Dr. Siri Gian Singh Khalsa was born in Oakland and raised in Sacramento, CA. He holds a B.A in History from U.C. Berkeley, an M.A. from U.C.L.A. in African History, and a Ph.D. in Psychology from International College. Dr. Khalsa also studied at Menlo College, the University of Valencia (Spain), and the Sorbonne (Paris, France). He has taught Kundalini yoga, acupressure, psychology, gourmet raw food preparation and cleansing, shamanic studies, African History, Latin American History, and Western Civilization, in the United States and abroad. Siri Gian Singh has been a student of Kundalini Yoga, meditation and tantra for 40 years under the guidance of Kundalini and Tantra Yoga Master Yogi Bhajan, who gave him his spiritual name in 1974. He practiced Hatha Yoga and Transcendental Meditation for five years prior to meeting Yogi Bhajan.
Dr. Khalsa spent six years living in spiritual communities and 11 years living abroad, mostly studying with traditional healers. Siri Gian is also a certified massage therapist, acupressure practitioner, and herbalist. He completed a two year Jin Shin Acupressure apprenticeship with Iona Teeguarden, studied herbology with Ron Teeguarden and Shatoiya de la Tour; studied shamanic African healing with Togbe Agbaga in West Africa and took voice lessons for seven years with Barbara Klein. He mentored in Reichian Therapy with Dr. Philip Curcuruto, who supervised his 1981 Ph.D. thesis in psychology.
Today, Siri Gian Singh offers breathwork sessions, teaches Kundalini yoga and leads workshops and retreats on acupressure, tantra, live foods and other holistic, life affirming practices.