Rachel Zelaya (Surinderjot Kaur) has been practicing yoga since she was 12, but her life changed dramatically when she began practicing Kundalini Yoga at age 36. She has since dedicated herself to making the practice more accessible to more people. She became a certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher in 2011 and immediately went to West Africa to teach civil war refugees Kundalini Yoga in Liberia. Upon her return, she devoted herself to the task of opening up a community-based Kundalini Yoga Center in Boulder (The Adi Shakti Center). Her mission is to help others to heal and empower themselves to walk towards their destiny, using the tools of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. Rachel has a Master’s degree in Classics, and especially enjoys teaching women, people struggling with addiction, couples/relationship work, and working with individuals and small groups. She is also a Registered Psychotherapist and has certifications in the Yoga of 12 Step Recovery (combining yoga and 12 Step meetings), and SuperHealth (Kundalini Yoga for addictions, trauma and stress), as well as specialty Level 2 trainings in Authentic Relationships, Conscious Communication, Mind and Meditation, and Lifecycles and LifeStyles. She offers retreats, public classes, private sessions, group therapy for women, and class series for women in her home studio in Longmont, CO and over Zoom. She has publishing a Workbook combining the 12 Steps of recovery programs with Kundalini Yoga kriyas and meditations, a program called Embodying the 12 Steps: Kundalini Yoga for Recovery (KY12). She offers year long groups leading women through the 12 Steps, as well as trainings to teach yoga teachers how to facilitate others through the KY12 program.