I could go on for pages and pages recounting my life’s journey. I am 64, after all, and that’s a whole lotta living. Therefore, I have bifurcated this page into the “Official Bio” and the “Rambling Bio.” The former is a neat and tidy summation of my accomplishments up to the current moment. The latter is, well, more of a “poetic” rendition of how I see my journey with a view from the inside looking out.
Hari Bhajan Khalsa co-created Yogamint.com in 2009, serving as Chief Enlightenment Officer and Creative Director until October 2012. She revived Yogamint in 2016 with a new face and purpose, reflecting her musings and experiences as a Life Coach, yogi, poet, and practicing Sikh. Hari Bhajan studied with the Master of Kundalini Yoga, Yogi Bhajan for over 30 years, attending his classes in Los Angeles, as well as White Tantric Yoga Courses, Summer Solstice Celebrations and Women’s Camps in New Mexico. She has taught workshops on creativity and personal growth, as well as facilitated women’s groups and retreats, all of which included Kundalini Yoga and meditation practices.
Hari Bhajan has written two books of poetry, LIFE IN TWO PARTS and TALK OF SNOW. She has published numerous essays in online and hard copy publications and is the author of the newly minted digital Yogamint Booklet Series, starting with MORNING GLORY, a guide to waking up the yogi way. She is a Life Coach and business administrator who, together with her husband/chiropractor, has served the patients at their Khalsa Health Care clinic in Beverly Hills for over three decades. She travels between her home amidst the towering pines of Central Oregon and an apartment nestled in the sprawling city of Los Angeles. As a spiritual seeker, Hari Bhajan walks her path with curiosity and a deep desire to learn, always in gratitude for her wondrous, challenging, and blessed life.
In the early years I was what looked like a regular girl in a regular town, living in a regular northwestern state. I felt different from every one else, but I suspect everyone else felt that way, too. In my twenties I flew away from there, became a hippy, “experimented,” found I didn’t know anything. I wanted to know everything. Didn’t know how to find out. I resisted yoga. My boyfriend (now my husband), said I’d like it, that it would get me high. I was done with getting high. I gave in anyway and took a chance. I never looked back. We moved into an ashram, got married, became Kundalini Yoga teachers, had a child and moved to Los Angeles in the span of three years. We found a teacher, a community, a way of growing into ourselves.
I have to have a project, a mission, something to immerse myself in, to learn and hone. There have been a few: Kundalini Yoga; Birthing & raising a
spiritual child; Self Improvement (read every title in the bookstore on that topic); Horses, riding and showing dressage mainly; Life Coaching—took a two-year course and started my own business; Writing, specifically poetry—went
back to school at age 50 and got my BA; Improv, public speaking, remodeling a home, designing and managing a website (the first iteration of Yogamint).
I think I should stop there. It’s a list and tells you little of the lessons those experiences taught me—and there are so, so many. I always
come back to writing as a way to understand; telling my story, and perhaps part of your story—a weaving of all the various threads of my life
into the cloth of who I was, who I am, and who I am becoming. Sat Nam.
Peace, Love, Light to All!