Yogini Siri Rishi (Founder / Director) has been teaching Kundalini Yoga through out the East Coast for more than a decade. She is a certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher. She did her first teacher training 14 years ago with Ravi Singh in NYC, and further trained with her mentor Hari Kaur Khalsa. Siri Rishi was an assistant in Hari Kaur’s KRI teacher training for 5 years. She delivers this ancient technology authentically and with reverence. Yoga has saved her life and has given her the tools to make the impossible possible. For the last 5 years Siri Rishi was a lead teacher with Bent On Learning, teaching Yoga to a diverse population of youth in the NYC Public School System. She is a nomad at heart and a lover of nature, when not teaching in NYC you can find her hosting local and international retreats in Costa Rica and other high frequency destinations with RISHI RETREATS. She is in a constant state of joy, and gratitude, for this amazing technology and to her beloved teachers Yogi Bhajan, Hari Kaur, Gurmukh, Ravi Singh, All of the Elements, and many more. Siri Rishi’s classes are challenging, fun & uplifting, with a deep focus on meditation, mantra, and Gong sound healing. She delivers the teachings in a practical down to earth fashion, making the practice relevant and applicable to your life. “It is my belief that my daughter Jaya-Paul brought Yoga into my life. I bow to her feet for choosing me to mother her, and for journeying this lifetime with me. It is my life mission to share with all people whom are thirsty, and all of those in between, the healing, life affirming techniques of Kundalini YOGA”. -Siri Rishi
Patrick Hogan attained his 500 hour certification through William Duprey’s A Hatha Yoga Teacher Training, and his 200 hour certification through Sonic Yoga. He teaches with a Hatha focus and philosophy along with Vinyasa sequencing. Patrick also uses his knowledge of Alexander technique, athletic training, and movement-theatre to influence his teaching. Classes are created on a theme and incorporate asana with pranayama, mantra, and meditation.
Mark Hartman (Manprem Singh) ( Lion of God whose heart and mind are filled with love) first discovered the science of Kundalini yoga by his in high school in Massachusetts. Twelve years later he re-discovered Kundalini Yoga by walking into a Kundalini Yoga class led by his same high school teacher Hari Kaur Khalsa but this time in New York City. Very quickly after he enrolled in teacher training, and became a certified Kundalini instructor in 2009. Having benefited so much from Kundalini Yoga he is enthusiastic to elevate, serve and teach the tools of Kundalini to all walks of life, in order to help others realize the healer and teacher within themselves. As a teacher, he has been a dedicated student of Yogi Bhajan, has studied intensely with senior teacher Hari Kaur Khalsa as well as with world renowned healers Guru Dev Singh and Dona Leova. Mark is known for his humor and sound healing through his gong playing. He is also a full time fine art and commercial photographer.
Katie Cercone has been practicing yoga for fifteen years. Originally from Santa Rosa, California, she became a certified yoga instructor in 2011 at Namaste Yoga & Tranquility Center in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Katie believes yoga is a powerful healing modality and potent source of consciousness raising worldwide. Her approach to teaching incorporates energetic principles and views asanas (poses) as tools for infiinte transformation and mind/body balance. She is also a Reiki 1 Healer and incorporates light healing touch into her classes. In addition to teaching Hatha Vinyasa style yoga Katie is an interdisciplinary artist, writer and co-leader of the radical feminist collective Go! Push Pops.
Jasmine Ben Reuven is a somatic movement educator, dedicated to helping others restore and expand optimal movement patterns, functions and dynamic well being through a variety of movement modalities. Jasmine has a deep understanding of how our body reflects our internal conditions and uses her intuitive abilities and gifted touch to guide students in a unique way toward optimal well being and empowerment. Her approach is committed to directing, learning, growth and change according to each individual’s unique needs and ultimately to cultivate a state of coherence within the entire self.
Jasmine is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais* Practitioner as well as a certified Hatha Yoga Teacher. She is a Reiki Level 1 Practitioner and a fitness trainer. She has been a dedicated practitioner of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan for over 10 years. Jasmine holds a BA in Psychology and Anthropology with concentration in functional anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and behavioral psychology. Jasmine’s work is informed by over 15 years of experience and ongoing studies in somatics, spirituality, improvisational dance/ performance, eastern philosophy, mind-body medicine and creating conditions for optimal health and empowerment.
Tamara Davidson was born and raised in Striver’s Row Harlem to a family of healers. Her father Dr. Ronald Davidson was a general practitioner who specialized in alternative medicine and acupuncture. Tamara grew up around holistic medicine and natural healing practices and they are an integral part of her life. Tamara began practicing yoga by herself in High School and later began to take classes as a student at NYU. Tamara decided to attend yoga school at Laughing Lotus, her senior year of undergraduate school. The second youngest person in the entire school Tamara’s wisdom and passion for yoga and healing goes beyond her years. After graduating Yoga School Tamara began her own community based yoga classes in Harlem. These classes have continued and are held in the brownstone of her family home. Tamara combines Hatha Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Tantric Yoga, and Sound Yoga to create a soothing, relaxing, and restoring yoga class. She is currently living in Harlem where she teaches yoga and plays music locally.
Rachel Edrington (Janraj Kaur) is a KRI Certified Instructor of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Having grown up with her mother as a KY teacher, she has developed a great respect for the power of these teachings and their use as life enhancing tools. She had been practicing Kundalini yoga for 15 years before having the chance to train as a teacher with Gurumukh and Gurushabd in NYC. She has been teaching throughout the USA and Europe since 2010 where she has had the opportunity to work with people of all ages, abilities and experience levels. In addition to Kundalini Yoga, Rachel practices Architecture and is inspired with what the sciences of Architecture and Kundalini Yoga can do for the individual when experienced. “Experience is everything,” she says. “These practices are tools to knock down our fabricated inner walls, elevate ourselves so that we can live diamond sharp, awake, meaningfully, lovingly, truthfully
Hari Nam Singh Khalsa has taught and counseled thousands of people all over the world on virtually every aspect of human endeavor. He was personally trained to serve humanity in this capacity for almost 30 years by Yogi Bhajan, the legendary spiritual master who first introduced Kundalini Yoga and Sikh Dharma to the West back in the late 1960s. He is best known for his passion, sense of humor and expertise for integrating spirituality into daily life.
In addition to dedicating a significant amount of time to his mission as a spiritual teacher, Hari Nam is a practicing attorney, financial investment advisor and professional counselor. He also finds time to enjoy some of his other passions in life, including jazz, photography, travel, hiking and the New York Giants. “Spirituality is not an escape from life, but rather that very thing that gives purpose, enjoyment and nobility to everything we engage in as a human being.”