Dr. Haridass Kaur Khalsa, PhD
KRI certified Mentoring Lead Trainer
Dr. Haridass Kaur Khalsa Ph.D. is a KRI certified Mentoring Lead Trainer who leads Level 1 and Level 2 training courses in USA, Mexico, Canada, and Bali. In 2006, she took a step towards her destiny and accepted her spiritual name, Haridass Kaur, the kind, creative, prosperous princess who loves to serve.”
In 2009, Haridass freshly graduated from graduate school, living in sunny Santa Monica, in a loving long-term relationship, and happily employed. But, something was very wrong with this picture. She could not pinpoint it but knew she was not living up to her full potential. She felt like she was half-alive even though her social calendar said otherwise. She felt empty, direction less, and disconnected from Source. She started questioning everything: her choices in life, family, friends, relationship, and career. She sought a greater purpose than the life she led and traveled 10 countries looking for answers in the ancient healing vortices. Traveling allowed her the opportunity to connect to her human family and offered time for self reflection. There must be more to life than this? What does it take for one to walk their spiritual path? Two car accidents in less than 3 months jolted her forward and left her body in excruciating pain. She looked for a spiritual bridge to bring her back and she found it when Tibetan monks came to Topanga Canyon to perform a healing ceremony called a Cho. She crossed her bridge and began her journey toward her spiritual home.
A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH
Haridass explored yoga (Hatha, Iyengar, Anusara, Flow, and Kundalini), meditation, breath (pranayama), acupuncture, qi-gong, gonging, nutrition, body work, and energy balancing to heal herself. She resisted the fate of Chronic Pain by refusing painkillers as her road to recovery. She journeyed inward to observe the patterns that subconsciously perpetuated pain and consciously chose not to continue them. She was adamant about choosing Dharma “righteous living” instead of getting caught up in the ebbs and flow of Karma. Stillness, shuniya, zero. In that silent, sacred space, all is revealed from the heart. Slowing the pace of her life and just “being” in the moment helped her realize the sources of her chaos, her own mind and deep seated patterns of emotions held in her subconscious. Healing is an inward journey she invites you all to take with her. Let her be your Portal to Self-Transformation.
Heavily engrossed in her books, she realized that learning does not take place in school, or in a foreign city, rather it is in the presence Great Teachers. She is grateful for the lineage of teachers and teachings that magically appeared for without them she would not be here today. Kundalini Yoga Lead Mentor, Harijiwan Khalsa and Gurucharan Singh Khalsa Esoteric Teachings of Ancient Wisdom by Dr. Mikio Sankey Grace and compassion by H.H. Sai Maa Lakshmi Devi Sat Nam Rasayan by Guru Dev Singh Khalsa Reiki Level I, II, and III by Valorie Knutson and Cheryl Hamada Musculoskeletal Alignment with Aikio and Iaido Sensei Michael Fowler Qi Principle by Grandmaster Sensei DoAnn T. Kaneko and Ingrid Marsten Core Qi Movement by Dr. Vincent Medici, Ellen Heed, Chuck Fata American Shiatsu by Noel Norwick
When she was young, she went to school so they could teach her how to learn. She soon realized that her learning was a direct experience of actively doing. She found the key to learning as the ability to be open and receptive in the present moment. Her education never ceases and she uses everything that she's ever learned from the hard sciences to the esoteric teachings. She is forever a student, constantly learning and improving. Her mental thirst for knowledge led her to formal educational institutions.
Bachelor of Science of Environmental Engineering, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA
MA Global Marketing, Advertising, and Communication Emerson College, Boston, MA
PhD Natural Health, Clayton College of Natural Health, Birmingham, AL
LMT* Shiatsu Massage School of California, Santa Monica, CA
CYI** YogaWest, Los Angeles, CA
KRI Aquarian Trainer Academy, Espanola, NM
*Licensed Massage Therapist
**IKYTA approved Certified Yoga Instructor
SPREADING THE LIGHT AND CULTIVATING TRAINERS
Since 2017, Haridass has been leading Level 1and Level 2 Trainings in various countries. She, along with a team of KRI certified trainers, who she mentors, constantly grow and serve the local communities. Her team supports the students in each training and encourages continued education and to deepen their practice and service. She also teaches at 6 festivals a year at 3HO solstice sadhana celebrations, European Yoga Festival, Bhakti Fest, Shakti Fest, and Sat Nam Festivals.