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Masters of Ceremony & Performers

Sat Nam! It is our pleasure to introduce you to the magnificent Masters of Ceremony and Performers that will grace the stage on the evening of May 4th. We are honored by their energy and talent and willingness to provide a wonderful and memorable night for us all, while honoring our dearest Krishna Kaur.

Many thanks and much love to all of you!

 

Celebrate Krishna Masters of Ceremony

 
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Eugene Fischer

Board Member Yoga for Youth

Eugene “Gene” Fisher is a man of honor, grace and distinction. Rising from humble beginnings, he received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from UCLA. He has served the public in a long and distinguished career helping to clean smog from the Los Angeles Basin air with the South Coast Air Quality Management District. As Chief Lobbyist with the District Mr. Fisher received many awards for his legislative successes from cities in the South Coast Air Basin and the California Legislature.

 In 1997, Mr. Fisher co-founded the Watts Learning Center Charter Elementary School for students in Kindergarten through the 5th Grade. Serving as the president of the board of directors from the school’s beginning in 1997 until present day, he has witnessed the growth and progress of this renowned institute of education. The school has received many honors for its student’s academic achievement including Charter School of the year, several Title I Academic Achievement Awards and Community Service Awards. The school is a haven for students in the inner city. The students are given a “world-class education” by offering the students a unique opportunity to travel to foreign lands such as countries in Africa and Central America every two years. This travel program called “Passport to the World” is currently in the planning stage for a trip to Brazil in 2016. In addition, responding to community demand for quality education for its children, Watts Learning Center opened its grades 6-8 middle school in 2009.

 Mr. Fisher is an Elder in his church and sings bass in the choir. He also sings in and serves as the president of the United Male Chorus of Los Angeles. Gene has served on numerous boards dedicated to improving the quality of life for under-resourced families in the inner city and with his church on the local and National levels.

 Contact Info:

Email:  elfish1@aol.com

 

 

Sevak Singh Khalsa

The Elevation Institute in Phoenix

Sevak Singh began his yogic study in 1972 and practiced directly with Yogi Bhajan, Master of Kundalini Yoga, until his passing in 2004. He has now practiced and taught Kundalini Yoga and Meditation for over 40 years. His reputation as a gifted international teacher has brought scores of students to practice and participate in his classes, workshops and trainings worldwide. As a lifelong student of Kundalini, and its relationship to yogic practice, Sevak Singh imparts practical wisdom relative to this primal power. The International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association recently recognized him for his excellence and effectiveness as an International teacher and teacher of teachers. Sevak Singh believes everyone has the rightand capacity to behappy and fulfilled, that we need to ‘lighten up’ and enlightenment follows. Every teacher relentlessly walks their path toward Self Mastery, Sevak Singh helps illuminate the way.

 Contact Info:

 Tel:  602-703-1611

Email:  sevaksingh@theelevationinstitute.com

Website: Theelevationinstitute.com

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Tommy Rosen

Yoga Teacher

Tommy Rosen is a yoga teacher and addiction recovery expert who has spent the last two decades immersed in yoga, recovery and wellness. He holds certifications in both Kundalini and Hatha Yoga and has 24 years of continuous recovery from drug addiction.

Tommy is one of the pioneers in the field of Yoga and Recovery assisting others to holistically transcend addictions of all kinds. Tommy is the founder and host of the Recovery 2.0: Beyond Addiction Online Conference series and the #MoveBeyond Group Coaching Program. He leads Recovery 2.0 retreats and workshops internationally and presents regularly at yoga conferences and festivals.

 Tommy’s first book, Recovery 2.0: Move Beyond Addiction and Upgrade Your Life, was published by Hay House in October 2014.

Tommy and his wife, yoga teacher, Kia Miller, live in Venice, California, where they teach yoga and grow organic vegetables in their backyard.

 Contact Info:

Tel: 415-533-4052

Email: tommyrosen@mac.com

Website:  TommyRosen.com

 

 

Guru Jodha Singh

President of Siri Singh Sahib Corp.

Gurujodha Singh is a Kundalini yoga teacher who began his studies with Yogi Bhajan in 1974. Gurujodha teaches yoga as a dynamic training method for martial arts and personal excellence. Gurujodha Singh Khalsa is a Sixth degree Black Belt and an instructor of Kenpo Karate at the Bryan Hawkins School of Kenpo Karate.

Gurujodha Singh was part of Yogi Bhajan’s personal security team from 1990 to 2003. He now serves as the current President of the Siri Singh Sahib Corporation. He is an attorney licensed in CA since 1979 and is one of four Chief Deputies in the Office of County Counsel, Bakersfield,Kern County, CA. He is the originator of a self-defense system entitled The Spiritual Warrior Training System and is a Sixth degree black belt Instructor of Kenpo Karate. He is a founding member of the Amritsar-Bakersfield Sister City Committee. His name means “Warrior of the Guru” and he regularly teaches martial arts to youth.

 Contact Info:

Tel:  310-200-2684

Email: gksensei@gmail.com

Website: https://www.ssscorp.org/board-members.html

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Celebrate Krishna Performers

 
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Sherwood Sledge

Sherwood Sledge is an incomparable vocal talent with extraordinary voice quality and range.  He has appeared with legendary artists such as Patti LaBelle and Quincy Jones.  In 2015 Councilman Herb Wesson and the Los Angeles City Council proclaimed Mr. Sledge “A Living Legendof Jazz and Blues”.  Please welcome Mr. Sherwood Sledge, accompanied by Mr. Casey McCoy!

 

 

Nedra Wheeler

Nedra Wheeler is internationally renowned for her artistic versatility as a bassist, composer, vocalist and more.  She’s performed and recorded with such luminaries as Stevie Wonder, Pat Benatar, Alice Coltrane, Rihanna, Ella Fitzgerald, Paul Bryant, and Bob Dylan. Let’s give Nedra Wheeler a very warm welcome!

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The Nigerian Talking Drum Ensemble (Omowale)

The Nigerian Talking Drum Ensemble is a cultural group that uses drumming, dancing, and singing to entertain and educate its audiences about Nigerian traditions and culture. Lead dancer, Omowale, and Krishna share the same birthday and it is with much love that she and the Ensemble pay tribute to “Iya Krishna”.

 

 

Chardi Kala JAtha

The Chardhi Kala Jatha consists of multiple musicians, Jugat Guru Singh Khalsa, Sada Sat Simran Singh Khalsa, Hari Mander Jot Singh Khalsa, Ajai Singh Khalsa, Hargobind Singh Khalsa, and GurPrakash Singh Khalsa. They sing classical Gurbani Kirtan in traditional raag as taught to them from the classical music master Ustaad Narinder Singh Sandhu. The Jatha travels the world playing gurbani kirtan at gurudwaras. They feel blessed to have played on many special occasions at the Golden Temple, Harimandir Sahib in Amritsar.

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Gurmukh Mark Harris

Gurmukh Mark Harris, is a legacy Kundalini Yoga Teacher who first trained in the early 1970’s, first met Krishna Kaur then. He retrained with Krishna Kaur in the early 21st Century. A Nationally Certified Master Addictions Counselor, he has trained in the SuperHealth program. He is an award winning journalist, college educator, trauma informed therapist, storyteller, trainer and singer-songwriter. He infuses African and Native American traditions into his music and therapy practice. The Patient One is his second album, of African Rhythm based Aquarian Sadhana Music.

 

 

Sacha Simmons

Sacha has always loved yoga and in 2013, she left corporate life and went to spend a few months at Yogi Hari's Ashram in South Florida. She became a certified Sampoorna Yoga instructor and after that completed a teacher training course through The Kundalini Research Institute for Yoga & Meditation, led by Krishna Kaur. In 2018 she became a certified Mindology Fitness instructor with a passion for making affordable mind care available to everyone. Powerfully related to the medicinal benefits of laughter, Sacha also performs and produces stand up comedy with an all-women's troupe known as, "The Comedy Coven."

Contact:

Tel: 323-719-1879

Email: simmons.sacha@gmail.com

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GuruGanesha Band

There are times when music becomes a truly transcendent experience, uniting performers and listeners in an ecstatic current of beauty and heartfelt emotion. When live music is at its best, the line between performer, participant, and the divine is dissolved and reassembled into one collective experience.

In the tradition of the sacred music artists of our time combined with some essential influences from classic rock ‘n’ roll greats, the GuruGanesha Band embodies an entirely new music landscape and style that is conscious mantra based rock.

The GuruGanesha Band effortlessly spans a multitude of musical styles, from deeply meditative musical compositions that unfold like lotus petals, to the spellbinding fusion of Indian raga and Western jazz, to full-on bhakti infused rock. The band expresses a universal musical language that transcends boundaries, cultures, and generations. Anyone who’s experienced the live juggernaut this is the GuruGanesha Band can testify to the fact that they’ve been part of an experience that is memorable and transformational.

 

 

Issah Musah Adams

Issah Musah Adams is a student of Mama Krishna, originally from Ghana.  He works as a public relationshio officer of the IABYT—Ghana Chapter.  He is also a US Navy Veteran.  Currently, he works as Safety Operation Manager at New Design Charter School.

Contact:  626-722-3576

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Siri Sat Nam Singh

Siri Sat Nam began practicing Kundalini Yoga with  Yogi Bhajan in 1974; he eventually emerged as The Director of Teacher Training at Yoga West in 1993. Since that time he has become a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist(LMFT ) and awarded his Ph. D in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. He was recently featured in his own TV show, "The Therapist" on Viceland network. His first book, "The Pocket Guru", is set to be released by Chronicles Publishing Co. within the month of May 2019.

Contact:

Email: sirisatnam@hotmail.com

Phone: 310-346-1037

Website: www.sirisatnam.com