Hello! I’m Stéphanie, my spiritual name is Daspriya Kaur. I was born in France, my parents in Madagascar, my grand-parents in Mauritius while my great-grand parents were from the South of China !
I grew up with different cultures and had the chance to travel since a very young age. It is while travelling that I got to see the most beautiful side of the humankind, I’ll never forget the smiles and the hands given out to me when I needed them.
I oriented my studies and career towards International Organizations and NGOs, this led me to an internship with the United Nations in Ecuador where I first met yoga in 2009. I was amazed by this powerful practice that could contain my emotional ups and downs and could give me this inner peace. I left Ecuador with this valuable tool and went on with my travels and career, practicing Hatha and Vinyassa yoga wherever I went.
In 2013 while I was working in the Netherlands I heard the world Kundalini yoga for the first time, pronounced by a fellow rock climber (rock climbing was my passion even before yoga!) whom I admired for his fearlessness. Soon after I left the Netherlands to live in Mallorca because I was missing mountains to climb! I tried many yoga classes before I stumbled on a blackboard mentioning Kundalini Yoga classes.
I tried it and connected immediately with the teacher. After 3 or 4 classes I reached a state of inner peace and bliss I’ve never experienced before during a meditation. I knew then there was something special about kundalini yoga and that it was my path.
I did my Teacher training in 2016 because I wanted to know more about this powerful technology. Friends asked me to give them regular classes and I’ve been gratefully teaching to everybody since then.
SATNAMA came to me during a meditation. I’ve been through dark times during my youth and every day I can see people struggling to find inner peace, happiness, self-realization, fighting with their own darkness. I understood that my path in this life is to Light Up your inner light so that you too can discover that you already have everything inside you, happiness, vitality, love, power, peace, serenity, you just have to learn how to reach it, and this is the magic of Kundalini Yoga!
I intend to do so through my classes, but also with the gemstones Malas and other jewellery I knot. I’ve always felt a strong connection with stones since I was a child so knotting Malas was a natural way of combining both my passions to reach other souls. I knot every Japa Mala by hand, infusing a mantra and lots of Love and Light! The feedback I received from my students and the persons who got my malas encouraged me to go out there and spread my malas, love and light to the whole world!
SATNAMA comes from:
*Sat Nam which is the way we greet each other in Kundalini Yoga. Sat means Truth and Nam Identity, by greeting each other this way we remind ourselves we are not just our egos and mind, but we are also a pure soul.
*SAT are also the initials of my name Stéphanie Ah Tchou
*MA stands for Mallorca, Madagascar and Mauritius. It also means the Moon to which I particularly relate and the capacity to regenerate.
The centre of the logo can represent a flame, light a lit-up candle, a drop of water or two hands joined together. Combined with the infinity symbol below it can represent a person sitting in easy-pose (cross-legged position). The circle represents the moon, the universe and the unity.
You will find the “drop” on all my handmade jewellery.
I really hope I’ll be able to Light you Up one way or another, don’t hesitate to contact me, in English, Spanish or French!
From SATNAMA with Light,
Stéphanie – Daspriya Kaur
Kundalini Yoga Teacher Level I Certified by KRI (Kundalini Research Institute) , IKYTA (Internacional Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association), Miembro fundador de Yoga Alliance / AEKY (Asociación Española de Kundalini Yoga). Training done with Gurudass Kaur lead trainer and direct student of Yogi Bhajan, Sat Nishan Kaur, Siri Vedya Kaur, Karta Singh with Shunia Yoga in 2016.
Kundalini Yoga Teacher Level II Module “Stress and Vitality”, 2017 with Jiwan Mukta Singh and Sara Avtar Kaur.
Kundalini Yoga Teacher Level II Module “Mind and Meditation”, 2018 with Sara Avtar Kaur and Jiwan Mukta Singh.