About The Teacher

Sri. Vijay Gopala is a certified Yoga Teacher. He has been teaching Yoga for more than 20 years and besides this he is a personal trainer who provides one-to-one life transformation sessions and self-evolving programs. Born in Mysore, India, capital of the Yoga world, from his childhood Vijay Gopala drawn to the discipline of yoga thanks to his father who guided and taught him in a very serene atmosphere.

He studied from his early age in all the branches of yoga. He went to University in Bangalore and has two Master Degrees in Philosophy and Yoga where he learnt about religions and belief systems. His specialization is Bhagavadgita and Greek philosophy. Furthermore, he has a post graduate diploma in development planning from the University of Mysore.Vijay Gopala traveled throughout India and has studied with many teachers as well as interacting with many knowledgeable persons, delivering lectures on many subjects.

Also he regularly travels to the West to impart yoga methodology; it has resulted in a teaching methodology containing finer qualities of both eastern and western life skills. Together with his life experiences it has made his teaching rich in expertise required for modern day life skills with the foundation of traditional strengthful inner qualities.He is fully aware of each persons ability when they come to him and shares the teaching of Yoga with a rare warmth, humanity and wisdom required for any kind of transformation to take place. Teaching for him is a natural flow of sharing his experience and serve others and to contribute to the benefit of humanity.

Sri. Vijay Gopala is recognized as a Senior Yoga Teacher (SYT) with Yoga Alliance Professionals. This accreditation demonstrates excellent standards as set by Yoga Alliance Professionals.

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