I am Valinda Cochella (Viriam Kaur) (it means the princess who is the bringer of divine truth) and I founded South Bay Yoginis.
I have been studying and teaching yoga in the South Bay of Los Angeles since 2000. My passion for Kundalini Yoga has propelled me to study it for 15 years now, completing 5 years of advanced studies and planning a level 1 training in 2016.
Before I had my daughter in 2004 I could go to as many yoga classes and workshops as I wanted. I was constantly immersing myself in classes/trainings and workshops, it kept me happy! Although my daughter brings me so much joy, one of the most difficult things for me, was losing my yoga practice, losing myself. Jumping in my car and going to night yoga classes, and workshops on the weekends, were no longer an option. It took me years to come to grips with this reality.