About The Teacher

Anand who is an ex-banker said goodbye to his desk after having worked in the industry for eleven years and started his journey back to his inner Self through yoga, meditation and other spiritual practices. He trained and graduated as Shiromani of Yoga (Yoga Teacher) at Sivananda Ashram in Kerala in April 2012 and has been teaching, learning, exploring and travelling the world ever since. His itchy traveller feet take him around the world. In March 2016 Anand was certified with Master of Yoga from Sivananda Ashram in Kerala, India.

He has been deeply involved in learning and understanding the yogic philosophies and life for the past couple of years. Anand has attended several Vipassana retreats, Buddhist silent retreats in Mahayana and Theravada tradition. Additionally, he has experienced living in monasteries and communities, organic farming and living with different people from all walks of life.

He is an ardent follower of a fundamental religion of life called “The Law of Nature“. This concept looks at basic understanding of life and advocates compassion towards others.

He fell in love with the life he got to know after his corporate career and thought of establishing an eco-friendly village for yoga and holistic treatments to spread the love and joy of life. His background and experience of life has helped to understand the setting needed to find back to oneself. In his quest he found this beautiful tranquil space at Palolem Beach and decided to let the place inspire people from all over the world.

Anand lives by the motto 'Love the Life you Live & Live the Life you Love.'

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