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Our Practitioners

Anjali Kingsley

Anjali started her yoga journey in 2007 when she felt called to travel to India. She traveled to the Ayurveda Retreat in Tamil Nadu, completed her teacher training and became a certified registered yoga teacher. The call to travel to India came from years of fighting an autoimmune disease that left her distressed and physically and emotionally drained. After she enrolled in the teaching training program, she learned the history and philosophy of yoga and committed to its mental and physical exercises daily. With time, she developed a deeper understanding and appreciation for the practice, and she began to witness the powerful effects of yoga on her mind and body. After returning to Chicago, she started to teach at a few gyms and studios around the city. She became interested in working with clients with health limitations and began to teach private outpatient yoga at The Cancer Integrative Center at Rush University Medical Center. Shortly thereafter, she started an outpatient yoga program at The Cancer Center at St. Joseph Hospital and also began to teach group classes at the Diamond Headache Clinic. She developed a process to tailor personalized sessions to clients depending on their specific health conditions and build on their personal progress over time. As she continued to teach, she observed the benefits that yoga could offer to anyone regardless of physical ability. It was evident that many clients came in feeling stressed and would leave feeling calm, strengthened, focused, and present. They wholeheartedly believe in the transformative power of yoga and find tremendous joy in sharing the practice with others. She aspires to lead classes that welcome students into a space where they allow themselves to move their bodies with grace, breathe into the present moment, and connect to their inner guidance and wisdom within.

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Cat Dughi

Cat has experienced a lifelong connection to spirits, nature, and the unexplained (even before she could explain them). An energy healer since 2011 and Reiki Master Teacher since 2014, she has given healings and Reiki attunements across the US and as far away as Sydney, Australia. She is available for private sessions, Reiki trainings for Levels 1 through Master Teacher, Tarot and oracle card readings, and sound healings. Cat enjoys nothing more than geeking out over energy work, metaphysics, and spirituality. Ok, food is a close second.

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Dyal Gobinde Singh

Dyal Gobinde Singh (Sustainer of Compassionate Grace), an Evanston Native, has been teaching Kundalini Yoga for seven years in his hometown Chicagoland and passionately practicing for close to a decade. Ever since it came into his world he's been graced by the discipline of yoga and continues to find new, better ways to learn, grow, serve, share, teach, and inspire through that same power of evolutionary yogic grace. He received his 200hr kundalini instructor training in New Mexico in 2016, is currently getting his 500hr kundalini teacher training, and received a 600hr Taoist Healing Arts Massage Training in Crestone, Colorado in 2020. In 2021, he began humbly walking the path of the Red Road and is a committed student of indigenous original wisdom healing traditions. Kundalini Yoga for Mental Health is a transformative and holistic approach to mental well-being that combines ancient yogic practices with modern psychological insights. In this class, participants will engage in a series of dynamic movements, breathwork (pranayama), meditation, and mantra chanting specifically designed to activate and balance the Kundalini energy – the dormant spiritual energy believed to reside at the base of the spine.
The class aims to provide a comprehensive toolkit for managing stress, anxiety, and depression by fostering a deep connection between the mind, body, and spirit. Kundalini Yoga's unique blend of physical postures, breath control, and meditation techniques helps release tension, clear mental fog, and promote emotional stability.

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Metta LaKind

Metta LaKind is an artist, healer, and new studio manager of Mind Body Matters Andersonville! For the last three years, she has facilitated workshops and trainings in wellness spaces and online platforms. She is a certified Terra-ma Shamanic Arts Practitioner, Reiki Master Teacher, and Certified Lifeline Practitioner. She is passionate about educating her clients about the benefits of quantum healing, which helps clients to address how their thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes affect the health of their bodies and lives. This is accomplished through working with the subconscious mind using tools such as guided visualization and affirmation.

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Shabad Kaur Khalsa, LCPC, LMFT, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

In her 30+ years as both yoga teacher and therapist, Shabad Kaur has been faithfully
committed to providing the highest quality care and instruction to her clients and students.
Specializing in expressive art therapy and yoga therapy, she has created strong foundations
from which she works to empower people to be their most authentic and emotionally grounded
selves. She is the co-founder of Spirit Rising Foundation in Chicago, and she regularly directs
workshops, yoga teacher trainings, and hosts the annual Midwest Women’s Yoga Retreat. Her
passions are women’s empowerment, community co-creation, and emotional wellness.

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Wendy Cohen

Wendy is an experienced Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with 25 years in the mental health field, specializing in psychotherapy. Her practice, Family Matters Therapy, offers several individual and family based psychotherapy and wellness services in offices located in Winnetka and Chicago IL. Passionate about the mind-body-spirit connection she believes you cannot have a healthy mind without a healthy body. She can help you focus on making the connection between the two on your journey to better mental health. Wendy offers group and personalized sound healing sessions with optional pet involvement. Additionally she is a Reiki practitioner with expertise in spiritual energy work, card reading, and aura cleansing. With her readings Wendy utilizes various decks and spreads to provide insightful guidance and clarity. Whether it's oracle, divine masters or angel cards, she skillfully interprets the messages from the divine, shedding light on life's challenges and offering guidance to navigate through them. She is committed to creating a nurturing space for clients on their healing journey.

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