Abhishek Guru was born and raised in Chennai, a coastal city in South India famous for its spicy cuisine and expansive beaches. He has studied at 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.
In February 2014, he founded Yoga Sadhana, School of Classical Hatha Yoga, which offers classical Hatha Yoga programs in Sydney. He also teaches occasionally for programs organised by Isha Australia.
He has taught in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin and also in Hong Kong. He was invited to teach at the first World Yoga Day festival on 21st June 2015 (the first International Day of Yoga) at Bondi Beach in Sydney and to lead the first Yoga class on top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge on International Day of Yoga 2016. He has also offered a session at the first NSW Parliament House celebrating International Day of Yoga 2016.
Believing that yoga is a solution to all the world’s problems, he has dedicated his life to connecting seekers to this sacred science. He has established a studio space at 34/70-74 Phillip St, Parramatta NSW 2150, Australia in July 2016.