Lloret ee mar, Spain, August 14, 1986

*The above image and words are by Soorya Kaur (staff member of Yogi Bhajan) which she shared on page 37 of her book, YogiJi – The Light of Our Souls, written in 2005.

The first students Yogiji attracted were hippies, looking for a direction away from “the establishment”, seeking spiritual fulfillment, searching for nirvana.  With awareness, came an interest in health and food that enriched the body and the mind.  The Heads of Ashrams started vegetarian health food restaurants with names like “Golden Temple Conscious Cookery”.  

As the organization grew older, so did its members and this resulted in a metamorphosis.  The restaurants disappeared and health and healing clinics opened up.  In this picture, Yogiji is at one of the early Chiropractic Conferences in Spain.

On this trip, the adventurous side of Yogiji came to the fore – he tried parasailing for the first time!


Here are some pictures from one of the original Golden Temple Restaurants (Washington, DC circa 1970s?)