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:

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

Chris Aven (Sukh Anand)

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

Brenda Florez (Amrita Kaur)

Crystelle Brown (Sarab Sital Kaur)


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

Joanna Barbera

Mari Dew (Amrit Kirtan)

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

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. 

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 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:

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.  

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:

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.

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.

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.

Candyce Krohn (Dayaljeet Kaur)

Burnell Thibodeaux (Shabad Deep)