My spiritual name is Chananjoti Kaur and I am an experienced yoga and meditation practitioner and International Certified Level 1 Teacher of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bajan. I also hold a Foundation Diploma in Psychotherapy from NSPC and Masters in Philosophy from LSE and so in my teaching I map out the spiritual journey through different levels of consciousness (chakras) within the western understanding of individual development. I have knowledge, backed-up by experience, of how Kundalini Yoga can help with treating depression, overcoming addictions, facing difficult cycles and encountering modern challenges of life. As a professional actor and filmmaker and a published poet (www.veragraziadei.art), I am particularly attracted to Kundalini, because it is so effective at enhancing creativity, and I enjoy focusing on this aspect in my classes.
My path to teaching spanned more than twenty years. I discovered Hatha yoga in my teens and travelled to India in 2003 to learn Sivananda Yoga in the Neyar Dam Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwatari Ashram. Since then I continued exploring other types of yoga, initially focusing on Hatha, Ashtanga and Vinyasa. However, it is not until I discovered Kundalini Yoga, that I understood how powerful and transformational yoga can be. Since 2014 I begun practicing it daily, first using material I could find in books and online and then training as a teacher, so that I could make my practice more conscious and help others do the same.