"Your strength is how calmly, quietly and peacefully you face life."-Yogi Bhajan
Attend a Kundalini class with Devinder, and you’ll experience why students have studied and practiced with her for well over a decade. She is a smart, experienced, and positive yoga teacher, who approaches the spiritual practice of Kundalini with humour and sensitivity. Her strong interpersonal approach to teaching helps people reach their individual goals and empower themselves through yoga. Chosen by the international Kundalini community, Devinder recently won the 2014 International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association’s “Certificate of Teacher Recognition” for an outstanding reputation of teaching.
While talented and practiced, Devinder is also thoroughly accredited – she is a 500 Hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher in the Hatha and Kundalini Yoga traditions. She is an Ottawa Hatha Yoga Teacher Trainer and is recognized as the Kundalini Yoga Lead Trainer in the Ottawa region, as certified by the Kundalini Research Institute (KRI). Devinder is also honoured to serve as member of the Kundalini Research Institute (KRI) Board of Directors.
She is a registered member of Yoga Alliance, the International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Associations (IKYTA), the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and the Sound Healers Association. Devinder has studied with many top international trainers and continues to deepen and expand her knowledge by pursuing further education each year in Canada, the United States, and abroad.
In 2003, Devinder created PranaShanti (Prana means breath, Shanti means peace) as a web resource and free eNewsletter to share the benefits of Yoga. In 2008, as she saw that the Ottawa yoga community had grown considerably, she grew the concept into the PranaShanti Yoga Centre. PranaShanti is now recognized as the largest yoga training centre east of Toronto, and is a community where many teachers and students receive exceptional yoga education.
In 2007, Devinder released her debut CD – Echo – featuring a combination of relaxing gong and guided meditations. In 2014, Echo was followed up with two more meditation albums, Wave and Ease. Devinder’s abundant creative energy is also found in her writing, and she regularly writes yoga and health related articles for local and national magazines and websites. All of her work can be found on her website, www.devinderkaur.ca
Known to be an organized and detail-oriented yogi, business skills came naturally to Devinder. As a child, she played shop selling peaches and cherries from her Grandmother’s garden in British Columbia, where she grew up. Her work ethic flourished as a teenager, and she opened her first retail business at age 21 while earning degrees in Political Science and Business Administration from the University of Victoria.
Today, with over 25 years of experience as a self-employed business owner and business/IT consultant, she is a much requested presenter on television programs, at local and national Yoga and Women’s conferences, and travels extensively as a guest trainer for Hatha and Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training programs.