Updated: Feb 25
ABOUT ME: Hari Har/Mark Schroeder
You could say I’ve been immersed in Yoga from an early age. My mother, Marylou Spence Schroeder, was a pioneering teacher of Hatha Yoga in Cleveland in the 1970’s and 1980’s owning and teaching at several studios in Lakewood and North Olmsted. Yet, I came to study and teach Yoga later in life.
My wife, Dawn Schroeder, a master Vinyasa and Kundalini yoga teacher, invited me to come with her as she attended Jai Dev Singh’s Radiant Body Immersion. It was there in Northern California in September 2016 that I had my first Kundalini Experience. Immersed in the beauty of the Sierra Nevada foothills, gathered with a group of like minded souls, serenaded by live music from Simrit and her band, I breathed, moved and chanted. And heard, “Welcome Home”. A voice within that had always been there, but never listened to. It was a profound moment that fundamentally changed the trajectory of my life and career.
Until that point I had always worked in the business world, specifically in Commercial Lending, most recently as a VP/Managing Director of Asset Based Lending for a mid-sized regional bank. That path had served me and my family well for many years, but I felt a deeper calling. I honed my personal mission, “I bless and heal all beings.” I listened to the call. In fall of 2018, I walked away from that career with only an inkling of where my new path would lead. One thing was clear, I wanted to teach, to share The Kundalini Experience.
2019 was a year of training and growth of my practice of Kundalini Yoga. I completed my Kundalini Yoga Level One Instructor course with Sat Dharam Kaur and Har Prakash Khalsa in Owen Sound, Ontario in September. I also attended a 9 day Beyond Addiction (the Yogic Path to Recovery immersion), White Tantric Yoga, and SatNam Fest East studying with Guru Singh, Yogi Amandeep, Ajeet Kaur and others.
My path is clear: To Uplift. To share The Kundalini Experience.