Our Mission and History

Miri Piri Academy is an international boarding school for grades 9-12 located in Amritsar, India. Students discover how to learn and succeed in life through our innovative and integrated program of academics, physical fitness, spiritual development, and community living.

We are an inclusive school grounded in the exploration of consciousness and the human experience. Our curriculum uses the framework of Sikh practices and philosophy to support how we approach learning and life.

Our school was founded in 1997 to provide an educational system that addresses the intellectual, spiritual and physical development of each student. We nurture a love for learning and provide our students the foundation of self-confidence and skills to face any challenge life presents to them.

Our Founder

Miri Piri Academy was founded by Harbhajan Singh Puri (Yogi Bhajan), who established and taught a form of Kundalini Yoga, which is referred to as “Kundalini Yoga as Taught by Yogi Bhajan”.  He was born on August 26, 1929 in present-day Pakistan. He migrated to New Dehli, India, with thousands of other Punjabis after the partition of Pakistan and India in 1947. In September of 1968, he left India to begin teaching Kundalini Yoga in the United States and Canada. Kundalini Yoga is now taught and practiced in over 52 countries.