Yogi Arvind is a spiritual teacher and entrepreneur, mentor, author, and filmmaker.
Yoga is his spiritual path and way of life, particularly Raja Yoga. He was first introduced to yoga at the age of 8. At about the same age, he also learnt other Indian spiritual philosophies and Sanskrit. He spent most of my childhood and adolescent years in a boarding school in Hyderabad, India. This school emphasized spiritual growth at a young age. In his 20s he started embracing a yogic lifestyle that integrates all the eight limbs of Raja Yoga. He has studied and practiced yogic/Vedic philosophies from different schools/traditions:
Satyachetana International (India and US branches)
Self-Realization Fellowship (India and US branches)
Various Mahayana Buddhist schools
Self-study of Yoga, Shaivism, Samkhya, and Vedanta
Yogi Arvind generally teaches the non-asana aspects of Raja Yoga: Yama, Niyama, Pranayama (breathwork), Meditation, Yoga Philosophy, Sanskrit and Chanting. He has been teaching since 2008. He speaks on subjects such as: Yoga Beyond Asana, Meditation & Breathwork, Shaivism, and Wellness. He is passionate about using yogic principles to create a healthy, peaceful and harmonious life. He advises people from different walks of life, about living a yogic lifestyle.
Please visit his website for more info: www.yogiarvind.com
As an entrepreneur, Yogi Arvind started multiple wellness and yoga ventures over the years to promote a yogic lifestyle and educate people about all the aspects of yoga, not just physical poses (asanas).
1. SattvaLife: SattvaLife.com is an online wellness coaching company. The goal of SattvaLife is to help prevent and manage lifestyle-related conditions such as Chronic Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Sleep Problems, and Weight issues, using a combination of Yoga, Ayurveda, and Sound Therapy. Visit www.sattvalife.com for more information.
2. Yoga Maya Movie: Yoga Maya is an exposé on how yoga is taught, practiced, and marketed in America. It is a 77-minute documentary featuring interviews with 12 senior yoga teachers in California, narration, and confessionals by Arvind Chittumalla, producer and director of Yoga Maya. You can watch Yoga Maya on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeZLcRoH4XY
3. Moksha festival: A celebration of Yoga, Ayurveda, Sacred Music & Spiritual Art. It is currently organized in Frazier Park, CA (Southern California). Visit www.mokshafestival.com for more details.