Abhishek Guru was born and raised in Chennai, a coastal city in South India famous for its spicy cuisine and expansive beaches. He has graduated from prestigious institutions including IIT Madras, IIM Calcutta and The University of Sydney.
From an early age, being a bit of a wild spirit, he didn’t seem to find fulfilment in most of the options that life offered him. When he was introduced to a yoga program designed by Sadhguru at Isha Foundation, this offered him a glimpse into the unbounded nature of existence and gave him an opportunity to do something meaningful – to raise awareness about yoga in its purest form.
After volunteering at Isha’s Australian centers where he deepened his spiritual practises, he undertook a 21-week (1750 hour) Isha Hatha Yoga Teacher Training program at the Isha Yoga Center in Coimbatore, India, which he successfully completed in December 2013.
Convinced that yoga brings us in tune with our inner nature and can be a solution to the world’s problems, he has dedicated his life to connecting seekers to this sacred science. In February 2014, he founded Yoga Sadhana, School of Classical Hatha Yoga, which offers classical Hatha Yoga programs in Australia. He also teaches in programs organised by Isha Foundation.
He teaches in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth, Darwin and also in Hong Kong. As part of the first International Day of Yoga (21st June 2015) celebrations, he was invited to conduct a session at the World Yoga Day event at Bondi Pavilion. He has also co-hosted a public yoga session at Western Sydney’s Parramasala Festival.
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Shiva, the Adi Yogi (or first yogi) offered the science of Yoga as a tool towards elevating human consciousness over 15,000 years ago in the Himalayan mountain ranges.
After 84 years of rigorous sadhana (practice), the seven celebrated sages or Sapta Rishis received this transmission of the yogic sciences from the Adi Yogi. Agastya Muni, one of these seven sages brought this knowledge to the southern regions of India and the impact of his work can be seen even today in the daily life and culture of South India.
The Guru-Shishya paramparya or tradition has lived in India for thousands of years preserving this wealth of knowledge and transfering this glorious science from generation to generation. It is to this lineage of Agastya Muni that Sadhguru belongs.
Sadhguru - Yogi, mystic and visionary founder of Isha Foundation has initiated a silent revolution in bringing this sacred tradition to the modern seeker in the form of various tools and methods; and has lived an extraordinary life offering means to spiritual growth, health and well-being across the globe.
Yoga Sadhana is a tiny seed planted as an offering to this great being, with the hope of taking Classical Hatha Yoga from the sacred Velliangiri foothills in South India, across the vast Indian Ocean, to spiritual seekers in the Australian continent.
Here, Hatha Yoga is offered not just as a step towards good health or improved flexibility, but as a possibility to reach the very peak of human consciousness.
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