Crystelle Brown (Sarab Sital Kaur)

Deeply dedicated to serving humanity as we experience these
intensely changing times, Crystelle feels that Kundalini Yoga
is one of the best tools to help support us in gracefully
navigating our lives. Having studied various forms of healing
for over 14 years, and teaching Kundalini Yoga for 8 years,
she has found nothing to be as powerfully transformational,
efficient, self-empowering and self-initiating as Kundalini

“The first Kundalini Yoga class I participated in (with Tammy
Badilli) left me feeling like I had found my true calling. With
Kundalini Yoga, we are taking full responsibility for ourselves,
for our healing. We have the tools to empower ourselves for 
complete healing by awakening our connection to the Infinite, the
energy of evolution that lies within each of us. True empowerment!

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

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.

Stephanie Mouton (Siri Amir Kaur)

Stephanie became interested in yoga in 1968 following a hip
injury from a horseback riding accident. She began after
purchasing a three-dollar beginner yoga book and practicing
in her living room at night after her family of six were sound
asleep. It really helped her hip immensely, and she became a
believer in yoga.
Following Stephanie's medical residency in anesthesiology, she
began sessions in Hatha yoga at home with a private
instructor. Yoga helped to make her job stress more tolerable
and after the birth of her son 13 years ago, she began a
regular practice of ashtanga yoga 4-5 times a week. Hot yoga
was also an occasional alternative, but the icing on the cake
for Stephanie in 2006.
'Kundalini yoga is so powerful in all its technology of
breathwork, movement, sound and meditation. It is almost
inexplicable to convey the effect that it has on a person.
Kundalini must be experienced to know one's soul. It is
a blessing to receive the vibrations that arise in the practice.
I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to learn
from those who knew Yogi Bhajan. The world needs Kundalini
yoga. My gratitude to all who practice it. It is a service for all.

For more, visit Stephanie's website:

Contact Stephanie:

Lindsay Garric

Lindsay has been an ACE Certified Personal Trainer since
1999 and practicing yoga since 2001. She started "sharing her
practice" in 2005 privately, in studios and at the college
 level. She holds many certifications in many disciplines
including Yoga, Functional Training, Special Populations,
Clinical Exercise, TRX, Spinning, Reiki and Innovative
Body Solutions Resistance Stretching. She offers a blend of
traditional and modern styles of asanas/poses with an
emphasis on breath and mindfully infused with the four
elements of fitness: cardio, strength, balance and flexibility.
A passionate meditator, she includes a deep relaxation and
meditation within each class. She maintains a daily yoga
and meditation practice and considers herself a perpetual
student. An honest practitioner of holistic health
and wellness personally and professionally, she is grateful
to be a part of the Kundalini Rising Community. 

Private sessions and wellness consulting available.

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:

Amy Barnes

Amy is a seasoned yoga practitioner who began practicing in
the late 1970's. A Nashville native, she grew up with a yogini 
Mom, and a grandmother who practiced to the "Richard
Hittleman" (1950's) yoga albums. Amy's dad, Rev. Bill Barnes,
also a Nashville native, is a Methodist minister who was a
Civil Rights Activist in the 1960's and is a life long servant and
investigator of social justice. She is currently working with
residents of the Riverbend Maximum Security Prison for men,
in the practice of Bhakti Yoga & Kirtan. Yoga runs deep, so to
speak, a large part of who she is, not just what she does. Amy's
own teachers are many, but the most influential are: Julie
Russel (Mom), June LaSalvia, Erich Schiffman, Richard Freeman,
Shiva Rea, Sally Kempton, and Saul David Raye. Jai Uttal is her
Bhakti Yoga inspiration and teacher.

"Yoga literally means to yoke, to unite, to go within. Yoga is a
complete system that was created over 5000 years ago to help
us heal and connect into a state of inner wholeness. It was
designed to cultivate a sense of well-being & freedom, in mind,
body, and spirit. If one practices yoga, it works! Don't take my
word for it, Try it; you might like it!" AB

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. 


Teresa Raduazzo (Devinderjit)

I began my practice in 1998 at the Baba Siri Chand Ashram in Altamonte Springs, FL. I took teacher training there in 2002 because I wanted to deepen my practice and learn more about this yoga I loved. I have continued to dig further with Level 2 courses and many seminars along the way. Kundalini yoga helps me find my peace, and I like helping others find theirs. I like that each class—whether I teach it or take it—is an opportunity to learn about myself, about others, and about the connection between us.


Demia Espinal (Delprem Kaur)

Demia Espinal, Delprem Kaur, is a certified Kundalini Yoga instructor (certified by Pritpal Singh and Pritpal Kaur Khalsa who worked directly with Yogi Bhajan). Demia is elated to join the teachers at Kundalini Rising Yoga.

Originally, Demia  is from the Southside of Chicago, IL.
While growing up in an urbanized area, Demia was always taught the value of an education, perserverance and seeking a higher self by her single mother. Demia pursued and obtained two college degrees and set out to change the world through her experiences and education, only to be left broken and misunderstood. In 2012 while pregnant with her fourth child, at twelve weeks, she wanted to be healthy and tones during her pregnancy, so she signed up for Bethany Hard's prenatal yoga classes. During her first class, Demia felt elevated and the awakening of her energy centers. She continued attending prenatal classes leading up to the day of delivery. She later attended Bethany's Mommy & Me Yoga and Kundalini Yoga & Meditation with Crystelle.

Demia soon felt the calling and entered into Kundalini Yoga teacher trianing in the fall of 2014. While attending teacher training, she experienced spiritual cleansing, rebirthing, self-awareness, and expansion. It was what she had been looking for for many years. After several years of leading professional educator duties with Metro Nashville Public Schools, she departed and was called to teach Kundalini Yoga.

Demia has always had a heart to serve individuals in disadvantaged areas around the world. This Spring, Demia is preparing to bring Kundalini Yoga & Meditation to the women's jail in Nashville. She writes and demonstrates Kundalini Yoga meditations on her online blog and teaches private lessons in her home in Smyrna. Demia is exicted to spread the gift of Kundalini Yoga to tall and live in service to all.

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