Awtar Kaur Khalsa has been living, studying, and teaching in Kundalini Yoga ashrams since 1972. She sat at the feet of Yogi Bhajan with a notebook, timer, and camera, prompting him to remark, "She has perfect notes." She is a mentoring lead trainer and has taught throughout the United States and overseas. Awtar uses generous doses of humor to inspire her students to expand. Awtar has been married over 30 years and has a daughter who is also a Kundalini Yoga teacher. She is the director of The Kundalini Yoga Center in San Francisco.