Karta Purkh S. Khalsa, B.S., M.A.
Director of the 3HO Kundalini Yoga Center of Missouri, Inc. since 1980
Prior to moving to Kansas City, Karta Purkh Singh travelled around the world as a photojournalist for the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA). He was attracted to Kundalini Yoga through the vibration and delicious foods served at the Golden Temple restaurants in Kansas City. He moved into Sat Tirath Ashram in 1975, wherte he excelled at early morning Sadhana and Karma Yoga. He was trained in Kundalini Yoga and Meditation by Yogi Bhajan and has taught Kundalini Yoga in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Iowa since 1976.
Karta Purkh is a KRI-certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher and a member of the International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association (IKYTA) and the Interfaith Council of Kansas City. He is a certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher Trainer for Levels I, II, and 21 Stages of Meditation. He is also certified in Supporting People with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Through Kundalini Yoga.
As an Adjunct Professor at UMKC, Karta Purkh Singh teaches 2 courses in Kundalini Yoga in the Departments of Psychology and Physical Education each semester. He is a a published writer and award-winning photographer.
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Sat Inder K. Khalsa, BA, M.S.W., LCSW
Co-Director of the 3HO Kundalini Yoga Center of Missouri, Inc. since 1980
Sat Inder Kaur had been practicing Transcendal Meditation (TM) for 2 years and taking Hatha Yoga classes for 18 months when she met Yogi Bhajan in 1975. She recognized a great opportunity and left her position as Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine and moved into the ashram in Espanola, New Mexico to study closely with Yogi Bhajan. After studying at the LA Ashram for a few month, she moved to Kansas City and has been teaching Kundalini Yoga here since 1977.
Sat Inder enjoyed hosting Yogi Bhajan at Sat Tirath Asrham and preparing his meals when he travelled to Kansas City, Chicago and St. Louis in the 1970s and 1980s. She retired from her position as Northwest Area Coordinator for the Bureau of Special Health Care Needs, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services in 2006. Sat Inder Kaur's full time occupation now is to work with her husband, Karta Purkh Singh, as Administrator of Sat Tirath Ashram and Kundalini Yoga teacher and Teacher Trainer. She is a KRI-certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher and a certified Lead Trainer for Levels I and II, as well as 21 Stages of Meditation. She conducts Aquarian Teachers Training in Oklahoma as well as KCMO. She is also certified in Supporting People with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)Through Kundalini Yoga, and her Kundalini Yoga classes are trauma-informed.
Sat Inder Kaur is a member of the International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association - IKYTA. She and Karta Purkh Singh regularly participate in Summer and Winter Solstices and the Career Academy of IKYTA. "Sat Inder" is a spiritual name that means "Highest Truth," and she is privileged to share with her students the Yogic Truths that can illuminate our paths and elevate our spirits. Her contact information is (816) 561-5337.
Sarang Kaur Cora Stewart
Sarang Kaur received her Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teachers certification through the KC Teachers Training Program in 2010. She is continuing her Kundalini Yoga and Meditation training through the Level 2 Aquarian Practitioner Certification Training in Kansas City. Sarang Kaur loves to share her love of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation with her students. She loves early morning Kundalini Yoga and Meditation classes and teaches dynbamic classes in Spanish, as well as English. The name, Sarang Kaur, means colorful, and she is just that. Sarang Kaur is trained in the culinary arts and regularly caters lunches for Level 2 Teachers Trainings and special events.
Brenda Fernandez (Ajeet Teja Kaur )
Brenda Fernandez/Ajeet Teja Kaur holds a double BA in Psychology and Spanish from the University of Missouri Kansas City. She has been accredited through KRI (Kundalini Research institute) Level 1 instructor of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. There are two major areas of interest at the core of her lessons; Interpersonal relationships with an emphasis on family dynamics & self fulfillment the path to joy. Fernandez treats clients on a one on one basis, through personalized sessions teaching yoga and meditation. She also teachers as the Sat Tirath Ashram in Kansas City on Fridays from 9-10am.
Fernandez was born in the Dominican Republic immigrating to the United States at the age of 10 and fully able to dominate both English and Spanish. Traveling is a big passion having visited 7 countries and 35 states. She also currently works and volunteers with 3 different non profits in her city.
Puran Adesh Kuar
Elizabeth Kipp/Puran Adesh Kaur is a health facilitator specializing in stress and chronic pain management, addiction recovery, yoga, and meditation. She is a Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher (RYT-IKYTA/YA), Yoga-Informed Recovery Coach (Recovery 2.0), Ancestral Clearing Practitioner, and Bilateral EFT/Tapping Practitioner, focused on helping people realize the power of their inherent healing.
Elizabeth’s focus within the Kundalini Yoga world is Trauma-Informed KY and Stress Management techniques.
Elizabeth works to help others achieve the same healing for themselves that she experienced directly from the work she teaches. She offers both one-on-one and group classes and workshops in Kundalini Yoga and meditation, stress and chronic pain management, addiction recovery, Forgiveness & Ancestral Clearing, and conscious communication throughout the Greater Kansas City area and around the world. Elizabeth is the author of “The Way Through Chronic Pain: Tools to Reclaim Your Healing Power.”
"Shannon completed her yoga teachers training at the Sat Tirath Ashram in 2017. Her classes focus on self healing and activation of the parasympathetic nervous system. As a teenager she was diagnosed with multiple chronic illnesses and told she would be on monthly IVs and daily medications for the rest of her life. A few years after trying that route she decided she would take a more natural approach and figure out how to heal the incurable. She now takes no medications, having naturally healed almost all of her ailments and sound in the knowledge that she will heal the rest eventually. When she isn't teaching Kundalini yoga she manages an art gallery, reads Human Design charts, and researches anything and everything related to healing. Shannon believes that the body and the mind are truly capable of radical transformation and incredible healing. She hopes that when you leave class you'll feel a bit lighter, a bit brighter, and more confident than ever that you can heal."
Siri Chand Kaur (Lana Haas)
Lana has been practicing yoga for over 30 years and is a certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher. She is also a Massage Therapist specializing in Thai Yoga Massage and Reiki. She is a musician, a songwriter, and a poet and leads Kirtans regularly in Lawrence and KC with her band The Sonic Mystics..She frequently incorporates singing and Sound Healing with crystal bowls into her yoga classes.
Elisabet Lourdes Nalvarte
Elisabet received her Kundalini Yoga Teachers certification through the KC Teachers Training Program in 2003 and loves to share this technology with her students. She occasionally substitute teaches for weekend classes at the Kundalini Yoga Center.