Founder Story

Teacher with monk students

"A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with a Single Step" - Lao Tzu
Always filled with an adventurous spirit, Los Angeles native Mike Goldfarb left his movie studio job to realize his dream of traveling the world. Along the eastward journey Mike explored yoga, meditation, non-ordinary states of consciousness, and ancient wisdom. 
Throughout the trip Mike sought out opportunities to give back to local communities, especially in the Himalayas. There, he lived with a Tibetan host family and volunteered at their refugee settlement in Nepal, taught young monks English in the hometown of the Dalai Lama, and performed daily "karma yoga" (a.k.a. dish washing) at a Buddhist meditation center.
Upon returning home, Mike’s travels inspired him to create BHANTI, a brand that captures the spirit of traveling and transformation for our everyday lives.