Viriam Kaur

Philosophy Teacher

Viriam has been teaching yoga philosophy for Teacher Training courses with Himalaya Yoga Valley since 2011. She is from the UK and has lived in India for the last fifteen years. Having trained with the SKY School of Kundalini Yoga in the UK in 2003, she is now a registered Senior Teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals UK .She has furthered her studies of yogic philosophy with the Oxford College of Hindu Studies, with Embodied Philosophy and Christopher Hareesh Walllis. Before travelling to India, she did a ten-year apprenticeship with spiritual teacher and author Amoda Maa, culminating in a deep meditation and self-enquiry intensive under Shiva’s mountain at Mt Arunanchala.

In 2005, she completed a Diploma in Ayurvedic Studies with the School of Ayurveda and Panchakarma in Kannur, Kerala and as well as training in Ayurvedic Yoga Massage, she holds her ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage and Anatomy and Physiology. Viriam has recently completed a foundation course in Yoga Nidra with Uma Dunsmore Tulli and Breathe to Heal with Max Strom. She is currently enrolled in a distance learning programme with the American Institute of Vedic Studies under David Frawley.Viriam is also a writer and contributes regularly to Yoga Magazine (among other well-known publications) on yogic lifestyle and philosophy.


  • 2015 – Oxford College of Hindu Studies (OCHS) UK, Bhagavad Gita
  • 2014 – Oxford College of Hindu Studies (OCHS) UK, Philosophy of Yoga
  • 2008 – ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage
  • 2007 – Sun Yoga Kids, Yoga Teacher Training
  • 2003 – KYTA (Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association) UK, Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Instructor