The Kundalini Research Institute is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2013 Outstanding Achievement Awards for their contributions to the legacy of The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan: Guru Dev Singh Khalsa and Guru Raj Kaur Khalsa
Singh Sahib Gurudev Singh Khalsa
Singh Sahib Gurudev Singh Khalsa has served as a fearless ambassador, for both KRI and The Aquarian Teacher: Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training as taught by Yogi Bhajan, in a time of turbulence and uncertainty for our community. KRI is grateful for his steadiness and dedication; he serves as a model for how to overcome conflict and reach consensus. Since joining the Teacher Training Executive Council, he has served its mission with grace and grit over the past few years, expanding teacher training, reaching out to other trainers, and elevating the reputation of KRI and Teaching Training around the world.
Gurudev Singh began studying Kundalini Yoga in 1977 under the guidance of Yogi Bhajan in Mexico City. He moved to Los Angeles to study near the Master in 1978 and completed a 40-day Teacher Training course in San Diego that same year. Yogiji inspired him to study, become a teacher, entrepreneur, husband, and father. He studied psychology in college and has used his life-long experience as a yogi, Minister of Sikh Dharma, and mentor to help others deepen their spiritual practice. Gurudev Singh is a Level 1 and Level 2 Lead Teacher Trainer teaching actively in North, Central, and South America.
Mukhia Sardarni Sahib Guru Raj Kaur Khalsa
Mukhia Sardarni Sahib Guru Raj Kaur Khalsa has served the mission of the Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan, tirelessly for many, many years. KRI honors her Keep up! spirit and her dedication to the Aquarian Trainer Academy and The Aquarian Teacher: Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training, Levels One, Two, and Three. Instrumental in developing the eponymous text for Level One, The Aquarian Teacher, she has continued to serve as a founding member of KRI’s Teacher Training Executive Council (TTEC), serving to bring Teacher Training around the world and to fulfill the mission of a three-level training—Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate—as described by the Master, Yogi Bhajan. She has also been instrumental in reaching out to the Punjabi community of Sikhs here in the West and around the world. An example of radiance and compassion, she has served as a living ambassador of the Teachings of Yogi Bhajan for more than 40 years.
Guru Raj Kaur is a Level One and Level Two Trainer. She has been a valued member of the KRI Teacher Training Executive Council since its inception, and chairperson of the Certification Committee for the Aquarian Trainer Academy. She leads the Vancouver Canada annual Aquarian Teacher Level One (Oct-May, now in its 22nd year), and annual Level Two programs in Vancouver. She travels internationally as a guest Trainer in many programs including in Poland, Brazil, Chicago, Ottawa, Budapest, Portland, and has Level One Outreach Programs in Okanagan B.C., and Vancouver Island.