Our Teachers

All Kundalini Yoga teachers at The Metta Space have been trained and certified through the Kundalini Research Institute (KRI®) and strive to safeguard the purity, integrity, and accuracy of Yogi Bhajan’s teachings by actively researching and continuing to experience further education in Kundalini Yoga through classes, workshops and specialty trainings. 

CHAND DYAL SINGH

Holistic Health Practitioner
CAMTC Certified Massage Therapist #13960
KRI® Certified Instructor of Kundalini Yoga

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 in San Diego. 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 Behaviors as taught by Yogi Bhajan and is honored to be able to share this technology so others can rise above and heal their addictions.

His favorite Yogi Bhajan quote is: 

“The art of being smart is to be small, which can contain it all. The art of success is to answer the call of duty with grace and compassion. The art of happiness is to serve all, and all shall serve you.”

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 as well as organic food medicine into his work as a healer and teacher. 

Chand Dyal is now exploring Tibetan Buddhism to expand his spiritual journey and is patiently waiting for the right time to “take refuge” and receive a Tibetan name.

DHYAN KAUR SALING

KRI® Certified Instructor of Kundalini Yoga

Born and raised in Mexico City, Dhyan Kaur began her training of Kundalini Yoga & Meditation at the Guru Ram Das Ashram in 2001, where she gained a daily experience of conscious living and spiritual commitment and she has been teaching ever since. She graduated from the UC San Diego in 2014 with a B.S. in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience ...
Dhyan Kaur is now a certified Radiant Child Yoga instructor, and has been teaching children and adolescents since 2000 in addition to teaching adults. She has a passion for creativity and transformation you sure don’t want to miss in her classes!

DIANA OTÁLVARO

KRI® Certified Instructor of Kundalini Yoga

Diana Otálvaro (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 Yogi Bhajan quote 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.

HANNAH LEI PRUNTY

Certified Yoga Teacher
Certified Children’s Yoga Teacher
Level II Reiki Practitioner
Hannah Lei has worked as an intuitive healer and teacher since 2009. She began playing the crystal bowls in 2012, teaming up with Amanda Domnitz of The School of Sound and Harmony. She uses the healing vibrations of crystal bowls to assist deep relaxation during sound healing journeys. Hannah Lei is also a credentialed multi-subject elementary school teacher and currently works as a reading support teacher, children’s yoga teacher, and sound healer.

LISA MEEHAN

Zumba® Instructor 

Lisa Meehan is from New York City and is passionate about music and dance fitness. Through the years, Lisa has been exposed to numerous forms of classical, contemporary, and worldly dance styles. Teaching Zumba® gives Lisa a sense of fulfillment. She really enjoys witnessing her students elevate to the next level. She combines popular songs and dance remixes together with a twist of worldly dance forms to create a fun fusion of upbeat music and dance in her Zumba® classes.

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.

Her favorite Yogi Bhajan quote is:

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

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

TARA DUKE

KRI® Certified Instructor of Kundalini Yoga

Tara has been practicing yoga since 2007 and completed her Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Level 1 at Yoga West in Los Angeles. She is especially motivated and passionate to bring the technology of Kundalini Yoga & Meditation to those healing from addiction. Tara currently studies plant based nutrition at e-Cornell University and resides in San Diego with her amazing daughter and their Sphinx cat, Bellatrix.

Our Teachers

All Kundalini Yoga teachers at The Metta Space have been trained and certified through the Kundalini Research Institute (KRI®) and strive to safeguard the purity, integrity, and accuracy of Yogi Bhajan’s teachings by actively researching and continuing to experience further education in Kundalini Yoga through classes, workshops and specialty trainings.

CHAND DYAL SINGH 

Holistic Health Practitioner
CAMTC Certified Massage Therapist #13960
KRI® Certified Instructor of Kundalini Yoga

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 in San Diego. 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 Behaviors as taught by Yogi Bhajan and is honored to be able to share this technology so others can rise above and heal their addictions.

His favorite Yogi Bhajan quote is: 

“The art of being smart is to be small, which can contain it all. The art of success is to answer the call of duty with grace and compassion. The art of happiness is to serve all, and all shall serve you.”

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 as well as organic food medicine into his work as a healer and teacher. 

Chand Dyal is now exploring Tibetan Buddhism to expand his spiritual journey and is patiently waiting for the right time to “take refuge” and receive a Tibetan name.

DHYAN KAUR SALING

KRI® Certified Instructor of Kundalini Yoga

Born and raised in Mexico City, Dhyan Kaur began her training of Kundalini Yoga & Meditation at the Guru Ram Das Ashram in 2001, where she gained a daily experience of conscious living and spiritual commitment and she has been teaching ever since. She graduated from the UC San Diego in 2014 with a B.S. in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience ...
Dhyan Kaur is now a certified Radiant Child Yoga instructor, and has been teaching children and adolescents since 2000 in addition to teaching adults. She has a passion for creativity and transformation you sure don’t want to miss in her classes!

DIANA OTÁLVARO

KRI® Certified Instructor of Kundalini Yoga

Diana Otálvaro (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 Yogi Bhajan quote 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.

HANNAH LEI PRUNTY

Certified Yoga Teacher
Certified Children’s Yoga Teacher
Level II Reiki Practitioner

Hannah Lei has worked as an intuitive healer and teacher since 2009. She began playing the crystal bowls in 2012, teaming up with Amanda Domnitz of The School of Sound and Harmony. She uses the healing vibrations of crystal bowls to assist deep relaxation during sound healing journeys. Hannah Lei is also a credentialed multi-subject elementary school teacher and currently works as a reading support teacher, children’s yoga teacher, and sound healer.

LISA MEEHAN

Zumba® Instructor 

Lisa Meehan is from New York City and is passionate about music and dance fitness. Through the years, Lisa has been exposed to numerous forms of classical, contemporary, and worldly dance styles. Teaching Zumba® gives Lisa a sense of fulfillment. She really enjoys witnessing her students elevate to the next level. She combines popular songs and dance remixes together with a twist of worldly dance forms to create a fun fusion of upbeat music and dance in her Zumba® classes.

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.

Her favorite Yogi Bhajan quote is:

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

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

TARA DUKE

KRI® Certified Instructor of Kundalini Yoga

Tara has been practicing yoga since 2007 and completed her Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Level 1 at Yoga West in Los Angeles. She is especially motivated and passionate to bring the technology of Kundalini Yoga & Meditation to those healing from addiction. Tara currently studies plant based nutrition at e-Cornell University and resides in San Diego with her amazing daughter and their Sphinx cat, Bellatrix.

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