ARDG

Qual é o propósito da vida? Elevar todos, grandes ou pequenos. 

Yogi Bhajan

Serving the community since 2013

Contributing for mankind elevation through Kundalini Yoga and Karam Kriya Teachings

Created in March 2013, the Association Ram Dass Guru (ARDG) is a non-profit institution that has been established with the objective of promoting the teachings and practice of Kundalini Yoga (KY) in Portugal and to take it, through free classes, to disadvantaged groups who would not otherwise be able to access this practice. Also from the beginning, ARDG has offered scholarships for the training of Kundalini Yoga teachers, both nationally and internationally, including students from African countries. In 2015 ARDG took a huge step forward in taking responsibility for managing the Eco-Ashram in Quinta do Rajo. In this context, ARDG welcomes volunteers (sevadars) from different countries and demonstrates the viability of a yogic, sustainable and community lifestyle. ARDG provides hospitality to all who seek in this Ashram a space of welcome, renewal and discipline.


MEET ARDG DIRECTORS

A team of committed members

Shiv Charan Singh 

President

Shiv Charan Singh is an unassuming and authentic spiritual teacher, Scottish by birth, is the founding director of the International Karam Kriya School (1996). In the year 2000, he founded, along with his wife Satya Kaur, the vibrant and cosmopolitan Kriya Centre in London. And in 2013 he relocated to Portugal where he co-founded the Associação Ram Dass Guru Ashram. Shiv Charan Singh continues to develop and evolve the Spiritual Science of Karam Kriya – a study which, through applied Number Awareness, provides a tool for understanding the harmony and inter-relatedness of all things. Through the living word of the teachings he invites us to fully realize our spiritual potential as human beings without the renouncement of worldly things.  

Ram Prakash Kaur

Vice President

Ram Prakash Kaur is a School Teacher and Kundalini Yoga Teacher from Australia who is currently  studying Karam Kriya Consultancy Training with Shiv Charan Singh at Ram dass Guru Ashram where she lives and works as a sevadar.

Devta Singh

Secretary

Devta Singh is a Kundalini Yoga Teacher and a student of Karam Kriya. In the name of Associação Ram Dass Guru he teaches regular yoga classes in social projects.

His contributions and responsibilities as a secretary to ARDG include, amongst other things, the further development of sustainable internal guidelines and processes. He is German and has studied engineering sciences. “I am very grateful for the possibility to serve and be part of this wonderful project and the community associated it.

Blessings to all. Sat Nam.”

BOARD MEMBERS

2018 – 2021

Hari Rai Singh 
General Assembly President

Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Teacher certified by the Kundalini Research Institute (Level I and II).

Collaborates in projects of solidarity, teaching Kundalini Yoga to groups in recovery of addictions on behalf of the Ram Dass Guru Association. He is also a music producer of yoga events and workshops, promoting concerts of Snatam Kaur, Mirabai Ceiba, Ajeet Kaur and Jai-Jagdeesh in the last years.

Susana Nogueira 
General Assembly 1st Secretary

Woman, name Susana, daughter, sister, friend, mate. I am many things in this life and none defines me completely. Holistic therapist in many ways that make me whole, more I. The sharing of knowledge is my mission. Through conversations, classes, therapies, natural cooking, red tent and much, much more, I try to always give something of myself to those who are looking for me.

Dharambir Kaur 
General Assembly 2nd Secretary

Dharambir Ruth Elisabeth Kaur Maier was born in Austria in 1987. She is a physiotherapist and uses various techniques as a way to promote healing with a special focus on microkinesis therapy. In 2014 he completed the training of kundalini Yoga teachers level 1, and in 2016 began the study of karam kriya. In 2018 he moved to Portugal to serve the Ashram Ram Dass Guru.

Karan Deva Singh 
Fiscal Council President

I am born in the country-side in France 44 years ago. When I was young always loved to play with numbers and mathematics. In may 2014, the Guru took me in the train from Marseille to Lyon, and put a Kundalini Yogini and Karam Kriya on the seat in front of me. I never met her before, as the other 500 peoples in that train. She was practicing KY at a distance of 275m of my door and I haven’t ever seen this Yoga center. So I decided to listen this “Call” and discovered KY 3 days later. Wahe Guru! Such a big change in my life. I started to practice regularly and 3 months later I started the teacher training Level 1. Shiv Charan Singh and Satya Kaur are GREAT teachers and it’s a pleasure to follow their teachings and living in the community they created with this ashram. It’s a pleasure to be part of the association to serve the teachings and to serve the Guru !

Mahanatma Kaur 
Fiscal Council 1st Secretary

Mahan Atma is a certified level 2 kundalini yoga instructor who teaches in English and French in Cascais and Lisbon.  After working as an art specialist and project manager in modern and contemporary art for more than 17 years in Paris and Abu Dhabi, she decided to take a sabbatical in Asia in 2010 in search of stress management techniques. She soon discovered Kundalini yoga and turned that sabbatical into a new life orientation, dedicating  the past 8 years to the study and practice of Kundalini yoga. In 2015, she relocated to Cascais with her husband and 14 year old daughter to further pursue her studies under the spiritual guidance of Shiv Charan Singh.

Paramatma Kaur 
Fiscal Council 2nd secretary

Paramatma Kaur was born in Argentina. In her early youth, she travels to Europe and finds Kundalini Yoga in Barcelona, where she did her Teacher Training. She starts to teach there and, a few years later, she meets Shiv Charan Singh. The encounter with a real teacher impacts her deeply. After a few years studying Karam Kriya and following Shiv Charan’s workshops in different countries, she decides to move to Portugal and live close to her teacher and be part of the wonderful sangat around the Ashram. Currently, she works for Quinta do Rajo School, teaches Kundalini Yoga in the area and do seva at the Ashram. Paramatma Kaur is very happy and proud to be part of the Court of Karam Kriya.