Therapeutic Use of Yoga

Antje Suraj Kaur Kuwert

Antje Suraj Kaur Kuwert » Antje Suraj Kaur Kuwert

  • Trainer for Kundalini Yoga teachers
  • Professional training for yoga teachers and yoga for people with disabilities
  • Sport therapist

I was born on December 13, 1970 in Herbolzheim. Sports, art, traveling, other countries, cultures and people have always been my passions. Following my training as a sports therapist and many travel and globe-trotting experiences I worked as a sports therapist for many years in a variety of fields. I completed many advanced trainings in the areas sports, rehabilitation, relaxation, naturopathic treatment and health, as I had always been interested in holistic approaches.

 In addition, I also found a way to life my passion, art, as I worked for many years as a performance artist performing with light and fire, which gave me the opportunity to express my central theme "light" in a variety of forms.

Around 1999, I got first introduced to and learned to love Kundalini Yoga. For me it provided the combination of topics I partly already taught or lived and others that I was still in search of: body work, meditation, relaxation, philosophy. In 2005 I decided to focus exclusively on teaching and instructing yoga.

Since 2006 I have been engaged with yoga therapy in team work and I have already given various workshops on a variety of topics.

Since 2006 I have also been teaching Kundalini Yoga for people with physical disabilities in integrated and special courses and seminars, a topic that is very dear to me. Since 2013 I also offer professional training for yoga teachers on that subject. 2014 my exercise book for wheelchair users will be published.

Anja Lührs

Anja Lührs » Anja Lührs

  • Naturopath
  • Shiatsu therapist
  • Lecturer and trainer for 3HO Germany and Europe and KRI Professional

Brief biography
- 1984-1988 studied sports science and romance studies at the University of Hamburg

- 1986-1990 education at the school for naturopathy in Hamburg
- 1991 state certified Naturopath
- 1990/91 education as Kundalini Yoga teacher
- since 1992 self-employed as naturopathic lecturer and yoga teacher
- since 1998 trainer for the yoga teacher education of 3HO
- since 2002 working on an international level, i.e in PL, CZ, HU, CH and S.

Astrid Dharam Gian Kaur Ewers

Astrid Dharam Gian Kaur Ewers » Astrid Dharam Gian Kaur Ewers

Eva Guru Sant Kaur Pawlas

Eva Guru Sant Kaur Pawlas » Eva Guru Sant Kaur Pawlas

  • Studied German philology and psychology
  • Gestalt-Therapist, Psychotherapist (HP) with her own practice
  • Psychiatric nurse, advanced training in addiction research and treatment

I got introduced to and fell in love with Kundalini Yoga and Yogi Bhajan in 1993 in Argentina (Buenos Aires), where I was supporting a dear friend of mine who suffered from AIDS (Lilia still enjoys her gift of life).

 My delicate connection got intensified with the 120th day of my first son, Kundalini Yoga became a part of my life. 

By now I have five terrific children and I have turned my passion into my profession. I am now a yoga teacher for pregnant women, postnatal training and for children. I became a classical Kundalini Yoga teacher for level 1 and 2 at my teachers' Satya Singh and I am currently training with him to become a Kundalini Yoga teacher trainer.

Yoga ideally complements my profession as a psychotherapist (HP), Gestalt-therapist and nurse and my occupation in my own practice and in the psychiatric ward with a focus on addiction.

Yoga and therapy is the combination of my vocational callings. Installing a professional training for Yoga Therapy had been my heart's desire. I am delighted that the professional training for Yoga as Therapy could be established and started in February 2014 thanks to the persistence, the commitment and the high standards of our team.

Sat Nam Guru Sant Kaur

Karta Purkh Singh Pomarius

Karta Purkh Singh Pomarius » Karta Purkh Singh Pomarius

  • Naturopath with his own practice 
  • Therapeutic Yoga and NLP
  • Executive Director 3HO Deutschland e.V.

When I first came in contact with Kundalini Yoga during my pedagogy studies in 1990, I was then in my early 20s, I experienced its stabilizing and healing power intimately. It did not take long for me to realize that I wanted to teach this form of yoga and pass it on to others. After training levels 1 and 2, I was looking for ways to impart Kundalini Yoga in a more purposeful way in one-on-one teaching and I began my education to become a naturopath. During that period my wife also introduced me to Evelyn Maß and Karsten Ritschl, who do terrific work in short term therapy and NLP while at the same time maintaining a high level of integrity. My education at their institute in Berlin has significantly influenced my work in my own yoga practice, which I have been operating together with my wife, who is a naturopath and NLP teaching trainer herself, since 1997. The collaboration with Guru Prem Singh, the „posture master“ nominated by Yogi Bhajan, has decisively intensified my Yoga experience and provided me with a deeper understanding. I am very grateful to all the Yoga students I was allowed to support for brief or extended periods of time over the past 17 years of my yoga therapeutic work, who have time and again made me see the diversity and treasures of Kundalini Yoga.

 My commercial work for Yogi Tea (15 years, Sales and Marketing) and, since 2007, for 3HO Deutschland e.V. as executive director of the association, provides a good balance between professional life and the yogic world. Many of my clients come to my practice with stress or nerve related symptoms. My work in an office makes it easy for me to understand the dynamics and challenges my clients face. I am very happy that we are able to impart and share our experiences through the professional yoga therapy training. Through this we lay the foundation for a wonderful holistic method that can be an important support and a path for healing and clarity for us in the coming years.

Sat Nam Karta Purkh Singh

Nicole Siri Adi Kaur Witthoefft

Nicole Siri Adi Kaur Witthoefft » Nicole Siri Adi Kaur Witthoefft

  • Certified art therapist, Gestalt therapist with her own practice 
  • Professional trainer for Gestalt therapists 
  • Executive director and teacher for training programs for yoga for children

… coming soon!

Nicola Har Krishna Kaur Fromm

Nicola Har Krishna Kaur Fromm » Nicola Har Krishna Kaur Fromm

Petra Mayer

Petra Mayer » Petra Mayer

  • Sociologist
  • Naturopath
  • Yoga, Ayurveda and systemic-integrative therapist

Born in 1964, studied sociology, psychology, political science, literature and journalism at the University of Hamburg.

I practice Kundalini Yoga since 1988, when I had started training with Simran Kaur and Satya Singh in Hamburg. In the meantime I have not only completed my trainer's education for level 1 and 2, but also my education for children yoga with Shiva Kaur, Sat Nam Rasayan level 1 with Guru Dev Singh and the Breathwalk education.

I am teaching yoga since 1996 and Breathwalk since 2008, in classes, seminars and individualized trainings. As a medical Ayurveda therapist I have been working for many years especially with chronically ill people but also treated acute conditions in my practice in Hamburg.

In the field of psychotherapy, my therapeutic work is ideally complemented through solution-focused short-term therapy and systemic-integrative consultation.

In my work, it is of utmost importance to me to support people finding their path in a respectful manner, to activate their self-healing powers and to help them develop their own full potential.

Carola Karta Purkh Kaur Mehl [Gastdozentin]

Carola Karta Purkh Kaur Mehl [Gastdozentin] » Carola Karta Purkh Kaur Mehl [Gastdozentin]

  • Physiotherapist: Bobath, Brügger, lymph, and foot reflexology therapy
  • Certified naturopath: play, communication and art therapy, esoteric healing
  • Trainer for Kundalini Yoga, prenatal and postpartum yoga, inclusion

I am in the position to contribute and pass on 30 years of professional and life experience to the yoga therapy training. I am looking forward to doing that.

Since I have been 20 years old, I have accompanied children, families and adults in their physical, mental and spiritual processes. In Kundalini Yoga a long quest has finally found its home.

The journey had started by becoming a physiotherapist.

My focus was working with families: children and adults with disabilities and their social environment. (Bobath therapist, sensory integration, psycho-motoric functions). In addition my areas of expertise included: prenatal classes, baby massages, orthopedic therapy (color meridian therapy, Brügger therapist, foot reflex zone therapy, lymphatic drainage)

But a constant restlessness had remained until my soul finally found its answer on a spiritual level. First I met with the tradition of the Lakota Native Americans. That is where I found my home on mother earth and today I conduct sweat lodge ceremonies and rituals. In the songs of the Roma I became aware of my heart and the strength of Naad for the first time. 

I wanted to also develop my professional career and to learn more about mental and systemic correlations to be able and better support and help others through crisis. This is the reason why I studied therapeutic pedagogy (basic education in client-centered art therapy, play, and communication therapy) and then successfully completed training in esoteric healing. I then worked as a classroom teacher for several years at an integrative Rudolf Steiner School.

I began to approach Kundalini Yoga in 1995. I had to question many things and I faced internal struggles and doubts along this path. Which is why I love it all the more today, as this approach offers the opportunity of a spiritual approach that is absolutely anchored in life. I am immensely grateful to Yogi Bhajan and all those who continue to pass on this method.

Kundalini Yoga offers me an opportunity to merge all my education, my trainings and my life experience into a therapeutically useful combination. My individual parts, my search for wholeness and healing, for the connection of body, mind and soul, for undividedness have been joined together here.

With regard to Kundalini Yoga, I am a trainer for teachers of level 1 throughout Germany and currently in the lead trainer authentication process. Furthermore, I teach yoga for pregnant women, and work with people with disabilities and in situations of crisis or mourning.  Positions and pranayama are also a matter of high importance for me.

I want to thank those women who, through many years of effort, have created and realized this professional yoga training. I would also like to thank all those who had been active before that to create this professional training but are no longer engaged in it. 

I was born in 1961. I live in Freiburg together with Dharma Singh with my 3 biological children in a patch-work-family with 5 kids total.

I would like to thank my teachers (though I am sure the following list is incomplete): my parents, my children, Ida Kelarova (a gifted Roma singing teacher), Siri Singh Sahib Yogi Bhajan, all those who accompanied me on my path to Native American traditions, all my students and patients, my friends and 'friction-partners' ... and my husband whose love, support and song are a continuous gift enriching my life.

Dharma Singh Arne Raab-Mehl [Gastdozent]

Dharma Singh Arne Raab-Mehl [Gastdozent] » Dharma Singh Arne Raab-Mehl [Gastdozent]