Teachers

All our teachers are qualified Kundalini yoga teachers and members of IKYTA (International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association) and fulfill the Yoga Alliance RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) 200 hour requirement.

shaunagh

Shaunagh has been teaching in Cambridge for the last 3 years and has now returned to live in Sri Lanka.  Teaching regularly in both Cambridge and Colombo over the last 10 years. She has a passion for life and is full of fun and laughter. She makes yoga playful whilst teaching from the heart creating a cozy, intimate and healing space, which allows you to explore your inner and outer space.

She specialises in pregnancy yoga teaching students to befriend the breath, to control and direct their emotions to find inner strength and reserves to manage the challenges of childbirth. shaunagha@gmail.com

fiona

Fiona discovered the transformational effect of Kundalini Yoga in South America, having left a stressful job as a lawyer in London. She has been teaching Kundalini Yoga for 12 years, is Level 1 & 2 KRI Certified teacher and is presently a teacher trainer in the Aquarian Academy. Fiona is a passionate and dedicated teacher whose classes are infused with rhythm and music. She uses the sacred science of Kundalini yoga kriyas and meditations to assist students in lifes everyday challenges and relationships.

Her background in the corporate world, enables her to build a bridge of understanding for individuals and corporate groups creating programs for burnt out execs looking to recharge their batteries and learn new life lessons. She also gives Gong baths. The Gong is a tool that recreates the original sound of the cosmos. This sound basically bathes the human mind and allows it to go into a very deep relaxed state of no thought, or theta wave. In that state we heal physically, mentally and emotionally. raymond.fiona@gmail.com

annoushka

Anand Kaur Annoushka first met yoga in 1987 exploring the teachings of Sivananda, Iyengar and Astanga Yoga. After 13 years of training in Asana practice she was introduced to the world of Kundalini Yoga. After becoming a certified teacher of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation with training in Spiritual Counselling, Annoushka opened her first Yoga Studio in London in 2000. In 2003 she moved to Sri Lanka and opened her Yoga Studio in Galle . Annoushka continues to explore the world of Asanas and Kundalini.

"Yoga trains the body, mind and soul to allow us entry into the magic world of inner meditation. Through the intense practice of Yoga Kriyas: postures combined with specific breath awareness including Mantra, the cells of the body are invigorated, electrified…made alive. As each student of yoga is gently pushed to find their 'edge' and work that limit within themselves, the chattering of the mind gently ceases as the senses and intellect move inwards through the skin, muscle and bone – to reach that place of no name; to attain strength, peace, centeredness and self-awareness 'the inner sanctum'. Beginners and advanced students alike will be gently pushed to ultimately challenge themselves, through friendly and specific guidance culminating in a deeper understanding of the hows and whys of yoga… and the peacefulness that is the fruit of a fulfilling practice."

jo

Jo lives between Kuala Lumpa, Malaysia and Sri Lanka. She has practiced many forms of yoga from a young age including Sivananda and Iyengar. Soon after moving to Sri Lanka in 2003 her experience of Kundalini Yoga led her to becoming a certified teacher of this tradition as taught by Yogi Bhajan.

She is inspired to share her experience of this ancient wisdom through the techniques of kriya, pranayam, meditation and mudra to give students the experience of physical, mental and spiritual well being. It is through balancing and connecting to ourselves within that we can open our heart to share the light of compassion and love. On another level Kundalini Yoga is also for those who want the skills to cope successfully with the challenges of living in this day and age. Jo is certified to teach children of all ages; in 2010 she completed the Radiant Child Kundalini Yoga course.

She currently works as a specialist teacher working with children who have processing difficulties. Jo teaches in Sri Lanka, London, and Kuala Lumpa. jo@sanasuma.co.uk.

kiran

Kiran is an Economist with postgraduate training and experience on varied aspects related to Sustainable Development, Environment and Sustainability.

She has lived and worked in Sri Lanka, Asia and internationally. She is a corporate trainer and consultant. She is passionate about pursuing sustainability and sustainable lifestyles that has taken her on many adventures. She discovered yoga as an undergraduate in the U.K., and decades later, her love of learning, and a desire to have practical life/work tools, prompted her to do her Kundalini Yoga certification in 2013.

She is keen to contribute towards an empowering, productive, and sustainable organizational culture that provides opportunities to use both sides of our brains.

rachel

Rachel is a French national who arrived in Sri Lanka in 2006 for a 2-year voluntary mission, and never left...

She has been a certified Kundalini yoga instructor since 2013, and is continuously training since then. Armed with University degrees in Economics, Psychology, Education and a master degree in Training for Trainers, she has the background and experience in building curricula and teaching yoga, which she has been doing with adults, kids and teens. Coming from generations of entrepreneurs and working with her Sri Lankan husband for their own design company (MCN Creative Associates), she has a strong understanding of the corporate world.

She’s eager to work on giving tools for big organizations such as schools and companies, in order to hopefully make an impact in people’s lives – like yoga did for hers -, and lean towards a healthier and happier future in society. She is quite action and science driven, while always keeping a fun and cheerful approach.

stephanie

Stephanie is a Dutch National. Since she was little girl she always wanted to go abroad to do voluntary work, to help the poor. After finishing her studies in Social Work she travelled to Sri Lanka in Feb 2001. For 6 months she assisted at a school for Disabled children in a small village near Mawanella. During this time she met her, now, husband. Since September 2001 they live in Negombo, Sri Lanka, where they run one of their hotels.

Stephanie is a great animal lover. She has resued and rehomed many stray dogs and cats. And it is through the love of animals she followed a course on animal communication. She helps owners and their pets to understand eachother a little better.

“I believe in living in the flow of life and it’s journey. Everything comes at the right time and so kundalini yoga came across my path in 2012 and since 2013 I became a certified Kundalini Yoga instructor. I am eager to learn more about myself, life and everything we are and are not. Enjoying the everyday process and progress of this journey”.