Teachers

Teachers

Liya Garber

Liya Garber creates a heart-filled, fun, joyful way to calm the mind and align with one's inner truth. She brings a unique and special gift of laughter and humor to every class.


Her yoga journey began in the heart of New York City where she lived a fast-paced life as a business executive. As the stress of this life began to affect her health, Liya turned to yoga and began to heal. The results were undeniable and she has been on a dedicated path of self healing and discovery ever since.


In addition to yoga, she is a certified Mindfulness and Wellbeing Strategy coach

and studied deep esoteric Kabbalah, including the sacred Tree of Life and dream work, in Los Piramidas Del Ka, a school in Guatemala. She is certified in both Hatha Yoga and Kundalini Yoga and is a registered KRI (Kundalini Research Institute) instructor. She took her Level 1 and 2 trainings with Gurmukh and Gurushabd in India.


Liya is gifted with a special energy for creating sacred space in which humans

can elevate and reconnect with their hearts and destiny. With sincerity and grace, she creates a special connection with each of her students. Her goal is to reach as many humans as possible in this life time.


Her highest values are authenticity and honesty with herself and others.

Liya Garber

Liya Garber creates a heart-filled, fun, joyful way to calm the mind and align with one's inner truth. She brings a unique and special gift of laughter and humor to every class.


Her yoga journey began in the heart of New York City where she lived a fast-paced life as a business executive. As the stress of this life began to affect her health, Liya turned to yoga and began to heal. The results were undeniable and she has been on a dedicated path of self healing and discovery ever since.


In addition to yoga, she is a certified Mindfulness and Wellbeing Strategy coach and studied deep esoteric Kabbalah, including the sacred Tree of Life and dream work, in Los Piramidas Del Ka, a school in Guatemala. She is certified in both Hatha Yoga and Kundalini Yoga and is a registered KRI (Kundalini Research Institute) instructor. She took her Level 1 and 2 trainings with Gurmukh and Gurushabd in India.


Liya is gifted with a special energy for creating sacred space in which humans can elevate and reconnect with their hearts and destiny. With sincerity and grace, she creates a special connection with each of her students. Her goal is to reach as many humans as possible in this life time.

Her highest values are authenticity and honesty with herself and others.

Julie Viscuso

Julie is a passionate, fun-loving gal filled with energy and joy. She lives in gratitude for all of life's blessing, trusting that everything is a wonderful opportunity from which to grow and learn.


She has developed a deep understanding of the link between mind, body, and soul through her life experience. When faced with her own health challenges, she developed the opportunity to personally explore what happens when we make the choice of love over fear. Her struggles have led her down a beautiful path of cultivating a relationship with her soul. This has healed her mind and body greatly

and has strengthened her desire to encourage, serve, and love others as they move through their own personal journeys.


She trained with the highly respected Gurmukh and Gurushabd and was certified by the Kundalini Yoga Institute.


She is also a practitioner for the Lupus Foundation of Northern California helping to spearhead their “Living Well with Lupus” Wellness Initiative and is a certified Holistic Health Coach by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.


She is honored to bring the healing powers of self love and Kundalini Yoga to people living with health conditions and/or seeking to enhance their lives.

Julie Viscuso

Julie is a passionate, fun-loving gal filled with energy and joy. She lives in gratitude for all of life's blessing, trusting that everything is a wonderful opportunity from which to grow and learn.

She has developed a deep understanding of the link between mind, body, and soul through her life experience. When faced with her own health challenges, she developed the opportunity to personally explore what happens when we make the choice of love over fear. Her struggles have led her down a beautiful path of cultivating a relationship with her soul. This has healed her mind and body greatly and has strengthened her desire to encourage, serve, and love others as they move through their own personal journeys. She trained with the highly respected Gurmukh and Gurushabd and was certified by the Kundalini Yoga Institute. She is also a practitioner for the Lupus Foundation of Northern California helping to spearhead their “Living Well with Lupus” Wellness Initiative and is a certified Holistic Health Coach by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She is honored to bring the healing powers of self love and Kundalini Yoga to people living with health conditions and/or seeking to enhance their lives.

Lauren Marsh

Lauren is devoted to uplifting humanity through a remembering of the soul's journey and creating meaningful and deep connections to our lives.


In her early 20's she was introduced to spirituality and began to remember why she was here. An awakening that brought her to realize the human capacity to suppress traumas and emotional pain in the body to avoid discomfort and to cope (where the ego and shadow self is born). She is passionate about empowering others to heal and grow through understanding the difference between the ego/shadow and the real soul self.


She is a certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher, Spiritual Life Coach, Holistic Health Coach and Reiki Master. She has been practicing Kundalini yoga and meditation for over ten years. She finds it to be the most effective tool for moving energy in the body to release stored trauma and to create a safe home to feel and hear the soul beyond the thinking mind.


She is committed to helping others move through the fog that keeps them from knowing who they really are; beyond their body, learned behavior, and personality that may feel like their identity, but is simply just a piece of the puzzle.

In her teaching, she will touch on the core virtues that resonate most deeply in her; love, compassion, empathy, and forgiveness and within these creating healthy boundaries.

Lauren Marsh

Lauren is devoted to uplifting humanity through a remembering of the soul's journey and creating meaningful and deep connections to our lives. In her early 20's she was introduced to spirituality and began to remember why she was here. An awakening that brought her to realize the human capacity to suppress traumas and emotional pain in the body to avoid discomfort and to cope (where the ego and shadow self is born). She is passionate about empowering others to heal and grow through understanding the difference between the ego/shadow and the real soul self.


She is a certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher, Spiritual Life Coach, Holistic Health Coach and Reiki Master. She has been practicing Kundalini yoga and meditation for over ten years. She finds it to be the most effective tool for moving energy in the body to release stored trauma and to create a safe home to feel and hear the soul beyond the thinking mind.


She is committed to helping others move through the fog that keeps them from knowing who they really are; beyond their body, learned behavior, and personality that may feel like their identity, but is simply just a piece of the puzzle. In her teaching, she will touch on the core virtues that resonate most deeply in her; love, compassion, empathy, and forgiveness and within these creating healthy boundaries.

Yael Haar

Yael is a kundalini yoga teacher, dancer, and new earth visionary. Her passion is to empower others to find their joy and balance in their lives. Kundalini yoga was the technology that brought commitment, connection, and natural magnetism into her life. Yael is excited to share this experience and guide others to their inner

wellspring of wisdom.


Yael is the founder of House of Healing and is deeply passionate about the wellness of others. In her work, she empowers others to see themselves in their true nature and inspires them to develop self love.

Yael Haar

Yael has spent 9 years of exploration and experience in yoga, wellness, and intentional off-grid farming communities throughout the US, Canada, and Costa Rica. Living in earth-based spiritual communities in the jungles of Guanacaste showed her that a different way of life was possible.


Yael has a Bachelors of Science in Global Resource Systems , specializing in food + agriculture systems from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. She learned about Permaculture Design from off-grid living farm Punta Mona (Manzanillo, Costa Rica) which sparked her interest in alternative ways of living and thriving with our Mother Earth. She has worked with multiple non-profits such as Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society and Clean Water Action. She envisions a world of food and resource sovereignty, health, joy, art and purpose for all beings.


She is the founder of House of Healing is a wellness resource space focused on black, Latinx, indigenous, and all people of color while open to everyone to connect with the shared intention of self-development, understanding, spiritual growth + self-evolution. She completed her 220 Kundalini Yoga certification training through Siri Rishi Kaur, school of infinity.


Her mission is to elevate the consciousness of humanity as we move through and witness our inner unfolding.


Mary Jane Schmudlach

Mary Jane is a vibrant, earth loving individual who is committed to her personal healing journey and authentically sharing it forward to inspire others. Her energetic, playful spirit is rooted and interwoven in the teachings of every class.


In her early 20’s she was diagnosed with an autio-immune disease that

redirected her life to a path of lifestyle transformation and healing. After

unplugging from the matrix and spending 6 years immersed in intuitive

self-practice, internal discovery and personal embodiment, she tapped deeper into holistic health, exploring multiple modalities and connecting deeply with Kundalini Yoga, Reiki & using food as medicine.


Mary Jane is gifted with her ability to follow her intuition and surrender to the flow of the universe. Her goal is to help as many conscious individuals as she can to connect with their inner teacher, exploring the process and practice of manifesting the unique gifts they are meant to bring into the world.

Mary Jane Schmudlach

Mary Jane is a vibrant, earth loving individual who is committed to her personal healing journey and authentically sharing it forward to inspire others. Her energetic, playful spirit is rooted and interwoven in the teachings of every class.


In her early 20’s she was diagnosed with an autio-immune disease that redirected her life to a path of lifestyle transformation and healing. After unplugging from the matrix and spending 6 years immersed in intuitive self-practice, internal discovery and personal embodiment, she tapped deeper into holistic health, exploring multiple modalities and connecting deeply with Kundalini Yoga, Reiki & using food as medicine.


Mary Jane is gifted with her ability to follow her intuition and surrender to the flow of the universe. Her goal is to help as many conscious individuals as she can to connect with their inner teacher, exploring the process and practice of manifesting the unique gifts they are meant to bring into the world.

Hannah Duffy

Hannah is a designer and healer - her corporate career spans 10+ years working

as a design researcher and innovation consultant, and her healing career spans

7+ years studying and coaching within self-development and spirituality. She now bridges this passion with the other love of her life, Kundalini Yoga, as a certified Kundalini Yoga instructor.


Hannah brings a vibrant Generator/ Scorpio energy to every class she teaches.

She loves to use her design skills to creatively design each class so that each participant feels not only held and supported, but leaves with an actionable step to take towards up-leveling their life.


Kundalini Yoga changed Hannah’s life; after her mom passed away in 2012, she jumped into the 9-5 world, moved across the world, and discovered a passion for learning more about herself, eating healthier, practicing self awareness, meditating, and bringing more compassion and positivity to her everyday life.

Along the way, Kundalini Yoga was what helped Hannah to heal and finally emerge from the challenges that came up along this journey from depression, eating disorder, breakups, and grief. She’s incredibly excited to now use the

immense amount of space she’s created for herself to hold and help others along

their healing journeys as well.

Hannah Duffy

Subtitute Teacher

Hannah is a designer and healer - her corporate career spans 10+ years working as a design researcher and innovation consultant, and her healing career spans 7+ years studying and coaching within self-development and spirituality. She now bridges this passion with the other love of her life, Kundalini Yoga, as a certified Kundalini Yoga instructor.


Hannah brings a vibrant Generator/ Scorpio energy to every class she teaches. She loves to use her design skills to creatively design each class so that each participant feels not only held and supported, but leaves with an actionable step to take towards up-leveling their life.


Kundalini Yoga changed Hannah’s life; after her mom passed away in 2012, she jumped into the 9-5 world, moved across the world, and discovered a passion for learning more about herself, eating healthier, practicing self-awareness, meditating, and bringing more compassion and positivity to her everyday life. Along the way, Kundalini Yoga was what helped Hannah to heal and finally

emerge from the challenges that came up along this journey from depression, eating disorder, breakups, and grief. She’s incredibly excited to now use the immense amount of space she’s created for herself to hold and help others along their healing journeys as well.

Leila Chambers

Substitute Teacher


Leila inspires students to find health and wholeness at all ages. Her journey started

as a busy professional in event planning, and she turned to yoga as a tool for stress release and flexibility. At the time, she never imagined becoming a yoga instructor. She was in her mid-forties yearning for yoga’s benefits, but she felt lost in most vinyasa classes. Then she tried Kundalini Yoga, and went from barely keeping her spine straight just sitting on the floor, to enjoying a daily practice that reduced stiffness and elevated her spirit.


Almost a decade later, life events changed her destiny. When her parents struggled with advanced age, Leila discovered the tools she learned were gifts to share with others to improve quality of life. This life-changing experience inspired Leila to complete Level One Teacher Training in San Francisco with Awtar Kaur Khalsa in April 2019. The experience was so profound that she did a second teacher training with legacy instructors, Sat Santokh Singh Khalsa and Prabhu Nam Kaur Khalsa the following fall. Leila continues to partner with visionary self-empowered teachers on the Aura Team to expand her role as instructor to

connect to the healer within.


Leila loves helping students find their inner spark through yoga and focuses on keeping Kundalini kriyas inclusive for all fitness abilities.

Leila Chambers

Substitute Teacher


Leila inspires students to find health and wholeness at all ages. Her journey started as a busy professional in event planning, and she turned to yoga as a tool for stress release and flexibility. At the time, she never imagined becoming a yoga instructor. She was in her mid-forties yearning for yoga’s benefits, but she felt lost in most vinyasa classes. Then she tried Kundalini Yoga, and went from barely keeping her spine straight just sitting on the floor, to enjoying a daily practice that reduced stiffness and elevated her spirit.


Almost a decade later, life events changed her destiny. When her parents struggled with advanced age, Leila discovered the tools she learned were gifts to share with others to improve quality of life. This life-changing experience inspired Leila to complete Level One Teacher Training in San Francisco with Awtar Kaur Khalsa in April 2019. The experience was so profound that she did a second teacher training with legacy instructors, Sat Santokh Singh Khalsa and Prabhu Nam Kaur Khalsa the following fall. Leila continues to partner with visionary

self-empowered teachers on the Aura Team to expand her role as instructor to connect to the healer within.


Leila loves helping students find their inner spark through yoga and focuses on keeping Kundalini kriyas inclusive for all fitness abilities.

Nia Nyree

Substitute Teacher


Nia Nyree is a KRI certified, kundalini yoga teacher , she is certified by Krishna Kaur

& Y.O.G.A for youth and is a published author. Her latest book “crystals for the urban chick” is a beginner’s guide to using crystals. She serves as a spiritual coach, supporting women’s individual journey to self-actualization through a 6-week immersion program. Her healing tools include energy work, crystal healing, reiki, full/new moon ceremonies, and female healing retreats. She is known for a yoga style that integrates soulful sounds & the practice of kundalini.


After 9 years of practicing Vinyasa & Bikram yoga, Nia stepped into her first kundalini class with Abhjot Kaur & has never looked back. Within a year she traveled to Rishikesh, India to train with master teachers Gurmuck & Gurushabd.


Kundalini yoga is a life-changing yoga of awareness offering benefits that can be

felt after just one class. So whether you are a beginner on your yoga journey or experienced, practice with Nia can provide the right spiritual fix.

Nia Nyree

Substitute Teacher


Nia Nyree is a KRI certified, kundalini yoga teacher , she is certified by Krishna Kaur & Y.O.G.A for youth and is a published author. Her latest book “crystals for the urban chick” is a beginner’s guide to using crystals. She serves as a spiritual coach, supporting women’s individual journey to self-actualization through a 6-week immersion program. Her healing tools include energy work, crystal healing, reiki, full/new moon ceremonies, and female healing retreats. She is known for a yoga style that integrates soulful sounds & the practice of kundalini.


After 9 years of practicing Vinyasa & Bikram yoga, Nia stepped into her first kundalini class with Abhjot Kaur & has never looked back. Within a year she traveled to Rishikesh, India to train with master teachers Gurmuck & Gurushabd. Kundalini yoga is a life-changing yoga of awareness offering benefits that can be felt after just one class. So whether you are a beginner on your yoga journey or experienced, practice with Nia can provide the right spiritual fix.


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