Rajeev is an approved yoga teacher and titlled as Yoga Acharya, Yoga Shiromani and E-RYT500, Ayurveda Therapist was born in the family with strong spiritual foundations. At the age of 7 his father and uncle introduced him to Poonthura Thakkala Swami. This was his first introduction to the yogis. His uncle's simple yet consistent yoga practice inspired him from childhood. Later he found Sivananda Ashram in trivandrum, India, and was initiated as a Yoga Shiromani and Yoga Acharya.
He found the inner vibration and dance of flow in Vinyasa Yoga when he met Prahalad and Veronica in 2004. He trained from the authentic yoga schools of India, Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwanthari Ashram, Trivandrum; Vivekananda Yoga Institute, Mysore; Prajna Yoga Institute, Bangalore; Andiappan Yoga Research Center, Chennai, Kerala Ayurvedic & Naturopathy Institute, Trivandrum; Lakshmi Yoga & Ayurveda Research Instute, Trivandrum etc. For Rajeev yoga is simply a journey towards the self by being aware of the present moment. Vinyasa Yoga has given him a good understanding about the dimensions of asana practices. However the importance of spiritual and traditional part of practice strongly remains in his life and in his classes. Rajeev's classes are filled with gentle movements, balanced breath, good focus and skilled adjustments. He is the founder of the Drishti Vinyasa Yoga Shala - Shanghai and Trivandrum and the Director of the Drishti Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Trainings.