Bharath Shetty was born in a small village next to the temple town Udupi in Coastal Karnataka. He was drawn to Yoga after experiencing the alleviation of his sufferings from chronic asthma. He continues to practice Yoga and has benefited from good health ever since. His first teacher was Mr. Kumara in Shantivana Trust, a Yoga and Naturopathy center close to his home.
To spread the benefits of Yoga to masses he decided to become a professional teacher. In this pursuit he has undergone training under legendary Iyengar, Pune one of the most inspiring and revolutionary teahcers in 21st Century; which has helped him gain deep insight into the Iyengar brand of Yoga. Today he is a certified teacher with qualifications from the Indian Yoga Institute, Vivekananda Kendra, Bangalore (A - Grade), International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, Trivandrum (Grade - Excellent) and was awarded Yoga Siromani and Yoga Acharya titles on completion of his training. Bharath is the winner Himalaya Yoga Olympiad (Indian National Yoga championship) in the years 1998, Haridwar and 2001, Bangalore.
After having learnt and practiced Yoga for a long time under various gurus, he founded the 'Creative Yoga Center' in 1998 at Bangalore and this marked a new beginning in his teaching career. He not only taught daily yoga classes in his studio but was also contracted to major MNC's in Bangalore like ANZ Information Technology, Oracle etc. to offer regular classes to their employees in their own premises.
He has been organised with several Workshops in Malaysia, Switzerland, Bangkok, Belgium, Germany, Bangalore, Bombay and locally in Mysore. He has also organised many workshops in Union Bank of Switzerland, Oracle, ANZ Information Technologies, Theorems in Mysore and regularly holding a group of workshops for the Staff Management and other visitors who come to visit Mysore.
In 2005 he relocated to Mysore and rechristened his school as 'Yoga India' and continued imparting regular Yoga lessons and also renamed it as 'Aananda Yoga Indea' . Now he is the Director of Aananda Yoga Indea and Yoga Bharata in Mysore. He also focuses on Pranayama,Kyiya, Meditation and special Therapy classes for women, children and ailing people. Since 2005 he has been conducting Teacher’s Training courses, which are internationally recognized by Yoga Alliance USA. Till date, he has successfully trained over 650 + certified teachers from more than 60 countries all over the world. On personal front, he is married to Archana Shetty from his hometown. They are blessed with two daughters - Aajna Shetty and Abijna Shetty.
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