Shivdev Kaur is a Kundalini Yoga practitioner and teacher trainer with Amrit Nam Sarovar based in Devon. She has been teaching Kundalini yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, Karta Singh and teachers for over 15 years. She has trained to KRI levels 1 and 2 and undertaken further trainings and development as a mentee and teacher with Amrit Nam Sarovar including 3 years training in France on the Outreach Level 1 back in 2010.
Her teachers over the years; Karta Singh, Har Nal Kaur and Guru Deva Kaur have nurtured, challenged, supported and encouraged her. She also served Har Nal Kaur as a seva dar and mentee throughout the London Level one trainings for 7 years. Shivdev describes Amrit Nam Sarovar as a school that moves and evolves with the times of the Aquarian Age and the Golden Age and like it’s teachers gives the students an experience of themselves so that they can be more in touch with the authenticity of who they really are on a soul level.
Shivdev regularly holds workshops and teaches weekly classes in Devon and Somerset. She co facilitated the women’s group “The Women’s Cave” which she co founded with Annie Bury in 2015. The Cave is based on the principles of the red tent and ancient indigenous rights of passage including being in circle, working with ancestral karma and grief, the singing of mantras and shamanic songs and celebrating solsitice’s and full/new moons with ceremony as well as sweat lodges and time in nature.
“Your spiritual name describes your distance, your destiny and your guiding word.”
Shivdev is also a trained Integrative and Transpersonal Psychotherapist and until she moved to Devon worked in the field of addiction and women’s counselling services . She studied feminist History, Women’s studies, Social Studies and Art History at one of only two female colleges in the UK – Hillcroft College in Surbiton. From 2004 she spent 6 years, 3x times weekly, in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy as a patient with renowned Psychoanalyst Alison Knight Evans, which she describes as a deep and profound life changing event for her.
Shivdev continues to practice and aspire to the four important principles of being a teacher: Obey, Serve, Love and Excel.
“All training and all knowledge is meant for only one purpose, and that purpose is very simple and clear – that you may be in a position to control your mental self as well as your physical self. One who socializes with compassion and kindness is a human. One who socializes with compassion, kindness and grace is an angel.”