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Shakta Kaur Khalsa began practicing yoga in 1972, and has been teaching Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan since 1976. She is an IKYTA certified Kundalini Yoga instructor, a certified Montessori educator, and a member of Yoga Alliance and Mid-Atlantic Yoga Association. Shakta is an internationally recognized teacher of yoga for both adults and children, and conducts teacher-training programs for children's yoga. In addition, she has authored several books: Fly Like A Butterfly: Yoga For Children (1998) and The Five Fingered Family (1999), and Kundalini Yoga (2001). Her writing has appeared in Mothering magazine and Washington Parent. Shakta lives in Herndon, Virginia with her husband and son. For more information about her work, see www.childrensyoga.com, and www.spiritvoyage.com. Deborah Willoughby is a longtime yoga practitioner and student of Swami Rama of the Himalayas, and his successor, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait. She has studied in India as well as in the United States and has been President of the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, since 1994. She is the founding editor of Yoga International magazine.