Kundalini Conference 2013: Speakers
SHIV CHARAN SINGH
Shiv Charan Singh is the founding director of the International Karam Kriya School, providing trainings in Kundalini Yoga and Karam Kriya Numerology worldwide. He is deeply committed to guiding students to develop their full potential as human beings. Shiv Charan is an authentic spiritual teacher, a skilled counsellor and author of several books. His warmth and compassion have generated a community spirit at the school which reaches out to many, regardless of age and background.
Steve Taylor is a lecturer in psychology at Leeds Metropolitan University and the author of several books on psychology and spirituality, including Out of the Darkness and his latest book, Back to Sanity: Healing the Madness of our Minds. Eckhart Tolle has described Steve’s work as ‘an important contribution to the shift in consciousness which is happening on our planet.’ Steve’s website is www.stevenmtaylor.co.uk
CATHERINE G LUCAS
Catherine G Lucas is the author of In Case of Spiritual Emergency: Moving Successfully Through Your Awakening (Findhorn Press). She is the Founder of the UK Spiritual Crisis Network, which gained charitable status in 2009. Catherine is also an accredited Mindfulness Trainer. Clients have included the NHS and the MoD, working with soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. She has featured on BBC Radio 4, CBS Radio Washington and New Connexion TV, amongst others. www.catherine-g-lucas.com
Frances Goodall is 29, and works as an integrative alternative health practitioner. When she was 18 she discovered meditation and Buddhism in Nepal. At 19 while at University she came down with ME/CFS symptoms, and at 21 had her first kundalini experience during a meditation, where she experienced energy travelling up her spine and where her heart and mind elevated to an expanded state of awareness. She then had 2 years of intense highs and lows physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, until her health on all levels stabilised. Find out more information at www.livingfromheaert.co.uk and www.theintegraltherapist.co.uk
Isabel Clarke, a consultant clinical psychologist in the NHS, has published and presented extensively on the psychology of spirituality. Her publications, Psychosis and Spirituality; Consolidating the new Paradigm (Wiley 2010) and Madness, Mystery and the Survival of God (2008, O-Books) explore the themes of spirituality, mental health and being human. Website: www.isabelclarke.org
Sarah Culliford has been a nurse for the past 35 years working in physical, psychological and psychiatric health. She specialises in spirituality, working as a Spiritual Advocate in the NHS, and she is also an Edward Bach Healer (Bach flower remedies). Twelve years ago she experienced a dramatic Kundalini awakening. She is married to Larry, a psychiatrist and writer.
Kwali Kumara [Hari Bhajan Kaur] teaches Kundalini Yoga and Gong Meditation as taught by Yogi Bhajan to students at all levels. She graduated with ‘Karam Kriya’ School under the guidance of Shiv Charan Singh in 2007. Here she achieved special permission to pioneer ‘Kumara Serpent Healing’ a unique experience for students to face their fears and meet live snakes in the yogic environment in a calm and sacred way. Kwali runs a small Rescue Sanctuary for her twenty serpents and has been their devoted guardian and healer for over a decade. Website: http://www.kwalikundalini.net
J J SEMPLE
JJ Semple is the author of two books on Kundalini and its role in human evolution. Deciphering the Golden Flower One Secret at a Time is a memoir of his Kundalini awakening. The Backward-Flowing Method: The Secret of Life and Death his second book looks at his method for activating Kundalini in a safe, permanent, and repeatable fashion.
JJ Semple studied English Literature at the University of Pennsylvania and George Washington University, and has a master’s degree in marketing from Hauts Etudes de Commerce in Paris. His personal education involves yogic practices inspired by practitioners, such as Milarepa and Lao Tse, and the scientific exploration of consciousness that includes a collaboration with Gopi Krishna.
He is the founder of Life Force Books, a publishing company featuring books on the biological aspects and neuroplasticity implications of Kundalini as well as helpful guidelines for living with Kundalini. Website: http://www.lifeforcebooks.com/