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Meet Your Teachers

Meet Your Teacher Trainers

A team of accomplished KRI Teacher Trainers from the Northwest will instruct this course. The core teachers are Viriam Singh Khalsa, M.A., Dr. Hari Dass Singh Khalsa, Ajeet Kaur Wise and Ad Purkh Kaur Khalsa. Together they bring over 125 years of yoga teaching experience to share with you.

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Viriam Singh Khalsa MS

Lead Trainer

Viriam started teaching Kundalini Yoga in 1973 after completing his first (of three) teacher training 40-day residential course in San Raphael California. Viriam has studied intensively with Yogi Bhajan in many venues, including one of the first Master’s Touch teacher’s training classes. Viriam started teaching teacher training 16 years ago in Eugene. In his teaching career Viriam has taught Kundalini Yoga in many settings, including Elementary, middle and high schools, Community colleges, the University of Oregon, many professional groups, seniors, retreats and workshops and many more.

In addition to teaching Kundalini Yoga, Viriam is married (coming up on 31 years!) with two grown kids. Viriam also volunteers with United Way of Lane County, and is the executive manager for the Eugene Sikh Dharma community council. Teaching and training is a strong thread in all that Viriam does.

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Hari Dass Singh Khalsa, DC

Lead Trainer

Hari Dass is a Chiropractic Physician, Teacher Trainer, yoga instructor, and Sikh minister in Portland.  He has practiced Kundalini Yoga since 1974 and has taught since 1976.  Starting in the early 90’s he has taught Anatomy in numerous yoga teacher training programs both within and outside of Kundalini Yoga, including the Aquarian Teacher™ Program in Espanola, NM, Vancouver BC, and Rishikesh, India.   
 
His classes emphasize strength, and especially abdominal strength, along with spinal flexibility and improved biomechanics to correct and avoid spinal injuries and other health concerns along with the link between health, physiology and state of consciousness.

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Ajeet Kaur Wise

Associate Trainer

Ajeet Kaur fell in love with Kundalini Yoga in 1978. After her first class at a community college she was hooked. She sought out teachers, studied at the Portland Ashram and began attending Yogi Bhajan’s lectures. Teaching Kundalini has become a part of her life’s service. She has been teaching two ongoing yoga classes since 1999. Also, she has lead workshops in Numerology, Breathwalk, Sat Nam Rasayan, Women’s Health, Feng Shui, and Yogic Foods. When Ajeet teaches, she holds a nurturing space based in neutrality. In this space students are engaged with their soul, and are energetically connected to the teachings of Kundalini’s ancient technology. 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

 

 

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Ad Purkh Kaur Khalsa

Associate Trainer

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