About Abhaya Holistic Center
Abaya Holistic Center opened its doors in March 2016 in Coral Gables. We provide a holistic approach to wellness, offering a wide range of services including yoga and meditation classes, alternative therapeutic practices such Ayurvedic massage, flower therapy, San Nam Rasayan, as well as regular workshops and events. We focus on the technology brought forth by Kundalini yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan to chemically release, strengthen, and activate the energy within our bodies to generate conscious wellness for ourselves and others.
Abhaya Holistic Center is a gathering place for individuals seeking to live a healthier, happier and more conscious life.
We want to help you achieve a more conscious, healthy, happy and balanced life.
About Kundalini Yoga
“Yoga means a discipline of mind and body. There is nothing mysterious about it. Yoga does not explain the meaning of life… It’s aim is to develop a quality of mind which can perceive reality and acquire self knowledge.” – Yogi Bhajan
Kundalini yoga, also known as the yoga of awareness, combines postures (asanas), breath (pranayama), and the chanting of mantras to awaken energy within our bodies. Through practice, we learn to harness this energy and create a heightened state of awareness which enables us to actualize our creative spiritual potential, and generate wellbeing and compassion for ourselves and others.
We all need to consciously develop a clear communication within ourselves and the environment in which we live, establish healthy and stress free relationships in order to achieve complete self-acceptance and self-respect. Understanding ourselves and our environment from a higher perspective as human beings is one of the outcomes of this practice.
Jap Hair Kaur
Jap Hari Kaur, teacher of Yoga Kundalini, was born in 1957 in Mexico City.
Ever since she was very young, Jap Hari was captivated by profound subjects concerning the soul, origin and history of humanity. This interest drove her to study anthropology and human wellbeing. She became a certified dietitian and completed a BS in Nutrition 1978.
Later on, Jap Hari worked in rural communities in Mexico, with the Department of Investigation and Statistics of the Instituto de Antropología e Historia de México (Institute of Anthropology and History of Mexico). She also worked as a nutritionist with hospitalized patients for IMSS, which is the Mexican Institute of Health,.
Consequentially, Jap Hari Kaur studied at Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia (ENAH), which is the National School of Anthropology and History located in Mexico City.
Driven to help and understand her patients beyond her previous education, Jap Hari Kaur decided to study Human Development at the ITAM in Mexico City. She also completed various certificate programs on Gestalt, Transpersonal, y Cognitive psychotherapy.
However, as her desire to help her patients and respond more effectively to their needs grew, her search for more tools that would help her achieve her mission continued and she eventually found Kundalini Yoga.
Almost eighteen years ago, her life began to change when she started practicing Kundalini Yoga, and following her passion for human well-being and helping others, it brought her to consolidate her mission in life and vocation to help and serve others.
Throughout the years, Jap Hari Kaur has completed various studies in Kundalini Yoga. She completed and is certified to teach Levels I and II of Kundalini Yoga. She also completed a specialty in the Science of Humanology. Also, within this practice, she studied Sat Nam Rasayan, which is the healing technique used by Kundalini yogis. Jap Hari is also a Gong Sound therapist, certified by IES (Institución Española de Sonoterapia), the Spanish Institution of Sonotherapy.
Today, Jap Hari Kaur is the director of Abhaya Holistic Center, located in Miami, Florida. The center offers classes of Kundalini Yoga and healing therapy. Additionally, Jap Hari also conducts the radio show “Voces y Sonidos del Universo” (Voices and Sounds of the Universe), which is also transmitted on the Internet and Facebook and is watched by different people in various places around the world.
In 1999 Rafael began formally exploring alternative health and wellness modalities. For the last 15 years Rafael has received formal training from various renowned teachers in Kundalini Yoga, Philosophy, energetic healing and other health and wellness modalities. Rafael is a certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor having received training at the home of Yogi Bhajan in Anandpur Sahib, India. He is also a Reiki practitioner attuned and trained by Master Reiki Trainer Sangeet Kaur of The Healing Source in Phoenix, AZ. Rafael has as received additional training in Japanese Meridian Therapy and Dr. Tan Balance Method. In order to better help his clients, Rafael studies and practices The BodyTalk System and is a Certified Bodytalk Practitioner.
Before entering the healing profession Rafael worked as a business professional and entrepreneur in the US and Europe. Rafael holds a bachelors in Finance and a Masters in Business Administration from Florida International University. His previous work allowed him to experience travel and interactions with people from all walks of life. He worked with organizations ranging Fortune 1000 to smaller family owned and operated companies. The experienced gained throughout his business life gives Rafael the ability to understand the stresses and issues that arise in everyday life and the ability to better help clients during their treatments.
MaLidia Alvarez, whose spiritual name is Agiapreet Kaur, was born in Mexico City in 1972. She is happily married and a mother of three children. Professionally, MaLidia has a degree in accounting and worked for several years in the administrative field. During that time, MaLidia became interested in yoga and tried various techniques. However, 10 years ago, she discovered Kundalini yoga, a practice for which she’s thankful to have found. Kundalini yoga, together with the teachings of Yogi Bhajan, and the teachers she’s had, have influenced her path and the experiences she’s had within the practice. They have made her the person, the woman, and the Kundalini yoga teacher that she is today.
Four years ago, in Mexico City and under the recognition of Ikyta, MaLidia Álvarez completed the Kundalini yoga level 1 diploma, with the specialties in Kundalini Yoga for children and laughter yoga.
Kundalini has been for her, the seed of the beginning of the best stage of her life; and she recognizes the invaluable knowledge of what this science represents for the continuous growth of her being. Agiapreet Kaur recommends practicing Kundalini Yoga to everyone that wishes to improve his/her quality of life and seeks both to find and forge their path towards happiness and unity of being.
Ricardo Simos, Hatha Yoga instructor, loves his profession. The spiritual bases that he has learned in the practice have given him strength and focus to fight in life and get out of his country, Venezuela, in search of another horizon. Ricardo has great experience as an instructor of Hatha Yoga and offers these two classes with a lot of love and harmony as a sign of his capacity and service to the community.