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.

Bethany Joy

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

Candyce Krohn (Dayaljeet Kaur)

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 certification.  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: joannabarberabooking@gmail.com

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: angiexercise@comcast.net or (615)498-7336 for individual healing or life coaching intuitive sessions.  

Burnell Thibodeaux (Shabad Deep)

Crystelle Brown (Sarab Sital Kaur)


Chris Aven/Sukh Anand began her study of Kundalini Yoga in 2008 at Yoga West in Los Angeles, the home of

Yogi Bhajan in the West. On her journey from volunteer/sevadar to General Manager to certified Kundalini Yoga

teacher she was immersed in the culture and teachings of Kundalini Yoga while connecting with the vast community

of yogis and great teachers that Yoga West served. It is with deep gratitude and joy that she offers classes to all. 

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 inspired jewelry, you can check them out in the studio or on Etsy:

Angela Custer (Devi Kirin 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

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, Crystellefeels 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.

Joanna Barbera

Tammy Badilli

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: naamnashville@gmail.com

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 practice. 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, tolandscaping on Nantucket to an incredible, intensive coarse at a massage school in Crestone, Colorado, and much more in between. He 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: (615-779-9061)
Jon offers a free daily practice which is open to everyone.

 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.

Private sessions are available upon request. 
Contact Crystelle: embracehealing@aol.com
Develop your Intuition so that the changes in the years to come may be convenient for you. ~Yogi Bhajan

Chris Aven (Sukh Anand)

Tammy has been teaching yoga for over 35 years.  She began with Hatha for the first 20 years and then began teaching Kundalini Yoga, and has been teaching Kundalini Yoga for over 15 years. Tammy has a pure passion for the teaching of Kundalini Yoga, and recognizes the pure essence and the healing that takes place in this practice, and that is why she continues to share this teaching. Tammy continuously educates herself in different modalities of healing so she can better support. Also,  a Doctor of Naturopathy and a Raw Food Chef, Tammy looks forward to supporting  you on this journey to a more balanced and healthy life.

"Thank you for allowing me to serve you!"