JOY Teachers & Musicians
JOY presents some of the finest teachers and musicians active on the Kundalini scene today. Following are some of those who have or will soon taught or played live music at JOY events here in London.
Angad Kaur is a KRI Professional Trainer, teaching internationally and running Level 1 Aquarian Teacher courses in London and the Midlands. She spent a number of years travelling extensively with her spiritual teacher, Shiv Charan Singh, studying to become a Karam Kriya Consultant and Trainer – working with the universal intelligence of numbers and the power of the word to create healing conversations and support meaningful life transitions.
Since 2008, she has worked with the Guru Ram Das Project bringing Kundalini Yoga to individuals and communities most in need, alongside working as a Sikh Chaplain. Angad regularly runs retreats and workshops exploring life themes through the guidance of numbers and the teachings in Gurbani, alongside offering one-to-one Yoga Therapy. She was involved with Karam Kriya Women’s Camp for many years and regularly organizes events for International Women’s Day.
After 25 years working in the art world as a curator, producer and lecturer, she continues to mentor artists and run creative writing workshops. Angad has an inclusive approach and a natural enjoyment of being in the company of people from all walks of life.
Amy Bisazza has witnessed in herself and others how the power of mantra and sound can carry us back into a state of surrender and grace, allowing our lives to unfold organically and our souls to guide us. Amy's passion for sound healing and mantra meditation was ignited when she first discovered Kundalini Yoga in 2000. She learnt to play the guitar by creating melodies for mantras and has recently released her first mantra album. She is also a BWY Hatha teacher, KRI Kundalini teacher and Gong teacher and teaches regularly in London.
Mehtab Benton is originator of Gong Yoga™ and author of Gong Yoga: Healing and Enlightenment through Sound, published in six international editions and translations. His book Teaching Gong Yoga is the first book on using yoga practices with the gong, and his DVD course How To Play the Gong is a best-selling video for beginning and intermediate players. His latest book, Gong Therapy, has been used in courses around the world by yoga teachers, sound healers, and therapists.
A practitioner and teacher of Kundalini Yoga for over 40 years who studied with the Yogi Bhajan, the master of Kundalini Yoga. Mehtab has trained hundreds of teachers as a Lead Kundalini Yoga Teacher Trainer throughout the United States. He is a certified Vedic Astrologer, a mentor in the American College of Vedic Astrology, and author of Astrology Yoga, the first comprehensive book on using the science of Jyotish in the practice and teaching of yoga. Mehtab has an educational background in psychology and yoga therapy and is the author of 15 books. A long-time resident of Austin, Texas “The Music Capitol of the World,” Mehtab has lectured on the Gong in the University of Texas Master Teacher series and has taught Yoga of Sound classes since 1998.
One of the first babies born into the 3HO community, Simran Kaur is a lifelong singer and yogi. She grew up in an ashram in Brooklyn, New York (USA) and was surrounded by Kirtan from her earliest days. She went to school in Mussoorie, India where she studied voice and harmonium. She also studied Gatka and Gurbani.
Simran and her husband GuruPrem have recorded many mantras and songs together, including: Tantric Har (her most widely known recording), Tantric Mool Mantra, Tantric Sa Ta Na Ma. Their recent albums include: The Heart Rules, Heal Me ( with Siri Simrity mantra for restoring dignity, divinity and grace to the feminine), Suite: Kirtan Sohila which they also recorded in Spanish with the title Dulces Suenos, and Love Life! Simran loves to share how to sing with people and help everyone listen to and create their unique voice and sound.
Simran has taught Yoga for over 20 years and studied and taught extensively with her husband GuruPrem (designated by Yogi Bhajan as the Posture Master). She is a KRI-certified teacher and trainer. She is the lead teacher trainer of Divine Alignment & The Heart Rules around the world.
Yogi Amandeep Singh, MS.c (Aust), MA(UK), B.Sc Hons (UK), is a counsellor by profession and an accomplished yogi, having studied in depth many yogic traditions in India. He is a certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher, a scholar with Kundalini Research Institute of USA, a KRI Professional Teacher Trainer, Healer and a teacher of Eastern Spirituality. He is a leading authority on philosophy and history of ancient yogic traditions. He brings great depth, accuracy, joy and spontaneity to his teaching. Being inspired by Yogi Bhajan, his master, he travels around the world sharing transforming wisdom.
To learn more about Yogi Amandeep Singh, please visit his website at www.yogiamandeepsingh.com