My name is Denisse Tatemura Jasso and my spiritual name which carries my destiny is Siri Jot Kaur, «Princess/Lioness of God who is the great light of her soul.» I am originally from Mexico and I am currently working with Saraswati Kaur Khalsa as her Marketing Assistant. I am responsible for the blog, the newsletter and reporting what is happening at the school for all of you. I am very lucky to be close to your children and to capture every moment of their daily lives with my camera. I feel very inspired by them and it is a pleasure for me to share all of their regular and special activities.
I traveled to Amritsar just a week ago and since I got here at MPA I felt like I was at home. Right in the place where my heart guided me to be! This is a great opportunity for me to serve and to go deeper into my spiritual path, which has already given me so many blessings and healing.
Kundalini Yoga came into my life through the power of its mantras, and since the first time I experienced it, it has been bringing me closer to my soul and my authentic self. It was during 2007 that I went to a beautiful festival in the countryside of Mexico which takes place in Iztac.
This Yoga Art Festival was organized by Mirabai Ceiba, their family members and a really beautiful community, which later became pretty much like my family as well. I remember the first time I listened to their version of the Aquarian Sadhana, something turned on inside of me, a peaceful and warm feeling of finding myself back at home.
Mata Mandir Singh was there as a special guest to guide a workshop on Naad Yoga and somehow I ended up joining the recording of a mantra, Hum Dum Har Har, which he was leading. He asked some of us to accompany him with the repetitions. It was such a beautiful experience and I just knew I wanted to keep on chanting those sacred mantras.
I was already teaching yoga based on different styles, back then I had done my training in Anusara and Iyengar Yoga, but for some reason Kundalini felt like it was something more profound and meaningful, at least in my experience. My heart resonated with it in a way that I still experience today.
Ever since, I have been looking to gain more knowledge about this sacred science and its teachings, to experience them and to share them. After a few years of taken classes all over Mexico, I got more involved with the community, participated in different special celebrations and decided to go to White Tantric Yoga. Next step for me was going to Summer Solstice Sadhana Celebration.
I was there for the first time ever and I met the fabulous Krishna Kaur, that was the moment when I knew I wanted to do my Teacher´s Training with her in the program she runs in Mexico City with Yoga para Jovenes. It was a beautiful process. I went through major changes in my life, like my beloved grandma passing away on the very day when I had my final practicum of the year. I will never forget that. I was heartbroken because of it, nevertheless I found the strength inside of me to guide my practice which gave me even more awareness on how sacred this is. After that, I traveled to be with my family at the funeral. I started to teach Kundalini Yoga and I feel like Tita, how we used to called her, gave me her blessing before she was gone to do it so!
Every Summer I would keep on going to Guru Ram Das Puri, for Solstice, Women’s Camp and during this year I even stayed for Camp Miri Piri, one thing led to the other, and here I am now!
I have also studied Photography at the ICP (International Center of Photography) in New York City and I used to work as a photographer for different independent magazines like Yoga Yoguismo, and alternative advertising agencies before going deeper into my spiritual path. That is why I am so grateful and real happy to have this job now, because it melds my life’s passions and helps me to consolidate every facet of my life’s journey until now.
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