Carolyn Cowan has been teaching Kundalini Yoga since 1998. She is an elevating and charismatic teacher and lives in South London with her two children who were both born at home. Carolyn worked as a doula for three years until 2002, is a specialist in overcoming fear during pregnancy and dealing with pain in labour and brings her work as a psychosexual and relationship therapist into her work with pregnancy. She is in a long-term relationship with a woman and brings her knowledge and experience of these specific issues to the training: same-sex parenting, fertility and conception in same-sex couples, conscious conception and ceremony for insemination, the role of the partner in the labour room, bonding with the child and relational changes. She has produced a series of successful Kundalini Yoga DVDs including Kundalini Yoga for a Conscious Pregnancy.
Satya Kaur is one of the founding directors of the international Karam Kriya School and Quinta do Rajo Ashram, in Portugal. She has been teaching Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan since 1981 and training teachers since 2001. She is a recognized KRI trainer at levels I and II. Satya trained and worked as a Registered Midwife between 1991 and 2000, in Haringey, North London. Satya is the author of “Yoga, Kundalini e Eu”, the first Kundalini Yoga book written and published in Portuguese. In recent years she has been using Myth-a-Drama as a means of accessing and playing with one’s hidden and creative potential. This, in her view. complements the discipline of the yogic lifestyle. Satya has a down to earth approach to most things and therefore her teaching style is simple and engaging. She loves to tackle controversy and the “imaginary”contradictions of different traditions. Satya is married to Shiv Charan Singh and they live in Portugal. They have three sons and two gorgeous grand-children.
Elena O’Keeffe is an enthusiastic and versatile teacher. She has studied Kundalini Yoga since meeting Yogi Bhajan in 1999. Her career path has been about working with people seeking to improve their health outcome and lifestyles. Since 2004 she has been teaching pregnancy yoga, inspired by Conscious Pregnancy trainers and by her own mother, a professional midwife. Elena’s experience in yoga and birth includes great outcomes, as well as scenarios where the mother can do everything right, but the outcome is unpredictable. She is passionate about transferring her knowledge and skills into mainstream healthcare and her pregnancy classes and partner’s preparation workshops have been offered within her local NHS hospital. Elena is now training to become a midwife. Born in Russia, Elena lives in West England with her husband Darryl. They have two beautiful boys but sadly lost their daughter. www.i-sky.net