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's classes aim to create a space to bridge the gap between esoteric energy practices and solid physical conditioning principles all while giving a nod to nature and what is happening with the seasons. She keeps the class easy to relate to, full of uplifting intensity, and fun.
Sarah grew up in the magical forest and farmlands of Central Pennsylvania where she developed a deep appreciation for sports and nature. She studied Parks and Recreation (and basically majored in snowboarding) at the University of Utah before moving to NYC to pursue a career in sports television production in 2002. Eventually she began to desire more physicality and connection while still working in a “sporty” environment. So she began to study physiology became a personal fitness trainer in 2007.
Several sport induced 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 this practice of Yogi Bhajan’s that combines intense exercises, breath-work, and deep meditations. She was hooked! She is so grateful to have found this community, to graduate from HariNYC Teacher Training, and to now be able to share these teachings with others.
TUESDAY 12:00–1:15pm, 6:30–8:00pm
Liam has been practicing Kundalini Yoga for over 5 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 in the after-school program Steady Buckets. The program is free. All are welcome. All are ONE.
MONDAY 9:30–11:00am & FRIDAY 6:30–8:00pm
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.
THURSDAY 12:00–1:00pm, 4:30–6:00pm, 6:30–8:00pm
JOSEPH CANNUSCIO (SADA NAM SINGH)
My high school students often ask me what I would be if I could be anything for the rest of my life. I always say that I would be a teacher. Being a teacher is like being a lifelong student with an added benefit: you delve more deeply into your studies, beyond acquiring knowledge for yourself, so that you can explain it to others. I truly believe that in order to master something, you must be able to teach it. I began practicing meditation and yoga 8 years ago and I completed Kundalini yoga training in May of 2015. This practice gives me the tools that I need to live every day of my life as none other than myself. It teaches me how to occupy my place in this universe. And Life continues to be my greatest teacher. Sat Nam.
Mark Hartman ( Manprem Singh - Lion of god with heart and mind full of love ) is a professional photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. View his work here. He first discovered Kundalini Yoga over 20 years ago while in high school with Kundalini teacher Hair Kaur. Ten years later he completed his teacher training with Hari Kaur in New York. His classes are subtle, deep, humorous, fun, down to earth and known for his gong sound healing relaxations. Manprem believes all people can benefit from the practice of Kundalini to unlock their potential
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 here.
QI GONG I EASTERN SCHOLARS HEALING ARTS
Chris Chen is a licensed acupuncturist based in New York City. At age 8 Chris began studying esoteric Hatha yoga from Nevine Michaan at Katonah Yoga. As his practice matured, his interest in Taoism, healing and the human experience grew. At 24 Chris began his study with Grandmaster Sung Baek the 75th Grandmaster of the Korean Taoist Dong Han lineage. He completed his acupuncture degree at Tristate College of acupuncture in 2009. He continues to study with Grandmaster Baek and is the director of Eastern Scholars Acupuncture in Manhattan. He currently works with Kundalini Master Instructor Hari Kaur developing programs to advance the knowledge of meridians and energy as it applies to understanding the art of life. Chris teaches advanced pulse diagnosis, anatomy and Dong Han Qi Gong. He lives in Harlem with his Wife Taylor, his Daughter Elsie, and his Dog Solomon.