Board of Directors
The Board of Directors for the LYF Foundation includes:
Harijot Kaur Khalsa, - President
Harijot Kaur met Yogi Bhajan in 1975 and, at his request, began working in the Golden Temple Conscious Cookery restaurant in Los Angeles. In 1982 she became his personal financial and legal assistant. During the last thirty years, she also served as a consultant to the nonprofit organizations that Yogi Bhajan inspired. Harijot is a Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher and has compiled and illustrated seven manuals of Kundalini Yoga as Taught by Yogi Bhajan® that have been published by the Kundalini Research Institute.
Shanti Kaur Khalsa
Shanti Kaur Khalsa is a wife, mother, and security professional. She is a Director for Akal Security, a Sikh-owned private security company with nearly 10,000 employees in more than forty states. This is a non-traditional role for women, and particularly for a woman in a turban and Khalsa bana. As such, she has been successful in bringing the Khalsa values to private security throughout her twenty-year career.
Shanti Kaur is active in spreading the teachings of Sikh Dharma in the United States and abroad. Involvement with Sikh teenagers has led to mentoring young people around the world in the Sikh way, both in their personal and professional lives. She is an active kirtani, and has traveled widely giving inspirational kirtan and lecture programs. Also a published historian, she regularly contributes articles on both current events and Sikh history to Sikh publications.
Shanti Kaur currently lives in Espanola, New Mexico with her husband, Tyaga Singh, and their son Bhai Daya Singh.
Jai Singh Khalsa, Secretary-Treasurer
Jai Singh did his graduate work in architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, R.I. Today his firm, Khalsa Design, Inc., is a pillar of the Boston architectural community, working on between 50-70 projects at a time. Khalsa Design specializes in the adaptive reuse of historic structures, converting many old mills, firehouses, and churches into office and living spaces, blending the best of the old and the new.
He worked directly with Yogiji on the design for the buildings for Miri Piri Academy, the Sikh boarding school in India, and for the Anandpur sahib Training Center. Along with Siri Karta Singh, he created a master plan for Yogiji’s Ranch in Espanola. He is also deeply involved in the Temple of Steel project for Guru Ram Das Puri.
He is actively involved in Sikh advocacy and charitable efforts. He works with the 3HO United Nations non-governmental program, which promotes the teaching of Kundalini Yoga worldwide, and serves on the Khalsa Council, a governing body of the Sikh Community. He also volunteers his time to Sikh Dharma of Massachusetts. Jai Singh has three children ranging in age from 10 to 24. His wife, Siri Ram Kaur, works as an executive at an international trading company and publishes a Sikh magazine.
Deva Singh Khalsa
Deva Singh met Yogi Bhajan in 1972, and was sent by Khalsa Council to Miami, Florida in 1976 to build the Kundalini Yoga community in South Florida. To help deliver that goal, the Yoga Source was created, which now has two locations that offer many events and classes to the growing Kundalini Yoga community including Teacher Trainings. Deva Singh has impacted many lives with his Prosperity Courses, and has worked tirelessly for decades to provide the prosperity that has built the foundation that allows this spiritual community to thrive.
Deva Singh owns Nanak's Landscaping, Inc., which is one of the largest and most successful landscape companies in South Florida and is well known for its service, its reliability, and it's creative and knowledgeable design.
Deva Singh is the President and a Board Member of Sikh Dharma Education International, which oversees Miri Piri Academy (MPA) located in Amritsar, India. MPA is the only international elementary, middle, and high school in the world that offers to its students, as part of its curriculum, teacher certification in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan.
Deva Singh married Deva Kaur in 1973, and they have two adult children, and one amazing grandson.