Who is Snatam Kaur?


Snatam Kaur was born in 1972 in the beautiful mountain town of Trinidad, Colorado. Her parents were students of world renowned spiritual teacher Yogi Bhajan, who first brought Kundalini Yoga and the Sikh spiritual practices to the West. It was Yogi Bhajan who gave her the name “Snatam” (pronounced sun-ah-tum) which means “universal” or “friend to all.” Snatam was raised in a musical family that practiced yoga, meditation and chanting. “I loved to get up in the morning and sing with my parents,” she says. “My mother was my first music teacher. She taught me to love Gurubani kirtan (Sikh sacred music). She showed me that music is much more than just singing or playing an instrument, it’s about making a real connection to God and the Infinite; that it can be a tool to help us overcome challenges of life.” When she was six, Snatam’s mother took her to India where she met Bhai Hari Singh, one of the master chanters at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, the holiest Sikh temple in the world. Snat