Brief bio summary:
Dr. Japjeet Rajbir Kaur (° in Belgium, but based in Leicester since 2012) left her academic career (Belgium & USA) in 2011 to focus on teaching Kundalini Yoga and offering holistic therapies. She is a KRI-certified Level 2 KY teacher & Intern Teacher Trainer. She has been running women’s circles & women’s retreats for over a decade, and her passion for working with women has guided her to becoming a Closing the Bones practitioner and Closing the Bones trainer for the UK and Europe 3 years ago, as well as directed her focus in yoga, nutrition, aromatherapy and herbal medicine on different areas of women’s lives and womb work. A lot of what she offers is centered around fertility problems, PCOS, endometriosis, painful periods, as well as sexual and/or birth trauma. Japjeet is also a massage therapist, a postnatal doula, a nutrition & health coach, life & yoga coach, and an aromatherapist (with her own line of organic homemade skincare & cleaning products). For 3 years in a row now (2017-2019), ThreeBestRated awarded her with their ‘Badge of Excellence’ as ‘Best Business of the Year’ for the category Yoga Classes in Leicester, testifying to the consistent quality of classes and services offered.
My name is Dr. Japjeet Rajbir Kaur Khalsa (before becoming a Sikh I was known as Dr. Nele Bemong) and I have been practicing yoga for about 13 years now. After having practiced Hatha Yoga for a few years, I came into contact with Kundalini Yoga and immediately experienced the transformational power of this 'Yoga of Awareness'. I started teaching Kundalini Yoga in 2008 in Belgium, where - alongside my work as a postdoctoral researcher at Leuven University - I taught up to 5 KY classes per week and experienced what a difference this yoga practice can make to people's lives. In the winter of 2011 I left my academic career in Belgium behind to fully focus on my work as a Kundalini Yoga (KY) teacher and to develop new programs in the UK.
Ever since January 2011 I have been teaching KY in the UK. I teach regular KY classes in Leicester and run half-day and full-day workshops on specific themes, weekend workshops, and week retreats, both in the UK and in mainland Europe. I also regularly work together with other teachers and holistic therapists, teaching at health retreats or spiritual awakening retreats, and I teach yoga at Sikh camps around the UK. Over the past years I have specialised in, amongst others, KY for stress management, burnout, depression and anxiety; addiction recovery; pre- and postnatal yoga; and men’s, women's and relationships teachings.
I am also a nutrition & health coach, a yogic massage therapist, aromatherapist, life coach and yoga coach, postnatal doula and Closing the Bones practitioner as well as Closing the Bones trainer.
Partly thanks to over a decade of working in academia writing a PhD, doing 7 years of postdoctoral research, combined with teaching and holding a Chair at Penn University in Philadelphia (US), I have build up a strong reputation for my rich yogic knowledge and my ability to bring deeply complex teachings in a way that is very easy to understand and grasp for all, whether students have any prior knowledge or not. I am deeply spiritual yet at the same time very down-to- earth and ‘real’, and know how to make the yogic teachings practical, tangible and easy to integrate in a modern Western life. I am very open and direct in my teachings and will cut to the essence, but will always do so with a lot of love for and always in service of the students.
- Kundalini Research Institute (KRI) and International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association (IKYTA) certified Kundalini Yoga teacher (Aquarian Teacher Level 1 - 200 hrs with Gurumarka Singh & Aquarian Teacher Level 2 - 300 hrs with Karam Kriya School)
- Intern Teacher Trainer of the KRI Aquarian Trainer Academy, through Karam Kriya School under lead trainer Shiv Charan Singh
- Certified baby, toddler, children and teenagers Yoga teacher - Radiant Child Yoga Program RCYP Level 1 & 2 (20 hrs) with Cristin Melissa Tighe
- Certified Facilitator for the Kundalini Yoga Women's Program 'Excel & Celebrate - The Radiance of Woman' (20 hrs) with Pritpal Kaur
- Certified teacher Mastering the Addictive Personality (60 hrs - KYTA certified) with Carolyn Cowan
- Specialised pregnancy (prenatal) and postnatal yoga teacher and postnatal doula (The Mother's Journey - 50 hrs)
- Yogic Massage therapist
- Closing the Bones practitioner since September 2016; Closing the Bones trainer since October 2018.
- PhD in Literary Studies
- Member of KYTA (the British Kundalini Yoga Teacher Association) and IKYTA (the International Kundalini Yoga Teacher Association)
I honour a daily practice and follow regular trainings and workshops with the most highly esteemed international KY teachers and trainers. I study mainly with Shiv Charan Singh (Portugal) and in the past I have studied with other respected teachers such as Pritpal Kaur Khalsa (New Mexico, US), Gurumarka Singh Khalsa (Heidelberg, Germany), Ram Singh (Paris, France), Simran Kaur (Washington, US; Ghana), Satya Kaur (Portugal), Elena O'Keeffe (London, UK) and Carolyn Cowan (London, UK).