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 is an experienced yoga teacher, who specializes in working with the youth of New York City. He studies with world renowned teachers Hari Kaur, Nevine Michaan & Krishna Kaur. He currently directs teacher trainings at HariNYC and is Regional Director of Y.O.G.A. for Youth.
He teaches youth in detention facilities and to young adults on Riker’s Island for the Department of Corrections. Liam provides incarcerated youth with skills and practices to improve physical and mental health, manage stress, reduce anxiety, and cultivate a relationship with their own consciousness using meditation, breath work and movement techniques from Kundalini & Hatha Yoga, Tai Chi and Parkour. The fusion of disciplines that Liam draws upon makes programming dynamic and versatile.
Off the mat, Liam is a head basketball coach within the youth non-profit Steady Buckets, an organization with over 5,000 members of the city’s youth. He developed the yoga and meditation program for the community and actively weaves eastern techniques of breath and body into the game of basketball to expose children to natural healing modalities and empowerment practices.
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 since 2011.
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.