Krishan Verma, fondly called Krishanji by his students, is a student of yoga for the past 50 years and a teacher for over 30. His wife, Dr. Bharti Verma, is also a certified advanced yoga teacher, and they co-teach many of the Sri Sri Yoga programs. They have two beautiful children.
Krishan is a professional Electrical Engineer, who graduated from Technical University of Nova Scotia, Canada in 1976. He worked as a Senior Electrical Engineer with Provincial and Federal Government of Canada.
He first met his spiritual master Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in 1986, and became an Art of Living Foundation Teacher in 1987. He resigned from his engineering profession in 2001 to devote all his time to the Foundation. He has held various positions within the Art of Living Foundation, such as, President of the Art of Living Foundation, Canada, the Director of Yoga Research and Training, VVM India, Director of International Sri Sri Yoga Teacher Training Programs, and Advisory to the Sri Sri School of Yoga. Apart from being one of the first TTC Teacher for the Art of Living Foundation in India, he is also a teacher of several Advanced Courses within the Foundation.
In his earlier years of yoga, Krishan learnt from many yoga teachers from different disciplines. He formally took his basic and advanced yoga teacher training from Shivananda School of Yoga in Val- Morin, Quebec. He graduated with the titles of ‘Yoga Shiromani’, and ‘Yogacharya’.
Under the inspiration of H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Krishan started the Sri Sri Yoga Teacher Training Program in 2002 in Canada, and travelled internationally to propagate the teacher training program and several other programs of Sri Sri Yoga. Since then he has trained over 2500 yoga teachers. He has conducted yoga courses in Canada, USA, Argentina, Germany, United Kingdom, Poland, Russia, Mongolia, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Uganda, Australia, India, Latvia, Lithuania, Italy, Dubai, Brazil, and Montenegro.
For his ceaseless effort towards spreading the light of Yoga in the world, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar also conferred on him the title of “Yogacharya”.
Krishan’s mastery of yoga, his knowledge, and most importantly his teaching methodology brings out the best from his students. In his programs, he firmly yet gently guides each student to experience the effortless union of body, mind and spirit. The student emerges rejuvenated and serenely dynamic. Under his tutelage thousands of teachers now share the knowledge of yoga all around the world.
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