Crystelle Brown (Sarab Sital Kaur)

After receiving a bachelors degree in Fine Arts from Belmont
University in 2000, Crystelle knew she had to answer her soul's
calling to serve humanity on a deeper level. While studying
various forms of healing, searching for that 'soul-calling', she
experienced her first Kundalini Yoga class and immediately
knew that it was something quite exceptional.
She soon earned
her basic Kundalini Yoga certification through KRI
(The Kundalini Research Institute) and has since gone on to
complete several years of advanced training through KRI's
Aquarian Teacher Training program as well as the Dancing
Spider teacher training in children's yoga.

Crystelle taught for three years in local studios before opening
Kundalini Rising Yoga over six years ago. Deeply dedicated
to serving humanity during these changing times, Crystelle
feels that the over 5,ooo year old sacred science of Kundalini
Yoga is a tool specifically designed for this time-- to help
support us in gracefully navigating, and living our best lives
through self-empowerment. Humbled by the experience of this
technology and it's power to profoundly transform,
self-empower, self-initiate, and heal, she became dedicated to
sharing it with others fully from her heart.

"The practice of Kundalini Yoga does not discriminate, it meets
you right where you are, and it gives everyone the opportunity
to step into their true power once ready. One of the greatest
things about it is that you are healing yourself while
simultaneously doing your part to heal the entire planet.”

"A committed practice brings true, deep and lasting healing!"

Crystelle guides and holds the space for you to begin to tap

into the dormant creative life energy (the Kundalini energy)
that lies within you; that energy that allows you to live 
your best life ; your highest truth and potential, your
‘Sat Nam.’ 

Crystelle also enjoys making handmade malas and mala
inspiredjewelry, you can check them out in the studio or on


Private sessions are available upon request. 
Contact Crystelle:

  Mari Dew (Amrit Kirtan)

A veteran of the music industry, Mari Dew began practicing yoga in
1998 in LA.  Given a job that involved steady travel, the flexibility
of yoga and the ability to take it on the road made it ideal.  Yoga
became a calming escape from the stress of the business.

Mari has explored many types of yoga, from Hatha to Ashtanga to 

Iyengar to Bikram to Vinyasa flow, but is was the discovery of the
DVD Kundalini Yoga with Gurmukh in 2001 that cemented her
connection to yoga.  She elaborates, "I was intrigued by the deep
connection to the breath, the prana and different techniques for
breathing, and the idea of coordinating breath with movement.  I
also loved the idea of turning the focus within to the third
eye point in order to increase awareness.  I was hooked.

Her career has taken her around the continent over the last couple 

decades, from Dallas to LA to Atlanta to Toronto to Traverse City,
Michigan, but Mari always had a special place in her heart for
Nashville, where she spent her rookie year as a record label rep
in 1994 and bought her first house.  When the opportunity to
take her 200-hour YogaWorks teacher training came up, Mari
packed up and moved back to Nashville and never looked back.

Mari received her teaching certification in the Summer of 2013 
Rock My Yoga, like Mari, is still a work in progress that develops 

and began teaching some traditional yoga classes, but her heart
kept coming back to the Kundalini-inspired Rock My Yoga routine
she had developed over her years on the road.  She presented the
sequence to her teacher and mentor, Crystelle Brown at Kundalini
Rising Yoga, who graciously offered to let her teach it as a new
class at the studio.  Rock My Yoga classes officially began in
January 2014.

with each week's class.  It is a a high energy sequence, inspired by
Kundalini Yoga and set to a soundtrack that rocks.  Breath is
coordinated with movement and third eye focus to create a
moving meditation, a graceful expression that fuses mind, body
and spirit.  Once the routine is familiar, the idea is to LET GO and
let the music absorb you.

"The goal of Rock My Yoga is to awaken the inner rock god 

or rock goddess within each student and empower him/her
to go out and conquer any obstacles…mental or physical,
says Mari, "and  I hope my students will take away a sense
of inner peace, strength and confidence from the class.


Joanna Barbera

Joanna Barbera was introduced to Kundalini Yoga in 2000 
while studying Performing Arts at Arizona State University.
In seeking out a holistic approach to manage anxiety, she
found Kundalini Yoga not only encouraged mental clarity
and stress relief, but also acted as a gateway to personal
transformation. In 2007, she received her KRI yoga
Alongside her yoga practice, Joanna has been songwriting
and performing throughout the US since 2008. Committed to
bridging her passions for Spirituality and Music, Joanna
recently moved to Nashville and practices mindfulness on 
both the mat and the stage.
Private sessions are available upon request.
Contact Joanna at:

Lindsay Garric (Nam Krishan Kaur)

Lindsay Garric (Nam Krishan Kaur) is a KRI Certified 
Kundalini Yoga Teacher, RYT-200 eligible yoga instructor,  ACE Certified Personal Trainer/
Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Innovative Body
Resistance Stretch Trainer, Reiki practitioner and
meditation/relaxation facilitator. She became a student of
in 2000 and started “sharing her yoga practice” in 2004 
privately, in gyms, studios and at the college level. In
addition to Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, she offers
private sessions and group classes that 
draw from a variety
of movement and spiritual traditions, always with an
emphasis on breath, alignment and safety. All of her classes
mindfully infused with the elements of Western fitness: 
cardio, strength, balance, flexibility and functional movement.
Regardless of modality, they always include meditation and 
deep relaxation. 
Participants are always encouraged to modify
as necessary 
to honor themselves and for a personal experience. 
Lindsay maintains a daily yoga and meditation practice
and considers 
herself a perpetual student. An honest
practitioner of 
holistic health, nutrition and wellness
personally and 
professionally, she is grateful to be a part
of the 
Kundalini Rising Yoga Community. 
Private sessions including customized yoga and meditation,
flexibility/stretch and holistic nutrition/lifestyle/health 
coaching available.
Contact Lindsay:

Jon Durban (Mahanbir)

Jon Durban is a young man born into the modern world of
internet, cell phones, and massive waves of information.
To cultivate a more life enhancing relationship with himself,
his surroundings, and all of the stimulus in today's world,
he found Kundalini Yoga online and began a daily home
Soon he found the Kundalini Yoga Teacher 
Training at Kundalini Rising and one week later, attended
is first group yoga class: teacher training.
The training deepened his practice tremendously, and 
catalyzed him to go on many cross country journeys. He went
from seva at Summer Solstice Sadhana in New Mexico,  to 
Sat Nam Rasayan with Gurudev at the foot of
Mt. Shasta, to seva at Winter Solstice Sadhana in Florida, to
on Nantucket to an incredible, intensive coarse at
a massage school in 
Crestone, Colorado, and much more in
between. H
e has now rooted down locally and is excited to
share the 
teachings, and practice the healing arts that touch his
life so deeply.
If you would like to reach out to Jon or schedule as session with
him, you can call or text: 

Jon offers a free daily practice which is open to everyone.

Candyce Krohn (Dayaljeet Kaur)

Inspired with a calling to serve, one might consider Candyce to be a doula of life's evolving passages. A Doula, coming from the ancient Greek meaning "a woman who serves", is one who offers physical & emotional support via providing nurturing guidance and information to birthing women. In these ever evolving times, experience lends that nurture and support play a vital role from day to day; from the smallest to the greatest of life's rituals. Passionate in her role of serving many women as a doula in the process of childbirth, Candyce eventually found herself in a Kundalini yoga class. Realizing the immense benefits of this practice, and eager to deepen her own practice, Candyce ventured on to complete her KRI certification in Kundalini Yoga; the perfect compliment to her passion for serving. Having been gifted a priceless education, orchestrated by the experience of motherhood, Candyce found herself learning, from her two wonderful daughters, the unique challenges of the changing times that seem to engulf and segregate our coming generations with a growing gap that requires a deeper, stronger sense of self & renewal. Desiring to support efforts to bridge this gap with compassion and the tools that Kundalini yoga provides, she aspires to one day have the ability to bring Kundalini yoga to our youth centers, schools and perhaps even to our juvenile systems and psychiatric hospitals. Moving away from outdated suppressants and fear, into a realm of sustainability through inspiration and courage to access our greatest potential with one another as well as with the environment that supports us. Thereby, giving our children the ability to realize their internal compass and technology that can help to navigate and guide them through the challenges of these times. 

Candyce also aspires to have the opportunity to present support to parents of these evolving youth, to encourage them in centering with the self and one another to inspire a deeper connection that can gift the confidence to act in accordance with the intuitive processes regarding that connection with their children. In her efforts toward this goal, Candyce has completed the Yoga for Youth Teacher Training as well as the Dancing Spider (yoga for children) Teacher Training.

Taking the time to nurture, expand, & grow with results that spur greater awareness in consciousness & overall well being is what keeps one's foundation flourishing & thriving. Anyone fueled with a desire for enrichment and refinement, or even just a desire to relax in the midst of life's daily engagements, can benefit greatly from yoga & mediation. Sustained by diligence & patience with regard to pace, Kundalini yoga serves the body, mind, soul, & heart of every individual who ventures to utilize it's unique technology.

Feeling honored to have the opportunity to share and serve as a student and teacher of such profound transformation, Candyce maintains to support & sustain all with a loving disposition as she continues on her own individual path & journey.

Bethany Joy

Bethany Joy is a certified Naam Yoga Therapist and
instructor of both Khalsa Way Prenatal Yoga (certified by
Gurmukh) and the Kabbalah of Birth and Beyond. She has
studied intensely under Joseph Michael Levry (Gurunam)
since 2004, and is deeply grateful for his tireless dedication
to share these sacred teachings and serve humanity.
Originally from New York, Bethany is a former professional
ballerina and is also certified in Pilates and Gyrotonics.
Fluent in Spanish, she travels regularly to Nicaragua, 
leading yoga retreats, volunteering with children and teens, 
and is also co-founder of the Latina Birthing Project, a
mentoring program for pregnant Latina teens. Bethany
produced and starred in her own Prenatal Yoga DVD in 2012
and co-created and co-founded the I Am Consciousness
Clothing Co. in 2013. She also holds a B.S. in Latin American
and Caribbean Studies. Most importantly, she is the mother
to three small children.

For more information, visit Bethany's website:
Contact Bethany:

Angela Custer (Devi Kirin Kaur)

Angela is accredited through Yoga Alliance 500RYT and a 500ERYT (CEC provider) this November 2012.  Angela is a lifetime international fitness professional, ACSM, ACE, and AFAA certified personal trainer and group exercise instructor to include all variations of movement and music forms including spinning, kickboxing, weightlifting, dance, and yoga.  She is a veteran certifier/teacher/CEC educator in the group exercise arena.  Angela is a practicing Grand Master Reiki healer, Lightarian, Shamballa, shamanic practitioner, intuitive, and life coach and initiates souls on their spiritual healing path.  She uses her infectious spirit, soul communication, and holistic approach to treat whole (holy) person.   Angela enjoys helping others improve their lives by assisting them in truly exploring their heart on all levels-physical, mental, emotional and spiritual harmonizing up to 50 chakras in pure love, divine will, and light quotient towards pure potentiality.   Kundalini yoga and meditation liberated her soul, cleansed her mind and body glove, and made space for all infinite vibrations and she is honored to share this royal science and technology with the Nashville community .

Her spiritual gifting/insight have been received through trials, sufferings, deep breath, love for Christ, service, daily devotion, prayer and communication, conscious ascension living, Kundalini yoga, and womb creating.    As a joyful householder, she and her husband have created six beautiful beings and are experiencing Heaven on Earth as wise grandparents. For recreation and enjoying her individual flow and fullest potential she travels as a globetrotting light worker/healer yogini and uses meditative art as a creative manifestation of spirit and reflects spirituality on canvas.   Yoga, Meditation, Manifestation and Creation (in all forms) are the abilities to create a "bridge" between the physical and the spirit -- a bridge that transcends all philosophies and traditions, joining people of all faiths, nationalities & cultures, to explore their growth as spiritual beings.  “Bridge the Gap” with me weekly on Fridays at 11:00am. as conscious co-creators.
Contact Angela: or (615)498-7336 for individual healing or life coaching intuitive sessions. 


Brenda Florez (Amrita Kaur)

Brenda’s first experience with Kundalini Yoga nearly 7 years ago was the opening of a door into a vast new world.  “I remember feeling as though I had taken this huge energetic breath, one that I had been waiting a very long time to take.  I felt a wholeness in this practice - the bringing together of the physical body, the breath, the mind, emotions, and spirit resonated deeply within me.  I knew I wanted to continue to explorer this new world, this beautiful technology.  The practice can be challenging at times, and yet it is within those challenges that I have found the greatest movements in a positive direction, a greater opening to that which is within.”

Brenda received her 200 hour Level I Teacher Training Certification in March 2012 and is currently continuing her training and education for her Level II Certification.  She has found the experience of this practice, and that of teaching it to others, to be life changing.  Brenda looks forward to sharing her passion for this practice, and to providing an open and safe space to allow others to have their own experience with this wonderful technology.

Renée Burwell (Navdeep Kaur)

Renée has actively been practicing yoga since 2001, and has greatly enjoyed the mind, body, and spirit benefits she has gained with her practice.  As a psychotherapist, with a specialty in Sex Therapy and Education, she is always looking for healing modalities to help individuals overcome mental illness and addiction.  In searching for more holistic methods for treating individuals with trauma and sexual dysfunction it was highly recommended that she seek Kundalini Yoga as a modality for treatment.  In 2015, she completed her Kundalini teacher training at Kundalini Rising, and has actively been teaching and expanding her knowledge in Yoga and other alternative medicines.  

She often utilizes techniques from Kundalini Yoga to assist individuals with healing from old wounds and those in search for emotional balance.  She has experience teaching Kundalini to individuals overcoming Post Traumatic Stress, various addictions, and eating disorders. She is one of the creators of Integrative Medical Services.  Integrative Medical Services is a healing space where various practitioners from both Western and Alternative Medicine come together to create wellness packages for individuals and families.  

To learn more about Renée please visit or

Burnell Thibodeaux (Shabad Deep) 

Burnell is a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher who has been doing yoga in one form or another for decades. Burnell started practicing Kundalini Yoga in 2010 and claims it as the yoga he has always sought. Burnell has practiced Nei Kung, Tai Chi, and karate throughout his adult life. Burnell has interest in mysticism, shamanism, energy healing and other modalities that help to unveil the mysteries of life and advance the evolution of humanity. Burnell spends time pursuing interest in mixed media art. Burnell answered a deep calling to be a Kundalini Yoga teacher and hopes to serve the yoga community selflessly.

Develop your Intuition so that the changes in the years to come may be convenient for you. ~Yogi Bhajan