"I came to Surya to heal my physical body after serious injury. What I gained was much more than I ever expected. Not only did I benefit physically but found myself addressing and dealing with deep emotional traumas I was completely unaware I had. Surya is an incredibly compassionate and understanding teacher who brings out the best in her students. Thank you Surya, you have helped me more than you could ever know."
- Macy, Yoga Teacher Trainee
I haven't met a more luminous, serene, gentle soul, that also has passion, fire and a great sense of humour. I've been taking kundalini yoga classes with Surya and I can't praise her enough for the deep, transformative practice she leads us into. Her guidance is firm but sweet, her words powerful and true, her energy strong but peaceful. I feel fortunate to have encountered such an inspiring teacher in my path and hope she continues spreading her light wherever she goes.
- Karen, Founder of Lumiere Yoga
"I've never met a woman who ispired me as much as you do. You are the most authentic teacher I've ever met. I love the way you teach, the way you structure your classes, the way you talk and especially the way you treat your students. We all have the greatest respect for you and also the biggest love. You are so pure with what you project out to this world. I can't express how grateful I am to have you as my teacher. "
- Tramy, Yoga Teacher Trainee
"Right when I met you I felt that your trust wasn't in anything this world offers, but in the spirit alone. Your life is a testimony of the love and goodness of the Great Spirit. Thank you for living a surrendered life - allowing the magic to live through you. I learn so much from you just by the way you carry yourself. You are a gift and I am so grateful our paths have crossed."
- Annie, Yoga Teacher Trainee
Surya’s gentle, uplifting essence is a testament to her personal healing journey and all of the unique enriching experiences that have shaped her into a skilled professional yoga teacher. As her student, I benefitted from her sincere loving kindness, exemplified through her practice. Her vast knowledge about yoga is very apparent. I highly recommend Surya for everything she has to offer.
- Kelly, Yoga Teacher Trainee
"My Yoga teacher says: "Cultivate Ok-ness in your life. We are always imperfect. Focus on what you already have and not on what you don't have." These sentences, not only important in my new role as a yoga teacher, but helpful for our entire lives. Looking from a place of love, it is easier to embrace my imperfections and accept whatever and however is in the present moment. Thank you Surya Shivjot Kaur, our wonderful head teacher, for your wise words and your incredible spirit. I took so much with me from your classes and your radiant personality."
- Christin, Yoga Teacher Trainee
"The moment I saw Surya's smile the day of our opening ceremony, I knew she had a special light shining within that I wanted to know more about. Surya set the standard for all Hatha Yoga classes from day 1 of my Yoga Teachers Training Course. She takes her Kundalini practice just as serious and is excellent at spreading the energy that Yoga has inspired her to teach others. She always brings new elements to the class which will open your mind even more to the possibilities, and power of Yoga. With precise integrity and devotion to what she does, I aspire to have the same dedication and passion that she possesses."
-Jackie, Yoga Teacher Trainee
"Surya Shivjot Kaur has been an angel in my life. With her love, light and and kindness she guided me through a real transformation. Surya helped me to discover a deeper connection in my yoga practice. Surya there are not enough words to express my gratitude. I'm glad the Universe placed you in my life."
-Lina, Yoga Teacher Trainee
“Surya was one of my instructors for 200 hr yoga teachers training in Dharamsala, India. I noticed her on the first day because of the serene and calm aura she exudes. You immediately feel calm in her presence and half the battle over mind is already won just being with her.
Surya taught us Ashtanga, Hatha, Kundalini yoga, meditation and introduction to Kids yoga. All the classes were extremely well coordinated and organized. Every lesson was unique, challenging and invigorating at the same time. Surya’s enthusiasm and passion for yoga is infectious and she brings positive energy to the class immediately. She is really committed to her students and always ready to help answer any questions. She has in depth knowledge of yoga philosophy and practices and I am thankful for having her as a teacher and mentor."
Hema, Yoga Teacher Trainee
"Words cannot do justice to what I have felt in your presence. I came into this retreat feeling quite jaded and you helped me to open my heart and filled me with gratitude. It has been really beautiful journey and I want to thank you with all my heart. I hope our paths cross again."
-Ankit, Retreat quest
Beautiful angel being! I have never met a teacher more fit for the job. You are warm and welcoming and so so thorough. I had been wavering on teacher training courses for years, finally deciding One Yoga, anxious and nervous on who would be molding my future. But wow, I could have never manifested in my wildest dreams someone like you. You are so wise and knowledgable and gifted. It has been an honor to learn from you.
-Kirby, Yoga Teacher Trainee
I want to thank you for coming in OSHO NISARGA Dharamshala resort and sharing your wonderful knowledge and wisdom with students. Your presence and input was highly appreciated. I would you like to invite you again in Osho Nisarga for organizing the yoga and meditation retreat which will start 14th of Aug to 24th 2017. I will highly recommend you for the people who really wants to learn yoga and grow in spirituality.
- Swami Veet Jayo, Owner and Director of Yoga Mystica
You walk into room with a big, genuine smile, even if we were all grumpy and sleepy in the morning, but you've definetely motivated cheerfulness and openess in our practise. You sincerely love your practise so much and we were all eager to learn from you. Knowing someone like you, I am inspired to be more gentle and devoted, you've inspired bliss, acceptance and openess. You've influenced me in this short period of time and made my experience specially memorable.
-Sharon, Retreat guest
"Surya contributed for my teacher training course more than words can describe. She has a superbly strong personal practice and in depth knowledge of both the asanas and yogic philosophy, but what impacted me most was the way her sheer presence opened my eyes to the possibility of a spiritual reality beyond what our eyes can see. I’ve always approached spiritual phenomena through a critical lens, but Surya’s way of teaching by example made my critical lens feel almost silly. I also appreciated the traditional perspective that she brought – a perspective that challenges many of the changes yoga has seen in the west. Training with her brought me to yoga’s core, including meditation, spirituality, and so much more. I will forever be grateful that I got to experience my training with Surya – and the journey that she has guided me towards is only beginning."
-Annie Arcuri, Yoga Teacher Trainee
"Surya has an incredible presence. As a person she radiates warmth and light. As a teacher she is filled with positivity that translates into a serene calm that is both magnetic and peaceful, engaging and inspiring. She masters the balance of the two sides and knows when exactly to channel each side. As a student of hers I confidently testify that she brought out the best in me by challenging me at times and comforting me when needed."
- Lyo, Yoga Teacher Trainee
You are an angel! Every word you speak has so much presence and purpose and we can clearly see that you live your practise of yoga. You embody what I think yoga should be. Than you for setting that example for us. Your experience and knowledge has supported us so beautifully in our practise, which is something I will carry with me always.
-Victoria, Yoga Teacher Trainee
"I was working with Surya in Hariharalaya retreat center in Cambodia. I was blessed to have her as my supervisor and teacher. She was sharing her passion, wisdom and experience in an encouraging and compassionate way. We connected in a magical way and with Surya I learned to be a yoga teacher in a dimension I didn't realize existed before."
-Martyna, Founder of Martyna Tetera Yoga
"Surya has worked as a Yoga Teacher Trainer in Mahi Yoga 200hr Yoga Teacher Training programmes. Her classes are well-balanced between breath, strenght, spirituality and relaxation and her character is attentive and honest.
Surya has shared her knowledge with great integration and devotion. She has been inspiration for many students and has committed to both teaching as her own personal practise. She has been always willing to offer her assistance with the students. It is my pleasure to recommend Surya for any related positions and she will be always welcome to teach in our trainings again. If you should need any more information, please don’t hesitate to contact me."
-Mahinder Prasad, Organizing Director at Mahi Yoga studio
"Surya is a very good teacher, I have been impressed with her deep knowledge of yoga as a science and philosophy and how she flows through her classes. I have always been encouraged by her calm nature and assurance and found her teachings methods motivating. The classes have always been enjoyable and provided an opportunity for personal, physical and mental development."
-Falguni, Yoga Teacher Trainee
"In Surya's presence I never feel judged. For me, she embodies stillness and authentic movement. She is relaxed in herself, which puts others at ease as well. There is a softness, yet a direction in the way she leads classes or workshops and she holds the space in a way that she is also part of the sharing. She is a teacher that has the humbleness and openness, which is very rare to find."
-Andra, Massage Therapist
Thank you for being an inspiration, teacher and a friend these past few months. You have truly opened up so many doors on this spiritual path, this journey of life. Thank you for your patience and kindness as I found my way into the flow of life. It truly feels like a gift to have been exposed to Kundalini Yoga, touch and movement, these practises have reinforced in me my own journey into myself. Your light has given me the guidance I have needed; living in the stillness, finding the silence. You will always have a place in my heart.
-Kariina, Yoga Teacher
"Surya is an amazing Yoga Teacher. She has a very calm and non-judgemental disposition. She is extremely passionate about yoga and is very authentic in her teaching. When she teaches meditation, she empowers people to become more centered and grounded towards the path of self-discovery. Surya brings a positive energy and upbeat attitude to all her teachings. She brings her spiritual energy into the class, which lifts you up and provides a sense of purpose to the students. I hope I cross paths with herm as a fellow yogini and I highly recommend attending her classes."
-Disha, Yoga Teacher Trainee
"Surya is a brilliant teacher in her unique way, full of experience, insight and inspiration. She brings a soft heart-centred playfulness and deep somatic awareness. I Picked up some new maneuvers and found fresh definition in floppy old techniques."
"Surya has been a wonderful teacher, she is very knowledgable and she has been extremely patient and clear when she has taught us. I've loved all of her classes. Even when the training has been an emotional rollercoaster she has been there nurturing us the entire way. Thank you Surya!"
- Lizzie, Yoga Teacher Trainee
“Sessions were very special and enriching experience for me. I respond to your wisdom that's beyond your age and respect your shiny being. All I've seen by looking at you was a generosity undisturbed by ego. I hope that you'll keep that spirit of love and selflessness throughout your journey with whatever techniques you choose to teach. Thank you for nurturing my spirit and for guiding me gently on this path of self knowledge and self discovery. The way you hold the group with certainty and softness makes it so easy for me to join and feel like I belong to the practice. The way you share and create something bigger that the sum of parts is magical. I'll be happy to continue working with you on many different floors."
- Ania, Artist
"Surya was my first contact improvisation teacher. I got introduced to this wonderful technique with so much care and support and I value every moment she shares her knowledge and experience in her classes. To me the greatest discovery was to explore how one can control the situation so well yet at the same time be so relaxed about letting things go. It is not usual to be guided by the facilitator who is reliable and soft at the same time. I thank you for every little and big realization on the path of getting to know myself better."
"I will always remember you and I hope to come again to experience more practise with you. You are lovely and truly master for me and it was amazing to clean my self deeply with yoga. I never experianced yoga like this before. I often think of you, your smile, your love, your power and i hope to see you again. When Im teaching all of your knowledge, all of your energy are with me. I will never forget you!"
-Miriam, Yoga Teacher Trainee
“I enjoyed the sessions a lot, it felt nicely held by you as a facilitator and by the group. I also liked the diverse ways of relating to the topic. It was lovely and resourcing for me. Your loving and kind presence felt very supportive and encouraging.”
-L, Dance Therapist
"I will from my heart recommend You to take a class with Surya. Yoga isn't magic, but Surya will make You feel the magic within Yourself. Thank you for being so inspiring, loving, kind and sharing, you changed my life in two weeks! "
Alisa, Yoga Teacher Trainee
"Surya has been more than just a teacher, she is a friend who we can talk to about the hurdles found during the course. She had the patience to all our questions. I have never met a person who is so calm and focused at the same time. Thank you Surya for such a wonderful journey!"
-Kannan, Yoga Teacher Trainee
"I just want to say Thank you. You are wonderful teacher, who changed my life and I learned so much from you. You got adorable personality, very humble and giving, a master in teaching Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. You got so much knowledge I want to learn more and more from you and I am looking forward to have more classes with you. Wish you lots of best wishes and good luck."
-Pam, Yoga Teacher Trainee
Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge & teachings with me. Your presence is so soft and calming and I can really resonate with you. Thank you for touching my heart and soul and being the beautiful person that you are.
- Lara, Yoga Teacher Trainee
This incredible adventure has been so nourished by your light. I learn so much simply by being around you. Your calm, kind strength is something profound and inspiring. It is something I hope to cultivate in myself. Sitting near you is like sitting next to a deep, sweet vibration that connects straight into my heart. Words can hardly express my gratitude. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
-Reyna, Yoga Teacher Trainee
-Lyo, Yoga Teacher Trainee
"The way you hold the group with certainty and softness makes it so easy for me to feel like I belong to the practice.
The way you share and create something bigger that the sum of parts is magical."
"Surya has an incredible presence.
As a person she radiates warmth and light.
As a teacher she is filled with positivity that translates into a serene calm that is both
magnetic and peaceful, engaging and inspiring."
"You walk into room with a big,
genuine smile, even if we were all grumpy and sleepy in the morning,
you've definetely motivated cheerfulness and openess in our practise.
Knowing someone like you,
I am inspired to be more devoted.
You've inspired bliss, acceptance and openess."
- Sharon, retreat participant
"With precise integrity and devotion to what she does, I aspire to have the same dedication and passion that she possesses."
You are the most authentic teacher I've ever met. I love the way you teach, the way you structure your classes, the way you talk and especially the way you treat your students. We all have the greatest respect for you and also the biggest love. You are so pure with what you project out to this world.
-Lina, Yoga Teacher Trainee