Instructor Roster
All Awareness Center teachers are certified by The Kundalini Research Institute (KRI).
Please see class schedule for class times and details.

Teacher Biography
Wahe Guru Kaur, Awareness Center Owner & 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.

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 and has a thriving Chiropractic practice in Pasadena.

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.
Basia (Haridass Kaur)

Basia (Haridass Kaur) is a Reiki Master/Sekhem energy practitioner and has been teaching Kundalini Yoga and meditation since 1999. Her classes emphasize her personal philosophy of heart-conscious-prosperity. Basia’s goal is to help you open your heart center and cultivate your awareness of the infinite possibilities for prosperity in life: abundant joy, health, and wealth. She specializing in Healing Treatments utilizing breath, sound, and energy work with other Natural Therapies.
Beatris (Sat Avtar Kaur)
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.
Carla (Hari Nam Simran Kaur)
After six months of practicing Kundalini Yoga at the Awareness Center, Carla (Hari Nam Simran)  entered Teacher Training to expand her knowledge of this amazing technology. Eight years later she's completing Kelly Wood's Hi Yoga teacher training for children. Carla has been a Nanny for over three years  so combining her love of children with her passion for yoga to teach children how to have calm bodies, calm brains and calm hearts is a perfect fit. Hari Nam Simran  brings her enthusiasm through stories, and imaginative play to create a fun environment for children to learn the basics of yoga.
Christina (Purantshant Kaur)
Christina Crabtree (Puranshant Kaur) fell in love with Kundalini yoga after her very first class at the Awareness Center in 2011. She was certified as a KRI Level One Kundalini Yoga teacher in 2012 and immediately continued on to begin her Level Two training that same year. Her love of children led her to also study with Kelly Wood and completed her Hi! Yoga kids teacher training. In addition to teaching kids, teens and adults, Christina has been a professional Reflexologist since 2009. She loves educating her students and clients about the many cross benefits of yoga, meditation, mudra, mantra and essential oils.
Donna (Guru Bachan Kaur)

Guru Bachan Kaur is an IKYTA Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher, having completed her Level 1 & 2 Certifications. She currently works on staff with Krishna Kaur Khalsa of Tenth Gate Yoga in Los Angeles. She brings Tibetan Singing Bowls, Gong, Reiki, and Numerology into her Kundalini Yoga classes which are designed for all levels of students. She is the owner of Ganesha Gems, a new age company that specializes in Sacred Therapeutic Gemstone malas and jewelry. Donna brings to her work, her backgrounds in community leadership, space planning/design, marketing and computer technology.

Gillian (Atma Kaur)

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.

Hari Singh

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.
Helen (Dev Avtar Kaur)

Helen (Dev Avtar) is a graduate of the Awareness Center Teacher Training Program. Her intention for each class is to strengthen body, mind and spirit through the healing aspects of Kundalini Yoga. Her classes are calm and meditative while still giving each student a thorough body experience. Emphasis is on going inward while unblocking and raising Kundalini energy through movement. Helen is a Hypnotist/Psysotherapist, Reiki Master and a graduate of the Awareness Center Healer Training program.

Marisa completed her Kundalini teacher training at the Awareness Center in 2010 and received her Hatha teacher certification in Rishikesh, India in 2014. She is also a therapeutic massage therapist and leads wellness retreats in Malibu. She is enthusiastic and passionate about health and wellness and loves to guide people on a journey into themselves as she supports them through a gentle and yet invigorating style of teaching. She has traveled and taughtthroughout Australia, Asia, Europe, and now thrilled to be sharing the practice in her hometown of Pasadena.

Marion (Rev Pavan Kaur)

(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.

Rev Pavan studied at the Body Electric School and coaches people in Tantra and sacred eros, gender and sexual identity. She also coaches people in conscious dying. Body, Mind, and Spirit play together in the vibration of Yes in Rev Pavan's class. Everything is possible. There is space to laugh and cry, release and awaken, heal and forgive, rest and renew. This class encourages a compassionate exploration of your rich inner landscape. You are supported to embrace Conscious Self, fully authentic, awake, and free.
Ravijot Kaur
Ravijot is a KRI-Certified Level 1 & Level 2 instructor and a memeber of the Aquarian Academy. She has been practicing and teaching Kundalini Yoga and Meditation as taught by Yogi Bhajan at her Awareness Center home for many years.
Sheila (Nirmaljeet Kaur)
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.
Susan (Seva Simran Kaur)
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.
Timothy (Guru Darshan Singh)
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.

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