Tej Kaur (Carole Galand) left France to live in Toronto in 1999 where she discovered the Kundalini Yoga which began her spiritual journey. She's today a certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher. She spent a lot of time and lived in Peru for few years, working with the women and children of indigenous tribes in the Amazon jungle. Her work there, involved using her artistic background to help preserve theirs songs and dances as well as their mythic relationship with Nature. This experience brought yet another dimension to Tej's spiritual practice. She also specialized in Addiction Recovery. Like many people today, she has witnessed first-hand, the effect that addiction can have on people close to us. Having worked with indigenous people in both North and South America, she has also seen addiction to drugs and alcohol have acted to erode their values and culture. She has also brought now few groups in Peru for yoga recovery programs included the 10 days intensive Beyond Addiction Program. Tej has been motivated to help people return "Home" to their true selves from the grips of addiction, whether it be heavy drugs, unhealthy thought patterns or even consumerism.
Pavan Pal Kaur (Susan O'Shea) has been on a healing journey for over 30 years which begin with her own addiction recovery. It has led Susan on a spiritual path of awakening. Susan owns and operates the Hilltop Wellness Centre in Bragg Creek, Alberta for 25 years. The centre offers Therapeutic massage, Cranio Sacral therapy, acupressure , body focused therapy and counselling and Yoga .Susan is a certified Kundalini, Hatha and Restorative yoga teacher with training in the Beyond Addiction program taught by Sat Dharam Kaur. Integrating a multiple variety of healing modalities for supporting humans, animals and the Earth , Susan shares the rich traditions that have guided her path with the collective unity of the whole.
Jessica Bertram Born and raised in Germany, Jessica came to Peru for the first time in 1991, at the age of 21. She was married to the son of an Andean highland farmer community for 17 years, after living for few years in Puerto Maldonado in the Peruvian Amazon, she now lives in Cusco with her two daughters. After Peru became her home country in 1994, she first started a dental laboratory and worked as a German teacher at the German Peruvian Cultural Association in Cusco and on occasions as an interpreter for German tour groups in the rainforests near Puerto Maldonado. Since 1997, she has been working as a freelance naturalist guide in the rainforests of Manu National Park in the Madre de Dios department in Southern Peru. During this time she has also served as an ad honorem consultant for Manu`s indigenous Harakmbut and Matsiguenka people on issues related to ecotourism and native communities. Her ever deepening friendships with the inhabitants of those native communities near Manu National Park have allowed her to submerge herself deeply in their cultures and everyday lives. Her personal focus has been on the Harakmbut people and their history and at first consisted mainly of collecting the scarce ethnographic material that exists and of making it available to the remaining families of individuals depicted in photos and described in texts, in an attempt to reawaken people`s interest in their own history. For the last ten years, after a life threatening health condition that was healed only with the help of traditional Amazonian medicine, she has been following a strictly traditional Shipibo apprenticeship for becoming an Ayahuasca healer by dieting on “plant teachers” and learning healing songs. Her personal commitment, passionate research and subsequent empiric studies in anthropology, ethnobotany, Amazonian shamanism, ethnopsychology, transpersonal psychology and quantum physics have made of her an expert practitioner who now uses indigenous Amazonian tools for integral healing and personal transformation, for indigenous people and Westerners alike. She worked as part of the Native Federation of the Madre de Dios department for one year and was responsible for the defense of the Amarakaeri Communal Reserve from oil development, before dedicating herself completely to what she refers to as “trans- and interculturally applied transpersonal ethnopsychology”.
Nirmal Singh is a professional Kundalini Yoga teacher trainer, and has mentored with Sat Dharam Kaur in her “Beyond Addiction” training program. Nirmal resides in Toronto and has been studying Kundalini Yoga since 1995 and teaching since 1999. Nirmal’s background includes a successful 20 year career in advertising. In 2004 Nirmal created The Wellness Path which offers Kundalini Yoga, Polarity Therapy and Brain Gym. More recently, his focus has been producing 3HO events for the Toronto community including sacred chant concerts for Snatam Kaur and others, the White Tantric Yoga meditation course, Level 1 Kundalini Yoga teacher training, Level 2 teacher training, and other trainings, workshops and classes by internationally renowned teachers.