Darshan Kaur Khalsa is one of the few "senior teachers" of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. She has been living, breathing and serving the teachings of Kundalini Yoga for 39 years in the greater Washington area. Upon graduation from University, she moved directly into an ashram so she could fully practice a yogic lifestyle. Her training included years of study with Yogi Bhajan, who first brought Kundalini Yoga to the West. From 1990-1996, she served as Program Director of Yogi Bhajan's "Woman In Training Summer Camp" responsible for creating the curriculum and overseeing over 35 classes a week, covering the full spectrum of Yogic teachings and lifestyle.
In 1995, Yogi Bhajan personally directed Darshan Kaur to begin to train teachers. She is certified by Kundalini Research Institute as a lead Kundalini Yoga teacher trainer of Level 1 & 2 certification programs. She is currently offering Level One Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Certification programs in Herndon, VA and Charlottesville, Va. She has trained hundreds of certified Kundalini Yoga teachers who are teaching in California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Oregon, Belgium, Great Britain, Cambodia, France, Spain and the Ukraine. She also contributed to "the Aquarian Teacher", the main textbook used in all Kundalini Yoga Level one programs. Darshan is also the recipient of the International Kundalini Yoga Teacher's Association "Building Communities in Yoga" award.
Darshan Kaur is registered with the Yoga Alliance at the 500-hour level and has taught over 17,000 hours of yoga classes since 1973. She has been on the faculty of Northern Virginia Community College teaching classes in Kundalini Yoga and Meditation for twenty four years. She is a Sikh Minister, 2nd Level Practitioner of the healing art of Sat Nam Rasayan, and a certified Past Life Regression Therapist.
For 40 years, she has been helping people elevate themselves to access the storehouse of resources built into the body, mind, and spirit. Yogi Bhajan said of Darshan Kaur, "She came here as a teacher– to elevate people. She has a powerful prayer to bring out the God in everyone."