Mahanraj Kaur “Marcia” Lead Trainer
One of Mahanraj’s greatest joys is sharing the power and happiness of Kundalini Yoga. In addition to transforming her own life and putting her on a path of endless joy, her joy is multiplied through the students she has had the great privilege of watching awaken to this powerful path.
Mahanraj has been studying spiritual practices and meditation since the 1980s. In 1998 she began her yogic journey with Paramahansa Yogananda. After receiving her Kriya, she became increasingly interested in the power and joy of Yoga.
Mahanraj found the Soul of Yoga and her teacher Tom Kelly in 2001. While studying under Tom (a monk at the Self Relization Temple) she deepened her knowledge for Yoga and devotion to God. In 2006 Mahanraj became a yoga teacher and found Yogi Bhajan and the Kundalini Technology.
She was in the corporate world for 25 years and experienced the magic and success that being a yogi can bring to a business profession. By 2010 she fully immersed herself in teaching Yoga, leading spiritual circles and yoga/meditation retreats. Mahanraj is an Educator-Registered Yoga Teacher, Alliance and KRI, Reiki Master, and Sound Healer.
About Mahanraj Singh “Tony” Lead Trainer
Tony “Mahanraj Singh”, E-RYT-500 and KRI certified Yoga Teacher is passionate about the bodies alignment and strength that lead to true liberation in the mind and soul. Tony was first exposed to yoga through the teachings of Maharaj Ji in 1983, this eventually lead him to the Raja yoga tradition through Self Realization in 1997. Since then he has been lead to the physical asana and the gifts it has brought to his life as business owner, husband and dad. He teaches workshops and retreats with his wife Mahanraj Kaur “Marcia”, together they encourage Soul Freedom through the celebration of the authentic nature of the Soul.
Tony’s classes are a deep dive into heart with the breath as a guide. Through Kundalini and Hatha asana he brings the yogi and householder together. There is nothing Tony loves more than sharing the amazing gifts Yoga can offer to an individual seeking better health and deeper peace.
About Guru Rhattana, PhD.
A pioneering teacher and prolific writer, Guru Rattana is author of four of the original and extremely popular Kundalini Yoga and Meditation manuals. Guru Rattana began studying with Yogi Bhajan in 1977 and is a KRI certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher. Her Inner Awareness approach to Kundalini Yoga and Meditation integrates subtle sensory sensitivity into the practice. Guru Rattana earned her Doctorate in Political Science from the Graduate Institute of International Studies ( University of Geneva) and received her Master’s degree from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She has taught at Dartmouth College, MIT, New Hampshire College, U.S. International University, the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, CA, and Stanford University.
About Guru Kirin Khalsa
GuruKirin-Kirin Khalsa aka “Guru” Kirin studied kundalini yoga at the feet of the Mahan Tantric and master of kundalini yoga himself, Yogi Bhajan.
She is the co-founder of KRIYA, Kundalini Rising International Yoga Academy which presents Yogic Trainings including Kundalini Yoga Teacher Trainings and Tantra Yoga courses including Non-violent compassionate communication, Tantric Numerology, Meditation and the Mind, navigating the 10 dimensions, Thriving in the Aquarian Age and other subjects.
Kirin is an intuitive healer who uses her skills and intuitive visions to clear the way for people to live their destiny path. She supports people with past life readings, Tantric Numerology, aura reading, and helps resolve karma and samskaras (patterns) that are currently affecting this lifetime.
Dhyanjot aka “DJ” has been practicing and teaching Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Anusara, and Kundalini yoga since 1999 with training from Guru Meher Khalsa from 3HO, Siddhi Ellinghoven, and Jeanie Carlstead. He is a Yoga Alliance E-RYT Kundalini-certified yoga teacher with over 2000 hours of teaching, co-lead trainer at the Kundinyasa School of Yoga, and a member of the International Association of Kundalini Yoga Teachers (IKYTA).
In addition, DJ is a Gong Specialist, nutritionist, Reiki practitioner (Mikao Usui method), and sound healer. His sound healing sessions come from trainings and influences from Mystical Kabbalah and sound specialist Dr. Joseph Michael Levry from New York; Mehtab Benton from Austin; sound researcher/producer, Joshua Leeds; and Gong Master Sotantar from Spain.
DJ’s main influences of the East include Yogi Bhajan, Krishnamacharya, Parmahansa Yogananda, and Sai Baba.
Dhyanjot provides yoga sessions, sound healings, gong/sound healing lessons, and a Yoga-Nutritional quarterly cleanses (Evolution Cleanse Program) to help people live more proactive, energetically healthy and joyous lives. His techniques address imbalances caused by stress, fatigue, tension, trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, inflexibility, indigestion, high blood sugar, and weight gain.
About Monique Lonner, E-RYT 500
Yoga Therapist, is the Director and creator of Soul of Yoga Institute Advanced Yoga Teacher Training and Yoga Therapy Training Programs. A Yoga teacher for 15 years, she studied in India, New York and California with Master teachers and spiritual sages including, most notably, the teaching faculty of the Soul of Yoga Institute Advanced Program. Drawing upon her professional skills as a non-profit event organizer she developed the Advanced Teacher Training and Yoga Therapy Program for Soul of Yoga, bringing together those who are considered to be the best of the best Master yoga teachers in the world today. A devoted spiritual seeker, as well as an experienced anatomy and physiology teacher she has created a comprehensive program which balances the study of Yoga Therapy technique with the insight and wisdom of Yogic and metaphysical philosophy.
About Tom Kelly
at the age of 24, entered the Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF) Monastic Order in California. Founded by Paramahansa Yogananda, SRF has roots that trace back to the ancient lineage of Swamis from India. After taking vows of simplicity, chastity, obedience, and loyalty, he spent the next 25 years as a monk deeply involved in meditation and humanitarian service. As an inspirational speaker, workshop, and retreat leader, Tom has traveled around the world to teach the sacred art of Raja Yoga. In the fall of 1999, Tom left the monastic life in order to expand his life learning, as well as share the fruits of his self-transformation and direct experience of Yoga with all. Whether Tom is teaching a Yoga class, giving an inspirational talk, or leading a seminar or retreat, his passion for communicating the joy of spiritual living is highly contagious.
About Hari Das Kaur
Hari Das Kaur is a 3rd level practitioner and student teacher of Sat Nam Rasayan®, and a member of a very small group of global healers who are certified by Guru Dev Singh Khalsa, PhD and Master of Sat Nam Rasayan® to teach this ancient healing art.
Hari Das Kaur retired from her surgical nursing career in 1999 to commit herself full-time to her healing and teaching practice of this beloved art. She has been studying with His Holiness, Guru Dev Singh since 1994.
Hari Das has been practicing and teaching Kundalini Yoga and meditation in the tradition of her teacher, Yogi Bhajan, Master of Kundalini Yoga and White Tantric since 1977. She continues to teach and heal in her long-standing practice in La Jolla, California, holding positions with Scripps Integrative Medicine and Pacific Pearl La Jolla Integrative Health as Kundalini Yoga, Meditation and Awareness Instructor.