Liv Anand Kaur (Kara Seymour)
Liv Anand (Kara Seymour), has been on a personal quest of self discovery, creative living and transformation for as long as she can remember.
She is a community builder by nature and has a passion for creating high vibrational healing spaces for people to connect, collaborate and practice.
LIV is her third yoga studio and the culmination of her life’s work thus far as an entrepreneur, yoga teacher, healer, and multi passionate creative being.
She has a diverse yogic background as a practitioner as well as a teacher. With training certificates in Hatha Yoga, AcroYoga and Kundalini Yoga. Liv Anand has been actively teaching yoga full time since 2004 and has owned and managed three yoga studios since 2007.
After many years of practicing and teaching different forms of Hatha Yoga she was ready to expand her practice and teachings in a whole new way. Although at the time she did not know what that would look like….the universe answered her prayers and through a very cosmic and synchronistic turn of events brought her to Kundalini Yoga and her teacher, Guru Jagat.
Since January of 2017 Liv Anand has been steeping herself in the teachings of Kundalini Yoga and studying at RAMA Institute for Applied Yogic Science and Technology with Guru Jagat, Harijiwan, Tej and Gurujas.
She is beyond blessed have opened up the doors to LIV and be welcoming in everyone who has a desire or curiosity to practice the ancient yogic science and technology of Kundalini Yoga and/or experience other incredible events that will take place at the studio.
Tara Akal Kaur (Anne Hermans)
Anne has been a practitioner and student of yoga for over thirty years. FIrst discovering the power of Iyengar Yoga in college, she was awakened to the bodies innate ability to heal through the power of movement and meditation. On the advice of her yoga teacher, she began a more intentional meditation practice that opened her to the flow of light, sound, and energy that sources and surrounds us all. Incorporating yogic philosophy and teachings throughout all aspects of her life, she has worked in private practice as a polarity and massage therapist, and has studied, practiced and taught multiple forms of energetic healing including RYSE, The Gaiadon Heart, The Melchizedek Method, and Reiki.
Through her current work as a registered nurse, Anne has leaned on the foundational components of her yoga practice to assist in stress management and to alleviate the stress and strain on the physical body. Anne discovered Kundalini Yoga while at a professional crossroads in her life, and through this divine discovery, an entirely new level of magic and soul connection has opened in her yoga practice and her life. During her first kundalini yoga class, she felt herself light up from within, and had the innate, deep inner knowing that she had discovered her life’s path and purpose as a teacher of kundalini yoga.
Fulfilling a dream that was planted over three decades ago, Anne recently completed the 220 hour Kundalini Research Institute’s Certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor Training through the Baba Siri Chand Yoga Center and Guru Ram Das Ashram, in Millis, Massachusetts. Anne brings to her classes an enthusiasm for teaching, as well as a deep abiding love and gratitude for these sacred technologies and their ability to support and sustain the evolution of humanity.
Anne resides in Western Maine where she can usually be found with her dog and her husband in the woods or on the water.
Arabella Perez (Akal Seema Kaur)
Arabella Perez has been a practitioner of yoga for 20 years, discovering the practice while pregnant with her first son. As a trauma therapist, a national consultant on trauma-informed care, and educator at the UNE School of Social Work, Arabella understands the importance of body work and somatic healing for all individuals. Her love of yoga led her to an awareness that she wanted to deepen her skills by immersing herself into Hatha yoga teacher training. It was in April 2018 that Arabella attended her first Kundalini immersion at Kripalu with Krishna Kaur, since then Arabella has developed a daily practice of Kundalini Yoga and credits this style of yoga with a renewed clarity of purpose.
Joanna has been practicing yoga for the last eight years, and found kundalini just over a year ago and hasn’t looked back since. Kundalini has brought a depth of spiritual healing and awareness to her life that compliments her quest for a more meaningful and connected experience as a human being. Finding community on a spiritual path has been the most precious gift Joanna has received since she set out to change her life a couple years ago, and she is so grateful for LIV’s ever-expanding network of people and experiences to walk this path with.
Joanna is a lover, farmer, friend, and holder of elemental wisdom. She grows flowers and food on her farm where she hosts community events in Gray, ME. When she is not farming, she is dancing, making time for intimate moments with friends, and singing in a local choir. Joanna also holds space and facilitates metamorphosis for those interested in transforming their home from a place they live into a space they love.
Hailing from Idaho and spending time in Washington State and Montana, Joanna is happy to call Maine ‘home,’ with her husband, and looks forward for all life has to offer on this beautiful, abundant planet!
Tania Zuckerman's long-time interest in meta-physical and philosophical studies brought her to explore many holistic pursuits to find more joy and peace including meditation, yoga and sacred ceremony. But it was in 1994, when she first experienced an Integrative Breathwork session that the course of her personal and professional life changed.
Facilitating hundreds of clients in Sacred Breathwork Journeys since 2005, Tania continues to be a master in the field of Breathwork. She is also a Registered Yoga Instructor, Somatic Breath Therapist, Reiki Level II Practitioner, an Earth Circle Ceremony Guide, and has continued studies in Hardwiring Happiness through the work of Dr. Rick Hansen.
Tania brings her years of personal and professional experience and a deep compassionate soulful presence to help her clients return “home”.
Colin “ELK” Dougher is a maverick adventure master with an uncanny insight into the human condition.
His journey from the the north shore of Boston to the back woods of downeast Maine and into the gauntlet of personal growth has taught him personal humility in the face of adversity and carved him into a man of deep spiritual integrity and roaring appreciation for the cosmic laughter at the heart of it all.
ELK empowers men to step into their purpose by leading from his heart and embodiying the sacred strength of masculine integrity.
“Elevating Light Knowledge” has become his war cry. Devoted to raising the vibrational awareness within himself and his fellow men, he has created a safe container for healing and personal expansion rooted in the universal truth that with dedicated practice and a simple shift in perspective anything is possible.
After completing a 9 month Embodied Men’s Leadership Training with his teacher, John Wineland, ELK clarified his life's purpose: Supporting his fellow man with deep reverence for the divine feminine that surrounds us all.
When Liv Anand is away studying with her teachers,
these incredible women sub her classes
Abby’s yoga practice began at a time when she needed rest and recuperation and it has grown to be a vital part of her life. With an academic background in human development and psychology from the U.S. and yoga training from India, Abigail is passionate about combining the best of the eastern and western views. She is certified to teach all ages and her classes combine healing and strength through asana, pranayama, and philosophy.
She started practicing Kundalini Yoga with Guru Jagat both in person and through Ra Ma TV after years of hatha and vinyasa practice. Abby finds the chants and mantras soothing to her soul and mind.
She leads New Moon circles for women who are looking to set intentions, feel more connected to themselves, and to their community. As a trained LoveYourBrain yoga teacher, Abigail believes in the therapeutic benefits of yoga and how they can help not only everyone, but especially individuals who are living with brain injury. She welcomes students of all levels and in the word’s of her favorite teacher, “appreciate yourself, love yourself”… and her classes will help you do just that!
Martha has been practicing Kundalini Yoga for over 20 years. While she has tried many different types of yoga, this has been the practice that has fed her soul from day one. Those first experiences with the practice opened her up to an ongoing journey of self-awareness, transformation and spiritual growth.
As an MD who sees the epidemic of chronic disease every day, it can be challenging to work in a medical system that doesn’t yet embrace the power of spiritual practices in healing. During medical school, Kundalini Yoga helped Martha keep her stress level down and her focus strong in profound ways. She understood then how powerful the science and technology of this yoga is.
Martha has also been meditating since the early 1990s and practicing visualization, seeing first hand how these practices can be self-healing and life changing. She studied and pursued alternative health modalities over the years while practicing conventional medicine, including mind-body medicine, reiki, nutrition and energy work. Currently she is working towards a certification in Functional Medicine.
Being able to share the practice of Kundalini Yoga with others and hold space for people to grow, experience, let go, and feed their own souls is a true gift.
Amrit Atma Kaur
Amrit Atma Kaur is a mother, partner sister, student, writer who now lives in and loves Portland Maine. She is passionate and energetic in sharing the ancient sacred teachings of Kundalini Yoga and meditation, as taught by Yogi Bhajan.
One of her favorite things about Kundalini Yoga is : by design a perfect and complete system to becoming a healthy vibrant hu-man. Anyone of any physical condition can enjoy and benefit from. These once held secret and very sacred kriyas, meditations and life-style hacks are the jet plane to health and well-being. Yogi Bhajan was known to say that you reap the benefits just by showing up!
Amrit Atma has been enthusiastically teaching Kundalini Yoga for over 15 years and has been classically trained at Kriplau as well and has been known to say “keep up and you’ll be kept up”! ~ Yogi Bhajan