International Trainers

Sunder Singh Khalsa, has taught Kundalini Yoga and Meditation for over 30 yrs and is known for his gift in facilitating the potential for authentic transformations. He serves as Chairman of RAMADASA and as a member the Teacher Training Executive Council (TTEC). He brought the first Yoga Festival to South East Asia and has served the emergence of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan in Thailand, China, Cambodia, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Australia and Sri Lanka. In 2009 he was awarded KRI Honours for his devoted service to the emergence of the teachings of Kundalini Yoga. His given name is Tzu Ping, which means compassionate peace.

Suraj Kaur Khalsa is a KRI Certified Lead Teacher Trainer. As a teacher, counsellor and healer, she travels to many countries training and mentoring teachers and students in Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, Conscious Pregnancy, and the Women’s teachings. She serves on the Global Teachers Council, as Coordinator for 3HO Asia Festival and as CEO of RAMADASA. Suraj means Sun, Beam of Light. Her light reflects her love and compassion and her belief that the teachings of Kundalini Yoga can help humanity to heal.

Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, PhD, is a leader in the design and delivery of applications of meditation and controlled breathing. He is the author of several seminal texts on yoga and meditation including The 21 Stages of Meditation. He is currently Visiting Research Professor in Contemplative Science and Transdisciplinary Dialogue at Chapman University. He has a broad based consulting and clinical counseling practice . Whether in his clinical psychology practice, or in training yoga teachers, he has been most interested in the application of simple, immediate and impactful tools that elevate well-being and solve the daily challenges of modern life. Gurucharan has a distinctive ability to teach from 45 years of personal meditation experience with the pragmatic approach of a clinician and the skeptical approach of a researcher. He has acted as Yogi Bhajan’s director of training and developer of his teachings since they met in 1969.

Tonie Nooyens is an experienced practitioner in different traditions of meditation, meditational yoga and healing. He is a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher and one of the lead trainers on the KY Asia Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Program. He travels widely, facilitating teacher training and teaching workshops and retreats throughout Asia. He has been living in Southeast Asia since 1990. Based in Cambodia, he conducts a Yoga and Meditation training program for Cambodians, stress and trauma relief activities, as well as communication and personal capacity training for vulnerable groups.

Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, PhD brings the ancient teachings of Kundalini Yoga into modern medicine. She has taught Kundalini Yoga since 1971 and began to teach people with chronic or life threatening illness in 1986, under the guidance of Yogi Bhajan. Dr. Khalsa directs the Guru Ram Das Center for Medicine & Humanology, founded to bring Kundalini Yoga and the teachings of Yogi Bhajan into healthcare. She is a Medical Family therapist, Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500, and a KRI Certified Kundalini Yoga mentoring lead trainer for Levels 1 and 2. She directs the 3 year 1,000 hour International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Professional training and provides continuing education for health professionals and yoga teachers.

Shiv Charan Singh is the founding director of the Karam Kriya School and Kriya centre for Kundalini yoga in North London. Karam Kriya means ‘action in spiritual awareness’. Scottish by birth, Shiv Charan is deeply committed to guiding students in their spiritual growth so they can bring spiritual awareness into their everyday lives and develop their full potential as human beings. He is a skilled counsellor, author of several books on human communication, the mystery of numbers and poetry. He runs training programmes throughout Europe, Russia and the Lebanon. Following a degree in humanities, he has undertaken extensive training in counselling and therapeutic skills. He has worked intensively and successfully with people who have drug habits and severe emotional problems.

Dr. Kartar S. Khalsa is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine practicing Acupuncture, herbology and cleansing, and a KRI Certified Lead Kundalini Yoga teacher trainer. This unique combination brings expertise to all his teaching and healing. Dr. Kartar has been teaching Kundalini Yoga since 1993. He has taught classes on a wide variety of topics from relationships to prosperity to pranayama to cleansing and detoxing. Dr. Kartar and his team of spirited professionals has helped to guide, feed, teach, heal and assist over thousands of people through The Cleanse to restore and maintain a state of optimal health and vitality.

Sat Dharam Kaur has studied Kundalini Yoga with Yogi Bhajan since 1976 and has facilitated Level One, Two and Three teacher training programs worldwide. Yogi Bhajan called Sat Dharam a “teacher of teachers and healer of healers”. Sat Dharam was awarded the “Naturopathic Doctor of the Year” award by the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors in 2000 for her work in breast cancer prevention and environmental education. Sat Dharam developed the Healthy Breast Program in an effort to educate women in naturopathic ways to prevent and treat breast cancer and teaches this program internationally. She has developed a yoga-based addiction recovery program called Beyond Addiction. She has also created a Four Season Yoga Cleanse, which incorporates Kundalini Yoga and naturopathic medicine.

Kartar Singh Khalsa has been practicing and teaching yoga and meditation for over 30 years. He is a KRI certified Teacher Trainer. He often teaches courses in mantra and meditation, and the skills of successful communication and deep listening; his favorite teaching venue is teacher training and courses of personal transformation. He has also taught courses in parenting with awareness and personal transformation through Kundalini Yoga with his wife, Shakta Kaur. Kartar is the National Sales Manager for Natural Foods with Golden Temple and Yogi Tea and lives in Herndon, Virginia with his wife and son.

Nguyen Tien Nghia was born in Vietnam, she was first introduced to Yoga in 1978 in Pakistan. She is versed in many schools of yoga, Iyengar, Sivananda, Ananda Marga, and Kaivalayadham, as well as Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. She completed KRI Level One Teacher Certification Program in 2002 with Sunder Singh, her mentor. She is a KRI Certified Professional Teacher Trainer, member of the Teacher Training Group of KY Asia Level One Teacher Certification Programs; and now manages the Level One Teacher Training Program in Thailand. She has a broad depth of knowledge and a love of the technology of Kundalini Yoga in all its aspects. She is Conscious Pregnancy yoga teacher and Child Yoga teacher.