Santokh Singh Khalsa, D.C., Awareness Center Founder & Lead Trainer
Dr. Khalsa is the spiritual advisor and Lead Trainer to the Awareness Center. He has been practicing Kundalini yoga for over forty years and had the great blessing of learning directly from Yogi Bhajan. He and his wife, Suraj, were founders of the Awareness Center in 1974 and both have been teaching ever since. He is the lead teacher for the Level I and Level II Kundalini Yoga teacher training program. Dr. Khalsa also teaches the Wednesday, 7:00 P.M. Beginner’s Series once a quarter in January, April, July and October and has a thriving Chiropractic practice in Pasadena. www.khalsachiropracticpasadena.com
Suraj Kaur Khalsa - Awareness Center Co- Founder
Suraj Kaur Khalsa began practicing Kundalini Yoga in 1974 and became a teacher in 1976. Her teaching style is empowered by the fact that she learned directly from Yogi Bhajan and had the honor of personally serving him for almost 30 years. Her classes are a gentle yet invigorating combination of kriyas and breath work. Using inspiring Universal readings and teaching, she creates a soothing, uplifting environment that is healing to all; beginners and long time students alike. Suraj teaches Mondays at 11am and Saturdays at 9am.
Wahe Guru Kaur- Awareness Center Advisor & Visionary
Wahe Guru Kaur’s classes have a way of transporting you to another realm. Her warm presence creates a safe, loving environment and encourages you to move through mental and physical blocks toward greater strength, peace and inner clarity. Wahe Guru Kaur uses eclectic world music, chanting, mantras, and the gong to accompany the yoga, and uses inspiring readings to create the theme of the class. Afterward, you feel that you have stretched and strengthened the body, calmed the mind, and are leaving with a message to uplift your consciousness during the week. Wahe Guru Kaur has been teaching Kundalini Yoga since 2001. Wahe Guru teachers Sundays, 9:30am and 11:15 am, Tuesdays at 6pm for Healing Breath and at 7:30pm for Kundalini and Wednesday at 9:30am at 5:30pm.
Guru Darshan Singh, Timothy Awareness Center Advisor
Timothy (Guru Darshan Singh) began practicing Kundalini Yoga in 2004 and has found it to be a profoundly life-altering way of life. He seeks to uplift and inspire his students through his first-hand experience of the power of Kundalini Yoga to overcome fears, old beliefs and addictions. He is a graduate of both the Awareness Center Teacher Training Program and Healer Training Program. Guru Darshan teaches 12 Step Yoga on Thursdays and Mondays at 9:30am.
Sat Avtar Kaur, Beatris
Beatris (Sat Avtar Kaur) enjoys guiding her students deep within to their center. Inspired by life and Mother Earth, she teaches the balance and courage of patience, forgiveness, love, and kindness. Beatris loves to do warm ups that stretch and strengthen the core muscles. She will gently take you into a meditative state where you can focus on releasing blocks and raising your vibrational awareness. Beatris has been teaching Kundalini Yoga since 2002. Sat Avtar teaches on Thursdays at 7:30pm.
Atma Kaur, Gillian
Gillian (Atma Kaur) brings a warmth and light to her classes that allows one to reinvigorate, relax, and renew on many levels. In a class with Atma, enter the flow of true identity and acceptance of self by integrating mind, spirit, and body. Sharing awakenings through life's changes is built into the fabric of her classes, as is a supportive atmosphere. Atma embraced the gentle power of Kundalini Yoga as a foundation for living while taking Santokh Singh Khalsa's beginners series in 1995. She became KRI certified in 1998 and teaches a variety of ages and abilities. All are welcome. Atma facilities a monthly Sat Nam Rasayan Clinic once a month at The Awareness Center. She teaches Wednesdays at 7pm and Saturday at 10:30am.
One of The Awareness Center’s veteran instructors, Hari Singh has developed a strong following for his 7:00am Saturday class. He takes his time describing the purpose of each exercise and often ends the class with a deep relaxation and gong meditation. If you would like to go deeply within, this intermediate level class can take you there. Hari Singh teaches Saturday at 7am.
Prem Keval Kaur, Lynn
A Certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor Prem Keval's spiritual journey began at a very young age. Born to parents who were "seekers' the family explored various philosophies, religions and spiritual practices. Prem soon realized that there are "many paths" to enlightenment. As the Buddha said, "You must find it for yourself". In 2016, after exploring a variety of yoga practices, Prem was guided to the Awareness Center. After all her worldly travels and spiritual experiences she found Kundalini Yoga and the untapped energy and consciousness awakened through this practice. Prem has a performing arts background, using her given name Lynn Eastman, she has worked in the Entertainment Industry as singer, actor, director, writer and producer. She is co-owner with her husband, actor/writer/producer Leo Rossi, of Eastman-Rossi Productions. Most recently they created and sold HOTEL IMPOSSIBLE to the Travel Channel starring Anthony Melchiorri and wrote the film GOTTI starring John Travolta which was featured at the Cannes Film Festival. Prem Keval teaches Wednesdays at 11:15am.
Rev Pavan Kaur, Marion
Marion (Rev Pavan's) class is designed for intermediate and advanced students on a spiritual path… and open to everyone. Each class explores the ancient technology of Kundalini Yoga along with wisdom from other relevant teachers of the Aquarian age, like Eckhart Tolle and Marshall Rosenberg. Rev Pavan includes meditation tools from her four years at the Berkeley Psychic Institute. These colorful and playful visualizations strengthen intuition and help release unwanted energies. Her classes encourages a compassionate exploration of your rich inner landscape. You are supported to embrace Conscious Self, fully authentic, awake, and free. Rev Pavan teaches Tuesdays at 9:30am.
Ravijot is a KRI-Certified Level 1 & Level 2 instructor and a memeber of the Aquarian Academy. She is a facilitator of our Kundalini Yoga Level One Teacher Training Program. She has been practicing and teaching Kundalini Yoga and Meditation as taught by Yogi Bhajan at her Awareness Center home for many years. Ravijot teaches on Fridays at 7pm.
Nirmaljeet Kaur, Sheila
Sheila (Nirmaljeet Kaur) enjoys teaching all levels of students, from first-time beginners to practitioners with years (or decades) of experience. Her classes emphasize the Kundalini Yoga basics of breathing and postures that serve to ground students in a strong foundation for their practice. Featuring a wonderful range of eclectic music such as Eastern, Chill out, World and a plethora of non-traditional music (Louis Prima, anyone?), you can learn in a comfortable, fun, and stress-free environment. Her classes work to bring passion, joy, enthusiasm, and humor into your life. Nirmaljeet teaches Thursdays at 5pm for a 30 minute meditation and at 6pm for Kundalini Yoga. She also teaches Friday at 9am for Breakfast Club Kundalini Yoga.
Seva Simran Kaur, Susan
Susan's (Seva Simran Kaur) class focuses on self empowerment. Her goal is to help people find their inner teacher and awareness through compassion and self-love. In a comfortable and judgment-free space, one can release negative thought patterns and deep emotional issues, clear head-space, and experience deep healing on all levels. This class begins on the physical plane by learning to be present in the body and then moves into the subtle realms of higher energy. This experience will help you to play, grow, and gain ownership over your life's course. Seva Simran teaches on Mondays at 6pm for Restorative/Yin with Reiki and 7:30pm for Hatha/Kundalini Yoga.
Wael is an IKYTA-certified Kundalini Yoga teacher. He studied shamanic healing breath at the Awareness Center under Wahe Guru. Wael is a dedicated, passionate teacher with a never ending curiosity. His intention for each class is that they be a safe, healing environment for self discovery and expression. Wael teaches a healing breath class on Sundays at 7pm.