Our Skilled Yoga Teachers: Our Commitment To Quality
All regular and guest teachers at Cosmic Flow are graduates of Yogi Bhajan’s Aquarian Academy and are KRI-certified Instructors of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan©. Some also have a KRI Level 2 certification.
In addition, all Cosmic Flow teachers hold the Yoga Alliance certification of RYT 200 or RYT 500. Several of our teachers studied directly with Yogi Bhajan, the yogic master who brought Kundalini Yoga to the west, with over 45 years of practicing and teaching.
Meherbani KaurMaster Teacher / Healer / Founder
Meherbani Kaur Khalsa is a KRI-certified teacher and a KRI Lead Kundalini Yoga teacher trainer and mentor. She has practiced and taught Kundalini Yoga most of her adult life and teaches from her heart with simplicity and humor.
In addition to Kundalini Yoga, she also practices and teaches Yogi Bhajan’s healing art of Sat Nam Rasayan®. She is one of a handful of practitioners worldwide who have been designated to teach this sacred art.
Since 1994, she and her husband, Guru Mantra Singh, have opened their home to the community holding daily morning Sadhana, teaching yoga and Sat Nam Rasayan® classes and hosting community events, yoga intensives, gong classes and seminars.
Meherbani Kaur teaches in both English and Spanish and currently runs a yearly KRI Level 1 Teacher Training program in San Diego, Ca.
GuruMantra SinghMaster Teacher / Healer / Founder
Guru Mantra Singh is a certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher and studied directly with Yogi Bhajan Master of Kundalini Yoga. He received Level III Sat Nam Rasayan® Certification, the highest level in the International School of Sat Nam Rasayan® and is recognized worldwide. He graduated from the Los Angeles Kundalini Yoga Teacher Program in 1976 and has been teaching for more than 40 years in the US, and internationally.
He is a KRI Yoga/Meditation Instructor, Yoga Alliance Member, KYI Certified Teacher and Trainer, Life & Relationship Coach Consultant and Mind Map Instructor, a Gong Master and a Certified Level III Sat Nam Rasayan® Teacher and Healer, the highest level in the International School of Sat Nam Rasayan®.
He is one of the pillars of the 3HO San Diego Kundalini Yoga community, serving on several non-profits. He is a husband, father, grandfather, entrepreneur and business owner. GuruMantra Singh was recently chosen as one of the 10 most favorite Kundalini Yoga teachers in the world. Your Favorite 3HO Teachers
Gurumeher KaurTeacher / Studio Manager
Gurumeher K. was raised in a household by two Kundalini yoga teachers. She attended a private boarding school in India where yoga, meditation and other spiritual practices were part of the daily curriculum.
After her time in India she completed the KRI Teachers Training Program and has been teaching regular Kundalini and sound healing classes.
Abhishek SharmaTeacher (part time)
Abhishek Sharma lives by the calling “Giving is life”. He is a certified Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher with Kundalini Research Institute (KRI) and International Yoga Alliance. With over 8 years of Yoga experience, his classes will leave you feeling positive and closer to your vision. He also holds a degree in Biochemistry from Bowdoin College and received his MBA from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.
Ashlee is a KRI-certified Kundalini Yoga and meditation teacher, holistic health coach, writer, and editor from New York. She was trained as a teacher at Kundalini Yoga East in New York City, where this practice first transformed her being. She had been a spiritual seeker from a young age, but Kundalini Yoga lifted her out of a depression caused by disordered eating, body dysmorphia, and compulsive behavior. This technology showed her the divine within to such a profound extent that she decided to become a teacher in her second class. Now, Ashlee lives to uplift and provide tools to those who are looking to reclaim and strengthen their inner power, vitality, grace, and compassion.
Brianna received her KRI level I instructor certification in NYC while studying with Hari Kaur. A San Diego native, she has lived/taught in both New York City and Colombia. She works on creating tangible ways to bring yoga into our daily lives.
Other forms of yoga she uses to express her creative spirit are dancing, singing, poetry, running, cycling and cooking plant based meals. Brianna is currently studying herbal medicine as a healing modality. She is passionate about sharing the tools and technology of Kundalini yoga to help us connect with our higher selves and looks forward to sharing her passion for yoga with you in class. “We are not asking you to find the Master. Be the Master. That’s your chance, you are a Hu-Man-Being. You are Light now.” – Yogi B. Sat Nam.
Dana Reece (Prempal Kaur), PhD, holds advanced degrees in Writing, Literature, and Education. She is a college professor as well as being a 3HO, KRI, and Yoga Alliance certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor, and an Inner Space Technique (IST) Practitioner.
Dr. Reece has over 14 years’ experience in meditation and techniques designed to develop and strengthen the energetic body. She combines spiritual vision and practice with “real-world,” results-oriented practicality. Her teaching style is characterized by compassion, humor, and a fiery determination to move students through their self-imposed fears toward clarity and confidence to achieve their highest potential.
Dennis O'DonaldTeacher (part time)
Dennis O’Donald (Dev Ardas Singh) is a well-traveled spiritual seeker, intimate with mystical pursuits through the heritage of Western, Eastern, and First-Nations pathways. His spiritual name means “the divine embodiment of profound prayer and communication in the world.” He relates to this by seeking Grace through the experience and sacrifice (sacrifice = to make sacred) of physical discipline. Through the physical exercises and meditations of Kundalini Yoga, he has become increasingly aware of the energies of the infinite – the cosmic flow of the divine through both subtle and physical bodies. He aspires to access and balance the energies of the “Infinite One” through all levels of his being, and inspire this in his students, as well. By fully embodying both the physical and the infinite, he opens to stillness and resonates with Yogi Bhajan’s teaching to “sit like a lotus in the muddy waters and enjoy life.”
Diana Otalvaro (Bhagti Kaur) discovered Kundalini Yoga in 2011 through a friend in her home country of Colombia, and immediately felt the change it made in her life. She began taking classes at Cosmic Flow (then the San Diego 3HO ashram) when she moved to San Diego in 2014, and graduated from Level 1 Teacher Training in 2016. She is fascinated by the vast study of healing, and also earned a Level 2 Reiki certification in Columbia. Her passion is sharing insights that have helped her in different aspects of life. Her favorite teaching from Yogi Bhajan is “Happiness is your birthright.” Outside the studio, Diana finds solace in nature and trees, and formerly worked as a Forestry Engineer in both public and private institutions.
Guru Amrit KaurMaster Teacher
Guru Amrit Kaur Khalsa has been teaching Yoga since 2000. She directed an Ashram for five years with her husband, SS Babaji Singh, and became a Teacher Trainer in 2002. She is a Reiki Master and certified in EMF. She is a 3rd level Sat Nam Rasayan healer and has finished the Level 2 KRI Training. As a trainer, she had the privilege to participate with a great team of teacher trainers in Mexico and in the US. She was part of the Board of directors in 3HO San Diego.
The most important and honorable participation she has had in Sikh Dharma worldwide was to help in the revision of the translation in Spanish of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, who was accepted in the different Thakats of India, including the Golden Temple.
She has a Master degree and a PhD in Philosophy (Suma Cum Laude), and was also a professional ballerina.
Har Dev SinghTeacher
Har Dev Singh Khalsa is an international level One KRI Certified Instructor. At the age of twenty, he discovered the power and sweetness of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Har Dev served and instructed students at Yogi Bhajan’s International High School, Miri Piri Academy in Amritsar, India. Har Dev has lived serving the community of Espanola, New Mexico home of KY Master Yogi Bhajan by leading early morning yoga and live music chanting for over four years. He has studied and worked closely with a vast array of Yogi Bhajan’s leading teachers and students in addition to his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Har Dev’s Kirtan music is the perfect blend of East meets West with profound rhythm and soul performing within yoga classes, workshops, and kirtan concerts. His enthusiasm and experience make every class uplifting and meditatively profound.
Harpal Kaur transplanted from Arizona to San Diego in February 2018. She discovered Cosmic Flow Yoga from a teacher at Summer Solstice in New Mexico. Harpal loves the inter-connectivity of the lifestyle, tradition, and practice of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. It has provided both practical and spiritual healing in all areas of life.
Harpal is a certified Professional Level 1 trainer with experience in multiple teacher trainings, with various lead trainers since 2010. She loves to travel and serve in the public community. She is currently pursuing her Masters as a clinical mental health counselor. Harpal intends to teach and incorporate Kundalini yoga and meditation as a counseling technique and methodology.
Harpal means “God’s blessing.” She feels blessed to meet you!
Michigan-native Heather Sweeney holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Naropa University and has been practicing Kundalini yoga for over 10 years. She loves teaching and sharing this powerful technology. Her favorite mantra is Rahke Rakhan Har, which cuts through negativity and emits a high vibration. She is also the editor of Shine, a yogic lifestyle blog. Currently, she lives in San Diego with her husband and beloved dog, Dexter.
Lianne TwohigTeacher (part time)
Lianne Twohig is a KRI certified yoga instructor whose go to mantra is the Adi Shakti Mantra. When she isn’t dressed in white or chanting about primal power, she is usually teaching 2nd and 3rd graders with special needs and singing songs about the days of the week. Aside from her current dharmic path, Lianne has a soft spot for literature, music, good food, and quiet getaways in the desert with her husband Niall.
Niall TwohigTeacher (part time)
Niall Twohig is a KRI certified yoga instructor. He is a published poet and Doctor of Philosophy whose studies focused on nonviolence. He spends his time reading, teaching at the university, and navigating life’s ups and downs with his wife Lianne and their critters. His favorite mantra comes from Saint Francis of Assisi: Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Deg Avtar SinghTeacher
Deg Avtar Singh is a Yogi dedicated to sharing the teachings of Kundalini. He believes strongly in the power of a personal practice and is KRI certified. He is in the process of becoming a lead trainer for Kundalini yoga. He is also a certified Vinyasa instructor through Yoga Alliance. He is a practitioner of the healing art of Sat Nam Rasayan, and a certified Integrative Energy Therapy Healer. He uses the gong for sound healing and also offers private consulting and healing sessions.
Paul Moreno is a KRI Certified Level 1 Instructor and began teaching in 2015. Favorite mantras include Sat Siri Akal and Guru Ram Das. He has fallen in love with the experience and practice of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, and the way it makes him feel. His other passions are surfing, the ocean, travel, music, and burritos! He strives to live by Yogi Bhajan’s advice: “if you want to master something, teach it.”
Yogi Ma is a KRI certified Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Instructor with over 500 hours of yoga education and over twenty-five years of yoga practice. She teaches with reverence for the Great Mystery. As a music maker, she plays the Hang Drum, guitar, violin, piano, and sings. As a writer, she has written fiction, poetry, essays, and journalism. Currently, she writes articles about yoga and meditation for 3HO Yogic Living, Spirit Voyage, and Sat Nam Fest blogs. She feels the purpose of life is to love the Word and holds all words sacred. Her favorite yoga practice is Morning Aquarian Sadhana as taught by Yogi Bhajan. You can visit her blog at http://surjotkaur.com. She lives with a loving husband, two daughters, and a cockapoo named Homer.
Tara Duke is a certified level 1 Kundalini yoga teacher. She has practiced different styles of yoga for over a decade, and was inspired to sign up for teacher training at Yoga West in Los Angeles, after taking only a few Kundalini classes. She is especially motivated to bring this technology to those healing from addiction and is currently studying plant based nutrition at e-Cornell University. She resides in San Diego with her amazing teenage daughter Sophia and their cat, Bellatrix.
Tyler has completed a 200 hour YTT in Hatha Yoga and Positive Psychology and is currently enrolled in the Kundalini Research Institute Level 1 YTT for Kundalini Yoga. Tyler began practicing mindfulness meditation in 1998, and after experiencing the immense benefits, started to explore various yoga disciplines in philosophy and practice.
His scientific background led him along a path where science and spirituality merge. Thus, he was naturally drawn to Kundalini Yoga as it has been described as the science of angles and triangles. Tyler evokes crystal singing bowls as a sound healing modality and is dedicated to furthering his understanding and practice of various yogic traditions to serve his highest self and to serve others on their journey. His other interests include the philosophy and practice of Anusara Yoga, Yin Yoga, and on occasion trail running in scenic venues.