The Teachers

Mhan Rishi Singh Khalsa and Amrit Kaur Khalsa serve as Co-Directors of Divine Yoga, are KRI Certified Kundalini Yoga Instructors and Licensed Teacher Trainers. They are members of the International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association, 3HO (the largest accredited Yoga Teachers Organization in the world), Texas Yoga Association and Yoga Alliance. Mhan Rishi and Amrit both have ERYT status (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher), the highest status offered through Yoga Alliance. Between them, they have over 50 years of experience instructing students in the art and science of Kundalini Yoga. Their wisdom, experience, humor and practical, interactive approach maximizes each participant’s experience.

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Amrit Kaur Khalsa,  a native San Antonian, has been teaching, serving and helping people heal on all levels through the healing technology of Kundalini Yoga since 1994.  Her spiritual name, Amrit Kaur, given to her by her teacher, Yogi Bhajan, means "princess/lioness of bliss". She is a graduate of the Master's Touch certification program with Yogi Bhajan, Master of Kundalini Yoga. She is KRI certified and licensed, a member of IKYTA (International Kundalini Yoga Association) and registered with Yoga Alliance with ERYT-500 status (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher), the highest status offered through Yoga Alliance.  Along with her husband, Mhan Rishi, Amrit is Co-Founder, Co-Director and owner of Divine Yoga, the first free-standing Kundalini Yoga studio built from the ground up, in San Antonio.   Amrit made several memorable yatras (spiritual journeys) to India with Yogi Bhajan including the Golden Temple and Anandphur Sahib.  Amrit's first love is her sadhana (daily Kundalini Yoga and meditation practice).  Her hobbies and things she enjoys include art, cooking, organic gardening, movies, good food, good company, sunshine and kitties. She especially enjoys sharing her stories, knowledge and experience of over 20
years walking the path of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan.   

Mhan Rishi Singh Khalsa, born in southern Indiana, is Co-Founder and Co-Director of Divine Yoga with Amrit.  He embraced the path of Kundalini Yoga in 1976.  Like other advanced students of Yogi Bhajan of that time, he moved to an ashram.  Mhan Rishi's teacher, Yogi Bhajan personally gave him the spiritual name of Mhan Rishi which translated means "Great Sage".  Mhan Rishi lived in the Guru Ram Das Ashram on Magnolia Street in San Antonio and taught Kundalini Yoga there for about 7 years. He also helped establish and manage the ashram up through it's move to McKinley Street until 1981. He is KRI certified, licensed, member of IKYTA and registered with Yoga Alliance.  Mhan Rishi has taught yoga classes and workshops nationally in Chicago, The University of Wisconsin, Texas and the Midwest. Mhan Rishi has been on numerous yatras to India with Yogi Bhajan including the Golden Temple, the River Ravi and other sacred places. He has many interests, loves physics, research, art, cooking, music, green building, photography, books and travel. Mhan Rishi brings a special warmth and kindness to everything he does.  His wealth of experience from ashram life and 37 years of walking on the path of Kundalini Yoga makes each class he teaches unique.  Students will benefit greatly from the knowledge, depth, insight, compassion and wisdom Mhan Rishi brings to each and every class. 

Devi Atma Kaur (Jenn Geddie) is certified in Kundalini Yoga through Yoga Alliance. Her name, Devi Atma Kaur, means
pure, angelic soul and whose soul's true identity is a Goddess. Kaur means one
who has the grace and courage of a Lioness,and uplifts others.  She has a B.A. in Pre-Columbia Archaeology and Cultural
Anthropology and a Master of Science in Complementary
Alternative Medicine.  She holds 5 certifications and is currently working on a Masters in Holistic Medicine. Jenn experienced powerful healing through her
Kundalini Yoga practice and as a result decided to become a teacher so
she could share the healing technology of Kundalini Yoga with others.

Liv Kiret Kaur (Jasmine Dennis) is a KRI Certified, 200 hour Kundalini Yoga Teacher. Her name means Princess/Lioness of the divine, who sings joyfully about her love of God with
one pointed devotion.
  Having experienced profound changes in her physical health and mental well being as a
direct result of her yoga practice, she believes deeply in the healing power of
Kundalini Yoga. Liv Kiret  infuses her
classes with a sense of love, compassion, and deep trust of the Sacred.  Her
deep joy comes from being in service to love and truth, holding space while
students explore their own infinite and creative beauty.  She is devoted to the divine spark in all
of life and finds a special interest in working with women, children,
and people living with chronic pain, and/or
mental health challenges.  She has a background in healthcare and is
a Reiki Master Practitioner.   She also works at Circle
school teaching Art, Dance, and Yoga.  When she is not teaching; she spends time
with her family, creating art, studying yoga philosophy, and playing
with her babies(human and fur).  "Kundalini Yoga is the
practice of the soul that brings the body and mind into Divine creative
harmony.  It is the love of the sacred in all of Life."

Sat Bachan Kaur is KRI Certified.  She is retired Lieutenant Colonel of the US Air Force (USAF) and holds a Master's degree in Public Administration.  Sat Bachan has experience in the Alexander Technique, Emotional Freedom Technique, Quantum Touch, and Sat Nam Rasayan. Her interests include science, technology, history, psychology, physiology, books and travel. The impact of Kundalini Yoga on her quality of life has been the motivating factor inspiring Sat Bachan to teach it to others.

Jiwan Kaur (Norma Balli-Borrero) is a KRI Certified yoga instructor from San Antonio.  Jiwan Kaur means, "One who awakens to the creative, nurturing, courageous, graceful energy of life and allows this to flow to energize and uplift oneself and to heal and nourish others."  Jiwan loves how yoga brings people together and welcomes the uplifing community that kundalini classes create.  Some of her favorite things are her cat Milo, Bhangra remixes of mantras, Puerto Rican pastries, and arts and crafts of
all sorts. In her classes, expect lots of music, mantras, laughter, and love.
Sat Nam!