Who We Are

Sat Nam Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to expand the presence and availability of Kundalini Yoga and to improve the lives of underserved populations. 

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Michael Jaidev DeNicola is a certified teacher, Wilderness First Responder, and Leave No Trace instructor with ten years of experience teaching. He taught middle school science for two years in Los Angeles, led wilderness expeditions for three years in Alaska (Alaska Crossings, SAGA, Academic Travel) and taught yoga and outdoor education in various camps, including Khalsa Youth Camp.  

Michael has completed Kundalini Yoga trainings with Gurmukh, Harijiwan, Tej Kaur, Gurushabd, and Karta Singh. He is also certified to teach yoga through YogaEd. He has studied yoga for over 18 years and has been teaching for 10. Michael has also studied Tai Chi, Aikido, and Kalaripayattu for 8 years, including studying under Master Gu on Wudang Mountain, China.

Michael represented Sat Nam Foundation in Greece, where he performed Search and Rescue for Syrian refugees with international teams.

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Darryl Neufeld is a certified teacher and Wilderness First Responder with eight years of experience teaching in the traditional classroom, leading wilderness therapy expeditions in Alaska (Alaska Crossings), and teaching primitive skills. Darryl is full of life, joy, spontaneity and stories. He is creative in his delivery of instruction with children of all ages; making him easy to relate to and enjoyable to be around! 

Darryl is also an avid climber, dance teacher, world explorer, musician and a yoga practitioner. He has found great solace and healing through a variety of meditation techniques, and can share that experience first hand. 

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Corey Alan Badgley is an avid nature lover, sustainable contractor/builder, and artist by trade. The past twenty years he has traveled as a W.O.O.F.'er (World Organization of Organic Farming) both throughout the U.S. as well as Europe, apprenticed at The Center For Alternative Technology in Whales, lived on a deserted island off the Florida Keys surviving off the fruits of the land, and homesteaded an acre organic garden for 8 years. For the past year Corey lived and traveled with his family in a self-refurbished 1967 Flexible bus motorhome supporting organic sustainable living cooperatives around the U.S. and volunteering his time at both the 2016 and 2017 Sat Nam kundalini festival in Joshua Tree, Ca.

As a husband, father of four, and grandfather of two grandchildren, Corey enjoys nurturing his home back in Michigan, preparing nurturing healing meals from local organic produce as well as wild edibles, spending time with family, building wooden play toys for his grandchildren, organic gardening, and playing music. His passions include nature based simplistic living, sustainable conscious community organizing, as well as working with his hands to create efficient, holistic, and healing works of practical art.