Festival Teachers' Profiles

3HO Asia Kundalini Yoga Festival Teachers
  Sunder Singh Khalsa has taught Kundalini Yoga and meditation for the past 30 years and is known for his gift in facilitating the potential for authentic transformations.  He serves on the KRI Teacher Training Executive Council.  He brought the first Yoga Festival to SE Asia, an annual event in Thailand, and has served the emergence of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® in Thailand, China, Cambodia, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Australia and Sri Lanka.  In 2009 he received KRI Honors for his devoted service to the emergence of the teachings of Kundalini Yoga. His given name is Tzu Ping, which in Chinese means compassionate peace.

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Suraj Kaur Khalsa has a background in Medicine, healing and meditation.  She is a KRI Teacher Trainer and Conscious Pregnancy Trainer, and one of the Lead Trainers on the KY Asia regional team. She teaches in China, Taiwan, Australia and Israel as well as other parts of Asia.  Suraj means Sun, Beam of Light.  Her light reflects her deep love of the teachings of Kundalini Yoga and her belief that they can help humanity to heal.  She serves as the Asia representative on the Global Teachers Council and is the Coordinator for the 3HO KY Asia Festival.


Tonie Nooyens is a long time practitioner in different traditions of meditation, meditational yoga and healing. He is a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher and one of the lead trainers on the KY Asia Teacher Training Program. He travels extensively throughout Asia. Since January 2007 he has been living and teaching in Cambodia – facilitating a Yoga and Meditation training program for Cambodians. The program includes activities for local communities and vulnerable groups in which yoga and meditation techniques are used for relief of stress and trauma, as well as for communication and personal capacity training.

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Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, Ph.D. is a Certified Kundalini Yoga t teacher and Lead Trainer.  She began to specialize in teaching people with chronic or life threatening illness in 1986, under the direction of Yogi Bhajan. She directs the Guru Ram Das Center for Medicine and Humanology, founded by Yogi Bhajan to bring Kundalini Yoga into health care. The Center provides direct client services with a yogic focus for people with health conditions, professional training to Kundalini Yoga instructors and health care providers, and directs outcome studies on the medical effects of Kundalini Yoga. Dr. Khalsa teaches widely on the psychological, spiritual and behavioral aspects of health recovery.

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Sangeeta Kaur is a Vietnamese American opera singer, mantra artist and practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism and Kundalini Yoga.  She is a Certified Kundalini yoga teacher and has been teaching since 2010.  A sound artist who is inspired to bring healing and awakening through music.  Her spiritual and musical journeys have opened her heart to divine love  bringing light and joy into the lives of others through her voice and her devotion to the Naad. Her first solo mantra album called "Yoga is Love" has just been released.  She has collaborated on several other albums with teachers and artists Amanbir Singh and Sajah Singh.  Her second solo mantra album will be released in 2015.  She also teaches Yoga of Voice in California.  *She has a Kundalini Yoga TV show called Yoga With Sangeeta on KVLA-TV, a Vietnamese American TV network.  She is honored and excited to be sharing her music and teaching of Naad at 3HO Asia this year!

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Dr. Kartar Singh Khalsa combines the expertise of a licensed Doctor of Oriental Medicine, a trained acupuncturist, and Kundalini Yoga teacher. He currently practices herbology and acupuncture in New Mexico. His clinic, The Cleanse, uses detoxifying and strengthening methods to re-establish the body’s integrity at a cellular level.  Over the past five years Kartar Khalsa has guided over 1,000 people through The Cleanse, as well as participating in the program eighteen times himself. Dr. Kartar prossesses a personal passion for The Cleanse. Through his dynamic abilities as both a healthcare professional and a compassionate teacher of yogic technology, he has supported people throughout the world in making lifestyle changes.


Nguyen Tien-Nghia (Tien) born in Vietnam, Tien was first introducted to Yoga in 1978 in Pakistan.  She is versed in many schools of yoga, Iyengar, Sivananda, Ananda Marga and Kaivalayadham, as well as Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan.  She completed Level 1 Teachers Certification Program in 2001 with Sunder Khalsa, her mentor.  She is a certified professional teacher training, member of the Teacher Training Group of KY Asia Level 1 Teacher Certification Programs (TCP-Australia-Sydney, China, Indonesia, Israel, and mainly in Thailand); and now manages the Level One Teacher Training Program in Thailand.  She has a broad depth of knowledge and a love of the technology of Kundalini Yoga in all its aspects.


Satya Kaur Khalsa has been practicing Kundalini Yoga since 2001 and is a Certified Kundalini Yoga teacher.  She is part of the training team of KRI Level 1 Teacher Train ing program in Thailand.  Her studies of 'the mind' and beyond mind - 'states of consciousness' started more than 40 years ago with Eastern Philosophy and is still ongoing.  As part of a SEVA program she has taught Kundalini Yoga to recovering drug addicts in a local hospital in Bangkok. She serves as administrator of the 3HO Asia Festival. Her mission is to serve with gratitude and joy!

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Chatarbir Kaur is a Musician and Kundalini Yoga teacher. She has more than 18 years of experience in Voice training, Indian Classical Music, Gurmat sangeet and Indian Music Instrument training. She has earned a Masters of Arts in Music Vocal from M.D. University Rohtak, Haryana, India. Her career objective is to work in an international setting to enhance her skills, knowledge in music and yoga at the same time promoting gurmat sangeet, Indian classical Music and Healing through Yoga and Music.



Scott Ward has been learning and practicing Gatka for over 15 years, during which time he has studied under Nanak Dev Singh Khalsa and Sant Subhagh Singh Nihang from Berlin, Sat Deva Kaur from Hamburg, and Nidar Singh Nihang Khalsa from the UK. He team teaches Gatka along with Narayan Kaur, in her Kundalini Yoga center and Gatka Akhara near Frankfurt Germany, where we hold single day and intensive Gatka courses on a regular basis. Gatka is commonly referred to as an India Martial art. . In Gatka, Balance, Rhythm, Breathing and Meditation are all trained.  The basic principle behind Gatka is to harmonize the body, mind and spirit.

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