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Santokh Singh Khalsa, D.C., Awareness Center Founder, Owner & 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.  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.

Suraj Kaur Khalsa - Awareness Center Co- Founder & Co-Owner

Suraj Kaur Khalsa began practicing Kundalini Yoga in 1974 and became a teacher in 1976.  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. 

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 Saturday at 10:30am. 


Ananda began exploring the world of alternative and energetic medicine in 1997, studying Ayurveda, Hatha Yoga and "Jyoti-Atman" or "Soul of Light." Her continued passion for the Healing Arts led her to Bio-Resonance Therapy, Reiki Energy Work, Aromatherapy, Massage and the Shamanic Breathing Technique taught by Wahe Guru Kaur. Ananda is also Certified in Sound Healing and guides us into a deep inner journey in her Crystal Alchemy Singing Bowl Sound Bath every Sunday at 4:00pm, with (optional) tea following. Besides the crystal alchemy singing bowls, she incorporates drums, rattles and vocal tones in her practice. Her unique blend of physical, pranic and energetic techniques offer a truly blissful experience. Ananada's sound baths are Sundays at 4pm.

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. 

Padmani Japa Kaur, Winnie

Winnie (Padmani Japa Kaur) enjoys helping her students find a balance of Yin and Yang. As a full-time Energy Healer who integrates Traditional Chinese Medicine (channeling her Divine Masculine) and Integrated Shakti Reiki (channeling her Divine Feminine), she embodies strength within her gentleness and gentleness within her strength. As there are infinite truths and paths to Spiritual Awakening, her goal is to empower her students to connect to their highest potential by leveraging her diverse research and scientific approach. Winnie offers an Integrative Healing Circle including Yoga, Chanting, Meditation and soul dancing, we join together as One on Wednesdays at 7:15pm. This class is outdoors. 

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.  In 2016, after exploring a variety of yoga practices, Prem was guided to the Awareness Center where 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.  Prem Keval teaches Astral Yoga - incorporating the energy of planetary influences - on Sundays at 9am.

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 9am.


Swava is a new teacher at The Awareness Center. She has been a high school English teacher for 17 years, but in January of this year, a magical series of synchronicities led her to sign up for the Kundalini Teacher Training program led by Dr. Khalsa. She immediately felt the teachings of Kundalini Yoga were in direct alignment with what she was already learning about trusting in her own intuition and becoming her highest self in connection with the infinite cosmic consciousness. She is grateful for the practices this yoga has taught her because through them she has gained a deeper understanding of herself, an ability to listen to her own internal wisdom, and the courage to live that wisdom. She is excited to teach Kundalini Yoga and help others connect to their own wisdom and become part of the healing energy that exists within all of us and that our world so desperately needs. Swava teaches Mondays at 7pm. 


Yolanda (Teg Kirtan Kaur) focuses on releasing mental and physical blocks that could cause imbalances in your life. She guides you through powerful movements that will strengthen the core muscles while focusing your awareness inward. Yolanda is Certified in Kundalini Yoga and Energy Balancing. She enjoys teaching her students to connect within and assists them through kriya techniques that encourage balance in their lives. Yolanda teaches Tuesdays at 7pm. 


Jen Myers Hewitt / Nirmal nam

Jen Myers Hewitt / Nirmal Nam Kaur discovered Kundalini Yoga in the most peculiar of places: a Renaissance Festival in the middle of Nowhere, Massachusetts. She quickly fell in love and couldn't believe the transformation she saw in herself and in her life.After moving to LA, Jen quickly became a Kundalini teacher, falling in love with its rich, wonderful yoga community. Jen is full of life and tries to bring joy to all those she meets - with her smile and humor - especially her students. Her classes are fun, upbeat and transformative, while still making sure that her students don't take themselves too seriously. She also ensures that her students have a safe place to feel and to release emotions that sometimes come up. Her students leave feeling refreshed and recharged and with smiles on their faces! Jen Nirmal Nam teaches Thursdays at 7pm.

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Kavalya Pritam Kaur / Hsuan Hua

Kavalya Pritam Kaur / Hsuan Hua Liu first met Kundalini Yoga in a trip to Egypt in 2019. She instantly knew that this is what she'd been searching for. After returning to the U.S., she immediately began the Awareness center Teacher Training program where life changed completely. She learned to connect with herself, feeling focused and centered through the practice. Kavalya is also a certified Aura-Soma Color practitioner and a Sound Healing practitioner. She is excited to share this powerful technology and life-changing experience with you. Kavalya Pritam teaches Wednesdays at 7PM.