These teachers are part of the Hari NYC teaching team. You will find them teaching when Hari is on the road as well as teaching workshops and classes. These teachers are dedicated to the practice of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan and meditation, as well as other traditions.
SARAH PADMANI AJEET
Several sport included concussions over the years led Sarah to look into meditation to heal her brain. Not only was meditation helpful for her cognitive recovery; it also led to more clarity, happiness and deep relaxation.
In 2012 she walked into HariNYC and found the deep transformational power of the Kundalini practice. Knowing that this powerful combination could lead to self-healing, she took Teacher Training to be able to lead experiences for people on the sports retreats she was facilitating.
Off of the yoga mat, Sarah is a gym rat that has been working as a personal fitness trainer for the last 11 years. It has been amazing to watch the results that clients get when pranayam (breathwork) and meditation is brought into their strength training and cardio routines. Hearts open, minds clarify, and bodies finally shift into their full healthy, happy, holy potential.
TUESDAY 12:00–1:15pm & THURSDAY 12:00–1:15pm
Liam has been practicing Kundalini Yoga for over 7 years. This practice found him at rock bottom. He had recently lost his business, many close relationships, and most importantly, HIMSELF. Before beginning the practice, his mind constantly ping-ponged from regrets about the past to anxiety for the what the future held. At first, Kundalini relaxed him. Thoughts like, “Everything is going to be ok” began to surface. As he went deeper into the practice, he found himself again – his true SELF. Eager to share this experience with all, he began to practice morning Sadhana and embarked on the path to becoming a teacher.
He also teaches Kundalini to at-risk youth within the YOGA FOR YOUTH organization.
When not at the Treehouse, Liam coaches basketball and teaches yoga in the after-school program Steady Buckets. The program is free. All are welcome. All are ONE.
Dharma is an Italian woman who has been practicing yoga for over 30 years; she started practicing Hatha yoga when she was 6 and she hasn’t stopped since. Dharma also holds an Italian Degree in Anthropology of Performance – the study that has merged with her personal spiritual research, bringing her to infuse arts with spirituality and vice-versa. This research brought her to study and perform as an Indian classical dancer for over 10 years, while she was also deepening her yoga and healing practices. Dharma is the founder of Rasa Healing Arts, which was created over 20 years of work and study. Dharma Devi is the only Shakti Dance™ Lead Trainer in the U.S., and for this reason, she travels often to bring Shakti Dance™, the Yoga of Dance, to wherever it is requested.
Mark Hartman is a photographer and kundalini yoga and meditaiton teacher based in New York City. In 2007 he completed his teacher training with Hari Kaur, whom he trained with since high school. Teaching now for 10 years, his classes are known for their humor, subtle meditative awareness and sound healing gong. His photography has been featured in publications such as The New Yorker, The New York Times, Time, The Guardian, Vogue and many others. An interest in Nihang Sikhs brought him to India multiple times in the past several years to work on an ongoing book project on Nihang Sikhs, which consequently provided an experience of spiritual learning and opportunity to form a relationship with Teacher and Saint Baba Nihal Singh who blessed him with the spiritual name Guru Prem in 2018.
Zita Harkaran is a passionate Kundalini Yoga teacher and always curious student of it. She has spent years trying to understand why and how these kriyas work and she brings that understanding into her classes.
Zita believes that Kundalini yoga is more important now than ever because it helps to calm down the heavy mental processes and embody what we know into new habits of acting and thinking.
She posts her thoughts on Kundalini on her Youtube channel Zita from Happy Free Spirit. You can view her videos
MONDAY 9:30–11:00am, 12:00–1:15pm
Alhia Chacoff-Berger is a kundalini yoga, meditation, and wellness instructor with a background studying alternative therapies and curating enriching events in the self development space. She is the recent founder of UPstate, a collective of individuals and experiences geared towards nourishing and empowering the body, mind, and spirit, and is involved in a number of organizations doing good in the world. She leads workshops in NYC, and runs the UPstate retreat space in upstate New York. She is a wife, mother of two, adventurer and a committed supporter of relevant causes, ideas, and communities.
RAINER RANDHIR PERRY
Randhir is a New York City-based Kundalini Yoga teacher, teacher trainer, and certified Yoga Therapist. He has been teaching internationally since his own Level 1 teacher training in NYC in 2006, and has been a KY teacher trainer
THURSDAY 7:00–8:30pm & SATURDAY 10:00–11:30am
Swaranpal (Patricia Hart) is a certified social worker, educator, and yoga teacher who has been providing therapy to families and children for over 25 years. She began practicing yoga 15 years ago, as a way to de-stress, and quickly began to understand the power inherent in Yoga as a modality for healing. She has studied numerous forms of yoga including Hatha, Vinyasa, and Kundalini. She assists world renowned teachers, Gurmukh, Gurushabd, and Guru Dharam in teacher training level one, Khalsa Way Prenatal Yoga, and Kundalini Yoga Therapy. She specializes in yoga for: Children, pregnancy, fertility, addictions, and is available for one on one Yoga Therapy. She has studied various forms of energy work including Kundalini Medicine-Yoga Therapy, which employes the understanding of the Chinese Meridian Systems, Ayurveda, Numerology, Kundalini and the Esoteric. She has studied Tibetan Healing, Kabbalah, Anthroposophy and Sound Healing. She draws upon this vast array of methods in her esoteric approach to energy work.
Dr. Erick Gordon is a writer, professor, and Yogi. He has taught in far-reaching classrooms, from California to Kathmandu. His students have included incarcerated youth at Rikers Island, children in Rishikesh, India, and thousands of English teachers across the United States. He is a lifelong educator committed to social justice who lovingly carries the principles of Yoga to all of his work.