About The Metta Space

Founded by Chand Dyal Singh Khalsa in 2011, The Metta Space is currently located on Adams Avenue in Normal Heights, a community in America’s finest city of San Diego.

CHAND DYAL SINGH KHALSA, HHP & CMT #13960

Holistic Health Practitioner
CAMTC Certified Massage Therapist
KRI Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher.
Born Victor Hoat Nguyen on 26 October 1982 in Los Angeles, California, he was the son of Vietnamese parents who came to the United States as a result of the Vietnam war. As a boy he attended private Catholic school and loved singing in the choir and serving as an altar boy. This was his earliest connection to God and religion. “As a boy, I was very shy and kept to myself but always felt confident and comfortable in one to one situations with others ...

I learned what it meant to hold space and simply listen with an open heart. My personal connection with my friends and family were meaningful and had depth.” 

He was always drawn to go deeper in spirit in his relationships as a boy and continued to develop this ability during his teenage years by diving deeper into his own personal identity. One of the major transformations he experienced during this time was being more in touch with his identity as a gay individual. 

“Dealing with typical social pressures as a teenager was already a lot to handle but to come out of the closet and establish clarity on my sexual orientation was a triumph. It was liberating to be fully connected with my truth.” 

In his early 20s, he got introduced to holistic massage therapy as a means to overcome chronic pain and that led him to a more conscious path as a healer and teacher. 

“Physically I was feeling excellent in my body again and emotionally and mentally I was awakening. I discovered a new spiritual awareness that I haven’t felt before and I was very curious to explore more.” 

He enrolled at the International Professional School of Bodywork (IPSB) and studied holistic health and massage therapy. IPSB taught him the holistic approach to health and the importance of being psychologically sensitive when working on someone’s body. 

“Growing up I did not receive much loving touch and tended to feel disconnected and closed off from others and myself. At IPSB, I received so much healthy touch on a regular basis as part of the training that it helped me heal, process and transform on a very deep level. I learned firsthand the power of human touch.” 

He earned a Holistic Health Practitioner certificate and has been practicing as a licensed massage therapist in California since 2007. He specializes in Thai Massage & Acupressure for Orthopedic Disorders, Sports Massage and Relaxation Massage. He enjoys working with athletes, yogis, healers and teachers to help them holistically achieve a balanced life of health, wellness and spirituality. In 2014, he got introduced to Kundalini Yoga & Meditation and it sparked something deep within his soul. He practiced different types of yoga before but this was different. To quench his thirst for more experience in Kundalini Yoga, he took a Kundalini Yoga teacher training course in 2015 and is now a Kundalini Research Institute (KRI) Certified Instructor of Kundalini Yoga. His connection and style as a Kundalini teacher embodies love, compassion and kindness combined with the energy, wisdom and truth of the moon. He loves the power of mantras and the ability it has to project a certain consciousness. In 2016, he was given the spiritual name of Chand Dyal Singh Khalsa and committed to a Sikh lifestyle, a student for life who sees God in all and serves all.  In 2018, he completed the SuperHealth professional specialty training  on the Yogic Science to Break Habits & Addictive Behavior as taught by Yogi Bhajan.   

His life path directs him to be a spiritual teacher empowering others to connect with their life’s destiny in order to live a healthy, happy and spiritually connected life. He incorporates holistic massage therapy, energy work, heart centered communication, Kundalini yoga and meditation and organic food medicine into his work as a healer and teacher. Chand Dyal is now exploring Tibetan Buddhism to expand his consciousness and is patiently waiting for the right time to “take refuge” and receive a Tibetan name.

Since 2011

From the very beginning, METTA’s goal has been to help clients learn to cultivate a relationship with themselves based on unconditional love. When you accept and love yourself completely no matter what, that is metta.

Why Choose The Metta Space

Holistic Approach

Holistic is an integrated approach to health that treats the “whole” person, not simply symptoms. Mind and body are integrated and inseparable.

Safe & Comfortable Space

Comfort and a place for self-expression is vital for our well-being. We provide a space to nurture, explore and awaken metta within you.

Community Connection

A connection to community empowers us all to build stronger bonds and improve our lives. Building strong bridges to our community is essential to growth.

Our Story

Our Guests Love The Metta Space

I feel like the energy is moving more freely through my body and I have more range of motion in my leg without as much pain. His East/West Sports Massage was unlike anything I’d experienced before. The stretching was amazing. Thank you!!

Maria Brown

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Our Therapists

Our team at The Metta Space truly believes all physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of your life are interconnected and can be enhanced through a holistic approach to healing.

 

Megan Schenfeld

KRI Certified Instructor of Kundalini Yoga

Megan is a student of life and huge fan of laughter. She is an explorer of all things subconscious and excels in the world of the unknown. Starting in the beautiful city of Denver, Colorado, Megan cultivated her passion for music, food, and art. In 2014, Megan moved to sunny San Diego and embarked on a journey of self-healing and discovery. In San Diego, she learned the art of hypnosis, Reiki, and subconscious mind-mapping. Fascinated by the brain, our natural ability to heal ourselves, and the magic of being human, Megan has found Kundalini Yoga and Sat Nam Rasayan as perfect compliments to her path.

Now a student, practitioner, and teacher of Kundalini Yoga, Megan has learned the beauty of a daily practice and is eager to share these teachings with the world around her. Her focus as a teacher and healer for the next year is

to create a space where everyone can experience their inner wisdom, power, and magic. Megan has chosen to teach at The Metta Space because she loves the energy here and feels that it is the perfect place for her to start her teaching journey.  

When not teaching yoga, you can find Megan enjoying the beach, or walking around the neighborhood with her sweet dog, Apollo.  

Her favorite Yogi Bhajan quote is:

“If you can’t see god in all you can’t see god at all.”

Mark

KRI Certified Instructor of Kundalini Yoga

Megan is a student of life and huge fan of laughter. She is an explorer of all things subconscious and excels in the world of the unknown. Starting in the beautiful city of Denver, Colorado, Megan cultivated her passion for music, food, and art. In 2014, Megan moved to sunny San Diego and embarked on a journey of self-healing and discovery. In San Diego, she learned the art of hypnosis, Reiki, and subconscious mind-mapping. Fascinated by the brain, our natural ability to heal ourselves, and the magic of being human, Megan has found Kundalini Yoga and Sat Nam Rasayan as perfect compliments to her path.

Now a student, practitioner, and teacher of Kundalini Yoga, Megan has learned the beauty of a daily practice and is eager to share these teachings with the world around her. Her focus as a teacher and healer for the next year is

to create a space where everyone can experience their inner wisdom, power, and magic. Megan has chosen to teach at The Metta Space because she loves the energy here and feels that it is the perfect place for her to start her teaching journey.  

When not teaching yoga, you can find Megan enjoying the beach, or walking around the neighborhood with her sweet dog, Apollo.  

Her favorite Yogi Bhajan quote is:

“If you can’t see god in all you can’t see god at all.”

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Diana

Diana Otalvaro (Bhagti Kaur) discovered Kundalini Yoga in 2011 through a friend in her home country of Colombia, and immediately felt the change it made in her life. She moved to San Diego in 2014, and graduated from Level 1 Teacher Training in 2016. She is fascinated by the vast study of healing, and also earned a Level 2 Reiki certification. Her passion is sharing insights that have helped her in different aspects of life. Her favorite teaching from Yogi Bhajan is “Happiness is your birthright.” Outside the studio, Diana finds solace in nature and trees, and formerly worked as a Forestry Engineer in both public and private institutions.