"The Yogi, who, in the midst of raging storm and blinding spray, will keep his vision of the Sun undisturbed;
and whose mind is so serene that thunder rocks him to sleep."
MOHANDAS K. GANDHI
SUJAL SUDARSHAN H. V. PATEL
Sujal Sudarshan H. V. Patel has been interested in health and happiness for as long as he can remember. He was always curious about the environment, the nature of the mind and the various applications of the body - and what was the secret of health, happiness and longevity. Sujal began doing Yoga primarily as a physical discipline to improve in his athletics and conscious movement practices. In 2005, a consistent practice of Yoga started to reveal infinitely positive mental and spiritual outcomes as well, allowing Sujal to discover his true self - a more human, connected and integrated self. He read the scriptures he found in his parents’ home library, collected literature on his visits to India, and Sujal dove heart-first into the teachings of India’s greatest Yoga masters. While living in the United States, the Yoga practice became a meaningful way for Sujal to connect to his true identity. Each practice gave Sujal more knowledge, happiness and vitality. The blessings of Yoga were too much for Sujal to keep to himself.
Sujal began teaching formally in 2011 at M.B. Patel Higher Secondary and Secondary School in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. Though he hadn't yet realized, he was walking in the very the footsteps of his late great-grandfather, Purushottamdas "Daskaka" Patel, the founder of the campus, Member of the Indian National Parliament, Gandhian Independence Freedom Fighter, influential leader and pioneer of education. Sujal returned to the United States to complete his Bachelor's Degree writing thesis papers on topics such as the Anthropology of Gandhian Economics; Commensurability of Eastern & Western Religions; Political Science of Nations, States & Boundaries and various expressions of his interest in learning about personal and social change. Though he learned a lot of great information from great professors at a great university, it could not compare to the vast, infinite, boundless nature of the mind which he had already glimpsed. Sujal decided to focus on knowing his very nature, the nature of the body, mind and spirit. The thirst for understanding the what, why and how of Yoga, the pull toward Self-realization, was strong. Sujal sought the knowledge and wisdom of the world's most ancient, unbroken lineages of Yoga and is eternally grateful for the scriptures, teachings and masters who preserved this knowledge for humanity by their living example. Sujal has directly studied under and learned from some of the world's most elite spiritual masters such as Swami Jyotirmayananda at the Yoga Research Foundation in Miami, FL, a direct disciple of one of the world's most prolific Yoga & spiritual masters to have ever lived, Swami Sivananda Saraswati; and Swami Rajarshi Muni, a direct disciple of Swami Kripalvananda, at the Lakulish Yoga University in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Sujal received his formal teaching diploma after graduating from the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Academy in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India, and now lives in Miami, FL, teaching worldwide. Sujal Sudarshan H. V. Patel wakes up every day remembering his life's purpose, to "remove blindness and ignorance, and bestow true vision." Bringing philosophy into action is his way of serving the world and teaching others how to calm the body, quiet the mind and allow for the unfolding of the natural beauty of the spirit.
Sujal Sudarshan H. V. Patel & SKYLIGHT YOGA bring the practical wisdom of the ancient, 15,000 year-old Yoga tradition into simple, focused actions for the modern practitioner. Sujal lives and teaches with non-injury, spiritual truth, compassion and intelligence, and allows his students to approach their unique potential with confidence and poise. He sees that having the proper health, wellness and peak performance of the mind, body and spirit are the keys to unlocking the ultimate power and full potential of the human being. Sujal has been practicing & teaching the ancient art and science of Yoga for well over a decade, which has given him the expertise and experience to help others significantly improve their quality of life. Sujal's awareness and unique perspective is credited to his upholding the integrity and professionalism of teaching an ancient Eastern science in the modern day - SKYLIGHT YOGA's "Ancient Way, Modern Day" message. Sujal’s extensive knowledge and years of experience teaching Yoga/Meditation, Relaxation, Stress Reduction & Comprehensive Health empowers individuals and business professionals to create wellness for themselves and their employees. Sujal plans to continue spreading unconditional love; bringing humanity back into business; inventing new ways to capture, store and use renewable energy; and helping people move forward in their lives with physical strength, mental stability and spiritual grace. Sujal is the Founder of SKYLIGHT YOGA and leads Worldwide Health & Wellness Retreats, Yoga Teacher Training Certification, Seminars & Events, and Mind-Body Corporate Training for Business Professionals. He teaches people all over the world how to live with peace, positivity and excellence, and to live their best lives now.
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