50 Stories of 3HO
Akarat Sivaphongthongchai: 3HO Luminary from Thailand
Akarat teaches Kundalini Yoga to autistic and special needs children as well as female prisoners in Thailand. He is also a volunteer for the National KY Thailand Group and helps to organize Kundalini Yoga festivals in Thailand. www.3HO50.org/the-luminaries
Amrita Nishan Kaur: Luminary from Egypt
Dalia Adel Ibrahim (Amrita Nishan Kaur) hosts free and donation based community Kundalini Yoga classes in Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt. She is passionate about sharing that you can be a Kundalini Yogi and a Muslim and tirelessly supports the studio which brings teacher training to Egypt. She is currently working on a translation of the teacher training manuals in Arabic. www.3HO50.org/the-luminaries
Jagdeesh Kaur: Luminary from Croatia
A Kundalini pioneer, Jagdeesh Kaur writes about Kundalini Yoga in Croatian and helps serve as a translator to other Kundalini yoga students, bridging the gap between English and Croatian, helping many who otherwise would not have access to the teachings. Her desire is to spread Kundalini yoga throughout the Balkan region. She has taught classes and workshops in Banja Luka, the capitol of Republika Srpska; in Serbia; in many cities in Croatia where she grew up; and now most regularly teaches classes in Zagreb, Croatia’s capitol. The war in the Balkans ended 25 years ago, but the after effects are still very much present in the society and culture: trauma, stress, high depression and anxiety rates, and an ever growing presence of pharmaceuticals as the primary coping strategy. People are eager for solutions that will help them reduce their stress and feel happier, and Kundalini yoga improves people’s lives in a palpable and dramatic way.
Kenneth Strickland: Luminary from Arkansas, USA
Kenneth Strickland is a board member for Yoga 4 Youth NC. Kenneth has been educating youth in the power of Kundalini Yoga, the breath, and Love since 2013. He believes in the inherent wisdom of children and works to create spaces where children can become aware of this wisdom. Kenneth is currently living in Little Rock, Arkansas teaching English, Social Studies, and Meditation at North Little Rock Academy. Kenneth also is attending Naropa University, in Boulder Colorado, where he studies Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling.
Liam Pfeiffer: Luminary from New York, USA
Liam teaches youth in detention facilities and to young adults on Riker's island for the New York Corrections Department. Liam provides incarcerated youth with skills and practices to improve physical and mental health, manage stress, reduce anxiety, and cultivate a relationship with their own consciousness using meditation, breath work, and movement techniques from Kundalini Yoga, Hatha Yoga, and Tai Chi. Off the mat, Liam is a head basketball coach with the non-profit Steady Buckets, an organization serving over 5,000 members of New York City's youth. He developed the yoga and meditation program for the community and actively weaves Kundalini Yoga with basketball to expose children to natural healing modalities and empowerment practices. Liam studies from world renowned teachers Krishna Kaur, Hari Kaur, and Nevine Michaan and is the Regional Director and an Associate Trainer for Y.O.G.A. for Youth. www.3HO50.org/the-luminaries