Kaur - Musician - Cape Town, WC, South Africa

Maya Haripal Kaur

Cape Town, WC, South Africa




Professional singer-songwriter and guitarist
Also skilled on piano, keyboards and percussion.
Host regular 'Kirtan' ~ evenings of devotional chants and sacred music in the Western Cape.
Interested to perform live more regularly. Can perform my own gentle, acoustic songs, combined with well known covers and some ancient, healing mantra songs.
Albums and original music available.

Work History

Pioneer of Shakti Dance in South Africa, Yoga Teacher and Professional Musician

Self Employed

August 2011 - August 2011

P/T PA/Event Coordinator

African Constellations

December 2010 - March 2011

Part time role when I first moved back to South African, assisting the Director of African Constellations with the general running of her business and coordination of large workshops with visiting international facilitators. Reference available.

Shakti Dance Teacher

Shakti Dance Teachers Association UK

July 2009 - December 2010

I have been teaching Shakti Dance since the beginning of 2009. Last year myself and some other teachers founded the Shakti Dance Teachers Association to formalise the practice in the UK, where it is taking off. I gave my first international retreat in October 2010 in Turkey, and I also spent Nov 201--Mar 2011 in Cape Town, South Africa, introducing Shakti Dance to my homeland before deciding to move back to SA permanently, where I now teach regular classes and workshops country-wide.

Executive PA/Project Administrator

Lambeth Living

January 2009 - April 2010

Project Coordinator

Shell International ltd

June 2005 - November 2007

I worked at Shell as a Project Coordinator on the Global Ethics and Compliance team, coordinating international conferences and generally assisting with the rollout of Shell's International GRM Project and the new Shell Code of Conduct Project; introduced to Shell employees in over 127 different countries. I was also PA to the Project Manager/Head of Corporate Strategy.

Musician - Singer/Songwriter

National Association for the Self Employed

January 2002 - December 2004

Cuurently in the registration process of sole trader and pursuing my passions and full time career in the Arts

Musician, Yoga Teacher, Pioneer of Shakti Dance in SA

Shakti Dance South Africa


Shakti Dance

Qualifications & Certifications

2 years

AFDA: African School of Film, TV and Dramatic Art

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