a decade of teaching experience to her classes, with training in Iyengar, Vinyasa & Therapeutic Yoga. Her colorful, celebratory, dynamic style invites students to deeply connect to themselves. Her classes deepen core strength and agility, support the transformation of negative patterns and creation of positive patterns, build and sculpt muscle tone, develop awareness of anatomical systems in motion, cultivate emotions as powerful tools for good, and support connection to Source through movement, breath, and voice. A lifelong facilitator and adventuring spirit, Heather loves to engage the wild creative essence that resides within each person. She believes every human has vital gifts to offer the world, and she passionately loves to help her students cultivate these gifts through yoga. Heather gives thanks to her maverick spiritual teacher Martin Prechtel, her yoga teacher trainers Gloria Goldberg and Todd Jackson, and to the many lineage-keepers who have kept yoga alive. When she's not on the yoga mat, you might find Heather leading MUSE Dance, making big art, or working on a multi-media musical.

Jarmila Darby

Jarmila began studying yoga in 1977. The following twenty years were filled with intensive trainings, teaching and social service through yoga organizations. In her association with yoga she circumnavigated the globe, living in seven different countries.  Having studied with movement pioneers such as Irmgart Bartinief, Betty Jones and Anna Halpren, Jarmila’s approach is rich and diverse.  Jarmila teaches children movement as an empowerment experience and through this nurtures her students‘ self-esteem and kinetic sense. She has over ten years of pre-school and kindergarten classroom experience, and over twelve years experience teaching yoga and movement to children.  She has directed yoga-based preschool and kindergarten programs in Cyprus, Australia, and here locally at New Day School, an Ananda Marga based school in West Portland.  Over the past eleven years Jarmila has taught yoga to children locally in establishments such as Willowbrook Arts Camp, Multnomah Art Center, West Hills Montessori School, Sellwood International School, and Portland Public Schools. 


Jean Pierre Parent

www.somakombucha.com
Jean-Pierre has studied a myriad of yoga styles for over 25 years in the U.S. and India. His teaching style draws from a wide variety of traditions and weaves together movement, breathwork, sound, Vedic philosophy and Western science, to encourage the re-wiring of habitual movement, thought, and emotional patterns. Students are encouraged not to get good at yoga, but to use their practice to get good at life, moving towards what’s most important to them, and learning to find joy in the littlest things. Jean-Pierre’s classes focus on sustainability, curiosity, community, and devotion. “Let’s get loose with compassion. Let’s drown in the delicious ambience of love.” – Hafiz.

Jenna Darfler

Jenna discovered her love for yoga after practicing and finding the ability to feel confident and fearless, on and off of the mat. Through yoga, Jenna found nourishment for her whole being, inspiring her to share this healing practice with others. After receiving her 200 hour RYT in Bali, Indonesia, Jenna developed a heartfelt, authentic and compassionate style of teaching. Specializing in Hatha and Vinyasa, Jenna's classes are mindfully structured, linking breath and movement in preparation for deep relaxation. She aims to provide a space where others are able to untie the knots within themselves in order to find peace, love, and truth. 

Jessica Jarris

www.jessjarris.com
Jess has been a student of yoga for over a decade and through the years, her practice has become a cherished, patient, and wise guide that has helped her through injuries, life challenges, and self-inquiry. Jess sees yoga as a journey of self exploration that can open our hearts to the inner wisdom that enables us to live life in a more dedicated, spirited, and loving way. Jess thoughtfully blends together her knowledge of anatomy, alignment, philosophy, Ayurveda, and yoga therapy to offer classes that help her students learn more about the inner workings of their mind and bodies. Jess completed her 200hr yoga training with Sarahjoy Marsh in 2012 and is currently enrolled in a 500hr Yoga Therapy program. 

Jillayne Sorenson

Sharing the healing benefits of mindfulness and movement practice is a beautiful path of learning, discovery and deepening connection. As a psychologist, yoga teacher, and mindfulness educator, Jillayne Sorenson shares her passion for yoga and meditation through work in community, education, research & rehabilitation settings. She is deeply grateful to her own teachers, mentors and friends along the way, and for the opportunity to share this healing path of practice, in all its complexity and joy.

Julie Serafina

Julie's love of yoga began in 1995 where she discovered the practice of Ashtanga, while living on the island of Maui. Her passion for yoga was immediate and she describes yoga as something she could not live without. As the years went by Julie tried many different traditions of yoga, finding her home in alignment based practices. Her primary teacher is Michele Loew, and with her she earned a 200 hr RYT certification in 2010. Julie has also completed 60 hrs of study with Doug Keller, a pioneer of Yoga as Therapy. She found her passion for Therapeutic Yoga after experiencing healing from years of chronic pain. Julie shares that yoga has not only strengthened her physical body, but has fortified her whole being and strengthened her ability to know and listen to her heart. She finds beauty in the space between movements, where we are able to find silence and peace. For her students, she hopes they leave class feeling more connected to spirit, body, and the infinite wisdom of the heart.

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 to cultivate vitality and healing energy. Her guiding principles: Relax, Heal and Elevate. She is now teaching private and small group classes in person and on-line, contact her for more information: http://scr.im/katnam. 

Kyra Anastasia

www.inspiredyoga.com
Kyra discovered the power of yoga in the aftermath of a ski accident as a teenager. After healing her body through the practice, she felt a calling to share the gift of yoga with others. She has been teaching yoga for over 16 years and her yoga studies have taken her across the United States, to Central America and India. Prior to moving to the West Coast, she served thousands of students as the owner of three yoga studios in Washington DC. Kyra teaches a physically challenging class, promoting a mindful awareness of the breath in this moment. Her intention is to inspire others to discover their own sense of adventure and tap into their joy, both on and off the mat. Kyra is also an Ayurvedic and Holistic Health Counselor and meets with students one on one to help improve their lives and health. 

Laura Li Fong Yee

www.crownandhearthealing.com
Laura offers sound healing and gong meditation from a place of gratitude, drawing from her practices in breath, sound current, yoga, prayer and meditation. She values community, communication, connection, and inclusivity, and strives to create a class experience that will leave participants feeling connected, grounded and whole. Laura has been drawn to the healing arts for many years and has worked in the nursing profession since 2004. She became a certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor in 2016 and had the honor of learning gong techniques with Don Conreaux and crystal bowl sound with Shalom Mayberg.

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.

Leigh Goldberg

Leigh is passionate about sharing Principle-Based Partner Yoga™ with people as a way to deepen their connection to themselves and others. In addition to teaching classes, workshops, and teacher trainings, she specializes in one-on-one Partner Yoga lessons with men, to support them in expanding their capacity in relationships. As part of the first graduating class in the US, Leigh completed her Teacher Training in 2009 with Elysabeth Williamson, developer of this unique style of Partner Yoga. Leigh has a playful and creative spirit and loves being inspired by the outdoors.

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.

Maya Luna was born and raised in Denmark, and has been on her yoga and movement journey since childhood. A Modern Dance instructor & choreographer, certified Kundalini Yoga teacher and certified Yoga Nidra facilitator, experiencing the world and the sacred divine through movement is what ‘simply makes sense.’ She found her yoga home about 13 years ago, when she ‘accidentally’ walked into a Kundalini Yoga class. A midwife of positive change, she loves to laugh, dance in the rain, find expansive exquisite vistas to sit and dialogue with her ego, and travel the world in seva, doing Karma Yoga. Other interesting aspects of her life include: Certified NLP Master Practitioner, Facilitator & Coach, trained as a Home Birth Midwife, owned her own small Doula business. Her favorite phrase is: “Oh! I didn’t know that! … teach me.” So much to learn and so much to experience in this life time, living in awe and beginner’s mind is what she seeks.

Meghan is passionate about sharing the classical and ancient teachings of yoga, including asana (steady posture), pranayama (the control and expansion of one’s vital force), and relaxation. She interweaves yoga philosophy and subtle body awareness to aid students in maintaining focus while deepening the benefits of the practice. With over 16 years experience teaching yoga and leading yoga teacher trainings, Meghan's teaching focuses on going beyond perception of whom we think we are, and realizing the infinite potential within. Her students describe her classes as inspiring, humble, graceful, truthful, challenging, and full of heart.

Mehtab Singh

www.yogawesteugene.com
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.

Mia McManuis

Yoga has been a large part of Mia’s life for the past 10 years. She completed a KRI Certified Kundalini Yoga teacher training in 2014. Her practice has helped her to grow stronger, more flexible and fearless, both in yoga practice and in daily life. Yoga inspires her to live each moment mindfully. During her classes, Mia reminds students to listen to the voice of wisdom within, and connect with a sense of calmness, harmony and balance. She aims to offer practices that will enhance and deepen your senses, bring you into your center, and rejuvenate you to feel whole, and filled with life force and joy.

Michelle Barton

Michelle's yoga was born out of the spirit of service. Deeply inspired by her own life journey, and the teachings of Sarahjoy Marsh. Michelle's goal is to make yoga accessible to anyone who would like to experience and enjoy all of the benefits of practice, regardless of physical limitations or past injury. Michelle earned her 200 hr in 2011 and has advanced teacher training in Therapeutic and Adaptive Yoga. She has additional training in PRI inspired yoga, derived from the work of the Postural Restoration Institution of Physical Therapy. Michelle is also a certified teacher of Chinese Essence Qigong, another powerful form of healing movement. She believes that yoga offers valuable tools to help one cope with day to day life. These tools can help relieve stress and anxiety, reduce pain and suffering, improve health and guide you to find unity within and peace of mind.

Mike Shvartsman

Mike is fun, light-hearted, knowledgeable and dynamic. He did his teacher training with Ganga White and Tracey Rich at White Lotus Foundation, and has studied here in Portland with Nathan Mills. He is passionate about Acrobatic and Yin Yoga, and is currently completing his certification in Acro Yoga. Mike teaches Acrobatic, Gentle, Yin, Vinyasa, and Partner Yoga. He is nurturing, clear, steady and compassionate.

Pamela started her own yoga practice in 2002, influenced by the joyful teachings of Steve Ross from Maha Yoga in California. She has since studied the masters in many forms: sweating in Bikram, chanting in Bhakti, aligning in Iyengar, stretching in Vinyasa, strengthening in Ashtanga, meditating in Raja, energizing with Shiva Rea, relaxing with Yin, and giggling with Laughter Yoga. She is grateful for her teachers and guides. In 2009 she earned her 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certification, with additional trainings, and is qualified to teach Yoga Sculpt, Yoga for Seniors, Hot Power Fusion, Yin Yoga, and Power Vinyasa. Based in Portland, Oregon, she's been guiding group and private yoga classes, workshops, and international retreats for 10 years. Classes with Pamela will encourage you to breath, reach and smile.

Reema Datta

www.reemadatta.com
Reema has been teaching Yoga and Ayurveda workshops internationally for over ten years. She enjoys bringing classical meditation techniques into creative asana flows, creating an atmosphere for each practitioner to experience truth directly. Reema is co-author of the book, Sacred Sanskrit Words and has two music albums of Sanskrit mantra released by Nutone Music. Her teachers of Hatha Yoga include Dharma Mittra of New York City and Danny Paradise, whose teachings date back to Sri Krishnamacharya. Her teachers of Meditation include Lama Thupten Phuntsok and Douglas Veenhof whose teachings are part of the lineage of the Dalai Lama. Reema brings yoga to marginalized communities through The Usha Yoga Foundation, which she founded in 2006. Her work has been featured in several publications including Yoga Journal and Yoga International.

Sat Daya Singh

A lifelong surfer and avid fly fisherman, since boyhood Sat Daya has found grounding in such activities that call on the power of solitude, movement, and environmental elements, to restore the body and mind. In the midst of a transformative life event, Sat Daya discovered the practice of Kundalini Yoga and experienced a monumental shift. Existing as both a philosophy and discipline for daily guidance and restoration, he fell in love with Kundalini Yoga. Sat Daya's classes are aimed at creating an environment for healing, joy, and self-discovery. His teacher training began with a KRI Level 1 Kundalini Yoga teacher training in Los Angeles, with Harijiwan Singh and Tej Kaur. He soon thereafter completed a Level 2 training called Mind and Meditation, and recently finished the Level 2 training called Conscious Communication. During his time in Los Angeles, Sat Daya dedicated seva as a yoga teacher to homeless teens at the Protection and Direction Center and also volunteered as a night sevadar at the Guru Ram Das Ashram.

Sat Narayan Singh

Sat Narayan Singh (Nick Mattos) has practiced Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan for over half his life. He is a longtime Mandala Yoga sevadar, a student of the Northwest Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training cohort of 2018, and a certified Hatha Yoga instructor through Evolation Yoga. He is also the director of Vanishing Point Fellowship, a group of teachers and healers bringing effective, accessible metaphysical tools to diverse individuals and communities. He is blessed to have been a student of a many profoundly inspiring teachers, and prays to be a clear channel for these beautiful teachings. 

Shalom Mayberg

www.shalom360.com
Shalom is a sound healer, yoga teacher and intuitive energy practitioner. Trained in India and Asia, he offers healing modalities that are practical and useful in everyday life, providing a sense of groundedness and a safe space for people to be present, relax, and heal. Shalom thoughtfully blends Eastern and Western philosophies in a way that is easy to grasp and provides opportunities for growth regardless of experience level. Follow and find out more at shalom360.com.

Signa Cheney

www.signayoga.com
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.

Vani Kimbrell

www.vaniyoga.com
Vani has been teaching yoga since 2000. She is certified in Hatha through Integral Yoga, Kundalini Yoga through 3HO, and Pre-Natal Yoga through Whole Birth Yoga. Vani is also a certified doula, through CAPPA. These days Vani spends her free time writing poetry, learning from her four grandchildren, who she calls her best teachers, and trying to be of service to her family.

Veronika Vogler

Veronika has been a student of yoga as a way of life for over 15 years. An advanced certified Sivananda instructor, 800 hour trained Dharma Yoga teacher, and a long-time practitioner of kundalini practices, Veronika currently lives and teaches between Portland and New York City at the world renowned Dharma Yoga Center. In addition to traditional yoga practice, Veronika has spent the last several years studying Cree Native American practices and traveling the world to join in a variety of ceremonies and knowledge exchanges. Veronika's classes are often challenging and deeply informative. She skillfully shares yoga philosophy and yoga lifestyle teachings in her classes and usually offers a complete warm-up, dynamic kriya and transformative meditation. 

Viola Rose is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who has been combining music and healing in her own inspired way for over 25 years, and offering sound healing events in the Portland area since 2015. Viola has an extensive background in spirituality and metaphysics, she is an "Awakening The Illuminated Heart" workshop facilitator for Drunvalo Melchizedek's School of Remembering. She is also a certified gong practitioner, energy worker, certified Holistic Health Coach, certified Laughter Yoga teacher, a sound healer and an advocate for living from the heart. Viola has a deep love for the profound ability of sacred sound to heal the heart and balance the whole being. Viola is committed to using music to create more beauty in the world and to living with joy. Visit Viola's website for more information.

Wah Khalsa

www.wahkhalsa.com
Wah Khalsa was born into the Kundalini Yoga lineage. She is the daughter of renowned Kundalini Yoga teacher Gurmukh Khalsa, and the creator of Kundalini Dance. When Wah graduated from her community’s spiritual boarding school in India at the age of 18 as a certified yoga teacher, she was blessed to spend the following two years in New Mexico studying directly with her spiritual community. At the age of 21 she fell into the grace of her family’s yoga business, Golden Bridge Yoga. With Wah you will experience a deep authenticity and realness. Wah offers her true self, and that is what comes through in her teachings - a real, approachable and modern yogi who tastefully brings fun and funk into a deeply-rooted spiritual practice. Wah is presently on maternity leave and will hopefully return to our teaching community in Spring 2021.

Mandala Yoga's Subs

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.

Isabel Falcon

Isabel Falcon was born and raised in Uruguay, and came to the US in 2008. She believes her dharma this lifetime is to be of service. Isabel discovered yoga in 2008, and is devoted to the practices of yoga, self-discipline and humility. Her passion for yoga has lead her to become certified in various modalities, including Barone Batiste tradition, meditation from Paramahansa Yogananda, Bikram Yoga and Kundalini Yoga. On the mat, Isabel is inspired by her own life journey and uses her practice to work through the many obstacles that come with this human form. Through her classes and private instruction, she offers a sacred and safe space for anyone who seeks to emerge into a profound and deep personal experience, while working towards the bliss of true spiritual union. Her intention is to hold space so that we may return to the ever present higher self and our deeply united consciousness. 

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?

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Why Kundalini Yoga?

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