You are invited to join Harki. Beginners welcome – even if you’ve never meditated before feel free to come along. (Classes are currently being held online via Zoom and Facebook – in November they will begin in the studio).
Hi, I am Harki Virk. I am a natural healer, practising various healing disciplines to guide the body to heal itself physically and spiritually. I treat patients by balancing their earthen elements, utilising my scientific and spiritual knowledge. I am a certified Master Spinopractor, a Yoga teacher, a Hypnotist, and Meditation Leader. I am currently based in South Brisbane and Ipswich area in Queensland Australia.
As a Master Spinopractor, I focus on spinal muscles, both extrinsic (superficial) and intrinsic (deep), and deep tissue fascia. Being a Yoga teacher and a Master Spinopractor allows me to treat my patients in a physical capacity. On the other hand, being a Hypnotist and a Meditation leader allows me to guide my patients to a spiritual journey. Together, I curate a holistic approach to treat the body and the mind.
Ever since I was a child, I was fascinated by the mystical ways of our universe. Growing up, I lived with my Nan, who was a very spiritual lady. She was the one who harnessed my sense of wonder and instilled in me a curiosity about spirituality. My Nan was a wonderful lady, a natural healer and very close to nature. She had a vast knowledge about plants and natural remedies and always told me that the universe constantly communicated with us, we just had to listen.
I was born in a small town in North India which is famous for a Holy Saint from the 17th century. The Holy Saint shut himself in a small basement like room and mediated for 26 years, 9 months and 13 days. It is said that after he left this plane and ascended to Heaven, that very room was marked as scared ground and a temple was built. Till this day, no one has ever set a foot inside that place. As a ritual, every morning around 2:30 am, the keepers clean that room with a mixture of milk and water. You see, this is a well-known belief in Indian culture that the early hours of the morning are scared hours, before the hustle and bustle of everyday life sets in. Every morning, the keepers of the temple would chant “Utho Pyaareo” (wake up beloved of Almighty) and beat this special drum called “Nagara”. This would work as an alarm and my Nan would wake me up, bathe me in cold water and send me to the temple. She would send me off with a glass filled with wheat flour which I would then offer at the community kitchen. In return, I would get a drink called “Amrit”, a mixture of milk and water, and rice crackers. Once the cleaning was over, the chanting gives way to singing of hymns and as the sun rose, the hymns turned into stories called “Sakhi”, a form of historical story telling which focuses on altruistic and moral lessons as well as the mystical nature of the universe. It started off as me just wanting some treats in the early hours of the morning but soon I started going because it satiated a curiosity in me.
Perhaps the account of the Holy Saint influenced my mind or maybe I was just a curious little child who wanted to superpowers, I started delving deeper into the ‘mystical’ world. I would often try to focus on objects and move them with my mind. Once I set my eyes on an object, everything else would leave my mind and I would focus so intensely, hoping I could untap the telekinetic powers that I knew I could harness. I never became a telekinetic however, I did experience some spiritual events and out-of-body experiences. This further encouraged me to pursue this line of thought and expand my spiritual knowledge. When I could not move the objects with my mind, I started seeking ‘powers’ (I am using this term loosely) elsewhere. I started expanding my knowledge about ancient Indian practises. During my childhood, I also started practising Yoga as it was a mandatory activity at school. My sense of spirituality was greatly influenced by the events and routines of my childhood. In my early 20s, I was fortunate enough to meet a mystic Saint myself. He was the mentor that I never had during my childhood. He taught me great many things, converting childhood spiritual fascination into solid beliefs.
People often ask me why I decided to become a certified Yoga instructor, a hypnotist as well as a mediation leader. Well, this was not just a spur of the moment decision, my interest in these fields goes back to my childhood. I never pursued these practises as a career in my 20s as life just got in the way. I got married, had two wonderful kids, and migrated to a different part of the world. While I pursued a ‘conventional’ career and dedicated myself to my family, I continued my spiritual journey. Around 2003, I met a Reiki master who introduced me to hand-on Reiki techniques. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. I was fascinated by Reiki as it focuses on the idea of a life force energy which flows through us and causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. I learnt the hand-on Reiki techniques from the Reiki master and started implementing it on my family.
I cannot describe the immense pleasure and peace I get when I am able to help other alleviate their pain and suffering. Just like my Nan, I have a soul of a healer. I believe any disease or ailment is attributed to negative changes in the body as well as the mind; you cannot fully heal until you address both. For most of my life, I have been using my knowledge, spiritual or otherwise, just for my family. However, I want to expand my horizons and want to share my knowledge with others. I want to share my knowledge and experiences with everyone, hoping it could guide them on their own journeys towards healing. This belief is what led me to pursue professional certifications in multiple disciplines so I can help others on their physical and spiritual healing journey.
Lastly, I am also selling Australian Hand picked Rudhrakhsha beads for rosary beads. This is a spiritual bead which is also worn by yogis for meditation. I sell these, along with copper power bracelets, so if you are interested in this please let me know – I will share more information with you!