The next guest teacher that we have selected to introduce who will be offering her teachings at the Byron Spirit Festival in March is HarJiwan. Local to the Byron area, HarJiwan is a pioneer, teacher, healer & role model of the massive shift of consciousness that is happening on this planet. HarJiwan has studied directly at the feet of the Master of Kundalini Yoga, Yogi Bhajan and is one of the most dynamic and experienced Kundalini Yoga teachers in the country. As a healer and role model, she has transformed the lives of thousands during her 23 years of teaching nationally and internationally and has presented hundreds of workshops, events and classes. Read more about what you can expect from her at the Spirit Fest.


Kelly Fielding: What are you offering at the Byron Spirit Festival this March ?

HarJiwan: I am presenting two transforming Kundalini Yoga workshops – both will include dynamic asanas & movement, breath technology, mantra & chanting, mudra, meditation, rhythm, music, prayer and deep relaxation – two beautiful journeys in which to experience the bliss and ecstasy of Kundalini shakti rising. Open to everyone.

KF: Do you feel that the festival is an accurate reflection and celebration of what the Byron Shire encompasses and stands for ?

HJ: Yes, the festival is a beautiful joyous gathering focusing on spirituality, awakening, love, peace, community, consciousness, acceptance of one another ~ all paths and honouring of ancient ways. It is diving into a nurturing pool of connection, celebration, fun, laugher and oneness.

KF: What do you feel people from outside of Byron that visit the festival take away with them ?

HJ: They take away with them a renewed and deepened connection to their own spirit. Inspired, lighter and more inner peace. It reminds me of a quote from Mahatma Gandhi: “I honour the place in you where the entire universe resides.. A place of light, of love, of truth, of peace, of wisdom. I honour the place in you where when you are in that place and I am in that place there is only one of us.”


KF: If you had one message to share with the guests what would that be ?

HJ: YOU are a divine, sacred, beautiful Soul – drop all that is not you. Empty yourself and let the universe come to you.  

KF: What does ‘spirit’ mean to you ?

HJ: Spirit is Life – breath, light, the omnipresent, everlasting, ever-existing vastness and very pulse of the cosmos that lives and breathes in each of us and expressed through us as the creative dance of Life.

KF: How important do you feel these kinds of events are and why ?

HJ: I feel these events are vital in the busy full lifestyles that people lead to take the time and space to connect with their own Soul. It provides the sacred opportunity; together with the nurturing healing vibration of Byron Bay and the festival, to let-go, re-connect within and remember who thy self is. And for those who have a daily spiritual practice it is simply pure joy to feel the presence of many souls meditating, singing, dancing, praying, doing yoga together – it develops the beauty of group consciousness and unity. It gives the space for unlocking minds and pure ‘experience’ of many paths in one weekend and location.

KF: What is one event/class/lecture you are looking forward to attending at the festival ?

HJ: Oh… I LOVE music so the evening music events for sure. Sat Nam.

To connect with HarJiwan follow these links:

~ Now available for speaking events and her signature ‘WOW™ 40 Day Programs’ which she offers online via Skype or in person.

Kelly is a passionate writer and raw/vegan chef who combines her love of writing with her forays into health and wellness. Kelly has traveled and worked extensively across the world in health resorts, detox centers, raw food restaurants and wellness retreats, sharing ways to live simply, mindfully and sustainably. Her work is regularly published on several online journals as well as her own website Bella and Bhakti which offers information about plant-based living, vibrant nourishing recipes as well as inspiration to encourage others to share their own passions and dreams. A gypsy heart and lover of nature, Kelly finds inspiration in the world around her and translates her visions into whimsical stories and edible creations.


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