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Every Teacher at Golden Bridge Yoga brings a unique and special talent to their class. We choose our staff based on their caring expertise, and ability to create a "bridge" between the physical and the spirit -- a bridge that transcends all philosophies and traditions. We welcome people of all faiths, nationalities & cultures, to explore their growth as spiritual beings.

Aimee Bello, Yoga Teacher at Golden Bridge Yoga Santa MonicaAimee Bello

Aimee’s practice in the teaching and healing arts began in Chicago as an English teacher and then as a school and community counselor after receiving her Master’s Degree in Human Services and Counseling. After moving to Los Angeles, she expanded her experiences by becoming an IKYTA certified Kundalini Yoga teacher. She is also a Master Level Reiki and Crystal Healer. Her yoga and healing sessions incorporate breath, movement, mantra . . . .

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 Amrita Kaur, Yoga Teacher at Golden Bridge Yoga Santa MonicaAmrita Kaur

Amrita Kaur ("Jules") has been an avid yogi since 1998 and has been teaching Kundalini Yoga & Meditation in Los Angeles since receiving her IKYTA certification in 2011-2012. Her classes are an opportunity to experience powerful energetic clearing while finding a grounded sense of true self + inner peace. She brings her interest & knowledge of the sacred naad sound current/mantra to her teaching, as well as her background in teaching . . . .

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Azita Nahai, Yoga Teacher at Golden Bridge Yoga Santa MonicaAzita Nahai

Azita Nahai, PhD (Ramjoti) first found herself at home within the teachings of Yogi Bhajan in 2001 through the guidance of her teacher, Guru Singh. She is a KRI certified Kundalini Yoga teacher, Trauma Sensitive Yoga teacher, Y.O.G.A. for Youth teacher. With a PhD in Human Development Azita’s professional and doctoral research has uncovered and supported the use of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation as a . . . .

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After moving from New Mexico to Santa Monica in 2013 Celia found herself at Golden Bridge, eager to deepen her practice and understanding of yoga,she quickly became drawn to Kundalini Yoga and the teachings of Yogi Bhajan. As an elementary teacher, Celia often seeks out teaching practices that can permeate beyond the limitations students encounter inside and outside of the classroom. Bringing together her . . . .

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Dharam Dev Kaur Khalsa, Yoga Teacher at Golden Bridge Yoga Santa MonicaDharam Dev Kaur Khalsa

Dharam Dev Kaur Khalsa had the blessing to serve Yogi Bhajan, Master of Kundalini Yoga with her family in Los Angeles for many years. She is dedicated to share these priceless teachings to elevate the Mind, Body and Spirit that she discovered in high school over 40 years ago. She is Marriage, Family and Child Counselor in private practice for over 26 years in Beverly Hills, incorporating the best of eastern . . . .

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Francesca Aster, Yoga Teacher at Golden Bridge Yoga Santa MonicaFrancesca Aster

Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Teacher Francesca was certified as a Kundalini yoga & meditation instructor in 2001 at Golden Bridge Yoga in Los Angeles, studying under world renowned teacher Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa. She teaches at Golden Bridge Yoga & in the past at Kol Ami Sanctuary. She also conducts private one-on-one classes as well as small groups. Prior to Kundalini certification, Francesca practiced . . . .

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Guru Mitar, Yoga Teacher at Golden Bridge Yoga Santa MonicaGuru Mitar

Guru Mitar's beginning to yoga was purely physical, she simply wanted a “yoga butt”. With that she found her way to Ashtanga Yoga. Through her “yoga butt journey” came the discovery that yoga was more than a physical practice. As changes started happening off the mat, she started questions what yoga was really about. She found her way to her first teacher training program over a decade ago, first certifying as a Hatha teacher, and . . . .

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Hari Naryan, Yoga Teacher at Golden Bridge Yoga Santa MonicaHari Narayan

Hari Narayan teaches Kundalini Yoga in a compassionate and encouraging way. She challenges students physically to help them find their strength of their spirit and the courage to listen to their heart. With her guidance, she reminds her students to feel the flow of their breath through all of the postures . And with her reverent stories, she infuses her classes with her healing, humor, and love.

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Hari Simran Kaur, Yoga Teacher at Golden Bridge Yoga Santa MonicaHari Simran Kaur

Hari Simran Kaur Khalsa was born into a family of Kundalini Yogis. She has been a student of Yogi Bhajan's since her early childhood. She was educated in India from KG through high school where she practiced the teachings of Yogi Bhajan on a daily basis. It was there that she was trained and received her Kundalini Yoga teacher's certification. Hari Simran Kaur went on to earn a Bachelors Degree in International Business from the College . . . .

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Kiyomi Takahashi, Yoga Teacher at Golden Bridge Yoga Santa MonicaKiyomi Takahashi

Kiyomi Takahashi is an IKYTA-certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500hr level Hatha Yoga Teacher, and a certified Yoga Therapist (LMU). As a Certified Holistic Health and Wellness Coach, she founded Pure Vital Living where she combines her love for yoga with her passion for nutrition to support her clients’ journey to live joyful lives. Kiyomi is committed to uplifting everyone she connects with and is honored to share the beautiful . . . .

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Lisa Arshawsky, Yoga Teacher at Golden Bridge Yoga Santa MonicaLisa Arshawsky

Lisa Arshawsky is a Certified Nurse Midwife, Registered Nurse, a Khalsa Way Prenatal Yoga Instructor, Hypnobirthing Instructor, Childbirth Educator and Lactation Coach, Holistic Health and Nutrition Coach, Reiki Practitioner and KRI Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher. Lisa's dharma is to teach what she has learned. Supporting women throughout childbirth brings her great humility and joy in the service. She is also . . . .

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Normandie Keith, Yoga Teacher at Golden Bridge Yoga Santa MonicaNormandie Keith

Normandie Keith Dharam Prakash Kaur, Star White Buffalo Woman has always been a seeker. She has lived all over the world as a model. She parlayed her love of truth and beauty into a journalistic career as Beauty Editor for YOU Magazine in London, England. During her seven years of writing for the magazine, her columns focused on helping women to radiant their inner beauty and . . . .

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OnkarOnkar Kaur

Onkar Kaur is a Kundalini Yoga Student,Teacher and Meditative Healer. She has been practicing Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, since 2006 and began teaching in the summer of 2008. She has lived in Alabama, Colorado and now resides in Los Angeles, California. Onkar's classes will be focused on deep healing of the self thru meditation, breath, yoga, mantra and relaxation.

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Saetha Evans, Yoga Teacher at Golden Bridge Yoga Santa MonicaSaetha Evans

Saetha was raised in a tradition of modern dance and yoga. As a child she played on the studio floor of her mother’s dance company, and grew up practicing yoga. Saetha now focuses her time training clients in corrective alignment and injury rehabilitation, teaching prenatal yoga, and as a birth and postpartum doula. She has worked with women and their bodies for fourteen years, has been a doula for four years, and has been on the journey of yoga  . . . .

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Siri Marka Singh Khalsa, Yoga Teacher at Golden Bridge Yoga Santa MonicaSiri Marka Singh Khalsa

Inspired to serve and learn from his teacher, Yogi Bhajan, Siri Marka taught his first Kundalini Yoga class over 38 years ago.

With a smile and a grace he delivers vigorous and heart opening yoga kriyas and meditations from Yogi Bhajan’s original weekly classes. Siri Marka is known to speak with joy and from the heart. When he is not teaching, he keeps fit by running the L.A. . . .

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Wahe Guru Kaur Khalsa, Yoga Teacher at Golden Bridge Yoga Santa MonicaWahe Guru Kaur Khalsa

Wahe, daughter of Gurmukh and Gurushabd, and Executive Director of Golden Bridge Yoga, was born into a lineage of yogis. Schooled in India, Wahe is a true modern day yogi and global citizen who still travels the far reaches of the world in her spirited commitment to serving humanity, mother earth and all its creatures. As a Kundalini Yoga teacher and student of Yogi Bhajan she uses the technology of yoga . . . .

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Yogi Bhajan



Kundalini is considered the most comprehensive of yogas, combining meditation, prayer, physical practices and breathing exercises. “Kundalini” literally means “the curl of the lock of hair of the beloved.” This poetic metaphor alludes to the flow of energy and consciousness that exists within each of us, and enables us to merge with – or “yoke” – the universal Self. Fusing individual and universal consciousness creates a divine union, called “yoga.” The Upanishads, Hindu’s sacred scriptures that date back to the fifth century B.C., describe Kundalini, although the oral tradition reaches back even further into history. For thousands of years, this sacred science and technology was veiled in secrecy, passed along verbally from master to chosen disciple.

Yogi Bhajan broke with this long-held tradition of silence. A master of Kundalini by the age of 16 – itself a rare feat – he gave his first lecture at a Los Angeles high school gym on January 5, 1969. Then a 39-year-old recent émigré from India, he had left behind a lucrative governmental career with the vision of bringing Yoga to the West. No matter that not a single person was present that evening; he came to teach and he proceeded to speak to the empty hall.

In the turbulent, drug culture of the 60s, Bhajan first reached out to the youth. He recognized their experimentation with drugs and “altered states of consciousness” expressed a deeper desire to experience a holistic, liberating sense of awareness. Soon realizing that pharmaceuticals provided, at best, a cheap imitation to the peaceful, inner euphoria they could get naturally from Kundalini, and at worst, had debilitating physical and mental side effects, young people began flocking to his classes, arriving by the busloads. Soon 3HO teaching centers began springing up across the United States and then throughout the world.

He sparked a movement whose many tendrils have wound their way into our culture. Through 3HO, Yogi Bhajan blazed a trail. Today, after more than 30 years of determined effort on the part of this organization and others, yoga and meditation have gained widespread acceptance in the West. Witness the frequent feature articles that grace the covers of such publications as Time, Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal. This popular attention speaks not only to the proven benefits of yoga and meditation, but to the increasing public interest in spirituality and a healthy diet.

Born Harbhajan Singh in what is now Pakistan to a family of healers and community leaders, Yogi Bhajan studied comparative religion and Vedic philosophy in his undergraduate years, going onto receive his Masters in Economics with honors from Punjab University. Years later, he earned his Ph.D. in communications psychology from the University of Humanistic Studies in San Francisco.

Over the past 32 years, he has emerged as a religious, community and business leader with a distinguished reputation as a man of peace, world-vision, wisdom, and compassion. He has authored and published more than 30 books on topics ranging from spirituality and consciousness to communication and psychology. He has founded several foods companies that manufacture and distribute natural products based on these teachings. He has fostered economic development in every community in which he participates, annually conducts business seminars, and has authored several books that provide guidance to both the aspiring entrepreneur and seasoned business executive alike. As the Siri Singh Sahib, or the Sikh leader in the Western Hemisphere, he has met with Pope John Paul II to discuss inter-religious dialogue and worked side-by-side with the Dalai Lama and the Archbishop of Canterbury to foster world peace.

 

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