As an Intuitive Coach, Siddiqi Ray has extensive training and certifications in every aspect of her business. She is an acclaimed photographer; an intuitive that empowers clients by providing clear direction, confidence and hope; and a certified health and wellness coach. Her motto is simple, yet powerful: “Be your own guru.”
Siddiqi does not just teach people to be their own guru, she practices it herself. Her irreverent, energetic, and playful nature plus her philosophy of saying yes to her inner vision and yes to her intuition have put her in extraordinary circumstances and taken her around the globe.
Soul Portrait Photographer
In her 23-year career as a professional photographer, Siddiqi has photographed Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama, several members of the Kennedy Family, and an underwater series of the Navy SEALS. She is a former President of the American Society of Media Photographers and board member of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She has also covered news as a stringer internationally for the Associated Press and worked in Macy’s corporate photography studio.
Siddiqi discovered her intuitive and psychic gifts at a very young age. Starting in third grade, her parents took her to the acclaimed Edgar Cayce Association for Research And Enlightenment, where Siddiqi trained in psychic development, telepathic communication, and intuition. She has also trained for two decades with the Sufi Healing Order of North America. As part of her spiritual path, she spent a year living with Tibetan Buddhist nuns in India.
Soulful Exercise Instructor
Siddiqi combines yoga and cycling to tap into her students’ inner strength and joy, creating a workout experience that is energizing and fun. Her irreverent, energetic, playful style makes this anything but a conventional exercise experience.
Siddiqi was trained and certified by Baron Baptiste, internationally renowned guru of Vinyasa flow yoga. She also trained with Debbie Williamson and is a Certified Yoga Life Coach. She created and led a research study at Mayo Clinic in Mindfulness training and Yoga, the first of its kind for the world-renowned research institution. In 2014, Siddiqi was the premiere master teacher for CruCycle in Singapore, defining CruCycle’s class experience, recruiting the first set of teachers, and establishing CruCycle’s training program.
In 2013, Siddiqi was rated #1 fitness instructor in Los Angeles on “Rate Your Burn” for six straight weeks, earning 5 out of 5 stars. Siddiqi was also a private yoga instructor for senior leadership at Mayo Clinic, select members of one of the Presidential families in Washington, and members of Congress. Additionally, Siddiqi holds numerous certifications in indoor cycling and spinning, including training with the prestigious and popular SoulCycle.
She is co-founder of the Karma Yoga Project, a non-profit organization that raises money for charities through yoga events. She also served as an assistant director on an Emmy Award-winning documentary with Baron Baptiste for the Africa Yoga Project.
Health & Wellness Coach
Siddiqi’s history as a health and wellness coach and trainer includes teaching and inspiring students at Mayo Clinic’s Healthy Living Center, CruCycle in Singapore, the One80Center for recovery in L.A., the Zen Center of Minneapolis, and the Five Treasures Retreat in Mexico.
Additionally, she holds multiple certifications in naturopathic health and wellness coaching from the C.H.E.K. Institute and the Kalish Research Institute.