In everything that Sat Nishan Kaur does, the overall goal is to contribute to creating a more Peaceful and Loving world. She is motivated by a deep desire to help bring more light to this planet so that all of us can know love and peace in our lifetime. She uses the power of voice, yoga and meditation to increase her energy frequency and experience her aliveness. She is a singer/songwriter who writes songs from the soul as a way to heal, grow, and connect to the Divine.
Born, Amy Sunshine Therrien, Sat Nishan Kaur began singing and vocalizing when she was three years old. She began writing and sharing songs in 1995, performing throughout Maine and New England. She has recorded and released two folk-rock albums of her original songs (Breathing,1999) & (Fires Burning, 2005). Many of the songs on both of her first albums were written and performed with her husband, Vaikko Allen.
Holding a BA in Psychology, Sat Nishan worked in the Young Adult Abuse Prevention Program (YAAPP) for five years, traveling throughout Maine and New England with a team of violence prevention educators on a mission to promote healthy realtionships and peaceful behavior. Her songwriting began as activism, performing her first original song "Hush" (can be heard on Fires Burning) at Portland's Take Back the Night Rally, a rally to raise awareness about and call for an end to sexual violence and continued as an organizer and performer at this event for 6 years.
Sat Nishan completed a 250 hour Teacher Training course in Kundalini Yoga at Golden Bridge Yoga in Hollywood, CA, to become a certified Kundalini Yoga instructor recognized by the International Association of Kundalini Yoga Teachers. She was blessed to learn from world renowned teachers: Gurmukh, Tej, Gurushabd, and Harijiwan. As part of this Spiritual path she has received the name, Sat Nishan Kaur. In her studies of Sound Healing, Sat Nishan attended Jonathan Goldman’s 9-day Healing Sounds Intensive in Loveland, Colorado in 2004 and attended a 7-day intensive at the School of Sound Healing with Zaccharia Blackburn in 2005.
Weaving her dynamic gifts, Sat Nishan brings a richness to her work that is powerful and transformative. Her journey has led her to sacred and healing sounds and this is revealed in her new album Surrender, 2011Produced by Thomas Barquee, (producer of artist, Snatam Kaur). The depth of her work has been a result of a lifelong journey of service through creative expression and also the unique devotion of motherhood.