Rev. Jagadisha (ERYT-500) took his first yoga class in 1995 and has been living a life dedicated to yogic exploration since completing a four-month residence at Kripalu Yoga Center in 2000. He has trained with renowned yoga teachers, including his beloved teacher and Sanskrit scholar, Manorama, and the creator of hot yoga, Bikram Choudhury. He has also practiced with Erich Schiffman, John Friend, Rodney Yee, senior Jivamukti teachers, Yogananda and many others. In addition to his yoga teaching credentials, he has a degree in philosophy from Rutgers University, was ordained in 2011 by The New Seminary for Interfaith Studies, and received Kalachakra Initiation from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
Jagadisha has studied anatomy and movement extensively, both academically and through practice. He participated in a human cadaver dissection in 2002 and he became a certified massage therapist in 2016. He has led over 11,000 hours of yoga instruction and continues to find inspiration in his students’ effort and his own daily practice. Jagadisha loves the classic tradition and is interested in exploring how its wisdom applies to both modern living and universal experience. His yoga classes convey his deep knowledge and enthusiasm for modern application of the ancient philosophies, the sciences of human potential, and his ability to give students tools that support their awakening to the underlying intelligence and power in their bodies and minds.
Despite his own history with depression, anxiety, and injuries, his classes are infused with stories and humor that make the practice enjoyable and relatable.
He extends his deepest reverence and gratitude to all of his teachers, students, and fellow travelers on the path of light.