Seetal Tej Kaur
Seetal Tej found Kundalini Yoga by accident one day when her life was in shambles and ending it felt like the best solution. The class opened her heart and filled her with a sense of connection and belonging like she found her home, finally. During several years of working to rebuild her life, diving deep into self-work through Health and Life coaching, which helped her identify her patterns, she was able to fully understand what she was really “hungry” for and where she wasn’t fully nourishing herself. She learned to identify what she needed and to either ask for it or provide it for herself. One item she was able to provide herself with was time. Time to go to Kundalini Yoga. Kundalini Yoga gave her a boost to keep going; it gave her a community even when she didn’t think she needed it. It helped her to shift her negative beliefs and gave her new tools to bring herself into balance. It helped to strengthen the parts of her that were worn out on the inside (nervous system, glandular system, and heart) so that she had the courage to strengthen her outside (physical body and external environment). Life began to brighten again.
Seetal Tej, which means peaceful warrior, believes that anyone can accomplish any goal no matter how big the obstacle. The first principle in Warriorship is not being afraid of who you are: Trung pa- Sacred Path of the Warrior.
So give yourself, and that fear or obstacle, a big hug. --Seetal Tej
Seetal Tej is a Mastery Certified Transformational Health & Life Coach as well as a Certified Personal Trainer. She has been practicing Kundalini Yoga consistently since 2016. She received her Childplay Yoga Certification in 2018, and she became KRI Certified in 2019. She received an MS in Biology before transitioning over to health and wellness. She has spent a number of years working with nationally competitive athletes (youth and adults) in various capacities from nutrition to movement (strength & conditioning/fencing). She has worked with individuals on wellness through nutrition, mindset, and stress management. Seetal Tej was also a former High/Low Ropes Course facilitator for a kids camp facilitating games, team building activities, and climbing. She was also a teacher for Earth Force Community Projects, an after-school, eco-friendly, children’s program.
Seetal Tej’s passion lies in nurturing, supporting, and encouraging individuals on their journey of self-discovery and achievement. Her desire is to assist others in overcoming limiting obstacles so that they can live their best life. When she’s not at Urban Yoga Chicago, she enjoys hiking, camping, backpacking, canoeing, skiing, and watching bad Kung Fu movies with her dog Malahkai and her amazing husband Eric.
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