In 2020, the Kundalini Yoga and meditation community discovered numerous acts of misconduct by Har Bhajan Singh (AKA Yogi Bhajan). That news was very disturbing to me because he was the founder of the community I grew up in. Despite my close connections, I believe all of the allegations made against him. It is now about healing and going through reparations for the younger generations.
Personally, I am still processing the information, as the Kundalini Yoga community was my childhood. My healing is a work in progress; it involves parsing through various parts of my upbringing, keeping what I find valuable and letting go of the aspects I don’t like or agree with.
My personal philosophy of sharing Kundalini Yoga and meditations comes from fifteen years of “practice-based evidence” with clients in the mental health field. I have seen positive changes in their lives when they incorporate mindfulness and meditative exercises — and I have firsthand knowledge of its powerful impact through practicing it myself. This evidence is further supplemented with scientific studies/research and my own experience of other forms of yoga, including Hatha and Vinyasa (yogic philosophy and mindfulness psychology). Providing my clients with this support on their healing journey brings me great enjoyment. This support comes from a vast area of learned studies and tools (not only meditation). It is rewarding to witness their growth. My focus is on the work that allows for this possibility.