teacher bio's ~

Keval Kaur Khalsa began studying Kundalini Yoga with Har Darshan Kaur Khalsa in 1999. Awed by the transformative power of this technology, she took a Teacher Training course with Har Darshan and then the Master's Touch Certification Course in New Mexico in the fall of 2002. Keval Kaur is now a Kundalini Research Institute Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher and has been teaching Kundalini Yoga & Meditation for the past seven years in the Triangle area. At Duke University, she developed and currently teaches a course entitled Kundalini Yoga and Sikh Dharma. Coming to the study and practice of Yoga from a 25-year dance background, Keval Kaur is an Associate Professor in the Dance Program at Duke, Director of the Duke Dance Program, and Co-Artistic Director of the dance company 2 Near The Edge. Accessing the spiritual through the physical is what first drew her to Kundalini Yoga, and she continues to experience tremendous benefits from her daily practice. Keval Kaur is the mother of a 19-year-old son, resides in Durham, and serves on the Board of NC WARN (the North Carolina Waste Awareness and Reduction Network).

Deborah Morse. Deborah is a registered yoga teacher - 650+ hour certification with the Yoga Alliance. Deborah has practiced various styles of yoga for the past 12 years and taught for 9 years. Teacher training has included certification with Esther Myers of Toronto - student of Vanda Scaravelli- in 2001, and further teacher training with Aadhil Palkhivala (Purna), Chuck Miller and Maty Ezraty (Ashtanga), Shiva Rae (vinyasa flow yoga), Paul Grilley (anatomy), Janice Clarfield for Prenatal Yoga Teacher Certification, Gary Keller (therapeutic), Bo Forbes (yoga for anxiety and depression), Patricia Walden (Iyengar), Gary Kraftsow (therapeutic), and Beryl Bender Birch (power yoga) . She also has continued training in workshops with Donna Farhi, Doug Swenson and David Swenson (Ashtanga), and Michael David Gach (acupressure-yoga), Erich Schiffman (Moving Into Stillness), Saul David Rae(Thai yoga therapy), Sarah Powers (Yin Yoga) as well as many teachers in the Triangle area. Deborah also is a Family Nurse Practitioner and member of International Association of Yoga Therapists. You may find her published article on the topic of Yoga for Asthma in the IAYT journal November 2007. She practices meditation most often running the trails of Southwest Durham, knitting and contemplating life and its many lessons. Her website is www.samadhitrailyoga.com. It is her experience and passionate belief that yoga brings out your best self, and keeps you centered there.

Donna Norfolk was drawn to yoga in the early 80’s as a way to strengthen and tone her body. She soon discovered that a regular practice of yoga not only worked wonders for her body but also soothed her mind and opened her more fully to the underlying joy and spirit in life.  

“Yoga just makes me feel good, and I don’t mean just physically. There is something about the intention in the practice of yoga that brings you to a deeper, more pleasant place in your self."

Donna opened The Yoga Practice Center, in January of 2004 with the intention of creating a place for herself and others to continue to learn, practice, and study the art and science of yoga. Namaste.