Bay Area Yoga Teacher Highlight: Seva Simran Khalsa, LAc.
Name: Seva Simran Khalsa, LAc.
Practice with me at: Yoga Tree Potrero Hill ; Wednesday 7:30pm, Friday 10:45am, and Saturday 9:15am (when I’m in town!).
How long I’ve been practicing yoga: 15 years.
How long I’ve been teaching yoga: 14 years.
What kind of yoga I teach: Kundalini Yoga, Meditation and Sat Nam Rasayan.
My mantra these days: I have two right now, and I use both to cultivate peace.
1. “GOD AND ME, ME AND GOD, ARE ONE.”
2. Hari Naam Sat Naam Hari Naam Hari, Hari Naam Sat Naam Sat Naam Hari.
How I like to practice yoga off the mat: Wow. What a huge question! Most recently I’ve been working on recognizing that the other person is me. To uncover a deeper truth of me, experientially. That each interaction and event of my life, without exclusion, is an opportunity to learn, heal, elevate and merge in Self more deeply. From breathing consciously each breath, allowing that moment of mindful pause over reaction, cultivating an attitude of gratitude even in the most challenging times and, of course, having infinite patience with my 7 year old son and 9 month old daughter! FYI, the yoga of parenting is real!!
My sign: Capricorn.
The last book I read was: “Red Fish Blue Fish”, by Dr. Seuss.
Favorite local juice/tea spot: Mauer Park Cafe, @ 17th & Church.
Where I go for a nourishing meal: Cat Head’s BBQ (Their collard greens and portabella mushrooms are incredible!!!).
What’s on your yoga playlist right now: “White Sun”, by White Sun ; “Sacred Chants” by Amrit Kirtan. Plus about 100 more!
A few of my favorite yoga teachers are: Gurmukh and Gurushabd.
A ritual I love: Full Moon group meditations in nature.
What I am letting go of this year: Resistance to love and blocks of the heart.
What I am embracing this year: The flow of the Universe.
My website: www.gotkundalini.com.
My instagram: @gotkundalini.