Based in Dubai for nearly 20 years, Nancy is a pioneer of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual fitness in the Arab world and an active Kundalini Yoga Instructor with the Kundalini Research Institute (KRI). A new member of the KRI Aquarian Teacher Academy, Nancy has coordinated the Arabian Gulf's first ever yoga teacher trainings, with plans to hold more in the coming years. Nancy is a Compassionate Inquiry therapist as per the psycho-therapeutic approach founded by renowned Canadian physician, Dr. Gabor Maté. She is also part of the Healthy Breast Foundations Program, designed to educate women about breast health and helps to facilitate community classes in Beyond Addiction, an internationally recognized recovery program for addiction. This year, she has plans to run several wellness retreats in both Asia and Africa as well as teach in the less privileged communities of Palestine and Jordan. In addition, Nancy develops mindfulness initiatives for both public and private sector institutions as well as schools. 

Dedicated to spreading awareness in the sphere of conscious living via diverse methodologies, Nancy founded Darshan in 2019, a training, seminar and event curator that builds grassroots connections through its rich calendar of activations designed to render service, education and inspiration. Nancy is also founder of The Red Chair, a platform for raising awareness and pushing boundaries around topical issues.  

Educated at both McGill University and the London School of Economics with an MA in International Relations, Nancy began her career as a corporate banker, progressing into the world of communications and later becoming an independent mentor in the realm of emotional intelligence. A Certified Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (ABNLP), Timeline Therapy™ and Hypnotherapy, Nancy is a motivational speaker who has headlined at numerous region-wide events and been featured in both Arabic and English language media outlets across the Arab world.


Known to many by her spiritual name Hari Darshan KaurNancy is married with three children and moves frequently between Dubai, Toronto and London.   

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