All of our teachers come to class with open hearts ready to help you in your next steps of personal growth. Certified in various styles of yoga, many of our teachers have a blended yoga background that includes Kundalini, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Anusara, Hatha, Yin, Prenatal and Restorative. Each of our classes are unique and reflects the unique experience and insights that each teacher has found in their own practice.
My name is Angeli Caranto and I'm a local born in Los Angeles, California with ancestral roots in the islands of the Philippines. By teaching Kundalini Yoga, my intention is to assist in the evolution of human consciousness and upliftment of humanity.
Aside from Kundalini Yoga, I am a holistic licensed esthetician and aspiring herbalist. It is a true honor to co-exist in this dimension with all of you. May we all grow and heal together, for your own growth affects the growth of the planet. I send you all unconditional love. Sat Nam!
Annette is a Kundalini Yoga teacher and a dedicated Kundalini Yoga practitioner. Annette’s love for yoga began when she was a teenager, and throughout the years she maintained a regular yoga practice- until her first year in law school when it seemed impossible to do anything outside of studying. In an effort to manage her stress she showed up at Seventh Chakra Yoga to take a yoga class not realizing that the class she would attend was a Kundalini Yoga class. Although this class was different from any other yoga class she had previously taken, she felt right at home with these teachings, and thereafter found herself taking Kundalini Yoga classes every chance she had. Annette decided to become a Kundalini Yoga teacher because she wanted to learn as much as possible about this practice that was allowing her to not only manage her stress but also excel in so many other aspects of her life. Annette graduated from law school and became a licensed attorney while continuing to grow deeper in her own personal practice. Annette teaches Kundalini Yoga because it is literally the best thing, and she loves sharing these teachings with anyone who is interested or even curious. Annette creates a safe space for students to gently move through postures, ask questions, and enjoy deep meditative experiences. Annette’s classes focus on the practical application of yoga, and she provides students with detailed explanations of the various postures, kriyas, and meditations. Annette’s classes are suitable for all levels of experience.
Catherine feels blessed to have been exposed to the yogic path early in life. Following a line of Indian gurus, she learned ancient meditation techniques and the importance of going inside regularly to commune with the Divine. In 2015, she incorporated physical asana practice that helped positively channel grief after her son Bryce left this earthly plane at only twenty three! Amazed and grateful for the peace and strength found through combining Vinyasa and meditation, she was called to study yoga at The Sanctuary at Two Rivers, Costa Rica. Immersed in the beautiful eco blue zone jungle of the Nicoya Peninsula, a full exploration of asana, bandhas, pranayama, mantra, meditation, ritual and intention lead to RYT 200 Certification on her 55th birthday! She now humbly wishes to guide others in developing a strong yoga practice, enrich every life she touches, and help awaken Love and Light in all hearts.
Hi I'm, Dena Ford a Holistic Registered Nurse, certified Yoga teacher, and Reiki Master. My background includes mental health, critical care, cardiology, and aesthetics. I began incorporating yoga into my life after some difficult life experiences, and found not only an amazing path to healing and connecting to my body, but a mindful and peaceful way of life. My approach is holistic and I have a passion for complementary healing modalities. As a nurse, I know there isn’t always a cure, but I truly believe that everyone has the ability to heal. I use the wisdom and beauty of yoga and Reiki energy to provide tools for holistic living. A WAY OF BEING. My approach is gentle, heart-centered, and above all, healing!
In loving kindness,
Dena Ford, RN, BSN, HNB-BC, RYT200
My name is Divya Patel. I was introduced to Kundalini Yoga March of 2015. It was at a time in my life when I was unhappy and did not like who and what I had become. I was searching who I was and in process seeking happiness, peace and contentment. I remember attending my first class here at Seventh Chakra taught by Dana Patterson. While doing some of the exercises along with breathing exercise, I felt the energy move up and down my spine. During the chanting and meditation portion of the class I became aware of my emotional numbness, fears, and unhappiness that I had suppressed for years. I broke down into tears and had the chance to release those feelings and emotions that had manifested within me. I knew that I had touched on something deep within myself and needed to continue with this journey to heal myself. Now having practiced Kundalini Yoga for 2 years on and off, I recognize the benefits mentally and physically. Mentally it has helped me gain confidence, ability to speak up for myself and awaken my inner guidance to live life with peace. Physically it has given me more energy throughout my day to day life without feeling tried. Other benefits I have found are that it has elevated me to be a happier person with more compassion and love towards my surroundings. This is my passion to share this beautiful gift with others, so may also find their true self. We are all graced with inner peace and love… are you ready to step into it your inner peace and love.
Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, Ph.D. C-IAYT is a renowned teacher, consultant, and mentor. He worked personally with Yogi Bhajan as a co-founder of the Kundalini Research Institute and as director of training for over 35 years. He is an author, researcher, and is currently an affiliated scholar at Chapman University, works with the Institute of Quantum Studies and is core faculty in Integral Leadership at CIHS.
He brings his humor and deep heart to each class. His classes and mentoring meld practical experiences in meditation with powerful techniques for personal transformation. His courses bring together clinical expertise, scientific insights, and love for the authentic path each of us has. He is president of Advancing Human Awareness, Inc. and resides with his wife in Southern California.
Jane was first introduced to yoga in 2001, but it wasn't until stumbling upon alignment-based yoga in 2015 that her practice shifted, and her yogic journey truly began. She completed her 200-hour training in alignment-based Hatha/Vinyasa and 100-hour training in Yin, inspired to share the gift of yoga with others. For Jane, yoga is the process and journey of integrating the mind, body, and breath. It is about learning, discovering, and evolving, with love and compassion. Her approach is versatile, free-spirited, and down-to-earth. With an emphasis on clear alignment, breath, and flow, her goal for each class is to lead students through mindful, radiant sequences that leave them feeling refreshed and renewed. She aims to inspire students to discover and delve deeper into their personal inner journey, and to experience the benefits of yoga, both on and off the mat.
Joëlle came from France 10 Years ago. She is an Energy Practitioner, who uses a variety of modalities. She is passionate about methods, techniques or modalities for healing/integrating the body, mind, and soul.
When Joelle discovered Kundalini Yoga, she immediately felt and understood the benefits of the kriya (posture sequences), breath-work, sounds, relaxation & meditation.
She offers healing/therapeutic oriented Kundalini Yoga classes at Seventh Chakra Yoga and local recovery Institutions. Her intentions is to bring peace, healing, and relief to others through her work. She loves learning, improving & supporting positive energy for the benefit of all.
Krishan Singh has been on the path to his Destiny since birth but had another awakening or “re-birth” when he and Kundalini Yoga collided in 2011. He practices, teaches, and learns where ever the Universe leads him but exclusively in Santa Ana (House of Guru Ram Das and Kundalini Yoga & 8th Chakra Yoga) and surrounding areas of Orange County (Seventh Chakra Yoga, Huntington Beach where he received his Teacher Training Certification as of 2013 & Costa Mesa, CA). He is a very informative, practical and ‘Blue Collar’ teacher/student and while out in the ‘real’ world or on the ‘teachers bench’ in studio, he Loves to push, encourage and educate everyone to their higher limits while still having a meditativly great time.
Krishna Kaur Khalsa is a dynamic, heart-centered Yoga teacher, began studying with Yogi Bhajan in 1970 and passionately taught the art and science of Kundalini Yoga and Self Awareness for 40 years. Her passion is sharing yogic tools to “Release Fear and Allow Joy” coupled with “Practicing Forgiveness” to the full spectrum of yoga practitioners
Kurt Teaches classes in kundalini yoga and meditation at Seventh Chakra Yoga and is a frequent, enthusiastic "Gongster" during the studio’s overnight sound baths. After his first kundalini class in 2016, he remembers experiencing an incomparable state of mental equanimity that immediately drew him deeper into the practice. He also vividly recalls his first Shavasana with the gong and thinking, "I want to do that!"" Following several revelatory classes on yogic philosophy and spirituality, he was ready to dive head first into teacher training. His fascination with kundalini yoga has only continued to grow since then and he believes it is a truly transformative practice. Originally from Ne Jersey, Kurt has lived in Orange County since 2005 and is a history professor at Cal State Fullerton where his students call him Dr. Kurt.
Mary practiced yoga for many years before she found Kundalini yoga in January 2012. She fell in love with this transformative practice and decided to enroll in teacher training in September 2012. Mary graduated from teacher training in May 2013 as a Certified KRI Kundalini Yoga teacher. She led Sadhana for one year to help prepare her to be a teacher. She experienced a back injury in 2012 and the Basic Spinal Energy Series yoga set was instrumental in helping her heal her back injury. She now teaches this kriya every Wednesday at 3:30pm because she is passionate about helping others heal their backs through Kundalini Yoga. Kundalini yoga has transformed her life and she continues with her daily spiritual practice. She is passionate about teaching and grateful to be a part of this loving family at Seventh Chakra yoga. She is also a retired hospice RN, Reiki master/teacher and Shamanic practitioner.
Peter is one of the co-owners of Seventh Chakra Yoga. He has a deep faith in the potential of humans to continually grow, evolve and understand the true nature of our unique lives. Nature and the outdoors is his touchstone, and it constantly reminds him of the simple elegance and rhythms of life.
The outdoors and extreme sports have shown and taught him the importance of presence, letting go and the pleasures of being in flow states. Yoga and meditation have offered him tools to practice and mastering presence and flow states in everyday experiences. Being a practitioner of somatic therapy, Peter believes a deeper connection with our body and our felt somatic experiences is key to have a richer more meaningful life.
He draws powerful analogies from everyday experiences to bring a fresh perspective to life and our relationship to it. He uses the power of Pranayama, Kundalini Yoga and Sound to aid his students experiencing states of peace and harmony. Encouraging all his students to practice and release old, outdated mental, emotional and physical patterns, so we can continually renew ourselves and grow.
Prakash, in Sanskrit, means Light. Prakash’s goal is to embody Yogi Bhajan's words - "Travel Light, Live Light, Spread the Light, Be the Light."
Hailing from Mumbai, India, Prakash came to the United States in pursuit of higher studies and personal growth. In his quest for personal growth, Prakash found Kundalini Yoga right here at Seventh Chakra Yoga and it completely changed his life. An explorer by nature, Prakash is constantly learning and absorbing from his environment, which comes through in his teaching. He loves spending time in nature, usually accompanied by his loving rescue dog. Prakash is also a rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and poet and often brings in the element of music, sound and rhythm into his classes.
Prakash truly believes in the incredible power of Kundalini Yoga and has seen firsthand the transformation it brings about. He is very motivated to be a guide and a friend on your spiritual journey. Prakash is a Kundalini Yoga teacher certified by KRI (Kundalini Research Institute) teaching exclusively at Seventh Chakra Yoga.
Priya is the Founder of Seventh Chakra Yoga, Orange County’s first premiere KundaliniYoga and Meditation Studio. She is a 500 RYT, Certified by KRI (Kundalini Research Institute) as Lead Trainer for Kundalini Yoga Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 teacher training course.
Born and raised in India, Priya had an early exposure to a myriad of cultures, religions, philosophies and yogic practices, leading her to question and seek the answers for the underlying Truth of life. Due to her firm foundation in the wisdom traditions of the East and her curious application of science and practicality of the West, her classes bring about a seamless bridging of the Heart and Mind. You walk out of her classes buzzing with the delightful alignment of the body, the blissful clarity of mind and the innocent playfulness of the spirit.
Through her Friday Night Workshops, “Mastering the Mystery of Life” and her insistence on the practical application of spirituality in everyday life, she has become a catalyst for deep transformation and growth in the evolutionary journey of her students. Through relentless commitment to her vision, she continues to inspire countless, to clear their lives, commit to their own happiness and inspire others through their strength, stability, presence, and compassion.
Priya is also the creator of the transformational, life coaching program called, “The Inner Awakening”. She is a Motivational Speaker, leads Workshops and Spiritual Retreats along with leading Kundalini Yoga Teacher Trainings.
From Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Rosita has had the opportunity to discover and learn from many different people and contexts. Change has been a continuous word in her life, as she has lived in different places throughout her career, but one thing has remained consistent- her inner curiosity to know more and understand life. That drive allowed her to discover the Kundalini path.
As a Kundalini Yoga Instructor, her goal is to discover balance between earth and heaven, between finite and infinite, between science and faith, between gross and subtle. As she believes neutrality maybe one of the many paths to access to our true potential as a human being. Rosita has learned from lead Kundalini teacher’s like Gurucharan Singh Khalsa and Priya Jain, and gained her Instructor certification by the Kundalini Research Institute in 2019.
I have been a student of yoga and philosophy for the past 20 years. I find the ancient wisdom and techniques of yoga incredibly powerful, uplifting and practical in day-to-day life. I have found that everyday life is an ideal mat for a holistic and comprehensive yoga practice and what we cultivate for ourselves in our personal yoga practice instantly flows into our daily lives and touches everyone around us. The benefits are manifold. Kundalini Yoga has been a gift that has restored me to my wholeness.
I find the practice to be comprehensive in that it uses sound, breath, postures, and meditation to achieve its aims and for me, the aim of yoga is awareness of who we really are and restoration of our fragmented selves into our wholeness. I am so grateful for these teachings that I feel inspired to share them with others. I love to chant. I love to dance and I love helping others discover, experience and live into their own inner bright light.
All my life there has been an inner voice guiding me, my intuition. Growing up as a child I used to sense things before they happened, but it . was not something that was talked about in my home or culture.
I am an Armenian born in the Middle East, exposed to different cultures, and ideologies. My passion is learning and self-development; I have been around the self-development industry for over 15 years. I love working with people and helping them reach their highest potential. I am a certified coach through Ericson College International.
Throughout my journey, I started feeling stuck, I started wanting more answers. Later then I found Kundalini Yoga which bridged everything together for me found the answers I was looking for. I developed a love for teaching, sound therapy, and breathe work. My Kundalini yoga journey led me to trust that inner voice that I had as a child, listen to the calling of my soul and my hearts desires and live my life from that place. I am very grateful that I found this practice, I love sharing it with people.
Susan has been practicing Kundalini Yoga for over 20 years and received her Teacher Certification in 2017 at Seventh Chakra. Susan discovered that she loves teaching and sharing the ancient technology of Kundalini yoga and meditation. She remembers how much it helped her cope with non-stop stress at work and home, and wants to bring this healing to other people.
As someone who loves to continually learn, Susan's life has been enriched by her yoga and meditation practice. She enjoys reading Kundalini yoga books, discovering new yoga sets and meditations, and selecting new music for her classes. Her yoga classes will often revolve around a specific theme, such as 'The Grateful Heart', 'The Sacred Water Element', 'Keeping your Emotional Balance', 'Letting Go of Fear', 'The Positive Mind', and so on.
Susan likes to keep her classes gently moving and stretching while sharing her knowledge of yoga philosophy and allowing plenty of time for deep relaxation, breath work, and meditation. Her greatest joy is seeing people walk out of her class feeling uplifted, relaxed, energized and renewed.
As a young child, Tracy was always a learning enthusiast- searching for answers and trying to understand life on a deeper level. Empathy and sensitivity were her strongest spiritual gifts. In the quest to connect with her soul, she began her yoga journey and became a certified Hatha Yoga teacher in 2011.
She devoted herself to a daily practice as her interests expanded to healing, energy work, and meditation. She completed the Reiki Master and Karuna Reiki Master programs and learned the Transcendental Meditation Technique (TM). All of these wonderful practices led her to Kundalini Yoga, the Master Science of experience and awareness.
This powerful yoga takes aspects of all yogas and incorporates it into one disciplined practice. Kundalini Yoga opens your heart to self-awareness and self-love. She recently graduated from the teacher training program at Seventh Chakra Yoga. Teaching comes from her heart, and she is inspired to uplift humanity through acts of kindness and love.