Charanpal's roots in music began as a young girl, singing in musical theatre productions in Chicago, where she was born and raised.  As a teen, her mother bought her an acoustic guitar, and she began learning songs from her favorite artists, such as The Beatles, Ani Difranco, Cat Stevens and Joni Mitchell.  Inspired by authentic, folk music about social change, she soon began writing music of her own.  


In her college years, Charanpal studied acting and dance.  She then moved to Los Angeles, and was featured in several major film and TV productions.  Despite the rare success with acting, she felt a stronger yearning to play music, and eventually let everything go to stay true to her heart.  


Migrating north to Santa Cruz, she formed a band and began touring the country in a school bus.  Her band played an amalgam of soul and reggae music.  This experience brought life-changing lessons on how to work as a team.  Charanpal and her band eventually played large festivals, such as Symbiosis, Harmony Festival, Earthdance, and the main stage at the Oregon Country Fair.  Some of her favorite memories are opening up for legends such as Taj Mahal, and Lee Scratch Perry. 


Upon settling back into her home life in Santa Cruz, she rekindled her love for yoga; in particular, Kundalini yoga.  The first class she ever took brought her to tears.  She had never known that singing was a part of yoga.  Something awakened in her, on many levels, and thus, her love for chanting mantra was born.


Charanpal now travels the globe, chanting and teaching Kundalini yoga; going deep into the heart, connecting with kindred spirits, and reveling in the beautiful union of heart and sound.  





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Charanpal Kaur

  • The depth of feeling in Charanpal''s new CD brought me to tears. Usually I would call something grounding or uplifting but somehow she manages both with this album. Her delightful voice settles my heart & soul while also blasting them right open to fully experience all that she brings forth. This beautiful woman and her music are such a source of light. Listen for yourself, open yourself to it and soak it all in because it''s nothing short of amazing. Thank you for sharing the beautiful gift of your voice Charanpal!!! <3

    -- Harbhagti Kaur
  • Her voice connects...helps me float in my Kundalini asanas. Sat Nam! THANK YOU!

    -- Susan