Liv Anand Kaur
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.
After 15 years of practicing different forms of Hatha Yoga and becoming bored, stagnant and uninspired in her practice, her prayers were answered and Kundalini Yoga and her teacher, Guru Jagat found her.
Liv Anand got the instant cosmic download that she had been preparing her whole life to both practice Kundalini Yoga, as well as to share these profoundly impactful and effective teachings with her community and with the world.
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.
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.
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”.
When Liv Anand is away studying with her teachers,
these incredible women sub her classes
(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.
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.
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!
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