Siri Rishi Kaur (Founder / Director) (Priestess of the Gong) has been teaching Kundalini Yoga through out the East Coast for more than a decade. She is an IKYTA certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher. She did her first teacher training 14 years ago with Ravi Singh in NYC, and furtther 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 http://www.rishiretreats.com. 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.
Hi My name is PATRICK NOLAN, and I’ve been practicing yoga for 8 years and plan to continue for the rest of my life. Whenever I write one of these bios I look back to what I was like before Yoga, and I’m always amazed and humbled what a powerful transformation the practice of Yoga has had on my life. I attribute all the great things in my life from a much healthier lifestyle, a clearer and more focused mind quitting smoking (at its height, 3 packs a day!!) and even my wife agreeing to marry me to the techniques I have learned and practiced. As far as credentials, I graduated Sonic Yoga’s 200hr vinyasa program, Will Duprey’s 500hr Hatha training and am currently enrolled in the 220 hour Kundalini Yoga teacher training offered by Hari Kaur Khalsa. I also informally study Iyengar with Nikki Costello and Qi Gong with Chris Chen on a weekly basis. I like to think I take what I have learned, and more importantly practiced, from my studies and share them in a way they can be used in the practicality of day to day life. After class, you should feel really good and be able to take some of that home with you! I am very excited to be part of Beloved Yogi Harlem–no joke! I love the grass-roots feel and honest intention of the place. The space has a relaxed and genuine fell to it–you’ve got to check it out!
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.