I am a seeker, a student, a teacher, and a teacher trainer on the path of yoga. Preserving the true purpose and purity of authentic yoga is of utmost importance to me. I strive to give my students an experiential learning of true yoga.
Spirituality has always held a special place in my life. From my early childhood, I have been privileged to spend time with several great Spiritual Masters. Their teachings and blessings have shaped my spirituality in multiple dimensions. My endless yoga quest began at an early age. I have had the opportunity to learn yoga from great teachers, from different traditions, both in India and Canada. I received my formal teacher training from Shivananda School of Yoga. However, I understood and experienced yoga in its true sense, at the spiritual level, only after I met my current Spiritual Master Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the founder of the Art of Living Foundation.
In 2001, after being an Electrical Engineer for 23 years, I left Engineering to pursue my passion for yoga and spirituality. It is interesting how both science and spirituality are governed by logic-based principles; but the logic of one may not apply to the other. Underneath those principles lies one Source from which both science and spirituality originate. Neither every scientist, nor every person who practices yoga, is interested in knowing the Source. But a few do, and they search in their own ways. There may be many ways, but there is only one Source. The Source and Truth are one and the same. For me, Engineering was a profession, and yoga is a journey–my journey seeking the truth.
Over the years, I have developed several Sri Sri Yoga Programs, which not just nourish the Body, but also the Mind and the Spirit. I have trained thousands of yoga teachers, and taught therapeutic yoga programs, and other Art of Living courses around the globe.
In my years of teaching yoga, I have received the most beautiful testimonials and compliments, both from my yoga friends and my Spiritual Master. But even for a moment, I never forget to direct all praise to Him. Because I know, whatever I know and whatever I have, it all comes from Him. I belong to Him.
Him is not an individual or a gender. It is the Divine Presence in me. It is the same Divine Presence in everyone. Recognition of this Divine Presence in me is a blessing, bestowed on me by my Spiritual Masters of present and past, for which I am ever so grateful.
I am equally grateful for being supported and loved so fondly by my Spiritual Master, my family, and thousands of my yoga friends.
My yoga flows from this space of love and gratefulness.
- It’s me on the elephant. Leading the way is my Spiritual Master Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Spiritual journey without a Master can be a struggle, and devoid of joy.