Nafeeah Kim is the founding director of Shiva Sai Mandir and Shiva Sai Mandir’s Center for Vedic and Yogic Studies. Nafeeah has been studying and teaching Vedic science for over 40 years. She has personally instructed over 3,000 people in meditation.
As a pioneer of Ayurved for this region, she established Denver’s first Panchakarma clinic in the early eighties. She is trained as an Ayurvedic Doula and woman’s health facilitator.
As a Vedic artist, she creates sacred art that is collected internationally and offers art programs to students of all ages.
She offers regular classes, pujas and initiations.
Channing Johnson was raised in a family of meditation teachers. He attended his first meditation retreat at age three and began his personal meditation practice at age four. He has years of yogic study and practice in India.
By age nineteen, he was teaching advanced principles of meditation to professional adults. Channing has been teaching locally and regionally offering workshops and seminars for 14 years. Channing is the co-director of Shiva Sai Mandir.
Angela Gayan Galik has been both a musician and a spiritual seeker for as long as she can remember.
In the early 2000’s, she felt a call to explore sacred singing as a community practice, and thus began many years of study and apprenticeship in the prayer-songs of several world traditions, from Hindu bhajans and Buddhist mantras to ecstatic Gospel hymns and Pagan chants – while always returning home to the Sufi practice of Zikr, or remembrance of the Divine. Learn more about Gayan’s music and ministry at heartlandsoul.org.
Ariel Smith has studied many spiritual paths, searching for her home. In 2007 she found an instant and deep connection with Swami Kaleshwar’s teachings while involved with my Yoga Teacher Training at Samadhi in Denver, Colorado. This was my fourth year studying yoga, and second Yoga Teacher Training, looking for a deeper connection with Spirit. Recently she has been trained in Sai Shakti Healing from Kaleshwar’s teachings and is continually working on her education at Soul University of Yogic and Vedic Studies.
She is a Reiki Master Practitioner, and has a deep and lasting love with the practice. The teaching came to her at a very challenging time in her life, and energetically turned things around, showing Ariel her dharma as a healer. During this time of her life, many readings were done on her behalf, solidifying the healer’s journey. Ariel has also spent many years in the private study of herbalism, working with plants. She has studied their many benefits, used them in healing sessions, and in her personal health, and on a daily basis.
Ariel has specialized in Land Healing, Home Clearing, Blessings, and Personal Energy Readings, along with Energy Healing. Ariel has spent a lifetime as a multi-medium fine artist, and continues creating pieces of artwork connecting with Spirit. She also is a certified Vegan Chef, working with nutrition, regularly making loving meals for Seva at Shiva Sai Mandir.
Hukum Singh Khalsa has been teaching Kundalini Yoga at Shiva Sai Mandir for five years. Hukum brings knowledge, discipline and joy to his students. His classes are a dynamic blend of postures, pranayam, mantra, music and meditation. He has been teaching and practicing Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan since 2003. His ongoing work as a classical pianist, music teacher, vocal coach and Ragi give Hukum’s classes a balanced practical and creative focus.
Sarah Garney. A long time healer and meditation teacher in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, Sarah’s life and healing work transformed in profound and beautiful ways after meeting her spiritual teacher, Sri Kaleshwar (1973 – 2012), a renowned saint and avatar from Penukonda, South India. Recently relocated to beautiful Boulder, CO, she shares Divine Energy Healing Transmissions (Sai Shakti Healing sessions) via Skype, Zoom and in person. Sarah teaches mantra, meditation and healing workshops online and in person. She has taught for many years at Shakti Fest and Bhakti Fest in Joshua Tree, CA, as well as One Love Fest, Earth Yoga Boulder, Bhakti Yoga Shala – Santa Monica, Mystic Journey Bookstore, Zazen – SF, Yoga Kula – Berkeley and other yogic and wellness venues. SARAHGARNEY.COM
Saraphina Mesmer is a renowned yoga teacher. She has provided the core of instruction for Yogic Teacher Training programs in this area and has a personal following of hundreds of students. She has received advanced training during seven years of travel to India. She is certified to initiate her students into advanced meditation and healing practices.
Saraphina is a devoted kirtan musician and shares her musical ability in many yoga related venues. She teaches the Bhajan Class and assists with Vedic Studies at Shiva Sai Mandir.
Yamajit (John C. Mayer BS, MA) was initiated into the path of Kriya Yoga in 2006 at the Chausathi Yogini Temple in Varanasi, India. He is author of Kali Meditation, Books I and II, available on Amazon Kindle. Practices shared during these gatherings will be featured in Book III of the series. Yamajit is also founder and pujari of Chamunda Mandir Temple. You may contact Yamajit with any questions by calling 303-475-5706 or by email at email@example.com.
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