Teachers

Siri-Rishi-2Yogini 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

imgres-8Patrick 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.

 

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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.

-2Jasmine 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.

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Ishtar/ Dev Atma Kaur is a KRI certified Kundalini Yoga teacher who is endlessly grateful and honored to be teaching atHarlem’s Beloved Yogi. Ishtar’s vision has always been to serve; to serve humanity and the planet as a guide/teacher/source for all sentient beings in developing a deeper awareness of themselves.Her mission is to be a conduit in the journey of awakening to or rather remembering one’s divinity. She strongly believes that spirituality and all of its many facets, is a powerful gateway tothe heart which is the gateway to source. She has visited many paths and with all sincerity believes that each holds a treasure. In her experience, Kundalini yoga has served to be a powerful technology for transcendence and deeper understanding of self. It is a gift available to us through the grace of the universe toperceive, experience, and ultimately harmonize the powerful conversation between mind, body and spirit. Ishtar is also an LCSW with a Masters in Clinical Social Work from New York University.  She has dedicated the majority of her career in supporting and empowering urban communities throughout New York City with both spiritual and psychotherapy modalities. She is the founder of Meraki, a collective that is dedicated to her passions of assisting others in their path to their innategrandiosity, beauty and divinity through a myriad of magicaland esoteric tools. She is here to assist in any way she can and tosupport this very vital conversation of ascension on our planet at this time.  She is dedicated to helping you grow closer to your truth, your power, your source, LOVE!

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Taranjot Singh (Jarrod Byrne Mayer), is a KRI certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor and Brooklyn based musician/artist.  His music is a reflection of his inner vision and experience through Kundalini and survival arts. His music is a meditation in itself where others join in unconsciously, bringing listeners into a single state where the experience is shared and group consciousness expanded.  Taranjot has studied with master survivalist Tom Brown Jr. in the pine barrens of south New Jersey and believes a connection with the earth and nature is essential to expanding within the infinite.  The earths magic is in plain sight yet we must expand our consciousness and awareness to look beyond what we see and read the language of the earth.  

Taranjots key principle he brings to the teachings is giving the students the tools to change the story they have been told and writ for themselves.  The deconstruction and boundary dissolution of illusionary walls expands the self into a greater sense of well being.  He wants students to uplift the veil of maya and see life for what it is, a miracle and a blessing.  The other key principle to his teachings are as follows…don’t take life too seriously, you’ll never get out alive.
So come to his class…you’ll laugh….you’ll cry…and you’ll probably get a cookie and a hug.

 

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Nikki, is 800 hour certified under the Jivamukti method. She came upon the path of yoga 11 years ago and is grateful for the life-altering experience it has made on her mental, physical and emotional well-being. A (New Jersey native) New York based resident, Nikki completed the 300 Hour Teacher Training program in Spring 2011 with the Jivamukti Yoga founders Sharon Gannon and David Life. She also completed an additional 500 hour apprenticeship program at Jivamukti Yoga NYC in the Fall 2013. Nikki is committed to serving and providing the same opportunity for others, “to witness the healing benefits of Yoga” in the same way it has transformed her life.  The Jivamukti method, can be described as a “Vinyasa Krama” that incorporates the sole awareness on aligning each breathe through movement. Nikki also holds a B.A. in English from New Jersey City University. She is honored to be apart of Beloved Harlem Yogi.

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Annie Hartkemeyer,  is a New York based actress and Vinyasa yoga teacher who originally hails from the beautiful Cincinnati, Ohio. She discovered yoga while training at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting and fell in love with this incredible practice. She found that through practicing yoga, she fostered a physical awareness and a joyful insight into life that served not only her acting, but every other facet of her life. She developed a strong desire to inspire a lifestyle of radiant well-being and healing in others, which led her to study Vinyasa Yoga with the master teachers at Sonic Yoga, NYC and become a teacher.

Annie teaches group classes and private sessions across the city. Her classes are carefully crafted to simultaneously nurture the individual while building a fierce physical fire. Her students should expect lots of detailed alignment work, quiet moments of introspective self-study, and a vigorous, heat-building Vinyasa flow.

Miss Hartkemeyer is grateful for the opportunity to teach at Beloved Yogi Harlem, the coziest and most welcoming studio she has ever set foot in. Namaste.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.”

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