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Amrit Kirtan, Kundalini Yoga mantra recording artist, was already, at a young age, composing her own songs on the piano to play before audiences. "I loved to sing" she says, "it gave me a sense of peace and connection to those around me."

Amrit Kirtan

For her, meeting Yogi Bhajan was a life-changing experience, inspiring her to journey to India on a voyage of self-discovery and spiritual growth. There Amrit, as she traveled through the plains of the Punjab and the foothills of the Himalayas, was immersed in the colors and textures of their rich culture. Some of the spiritual places of pilgrimage she passed through included Dharamsala, Rishikesh and the Golden Temple. In these sacred places she found the spiritual roots of her musical inspiration and began the development of her own definitive sound.

On her return, Amrit Kirtan continued with her pursuit of music and yoga, and her daily Sadhana. The idea of contributing her own music to the Sikh faith developed and took root after the passing of Yogi Bhajan in 2004. She met with renowned producer Thomas Barquee, and from their collaboration was born the Kundalini Yoga CD album "Sacred Circle".

Adopted at a young age, Amrit was blessed with supportive parents who gave her every encouragement to develop her obvious musical talent throughout her youth. She developed both as a musician and vocalist under the expert guidance of renowned opera singer coach Alana Nicolaidi, who was then teaching at the University of Houston. She entered the American Music and Drama Academy at 18 and, upon graduating, moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting and music.

Her life changed dramatically hen she met a student of the Sikh faith, and felt a profound connection with the path, teachings and way of life. Intrigued, she sought out the local Gurdwara and began attending the morning sadhanas, evening chants and weekly services. "I knew I had found my home when I walked into the Gurdwara. It instantly brought me a sense of peace and a connection to God that I had never felt before."

Her attendance at the morning Kundalini Yoga lessons inspired her to learn more. Through her studies she found her spiritual teacher in the words and lessons of Yogi Bhajan. Through his teachings she embarked upon a yogic transformation, and 2 years later became a KRI-certified Kundalini Yoga instructor.

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