Today we’d like to introduce you to Hari Simran Khalsa.
Hi Hari Simran, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
Ayurveda has been a constant and steady companion in my life since I was a young girl. It has offered me the tools to create healthy and sustainable changes both physically and mentally that have served me for many years. I continue to deepen my learning and understanding of what health is and means for each person individually and the positive effects our individual healing has on us collectively. My love for the healing arts continues to blossom and I am inspired to support people in finding their unique balance by understanding and experiencing their natural ability to heal and remain healthy.
I started seeing clients part-time as I worked a full-time job managing a yoga studio in Santa Monica. I was just a few years out of Ayurveda medicine school and a very new resident to Los Angeles. I managed the yoga studio, taught about 4-5 yoga + meditation classes per week and saw clients on the weekends and evenings (when I had time). After about three years at the studio and living in LA, I stepped away from the management job and made the very mindful and intentional decision to flow right into my Ayurvedic medicine and counseling practice full-time. It was quite a leap! And one that after ten plus years of having a private practice, I am so grateful I made.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
There have been many bumps in the mostly smooth path on this journey of growing and sustaining my business. Of course, there were the more “obvious” things in the beginning like learning how to manage finances, pay taxes on time, time management skills and other organizational details that have become smoother and smoother over the years. Much of this “smoothing” out and present day sustaining and growth could not happen without the support of my friends and family for who I am so grateful for.
One of the most significant things for me has been growing into my confidence as a healthcare provider and practitioner. In my experience, when you keep up and continue to be open to learning, growing, asking for support and changing as needed, you not only grow as a person but you are better able to serve all those who come to receive what you have to offer.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your business?
HariSimran Ayurveda is a healthcare business that specializes in wholistic care through Ayurvedic medicine, coaching and counseling services. Ayurvedic medicine is an ancient practice that originated in India about 6000 years ago. It includes nutritional support, herbs + herbal supplements, lifestyle management, counseling and healing body therapies such as Ayurvedic lymphatic massage. I see all people including pre and post-natal women. I work one on one with people to help heal many types of symptoms from digestive disturbances, hormonal imbalances and skin issues to mental/emotional struggles like anxiety, depression and chronic fatigue or “burn-out”. I also work with women going through life cycle changes from the on-set/start of the menstrual cycle in the teenage years to the peri and post menopause cycle.
I am most proud of my unique approach to healing and wellbeing. Through the lens of Ayurveda and talk therapy, I provide a safe and nurturing place where all people have the opportunity to receive counseling and coaching in support of their growth and personal discoveries. The combination of these services provides whole mind/body care as one goes through their healing process.
In terms of your work and the industry, what are some of the changes you are expecting to see over the next five to ten years?
I see Ayurvedic medicine as well as the mental health/therapy industry being in high demand in the next 5-10 years. We are already seeing a surge in people wanting to receive a more wholistic type of healthcare which includes preventive care and mental/emotional support. These are very important factors that I believe are the main pillars in a person’s wellbeing. Having a “team” of practitioners for each person, I believe will continue to become more normalized.
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- Website: www.harisimranayurveda.com
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